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fbresnah

fbresnah
Date Joined: April 29, 2017
Last Online: July 27, 2017
Birthday: October 16
Country: United States
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About Me

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Hi, my name is Flo, I live in the U.S., in Virginia, very close to Washington, DC. I am retired and live alone with 6 cats. Yes, I guess I am the typical crazy cat lady lol. I love art, mostly sketching. I used to be able to draw when I was younger but have lost that skill. Trying to gain it back. Right now I am into the adult coloring fad. I currently participate in the Postcrossing site, especially the forums. I have been on the bot for a while now and it's my new home.

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Favorite Music

I like old school pop music and country from the 1970's and '80s.

Favorite Television

I like to watch historical documentaries. Anything involving ancient Rome, Egypt, China, etc. I find fascinating. I also watch a lot of real life crime shows particularly those on Investigation Discovery. I am also an X-Files and MST3K fan.

Favorite Crafts

Handmade postcards, ATC's, Handmade greeting cards, Ink stamping, Coloring cards, Coloring pages

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I like

cats and anything cat related (lions, tigers, etc.), birds, Asian art (especially dragons), flowers (especially roses), Halloween themed, anything spooky or strange (skulls, ghosts, etc.), country landscapes or cityscapes, desert landscapes, portraits of anyone, collages, adult coloring

I don't need

Sports and sports-related themes, no tea or any type of food, bugs (except butterflies)

Crafts Items I'd like

The one thing I really need is stickers, small enough to fit on a postcard. Any subject, words, pictures, cute, whatever you have. Also like postcards of any subject, washi tape, die cuts of any subject, ribbons, stuff to make ATCs (small die cuts, stickers, small papers to use as a background, Tim Holtz stuff).

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My Cat Family

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Ratings

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Comment: Thank you for your PC that arrived today.
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely postcard!
Response: Thanks for the heart!
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Comment: Thank you for all the kitty goodies!
Response: Thanks for the heart!
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Comment: Love the vintage beach girl image, very summery. Thanks, it's really good :-)
Response: Thanks for the heart!
Dsweeny rated for Newbie and Seasoned - Deco July #2 on Jul 23, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much Florence! I will do my best to draw something and get it moving :) Happy swapping!
Response: Thanks so much! Doesn't have to be perfect lol, just draw anything.
DLRodrigues rated for KKL Pick 3 on Jul 23, 2017
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Comment: This arrived safe and sound Flo!!!! Thank you for the wonderful selection of cat goodies!!! I love it all xx Your little kitty is too cute xx
Response: Thanks so much!
kacka rated for I DONT WANT THESE POSTCARDS #12 on Jul 22, 2017
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Comment: hello, thank you for the selection of cards, i will use some for my collection-the Virginia info card and the card with pumpkins:), it is great that cards one doesnt wannt is good for the other
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Comment: So cute !!! I just love the postcard !! I wish my toes were in the sand !! LMAO ! thank u so much !! xxooxx
Response: Thanks!
manachai rated for Let's share happiness swap on Jul 22, 2017
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Comment: The swap finally arrived! Thanks for being such a lovely swapper and replacing it. This first one must have gone the long way somehow, but I'm glad its finally here.
Response: Awesome! That was pretty fast too! Glad you got it!
bombardiette rated for NH: Questions & Answers on Jul 22, 2017
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Comment: Thanks so much for the well thought out responses to these questions! I envy your early retirement - and the UK *is* a great destination...especially now with the pound so low! :D Thanks again for the answers and lovely PCs. xoxo
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Comment: Beautiful!
Response: Thanks!
Helena8664 rated for Easy Postcard Swap Intl #8 on Jul 19, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful postcard! :)
Response: You're welcome!
christy102194 rated for Happy Little Notecards #38 on Jul 18, 2017
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Comment: Cheers to that! :)
Response: Thanks!
HippieChick rated for July: Simple Storebought PC Swap on Jul 17, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely card. Our summer is also rather warm. We are hoping for rain here as we are having bad forest fires this summer.
Response: I hope things cool down!
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Comment: Very interesting info and very pretty butterflies. Thank you!
Response: Thanks for the heart!
nannycat rated for ATC Free Theme on Jul 16, 2017
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Comment: thank you for the lovely atc love it .regards Wendy
Response: Thanks for the heart!
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Comment: love all colors of butterflies but the yellow look so exotic especially the yellow ones with other colors in them
Response: Thanks for the heart!
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Comment: Thank you for the nice pics of the pretty yellow butterflies!
Response: Thanks!
Dsweeny rated for One Deco Book - July on Jul 16, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much :)
Response: Thanks!
Libby18 rated for Sticker pc intl pc swap on Jul 16, 2017
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Comment: Thank you! It is a lovely postcard. HAPPY SWAPPING!
Response: Thanks!

