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Arabella

Arabella
Date Joined: January 6, 2010
Last Online: July 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

HelenG6 rated for PH: Lighthouse Postcards on Jul 24, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the nice cards sent with extras. You decorated the envelope nicely with matching stamps and nice note card too. Wow, how great is that. I appreciate the excellent swap. I am a fan of GLH, but mostly have collected them and read maybe a few or browsed through them.
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Comment: Oh Nancy!!! I squealed when I got the mail today. Your envelope is gorgeous. I adore the alice theme, and thank you so so much for including some alice stamps, as well as all the wonderful extras. You were so generous! Thank you!
donetta rated for AACG: Photo Booth ATC on Jul 22, 2017
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Comment: Words fail me...but I'll do my best! Nancy, every envelope from you is the promise of something beautiful. This ATC is no exception...I loved it on Flickr, and if possible, it's even more gorgeous in real life. And the antique extras...OMG! To die for! You are such a generous swap partner; I can't thank you enough for just being you!
Ace330660 rated for Mini Pocket letter on Jul 21, 2017
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Comment: Love the mermaid mini pocket letter ! So beautiful ! Hope to swap again together soon !
Response: Glad you did get it! Thank you for rating and the heart!
Shellyr rated for WIYM: Make a note card or 2 on Jul 20, 2017
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Comment: Love your two cards. Each is so unique. Thanks!
vlhafer54 rated for Mega notecards--USA on Jul 18, 2017
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Comment: Wow! Thank you for the great note cards. And the sheet music. You made my day!
Conniegirl rated for C.I. ~ Let's make an ATC on Jul 17, 2017
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Comment: Thank you! It's a beautiful bird. Thank you for the extra ATC's. I hope we have a few more swaps like this as well.
Cgscdy rated for A.I. - Use a playing card APC on Jul 15, 2017
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Comment: Love this card! And ty for the washi samples as well!!!
Wildchild rated for Skinny card with a mushroom on Jul 14, 2017
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Comment: I love it! and the stamps too!
AIZYAHT rated for 6X6 Journal Glue Book Page on Jul 14, 2017
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Comment: I loved the page and WOW that's a lot of extras, I love it all THANK YOU SO MUCH
Artstamper rated for VJP: Collage #16 on Jul 13, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for your very lovely collage. Appreciate the extras as well
Akanksha23 rated for PH: A Challenging Scavenger Hunt on Jul 13, 2017
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Comment: Thank u so much for the postcards.. I loved all of them!
Ryleighsmom rated for Note Cards Jan 17 on Jul 12, 2017
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Comment: Thank you! So sorry for the delay in rating!
Kraftylady777 rated for WIYM: Send 4 Swap -USA- on Jul 11, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much! I love the picture you took
Larina rated for A.I. Use those Backgrounds on Jul 9, 2017
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Comment: Thanks so much for the lovely ATC! I absolutely love the extra backgrounds you sent! Thank you!
Julybaby59 rated for A.I. Use those Backgrounds on Jul 9, 2017
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Comment: GREAT ATC...thank you! and for the background papers as well.
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Comment: Thank you for the ATC and extra postcards :)
Jjean rated for USAPC:Themed Mini Art Journal Page on Jul 5, 2017
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Comment: Beautiful- Thank you so much for the wonderful art page & all the wonderful extras....also, how neat to put all in an extra sack envie..... such a fun swap... :)
DCasey rated for Swappin USA **OH SAY CAN YOU SEE...* on Jul 3, 2017
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Comment: Lovely packet of postcards! I love them all. THANKS! Did you grow up in GJ? I grew up in Montrose :-)

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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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