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KathleenHope

KathleenHope
Date Joined: June 3, 2014
Last Online: August 16, 2017
Birthday: February 21, 1957
Country: United States
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Hi!

Time to update my profile, it's been years so here goes.... July/2017.

Hi my name is Kathy, I live in Houston, Texas.

Swap bot has really provided an opportunity to try new crafting techniques. I try to learn some new thing every week and find the how-to video's on YouTube very helpful. I have a few favorite channels I subscribe to and follow.

While I don't collect stamps, I absolutely love them. I never knew you could purchase collectable stamps at the post office for the same price as those dumb rolls I have been buying for years! Who knew?

When I mail a package internationally I try to use 2-3 stamps, and then ask the postal clerk to hand cancel them - and if necessary, purchase the additional postage needed to send. That way the recipient will have some cool stamps. I absolutely love the stamps that are coming from different countries!

I am not a flaker - guaranteed. I have stopped putting extra's in my ATC swap envelopes, because I think the ATC itself is enough of a present, I put a lot of work into them. For stuff the envelope swaps I put something extra special in each envie - in addition to the swap requirements, and hopefully it will be something from your profile wish list. And when I receive your swap - I rate immediately. Because that is important to me too.

Almost all my swaps are ready to complete by the time my "send to" person is assigned. They usually go out the following day. If I don't have something in my stash - I may have to go shopping to find something just perfect for you.

Favorite Crafts

• Quilting, making purses • Painting, collage, altered post cards!!!!! • Paper crafts • Sewing American Girl Doll Clothes • Scrapbooking, card making • Christmas ornaments • Sewing Baby items for my daughters • Rock painting with my grandson • Sewing pillow cases

Favorite Pastimes

• Photography • Pinterest • Travel • Cooking, baking, bread making • Grandkids • Reading – Mystery, Legal thrillers, Chick-lit • Being creative – making something with my hands • Repurposing stuff • Playing with dolls

Likes

• Antique stores • Vintage anything • Old cookbooks • Kiva • Girl Scouts • Depression Glass • Memories of my mother • Thai Food • Coffee • Cocktails • Beaches • Sound of waves • Libraries • Rocking chairs on a porch

I Collect

• Vintage aprons • Vintage Barbie Dolls

swap-bot LIKES & DISLIKES

DISLIKE: Non-raters. It makes me sad when I work really hard on a swap project and the recipient doesn't immediately run to their computer one second after they have admired it to post a rating. LOL

DISLIKE: DOLLAR STORE JUNK - I don't like anything from the dollar store. The stickers and note cards are cheap. If you can't afford extra's in the envelope, a short hand written note would be just as nice!

What I do instead of shopping at the dollar store is shop sales at JoAnne's, Michaels and Hobby Lobbby. I bulk purchase stickers when they are 50% off at Hobby Lobby so I can send a brand new package of 2 sheets regularly 1.99 for a dollar. I would prefer one quality thing to an envelope of stuff you don't like and are passing on.

POCKET LETTER LIKES My favorite pocket letter colors and themes are Pink, Purple, White, Gold, Lace, Girly, Vintage, Butterflies, Cats, Puppies, Birds, Halloween, Christmas, Winter, snow, Fall, leaves, Summer, beaches and water, Spring, flowers, Prima Stamps, Vera Lane & other quirky digital art, Coffee, Tea, Cupcakes, Hearts, Angels

I LIKE STICKERS - my favorites seem to be flowers, butterflies, birds, tea, coffee, angels, birds, clocks, donuts,cupcakes, butterflies, butterflies, cats and dogs but whatever you send I will try to use!

I LIKE POSTCARDS - I have given up collecting state post cards. I prefer hand made or altered postcards so I will continue to sign up for many of those swaps. For a senders choice -- if you are looking here for my preferences I like flowers, beaches, artwork, photography, black and white, vintage postcards the best. But what ever you send I will enjoy!

Cool things to find in an "envie" cocktail napkins, washi tape, good quality note cards like Hallmark, naked post cards (old or new) any kind of stickers, humor, vintage photo's, collage, cool used stamps to craft with (noncollectable)

If you make a ATC, APC, inchie or "whatever" and take the time to send it to me, I will value it forever.

My PRIMARY dislike - rude people.

