Swap-bot Time: January 17, 2020 11:46 am


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Last Online: January 17, 2020
Birthday: April 30
Country: United States
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About Me

Hello! My name is Nickalli Braaten. I'm an artist/crafter in Tucson, AZ. I'm an original beta member, so my user name is generic. I'm married to my best friend (26 years!), we did 22+ years in the Air Force, he still works for the 55th Rescue Squadron, but as a civilian now. I’m a lifestyle blogger right now but working towards a writing career. Our son is a junior in high school, so we'll be here a few more years trying to deal with the heat!

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My loves are art journals, planners & bullet journals, hand carved rubber stamps, mail art, bookmaking, ATCs, silk ribbon embroidery, polyclay, beads, jewelry, altered art and books, most anything to do with mixed media.

Favorite Music

I'll listen to most everything except for Rap. In the right context Country and opera are okay. My current playlist includes Enya, Meatloaf, Neil Diamond, Robbie Williams, Metallica, Imagine Dragons, American Authors, Adele, Melissa Etheridge....

Favorite Movies

Amelie is a favorite- I can watch it over and over, Pulp Fiction as well. Anything with John Cusack also makes me happy. Love the MCU! I love old movies (Cary Grant, Dorris Day) and most chick-flick type sappy ones. Not a fan of the new horror flicks.

Favorite Television

I'm a reality show junky - I love Survivor, Amazing Race, Big Brother. This is Us and A Million Little Things are new favorites and Walking Dead I watch with my kid. Steelers Football is practically a religion in this house. I miss Friends, Seinfeld and Big Bang Theory.

Favorite Crafts

Mail Art!!! Carving my own rubber stamps. Working with my gelli plate. ATCs. ICADs. Watercolor classes online. Journals and altered books. Making something funky to wear (jewelry, not clothes!) Working in my Happy planner and bullet journaling - love it!!

Favorite things

Please see my note at the end!

Bumble Bees, dragonflies & butterflies* cacti & succulents * irises & pansies * Anything from Iceland* Orcas & Puffins* feathers & dreamcatchers* Asian art & images * thimbles. * Hand made art! Collages, postcards, ATCs, etc. * I like my postcards homemade & naked! :0) * Handmade junk journals * Ephemera * Bling * Anything BoHo* Anything with cool letters/writing on it * Interesting pattern papers * Art supplies! * Buttons * Beads, glass not plastic * Old book pages, especially foreign * Illustrations of any sort * Cool images for papercrafts *

things to swap ~ handmade paper crafts, Mail Art, ephemera, handmade Note Cards, handmade Envelopes, washi tape, napkins, stamped images, stuff to stick in my journal, ATCs, journal or planner stuff, recipes ~ Anything Really

Swappers who really care and it shows they weren't just trying to hit the minimum requirement needed! You are loved!

Colors ~ jewel tones. Love purple and blue. Pink and orange is starting to grow on me a bit more.

things I do not like:

I'm pretty easy going and impossible to offend, so if you've gotten something you just don't know what to do with it - send it to me. I like the funky, unusual, offensive type stuff.

Receiving something that had no thought put into it, when you can tell the person just wanted to check off another swap and did the minimum needed.

No communication! If you are going to be late - just let me know! I'm pretty easy going :0) Also, if you didn't receive something from me - contact me and let me know before rating! I've never flaked and never will!

I Pledge to Rate

My new Persona!!

I have just become involved in a role playing type group related to the Georgian era (Britain early 1700-early 1800s) my husband and I are Leandrea & Bryan Wallis proprietors of the Rose & Crown Pub.

If you have any extra victorian style items (lace, vintage, buttons, ephemera, botanical, embroidery calligraphy, stamps, images, etc.) you’d be willing to share for my journal and future swaps I would be most appreciative!! ❤️❤️❤️


