Hello, my name is Debi Nicol and I am a papercrafter. I formally had a hobby of making quilts but I found that I can get more accomplished in a shorter time with the cards and scrapbooking. Then I am able to bless others with the projects. My DH wanted to keep every single quilt I ever made!! A few years ago I had a friend who invited me to a SU! workshop and I had told her, "no, I cannot start another hobby, and I know I would want to." I held out for another year and then was being nice to another hostess and the rest is all piling up since then. I enjoy paper as much as I enjoyed my fabric stash. The good thing is the paper doesn't take as much room, but my fun tools do! I joined SU! under my daughter because I wanted the discount for my ever increasing hobby. It is so much fun to have a hobby that I and my DD and soon to be DIL can enjoy and spend lots of time together.
Perhaps about a year after I began SU!, my DD asked me if I would like to become involved with the UDI Divas which was where she was getting lots of ideas and new friends from across the globe. I wanted in! I have enjoyed my time with UDI and even attended the first annual retreat in Salt Lake City, Utah last fall. It was wonderful to put a face to all those that we had only 'spoken' to over the internet. I am the Thursday tips lady! I try to give new and fresh ideas to use our many products that we so love as well as, what to do to keep our earth green by crafting! Thanks for your time and interest in our blog!
Debi Nicol from St Louis area
Next I needed my crop-a-dile to punch my hole in the cd with ease. Now the smaller circle with the picture on it is first a patterned napkin that I ran through the Xyron for stickiness and adhered it to the CS. It is really soft to the touch. I did punch it out with a Marvy giga punch since it is 3 sheets of CS to give it stability.
Punching holes in the smaller circle was a challenge since they were on a curved surface. I did use eyelets on them and some old SU! gold cord to have my dangling disks of ShrinkyDink that I hand drew some fun hearts and a flower in lovely lilac to give it more color and movement. The top hole is connected to the frame with a simple knotted lovely lilac grosgrain to allow movement. Then to complete the frame I made a kickstand for the backside and adhered it with red sticky tape.
This does take a little bit of time, but I think it was worth it.
Stamps: Refuge and Strength, Beautiful Life
Ink: Garden Green
Paper: Garden Green, Confetti White CS
Accessories: CD, sponge, Crop-A-Dile, Xyron machine, Marvy giga punch, sticky tape, gold eyelets, non-SU! Patterned napkin, Lovely Lilac grosgrain, retired gold cording, Lovely Lilac marker on the Shrinky Dink
Thank you, Debi, for sharing your project with us! I can't wait to see what you come up with next :)