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Arabella

Arabella
Date Joined: January 6, 2010
Last Online: September 19, 2017
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: NANCY!!! I loveeeee getting swaps from you! The journal page you made is AWESOME! Gosh I love everything about It. The witches, the pumpkin, the fence, the 31, the Skeleton Man..... all of it! I love the way you layered the papers! Oh and the beautiful purple lace at the bottom! AND the card you made, so Darling! Thank you for the wonderful swap and extras!
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Comment: Absolutely gorgeous!! Love your fall page so much it's almost a shame to add my handwriting to it! It belongs in a frame. The bonus goodies were amazing as well - how spoiled am I??!? 😁❤️ Thank you!! ❤️
DCasey rated for Vintage style ATC on Sep 17, 2017
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Comment: Thank you! Love the vintage...
donetta rated for VJP: Vintage Farm on Sep 17, 2017
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Comment: Oh Nancy...it's simply amazing! Truly one of the loveliest 4x4 pages I've ever seen. Receiving an envelope from you is like opening a gift...every detail is perfect, you write the BEST notes, and it reminds me of where I came from and where I'm returning to in a few months: the beautiful Pacific NW. Thank you for always sending your very best!
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Comment: Nancy this journal page is Gorgeous! I love it! My favorite image for Halloween is the vintage witches and you did an amazing job. I love your attention to details, from the card, envelope and the journal page, you certainly put a lot of work into this and I appreciate it very much. It is too cool that you used your grandmother and aunt (they will be displayed with my Halloween decor) on the JP and wow she lived to be 101. Thanks for sharing that with me and thank you for the extras as well. 💕🎃💕👻💕
Germanbaby77 rated for 9 LP-Awesome Autumn Swap- USA on Sep 16, 2017
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Comment: thank you for the beautiful PL. it looks great! thank you for the extra as well!
SouthsideTracie rated for Photobomb ATC on Sep 13, 2017
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Comment: Perfection! From your dad's photobomb photo to the ATC and the extra blank you sent, this was so much fun! Thanks for sharing your family photo with me. But, honestly, who doesn't think clowns are at least a little creepy? ;-)
Response: Right! That's why they make perfect photobombers!! Thanks for the heart!!
simcoe54 rated for PH: "C" Is For on Sep 12, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for all the "C" postcards and for so many extras. :)
Rosina176 rated for WIYM: Halloween Mini Flip-Book on Sep 9, 2017
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Comment: Hi! Just received the package today and I love the flip book. Thank you!
orneryswife rated for EASU: Fibers on Sep 9, 2017
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Comment: Gorgeous card and ATC!! Thank you for joining the swap and doing such beautiful work! 😘
123Poggy123 rated for Vintage & TH Style ATC on Sep 8, 2017
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Comment: I love, love,love, this ATC. Did I mention that I love this ATC? I love your style & never ever get tired of having you as my partner. I really do love your style. Thank you for all the goodies for me to use.
Churchmouse70 rated for BL Stamps and/or Die cuts on Sep 8, 2017
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Comment: Oh my!! Everyone of these stamps are just beautiful! I love all the different sizes! I will use everything! Thank you also for the stunning envelope and notecard you created. This was truly happy mail! ❤️
Viridis5 rated for Put a Bird on It ATC on Sep 7, 2017
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Comment: Nancy, Thank you so much for the atc and the extra goodies - it was such a cool envelope to open - and the stamps - wow! I would give two hearts if I could!
CraftyCathy31 rated for HE - Stamped Images Swap on Sep 6, 2017
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Comment: Great job stamping those unique Halloween images. I can't wait to create with them! Very Halloween envie! TXS!
turtles27 rated for Black Cat ATC on Sep 6, 2017
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Comment: Wow! I love the ATCs! And I can't believe you found Edward Gorey notecards at a thriftstore. What a find!!
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Comment: Thank you I loved the pocket letter, Great job :):)
georgiafae rated for Crappy Creations: Button on Sep 1, 2017
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Comment: OH! I am just blown away with how wonderful of a package I got from you today! I Love-Love the Raven picture-it will go in my Poe Shrine in my art room-it is just great-you did such a nice thing for me and it makes me so happy to add to my collection! AND-the things you sent along were fantastic too-first day stamp envelopes(And even one of ND)-wonderful book pages-maps and love the Halloween paper-not ones I had seen before! Will surely find a use for them-could do Halloween year round! It was just a box of "make my day"-It's rainy and gloomy here today-needed the boost you gave me. Thanks ever so much for sharing with me (and your sister too!)! Just so delightful! So nice to swap with you!
123Poggy123 rated for THC: Marbled Stain on Aug 29, 2017
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Comment: Another fantastic ATC!!!!!! I simply adore the colors you used for this technique. Beautiful. I love the whole ATC. I love your style. Thank you for the paper goodies for me to use.
Response: Glad you like it! And glad it finally got to you! Waiting for the next fun technique swap!
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Comment: Thanks for the pretty ATC. I love goldfinch. I have several feeders in my yard and they flock to the feast. I don't love poison ivy! lol I am very allergic and have to be careful when I weed. Thanks for the perfect summer ATC. And thanks for the Charley Harper stickers -- love him! <3<3<3. *** lol yes the birds eat the berries. That's why poison ivy is all over my yard!
Response: Glad you like it - those little goldfinches are really cute and happy! And I too, could do without the poison ivy! But guess we can put up with it cause the birds can eat the berries!
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Comment: Your Sept tag is beautiful, love the vintage look of it.Thanks also for the extras. Lovely swap. About the eclipse, I watched it on NASA.com, that was awesome!We are far enough away that it only got overcast and there were a lot of clouds.
Response: I'm glad you like it! I enjoyed making it and almost didn't want to give it away!

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Comments

OrigamiGrace on Jan 3, 2017:

From Cheap Postage Group!

2017

wolfeagle on Dec 31, 2016:

HNYE

RyeRye on Dec 21, 2016:

OOPS!

LLL

bjmonroe on Nov 21, 2016:

anrtist on Nov 8, 2016:

There are so many negative things on TV & everywhere you turn,.. esp on this election day!
I want to share this with you lovely ladies today!!!

Blessings, cc

bjmonroe on Nov 6, 2016:

Have a beautiful day!

BusyB on Oct 31, 2016:

Nancy, thank you so much for the wonderful images! I'll be sending an envelope your way this week.

BusyB on Oct 31, 2016:

Happy Halloween!

bjmonroe on Oct 29, 2016:

bjmonroe on Oct 29, 2016:

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