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nancybarlow

nancybarlow
Date Joined: June 9, 2013
Last Online: May 26, 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

tigermousecat rated for VC: Mermaid Flip Book on May 2, 2017
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Comment: I an so loving this flip-book! Always something more to find! The kitty mermaids are a hoot! Add the fabric to begin a new stash...You are awesome!
Mustluvdoggies rated for AACG: Bobby Soxers ATC on Apr 25, 2017
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Comment: I love the darling ATC you made! Those hearts are so sweet! Thank you for the wonderful extra! So neat can't wait to use them!
donetta rated for VJP: Simple Collage #13 on Apr 14, 2017
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Comment: Wowsa! Nancy! I've never, ever, in all my swapping days, seen anything as amazing as this! How did you make the little window, so the slide is visible on both sides? I mean...I guess I know HOW, but what made you think of it? Your mind is a wonderful place. I just love the journal page...I adore camellias, except I wish they would last longer...and the gold flake is the perfect embellishment for this beauty. You ROCK!
Angie rated for CC: Scrapbook layout template postcard on Apr 11, 2017
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Comment: Hi Nancy! Thank you for the postcard. I think it's great! I'm glad you had fun with that challenge. XOXO
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Comment: Perfection! Your Red Riding Hood VJP is gorgeous (I'm not surprised ;+) It looks like you actually painted the background trees--did you? Love the way you framed your creation and added, 'Once Upon a Time . . . ' It was so whimsical the way you tucked a little image into a back pocket . . . just lovely. Thank you so much, Nancy; I love receiving your work.
isabellasnow rated for MFF: Your Favorite 'B' Bird on Apr 2, 2017
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Comment: Oh Nancy, what an absolutely beautiful ATC! Your bluebird image is perfection, you added music for birdsong, and I love those glittery little flowers. And what a lovely quote--the blue on the bluebird's back is the sky! Such a thoughtful presentation as well. And now on to the extras: WOW!!! I am so thrilled to have those lovely papers and can't wait to use them. Wherever did you find that gorgeous bee tissue? I'm hoarding it! Thank you so much for everything; this was such an amazing swap.
Prismcat rated for USAPC ~ Rabbit ATC on Mar 24, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the cute rabbit ATC and I like the excerpt from Peter Rabbit! Thanks for the extras too!
PaperPassion rated for Mardi Gras ATC on Mar 23, 2017
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Comment: Nancy,the AtC you sent me is beautiful.I love it.Thanks also for the great extra,I will surly put it to good use.
dvmac rated for CC: Put a woman on it! on Mar 22, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the card Nancy. Lots of lovely ladies on that one.
Angie rated for EJ: Everyday ephemera Scavenger hunt on Mar 4, 2017
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Comment: Hi Nancy! I love the card and the funny quotes. Very cool. Thank you so much! I don't know the answer to the reusing versus recycling question. Do you?
tigermousecat rated for MFF: Bird-Themed Flip Book on Feb 22, 2017
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Comment: Wow! I an loving this! Thanks so much for the silk scraps. You have just started my new fabric stash! That could be dangerous. You should have seen what I lost....
MAGALA rated for USAPC: ATC with a Butterfly on Feb 20, 2017
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Comment: Love my Butterfly ATC is so beautifully put together. I love the floral look with the butterfly! I LOVE the birdie envelope you put it in........... beautiful colors. Also, Thank u Thank You for the extra goodies. Love the one from the Japanese Dollar store!
BevT rated for MFF: Bird on a Heart on Feb 10, 2017
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Comment: Nancy, I am loving your "Bird on a Heart" you created... Thank you sooo much for the beautiful bird on a heart and the awesome little booklet. I need to learn how to make this cute booklet. I always enjoy having you as a partner. : )
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Comment: Dear Nancy, thank you soooooooooo very much for this great package! LOVE it! And what beautiful extra's have you sent with it - WOW! Thanks for spoiling me so much! Greetings from a fairy-tale-snowy-white Zweeloo :-) <3 Ellen
janski48 rated for AACG: Torn Papers on Feb 7, 2017
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Comment: Thanks so much for the beautiful ATC! And thanks for the mini book, patriotic paper, and your kind comments! I'm with you on the drawing. Thank goodness for collage art or I would be in trouble. lol
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Comment: Thank you Nancy for the gorgeous ATC so delicate and just exquisite. How did you sew around the bird? Thank you too for the gold leaf. I cant wait to play with it. xx
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Comment: Thanks for the gorgeous PC! I have the same coral reef stamp here! I love all the silver touches you added! Don't just threaten, come! LOL Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Blewfroglets rated for Matching Butterfly ATC #1~RED on Jan 18, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the red ATC card and wonderful extras. I love the stickers! :)
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Comment: Thanks! I especially like the moon and the sparkly trees (and the whole thing, tbh :^)
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Comment: Such a small world! lol Thank you ❤¸♥♪♫*¨*•.¸¸❤

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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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