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Last Online: November 28, 2023
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 (30 years!), we did 22+ years in the Air Force, he works with the Air Force still, as a civilian now. Our son is going into his Junior year at GCU in Phoenix, so we'll be here a few more years trying to deal with the heat!

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My loves are art journals, junk 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.

Banana Tea🍌🍌🍌🍌 I’m searching for banana tea! PickWick’s One, Two Tea Banana is the one I was sent in a swap ages ago and I can’t find it here! If you have access and send me a bag or two, I will forever be in your debt and will send you a profile based envie of love! 💗

Favorite Music

I'll listen to most everything except for Rap.

In the right context, I like some Country and some opera.

My current playlist includes Enya, Meatloaf, Neil Diamond, Robbie Williams, Metallica, Imagine Dragons, American Authors, Adele, Melissa Etheridge, Godsmack, Five Finger Death Punch, Tom Petty...

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, any cooking competitions.

Steelers Football is practically a religion in this house.

I miss Friends, Seinfeld and Big Bang Theory.

Favorite Crafts

Mail Art!!! Creating journal embellishments. Carving my own rubber stamps. Working with my gelli plate. ATCs. ICADs. InkBox Cards. Watercolor classes online. Handmade books. Journals and altered books. Making something funky to wear (jewelry, not clothes!) Working in my planner and occasionally bullet journaling.

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’m 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 regency/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!! ❤️❤️❤️

JJJ-Let’s Make A Junk Journal

I prefer a more vintage style. Color is great, just nothing neon.

Nature themes: botanicals 🌿, bees 🐝, butterflies 🦋 and dragonflies, birds 🦉, flowers 🌸 , mushrooms 🍄 People are good too and definitely have a place in any journal.

Things I Love

I love to gelli print and seeing what others do.

Eco printing and handmade paper are beautiful!

Vintage papers from journals, ledgers and old books make my heart race! Anything handwritten; letters, recipes, old postcards, envelopes.

Vintage looking washi and washi stickers, antique photos. Labels!! Lace! Old looking ephemera (tickets, tags). Sari silk! Metal embellishments.

Thank you for reading through all of this! Just know I’m easy and like most everything- so no worries! Looking forward to creating and swapping with you!


