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Arabella

Arabella
Date Joined: January 6, 2010
Last Online: October 23, 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

jannieb rated for EASU: Halloween ATC Swap on Oct 19, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the great ATC & goodies. It was a pleasure being your swap partner. Happy Halloween!!
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Comment: Thank you for the PL. I loved it. Especially the candy corn ribbon down the side of it. I loved the stamps on the envelope as well. I cut them out so I can use them in future Halloween crafts.
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Comment: Thank you is was absolutely lovely! the little cat was my favorite! the goodies were cute as well thank you!
CatieCat388 rated for USATC: Halloween ATC Swap on Oct 17, 2019
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Comment: The ATC & the extras are great. Thank you so very much.
Helena8664 rated for Halloween Pocket Letter on Oct 17, 2019
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Comment: What a BEAUTIFUL and haunting pocket letter...I love your style! <3 Thank you so much. And you included such lovely goodies! :)
auntiejo rated for Vintage Paper Swap on Oct 11, 2019
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Comment: Absolutely love all of the items in this swap! THANK YOU!
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Comment: Such wonderful care and attention to detail was obviously taken when you created this beautiful Pocket letter. I cannot thank you enough for it and all of the goodies that you added! I love it so much, thank you!!!
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Comment: What a wonderful pocket letter - I love the words you picked for each letter and even a bat!! Thank you!
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Comment: I love the pocket letter so so much!!! It’s got that wonderful Halloween spirit. Thank you so very much!!
Kokoxo rated for Halloween Mini Pocket Letter on Oct 5, 2019
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Comment: WOW! Gorgeous pocket letter and I love the envelope it came in! ~ Thank you for the birthday card for my dad 😊 I will give it to him next week when he comes to town! I loved your pocket letter, the goodies, the trick, EVERYTHING! Thank you so much for reading my profile and all the effort you put into my swap <3 Happy swapping xoxo
darcilena rated for MFF: Birds and Teacups ATC on Oct 4, 2019
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Comment: Wow! Si exciting to get 3 gorgeous envies in the mail. Wow. I love this theme. I love💕 your Atc. So glad you chose the pretty birdie. I'm not a fan of Halloween esp eerie stuff but have had many amazing Atcs sent in that theme. Love all your extras & sure look forward to seeing you at my mailbox again! 💋 Def going in my Atc photo frame to be displayed for my inspiration! Happy Swapping!:)
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Comment: Got your Magpie journal today! Loved it! It was so much fun to read/look through. Loved the tour of your town and state - I’m ready to come see it in person😊 Thank you for such a fun journal!
BTim rated for Steampunk ATC on Sep 29, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the cool card and explanation of where each piece was recycled from!
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Comment: Hello Nancy! Thank you so much for all the postcards! They are all wonderful! I really would love to visit Colorado >.< I’ve visited all of the falls in that postcard in Oregon . I think it’s not all the falls in Oregon right? There’s prolly more haha but I love Oregon ♥️ Thank you for sharing!
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Comment: Hello dear Nancy, I wanted to thank you for an amazing swap! Your tags are beautiful and I was happily surprised by the presentation. Loved the extras as well, thank you for reading my profile!
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Comment: I love what you sent! I too had to make allowances with making mine as I had limited items to use. The card image appears to be an immpressionist style and does have that French feel! Thanks so much!
sunshinesuperman rated for EASU: Free Theme ATC Swap on Sep 15, 2019
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Comment: I LOVE this card. It is so my style and she does look spooky. It looks like a mourning card which I find that all fascinating. Thank you for such a great card for my Halloween/Strange Collection. Hugs, Mona
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Comment: Thanks for the fun Bingo card. Aren't they a little young to be playing with spells? Which embossing folder is that on the front of the folder you made to pop the bingo card in? Wonderful presentation! Thanks for a most excellent swap!
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Comment: Thank you for ALL the great postcards & for considering my preferences in making your choices. The Oregon Falls and Portland Zombie cards are super, the cowboy hot tub is a hoot, & that octopus portrait is splendid. Great handmade envie with wonderful stamps too!
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Comment: Nancy, everything you send brings a smile to my face! Your book page pockets are GORGEOUS. I'm in awe of the way you presented them--each inside their own little pocket and each little pocket is more beautiful than the last. Bunnies, foxes, fawns--all my favorite critters! Love the postage stamp accents and the sweet little things you tucked inside each of them. You're an artist, Nancy, and I'm so lucky to receive your work!

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Comments

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 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!

OrigamiGrace on Dec 21, 2017:

Happy

solstice

CurlyTea on Dec 20, 2017:

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