Our trip to Florida using the Blue Skies Scrapbooking Kit (Free Guide Download and Design Space File)

We have just a couple weeks left before the May - June Catalog retires. This includes the beautiful Blue Skies collection. Today I want to show you my version of the Blue Skies Scrapbooking Workshop Kit layouts.

These layouts are three of the four projects that you can make with the Blue Skies Scrapbooking Workshop guide. Click the link below to download the guide.

This guide includes cutting, prepping and assembly directions, including a link to the Design Space file for the projects. I love how these pages combine so many different elements including Cricut cuts, stamping, stickers and distressing techniques.

There are several Blue Skies bundles available, so if you want to make these layouts, you need to choose the Blue Skies Scrapbooking Workshop Kit (CC5210). Before we look at my pages, let's take a look at the kit. 

The Blue Skies Scrapbooking Workshop Kit includes all of the papers you need for the projects. Of course you can also uprchase these items separately.
  • Blue Skies Paper Packet + Sticker Sheet 
  • Blue Skies Coordinating Cardstock
  • Additional cardstock (1 Canary, 1 Candy Apple, 1 Green Apple, 1 Lagoon, 3 Sapphire, 13 White Daisy)
To make the layouts as shown in the directions, you will also need the following materials and supplies which can be purchased on my CTMH website:
  • Beautiful Day Stamp + Thin Cuts (CC5202)
  • Blue Skies Stamp Set (CC5201)
  • Ink Pads: Black, Candy Apple, Green Apple, Lagoon, Lemonade, Pixie, Sapphire
  • Black & White Dots (Z3314)
  • Shimmer Brushes: Black & Clear
  • TriBlend Markers: Citrus, Dark Red, Earth Brown, Green Turquoise & Light Green
  • Black Journaling Pen (.03) (Z3516)
To complete the projects you will also need access to the following Cricut collections: Artiste, Artbooking, Artistry and Complete Creativity. You can purchase these through my Affilate Link. 

Here's a look at the all four sample layouts that are shown in the directions for the kit.

These layouts are so bright and cheerful, I knew they would be perfect for our trip to Florida in February. While we were on this trip, we were just starting to hear about the new Corona virus that was headed our way. I'm so glad that we had this fun week in the sun before all the Covid-19 shutdowns started. 

The first two layouts are from our day trip to St. Augustine, the oldest city in the United States. This first layout includes photo of the Castillo de San Marcos and the second has the Bridge of the Lions and a few other stops around town. We enjoyed seeing the sites and learning the history of this town.

If you compare my layout above with the workshop sample, you'll notice that I have fewer photos. That's because I had already printed by photos 4" x 6" and they were not ones that I could crop enough for the small photo wells along the bottom of the pages. Instead I used Flip Flaps to layer several additional photos onto the right page. 

For this next layout, I turned each of the pages 90 degrees so that the decorative bubbles are on the outer edges instead of the top. This worked so much better with my landscape photos. And of course I also used Flip Flaps to add more photos because there is never enough room for pictures!

I changed the last layout up quite a bit. I love taking photos and spent quite a bit of time on this trip practicing my manual mode skills. I picked some of my favorite sunrise and sunset photos to highlight on this layout.

Instead of the hot air balloons, I stamped some extra cameras for this page --- love how stamping gives you the freedom to make as many of an icon as you want! I used the "Hello Sunshine" title (that I left off the last layout) on the left for the morning photos. The circut cut title "Do what makes you happy" perfectly descibes how I feel about photography. Finally, I swapped out the base pages with Nectarine to bring out the colors in these photos.

For this whole set of pages I had additional photos that I wanted to include that did not fit. I accomplished that by adding several flip flaps and using pocket plus protectors between the pages. I

The pages for this tripo are done, so I have one layout leftover for another project. I did not attach the photo wells in case I need to change it up once I choose my photos. The pages plus pieces are in a ziplock in my stack of ready-for-photos layouts. When I start on a project, I always look through this pile first before creating new layouts. It really make them come togther quickly if I find something I can use in this stack.

Remember the Blue Skies Scrapbooking kit retires on June 30. I hope you have enjoyed this look at the Blue Skies Scrapbooking Workshop and are inspired by my modifications.

Keep creating!