Lovely Day with Odessa

This super-fun layout by Odessa shows how you can use a lot of color and still have a cohesive layout! One of the best ways to achieve this is to use products from one line, like Odessa did with the Dear Lizzy Lovely Day Collection. You can also choose a color scheme and mix and match you products. However, using one line will save you a lot of time since you know it’s already made to match for you!

Odessa talks about her color choices on her blog here!

The pink, yellow and mint from this line reinforce the fun colors of the photos on this layout. The gorgeous pink donut from above, the yummy-looking yellow popsicle and the mint in the outfit below really pulls all of this together!

Odessa used lots of puffy stickers and die cut ephemera from the collection. The brads are from the embellishment pack here. The hooray flag is a perfect touch for this card right?

She uses lots of papers from the collection to back her photos and journal pockets. Such a great way to show off the beautiful paper from the line!

The whole layout just flow doesn’t it? I LOVE the “mermaid hair, don’t care” on this card. How cool is this color?!? These alpha thickers are from the line too!

Odessa put a little flip through of her process on her YouTube channel (which I also embedded below). For more fun, colorful inspiration from Odessa visit her blog or follow her on Instagram!


View the entire Dear Lizzy Lovely Day collection HERE and get 20% off until March 31, 2017!

A Week with Odessa

Odessa documented her busy week using the Heart Day collection. She was able to include a lot of photos because she did a lot of her journaling directly on her photos. This is a great idea, especially if your photo has a lot of “white space”. She was able to pull out her main subject for each photo using the thickers in the line. A great way to draw attention to that pocket to see why that may be a special photo!

Check out her blog post for a few more tips and tricks she used to create this spread!

Here’s a closer look at how she got her journaling in while still adding lots of good photos. A few chipboard pieces for embellishment (the cute heart is still my favorite!).

Fries in your Frosty? Yes! A little card from the ephemera pack marks the date and a little arrow from the pack draws your attention. I love how this shows that it’s only February 2nd and not the 14th this week. Just showing how you can use this line ANYTIME!

More of my favorite hearts! Also a frame to call attention to this photo (which deserves it because it’s Starbucks!). 

Odessa saved a piece of her paper from her donut to use as a journal card! I love this technique!

If you guys want to see more of Odessa, visit her blog here. She also post a lot of fun posts on Instagram too!

View the entire Crate Paper Heart Day collection HERE and get 20% off until February 28, 2017!

Project Life by Odessa

Odessa used Crate Paper Heart Day to document her week. She shows how you can use this collection for something other than Valentine’s Day. This is just her regular week that she documents project life-style! You should totally check out her blog post about this layout. I love how well her personality comes out in her writing!

You know those cute little Heart Day Cards with envelopes? You don’t only have to use them as cards to give away, you can also use them on layouts or in your project life like Odessa did here because they’re 3×4!

It’s so great how Odessa includes so many details of her life. Here she shows the current weather and her current favorite get up & go songs. Memorabilia is also a great way to remember the details. Odessa added the coffee sleeve from the donut shop pictured next to it. Things change a lot in 20 years and without this logo, she may not remember how this donut shop used to look! Decorating with enamel hearts and a big chipboard heart from the line is the perfect finishing touch for this pocket.

Now can we talk about how cute all the puffy hearts are? I mean, adorable! These look super-cute alone or in groups, like Odessa did here. LOVE!

A close up of the adorable puffy stickers. I just love these so much!

Odessa cuts a lot of her photos to 3×3 so she can still use the pretty papers behind them. The Thickers are from the Heart Day line, but they’re perfect for any layout. You can’t go wrong with a black and white alpha!

Here is the completed layout. So much pink love going on here! Even the snack from Starbucks matches the layout! Oh, and that beautiful pink sky! Gorgeous!

Check out Odessa’s blog post about this layout and find out more about her on Instagram. She shares a lot about her paper crafting and knitting projects. Her feed is so much fun!

View the entire Crate Paper Heart Day collection HERE and get 20% off until February 28, 2017!

Polar Bears by Odessa

First I have to say, what an awesome photo right!?! Odessa and her family took a winter trip to the zoo and were able to see how much fun the polar bears were having in the cold weather. Enlarging this beautiful photo in her December Daily really made it stand out. She used primarily the Winter Wonderland collection by Simple Stories for this whole spread and it turned out awesome!

She embellished the photo and the area underneath with some of the stickers from the 12×12 and 4×6 sticker sheets. She added her journaling to the cluster here too. The chipboard heart coordinates perfectly with the paper she used for her photo mat. I just love all the layering she did here!

On the opposite page, photos of her family show how much they were enjoying their trip to the zoo. It’s so great when you can actually catch a photo of your child’s wonderment about the world.

She created this awesome card by cutting down a 4×6 card from the cut apart sheet and adding some word stickers from the 4×6 sticker sheets. She backed the word stickers with some washi tape and used this stamp set from 1 Canoe 2 to add to this card. This turned out so cute!

I love how she cut down this snow cute card for a filler card. Adding a few stickers gave it just the right amount of embellishment.

Odessa used an acetate paper that came with her album to place the date giving her more room for embellishing on her other pages. The placement of the word “wild” from the Amy Tangerine Thickers, is prefect for this layout!

Odessa is really awesome at coordinating her pages so that they look cohesive. Even if the photos didn’t match each other (which they really do), this layout just flows together. She makes sure to add lots of journaling to tell the story of the day too and then uses some enamel dots to draw your attention to it.

Odessa was really able to capture something most people don’t really get to see, since most of us save the zoo for warmer weather. After seeing this layout, I am definitely going to convince my family to brave the cold and head to the zoo this winter. Who’s with me?

If you’d like to see more about this layout head over to Odessa’s blog. She tells all about her trip there. Also, follow her on Instagram to see what else she’s up to!

View the entire Winter Wonderland collection HERE and get 20% off until January 31, 2017!

Snow Fun by Odessa

Odessa’s spread in her December Daily features this adorable little one and the Winter Wonderland line by Simple Stories. This shot totally deserved it’s own page by itself. This is shows one of my favorite things about smaller format albums, it makes it so manageable to showcase an awesome photo with an oversize print.

by Odessa Reichel

On the opposite page Odessa coordinated some of the 3×4 cut aparts with the stickers from the 12×12 sticker sheet and the 4×6 stickers sheets. Then she ties everything together with a few embellishments, washi tape and enamel dots from the line. She gets a close up of her mad knitting skills (just look at those mittens), makes sure to include her coffee love and even catches those adorable boots! I LOVE how she made sure to include photos of herself. I never remember to do that!

by Odessa Reichel

by Odessa Reichel

by Odessa Reichel

This whole layout tells the story of what life is like for Odessa right now in her Winter Wonderland.

Find out more about this layout by Odessa on her blog. Also, be sure to follow her on Instagram!

View the entire Winter Wonderland collection HERE and get 20% off until January 31, 2017!