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hibiscus

hibiscus
Date Joined: July 25, 2011
Last Online: July 4, 2020
Birthday: September 26
Country: United States

About Me

"I have the worlds largest seashell collection. You may have seen it, I keep it spread out on beaches all over the world."...Steven Wright

"The world, as a rule, does not live on beaches..." F. Scott Fitzgerald

i love these quotes...the first because it expresses my love of shells and beaches...the second because i love the author and i am one of those who is not living on a beach..although i wish i did.... i live in a rural area north of houston south of dallas and east of austin.... lots of beautiful oaks and pines ...i once had a lovely pond lined with water lillies ...that pond is almost empty now because of the drought...(I am happy to report that all the ponds are now full including the big pond but the water lillies are gone forever) i have always enjoyed expressing myself in art and i taught art at the h.s. level... i've lived in several states and in panama for a few years...my friends, like my "shell collection," are scattered around the world... i prefer cool colors... especially teal At present i have one dog, a stray who has come to live here named Blue and a cat also a stray name either George, Lt. Fuzz, or KittyKitty ... oh and three donkeys ...Sam Houston, Jack Kennedy, and Frankie (fdr)...and two horses...tom aka stanley,,, and brownie...

••• I need to add that recently I failed to hit the "Save Ratings" bottom when rating a swap and my partner never got a rating while I thought I had rated her swap... This happened once before... So please if you do not receive a rating from me let me know ... I save all my swaps and will re-rate as soon as I find out... Thanks so much

Favorite Music

I LIKE ALL SORTS OF MUSIC...ESPECIALLY JIMMY BUFFETT, THE EAGLES, CHICAGO, SOME CLASSICAL, WILLIE NELSON, SPANISH GUITAR, THE BEATLES, THE STONES, ADELE,... For some reason I've developed a huge like of both ABBA and the BeeGees...when i hear their music i want to sing along and/or dance! I can't explain it !!!

Favorite Books

I HAVE ALWAYS ENJOYED READING... F. SCOTT FITZGERALD, CARL HIAASEN, AMY TAN, LEGENDS AND FAIRY TALES, SCI-FI, BIOGRAPHIES AND SOME HISTORY.

Favorite Movies

I PREFER COMEDIES AND FILM NOIR OLD CLASSIC COMEDIES LIKE SOME LIKE IT HOT, ARSENIC AND OLD LACE, THE THREE STOOGES AND THE MARX BROTHERS THE GREATEST FILM NOIR... DOUBLE INDEMNITY..GREAT LOVE STORY..THE LAKE HOUSE..DETECTIVE ..ANY MISS MARPLE WITH MARGARET RUTHERFORD...ALSO MOULIN ROUGE... A MAN AND A WOMAN...GRAPES OF WRATH...TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD and MY FAVORITE YEAR...SO MANY...

Favorite Television

AGAIN, I ENJOY COMEDIES...THE BIG BANG THEORY, ALSO PROJECT RUNWAY, INTERNATIONAL HOUSE HUNTERS, AND MOST OLD MOVIES I HAVEN'T SEEN YET......I DO LIKE SUSPENSE THOUGH.. AND ALL SEINFELD SHOWS...NEWEST FAVORITE IS THIS IS US

Favorite Crafts

I ENJOY MAINLY WATERCOLOR, PEN AND INK, AND AT ONE TIME, PRINTMAKING RECENTLY HAVE EXPERIMENTED IN POTTERY AND I HAVE MY OWN WHEEL...I ALSO PRODUCE STAINED GLASS ART WORKS... AND MY CURRENT ART ACTIVITY IS PAINTED PAPER COLLAGE

About Me

I LOVE BEACHES.. THE OUTER BANKS, HAWAII, THE EMERALD COAST OF FLORIDA, PACIFIC SIDE OF PANAMA AND PRETTY MUCH ANY SALT WATER BEACH THAT HAS SAND...NO ROCKS... I'VE ALWAYS FELT AS THOUGH I HAD SALT WATER FLOWING IN MY VEINS...I STILL CAN'T BELIEVE I LIVE INLAND...

