Friday, August 9, 2013
Hooray!  It's my first post as a Design Team member over at Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge.  I've worked hard (well, played hard) to create an amazing 4-page layout to share with you, using this week's colours: the colours from the stylish and **NEW** Laughing Lola papers.

After you take a look at what I've done, go and head over to the Color Dare blog to see what the rest of our talented Design Team came up with.  Then play along for your chance to win bragging rights!

My Splitsville Layout using Laughing Lola
This week, I chose to do a 4-page layout.  Yes, 4 pages.  I took a trick from veteran CTMH consultant Lynn Como and used one of our True Fit Folios (X1404) as a giant 12x12 flip flap so that I could fit in more photos!

Here's the layout when it's "closed":

And here's the layout when it's "open":

For all 4 pages, I used Pattern #14 from the **NEW** Make It from Your Heart Volume 2 layout pattern book.  I also used the **NEW** Artbooking Cricut Cartridge to create the Gypsy overlays, the photo frame, the title and the icons.

And I love how it all turned out.  This layout is close to my heart (no pun intended) because it documents a special moment on our recent vacation.  We were fortunate enough to meet up with some friends from high school who we hadn't seen in 12 years.  It was great to meet their whole family and catch up ... and it was so comfortable and natural, it felt like we'd only been apart 12 minutes, instead of 12 years.

The Lola papers worked really well with the vintage-y feel of the bowling alley where we met, and it just goes to show you that stylish, girly papers don't have to be used for a girly page.

Don't forget to go to the Color Dare blog and try your hand at this week's challenge.  Make a card, layout, home decor item or any kind of project you wish, using the Laughing Lola colours, or whatever colours you have that come close.  Link it up to the blog and enter for a chance to win!

Want to see what else you can do with Lola!  Laughing Lola is my feature kit of the month.  Pop over to my Kit of the Month page and see the amazing Lola Workshop on the Go layouts I've created.


  1. Awesome job, Sheri! Your layout and extra attached page are very well done. I'm glad to see you put the pictures on the pages also. We are so happy to have you as a member of the Color My Heart Color Dare Design Team! Thanks for the inspiration!
    :) Marie

  2. Fabulous layout, Sheri! What a neat way to document that time. So glad for you!!

  3. Wow Sheri! You really outdid yourself. I did not watch all of that video, so I missed that part. I should try it! Thanks for the inspiration, and we're so glad to have you at Color My Heart!

    1. I think it was just a quick mention but because I love Flip Flaps, it really stuck with me. :)

  4. Very cool use of the flip flaps - and I love that gypsy overlay you used - awesome background ! Congrats on your new design team :o)

  5. I was wondering what the "12 minutes" meant. Your layout captures the fun and funky feel of the bowling alley but also the joy of seeing such good friends. And I am TOTALLY stealing that flip-flap idea on some layouts in the future. Welcome to the Color Dare DT!

  6. I was impressed with this layout before I saw that it opened. WOW! Very creative.

  7. I am so in love with this whole layout! Especially the flip flap use!!! Super job, Sheri! :)


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