Monday, December 22, 2014

My Time In Venice with Craft Hoarders Anonymous

Hi Crafty Friends,

Today is another fun challenge over at Gloria Stengels, Craft Hoarders Anonymous! 
This is my second challenge for Craft Hoarders Anonymous as a Guest Designer. I have to say I feel so honored to have been asked by Gloria Stengel to be a part of her wonderful challenge blog this month. If you have never stopped by or taken part in their challenges you really need to go over and check out the beautifully designed creations by Gloria and her Design Team. 
"Thank you Gloria for having me be a part of your wonderful Challenge Blog."

Many of us travel around the holidays, so let's celebrate our adventures! Dig into your hoard and find some items that are vacation or travel themed. Do you have a hoard of cruise ship ephemera? Do you have a box of transportation stamps? Do you have a stash of camping themed papers? Or piled of Disney embellishments? Show them off! Create a vacation or travel themed project for us!

Our Sponsor for this Challenge

If you've been a long time follower you know that I have not done scrapbook pages. However I have been wanting to do a scrapbook for a long time. Well here is an old, old photo of me & hubby in Venice when we lived in Italy. This picture was taken in, Oh'no I'm totally gonna date myself, 1987. Yep, that's me in my younger years. lol  The picture shows us in San Marcos Square and other pictures shows a Gondola Event that was happening during our visit.
Wow, seeing these pictures really brought back memories, we were newly weds during this time and just having fun traveling to different places throughout Italy. This is a time I will never forget. 

***This picture shows the Gondola's in the Venice Canal. 

***This is one of the boats getting decorated for the event.

***Picture of Cathedral in San Marcos Square.

Paper: Graphic 45 - Come Away With Me
Flowers: Prima flowers
Die  Cuts: Spellbinders - A2 Matting Basics A Dies

Challenges entered:

Well I hope you all enjoyed my scrapbook page and viewing a piece of my life. I did enjoy making this page and I plan on continuing making the rest of my scrapbook during this next year. 
I invite you to come on over to Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog join Challenge #22 - Have a nice Trip, get inspired by the beautiful creations from the Design Team and the wonderful creations by the Guest Designers for the month of December. We sure would love to see all your creations.
Happy Crafting and keep smiling.


  1. Fabulous scrap page, Deborah! Wonderful way to preserve these memories! Love it!

  2. Your layout is amazing! I feel like I have been to Venice myself. You have used so many wonderful pictures and elements and have preserved the memories perfectly! Thanks for being a guest designer at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  3. Hallo Deborah, I like your page, many photos of wonderful Venice...your lay out is perfect... I also a GDT at Craft Hoarders Anonymous this month..nice to know you : )

  4. WOW fabulous layout! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘ANYTHING GOES’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)

  5. wonderful layout with great memories. Thanks for joining us for our Anything Goes Christmas' challenge #16.
    Alicia (Dies R Us DT)
    MaxiBelle Studio

  6. A beautiful page, thank you for joining us for our special thank you to our sponsors from Creative Fingers. Karen - DT Merry Christmas x

  7. This is a beautiful layout! I love the way you used the twine to "connect" everything. What a fun trip! Thanks for being our guest designer at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  8. A great layout and a wonderful way to recall your memories. The flowers, little clock and the twine, connecting everything together are lovely finishing touches. Thanks for joining in with the Sisters of Craft Challenge and good luck ! Best Wishes, Anne DT.