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CatieCat388

CatieCat388
Date Joined: December 19, 2017
Last Online: July 20, 2019
Birthday: February 1
Country: United States

About Me

I'm a silver aged (60+) wife/mother/grandmother, and I live in central Florida. I'm a 7th generation Floridian, and have been married for 49 years.

I'm retired, and since I married way too young (16), I've reverted back to a teenager. I am always looking for something new to keep myself busy (and to avoid as much housework as possible, lol).

I enjoy being outside amongst my live oak trees, watching the squirrels chase each other & working with my plants (repotting & propagating).

My favorite color is yellow first, then rainbow colors.

I have several favorite animals: cats (primarily, because I have the personality of a cat), horses, various birds (such as the titmouse, cardinals & house wrens), dragonflies & butterflies.

I'm highly into metaphysical matters (eg: spiritual enlightenment, paranormal investigations, esp, etc). And, yes, I believe in faeries, dragons, unicorns, pegusus & ETs..

Occupations

I've worked in the medical field for 20 years. Also worked retail, hospitality, customer service, and even several years as a Renaisance Fair serving wench (mmm, I really miss the pirates).

Favorite Books

I love reading historical romance novels, mainly time-travel & highlanders. Hannah Howell & Christine Feehan are two of my favorite authors. I love reading at bedtime, especially after a rough day. That's one of my favorite ways to escape reality.

Favorite Music

I enjoy listening to various kinds of music: celtic, esoteric, 60s/70s/80s rock, motown, and anything by Alabama.

Favorite Movies

Some of my favorite movies are Everafter, Divine Secrets of the Yaya Sisterhood, Avatar, Pearl Harbor, Titanic, Happyfeet, Out On A Limb. In SciFi flixs: Star Wars (episodes 4,5 & 6), Lord of the Rings, Star Trek (the newer movies) and 2012. At times, I like a good disaster flick, such as Deep Impact, Day After Tomorrow, Independence Day, Dante's Peak, etc.

Favorite Crafts

I love crafts that intrigue me, such as hypertufa (cement) planters, dirty pour acrylic painting, paper-crafting, sculpting with cement or plaster of paris, and other DIY projects.

Additional

Unless there's a nature picture on TV, I perfer watching a tutorial on YouTube. I'm always looking to learn something new.

I also highly enjoy driving & roadtrips. Nascar is the only sport I'll watch. I was heavily into the #3 Intimidator, Dale Earnhardt Sr. (RIP).

My favorite food is Cantonese.

The teas I like: Chia, Earl Grey, Red Zinger, Orange Pekoe. (I have an ALLERGY to Chamomile).

Dislikes

I dislike propaganda. Please do not send anything religious, political, or sports (other than Nascar) related.

I don't care for quilting, heavy sewing projects or yarn work. But give me a fat quarter or some yarn scraps & I'll make something funky out of it. I'm just crazy that way. :)

For tea swaps, PLEASE do not send Chamomile. I have an allergy to it. Thank you.

Just so you know....

If you're one of those wonderful people who make their own envelopes, don't be surprised if you get one of yours back with another swap. I believe in recycling. Unless it's one of those gems that I can't part with. I get very protective of my treasures (must be the dragon in me, lol). And if you don't see me in an international swap, it's not because I'm being picky. I'm on a limited budget, so I have to watch my postage. Sometimes I find a wonderful swap, sign up, then realize it's not regional, so I have to drop out. You may notice that my stuff is not high quality. Having to do on the cheap doesn't allow for all the pretty & nifty equipment. So, I do what I can, until I get myself stocked up (bit by bit).

