A couple of months ago I discovered that in my graphics program, (Print Shop or Print Master, I think) I can change the "color" of a font and import a picture. I have used this technique here for the "Beach"; importing a picture I had taken on the beach in Florida. This was then carefully cut out to become the center point for the page.
I used card stock in colors to mimic the sand, sea and sky for my background. I added double faced tape and sand that I had picked up in FL for the beach. (I brought the sand home in a cup, but could have easily used the excess that came home in the luggage, car, shoes, etc....)
One of the June New Release Stamps from RRD is "Punctuation" stamp set. These are great, handy stamps to have on hand to add punctuation to your sentiments, but I decided to use them a little differently....The round parenthesis was used to create the waves in the ocean, and the smaller bracket was used to create a few birds in the sky. The other stamp I used was the "Distressed Typewriter" set for the other lettering.
I finished the page by adding some glitter to the waves and seashore, and some shells and glass accents.