Swap-bot Time: April 7, 2020 5:51 am


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Last Online: April 6, 2020
Birthday: April 30
Country: United States
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About Me

Hello! My name is Nickalli Braaten. I'm an artist/crafter in Tucson, AZ. I'm an original beta member, so my user name is generic. I'm married to my best friend (26 years!), we did 22+ years in the Air Force, he still works for the 55th Rescue Squadron, but as a civilian now. I’m a lifestyle blogger right now but working towards a writing career. Our son is a junior in high school, so we'll be here a few more years trying to deal with the heat!

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My loves are art journals, planners & bullet journals, hand carved rubber stamps, mail art, bookmaking, ATCs, silk ribbon embroidery, polyclay, beads, jewelry, altered art and books, most anything to do with mixed media.

Favorite Music

I'll listen to most everything except for Rap. In the right context Country and opera are okay. My current playlist includes Enya, Meatloaf, Neil Diamond, Robbie Williams, Metallica, Imagine Dragons, American Authors, Adele, Melissa Etheridge....

Favorite Movies

Amelie is a favorite- I can watch it over and over, Pulp Fiction as well. Anything with John Cusack also makes me happy. Love the MCU! I love old movies (Cary Grant, Dorris Day) and most chick-flick type sappy ones. Not a fan of the new horror flicks.

Favorite Television

I'm a reality show junky - I love Survivor, Amazing Race, Big Brother. This is Us and A Million Little Things are new favorites and Walking Dead I watch with my kid. Steelers Football is practically a religion in this house. I miss Friends, Seinfeld and Big Bang Theory.

Favorite Crafts

Mail Art!!! Carving my own rubber stamps. Working with my gelli plate. ATCs. ICADs. Watercolor classes online. Journals and altered books. Making something funky to wear (jewelry, not clothes!) Working in my Happy planner and bullet journaling - love it!!

Favorite things

Please see my note at the end!

Bumble Bees, dragonflies & butterflies* cacti & succulents * irises & pansies * Anything from Iceland* Orcas & Puffins* feathers & dreamcatchers* Asian art & images * thimbles. * Hand made art! Collages, postcards, ATCs, etc. * I like my postcards homemade & naked! :0) * Handmade junk journals * Ephemera * Bling * Anything BoHo* Anything with cool letters/writing on it * Interesting pattern papers * Art supplies! * Buttons * Beads, glass not plastic * Old book pages, especially foreign * Illustrations of any sort * Cool images for papercrafts *

things to swap ~ handmade paper crafts, Mail Art, ephemera, handmade Note Cards, handmade Envelopes, washi tape, napkins, stamped images, stuff to stick in my journal, ATCs, journal or planner stuff, recipes ~ Anything Really

Swappers who really care and it shows they weren't just trying to hit the minimum requirement needed! You are loved!

Colors ~ jewel tones. Love purple and blue. Pink and orange is starting to grow on me a bit more.

things I do not like:

I'm pretty easy going and impossible to offend, so if you've gotten something you just don't know what to do with it - send it to me. I like the funky, unusual, offensive type stuff.

Receiving something that had no thought put into it, when you can tell the person just wanted to check off another swap and did the minimum needed.

No communication! If you are going to be late - just let me know! I'm pretty easy going :0) Also, if you didn't receive something from me - contact me and let me know before rating! I've never flaked and never will!

I Pledge to Rate

My new Persona!!

I have just become involved in a role playing type group related to the Georgian era (Britain early 1700-early 1800s) my husband and I are Leandrea & Bryan Wallis proprietors of the Rose & Crown Pub.

If you have any extra victorian style items (lace, vintage, buttons, ephemera, botanical, embroidery calligraphy, stamps, images, etc.) you’d be willing to share for my journal and future swaps I would be most appreciative!! ❤️❤️❤️