wish list

Things I like: I would like to say do not feel you have to send extras...however, they are always used and appreciated. Sea glass Sand dollars Newspaper articles from countries other than my country...USA Small coins from other countries I've become interested in vintage faces and steampunk Like to use odd shaped brads Like all colors and hues Anything about Route 66 or OBX handmade atc envelopes What I like the most are all the atc's I receive ... enjoy them all and the creative expressions of the artists who send them... Appreciate raters who comment and find at least one nice thing to say... And I especially like moongypsy for being an angel in the animals a to z : u ... BevT just sent a gorgeous "puzzle piece" atc ... What a great host and angel!

a little note

we live in a very rural area...I don't guess at postage required...instead I take all mail to a post office...one post office is 25 miles away...one is 30 miles away and another is 40 miles away...I hand all the mail to the post office person to weigh and check width...they determined what postage is necessary...I have had 3 people tell me they had to pay overdue postage and I promptly sent the amount..and my sincere apologies...I know how inconvenient it can be...so if any of you get mail from me marked overdue postage...please let me know...special thanks to all the creative clever and very generous swap partners I have been lucky enough to swap with...so much talent here...

Ratings

CookieMomster78 rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #31 on Jul 2, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for sharing your wonderful ATC and these Mucha PCs! You made my day today!
supersquirrel rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #30 on Jun 30, 2020
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Comment: How amazing that it all fit together so perfectly. I might have to punch my chip! Thank you for the wonderful tissues too :)
Response: i picked those paint samples up a year ago.they came with those cool cutouts i thought i might use in an atc...when i went looking for chips i found these in lavender ..just right for this challenge...i'm glad you liked it...i had fun doing it...thanks for the rating
peipeicl rated for EASU: June Free Themed ATC Swap on Jun 29, 2020
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Comment: thank you for the beautiful mermaid ATC <3<3<3 I enjoy reading the techniques you used in making the atc :)
Response: thank you so much...that watercolor effect is sprinkling sea salt on a wet color wash...the image is one of my favorites...thanks again for this rating...
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Comment: Thanks a lot for the Owl-with-Head-ATC ànd the extra postage stamps! So very kind of you!
Response: thank you so much for this rating...and i like stamps and try to keep them for fellow stamp lovers...
OrigamiGrace rated for CPG QUICKIE: RWB ATC - US only on Jun 26, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for a lovely atc and also for the extras! The hair elastics are perfect lol!! Have a great holiday and thanks for swapping!
Response: cool! i like them and always keep a bunch around.i was hoping you'd like them....enjoy your holiday..and thanks so much for this rating...
LinSoles rated for YTPC: Collage Cards with Joie de Fi on Jun 16, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely cards, I also love the butterflies on the insides and the extra ones you included. Take care and hope you can travel again soon.
Response: thank you for your very kind words..i love butterflies and dragonflies as well. here in the countryside they are always around...and yes i cant wait to travel again...
petaluda rated for Wackadoodle Whale on Jun 15, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much The ATC is breathtakingly beautiful! The technique and the colors !🌷
Response: it is a comment like yours that keeps me here encourages me to enjoy trading art with others...thank you so very much...
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Comment: Gorgeous card! I'm new to Mucha - now I'm a fan too. Thank you for the 3 of Hearts too. Those thin ones are so unique ^+^.
Response: i think i have everything on amazon on mucha...calendars post cards etc. just love his colors and flair! yeah i didn't know i had them... the thin cards...maybe someone gave them to me from another country..? thanks again
lmacdavis93 rated for GAA: "Shabby" Gothic Arch ATC on Jun 13, 2020
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Comment: Hi Kathryn and thank you for the lovely shabby gothic arch. I love the soft colors you used, the background paper is so pretty, and the woman's image is perfect for the composition. Pretty lilac lace and a button - just finishes it off. Thanks for a fun swap!
Response: thank you for always noticing and mentioning everything...i put a lot of thought into atc's and it means a lot to me when you like it.. thanks very much
ChristineMartinez rated for Who's your Daddy? on Jun 11, 2020
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Comment: These are great! Thank you!
Response: i love the idea of using the "guys" for a while....of course i need a "story" when i use images...it helps to decide on the embellishments i use...i have to say this was a fun swap for me...thanks so much