MuggleMom rated for A Sunday Pic Nic with friends on Nov 27, 2023
Comment: Dearest Leandrea, thank you so much for the kind letter and warm sentiments. I do wish every day could be a joyous pic nic with our lovely neighbors in Amberleigh. Yours in friendship, Rachel🌹 Hiya Nickalli, love the paper for the letter and it will look nice in our Amberleigh journal amongst the papers! xxMuggleMom
Star7Lily rated for All Hallow’s Even on Nov 23, 2023
Comment: Leandrea, your invitation is perfect, thanking for organizing the celebration, and wasn't the fire spectacular! Bryan outdid himself there. I hope you are finding time to relax and take time for yourself now that the event is over. fondly Freyda
Comment: I liked admiring all the artwork in this zine; it will be nice to send it back home. I'm also planning two page spreads for upcoming rounds. Your envelope was really special - thank you for the autumn prints and your wonderful calligraphy!
9O96O rated for HCSI: Stamp & Pass Postcard #11 on Nov 9, 2023
Comment: Wow a homer for Reisegern. So nice to be able to finish this HCSI postcard. I think Reisegern will be shocked to get 2 HCSI PCs so quickly.
9O96O rated for HCSI: Stamp & Pass Postcard #12 on Nov 9, 2023
Comment: I love that you got to do a 2-for-1 and save on postage. Thanks for dvmac's postcard. I'll continue the bird theme. Also, I love the carved mushroom on your envelope.
Comment: Such a lovely postcard. I thoroughly enjoy seeing such lovely artwork.
Comment: Ooooh how lovely! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
Star7Lily rated for a Husswife, Workbag accessory on Oct 26, 2023
Comment: Bravo Nickalli, your husswife is a success, and a useful accessory for the workbag. I hope you like it better in time. thank you for joining this swap, hugs Jane x
Comment: Received the zine for the next round, along with your fun sewn note which will find its way into my art journal!
shellbede rated for YTPC: Paperclip Notebook USA on Oct 10, 2023
Comment: Oooooh these are wonderful and so very me! Thank you so much!
RockyBeach rated for HMPC: Nature Inspired Postcard on Oct 6, 2023
Comment: I love the metallic golden hight lights! It suits perfect to the autumn leaves. Love it, thank you! This week began with very warm sunny weather (not very autumn like). And now? Grey, windy and rainy autumn weather...
Comment: Love the ATC-Fall being my favorite time of year! Hasn't been that cool here lately-supposed to get up to 90 today! Also really like the folder you sent the ATC and all the extra goodies! Really special! Thanks for sharing! Take care! Just noticed your return address label-I'm going to visit my sister in Mesa, AZ this Saturday and staying for 10 days (my birthday falls in those days) Last time I visited her at the end of June-I liked it being hot-as I could use her pool-probably won't be pool temp warm enough this time!
9O96O rated for HCSI: Stamp & Pass Postcard #10 on Oct 1, 2023
Comment: I love the sewn paper note. Luluvision's postcard is a cute one. I have a couple of stamps to match the theme. Thanks! :)
lostinavalon rated for Flower Doodle Drawings on Sep 21, 2023
Comment: This was a fun and inspiring swap and I love what I received!
jeka396 rated for HMPC: Add Stitching - September on Sep 20, 2023
Comment: Oh my goodness what an absolutely amazing postcard! I love the illustration, watercolors, and the beautiful stitching- both the border and the leaves down the center! Thanks for a work of art in my mailbox today!
YooperHill rated for EPUSA: Grid Collage Series #1 on Sep 19, 2023
Comment: Everything is wonderful! Thank you.
Comment: What a Beautiful creation, love it and the letter too. Sending you loy=ts of Hearts.
Comment: Love the cards you made.Thank you so much for sharing your art with me,I appreciate all the thought and hard work that went into them.
Comment: Hi Nickalli and thank you for not 2 but 3 See Through Pockets with Paper Strips! This was really fun - I have so many pieces of scrap paper that it was fun to find something special to do with them. And love how all of these 3 turned out. Stitching on paper really brings something special to a project, and it's fun to see the different stitches used. And I will definitely use the stitched paper strips in future projects. And love how you embellished the pockets as well. Thanks so much for a great swap!
Comment: Thanks for sending the wonderful ATC and those cute notes and also the cool card with the MAJ. Also once again your handcarved stamp is great!

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Reisegern on Nov 24, 2023:

Thanks for contributing to my Stamp&Pass Postcard! The scribble is a lovely, very versatile stamp! IMAGE-2023-11-24-19-26-07.jpg

Reisegern on Sep 20, 2023:

Thanks for contributing to my pass&paste postcard and for returning it home. It turned out really lovely. I like your dragonfly stamp :)

image of card

hazelwitch3 on Sep 16, 2023:

Thank you so much for the lovely tea and threads you all sent me as an extra for the fete "Teapoy" Game. It arrived this morning and brightened up a grey cloudy morning!

9O96O on Aug 8, 2023:

Thank you Nickalli for your 'Woof' contribution! The postcard turned out so well. :)

hazelwitch3 on Jul 17, 2023:

My beautiful Scavenger Hunt prize award -- thank you so much! I think it's fabulous!

theshyone on Jul 11, 2023:

Are you freaking kidding me!?! You sent me the journal you made!?! Like, OHMYGOODNESS! I just about keeled over! It is so lovely and I will treasure it! Thank you for sharing something so special (just for winning the Scavenger Hunt?!!! ~ sighs in happiness!) Again, thank you (´∀`)♡

Jillemina on Jun 26, 2023:

I just received a wonderful letter from you! I will write back soon! THANK you!

hazelwitch3 on Jun 18, 2023:

Thank you for the lovely assortment of coffee and tea dyed items -- I'm really looking forward to using them in my crafting! And thank you too to you and the other Georgette founders for being so warm and welcoming.

9O96O on May 3, 2023:

Thank you so much for contributing your funny cat and fish bones section to my Stamp & Pass postcard, Nickalli. Here's the finished postcard:

Star7Lily on Apr 30, 2023:

Happy Birthday Nickalli, many happy returns of the day to you.

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