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Arabella

Arabella
Date Joined: January 6, 2010
Last Online: October 21, 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

Shiraz rated for USATC: Halloween ATC Swap on Oct 18, 2018
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Comment: Thank you Nancy - all very appreciated
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Comment: Wow, Nancy! You had me with the great collaged envie (love all those fortunes), but then to find your cleverly designed tag and the extra postcards! Well, I’m delighted with your creativity. Thanks so much.
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Comment: Nancy, you did me well again! I like the unique LP designs as well as the miscellaneous postcards. The stamps never disappoint! Finally, thank you for the cute card and the whole swap!
vanneparis rated for SUSA - Send 3 Beach Themed ATCs on Oct 11, 2018
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Comment: Hi Nancy! Thanks so much for the incredible Beach themed ATCs. I love this Graphic 45 collection and she did such a beautiful job making them. Thank you for joining the swap. Take Care -Vanne
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Comment: Thank you so much Nancy, the letter describing why you chose those cards made them extra special. I really like the Bigfoot one too!
isabellasnow rated for VJP: Vintage Halloween Collage on Oct 9, 2018
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Comment: Gorgeous, as always! You create the BEST art; I'm lucky when you are my sending partner. LOVE the purple/black (more than orange/black) and those witchy ladies. Thank you so much for the extras, too. I love receiving anythig from you!
Response: So glad you like it! I really like the Tim Holtz witches! I've been trying to use them instead of hoarding them!
Mimi7 rated for SUSA - Send 3 Halloween ATCs on Oct 2, 2018
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Comment: Hi Nancy What a wonderful and generous swap you sent!! :) I love the Halloween Boo ATC you made and I love the ones you sent that were made by someone else. So very nice. Thanks for the paper you wrapped them in, I am going to use it and I also love all the extras. If I could give you more hearts I would. Happy Halloween!!
lmacdavis93 rated for YTPC: Halloween Pocket Letter on Oct 1, 2018
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Comment: Hi Nancy and thank you SO much for the amazing Halloween pocket letter. I can tell you put so much time and effort into making this. I hated to take it apart but yet I wanted to find all the goodies inside the pockets and use them! And I have nothing that you sent me except 3 of the ATC sized papers you used! I thought that was amazing because I have so much Halloween stuff! Thank you so much for a great swap!!
tinang rated for Lantern Press Postcard Swap-US on Sep 29, 2018
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Comment: You went over the charts with this swap to me — many thanks to you on your cards and the vintage stamps! Those will be put into my collection ASAP.
Ac2052 rated for VC: 3 Elements ATC #29 on Sep 29, 2018
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Comment: I love how spooky this turned out! Well done! Thanks for the cool extras!
ladybegood rated for SUSA - Vintage Image Witch ATC on Sep 29, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the absolutely wonderful atc. I love the images. Happy Halloween!
SuZignomeMoM rated for MJS: 5x7 Magpie Journal - US on Sep 25, 2018
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Comment: ♥ WOW! WOW! WOW! I got your fabulous, FABULOUS journal today. It is a work of art. I found much to me inspire beyond the words. Thank you so much. I hope we are partners again sometime soon.
donetta rated for VC: September tag on Sep 22, 2018
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Comment: Ohhhh, Nancy! I love the darling kitty tag, and the beautiful cat-themed greeting card is the perfect vehicle for the tag...but then, every swap you create and send is this way. You are just the loveliest of swap partners. Thank you also for the lovely extras; I can hardly wait to use them all!
mandymo rated for YTPC: Halloween Mini Flipbook on Sep 21, 2018
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Comment: Eeeeeeeeep! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the flipbook you created for me. The aesthetic is perfect. There are so many delicious details to absorb and I think the page with the spider web is my favorite. I also love the velvet flower on the cover. It just makes the whole little book pop. Thank you so much for a wonderful swap!
5
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Comment: You wrapped it so pretty! Thank you :D
vanneparis rated for SUSA - Send 3 Circus ATCs on Sep 17, 2018
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Comment: Hi Nancy - Thanks so much for the very incredible Circus ATCs. I love them and they really take me back to the Circus. I can't wait to add them to my collection. I love all of the special goodies as well. Take Care -Vanne
LindaRuthie rated for Thinking of Fall Pocket letter on Sep 14, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful Fall PL. As soon as I pulled it out of my mailbox, I was smiling. This is definitely happy mail. I love all the little details you added and the maple leaf edging is wonderful. I enjoyed reading about your Autumn memories and now I'm wanting apple crisp. I appreciate the lovely goodies tucked in the pockets as well as the papers protecting the PL. I will enjoy using those in future projects. ♥♥♥♥♥♥
jeepermom rated for Two Lighthouse Postcards on Sep 13, 2018
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Comment: Love the cards - all of them. Thank you! I hope the smoke in the air is getting better. Thank you again!
luleemik rated for Crappy Halloween!!! on Sep 8, 2018
5
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Comment: WOW---what an over the top swap!!! First of all, love the ornie! Vintage Halloween is soooo me. The presentation of the swap in a coffin inside the altered book/box just blew me away!! Thank you for sending an amazing swap!
dyp rated for Pick 2 ATCs - Woodland Animals on Sep 6, 2018
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Comment: Awwwwwwwwwwwwwww I ADORE your ATCs! Oh tytytytyty happy swapping.

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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