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Arabella

Arabella
Date Joined: January 6, 2010
Last Online: May 22, 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: Great Swap!! Thank you - the envelopes are gorgeous and you even included matching cards! The extra papers are gorgeous and I appreciate how you listed your supplies! Super fun!!
lou rated for WIYM: ✉ Postage Stamps — USA #1 on May 21, 2019
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Comment: Oh Nancy, I loved the swap you sent — and definitely, many of your faves are mine, too!! Thank you for your letter -- really was great to learn more about you and your envelope was decorated so postally, very fun to see in the mail, hope to see you soon in another swap!
SLembke rated for ATCO: Song Title ATC on May 20, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the well composed ATC. Love the old yearbook pics. That gives me all kinds of ideas! Sorry for the late rating. It likely arrived shortly after I left for a trip and I just returned this weekend.
BetsyG rated for Fill a Page Number Series Four on May 16, 2019
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Comment: Thanks
suemick15 rated for Fill a Page Number Series Five on May 14, 2019
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Comment: Nancy, I love this ATC. It is so neatly done and I like how sturdy it is and that you finish the edges. So happy to have it in my collection and I look forward to using the ATC backgrounds you included.I like how you made an already cool card relate to the swap. Thank you for everything. Sue
donetta rated for YTPC: Vintage Style Tags on May 8, 2019
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Comment: O.M.Gee! The tags are (of course, since they are from you) gorgeous, and I wish I'd thought to make some beautiful custom envelopes for MINE to travel in! You are the Queen of Artsy/Swappy Wonderfulness, and I look forward to many, many more years of swapping with you! ETA: the family photo is the best part of these for me...a sweet reminder of you as a little girl!
Response: Awww, thanks, Donetta! Glad you like them!
donetta rated for Fill a Page Number Series Three on May 8, 2019
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Comment: Nancy, it is all kinds of wonderful to receive a swap from you! Every detail is perfection, and I LOVE your "borrowed" ancestors...I will care for them as you did when you bought their photo. Thank you so much for always putting your heart into your art!
Response: I do love "borrowed" ancestors! I know these are in good hands!
Karmi53 rated for BL ~ Flamingo/Butterfly on Apr 30, 2019
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Comment: Thank you very much for the lovely atc l like how you made the card the layers are very well put. And the cute flamingo card u sent it in too funny. Thanks for all the extras too . Thank you take care
Response: I knew I had that flamingo card - just surprised I could find it in time to use for this swap!! Glad you like the atc!
nannycat rated for WIYM: ATC Tag on Apr 29, 2019
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Comment: Nancy thank you so much ,the atc ,tags they are lovely its amazing what you can do with bits and pieces. keep well warm regards Wendy
Response: I do like playing with all the bits and pieces I've hoarded!
Pikkis rated for Fill a Page Number Series One on Apr 27, 2019
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Comment: Your ATC is just beyond words, it´s totally gorgeous :)! I love everything on it; the lovely image, the rusty-looking gears, the number 1 and the text, simply everything. Thank you also for all the other bits and pieces! So lucky to have you as my partner!
Response: I always love sending to you - almost as much as receiving from you!!
AZmom875 rated for BL ~ SUPER easy flip book on Apr 26, 2019
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Comment: That was super cute! Very well done. Thanks for the fun swap items you added as extras.
Response: Fun to do - glad you like it!
suemick15 rated for Fill a Page Number Series Two on Apr 26, 2019
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Comment: Hi Nancy, Thank you for the nicely made ATC. I am so happy the two ladies in the photo were "not forgotten" This will fit in very well with my collection and is much to my liking. The ATC papers you tucked in are much appreciated and the the wonderful card you tucked everything in to will, somehow, enjoy another life. Thank you for a delightful swap. Sue
simcoe54 rated for PH: 3 PCs + an Easter Greeting Card on Apr 24, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the Easter Card, postcards and extras. Love everything.
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Comment: Love the tag, fabulous work
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Comment: Thank you I love the card, I don't make many cards but this was so much fun. Hope to swap again.
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Comment: The mini PL is stunning! I love it and all the goodies! Thank you so much!!
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely Atc's..they are great!
petaluda rated for USAPC: Vintage Photo & Music ATC on Apr 22, 2019
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Comment: This is so beautiful! I was very fortunate to have you as a partner .🌷🌷❤️
hibiscus rated for AACG: Tea Bag Paper ATC on Apr 17, 2019
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Comment: Your work is so lovely this card is truly beautiful... it is like reading a Jane Austen novel ... your technique with the tea bag (using that reddish tea is a great idea) is just so nice and well worth using again... thank you for this treasure and the great extras...and the nice note as well....
Ace330660 rated for MAGPIE JOURNAL on Apr 15, 2019
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Comment: I love this journal ! The binder rings are nice. I prefer a thicker journal anyways. Love the dark colors. The fabric will be put to good use.Thanks so much !

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Comments

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!

OrigamiGrace on Jan 3, 2017:

From Cheap Postage Group!

2017

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