The background is made out of 3 different sheets of paper and cardstock. The background is a sheet of beach themed printed scrapbooking paper. I then ripped a piece of blue cardstock and white cardstock to look like ocean water and the white foam. I ripped them so that they would have uneven edges and glued them together at the top of the page.
I had 3 photos which I cropped down and matted them onto medium brown cardstock. All of the embellishments are leftovers that I had in my scrap box from other projects. Underneath the photo on the right are cardstock letters that say "BEACH BABY" and I used foam adhesive dots to give them dimension on the page. I also added a cardstock seashell sticker. I added the words "BEACH BABY" because my daughter is clearly pregnant in that photo!
Running across the top of the layout is a border that is made out of cardstock which I used glue dots to add it onto my page. I accented that border strip with 2 blue glittered seagulls and use foam dots for those. One is on the border strip and one is right underneath it.
Overall, the entire page took me about an hour to put together and I love that I was able to use up several of my beach embellishments from my scrap box and made them all work together. Nothing sticks out of place! You can find hundreds more beach themed scrapbooking layouts right here on my blog by checking out my scrapbooking section.