Jess Forster

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Living in Toronto, Canada with her husband and two kids, Jess is a paediatric social worker by day and a modern memory keeper by night. When she is not recording her life details via heartfelt journaling or using big bold photos in her layouts, you can find Jess running, listening to podcasts, or drinking too much coffee in her east end neighbourhood of the city. Jess has worked on the Ali Edwards Creative team for the last 4 years and loves meeting fellow memory keepers at the Crop Create events in person and online.

Where is the first place you look for inspiration?

Instagram + Pinterest! Whether it’s admiring other paper crafters’ pages or searching for home decor, I am always keen to create something beautiful after looking online.

What is your go-to, must have tool?

My iPhone aka my camera. They say the best camera to have is the one that is with you, and I always have my phone with me. Personally, memory keeping has encouraged me to take pictures, which has turned into a decade-long passion project.

If you had an extra half hour in the day, what would you do?

Either run or scrapbook or nap! I would love more hours in the day!

What is your favourite colour combination to craft with? To decorate with?

I started paper crafting after participating in the Ali Edwards Week in the Life project. I love the documentary style approach of combining photos and stories, and after I completed my album, I knew that I was hooked. Scrapbooking, for me, is a creative form of self-expression and self-care.

If you could have one super power, which would you choose?