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Arabella

Arabella
Date Joined: January 6, 2010
Last Online: April 22, 2019
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

hibiscus rated for AACG: Tea Bag Paper ATC on Apr 17, 2019
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Comment: Your work is so lovely this card is truly beautiful... it is like reading a Jane Austen novel ... your technique with the tea bag (using that reddish tea is a great idea) is just so nice and well worth using again... thank you for this treasure and the great extras...and the nice note as well....
Ace330660 rated for MAGPIE JOURNAL on Apr 15, 2019
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Comment: I love this journal ! The binder rings are nice. I prefer a thicker journal anyways. Love the dark colors. The fabric will be put to good use.Thanks so much !
circlebfarms10 rated for US Unused Stamp Swap on Apr 4, 2019
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Comment: wow, really cool stamps. where do you find the variety of stamps. i was very amazed by all the stamps you sent me. i like the 1776 ones alot, and the wool ones, and tom sawyer ones. Thank you soo much
bjansen rated for Easter Mini Pocket Letter on Apr 4, 2019
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Comment: Loved the pocket letter. Turned the pockets in to ATCs they are so pretty :)
AnitaMac rated for ATCO: ATC Coins - Open Theme on Mar 31, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much for the two pretty ATCoins and the extra postcards. I love the imagery on the coins! Hope spring will come for you soon!
supersquirrel rated for ATC THESE #8: Fabric on Mar 26, 2019
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Comment: Another gorgeous piece. Yes, beautiful fabric and thanks for sending extra for me! Your work is simply elegant.
supersquirrel rated for ATC THEME #7: Ephemera on Mar 26, 2019
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Comment: Inspiring ATC. You create such beautiful art pieces. Thank you for the ephemera.
bjansen rated for ATC Cleanout #21 (USA) on Mar 26, 2019
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Comment: Love them thanks :)
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Comment: I loved it all! The "Bag ladies " large card and the "kissable" frog. Thanks for the extras and a lovely swap! On my grandma's farm we would always find a small green frog the size of a quarter with legs at the back door window where the cream separator was. We would rush him out to the small pond but he would keep showing up every morning in the same spot.
Response: He just wanted to be close to people!!! Thanks for the heart!
Kskollections rated for AAA: Valentine's Day on Mar 20, 2019
5
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Comment: Super fantastic!
janski48 rated for ATCO: Free Theme February on Mar 17, 2019
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Comment: Sorry for the late rate!! I LOVE the card! It is so me and I agree! 😂😂❤️❤️
Response: I thought you would like it!!! LoL!!! Always fun to swap with you!
SunTradeToo rated for WIYM: Postage Stamp ATC on Mar 16, 2019
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Comment: OMGosh! I LOVE your ATc, and the stamps, and the envelope! I saved everything. Thank you ♪♫*¨*•.¸¸🍀
Pikkis rated for VC: 3 Elements #28 ATC on Mar 14, 2019
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Comment: I´m soooo happy to receive mail from you :)! I adore everything you sent me. The ATC is so lovely, the napkin image is just perfect for it and I´m happy to have one for myself too and that little sun-charm is adorable. Also the Graphics45-bits and pieces are quite new to me, I only have those Mother Goose-images. So thank you so much for all this, you really made my day!
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Comment: i absolutely love this pocket letter. thank you for doing a cat/dog theme.
Response: I really enjoyed making your pocket letter! Thank you for the heart!
Shiraz rated for February's Sender's Choice on Mar 11, 2019
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Comment: I love your choice of snarky small talk! Thanks for the swap. Sorry I forgot to give you a heart - hope adding it here works
Response: Glad you like them! That was really nice of you to go back and add the heart! Thank you - from the bottom of my heart!!
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Comment: WOW..WOW..WOW!!! THANK YOU so much for such a fun journal and all the goodies.
Response: Really fun to make for you!
vanneparis rated for VS - Vintage Circus Skinny on Mar 5, 2019
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Comment: Hi Nancy! Wow, what a beautiful Circus themed Skinny. I love the tent design, it's genius! Thanks for joining the swap. Take Care -Vanne
isabellasnow rated for YTPC: Scrap Paper Tags on Mar 5, 2019
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Comment: Nancy, I can't say enough about what a joy it is to receive one of your swaps. Graphic 45! WOOHOO! Their papers are all simply gorgeous. You've highlighted them all in such a beautiful way--the threaded buttons, the die cuts, the stamped elements, the lace, and let's not forget the machine stitching. SO many elements to appreciate in each. To top it all off, you sent a beautiful stitched collage card--you know I'm saving that, right? Thank you so much for always sending something really special.
msrhetta rated for Junk Journal Supplies USA on Mar 4, 2019
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Comment: Everything about this journal is just gorgeous! It feels like every time I look at it, I find something new to love! Thank you so much :)
Response: Thanks, Michelle, I'm glad you like it!

Rating Overview

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Comments

hibiscus on Feb 18, 2019:

The three elements atc is absolutely one of the most amazing atc’s I’ve received! You are such an artist!

CurlyTea on Dec 20, 2018:


Happy Birthday!

MissPaula on Sep 14, 2018:

Looking over my favorite ATC's. A Dollie one made by you! This is where you shine, Love it! Thanks, again.

hibiscus on May 16, 2018:

I want to give you an award for one of the best atc’s ever! Lucky me it’s now mine

hibiscus on Apr 12, 2018:

I don’t know when I’ve enjoyed an atc more than your vintage distressed/grunge dr worden’s pills card! Ty ty ty!

BusyB on Mar 8, 2018:

Thank you for a wonderfully thoughtful and beautiful swap! I'm over the moon with what you sent! Happy March!

OrigamiGrace on Dec 21, 2017:

Happy

solstice

CurlyTea on Dec 20, 2017:

BusyB on Nov 8, 2017:

So happy you love your Halloween card! I love the way she turned out too, lol She is one of the stamp images you shared with me last year, so I thought I would share a neat card made just for you. Hope you enjoy your holidays. I am in high spirits this year!

OrigamiGrace on Jan 3, 2017:

From Cheap Postage Group!

2017

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