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CiCiHatter

CiCiHatter
Date Joined: September 13, 2018
Last Online: May 23, 2019
Birthday: January 14
Country: United States

About Me

I ran across a girl, Suzi blu, on Youtube who introduced my daughter and I to Art Journaling about 9 or 10 years ago. My first journal is hysterical but I have improved...a little...Early on, my daughter found out she didn't enjoy that hobby so she left me to learn on my own...I dabbled a little over the years, but really got steady with it in 2017...I do most of my learning by watching other truly amazing artistic people on YouTube....tha'ts where I spend most of my time. My interests vary in different kinds of things one might put in a journal, trying my hand at all sorts of ideas...like one thing I started was learning how to draw faces...I ran across Dina Wakely who says if you will do a hundred faces...you will be successful...so I think I have done at least 30 so far....some of those I like....and she's right...I feel comfortable with it but still need the practice....I like Art Marks....just random marks on a page or two using mixed media...stamps, stencils, acrylics, watercolor, pan pastels, inks, distress inks and oxides, markers, etc...I love the idea of making pocket letters but for now, I enjoy making single ATC cards....My neighbor works in oils...tried that but found out I don't like oils...so I don't work with that media....I love collage and started getting ephemera kits from Etsy and collaging in a very large 12 x 14 book....that's an occasional journal, not every day....I just love Art....I am not a natural artist....I do have to work hard at it....I usually call myself the copycat artist but hopefully one day I will find my style....My kiddos are grown and off on their own adventures, so I have plenty of time for "arting"... I had started a Youtube channel a while back ("MadHatter 27"...with the bird pic)) in art journaling... it's just for fun....lots of editing....lol....but I wanted to challenge myself to just film it, don't worry so much about it and see how much I grow in my "arting'....or not...but it does take so much time so, I have put it aside for now...papercrafting is my new time consumer as of late....like I mentioned before....ATCs,flipbooks, pocket letters and zines....so much fun to put together....

Favorite Television

I love British t.v......old favorites are Miranda and the Vicar of Dibley... Downtown Abbey's a good one....

The Durrells in Corfu....currently my fav!

odds and ins

We have 2 cats and 2 dogs....

I would love to sell all my stuff and be a minimalist...

I thought about selling my house and living in my car....once...ummm...update (2-19)...back to thinking about it again...a couple of more inspiring women on YT who have decked out different kinds of vans that look way cool!!....could I actually do it?...hmmmm....possibly the last part of life's journey spent living uniquely....?

I was born and raised in Texas and I hate being hot but my favorite time of the year is summer because of how long the sun stays out....plus I love the lake and water skiing....

I lived in Holland for 3 years when I was 10-12 yrs old.... got to look around western Europe just a little bit while we were there....I liked Paris because of the crepe carts....oh so yummy!....But my favorite place was the south side of France.....I remember it seemed so pretty and peaceful than any of the other places we visited.....I have always wanted to go back and experience it again.... one day maybe....but I also want to go back and see our home there in Voorschoten...I have seen it on that google earth site once....still standing...

I have lived in Colorado for 4 years, my university days (CSU) and also in Kentucky, for 4 years as well....both places are beautiful and unique in their own ways....

Interests

fav color blue

fav combination of colors:

................blues

..........pink yellow orange

...........red orange yellow

fav birds owl and geese

fav outing anywhere in the world you can travel around on a scooter/motorbike checking out the city or town...

fav buildings windmills and lighthouses

love a good book by the fire eating fresh out of the oven chocolate chip cookies and drinking milk from a glass that has been stored in the freezer for a while...ahhhh...heaven to me!!

would love to see those huge trees in the Redwood Forest/National Park

Great Quotes

"Creativity takes courage" -Henry Matisse

"We don't make mistakes just happy little accidents"-Bob Ross

"Happiness is an inside job! Don't assign anyone else that much power over your life"

