Swap-bot Time: December 6, 2022 2:31 am


Original Member
Last Online: December 4, 2022
Birthday: April 30
Country: United States
My Flickr Photos
My Art Instagram - may have spoilers

About Me

7/2722 - heading out of town for a couple weeks! I’m all caught up on sending and rating - see y’all when I get back! Happy Swapping! ❤️

Hello! My name is Nickalli Braaten. I'm an artist/crafter in Tucson, AZ. I'm an original beta member, so my user name is generic. I'm married to my best friend (29 years!), we did 22+ years in the Air Force, he works with the Air National Guard as a civilian now. Our son is in his Freshman year at GCU in Phoenix, so we'll be here a few more years trying to deal with the heat!

original member

My loves are art journals, junk journals, planners & bullet journals, hand carved rubber stamps, mail art, bookmaking, ATCs, silk ribbon embroidery, polyclay, beads, jewelry, altered art and books, most anything to do with mixed media.

Banana Tea🍌🍌🍌🍌 I’m searching for banana tea! PickWick’s one, two Tea Banana is the one I was sent in a swap ages ago and I can’t find it here! If you have access and send me a bag or two, I will forever be in your debt and will send you a profile based envie of love! 💗

Favorite Music

I'll listen to most everything except for Rap.

In the right context, I like some Country and opera.

My current playlist includes Enya, Meatloaf, Neil Diamond, Robbie Williams, Metallica, Imagine Dragons, American Authors, Adele, Melissa Etheridge, Godsmack, Five Finger Death Punch, Tom Petty...

Favorite Movies

Amelie is a favorite- I can watch it over and over, Pulp Fiction as well. Anything with John Cusack also makes me happy. Love the MCU! I love old movies (Cary Grant, Dorris Day) and most chick-flick type sappy ones. Not a fan of the new horror flicks.

Favorite Television

I'm a reality show junky - I love Survivor, Amazing Race, Big Brother, any cooking competitions.

Steelers Football is practically a religion in this house. I miss Friends, Seinfeld and Big Bang Theory.

Favorite Crafts

Mail Art!!! Creating journal embellishments. Carving my own rubber stamps. Working with my gelli plate. ATCs. ICADs. InkBox Cards. Watercolor classes online. Handmade books. Journals and altered books. Making something funky to wear (jewelry, not clothes!) Working in my planner and occasionally bullet journaling.

Favorite things

Please see my note at the end!

Bumble Bees, dragonflies & butterflies* cacti & succulents * irises & pansies * Anything from Iceland* Orcas & Puffins* feathers & dreamcatchers* Asian art & images * thimbles. * Hand made art! Collages, postcards, ATCs, etc. * I like my postcards homemade & naked! :0) * Handmade junk journals * Ephemera * Bling * Anything BoHo* Anything with cool letters/writing on it * Interesting pattern papers * Art supplies! * Buttons * Beads, glass not plastic * Old book pages, especially foreign * Illustrations of any sort * Cool images for papercrafts *

things to swap ~ handmade paper crafts, Mail Art, ephemera, handmade Note Cards, handmade Envelopes, washi tape, napkins, stamped images, stuff to stick in my journal, ATCs, journal or planner stuff, recipes ~ Anything Really

Swappers who really care and it shows they weren't just trying to hit the minimum requirement needed! You are loved!

Colors ~ jewel tones. Love purple and blue. Pink and orange is starting to grow on me a bit more.

things I do not like:

I'm pretty easy going and impossible to offend, so if you've gotten something you just don't know what to do with it - send it to me. I like the funky, unusual, offensive type stuff.

Receiving something that had no thought put into it, when you can tell the person just wanted to check off another swap and did the minimum needed.

No communication! If you are going to be late - just let me know! I'm pretty easy going :0) Also, if you didn't receive something from me - contact me and let me know before rating! I've never flaked and never will!

I Pledge to Rate

My new Persona!!

I’m involved in a role playing type group related to the Georgian era (Britain early 1700-early 1800s) my husband and I are Leandrea & Bryan Wallis proprietors of the Rose & Crown Pub.

If you have any extra regency/victorian style items (lace, vintage, buttons, ephemera, botanical, embroidery calligraphy, stamps, images, etc.) you’d be willing to share for my journal and future swaps I would be most appreciative!! ❤️❤️❤️

JJJ-Let’s Make A Junk Journal

I prefer a more vintage style. Color is great, just nothing neon.

Nature themes: botanicals 🌿, bees 🐝, butterflies 🦋 and dragonflies, birds 🦉, flowers 🌸 , mushrooms 🍄 People are good too and definitely have a place in any journal.

Things I Love

I love to gelli print and seeing what others do.

Eco printing and handmade paper are beautiful!

Vintage papers from journals, ledgers and old books make my heart race! Anything handwritten; letters, recipes, old postcards, envelopes.

Vintage looking washi and washi stickers, antique photos. Labels!! Lace! Old looking ephemera (tickets, tags). Sari silk! Metal embellishments.

