Swap-bot Time: August 22, 2017 1:25 pm


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Last Online: August 21, 2017
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, we did 22+ years in the Air Force, he still works for the 55th Rescue Squadron but as a civilian now. Our son just started 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, handmade rubber stamps, mail art, bookmaking, 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. My current playlist includes Enya, Meatloaf, Neil Diamond, Robbie Williams, ZZ Top, 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. I love old movies (CarybGrant, 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, Steeler Football is practically a religious experience. Been trying out a few new shows with my hubby (Ozarks) 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

Happy planner supplies, stickers, etc. Hand made art! Collages, postcards, ATCs, etc. I like my postcards naked! :0) Bumble Bees Ephemera Journals, Pens Anything with cool letters/writing on it Interesting pattern papers Art supplies! Old pictures, film strips, slides Buttons Beads, glass not plastic Old book pages, especially foreign Illustrations of any sort Bullet Journal supplies

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:

Generic, store bought multi-pack notecards, reward stickers. Trash (unless it's foreign), I can get my own fruit stickers, food labels, church bulletins, etc. 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


madkow rated for Bee ATC on Aug 20, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the cute bee card and extras!!
Comment: Thank you Nickalli! All of these will be put to good use! I appreciate it! Thanks again😀 Love love the decorated envie!
georgiafae rated for Magpie Journal U.S. - Summer 2017 on Aug 10, 2017
Comment: I like this little-its the kind of thing I sent my partner though I tend not to journal as much! Very interesting-fun and I plan to save the pretty fabric/washi tape from the envelope-Thanks for sharing
scrapingd rated for Swap Card Swap - Int'l - #17 on Jul 31, 2017
Response: Thanks for the heart and rating!
Comment: Thanks for the fun postcard, Nickalli! Summertime is actually one of my favorite songs: I collect various versions of it ;-) I like how the stenciled background turned out.
Response: I'm so glad you liked it, that was a fun one to do! Thanks for the rating and the heart!
AtTheSmithHouse rated for Technique Tuesday ATC #5 on Jul 19, 2017
Response: Thanks for rating
museofthemorning rated for ATC with a Quote on Jul 17, 2017
Comment: Love the quote! Thank you for all the extra papers. Those will be fun to play with!
Response: Glad you liked them!
fairyduster53 rated for serendipity Envelope #2 on Jul 17, 2017
Comment: Thanks a bunch!!
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the rating and the heart!
Johkup rated for VC: Lady in Red ATC on Jul 17, 2017
Comment: Awesome ATC, thank you :)
Response: Thank you!
KatlynAva rated for ATC 2017 #24: Book Page -USA- on Jul 15, 2017
Comment: Thanks for re-sending! Great ATC and extras!
Response: Thank you- glad it arrived! 😁
DCasey rated for ATC 2017# 26: Black and ... -USA- on Jul 15, 2017
Comment: Love!
Response: Thank you!
Comment: Hey it arrived! I love it, it's so cute and I really like it. Thank you for resending and I apologize for earlier once again x I loved everything
Response: I'm so happy it arrived - sorry it was lost initially, I'm so glad we worked everything out - wishing you years of happy swapping and no more wandering mail! Thanks for the rating and heart!! ❤️
Suncloud rated for Hand Carved Stamped Image Challenge on Jul 12, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful stamped images. You really are talented and inspiring. It would be great if I could give you ten hearts. Your stamped images package totally made my day.
Response: Thanks for the rating and the heart! So glad you like it - such a fun swap!!
Comment: Sorry for the late rating. I accidentally rated someone else for your PC :( Oops. I LOVE that you painted this. I might "steal" that idea for the future. :) Thanks.
Response: Please do! So much fun!! Thanks for rating and the heart!
AZmom875 rated for Create This Art Journal Round Robin on Jul 11, 2017
Comment: Thanks, Your starter journal is well done. Smart idea to list the pages and themes on the inside cover. I will get started and pass it along.
Response: Thanks! I am so excited to see what everyone does - have fun and thanks for the rating and the heart ❤️
Kalalinga rated for ATC 2017# 27: Up-cycled -USA- on Jul 10, 2017
Comment: I was thrilled as soon as I saw the book pages and even more so when I came to the waxed lined thread. Thank you so much for all the extras. The ATC is super great - I love how you made that flower! Best wishes! -Carolyn
Response: Thank you for the rating and heart! I'm so glad you liked everything! Such a fun swap!!
Prpldy rated for Decorative Napkin Swap on Jul 8, 2017
Comment: I am so sorry. I thought I had already done my rating. Loved the assortment of napkins you sent and some of them have already inspired me. Love, love the coffee one and the extras you sent. Thank you so much!!!
Response: So glad you enjoyed them! I'm thinking about doing another swap soon - I love seeing all the variety! Thanks for your rating and the heart ❤️ 😁
LizFinn rated for Technique Tuesday ATC #4 on Jul 7, 2017
Comment: Loved the beautiful decorated envie! Ty very much. The ATC is very creative! I love how everyone comes up with something different following the same directions.
Response: So glad you liked it! I check in often to see when the new swaps post - loving the challenges!
fbresnah rated for Film Quote On A Postcard on Jul 5, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the all the cool quotes!
Response: Glad you liked it - I tried to find a movie I quote a lot, so it was either that, pulp fiction or Tombstone! 😂
dvmac rated for Film Quote On A Postcard on Jul 5, 2017
Comment: Hi Nickalli. Love the card's colorful background, and is that a Banksy image? Good quotes, too, although I've never seen Steel Magnolias or Fried Green Tomatoes.
Response: Yes, I love that image I have a few that I keep stashed away for the appropriate time! 😁 Both excellent movies even if the estrogen is a lttle high. Happy swapping!

Rating Overview

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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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