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Arabella

Arabella
Date Joined: January 6, 2010
Last Online: November 26, 2022
Birthday: December 20
Country: United States
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About Me

  • Perfumey smells and cigarette smells make me gag - please, if there is a smoker in your home, add a dryer sheet to swaps you send me.

I always send my swaps. A lot of the time I mail them right on the day they have to be mailed cause I like to think about them for a few days, and it usually takes me another few days to search thru my craft and art boxes to find the perfect embellishments! So, if you haven't received a swap within a reasonable time, please, please send me a message!!

I have to add, no matter how great your artwork is, if there isn't a note with it, I'm always a little disappointed. It doesn't take that much time to add a short note and it really does make the swap more meaningful.

My husband and I live in Oregon, USA. We have a daughter and a son, both of whom are in college. I enjoy daily walks (except if it's rainy or windy) and having one of my sisters nearby to go antiquing and to movies with me.

Favorite Crafts

I blame my grandmother for my addiction to crafts. Who would have thought that some of the very things we used to laugh about that our grandmother had made us, we would now be making ourselves. She was altering boxes and books before the rest of us knew what altering was.

I started with sewing and cross stitching in high school and college then bought myself a band saw to cut out wood crafts. Now I like to alter things - books, boxes, dolls, pictures. Can't seem to buy anything without thinking how to alter it. Most of my altered art works have little skulls lurking around.

Right now I'm working on several collages using l" and 2" squares and ATC's. I like to make a few cards for each holiday to send to my sisters and relatives.

Favorite Music

My radio is always on, tuned to the Oldies channel. But I also sometimes like to listen to songs my kids recommend. Right now I have Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros in my CD player on repeat.

Favorite Books

My favorite authors include Jane Austin, Georgette Heyer (my user name comes from one of her books), Robert Jordan, Tamora Pierce, Lois McMaster Bujold, C.J. Box, and Alexander McCall Smith. I like mysteries, SciFi, fantasy, and fiction that have strong, funny women in the stories.

Favorite Television

My favorite TV shows also have strong women actors including "NCIS", "The Mentalist", "Castle","Leverage", and "Justified". I really miss "In Plain Sight" - why do the best shows get cancelled so early?! Mary. Recently, I've been watching some "Supernatural" episodes at my daughter's insistance. Ok, so she doesn't really have to twist my arm - I mean, look at these guys!

Supernatural Season 10

Likes

Likes:

  • Little rusty things

    • Vintage things

    • Used postage stamps

    • Little Red Ridinghood

    • Crows, ravens, owls

    • Halloweeny things including skulls, skeletons, trolls, dia de los muertos art, and zombies

