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Arabella

Arabella
Date Joined: January 6, 2010
Last Online: February 24, 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

hibiscus rated for VTHS: Vintage & TH style ATC on Feb 23, 2018
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Comment: You are so good! This is just right for me ... love the TH figures... vintage background music notes lover clip and. Wow ! Best quote ever! But really what touched me was the fragile ribbon and the wavy way you attached it..so lovely great work great extras and just a super swap... thanks so much
user6937 rated for APCs - First swap! on Feb 21, 2018
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Comment: A beautiful APC! I agree with your take on the woman's expression; she's definitely someplace else :)
Response: Lol! Glad you like the card!
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Comment: This is a wonderful skinny! Loved all the extras and the decorated envelope and circus stamps too. Thank you!
Response: Skinnys are fun to do, so happy you like the way this one turned out!
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Comment: Thank you the lovely mini PL. It is beautiful. Thanks for the goodies, too.
Response: Glad you liked it! Think it's time to pack my Valentine stuff up for the year!
LizzyJo rated for 9LP - Groceries! on Feb 20, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the colorful Groceries LP, and the stamped bunnies. I had fun with this swap, too. (I was glad to see I wasn't the only one who used packaging from a lot of carbs.) I really liked the silverware you added to the back.
Response: Yeah, can't seem to do without my carbs! Thanks for the rating and heart!
Itchy rated for Valentine twinchies on Feb 19, 2018
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Comment: OMG they are beautiful! Thank you for the twinchies and extras! :)
Response: You are so welcome! I'm glad you liked the way these turned out!
supersquirrel rated for USAPC: ATC With a Man on Feb 16, 2018
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Comment: Your man is mesmerizing!! This is one of my all time favorites - such an amazing ATC. Thank you for the wonderful supply of postage stamps too :)
Response: I am so glad you like this "man" atc! Thank you for rating and the heart!
Jjean rated for Glue Book Journal Page - U.S Only on Feb 16, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much for all - love your journal page and will use the magazine for sure - And my postman & I both really enjoyed your envelope. :) fun fun>
Response: Glad you like the page! It was fun cutting out all those images - I always did like cutting out paperdolls and all their clothes - used old Wards and Sears catalogs when I was a child!
ginico rated for Valentine INCHIES on Feb 14, 2018
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Comment: How perfect is this timing - they arrived today :D I love the inchies you created - thank you so much
Response: I'm so glad you received these! Thank you for rating and the heart!
georgiafae rated for VTHS: Altered Bingo Card on Feb 13, 2018
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Comment: Oh,Nancy! This is beautiful-I love that it has writing on it,too! Love the book pages-nice bigger print AND the plastics parts are really nice-bet I could use alcohol inks on them! And turn the ice cycles upside down and you have grass! Thanks for sending a wonderful swap and sharing!
Response: What a great idea to use the ice cycles for grass! I'm going to try it! Thank you for the heart!
ellie rated for Valentine skinny card on Feb 11, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for all the work you put into making my skinny.
Response: Thank you for the rating and heart!
Candyn29 rated for Valentine themed 9 pockets (USA) on Feb 10, 2018
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Comment: This is my first official pocket letter swap I'm so happy you were my partner, I love my letter. Thank you
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Comment: Great selection Nancy - thanks. You're so lucky to be so close to the mountains!
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Comment: Oh Nancy this is great! I LOVE IT SO MUCH!! Your work rocks! I love how you made it whimsical! Those foxes with the little fairies looking over them is so sweet! Have I mentioned I LOVE IT!! Thank you for a great swap and wonderful extras! I wish I could give you a million hearts!
PostcardAl rated for I Love Ephemera Swap! on Feb 6, 2018
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Comment: Nancy! I need to give 1,000,000 hearts! I am just delighted with your VERY generous packet of ephemera -- so much lovely stuff, and so beautifully presented. It's like Christmas, opening all the envelopes of goodies! I'm very touched at how thoughtful you were. I LOVE EVERYTHING YOU SENT! :) I also appreciate how you carefully sealed the pretty handmade envelopes, so that they can be used again. I'm really flabbergasted -- this is among the nicest things I've received! pleasepleaseplease let me know if there is anything you're looking for. I have a lifetime's worth of vintage ephemera piled up that I am seeking good homes for -- would be delighted to send. Again, thank you! Best Al p.s. I laughed when I saw the brochure for the Winchester Mystery House. I could have used that last Friday when I was looking up stuff about it online. p.p.s. I am already fed up with winter and having to wear the same snow boots every day, haha
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Comment: Thank you Nancy for this wonderful AP Card! I think the birds are adorable and I like all the layers you added and the roses are just perfect. You do such amazing work and your envelopes are always decorated so beautifully and I really appreciate that as well. I also want to thank you for all the wonderful extras, I can’t wait to use those cards and cut-outs. πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•
ladybegood rated for THC: 100% TH - ATC on Feb 3, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely atc. I love it! I really like many of the new products show cased at the recent craft show. I preordered the glass mat and am looking forward to getting it. Happy Swapping.
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Comment: Great job! Thank you for the great card & extras! Have a happy valentine's day!
mandymo rated for AACG: Vintage Valentine Heart on Feb 2, 2018
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Comment: Oh la la! What a lovely heart decoration you sent to me. I absolutely love all of the floral embellishments and the Bingo card is a perfect touch. I already have this darling piece of art displayed in my home. Thank you so much for doing such an amazing job on this swap. I love it!!!
blueseabliss rated for ATC: Hearts and text on Feb 1, 2018
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Comment: This is THE BEST EVER! I adore this ATC and thank you so much for the stamps, sleeves, text page and awesome card!!!! A million hearts to you!

Rating Overview

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Comments

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:

anrtist on Nov 8, 2016:

There are so many negative things on TV & everywhere you turn,.. esp on this election day!
I want to share this with you lovely ladies today!!!

Blessings, cc

bjmonroe on Nov 6, 2016:

Have a beautiful day!

BusyB on Oct 31, 2016:

Nancy, thank you so much for the wonderful images! I'll be sending an envelope your way this week.

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