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Arabella

Arabella
Date Joined: January 6, 2010
Last Online: January 19, 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: What a beautiful ATC, Nancy! I love that you describe your process of creating it as I learn from that--like coloring the girl's coat and wiping it off to get the muted, vintage look! I wouldn't have thought of that trick! Like you, I have just one of his Christmas Remnant Rubs and wish I'd gotten at least two. I will watch for them at Tuesday Morning, one of the three stores nearby always has lots of his things, far more than the other two stores. Thanks also for the little extras---you didn't need to send them, but I will certainly find good uses for them! Thanks for a beautiful swap!
Response: Glad you like it! I love Tuesday Morning, too! Always have to have a set spending limit when I go in there! Have a wonderful new year!
Doodlefingers101 rated for WIYM: Graphic 45 on Jan 15, 2019
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Comment: Thank You
Response: Glad you got it! Thank you for the heart!
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Comment: Thank you so much for your amazing sending :)! The stamps always come in handy and the brown paper you used as a cover is totally awesome! I will definitely use it in my future projects.But the journal page itself is beyond words! It´s so beautiful on both sides and you even added a quote on it. That means you´ve read my profile with care and I appreciate that A LOT! Such a great piece of art! I´d give you tens of hearts if I could, THANK YOU!
Response: I am so glad you received this! I know I love to get the "real" stamps on the swaps that you send, too! Have a very happy year!
michelemb12 rated for YTPC: Layered Embellishments on Jan 6, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful embellishments. I am enamored with the library card pocket with the bookplates. OOOH, and the one with the M on it, nice touch.
SLembke rated for VJP: Vintage Photo with a Quote on Jan 3, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the journal page. The photo is wonderful. I really like the layered embellishment you made to showcase the quote.
Highlander18 rated for PH: Lighthouse Postcards #3 on Jan 3, 2019
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Comment: Mega hearts!! You truly spoiled me. Four lighthouse cards and a whales tail! You placed lighthouse stamp and a lighthouse picture on the envelope and included a blank lighthouse greeting card. Wow! Happy Dance time! No doubles to pass a long - LOL
Zander rated for AAA - Christmas ATC on Jan 1, 2019
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Comment: Thank You so much for the wonderful ATC and the extras, hope you had a great Christmas and Happy New Year
nancybarlow rated for VTHS: #8 Christmas Gift Tag on Dec 19, 2018
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Comment: Oh wow! Layers and layers of beautiful Tim Holtz good things! The little girl with pink hat ribbon and mittens...just delightful. Thanks for the extra tissues...I;ve never used those.
SillyTilly42 rated for Surprise Ephemera 4 on Dec 15, 2018
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Comment: I feel like a kid at a candy store! Thank you!
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Comment: My face right now: :O This was amazing! Thank you so much for such a huge, thoughtful, amazing swap! I really felt the Christmas cheer opening each and every one of your items. THANK YOU so much for putting this extremely generous package together, and I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and happy New Year! :):):)
grandmaroro rated for IS: Christmas Themed ATC Coins on Dec 14, 2018
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Comment: Girl, I just received your beautiful coins. Yes, they are late. Who cares! They are lovely and I am so grateful that I received them. Your decoupage is is flawless. Thank you so much for my wonderful Christmas coins.
Response: Hmm. I don't understand why this was late because I mailed it on Dec. 3, the due date. Wonder where it was.
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful Christmas atc and card. And I love your personal holiday note. Hope your celebration is happy and fun and your new year is joyous and prosperous.
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Comment: Oh this is so beautiful. I can’t pick which one is my favorite. Each one I look at seems to be prettier than the last. I am so honored to have this in my collection!!!
Lablauri57 rated for Winter ATC Coins Swap- USA on Dec 7, 2018
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Comment: I really LOVE the ATC coins, new to those so it really helped me having a visual. Thank you
MamaMangrove rated for PH: Send 4 Postcards #13 on Dec 4, 2018
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Comment: What a delightful batch of cards you chose for me! Thank you so much for your generosity and great choices. I love them all, but the girl with the chicken on her head made me laugh out loud! Thanks so much for going above & beyond to make this such a wonderful swap.
Pandd rated for YTPC: Playing Card Journal Spots on Dec 2, 2018
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Comment: What a wonderful swap! Love the ATCs. And the great extras. I can use the napkins. Thank you for a fantastic swap. Pat💕💕
Eclectonote rated for Early vintage Christmas on Dec 1, 2018
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Comment: These vintage Christmas ATCs are wonderful, small treasures. I really like the layered image technique you used the the subtle and effective use of embellishments. Thank you for the pair and also for the holiday tags!
Response: They were so fun to make and I'm glad you liked how they turned out! Have a great holiday season!!
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Comment: Nancy! Your Bingo card is just gorgeous! I love it! Thanks for all the extra goodies, too. Can't wait to try some of those napkins out. Happy Holidays=)
Rabbitfreedom rated for HE-Halloween stash swap_USA on Nov 21, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for all the wonderful goodies! I can't wait to use them!
JuneRosebud rated for YTPC: Playing Card Journal Spots on Nov 19, 2018
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Comment: Oh my goodness!! Your journaling tags are just beautiful!! You do really nice art work. Thank you & Happy Holidays to you & yours!!
Response: Happy Holidays to you, too!

Rating Overview

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Comments

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

wolfeagle on Dec 31, 2016:

HNYE

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