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Arabella

Arabella
Date Joined: January 6, 2010
Last Online: May 25, 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: OH MY GOODNESS ! Love everything you sent, oh how much fun my next journals are going to be. I don't think there is a single thing in this envelope that won't be used. Thanks again for soooooo many GOODIES,
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Comment: All I can say is Wow! I think this is one of my top favorite swaps I’ve ever received! I love everything. Even the address label and stamp is a frog!! Thank you so much for this swap.
Pikkis rated for APCs Only - Favourite Characters #2 on May 24, 2018
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Comment: Thank you soooo much for the totally awesome APC, I LOVE it (and I don´t mind the word "damn", LOL)! I´m so happy you decided to "waste" this diecut on me, it´s fabulous. And thank you also for the playing cards and the notecard, it´s so special.
Pandd rated for AACG: Add a Butterfly on May 21, 2018
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Comment: Loved the ATC. Beautifully done. Your work is always gorgeous. Thank you and thank you also for the extras. Pat💕💕
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Comment: Hi Nancy! Thank you so much for the terrific ATC, handmade card and extra goodies.
georgiafae rated for VS - Vintage Skinny w/ a Lady on May 17, 2018
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Comment: I am thrilled to get from you again so soon! I'm still adoring the journal you made for me! This skinny is wonderful too-cute saying. I love Graphic 45 and you've sent me some extras that I want to keep but they will work so well with the Ladies in Big Hats Flip Book that I am working on now! You are sooo nice! Thanks for the beautiful card you sent it in-thanks for sharing with me again!
hibiscus rated for Man With Wings ATC on May 16, 2018
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Comment: Not sure where this quote came from but I love it! Wonderfully thought out and perfectly executed! You are so darn good ! I am so very impressed by your talent and thank you for the card the cascade head note card and the envelope! Wow!
Response: I am so happy you like the atc! And thank you for the kind comments! The quote is from the G45 paper collection The Detectives - it's Arthur Conan Doyle's from The Hound of the Baskervilles!
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Comment: Beautiful! Gosh this is just gorgeous!!! So many beautiful layers. Love the stitching. You did an amazing job on this! I like that you kept it flat, it would be neat to use it as background paper. But it's so pretty I'm not sure I can use it! Thank you for the wonderful extras!
Response: So glad you like the pages! They are a lot of fun to make - and use up a few (tiny bit!) pieces from my leftovers box!
Ajijic rated for YTPC: Let's Make Franken Pages! on May 13, 2018
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Comment: Thanks Nancy, for the lovely page you made for me. It is great and I just love it and thanks for the nice note.
Response: I loved making this page! Want to start some more! Thank you for your nice comments!
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Comment: What a wonderful Page of Filled Pockets! ! Love the Tied on Accents and Beautiful Bird paper!!! I almost hate to cut up those Beautiful Calendar Pages. and Thank you for the Blueberry Stamp too. The ones who didn't join this Swap sure missed out on some neat items...!! Loved your letter too.
Response: This was a fun swap - love going thru my stash and finding just the right items for a swap! And you are so right anyone who didn't join missed out!
ceecee rated for Pressed Penny + a Coin on May 8, 2018
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Comment: WOW! Thanks so much for the amazing swap. I loved the stamps on the envie ... Mr Rogers! and cute kitties......... so lovely... I can't thank you enough. I've never been to Oregon, so the coin and pressed penny are fabulous! Many hearts to you 💕 😸 💕
tristitia rated for EASU: Text Me! ATC Swap on May 8, 2018
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Comment: Love the creepy little guys - thank you!
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Comment: Oh,Nancy! This is such a beautiful journal. Love all the pages-love the style. And like you-I don't think I can use the beautiful cards-postcards-I couldn't even bear to part with the Poe stamps. There is just so much "eye candy" in here! Love all the lace embellishments and attention to detail! A "crow" feather and the ribbons on the journal in my favorite 50's colors! Graphic 45 is my favorite paper company!Thank You so much for a wonderful addition to my journals collection! This magpie journal is so special-just like you!
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely magpie journal! I love the Doctor Who fabric! We visited Portland several years ago and went to some of the places in your book - great memories!
123Poggy123 rated for Faux Silk ATC on Apr 28, 2018
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Comment: I wish I could give a jar full of hearts for this swap. It is stunning. I just love it. Thank you for the twine for me to use.
jjhere rated for WIYM: APC Animal Series-Frog on Apr 28, 2018
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Comment: I LOVE this APC! What a clever design. Thank you SO much (cool business card, too). Triple hearts!
Margothecat rated for PH: Bird Postcards #3 on Apr 27, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for all the wonderful postcards! The birds are all new ones for me and I love the vintage card. I have others from that series, but not this particular one. You made my day!
TexyDeb rated for PH: 4 Postcards About ME on Apr 25, 2018
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Comment: Extra hearts for you for warming my heart! We tried for half an hour to get to park at Multnomah Falls the last time I was in Oregon. I got hot and bored and so my friends drove by one more time and we left. I treasure these postcards. I send you love from my heart to yours. My eyes are watering with love... Also I enjoyed you sharing your life with me. ((hugs)) i was heart broken when I heard a kid playing with fireworks started a fire that burned the Columbia River Gorge.
Winegeek rated for VTH: Vintage ATC with a ticket on Apr 23, 2018
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Comment: I seriously love the ATC. Color tone, design and I too love the little paper dolls. Thank you for the extras, Those stamps are wonderful, can't wait to use them.
mandymo rated for VTH: ATC with an inchie on Apr 22, 2018
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Comment: Lalalalalalala! That is my happy song and I sang it when I opened the freaking awesome atc you created for Me! First of All, I love the card you made to put it in. So deliciously old timey! The atc itself is amazing. It has an entire story depicted on it. The old woman was remembered as Black Beth. She ran an inn and several guests who checked in, never checked out. Poison was her weapon of choice. How did you cut out those teeny tiny pictures!? Thank you so very much for sharing your creativity with me. I feel very lucky indeed.:)

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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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