Swap-bot Time: October 21, 2018 12:58 am


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Last Online: October 20, 2018
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 (25 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 sophomore in high schooll, 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. Country and opera need to be in context (movies). My current playlist includes Enya, Meatloaf, Neil Diamond, Robbie Williams, Metallica, Imagine Dragons, American Authors, Adele, Melissa Etheridge....

Favorite Movies

Amelie I can watch 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 is a new favorite and Walking Dead I watch with my kid. Steelers Football is practically a religion in this house. Been trying out a few new shows with my hubby (Ozarks, Defenders). I miss Friends and Seinfeld.

Favorite Crafts

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

Favorite things

Bumble Bees, dragonflies & butterflies* Anything from Iceland* Happy planner supplies, stickers, etc. * Hand made art! Collages, postcards, ATCs, etc. * I like my postcards homemade & naked! :0) * Handmade junk journals * Ephemera * Bling * 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

Special Thanks!

To @barbieloufromKY for angeling on her swap: USAPC: List Pad Sheets #1


Kellpepper rated for Autumn Memorydex Card November on Oct 20, 2018
Comment: This MD is amazing! I love that little piece of burlap in the frame. Thank you so much for sharing with me.
Comment: I love the crow🖤 atc. Great creativity! Thanks for a great swap.
tigermousecat rated for YTPC: Index-Card-A-Day: Day 17 on Oct 12, 2018
Comment: I hear you gal! Mine is sitting on my desk getting ready to be sent. I am finding some of the videos too similar. Was just not feeling the love this time. Thanks for the Fall extras. I am working on a Fall junk journal and these items will go wonderfully with it.
Gwillisinc rated for USAPC Halloween ATC on Oct 10, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the 'Mr Bones' card and the sweet extras
stephiedee rated for OMAE: Halloween Mail Art (USA) on Oct 9, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful mail art, Nickalli! The tag is awesome, as are the extra spooky bits. Fall is on hold for a bit as we're waiting for a hurricane to hit us, but I hear there's coolness coming afterwards, so that's nice. 😄
stephiedee rated for OMAE: Halloween HMPC on Oct 4, 2018
Comment: Cool, spooky postcard - thanks! Awesome zombie hand on the back, too!
Ac2052 rated for YTPC: Index-Card-A-Day: Day 16 on Oct 3, 2018
Comment: Well, Nickalli, you've done it again!! What a gorgeous index card!! So creative! I love everything about it - thank you!!
Rabbitfreedom rated for USAPC: Halloween Tag on Sep 25, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the wonderful tag!
isabellasnow rated for YTPC: Halloween Mini Flipbook on Sep 24, 2018
Comment: Hi Nickalli! Your flipbook is really cute! LOVE the papers and embellishments you used--especially the one that looks like a vocabulary flash card--really special. So pretty and very polished. Thank you so much.
Comment: Love the journal page you made. That picture of the kids is neat. Love the colors and layering on this page. Those book pages you sent str amazing, I'll definitely use them. Great page and extras.
dancingDog rated for YTPC: Index-Card-A-Day: Day 15 on Sep 21, 2018
Comment: Great job - I think you could have produced the tutorial! Thank you for the lovely note too and the extras.
Comment: Love the colour choices! Thanks for the extras!
BeckyG56 rated for YTPC: Mini Journal on Sep 18, 2018
Comment: Awesome that you used your own stamps on this journal. Thanks for all the tags. The paper pad is quality paper! Thanks so much! My compassion daughter turns 21 this year. She will graduate out, and I've been her sponsor since she was 7, very emotional. I visited her on a sponsor trip in 2014.
Comment: Hi Nickalli and thank you so much for the amazing journal page! I love it! And I would never know that vintage is not your style as you captured it perfectly here. I especially love the beaded dangles at the top. Great images and composition as well. And thank you so much for the fun extra goodies you sent me! Cheers!
BusyB rated for Halloween Memorydex Card October on Sep 18, 2018
Comment: Hi Nickalli, The envelope creeped me out! lol Thanks for the dex and the tiny extra ephemera! Oh my, it is like fall here and I'm happy we don't have summer temps. Fall is in the air!
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful ATC....I love it! and thanks for the little extras, I can definitely use them :)
Comment: Thank you for an awesome pen pal letter!! Your vacation sounded incredible!! Iceland is very trendy and all the pics on Instagram look beautiful. I hope to visit one day!!
gillman rated for MMA: ATC Set on Sep 16, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful set of ATCs, love them and love the gorgeous envelope you sent them in! Thanks for swapping!
GinaVisione rated for HCSI: Partner’s Challenge Swap on Sep 13, 2018
Comment: WOW! 100 stars for the multiple copies of 3 (!) gorgeous great horned owl carvings, oh my!!! All your wonderful work and generosity is greatly appreciated - thanks so much.
Angie rated for HCSI: Year of the Dog PC September on Sep 12, 2018
Comment: Hello! Thank you very much for the precious postcard. I think I've seen that carving before but I still like getting this postcard from you. I am actually having a lot of fun with that palm leaf I carved for you. I'm listening to the Jurassic Park and Lost World audio books and making ATCs with that stamp and thinking about jungles and dinosaurs. It's quite fun. Thanks again for the pc! XXO

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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! 😊

djcamp04 on Jun 10, 2017:

I have edited themed mini art page swap. Please check it out. Thanks

dearchelsie on Oct 21, 2016:

I received your handmade postcard today. Thank you very much. I am happy to add it to my collection. Great job on the hand-carved stamp. Have a blessed weekend.

Mugsie on Apr 30, 2015:

"Happy Birthday To You"!

From all of us at "WIYM" group!

LittleDonnaGirl on Sep 6, 2014:

I received your email and wanted to say you made some very valid points. I apologize that I did not investigate things further. I did not even think to look at the "uncategorized" swaps. I hope you will be a part of one of my future swaps, and I will ~ from this point on ~ be sure to look at uncategorized swaps when preparing to assign swap partners. Lesson learned. Thank you.

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