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Arabella

Arabella
Date Joined: January 6, 2010
Last Online: December 11, 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

Rosa1 rated for **HANDMADE** Christmas card #2~USA on Dec 11, 2019
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Comment: Beautiful card - thank you!
neea1989 rated for AAA - Sender's Choice on Dec 11, 2019
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Comment: Wow, these are the coolest ATCs ever. 🙀 Thank you so much! 💖💖💖
OrigamiGrace rated for CPG Mini Xmas PL - Global on Dec 9, 2019
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Comment: Adorable! I love how you made every pocket into an ornament:) Thank you so much and have a wonderful holiday season!
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Comment: I got your post card today. I love it. The cloth idea was a good one, and it came through the mail in perfect condition. Thanks so much. I hope you and yours have a very merry Oregon Christmas!
nancylee rated for Altered Tickets: Christmas on Dec 7, 2019
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Comment: Your entire envelope was beautiful! I love the nostalgia paper and tickets inside - thank you and Merry Christmas!
supersquirrel rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #18 on Dec 6, 2019
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Comment: I ALWAYS love your little pieces of art! How in the "world" did you find a SE Bee Street? That's amazing and I absolutely love it :) Thank you and wishing you a wonderful holiday season.
Response: lol! I have one of those books with all the city street listings and I just searched for insect names! Thanks for rating and the heart!
earthnk rated for International Napkin Swap! on Dec 5, 2019
5
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Comment: Thank you for the swap. Sorry for delay. Just home from sitting all November.
Response: Glad you got them!
MamaD rated for APCs Only - Xmas/Winter on Dec 2, 2019
5
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Comment: Beautiful card! I absolutely love it! The large card is fantastic as well!! Thank you so much for the wonderful swap and the added napkin as well!! ❤
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Comment: It's beautiful! I love the paper that you used and the way you packaged this mini pl, it was like opening a gift. I am never disappointed in your swaps. Thank you so very much! Happy Holidays ☺️
Kokoxo rated for YTPC: Mini Christmas book... USA ONLY on Nov 23, 2019
5
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Comment: WOW! ~ Absolutely AMAZING! I love the dogs so much! This is so gorgeous, thank you so much! I love it and will display it for Christmas :) Thank you again, I LOVE it so much! 💖🎄😍
donetta rated for YTPC: Mini-Christmas Book on Nov 23, 2019
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Comment: Nancy, OMG! Beautiful from the outside in! The card is beyond gorgeous...just so, so lovely...and the little book, of course, is a fantastic wee work of art. You are simply amazing in every arena...swap partner, friend, and (I just know) treasured family member. Have fun in California with your kids (I miss mine terribly)!
swayzer rated for Christmas Pattern Paper Swap round 2 on Nov 22, 2019
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Comment: Thanks so much for the Xmas pattern papers and the extra goodies.
simcoe54 rated for PSH: 5 Card Hunt #2 on Nov 22, 2019
5
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Comment: Thanks for the great postcard choices and for all the wonderful extras.
tristitia rated for YTPC: Flowish Journal #2 US Only on Nov 22, 2019
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Comment: I love it! And all the gorgeous papers are all so different from anything I already have. Where do you get the beautiful handmade papers? I’ve been looking all over for some and now I have some 😊. And the gnomes! And all the lovely book pages! Thank you so much!
Response: The papers are from a local arts and craft store. They always have interesting things to buy!!
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Comment: Wonderful. Thank you! I just wanted to let you know you didn't include a note/letter.
Response: Oh good grief!! I must have forgotten to put it in cause I remember writing one talking about the pies my mother used to make!! I'll probably find it when I clean the table off!! Thanks for rating and the heart!!
5
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Comment: I absolutely LOVE the card and the stamps!!!! Thank you so much!! ❤️ ❤️ ❤️
haagmm rated for International Napkin Swap! on Nov 14, 2019
5
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful selection of napkins! I also buy them at Tuesday Morning - but these are different than all of mine.
isandie rated for International Napkin Swap! on Nov 12, 2019
5
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Comment: Great napkins!!! Thank you!!! ❤️❤️❤️
LilysMama rated for Halloween Mini Pocket Letter on Nov 9, 2019
5
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Comment: Sorry for the late rating, I received this today....finally. Thank you so much for the wonderful Mini PL! You never disappoint :)
5
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Comment: Awww...thank you so so much for this adorable ATC! I just so happen to love autumn, sunflowers AND ravens, and here you went combining all three! :)

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 2680 47 53
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2493 2764 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
7 485 2001 0
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Comments

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!!

spn

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 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!

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