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nancybarlow

nancybarlow
Date Joined: June 9, 2013
Last Online: July 26, 2021
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

Camiliann rated for AACG: Truthtellers Journal Page on Jun 29, 2021
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Comment: Oh Nancy this is such an exquisite piece. I loved this theme and so pleased with what you created!! So happy to have it in my collection. Have a great week!!! stay safe and stay cool!!!
Arhel rated for HMPC: Bird love - May on Jun 23, 2021
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Comment: Such a pretty bird collage! :D I LOVE this, thank you soooo much! :D
evanselli rated for YTPC: Triple Pocket JJ Insert on May 6, 2021
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Comment: Oh my goodness, this is one of the prettier swaps I have received!! I absolutely love the bee 🐝 papers, they are gorgeous. Thanks as well for the Pic of the dragonfly. I showed it to my husband and he wanted to know where you lived because we have never seen red dragonflies here. Thank you for your kind words too. I wish I could give you a hundred hearts. This was a really special swap for me😊❤️❤️❤️❤️
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Comment: Thank you for this lovely glue book page. Love what you put together. Also appreciate that you sent the zine. I always enjoy seeing zines by other people. Great swap!
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Comment: Oh my, Nancy. This glue book page is absolutely gorgeous. I love every element that you chose. The extra papers and ephemera are all beautiful. Thank you so much for taking the time to create such a gorgeous swap for me! Just stunning! ❤️
hibiscus rated for AACG: Truthtellers 4x6 Art Page #1 on Apr 2, 2021
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Comment: What an amazing work of art ... truly ... the “sandpaper crescent “. The Border map with grains of sand... the fabric ! and quote but that “double exposure” technique!!! Of course the searing eyes ... not sure if you meant to use compartmentalism for effect but it was most effective... I think we learned a lot about her difficult journey ... thank you so very much!
GlyndasCreations rated for USAPC- You're in the PINK on Nov 14, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much for the swap.
isabellasnow rated for AACG: Halloween Tag~~~ on Nov 3, 2020
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Comment: Oh, Nancy, these are just precious--BOTH of them! I could NOT believe that they both arrived on the EXACT SAME DAY, even though one of them was postmarked in September! I LOVE the lady (Iris) on the tags and the little Halloween snippet on the fronts. Speaking of going all-out for Halloween, my daughter in San Francisco and her hubby made a neighborhod haunted house in the garage--too much work for me! Thanks for resending; I love both the tags!
luvbird rated for VJP: 4x4 Halloween Journal Page on Oct 16, 2020
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Comment: Oh Nancy, I love this darling journal page...so stinkin cute! I love this witch! She is so pretty and adorned so nicely with the tule, ribbon, lace and gold bling! The saying is great as well as the sweet black kitty peeking in from the side. Such a fun journal page! I will be enjoying this cutie displayed in my craft room. Thank you so very much for such a great swap and extras. Love your decorated envelope as well! 💕
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Comment: Hi Nancy! It was so nice to receive your lovely, decorated envelope! The catalog cards with cut outs are so very cool... I love them! I love the way you matched up the images to the “theme” of the catalog card! The pockets with tuck-ins are great! Great swap and thank you for the sweet extras!
jjhere rated for EASU: Monthly Swap Sept. - Folded ATC on Sep 12, 2020
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Comment: Holy moly....absolutely love the Texas ATC you made for me! What cool stories! What a strange gap year you're having, yes? My youngest is in a simliar position...he is a Class of 2020 high school graduate and was fortunately already planning a gap year before he (hopefully) leaves next fall to go to university in Germany. Crazy times we're living in. Wishing you all the best. Stay safe and sane.
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Comment: Hi Nancy and thank you so much for the lovely envelope booklet. I love the soft colors that you used and the lace trim is so pretty. It looks vintage and is just the right touch. And love all the cute tags you tucked in as well. Thank you for the extra goodies and for this really fun swap!!
donetta rated for MFF: Tropical Bird ATC on Sep 1, 2020
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Comment: Nancy! In all my years of ATC-ing and swapping, I have never seen anything like this beauty! Thank you so much for sending such a beautiful work of art, and for the extra transparencies...you are The Best!
Dinkyde rated for Postage Stamp Mail ARt on Aug 22, 2020
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Comment: Such a beautiful card, so creative. I received your extra card the same day. Thank you for both; I love them!!
sunshinesuperman rated for USA: Face Time-August on Aug 15, 2020
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Comment: Thank you Nancy for the wonderful postcard. It reminds me of a painting I have seen. I love how you made her! I have all the face postcards lined up on a plate shelf and they look really cool! Until next time. Hugs, Mona
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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Comments

wolfeagle on Dec 30, 2020:

hny

debtea2 on Nov 14, 2020:

Put a little Pumpkin spice in your life

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

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