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hibiscus

hibiscus
Date Joined: July 25, 2011
Last Online: October 18, 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...

••• 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

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Comment: Thank you for the awesome ATC. I adore the ink drawings, I love to use my calligraphy pen and old quill pen to draw. I appreciate the French pages. I also bring back magazines when I travel to Europe. I am in the process of planning a trip to Ireland and Scotland. Wishing you a fabulous Halloween as well as the holiday season. Hugs, Mona
isabellasnow rated for AACG: Black and Brown ATC on Oct 18, 2019
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Comment: Hi Kathryn! Always a pleasure to receive your work. I love your take on the black/brown challenge. I was continually drawn to that spiral on the girl's hair--loved it. Thanks, also, for those sweet red Chinese envelopes!
Response: always keep my fingers crossed when you are my partner...hoping you will like what I make...thanks so much...yes I love those envelopes I need to order some more...and get ready for Chinese new year!
me2az50 rated for Orange on Orange on Oct 18, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely ATC. The shades of orange were great. Thank you for the stamps.
Response: thank you for this rating...and hope you liked the stamps...orange has always been a favorite color of mine...not it's teal...I even like them together....thanks for the rating
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Comment: Sorry for the delay in rating you. Thank you for another awesome ATC. It's always great to be your partner. Take care :)
Response: never a problem...I do love space the space program etc..but would never have the nerve to travel in it...fun to think about though,,,,thanks again
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Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful arch.It is so special,I love it.I really appreciate the thought and time you put into it.Have a great day.
Response: thank you so much...I do try to make something nice....it's funny I start out with something in mind and often it evolves into something different...so glad you liked it.
Poeprincess rated for Zetti Black Cat on Oct 10, 2019
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Comment: OMG! Love the Zetti cat & the Halloween color scheme. The background technique is super & very effective. Thank you for the Mucha extra and a great swap!
Response: you are so welcome....love making and getting zetti atc's ..so pleased you liked mine...I've almost used all my Mucha images from my calendar and need to order a new one...thanks so much for the nice comments...
DeAnnaVarela rated for EASU: Halloween ATC Swap on Oct 9, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the cool "Trick or Treat at the Haunted House" ATC, pretty envie, mermaid tag with a note and extra images. I'll be using the steampunk girl for a DAJ swap I'm in. Hugs, D
Response: I am so happy when a swapper can use an extra I send...I love the ones I get ...thanks for the comments and rating,.
derakisu rated for AAA : Intl HD/HP Yōkai on Oct 9, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful ATC ! I love the way you coloured it, it gives it an ethereal quality. ❤️ I didn't know about that particular yokai, it's always fun to discover something.
Response: I've always been fascinated by the yokai...especially the lady in white and the long hair,,but this was new to me as well..if you do another yokai swap please let me know....thanks so much for the swap and the rating
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Comment: I got it your card today and it is very cute. Thaks for extras, love it stamps. :)
Response: so glad you got it...and hope you'll get the re-send when it comes...thanks for the rating ...always fun to swap with you
EllenWilGraagPost rated for Zetti Flower on Oct 8, 2019
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Comment: Thanks a lot for the nice Flower ATC and for the extra stamps!! :-D
Response: thank you for this rating...I am really enjoying the zetti group...such fun...
Littleroo rated for Playing Cards Swap #2 on Oct 5, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the gorgeous Marilyn card! I've never seen one. All the extras too.
Response: I've often gone to Michael's but they've not had that deck again...I usually give as extras for Marilyn fans...so very happy you liked it...fun swap thanks for this rating
BLUR rated for UN-Halloween black cat challenge 2019 on Oct 2, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much for the 3 cat ATCs! Nice variety and thanks for the note! It's fun to read profiles of others like me :) doesn't happen often! ♡
Response: actually I do enjoy reading the profiles ...some are very very interesting! like little short stories...always fun to do cat atc's...thanks so much for the rating
PaperPassion rated for GAA: Witch ATC on Sep 27, 2019
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Comment: Love the image you chose and the entire card thanks so much.Thanks also for the great extras.
Response: well I usually like the vintage images...and I am so happy you liked them...I wanted it to be a nice swap...thanks so much
jannieb rated for EASU: 5 Elements ATC Challenge on Sep 26, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for joining my swap & for the great ATC. I love how you used your 5 elements. Thanks for the ideas for hosting another one too. Take care!
Response: thanks so much ...these sorts of swaps are always enjoyable to work on and receive...
sherylk3 rated for Black on Black on Sep 18, 2019
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Comment: Love the butterfly ATC, you are right, it's not easy, but yours turned out lovely, thank you for the extra sleeves :)
Response: thanks for the rating...I love a good challenge but this was a toughy ...I wish sometimes I could see what others come up with...thanks again....
donetta rated for AACG: Milk and Honey ATC on Sep 11, 2019
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Comment: Kathryn, it is always such a pleasure to receive an envelope from you...I know I'm going to love what's inside! This envelope was no exception...I LOVE your interpretation of "milk and honey". To me, they are lovely, serene colors together, and your ATC embodies the essence of how they are together (the bunnies!). Thank you for the fabulous extras as well...the glitter tulle is wonderful (I used a piece for a layer in my "tattered and torn" flower ATC), and the Italian book pages are bellissimo!
Response: you are so very generous in your ratings...this was a great idea for a color combination...so appealing...I wanted to do another ...so glad you found a use for the tulle...I've been using it lately...thanks again for this rating ...
Sunnydays rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #13 on Sep 9, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the great ATC. Your color scheme and them were so good. I’m struggling a bit with mine I’m having trouble matching the color of my ruler with the picture I want to use thanks too for the stamps. I llke to use them on ATCs and you gave me a lot I don’t have. We were blessed not to have a lot of damage and flooding from the hurricanes unlike last year. Happy Crafting
Response: thanks for saying that...I thought this was a hard combination ...but I like that challenge...I am glad you found some good stamps...I try to put a variety together...they are fun to use...thanks so much for the rating
samsstuff rated for ATC Inspiration Series: Luxury on Sep 8, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the luxurious ATC!
Response: this was a nice atc swap..i got a lovely card...thanks for the rating
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Comment: Thank you for a delightful ATC! Love the mini chalkboard!
Response: yes the clean blackboard with welcome back and the teacher's name...I loved a black or green chalkboard...fun times...thanks so much
tigermousecat rated for VC: Vintage Geisha ATC on Sep 4, 2019
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Comment: A lovely understated background and such a pretty image. Such a nice combo. Thanks so much for all!
Response: thank you so very much...love what you said...such a nice rating

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Comments

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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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.

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