Odessa Reichel's Blog Posts

Hi! Odessa here with some spooky pages using Simple Stories Boo Crew. Full of all things creepy it was just what I needed to go with some Halloween-y photos

I used the SN@P! Binder with a black spine to coordinate with Boo Crew. I used the So Fantastic cardstock on the chipboard cover and then used the back side of the 2x2 Element cardstock to create faux book corners. I thought giving the album a spooky old album or book feel would be fun.

Keeping the spooky book feeling going, I made a little book plate for the middle. Using one of the Journal Bits as the base, I added a title using the Foam Stickers and sprinkled on some  Decorative Brads and Cardstock Stickers. It came together pretty quick but looks like the perfect album for Halloween memories!

Inside is all things haunting. I filled my pockets with fun pictures from Halloween. This page has more general pictures and lots of fun touches. The Tag cardstock is packed with fun tags and I used a few in my pockets. I folded some of the Boo Crew Washi in half and threaded it through punched holes on top of the tag. It’s a great way to add a coordinating ribbon to a tag without having to find it in your stash. I finished the tags off with a brad over the hole. 

The embellishments in Boo Crew are great. Lots of spooky bits and simple embellishments that work with some less spooky photos like these. I layered on some stars and flowers with some phrase embellishments. After using the floral sticker from the Cardstock Stickers in the left corner I balanced it with a bit of washi in the bottom right. And those new stick on Decorative Brads are so great!

I just had to use this pumpkin Boo Crew Decorative Brad in my coffee cup over my pumpkin spice coffee. Such a perfect touch. And that list of fall fun on the card from the 3x4 Elements is just great.

This page is a little more spooky. I used more tags put together like on the other page. They’re such a fun embellishment and alternative to fill up a pocket. I used some stickers on the picture on the bottom right to cover up some things in the background that didn’t work. The little pumpkins work great on the hay.

I used a big foam star sticker to help the candy phrase pop a bit with a few embellishments around it. That little spider brad is so cute!  And a close up of the tag. The brad and washi is the perfect touch to make the tag pop. Boo Crew is just the right mix of cute and spooky.


Hi! Odessa here with a peek in my Flipbook today. Animal print is my favourite colour so when I saw Kate & Ash I was so excited. So many patterns, great colours and fun embellishments. I couldn’t wait to use it!

I am still loving using the SN@P! Flipbooks. Pocket scrapbooking is my favourite kind of memory keeping and it’s a nice way to focus on smaller life chapters rather than big volumes. I picked the Blush Flipbook to go with Kate & Ash and got to work decorating the cover. I used a few different cardstocks from the collection here. I used Super Like! to cover the front of the Flipbook and then cut instant photo style frames from Good Vibes, Awkward, 3x4 Elements and Whatever! I mix and matched frames and squares from inside them and stuck it all down on the cover. I added some Chipboard Stickers and a few phrase stickers from the Combo Sticker sheet on top. I finished the cover off with a few well placed brads to make it look like the instant photo frames were pinned up.

The pinks and gold hues were just what I needed to go with some spring photos so I got to work adding those in with some journal cards and all the embellishments. I’ve come to terms with the fact that I am a bit of a maximalist when it comes to stickers and enamel dots. I used a few photos with instant photos inside to carry the theme from the cover and just had a lot of fun with it. I really like how the 3x4 cut out from the 2x2 Elements cardstock looks in a pocket.

I really like how the 3x4 cut out from the 2x2 Elements cardstock looks in a pocket. Add in some of the sassy words and phrases and cute washi and this collection was so easy for me to use.

Here I used the back side of a 3x4 Element and layered lots on it to make a bold journalling spot. I used one of the Journal Bits & Pieces layered with lots of enamel dots, stickers and brads. The Colour Vibe Lights Alpha Sticker Book helped me add the finishing touch with some words in the middle.

This spread is so bright, I love it! More instant photos and just general life. I did a lot of sewing this spring and the pocket in the left lower corner is made by sewing a scraps from my project (which match Kate & Ash pretty perfectly) with FAB from the Cardstock Sticker sheet on top. I had fun adding in the 3x4 Elements, it was hard picking which ones to use because they were all so good.

Little clusters of tiny embellishments makes me so happy! I used lots of little enamel dots and hearts from the Cardstock Sticker sheet to liven up this photo with one of the cute phrase stickers. My nails in the photo even matches the golden colours in Kate & Ash. Love it!

I had a little to much fun embellishing our cat. I used Journal Bits & Pieces, chipboard stickers, brads, enamel dots and more to make the photo as sassy as she is. If you’re looking for a collection with on point colours, a little sass and all the animal print, Kate & Ash is perfection!


Hi! Odessa back with some more SN@P! pages. This time I’m using the fun and a little snarky Bro and Co collection. With two tween boys at home, this was just what I needed for all their non-adventures hiding out with video games and generally being cool guys.

I kept it simple with a SN@P! Binder with a black spine which goes well with the darker tones in the kit. I had some trouble deciding which cardstock to use on the cover because there were a few I really liked, but the bold directional print of So Rad! won out because I knew it would have big impact.

Then I started embellishing the cover of the SN@P! Binder. Instead of a bold title, I decided to go one of my favourite routes, matching the colours of the wide stripes on the cardstock with all kinds of embellishments. Chipboard stickers, Combo stickers, Bits and Pieces and Enamel Dots all from Bro and Co. It was also a fun way to use a few things I liked that didn’t make it into my pockets like the funny yellow shirt.

Bold colour, so much snark and nerdy vibes is my life with 2 boys and Bro and Co really worked well with the photos I was documenting. On this spread I’ve got a fun brother photo next to my older son’s final school assignment, a quarantine time capsule. I used lots of the 3x4 journal cards from the 3x4 Elements Cardstock on this page and So Rad! under the Epic title Bits and Pieces. I also used a handful of the 2x2 Elements with Bro in the centre to make a tiled 3x4 journal card. The Colour Vibe Bolds Alpha Sticker Book was full of just the right coloured alpha stickers to add to my titles and add numbers to the list card.

I love a good embellishment cluster so I used this adorable cold drink Chipboard Sticker with some brads, enamel dots and stars. That checker print is on point!

This layout has some more general life stuff like listing what the boys have been up to along with some photos. I used the fun mixtape from the Bro and Co 4x6 Elements with a phrase from the Foam Stickers over the label which was an easy and impactful way to fill up that 4x6 pocket.

The 3x4 Elements from Bro and Co are just so funny, I liked this one next to a pic of some shopping requests the kids made.

I used the Bro and Co Stamp set here to stamp on a mix tape to make the boys’ current “playlist” along with more of the Colour Vibe Bold Alpha Stickers. I also loved that little bear and stuck him on the cool checkerboard Killin’ It Cardstock with a speech bubble. Adorable and cool! It’s nice to have such a vibrant collection to go with photos of my guys. If you’ve got hours of at-home video games to document I highly recommend Bro and Co!