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hibiscus

hibiscus
Date Joined: July 25, 2011
Last Online: September 20, 2021
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... 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

.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.. one last thing...thanks to all the swap-bot hosts...i think it's not an easy thing to do...i appreciate you for your extra work to make this a nice creative oasis....

Ratings

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Comment: Thank you for the unique ATC. This was a fun project. Thank you, too, for the plastic sleeves.
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Comment: Lovely Fox ATC - I too love foxes and they visit my backyard on a daily basis!!
ladydy5 rated for A.I. - ATC using Envelope windows on Sep 17, 2021
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Comment: Love the way it came out. These use of envelope windows are fun to do but I noticed mine cameout different than I planned.
Response: thanks so much...funny you should say that...i almost always start with with something else in mind ...and see a piece and think what if ......that is the fun of it sometines...i wish i could have seen yours....thanks again
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Comment: This skinny card is beautiful! All the elements are so tastefully arranged—just love it! Thank you for putting it together for me.
Response: thank you so much...such encouraging comments...always makes me want to make some new cards! so nice of you to say and thanks again,..
chimerix rated for AAA: 3 things ATC on Sep 10, 2021
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Comment: I love how you used the flower stamp as part of the design. Aloha!
Response: what a nice thing to say ... thanks so much...
Teddybear rated for SHOW US YOUR rubber STAMPS! (8) on Sep 9, 2021
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Comment: Kathryn, thank you so much for the lovely ATC. I have deer crossing through my property everyday, lots of trees down to the river and so many butterflies this summer. Thank you for the Christmas extras. They will be put to good use when doing my cards this year. Sandy (Teddybear)
Response: at my house in the country i often watched deer in the back area near the house,,,such beautiful creatures...they liked our pond a well and the trees...we are lucky aren't we..thanks so much for this lovely rating and comments...
YooperHill rated for USATC: Mixed Media ATC on Sep 9, 2021
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Comment: TY!
Response: you are very welcome,,,and thanks for the rating
YooperHill rated for EASU: Mixed Media ATC on Sep 9, 2021
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Comment: ❤️
Response: Thank you!
georgiafae rated for YTPC: Junk Journal - US Only on Sep 9, 2021
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Comment: OH Kathryn-you did a wonderful job on the journal for me! Just the style I like and you've included some of my favorite things after reading my profile! It's really a meaningful addition to my ever-growing journal collection and this is very special to me-thank you for getting out of your comfort zone-it is fabulous! Take care, my friend and stay safe!
Response: Can you hear the sigh of relief all the way from here??? I’ve never done this befor as I am sure I told you … I really tried to think of different ways to add a pocket or leave space to write … I love POE too... that was fun! Thank you a zillion times for this!!
stamparose rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #54 on Sep 4, 2021
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Comment: Thank you, love the little envelope
Response: so glad you liked it and the envelope...thanks so much
kendall rated for A.I. Alphabet ATC - XYand Z on Sep 3, 2021
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Comment: I do like your nautical theme, a lot. Your, my, cards are great. They really make a nice set. The extras are nice, too, and I enjoyed your note. Thank you for all that.
Response: i couldn't believe i could find boats for those letters...it was fun...thanks so much for this rating...i loved making these atc's
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Comment: And another Skinny card from you in a short time! :) I like it, thank you!.
Response: thanks so much...i am really enjoying making skinny cards now.. more room to work than an atc
chimerix rated for EPUSA: ATC with a Pocket on Sep 3, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely pocket ATC! Aloha
Response: thank you as well
colodad rated for AAA: 3 things ATC on Sep 3, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the great ATC. The stamp is great and the background and add ons make a wonderful composition. thanks for the dict. page too!
Response: thanks to you for this rating...i enjoyed making this atc and i really appreciate that you liked it...nice swapping
supersquirrel rated for USATC: 1 Word ATC on Sep 2, 2021
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Comment: Hello my friend - GORGEOUS! Thank you so much for the beautiful Mucha art ATC. Appreciate the sunshine and 3 of hearts 🐿️❤️🌺
Response: hey ms. squirrel...thanks so much for saying that....i have ordered mucha cards calendars and playing cards...can't get enough of his style...thanks so much...
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Comment: Oh, Kathryn, this little squirrel is just DARLING!! You accented it so beautifully, with that sweet leaf, butterfly, and book page. My heart is soft for all animals, but I love squirrels and raccoons! I feed the squirrels peanuts each day on my deck and your sweet ATC made me smile ;+) Thanks, too, for those Mucha beauties!
Response: you always say such encouraging and nice things in these ratings...you have to know how much it is appreciated..you make me smile when we swap...love that mucha and love this rating
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Comment: Looking forward to adding to the JAM starters! Thanks for the little die cuts too.
Response: this was an interesting swap...thanks for this very nice rating...it is much appreciated.
ChristineMartinez rated for ATCs Only: Sender's Choice on Aug 29, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the card and the note about it. It was really pretty.
Response: thank you so much...and thanks for all the swaps you are hosting...
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Comment: Thank you for your Skinny card! This swap was the first time I made such a card. Also thank you for the polka dot fabric (?)! I will use parts of it immediately. :)
Response: i've used that fabric before it's fun...thanks for this very nice rating...i am beginning to enjoy making skinny cards
Fabriqueen rated for A.I. - Backgrounds for ATC’s on Aug 28, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much for the fantastic ATC background cards! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
Response: that's awfully nice of you to say...thanks so much for the words and heart...

Rating Overview

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Comments

ChristyClark1970 on Jul 21, 2021:

You’re so welcome about Croppin Bug & thanks for the compliment on the metal work! Happy trading! ❤️

Poeprincess on Jul 20, 2021:

I love, love, love the way you embellished the ABCs Patina ATC & the quote! Thank you so much for your creative talent (and the extras, too).

supersquirrel on Apr 29, 2021:

Thank you for these wonderful 3ofhearts!! The photo jam is on its way home 💌

MamaD on Apr 13, 2021:

Thank you for the lovely (as always!) jam homer you sent me!! I will get the new set finished and returned asap! Thank you again!!!

OrigamiGrace on Mar 5, 2021:

friday

Hope your weekend is off to a wonderful start!

warheart on Jan 29, 2021:

I'm so glad you like my ATC :) I had a really hard time letting that one go. Glad you like the extras too.

roska1vila on Jan 2, 2021:

I am very lucky to meet you too. Stay helth and good all in your wonderful family. Love you. :)

supersquirrel on Dec 13, 2020:

I finally got the GOLDEN EGG - this 3 of hearts is WOW and thank you for the jam homers. Yesterday was nice and sunny. Today is cold and rainy. Guess I should have got some yard work done yesterday...

beachchicken on Nov 14, 2020:

Thank you so much for the completed jam! I adored your beach chicken story! I always wonder what they are thinking when they are looking at me.

OrigamiGrace on Oct 31, 2020:

halloweenkawaii

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