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nancybarlow

nancybarlow
Date Joined: June 9, 2013
Last Online: November 21, 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

hibiscus rated for AACG: Fairy Flipbook on Nov 15, 2017
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Comment: This book is so very lovely...you chose the most wonderful images and sayings. I hzveloved fairy tales since I discovered a whole wall of them at the neighborhood library ... the gold lace cover is exquisite...you are certainly a master at this ...thank you for this keepsake... my fairy name is iris crown whisper! Ps loved the words sheets
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Comment: What a wonderful surprise to open this white on white flip book. You have really gone above and beyond with the profile based details and the pretty assembly. I want to give you more than hearts, Nancy! Thanks for a swap like we used to do in the old days.
donetta rated for AACG: Pick 4 Halloween Themed ATC on Oct 17, 2017
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Comment: Nancy, this lovely ATC is perfect in every way...and I love the spooky poem! It's always a very special event to open a swap envelope from you...this time was no exception!
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Comment: Hi Nancy! I love Halloween too, so your VJP in the Halloween them is adorable! I love how you built a little library for the 3 children to be spooked by and tucking the little tags behind some of the books is brilliant! Even love what you did with the back. Thanks for a great swap and for the little extra cards as well. Cheers! Laurie
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Comment: Lol!! I love your "Karma" atc! And I think it could be a lion! Thank you for two great swaps in one envelope!
Arabella rated for GROUP: VJP With A Pocket on Oct 9, 2017
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Comment: Love the journal pocket page, Nancy! G45 does make beautiful paper and you have created an amazing art piece with them! Thank you so much for such a great swap!
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Comment: I love your ATC! I loved your interpretation and the quotes you used - perfectly "totally tacky". And the best goodies -- thanks for reading my profile, I really loved all the paper critters and the so very charming chickens! Thank you so much!!
janski48 rated for Halloween ATC on Oct 3, 2017
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Comment: You spoil me Nancy! The ATC is amazing. I love G45. Their colors are always so beautiful. Thanks for the ephemera! My favorite is the old journal pages with the writing. My husband and friends think I'm crazy for liking this kind of stuff, but I don't mind because then I don't have to share with them. Lol Enjoy the Fall weather!
Tigerlilyknotwise rated for AMA: Themed Zine-Cats on Sep 27, 2017
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Comment: What a very nice zine! Certainly the fanciest one I've received thus far :) The pictures are great and I always like facts and quotes!
SparkJoy rated for AMA: Themed Zine-Cats on Sep 26, 2017
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Comment: Great job again Nancy! You did the kitties justice. I like the Eckhart Tolle quotes :) Thanks for the bonus zine too. I like that you included 'Both sides now'.
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! ♥
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;))

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Comments

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!

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!!

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