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Arabella

Arabella
Date Joined: January 6, 2010
Last Online: May 15, 2021
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

PaperPassion rated for Coloring In -A Journal Page on May 16, 2021
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Comment: Really beautiful. love the colors you used. thank you so much.
Kittybob83 rated for VC: Tiny Tag Embellishments on May 15, 2021
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Comment: Wow!! Your tags are gorgeous! Not only are your tags beautiful but the way you packed everything is amazing! It made it so fun to open! I love your bird washi! This is an amazing swap, thank you!
Poeprincess rated for CH -10 Non photo book pages on May 11, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for a great variety of pages! I had fun reading them and I will make great use of them in my artwork. Nice to have you as a partner. Thank you, too, for the great variety of stamps--love them!
donetta rated for AACG: Bee-youtiful Bee ATC on May 9, 2021
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Comment: Nancy! How do you keep doing this? Honestly, so much to love here...but my favorite element is the little song lyric (Weโ€™re in the honey)...hahahahaha! OMG, how I love your aesthetic and your sense of humor! Thank you for always making me smile, for the pile of sweet extras, and for being the very best possible swap partner!
Conni59 rated for ATC Coins - Used stamps on May 4, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome artist trading coins. I love how you carried the theme of stamps throughout! The envelope is lovely!
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Comment: WOW! This is a great magpie journal. So much to look at-I see something new each time. And you put so many things in there that are on my likes list. What a treasure this is-thanks for all the work you put into! Thanks for making me feel so special! Take care, friend!
Pikkis rated for VJP: Paper Doll Page on May 3, 2021
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Comment: Always such a pleasure to receive mail from you! Love the journal page you created with such lovely colors and matching details! Thank you so much!
tristitia rated for YTPC: Fabric Swatch Tags USA on May 2, 2021
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Comment: Love the tags - so much fun to see the fabrics you have in your stash and wonder: "hmmm, I wonder what she bought that fabric for?" I especially like the one that has bugs and... organs? Thank you !
Response: Glad you like the tags!! I saw the bug and organs fabric at my local craft store and had to have it!! I've used bits and pieces of it and covered a couple of journals with it!
megan1230 rated for 9LP: 3 Mini Pockets - Books on May 1, 2021
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Comment: So cute and well decorated! Thank you so much for this awesome swap!
Winegeek rated for VS - Vintage Collage ROSE ATC #2 on Apr 30, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much for this ATC. It's beautiful. The design, tones, and theme, I love it. Thank you as well for the extra ladies.
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Comment: Thank you very much for these goodies!
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Comment: Oh wow, these are amazing and I love them all so much! I am going to be working on a vintage Halloween junk journal and these will certainly be part of them! Thank you!
papertreasures17 rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #47 on Apr 23, 2021
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Comment: Just beautiful! All the elements work so well together. On a personal note, I have an old picture of my mom and she wore her hair like the image of the lady on the notecard. I wonder if smiling was not allowed in old photos? ๐Ÿ˜ŠI also appreciate the extras...they will be used for sure. Love what you created!
Hunbun rated for YTPC: One Page Pocket Book on Apr 17, 2021
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Comment: What a stunning little book you created! The details and decorations and writing tuck-ins...it's sooo gorgeous! And thank you for the lovely background/ATC papers you included--I've never seen those particular prints before, but they're exactly what I would have chosen. I wish I could give you more than one โค๏ธ!
rhinoluvr rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #137 on Apr 11, 2021
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Comment: Hi Nancy! ๐Ÿ‘‹ Wowza! Thank you SO so much for this wonderful packet of happy mail. What a collection of fabulous PCs! I thought I could pick a favorite, but each 1 is just so great. I love the looks on everyoneโ€™s faces at the animal hospital ๐Ÿ˜น I love Yaquina Head lighthouse (& I went there 1 July years ago), Of course I LOVE the baby Rhino ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿฆ PC. from the Oregon zoo. & the waterfalls, owl & books!! Thanks again. I wish you lots of good mail karma ๐Ÿ’Œ๐Ÿ“ฌ for your kindness. Take care ๐Ÿค—
Ajijic rated for Cool Crap for Junk Journaling on Apr 11, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the nice variety!
Quiltbutterfly rated for YTPC: Snippets! on Apr 7, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much Nancy for the very lovely Snippets. I love all the different things you added and know I will definitely be using them. Wonderful to be swapping with you again. The card you made is another clever idea as well. โค๏ธ
Kitty2cats rated for YTPC: 3 Library Pockets on Apr 6, 2021
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Comment: Hi Nancy, I adore the library pockets you made! I love the paper choice, so pretty. The colors are my very favorite as well. The ephemera including birds, butterflies and flowers always make me happy. I can't wait to use the pockets and ephemera in my craft projects and journals.โคโคโค
tristitia rated for YTPC: Collaged Flower Tags on Apr 4, 2021
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Comment: Your tags are beautiful! I really like how you were able to use a magazine flower image and somehow tie it in and make it look vintage. Thank you!
Rabbitfreedom rated for Cool Crap for Junk Journaling on Apr 3, 2021
5
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Comment: Thank you for such an amazing assortment of ephemera. I will be framing that rabbit print for sure!

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Comments

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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:


to Profile-Based Swaps!

hibiscus on Feb 18, 2019:

The three elements atc is absolutely one of the most amazing atcโ€™s Iโ€™ve received! You are such an artist!

CurlyTea on Dec 20, 2018:


Happy Birthday!

MissPaula on Sep 14, 2018:

Looking over my favorite ATC's. A Dollie one made by you! This is where you shine, Love it! Thanks, again.

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