MamaD rated for Zetti Journal Page #2 on Jun 6, 2020
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Comment: Thank you Kathryn for the wonderful journal page! I love it!! 💙💙
Response: you are most welcome... i am really enjoying zetti...and the amazing zetti cards and pages i get...thanks for the rating...
Pandd rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #29 on Jun 6, 2020
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Comment: You did it again. Beautiful ATC. I love it. I always look forward to your work. I hope you are staying safe. Thank you also for the crazy magazine pages. Perfect for me. Your friend, Pat💕💕
Response: hey girl! lucky you in florida...thanks for the rating...staying safe but missing my friday pizza and movies...but doing ok...thanks to grocery pick-up our "outing" each week! thanks for the rating...
beachchicken rated for Who's your Daddy? on Jun 5, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for the nice ATC's! I love the vintage look.
Response: i really enjoyed this swap,,. nice to do guy atc's for a change...thanks for the rating
Itti rated for AAA: Postage Stamp on Jun 3, 2020
5
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Comment: Very pretty! I like the colour scheme!
Response: thanks so much.... love all the cool stamps i get and love using them...thanks again
5
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Comment: I am in love with this ATC! The color combination and the texture on the paper towel... Ugh, it's all so lovely! Thank you so much!!
Response: thanks so much...i am so happy you like it...i did realize working with paper towels and napkins isn't so easy but i enjoy the results thanks so much for this rating
WoodlandBanshee rated for Handrawn Zetti on May 26, 2020
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Comment: Cute! Thank you!
Response: thank you! i enjoy zetti a lot...
luvbird rated for Mothers Day Doll on May 26, 2020
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Comment: Oh, Kathryn this is such a special Mother’s Day tribute to your mom and I love that you shared the beautiful words and feelings you did about your mom. So sweet! I love that artist as well. The ATC is so pretty...the image is so precious and I love the colors, the button, the gold touches...all of it! So pretty! I enjoyed reading your card and thank you for the cute birdie extras. Very nice swap!
Response: thank you...this swap and your rating touched me more than i expected...always a pleasure swapping with you...thanks for the rating
donetta rated for VC: Monday's Child ATC on May 23, 2020
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Comment: Oooh, Kathryn, I apologize for the late rating! (Moving is hell and I may NEVER be organized!) I adore your Monday's child ATC; she is VERY fair of face, and fair of everything else as well! Beautiful ATC...as you are a beautiful friend and swap partner.
Response: i would wait forever its such a great thing to swap with you...and your swap ideas! your wonderful atc's and kind extras...thank you ...thank you!
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Comment: Always good to receive from you, my friend! Very nicely done ATC Gothic arch-has a very peaceful feel to it. Wish the real May was as serene. Thanks for sending on the homer-your touches added were delightful! Till next time-take care and stay safe!
Response: serene what a nice word....how wonderful that sounds at this time...thank you so much...and thanks for always being such a great swap partner...
lukeyduke rated for VC: Birds & Blooms ATC on May 21, 2020
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Comment: Kathrynn Thank you for such an adorable card! It's so nicely done. It was a nice letter you wrote about your family. I understand you missing them. I don't get to see my daughter and grandson so much either. They are in florida. Another daughter in Massachusetts, and my son is nearby.. And thanks for the 3 Bucks!
Response: well you have two great places to go visit...thanks for the rating and comments...and stay safe and happy...thanks again

Rating Overview

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Comments

supersquirrel on Mar 20, 2020:

Your cheery mail always comes at the perfect time. Thank you so much for all the jams, treats and yellow envelopes ^+^

roska1vila on Jan 21, 2020:

Dear friend, thanks for asking, yes we have nice holidays days if I think about it , that on 2.january was passed away our lovely golden retriever name Kai, he is now in dog heaven. Thank you for being my dear friend.:)

supersquirrel on Oct 27, 2019:

Hello - Thank you for all the happy mail you've sent my way lately!

supersquirrel on Oct 3, 2019:

MissPaula on Sep 10, 2019:

I will finish the pretty Jams and send them home! = )

supersquirrel on Aug 21, 2019:

Thank you for such kind words !!

supersquirrel on Aug 18, 2019:

Hello there - thank you for the fun packed yellow envelope!!

MissPaula on Aug 11, 2019:

Thanks for finishing my Jam. I'll finish the one you sent n send 'em back!

supersquirrel on Jul 26, 2019:

Love the finished jam and can't wait to work on this new one! Thanks for all the fun treasures too. Thanks for asking but no, just the 3 of hearts. You??

OrigamiGrace on Jul 4, 2019:

From Cheap Postage Group!

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