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Arabella

Arabella
Date Joined: January 6, 2010
Last Online: November 18, 2017
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

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Comment: I just love all the ATCS. Thank you for sharing the extra one and the extras. Awesome ❤️❤️
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Comment: Thank so much for the very special Christmas tag you made. It is beautiful! thanks also for the Christmas extras.
hibiscus rated for A.I. - Collage #4 on Nov 15, 2017
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Comment: Can I say wow! What amazing work you do... great use of printed pieces andiam really loving those great! Images you chose.. elephant is great but I am crazy anbout the monkey? Thank you so much
donetta rated for MFF: Autumn Bird ATC on Nov 11, 2017
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Comment: Nancy, as always you have made a truly beautiful ATC. Each element complements the others...I love all the texture, and the burlap is such a great idea (which I may be "borrowing" sometime soon!), Thank you for always being the very best swap partner imaginable.
southerndevil rated for Craft Destash 11/11 on Nov 10, 2017
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Comment: Oh my gosh!! What a lovely surprise I got when I opened your package. I especially loved the journal cards/washi tapes....but all of it is just amazing. Thank you!
qbee rated for ATC#5 - Month of October on Nov 10, 2017
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Comment: sorry for the late rating, great atc's thank you, Debbie
deblew rated for EASU: Stitches and Layers ATC on Nov 8, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the awesome ATC! I just love all the layers you incorporated. And thanks also for all the fun extras! Happy mail for me today!!
magicinker rated for Pocket Letter 'Christmas' on Nov 7, 2017
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Comment: WOW Nancy, That was fast ! Thanks for the Very Christmasy pocket letter. Merry Holidays ! Patt / magicinker
Kaizla rated for Creepy Dolls ATC Swap - USA on Nov 7, 2017
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Comment: Oh my gosh I LOVE this atc! Thank you so much!
hibiscus rated for AACG: Pick 4 Autumn Theme on Nov 7, 2017
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Comment: Just how you collaged all these elements into such a wonderful atc I have no idea but it is one gorgeous and creative card... the burlap element is my favorite ...no wait it's the collage! Background? Ok it's all just so nicely made ..thanks for this and the really nice extras
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Comment: What a fabulous transformation of the little tacky dude. I love the artistry of this ATC! Thanks for this beauty and for the extras.
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Comment: Wowza, Nancy! The 'Second Spring' ATC is absolutely gorgeous - quadruple hearts! Thank you so much for the extras, too. Happy Autumn!
user2148 rated for VC: 3 Elements ATC #22 on Nov 2, 2017
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Comment: Gorgeous ATC!! Definitely going on display - I love everything about it, especially the fitting Beatles lyric! Thank you for the extra atc goodies as well! ❤️❤️❤️
artgirl29 rated for 9LP: Halloween Fun on Nov 1, 2017
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Comment: Gorgeous halloween pl received! Love all the vintage, graphic 45, die cuts, and stamps that you used. I also like the way you decorated the envelope. Thank you so much.
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Comment: Oh Nancy...WOW! I love this "unmistakably yours" ATC...every detail is fantastic! Love the raven (so you!), and oh my, that button is wonderful. I need to do more with what I have...you are so inspiring! And the extras, simply amazing...the music and book pages, the gorgeous papers...it was like opening a gift!
Candyn29 rated for Crow ATC (USA only) on Oct 29, 2017
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Comment: Beautiful
Response: Thanks, Candy!
SamiE rated for VS - Halloween ATC w/ a Black Cat on Oct 28, 2017
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Comment: Love these two for one stamp swaps. Thanks for the unique ATC. Love the art work. Thanks too for all the goodies.
Response: Glad you like it and thank you for the heart!!!
SamiE rated for VS - Halloween ATC w/ a Lady on Oct 28, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the darling ATC. Halloween seems to bring out the artist in all of us. Thanks too for the extras,
Response: We do love Halloween - right!!! Thank you for the heart!
Germanbaby77 rated for A.I. - collage #3 on Oct 27, 2017
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Comment: Fantastic job! That turned out spectacular!!! 5 hearts!
Response: And thank you for the 5 hearts!
Kskollections rated for Altered Book Page on Oct 27, 2017
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Comment: Awesome! This was my first time doing an altered book page. I now have a great example to look at.
Response: Altered book pages are so much fun to do! Thank you for the rating. Have posted a photo on my Flicker acct.!

Rating Overview

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Comments

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.

BusyB on Oct 31, 2016:

Happy Halloween!

bjmonroe on Oct 29, 2016:

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