Episode 17 – Emily Webster

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On today’s show, I am speaking with the charming and clever, Emily Webster (aka Emily Records). Living in Northern California with her husband Jeremy and daughters Sienna & Riley, Emily learned Photoshop in highschool and now is a digital scrapbooker. Currently she creates for Paislee Press & One Little Bird Designs. Formerly she was on the Ali Edwards Design Team – her first design team ever! What I love about Emily is her resourcefulness and “can do” attitude. In our conversation, listeners will learn Emily’s three mantras for scrapbooking & how she uses her smart phone and computer for completing weekly layouts. This is a great conversation for anyone interested in scrapbooking on a budget using pocket pages.

Enjoy our conversation!

Episode 16: UK Emma

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On today’s show, I am speaking with the sweet and stylish, Emma from the website Create the Simple. Living in the UK with her husband, Emma works in London in finance and carves out time for memory keeping on evenings and weekends. Currently she creates for Ali Edwards Design and Kellie Stamps. What I love about Emma and her layouts, besides her clearly defined colour schemes, is how she has adapted her process & pages to fit her memory keeping goals. In our discussion Emma tells us her favourite fonts, why she switched from 6×8 to 6×12 and when she is most productive. It was a pleasure to talk with Emma!

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Episode 15 : Jessica Upton

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On today’s show, I am speaking with the passionate and persistent Jessica Upton. Living in Colorado Springs with her husband Keith and her kids, McKenna, Riley and Kiefer, Jessica is the owner of the embellishment company, Colorcast Designs. Jessica has been a scrapbooker for the last 14 years and currently she is on the Sahlin Studio Design Team and the Amber LaBau Creative Team. What drew me to Jessica’s modern & colourful pocket pages is her ability to create texture and visual interest through the use of simple embellishments. During our conversation what impressed me the most about Jessica’s process is her clear sense of purpose for creating. In our chat Jessica discusses the rewards and challenges of owning her own business and what it’s like to manage a creative team and how she keeps herself accountable to create pages.  Jessica is such an energetic and open individual, I loved chatting with her. I am sure you will be inspired to scrapbook after listening to our talk.

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Episode 14: Jen Carlson

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On today’s show, I speak with Jen Carlson. Originally from St. Louis, Jen now lives in North Carolina with her fur children, dog / Winston and cat / Gracie. By day Jen is a process engineer and by night she is an avid scrapbooker. Don’t believe me? Listen to the list of design teams Jen is currently on: Ali Edwards Design Inc,Colorcast DesignsOne Little BirdSahlin Studio and Amber LaBau Designs! You can also check out Jen’s work on her drool worthy instagram account: @jecarl.

What stands out in this conversation is Jen’s clearly defined process for mundane tasks like downloading and printing photos. In contrast, she then follows her inspiration to create pages. Jen discusses tips for taking great photos on a DSLR and how she approaches storytelling on her pages.

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Pocket Talk: Episode 13: Trisha Harrison

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On today’s show, I am speaking with the super crafty and creative Trisha Harrison of Here at Number 30. Trained as a dental hygienist, Trish is the wife to Tyler and the mama to son, Ethan and daughter, Ava. If you are like me, you are a super fan of how Trish’s work and how she simply elevates everyday documenting. Trish has been on the 2014 Becky Higgins Project Life and Paislee Press’ Creative Teams. Currently she is on the Ali Edwards Design Team. In our conversation, Trish discusses her perspective on establishing a creative habit, she shares her crafting playlist and shares how Project Life has helped her cope with grief and loss.

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GIVEAWAY:

To celebrate the end of season one of Pocket Talk and the birth of my second child, one lucky resident of the US will receive a newly designed Emily Ley Project Life Baby Core kit. To our international listeners, I am giving away, Liz Tamanaha’s  newly designed Moments Like These Card Collection from Project Life + Stampin Up. I have purchased both of these physical products recently and I am so happy to share them with two lucky winners….Exciting, Eh!