I work very hard to maintain my perfect 5.0 rating. If you do not receive a swap from me, it's been lost in the mail (it happens). Please message me and I will send another. Thank you in advance for your communication on swaps, and thank you for rating! 💖💖💖

Happy swapping to all my friends to come! 😊

Ratings

Ryleighsmom rated for Make Someone's Day Swap on Aug 16, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful goodies!
scrappycats rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #5 on Aug 16, 2017
5
rating
 
Kdguard rated for QUICK Quote ATC on Aug 16, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thank you so much
Jamnj rated for ATC 2017# 31: Paint -USA- on Aug 13, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Love both atcs. Thanks for the colorful job you did. Beautiful!
5
rating
Comment: Kathy, this pocket letter is beautiful (I love the pink/green combo also!!) and SOMEBODY read my profile! :) Thank you for this fabulous swap, and for the extras....the jelly bellys are being nommed as I write this & are just about gone!
Larina rated for ATC 2 - Free Themed #124 (USA) on Aug 11, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Coffee is always a good idea! I love this ATC! Thanks so much!!!
Fullsteampowell rated for ATC: Cat Theme on Aug 9, 2017
5
rating
Comment: The ATC is adorable, and the currency was a wonderful surprise. Thank you so much!
ErenMike rated for ATC 2 - Free Themed #125 (USA) on Aug 7, 2017
5
rating
Comment: thank you for my atc i love it :)
JoMama rated for Alter ONE Postcard - USA on Aug 7, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thank you!
Kraftylady777 rated for The BIG One -USA- on Aug 6, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thank you so much
ginny19590 rated for SMSUSA: Happy Mail: August 2017 on Aug 6, 2017
5
rating
Comment: I loved everything you sent and I really loved the ATC. Thank you for looking at my profile, I hope you get my name in other swaps. Thank you so much........=)
user2148 rated for SSUSA: First Swap ~ Send Anything! on Aug 6, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Loved the ATCs you sent! Thank you so much - I'm impressed I have a couple copic marker and when I try to use them it looks uneven. Yours are so nicely blended!
georgiafae rated for coffee, tea and me! USA on Aug 6, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Fun group of ATC's and I appreciate that you took the time to explain how you did them! I have some of those digital stamps too and just love her work. Thanks also for the map pieces and tiny text and other scrapbook paper pieces-they will be useful to me! Thanks for sharing!
5
rating
Comment: I loved the saying on your card! Thank you for the card and extra papers. The holiday card that was sent will be used in another craft, thank you. I'm that kinda girl too. Have a great day!
DCasey rated for Summer fun mini Pocket! on Aug 4, 2017
5
rating
 
DCasey rated for ATC Background Swap - USA Only on Aug 4, 2017
5
rating
Comment: I love them all!
rjdolphin rated for Breakfast-Themed ATC (USA) on Aug 4, 2017
5
rating
Comment: great card. I love it. And all the extras!
lloydp rated for A.I.- Cancelled Postsge Stamp on Aug 4, 2017
5
rating
Comment: HI Kathy I received your lovely ATC. It was so well done and will add to my collection. Thanks also for the extras - the music paper is great and the postage stamps will come in handy. Hope we swap again sometime soon. Pat
user6456 rated for ATC 2017# 27: Up-cycled -USA- on Aug 3, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Hi Kathy I got your second sent atc! It's a beauty and so fun. Thank you for your prompt resending and how graciously you responded. I am not sure why our mail system is so slow but it was worth the wait! Thank you
5
rating
Comment: I'm defiantly going to check out your sight

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 342 1 0
Completed Fives Threes Ones
283 392 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
1 110 172 0
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Comments

ladydy5 on Jun 27, 2017:

Make an Envelope glad to have ya!

bjmonroe on Sep 22, 2016:

swamplover on Aug 2, 2016:

Thank you so much for the envie of surprises. It was a wonderful surprise. I was confused at first, wondering what swap it was for and had forgotten about a swap. Then I recognized my own handwriting and figured out I was a RAK! Lol

LahDeeDah on Aug 26, 2014:

Thanks for the great envie of surprises! I totally forgot all about the PCs. lol It was very kind of you to put together such a nice collection of things I love. Thank you very much! :-)

pkmccann on Jul 15, 2014:

LOL!!... I may have to arm wrestle my 28 year old daughter to keep your Creepy Doll!! She wants her, too! Thanks again for an adorable addition to my collection. I think she'll sit next to the "peek-a-boo" Robot!

lorettadog on Jun 22, 2014:

Welcome to swap-bot! :o) May your swaps always find their destination, and the flakers never find you. ;oP

Sandy

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