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nancybarlow

nancybarlow
Date Joined: June 9, 2013
Last Online: August 7, 2020
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: A Circle in a Rectangle ATC on Aug 2, 2020
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Comment: This is a very special atc... the poem and your beautiful dragonfly ! Love it very much... my pond is finally getting some water lilies back .. your note was priceless... “sappy Irish music!” And the shows you don’t remember! I am reduced to watching for a third time midsomer murder mysteries! I think they have so many murders the whole place is empty!! Minimum three per show! The extras you included were great ! So generous thank you for all
Arabella rated for VJP: Something Different! on Jun 25, 2020
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Comment: What a beautiful journal page, Nancy! Love the photo and the Graphic 45 paper! Thank you so much!! A perfect June romance page! (My hair is longer now than it has been since I was in college - a long time ago!!)
Elenamarie rated for VS - Travel ATC on Jun 16, 2020
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Comment: Nancy, the vintage travel ATC you made for me is adorable. I love the quotes and the fashionable lady! I also enjoyed reading your personal note. The stationary is lovely. I may just write you a response later this week. Thank you also for sharing supplies for me to be able to make another ATC or perhaps a tag for my junk journal. Stamps are fun to reuse in crafts aren't they?! These lady images are precious. Which paper line collection are they from? Many thanks and hearts for this thoughtful swap.
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Comment: All three are gorgeous!! and BEEs! ❤️ Thank you for the beautiful clips and all the fabulous papers!
luvbird rated for 5x7 Shabby Chic Journal Page on May 6, 2020
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Comment: Hi Nancy! Hope you are doing well. Thank you so very much for the lovely shabby chic journal page... I love it! So many pretty little details and I love the photo of the little girl. The back of the page is so pretty as well. Love the pocket with the heart. Thank you also for the great rooster pages. Such a nice swap!
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Comment: Fantastic booklet!! I love all the fabric bits on the pages! Thanks so much!
hibiscus rated for AACG: 3 Elements ATC #1 on Apr 19, 2020
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Comment: Where do I start? That card with the “tower of vintage ladies! “ wow! Thank you.and that lovely note thank you so much. And those rows of flowers! Or that gorgeous and beautifully made atc! Nether frog on the back? And the little frog pocket! What an amazing swap ... can’t thank you enough!
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Comment: Nancy,Thank you so much for the lovely work you sent to me.They are perfect.Can't wait to use them.Thank you also for the wonderful extras,
Karmi53 rated for BL ~ Butterfly and London on Apr 9, 2020
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Comment: Thank you Nancy for a lovely London atc with butterflies. That picture you used if London is so cool and the stamp on it perfect. I love London was there two years ago. Thank you for all the extras too. Stay safe and l like hosting no problem. Take care
Candace rated for SMSUSA: Tell Me About . . . #14 on Feb 27, 2020
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Comment: I just had Starbucks lemon pound cake this morning - yum!
warheart rated for VC: Paper Scrap Heart on Feb 10, 2020
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Comment: Your paper scrap heart had the pleasure of gracing my mailbox today and boy is it ever lovely! I love the use of graphic45 and all the pretty details. I have it hanging on my wall near my craft table!! Thank you!!
Kitty2cats rated for VS-Vintage Mini 3 PL-USA on Feb 7, 2020
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Comment: Hi Nancy, Thanks so much for the very lovely mini Valentine P.L. I love it!😍Great idea to make interactive pockets on the front. Love the paper and trims you used. Your work is unique, you have a great sense of proportion and style. Loving the extra goodies as well. Where did you get that adorable Jetoy postcard?💓💓💓another special piece was the vintage Dutch girl with her valentine. Would love to find a source to buy vintage Dutch related paper goods. I havent read Where the Crawdads Sing, but I've heard that it's great. Right now I'm reading In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware. My genre recently has been psychological thrillers/suspense/mystery. One of the best books I've read recently is The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson. Loved it 😊 thanks again! Happy ❤Day
sweetgypsy rated for Heart Shaped ATC on Feb 5, 2020
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Comment: A very lovely heart!!! Thank you :) Where are those word stickers from? I haven't seen them before!!
Response: I think the brand is Dylusions by Ranger...thanks for the kind words!
wolfeagle rated for USA: Face Time-January on Feb 3, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much. I love this postcard. 2/11 OMG! Another fantastic postcard. I love it. These are now Two of my all time favorite postcards. And, you introduced me to a fantastic outsider artist. I love his style. Many thanks.
Camiliann rated for MFF: Mixed Media ATC with a Twist on Jan 21, 2020
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Comment: Absolutely lovey!! So happy to have this in my collection!!
Sylvia4647 rated for USAPC: Glue Book Page #1 - Orange on Jan 18, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for sending me such a special envelope. I appreciate everything and I'm looking forward to using it all. Happy paper and glue!
sassafrass rated for ATCO: Ransom Note ATC on Jan 16, 2020
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Comment: I absolutely love the ATC! I'm so glad you had fun with the swap. We will definitely do again! I'm beyond grateful for the beautiful old photos. That was so kind and thoughtful! They will be cherished.
luvbird rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #19 on Jan 13, 2020
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Comment: Nancy, thank you for the darling 3 elements ATC...so very sweet! Yes, that little fawn is so precious...love it! Love all the sweet little details also. Thank you also for the extras. Very nice swap!
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Comment: LOVE the Winter Solitude Bashō PC! Thank you :D Did you see on my profile that Bashō is our cat (named in his honor)? Unfortunately I only received the bottom half of your message - likely a postal mishap along the way. Cheers for a Happy Mailbox throughout 2020!
Response: Yes I saw your cat's name, and if I ever get another kitty, I will happily steal your cat's name:) Sorry it came damaged...
ktk8 rated for Poinsettia Mail Art on Dec 24, 2019
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Comment: WoW HoWdY neighbor..... I love the ATC and this swap......made me smile BIG TIME thank you very very much..... Merry Christmas and happy new year....

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Comments

debtea2 on Jul 15, 2020:

CurlyTea on May 20, 2019:


Happy Birthday!

AmookIslandCreations on Dec 21, 2018:

Merry Christmas with hugs from Alaska, Sherry

AmookIslandCreations on Dec 21, 2018:

Thanks for the nice note on my profile! We have been affected by this earthquake but only through receiving freight and mail at this time. When we first built our house on Amook Island, in 1998, there were two (2) 7+ earthquakes here. They made a crack across our island and across our beach that split a couch-sized rock in half and diverted our stream for over a year. Here we have 100s of them a day, they are just not usually big enough to feel and hear. Thanks for your kind thoughts and support. Keep praying for those up on the mainland. Hugs from Alaska, Sherry

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

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