Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Paper Frosting - Shoestring Productions - CKC Lancaster 2012

Spending Time with my BFF layout

I'll tell you what.... I do not like messy scrapping in a large group. There's never a good way to clean up and it gets on my last nerve. But I played along at the CKC Lancaster Thursday night techniques workshop. Shoestring productions passed out something called Paper Frosting and we had to use our finger to cover a small circle. Murmurings from all around = why? Why are we coloring with this? What is the point?

I guess they shared my sentiments exactly about the messiness. Anyhoo, once it dried, we could see that Paper Frosting adds texture to paper. It's excellent to make snow on a card or layout etc. If you have a little faith and patience you'll see it's great. I ended up getting the sampler pack at the show, but you can check it out online.



The moral: don't knock it til you try it! I stand corrected (twice now since I got messy with some Twinling H2Os and that was super messy as well. Love both products!)

The page we worked on in the workshop (above) includes the blue circle that has the paper frosting on it. It was important not to be perfect and even with the painting to ensure the most textured look. This page required making the pocket, inking every little piece (wore me out cuz I'm not much of an inker either) and is simple adorable.




While I was putting together this layout at home, my son (age 3) wanted to help. I taught him how to use the xyron X to make the pieces stickers and how to layer the different parts of the bird house. He was SO happy to be crafting with mommy and that he made something he recognized it wasn't funny. He askes all the time to craft with me so I've put him to work helping me organize and add things to my ScrapRack.

Here's some pics taken with my iPhone while we crafted.




 




La-Vie

6 comments:

  1. Awww what a great little helper!! Great memories in the making! Your layout is super duper cute! I love the little envelope with the cards. Haven't ever tried paper frosting but it looks like fun!!

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    1. Hi Michele! Thanks for your kind comments! Glad I've inspired you. My son is constantly asking now to craft. It's so cute and my husband cringing in the background (who suddenly decided to buy him child-size crossfit workout equipment) is hilarious!!

      La-Vie

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  2. Cute pics! He looks so proud of his work. I'll have to check out the frosting.

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    1. Please do... it was easy and in the end fun! Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a nice comment. My son was overjoyed that day, as was I, and he hasn't stopped asking to craft ever since. He loves doing the xyron (whether there is something in it to make a sticker or not - deep breath! LOL!)

      La-Vie

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  3. I love that sweet smile! What a great crafting buddy! :o)

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    1. Thanks so much Merilee! He tries to craft with me whenever he can. I can't deny his sweet smile either!

      La-Vie

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