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Arabella

Arabella
Date Joined: January 6, 2010
Last Online: September 19, 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

vanneparis rated for SUSA - Send 3 Circus ATCs on Sep 17, 2018
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Comment: Hi Nancy - Thanks so much for the very incredible Circus ATCs. I love them and they really take me back to the Circus. I can't wait to add them to my collection. I love all of the special goodies as well. Take Care -Vanne
LindaRuthie rated for Thinking of Fall Pocket letter on Sep 14, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful Fall PL. As soon as I pulled it out of my mailbox, I was smiling. This is definitely happy mail. I love all the little details you added and the maple leaf edging is wonderful. I enjoyed reading about your Autumn memories and now I'm wanting apple crisp. I appreciate the lovely goodies tucked in the pockets as well as the papers protecting the PL. I will enjoy using those in future projects. ♥♥♥♥♥♥
jeepermom rated for Two Lighthouse Postcards on Sep 13, 2018
5
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Comment: Love the cards - all of them. Thank you! I hope the smoke in the air is getting better. Thank you again!
luleemik rated for Crappy Halloween!!! on Sep 8, 2018
5
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Comment: WOW---what an over the top swap!!! First of all, love the ornie! Vintage Halloween is soooo me. The presentation of the swap in a coffin inside the altered book/box just blew me away!! Thank you for sending an amazing swap!
dyp rated for Pick 2 ATCs - Woodland Animals on Sep 6, 2018
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Comment: Awwwwwwwwwwwwwww I ADORE your ATCs! Oh tytytytyty happy swapping.
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Comment: Oh my gosh!! I don't think I've ever seen a nicer more artistically put together journal EVER! (and I've been loading up on YouTube and Pintrest journal posts lately!) The magpie journal you created was so full of little surprises and interesting tidbits . After the first couple of pages I told my husband I want to take a trip to Oregon! Thank you so very very much for such a beautifully made and packaged swap. I can tell you really put so much work and time into it. This is easily within the top 5 swaps I've ever received in my years on Swap-bot. :) A hundred hearts and hugs to you!
Cocoa rated for THC: ATC with 3 TH products on Aug 28, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you for the creative ATC and the extras!
Michelle0329 rated for Halloween ATC open theme on Aug 28, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful ATC and handmade card. The thing about beautiful handmade cards is I don't want to use them!! I want to keep them to myself LOL. Thanks for a wonderful swap!
NRGordon rated for Dark ATC Swap on Aug 25, 2018
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Comment: Hi Nancy, Thank you very much for the cards and the great ATC. I am going to try a variation on your technique myself. If you are interested, here is a short piece on how Witchtrot Road got its name: http://newenglandfolklore.blogspot.com/2015/02/taking-trip-down-witchtrot-road.html Best Wishes, Neal
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Comment: Thanks for the great map cards. Also, for the extra train cards. They are great additions for my collection!
SuZignomeMoM rated for A.I. New Craze - Coins on Aug 19, 2018
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Comment: ♥ Thank you for the beautiful coins. I have yet to use the ZIG water-based markers but they certainly are on my wish list now. They make such a lovely background.
AZmom875 rated for MJS: Magpies Send 10 on Aug 18, 2018
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Comment: You are the Queen of Magpies, thanks for sharing. I found the small magpie.
splendorpursuit rated for Pick 3 Swap on Aug 17, 2018
5
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Comment: I loved everything, especially the crafting (buying/using) quote. So stinkin’ true!! Hopefully the pocket letter I’ll be sending you soon included items that you can in turn use so that you don’t have to buy any for a bit. ;) Thanks so much! Totally made my Friday.
YooperHill rated for Washi Tape ATC on Aug 16, 2018
5
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Comment: Very nice! Thank you.
porpie5 rated for PH: Send 2 Postcards #10 on Aug 14, 2018
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Comment: This envelope was full of wonderful postcards! Thank you so much!! I love the Oregon ones - I have only been there once, and I really liked that state!I appreciate the extra postcards so much! Love them all! THANK YOU!!
Mamamoose rated for Coin + an Elongated/Pressed Penny on Aug 11, 2018
5
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Comment: THANK YOU so much for the lovely pennies and Oregon coins and for the great matching postcards!!!! You made my day! I especially love the Mesa Verde vintage postcard... The first time I visited this place in 1975 it almost looked like on this pc back then ;-)
Ac2052 rated for Monthly ATCs: Summer Insects on Aug 10, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for the great ATC!!! I LOVE the old Tiger Stadium postcard too! You really brightened my day! ❤️❤️❤️
Kalalinga rated for CPG: ATC with Wings (US Only) on Aug 9, 2018
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Comment: What a lovely envelope of happy mail you sent me! Everything is so nice and the ATC is a work of art! Thank you so much. 💞💓💖
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Comment: Oh my! I'm Happy "Forever" x's five!!! You were so very generous and extremely spot-on with your selections...the postage stamps!,The postcards! The vintage photos!,The foreign book pages! Everything!!!! Thanks so very much!!!!
marymary914 rated for EASU: Free Themed ATC Swap on Aug 4, 2018
5
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Comment: Great ATC and extra papers! Love the owl pic and story!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 2462 47 53
Completed Fives Threes Ones
2276 2540 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
7 460 1809 0
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Comments

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

wolfeagle on Dec 31, 2016:

HNYE

RyeRye on Dec 21, 2016:

OOPS!

LLL

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