"Don't let yesterday take up too much of today"-Will Rogers

"Remember this December, that love weighs more than gold"-Josephine Daskam Bacon

"It's kind of fun to do the impossible" -Walt Disney

Favorite Craftings

Tim Holtz vintage papers and things

Ratings

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Comment: sweet!
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Comment: A very enjoyable zine for May - Thank you!! And, surprisingly, between you, I, and the other zine I have received so far -- none of the holidays were repeated.
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Comment: What an adorable zine you made for May! I love it. Your drawings are so nice. You are so creative to think of this coloring zine! Thank you!!
JJcrafty rated for MONTH OF MAY (2019) ATC #12 on May 20, 2019
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Comment: Love your ATC. love all the different elements you used. Awesome!
Ukucaitie rated for Scatts PC Swap - T - US Only on May 20, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the tree postcard. Nice answers!
SerenaAzureth rated for Corrugated Kawaii ATC on May 19, 2019
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Comment: This was such a special package! This coffee corrugated ATC was sooo cute; I love how many different things were going on with it! Thank you so much for it and all the adorable extras!
Coffeeegal rated for ATC - Free Themed #7 (USA) on May 19, 2019
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Comment: I love it I love Paris and I love the card to my favorite so far this year that I received♥️♥️
USTravelingGirl rated for Scatts PC Swap - R - US Only on May 16, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the Disney postcard! I love all the extra "R" item stickers! That is one of my favorite things to do on these postcards too! Have a great day!
Response: you're welcome...I like dressing up the pcs, too...cheers!!
jenmcjen rated for Scatts PC Swap - Q - US Only on May 10, 2019
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Comment: This is great! I had to look up Qweet and OMG there's just a word for everything. Very presidential word haha! I see the QUACK on the front and love how colorful and fun and themed you make these, like with the queen sticker, the quiche, queso, Q letters, etc. You have fun with these don't you? I want you for XYZ! Thanks!
Response: the last postcard will definitely be a challenge..cant remember how I got Qweet...didnt know that word existed either...these pcs are fun to do!!
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Comment: So HIGH FIVE (this was awesome) to you! haha! That's what it says on the journal card you sent. It describes your zine very well. Your Abe Lincoln lying sign is hilarious! Hell, I'd do it for free, but I didn't know and the day passed me by. I'll have to wait until next year to tell a lie again. RIIIIIIIIIIGHT. I love how you used animals with signs (and one Lincoln with a sign) and then didn't put the words flush with the signs. Very artistic. I love the little sticker shapey thingies for the names of the days, and the calendars for the days and you know what? This group is full of people who make super fabulous zines and I love you all and yes it is late at night, why do you ask? Thanks so much! Anyway, thanks and I'm sorry for the late rating. I've not been well and am catching up tonight.
Response: this month was a good one for flowing ideas out of my head...I loved the abe one because of the spider web behind him...web of lies!!..lol...this month seemed to have many different holidays to create from...I was never good at poetry until I found out what an haiku was...poetry cool now...lol...cheers!!
jenmcjen rated for Scatts PC Swap - P - US Only on May 3, 2019
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Comment: Oh, what a fun bunch of "P" stickers! Even the stamp! You are good at this, aren't you? I think I laughed hardest at your first answer, because I transposed the words "plant pot" into something quite different, and thought, depending on the town, possibly! My fave is your description of the front picture. Or maybe the front picture itself. Awesome and thank you. Anyway, thanks and I'm sorry for the late rating. I've not been well and am catching up tonight.
Response: ohh...that was my very first thought for the first question...but went a diff direction...lol...and that just happened to be the perfect postcard for all the p adjectives!!...glad you like it!!...its fun to put these together...cheers!...glad you're doing better!...
Jenicat rated for Year of Wacky Holiday Zines - April on May 2, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for another great zine! 💜
Response: you're welcome....cheers!
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Comment: Thanks for the interesting and creative zine.
Response: you're welcome.....cheers!
PeliKat rated for Year of Wacky Holiday Zines - April on Apr 24, 2019
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Comment: Mary, I love the zine you created! You were so creative with the images and the layout; and the haikus were wonderful! How cool that you did that! My two favorites are "Juicy little pigs" and "Yo Dandelion"... I love the owl card too! Thanks so much for a fun swap!
Response: you're welcome....this was a fun one for me this month...my kiddos and I used to sit around and make up weird ones a lot (college age now and too sophisticated now to be as weird as mom...lol)...glad you liked it....cheers!
Jafferty rated for Year of Wacky Holiday Zines - April on Apr 23, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the cute zine! Love the owl stationery and envelope too. Happy swapping!
Response: you're welcome....cheers!
clb0906 rated for MONTH OF APRIL (2019) ATC #11 on Apr 22, 2019
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Comment: Really cute! Thanks for the extras.
Response: thanks you....cheers!
Sunnydays rated for ATC - Free Themed #6 (USA) on Apr 19, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful ATC and the goodies. I really like how you layered everything and the colors. I’ve always wanted to go to Paris.
Response: you are welcome....I am glad you liked it....I love all things French...cheers!
BLUR rated for Zetti Style ATCs on Apr 18, 2019
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Comment: Hehe! Very playful. Well done! Thank you!
Response: this was a fun one definitely!!!...glad you liked it...cheers!
Frickenjazzed rated for Scatts PC Swap - N - US Only on Apr 14, 2019
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Comment: Great postcard choice and love your answers! Your sticker decorations make me smile. I'm having fun relating them to 'n' words. Thank you!
Response: you're welcome....cheers!!
TiffanySmart rated for Zetti Style ATCs on Apr 14, 2019
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Comment: Oh man oh man!!! I absolutely love this card! You do great work! Thank you!
Response: thank you....I loved putting this together....I'm glad you liked it!....cheers!

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Comments

jenmcjen on Mar 17, 2019:

vontakk on Feb 26, 2019:

I have you for a swap and wanted to see if you could send me your favorite zoo animals in a PM as I'l be at our zoo on Thursday of this week! I was looking at your profile and we have a ton in common. I love British/Irish TV and movies and period pieces better than anything and just staryed The Durrells with my Mom. I am actually in the process of selling all my stuff right now and I'm converting my grandfather's camper into a tiny house. I live in Texas and absolitely love it. I've also lived in KY. I am taking the tiny house to Denver for the summers!

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