I found the greatest kit to work with at Digital Candy by Viva Artistry called Route 101. OMGosh I cannot believe how gorgeous this kit is, the papers are like artists canvas's and the alpha is so perfect! There is even a sand border overlay that is amazing! I love this kit and the first layout I did with it is my new fav!!! In fact so far I have done 2 layouts from our beach trip on Saturday and i love them both!!! The photos are not extractions...I just blended them into the paper!!!
This is the kit preview:
And these are my layouts!!!