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nancybarlow

nancybarlow
Date Joined: June 9, 2013
Last Online: February 24, 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

donetta rated for AACG: Mini Junk Journal on Feb 19, 2018
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Comment: Oh Nancy! This is such a beautiful junk journal...the first I've ever seen outside of YouTube videos! I keep picking it up and turning the pages...and each time, I find something new! Thank you so much for always being an inspiration, and for always sending fabulous extras, too...that Asian paper is to die for, and the thought crossed my mind that it could actually be framed. It's always a happy mail day when I see an envelope with your name and return address!
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Comment: Oh, Nancy this is absolutely beautiful! I really love it. You put so much love and labor into this and I will cherish it forever! Every time I thought I had flipped everything and seen everything, I would find something I missed. Even the packaging was lovely, including the stamps on the envelope. Thank you so very very much!
choke rated for VTHS: ATC - Fantastic Plastic on Feb 1, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the fun green card, great job! I had a lot of fun with this one and I can tell you did as well. I love it!
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Comment: Nancy,Beautiful ATC.One of my favorites.Thanks so much for the extras also.
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Comment: Lovely - and extra credit for the Andrew Wyeth stamp. The Denver Art Museum had an exhibition of Andrew and Jamie Wyeth (father and son) last year, which included the painting on that stamp. One of the best shows I've seen.Check out Jamie Wyeth's "Seven Deadly Sins" series, just fabulous.
graciepie49 rated for HMPC: Put a "Number" on it on Jan 4, 2018
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Comment: How ya doing Nancy? Thanks for the nice "Put a 'Number' on it" postcard. I agree that Pi is an astonishing ratio and the golden ratio is another one. I was a good math student in school, so I've had a love of ratios, sequences, and all manner of geometry in general. In art I am excited by all that is Sacred Geometry. . . . . Happy New Year to you as well!
dartha rated for ATCO: Nature Scavenger Hunt ATC on Jan 2, 2018
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Comment: WOW thank you Nancy for such a creative and gorgeous Nature ATC - I love it!!! Very Cool. And thank you so much for the cool envelopes!
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Comment: I´m totally speechless in front of your amazing package!!! You were supposed to send me only one ATC, but you sent me something so much more. First of all, the ATC itself is so very beautiful and I love the bird and the vintage ephemera you´ve used on it. But the book and the papers are something I just don´t have the words to describe... You are so generous in sending me all this wonderful stuff and I can´t say thank you big enough. But I hope you know how happy you made me, and I want to send you million hearts and a HUGE THANK YOU! All the best for the new year and happy swapping!
donetta rated for VC: Vintage Angel Tag on Dec 27, 2017
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Comment: Nancy, this tag is so beautiful! I love everything about it...the embellishments are perfect. I'm actually hanging this beauty on the tree, as an ornament! It is such a pleasure to have you as a swap partner. ETA: this was already written, but not "saved". I'm happy to know that I didn't completely forget to rate you!
SamiE rated for A Good MAN is Hard to Find on Dec 1, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely ATC. And, thanks for the extra note card. Happy Holidays to you.
YooperHill rated for Background stamping on Nov 26, 2017
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Comment: Thank you! Love the extras too!
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!

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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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