Rating Overview

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Comments

Evelynswap on Jul 23, 2017:

What a lovely cats you have :D

supersquirrel on Jul 21, 2017:

Thank you for the kitty postcards and kitty notecard from the Animal Tag-US. They are so cute!

TakenByChance on Jul 20, 2017:

Woohoo! Received your Stamp RAK πŸ’• You sent several Canadian stamps that I was missing 😁 (So exciting when that happens!!) Thank-you so much! πŸ’œπŸ’œ
-Nitisha

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Jul 16, 2017:

Hello, I hope you had a great weekend? I am your partner for this swap BL ~ Butterfly Color Series #2 (Yellow)

Yellow Monarch

Yellow Monarch Among the two species of Monarch butterflies, the one in North America differs from the one you will find in South America, but the Caribbean is home to both species. You can also see them in Australia, New Zealand, and several Islands lying between Australia and Tahiti, in parts of Europe and in Hawaii. The caterpillar may eat its shed skin in four of its five molts in the stages referred to as β€œinstar”

β€’ In the fifth instar, 10 to 12 hours before shedding its skin for the fifth and last time, the Monarch caterpillar spins a silk for it to hang. After some initial wriggling the pupa skin hardens into a protective covering for the evolving monarch butterfly inside it.

β€’ Depending on the temperatures in summer, the caterpillar stage continues for 9 to 14 days

β€’ The caterpillar is a voracious eater, capable of consuming an entire milkweed leaf in less than five minutes. They gain about 2700 times their original weight, and in the process, excrete an abundant quantity of β€œfrass” (or waste).

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly Papilio glaucus, the eastern tiger swallowtail, is a species of swallowtail butterfly native to eastern North America. It is one of the most familiar butterflies in the eastern United States, where it is common in many different habitats.

grammypammy on Jul 16, 2017:

BL ~ Butterfly Color Series #2 (Yellow)

Hope you like the butterflies I picked for you!

Junonia almana, the peacock pansy, is a species of nymphalid butterfly found in South Asia. It exists in two distinct adult forms, which differ chiefly in the patterns on the underside of the wings.

Eurema nicippe, the sleepy orange, is a North American butterfly in the family Pieridae. It is also found in the West Indies, Costa Rica and Belize.

Phoebis sennae, the cloudless sulphur or cloudless giant sulphur, is a mid-sized butterfly in the family Pieridae found in the New World.

Phoebis argante has a wingspan of about 54–67 millimetres (2.1–2.6 in). The uppersides of the male's wings are bright orange with a thin black or dark brown border on forewings. The hindwings are slightly paler and have two small whitish spots in the middle. The basic colour of the females vary from white to yellow, with dark borders.

yvonne401 on Jul 16, 2017:

BL ~ Butterfly Color Series #2 (Yellow)

I hope you like the yellow butterflies that I have chosen for you!

First, I have chosen for the the "Two-tailed Swallowtail".

The two-tailed swallowtail is a large swallowtail of western North America, one of several species that have yellow wings with black tiger striping. Each hind wing has several blue markings (top and bottom). Like other striped swallowtails, it has a small orange eyespot near the lower angle of each hind wing; the eyespots can fool predators into attacking the rear of the butterfly instead of the head, giving the butterfly a chance to escape. Its appearance is similar to the western, and eastern tiger swallowtails, but has narrower black stripes and usually two tails on each hind wing (rather than only one). Most two-tails have a black "slit pupil" in the orange eyespot on each hind wing, never present in western tiger. It is also usually larger than similar swallowtails within its range, although some eastern tiger swallowtails are as big as any two-tailed. The wingspan ranges from 3 to 6.5 inches (7.6 to 16.5 cm), making it the largest swallowtail in western North America. As is the case with most swallowtails, females are larger and more brightly colored than males, having more blue and orange markings on the hind wings. It does not tend to hybridize with related species as do the western, eastern, and Canadian tiger swallowtails.

