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hibiscus

hibiscus
Date Joined: July 25, 2011
Last Online: August 21, 2019
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...

Ò€’Ò€’Ò€’ 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

Zander rated for AAA: Wings on Aug 17, 2019
5
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Comment: Thank You so much for the kitty with wings he is so cute. "Live our Dreams" I love it.
PaperPassion rated for AACG: Red and Blue ATC on Aug 17, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Great red and blue ATC.Thank you
Sunnydays rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #11 on Aug 16, 2019
5
rating
Comment: What a nice surprise I received on a rainy day. The ATC is gorgeous ! I love the way you layered things. I was excited to see all the stamps. I save stamps to use on items I make and don’t have any like the ones you sent me. Thank you for a lovely swap.
ilaurea rated for Dark Green on Dark Green on Aug 15, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the G on G. It was well done. Thanks for the extras, too. :)
Anettethhjertnes rated for Zetti with Wings on Aug 7, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Wonderful made and fun, thank you also for the extras
Response: I love your work and your rating means a lot..thank you so much
supersquirrel rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #10 on Aug 2, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Love your creation! Thank you for all the washi and I think Ms Elle is adorable too. Thanks for all the fun in the off-yellow envelope :)
Response: I like these "3 elements " swaps a lot...don't you...I love getting them to see how close we are in putting the elements together...thank you for this great rating...
lmacdavis93 rated for GAA: Dog Days on Jul 30, 2019
5
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Comment: Hi again Kathryn - so funny that you got me for two GAA swaps one after the other! But this little dog is adorable! What a sweet image and love the butterfly on the tip of his nose! Such soft pretty colors too. Thank you for another fantastic GAA and for the fun little envelope of goodies - I shall most definitely use them all!!
Response: I am so happy you liked it...it took a while to find a butterfly just the right size...you are very generous in your words and ratings ...thank you
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Comment: Oh Kathryn! Your vintage lady and butterfly GAA are just beautiful! Such a beautiful image and love the butterflies, the peacock feather, and the jewel in her necklace. Just wonderful - thank you so much. And thank you also for the vintage book pages - I too love using these in my collages so they will come in handy!
Response: those book pages add so much...when I use them I try to find words in them to suit the theme of the atc...when I can...thank you for your very nice rating...it is much appreciated
samsstuff rated for Inspiration ATC Series: Travel on Jul 25, 2019
5
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Comment: Thank you, it reminds me of all the road trips my family took when I was a child (many of them involving Route 66).
Response: I can close my eyes and remember all the family vacations in the old black Plymouth...and the smell of daddy's cigar...no seat belts but luckily we all survived...thanks so much for this rating
JudalineZ rated for Paper Doll ATC on Jul 25, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Love the paper doll. And thank you for the Halloween goodies
Response: I enjoyed this swap...I wasn't sure what to do I wanted to put all her little outfits on the card but ran out of room...brought back lots of old paper doll memories...thanks so much
suemick15 rated for AACG: Black and White ATC on Jul 25, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Hi Kathryn, I wish I had made this black and white ATC! Did you draw the girl? I love the background and the mix of textures. The entire composition really embodies its title of "Whismsy Girl". I really like it a lot and I thank you for this lovely addition to my collection as well as for the sweet ribbon you tucked in. See you around the mailbox. Sue.
Response: what a great compliment from you...I wish I had drawn this girl but another swapper sent me some stamped images and I've been saving this one for quite a while...and when I saw that word in a magazine I knew i'd use it one day...thank you so much for this very kind rating...
CheyanneB rated for AAA: Challenge #1 on Jul 25, 2019
5
rating
Comment: What a great ATC! Thanks so much :) (and for the extras too!)
Response: thank you so much for this lovely rating...
Sunnydays rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #9 on Jul 23, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thank you so much for my #9 3element ATC. It is so pretty. I am very glad to get the stamps. I like to use them on ATCs and tiny tags. Trent Woods is a small incorporated town next to New Bern.
Response: I am a stamp lover...when friends go to other countries I ask for used stamps as souvenirs! such fun...glad you liked them...thanks for the explanation..i love hearing about other places..
BeckyG56 rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #8 on Jul 18, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the great ATC. I love that little girl in the photo! Thanks for all the washi samples, very generous of you! I've had this ATC for several days, sorry I didn't rate when I received it, it's been a hectic week!
Response: love those vintage photos...so glad you liked it..i have those sorts of weeks a lot...I appreciate this very nice rating...thanks again
YooperHill rated for Light Blue on Light Blue on Jul 18, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the sea ATC!
Response: you are welcome
kelliegirl6 rated for AAA: Challenge #1 on Jul 17, 2019
5
rating
Comment: The ATC card is great; ALL the elements included. πŸ˜„ Thank you so much for all the spooky extras! πŸ’€
Response: thank you so much...we are all looking forward to another fun Halloween atc season...
5
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Comment: Thanks Kathryn for the atc. You put some nice touches on it β™‘ I really loved your envie! What a great idea to use catalog pages for, I might have to borrow that one!!! πŸ€—πŸ€©πŸ˜‰
Response: I made my first envelope out of necessity then found I liked it and besides I get to clear out my junk mail...thank you for this rating...this swap was fun
5
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful ATC. I love the numbers inspired fairy. πŸ’—
Response: thank you for this rating. I was hoping you would like it....thanks again
5
rating
Comment: thanks!
Response: thank you.. love your "rainydancer" name....I love the rain...it always perks me up...
JuneRosebud rated for USAPC: 3 Elements #7 on Jul 10, 2019
5
rating
Comment: What a pretty ATC!! Thank you for that & also for the other goodies that you sent. Yellow is always so bright/cheerful=)
Response: yellow is a sunny summery color...and it does brighten up any atc I've founde….thanks so much for this rating...

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Comments

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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donetta on Jun 29, 2019:

Oh Kathryn! I am thrilled that you had the opportunity to visit the City of Light...and ever so thrilled to receive the most amazing selection of French goodies from your trip. Thank you from the bottom of my heart! The coasters are gorgeous, and the ribbon! To die for. I do love the beautiful old French postcards...they tell such a story (I can't help myself; I use Google Translate to figure out the messages on the backs. But truthfully, it's more romantic to imagine what they say...apparently I have a vivid imagination! Thank you so much...you are the most wonderful of swap friends!

donetta on May 24, 2019:

Today I received a wonderful Route 66 ATC from you, dear Kathryn...of course you would be first in line to angel for someone else! I'm so happy that you're feeling better, and ever so pleased to be the recipient of this fabulous and iconic ATC! I truly treasure you as a swap partner and as a friend!

Tverne05 on May 20, 2019:

Thanks Kathryn for working on the ATC jams and sending me a homer.

onthesnap22 on Apr 25, 2019:

I’m so so happy you loved the sea and beaches ATC. Thank you for the wonderfully kind words. πŸ˜€

Anettethhjertnes on Apr 25, 2019:

Thank you a million for all the cool stuf you sendt me, you realy did not had to do that, but be sure I put it all to use

georgiafae on Apr 18, 2019:

Just received the jam you finished and love the flower embellishment you added to above the outstretched arms of the lady. It's just what it needed to make it truly awesome! Thanks-Georgene

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