Swap-bot Time: May 24, 2019 12:06 am


Original Member
Last Online: May 23, 2019
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 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. 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* cacti & succulents * irises & pansies * Anything from Iceland* Orcas & Puffins* feathers & dreamcatchers* Asian art & images * thimbles* 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!

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Special Thanks!

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


Comment: Your embossed shapes were beautiful. I am loving this series. of swaps.
Response: Glad you liked them! Thanks for the rating and heart!
Comment: Nickallli! OMG! For someone who "isn't much of a vintage-look person", you did an amazing job! I just love this...it's beyond gorgeous. And I"m worried, because what I ordered from Amazon was glassine ENVELOPES! I wonder if I can make them into bags somehow. Just know that this is an absolutely spectacular swap, that I love it and that I'm in awe of your beautiful calligraphy skills!
Response: Aww, thank you so much for your kind words! So happy you liked it! I’m sure what you got will work - that was actually made from a sheet of tracing paper! Thanks again!!
Comment: Thanks..Love the envies and extras!
Response: Glad you were happy with it! Thanks for the rating and heart!
phillaine rated for EP Layering/bavkground Paper Swap on May 15, 2019
Comment: Thanks for all the interesting papers. You sent a great variety of colors and textures, and I like that you made it into a little book: how fun! I hope your birthday was delightful. I was definitely spoiled this year. ♥
Response: Thanks! I’m glad you liked how it was put together! I had done a previous swap making a sampler book & thought this would lend itself well. Thanks for the rating and heart!
Comment: Love my envies-purple is my favorite color and the tan is so multi purpose.
Response: Glad you liked them- the purple is my fav too! Thanks for the heart!
PaperPassion rated for YTPC: Vintage Style Tags on May 11, 2019
Comment: The tags you sent are beautiful thanks so much for the extras also.
Response: You are so welcome- thanks for the heart!
Comment: Oolala! Two pockets for ME! And (best of all) they are both gorgeous! Love the fabric/ribbon/button/lace combos on both--such pretty combinations. Love the little hanging threads--that look is really neat--and that you covered the backs so nicely. I can't wait to use that fabric snippet you sent--it's beautiful! Thanks so much for always being such a wonderful partner; I just love receiving your work.
Response: Aww, so glad you liked everything! Thanks for always being a super host & swapper!
Comment: 2 journal pockets that are both beautiful! I have a love -hate relationship with sewing, so you and I are in the same club. Thanks again, for sending me 2!
Response: I’m glad you liked them - would have been too hard to choose the best one to send! Thanks for the heart!
Jenicat rated for YTPC: Index-Card-A-Day #29 on May 2, 2019
Comment: Thank you for another beautiful ICAD! I store my cards in a recipe box. I got the box at Dollar Tree then decorated it. 💜
Response: Great idea! Hope all of mine will fit! I made two each time so I could keep one and send one (and have a back-up in case of lost mail). Thanks for the rating!!
roosje rated for YTPC: Paper Clip Charm on a Tag on May 1, 2019
Comment: Hello Nickalli, Thank you so much for such pretty charms! i loved what you send me, and thank you for the paper goodies too!
Response: So glad you liked the swap! Thanks for the rating and heart!
Moominbrooke rated for HCSI: Media Challenge Swap on Apr 30, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the Charles De Lint quote with stamped crow :0)
Response: You’re so welcome - I really enjoyed exploring your favorites list! Thanks for the rating and heart!
penelopesamuel rated for 📬🎨 Arty Envelope on Apr 29, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the colorful and eye-catching envelope! I love all the different elements :)
Response: So happy you liked it - was definitely a fun one to do! Thanks for the heart and rating!
MiekeC rated for YTPC: Journal Folio with Ephemera on Apr 26, 2019
Comment: I love your folio, so nice to received this from you. Thanks, also for the extras.
Response: You are so welcome! That was definitely a fun project! Thanks for the rating and heart!
valentina22 rated for YTPC: Index-Card-A-Day: Day 30 on Apr 22, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the nice ICAD. I love birds so it is perfect for me. I hate to see the end of this series as well. Thanks for the goodies!
Response: Thanks for the rating and heart! Hope we pair up again in the new challenge series!
Comment: I like the bright stripes - very cheerful 😄
Response: Thanks! And thanks for the heart!
Tessssssa rated for YTPC: 4 Floral Tags: Linda Israel on Apr 20, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful tags!
Response: Glad you like them! Fun project! Thanks for the heart!
luvbird rated for YTPC: Paper Clip Charm on a Tag on Apr 19, 2019
Comment: Thank you so very much for the lovely little paper clip embellishments. They are really darling as are the sweet tags they are attached to. Thank you also for the great extras. Very nice swap!
Response: So happy you enjoyed it! Thanks for the rating and heart!!
Comment: Nickalli, thank you so very much for your lovely piece of art that you made for me...you did a very nice job on this!
Response: Thank you so much! I’m happy you liked it - thanks for the nice comments and the heart!
HannahsMommy07 rated for YTPC: Scrap Samplers on Apr 16, 2019
Comment: LOVE MY BOOK!!!!
Response: I’m so glad! Thanks for the rating and heart!
thureris rated for YTPC: Scrap Samplers on Apr 15, 2019
Comment: Wow! Thank you for the incredible scrap sampler! I love the variety of materials you include - I don’t have anything like them. Thanks so much!
Response: Oh, I’m so glad! It is such a fun idea - I hope we do more!! Thanks for the heart!

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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.

wolfeagle on Mar 17, 2019:


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

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