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Last Online: April 24, 2024
Birthday: April 30
Country: United States
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About Me

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 (30 years!), we did 22+ years in the Air Force, he works with the Air Force still, as a civilian now. Our son is going into his Junior year at GCU in Phoenix, so we'll be here a few more years trying to deal with the heat!

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My loves are art journals, junk 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.

Banana Tea🍌🍌🍌🍌 I’m searching for banana tea! PickWick’s One, Two Tea Banana is the one I was sent in a swap ages ago and I can’t find it here! If you have access and send me a bag or two, I will forever be in your debt and will send you a profile based envie of love! πŸ’—

Favorite Music

I'll listen to most everything except for Rap.

In the right context, I like some Country and some opera.

My current playlist includes Enya, Meatloaf, Neil Diamond, Robbie Williams, Metallica, Imagine Dragons, American Authors, Adele, Melissa Etheridge, Godsmack, Five Finger Death Punch, Tom Petty...

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, any cooking competitions.

Steelers Football is practically a religion in this house.

I miss Friends, Seinfeld and Big Bang Theory.

Favorite Crafts

Mail Art!!! Creating journal embellishments. Carving my own rubber stamps. Working with my gelli plate. ATCs. ICADs. InkBox Cards. Watercolor classes online. Handmade books. Journals and altered books. Making something funky to wear (jewelry, not clothes!) Working in my planner and occasionally bullet journaling.

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’m 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 regency/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!! ❀️❀️❀️

JJJ-Let’s Make A Junk Journal

I prefer a more vintage style. Color is great, just nothing neon.

Nature themes: botanicals 🌿, bees 🐝, butterflies πŸ¦‹ and dragonflies, birds πŸ¦‰, flowers 🌸 , mushrooms πŸ„ People are good too and definitely have a place in any journal.

Things I Love

I love to gelli print and seeing what others do.

Eco printing and handmade paper are beautiful!

Vintage papers from journals, ledgers and old books make my heart race! Anything handwritten; letters, recipes, old postcards, envelopes.

Vintage looking washi and washi stickers, antique photos. Labels!! Lace! Old looking ephemera (tickets, tags). Sari silk! Metal embellishments.

Thank you for reading through all of this! Just know I’m easy and like most everything- so no worries! Looking forward to creating and swapping with you!


