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Arabella

Arabella
Date Joined: January 6, 2010
Last Online: July 31, 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

michellelobo rated for USAPC: Embellishments on Jul 24, 2021
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Comment: OMG!!!! I loved everything!!!! All is already tucked away on my junk journal. They were perfection.
Cgscdy rated for USAPC: Mini-Pocket Letter on Jul 24, 2021
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Comment: OMG!!! Love it!!! Tysm โค๏ธ
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Comment: Nancy Thank you so much for the beautiful homemade card, loved everything about pockets they were so pretty & you spoiled me so much with the goodies, canโ€™t wait to use the stuff you sent! If I could give you five hearts I would! โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ
craftynut rated for VES: Ephemera Scavenger Hunt 4 on Jul 21, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for a wonderful selection of ephemera. I love the ration coupons.
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Comment: Thankyou for the great selection of images! I will enjoy using them
Wended rated for CH - Postage Stamp Scavenger Hunt on Jul 19, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the nice selection of postage stamps. I love your packaging..I might have to โ€œborrowโ€ your idea..
Response: Glad you like them and the packaging!!
AJ73 rated for PH: Postcard Book/Box Set Swap #2 on Jul 12, 2021
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Comment: A-MAZING. I love the decorated folder you made to send your postcards. Plus, the cards are all very nice! Your thrift store finds are gems. It's always so much fun finding treasures. Thank you for everything. I will add the Colorado PC to my list. Hugs. โค
AliCrafter rated for MJS: Magpie Journal Swap 2021 #3 on Jul 7, 2021
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Comment: I really enjoyed your journal with lots of fun magpie pickings! And all the delicious Graphic 45 paper! Thank you very much๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘
Response: Glad you enjoyed it! I really like saving bits and pieces to reuse in these journals!
K8thecrafter rated for Laces and ribbons swap on Jun 27, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the fantastic variety of ribbon! I was also impressed with the way you packaged it all. I struggled to get my envie to my partner in a neat way. Your style is ingenious!
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Comment: Thankyou for the gorgeous card. Beautifully made. It was lovely to hear from you Nancy.
birgitph rated for EASU: 2 Partner Free Theme ATC Swap on Jun 21, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely note card, and the beautiful heart ATC~ so pretty!! And you are right, we can all do with a bit more heart in this world!
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Comment: I love the heart ATC - and collaged skeleton card you sent it in! I also loved the bird themed envie - I had to save the chicken postage stamp - he looks so regal :) Thank you!
Rabbitfreedom rated for TFT-Vintage ATC & Tea on Jun 19, 2021
5
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Comment: sorry for the late rating - thanks so much!
AmyMarie rated for CPG Altered Bingo Card - US on Jun 10, 2021
5
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Comment: Thanks for the great altered BINGO cards! I love most of Tim Holtz's items too. Take care.
DreamCloud rated for SOHC: Found Image Harvest on Jun 7, 2021
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Comment: Nancy, thank you so much for the awesome selection of images! I had so much fun going through them and getting ideas for creative projects. I love the beautifully decorated envelope also โค๏ธ
donetta rated for VC: Butterflies & Botanicals ATC on Jun 6, 2021
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Comment: Oh Nancy! This is just so BEAUTIFUL! You have such a gift for adding the perfect amount of design, and then the equally perfect amount of embellishments. You are one of my very favorite swap friends...each swap reinforces how special you are!
isabellasnow rated for YTPC: EZ 3-Envelope Journal on Jun 3, 2021
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Comment: Hello my friend! This piece is absolutely GORGEOUS. All your work is just beautiful, but this one is in a class by itself. LOVE the birds/flowers theme and all the lovely tuck-ins. (Graphic 45--a perennial favorite). I'm simply crazy for that tiny duck on the back of the folder--is that a rubber stamp? If so, I MUST have one! Thanks, too, for the gorgeous hanging piece made by your sister--truly beautiful and so appreciated. Wonderful to swap together, as always!
Response: So glad you like it! The duckling is from a set of 6 from Inkadinkado including a baby rabbit, fox, chipmonk, owl and small bird. I love them all!
5
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Comment: Thank you for the clusters ๐Ÿ’–
user6937 rated for MAS&More - unusual sized APC on May 31, 2021
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Comment: I got both today (opened the big one first and was a bit confused, but then, since I got 4 envelopes of happy mail today, I looked again). I found the little sisters! Awesome - I love them both; thanks so much for sending me your art - I'm happy you liked making them :)
Csomma827 rated for YTPC: Double Page Pockets on May 29, 2021
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Comment: I LOVE the page pockets. The paper I absolutely Beautiful and unique. Thank you for sharing your stash with me. I too have a paper addiction. Thank you! ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•

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Comments

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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!!

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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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