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nancybarlow

nancybarlow
Date Joined: June 9, 2013
Last Online: February 17, 2020
Birthday: May 20
Country: United States
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About Me

I've been doing crafts of all kinds for, well, decades. I sew, do collage and assemblage, make gifts and collect materials fairly obsessively. (My husband says there's a difference in collecting and amassing, but I ignore the implication.) I've never sold my work except in church bazaars and for charity...but who knows, maybe when I retire... I teach English and history at a community college, and I LOVE new ideas.

Interests

My interests are very general:

History...US and World... People and cultures of the world... Photography,especially new digital techniques... Gardening, flowers more than vegetables... Reading:sci-fi, non-fiction, history, philosophy, book groups... Art and design, museums, any kind... Travel,been lots of places; many to go!... Assemblage, collage and textile art... Environmental issues

My collections include:

Old photographs... Antique stereoview cards... Handmade laces and trims... Buttons and belt buckles from ladies dresses... Table linens and napkins from early 20th C... Stamps... Dresden and other paper ephemera... Specialty papers... Women's handwork...embroidery, crochet, beading... Postcards, calling cards, antique advertising ephemera...

What I cannot do: Draw or paint, but I keep trying

What I don't like:

Not much. Kale. I don't like kale. :) Usually I can find some element of interest in just about anything.

Ratings

warheart rated for VC: Paper Scrap Heart on Feb 10, 2020
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Comment: Your paper scrap heart had the pleasure of gracing my mailbox today and boy is it ever lovely! I love the use of graphic45 and all the pretty details. I have it hanging on my wall near my craft table!! Thank you!!
Kitty2cats rated for VS-Vintage Mini 3 PL-USA on Feb 7, 2020
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Comment: Hi Nancy, Thanks so much for the very lovely mini Valentine P.L. I love it!😍Great idea to make interactive pockets on the front. Love the paper and trims you used. Your work is unique, you have a great sense of proportion and style. Loving the extra goodies as well. Where did you get that adorable Jetoy postcard?💓💓💓another special piece was the vintage Dutch girl with her valentine. Would love to find a source to buy vintage Dutch related paper goods. I havent read Where the Crawdads Sing, but I've heard that it's great. Right now I'm reading In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware. My genre recently has been psychological thrillers/suspense/mystery. One of the best books I've read recently is The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson. Loved it 😊 thanks again! Happy ❤Day
sweetgypsy rated for Heart Shaped ATC on Feb 5, 2020
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Comment: A very lovely heart!!! Thank you :) Where are those word stickers from? I haven't seen them before!!
Response: I think the brand is Dylusions by Ranger...thanks for the kind words!
wolfeagle rated for USA: Face Time-January on Feb 3, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much. I love this postcard. 2/11 OMG! Another fantastic postcard. I love it. These are now Two of my all time favorite postcards. And, you introduced me to a fantastic outsider artist. I love his style. Many thanks.
Camiliann rated for MFF: Mixed Media ATC with a Twist on Jan 21, 2020
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Comment: Absolutely lovey!! So happy to have this in my collection!!
Sylvia4647 rated for USAPC: Glue Book Page #1 - Orange on Jan 18, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for sending me such a special envelope. I appreciate everything and I'm looking forward to using it all. Happy paper and glue!
sassafrass rated for ATCO: Ransom Note ATC on Jan 16, 2020
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Comment: I absolutely love the ATC! I'm so glad you had fun with the swap. We will definitely do again! I'm beyond grateful for the beautiful old photos. That was so kind and thoughtful! They will be cherished.
luvbird rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #19 on Jan 13, 2020
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Comment: Nancy, thank you for the darling 3 elements ATC...so very sweet! Yes, that little fawn is so precious...love it! Love all the sweet little details also. Thank you also for the extras. Very nice swap!
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Comment: LOVE the Winter Solitude Bashō PC! Thank you :D Did you see on my profile that Bashō is our cat (named in his honor)? Unfortunately I only received the bottom half of your message - likely a postal mishap along the way. Cheers for a Happy Mailbox throughout 2020!
Response: Yes I saw your cat's name, and if I ever get another kitty, I will happily steal your cat's name:) Sorry it came damaged...
ktk8 rated for Poinsettia Mail Art on Dec 24, 2019
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Comment: WoW HoWdY neighbor..... I love the ATC and this swap......made me smile BIG TIME thank you very very much..... Merry Christmas and happy new year....
renmagpie rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #18 on Dec 16, 2019
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Comment: I absolutely love how you incorporated the items into this ATC, and tailored it so beautifully to my preferences and profile! Thank you, thank you, thank you! xoxo
Pikkis rated for MFF: Birds and a Postage Stamp on Dec 12, 2019
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Comment: Oh my gosh, today I felt just like it was Christmas already :)! I got your package from the post office and wow, what was inside. That Dr. Seuss-book is just the one I´ve wanted and it was so much fun and even a coordinating card along. And the ATC you made is so very beautiful, I love the colors and the composition, everything fits in perfectly. And even this is not all, as along came lovely Graphic45-ephemera. I can´t thank you enough, you´d deserve tens of hearts, but THANK YOU anyway! You´re such an amazing person. All my best wishes for you!
Response: SO glad you got it! I love Dr. Seuss too:)
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Comment: Oh Nancy...wow! I never knew the story behind that beautiful JSS work of art (until now. Now I know). Well, first off, the journal page is beyond fabulous. I fell for this beauty when I saw it on Flickr, never dreaming that it would be mine. It is a striking work of art...I do miss the Great Dane, now that I know about him...I had a lovely and loving Great Dane when my children were small, and I am still very fond of the breed. I didn't know better, so I had his ears cropped...the last act of cruelty I will ever enact on an animal, now that I know what that surgery entails. It should be outlawed. But I digress! I do love the papers, and I take exception to your comment that I may have "enough" paper already...say WHAT? Can that ever possibly be true? Hahahahaha...I just love being your swap partner; you are fantastic!
edgetorn rated for YTPC: Flowish Journal #2 US Only on Nov 21, 2019
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Comment: W. O. W. What a gorgeous journal you put together! The cover was awesome.. I’m still trying to figure out what it’s made from. I love every bird piece, stamps, papers, pages, cut outs, foreign pages, SKUNK page, not to mention how beautifully you put the whole journal together! Thank you for blessing my day today...I’m going to go through the journal for the umteenth time!
Response: Thanks! I'm so glad you liked it! The covers are file folders cut down and folded in. Tuesday Morning had some pretty ones for a while.
DorothyH rated for VC: Paper Bag Junk Journal on Nov 16, 2019
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Comment: OH MY GOODNESS Nancy, this paper bag junk journal is absolutely BEAUITFUL! (I am not feeling so proud of mine now) I love this paper you used. I want to crawl into one of these pockets and live there. The napkins you sent are also the nicest i have seen! where oh where do you get your supplies? I love the christmas one and can't wait to use it. thanks again for the lovely journal.
Response: Thanks for the kind words, Dorothy!
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Comment: Thank you so much - I love what you made - it is gorgeous! The tuck in bits are great and thank you for the extras!
user2148 rated for YTPC: 3 in 30: F = File Folders! on Oct 10, 2019
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Comment: Oh my!! These are gorgeous!! I’m sure your butterflies would have been amazing - but these Asian themed ones are just so perfect! Thank you so much for the beautiful collar as well, Your stash must be spectacular! Leandrea will very much enjoy it ❤️❤️
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Comment: Nancy, I must respectfully disagree with your belief that your pretty papers aren't quite as pretty as the ones in the video. They ARE! They are so beautiful...and I thank you so much for them, and for the extras as well. I love your art...well, I love your eye for beauty, which leads to love of your art. You're a dream of a swap partner!
mahlermail rated for VJP: Creative Collage #19 on Sep 29, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the wonderful collage -- just what I love -- a beach theme! Thanks for the fun extras. I do really love your collage layout - what a nice surprise to receive! Thank you.
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Comment: Nancy! Wow oh Wow! I was delightfully surprised and pleasantly blown away by your wonderful Mini Album! (LOL, sue me, I use a lot of exclamation marks, but I mean every darn one of them!) I am so impressed with your craftsmanship. I can only hope mine will be nearly as nice. Thank you! And thanks also for your matching card and envelope gift ♥♥♥ WOWZERS! I just realized this morning as I was looking at your album again, that I forgot to mention and give appreciation for the completely wonderful collection of spiral art and photos you included throughout the booklet. I LOVE spirals and I thank you for this fine collection.
Response: SOO glad you liked it! :)

