Swap-bot Time: March 20, 2019 4:09 am


Original Member
Last Online: March 20, 2019
Birthday: April 30
Country: United States
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About Me

March 2019 - gone for SPRING BREAK! Anything due in March has been sent ~ won’t get mail for a couple of weeks, but anything rec’d will be rated by April 1st. Thanks, my swap-bot friends! Happy Spring!

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!

I Pledge to Rate

Special Thanks!

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


mjhaertling rated for USA: AMA Mystery Supply Swap #1 on Mar 16, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful tag. I like all the dimension and beautiful colors.
penelopesamuel rated for HCSI::Spring Fling Swap on Mar 16, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the blooming awesome postcard :D I love the variety of flowers you carved and the text background. I cannot wait for spring and gardening season! I love where I live and cannot imagine living anywhere else :)
Christa613 rated for Decorative Napkin Swap on Mar 16, 2019
SwissChallet rated for HCSI: Year of the Pig on Mar 16, 2019
Comment: Your little pigs are simply brilliant, Nickalli! I like the idea of being able to draw the eyes in: might try this with another animal. Hugs from Switzerland and happy carving in 2019!
me2az50 rated for JJJ: Send 6 Die Cuts or Punches on Mar 11, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the dies cuts. I will have no problems using them.
Response: Thanks for the heart and rating!
Comment: Thank you for your page, i love it. I find i a very interesting technique. And your envelop is so nice, i had a smile when I saw him in the mailbox. And thank you for the extra winny the pooh stamps.
Response: You are so very welcome! I’m so glad you enjoyed everything. Thank you for the rating and the heart!!
Tracykason rated for Decorative Napkin Swap on Mar 7, 2019
Comment: LOVE x10. Thank-you!
Response: You’re very welcome!
Comment: Thank you for the cute stickers!! And I really, really, loved the decorated note card that you wrote on :) <3 Cute swap!
Response: So happy you liked everything! Thanks for the rating & ❤️
Jenicat rated for YTPC: Stamped Masterboard on Mar 5, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful masterboards. They are some of my favorite colors. I just sent a letter your way today, the Q-Tip painting 💜
Response: Oh yay! I am anxious to get it! I couldn’t decide between my two ideas so tried both! ;0) Thanks for the rating and heart!!
Comment: Nickalli, I love ANY direction you take in your art--it's always really special. I'm crazy for the color combo and think the background--complete with horizon--is gorgeous. As has happened many times in the past, I think yours is cuter than the tutor's ;+) Love swapping together! p.s. your envelope deserved its own swap ;+)
Response: Aww, thanks my friend! Glad you like how it turned out - that was a fun one for sure!! Appreciate you going to all the trouble to find these for us! ;0)
Ace330660 rated for YTPC: Stamped Masterboard on Mar 5, 2019
Comment: Thanks for sending 2 pages ! I like them both !
Response: Glad you liked them! I couldn’t decide which I wanted to try - so ended up doing both! Thanks for the heart and rating!
Comment: Thanks so much for the wonderful journal cards, love them.
Response: This was a fun one! Thanks for the heart and rating!
Comment: Thank you, this is so fab, I love it. Very creative!
Response: So glad you like it! Thanks for the rating and heart!
christywebb rated for Decorative Napkin Swap on Mar 3, 2019
Comment: Wow!- even the envelope! Love the napkins - thank you!
Response: Glad you like it! Thanks for the heart & rating!
PrettyAlice rated for Decorative napkin swap on Feb 26, 2019
Comment: Thanks so much! These are great!
Response: Thanks for swapping with me!
GinaVisione rated for Handcarved Profile Image Swap on Feb 25, 2019
Comment: 100 hearts for my Golden Gate Bridge / SF stamp! Way better than any of the commercial stamps out there. What a very special treat Nickalli - thank you 🙏🏻!
Response: I’m so glad you like it! It was challenging for me, but fun. That was the second attempt and I definitely improved. Thanks for the rating - looking forward to swapping with you again!
Comment: Wish I could give you 100 hearts.I love,love love the adorable paperclips you sent me.Thanks so much.
Response: I’m so happy you liked them -They were so much fun! Thank you for the kind words and rating!!
marymary914 rated for YTPC: Gelli Plate Prints on Feb 24, 2019
Comment: These are great! It was a challenge for me as well. Lol
Response: Thanks! For the rating and heart 💜
kittyhahahotbot rated for Decorative Napkin Swap on Feb 23, 2019
Comment: YOur envelope I just rcvd is spectacular! Ooooo! lol The napkins are wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!! Imagine my surprise when I discovered they werent on pages. lmao I ran back to the swap and sure enuff they dont say bookpages. No, i didnt read the swap but remember I asked shall I trim your book pages? lolololol NO worries just a blip. Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Response: Glad you liked everything! Lol - I’ve sent swaps before where I totally did the wrong thing! No worries! Thanks for the rating!
Ace330660 rated for YTPC: Index-Card-A-Day: Day 26 on Feb 23, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the lovely card and the extras ! I will be reusing that painted page for sure !
Response: Thanks for the heart and rating!! Glad you liked it all!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 350 17 16
Completed Fives Threes Ones
326 393 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
1 71 230 24
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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

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!

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