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Arabella

Arabella
Date Joined: January 6, 2010
Last Online: January 27, 2022
Birthday: December 20
Country: United States
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About Me

  • Perfumey smells and cigarette smells make me gag - please, if there is a smoker in your home, add a dryer sheet to swaps you send me.

I always send my swaps. A lot of the time I mail them right on the day they have to be mailed cause I like to think about them for a few days, and it usually takes me another few days to search thru my craft and art boxes to find the perfect embellishments! So, if you haven't received a swap within a reasonable time, please, please send me a message!!

I have to add, no matter how great your artwork is, if there isn't a note with it, I'm always a little disappointed. It doesn't take that much time to add a short note and it really does make the swap more meaningful.

My husband and I live in Oregon, USA. We have a daughter and a son, both of whom are in college. I enjoy daily walks (except if it's rainy or windy) and having one of my sisters nearby to go antiquing and to movies with me.

Favorite Crafts

I blame my grandmother for my addiction to crafts. Who would have thought that some of the very things we used to laugh about that our grandmother had made us, we would now be making ourselves. She was altering boxes and books before the rest of us knew what altering was.

I started with sewing and cross stitching in high school and college then bought myself a band saw to cut out wood crafts. Now I like to alter things - books, boxes, dolls, pictures. Can't seem to buy anything without thinking how to alter it. Most of my altered art works have little skulls lurking around.

Right now I'm working on several collages using l" and 2" squares and ATC's. I like to make a few cards for each holiday to send to my sisters and relatives.

Favorite Music

My radio is always on, tuned to the Oldies channel. But I also sometimes like to listen to songs my kids recommend. Right now I have Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros in my CD player on repeat.

Favorite Books

My favorite authors include Jane Austin, Georgette Heyer (my user name comes from one of her books), Robert Jordan, Tamora Pierce, Lois McMaster Bujold, C.J. Box, and Alexander McCall Smith. I like mysteries, SciFi, fantasy, and fiction that have strong, funny women in the stories.

Favorite Television

My favorite TV shows also have strong women actors including "NCIS", "The Mentalist", "Castle","Leverage", and "Justified". I really miss "In Plain Sight" - why do the best shows get cancelled so early?! Mary. Recently, I've been watching some "Supernatural" episodes at my daughter's insistance. Ok, so she doesn't really have to twist my arm - I mean, look at these guys!

Supernatural Season 10

Likes

Likes:

  • Little rusty things

    • Vintage things

    • Used postage stamps

    • Little Red Ridinghood

    • Crows, ravens, owls

    • Halloweeny things including skulls, skeletons, trolls, dia de los muertos art, and zombies

    • Steampunk

    • Scrapbooking things

    • Things to use for altering

    • Collage items

    • Primitive dolls and artwork

    -Warm shades of red, orange, brown, yellow

    -Blues, lavender, and greens together

    -State capitol postcards

    -Owl, raven and other bird postcards

Dislikes

-Foam stickers, stickers for children

-Large fake stick-on jewels

-Sequins

Ratings

LadyTbird rated for YTPC: Easy Fabric Tags on Jan 28, 2022
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Comment: Thank you so much for the fabric tags~~they are so pretty!! Thanks for the extras as well. They will certainly be put to use.
dmarie rated for EPUSA: Ink Box Cards on Jan 25, 2022
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Comment: Oh my goodness, these are truly amazing! Thank you so much for sharing your art with me and for reading my profile and tailoring them to my likes! โ™ฅโ™ฅ
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Comment: Thank yoh Nancy for the lovely swap I received today. I loved the autumn colours on the flipbook as well as the thoughtful tucked in goodies. It made my day. Xx โ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ
Response: I'm glad you like it! I enjoyed making it. It looks like it took awhile to get to you, I hope the post office gets better at delivering our mail!
mcall rated for Christmas paper pocket letter on Jan 11, 2022
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Comment: What a fun 9 pocket letter. I love it. Thanks for joining my swap.
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Comment: Great mini envelopes with fun enclosures! Thank you!
Camiliann rated for YTPC: Game/Playing Card Pockets on Jan 1, 2022
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Comment: very detailed and lovely, so excited to have these in my collections!!!
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Comment: Thank you so much! I absolutely love how you designed this pocket letter it's so festive. Thank you for the extras too!โค
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful journal cards!! :)
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Comment: Thank you for the awesome postcard. I love the card and stickers.
Lorabora rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #165 on Dec 21, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful postcards! This envelope filled with postcards made my day ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’• especially love the starry night with bigfoot!
Response: That's one of my favorites, too!
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Comment: Thank you so much for the super cute altered notecard. The small cards you included are so vintage Christmas. Just lovely. Iโ€™m putting my card in my journal to enjoy. โค๏ธ๐ŸŽ„
donetta rated for VC: Christmas Pig Twinchies on Dec 20, 2021
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Comment: Oh Nancy! These are just delightful! Why don't more swappers see the beauty in Christmas piggies? It's a mystery to me...but thank you for joining, I knew I'd get something wonderful from you, and I sure didn't lie to myself!!!
kittyfun rated for FTLOC#1-Quick Bookmark Swap-int-2 on Dec 17, 2021
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Comment: I loved the elephant bookmark and the others you sent! Thank you! Sorry so late on rating.
user6937 rated for ACTS: December Coin Wreath on Dec 13, 2021
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Comment: Very nice, thank you - I might even put it in the tree :)
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Comment: Maybe one day I'll have even half your collaging/papercraft skill. Thank you so, so much for the gorgeousness!
Response: So glad you like them!
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Comment: thank you I love the ATC you sent me
Response: Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!
creativeseconds rated for YTPC: Book Page Ephemera on Dec 7, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for a wonderful envelope full of creative goodness! I love them all ~ Merry Christmas!
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Comment: Thank you! You did such a beautiful job and I love everything you tucked in!
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Comment: HI Nancy and thank you so much for the beautiful snowy owl ATC. Wow - this is just so well done, and I love this soft color palette that you used with the pale blue, white and soft green. Wonderful border and little bits of glitter on the snowflakes as well. Just a perfect little work of art! Many thanks!
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Comment: Thanks for the sweet goodies! Loved them all!! I liked the mini enveopes too, thanks! Happy Holidays!

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Comments

bbsporty on Dec 25, 2021:

debtea2 on Oct 31, 2020:

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IDreamOfAfrica on Apr 8, 2020:

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lemooon on Nov 30, 2019:

Wishing you all the best!

LLL~Location,Location,Location!

JuneRosebud on Nov 1, 2019:

Thank u 4 joining my swap through WIYM: Ho To The Third Mini Pocket Letter=)

ScrapHappyGabi on Oct 14, 2019:

These guys are MY FAVs!! Just met them for the third time, 2 weeks ago!! So much FUN! Best thing was meeting CHUCK(God) and the Trickster for the 1st time! - Omg.. SO FUN!!

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phillaine on Sep 11, 2019:


to Profile-Based Swaps!

hibiscus on Feb 18, 2019:

The three elements atc is absolutely one of the most amazing atcโ€™s Iโ€™ve received! You are such an artist!

CurlyTea on Dec 20, 2018:


Happy Birthday!

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