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Arabella

Arabella
Date Joined: January 6, 2010
Last Online: October 23, 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

ginny19590 rated for SUSA - ATC w/ a Pumpkin on Oct 23, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much for the cut ATC and yes I do love my kitties. I currently have a catt named Boo Boo. She was orphaned and I had to bottle feed her. She's currently approximately 8 years old now. Stay safe......=)
kaypendragon rated for AAA: Sender's Choice ATC #2 US on Oct 21, 2020
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Comment: I love that you added black aida fabric to that Halloween ATC! What a great idea! Thank you for the lovely card and goodies!
swiftbrooks rated for EASU: Halloween ATC Coin Swap on Oct 19, 2020
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Comment: Hey Nancy! I LOVE your work! So creepy! I love the black fiber around the edge! It makes it extra spoopy! :D
swiftbrooks rated for HEUSA-Halloween Tags on Oct 17, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much for the GORGEOUS Halloween tags! I love them! I agree, it is difficult to use some of our most prized stickers and paper when they seem to change from year to year! I guess that's how we keep the companies in business! I was so glad to hear about your sister's recovery. My Mom, brother and sister in law also had it and have recovered. My Mom had a bad bout of it, but pulled through like a champ. I hope that you and yours continue to do well until a vaccine/cure is found. Please take care! Hugs and Happy Halloween!
BusyB rated for VES -Blind Surprise Swap #1 on Oct 15, 2020
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Comment: What a wonderful gift of yummy vintage ephemera! Some really cool goodies I have never seen before now. Thank you, thank you so much for sharing these surprises! The cranberry recipes leaflet reminds me of my Mom. She made an awesome cranberry salad that only tasted good when she made it. (I tried to make it, not the same, lol) I might have to try some of these recipes. I love cranberries! Also like the vintage postage you used on the envie and the unused postage you sent that I will share on swap mail. Many hearts for you my friend! Hope you are enjoying these beautiful Autumn days. Stay safe and craft on!
Response: Always a joy to swap with you!!
turtles27 rated for A.I.: Words of Autumn on Oct 10, 2020
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Comment: Beautiful ATC! And I love the card, too!
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Comment: Wow! These are cool! I love them! The ones you made are sooooo much better than the ones I made! I can tell that you checked my profile for things I like. That Bela Lugosi one is to die for (or not die for...lol)! Did that come from a set of all of the Universal Monsters? Thank you so much for all of them, but especially THAT one! A million hearts.....
Artstamper rated for YTPC: Autumn Stacked Clusters on Oct 8, 2020
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Comment: Love all these lovely clusters.Always enjoy using clusters on my journal pages. Thank you!
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Comment: Thank you. Yes I like the pocket letter and the extras. When I make them I like what I send but always find the one I receive looks better.
isabellasnow rated for YTPC: Halloween Flip Book - US on Oct 7, 2020
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Comment: Oh, Nancy! What a fun flip book! I'm just in love with the little note you wrote accompanying the book--so whimsical! It gave me a little thrill ;+) Your book is (as always) beautifully made. You do the BEST work. LOve all the tags you created and all the amazing little touches. The skeleton with the feathered top hat is gorgeous. Thank you for a wonderful swap, my friend!
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Comment: Thank you for the cute, mini pocket letter and goodies! I love the vintage feel of it!
warheart rated for CPG Halloween ATC - US only on Oct 2, 2020
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Comment: Love the Halloween ATC - the vintage owl/child is lovely!! Thanks for all the extras!
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Comment: Thanks for the great animal postcards and all the extras.
DeAnnaVarela rated for Halloween on Sep 27, 2020
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Comment: Hola! Your envie, card and especially the spooky ATC are amazeballs! Thank you so much for this private swap. Let me know if you want to do anything else creepy this season. I have coins ready to go if you like making those.
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Comment: Nancy, I absolutely ADORED your card and the ATC's they fit my collection beautifully. Thank you so much I appreciate the beautiful techniques you used and it really inspired me!
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Comment: Such cute pockets!!! I was just thinking I should get out my decorations and looking around thinking anyone walking in would think I had already decorated with what stayed out last year. And yes, I always need more. Ha! Happy Halloween!
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Comment: Hey so happy to have another of your creations in my collection. I love Halloween too!!! Stay safe!! Thanks for all the lovely extras.
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Comment: Wow! What a lovely book! The dedication age is to "Gladys" which was my grandmother's name - a happy tear! I hear you on missing the antique fair and other fun excursions. Thanks so much. Take care and thank you!!
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Comment: Thank you so much for your gorgeous swap! I love every single piece you've added and everything will be of very good use for my future journals <3
Disneydezi rated for Halloween ATC Series (5) - E & E on Aug 25, 2020
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Comment: I LOVED my ATC's, thank you so much I'm so excited so close to having the whole word lol

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 2821 47 53
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2631 2907 0 0
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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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