Oh hi. My name is Jess. I am wife, mama, social worker by day and hybrid Project Lifer / adventure seeker /blogger by night. I am and have always been a morning person. I have seen the Princess Bride more times than I care to admit and I ask way too many personal questions at parties, regardless of how much wine I’ve drank. I believe in love, simplicity and getting things done above all else. I, like so many others started scrapbooking because of Ali Edwards, Becky Higgins and Cathy Zielske. Grab your favourite cuppa, sit back and read on about my memory keeping journey!


Jess 101:

I knew I was addicted to scrapbooking when I completed my first Week in the Life project in 2010. Fast forward to November 2011 – I gave birth to my daughter, Rowan and although I had lots of stories to tell, I didn’t have alot of time to document them. At the time the internet was blowing up with this thing called Project Life, and so I decided to give it a try. It quickly became my go-to memory keeping system of choice and in 2014 and I was selected to be on Becky Higgins Creative Team (woot woot!) and I haven’t looked back. Currently, I live in the Beach neighbourhood of Toronto, Ontario, Canada with my husband Aaron, daughter Rowan, son Sam and mini doodle dog, Charlie.  I am a social worker by day, crafter by night. Currently I am on maternity leave.

What can you expect from Cheers, Jess?

Besides my “winning personality”, you can expect to simple memory keeping projects and ideas as well as podcasts and videos showcasing my work and others. Above all else, I hope to inspire and entertain you.

Scrapbook Resume

Design Teams

2011 – 2012: Simple Scrapper Design Team

2014: Becky Higgins Project Life Creative Team

2015: Big City Quiet Designs


Summer 2012, North Ridge Publishing

Winter 2015, Scrapbook Cards Today Magazine

Spring 2016, Scrapbook Card Today Magazine

Contributing Work

June 2015 – Make It Big, Studio Calico

August 2015 – Elle’s Studio Exclusive Kit Mini Courses

February 2016 – Ali Edwards Craft the Story Guest Storyteller

Classes (Current & Previous)

January 2015 – Project Life Kick Off, Big Picture Classes

March 2016 – Project Life Process, Crop & Create Markham

March 2016 – Done & Documented, Scrapbooking Vacations, Crop & Create Markham

Interested in working with me? Check out my classes page or contact me at jess.forster@rogers.com.