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Arabella

Arabella
Date Joined: January 6, 2010
Last Online: April 20, 2024
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 visits to the local book or craft stores, daily lunch out with my husband (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 Sounds of Silence by Disturbed 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, Nevada Barr, 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", "The Closer" and "Major Crimes," "Castle", "Leverage", and "Justified". I really miss "In Plain Sight" - why do the best shows get cancelled so early?!

Recently, I've been watching random anime episodes my son likes to show me, a lot of 9-1-1 on Fox with my daughter, and Whose Line Is It, Jeopardy or British murder mysteries with my husband.

Likes

Likes:

  • Little rusty things

    • Vintage things

    • Used postage stamps

    • Little Red Riding Hood

    • 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

AJ73 rated for PCS: 3s - All Suits on Apr 18, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for the homemade greeting card! I love what you did by using the very large playing card as the cover!! I want to use that idea. And then the way you placed the playing cards inside the card โ™ฆ๏ธโ™ ๏ธ is so very cleaver! I also loved your note. This was an exceptional swap. You made me very happy. This is one of my favorite swaps. Everything is perfect. โค๏ธ
Camiliann rated for Inkbox cards Part 2 Roses on Apr 11, 2024
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Comment: Thanks for the sweet words in your card!! thanks for being a great partner through out the years also!! your inkbox is beautiful!! and so happy to have it in my collection, Have a wonderful week!!!
donetta rated for MFF: Birds Tag: February 2024 on Apr 10, 2024
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Comment: The horror I feel today...this makes the THIRD swap I have failed to rate. Non-raters make me sad and mad, and this is how I feel toward myself today. Please forgive me, Nancy! Your swaps are always the best of the best, and it KILLS me that I've slighted one of my favorite swap partners! Needless to say, this was an exceptionally lovely tag, one that will be part of my collection forever more. And the extras! Oh my! As always, you went above and beyond, and I love it all, I am just so, so sorry.
Response: Please don't worry about this!! You are my favorite swap partner and always will be!!!
Jbondbull rated for WIYM: Postage Stamp Swap #15 on Apr 8, 2024
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Comment: These are awesome postage stamps. Thankyou.
ladydy5 rated for A.I.- circle art on Apr 6, 2024
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Comment: Such a nice note. Lovely circle art and loved the stamps I have never seen before. Thank u so muchโค๏ธ
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Comment: Blessings to you, Nancy. If you send them, fine. Not worried if you don't. I shouldn't have let it go so long, but they were then so old I was embarrassed to ask.
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Comment: Wow. Thank you - lots of goodies and inspiration. It's always so interesting to see how how each person interprets this swap. I'm going to have fun looking thru this one over and over. Happy Spring!
Response: Happy Spring to you, too!
scrappermama rated for MJS: Magpie Clusters ~ US on Mar 27, 2024
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Comment: Sorry I had to rewrite this to apologize fir not hitting the send button the first time. Ty for the clusters! Nice! Tyvvm
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Comment: oh my goodness this is just so precious. both are beautiful. thank you so much the extras also!! have a wonderful day
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Comment: Thank you so much for the really beautiful twinchies! I absolutely adore them and I will display them with my Spring decorations :) Thank you so much again!
me2az50 rated for Spring In To Spring on Mar 13, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely Spring Journal cards. I will use both of them.
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Comment: Nancy, what a lovely job you did on those clusters AND that card....so stinkin' cute. Thanks for the butterflies too. Bless your heart. Happy Easter.
Rbrstmpr rated for MAE: Calendar Envies - US on Mar 6, 2024
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Comment: Yowza Batgirl! I think I counted 17 different #14โ€™s! And that included things like 14 little bears or flowers, even faux postage stamps! So very clever and such fun to hunt for while admiring the fabulous calendar envies you made for me. Picture me spoiled!๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•
Response: Yay! I think you found all of the 14s!!! Definitely a fun swap!!! Oh, and glad you liked the envies, too!!
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Comment: I love these and will use quicly
Response: I'm glad you can use these!
PaperPassion rated for Put a Cat On It on Mar 1, 2024
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Comment: Beautiful,you always do such wonderful work.Thank you so much.
Response: I'm glad you like my cat!! Fun to make!
Fenriss rated for Halloween Happy Mail #1 on Feb 27, 2024
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Comment: You really do put together the most beautiful packages! All of the clusters are so pretty, and everything is so nicely arranged! Lots of fun surprises. For reasons I can't really explain, that large, simple owl diecut is really speaking to me! If I make something with it I'll let you know. Thanks for a wonderful swap!
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Comment: Thank for the "earth friendly " envelopes and the useful postage stamps! -Gracias!
watercolorgirl rated for VJP: 'Roses" Journal Page on Feb 21, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for the very lovely rose page. I can understand why you would want to keep the pretty Lady for yourself. She is gorgeous. The page is magic!
Response: I'm glad it found a good home!!
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Comment: Nancy, these pockets are soooooooo beautiful!! I love them both so much and all the pretty details you did with them!!! Thank you for the nice crafty things inside as well I really can use those!!! Another wonderful swap from you!!!!
coleenfranks rated for CPG: Swap Vintage Ephemera ~ US on Feb 17, 2024
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Comment: Nancy, thank you for all the cool variety. So fun to mix it up in our stash. Cute envie you made too. Thanks for joining my swap,
Response: I always enjoy your swaps! Thanks for the heart!!

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Comments

Artistic on Jun 11, 2023:

Thank you so very much for the sweet RAK! That's was so kind of you. I'm going to use that pretty blue/yellow note card for an ATC or something. :) Thanks again for the kindness.

Artistic on May 17, 2023:

Hi there! So glad you liked the "no-fuss" journal! I wondered if you'd like that washi. I got it a couple of weeks ago as part of a swag bag of goodies from a planner event in Houston. I had to open it to send a sample to you. Since you like it, the rest of the roll is yours! I'll drop it in the mail to you this week. A well-placed hinge can fix many a crafty "oopsies". LOL!!

simcoe54 on Dec 20, 2022:

Hope you have a Happy Birthday!

2Hearts on Aug 18, 2022:

I loved your ATCs and the note you wrote for CPG-ATC of the month - Aug 22! I also went to a small carnival in my little town where I grew up - Anamosa, Iowa. Your note and ATC brought back wonderful memories! We have a lot in common - including our names! Nancy

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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=)

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