The butterfly can be seen from Guatemala, through Mexico, the western United States to southern Canada in southern British Columbia, Alberta and southwestern Saskatchewan. It typically lives near streams and in moist valleys but also in canyons and cities at lower elevations.

Host plants include: chokecherry, bitter cherry, Arizona rosewood, single-leaf ash, hop tree, and Arizona sycamore. In California it mostly uses California hop tree. Elsewhere in the West, it often uses green ash planted along city streets (in California, city habitats are usually occupied by western tiger swallowtails rather than two-tailed.

The two-tailed swallowtail is the state butterfly of Arizona.

The second butterfly that I will be sharing with you is the "Sleepy Orange".

The sleepy orange is a bright orange butterfly with the upper side of the wings having wide black borders. The forewing coastal margin has a small, narrow black spot. Some people[who?] think that the sleepy orange got its name from the black spot that looks like a closed eye; others say that the sleepy orange is a misnomer because, when disturbed, the butterfly has a very rapid flight. The underside of the wings varies seasonally: summer forms are bright yellow with brick-red markings, while winter forms are browner and more heavily marked. It has a wingspan of 1β€Š3⁄8–2β€Š1⁄4 inches (35-57 mm).

The sleepy orange may be found in or around old fields, roadsides, woods edges, swamps, wet meadows, open woodlands, margins of ponds, waterways, and valleys.

The third butterfly that I've chosen for you is the "Orange-barred Sulphur".

Phoebis philea, the orange-barred sulphur, is a species of butterfly found in the Americas including the Caribbean.

The wingspan is 68 to 80 mm. There are two to three generations per year in Florida and one in the northern part of the range with adults on wing from mid to late summer. The species habitat is in tropical scrub, gardens, fields, and forest edges. The species eats nectar from red-colored plants.

The larvae feed on Cassia species.

The final butterfly that I have chosen for you is the "Anise Swallowtail".

Papilio zelicaon, the anise swallowtail, is a common swallowtail butterfly of western North America. Both the upper and lower sides of its wings are black, but the upper wing has a broad yellow stripe across it, which gives the butterfly an overall yellow appearance. There are striking blue spots on the rear edge of the rear wing, and the characteristic tails of the swallowtails. Its wingspan is 52–80 mm. Its body is somewhat shorter than the rather similar western tiger swallowtail, with which its range overlaps; it also lacks the black stripes, converging toward the tail, of the latter. There is a somewhat darker subspecies, P. z. nitra, which is rare throughout the range, though somewhat more often found at lower elevations.

The anise swallowtail has a wingspan ranging from 52 to 80 mm (2.0 to 3.1 in). Wings are mostly yellow, with black bands along the edges of both the forewings and hind wings. Distinguished from tiger swallowtail butterflies by being smaller in size and lacking the vertical black striping patterns. There are yellowish-orange to red eyespots near the tails of each wing, each containing a black pupil. The body is predominantly black, with yellow stripes running laterally along the abdomen.

The anise swallowtail is a butterfly of fairly open country, and is most likely to be seen on bare hills or mountains, in fields or at the roadside. It is often seen in towns, in gardens or vacant lots.

The usual range of the anise swallowtail extends from British Columbia and North Dakota at its northern extreme, south to the Baja California Peninsula and other parts of Mexico. It is occasionally reported from the southeastern United States, but its normal range does not extend east of New Mexico. In all the more northerly parts of the range, the chrysalis hibernates.

Blessings,

Yvonne

Babsmomof5 on Jul 14, 2017:

Oh, thank you so very much for the ATC stamp RAK! I receive d it today and it couldn't have come at a better time. It was a really rough day and this was such a bright spot of sunshine. Thank you so, so much for choosing me as the winner!

zurdoswifey on Jul 13, 2017:

Thanks for the Bunch of greeting cards RAK... they are all great ...Was so excited to win =)

ladydy5 on Jul 12, 2017:

Welcome to Artistically Inclined! Join a swap.

anrtist on Jul 11, 2017:

THANK YOU so much for the
PF RAK OF
fun transparent stickers sheets! June RAK! :-)

Blessings, cc

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