Monday, April 22, 2013

Things My Nonna Taught Me #124

I created this layout for a DT submission that didn't end up in the magazine due to lack of space so I thought I'd share it here.

Supplies used:  DCWVcardstock; Melissa Frances patterned paper, stickers; Ranger Tim Holtz distress ink; Silhouette Cameo; Good Vibes and Arial fonts; Martha Stewart Crafts and Fiskars punches; The Twinery twine.

Side note:  I don’t often purchase paper packs, since it’s rare that all of the papers will appeal to me.  However, the background cardstock used here is the backside of a patterned paper from a DCWV Christmas stack – it’s a gorgeous kraft colour!  I bought the pack, figuring that I could use the kraft side of all the papers that didn't appeal to my style!

Isn't she adorable, with her weathered skin and like all little old Italian women, a tiny hint of a moustache? :)  I remember her hair was nearly to her waist but she always wore it up in a severe chignon at the nape of her neck.  The only time it would be down was while it was drying after her bath.

Journaling (within photo mat) reads:  
When I was 17, I spent the summer in Italy where my Nonna lived.  Every morning, she rose at 6am to make the day’s pasta.  One morning, I woke up early and snuck downstairs to watch.  She taught me how to make the pasta dough and how to carefully feed it through the machine. Best day of the summer, just Nonna and I… (Photo circa 1995)

Here are the detail images:

Seeing these photos makes me miss my Nonna and Italy.  I definitely want to take my family back to visit the relatives that are remaining there.  One summer....


P/S:  Don't forget about the other challenges on my blog for a chance to win:
Sketchy Challenge:  April 2013 (deadline:  Apr 30/13)
Leave Your Legacy: Embrace Change (deadline:  May 31/13)


  1. Love the soft colour palette! Gorgeous page Sue!!

  2. This is simply beautiful and brought back so many happy memories of my Grandma and me. Love it.

  3. A beautiful memory you have captured on this layout! Love this, Sue!


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