Odessa Reichel's Blog Posts

Hi, Odessa here with a SN@P! layout using one of my favourite collections, Dream Big. I love the saturated playful rainbow of colours and fun imagery. 

I was looking through my supplies for the perfect collection to go with some winter fun photos. I just love the contrast of the white snow against all that colour! I made a two page spread with some fun extras - a shaker divider and a photo booklet. I had so many photos that I picked my favourites to go in the pockets and featured the rest in the booklet.

The left side is the simple part of the layout. a couple of photos and a cute journal card from the collection. Dream Big has some great embellishments and I used stickers, puffy stickers, bits and pieces and chipboard stickers on this page.

In the middle of my spread I made a cute shaker just because I really wanted to make one. I used one of the Insta-Pocket Pages cut down to a long single pocket. I slid a strip of the Be Younique cardstock down the side of the page protector to make it stand out a bit more. I used the Believe stickers from the combo sticker sheet and then added a few chipboard pieces and a bunch of confetti made with a hole punch and some of the Dream Big Cardstock. I added a tab sticker from the combo sticker sheet and sewed it up with my sewing machine. Now I want to make all the shaker pockets!

On the right side it looks like a couple of pocket cards and a 4x6 photo but one of the pockets is actually a photo booklet! I had a bunch of photos from that day and didn’t feel like they’d be great as a bunch of layouts. The photo booklet pulls together all of those extra photos into one layout with an added surprise.

I used the backside of Dream Big 3x4 cardstock to make a cute pocket card with some of the chipboard stickers. They’re supposed to spell out Dream, but Rad fit better in a 3x4 pocket. I embellished with a few more stickers to make a personalized journal card. Next to it is my photo booklet. I covered it with the Be Younique paper to make it match the rest of my layout a bit better and added some stickers for extra cute. Finally I added a tab to make it a little more obvious.

I lined the inside cover with the backside of the Dream Big 4x4 element paper and filled the pockets with my extra photos.

I kept the embellishment in my photo booklet simple with mostly just phrase stickers. I love how phrase stickers look on instant photos!

I just love that sideways adorable sticker. Dream Big might be thought of as a more “girly” collection but I didn’t let that stop me from using it with photos of my boys!

Finally, I used one of the 3x4 journalling cards to add some words to my layout. If you have a ton of photos I recommend giving these little photo booklets a try! They slide nicely into the pocket pages and are great for collecting images together. I put it all in the Robins Egg Striped Designer Binder which might be my favourite Simple Stories binder ever.

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Hi! Odessa here with some SN@P! pages using the Kissing Booth collection. I just love Valentine’s Day collections so much. They’re always full of pinks and blacks and reds and hearts which are some of my favourite things to use in a layout. Other than the things that actually say Valentine’s Day on them I find they can work all year for me. I had intended to do some cute lovey layouts with Kissing Booth and had photos all ready to go but my pages took a different turn. My older son’s birthday just passed and when I sat down to scrap them I really wanted to use this collection with them. I had no trouble putting together some non-Valentine’s Day pages with Kissing Booth and still have more than enough supplies left over for those cute lovey pages I had planned to work on.

I started my layout with a 6x8 full page spread. I had a great picture I wanted to use to start off with that I thought would be great for a focal point. I started with it in the middle and worked my way around with layers of paper and stickers of all sorts. Puffy stickers, chipboard stickers, border stickers and phrase stickers. All the stickers! 

I used the back side of the Crazy in Love cardstock  as a base because the simple fine dot pattern goes with anything. I used a few more prints as a layered base under my photos and then all the embellishments! The love you chipboard sticker was a great title for the page with the cute fringe cardstock sticker behind it. To balance it on the other corner of the photo I cut down the scalloped border cardstock sticker and added a pretty floral chipboard sticker. I then added some hearts all over, a tab and a bit of journalling. 

On the other side are some fun photos from his birthday celebration and some more journalling. I cut down one of the sheets of 12x12 cardstock and added a journalling spot cut from one of the 3x4 journalling cards and embellished with some of the chipboard and puffy stickers. I added some phrase stickers to the photos and some cute hearts. 

The second page has more fun birthday pictures along with some 4x6 journal cards. I stuck with more simple embellishing because there is a lot going on in the photographs. With the 4x6 cards I added some phrase stickers and bits & pieces for more words on them and added some stickers. The floral with black and white stripe combo in Kissing Booth is so good! Like the page before I added some simple phrase stickers along with heart stickers all over the photos to pull them together with the journal cards.

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The Simple Stories 2019 collection makes it so easy to document the New Year! I did a bit of a look back along with some pictures from our family New Year’s celebration in a 4x6 SN@P! album. I love the small size for little stories.

I started out my album with an empty 4x4 page protector with some song lyrics using the Basic Alpha stickers in an off white. I love how it lays on top of the page beneath it. I added a tab from the Planner Tabs Sticker tablet and a clear tab sticker to make it a bit more durable. I use these tabs SO much in my layouts, they’re a great way to add simple tabs to a layout and the booklet comes with lots of styles and colours. I also used some of the reinforcing tabs from the same booklet on the holes on the protectors to give it a bit more contrast since the protector was empty. 

Under the clear protector I printed out a roundup of great moments from the year before. I cut down one of the papers from the 2019 kit (with my photo crops of course!) and added some stickers to round it out. The countdown sticker makes a great border for the page.

On the other side I used one of the 4x6 elements from the 2019 kit with a word sticker from the sticker sheet in the middle. Simple and sweet! On the other side are my year in colour from the year past and a cute Instax picture of my boys mounted on one of the papers from the kit cut down. With more stickers, of course!

To finish it off I used some pictures from our New Year’s celebration along with some of the 3x4 elements from the kit. The word stickers in the 2019 kit rounded out my page nicely along with the black and white stars.

The 2019 Collection kit was perfect for some sweet layouts going into the new year. The black and white colours go with everything and the stickers were super fun.

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