Episode 36: Andrea Williams

Today I speak with Andrea Williams, one of my scrapbooking friends in real life! I first met Andrea at Crop and Create Markham in 2015. Andrea has been completing a December Daily project since 2013 and also completes traditional layouts, Project Life, and Week In The Life. In this conversation we discuss the products she is excited for this year, how she completes layouts during the month of the December and how she incorporates memorabilia into her pages. This is a special “memory keepers in cars getting coffee”! Andrea was a great sport to let me record our conversation in my car and I hope you enjoy Andrea’s awesome positive energy and outlook on scrapbooking as much as I do.

Enjoy the show!

Crop and Create

Ali Edwards December Daily

Ali Edwards 2018 6×8 December Daily Red Album

Paislee Press 2018 Decemeber Daily Mini Kit

Elle’s Studio Candy Cane alphabet

Elle’s Studio Document December kit

 

 

Episode 35 – The December Daily Prep Party

Welcome back to season 3 of Pocket Talk! On today’s show, I speak with Ali Edwards and Katie Jaeger about documenting the holidays. Specifically, we chat about their upcoming in-person crop, the December Daily Prep Party. In our conversation, we discuss the motivation for organizing this type of event, how it differs from Story Camp and what to pack, if you are attending. If the December Daily Prep Party isn’t is the budget this year, don’t fret! Ali and I discuss some of our initial plans for our 2018 December Daily projects. Notably, the 2018 December Daily order period starts Thursday September 6th & the last day to register for the December Daily Prep Party is Monday September 20th. Enjoy the show!

Show Notes:

Ali Edwards

Katie Jaeger

December Daily Concept

December Daily Prep Party

Ali’s New York Entry from her 2012 December Daily

Pocket Talk: Episode 34: Welcome 2018!

 

On today’s show, I  reconnect 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

Episode 32: Cathy Zielske

 

 

 

On today’s show, I speak 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!

Show Notes:

Cathy’s Digital Projects

Cathy’s Simon Says Stamp Products

 

 

 

Episode 31: Vicki Boutin

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.

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Episode 29: Moncton Crop & Create

On today’s show, I share an audio diary from a recent weekend crop, Crop and Create Moncton. Listen as I reflect on my own teaching process, events of the weekend and interviews with attendees; teachers, and organizers like Catherine Tachdijan, Vicky Boutin, and Nicole Nowosad. I hope this episode inspires you to scrapbook with friends, attend a crop at your local scrapbook store or sign up for Crop and Create event.

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Scrapbook and Cards Today

Tracey Bank’s Moncton 2017 Crop and Create Video

My Stamping Studio

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.

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Diana Sanchez – Episode 18

Krista Wells – Episode 19

Crafty Jen Schow – Roundtable – Episode 26

 

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.

Enjoy the show!

Show Notes

Episode 10 – Kellie Winnell

Episode 15 – Jessica Upton

Tracy Banks Facebook Group

Jessica’s Elf on the Shelf Page