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nancybarlow

nancybarlow
Date Joined: June 9, 2013
Last Online: September 24, 2017
Birthday: May 20
Country: United States
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About Me

I've been doing crafts of all kinds for, well, decades. I sew, do collage and assemblage, make gifts and collect materials fairly obsessively. (My husband says there's a difference in collecting and amassing, but I ignore the implication.) I've never sold my work except in church bazaars and for charity...but who knows, maybe when I retire... I teach English and history at a community college, and I LOVE new ideas.

Interests

My interests are very general:

History...US and World... People and cultures of the world... Photography,especially new digital techniques... Gardening, flowers more than vegetables... Reading:sci-fi, non-fiction, history, philosophy, book groups... Art and design, museums, any kind... Travel,been lots of places; many to go!... Assemblage, collage and textile art... Environmental issues

My collections include:

Old photographs... Antique stereoview cards... Handmade laces and trims... Buttons and belt buckles from ladies dresses... Table linens and napkins from early 20th C... Stamps... Dresden and other paper ephemera... Specialty papers... Women's handwork...embroidery, crochet, beading... Postcards, calling cards, antique advertising ephemera...

What I cannot do: Draw or paint, but I keep trying

What I don't like:

Not much. Kale. I don't like kale. :) Usually I can find some element of interest in just about anything.

