Friday, November 14, 2008

Having a Grand ol' Time!

Well, it's 11:30 and about a half hour ago everyone finally finished their projects at GNO - Yikes! Sorry to keep everyone so long, but I really had such a great time with all of you. I always underestimate how long a project will take...should I make them a little less involved?

Here's a pic of the scrapbook page. It's an 8 1/2 x 11 and we learned a technique called Faux Silk. It's hard to see in the picture, but basically we stamped an image on tissue paper, colored the image, and then glued that to a piece of white cardstock. So the leaves that make up the four squares of the background is not printed paper - that's a stamp! I'm planning to put this year's Thanksgiving photos on this page, so I'll re-post the truly finished product in a couple of weeks :)

Here's Christina with her VERY FIRST scrapbook page and look how fabulous it turned out! We're all so proud of you Christina!!

Lisa and Valisa were also newbies to GNO, so Beckie and my Mom (Debbie) were a lot of help in showing everyone the ropes. Here's a "candid" photo of everyone happily working. Oh, in case you were wondering, "candid" means that they didn't want to look up for the picture! I can't really blame them though - I'm a little camera shy myself.

Even Andrew was involved in the creative process. He loves to "help" me stamp and he's actually getting pretty good. little stamper. How cute is he?

Thanks so much to those who came - I had a great time! I know schedules don't allow for everyone to be there each month, but we missed you. Hopefully you can come next month!


Hilarie said...

So cute, sorry I missed it. I just sorta spaced it. I think I was pretty tired that night I think I passed out on the couch around 8:30...

Hilarie said...

Oh! I haven't decided about the overnight thing yet. If I come I'll probably just bring some of my own projects- I'm so behind!!
What are Mom and Beckie's plan? Are they going both nights, or just one? With Russ' work and the kids I'm just not sure what I can do yet... I will let you know asap.