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Arabella

Arabella
Date Joined: January 6, 2010
Last Online: May 17, 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

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Comment: I love these tags! They are beautiful! Thanks so much!
katjl rated for CPG Junk Journal Library Pockets - US on May 16, 2022
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Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful library cards you made. They are beautiful and I will use them in my journals. 😍
ensigncelery rated for FTLOC#1-ATC Sendes Choice on May 12, 2022
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Comment: It's been lovely here in california, too! Nice and breezy! ♥ And I love this ATC, absolutely! It reminds me of my housemate. She's such a kind woman with a soft heart, but she can keep up with the best of us! (And by best, I mean worst, haha!) Goodness, even the back of your ATC is gorgeous~ Thank you for the wonderful art!
minniepic rated for PH: Three Different US States #7 on May 11, 2022
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Comment: Thank you so very much for all the wonderful postcards ❤️❤️❤️ My favorite was capitol gardens with the cherry trees.❤️❤️❤️
ellie rated for USAPC : Use your scraps #2 on May 10, 2022
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Comment: Oh wow!! I just love everything you made. Thank you so much for all you did to make it so special.
MuggleMom rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #64 on May 7, 2022
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Comment: Your swap was so coordinated - ATC and envelope, postage stamps & notecard all with the fun spring them!! Then the icing on the cake, vintage book pages!! Thank you so much for the happy mail! xxMuggleMom
lyssathemermaid rated for Make Some Minis! on May 5, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the minis and die cuts! I dont have many so im excited to use them! :-)
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Comment: Thank you so much! I love the fold and can't wait to try it myself. I loved the bookplates, especially the cat one. Thank you so much!
Wylde rated for Make Some Minis! on Apr 29, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the gorgeous little package! I had so much fun opening it. I love how you put everything together; you made my day. Thanks!
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Comment: OMG, this is adorable! Thank you for a delightful swap!!
boriquaz rated for USATC: Zombie ATC on Apr 26, 2022
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Comment: I love what you did, thank you so much. Never thought of zombifying these paper dolls. Happy Swapping!
georgiafae rated for AACG: Vintage Shabby Chic ATC on Apr 25, 2022
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Comment: Beautiful ATC-love the colors and the trims and the lady! Such beautiful work you always do-thanks! Take care and be safe!
ensigncelery rated for AAA: Sender's Choice April on Apr 21, 2022
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Comment: I absolutely ADORE the ATC and the card, oh my gosh! The amount of detail you fit into this ATC while still making it look completely cohesive is just incredible~ ♥
user2148 rated for AACG:Botanical Mixed Media ATC on Apr 20, 2022
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Comment: You always do the most beautiful swaps! Not only is the ATC gorgeous but the card, envelope and the extras made a beautifully coordinated swap! ❤️❤️😁
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Comment: Thank you for the great book pages. I appreciate your labels with the language, book, and year! Take care!
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Comment: Lucky me to get two swaps from you! I have missed your beautiful creations. LOVE this pocket piece--especially all the bird images. I laughed out loud at the, 'I'm not bossy; I just have better ideas' card . . . lol. Thanks so much for another beautiful piece to add to my collection.
isabellasnow rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #63 on Apr 20, 2022
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Comment: Hi Nancy~ What a pleasure to swap together again--it has been too long. I just love your ATC--that adorable little bunny and all the lovely flowers. Many thanks for creating something so special for me!
shalvorsen rated for YTPC: Double Pocket Flip - US on Apr 18, 2022
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Comment: Hi Nancy! This is so pretty. I love the pinks and natural colors-- and butterflies! Simply lovely! Many thanks :) ❤️
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Comment: Thanks for this gorgeous ATC and the extras too! I like the antique-look of this one! Did your DH take the picture of the sparrow on your card? It's perfect! It's trying to be spring here too. Just starting to turn green. Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: He did take that picture! He's quite the Bird Nerd!!
babyblues65 rated for USAPC : Use your scraps on Apr 14, 2022
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Comment: Hi Nancy! Thank you for all the wonderful scrap busting things you made for me in this swap! I love how you packaged them up and I can't wait to clip them in my journals! Your envelope was so fun to see in the mailbox! I bet the mail carrier was jealous! Love love love! Happy Easter!!!

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Comments

bbsporty on Dec 25, 2021:

debtea2 on Oct 31, 2020:

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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:


to Profile-Based Swaps!

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!

CurlyTea on Dec 20, 2018:


Happy Birthday!

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