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Arabella

Arabella
Date Joined: January 6, 2010
Last Online: August 19, 2018
Birthday: December 20
Country: United States
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About Me

  • Perfumey smells and cigarette smells make me gag - please, if there is a smoker in your home, add a dryer sheet to swaps you send me.

I always send my swaps. A lot of the time I mail them right on the day they have to be mailed cause I like to think about them for a few days, and it usually takes me another few days to search thru my craft and art boxes to find the perfect embellishments! So, if you haven't received a swap within a reasonable time, please, please send me a message!!

I have to add, no matter how great your artwork is, if there isn't a note with it, I'm always a little disappointed. It doesn't take that much time to add a short note and it really does make the swap more meaningful.

My husband and I live in Oregon, USA. We have a daughter and a son, both of whom are in college. I enjoy daily walks (except if it's rainy or windy) and having one of my sisters nearby to go antiquing and to movies with me.

Favorite Crafts

I blame my grandmother for my addiction to crafts. Who would have thought that some of the very things we used to laugh about that our grandmother had made us, we would now be making ourselves. She was altering boxes and books before the rest of us knew what altering was.

I started with sewing and cross stitching in high school and college then bought myself a band saw to cut out wood crafts. Now I like to alter things - books, boxes, dolls, pictures. Can't seem to buy anything without thinking how to alter it. Most of my altered art works have little skulls lurking around.

Right now I'm working on several collages using l" and 2" squares and ATC's. I like to make a few cards for each holiday to send to my sisters and relatives.

Favorite Music

My radio is always on, tuned to the Oldies channel. But I also sometimes like to listen to songs my kids recommend. Right now I have Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros in my CD player on repeat.

Favorite Books

My favorite authors include Jane Austin, Georgette Heyer (my user name comes from one of her books), Robert Jordan, Tamora Pierce, Lois McMaster Bujold, C.J. Box, and Alexander McCall Smith. I like mysteries, SciFi, fantasy, and fiction that have strong, funny women in the stories.

Favorite Television

My favorite TV shows also have strong women actors including "NCIS", "The Mentalist", "Castle","Leverage", and "Justified". I really miss "In Plain Sight" - why do the best shows get cancelled so early?! Mary. Recently, I've been watching some "Supernatural" episodes at my daughter's insistance. Ok, so she doesn't really have to twist my arm - I mean, look at these guys!

Supernatural Season 10

Likes

Likes:

  • Little rusty things

    • Vintage things

    • Used postage stamps

    • Little Red Ridinghood

    • Crows, ravens, owls

    • Halloweeny things including skulls, skeletons, trolls, dia de los muertos art, and zombies