Arabella rated for YTPC: Journal Cover Embellishments on Jan 7, 2020
Comment: Your journal cover embellishments are really, really nice! I love how you made the charms dangle! And looks like your sewing machine does a much better job than mine does!! Thank you so much and good luck with your "Use Your Hoard!!" !
marymary914 rated for YTPC: Stuffed Pocket Tag on Dec 28, 2019
Comment: Wonderful stuffed pocket!! Thanks so much!
Response: So glad you liked it! Looking forward to more swaps with you in 2020! 🎉😁
Comment: What beautiful things have you made for me!! And the envelope tucks were sewn :)) Thank you so much <3 and thank you for the extra's.. I love that cute little dictionary page!
Response: I’m happy you like it all! That was such a fun little project! Happy 2020! 🎉
Star7Lily rated for Journal Inspiration Package on Dec 13, 2019
Comment: Dearest Nickalli, what a lovely surprise and such an inspiration for me! I thank Leandrea for her lovely words & beautifully writing to me. Many hearts for you xxxx thanku
Response: You are most welcome! Thank you again for your kind message as well as the rating and the heart! Happiest of Holidays! ❤️
KarenLaneWV rated for HCSI: Christmas Tags on Dec 10, 2019
Comment: Beautiful tags
Response: Thank you!
Comment: I like your big clips! I don't see what's wrong with them - they can decorate a whole page after its already written on, but be removed later to read the writing. Perfect! Thank you :)
Response: So glad you liked them and didn’t find them too obnoxious! Much easier working big! Thanks for the heart ❤️!
vlhafer54 rated for EP: Trash to Treasure Challenge on Dec 7, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the 2 pieces - I especially love the unicorn one - Merry Christmas!
Response: That was my favorite as well! Thanks for rating and the heart!
pynart2 rated for Journal entry about our Ball on Dec 6, 2019
Comment: what a beautiful letter, can't wait to hear more about your Frenchman. Wishing you a Happy and Merry Holiday Season. With regards Hester
Response: Thank you so very much - Merry Christmas to you and yours 💕🎄
MamaD rated for YTPC: Flowish Journal #2 US Only on Dec 2, 2019
Comment: What a fantastic journal!! Opening each page was so much fun! Thank you for so many great goodies! I can't wait to start using them!! 💙💙
Response: I’m so glad you liked it! I hoped I added enough variety that you’d find something useful! Thanks for the rating and heart!! ❤️😁
Comment: Hi! The Donna Dewberry Journal Cards you made turned out so cute. I love your color choices and the background print. I did a stenciled background on the ones I created too. Awesome job! Thanks for the extras you sent. It will be put to good use.
Response: So glad you liked them! I would love to practice more - fun, but not as easy as she made it look!! Swap-bot needs a gallery so we can view everyones creations! 😁
Comment: As always, you do such an incredible job with whatever I joyfully get. Such a pleasure to swap with you. Thank you for the lovely extra images.
Response: Aww, thank you! It’s fun to swap with partners you know always go that extra mile for you too! 😁
roosje rated for YTPC: 3 in 30: L = Layered on Nov 26, 2019
Comment: Dear Nickalli, thank you so so much for this wonderful swap! I love all the effort and creativity you put into it, with amazing results. I admire your use of fabrics and lace and all the details, very inspiring!
Response: Thank you for your kind comments and wonderful rating! Such a Fun swap to make! 😁
ShabbyJules rated for A Georgian Charm on Nov 25, 2019
Comment: what a sweet thoughtfully presented charm i love it thank you so much
Response: So happy you liked it! Thanks for the rating & the heart! ❤️
pynart2 rated for Secret Sister Ornament Swap on Nov 23, 2019
Comment: Oh my, what a wonderful Pkg. you sent, love all the bits and pieces, The ornament is adorable. Sending you 10 Stars. Have a Merry Holiday Season
Response: I’m ecstatic you liked everything! It was nice to do a little embroidery again for the ornament! Wishing you a spectacular Christmas! Thank for the heart ❤️
Star7Lily rated for Quill or Pen and Ink Letter on Nov 23, 2019
Comment: Dear Leandrea, your strawberry ink is delightful and smells so divine! I am wholly impressed with your writing style too, yes indeed. I look forward to trying the recipe out. Many blessings be yours, Innes.
Response: Thank you for the rating and heart - so glad you were pleased!
Star7Lily rated for A Signature for our Home Book on Nov 23, 2019
Comment: A most gorgeous addition for my journal Nickalli, thank you so much! I loved all your additions and am ever so grateful. Thank you and lots of hearts. xxx
Response: So happy it arrived safely and you liked it - I didn’t know when to stop, so much fun!!
orneryswife rated for YTPC: Ephemera Folder on Nov 22, 2019
Comment: Beautiful portfolio! Everything is so nice! Thank you.
Response: I’m so glad you liked it - loved making it for you! Thanks for the heart!!
AZmom875 rated for EP: Trash to Treasure Challenge on Nov 20, 2019
Comment: I am so impressed with that you made for me, and the note explaining each item too. Great envelope. I took photos of it all and will add it to my flickr album to show it off. Great work!
Response: Aww, thanks! Glad you liked it all- thanks for the fun challenge!! Look forward to seeing everyone’s creations!
Comment: I can’t believe I forgot to rate this! I’m So sorry! Your doily booklets were so beautiful. Thank you!
Response: No problem! I’m glad you liked it and it arrived safely! Thanks for the rating and heart ❤️
camelsamba rated for HCSI: Christmas Tags on Nov 18, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the sweet tags. I have reusable gift bags and the colors on your tags will coordinate nicely with some of them! And thanks for using that cool Golden Spike postage stamp - I haven't seen that before!
Response: Oh! I’m so glad - I love when kismet happens! Thanks for the heart!

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AnnaM on Dec 23, 2019:

Warm Holiday Wishes, Lady Elizabeth

CurlyTea on Apr 30, 2019:

Happy Birthday!

wolfeagle on Mar 26, 2019:


Thank you so much for the wonderful Tag you made for the AMA Mystery Supply Swap. It's fantastic.

wolfeagle on Mar 17, 2019:


BusyB on Aug 2, 2018:

Welcome to Merry Memorydex and Rolo Swaps USA!

BusyB on Aug 1, 2018:

Started a new group, my first ever! Hope you will join me..it's called Merry Memorydex and Rolo Swaps USA.

Angie on May 30, 2018:

Thank you for the beautiful little birthday wish! Can I still say happy belated birthday to you? Hee hee! Enjoy your 2 weeks away from the bot!

BusyB on May 8, 2018:

Hello, I uploaded another Memorydex swap on USAPC group. I hope you can join!

Angie on May 5, 2018:

Thanks for inspiring the August year of the dog swap: Use those scraps

Doraecyscraps on Jun 29, 2017:

Hi, i will be sending out your mail for ATC with a quote later today. Hope it reaches you safely! 😊

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