Episode 27: Catching Up Roundtable

On today’s show, I speak with Diana Sanchez, Krista Wells and Crafty Jen Schow about being behind, “catching up” and some things we feel guilty about when it comes to 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!

Diana Sanchez – Episode 18

Krista Wells – Episode 19

Crafty Jen Schow – Roundtable – Episode 26

 

Just Between Us Layout

I heart self timers and cooking in the kitchen with my girl

During Ali Edwards’ February Story Kit main presentation,  she asked the viewer to think not only about the people we bond with but also the places  that are close to our heart. For me, bonding with Rowan in the kitchen over the weekends seems to be apart of our regular routine. I loved baking with my mother when I was young and I am so thrilled to share this with my girl. Here is the full view of my layout:

Although I am the family documenter, I don’t always get in the photos. Maybe you can relate? Ha! I could have easily made a page about Rowan and my dad, but this month, I wanted to challenge myself a little. Although the photo is blurry, I still love having the details of this story documented.

Speaking of that blurry photo, it also matched the navy journaling card that came in the kit. Combine it with the other orange and white journaling cards in the kit and my design scenes are tingling!  Here is a closer view of my journaling cards:

Do you bond in the kitchen? If so, who with?

Happy Weekend!

XO Layout

Happy Heart Day Eve!

When it comes to memory keeping, make a lot of pages about my kiddos. With Valentine’s Day happening tomorrow, I was in the mood to scrapbook about the relationship between Aaron and I. I paired our wedding photo and wrote about what is real for us right now / our happily ever after. Spoiler alert: its not grand gestures or fancy trips, it’s the little things! Like when he tells me a joke, or texts me out of the blue for no reason or bringing me home mini eggs without even asking me. A package of mini eggs get me every single time!

Every once and I while I like to bust out of the pocket pages and create a traditional layout in an unconventional 6×8 size…...yes! I really love the smaller canvas. Super easy to create something meaningful. As you can tell from the full size layout, I am trying to channel my inner Cathy Zielske. Ha!  Supplies include: Bazzill Cardstock -White & Cotton Candy Plaid; Maggie Holmes Gather Pattern Paper; XO Digital Element, Ali Edwards February 2017 Digital kit; Simple Stories Enamel Dots; Studio Calico Heart Wood Veneers; Archer Font.

What little things mean the most to you?

Episode 26: Process Videos Roundtable

On today’s roundtable show, I speak 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.

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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

A Love Layout

The many faces of Ro

In the latest roundtable episode of the Pocket Talk podcast, I mentioned that I am creating for Ali Edwards Design this year and I am pretty pumped to be included in that fabulous team of ladies. Here is a layout that I created over the weekend using Ali’s February Digital kit. Lots of great love themed journaling cards. And so, when your almost 5 year old decides to show you her many expressions, you make a page!

This 6 x 8 page came together quickly. I included my 4 favorite photos of Rowan in 6 x 8 canvas in photoshop elements. Any parents of girls will totally understand that moods can change quickly at this age. Heaven help me when she gets older…Ha! I created a simple 3×4 journaling card using the pink heart seen up top and mimicked the ombre colours in a 4×6 journaling card on the bottom. Journaling includes Rowan current loves. Fonts include: georgia & remington noiseless.

What love themed pages have you created lately?

Happy Monday!

Episode 25: Pam Baldwin

On today’s show, I am speaking 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!

Enjoy the show!

Shownotes:

6×12 Tough Layout

12 x 12 Tough Layout

Episode 24 – Documenting 2017 Roundtable

On today’s show, I speaks with fabulous roundtable guests: Jennifer S Wilson, Krista Wells & Barbara Picinch. In our conversation we chat about how we documented 2016 and the plans we have for the new year. We also discuss what is making us happy with our memory keeping right now.

Enjoy the show!

Show Notes:

Jennifer’s Approach to Project Life

Jennifer’s Book – The New Rules of Scrapbooking 

Krista’s Brooklyn Layouts

Krista’s KTOL – The Paperie

Barbara’s – Minc Pocket Page Tutorial

Android Fabulous App

Gretchen Rubin – Better than Before

Stephanie Makes – Mini Albums

Barbara’s Personal Album – Instagram Shot

Jess’, 9×12 – 2017 Title Page

We R Memorykeepers Powerpunch

Mint Michaels Recollection Punch (For Planners)

Episode 23 – Kelli Rich

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On today’s show, I speak with the wonderful and whimsical Kelli Rich. Known online as Forever and a Day Create, Kelly lives in Utah with her husband Quincey, and three sons: Radley, Greyson and Crew. A hairstylist by day, Kelli designs beautiful layouts for Coco Daisy and makes and sells adorable bow ties for kids. I love Kelli’s use of white space and bright & bold pops of color on her pages. In this conversation, we discuss living with our memories, color choices and how she chooses between documenting in her planner vs. a mini book vs. a scrapbook page.

Enjoy the show!

Show Notes:

Parabo Press

 

Episode 22: December Daily Roundtable #2

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On today’s show, I have another special roundtable episode. Jessica Upton of Colorcast Designs, Kellie Winnell of Kellie Stamps and Tracy Banks from her Mercy Tiara youtube channel, discuss how their are tackling their December Daily projects. Guests discuss a variety of approaches to documenting the holidays including incorporating their photos into an existing Project Life album and how to balance self care with being an intentional documenter during the month of December. This is a motivating conversation for those in the middle of completing their 2016 December Daily project.

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Show Notes

Episode 10 – Kellie Winnell

Episode 15 – Jessica Upton

Tracy Banks Facebook Group

Jessica’s Elf on the Shelf Page

Episode 21 – Barbara Picinich

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On today’s show, I chat with the energetic and creatively enthusiastic, Barbara P. Living in Sacramento, California with her husband Larry and her daughter Simone, Barbara has scrapbooked since 1999. Formerly a Studio Calico Design Team member, Barbara currently creates for ColorCast Designs, Kelly Purkey Shop and is a teacher at Big Picture Classes. In our conversation, Barbara discusses her evolution from traditional to digital to pocket page scrapbooker and her favorite colour and font to create with. Barbara also reflects on what kind of crafter she is. This is a really fun chat that will make you want to scrapbook!

Enjoy the show!

Show Notes

Barbara’s Blog

Barbara’s Instagram

The Crown Pocket Page

Elf on the Shelf Pocket Page

Ziggy Ziggy Ziggy Pocket Page

One Second Everyday App