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1. Sign up for my newsletter (Link is on the right hand side bar)

2. Leave a comment this episode’s post on Instagram. Tell me where you live, what you like about Pocket Talk and what you would like to see in season two of the show.

One entry per person. I will draw the US and International winners on Friday July 31st, 2015.

Thank you for your continues love & support and most of all for listening!

Pocket Talk: Episode 12: Meghann Andrew

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On today’s show, I speak with the sweet and stylish, Meghann Andrew. Trained as an interior designer, Meghann is the wife to Simon and stay-at-home-mama to Lizzy, a micro premie who is now 2 years old. Currently Meghann is on 4 design teams including: Elle’s StudioChickaniddy CraftsJot Magazine and the Scraptastic Club. In our conversation, Meghann discusses how she photographs pocket pages for design teams, her favourite go-to photo paper, and how she uses the collect photo app for completing Project Life and traditional pages. This is a great episode for memory keepers interested in incorporating pocket pages into their traditional scrapbooking process but who aren’t sure how to start.

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Pocket Talk: Episode 11: Tiffany Barker

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On today’s show, I’m speaking with the lovely Tiffany Barker aka  Grey House Lane. Trained as an occupational therapist, Tiffany is the wife to John and stay-at-home mama to Kaley, Carolyn, Jake, Maggie and Amelia. Currently Tiffany is on the Big City Quiet and Love Day Seed design teams. Tiffany also sells her own digital Project Life products at her etsy shop. Calm and focused, you can see all of Tiffany’s pages on her instagram account. In this episode, Tiffany shares how her style has evolved, her favourite lens and how she has developed her, “I just want to have fun attitdue”. This is a great upbeat conversation about bringing fun back to memory keeping.

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Pocket Talk: Episode 9: Jennifer S Wilson

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On today’s show, I speak with the articulate educator, Jennifer S Wilson. From Champaign, Illinois, Jennifer is the wife to Steve and mama to daughter, Emma. As the owner of Simple Scrapper, Jennifer helps thousands of scrapbookers to focus on what matters most. In this episode, Jennifer shares how she combines pocket pages & the library of memories system, how she uses smart phones & DSLR photos in her layouts & why she considers pocket pages as “art journaling for left brainers”. This is a great episode for listeners interested in how to balance making pocket pages and traditional layouts.

On a personal note, I just want to say “thank you” to Jennifer for giving me my first design team opportunity and all that she does for the paper crafting / memory keeping / scrapbooking community!

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PS – Listeners will want to tune into the end of the show for a special promo code from Big Picture Classes!

Pocket Talk: Bonus Episode 1: Melissa Marie

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To celebrate International Scrapbooking Day, I have the first of many bonus episodes of the Pocket Talk podcast. In this interview, I speak with the crafty, Melissa Marie. At 17 years old, Melissa is a senior in highschool currently living in Long Island, New York with her brother, sister and parents. Currently on the Laurel Lane design team, Melissa started Project Life in 2014 and has completed 7 albums to date. In this bonus episode, Melissa shares her motivation to start pocket page scrapbooking, how she documented a year long trip across the US and why she loves scrapbooking as a teenager. This is a great conversation about how you can use Project Life as a journal.

This is an exclusive episode available to subscribers of my newsletter. You can sign up via the sidebar widget. Confirm the subscription and a few minutes later you will receive this bonus episode. Thanks and Happy Scrapping!

Pocket Talk: Episode 8: Steffie van den Akker

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On today’s show, I am speaking with designed focused and determined, Steffie Van Den Akker from the Netherlands. When she is not running after her two young sons, Julius and Oskar, or spending time with her partner Mark, Steffie volunteers as a photographer at a local hospital where she takes pictures of parents and their premature babies. Currently on the Laurel Lane Design team, what drew me to Steffie was her clean and modern Project Life Pages she shares on her instagram account. In this episode, Steffie discusses her love of white cardstock; how she documents family life in her monthly layouts and why she uses minimal supplies. This is great conversation for anyone interested in how to find their own unique pocket page style!

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