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Arabella

Arabella
Date Joined: January 6, 2010
Last Online: April 12, 2021
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

rhinoluvr rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #137 on Apr 11, 2021
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Comment: Hi Nancy! ๐Ÿ‘‹ Wowza! Thank you SO so much for this wonderful packet of happy mail. What a collection of fabulous PCs! I thought I could pick a favorite, but each 1 is just so great. I love the looks on everyoneโ€™s faces at the animal hospital ๐Ÿ˜น I love Yaquina Head lighthouse (& I went there 1 July years ago), Of course I LOVE the baby Rhino ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿฆ PC. from the Oregon zoo. & the waterfalls, owl & books!! Thanks again. I wish you lots of good mail karma ๐Ÿ’Œ๐Ÿ“ฌ for your kindness. Take care ๐Ÿค—
Ajijic rated for Cool Crap for Junk Journaling on Apr 11, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the nice variety!
Quiltbutterfly rated for YTPC: Snippets! on Apr 7, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much Nancy for the very lovely Snippets. I love all the different things you added and know I will definitely be using them. Wonderful to be swapping with you again. The card you made is another clever idea as well. โค๏ธ
Kitty2cats rated for YTPC: 3 Library Pockets on Apr 6, 2021
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Comment: Hi Nancy, I adore the library pockets you made! I love the paper choice, so pretty. The colors are my very favorite as well. The ephemera including birds, butterflies and flowers always make me happy. I can't wait to use the pockets and ephemera in my craft projects and journals.โคโคโค
tristitia rated for YTPC: Collaged Flower Tags on Apr 4, 2021
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Comment: Your tags are beautiful! I really like how you were able to use a magazine flower image and somehow tie it in and make it look vintage. Thank you!
Rabbitfreedom rated for Cool Crap for Junk Journaling on Apr 3, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for such an amazing assortment of ephemera. I will be framing that rabbit print for sure!
PerArduaAdAlta rated for 9LP: 3 Mini Pockets - Spring on Mar 31, 2021
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Comment: Hello fellow Oregonian! I loved your vintage style spring pockets and its stamp themed contents! So generous and thoughtful, thank you
isabellasnow rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #45 on Mar 30, 2021
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Comment: Lovely to receive one of your works of art! I love your little TH girl and the sweet bird peeking across the page at her. The composition is so balanced and perfect. POISON! haha . . . perhaps that little forget-me-not is belladonna instead! Thank you, also, for the absolutely beautiful photo notecard.
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Comment: Beautiful!! I love this pocket - great theme and even autographed by a celebrity:) Thank you so much!
Kellpepper rated for MAE - ATC size Envelopes on Mar 27, 2021
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Comment: I love the paper you used. Thank you so much.
Rbrstmpr rated for MAE - ATC size Envelopes on Mar 22, 2021
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Comment: Oh my, these are each fabulous and I love them. The papers are divine and I was thinking theyโ€™d be perfect to tuck into my journal pockets when I read your note and realized we both agreed they were too nice to glue down. Many thanks!!
rainydayangie rated for WIYM: SSS - MAR 2021 (USA) on Mar 16, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much for the goodies!
Kitty2cats rated for YTPC: Multi Pocket Insert USA on Mar 16, 2021
5
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Comment: Hi Nancy, Wow! Your multi-pocket inserts are amazing! I love everything about them...the paper/ephemera choices, theme, style, construction. Thank you! It is crazy how much can be stuffed into all the little pockets, tucks, and hiding spots. You did a great jobโค๏ธ
debtea2 rated for TFT- Beauty of the Bee Mini PL on Mar 14, 2021
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Comment: Omg the place is awesome.. The bees knees.lol Thank you its perfect Thank you for joining in..
roosje rated for YTPC: Scrap Patches on Mar 13, 2021
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Comment: Dear Nancy, thank you so much for a wonderful swaps! All those fairies, what a great surprise! I love your patches, can't wait to use them. Thank you for reading my profile!
tishttr1 rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #44 on Mar 11, 2021
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Comment: SIMPLY ELEGANT - WOW! โ€“ ๐Ÿ˜Š What a Great Swap!! Thank You! YOU get 100 Hearts, 100 Stars, a Resounding round of Applause with a Standing Ovation, A Marching Band, Fireworks, and a 21 Gun Salute!! Again THANK YOU, Stay Safe, God Bless!!!
LDeWitt rated for AAPC: Green Tag w/a Frog on Mar 8, 2021
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Comment: Wow Nancy, this is the cuties frog tag ever. Your love of the green cuties comes through strong. I love the background, the inked edges, the way you placed the croaking music notes, one of the greatest sounds of a summer evening. Thank you so much for this tag, it is lovely. Thank you also for the extra tit bits. I'll look forward to swapping with you again soon. Stay well.
Response: So glad you like it!! I do love those little greenies!!
dmarie rated for YTPC: Spring Goodie Gift Pouch USA on Mar 1, 2021
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Comment: โค๏ธThese are so pretty.. paper you used and the folder you sent them in...Thanks so much...they are really quite gorgeous!
mcall rated for TFT-Tea Themed ATC made from a Tea Box on Feb 25, 2021
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Comment: WOW! what a beautiful ATC...and it smells good too, thank you Nancy
LadyJo rated for PH: Lantern Press Postcards #3 on Feb 23, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful post cards from your area! Also, the stamps will be put to good use. The note card you sent as well is neat, love that is from your area as well! I know what you mean, I like getting the latest stamps, too!

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Comments

debtea2 on Oct 31, 2020:

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IDreamOfAfrica on Apr 8, 2020:

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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.

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