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nancybarlow

nancybarlow
Date Joined: June 9, 2013
Last Online: December 11, 2018
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

choke rated for VTHS: #8 Christmas Gift Tag on Dec 9, 2018
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Comment: I love the tag you made! All of the layers are beautiful and the ephemera matches so perfectly. Thank you too for the new map cards for my collection, I really appreciate it! I do have one from Antarctica, but not this one! What a rare find, yippee!! Thanks again Nancy and Merry Christmas!
mrscharlesallen rated for Early vintage Christmas on Dec 7, 2018
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Comment: Wow Nancy awesome job. I love it all and the Christmas tree is really nice also. Thank you for swapping and doing an awesome job. Hope to swap with you again. Happy Holidays.
tigermousecat rated for HMPC: Put a "Napkin" on it on Dec 5, 2018
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Comment: Thanks Nancy!Love the details added to the card. The extra napkins are also appreciated.
janski48 rated for AACG: Vintage Fashion ATC on Nov 27, 2018
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Comment: I love G45 too! They have so many wonderful papers. The ATC is beautiful and I love it. Thanks so much for the card and those stamps you included! Wowza!
Ace330660 rated for YTPC: 10-Page Glue Book on Nov 1, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for such a nice glue book ! Just my style. I especially love the old photographs. I'm the same way with magazines. So many uses. If you have anything you want to pass along I would greatly appreciate it. I don't have much of a stash. Hope to swap with you again soon !
jenmcjen rated for MFF: ATCoins with Birds on Oct 18, 2018
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Comment: thank you so much for these BEAUTIFUL coins!! I love the birds, especially the tiny kingfisher, and your use of gold leaf on the edges is lovely and matches the BEAUTIFUL little bag they're in, and also thank you for that, and the tags and beautiful notecard, and for taking the time to tell me about St. Louis. Your enthusiasm is infectious. Can't wait to go and again, thanks so much!
Pandd rated for VS - Vintage ATC w/ a Birdcage on Sep 12, 2018
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Comment: Nancy, it is beautiful. What wonderful work you always do. Always look forward to your ideas. Thank you for a wonderful swap and the resend. You are an angel. And the journal is very cool. Pat💕💕
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Comment: Nancy, just my style! I love this journal so much! Thanks for taking the time to make this special for me. This really is the best journal someone has made for me ! I really like the Asian stamps and paper. Everything flowed together beautifully. Great Job ! TRY TO STAY COOL ! HAHA
Germanbaby77 rated for BL ~ Latest Craze-ATC Coin on Aug 21, 2018
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Comment: thank you for the ATCoins! they turned out great!
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Comment: These are beautiful! Thank you so much! I found them a little harder to do than the video but I bet she practiced a lot. I also love the card and envie you made. Thank you! Hugs, Diane
tigermousecat rated for HMPC: Put a "Book Page" on it on Aug 2, 2018
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Comment: I am told colours really pop once you have had the cataracts done. Bonus being if you wear glasses, the lens they put in make them redundant except for reading. Thanks for a fun card, I do see the kitty... Retirement rocks! Hope you see yours soon!
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Comment: Nancy, the pages you sent are great! I particularly love the apple tree music page covered by a napkin with...apples! You have such a wonderful way with your artwork...I'm always thrilled to be your partner. And the little flower-covered note pad with famous quotes...it's in my purse, and I want to bring it out just to look at, several times a day...but I don't want to write in it, because I might mess up it's gorgeousness! Thank you so much for being...YOU!
luvbird rated for MFF: My Favorite Spring Bird on Jun 14, 2018
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Comment: Oh Nancy, how I love this lovely spring bird ATC card...both front and back! Very well done! I would love to see this beautiful bird. Nancy, this little summer journal is so, so beautiful! I love every little thing about. Just beautiful and I love it. Thank you so very much!
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Comment: Thank you so much for your wonderful pages. I am with you, I really don't know right now what to do with them. And I just love the little summer pocket journal - how cool is that! And thanks for telling how you created it. This was an extra special package, wish I could give you a dozen hearts. Hope someday I can send to you! That would be fun. Thanks so very much.
snickerdoodle21 rated for YTPC: Embellishment Clusters on May 16, 2018
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Comment: LOVED IT! Loved everything from the packaging to the embellishments and extras. Thanks so much!
donetta rated for VJP: Time for Tea on May 12, 2018
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Comment: This journal page is such a beauty! I have such curiosity about "old" Cuba...to think that it all came to a halt to suddenly. It seems to have been a lovely, pampered, upper-class existence for the people in that category...teatime on the lawn, be still my heart! Nancy, thank you for always sending the best artwork, and the best extras...you are a jewel!
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Comment: Thank you for the sweet & cleverly designed postcard with the dramatic purple window frame. Lovely!
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Comment: I received both of your postcards today! I really enjoy the space theme. You really didn’t need to send two, but I appreciate them anyway! Thank you!
donetta rated for AACG: Graphic 45 Paper Bag Journal on Mar 6, 2018
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Comment: Nancy, you always send the most beautiful items, and this paper bag journal is no exception...it is ah-mazing! Thank you so much for always being fabulous!
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Comment: Nancy, it is always a pleasure to receive a swap envelope from you...I know something amazing lives inside! This journal page is adorable, with it's red checks (I know...what is UP with al the red gingham?) and darling retro housewives. Of course, my favorite is the lady toasting bread by the flame of her welding torch! You are one of my very favorite swap partners...thank you for always being amazing!

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Comments

CurlyTea on May 21, 2018:


Happy Birthday!

mandymo on Apr 11, 2018:

Hi Nancy! I wanted to thank you for the wonderful atc your angeled for our Darling Donetta. She is such a wonderful person and it is so nice of you to help her out. I love the atc you created. It is so unique and I really like the print out on the transparency. Thank you for the poem and the notecard as well. You truly are an angel. Thank you so much for your generosity and thoughtfulness.

hibiscus on Apr 9, 2018:

thank you for that very lovely atc...the Jellicle cat is quite a lovely cat and the two on the back were quite a bonus...thank you also for the card and washi...and the envelope looked so "artistic with the stamping": you are a good friend to donetta...and I am a lucky swapper to get this card...

wolfeagle on Oct 11, 2017:

hi

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!

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