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PeliKat

PeliKat
Date Joined: October 3, 2017
Last Online: July 15, 2019
Birthday: July 12
Country: United States

About Me

Greetings! I'm Kathy Bates, and no, I am not the famous actress, (although I can relate to her in many ways). I read that I should introduce myself to my swap partners, so here it is: I live in Southern Indiana, near the Ohio River, with Lisa - my work partner AND my life partner; we have two dogs: Sophie the Pug and Foxy the Pomeranian, and two guinea pigs: Hawkeye and Radar. I love Capybaras, but they won't pass the city code for house pets, so guinea pigs will suffice, and they look just like miniature capybaras with much shorter legs. Lisa and I work together in a family business, but when we aren't working, I keep busy with several hobbies:
1) Family History (especially the Heritage scrapbook I'm putting together) so genealogy is a big love of mine; 2) growing Bonsai trees (which we used to sell on the internet, but don't now due to having to WORK at the family business) tree postcards and stickers are always welcomed; 3) browsing through antique store/thrift stores/consignment stores (where I find a LOT of items to use in my craft projects!), 4) surfing Pinterest (where I have pinned so many things that I'd love to try), and, of course, 5) Crafting (especially paper crafts!). There's nothing more fun than meeting the challenge of turning some found crap into something fantastic! And really, one person's crap is another persons treasure, right? My main project this year (2019) is to finish decluttering and streamlining my home, and getting my crafting corner set up. I have a beautiful big window overlooking my back yard, and I'm looking forward to sitting at a work table there, watching the birds at the feeders outside while I craft. The trick is to get it all organized so that I can find what I need when I need it, without having the place look like a craft store was blown in by a tornado. We all know that "creativity is not a pretty sight" until the project is finished and the mess cleaned up, right?

I like all kinds of paper crafts, love getting happy mail, (postcards can be sent in envelopes or naked and stamped/written on; I love them either way!); I enjoy putting together 'packets' of goodies for other people to enjoy, and learning new things. I'm always on the lookout for new ideas to use in crafting and have a big collection of materials that I like to share with other crafters.

Happy swapping to you! May your mailbox be full of happy mail and your postage stamp supply renew itself continuously!!

Thanks so much for swapping with me, Kathy Bates, (not the actress).

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Updated 2/18/2019

Favorite things: bees, dragonflies; crafty bits and pieces like ribbon, buttons, charms, and unique papers/gift wrap/book pages, fancy printed napkins; anything beach related, whether on the shore or in the water; dogs especially pugs; birds and feathers; bonsai trees; genealogy; cats; guinea pigs; capybaras; chocolate, coffee, cocoa! I also like bath and shower gels, pretty kitchen towels/hand towels/washcloths.

Favorite movies/TV shows: anything with Robin Williams, Z Nation, police shows, hospital shows, fire department shows, end-of-the-world/saved-by-the-hero type movies, time travel shows, The Last Ship, movies based on true stories. Also Fringe, Deadwood, Jurassic Park series, Medium....

Favorite Music: just about anything from Mozart to Pink, reggae, 60s/70s/80s Pop, Heavy Metal, but not Thrash Metal; Country except for the really twangy kind, Gloria Estefan, Eurythmics, James Taylor, Pentatonix, Ed Sheeran, Adam Lambert... And lately, Leonard Cohen. Just no Gospel or Justin Bieber.

Wish List: Time, Money, and Good Health... But don't we all want those things??!!! Since there is never enough of those three items to go around, in lieu of that, I would love to receive anything whimsical or humorous - I love to look at the funny side of Life! Or you can check out my 'favorites' lists. Basically anything I get in the mail that isn't a bill or an advertisement is 'fun mail'!!! I'm not into Disney or religious things, so please don't send those items.

Favorite time of the year: Autumn, when the leaves are beautiful and they crackle under my feet when I walk, and the air smells so crisp! Next favorite would be Spring, when everything starts waking up again. Summer is usually too hot for me, but Winter is okay, as long as there is coffee and cocoa available, and a big pot of soup!

