Odessa Reichel's Blog Posts

Hi! Odessa here with some SN@P! pages using the new Hip Hop Hooray Collection. When I think spring I think bright colours and Hip Hop Hooray did not disappoint. Not only is it packed with fun Easter papers and embellishments but it’s also great for documenting general spring stories too!

I knew that a bright playful binder was in order so I went with the Pink 6x8 binder. The chipboard cover is a blank canvas to have fun with!

I cut up strips of some of my favourite cardstock sheets from Hip Hop Hooray and layered them on the album cover. I used a couple of chipboard stickers and a phrase from the Bits & Pieces pack to embellish my album. Simple yet super cute!

Inside I had a lot of fun with Hip Hop Hooray. I really let the bold colours fly all over my page with a combination of journal cards from the 3x4 cut apart cardstock and a 4x6 pocket filled with a card made with some of my fav things from the collection along with some spring photos. 

In this pocket I layered 4 of my favourite papers. I cut a 4x6 inch rectangle out of the first piece of cardstock and then cut 3 more pieces, each one a half inch less length and width than the last. I glued them on top of each other a little askew and put a big phrase die cut from the Bits & Pieces pack on top. I layered a few more die cuts under it and added some stickers from the Combo Sticker Sheet as well as some of the adorable coordinating Enamel Dots to finish it off.

Hip Hop Hooray worked great with my photos, there was lots of little phrase stickers and die cuts and bright and cheery die cuts in the Bits & Pieces packs. Add in some more Enamel Dots for dimension and these pages came together in a snap! If you’re looking to document some springtime fun, pick up some Hip Hop Hooray!


Hi! Odessa here with some travel SN@P! pages made with one of the newest Simple Stories collections, Going Places. It’s really cold and wintery where I am still so it’s really nice to spend some time with photos and scrapbook supplies that make me think of warmer days. Travel documenting might just be my favourite kind so I always get so excited at new travel themed collections from Simple Stories.

I used a Teal SN@P! Binder because the teal goes so well with Going Places. I did some simple embellishing to the chipboard cover with one of the papers from the 6x8 Paper Pad, it fits so nicely. I added a tag from the Journal Bits & Pieces and layered on some cute stickers and the new foam stickers. Cute and simple!

I love bright colourful collections like Going Places! Here I had a full sized 6x8 photo and some smaller photos next to it. On the smaller photos I used a mix of the alpha stickers from the 4x6 Sticker Book. A good colour coordinated alpha sticker is a great thing to have and this book has two! I embellished my photos with another foam sticker, some washi disguised as photo corners and a cute camera chipboard sticker amount other things. There are so many great journalling cards in Going Places which is just what I needed to tell a silly story on this page.

Embellishment clusters always! In the corner of the large 6x8 photo of my boys I clustered together Bits & Pieces, stickers, chipboard stickers and more to tell the story using only embellishments. I love the pops of teal, yellow and red in there.

On these pages I used a lot of the teal, yellow and red elements found throughout Going Places because after working on the other page I was really into them. I used a 4x6 journal card with some Bits & Pieces along the edge to segment it. I added in phrase stickers to support my journalling. Above that I used some Here and There Bits & Pieces to support some nature photos  I wanted to include, they tied the photos into the rest of my pages well.

With this beautiful green-blue lake I went heavy on the teal and yellow to accent it. I added a yellow foam sticker along the bottom with a red foam heart to give the page a title. Foam stickers can go a long way when you have a photo you don’t want to embellish too much but tie into the rest of the page. Above it is a journal card with yellow elements along with my favourite pocket. Throughout Going Places there’s a pattern with passports and sunglasses and cameras and all things travel and I just love it! I cut down the cardstock to 3x4 and then added some embellishments on top. Simple but so fun!

I hope you enjoyed this look into my album and are inspired to try out Going Places with some travel pics of your own!


Hi! Odessa here with a cute SN@P! 4x6 album using My Valentine. Valentine’s themed collections are one of my favourite themes to work with because hearts and pink and things like that are stuff I use every day. I used a 4x6 SN@P! binder to make a mini album about my fav people, my family.

For my cover I used the newsprint-y side of the Be Mine cardstock with one of the My Valentine Layered Frames on top. Simple yet so sweet.

I used one of the single 3x4 page protectors and added a photo strip with simple embellishments. The Mini Sticker tablet has some great tab stickers that were perfect to add along the edge.

On the backside I adhered the fun bingo card from the Bits & Pieces and added a heart sticker in the middle. Next to that I used one of the protectors full of 2x2 pockets which I filled with cards cut from the 2x2 elements and some ticket embellishments from the stickers and Bits & Pieces

The other side of the 2x2 pockets are similar to the side before for a fun decorative page. I used a 4x6 photo of my boys that I just love with some simple phrase stickers from the Combo Sticker sheet and the Mini Sticker tablet to embellish.

I just love all the pink in My Valentine! The pink phrase stickers in the Mini Sticker Tablet might be my favourite thing in the whole collection.

On the other side I cut down one of the coordinating Simple Basics cardstock sheets in Blush Dots and slid it in the 4x6 pocket. On top of the protector I attached one of the My Valentine Layered frames with a photo of my husband and I. Next to that is another cherished photo with some washi layered under phrase stickers and a cute chipboard heart in the corner. I used one of the 3x4 elements in the other pocket.

The Layered Frames are so fun to play with. While they seem like they’d be best for big single page layouts I also really like to use them on top of page protectors to add some dimensional embellishment without any fuss! 

Finally I finished it off with a few more loved photos and great embellishments from My Valentine. Lots of chipboard hearts, the super fun heart washi, phrase stickers and one of the border stickers from the Mini Sticker Tablet on a photo. The best part of using Valentine’s themed collections like My Valentine is that when in doubt you can always add more hearts!