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CatieCat388

CatieCat388
Date Joined: December 19, 2017
Last Online: November 14, 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 & sunset 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).

I've been called a "granny gamer" because I love to play World of Warcraft (Alliance only). Runes of Magic and Dungeon Keeper are a close second & third.

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).

10-30-2019: I rate within a couple days of receiving my wonderful happy mail. But for some reason, the rating doesn't always go through. Not sure if maybe SwapBot's matrix doesn't recognize my OS(Linux) or the "send" button isn't sensitive enough to register my "click", even though all the text that I typed is still on the "rating" page. Once I get the reminder to rate, I go back & reclick the button, then it goes through. So please be patient, the rating will eventually come. TY

Ratings

KaliOya rated for E-Swap: Getting to Know You on Nov 6, 2019
5
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Comment: Thank you for sharing some of your favorites. Looking forward to more swaps in the group.
grammypammy rated for National Color Day ATC Swap on Oct 31, 2019
5
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Comment: I love the owl ATC! You are very talented in whatever you did to get the background colored. Thanks for the extras too.
user6937 rated for ACTS: ‘Round October on Oct 18, 2019
5
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Comment: So shiny! I like how you tied the front and back together with the stars; also, how you attached the tag!
Kokoxo rated for Spooky Mini Card Set Banner on Oct 9, 2019
5
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Comment: WOW! What a fabulous banner~ and thank you for the extras :) I've hung it up and love it so much! Thank you again ~ Happy swapping xoxo 👻
Sylvia4647 rated for USAPC - Open Theme Flip Book on Oct 8, 2019
5
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Comment: I liked the cardstock that you used.
grammypammy rated for USATC: Halloween ATC Swap on Oct 7, 2019
5
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Comment: I love the Halloween ATC you made for this swap! Thank you for the ATC, notecard (so cute) and awesome stickers!
RiverTopanga rated for Free Theme Crafting on Sep 25, 2019
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Comment: OH MY GOSH! You went so above and beyond! What a lovely little pocket journal! I think you are very brave... I have not been as brave as to try one yet! Thank you so much!
Response: Thank you for the compliment. You need to try it. It's so much fun. Here's the YT vid that gave me the inspiration: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nbz7ZkVKzI#action=share Have fun. :)
Poeprincess rated for Triptych Technique on Sep 24, 2019
5
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Comment: Thank you for the great ATCs (loved your background paper), the extras & for being my partner!
swiftbrooks rated for Halloween Christmas Ornament on Sep 14, 2019
5
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Comment: OMG Cathy!! I LOVE the adorable Halloween Christmas ornaments that you sent me! They are AMAZING!! I love all of the lenticular stickers! Where did you get them?!? Thank you for an amazing swap! :D
Response: Thank you. The stickers came from Target, last year. Not sure if they have them this year. Hope you can find them. Have a wonderful day.
5
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Comment: Thank you for joining the swap, and specially for the amazing postcard! Love the way you did the ribbon. Love everything about it. Thank you ♪♫*¨*•.¸¸💌
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Comment: Cathy your page is fantastic! I wish I were there to give you a hug! I tried the diy route myself years ago and decided it was worth the investment. So frustrating! But what you created is in no way inferior- the colors and textures are amazing and the extra doodles makes it all *pop*. So hold your head up high, here’s a cyber hug 🤗 and no worries! ❤️❤️
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Comment: You did it! The process is the fun part but can be frustrating too. Sounds like you learned a lot. And I really love the visual texture and colors you got. Super cool. Thanks for the generous extras too :-)
5
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Comment: Hello dear, I think what you sent is lovely despite your "troubles". THank you very much!
jannieb rated for USATC Aug Monthly ATC: Water World on Sep 4, 2019
5
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Comment: Thanks for joining my swap & for the great ATC. It was a pleasure being your partner. Have a great day!
Disneydezi rated for Halloween Wall Decor on Sep 3, 2019
5
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Comment: I love your take on the wall decor! This little owl is the cutest! Thank you so much, and yes I had a blast creating mind as well this was such a fun swap. Thank you for the extras, always love some spooky stickers!
redheart rated for USAPC: Altered Paper Clips on Aug 27, 2019
5
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Comment: Thanks for these clips!! Love them just beautiful!!! Yay 🏵🌼🌺😍
5
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gillman rated for MMA: 8X10 Painted Papers- USA Only on Aug 24, 2019
5
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Comment: GORGEOUS papers! Thank you so much-love the technique! And thank you for the map pages and parchment paper too! :)
hibiscus rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #10 on Aug 21, 2019
5
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Comment: Really like the uneven edging of the book page and the sooty dusting of the edges... great effect... love the stamp and the green of the gems ... nice atc all around... the extras were all very nice and will be used thank you!
DragonflyDaisy rated for Paperclip Bead on Jul 9, 2019
5
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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. :)

Rating Overview

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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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