Swap-bot Time: August 10, 2020 8:58 am


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Last Online: August 9, 2020
Birthday: April 30
Country: United States
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About Me

July 2020 - vacation!! My swaps will have all been sent - my mail is being held for me. Anything received from now until July 23 will be rated once I’m home again! Thanks for understanding- will miss you swap-bot peeps!! 💕

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: What an absolutely lovely surprise I received today!! So sweet!! Thank you so much!!
Response: I’m so happy you liked it, and it found its way safely! Thanks for the heart and rating! ❤️❤️
ScrapHappyGabi rated for Flat Georgette Swap on Jul 31, 2020
Comment: Your letter was lovely and the way you described your travels is so descriptive! I look forward to seeing the shells you have found and to hear more about the sights and things you did whilst there! ~With Respect, Beckett
Response: Thank you for the rating and heart ❤️ ❤️
Star7Lily rated for The WORK BAG swap on Jul 30, 2020
Comment: Thank you Nickalli, a lovely and very special workbag for your needlework tools. Thank you for joining in our swap. many hearts.
Response: Thank you! My sewing skills definitely could you some polishing but it was fun! ❤️❤️
Comment: I'm so sorry for my late rating!!! I loved your letter and replied just now to it. :) I will have to find some tutorials for ribbon embroidery to try next time I have a project to make (maybe my needle case?) as I am so inspired by your beautiful designs!!!
Response: Aww! Thank you❤️❤️ I hope you try it, it looks impressive and complicated - but it really isn’t at all. Very forgiving! 😁
Star7Lily rated for A Letter about our Masquerade Ball on Jul 29, 2020
Comment: A Wonderful newsy letter Leandrea, and so full of excellent descriptions of our event. I am full of joy at reading from you. (oh my stars, sorry Nickalli, I neglected the important part for you, wrote you in thanking you but not this. My apology)
Response: Thank you! ❤️❤️ Glad you enjoyed it!
pynart2 rated for Button Charms on Jul 28, 2020
Comment: Thank you the lovely crafted button charms, so lovely. sending you many hearts.
Response: Thank you! ❤️❤️
Comment: I am so sorry I thought I had rated you. Anyway, I just loved your letter. And what a great idea to use the peacock feathers as part of your costume.Your dress was just beautiful. Andyour invitation was lovely. Thank you for sharing. bearnbabs
Response: My ratings seem to disappear at times as well! Glad you enjoyed it! ❤️❤️
Comment: You did an amazing job! So beautiful. Thank you so much. I am going to gave a try at dying paper. Yours turned out fabulous. Thank you again.
Response: Have fun! Paper dying gets addicting! Thanks for the ❤️!
Comment: Thank you so much. Sorry for taking so long to rate.
Response: No worries- glad you liked it!! Thanks for the great rating! ❤️
vlhafer54 rated for YTPC: Fold-Out for Junk Journal US on Jun 27, 2020
Comment: These are great - Thank you so much!
Response: So glad you liked! Thanks for the rating and heart!
vlhafer54 rated for YTPC: Birdhouse Journal Cards US on Jun 27, 2020
Comment: Oh, I love them - so pretty!
Response: I would never have thought to make that myself w/o the video! Fun project- thanks for the heart!
Comment: Beautiful work! I love all the different leaves! Thanks so much!
Response: So glad you liked it! Relaxing project 😁 thanks for the rating and ❤️!
Comment: Hey Nickalii...The seed packets that you sent me are absolutely adorable! I love them all and none were to small. Thanks...I love them!
Response: Thank you for the heart and rating! I’m itching to make more of them already 😁❤️
AnnaM rated for Midsummer Masque Dance Card on Jun 21, 2020
Comment: Leandrea, what a charming dance card you have crafted. I think the beaded bracelet you added to wear on your wrist a very clever idea. Many hearts to you! Jenny
Response: Thank you so much and for sharing yours with me as well - such a gorgeous design!! ❤️
Adda rated for YTPC: Paper Petticoat Journal Spots on Jun 14, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful paper petticoat and the extras. Love it all 💕
Response: So glad! Thank you for the rating and heart!!
phillaine rated for Challenge Image Swap on Jun 12, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the fantastical felines! I love your artistic interpretation on the sort of zen cat--right up my alley-and the fun little cutie peeking around the corner makes me smile. As always, I appreciate the variety of papers you used, and the lettering you did this time is very cool. ♥ Thanks again, and please keep hosting these! ♥
Response: So glad you liked my humble little kitties! I love these swaps as well, really stretches me at times! Thank you for the heart and rating! ❤️
Comment: Thank you so much for everything. I love all of them and the extras too. I have some cute things that can go on the purple one you sent that will coordinate with the others.
Response: I’m glad you liked everything and can fix the purple one too! Thanks for the heart rating! ❤️
Comment: Hi Nickalli! Oh my, what a beautiful pocket! Love the paper you used and all the little tuck-ins. I love the bee theme. This one is going in my “special box” of favorite projects that I have received. Thank you so very much!
Response: I’m so glad you liked it! Thank you for the rating and kind words!! Bees are my favorite!! ❤️
Elenamarie rated for Scrap Tags on Jun 5, 2020
Comment: Thanks so much for sharing your artistic tags with me. I love the blues and classic historical stamps. You have a knack for collage art. Best wishes and hearts to you!
Response: Thank you for the kind words and rating! I look forward to a time when we can send mail again!! ❤️
Comment: Hi Nickalli! Well . . . you have the magic touch because your cards using 'different' colors are still just beautiful! That big, red butterfly accented with the gold/red strip is GORGEOUS and I love the black/white card with the fuzzy polka dots! They both just sing . . . and many EXTRA thanks for those sweet postcards from your granny. ;+)
Response: Thanks so much for the rating and always coming up with the BEST swaps on swap-bot!! ❤️

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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!

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.

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