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Arabella

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

goinjenny rated for PH: Send 3 Postcards #7 on Jan 12, 2018
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Comment: Thank you, esp for all the extras
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Comment: Nancy, thanks for a wonderful Christmas Mini Book! The packaging presentation was outstanding and SO much fun! You've done an outstanding job and I am going to enjoy adding some pictures to it from our quiet little holiday without our kids. It was odd but very relaxing, AND my son and his dear friend Mary spent the holiday in Germany, attending a Christmas Eve midnight mass at an ancient Episcopal Cathedral---where he proposed to her! (Yes, he is a scientist by job, but has an equally creative, artistic, and romantic half which he got from his mother! We have no idea when the wedding can be as he works in southern Wisconsin and she is in New Jersey! New job for someone will have to come through somehow and they don't want to go with New Jersey because of high cost of living! So your little holiday album will have that as it's best holiday memory this year! Thanks for the Tim H extras as well. They will certainly get put to use. Happy New Year!
Pandd rated for THC: Stamp & Die Cut on Dec 28, 2017
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Comment: Loved your atc. The design was very nice. Thank you for the extras and a great swap. Pat💕💕
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Comment: Nancy, I knew this was yours before I knew it was yours...does that make sense! It's the owl...that tiny bit of difference that defines your art. Everything you create is so special...I love having you as a swap partner.
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Comment: What an amazing mini pocket letter! I love it! Thank you so much!
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Comment: Thank you Nancy! You have sent to me Treasures of Christmas ATCs with used Christmas stamps. I love the ATCs you sent to me. And thank you for the Santa Christmas card & extra postage stamps. Happy December!
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Comment: Absolutely gorgeous!! Thank you so very much, what a great Christmas surprise!! ❤
bbsporty rated for EJ: Ephemera ATC on Dec 12, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful atc! You did such a wonderful job on it!
AnnaL rated for Holiday ATC on Dec 9, 2017
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Comment: Thank you Nancy for the beautiful Christmas ATC and for the goodies as well as the beautiful Christmas card. Have a great week and a Very Merry Christmas. AnnaL.
luvbird rated for VC: Vintage Angel Tag on Dec 8, 2017
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Comment: Nancy, thank you so very much for the lovely angel tag...just beautiful! I appreciate and love the special paper that you used. Thank you also for the wonderful extras...love them! It is always so special to receive swaps from you.
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Comment: Thanks for the wonderful cards. I love them all.
ittybittykitty rated for VTHS: ATC - Fall Color on Dec 7, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the pretty ATC and the extra goodies! The colors match perfectly :)
poonwugget rated for 1 + 1 November on Dec 7, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much for the card and the blanks, which are always appreciated. The crowning jewel was the beautiful envelope this nice package came in. I'm so sorry I was late with this rating, since you were so prompt in sending. It is beautiful collage, with great attention to detail.
thequilterslink rated for USA-Holiday Card and an ATC on Dec 6, 2017
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Comment: Thanks love the Atc. Happy Holidays
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Comment: Awesome love it all. Where did you get all those vintage pictures they are great. Thank you for swapping. Happy Holidays
SamiE rated for Sticker Slapping Christmas on Dec 5, 2017
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Comment: Wow. How sweet. Both ATC's are just too cute. The extras will come in handy. Love the card and the envie. Thanks so much. Happy Holidays
DCasey rated for Christmas ATC on Dec 4, 2017
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Comment: Happy Holidays to you and yours!
magicinker rated for Sticker Slapping Christmas on Dec 4, 2017
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Comment: Merry Christmas Nancy, Thank you so much for the awesome ATCs and the goodies included...Your ATCs were awesome !
luvbird rated for AACG: Christmas Altered Book Cover on Nov 29, 2017
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Comment: Oh Nancy, what a precious, sweet and darling book cover. You did an amazing job on this! I am in awe! I love the actual book cover itself and it's title...so perfect! Love the little bird and all the lovely embellishments that you used. Truly a beautiful work of art! I love it so much! This is truly my best "gift" of the season! Thank you for the darling little post cards, card and angel. They look very vintage. Lovely, lovely swap! Thank you!
Heidi rated for Pick 3 Swap on Nov 27, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much for all the goodies! I especially loved the stamps!

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Comments

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:

anrtist on Nov 8, 2016:

There are so many negative things on TV & everywhere you turn,.. esp on this election day!
I want to share this with you lovely ladies today!!!

Blessings, cc

bjmonroe on Nov 6, 2016:

Have a beautiful day!

BusyB on Oct 31, 2016:

Nancy, thank you so much for the wonderful images! I'll be sending an envelope your way this week.

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