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Arabella

Arabella
Date Joined: January 6, 2010
Last Online: January 26, 2020
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

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Comment: Thank-you for the cute valentine card, and the beautiful handmade tags, plus the stamps, if I could give you extra hearts, I would!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
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Comment: Nancy 🆃🅷🅰🅽🅺 🆈🅾🆄 for the (¯`*•.¸♥♫ ♫ S░W░E░E░T ♫ ♥¸.•*´¯) ♥♥♥♥ ATC. As always, you never disappoint. It is a privilege and a blessing to be your partner.
Winegeek rated for VTHS: Winter/Christmas ATC on Jan 24, 2020
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Comment: I simply love this ATC. Its absolutely one of my favorites, and done so well. Thank you for the extras, and even you envelope was wonderful. Thanks for an amazing swap!!!
Kalalinga rated for 9LP-USA-Valentines Day Mini 3 LP on Jan 24, 2020
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Comment: Thanks so much for the lovely mini pocket letter and the sweet added surprises. Loved your presentation too! Fun swap.😊
Littleroo rated for Valentines Day Tag Swap USA on Jan 24, 2020
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Comment: Thank you. Cute card and the tags and stamps are so pretty!
MamaD rated for CPG Jan '20 Mini Tag - US only on Jan 23, 2020
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Comment: Nancy, thank you for the gorgeous winter tag! I love it! The extras were fantastic as well! You are always such a wonderful partner! Thank you again!!
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Comment: Oh my gosh!! You are AWESOME!! Thank you so much! My favorite, if I had to pick just one, is the Orchids!! I really appreciate the time you spent in doing this for me!
hibiscus rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #19 on Jan 19, 2020
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Comment: I drew the "golden ticket" on this swap! what a lovely atc this is! so dreamy and evocative of a foggy chilly lovely forest scene...the lace is beautiful ...thank you so very much for this card and the sweet extras...
luvbird rated for YTPC: Stuffed Pocket Tag on Jan 13, 2020
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Comment: Nancy, thank you for the lovely pocket tag...it is so lovely! I love the wintery theme. So many great little bits of tuck-ins which I will put to good use. I love everything! So nice to swap with you again.
keahirada rated for Christmas Tags Swap on Jan 13, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much for this absolutely gorgeous journal!! I love it!!!! ❤️ ❤️ ❤️
banjobraids rated for Lantern press blank envie 17 on Jan 13, 2020
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Comment: These are all so great! I love the shark and zombie ones and Portland is one of my favorite places I ever visited. Thank you for the lovely vintage extra too, wow! It's really special. That's a very good daughter you have to bring you PCs :):):) So glad Schitt's Creek is back. I missed Daaav-iddd! :):): Thank you!
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Comment: Wonderful swap from you as usual! Love the antique woodsy plants and animals theme. The envelope was decorated so nice and then it was like you made a journal cover for me for your note to me. Thanks for being a great swapper and friend-look forward to more swapping in 2020!
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Comment: Gorgeous!! Love everything about both of these darling works of art! Thank you so very much!! ❤️
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Comment: A very pretty image choice for the fairy, The background really makes her stand out. Thanks for a perfect swap as always!
Stastny1965 rated for Steampunk Christmas Style ATC on Dec 27, 2019
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Comment: Thank your for the awesome ATC - I love it! Also, thank you for the ATC papers! Happy Holidays! - Sheila
Mindy82671 rated for Poinsettia ATC on Dec 27, 2019
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Comment: The ATC you made is absolutely stunning! I also loved how the entire envelope represented the poinsettia theme. Thank you for the die cuts as well. I love it💖
kfaye rated for Halloween ~ Christmas ornament on Dec 26, 2019
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Comment: Thank you!
Response: Glad you received it. Thank you for the heart. Posted a photo on my Flickr account.
Mindy82671 rated for Christmas Tags Swap on Dec 20, 2019
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Comment: Absolutely stunning! Handmade tags are my FAVORITE! Thank you so much.
Response: So glad you like them! Thank you for the heart!
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Comment: The card is BEAUTIFUL and I love the tags! Thank you so much. Oh, and the gold snowflakes are very cool too! I really appreciated the friendly letter you wrote as well. I hope to see you in 2020 for more stocking stuffer swaps ~ xo
Response: Those gold snowflakes are really nice! Wish I had bought even more! Thank you for the heart!

Rating Overview

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Comments

lemooon on Nov 30, 2019:

Wishing you all the best!

LLL~Location,Location,Location!

JuneRosebud on Nov 1, 2019:

Thank u 4 joining my swap through WIYM: Ho To The Third Mini Pocket Letter=)

ScrapHappyGabi on Oct 14, 2019:

These guys are MY FAVs!! Just met them for the third time, 2 weeks ago!! So much FUN! Best thing was meeting CHUCK(God) and the Trickster for the 1st time! - Omg.. SO FUN!!

spn

phillaine on Sep 11, 2019:


to Profile-Based Swaps!

hibiscus on Feb 18, 2019:

The three elements atc is absolutely one of the most amazing atc’s I’ve received! You are such an artist!

CurlyTea on Dec 20, 2018:


Happy Birthday!

MissPaula on Sep 14, 2018:

Looking over my favorite ATC's. A Dollie one made by you! This is where you shine, Love it! Thanks, again.

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!

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