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Arabella

Arabella
Date Joined: January 6, 2010
Last Online: April 1, 2020
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

chimerix rated for AAA: Coins March on Mar 30, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the absolutely beautiful ATCoins. They are really lovely. And thank you for the coin backings and the beautiful card. Aloha
ginny19590 rated for VS: Fabulous Ephemera on Mar 28, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you....=)
user2148 rated for YTPC: Paper Scrap Snippet Strips on Mar 28, 2020
5
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Comment: Wow!! These are FABULOUS! Love the colors and all the little details. Your presentation and envie were spectacular as well! Beautiful! Definitely one of my favorite swaps!!
AZmom875 rated for TFT-Tea ATC-usa on Mar 26, 2020
5
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Comment: I like how you added a cat to the tea atc. And loved the 2 extra papers with the teapots that you fussy cut for the atc. Love the tea, it is on my top 5 favorites. (ok maybe my top #1 favorite)
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Comment: Ooh, so beautiful! I don't buy calendars (which is why I'm always surprised when I get a message about a doctors appointment "tomorrow"!), but I'm going to be looking for some oldies but goodies on eBay...these images are fantastic! As always, your backs are as lovely as your "fronts"...you are just an amazing and generous swap partner!
luvbird rated for USAPC: Glue Book Page #3 - Green on Mar 24, 2020
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Comment: Nancy, this is a great glue book page! Love it! So many layers, textures and fun details to look at! I love the green girl, the big bird and the little bird peeking out here and there! Oh, and the sweet little rabbit! Fun, fun swap! Thank you for this awesome page and the great extras! As always, a very nice swap!
Kitty2cats rated for MJS: Flowish Journal - US on Mar 23, 2020
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Comment: This Flowish Journal is loaded with variety, love it! Thank you😊There are so many unique and interesting items that will be great fun to use in a journal. Just lovely❤❤❤
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Comment: ▂▃▅▇█▓▒░۩۞۩ Thank You ۩۞۩░▒▓█▇▅▃▂ Nancy for the (¯`*•.¸♥♫ ♫ A░W░E░S░O░M░E ♫ ♫ ♥¸.•*´¯) ♥♥♥♥ assortment of ATCs that required some of your undivided attention and quality time to sort, organize, and pass along. Awwww you gifted me with AT 🅲🅾🅸🅽🆂! Thank you 𝓢𝓞 much! These are the first coins that I have ever received! Now I have template for the correct diameter for the circles! I am deeply touched that you were willing to part with such beautiful works of art. Thank you! And the 𝓮𝓰𝓰 notecard is absolutely 🅰🅳🅾🆁🅰🅱🅻🅴💖❥💞❦💕❧💗♡💓♥️❤️❤💘ღ💝❣💘💚💟💙💜💛 εїз Ƹ̴Ӂ̴Ʒ ❤ ƸӜƷ εїз
Rabbitfreedom rated for Halloween ATC Series (2) - A on Mar 18, 2020
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Comment: thank you so much for the awesome A atc! Love it! Be safe and well!
Cocoa rated for VTHS: Two on a Tag on Mar 17, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you for the very creative Two on a Tag! I love the way you put everything together! I love the tag!
georgiafae rated for VTHS: ATC Coins on Mar 17, 2020
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Comment: Very happy to receive from you again! The ATCoins are wonderful. Such a delicate tiny feather on one of them-Love the children on the other. Thanks for the nicely decorated envelope with even more Coins on it! The photos are great as is the little birthday tag! Thanks for being a wonderful partner and sharing with me. Stay healthy!
denisemichelle rated for Spring ATC on Mar 16, 2020
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Comment: ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Multiple hearts deserved!! Thank you for for an absolutely beautiful ATC, especially that you also made it with music lyrics, so it also fits in with my recent music lyric swap. I also greatly appreciate the book pages you also included. Thank you!
Zander rated for Paper Napkin Swap on Mar 15, 2020
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Comment: Thank You for the lovely napkins, I loved your selection
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Comment: Nancy, first of all I want to apologize for taking so long to rate. I so love this precious mini pocket letter and have been enjoying it very much. Love all the pretty papers, images and embellishments. Thank you so very much for all the wonderful extra goodies you sent and I am looking forward to using them in my St. Patrick’s Day swaps. It is always such a pleasure to receive your beautiful creations. Very nice swap! 💕💕
5
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Comment: Everything is so lovely! Thank you so much for a wonderful swap!!
Aeon rated for OATCs: “Owl” Be Seeing You on Mar 12, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you for the gorgeous ATC, Nancy! And the puns and jokes are hilarious!
Singske rated for YTPC: Many-Layered Tag on Mar 12, 2020
5
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Comment: Nancy, I must say, you really spoiled me with this wonderful tag! I love every layer of it, also the flowers You put on it. Thanks for the extra paper, those man in sweaters look really funny. Have a nice day.⭐️⭐️⭐️
chimerix rated for Paper Napkin Swap on Mar 10, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much for the really lovely napkins. They are beautiful and I will enjoy crafting with them. And thank you for the card you made, what fun. Aloha
Gobarb rated for St. Patrick's Day ATC on Mar 10, 2020
5
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Comment: Hi Nancy. Thank you for the great ATC and ephemera. I know I will get a lot of use with them.
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Comment: What a wonderful coordinated swap package. The envelope-the card and then the ATC. Even the stamps were bugs! I would say the swap items were really pretty but can you say that about a weevil-I guess you can they are what they are!

Rating Overview

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Comments

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.

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!

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