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Arabella

Arabella
Date Joined: January 6, 2010
Last Online: August 7, 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

bringitb rated for PCS: Scavenger Hunt #4 on Aug 6, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for sharing so many great cards! I appreciate the extras, thank you. =)
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Comment: Thanks for the great clusters, especially the HP one.
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Comment: Oh, how I love when I get you as my sending partner because I know I'm in for a treat! LOVE LOVE LOVE your Cheshire Cat tag, Nancy. Your cat in his tree perch surveying the goings-on below--lovely. Beautiful work. Thanks, too, for the CC card with an actual page from the book! So inspired. I'm so glad to have the Oregon Sasquatch card! My hubby and I are Bigfoot fans ;+) Wonderful swap and I hope you're my sending partner again . . . VERY soon!!
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Comment: Nancy,I feel so lucky to have received this beautiful swap from you.I have been on swap bot for over 10 years and this is one of my very favorites.You captured the theme wonderfully. Thank you so much.
YooperHill rated for EASU: Free Theme Inchie/Twinchie on Aug 4, 2022
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Comment: They are really wonderful! Thank you Nancy.
LDeWitt rated for AACG: Butterfly Inkbox Cards on Aug 2, 2022
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Comment: Hi Nancy, Your butterfly inkbox cards are remarkable. Just WOW! The background and colors, layers and balance in composition is beyond compare, truly an artistic creation. I will look forward to swapping with you again soon. Please stay well. I'll treasure these pieces.
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful tags! I love all 4!
RAINDARGON rated for AAA: Sender's Choice July on Jul 25, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for your great atc
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Comment: I love what you did with this tag! I like the Independence day theme and the way you cut out the calendar. Thanks so much.
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Comment: Oh, thank you again for a wonderful tag! I just love the stamped cat image!
thequilterslink rated for EPUSA: Book Page Pockets on Jul 19, 2022
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Comment: Thank you so much, love them!
YooperHill rated for YTPC: Peek-a-Boo Pockets on Jul 19, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the nice swap package!
ItaliaGirl863 rated for AAA: Cat on Jul 19, 2022
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Comment: Thanks so much Nancy!! I love my cat ATC and all of my extra goodies!! Great job! Thanks!!๐Ÿ’œ
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Comment: Hi Nancy - your dollhouse tag, WOW. The details! It's like this tag tells a story. Your work is just beautiful, so intricate. And I'm love with the how each little window in the piece carries the theme through. Lucky me to be the recipient of such lovely piece. Thank you so much!
Response: I'm glad you like it! This swap brought back memories of a house my family lived in when I was growing up - Dad took a picture of it and all of us kids were in a window! Thanks for the kind words and the heart!
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Comment: Thanks for this beautiful ATC! It's perfect for the romance of June! Yellow roses are my favorites too and I love cherries! Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: I am so glad you like my atc!! Hugs to you, too!
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Comment: Stunning!! I love it and I'm putting it in my special box of swaps I need to inspire me and styles to emulate! Love the gorgeous vintage feel and all the little touches you put on it. I know what you mean when you stated you kept adding more - when you find that sweet spot you just want to keep going. I hope you made more to share with other folks, it's such a wonderful design! xxMuggleMom
Response: Thank you for your sweet comments! I am so happy you like my flipbook! Thank you for the heart, too!
TrishaLouise rated for Edgar Allan Poe ATC Swap #26 on Jul 5, 2022
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Comment: Thank you!
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Comment: Your tag is beautiful! In fact the whole swap is lovely, envelope notecard and extras. Thank you so much
ensigncelery rated for AAA: Sender's Choice June on Jun 29, 2022
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Comment: I love the detail you put into this swap. From the stamps, to the address label, to the notecard, to the ATC~ โ™ฅ I love that the whole thing is themed! And this ATC is just so clean and so fun! The whole thing just makes me incredibly happy, thank you so much~
Response: I am glad you like the atc and packaging! I love making all parts of the swap fit together - and zombies!!
WildStick rated for CPG Botanical Paper Clusters - US on Jun 27, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for these gorgeous clusters! I really love them and they will all definitely make it into my journal. Your card and envie are also so beautiful, they will be going in too <3 thanks again!

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Comments

bbsporty on Dec 25, 2021:

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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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