Northern Exposure | A Scrapbook Layout

I have a fun layout to share today. And a rare 2-pager (thanks to a Scrapbook Generation sketch) at that!  There is a good back story, so indulge me for a moment.

In my 2nd year of college at Western Washington University, my parents decided they were moving to Florida to help my Grandparents. Having been in rainy western WA for two years (I grew up in Eastern WA where it DOES NOT rain every single solitary day), it took me five seconds to announce “I’m going with you!” I finished the quarter but dropped out of school at Spring Break. My parents came to help me move my stuff home and that’s when we stopped and played tourists in Roslyn, Washington. It’s the town that was used to film the outdoor scenes for the TV show Northern Exposure.

These photos are from 1993. I scanned my Mom’s original copies and doctored them so that I could get some good prints. I cut these adorable flowers with my Silhouette.

I’ve been seeing more and more outlines like these popping up on pages (from Lisa Dickinson especially!) and thought I would share how I figured out how to do it.  I found this tutorial from Kerri Bradford and just followed the same procedures with a flower. It works exactly the same way whether you use text or shapes. I cut the flower backgrounds from my pattern paper and then I cut the outlines from a contrasting cardstock color. It was so easy to do and really dresses up your die cuts!

Other: Pebbles yellow Candy Dots, acrylic paint.

What new tricks or techniques have you been using on your pages lately?

Thanks for stopping by today!

14 Comments

  1. Very attractive 2 page layout – and those outlined flowers are too adorable.

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  2. Yes, that’s definitely something I want to do with my Silhouette. Lovely page, fun memories. We loved watching Northern Exposure!

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  3. I love the design and your title work!
    That is some of my favorite Crate Paper patterned paper ever! 🙂

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  4. Great two-pager Tammy! My latest trick is just finding time to actually go in my craft room & work a little – does that count?

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  5. I love the flowers you created, Tammy! Such a great two-pager!

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  6. Oooh, I love that tip/link on the outline cuts. Great layout.

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  7. Great two page layout-I love the back story on this one!

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  8. Oh my gosh, I use to love that show! Your story is so funny 🙂 This layout is super cute, the colors, paper, misting and of course the fun flowers!!

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  9. Great layout. I like your flowers 🙂

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  10. I may need to get a Silhouette 🙂

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  11. This is so great, I love the colours and I am always envious of people who can do a two page spread. The little flowers are lovely, thank you for the link to the tutorial.

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    • Thanks Manda! I actually really struggle with 2 page layouts. They aren’t my favorite pages to make. And the only way I can make them work anymore is with sketches. I need to have someone else design it and I’ll just follow along! Thanks for stopping by.

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  12. I love this page and the story that goes with it! Maybe especially so since I grew up in Eastern Wa too! Where are you from? (you may send private email!)

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