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KathleenHope

KathleenHope
Date Joined: June 3, 2014
Last Online: December 14, 2017
Birthday: February 21, 1957
Country: United States
My Website

Hi!

HURRICANE HARVEY UPDATE: Almost everyone in Houston is underwater or has evacuated (they just called for evacuation in our neighborhood). Needless to say we won't be home to get the mail or rate swaps we receive. It may be a while before mail is even delivered.....

Say a prayer for us and forgive swap partners who live in Harvey's path. It's really bad and heartbreaking.

Time to update my profile, it's been years so here goes.... July/2017.

Hi my name is Kathy, I live in Houston, Texas.

Swap bot has really provided an opportunity to try new crafting techniques. I try to learn some new thing every week and find the how-to video's on YouTube very helpful. I have a few favorite channels I subscribe to and follow.

While I don't collect stamps, I absolutely love them. I never knew you could purchase collectable stamps at the post office for the same price as those dumb rolls I have been buying for years! Who knew?

When I mail a package internationally I try to use 2-3 stamps, and then ask the postal clerk to hand cancel them - and if necessary, purchase the additional postage needed to send. That way the recipient will have some cool stamps. I absolutely love the stamps that are coming from different countries!

I am not a flaker - guaranteed. I have stopped putting extra's in my ATC swap envelopes, because I think the ATC itself is enough of a present, I put a lot of work into them. For stuff the envelope swaps I put something extra special in each envie - in addition to the swap requirements, and hopefully it will be something from your profile wish list. And when I receive your swap - I rate immediately. Because that is important to me too.

Almost all my swaps are ready to complete by the time my "send to" person is assigned. They usually go out the following day. If I don't have something in my stash - I may have to go shopping to find something just perfect for you.

Favorite Crafts

• Quilting, making purses • Painting, collage, altered post cards!!!!! • Paper crafts • Sewing American Girl Doll Clothes • Scrapbooking, card making • Christmas ornaments • Sewing Baby items for my daughters • Rock painting with my grandson • Sewing pillow cases

Favorite Pastimes

• Photography • Pinterest • Travel • Cooking, baking, bread making • Grandkids • Reading – Mystery, Legal thrillers, Chick-lit • Being creative – making something with my hands • Repurposing stuff • Playing with dolls

Likes

• Antique stores • Vintage anything • Old cookbooks • Kiva • Girl Scouts • Depression Glass • Memories of my mother • Thai Food • Coffee • Cocktails • Beaches • Sound of waves • Libraries • Rocking chairs on a porch

I Collect

• Vintage aprons • Vintage Barbie Dolls

swap-bot LIKES & DISLIKES

DISLIKE: Non-raters. It makes me sad when I work really hard on a swap project and the recipient doesn't immediately run to their computer one second after they have admired it to post a rating. LOL

DISLIKE: DOLLAR STORE JUNK - I don't like anything from the dollar store. The stickers and note cards are cheap. If you can't afford extra's in the envelope, a short hand written note would be just as nice!

What I do instead of shopping at the dollar store is shop sales at JoAnne's, Michaels and Hobby Lobbby. I bulk purchase stickers when they are 50% off at Hobby Lobby so I can send a brand new package of 2 sheets regularly 1.99 for a dollar. I would prefer one quality thing to an envelope of stuff you don't like and are passing on.

POCKET LETTER LIKES My favorite pocket letter colors and themes are Pink, Purple, White, Gold, Lace, Girly, Vintage, Butterflies, Cats, Puppies, Birds, Halloween, Christmas, Winter, snow, Fall, leaves, Summer, beaches and water, Spring, flowers, Prima Stamps, Vera Lane & other quirky digital art, Coffee, Tea, Cupcakes, Hearts, Angels

I LIKE STICKERS - my favorites seem to be flowers, butterflies, birds, tea, coffee, angels, birds, clocks, donuts,cupcakes, butterflies, butterflies, cats and dogs but whatever you send I will try to use!