    • Steampunk

    • Scrapbooking things

    • Things to use for altering

    • Collage items

    • Primitive dolls and artwork

    -Warm shades of red, orange, brown, yellow

    -Blues, lavender, and greens together

    -State capitol postcards

    -Owl, raven and other bird postcards

Dislikes

-Foam stickers, stickers for children

-Large fake stick-on jewels

-Sequins

Ratings

AZmom875 rated for MJS: Magpies Send 10 on Aug 18, 2018
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Comment: You are the Queen of Magpies, thanks for sharing. I found the small magpie.
splendorpursuit rated for Pick 3 Swap on Aug 17, 2018
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Comment: I loved everything, especially the crafting (buying/using) quote. So stinkin’ true!! Hopefully the pocket letter I’ll be sending you soon included items that you can in turn use so that you don’t have to buy any for a bit. ;) Thanks so much! Totally made my Friday.
YooperHill rated for Washi Tape ATC on Aug 16, 2018
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Comment: Very nice! Thank you.
porpie5 rated for PH: Send 2 Postcards #10 on Aug 14, 2018
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Comment: This envelope was full of wonderful postcards! Thank you so much!! I love the Oregon ones - I have only been there once, and I really liked that state!I appreciate the extra postcards so much! Love them all! THANK YOU!!
Mamamoose rated for Coin + an Elongated/Pressed Penny on Aug 11, 2018
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Comment: THANK YOU so much for the lovely pennies and Oregon coins and for the great matching postcards!!!! You made my day! I especially love the Mesa Verde vintage postcard... The first time I visited this place in 1975 it almost looked like on this pc back then ;-)
Ac2052 rated for Monthly ATCs: Summer Insects on Aug 10, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much for the great ATC!!! I LOVE the old Tiger Stadium postcard too! You really brightened my day! ❤️❤️❤️
Kalalinga rated for CPG: ATC with Wings (US Only) on Aug 9, 2018
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Comment: What a lovely envelope of happy mail you sent me! Everything is so nice and the ATC is a work of art! Thank you so much. 💞💓💖
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Comment: Oh my! I'm Happy "Forever" x's five!!! You were so very generous and extremely spot-on with your selections...the postage stamps!,The postcards! The vintage photos!,The foreign book pages! Everything!!!! Thanks so very much!!!!
marymary914 rated for EASU: Free Themed ATC Swap on Aug 4, 2018
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Comment: Great ATC and extra papers! Love the owl pic and story!
yvonne401 rated for A.I. Twinchie on an ATC on Aug 2, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the nice ATC and the extras!
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Comment: Nancy thank you for the cute raccoon ATCoin and the fun coloring postcards. Happy crafting! 🙂
Norsulaulu rated for Used Stamp ATC on Aug 1, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely stamp ATC. I really like it! And thanks for the extra stamps. :)
DragonflyDaisy rated for BL ~ Latest Craze-ATC Coin on Aug 1, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful butterfly ATCoins you made and the fun butterfly extras. You did a great job on the coins. I am new to the coins as well, but I am really having fun with them. Happy crafting! :)
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Comment: Thank you for sending all of the different animal PC's. Those were fun!!
PaperPassion rated for New Swap-Sunflowers on Jul 31, 2018
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Comment: Love the Pl you sent to me and the photo.Thanks so much for putting all the time and thought into it and for joining this swap.
luvbird rated for MFF: Crow ATC on Jul 29, 2018
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Comment: Oh Nancy, what a lovely swap...from the beautiful crow card, the decorated envelope (including the postage stamp; I love anything that represents our beautiful state of Oregon), pretty extra papers AND last but certainly not least is your awesome crow ATC! I just love it! The little details you add are very sweet. Yes, the G45 papers are great for crows. Thank you so very much.
SuZignomeMoM rated for New-Artist Trading Coin on Jul 27, 2018
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Comment: ♥ Such beautiful work. I am thinking of making a garland out of the coins I collect to hang over my bed. What a fun way to celebrate some great artists. Thanks for the extras too.
butterflystampede rated for Stamp A Tag on Jul 24, 2018
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Comment: Thank you!!! Your tags are beautiful and each one speaks to my heart. Cats, owls, butterflies, and love the vintage vibe. You nailed it! And love the kitty notecard and envie. Smiles and Thanks:)
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Comment: I received your wonderful package of butterflies today! Thank You so much for all the lovely items, they will find their way into many pieces of Art!
isabellasnow rated for AACG: Library Pocket Free Theme on Jul 21, 2018
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Comment: Hi Nancy! I always feel lucky to get your art and your presentation is always such a joy. I LOVE your library pockets (both of them!) The little paper clip holding the photo is such a nice tough. And the Halloween one? WOW! I can't wait to make a flip book or something so I can use it! Thanks for such a lovely and inspired swap.

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Comments

hibiscus on May 16, 2018:

I want to give you an award for one of the best atc’s ever! Lucky me it’s now mine

hibiscus on Apr 12, 2018:

I don’t know when I’ve enjoyed an atc more than your vintage distressed/grunge dr worden’s pills card! Ty ty ty!

BusyB on Mar 8, 2018:

Thank you for a wonderfully thoughtful and beautiful swap! I'm over the moon with what you sent! Happy March!

OrigamiGrace on Dec 21, 2017:

Happy

solstice

CurlyTea on Dec 20, 2017:

BusyB on Nov 8, 2017:

So happy you love your Halloween card! I love the way she turned out too, lol She is one of the stamp images you shared with me last year, so I thought I would share a neat card made just for you. Hope you enjoy your holidays. I am in high spirits this year!

OrigamiGrace on Jan 3, 2017:

From Cheap Postage Group!

2017

wolfeagle on Dec 31, 2016:

HNYE

RyeRye on Dec 21, 2016:

OOPS!

LLL

bjmonroe on Nov 21, 2016:

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