Hobbies: (1) I've been working on my family history, so genealogy is a big interest. I have one family line tracked back to the 1600's. My mother was a German war bride, who came to the US one year before I was born and gained her US citizenship after learning the language and studying about her new country. So working on her ancestors is a bit of a challenge, but little by little, I'll break down those walls! (2) I also grow bonsai trees, and used to sell them at art fairs and craft shows. I didn't get rich off of it, but did make enough money to finance my bonsai hobby and make trips to bonsai nurseries to choose more trees to play with and train. I still have a few that I will sell, but my collection is now at about the quantity that I can care for easily. (3) I've discovered the joy of birds and have several food and water stations for them out in my yard. Our regular visitors all have different personalities, and it's especially exciting when we get a new visitor! That sends me scrambling to the bird books to learn more about that species.

~~~~~~~~~~ If you don't get a swap from me that you are expecting, please let me know before you rate, so that I can check on it and make things right. I think a lot of the time it's the creating and sending out things that is the most fun for me, and I definitely don't want to be a flaker! I also try to err on the side of sending more than required; it's part of my 'declutter' campaign! If you should receive a swap from me with postage due, please let me know so that I can take care of the extra cost.

Ratings

annim rated for Pinterest - Funny Animals on Jul 10, 2019
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Comment: Thank you! :)
tigerlily2110 rated for Pinterest - Funny Animals on Jul 8, 2019
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Comment: Thank you
smmarrty rated for FCMA: Summer Fruit Postcard on Jul 5, 2019
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Comment: Mmmmmm, plums - I agree!
elinor rated for amaZINE #11 - craft on Jul 2, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the fun zine :)
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Comment: Thanks for all of the fun Fs. You found a lot!
Jenicat rated for Year of Wacky Holiday Zines - June on Jun 29, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the great zines! I would love to have a backyard garden one day. Also you're so brave to ride in a hot air balloon. I'm sure the view was spectacular πŸ’œ
Response: Thank you for your comments and yes, the view WAS spectacular! The ride itself was so easy and fun; the hardest part was getting INTO the basket before we went up; once the balloon is filled, you have to move quickly and being a bit, shall we say, chunky, it was tricky enough to get in without having a time limit. Next time I'm taking a step-stool! Lol! Thanks for the heart!!! Happy swapping to you!!!
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely photos! I love the chubby little squirrels 😁 I also put bird seed out year round and I love watching the birds on the feeder. Great photos! Xx
Response: Thank you for your comments and the heart! I think people who only put seed out in the wintertime miss out on half of the fun! I love watching the adults bring their babies to the feeders! Best wishes to you and happy bird-watching!
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Comment: Thanks for the great photos! I enjoyed reading your notes.
Response: I'm so glad you like them! Thank you for the comments and the heart! Best wishes and happy swapping to you!
STUFFellaneous rated for Patriotic Postcard USA #2 on Jun 27, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for making and sending that cute card! We will be enjoying the festivities here in our little town-they put on a pretty good show!
Response: Thank you for the comment and the heart! I hope you have a wonderful July 4 celebration!!! Best wishes!
boandsully rated for Patriotic Postcard USA #2 on Jun 27, 2019
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Comment: Thanks so much!
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Comment: ok...have to say...you have stepped it up a notch...omgh!...both of the zines were sooo fun to read!!...great quote with cat!...I'm assuming thats you in the hot air balloon...very cool...love all the funny pics...those are some hairy legs...awesome zines....cheers!!
Response: Yes, that was me; my friend and I always do the hot air balloon trips together. She's the one that introduced me to it. Thank you for the lovely comments and for the heart!!! Best wishes to you. PS - those were also my hairy legs!!! (at least mine LOOKED similar!!! LOL!)
jenmcjen rated for Year of Wacky Holiday Zines - June on Jun 25, 2019
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Comment: OMG the wacky zine was SUPER wacky and I love the quotes and the funnies and everything! Also love the garden zine, thanks so much!