Ratings

DragonflyDaisy rated for Paperclip Bead on Jul 9, 2019
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Comment: Cathy, thank you for my happy mail! :) Thanks for joining my swap and trying the paperclip beads with me. Yours turned out awesome! I loved the steampunk theme - so cute! Enjoy your time off the grid - hope you are doing something fun! See ya when you get back! :)
Response: Sorry about the absence of RAKs. I was in such a hurry to get the project ready for the post office, that I forgot all about the extras (they're still laying on my desk). I'll catch you next time. :)
DragonflyDaisy rated for ATC RRR Categories on Jun 29, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the happy mail Cathy and the fun extras too! πŸ˜ƒ
UnicortopiaCreations rated for One, Two, Three ATC on Jun 26, 2019
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Comment: thanks for the ATC! So cute!
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Comment: Cathy what a fun and creative swap you made for me - I loved the wallet and all the fun extras you included! 😍 Thanks for being a great addition to our group and for being a wonderful partner! πŸ˜ƒ
gooddog56 rated for Embossing Folder on Jun 15, 2019
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Comment: Cute card and really cute verse you wrote for the inside! Thanks!
DragonflyDaisy rated for Faux Leather Technique on May 26, 2019
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Comment: Cathy the pear was gorgeous with this faux leather technique and so creative to add color to it as well - I didn't even think of that! How did you put the color highlights on the pear? No worries about mounting it - I am sure I can find a project to use it on. Thank you for my happy mail! πŸ˜ƒ
BusyB rated for Altered Clothing Tag on May 26, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for a great swap! I hope you're feeling better. I'm trying to get a handle on my seasonal allergies. Ugh Have a great day!
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Comment: Hi Cat - Thanks so much for the amazing Chakra Skinny Card. I absolutely love it!! I hope you had fun with the theme. Thank you for joining. Take Care -Vanne
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely shaker card. The background is perfect. I'm going to put a magnet on the back and hang it on my fridge.
kfaye rated for SUSA-Building A Faerie Door on Apr 23, 2019
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Comment: It looks so European. Very cute!
supersquirrel rated for ACTs: Patterns on Apr 21, 2019
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Comment: Love how your ATC and COIN turned out! Thank you for the fun tattoos too :)
DragonflyDaisy rated for Save The Paintbrush on Apr 20, 2019
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Comment: Thank you Cathy for the altered paintbrush decorated in some of my favorite things - leaves and fall colors! πŸ˜ƒ It was a fun swap - thanks for hosting!
vanneparis rated for MMPC - Resin Charm Swap on Apr 17, 2019
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Comment: Hi Cat - Thanks so much for the wonderful Resin charms and all the extra goodies. They came out great!! I'm glad I inspired you to use your Resin, I have been having fun trying new ideas. I am so happy that you joined the swap and always excited to have you as my partner. Take Care -Vanne
debbee2014 rated for Crackle paint technique! on Apr 15, 2019
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Comment: Funny how things happen.... I dont read much, my daughter gave me a mystery book from a book club..she saved the presents for me to open, after she read the book. You gave me a bookmark with a quote on it... now i can use the book mark with this new book. Thank you ... it does look neat and love the quote.
luv2kraft rated for USAPC: Things with Wings ATC on Apr 11, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the ATC. As a child I often wished for wings so I could travel places. I appreciate all the bits and pieces of ribbons. That kind of job you had is a dangerous one. You are in danger of no paycheck.lol I worked as a florist for years and saved every bit and peice of stray ribbons, specially from weddings.
BeverlyGray rated for Recycle Your Pop Cans on Mar 28, 2019
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Comment: Great job. Love the die you chose.
LindaW rated for Spring/Easter Card Swap on Mar 21, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the cute card that you made and the little tuck-ins.
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Comment: Thank you for the feathers and dragonfly - some of my favorites! :) I agree this challenge was fussy, like I said in my note to you. It was difficult to keep the pop bottles flat to stamp and die cut, in fact, I had to cut around them by hand too. The unicorn I sent you I did on flat packaging so that I could see the difference, and it was definitely easier using flat packaging, but I guess in a pickle we know that we can use a plastic pop bottle if we have too! :) lol
vanneparis rated for SUSA - Tarot Card ATC on Mar 9, 2019
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Comment: Hi Cat - I can't believe we both chose the same card for our Tarot themed ATC!! I love your design; she is so happy to see the sun. That is how I will feel once the rain finally stops and the sun starts shining again. Thanks so much for joining the swap. Take Care -Vanne
luvbird rated for USAPC: Tag with Lace Snippits on Mar 8, 2019
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Comment: Cathy, thank you so very much for the lovely Tag...very pretty!

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Comments

Sing4Him on Apr 23, 2018:

Hi I thought I left everyone a comment.

Sing4Him on Apr 23, 2018:
Lillie104 on Apr 20, 2018:

Catie, Love vintage & the era of steampunk. Industrial revolution, Jules Verne,so give it ago. Hard to pick favorite colors. Not into neon or brights. Like pastels, muted, love coastal colors.

Lillie104 on Apr 20, 2018:

Cathie, enjoyed your profile. We are big NASCAR fans. This is the first Daytona 500, we missed have been going since the early 90's. I am a retired RN have been married since 1971

DaniZplannerchick84 on Apr 19, 2018:

Hi I really enjoyed reading through your profile I love Florida. I also love to read at bedtime but if its too good than I'll never get to bed. I love the fact we have some of the same things in common with animals I love cats!!!!!!! I totally get not having high quality but I believe if its from the heart that's all that really matters. Take Care It was very nice getting to know you!!!!!! You sound like such a sweetheart

                                  Sincerely Dani Z 
Creativemind on Apr 18, 2018:

Paper Manipulators "Getting to Know You"

It was interesting reading through your profile. I have to say though, I used to read during bedtime, but it always put me to sleep lol. It was nice getting to know you.

paperlovely on Apr 2, 2018:

Hello, very nice to meet you - I'm really excited to be a part of this new paper crafting group. I actually think I've sent you something, or maybe you sent me something - either way I remember reading your profile before. I just recently discovered the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon - I've seen all of the TV seasons and just finished book one. I have become a bit obsessed! I don't know many others who are watching or reading so if you like those too, maybe we can chat about it :) l look forward to getting to know you better! For: getting to know you--Addicted to Paper group.

HilC on Apr 2, 2018:

Hi! I'm excited to be a part of this new paper crafting group with you. I just love making new things with paper and being creative. You sound like a very interesting and creative person. You certainly have experienced many different things in your life. (The pirates! Hahaha!) I also love nature and birdwatching like you. I like to watch the blue jays in my area (Canada) I don't know if you have them in Florida. I have only been to Florida once, and I must say it was FAR too hot for me. Just not used to it! Haha. Can't wait to swap with you in our new group. For: getting to know you--Addicted to Paper group.

Dragongrrl on Apr 1, 2018:

Hi Cathy! I saw we have a lot of similar interests, I also love dragons and cryptozoology, for lack of a better term for all of it! Working at the Renaissance fair must have been fun! Can't wait to swap with you!

For: getting to know you

jacianne on Apr 1, 2018:

thank you so much for the beautiful letter/message..i totally love your writing skills and the advice that you shared. You are an amazing person.. stay sweet, jacianne

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