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Arabella

Arabella
Date Joined: January 6, 2010
Last Online: July 18, 2018
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

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Comment: What an absolutely beautiful piece of art you sent me! Thank you so much! I loved following along on your road trip through the journal! It looks like you had fun. :)
Anettethhjertnes rated for BL ~ Butterfly Frankenpages on Jun 26, 2018
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Comment: This was so beautiful I will never cut it up. I will sew it in to my art jurnal
lauriew rated for BL ~ Butterfly Frankenpages on Jun 20, 2018
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Comment: Beautiful page with lots of butterflies. I agree it feels good to use up the scraps of pretty paper. You did a nice job with the stitching.Thanks!
CatieCat388 rated for Halloween Mini Cards on Jun 16, 2018
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Comment: You rock. The cards were awesome. Thank you so much.
lorz88 rated for Playing card collage on Jun 16, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely collaged playing cards! I especially love the one with cats and sun flowers!! I love Cloth, Paper, Scissors magazine!! Thanks again
Laurie517 rated for Halloween Washi Tape Cards! on Jun 13, 2018
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Comment: Love the card! Thanks for the washi tape!
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Comment: wow I have to tell you that is one of the nicest tags I have received I love it . the cut out is great . Thank you for the extras. Thanks again...
creatingsomethingspecial rated for YTPC: Tag pockets on Jun 11, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so muhc for the amazing pocket tags! I love them, and you made me smile with the Harry Potter stamps, they are so cool :) Have a nice day!
Candyn29 rated for Lady with a hat ATC on Jun 11, 2018
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Comment: She's fantastic!!! ❤❤❤❤
gojenn rated for USATC: June Free Theme ATC Swap on Jun 10, 2018
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Comment: GReat atc! Thanks for the extras!
pearlswithplaid rated for Crappy Creations: Tin on Jun 9, 2018
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Comment: Love it Love it Love it. So beautiful. Thank you so much for a great swap, and the washi. You can never go wrong with Halloween washi! Thank you so much,
CraftyCathy31 rated for Halloween Washi Tape Cards! on Jun 7, 2018
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Comment: You are very creative. Thanks for the Halloween Washi card. Trick or Treat!
jeepermom rated for Elongated/Pressed Penny + a Coin on Jun 4, 2018
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Comment: Oh my Nancy! Thank you so very much for the pressed pennies and postcard. They are amazing! Thank you!
MsLee rated for VJP: Creative Vintage Collage #6 on Jun 3, 2018
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Comment: My dear Nancy, thank you for my beautiful VJP, I'm glad you didn't find your cupid in February, it's a beautiful piece, the background paper it's just as beautiful, have not seen it before. Thank you so very much for my Graphic 45 extras, I just love that paper, sometimes it's hard to let go of it....you do understand what I mean. Thank you for a lovely swap. Happy month of June to you and yours. Blessings from Burbank.
Lepe4life rated for Magazine clipping ATC on Jun 2, 2018
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Comment: Lovely atc's and the card was adorbs..I.love.it all!!!!!
RAINDARGON rated for VS - Vintage Tag w/ a Lady on Jun 1, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for your the fantastic atc and extras.
tigermousecat rated for VJP: Postage Stamp People on May 31, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely journal page. Marilyn is one of my husband's favs. He is a photographer and said the camera loved her. He also likes " the Man in Black" I am more of a rock and roll gal... Thanks for the stamped images. Wonder if they are from Viva Las Vegastamps. They have such interesting ones.
Mustluvdoggies rated for MFF: My Favorite Spring Bird on May 27, 2018
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Comment: Oh dear friend your work is always so gorgeous!! Love all the neat layers. I admire your ability to do such great collage work! I also love the little warblers that come around in spring. Thank you for another great swap and extras!
dancingDog rated for VS - Vintage ATC w/ a Birdcage on May 26, 2018
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Comment: Very nice - thank you!
Heirloom rated for CPG Halloween Flat Envie - US Only on May 26, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for a marvelous swap, Nancy. You really hooked a girl up with some creepy Halloween goodies. Luv 'em ...just my style! And that clown on the front of the envie...so devious. :-)

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Comments

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

wolfeagle on Dec 31, 2016:

HNYE

RyeRye on Dec 21, 2016:

OOPS!

LLL

bjmonroe on Nov 21, 2016:

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