Swap-bot Time: June 14, 2021 12:00 pm


Original Member
Last Online: June 14, 2021
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 (28 years!), we did 22+ years in the Air Force, he works with the Air National Guard as a civilian now. Our son is graduating high school, and headed to 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.

Favorite Music

I'll listen to most everything except for Rap.

In the right context Country and opera are okay.

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.

This is Us and A Million Little Things are new favorites, getting tired of Walking Dead.

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. Watercolor classes online. Journals and altered books. Making something funky to wear (jewelry, not clothes!) Working in my Happy planner and bullet journaling - love it!!

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 have just become 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 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!! ❤️❤️❤️


Wanda rated for Challenge Image Swap on Jun 11, 2021
Comment: Oh my goodness, Nickalli! Your carvings are WONDERFUL!!!! Thank you so much for all you sent! I love all of those cute snails! The envelope was amazing, too!!!
michellelobo rated for YTPC: Book Page Envelopes USA on Jun 9, 2021
Comment: OH.MY.GOD!!!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH for my book pages envelopes!!!!!! You nailed my aesthetics!!!! And you even sew them!!!!! AAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!! I'm putting them on my current junk journal right now!!!! My husband is also military so I totally understand. Keep crafting and thank you for your service.
Response: ❤️ Thank you!! And thanks for the warm fuzzies - So glad you like them!! Thank you for your service as well! 🥰
Comment: Thank you for a fun selection!
Hunbun rated for AMA: Altered Text Mail Art on Jun 1, 2021
Comment: What a beautiful ATC! Thank you! I'm literally working on my own creation for this swap and am now re-thinking my choices after seeing yours :). I hope the graduation was all you hoped--congrats to you and your kiddo!
RockyBeach rated for AMA: Used Postage Stamp Mail Art on May 31, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for your sea scene postage stamp ATC. I love how you continued the design of the stamps in colour and theme!
captkristi rated for I&B: Handmade Postcard on May 30, 2021
Comment: What a wonderfully fun card!! I love it. Thank you so very much!! The little chicken in the cup bring me such a smile.
Wanda rated for Fold-Over Journal Spot on May 29, 2021
Comment: Nickalli, your beautiful botanical work of art arrived in my mailbox this morning! It is all - fold-over journal spot, beautifully decorated envelope, with special stamps(!), and extras - a confection of treasures. Thank you so much! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
AnnaM rated for A Postal At Home 4 on May 29, 2021
Comment: Nickalli, what a wonderful letter! I loved hearing how your character got her name. Thank you for all the extras, you are always so generous. Anna ♥♥♥
Comment: What an exquisite swap! Thank you!!
Comment: Talk about thinking out of the box...I love it. So clever and my gnomes will love it. Thank you so much.
Response: You are most welcome! Thanks for allowing me to play with the idea ❤️ I enjoyed it.
Comment: Thanks for the carved stamp prints. Especially love the bunnies and the foxes and the cat.
warheart rated for AACG: Bee-youtiful Bee ATC on May 14, 2021
Comment: Such a pretty BEE ATC - I love the gold leafing and the little charm on it :) One of my best friends here is a beekeeper and I love visiting their bee farm
Comment: I could have written your first paragraph verbatim! Here's to both of us finding inspiration soon. Love the sample stamps you sent - all of them are great!
CookieMomster78 rated for USAPC: Faux Postage Stamps on May 8, 2021
Comment: 💐These are beautiful flower-themed “cinderella” stamps! Thank you for all the daffodils and tulips to brighten up my Spring mail! Your extra bonus gifts of 7-❤️ & hand carved stamps were like icing on the cake! This has been a day of happy in the mailbox, thanks to you! 💌
Comment: Gorgeous ATC! Thank you so very much! I also love the Queens, Jokers and ATC envelope! Thank you again for being a wonderful partner!
Autist rated for A Postcard Herbal Round 1 Redo on Apr 25, 2021
Comment: I really enjoyed this card!! All the extras are appreciated too. Thank you for doing this with me. Cheers, Evan
Autist rated for A Postcard Herbal Round 4 on Apr 25, 2021
Comment: Thank you for my Lemon Balm postcard. I missed the part of sending them in an envelope. I hope mine is okay, the way it is. Evan
Comment: Dear Nickalli, what a gorgeous selection of fine laces and braids for to use on swaps and other delicates. I appreciate the effort of packaging, I loved that washi tape! Beautiful envie from a beautiful lady. Thank you many hearts
Nehalennia rated for YTPC: Collaged Fussy Torn Tags on Apr 19, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for your beautiful tags and extras. You did a fantastic job with your tags and they definitely will find a place in one of my journals.
Comment: What a lovely swap! Everything was Violets and care. I love your attention to every little detail. it went in my journal straightaway. Thank you very much!!

Rating Overview

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Star7Lily on Apr 30, 2021:


AnnaM on Apr 30, 2021:

Happy Birthday Nickalli! Have a wonderful day and enjoy your trip!

Hugs, Anna

Rainydancer on Sep 19, 2020:

Welcome to sunshine swaps!

phillaine on May 12, 2020:

I appreciate you taking the time and effort to "angel" the challenge image swap, and your house plant stamp is very cool. I'm looking forward to using these in some mail art. Thanks for the variety of papers as well; they're going to be fun to play with. :)

Star7Lily on May 1, 2020:

Wishing you the happiest of birthdays Nickalli. xx

AnnaM on Apr 30, 2020:

Happy Birthday Nickalli! Have a wonderful day! With all my best wishes, Anna ♥

Star7Lily on Apr 9, 2020:

Dearest Leandrea,

May the romance of spring be ever present in your day, sending you this heart song to you and your beloved.

Kindly Innes Dexter O'Cullein

AnnaM on Dec 23, 2019:

Warm Holiday Wishes, Lady Elizabeth

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.

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