I started by masking the sun or moon (whichever mood you are in) on a piece of Kraft CS, and sponged the blue sky around. Then I added some drifts of Kraft sand (sponged of course).
Here, I tucked in a few embossed surf boards so that they had a glossy/wet look (ya' know after surfing all day, they had to dry off...)
I added 3 tags to the upper left, using just the Happy part of the Happy Graduation stamp for the smaller tags. The 3 tags and the 3 sea shells I thought fell right into sketch challenge that inspired this layout. You can see the sketch here from iheart2stamp.
I hope it's a happy, happy day for the graduate!
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Hope your day is happy, happy!