Swap-bot Time: January 23, 2018 3:41 am


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Last Online: January 16, 2018
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 (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

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:

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!

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Special Thanks!

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



Comment: Thanks for the pretty mini art journal page & extras. Love the colors! Thank you for the added extras, I will enjoy using them in my art journals.
Comment: Lol I love it!
BrendaB rated for NH: handmade holiday card - US on Nov 30, 2017
Comment: I gave you a heart before I even opened it, the envelope was so beautiful! Thank you for the fun card too, so many layers! And hugs for the extra cards and tea, I will definitely think of you when I'm sipping it.
lmacdavis93 rated for VC: 3 Elements ATC #22 on Nov 13, 2017
Comment: Hi and thank you for the really fun swap! Love your bird and your stitching is really unique as is your use of the lace. It all works together perfectly! And thanks for the extra goodies as well. Cheers! Laurie
LunaMoody rated for Who LOVES Happy Mail #3 on Nov 10, 2017
penelopesamuel rated for HCSI: Halloweenie PC (USA) on Oct 24, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome postcard! I love all your hand carved stamped images -- they are very cool :) The last couple of days have been gorgeous and in the high 60s, but the rain will be back soon. I don't think I can choose one scary story that's a favorite -- but I'm currently reading My Swordhand is Singing by Marcus Sedgwick and it is very spooky/creepy! I hope it cools off for you soon!
djcamp04 rated for Mini Art Journal page FREE THEME on Oct 24, 2017
Comment: ADORABLE!!! I love it! The colors, your style and THE BIRDS!! OMG! I love Tim Holtz crazy birds. Thank you so much for the awesome page to add to my journal. Here are some extra hearts ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Angie rated for HCSI: Self Portrait on Oct 19, 2017
Comment: Wow! Very cool self portrait stamp! That's fabulous! Thanks for the great postcard. You're beautiful!
Response: Awww, thank you so much - you’re too sweet! 🙂 I loved that challenge because I would have never attempted it otherwise!!
Comment: Thank you for the ATC and extras! Lol bad Mickey! Those girlie stickers are awesome!
Response: So glad you enjoyed everything! Thank you for the ❤️ and rating!!
BusyB rated for EJ: Ephemera Bookmark on Oct 4, 2017
Comment: Hi Nickalli, So nice to have you as partner again. Love the bookmark and all the junk journal goodies! I noticed you used a piece of American Airlines ticket from Medford OR!! That's really cool, our home town. I haven't been reading a lot of books recently, no time in our busy lives. When I do try to read, I fall asleep. LOL I'm going to be using your beautiful bookmark in my junk journal. Have a great day, and thanks again. <3
Response: My bookmarks usually end up in my junk journals or planners as well since most of my reading is digital. So glad you liked it, the ticket was from my summer trip home to visit ( my folks live in Crescent City) I love to fly in and out of Medord so I can eat at Jasper’s twice!! ❤️ Thanks for the rating!!
BrazenIntrovert rated for Offensive is the goal on Sep 24, 2017
Comment: What a great swap! I'm still laughing at some of those stickers!
Response: So glad I could make you giggle! 😂 Thanks for the rating!!
magicinker rated for ATC 2017# 37: Flower -USA- on Sep 23, 2017
Comment: Thank you muchly for the Flower ATC..I so loved it !! Thank you also for the goodies and letter..
Response: Happy you liked everything! Thanks for the rating and ❤️! 🙂
Comment: Beautiful inside and out! Love your hand carved stamps used all over the envelope and your note. The page is wonderful, love the TH birds. Fantastic art! Thank you for the wonderful extras, what an awesome swap, you made my day! <3
Response: So glad you liked everything! Thank you for the kind words and rating!! ❤️😁
MoodyBlue rated for penpals for life on Sep 17, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the lovely letter. It was a pleasure to read it.
Response: Thank you, and thank you for the rating!! 😁
Comment: Thanks so much for your very cute note cards. They are adorable and I don't know if I can part with them.
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart! ❤️ I'm so glad you liked them! 😁
Comment: First I need to say your envelope is gorgeous and that stamp on it was so cool! I love that paper ... your page was very cool.. you have a really pleasing style...loved the big dreamy pumpkin and those clever letters! Thank you so much..your note was so interesting... I hope you are not getting that smoke right now ... my brother in oregon is seeing a lot of smoke and ash...ps your handwriting is really nice!
Response: Thank you so much for the nice compliments - you're making me blush! I'm so glad you like everything -- I had such fun putting it all together! Thanks for the rating and ❤️!! 😊
NiniJae rated for Just Randomness on Sep 5, 2017
Comment: It was great getting your fun envelope in the mail today, Nickalli. Thanks so much for sending!
Response: Glad you got it so quickly! Thanks for rating!
Comment: a lovely letter (and such a pretty envelope!) thank you! I'l write back soon!
Response: Looking forward to it! Glad it arrived safely - thank you for the rating and heart! 😁
madkow rated for Bee ATC on Aug 20, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the cute bee card and extras!!
Response: So very welcome! Thank you for the heart and rating!
Comment: Thank you Nickalli! All of these will be put to good use! I appreciate it! Thanks again😀 Love love the decorated envie!
Response: Happy you liked everything!! Thanks for the rating and heart! 😁

Rating Overview

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5.0000 185 4 4
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175 222 0 0
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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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