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nancybarlow

nancybarlow
Date Joined: June 9, 2013
Last Online: June 20, 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

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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!
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!

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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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