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Arabella

Arabella
Date Joined: January 6, 2010
Last Online: February 15, 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

sharmison33 rated for WIYM - Book Page ATC on Feb 13, 2019
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Comment: Nancy thank you so much for the gecko ATC. I love it. I will definitely have to check out your daughters podcast. I like listening to them when I’m in the car alone. The boys were super excited about the box tops too. Thanks for everything 😊
crochetjunkie rated for Quick Pick 3 Swap on Feb 12, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for a great envelope of goodies. I love how you included fun cat items. And you are so amazing to be taking care of an elderly cat in his twilight years. You are awesome! Thank you for loving him!!
supersquirrel rated for **USA Paper Crafts-Valentine** on Feb 10, 2019
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Comment: I was so excited to see your envelope in the mailbox! Thank you for the very pretty Valentine ATC. What a perfect paper choice. I couldn't pick a better valentine!
Ace330660 rated for AI ~ Embellishment Clusters on Feb 7, 2019
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Comment: I absolutely love the clusters ! I will not be taking them apart ! They will be put to good use. Today has been 60 here and tomorrow it will be 23. This weather is crazy. We only had 1 major snow storm in Ohio too. Which paper pad are the samples from ? Thanks so much !
Response: The valentine one is from the Graphic 45 Princess collection, the other ones were made using my "bits and pieces" box and I can't remember where they came from! Glad you like the clusters and thank you for the heart!
Pandd rated for Add a ticket on Feb 4, 2019
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Comment: Love your atc. And by the way, I won with that ticket! Just kidding. It is a wonderful atc. And great extras. Thank you Nancy for a terrific swap. Pat💕💕
Response: Urghhhh! I knew I should have kept that ticket!!! Lol! Thanks for the heart, Pat!
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Comment: What a magnificent yellow envelope! Your coin is gorgeous! Absolutely love what you did with the gold cording and the pearls made the trip just fine! Wonderful napkins and 3 of hearts - all new to my collection. The G45 paper is just beautiful. Did you notice how close one of the 3 of hearts matched that paper!!??Thank you so much for such a special swap.
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Comment: Lovely pocket letter! The vintage look was so beautiful! And thanks for the goodies!
MMark rated for PH: Spell L-O-V-E With Postcards #2 on Feb 4, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the awesome postcards! Love them! Sorry for the late rating, had an emergency in the family.
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Comment: It's always a very special treat receiving a swap from you! I love the many tags you sent and am excited to know I have some beautiful tags waiting to use next Christmas. I love the way you packaged them and the beautifully decorated envelope was a treat to find in my mailbox. Thank you so much, Nancy!
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Comment: Thank you, thank you - I love everything! I love the vintage feel to all the cards and all the little extras. Happy Valentine's Day!
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Comment: Thank you for the 4!! new Lantern cards. I think Oregon swappers have the best note cards when they send trade. I too have been to Bonneville Dam years ago and watched the Salmon! Very cool and interesting. Have a magnifying glass to glance at the cool tape you used of oldie stuff!
BetsyG rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #1 on Jan 28, 2019
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Comment: I love the atc and the extras you sent. And you even used the elements on the envelope -smart. Sounds like our husbands are alike. I, too, would rather do artwork than house work. Enjoy the rest of winter.
AliCrafter rated for AAA - Recycled Christmas Card ATC on Jan 25, 2019
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Comment: I'm so sorry for rating so late. I thought I had. I thought your ATC was perfect. It's fun to envision something new out of something "old."
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Comment: Nancy, thank you so much for the wonderful swap! I love the atc & noticed you even snuck a 203 on there! :) The extras you sent for me are perfect as well. All my favorites!
Response: I thought you would find that "203"! Glad you like the atc and thank you for the heart!!
Eulegirl rated for USA Recycle Those Christmas Cards! on Jan 23, 2019
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Comment: Oh, wow! This is beautiful! I wasn't sure what I was going to make with mine. I wouldn't have thought of this gorgeous book. Thank you.
Created46 rated for VTHS: 1-2-3 ATC on Jan 22, 2019
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Comment: Love this. Very well executed. Thank you for swapping with me.
RetroChik rated for WIYM ATC with a Heart - USA on Jan 22, 2019
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Comment: Thank you. I absolutely love this ATC!
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Comment: What a beautiful ATC, Nancy! I love that you describe your process of creating it as I learn from that--like coloring the girl's coat and wiping it off to get the muted, vintage look! I wouldn't have thought of that trick! Like you, I have just one of his Christmas Remnant Rubs and wish I'd gotten at least two. I will watch for them at Tuesday Morning, one of the three stores nearby always has lots of his things, far more than the other two stores. Thanks also for the little extras---you didn't need to send them, but I will certainly find good uses for them! Thanks for a beautiful swap!
Response: Glad you like it! I love Tuesday Morning, too! Always have to have a set spending limit when I go in there! Have a wonderful new year!
Doodlefingers101 rated for WIYM: Graphic 45 on Jan 15, 2019
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Comment: Thank You
Response: Glad you got it! Thank you for the heart!
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Comment: Thank you so much for your amazing sending :)! The stamps always come in handy and the brown paper you used as a cover is totally awesome! I will definitely use it in my future projects.But the journal page itself is beyond words! It´s so beautiful on both sides and you even added a quote on it. That means you´ve read my profile with care and I appreciate that A LOT! Such a great piece of art! I´d give you tens of hearts if I could, THANK YOU!
Response: I am so glad you received this! I know I love to get the "real" stamps on the swaps that you send, too! Have a very happy year!

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Comments

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!

OrigamiGrace on Jan 3, 2017:

From Cheap Postage Group!

2017

wolfeagle on Dec 31, 2016:

HNYE

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