    • Steampunk

    • Scrapbooking things

    • Things to use for altering

    • Collage items

    • Primitive dolls and artwork

    -Warm shades of red, orange, brown, yellow

    -Blues, lavender, and greens together

    -State capitol postcards

    -Owl, raven and other bird postcards

Dislikes

-Foam stickers, stickers for children

-Large fake stick-on jewels

-Sequins

Ratings

djcamp04 rated for USAPC: Holiday Snippets on Nov 21, 2022
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Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful holiday snippets! They are amazing & I love them. I can’t wait to make a few pages to put these beauties on. ❤️💚❤️
AJ73 rated for WIYM: Book Page Holiday Gift Bags US on Nov 21, 2022
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Comment: Thank you Nancy for the Book Page Christmas Gift bags. They are wonderful. You did such a nice job on them. Love them! Thanks too for the Ephemera included in the pockets. Hugs.
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Comment: Hi Nancy! Aww, thank you so much for the beautiful pockets and tucks! They are so elegant and bring so much holiday cheer :-) I'm not quite ready for the holidays yet but am kicking things into high gear this week! :-D Take care and Happy Holidays (heart)!
georgiafae rated for AACG: Holiday Tag Series: Snowman on Nov 18, 2022
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Comment: Always love seeing you in my mailbox. Very cute snowman tag! Cute little heart smile really adds to his personality! The details are so great love his scarf too! Thanks for sharing your talent! Take care and stay safe! Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year of swapping!
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Comment: So pretty! Thank you!
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Comment: Thanks for being a "regular" in these swaps, Nancy - always nice to get a tag from you! My heart didn't stick - glad you answer comments! I'll have to start advertising better for next year; maybe more will join then.
Response: These are fun to make - can't understand why more people haven't joined!!
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Comment: Glad I got you as a partner-we both love Graphic 45 papers! This is a wonderful card! Thanks for sharing and making it for me! Loved the envelope too!
Bramble rated for AAA: Sender's Choice October on Nov 7, 2022
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Comment: Thanks so much! I love the atc and the card it was enclosed in! Both beautiful!
warheart rated for AACG: 3 Elements Advanced ATC #1 on Nov 5, 2022
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Comment: You're card is gorgeous! Thank you for the extra bits too!
Shoreart rated for AAA: Postage Stamp on Nov 4, 2022
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Comment: Your work is just beautiful!! I'm keeping the card. Are you a member of my Junk Journal Ephemera group?? We would love to have you.
Response: Glad you like my atc! I am a member of the J.J. Ephemera group and love it!! Thank you for the heart!!
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Comment: Wow Nancy, the things you chose for me are so amazing!!! I love the owl bag so much it is sooooo pretty!! The skeleton tag is way cool- I love the texture on it and the colors!! Your handmade Halloween card will be kept in my Halloween card collection it is so fabulous!! Thank you for the washi and die cuts too this was a fantastic swap thank you so much!!!!
groundhogstamper rated for WIYM: 2 Botanical Tags US on Nov 1, 2022
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Comment: What a beautiful swap! I love both of your tags plus your envelope, card and note. Thanks so much for everything, including the time you spent putting this lovely swap together.
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Comment: Nancy, these two mini pocket file folders are adorable!!! Oh my goodness, I love the vintage paper and the inking that you did. All of the ephemera inside is sweet. Thank you very much, I will enjoy these sweet little folder! Thank you
marclively rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt for PCs #197 on Oct 26, 2022
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Comment: Thank you! Marc
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Comment: Oh those beautiful colors I love this page you made. A swap I weel keep as a treasure, thank you!
TSuda rated for Halloween 🎃 on Oct 25, 2022
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Comment: Hi Nancy - Wow, how I love this cool journal page piece! It's as if the piece tells its own story. Thank you so much! Thanks, too, for the Halloween card. Love your graphics and your talented work. Happy Halloween!
luvbird rated for Master Board Part 2 on Oct 23, 2022
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Comment: Hi Nancy! So good to have you as my swap partner! I love, love this tag! How did you know that I love quail? My new, favorite bird at the time. We moved to Christmas Valley just under a year ago and it has been fun getting to know the wildlife out here in this sage brush, high desert. Our yard always has some kind of cool critter visiting us…jack rabbits, cottontails, coyotes, magpies and quail just to name a few! The quail are so sweet and comical to watch. We have always fed birds and the quail decided to make our yard their stomping ground, with our pleasure! First, there were maybe 20 adults here. Spring came and each pair had about 10-15 babies which the parents proudly brought to the “dinner table”. So freakin darling! Now, I bet we have a hundred quail hanging out. Anyway, enough of that! So you know how much I love this tag with the quail and chipmunk! Laurie’s master board is cool and what you added to it makes it really awesome! Thank you so vey much!
Poeprincess rated for Thanksgiving/Autumn on Oct 23, 2022
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Comment: Beautiful JP! Love your colors & element placements. Thank you so much.
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Comment: Got your lovely package today, Nancy. Some really fun stuff. Love the butterfly post card, the sunflower and so many things. I even saved some of that beautiful wide washi off your envelope. If the other one ever shows up I'll let you know, but doesn't look likely at this point. Thanks for going over and above.
Response: So glad you got this resend!!! And thank you for the heart!!!
PaperPassion rated for Coloring In InkBox on Oct 22, 2022
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Comment: Really beautiful ink box cards,thanks so much.I love them.

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 3128 47 53
Completed Fives Threes Ones
2950 3216 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
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Comments

2Hearts on Aug 18, 2022:

I loved your ATCs and the note you wrote for CPG-ATC of the month - Aug 22! I also went to a small carnival in my little town where I grew up - Anamosa, Iowa. Your note and ATC brought back wonderful memories! We have a lot in common - including our names! Nancy

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IDreamOfAfrica on Apr 8, 2020:

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𝓙𝓾𝓼𝓽 𝓫𝓮𝓪𝓾𝓽𝓲𝓯𝓾𝓵. 𝓣𝓱𝓪𝓷𝓴 𝔂𝓸𝓾!

lemooon on Nov 30, 2019:

Wishing you all the best!

LLL~Location,Location,Location!

JuneRosebud on Nov 1, 2019:

Thank u 4 joining my swap through WIYM: Ho To The Third Mini Pocket Letter=)

ScrapHappyGabi on Oct 14, 2019:

These guys are MY FAVs!! Just met them for the third time, 2 weeks ago!! So much FUN! Best thing was meeting CHUCK(God) and the Trickster for the 1st time! - Omg.. SO FUN!!

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phillaine on Sep 11, 2019:


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hibiscus on Feb 18, 2019:

The three elements atc is absolutely one of the most amazing atc’s I’ve received! You are such an artist!

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