Swap-bot Time: May 7, 2021 9:09 pm


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Last Online: May 7, 2021
Birthday: April 30
Country: United States
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About Me

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 (26 years!), we did 22+ years in the Air Force, he still works for the 55th Rescue Squadron, but as a civilian now. I’m a lifestyle blogger right now but working towards a writing career. Our son is a junior in high school, so we'll be here a few more years trying to deal with the heat!

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My loves are art 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.

Favorite Music

I'll listen to most everything except for Rap. In the right context Country and opera are okay. My current playlist includes Enya, Meatloaf, Neil Diamond, Robbie Williams, Metallica, Imagine Dragons, American Authors, Adele, Melissa Etheridge....

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. This is Us and A Million Little Things are new favorites and Walking Dead I watch with my kid. Steelers Football is practically a religion in this house. I miss Friends, Seinfeld and Big Bang Theory.

Favorite Crafts

Mail Art!!! Carving my own rubber stamps. Working with my gelli plate. ATCs. ICADs. Watercolor classes online. Journals and altered books. Making something funky to wear (jewelry, not clothes!) Working in my Happy planner and bullet journaling - love it!!

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!

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My new Persona!!

I have just become 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 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!! ❤️❤️❤️


Comment: Gorgeous ATC! Thank you so very much! I also love the Queens, Jokers and ATC envelope! Thank you again for being a wonderful partner!
Autist rated for A Postcard Herbal Round 1 Redo on Apr 25, 2021
Comment: I really enjoyed this card!! All the extras are appreciated too. Thank you for doing this with me. Cheers, Evan
Autist rated for A Postcard Herbal Round 4 on Apr 25, 2021
Comment: Thank you for my Lemon Balm postcard. I missed the part of sending them in an envelope. I hope mine is okay, the way it is. Evan
Comment: Dear Nickalli, what a gorgeous selection of fine laces and braids for to use on swaps and other delicates. I appreciate the effort of packaging, I loved that washi tape! Beautiful envie from a beautiful lady. Thank you many hearts
Nehalennia rated for YTPC: Collaged Fussy Torn Tags on Apr 19, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for your beautiful tags and extras. You did a fantastic job with your tags and they definitely will find a place in one of my journals.
Comment: What a lovely swap! Everything was Violets and care. I love your attention to every little detail. it went in my journal straightaway. Thank you very much!!
Zander rated for YTPC: Junk Journal Foldover Spot on Apr 16, 2021
Comment: Thank You so much for these beautiful Junk Journal Foldovers, I love the themes you picked and some wonderful tuck ins.
Karmi53 rated for YTPC: One Page Pocket Book on Apr 13, 2021
Comment: Hi l just love your spring feeling book and tags with all the lovely birds on everything. The lace and material is very cool too with pearl drops and rhinestones thank you well done and thank you so much for snoopy my hero and extras. Take care stay safe
Kitty2cats rated for YTPC: Fabric Swatch Tags USA on Apr 11, 2021
Comment: Hi Nickalli, Wow! I’m crazy about the layered fabric tags you made😊 They are so fun! Great fabric scraps that I can re-use on other projects. I love how you sewed fabric on the envelope! Very cool and inspiring. Thank you😍
Star7Lily rated for Let's Make a Reticule on Apr 10, 2021
Comment: Thank you Nickalli, Leandrea, what a lovely bag you have made for your ensemble to accessorize for our assembly's. It is so pretty in pink and lace, I do think you will be the envy of many a lady present. Thank you for sharing with me, Lady C, xx,Jane.
Sequoia183 rated for Silhouette ATC on Apr 10, 2021
Comment: Dear Leandra, I just established my name today! Such a handsome nephew. Bridgette Monahue
Csomma827 rated for YTPC: Jeweler's Envelope on Apr 5, 2021
Comment: I love, love the pocket. The rose theme is just beautiful.💕💕
journalingrachel rated for YTPC: Simple Seed Packets on Mar 31, 2021
Comment: Thank-you so much for these seed packets! I love the "masculine" theme, and its very like vintage as well. Such a nice package! Hope you are well :)
jamicam rated for YTPC: Snippets! on Mar 30, 2021
Comment: I had to laugh when I read your note because I had the EXACT same feeling when creating mine. They look SO easy but I really struggled and nothing looked right. But you shouldn't have worried - yours are adorable and I will definitely use them. Thank you so much!
Comment: Oh wow! What a lovely swap! I love everything you sent and the bookmark you painted is gorgeous!
Comment: Thank you so much for these very beautiful pockets and tag inserts. I love the theme you chose. Very nice!
Comment: You deserve many hearts for this postcard. What a great idea--the book excerpt from Velveteen Rabbit and the carved rabbit front. It gives me an idea for a future swap. And you included another rabbit stamp on the back.. I l love the carved rabbits and the 2 different styles. Beautiful work NB! P.S. Regarding the weather. It was unseasonably warm here too. Loving it but I'm noticing insects buzzing about who normally don't come out for another 3 weeks. We might be in for a hot summer.
PaulaF rated for Mixed-Media Tag on Mar 15, 2021
Comment: Hi Nickalli! How fun to receive your stamped and collaged envelope with all the goodies inside. <3 I really love the presentation of your tag too in the cool windowed envelope stamped with love from AZ! And the tag itself has such great textures on it front and back. Thanks so much for a fun swap. I'll look forward to the next one. :)
AnnaM rated for PETTICOAT TAILS on Mar 15, 2021
Comment: What a gorgeous petticoat tail you made! I just love it, so pretty. Thank you for all the little extras also!
Wanda rated for HCSI: Dog Theme ATC or PC USA/CAN on Mar 12, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much, Nickalli, for the really pretty postcard! I love it! And you carved TWO dog rubber stamps, plus a bone! Your carving is very skillful. The quote is wonderful and so true!❤️🐶❤️

Rating Overview

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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. :)

Star7Lily on May 1, 2020:

Wishing you the happiest of birthdays Nickalli. xx

AnnaM on Apr 30, 2020:

Happy Birthday Nickalli! Have a wonderful day! With all my best wishes, Anna ♥

Star7Lily on Apr 9, 2020:

Dearest Leandrea,

May the romance of spring be ever present in your day, sending you this heart song to you and your beloved.

Kindly Innes Dexter O'Cullein

AnnaM on Dec 23, 2019:

Warm Holiday Wishes, Lady Elizabeth

CurlyTea on Apr 30, 2019:

Happy Birthday!

wolfeagle on Mar 26, 2019:


Thank you so much for the wonderful Tag you made for the AMA Mystery Supply Swap. It's fantastic.

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