Star7Lily rated for GEORGIAN ERA TAG BOOK ~ TAG #4 on Apr 13, 2024
Comment: BRAVO Leandrea, Nickalli, I adore your officer & a Gentleman tag, gosh it is splendid. He is a gentle fellow indeed, and will hold a special place in my tag book. Many hearts, & hugs, xxx
9O96O rated for HCSI: Artist Trading Card on Apr 10, 2024
Comment: OMG Nickalli I loved everything. From the fun envelope to the stitched note, to the cool ATC sleeve, to the pretty bird ATC. Well done! It really brightened my day. πŸ€—
Comment: Recieved your beautiful envie but it hadbeen torn open, I recd 11 enclosed items and your lovely tattybird. I loved the added feathers. I madeextreas to useas gift tags. So thank you for the extra birds, now I can make more.What a fun swap. Hiope this finds you well and enjoying an Ariona Spring. Barbara
9O96O rated for HCSI: Stamp & Pass Postcard #16 on Mar 31, 2024
Comment: I love that the envelope matches the postcard. And your calligraphy is beautiful. A cute green handcarved frog for March is a fun choice. Nice work!
Trevismom rated for A Postal At Home on Mar 24, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the lovely letter! I also got the tea. You shouldn't have bothered. I am really enjoying this group! See you next swap! πŸ’–
Eclectonote rated for HCSI: Collective MAJ #14 on Mar 22, 2024
Comment: A wonderful envelope and zine page. I plan to bind all the artsy swap envelopes I've received into a journal - there will be several pages from you!
Comment: The cards were absolutely lovely, and the package was just a joy to receive. Thank you so you much!
Star7Lily rated for Folklore of the Trees - first swap on Mar 14, 2024
Comment: Oh what a gorgeous envelope that arrived in my mailbox and then the contents, thank you so much for celebrating the Ash tree with me. This is a fascinating look into folklore of trees. Thank you for hosting this swap. many hearts xx
Comment: What a wonderful surprise I recd.in the post today. Love how you made your lady. and her dress. The Friendship saying was right on.Thank you for your friendship. bearnbabs
Reisegern rated for HCSI: Collective MAJ #13 on Feb 23, 2024
Comment: Thanks a lot for sending your new M.A.J., it's really lovely and will be fun to contribute to. Also thanks for the colour sample cards.
AnnaM rated for Vintage Quote Clusters on Feb 5, 2024
Comment: Nickalli, thank you for such lovely quotes. You always making stunning crafts and it's a pleasure to be partnered with you. Anna β™₯β™₯
Comment: Simply gorgeous. I love how you used the theme eveywhere
Reisegern rated for HCSI: Collective MAJ #12 on Jan 23, 2024
Comment: Thanks a lot for your wonderful Mail Art envelope with so many extras :) The tea bags are lovely, and I also like the tickets - they are different from the blank tickets we have in stock :) I still need to decide whether to do a 2-page spread or single page in 9o96o's Zine.
Star7Lily rated for Christmas Ball 1 Week Journal on Jan 15, 2024
Comment: Oh my, what a beautiful little blue book Leandrea, Nickalli, your descriptions are perfect. I was right there with you, selecting greenery and decking the hall with the tree. Loved it - many many hearts. xxx Happy New Year
luluvision rated for HCSI: Stamp & Pass Postcard #14 on Jan 11, 2024
Comment: Look forward to finishing this off and sending it along. Carved a whole bunch of new stamps last month!
lifeinrosyhues rated for Snowflake Brooch swap on Jan 10, 2024
Comment: Thank you, user2148, for the beautiful snowflake and lovely letter.
January rated for Challenge Image Swap on Jan 8, 2024
Comment: Wowza - you are such a talented carver, and designer. And you did multiple stamps! Thank you so so much, everything you created looks beautiful - the bird is just especially adorable!
luluvision rated for HCSI: Stamp & Pass Postcard #13 on Jan 1, 2024
Comment: I'm so sorry that I am rating this so late! What a fun pattern stamp and pass to add to! Look forward to sending it home to Rome!
9O96O rated for HCSI: Collective MAJ #11 on Dec 17, 2023
Comment: Thanks for Reisegern's "Fill It" MAJ. I love what you did with your dragonfly page. I've got an idea for my page. πŸ™‚
9O96O rated for HCSI: Sender's Choice on Nov 29, 2023
Comment: OMG I love everything about your package. From the kraft paper you used, to the trifold card, to the teabag, to the stitched notepaper. So generous and beautiful. Fantastic hand-carved stamps. Thank you! πŸ€—πŸ©·β€οΈπŸ’›πŸ€

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wolfeagle on Dec 25, 2023:


Reisegern on Nov 24, 2023:

Thanks for contributing to my Stamp&Pass Postcard! The scribble is a lovely, very versatile stamp! IMAGE-2023-11-24-19-26-07.jpg

Reisegern on Sep 20, 2023:

Thanks for contributing to my pass&paste postcard and for returning it home. It turned out really lovely. I like your dragonfly stamp :)

image of card

hazelwitch3 on Sep 16, 2023:

Thank you so much for the lovely tea and threads you all sent me as an extra for the fete "Teapoy" Game. It arrived this morning and brightened up a grey cloudy morning!

9O96O on Aug 8, 2023:

Thank you Nickalli for your 'Woof' contribution! The postcard turned out so well. :)

hazelwitch3 on Jul 17, 2023:

My beautiful Scavenger Hunt prize award -- thank you so much! I think it's fabulous!

theshyone on Jul 11, 2023:

Are you freaking kidding me!?! You sent me the journal you made!?! Like, OHMYGOODNESS! I just about keeled over! It is so lovely and I will treasure it! Thank you for sharing something so special (just for winning the Scavenger Hunt?!!! ~ sighs in happiness!) Again, thank you (Β΄βˆ€ο½€)β™‘

Jillemina on Jun 26, 2023:

I just received a wonderful letter from you! I will write back soon! THANK you!

hazelwitch3 on Jun 18, 2023:

Thank you for the lovely assortment of coffee and tea dyed items -- I'm really looking forward to using them in my crafting! And thank you too to you and the other Georgette founders for being so warm and welcoming.

9O96O on May 3, 2023:

Thank you so much for contributing your funny cat and fish bones section to my Stamp & Pass postcard, Nickalli. Here's the finished postcard:

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