Swap-bot Time: August 23, 2019 5:16 pm


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Last Online: August 23, 2019
Birthday: April 30
Country: United States
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About Me

Update 7/11/19 - heading to England soon! My outgoing swaps have all been sent. I won’t be able to rate until I am back and pick up my mail. Everything will be updated by August 1st!

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. 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 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 and Seinfeld.

Favorite Crafts

Mail Art!!! Carving my own rubber stamps. Working with my gelli plate. ATCs. ICADs. 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. * 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


Comment: Oh my gosh Nickalli! Your altered file folder is amazing! I had not even started mine when yours arrived and now know I should have started sooner - this one is really involved. But the end result is absolutely worth the effort. I love all the bits and pieces you used, the folders and flaps and pockets with goodies inside. I know how much time you put into this so thank you so so much for an absolutely brilliant piece of art! It absolutely inspires me to do something amazing with my own. And didn't people used to have beautiful handwriting??? Thanks for another great swap!!
Response: I’m so happy you liked it! I’ve gotta confess though - it wouldn’t have been nearly as fun if I hadn’t gotten mine from @isabellasnow first! Mine is only half as spectacular as hers was! You’ll have to check out the addresses I used on the envelopes- kinda nerdy! 😁 thanks for the lovely compliments and heart!! ❤️
Comment: Wow, you did such a great job with this swap, it looks amazing and I love it! Thank you so much for al the thought and effort and love you put into this!
Response: So happy you enjoyed it! That was definitely fun! Thanks for the heart!!
Comment: Your ICAD looks great! (I wouldn’t pay $15 either!)
Comment: these are wonderful-I adore all the little details you have included. Thanks also for the extra goodies you have included-thanks for sharing!!
Comment: Hi Nickalli, Thank you for the great journal cards - I love them! I really liked the way the cards looked once ythe 12 x 12 sheet was cut up and love how you decorated your's. Another fun YTPC swap! And thank you for the extras and your fun flowered handmade envelope and note card!!
Comment: Thanks a bunch! Nice decorated envie. Extras greatly appreciated.
Comment: Hi Nickalli: Thank you for the 3 cute circle page tucks! It was a fun project and not time consuming like a lot, as you said. The three you sent me will be a really fun addition to my journal. And thanks for the extras you included!
doodlebugdezines rated for HCSI: Sender's Choice on Aug 10, 2019
Comment: Super cute! I like paisleys. My dog is named Paisley. LOL. Thank you for the resend :D
Comment: Oh my gosh, these are beautiful! Thank you so much. I absolutely LOVE them!
Comment: Its beautiful! Thanks!
pattiairel rated for Summer mail art on Jul 16, 2019
Comment: thanks for a great swap!♥♥♥
Comment: Lovely colour choice and girl, you really stuffed it! Thanks for a wonderful swap!
Comment: So pretty! I love the neutral/vintage theme - and I like that you make them sturdy! I don't know what I'll use them for, but I like them a ton! Thank you :)
Comment: Thank you so much for the BEAUTIFUL flower pot! Its too pretty to put with my ATC's so I hung it in my craft room with my specials! I also loved the teabag ATC!
Response: I’m so happy you liked it! It definitely didn’t look anything like the demo, but was so much fun!! Thanks for the kind words and heart!
Comment: Love this index card! Love the extras too! Ü
Response: Aww, thanks! Happy you liked it! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you so much! I can’t believe you had such a large window envelope! It’s gorgeous.
Response: So happy you liked it! I’d been saving a few of those for something special! I think they were from a life ins company! Thanks for the heart and rating!
starmccoy rated for YTPC: Framed Double Hang Tags on Jul 7, 2019
Comment: So very nice! Thank you!
Response: So welcome! Thanks for the rating and heart!
Comment: Looks great. Love your idea of a pregnant silhouette
Response: Thank you! I was hoping it would be okay! Thanks again for the heart!
Comment: It's very pretty. I like the look of the lace.
Response: Glad you liked it! Pink is hard for me to embrace! Thanks for the rating and heart!
thevmatt rated for YTPC: Triple Pocket Tag on Jul 6, 2019
Comment: Thanks very much, it came together nicely!!
Response: Thanks for the rating and heart! Definitely a fun project!

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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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