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Arabella

Arabella
Date Joined: January 6, 2010
Last Online: November 12, 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

LilysMama rated for Halloween Mini Pocket Letter on Nov 9, 2019
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Comment: Sorry for the late rating, I received this today....finally. Thank you so much for the wonderful Mini PL! You never disappoint :)
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Comment: Awww...thank you so so much for this adorable ATC! I just so happen to love autumn, sunflowers AND ravens, and here you went combining all three! :)
debtea2 rated for CQ-Autumn Tags on Nov 8, 2019
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Comment: WOW the tags are beautiful you are amazing and I love the crochet leaf ..you are an amazingly talented artist.. thank you very much many many hearts
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Comment: I LOVE your ATC. It's by far one of thenicest ATC's I've gotten. The mermaid washi is beautiful, and I thank you for that too. Nice card and nice note included. Thank you for everything.
ashchu rated for Halloween Mini Pocket Letter on Nov 2, 2019
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ashchu rated for Halloween Pocket Letter on Nov 2, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for sharing the story about picking apples.
Response: Great fall memories!
IbeBecca rated for Day of the Dead / Halloween ATC on Nov 1, 2019
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Comment: Beautiful!! thank you so much!!
Response: Thanks! So much fun to do!
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Comment: All very nice PC's, and I loved your greeting card. Thank you!
Response: Glad to share them with you!
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Comment: Great ATC!
Response: Thanks for rating and the heart - love DoftheD!
vlhafer54 rated for YTPC: 2 Styles Journal Cards on Oct 30, 2019
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Comment: Thank you - everything is gorgeous - even the envelope!
artgirl29 rated for Halloween Tags- USA on Oct 29, 2019
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Comment: Gorgeous tags, thank you so much! Thanks for the extra papers. Happy Halloween!
Response: Thanks for rating and the heart!
papertreasures17 rated for Mini Halloween FlipBook on Oct 28, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much for the gorgeous Halloween flip book. I love it! ❤️
Response: Thank you for rating!!
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Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful bird coins. I love them and the presentation was awesome. P.S. the ravens would have been equally awesome..I love Halloween too.
jannieb rated for EASU: Halloween ATC Swap on Oct 19, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the great ATC & goodies. It was a pleasure being your swap partner. Happy Halloween!!
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Comment: Thank you for the PL. I loved it. Especially the candy corn ribbon down the side of it. I loved the stamps on the envelope as well. I cut them out so I can use them in future Halloween crafts.
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Comment: Thank you is was absolutely lovely! the little cat was my favorite! the goodies were cute as well thank you!
CatieCat388 rated for USATC: Halloween ATC Swap on Oct 17, 2019
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Comment: The ATC & the extras are great. Thank you so very much.
Helena8664 rated for Halloween Pocket Letter on Oct 17, 2019
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Comment: What a BEAUTIFUL and haunting pocket letter...I love your style! <3 Thank you so much. And you included such lovely goodies! :)
auntiejo rated for Vintage Paper Swap on Oct 11, 2019
5
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Comment: Absolutely love all of the items in this swap! THANK YOU!

Rating Overview

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Comments

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!!

spn

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

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