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Arabella

Arabella
Date Joined: January 6, 2010
Last Online: December 18, 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

SillyTilly42 rated for Surprise Ephemera 4 on Dec 15, 2018
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Comment: I feel like a kid at a candy store! Thank you!
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Comment: My face right now: :O This was amazing! Thank you so much for such a huge, thoughtful, amazing swap! I really felt the Christmas cheer opening each and every one of your items. THANK YOU so much for putting this extremely generous package together, and I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and happy New Year! :):):)
grandmaroro rated for IS: Christmas Themed ATC Coins on Dec 14, 2018
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Comment: Girl, I just received your beautiful coins. Yes, they are late. Who cares! They are lovely and I am so grateful that I received them. Your decoupage is is flawless. Thank you so much for my wonderful Christmas coins.
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful Christmas atc and card. And I love your personal holiday note. Hope your celebration is happy and fun and your new year is joyous and prosperous.
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Comment: Oh this is so beautiful. I can’t pick which one is my favorite. Each one I look at seems to be prettier than the last. I am so honored to have this in my collection!!!
Lablauri57 rated for Winter ATC Coins Swap- USA on Dec 7, 2018
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Comment: I really LOVE the ATC coins, new to those so it really helped me having a visual. Thank you
MamaMangrove rated for PH: Send 4 Postcards #13 on Dec 4, 2018
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Comment: What a delightful batch of cards you chose for me! Thank you so much for your generosity and great choices. I love them all, but the girl with the chicken on her head made me laugh out loud! Thanks so much for going above & beyond to make this such a wonderful swap.
Pandd rated for YTPC: Playing Card Journal Spots on Dec 2, 2018
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Comment: What a wonderful swap! Love the ATCs. And the great extras. I can use the napkins. Thank you for a fantastic swap. Pat💕💕
Eclectonote rated for Early vintage Christmas on Dec 1, 2018
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Comment: These vintage Christmas ATCs are wonderful, small treasures. I really like the layered image technique you used the the subtle and effective use of embellishments. Thank you for the pair and also for the holiday tags!
Response: They were so fun to make and I'm glad you liked how they turned out! Have a great holiday season!!
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Comment: Nancy! Your Bingo card is just gorgeous! I love it! Thanks for all the extra goodies, too. Can't wait to try some of those napkins out. Happy Holidays=)
Rabbitfreedom rated for HE-Halloween stash swap_USA on Nov 21, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for all the wonderful goodies! I can't wait to use them!
JuneRosebud rated for YTPC: Playing Card Journal Spots on Nov 19, 2018
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Comment: Oh my goodness!! Your journaling tags are just beautiful!! You do really nice art work. Thank you & Happy Holidays to you & yours!!
Response: Happy Holidays to you, too!
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Comment: Nancy, your journal is simply amazing! It's so gorgeous inside and out. I love all the labeled snippets inside detailing what you included. I had such fun leafing through and reading everything. Your husband is quite a talented artist! I absolutely ADORE the way you created a cloth cover with a cloth foldover with all that lovely brown ribbon tied 'round. Thank you so much for creating something so SO special for me! (p.s. I am always so excited when you are my sending partner; I know I'm in for a treat!)
thequilterslink rated for Element of ribbon on Nov 18, 2018
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Comment: Thanks so much!
tristitia rated for ATC Product Series #13: Washi tape on Nov 14, 2018
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Comment: 1) Your washi ATCs are very cute, thank you! 2) What a pretty card! Thank you again! 3) Your handwriting is beautiful :)
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Comment: I apologize ... I thought I had rated you for this:< It is so beautiful!!!!!
ARTG33K74 rated for WIYM: Halloween ATC on Nov 5, 2018
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Comment: Great combinations in the mixed media ATC, thank you!
jannieb rated for USATC: Free Themed ATC Swap on Oct 29, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for joining my swap & for the awesome cat halloween card & goodies. Me & Grayson loved the ATC's you made us and OMG!...he flipped out when he saw the $2 & had a smile from ear to ear! You really made our day. Thank you for sending a wonderfully, thoughtful swap :)
lauriew rated for MJS: Magpie Journal 2018 #5 - US on Oct 29, 2018
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Comment: Nancy, Thanks for the fabulous magpie journal! It is beautiful. I love learning about your city. Thanks for all the extras, too. The quotes are so funny. The journal is beautiful.
Chrissiemeade85 rated for Halloween Mini Pocket Letter on Oct 29, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much I love it
Response: Glad you like it and thank you for the heart!

Rating Overview

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Comments

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!

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

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