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Arabella

Arabella
Date Joined: January 6, 2010
Last Online: January 19, 2021
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: Well. Where to start? First of all, how lucky am I to have received these from you! The seasonal birds...gorgeous. And the burlap is another bit of loveliness, so rustic and perfect, and the wee corner brads...every detail is perfection. I love each one!
donetta rated for VC: Winter Wonderland Glue Book Page on Jan 13, 2021
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Comment: Oh Nancy...this is exquisite! And the crow is the perfect final touch...a touch of realism to counteract the tame polar bear! There's so much to see here, and the more I see, the more there is to love!
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Comment: Hi Nancy and I love your napkin and book page decoupage JP. I really like this technique and have used it for several other projects. I love how you used just portions of a napkin instead of covering the whole page - I never thought of doing that but really like the effect. And thank you for all the pretty napkins! I don't have very many to choose from, so am happy to add these to my stash!
honeybee rated for AAA: Christmas ATC on Dec 31, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the great ATC. Happy Holidays!
georgiafae rated for Christmas Themed ATC Swap on Dec 30, 2020
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Comment: Cleaning off my craft desk for the New Year and discovered this swap from you I had opened but sorry hadn't rated yet! Love the vintage collage look of this ATC-you have such a knack for this! Thanks also for the extra goodies for me to "play" with. Happy New Year-so glad 2020 will so be over and a distant memory! Take Care-stay safe!
bluerose3 rated for CPG Dec Scrapped Mini Tag - US on Dec 29, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely tag. A nice addition to my collection :)
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Comment: Thank you for spelling SNOW twice with cards. They were awesome!
luckycharms rated for Santa on Dec 19, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so very much for the awesome and festive Santas atc you made!!!! I Love it!!! I hope you have a safe and Very Merry Christmas!
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Comment: Ohmigoodness this is one of the most beautiful journals I've ever received! Thank you so much! Happy holidays! ❤️
Response: Glad you like it! So enjoy these swaps!
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Comment: Thank you for the fun Christmas mini pocket letter!
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Comment: Oh my! The tea pockets you created for me are just gorgeous. Thank you so much for all the beautiful goodies...I have nothing like what you sent, nor do I have either tea. Many heart swap! ❤️❤️❤️❤️
Response: Great! Enjoy the tea!!
GlyndasCreations rated for AAA: Sender's Choice on Dec 6, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for your ATC.
Onyx rated for PSH: Scavenger Hunt Animals #3(global) on Dec 1, 2020
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Comment: Wow what awesome cards! I love all of them especially the bear and the lion. Many thanks!
Lantana149 rated for AI: Clusters Anyone? US on Nov 23, 2020
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Comment: I knew this was special as soon as I saw the decorated envie.🙂 You did an amazing job on the clusters, I love all of them. Great big thank you!😍❤️❤️❤️
donetta rated for VS - Vintage Christmas Santa ATC on Nov 13, 2020
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Comment: Nancy, this ATC is amazing...honestly, I would have known it was yours even if your name was missing! The beauty of your artwork is always there, but it must be said that the beauty of your construction is equally impressive...everything ‘raw’ is tucked between layers; there isn’t a single unpolished spot. I have made a vow to be a more Nancy-like finisher!
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Comment: I LOVE this at-coin so much! You did a wonderful job designing it. Love how you decorated the envelope also, and thanks a lot for the extra backgrounds.
sunshinesuperman rated for EASU: Free Theme ATC Swap on Nov 6, 2020
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Comment: I knew when I saw the envie and who it was from that it would be a treat! Thank you for the amazing ATC. I believe both parties will be planning dashedly deeds together! The stamps are such a fabulous extra which I adore. Such a perfect swap just for me. Thankyou for making my day! Hugs, Mona
donetta rated for AACG: 3 Elements ATC #5 on Nov 6, 2020
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Comment: Oh Nancy! This ATC is wonderful...so wonderful, in fact, that I put everything aside and ordered the Graphic 45 paper pad! I must have it! Thank you for always being the BEST swap partner...the Oregon mushroom card made my eyes leak a bit from homesickness...and for the pile of beautiful woodland images, which I will use in the creation of my own ATC!
Response: Glad you like it!! I know you will make something beautiful from your G45 paper pad - hope I'm your partner! Take care!
mjhaertling rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #38 on Nov 1, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for the pretty ATC and all the lovely extras. Since my crafting supplies are pretty much packed up for moving, I am going to use some of these things to make my ATC. Thanks!
JenZen5 rated for VS - Vintage Halloween ATC on Oct 29, 2020
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Comment: I love the ATC you made for me. It is super fabulously vintage creepy! Actually, I love everything you sent - the envelope, ATC papers, vintage image and your note card. Thank you and have a wonderful day!

Rating Overview

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Comments

debtea2 on Oct 31, 2020:

debtea2 on Jul 15, 2020:

IDreamOfAfrica on Apr 8, 2020:

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𝓙𝓾𝓼𝓽 𝓫𝓮𝓪𝓾𝓽𝓲𝓯𝓾𝓵. 𝓣𝓱𝓪𝓷𝓴 𝔂𝓸𝓾!

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!!

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.

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