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Arabella

Arabella
Date Joined: January 6, 2010
Last Online: August 4, 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

thequilterslink rated for TFT-Pretty Pocket Envelopes on Jul 29, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the awesome swap..Love the pockets you made!
Maud1916 rated for Steampunk ATC on Jul 26, 2020
5
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Comment: Love the ATC and the card! And thank you for the extra paper bits, too!
PaperPassion rated for Coloring In-ATC with pocket on Jul 23, 2020
5
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Comment: The colored pocket ATC is beautiful.Thanks so much and thank you for joining the swap.The tag is perfect.
5
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Comment: Oooh - I love it, it's all gorgeous - even the envelope it came in - Thank you!
LinSoles rated for YTPC: Fabric Scrappies! on Jul 14, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely fabric scrappies you made for me. They are lovely. The brads might come in handy if I find a use for them. Happy crafting!
InsanePenguins rated for YTPC: Journal Tabs 10 Ways US on Jul 11, 2020
5
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Comment: Love, love, love them. The extras are real cool. I crochet little flowers too, so I can really appreciate you giving me one. Yhank you so much. The metal pointers will be well used. Again thank you.
Zander rated for BL ~ Butterflies Faux Stamps on Jul 11, 2020
5
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Comment: How wonderful to receive a beautiful swap such gorgeous images for the faux stamps, and such a unique batik card. Thank You for a great swap!
Poeprincess rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #31 on Jul 10, 2020
5
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Comment: I love your ATC, the card enclosing it, the envelope & the note! I wish I had been on that shopping trip with youโ€”great finds!
carrotkate rated for PH: Postcard Book/Box Set Swap on Jul 8, 2020
5
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Comment: Thanks for all of the postcards! The b/w one of the mother-daughter duo is my favorite!
tlemon4 rated for MJS: Flowish Journal July 2020 US on Jul 7, 2020
5
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Comment: Dear Nancy I received your package today and I do not know where to start it is absolutely beautiful! I loved the cover and you had me at page one with the tractor book pages. LOL the book is so awesome it couldn't be more perfect. I really feel lucky today to receive such a wonderful package in the mail. I don't think I will want to take any of it apart and use it .I want to keep it all for myself just how it is it is so perfect and beautiful. I really need to step up my game your book is such an inspiration you used so many different types of paper & media and it all came together so beautifully. I can't thank you enough for all the thoughtful goodies that you also included which I love. I hope that I am able to make a junk journal or another swap in the future for you that you will love as much as I have loved your swap. Thank you so much for a wonderful Swap and for making my day. Happy swapping until we swap again .Be safe,& keep well. HUGS
roosje rated for YTPC: Roxy's Clusters on Jul 4, 2020
5
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Comment: Hi Nancy, I just love the clusters you made for me. Love how you added all the little pieces of fabric and lace. Teeny tiny works of art! I use a lot of these clusters is my creations, but I am going to hold on to these for a while! Thank you for the book pages as well!
roosje rated for YTPC: Collage Cards with Joie de Fi on Jul 4, 2020
5
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Comment: Hello Nancy, thank you for a beautiful swap! I loved all the cards you created, your work is amazing and I love the scraps you used, the stamps and the added text. Thank you for the extra book pages as well!
5
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Comment: These three are just gorgeous! Love how they ALL turned out and then you filled them with wonderful goodies and put them into a gorgeous little folder with more beautiful pages! Wow!! Thank you so much for all the swap love!! โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ
5
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Response: Thank you for coming back to rate this atc. I do hope you like it.
georgiafae rated for VJP: Something Different! on Jun 28, 2020
5
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Comment: How wonderful to receive from you again! The journal page is great and will fit nicely in the vintage journal I am working on! Love the card you sent it in-don't know how you could let it go-I would have hoarded it!! Thanks for the extras-love large print text AND you sent some Poe pages which will go in my everything Poe journal I am also working on! Thanks for being a great partner-stay safe and well, friend!!
TrishaLouise rated for Halloween ATC series (3) L & L on Jun 24, 2020
5
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Comment: Love then, Thank you!
AnnaL rated for SUSA - Vintage Inspired ATC on Jun 18, 2020
5
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Comment: Thanks Nancy for the pretty ATC you made me, I love it. Love the card & book pages as well. Like you crafts, swapping has helped in these strange days we live in. Have a wonderful week, AnnaL.
January rated for Scrappies 2 on Jun 15, 2020
5
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Comment: I just love the scrappies you made for me! Thank you. I also love the notecard you sent them in.
PaperPassion rated for Scrappies 2 on Jun 15, 2020
5
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Comment: Love doing these scrappies and love what you sent to me.Thanks so much for the great scraps will surly put them to good use.
AmyMarie rated for VES: Vintage Book Pages on Jun 13, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you for the all the great book pages. I also appreciate the multiple postage stamps you used on the envelope.

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Comments

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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!!

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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 atcโ€™s Iโ€™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 atcโ€™s ever! Lucky me itโ€™s now mine

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