Ratings

PhaloBlue rated for BL - Hand Made Butterfly PC Swap on Sep 22, 2017
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Comment: I just received your postcard and it is so awesomely beautiful! I love the cotton paper from India, too. Thank you so much for the postcard and the extra beautiful papers. I hope the weather improves out there, that relief soon comes to everyone.
isabellasnow rated for VJP: A Celebration of Autumn on Sep 21, 2017
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Comment: Nancy, I'm always so happy to find you in my mailbox! You never fail to send lovely, creative things and inspire me to try them as well! Your framed autumn poem and the beautiful background of your journal page go so well together. Thank you as well for the gorgeous notecard and the pumpkin napkin so I can try one for myself and for all the sweet little poems/images I can use. Your packages are such a joy to receive; thank you, my friend!
Angie rated for CC: TDEMASBISIC on Sep 18, 2017
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Comment: Ha ha ha! "Fingers crossed that it's cool and makes no sense." That's so funny! Mission accomplished too. Very cool and interesting. Thanks so much for the great card.
georgiafae rated for VC: Vintage Halloween Flipbook on Sep 8, 2017
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Comment: Wonderful to hear from you again! I do love halloween and Graphic 45 and Poe and this wonderful wonderful flip book you created for me. Love the little poems tucked in and all the glorious extras-thanks for sharing and Happy Fall!
ARTG33K74 rated for AMA: Themed Zine-Dogs on Sep 1, 2017
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Comment: This zine is so wonderful, a small art book really! Fantastic. Thank you so much! β™₯
SparkJoy rated for AMA: Themed Zine-Dogs on Aug 26, 2017
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Comment: This is the first swap I've received that absolutely exceeded my expectations. I am so impressed. I love it. You have raised the bar on zines :) And I love the extra goodies. I already used some picture corners for a 'Draw a picture' swap I will be sending out Monday. The mini clothes pins I use for hanging postcards, drawings and extra special ATCs on strings on the wall. Thanks again, this makes up for all those empty mailbox days!
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Comment: What a darling journal page, I love it! And how awesome you have your class photo on it! I can't say enough on how much I love it! Even the back is adorable!! Oh and the frenchie images... to die for! Thank you for everything!
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Comment: Wish I could give you more hearts! I love everything you sent! I now have the beginnings of a new stash! The kitties are too cute! We too are experiencing the heat and humidity has been unbearable. First time in a long time I can honestly say I am looking forward to the rain!
AmookIslandCreations rated for AMA: Themed Zine-Birds on Jul 30, 2017
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Comment: I love the birdie zine and collage too!!! Thank you so much! It is beautiful and is going on my inspiration wall! I love the quotes too! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Lucine rated for 3 Elements on Jul 19, 2017
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Comment: I like the graphic 45 paper too! And you're right, the extra's do pile up. Great to read that you've visited the netherlands. Thank you for such a nice ATC;))
Pandd rated for CC: Moon postcard on Jul 15, 2017
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Comment: Very Beautiful. I especially like the Japanese influence. We have one of those stores in Cape Coral but have never been in it. Will now! Thank you for a wonderful pic. PatπŸ’•πŸ’•
GinaVisione rated for CC: Stripes postcard on Jul 15, 2017
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Comment: Beautiful washi stripes PC and design! Thank you!
donetta rated for AACG: Vintage Photo BIG Hair ATC on Jul 14, 2017
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Comment: Nancy, I LOVE the big hair zine! And the ATC is incredible...even the mice are adorable! True story...when I was in 7th grade, my family moved into a temporary rental home on the less desirable side of town. Some of the 8th grade girls, who were what we called "tough" back then, used condensed milk to add volume and stickiness to their hair so they could achieve the most astonishingly tall hairdos. Well, I don't know how often they washed their hair, but I know for a fact it wasn't very often. Sadly, one of the girls was sent home from school when a spider's nest full of eggs hatched and cascaded down her neck and...well, all over the place. Believe me when I say that it reinforced my need to wash my hair every single day.
TamiTam55 rated for AMA: Themed Zine - Words on Jul 9, 2017
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Comment: Oh my goodness. I'm so glad that you resent your zine. It was so wonderful. How in the world did you get such wonderful cloud photos. Thank you so much!
greygooselime rated for IS: Envelope of Hearts INT on Jul 3, 2017
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Comment: I loved my envelope! So generous and so much variety and you even angeled my pink and black pocket letter! Lots of πŸ’œπŸ’™πŸ’šπŸ’›β€οΈ
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Comment: Thanks for the great card. I love the picture of the little girl. Reminds me of pictures I've seen of my oldest sister!
luvbird rated for MFF: Mini Flipbook: Birds on Jun 14, 2017
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Comment: Oh my gosh Nancy...what an awesome flipbook! So very pretty...I love it so much! This is the first flipbook I have ever seen and it is spectacular with all the sweet little surprizes on each and every "page". Very nice work. I love the gold touches. Seeing yours makes me excited to get started on the one I'm making. I am glad that I have such a great example to follow. The printed fabric extras are so sweet...love them so much! I can't wait to use them in future projects. Thank you so much for such a beautiful swap. I am in awe of how special this swap is. You deserve 5 hearts for this one!
kfaye rated for VC: Fairy ATC with an Inchie on Jun 14, 2017
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Comment: I love the ATC you made! The stickers were so thoughtful, my niece will love them :) Thank you for everything <3
PaperPassion rated for VJP: Collage #15 on Jun 9, 2017
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Comment: Nancy,thank you so much for the lovely VJP. I love it, also so enjoyed your note.We agree vintage is the way to go.The gentlemen is very handsome,the papers are beautiful thank you.
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Comment: Beautiful page, Nancy! I really love it. The colors and design fit my journal perfect! Yes, our spring season feels pretty tropical, ugh this humidity is awful! Next week we'll be climbing into the 90's and Texas summer will begin! Thanks for joining the swap and I hope you join the next one! Thanks also for the little goodies. ❀

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Comments

Angie on Dec 23, 2016:

Angie on Dec 23, 2016:

Thank you for the lovely postcard and kind words! I hope you have a great holiday season!! XOXO

barbieloufromKY on Dec 23, 2016:


What a pleasant surprise I received from you today!! The handmade Christmas pc is just beautiful! Thank you for thinking of me and making my day!

RyeRye on Jun 24, 2016:

Thanks for joining Inspiration Station!

user6937 on Mar 21, 2016:

Wow, Nancy - you went over and above the call! I didn't expect such generosity, thanks so much for the wonderful assortment of tags (for the Vintage Cafe tag you sent me). Way more than 10, lol!!

barbieloufromKY on May 10, 2015:

Happy May Birthday from the USA Paper Crafts group!

bjmonroe on Mar 19, 2015:

bstitched on Dec 26, 2014:

Wishing you a kale free, creative 2015!

BevT on Dec 22, 2014:

Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas!!

AZmom875 on Jul 16, 2014:

Thank you for the great TAG from the Vintage Cafe. I do just love those butterflies that you sent me. Very useful.

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