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Arabella

Arabella
Date Joined: January 6, 2010
Last Online: June 5, 2020
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

24Donna rated for TFT-Fabric Scrappies-USA on Jun 4, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much for these beautiful scrappies! They are really very nicely put together! Iโ€™m making a junk journal for a high school graduation gift, Iโ€™m going to put one in it! God bless you
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Comment: Thanks a lot for the incredibly detailed and colourful tag :)! It has so much to look at and the vintage feel that I like so much! Also the card and the stamps on the envelope are so cool! You really brightened my day! Hugs and stay well!
paperlover rated for BL ~ Mini Pocket Letter on Jun 3, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much for the pretty butterfly pocket letter. I love the backgrounds you used especially the napkin. I appreciate the extras and can't wait to use them. I am well, I hope you stay safe during this crazy time
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Comment: Thank you all the papers!! Enjoyed your note!!
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Comment: These are beautiful and so well made. I will gladly use them in the vintage journal I am working in. I've been getting out a little more to do some quick shopping but you are right-we have our Swapbot friends which I consider you one of them. Take care and thanks for sharing!
captkristi rated for AAA: Postage Stamp on May 28, 2020
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Comment: Where to start!?! My goodness that ATC is so gorgeous and you are right...perfect for this time!!! I loved reading your letter and the Stand is my favorite book EVER. We have a lot in common for reading likes!! I would love to hear how that new book is overall. They are saying that it's more scary - I wonder if you agree? I live by Lake Lahonton. Not sure if you came out that way when your daughter was in Reno. What's her degree in?
Response: Glad you like the atc! Love using stamps on atcs! I didn't think King's new book was scarier than some of his earlier ones, but did enjoy the stories! Never did get down to that lake, wish we had! My daughter got her degree in Writing and Composition. Seems to enjoy teaching it to others now! Take care!
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Comment: What a cute and fun flip book! Thank you!
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Comment: Hi Nancy! Oh my gosh...what gorgeous, beautiful works of art! These lovelies look like they just came out of a vintage Victorian gift shop! I may have said that before, but that is just how wonderful your work is! They will go in in my special box for swaps that I have received that are my very favorite. Thank you Nancy!
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Comment: Nancy! I love EVERY one of the MANY images you sent! You are so generous to make so many for me. So nicely done. Thank you soooo much for all of them that will definitely be part of many projects to come. (The ones I made are not nearly so nice.)
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Comment: I love it - so many bits and pieces - Thank you!
vanneparis rated for VS - Vintage ATC w/ a Rose on May 18, 2020
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Comment: Hi Nancy! Thank you so much for the beautiful Vintage ATC and all the extra goodies. I love everything and can't wait to add it to my collection. Thanks for a very special swap. Take Care -Vanne
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Comment: Another Nancy original for my collection! No surprise--your tag is BEAUTIFUL! And it was sent in a lovely butterfly notecard with an added butterfly postcard and some butterfly ATC papers! It's a wonder it didn't FLY here on its own! I love the sort of -tri-layers' on your tag and the dimensional butterfly, pearls and lace It's gorgeous, Nancy; thank you so very much!
isabellasnow rated for YTPC: Easy Botanical Tags on May 14, 2020
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Comment: Nancy, these are simply beautiful! I'm in love with the botanical pages you used as background (many thanks for the extra pages ;+), that crinkly seam binding, and those gorgeous stamped pockets on the fronts of both tags. Your presentation (as always) is another joy: LOVE that Oregon fox mounted with acetate on the paper. You are SO creative; I always do the happy dance when I realize you are my sending partner!
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Comment: Arabella, I loved your petticoat journal spots. So delicate and pretty. They shall be a lovely addition to my journal . thankyou and many hearts. xx
justmesks rated for PH: Send 5 Postcards #21 on May 12, 2020
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Comment: What a beautiful package! Thank you so much! I love the extra recipe cards; they are all new except for two of them. I will certainly use them. Stay safe and enjoy your day.
Zander rated for YTPC: Book Page 'Closet' on May 10, 2020
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Comment: Wow, what a beautiful Book Page Closet and all the extra goodies tucked inside, Thank You so much for a wonderful swap!
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Comment: Love love love! Beautiful papers and ephemera. Thanks so much!!
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Comment: Thank you for such a great selection of little envies! I love the different textures papers you used and the various sizes and styles!
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Comment: Thank you for your generous and thoughtful choices of cards for this swap, Nancy. Like you, I can rarely stop at the required number of cards in a scavenger hunt. It's the thrill of the chase! Hard to choose a favorite but I love the Kliban cat & of course the delightful Smokey. Thanks for such a special swap. Sending a PM with a couple of additional notes.
Suzyanner rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #99 on Apr 25, 2020
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Comment: Wow! So many wonderful postcards! You are so generous! I love, and also love the fox notecard! You made my day! Please stay safe and well!

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Comments

IDreamOfAfrica on Apr 8, 2020:

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lemooon on Nov 30, 2019:

Wishing you all the best!

LLL~Location,Location,Location!

JuneRosebud on Nov 1, 2019:

Thank u 4 joining my swap through WIYM: Ho To The Third Mini Pocket Letter=)

ScrapHappyGabi on Oct 14, 2019:

These guys are MY FAVs!! Just met them for the third time, 2 weeks ago!! So much FUN! Best thing was meeting CHUCK(God) and the Trickster for the 1st time! - Omg.. SO FUN!!

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phillaine on Sep 11, 2019:


to Profile-Based Swaps!

hibiscus on Feb 18, 2019:

The three elements atc is absolutely one of the most amazing atcโ€™s Iโ€™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 atcโ€™s ever! Lucky me itโ€™s now mine

hibiscus on Apr 12, 2018:

I donโ€™t know when Iโ€™ve enjoyed an atc more than your vintage distressed/grunge dr wordenโ€™s pills card! Ty ty ty!

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