Swap-bot Time: February 27, 2021 7:27 am


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Last Online: February 26, 2021
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!

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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: Loved everything about this swap! The decorative envelope was so cool...love the quote sticker! Love the Iris and cactus envies...awesome...and that you used written paper for the back! Loved the inserts...love your style...love, love, love! Thank you!
isabellasnow rated for YTPC: Paper Corner Huggers on Feb 9, 2021
Comment: Nickalli!!! I have missed swapping with you! I just love the corner huggers you sent. The neutral palette of the papers, and all the little bits of lace are just perfect and that little shoe charm? Fantastic! Thanks, too, for the extras you sent. I just love that bird envelope with the enclosure--so pretty. Wonderful swap!
Comment: This is gorgeous :) Love how you put everything together, thank you
Comment: Dear Nickalli, Wow!! Thank you so very much. Just the envelope,to start with, is a work of art, loved the chocolate saying on the back too 🤣🤣. Your cards are just beautiful. I understand why you are a Special Swapper. The extra tag is so lovely as well. I can’t wait to use them. You have made me so extremely happy to be back in to Swapbot. 💕💕💕
bearnbabs rated for Baby Announcement Tags on Feb 6, 2021
Comment: Got the wonderfully made Baby announcement. Loved the overlay and pink ribbons. Your penmanship is very professional. Loved the letter and the extras too. What a lovely addition to my journal. Thank you for sharing.Hugs from Virginia bearnbabs
TTrotti rated for SSM: Sunshine Happy Mail #12 on Feb 1, 2021
Comment: HI Nickalli, rec'd your cute happy mail envie with the awesome goodies inside. Thx so very much.You have beautiful handwriting. Thx for everything and see you around the postbox!xTama
tristitia rated for YTPC: Single Envelope Portfolio on Jan 31, 2021
Comment: You did an amazing job with this one! It's so well made, and the fishing theme is really cool. Thank you for all the extras also!
Lisapotterylady rated for the Regency Textile Trade on Jan 20, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful fabric pieces and paper goodies! I also gave up making quilts after doing a bunch of baby quilts and losing my patience with all that kind of precise work. I like using fabrics for lots of other craft work. I'm sort of a new member of the Georgettes and haven't found my place yet so don't have my info up yet. Its great to get a swap from Tucson ~ its my hometown, and my family still owns our property outside of Benson.
fairyduster53 rated for Calling Card Swap on Dec 28, 2020
Comment: What a beautiful swap I received!! Thank you so very much.
Comment: Thanks so much. Love the papers you used!
Comment: Thank you so much for your work on this swap. Merry Christmas and have a safe New year!
Saba rated for CarveDecember 2020 - Sender's Choice on Dec 26, 2020
Comment: Oh this was a lovely envelope to open! I’m boggled by your ability to do a script stamp. Most words I carve are completely illegible. Great work!
Comment: Oh my goodness the craftmanship on these are amazing. You did such a wonderful job creating them. Thank you for swapping.
Comment: Thank you Leandrea for my beautiful monogram letter M. I love it! I enjoyed reading your note too. So true, that we are all needing a respite. Hopefully, this Christmas will provide some quiet and rest for our souls.
AnnaM rated for A Christmas Recipe Swap on Dec 19, 2020
Comment: Nickalli, Your lovely little folder arrived today and I was so charmed by it. I do have quince in my garden so I will try to make the chutney for Christmas. Thank you for all the special little touches you added. Anna ♥
vlhafer54 rated for YTPC: Fold-Out Junk Journal Pocket on Dec 13, 2020
Comment: Thank you - I love it. We've been cooking, making cookies and various fudges. Right now my husbands making Japanese Milk Bread - yum!
lostinavalon rated for Blue Moon Ball Swap on Nov 19, 2020
Comment: Oh, this is beautiful! Very well done---thank you!
ccmmsu rated for USED postage stamp RAK on Nov 19, 2020
Comment: Congrats on winning the RAK! I agree, stamps are tiny works of art. Have fun with them! :)
Comment: Soft well made! Thank you
wildernessnomad rated for TEA BAG HOLDER on Nov 15, 2020
Comment: I love all the tuck in images. So cute! I totally agree the only way to send it was flat. I did the same thing when I sent mine.

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Rainydancer on Sep 19, 2020:

Welcome to sunshine swaps!

phillaine on May 12, 2020:

I appreciate you taking the time and effort to "angel" the challenge image swap, and your house plant stamp is very cool. I'm looking forward to using these in some mail art. Thanks for the variety of papers as well; they're going to be fun to play with. :)

Star7Lily on May 1, 2020:

Wishing you the happiest of birthdays Nickalli. xx

AnnaM on Apr 30, 2020:

Happy Birthday Nickalli! Have a wonderful day! With all my best wishes, Anna ♥

Star7Lily on Apr 9, 2020:

Dearest Leandrea,

May the romance of spring be ever present in your day, sending you this heart song to you and your beloved.

Kindly Innes Dexter O'Cullein

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.

wolfeagle on Mar 17, 2019:


BusyB on Aug 2, 2018:

Welcome to Merry Memorydex and Rolo Swaps USA!

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