My background is a sheet of muted blue 12 x 12 piece of cardstock. I then took a piece of light pale blue and white destressed scrapbooking paper and cropped it down to 10" by 10" in size. I centered it on top of the blue cardstock. I then took a sheet of 8" by 8" pale blue & white striped scrapbooking paper and inked around the edges and placed it on top but off-centered (see photo).
All 3 photos were matted onto dark blue cardstock with a 3/16" edge. The one photo on the left of my hubby is showing him holding a crab. To the right of that one is a smaller square-shaped photo showing the crab close-up. The bottom photo is me standing on the beach at sunset.
The "Relaxation" quote sticker and the "Happiness Is" quote sticker are left-overs I had from another project so I can't remember who made those either. To finish up the layout, I added a thick chipboard sticker of blue Flip-Flops and a vellum Sandcastle sticker to the page.
This is a really easy page design and would be great for a beginner or someone who doesn't want to spend a lot of money or time doing one scrapbooking page. I am pleased with how it looks!