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Arabella

Arabella
Date Joined: January 6, 2010
Last Online: June 25, 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

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Comment: This was a fun swap to do, I do love your tea bag tags they turned out beautiful , thank you for a wonderful swap 😊
Pikkis rated for Fill a Page Number Series Nine on Jun 24, 2019
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Comment: Oh my, you did it again; sent me an absolutely gorgeous ATC :)! What a great idea to use these tiny photos and what makes them even more special are those handwritten names of your own relatives. Besides, I LOVE old photos, so you couldn´t have chosen a better theme. Plus the cloth with numbers on the background is perfect too. Thank you also for the beautiful notecard and the old photos, love them! Like you said it´s sad that this series is over and I must say the best cards I got from this swap were from you!
Response: Awww! Thank you for your sweet words!! I hope we get to swap again real soon! Take care, dear swap partner!!
Mimi7 rated for EASU: Free Theme ATC Swap - June on Jun 20, 2019
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Comment: Hi Nancy, I have swapped with you kind of long ago and It is always a pleasure to swap with you!! All is well here, hope all is well with you also. I love the Graphic 45 ATC you made for me and thanks so much for that extra touch of a kitty. Lost my 16 1/2 yr old Mistletoes on May 8th :( I so appreciate this special ATC thanks thanks also for the extra papers
Response: I'm happy you like the atc! And so sorry for your loss. We are hospice fostering a 15 yr. old tabby who is just the sweetest thing. Wish we had found him years ago!
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Comment: The envelopes are just beautiful, Nancy! I love them all, but I think my fave is the light turquoise butterfly one. Thank you so much for the extra and the beautiful paper. You always go out of your way to send such amazing art and swaps. Thank you!
Response: I'm so glad you like them!
sweetgypsy rated for Used Postage Stamp Mail Art on Jun 15, 2019
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Comment: This mail art is so good! I didn't even want to open the envelope. I love what you done with the monster stamp and the kitty too! Thank you for an awesome swap. :)
Response: I thought the kitty looked so grouchy!! Glad you like the card!
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Comment: This was one of the nicest presentations for a swap I have seen in quite a while. The paper is so pretty and the tags are lovely. I love the card holder you made for all of them. I am saving that for a journal I am working on. Thanks so much for such a thoughtful swap! I may well end up buying some of that paper...Not like I need more paper. Wish I could give you more hearts!
Response: Thank you for your sweet words!!
Pikkis rated for Fill a Page Number Series Eight on Jun 12, 2019
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Comment: I don´t know if you find it annoying to be sending to the same person again and again, but I always enjoy receiving from you :)! You have so cool intakes every time and this card with owls and the playing card showing through is just awesome! And LOVE those Graphic45-images, the ladies are so beautiful! Plus the photo with the real owls is too amazing, what a great shot! So big THANKS once again for making my day!
Response: Thanks, glad you like the owls! You know I like sending to you - almost as much as I like receiving from you!!
SouthsideTracie rated for 2 Blank Note Cards! on Jun 9, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much! Each card is perfect for me xoxo You're a swapper extraordinaire!
Kskollections rated for WIYM - Book Page ATC on Jun 9, 2019
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Comment: They are gorgeous!
Response: Thanks, I'm glad you like them!
sassafrass rated for VTHS: 1-2-3 ATC on Jun 7, 2019
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Comment: Your art is always so amazing! Thank you so much for another beautiful swap. Many thanks also for the TH tissue and the photo booth pics. So thoughtful and generous of you!
Response: Thanks, Christine, glad you got it!
sillyhoffmann rated for 3x5 ocean themed skinny card on Jun 7, 2019
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Comment: This is one of the most creative skinnies I have gotten. love it! Love the paper you used for the card and the back, too! Thank you for fostering. I love knowing there are so many of us out there!
Pikkis rated for Fill a Page Number Series Six on Jun 5, 2019
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Comment: I´m so happy to receive another card from you in this series, as I really LOVE the vintage look and feel on your cards :)! This card is so cleverly done and it looks wonderful from front and back. Thank you so much for another great number card for my collection! And thanks for the great extras too!
suemick15 rated for Fill a Page Number Series Seven on Jun 4, 2019
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Comment: Nancy, Your ATC's are always so well done, and this charmer with the little teddy bears is no exception! "Teddy Bears Picnic" is so darn cute. And the itty bitty bow in the little girl's hair is more than I can stand. I love having this little treasure. Thank you for sending it as well as for the Tim Holtz Images. I am so happy with all of it. Sue
mandymo rated for Halloween Bingo Card on Jun 3, 2019
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Comment: Wow! What a cool ornament for my Halloween tree! My favorite part is the bird skull that dangles from the bottom. Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with me!
Response: Glad you like it!!! All ornaments need bird skulls hanging from them!!
tampagirl rated for Horizontal Pocket Letter- USA on Jun 1, 2019
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Comment: Ahh! Just beautiful! I didn't even open all the envelopes yet!! You did such a nice, high quality artistic pocket!! Have a great day!! Thank you.
luv2kraft rated for VS - Vintage Lady w/ Wings ATC on May 28, 2019
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Comment: Yes I received and rated. I sometimes forget to tap the save button. I just love it!. Every ATC I have received from you had been perfect,including this one.
Response: Glad you got it! I have forgotten to hit the save button,too! I love swapping with you, too!
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Comment: Absolutely stunning. It’s very beautiful thank you so much. I’ll cherish it
RockyBeach rated for AMA: Sender's Choice-May on May 24, 2019
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Comment: Oh what a fun swap! And with it you didn't piss me off at all. :) I love them all, from the envie to notecard and the lovely mixed media card. Great pieces of art, thank you!
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Comment: Great Swap!! Thank you - the envelopes are gorgeous and you even included matching cards! The extra papers are gorgeous and I appreciate how you listed your supplies! Super fun!!
lou rated for WIYM: ✉ Postage Stamps — USA #1 on May 21, 2019
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Comment: Oh Nancy, I loved the swap you sent — and definitely, many of your faves are mine, too!! Thank you for your letter -- really was great to learn more about you and your envelope was decorated so postally, very fun to see in the mail, hope to see you soon in another swap!

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Comments

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:

BusyB on Nov 8, 2017:

So happy you love your Halloween card! I love the way she turned out too, lol She is one of the stamp images you shared with me last year, so I thought I would share a neat card made just for you. Hope you enjoy your holidays. I am in high spirits this year!

OrigamiGrace on Jan 3, 2017:

From Cheap Postage Group!

2017

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