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Arabella

Arabella
Date Joined: January 6, 2010
Last Online: October 20, 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

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Comment: Nancy, that pocket letter was great. Thanks for the goodies.
DeAnnaVarela rated for Creepy Cool: ATCoins Set 1 on Oct 19, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the terrific ATCoins. I always love to receive your work.
user3370 rated for ATCET: Element of dictionary on Oct 18, 2021
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Comment: Gorgeous ATCs and I love the halloween theme! Thanks so much!
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Comment: Love this moody raven tag you made for me. I hope you have a nice Halloween. It seems to be getting a bit more popular here with the younger generation. We never did here when I was a kid. You photo card is great too. Love the sign ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
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Comment: Nancy, what a beautiful swap. The baby deer is just the cutest and then for you to make the lovely deer card was just so awesome. Thank you so much for everything โค๏ธ
Ariaya rated for AAA: 3 things ATC on Oct 17, 2021
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Comment: I LOVE the card and the extra stamps! Thank you so much. Wonder Woman is one of my favorite heroes.
user1664 rated for CPG Halloween 2021 ATC - US Only on Oct 16, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the addition of a handmade Halloween card - what fun! I love the ATC with the womanโ€™s face as the focal point to the mysterious and eerie background.
marymary914 rated for EASU: Halloween ATC on Oct 14, 2021
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Comment: Great ATC! Thanks so much! Glad you liked my ATC from last year too. ๐Ÿ˜Š
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful pocketletter and all the goodies! Loved it!!
Rbrstmpr rated for MaE - A 4 x 6 Envelope on Oct 13, 2021
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Comment: Love everything you sent me!! And buying pretty calendars when they go on sale is a fabulous idea that Iโ€™ll definitely try to remember in January. Thanks ever so much!
Cgscdy rated for USATC: Halloween ATC - 5 Partners on Oct 12, 2021
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Comment: Tysm. Loved it โค๏ธ
sunshinesuperman rated for Vintage Halloween ATC on Oct 11, 2021
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Comment: Love this ATC, it's about the vintage witches which I love!! Love the stickers! Hugs, Mona
simcoe54 rated for PH: Let's Trade Cat Postcards #4 on Oct 9, 2021
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Comment: Nice cat postcards. Thanks
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Comment: Spooktacular ATC, card and tags. Thank you!
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Comment: What a great card and the note with it! I liked the sheep too. Thank you for the napkins. They will go to good use on future cards.
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Comment: Very cool! I love it.
turtles27 rated for USATC: Halloween ATC - 5 Partners on Oct 6, 2021
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Comment: Love the ATC and extra goodies!!
boriquaz rated for USATC: Halloween ATC - 5 Partners on Oct 5, 2021
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Comment: Very cool atc, thank you so much. I too love this time of year, it's just so great with all the holidays so close! Happy Swapping!
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Comment: This is fabulous, total love it. thank you so much for everything.
bbsporty rated for FTLOC#1-Use your paper scraps -US on Sep 30, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for all the wonderful things that you made me! The bookmark is perfect and I love the little paper pad in the pocket! I didn't put a dent in my stash either! It's a never ending pile! LOL!

Rating Overview

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Comments

debtea2 on Oct 31, 2020:

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IDreamOfAfrica on Apr 8, 2020:

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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!!

spn

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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