Swap-bot Time: July 19, 2018 2:15 pm


Original Member
Last Online: July 18, 2018
Birthday: April 30
Country: United States
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About Me

June/July 2018 - I’m headed to Iceland (!!!) and won’t be able to get my mail/rate my partners until I’m back home again. Everything I have signed up for will be sent out before the send date. But I won’t be able to rate anything rec’d until around July 25th. Thanks for understanding!

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 (25 years!), we did 22+ years in the Air Force, he still works for the 55th Rescue Squadron, but as a civilian now. Our son just finished Freshman year in high schooll, 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. Country and opera need to be in context (movies). My current playlist includes Enya, Meatloaf, Neil Diamond, Robbie Williams, Metallica, Imagine Dragons, American Authors, Adele, Melissa Etheridge....

Favorite Movies

Amelie I can watch 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 is a new favorite and Walking Dead I watch with my kid, Steelers Football is practically a religious experience. Been trying out a few new shows with my hubby (Ozarks, Defenders). I miss Friends and Seinfeld.

Favorite Crafts

Mail Art!!! Carving my own rubber stamps. Working with my gelli plate. ATCs. Altered Rolos. Watercolor classes online. Making something funky to wear (jewelry, not clothes!) Just started a Happy planner and bullet journaling and love it!!

Favorite things

Bumble Bees, dragonflies & butterflies* Anything from Iceland* Happy planner supplies, stickers, etc. * Hand made art! Collages, postcards, ATCs, etc. * I like my postcards naked! :0) * Handmade junk journals " Ephemera * Bling * 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 ~ planner supplies, handmade paper crafts, jewelry, Mail Art, ephemera, handmade Note Cards, handmade Envelopes, washi tape, napkins, stamped images, stuff to stick in my journal, ATCs ~ 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

Special Thanks!

To @barbieloufromKY for angeling on her swap: USAPC: List Pad Sheets #1


SwissChallet rated for HCSI: Summer Stamping PC on Jul 18, 2018
Comment: Thanks for this perfect summer postcard, Nickalli! I like the contrast between your first stamps and the more intricate pineapple. I also associate summer with fruits because, as a child, I used to spend that season in my grandfather's orchard picking cherries and plums and apples. Have a cool summer and see you soon in the mail!
hibiscus rated for YTPC: Watercolor Cactus on Jul 14, 2018
Comment: Great cards! I like your cactus better than the video cards... love the way you framed them... so glad you signed all three ! Thank you so much.... nice card too
Ac2052 rated for YTPC: Art Journal Page #1 on Jul 14, 2018
Comment: Very nicely designed and decorated! I love it!❤️❤️❤️
Ac2052 rated for YTPC: Index-Card-A-Day: Day 5 on Jul 14, 2018
Comment: This card turned out beautifully! I love the color combo, and the sequins added just the right touch! Thank you so much!
Comment: It looks great! thank you
thevmatt rated for MMA: Gelli and More Envie on Jul 12, 2018
Comment: Very sweet! Thank you so much!
Angie rated for EJ: Ephemera Punch on Jul 12, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful punches! You organized and labeled them so elegantly too. I love them! Thanks!!!
Comment: Yummy! Thank you!
georgiafae rated for YTPC: Index-Card-A-Day: Day 4 on Jul 11, 2018
Comment: Love the color combination and the subject! Like how it looks like there is machine stitching! Very well done-thanks for sharing!
Comment: Thank you for the very festive patriotic card. Thanks for the extras-I am sure that they will come in handy.
lmacdavis93 rated for YTPC: Art Journal Page #2 on Jul 10, 2018
Comment: Hi Nickalli - your beautiful nature art journal page arrived today and I love it! Bees and butterflies are my thing and the little dictionary definition of "wing" is perfect. All your background elements go together so well - such a lovely page! Thanks for the extra goodies as well. Your comments about how much stuff you have made me smile! I figure every card I make costs me about $25! Oh well, I love it and am loving experimenting with the YTPC group. Cheers!
BeckyG56 rated for YTPC: Index-Card-A-Day: Day 3 on Jul 9, 2018
Comment: I love this card, has a vintage feel, and great elements added. I will add the hole, I am using a binder ring to hold them. They are haning on a hook in my craft room. Thanks for the wood buttons. Thanks for the beautiful decorated envie, too!
Artstamper rated for YTPC: Index-Card-A-Day: Day 2 on Jul 3, 2018
Comment: I love how your card looks! Even though you said you did things different than the video, it still looks like the other one. I think that is the whole idea. Thank you so much. I haven't been making the hole either for the same reason.
isabellasnow rated for YTPC: Let's Make Paper Tassels on Jul 2, 2018
Comment: Hi Nickalli~ Your beautiful tassels arrived today! Yours turned out beautifully; I can wait to use them on journals. My absolute favorite is the one with the 'blues,' but I love them all. Iceland! How exciting! What a wonderful vacation to remember. Have a fun, memorable time!
Jenicat rated for YTPC: Index-Card-A-Day: Day 1 on Jun 29, 2018
Comment: Oh my gosh! I've been looking for this swap. Apparently it was in my friends car. Just saw it today, and it's beautiful. Love the rooster. Thank you for the index card and extras 💜
PaperPassion rated for Cluster Embellishments on Jun 25, 2018
Comment: The embellishments you set me are great.I love each one of them.thanks so much for being a great swap partner.
Angie rated for HCSI: Year of the Dog PC + paw on Jun 24, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful doggie postcard. That's a cool effect with the stamping on a napkin first etc. Adorable pupper too! Thank you again.
Gobarb rated for Pear ATC on Jun 21, 2018
Comment: I love the pear ATC and the saying. I am going to have to keep that one. 😏 I will definitely be able to use the extras. Thanks for sending such a nice ATC. 🤗
mags142 rated for A handmade envelope with a surprise on Jun 17, 2018
Comment: I loved the envelope and the goodies inside. Thank you so much for sharing :D
Comment: Thank you for the lovely pages they are all wonderful

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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! 😊

djcamp04 on Jun 10, 2017:

I have edited themed mini art page swap. Please check it out. Thanks

dearchelsie on Oct 21, 2016:

I received your handmade postcard today. Thank you very much. I am happy to add it to my collection. Great job on the hand-carved stamp. Have a blessed weekend.

Mugsie on Apr 30, 2015:

"Happy Birthday To You"!

From all of us at "WIYM" group!

LittleDonnaGirl on Sep 6, 2014:

I received your email and wanted to say you made some very valid points. I apologize that I did not investigate things further. I did not even think to look at the "uncategorized" swaps. I hope you will be a part of one of my future swaps, and I will ~ from this point on ~ be sure to look at uncategorized swaps when preparing to assign swap partners. Lesson learned. Thank you.

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