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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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

Episode 20 – December Daily Roundtable

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On today’s special roundtable episode, I am speaking with three great former Pocket Talk guests about December Daily. Jennifer S Wilson of Simple Scrapper, Krista Wells from the Kelly Purkey Design Team and Petra Corcoran from Jot Magazine share their tips and tricks for completing your favourite holiday project.

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Notes:

Jess’ December Daily Unboxing Video

The New Rules of Scrapbooking by Jennifer S Wilson

Pocket Talk Episode 2 – Petra

Pocket Talk Episode 9 – Jennifer

Pocket Talk Episode 19 – Krista

Episode 19: Krista Wells

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On today’s show, I am speaking with clear headed, kind and creative, Krista Wells. Living with her husband Matthew, adorable cocker spaniel, Eugene in St. Johns NewFoundland, Krista is the lover of food, fashion and travel. Currently, designing for Kelly Purkey & Feed Your Craft, Krista also teaches classes in person at The Paperie. She has also been published in Scrapbook and Cards Today. Scroll through her instagram account or blog, and you will understand why I think she is the “Canadian Kelly Purkey”! In this episode, Krista shares her product driven approach to pocket page scrapbooking and shares how she uses photos as “place holders” in her album. Here are a few examples of Krista’s work, including her obsession with Beyonce that was mentioned in our chat:

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