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Arabella

Arabella
Date Joined: January 6, 2010
Last Online: September 20, 2019
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: Hello dear Nancy, I wanted to thank you for an amazing swap! Your tags are beautiful and I was happily surprised by the presentation. Loved the extras as well, thank you for reading my profile!
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Comment: I love what you sent! I too had to make allowances with making mine as I had limited items to use. The card image appears to be an immpressionist style and does have that French feel! Thanks so much!
sunshinesuperman rated for EASU: Free Theme ATC Swap on Sep 15, 2019
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Comment: I LOVE this card. It is so my style and she does look spooky. It looks like a mourning card which I find that all fascinating. Thank you for such a great card for my Halloween/Strange Collection. Hugs, Mona
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Comment: Thanks for the fun Bingo card. Aren't they a little young to be playing with spells? Which embossing folder is that on the front of the folder you made to pop the bingo card in? Wonderful presentation! Thanks for a most excellent swap!
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Comment: Thank you for ALL the great postcards & for considering my preferences in making your choices. The Oregon Falls and Portland Zombie cards are super, the cowboy hot tub is a hoot, & that octopus portrait is splendid. Great handmade envie with wonderful stamps too!
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Comment: Nancy, everything you send brings a smile to my face! Your book page pockets are GORGEOUS. I'm in awe of the way you presented them--each inside their own little pocket and each little pocket is more beautiful than the last. Bunnies, foxes, fawns--all my favorite critters! Love the postage stamp accents and the sweet little things you tucked inside each of them. You're an artist, Nancy, and I'm so lucky to receive your work!
georgiafae rated for AACG: WiTcH tAg (cackle, cackle) on Sep 10, 2019
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Comment: What a great tag-you're right-Tim Holtz has great Halloween items. Thanks for the tip of using Staz On to color an item-I believe alcohol ink does the same thing! It's been raining here the last three days so it does feel like fall is coming and we have the heat on this morning! Great card you sent the tag in,too! Always fun to get you as a partner,my friend! Take care-thanks for sharing your talents and HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!!
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Comment: Hi Nancy! Thank you so very much for the awesome art journal page... I just love it! So pretty and I love the colors! Very nice swap!
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Comment: Wow, wow wow wow WOW!! Thank you SO much for this fantastic swap! Every bit you sent is tailor fit for me! I will be creating some amazing journals with this awesome ephemera! I love all of the militaria, the photos, the Italian Lira... wow wow WOW! The postcards, stamps, book pages, rations book, music pages,WWII article, stamps etc..wow THANK YOU SO MUCH! I love it all so very much! I am going to play with this today! My creativity has been sparked!! xx <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 Gabi
Response: So glad you can use these bits of ephemera I've been hoarding for a while! Thank you for the hearts!!
Wykyd rated for Halloween ATC - Spooky on Aug 28, 2019
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Comment: This is stunning! I just love it all - the ATC, the book pages, the card, the note, everything! Thank you!
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Comment: Beautiful beautiful booklets!! I love the card and envie too!
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Comment: Love love love these little tags!! 😍 I love the owl card too!
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful tags! I love them!! And thank you for the extra birds for future collage work!
Poohtat rated for PH: Send 3 Postcards #17 on Aug 21, 2019
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Comment: OMG these are the best postcards! The octopus and the boo dog are awesome. I will check out the podcast. Thank you so much. I love them all.
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Comment: I absolutely love the word Washi that you used, where did you get it? The whole thing is wonderful. Thank you very much for making this PL for me :)
Response: I wish I could remember - I would get more!!! Glad you like the pl, I loved making it!
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Comment: Love the pics!! Thanks so much! The quote on your card is one of my favorites- love the colors you used!
SkaGirl rated for Share your notecard stash #1 on Aug 16, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the notecards and the wonderful postcards!!! :)
BLUR rated for ATCO: July Sender's Choice ATC on Aug 14, 2019
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Comment: Made it to the PO in between travels this afternoon! Woohoo! I LOVE your humorous ATC! I'll have to look up the source info you shared for some fun ;) Also appreciate the My Fair Lady note!! Thank you!
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Comment: This turned out so lovely. The choice of colours is a pretty combo and the lace really adds to the vintage feel.Thanks so much!
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Comment: adorable and useful. Thank you.

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Comments

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 atc’s I’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 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!

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