Pocket Talk

Pocket Talk
By Jess Forster
About this podcast
In the Pocket Talk podcast, Jess Forster interviews pocket page scrapbookers from around the world about their creative process. Designed to educate and inspire, Pocket Talk answers basic questions about how others complete their layouts.
Latest episodes
Jan. 15, 2018
On today’s show, Jess reconnects with Jessica Upton, scrapbooker and business owner of ColorCast Designs. In our conversation, we reflect on the projects and layouts we created in 2017 as well as our crafty intentions as we move forward in 2018. Jessica and I both reveal our One Little Word as well as discuss our thoughts on the Patone Colour of the Year and what trends we hope to see in the scrapbooking industry in 2018. This is a great show for memorykeepers who are curious how others deal with their Project Life albums at the start of a new year if they are, air quotes, not caught up from the previous year. Enjoy the show!  Jessica Upton Instagram Colorcast Designs Becky Higgins Project Life Elle’s Studio Ali Edwards One Little Word Ali Edwards December Daily Ali Edwards Story Camp Scrapbook & Cards Today Crop & Create Jennifer S Wilson / Simple Scrapper : Core Habits for a Happy Creative New Year Kelly Purkey Traveller’s Notebook Kits Patone Colour of the Year: Ultra Violet Creativation Jennifer McGuire Organization Meghann Andrew's Blue / Purple Layout
Sept. 19, 2017
On today's show, Jess speaks with the fun and fabulous Tracie Claiborne and Tiffany Lowder aka The Scrap Gals. Living in Nashville TN and Bowling Green KY, these close friends have been creating scrapbooking podcasts for the past three years. In addition to inspiring conversations in their online creative group, they also host in person retreats with Crafty Jen Schow. This a fun cross over conversation where we chat about the logistics of taping an audio show, the secret to Tracie and Tiffany's friendship, what co host is the most organized and what is making them creatively happy right now. Enjoy the show!
July 10, 2017
On today’s show, Jess speaks with scrapbook design guru, Cathy Zielske. Living in St Paul Minnoesta, with her husband Dan, daughter Aiden and son Cole, Cathy has been creating clean and simple layouts for more than a decade and has two books to prove it! Cathy has also been working behind the scenes in the scrapbook industry: first as Creative Director for Simple Scrapbooks magazine and currently as Art Director for Scrapbook and Cards Today. In our conversation, Cathy shares her motivation for updating her newest class, Design Your Life 2.0, shares how Stacy Julian impacted her teaching style and why card making is currently making her happy. Enjoy the show!   Cathy's Digital Projects Cathy's Simon Says Stamp Products
July 7, 2017
On today’s show I am speaking with the fun, fantastic, technique focused, Vicki Boutin. Living with her husband and two kids in St Catherines Ontario Canada, Vicki has been scrapbooking for more than 15 years. In 2006, Vicki won the Creating Keepsakes Hall of Fame. Currently is a contributing writer at Scrapbook and Cards Today Magazine, and travels the world teaching scrapbooking classes. Recently, Vicki became a product designer releasing her own mixed media line with American Crafts. Full disclosure, I could listen to Vicki talk for hours about her creative process; and in this interview, I let her take the stage to do just that. Vicki’s passion for memory keeping and fondness for this creative community is infectious. I am so priviledge to know Vicki and to call her my friend. I hope you get as inspired to try something new, as I did by our conversation. Enjoy the show!
June 30, 2017
On today's special "on the road" episode, Jess talks with attendees and organizers of the June 2017 Ali Edwards' Story Camp. Held on Friday June 2 and Saturday June 3, 30 attendees and 9 creative team members traveled across the US and Canada to Eugene OR. This once in a lifetime opportunity / small memory keeping event was organize by Ali’s right hand woman, Katie Jaeger. Over the of the weekend, Ali taught three classes which include sessions on design and storytelling. Enjoy the reflections on the weekend that was!
May 11, 2017
On today's show, Jess' shares an audio diary from a recent weekend crop, Crop and Create Moncton. Join Jess as she reflects on her own teaching process, events of the weekend and interviews with attendees; teachers, and organizers like Catherine Tachdijan, Vicky Boutin, and Nicole Nowosad. Jess hopes this episode inspires you to scrapbook with friends, attend a crop at your local scrapbook store or sign up for Crop and Create event.   Scrapbook and Cards Today Tracey Bank's Moncton 2017 Crop and Create Video  My Stamping Studio   
April 13, 2017
On today's roundtable, Jess' speaks with Ali Edwards, Brandi Kincaid and Pam Baldwin about all things Week In The Life! In this conversation we chat about streamlining our process, how a project like this can help you reflect on the life you want to live and how to be "successful". This is a great conversation for anyone interested in completing an intensive project like this. Enjoy the show! Show notes: Ali's 2017 Prep Post Jess' 2010 Week In the Life Album Jess ' 2012 Week In the Life Album Jess' 2016 WITL Photos & Words
March 31, 2017
On today's show, Jess' speaks with Diana Sanchez, Krista Wells and Crafty Jen Schow about being behind, "catching up" and some things we feel guilty about in our scrapbooking. The panel discusses strategies for dealing with these and tips and trick for moving forward. This is a thought provoking show for both traditional and pocket page scrapbookers! Enjoy the show!
Feb. 10, 2017
On today's roundtable show, Jess speaks with Jen Chapin, Crafty Jen Schow & Tracy Banks about their experience creating process videos. Whether you are new to process videos or are looking to enhance your skills / equipment, this conversation has something for everyone. Enjoy the show! Show Notes: Jen Chapin's Youtube Video Jen Chapin's Favourite Video Crafty Jen Schow's Youtube Channel Crafty Jen Schow's Favourite Video Tracy Bank's Youtube Channel Tracy Bank's Scraproom Video Tour      
Feb. 3, 2017
On today’s show, Jess speaks with the articulate and artistic, Pam Baldwin. Working as a nurse in Hamilton ON, Canada, Pam lives with her husband Brett, and two kids, Liam and Emily. Currently Pam creates for Ali Edwards Design and teaches the online workshop, Text Tricks at BPC. I love Pam’s breath taking work and how she balances her heart felt stories with clean design. In our conversation Pam discuss how interest influences her scrapbooking process and her love of typography. Pam also opens up on she documents motherhood and the messy stories that don’t often get told. I loved chatting with a fellow Canadian!