Response: So glad you liked it. That actually was a selfie of me on National Selfie Day. I don't share those with everyone, so consider yourself special! Thanks for the comments and for the heart! Happy swapping!!!
jenmcjen rated for Year of Wacky Holiday Zines - May on Jun 25, 2019
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Comment: I'm so sorry I didn't rate this! Gah! Anyway, of course it was fabulous, though it's not in front of me now. But yours are always fabulous, so there ya go!
Response: Jen, you are hilarious! Thank you for the rating; if you've lost your copy, I'll be happy to send another in our next swap. Just let me know. In fact, let me know which ones you have of mine and I'll send you a couple of others that you don't have as well. Thanks for the heart! Stay Wacky!!!
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Comment: I loved both zines you made. They were excellent. In the Wacky June Zine, I like how you incorporated humor, and a bit of yourself in the photos. Your garden zine is adorable. I loved how you used it to document garden ideas past, present, and future, and made the zine a mini journal planner for your garden (or backyard! Haha, that made me laugh!).
Response: I don't often put photos of myself in my projects, but it seemed to fit here. LOL! Thanks for the nice comments and for the heart! I'm really glad that you liked the zines! Maybe we'll get to swap again in the future. Best wishes!
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Comment: It's lovely. So many pretty things. Thank you.
Response: I'm glad that you like it! It's one of my first attempts at altered CDs, and I like that there are so many possibilities with them. Your profile said that you like bright rainbow colors and also butterflies, so I went with that as the theme. Thank you for the comment and the heart! Happy swapping!
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Comment: Thank you so much for both zines.They are both so much fun and I loved your illustrations.
Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed the zines! I like making them and hope we can swap again in the future! Thanks for the heart!!
sojourner rated for MJS: Mini-Magpie Journal on Jun 20, 2019
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Comment: Whacky and wonderful. I love your sense of humour. Thank you for a little journal that I can relate to in so many ways.πŸ’“ πŸ’“ πŸ’“
Response: I love that you enjoyed the wackiness of my creation! That's one of the nicest compliments I could receive! Thanks for the heart! Best wishes to you!!
syllepsis rated for Pride Swap 2019 on Jun 16, 2019
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Comment: Thanks so much for your lovely letter and sharing your beautiful story with me! Happy pride! β€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œ
Response: Thank you for the nice comments and for the heart! Love the rainbow hearts! Happy swapping!
mjhaertling rated for May Scavenger Hunt PC on Jun 14, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the cute dinosaurs I like how you incorporated all the elements in the scene. Sorry for the late rate..
sharmison33 rated for Put undersea on! on Jun 14, 2019
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Comment: Yay! What an awesome package. Love it all.
Response: So glad you like it! I love the beach and the ocean - so many creative opportunities when that is the subject. Thanks for the heart!!

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Comments

stiffneck78 on Jun 21, 2019:

stiffneck78 on Apr 16, 2019:

stiffneck78 on Apr 9, 2019:

Thanks for the friend request.

jenmcjen on Mar 17, 2019:

wolfeagle on Mar 17, 2019:

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VivaLaDiane on Feb 26, 2019:

Doing as okay as I can. How are you?? β™₯β™₯β™₯

Jsereg001 on Feb 5, 2019:

Thanks for the thoughtful comment about my husband and all of the linemen working to restore power to those who are affected by power outages. I hope that you and everyone else dealing with the bitter cold will be safe! I have been watching videos of people’s hair and clothes freezing and it’s crazy!! Stay warm!!

kiddomerriweather on Jan 27, 2019:

I'm so excited to send my magpie journal to you! I have a few pages left. I'm doing 60 instead of 30. I can't stand blank pages. I hope you enjoy it. =D

babypansy on Dec 8, 2018:

Thanks and happy holidays !

earthnk on Oct 29, 2018:

Hi Kathy, Great suggestion. I created a card for you last night and mailed it today at the post office where the clerk wanted to have his picture taken holding it. I was able to sweet talk him into stamping the card with today’s date cancellation stamp. Yippee! πŸ˜‰πŸ₯—

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