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nancybarlow

nancybarlow
Date Joined: June 9, 2013
Last Online: July 27, 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

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;))
Pandd rated for CC: Moon postcard on Jul 15, 2017
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Comment: Very Beautiful. I especially like the Japanese influence. We have one of those stores in Cape Coral but have never been in it. Will now! Thank you for a wonderful pic. PatπŸ’•πŸ’•
GinaVisione rated for CC: Stripes postcard on Jul 15, 2017
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Comment: Beautiful washi stripes PC and design! Thank you!
donetta rated for AACG: Vintage Photo BIG Hair ATC on Jul 14, 2017
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Comment: Nancy, I LOVE the big hair zine! And the ATC is incredible...even the mice are adorable! True story...when I was in 7th grade, my family moved into a temporary rental home on the less desirable side of town. Some of the 8th grade girls, who were what we called "tough" back then, used condensed milk to add volume and stickiness to their hair so they could achieve the most astonishingly tall hairdos. Well, I don't know how often they washed their hair, but I know for a fact it wasn't very often. Sadly, one of the girls was sent home from school when a spider's nest full of eggs hatched and cascaded down her neck and...well, all over the place. Believe me when I say that it reinforced my need to wash my hair every single day.
TamiTam55 rated for AMA: Themed Zine - Words on Jul 9, 2017
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Comment: Oh my goodness. I'm so glad that you resent your zine. It was so wonderful. How in the world did you get such wonderful cloud photos. Thank you so much!
greygooselime rated for IS: Envelope of Hearts INT on Jul 3, 2017
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Comment: I loved my envelope! So generous and so much variety and you even angeled my pink and black pocket letter! Lots of πŸ’œπŸ’™πŸ’šπŸ’›β€οΈ
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Comment: Thanks for the great card. I love the picture of the little girl. Reminds me of pictures I've seen of my oldest sister!
luvbird rated for MFF: Mini Flipbook: Birds on Jun 14, 2017
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Comment: Oh my gosh Nancy...what an awesome flipbook! So very pretty...I love it so much! This is the first flipbook I have ever seen and it is spectacular with all the sweet little surprizes on each and every "page". Very nice work. I love the gold touches. Seeing yours makes me excited to get started on the one I'm making. I am glad that I have such a great example to follow. The printed fabric extras are so sweet...love them so much! I can't wait to use them in future projects. Thank you so much for such a beautiful swap. I am in awe of how special this swap is. You deserve 5 hearts for this one!
kfaye rated for VC: Fairy ATC with an Inchie on Jun 14, 2017
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Comment: I love the ATC you made! The stickers were so thoughtful, my niece will love them :) Thank you for everything <3
PaperPassion rated for VJP: Collage #15 on Jun 9, 2017
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Comment: Nancy,thank you so much for the lovely VJP. I love it, also so enjoyed your note.We agree vintage is the way to go.The gentlemen is very handsome,the papers are beautiful thank you.
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Comment: Beautiful page, Nancy! I really love it. The colors and design fit my journal perfect! Yes, our spring season feels pretty tropical, ugh this humidity is awful! Next week we'll be climbing into the 90's and Texas summer will begin! Thanks for joining the swap and I hope you join the next one! Thanks also for the little goodies. ❀
123Poggy123 rated for Pearly Mottled Paper on Jun 4, 2017
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Comment: This is one of the coolest envelopes ever. I was smiling before I even opened it up. The ATC is amazing. You did a fantastic job with this technique. I love the colors you used. Thank you for the skeleton leaves & note card for me to use. I would give a dozen hearts for this swap if I could.
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Comment: Thank you so much, Nancy, for the beautiful mail art! The "surprise" inside could not have been more perfect! It is exactly the kind of treasure I dig for at thrift stores and estate sales! I enjoyed your note so much - especially the story about the Fish in a Tree! Happy Summer to you!
sunshinesuperman rated for IS: Prayer flag - USA on Jun 2, 2017
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Comment: I am absolutely in love with my flag! I think every piece is so perfect and so me. I love the colors, the theme, the dollie, the ribbons, just the entire piece. I am currently putting together a new art room and I will proudly hang this beautiful creation. Love it, love it, love it! Many hugs and hearts, Mona
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.

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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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