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Last Online: December 15, 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


tigermousecat rated for YTPC: Index-Card-A-Day: Day 21 on Dec 12, 2018
Comment: This one is so cute! Luckily no snow here. Love the wintery cluster embellishments. I am hooked as well. made a bunch in a Fall theme and now will try the winter/Christmas ones. So much to play with and so little time...So much for thinking being retired would give me more time, lol!
tigermousecat rated for YTPC: Index-Card-A-Day: Day 20 on Dec 12, 2018
Comment: Very nicely done! Love your choice. Thanks for the clusters as well!
Comment: Thank you so much for the great cards. Also for the extras 🙂
isabellasnow rated for YTPC: Art Journal Page #9 on Nov 19, 2018
Comment: Nickalli, I LOVE this AJP! So much prettier than the one made by the tutor. You really have the knack of the mixed media art down pat. Love the colors you used, too. It's always a pleasure to receive your work and thanks, also, for the lovely journaling card!
Response: Aw, thanks my friend! So glad you liked it! Thanks for the rating and heart and looking forward to our next ones!
Artstamper rated for YTPC: Playing Card Journal Spots on Nov 16, 2018
Comment: I did enjoy this swap and am enjoying all the playing card journal spots. The ones you sent turned out so pretty thank you.
Response: Thanks so much for the rating and the heart! I have lots of playing cards I’m eyeballing now, surely my family won’t miss a few more... haha
isabellasnow rated for YTPC: 2 Little Notebooks on Nov 6, 2018
Comment: Oh, these are just so special! I'm in LOVE with the one with the vintage seed packets; you're right, the little shaking is so pleasant! And your paintchip book with the actual painted pages? Perfection! Love the little dangling charm you added. Your work is always so lovely ;+)
Response: Thanks so much, I'm so happy you liked them both - I was afraid they were too out-of-the-box!
isabellasnow rated for YTPC Painted papers on Nov 6, 2018
Comment: Wow, Nickalli, I really love the colors you chose for these papers and the techniques you used to complete it. My favorite technique is the little bottle cap with white paint--that really adds some pizazz! Thanks so much.
Response: Thank you! I have loved the papers I've gotten back in return - this was a fun swap and I love using up my stash. Little circles make me smile!
Bananers rated for YTPC Painted papers on Nov 1, 2018
Comment: I love the papers that you sent. I quite enjoyed this swap. It was nice to throw caution to the wind and just paint.
Response: I agree - this was a fun way to use up my stash of uglies. Thanks for the rating and the heart - I hope we partner again in the future!
kittyhahahotbot rated for YTPC Painted papers on Oct 31, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful papers. I havent done mine yet and Im kinda intimated. lol
Comment: These cards were lovely thank you so much!!
GinaVisione rated for HCSI: Halloween themed PC on Oct 21, 2018
Comment: HA! What a great Halloween zombie PC - fun! Thank you!
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.

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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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