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Arabella

Arabella
Date Joined: January 6, 2010
Last Online: September 28, 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

DeAnnaVarela rated for Halloween on Sep 27, 2020
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Comment: Hola! Your envie, card and especially the spooky ATC are amazeballs! Thank you so much for this private swap. Let me know if you want to do anything else creepy this season. I have coins ready to go if you like making those.
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Comment: Nancy, I absolutely ADORED your card and the ATC's they fit my collection beautifully. Thank you so much I appreciate the beautiful techniques you used and it really inspired me!
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Comment: Such cute pockets!!! I was just thinking I should get out my decorations and looking around thinking anyone walking in would think I had already decorated with what stayed out last year. And yes, I always need more. Ha! Happy Halloween!
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Comment: Hey so happy to have another of your creations in my collection. I love Halloween too!!! Stay safe!! Thanks for all the lovely extras.
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Comment: Wow! What a lovely book! The dedication age is to "Gladys" which was my grandmother's name - a happy tear! I hear you on missing the antique fair and other fun excursions. Thanks so much. Take care and thank you!!
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Comment: Thank you so much for your gorgeous swap! I love every single piece you've added and everything will be of very good use for my future journals <3
Disneydezi rated for Halloween ATC Series (5) - E & E on Aug 25, 2020
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Comment: I LOVED my ATC's, thank you so much I'm so excited so close to having the whole word lol
Karmi53 rated for Vintage on Aug 18, 2020
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Comment: Wow very pretty very well done thank you and thank you for the extra too. Take care
lmacdavis93 rated for TOTM: August Tag on Aug 18, 2020
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Comment: Hi Nancy and thank you for the gorgeous tag! I love how you used the piece of netting with the yellow flowers - I could not figure out how to do something with it and you found a perfect use. There were a lot of nice elements to work with, and you coordinated them all into a wonderful composition. Just beautiful! And thank you for the pretty butterfly papers and for the gold butterfly - I will definitely find a use for them! And I dearly love the vintage postcard you sent as well!
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Comment: Oh my...you had me at Japanese rice paper! Such a beautiful set! And then everything else!!! I actually collect vintage birthday cards and send them to my great nieces so rest assured that will get used! And I often send or craft with vintage postcards and postage stamps! Really, thanks so much for everything!!! Stay healthy and best wishes, Mar/skinny52
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Comment: Love the owl ATC. What a cute screech owl photo, too.
marymary914 rated for MFF: Bird-Themed 3-Layer Tag on Aug 6, 2020
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Comment: Oooh! These are drool- worthy! Thanks so much! ๐Ÿ˜Š
resourcepit rated for VES: VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPHS on Aug 5, 2020
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Comment: I can't believe I didn't already rate this swap! I absolutely loved each and every picture you sent. My sister contacted a "possible" relative from one of our grandmothers, and it turned out she had pictures from the 1800s and gave them to her along with great family tree information. Our family pics aren't nearly as interesting except for the hair style changes! They're in scrapbooks and I'm pretty sure my girls will keep them. Thanks too for all the postcards, especially the route 66 one. Did you know it started here in St. Louis?!
thequilterslink rated for TFT-Pretty Pocket Envelopes on Jul 29, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the awesome swap..Love the pockets you made!
Maud1916 rated for Steampunk ATC on Jul 26, 2020
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Comment: Love the ATC and the card! And thank you for the extra paper bits, too!
PaperPassion rated for Coloring In-ATC with pocket on Jul 23, 2020
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Comment: The colored pocket ATC is beautiful.Thanks so much and thank you for joining the swap.The tag is perfect.
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Comment: Oooh - I love it, it's all gorgeous - even the envelope it came in - Thank you!
LinSoles rated for YTPC: Fabric Scrappies! on Jul 14, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely fabric scrappies you made for me. They are lovely. The brads might come in handy if I find a use for them. Happy crafting!
InsanePenguins rated for YTPC: Journal Tabs 10 Ways US on Jul 11, 2020
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Comment: Love, love, love them. The extras are real cool. I crochet little flowers too, so I can really appreciate you giving me one. Yhank you so much. The metal pointers will be well used. Again thank you.
Zander rated for BL ~ Butterflies Faux Stamps on Jul 11, 2020
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Comment: How wonderful to receive a beautiful swap such gorgeous images for the faux stamps, and such a unique batik card. Thank You for a great swap!

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Comments

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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

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