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Arabella

Arabella
Date Joined: January 6, 2010
Last Online: May 26, 2017
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

thequilterslink rated for CQ: Put a hat on a Bird USA on May 25, 2017
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Comment: thanks,. loved the ATC
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Comment: Love the ATC - it's so cute! Thanks for the extras.
urocyonfox rated for EASU: May Free Themed ATC Swap on May 24, 2017
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Comment: very nice ATC very me thank you
djcamp04 rated for Use 2 TH products ATC on May 23, 2017
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Comment: Beautiful ATC! The colors are wonderful & true TH style. Thank you so much. I love his photo booth set. There are so many cute photos to choose from. Thanks, also for the "ATC kit", I will surely use it! ❤
Pikkis rated for Graphics 45 atc on May 22, 2017
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Comment: I´m totally speechless in front of your amazing sending :)! Thank you a million times for everything.The ATC itself is so beautiful and neatly made and you´ve decorated even the backside, wow! And that collection became immediately one of my favourites, so I´m so happy you sent me some bits and pieces from it. And all the other bits and pieces; I´m so grateful for all of them as I have none of those collections and haven´t even known they exist... Finland is really out of the picture when it comes to these papers! So today I feel almost like it was Christmas or my birthday, thank you once again for making my day :)
Response: You just made my day! Thank you for your kind words and rating!
Miamorswife rated for List pad sheets swap #5 on May 20, 2017
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Comment: love the sheets and the cards
mandymo rated for MFF: Bird Twinchies on May 18, 2017
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Comment: Oh Arabella! These bird twinchies are divine! I agree with you about crows and ravens being the most interesting of our feathered friends. I just adore these! I also love the selection of embellishments you included. Your presentation was perfect. Thank you so much for a perfect swap.
Response: So glad you like them! Thank you for the rating and heart!
petaluda rated for Butterfly/Dog on May 17, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much for this beautiful ATC and for the extra goodies . Please accept my apologies for the late rating
skydancer rated for Reinker on baby wipe on May 17, 2017
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Comment: What a lovely ATC. You did such a great job. Thank you so much. And thanks also for the extras.
SamiE rated for Stamped ATC on May 17, 2017
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Comment: I love POE. "Never More" Thanks for the ATC and the extra goodies.
Pandd rated for ATC With String on May 15, 2017
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Comment: Love this atc. Beautifully designed. Of course I love the steampunk, my favorite. I also love your photo card. You do beautiful photos. Thank you also for the cool string and card. Love this swap. Thank you Nancy. Pat😍😍
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Comment: Thank you for the great PCs and the extras!
samsstuff rated for A.I. Use a Seed Packet on May 12, 2017
5
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Comment: Thank you for the sweet ATC & the little extras!
MissMillie rated for 1 + 1 May on May 12, 2017
5
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Comment: Super cool mailing...Thank you!! I adore the tag that you made for me.
joybells2426 rated for VTH: ATC with a Party Hat on May 11, 2017
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Comment: I really like this ATC. Bingo cards make me happy! Thank you so much! Sorry for the delay in rating. Completely unintentional.
Response: Glad you got it - and you like it! Thanks for the rating and heart!
mahlermail rated for A.I. - Melted Crayon ATC on May 9, 2017
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Comment: What an absolutely lovely package and art piece. I truly adore the packaging and your amazing ATC. Thank you so much.
makestuff rated for Vintage ATC on May 4, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful ATC and little papers. The note card is also very pretty! I love how you made the background look almost like wood. I love TH products, too! Thank you!
zilliah rated for QUICK ATC swap #237 on May 2, 2017
5
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Comment: Thanks for the extra ATC! I'll have to check out the song you suggested :)
BeeMGee rated for Mini Moos with Flowers and Bees on May 2, 2017
5
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Comment: Just stunning which I knew it would be. Dont you just love Natures sketchbook. Adorable. Thank you xx
5
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Comment: Wow! Both ATCs are beautiful! Thank you so much - you did an awesome job on these.

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Comments

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.

BusyB on Oct 31, 2016:

Happy Halloween!

bjmonroe on Oct 29, 2016:

bjmonroe on Oct 29, 2016:

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