Pocket Talk

In the pocket talk podcast, Jess Forster interviews pocket page scrapbookers from around the world about their creative process. Design to be inspire and educate, this podcast will answer specific questions you may have about pocket page scrapbooking.
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Jul 24, 2015

On today's show, Jess speaks' 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 documentingTrish 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.

Enjoy the show!


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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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!

Jul 10, 2015

On today's show, Jess speaks 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.

Jun 26, 2015

On today's show, Jess speaks 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.

May 29, 2015

On today's show, I speak with the crafty and creative, Kellie Winnell of Give a Girl a Blog. From Victoria, Australia, Kellie is the wife to Luke and mama to 3 daughters: Kira, Chloe and Heidi. Currently on the Big City Quiet Design team and owner of  Kellie Stamps, her own online stamp shop, what I love about Kellie's pocket pages is how she documents her sense of humour and shoe collection. In this episode, Kellie shares her favourite embellishments, inks and iPhone apps and what she's currently struggling with. This is a great conversation about different journaling perspectives and how to include your kids in the Project Life process. On a side note: a huge thank you to Kellie for her patience as we recorded multiple times over a poor Skype connection!

May 15, 2015

On today's show, Jess speaks 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.

Enjoy the show!

May 1, 2015

On today’s show, Jess' speaks 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!

Apr 17, 2015

On today's show, Jess speaks with energetic and encouraging, Tracy Armstrong, aka Tracy xo. When she is not hanging out with her adorable adopted pup, Sophie, or creating super stylish paper crafting projects, Tracy is an administrative assistant at a prominent accounting firm in Vancouver, Canada. Currently on the Studio Calico design team, Tracy loves glitter, gold and visiting NYC. In this episode, Tracy shares her reasons for starting the single girl's scrapbook, how her Project Life stash/equipment has evolved and why memory keeping can appeal to everyone regardless of your age and stage. Bright and bubbly, I really think you enjoy getting to know Tracy xo if you don't already know her from blog or drool worthy instagram account. Enjoy the conversation!

Apr 3, 2015

On today’s show, Jess is speaking with the prolific and passionate Autumn Nguyen. Born in Vietnam and currently living in Northern California, Autumn is wife to Jim and mama to son Samuel. When she is not teaching science to grade 8 students, you can find Autumn documenting family life on her instagram account: @simplyautumnnguyen. As a 2014 Becky Higgins Creative Team, it is quick to see this memory keeper has embraced Project Life as a way of life. In this episode, Autumn shares how she organizes the 100’s of photos she takes every week, her work flow during crops with friends and how she has completed Project Life for the past 5 years, through various ages and stages­­. I am so inspired by Autumn’s enthausiam and I think you will be too!

Show Notes: 

Pocket Talk is now on iTunes! Please help other pocket page newbies by leaving a review on iTunes. Many thanks!

Mar 20, 2015

On today’s show, Jess speaks with the fun and fantastic Lindsay Wright. A teacher / mixed media artist, Lindsay and Jess met in the fall during a project life crop. Although Linsday doesn’t consider herself a scrapbooker, she recently started to document family life with the Project Life App. In this conversation, Lindsay shares how she recorded a whole year in one month, why design K, N and P are her favourite page protectors and the types of pens she uses to right on her Project Life prints.

For more information about Lindsay, please visit her blog or her etsy shop

Show Notes: 

Lindsay's 2014 Project Life Album

Lindsay's Get Messy Art Journal

Pocket Pen Pals

Mar 6, 2015

On today's show, Jess speaks with the lovely and super talented, Caylee Grey of South Africa. Starting in 2013, Caylee documents daily life with her husband T and adorable dog, Griffin. Caylee completes hybrid pages, combining digital elements and physical supplies with her beautiful handwritting. Currently Caylee is on the Paislee Press and Gossamer Blue Design Teams. In this episode, Caylee shares why she doesn't hoard physical supplies, her philosophy for creating pages and how she caught up from being 20 weeks behind in her Project Life album. 

For more information about Caylee, check out her blog at

Show Notes: 

Caylee's 2013 Title Page Album

Today Sucked Freebie Card

German Christmas Markets Blog Post    

Feb 20, 2015

On today’s show, I am speaking with the amazing, Rachel Del Grosso of Las Vegas, Nevada. An avid writer all of her life, Rachel transitioned into pocket page scrapbooking when she and her husband, Dom where expecting their son, DJ. Rachel was on the 2014 Becky Higgins Project Life Creative Team and currently is on 2015 Kellie Stamps Design Team. On this episode, Rachel opens up about struggling to find her personal style, how she saves time and money completing her weekly pocket page spreads and how she includes the small details of her week.

For more information about Rachel or her shop, please visit her blog, Big City Quiet.

Enjoy the show!

Feb 6, 2015

On today's show, Jess speaks with Petra Corcoran, of Brisbane Australia. 

When she is not working as an CFO at an IT company, Petra is documenting daily life with her husband and three children on the "Gold Coast". Petra was on the 2013 Becky Higgins Project Life Creative Team as well as the Sweet Shoppe Design Team. Completing Project Life for the last four years, Petra discusses how she involves her family in documenting and reviews how she prints her photos at home. This is a great episode for anyone interested in completing a Photo-a-Day Challenge in their 2015 albums. 

For more information about Petra, including her weekly project life layouts, how to videos and simple scrapbooking projects, please check out her blog at:

Enjoy the show!

Jan 17, 2015

On today's show, Jess speaks with Donya Gjerdingen of

Starting Project Life in 2012, Donya has successfully stuck with traditional pocket page scrapbooking for the past three years. In 2014, Donya was on the Becky Higgins Project Life Creative team and is currently on the Ali Edwards and One Little Bird Digital Design Team. When it comes to creating pages, Donya is the master at mixing black and white and colour photos. She also pays attention to detail, adding fun digital elements to her journaling cards.  For those starting out, Donya gives specific tips on how to develop your style around the 19:00 minute mark of our conversation.