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Arabella

Arabella
Date Joined: January 6, 2010
Last Online: August 18, 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

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Comment: Love the pics!! Thanks so much! The quote on your card is one of my favorites- love the colors you used!
SkaGirl rated for Share your notecard stash #1 on Aug 16, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the notecards and the wonderful postcards!!! :)
BLUR rated for ATCO: July Sender's Choice ATC on Aug 14, 2019
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Comment: Made it to the PO in between travels this afternoon! Woohoo! I LOVE your humorous ATC! I'll have to look up the source info you shared for some fun ;) Also appreciate the My Fair Lady note!! Thank you!
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Comment: This turned out so lovely. The choice of colours is a pretty combo and the lace really adds to the vintage feel.Thanks so much!
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Comment: adorable and useful. Thank you.
redheart rated for ATCE&T: Add a hat on Aug 7, 2019
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Comment: Nancy, thanks for the Atc and the extra cards. I loved this, so creative! Made me smile!!😍🤗😍
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Comment: Thank you so very much. Sorry for the late rating, I thought I had already done this, I had documented (the way I keep track of my swaps) that I had left feedback on 7/26 apparently I had documented your rating in my records but forgot to actually give you your official rating. Your ATCs were very nice and fit well into my collection, though I did mod pod over them to ensure everything stayed intact. Thank you again for the wonderful ATCs you really deserved your heart.......=)
Response: Glad you like them and thank you for the heart!
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Comment: Thank you so much..love the embellishments you made. They are awesome!
Etoile rated for ATCO: Pick One ATC #2 on Aug 1, 2019
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Artstamper rated for USAPC: Let's Make a Glue Book! on Jul 31, 2019
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Comment: Nancy this glue book is awesome, I love it. I don't know how you could put together so many different things and still it looks cohesive. It is an inspiration for both collages and journals as well. Your presentation,wrapped like a gift and your lovely note made it a joy to receive!!! I can't thank you enough.
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Comment: Thank you for your most beautiful purple butterfly skull atc. I absolutely adore it!
lukeyduke rated for USAPC: Garden Fairy ATC on Jul 29, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for such a beautiful card! Very precise,great background and placement. Love the wings!
kssunlover1947 rated for PH: Big & Small Animals #2 on Jul 26, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for all the great animal cards. My favorites are the Giraffe cards although I like them all.
kfaye rated for Halloween Whimsy Pocket on Jul 26, 2019
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Comment: It's beautiful! Thank you :)
sharmison33 rated for USAPC: 3 Elements #7 on Jul 26, 2019
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Comment: Oh my, Nancy, where to start! What an amazing swap. The ATC you made is beautiful. It’s definitely moving to the top of my favorites album. And then the extra stamps and cards for my collection and even the card...it’s all lovely. Thanks for making this swap so special for me😊❤️
supersquirrel rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #8 on Jul 25, 2019
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Comment: I always love your ATCs. Thank you so much for this funny one :) Great stamps too. Thank you - Thank you !!
tigermousecat rated for VC: Fancy Owl Tag on Jul 25, 2019
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Comment: This was a delight from the owl stamps on the outside of the envelope, on to the large card then the actual tag. She is quite the lady owl. We also had an owl in the park next to us. A squirrel was giving him grief from a lower branch then raced off across the grass. The owl almost got the cheeky little beggar. So swift and so quiet.
Response: It's the jays and crows and even robins that try to drive our owls away! Think the squirrels just hide!! Glad you like the tag!
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely set of tags. Took me a moment to sort out which swap they were for. there have been so many for this 100 day swaps, Lovely presentation and the bits of lace so lovely. Many thanks!
Response: Oops! Did I forget to put the name of the swap in the envelope? Usually I copy and paste the name of the swap and my partner's address and then tape them on the notecard and envelope. Must have been a senior moment!!
DRMOM rated for Coin Envelope Swap on Jul 18, 2019
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Comment: Lovely envelopes in rich colors and patterns with fun goodies. Thank you!
sweetgypsy rated for VTHS: Winged TH Paper Doll Tag on Jul 18, 2019
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Comment: Nancy, your tag is lovely!! Thank you for a wonderful swap. :)

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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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