Have you heard of Simple Stories? They are a fairly new company, this summer CHA was their second show. They have this very neat system for scrapping your memories using divided page protectors, read about how easily it can be done here. Their products include preprinted element sheets of 4x6, 2x3, 6x12 and strips sentiments, some are double sided, others have a whole sheet of one pattern on the other side. They also have some great stickers and my favorite offering is their 12x12 Expressions Cardstock Stickers. 4 different alphabets plus various word and phrases stickers all on one sheet! Imagine how quickly your memories could be recorded and put into an album by using this system! But if you're on for something more time consuming (if you like to paper push for hours until you make a decision...oh,say, like me), you can also cut individual elements from their papers and make them your own, like I did with this card.
I used the new Happy Day line for this. The word "celebrate" came from a sheet called 4x6 Journaling Card Elements #1, it's 6-4x6 double sided phrases you can cut up and slip into your page protector along with your photos. I cut the word out and popped it up, but before that I stamped with one of the new stamps from the Simple Stories/Unity collaboration.
This layout also features Happy Day and a couple of the premade elements that I cut up. The balloons embellishment came from a sheet of paper full of happy balloons. I just added some twine and popped the balloons up.
Check out the Simple Stories blog, all of their collections are linked on the left side. You can also click on the Two Peas in a Bucket blinkie on OUR site to pick up the new stamps and the 100 Days of Summer collection (it's on the right side, grey box, under the heading PARTNERS). I love how the lines work together seamlessly. And you'll love playing with some of their lines if you're the winner of today's give.away.day! Just tell us how much time you normally spend on a layout (Me? I've been known to get one done in 30 minutes before, but normally it takes me about 3 hours. However there's a layout on my desk right now that has been there for almost a week. I can't get it to work!) for a chance to win some Simple Stories paper packs.