Thank you for reading through all of this! Just know I’m easy and like most everything- so no worries! Looking forward to creating and swapping with you!


lrm1980 rated for HCSI: Houses Postcard on Dec 2, 2022
Comment: Love, love, love your fantastic mushroom home! I think a sweet little gnome lives there.
AnnaM rated for Word Clusters on Nov 19, 2022
Comment: Nickalli, thank you for the lovely word clusters. I have already used one in my journal. Love them! Anna ♥
pynart2 rated for Let’s Draw! on Nov 11, 2022
Comment: Love the Mushrooms, and the Mushroom soup sounds delightful. Wishing you and your family a Very happy Thanksgiving.
Saba rated for HCSI: Text Postcard on Oct 19, 2022
Comment: I love both designs! And your background is amazing too!! Thank you.
Comment: Always nice to receive from you. Love the birds and the touch of gold. Thank you for the envies also a nice touch for my journal.
Star7Lily rated for Secret Journal Pocket on Oct 13, 2022
Comment: Dearest Nickalli, what a lovely secret journal pocket you have made me, so pretty and elegant, and the labels & butterfly extras will certainly decorate other swaps to come with grace, I thank you, many hearts xx
January rated for HCSI: Text Postcard on Oct 9, 2022
Comment: Love the postcard - and the sentiment:) I'm a coffee person too and it IS always a good idea. Also, the mottled background on both sides of the PC is great. Thank you!
AnnaM rated for Autumn Recipes on Oct 8, 2022
Comment: Nickalli, I love the way you decorated your recipe cards. We are enchilada lovers here so I will definitely try your soup recipe. Thank you for another lovely swap. Anna ♥
mcall rated for EPUSA:Tea Trash: ATC plus on Oct 7, 2022
Comment: Shoot! I thought I rated you...Thanks for a fun ATC.
AnnaM rated for Musical Evening Tag on Oct 5, 2022
Comment: Nickalli, Thank you for the lovely Musical Evening Tag, this was just so pretty and it will really make my journal shine! Anna ♥
AnnaM rated for Village Picnic Excursion on Sep 20, 2022
Comment: Nickalli, What a pretty swap this was. I loved your description of the picnic and the watercolour you did of the view was stunning. Many hearts to you! Anna ♥
Comment: Thanks for the belly band and extras ! I love the mixed media style you chose.
Saba rated for HCSI: Summer Postcard on Aug 29, 2022
Comment: What a fun postcard! Thank you!!
AnnaM rated for Third Annual Garden Fete on Aug 11, 2022
Comment: Nickalli, I loved all three of your entries. I know you will win a ribbon this year! Anna ♥
BeeMGee rated for AACG: Butterfly Inkbox Cards on Aug 5, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much Nickalli for the gorgeous swap I love them and the envelope. Just fabulous!
Comment: Thanks for the wonderful mixed media items you sent ! I love the rubber stamps especially ! There are never enough mixed media swaps on here! Let me know if you have any other items you would want to swap.
LDeWitt rated for AACG: Red, White, and Blue ATC on Aug 2, 2022
Comment: Hi Nickalli, Thank you for such a beautiful ATC. As a military mom, I love everything red, white and blue and the American flag. You really did beautiful work with this swap. I love the background, the fantastic cutting and images. The balance of the composition is spectacular. Thank you also for the bits and pieces. Stay well.
dvmac rated for HCSI: Summer Postcard on Jul 30, 2022
Comment: Hi Nikki. I love the card. The multicolored cactus is great. And a fine job on the quail. Thank you.
AnnaM rated for Regency Royal Tea - Book TAG #2 on Jul 29, 2022
Comment: Such a lovely tag, Nickalli. It's always a pleasure to have you as my partner in a swap. You always create beautiful thins! Anna ♥
isabellasnow rated for YTPC: Peek-a-Boo Pockets on Jul 26, 2022
Comment: Nickalli, it's always such a pleasure to receive your work. These are beautiful pockets! I love the papers you chose, the embellishments and, of course, all the goodies inside! Thanks so much for another wonderful swap.

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 789 58 60
Completed Fives Threes Ones
753 839 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
27 116 586 24
View all

Currently Hosting

  • the user is not hosting any current swaps


MuggleMom on Nov 10, 2022:


Thank you for the profile based goodies you sent for AHG October questions. Can't wait to create more era period crafts! I making a dance card fan for another jj currently, so fun. xx MuggleMom

MuggleMom on Jul 24, 2022:

Thank you for the mystery envie.


Rachel Harris

Yew Tree Cottage

hibiscus on May 28, 2022:

thank you for the amazing ink box cards ...just perfection

Star7Lily on May 2, 2022:

Happy Birthday dearest Nickalli - Leandrea

watercolorgirl on Feb 25, 2022:

Resend of paper clip notebook arrived safe and sound. Thank you so much for a great wee notebook and the resend.

MuggleMom on Feb 21, 2022:

Thank you so much for the birthday card I received. A little birdie told me I have you to appreciate for mailing it to me! It was such a wonderful surprise!!


Ms. Rachel Harris

Yew Tree Cottage

Star7Lily on Apr 30, 2021:


AnnaM on Apr 30, 2021:

Happy Birthday Nickalli! Have a wonderful day and enjoy your trip!

Hugs, Anna

Rainydancer on Sep 19, 2020:

Welcome to sunshine swaps!

phillaine on May 12, 2020:

I appreciate you taking the time and effort to "angel" the challenge image swap, and your house plant stamp is very cool. I'm looking forward to using these in some mail art. Thanks for the variety of papers as well; they're going to be fun to play with. :)

Login to leave a comment now!