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hibiscus

hibiscus
Date Joined: July 25, 2011
Last Online: February 27, 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

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Comment: Thank you for a great ATC.Love what you did with the theme.Thanks for the extras also.
AZmom875 rated for AAA: A Change of Scenery on Feb 27, 2020
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Comment: Great change of scenery cards. I love it.
YooperHill rated for AAA: A Change of Scenery on Feb 27, 2020
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Comment: That is one crazy, flamenco dancin, hot dog grilling gal! Or are you the crazy one! Ha haha! Really enjoyed your swap!
ktk8 rated for AAA: Challenge #4 on Feb 27, 2020
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Comment: LOVE LOVE LOVE this ATC... I was just at the beach this past weekend..... and love it pretty pretty card..... thank you also for the added card with the giraffe...... fun stuff and made me SMILE..... sending you a smile too and many hearts!!!!
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Comment: Hi.... LOVE the eyeshadow ATC you made ! What a lovely swap..... many hearts to you! and THANKS!!!
me2az50 rated for Wackadoodle -- Dog on Feb 26, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the adorable Wackadoodle Dog. He looks so happy. I love him. Thank you for all the stamps.
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Comment: I love the ATC you made! There is so much to discover in the background, and I do like a bit of bling. I also like the Alphonse Mucha postcards. Thank you so much for the great mail!
Response: thank you for saying that...I am so happy you liked the postcards...this was fun experimenting...what a kind and generous rating and comment...!
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Comment: Oh, so beautiful! I also love your metal embellishments...and thank you for reminding me to use more of them! I have them...when I organize my "stuff", I put these things away and then forget about them! Kathryn, it is a special pleasure to swap with you...thank you for everything!
Response: I am not sure why but I do love using metal ...brads corners keys etc. oh and me too about putting away...and thank you for the rating and the pleasure is mine when I join your great swaps...
WoodlandBanshee rated for AAA : Intl Jack-o'-lantern on Feb 24, 2020
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Response: thank you
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Comment: As usual a great swap from you. May start up photo club again. Not too many interested though :}
Response: I know but I did enjoy the other photo swaps very much....thanks for this rating...!
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Comment: Thank you for the great swap! You know me so well - mega SQUIRRELY and a sassy cat. Thank you :)
Response: well thank you very much...from one squirrelly swapper to another....
Arabella rated for AACG: ATC with Cut-Out Playing Card on Feb 17, 2020
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Comment: Love your atc, Kathryn! Always love the Mucha ladies! This one fits great with the music background! Thank you! Thanks for the stamps and fishy playing card, too!!
Response: Arabella...I love that swap name so elegant...I have two calendars and one book of postcards of his work...that Mucha ...an artist who was successful during his lifetime...glad you like the stamps and card...thanks for the rating...
Sylvia4647 rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #22 on Feb 14, 2020
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Comment: You did a great job on the ATC! Thank you!!
Response: thank you so very much...it's so nice to get a rating like this...
Mimi7 rated for ATC Jams - Starter set APCs on Feb 13, 2020
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Comment: Hi Kathryn, Love these cards, thanks so much for this jam set and the extra cards!! We have not had much snow at all here , just the cold, high only in the 20;s today!! I hope the weather isn;t storing up all the snow for us for the month of March!! I am ready for spring, maybe an early spring I can hope. My bluebirds are checking out their house already!! Happy Swapping!!
Response: snow in march??? we are ready for the beach here in march!! just kidding...but it's not so far off...I almost got to see some but it passed us by... it's really green here already...thank you for the rating...
donetta rated for VC: The Eyes Have It on Feb 11, 2020
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Comment: Kathryn, this got lost between my two addresses, and I received it yesterday. How I love Twiggy! I wanted to look just like her when we were both teens...alas, however, where Twiggy is tall, I am short. And where Twiggy has straight lines, I have...oh, so many curves. I've seen pictures of her recently, and it pains me to say that she is still tall, thin, and beautiful. However, those drawn-on lower lashes are a thing of the past. Thank you so much for taking me down memory lane!
Response: two addresses! I am glad you finally got it...love this rating..you are such a great swapper...such fun...I started to do Audrey Hepburn with her large brown eyes but kept coming back to twiggy with her huge eyes...thanks for the raitng
Anettethhjertnes rated for Zetti With Book Page on Feb 9, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the fun zetti and the old fotos
Response: I love making zetti style atc's ...I hope you enjoyed this one...thank you for the rating...
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Comment: I love it! Thank you for the extra scraps, I will definitely use them.
Response: I don't sew so I tried hard to make a good atc for you...this rating means a lot to me...thank you so much...
Winegeek rated for USAPC Lady and Flowers ATC on Feb 7, 2020
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Comment: Beautiful ATC, your paper and design is fabulous!!! Thank you as well for the extra paper and gears,
Response: two swaps in a row from me...thank you so much for this rating.. I love using gears and other metal pieces in my atc's so I always have them on hand...
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Comment: LOVE the ATC, The paper and design are fabulous! Thank you as well for the paper and gears.
Response: your rating means a lot … I enjoyed reading your profile...and thank you so much
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Comment: Hi Kathryn! Good to swap with you again! I love this puzzle piece...very nice! Love the owl and the botanical/nature feel of it. I like the metal element at the top and the pretty beads. Very nice swap! Thank you so very much!
Response: I think this was the hardest swap I've made...it took forever to think of what to make for you...I know you are a nature lover...thank you so much for this rating....it is much appreciated

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Comments

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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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!

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