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Comments

CurlyTea on May 20, 2019:


Happy Birthday!

AmookIslandCreations on Dec 21, 2018:

Merry Christmas with hugs from Alaska, Sherry

AmookIslandCreations on Dec 21, 2018:

Thanks for the nice note on my profile! We have been affected by this earthquake but only through receiving freight and mail at this time. When we first built our house on Amook Island, in 1998, there were two (2) 7+ earthquakes here. They made a crack across our island and across our beach that split a couch-sized rock in half and diverted our stream for over a year. Here we have 100s of them a day, they are just not usually big enough to feel and hear. Thanks for your kind thoughts and support. Keep praying for those up on the mainland. Hugs from Alaska, Sherry

CurlyTea on May 21, 2018:


Happy Birthday!

mandymo on Apr 11, 2018:

Hi Nancy! I wanted to thank you for the wonderful atc your angeled for our Darling Donetta. She is such a wonderful person and it is so nice of you to help her out. I love the atc you created. It is so unique and I really like the print out on the transparency. Thank you for the poem and the notecard as well. You truly are an angel. Thank you so much for your generosity and thoughtfulness.

hibiscus on Apr 9, 2018:

thank you for that very lovely atc...the Jellicle cat is quite a lovely cat and the two on the back were quite a bonus...thank you also for the card and washi...and the envelope looked so "artistic with the stamping": you are a good friend to donetta...and I am a lucky swapper to get this card...

wolfeagle on Oct 11, 2017:

hi

Angie on Dec 23, 2016:

Angie on Dec 23, 2016:

Thank you for the lovely postcard and kind words! I hope you have a great holiday season!! XOXO

barbieloufromKY on Dec 23, 2016:


What a pleasant surprise I received from you today!! The handmade Christmas pc is just beautiful! Thank you for thinking of me and making my day!

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