Comment: The work you did is very beautiful.Very elegant.Thank you so much,will be a wonderful addition to my journal.
pynart2 rated for Teabag Holder Tag on Mar 29, 2020
Comment: Love the Tea bag holder and your lovely letter. Thank you so much. Just beautiful work.
luvbird rated for YTPC: Faux Ticket Strips on Mar 28, 2020
Comment: Nickalli, these tickets are so awesome! I just love them! I especially love the ones with napkins...very pretty! Thank you so very much for the lovely swap!
luvbird rated for YTPC: Let's Make a Zine! on Mar 24, 2020
Comment: Nickalli, I love your zine! Very pretty and I love the images and colors. So cool it is in the Icelandic language! Thanks for the translation! I will definitely enjoy having this one in my special collection! Pretty water color floral card too!
Response: Aww 😊 thanks for your sweet comments! I’m so glad you liked everything. Thanks for the rating and heart ❤️
jamicam rated for YTPC: Paper Heart Butterflies on Mar 21, 2020
Comment: LOVE the sweet butterflies - especially the ragged edges, really effective! Can't wait to use in my junk journal -thank you so much!!
Response: You are certainly welcome! I hoped you would like the design changes!!
pynart2 rated for A Crossed Letter of Introduction on Mar 19, 2020
Comment: Thank you for your letter and extras, much appreciated.
Response: I hope all is well with you!! Thanks for the heart and rating!! ❤️❤️
LauraM540 rated for USAPC Paper Destash on Mar 15, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the great papers!
Response: You are so welcome- thanks for the great rating and heart!!
thureris rated for YTPC: Let's Make a Zine! on Mar 13, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful zine! I love your style and yours turned out so tidy and neat. :)
Response: So happy you liked it! Thanks for the rating and heart!!
Comment: Hi Nickalli! You sent 3! I love them and can't wait to use them--they look so professionally done. All your work is exemplary--you should have your own YouTube channel! Thanks bunches; I'm so happy to be swapping together again.
Response: Thanks for the great rating and sweet comments- I hope you and yours are doing well! Enjoy the extra at home time!! ❤️
stephiedee rated for USAPC Paper Destash on Mar 13, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the papers.
Response: Sure thing!
AnnaM rated for Decorative Napkin Swap on Mar 12, 2020
Comment: Leandrea the samples you gifted to me are beautiful and will make such lovely additions to my work. With thanks and appreciation, Jenny.
Response: You are most welcome, I am happy they will be of use to you! Thank you for the heart and rating!
LinSoles rated for YTPC: Many-Layered Tag on Mar 9, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely tag you made for me. I really like it.
Response: I’m so glad! Thank you for the rating and heart!! ❤️❤️
Comment: Nickalli!!!!! I have really missed swapping together! Thank you so much for this gorgeous little vase with a hand-painted (not only) rose, but a DAISY, TOO!! Just beautiful. I love you 'vase' with the sweet little flower cluster in the center and the tiny heart charm. Such a lovely journaling spot. Thank you, my friend; it made me so happy to receive a swap from you!
Response: Awww 😊 you know I’m always happy when we get to do a swap together! ❤️ That was a fun one! Thanks for all you do! Swap with you again soon, my friend! 😁
Kalalinga rated for MAE - Recipes on Mar 7, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the recipe envies. These ended up being a little more difficult than I anticipated. You did a nice job on yours.
Response: Thank you! I’m glad you liked them and hope they are useful! ❤️
ShabbyJules rated for Poetry in a Pretty Pocket on Mar 7, 2020
Comment: Lovely swap loved the pocket the vellum bad and the heat and poem 6hank you
Response: You are most welcome, thank you for the rating and the heart!
Comment: Your pop art lady turned out really well! Such a versatile pose, too. Really nicely done. The post office cancelled the wrong side, and at the bottom, so the postcard has those classic wavy lines under the caption. True mail art - thanks for sharing your creativity.
Response: So glad you liked her! Biggest thing I’ve attempted in a long while! I think she’ll be very versatile too! 😁❤️ Thanks for the rating and heart!
AnnaM rated for Scrap pads on Mar 3, 2020
Comment: Nickalli, it was lovely to meet up with you again in a swap. I adore the scrap pad you made for me and already have ideas on how to use some of the papers. Thank you!
Response: I was hoping some of the colors matched your description of your journal preferences! Thank you for the rating and heart! ❤️
Comment: Thank you. They are beautiful and I love how you shipped them.
Response: Oh, I’m so glad! Thanks for your rating and heart!!
Comment: I think it's quite fetching. Pin and all!! Thank you very much!
Response: You’re so very welcome! Thank you for rating and the heart ❤️
thequilterslink rated for YTPC: Scrappy Booklets on Feb 27, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the sweet little scrappy booklets. The envelope was tore open on end, but 2 booklets were inside, so all is good. 😀
Response: Oh wow! I’m so glad they made it intact! I’m starting to think everything should be mailed in bubble wrap! Ugh! Thanks for your rating and ❤️

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AnnaM on Dec 23, 2019:

Warm Holiday Wishes, Lady Elizabeth

CurlyTea on Apr 30, 2019:

Happy Birthday!

wolfeagle on Mar 26, 2019:


Thank you so much for the wonderful Tag you made for the AMA Mystery Supply Swap. It's fantastic.

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BusyB on Aug 2, 2018:

Welcome to Merry Memorydex and Rolo Swaps USA!

BusyB on Aug 1, 2018:

Started a new group, my first ever! Hope you will join me..it's called Merry Memorydex and Rolo Swaps USA.

Angie on May 30, 2018:

Thank you for the beautiful little birthday wish! Can I still say happy belated birthday to you? Hee hee! Enjoy your 2 weeks away from the bot!

BusyB on May 8, 2018:

Hello, I uploaded another Memorydex swap on USAPC group. I hope you can join!

Angie on May 5, 2018:

Thanks for inspiring the August year of the dog swap: Use those scraps

Doraecyscraps on Jun 29, 2017:

Hi, i will be sending out your mail for ATC with a quote later today. Hope it reaches you safely! 😊

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