I LIKE POSTCARDS - I have given up collecting state post cards. I prefer hand made or altered postcards so I will continue to sign up for many of those swaps. For a senders choice -- if you are looking here for my preferences I like flowers, beaches, artwork, photography, black and white, vintage postcards the best. But what ever you send I will enjoy!

Cool things to find in an "envie" cocktail napkins, washi tape, good quality note cards like Hallmark, naked post cards (old or new) any kind of stickers, humor, vintage photo's, collage, cool used stamps to craft with (noncollectable)

If you make a ATC, APC, inchie or "whatever" and take the time to send it to me, I will value it forever.

My PRIMARY dislike - rude people.

I work very hard to maintain my perfect 5.0 rating. If you do not receive a swap from me, it's been lost in the mail (it happens). Please message me and I will send another. Thank you in advance for your communication on swaps, and thank you for rating! 💖💖💖

Happy swapping to all my friends to come! 😊

Ratings

Lilpurplepig rated for 9PL: Recipe Pocket Letter - USA on Nov 21, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the great recipes I cannot wait to try them. Since I went on a cooking strike after 26 years of cooking, my family is happy when I do cooking experiments. lol Again thank you.
Germanbaby77 rated for Washi Tape ATC - Newby Friendly on Nov 13, 2017
5
rating
Comment: sorry for the late rating. I found it! I knew it had come in, but I needed to be sure before leaving a rating. thanks for the extra washi ATC!
AnitaMac rated for ATC Pointy Hats & Crowns on Oct 5, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful ATC. Love the vintage image! You're right saying that she's adorable. Thank you also for the extra bling, which will come in handy for future projects. Thanks for hosting this swap.
mags142 rated for Donut ATC on Sep 23, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Kathy, thank you for the ATC. I am so sorry to hear you had to evacuate due to the hurricane. I hope you and all your family and loved ones are doing okay <3 Happy Swapping
magicinker rated for Vintage ATC - Fall Colors on Sep 15, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the lovely ATC...Much appreciated-I love it !
Arabella rated for Photobomb ATC on Sep 14, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Love your photobombing kitty, Kathy! Thank you so much! And glad you got to come home to an undamaged house!!
Wanderingslug rated for Layered Postage Stamp ATC on Sep 14, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Very nicely done ATC! Thank you! Glad you are doing well😊
Arabella rated for Put a Bird on It ATC on Sep 12, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Kathy, thank you so much for your cute bird atc! Love the gelato background! Keep safe with all the water down there!
Conni59 rated for Snarky & Sarcastic ATC on Sep 6, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Loved the snarky card! I was surprised Mail is even running in the flood zones. Hope things are clearing up...I know from first hand experience how long that can take 😘😘😘
dancingDog rated for Draw & Paint a Girl ATC on Sep 5, 2017
5
rating
Comment: It's the girl in the swap! She is lovely. Thank you for hosting the swap. I hope you are safe and dry and have not suffered a lot of damage. Thoughts & prayers for Houston.
curlyhedgehog rated for Ransom Note ATC on Sep 5, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Wow! I can't belive I got this cute ATC! I loved it, since I seen it first time on the swap page! Thank you!
5
rating
Comment: Thank you so much. I love it.
MawBella rated for Mini Pocket Letter on Aug 29, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Love your pocket letter and goodies! The ATC is adorable too. Thank you❣
5
rating
Comment: thanks for a nice swap and letter. We do have a lot in common!! Nice to know for future swaps. ♥♥♥
naturenerd3 rated for Pocket Letter - Paris Theme on Aug 27, 2017
5
rating
Comment: I was the lucky winner that got your lovely swap. Thank you so much for the personalization with the stamps and postcards. I have been to Paris twice. I cannot say I found the people so friendly, but the art can't be beat. Thank you for hosting. I was excited to find your swap in my mailbox :)
LacieLove rated for Too Broke to Joke Envelope Swap on Aug 26, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thank you so much for the swap. I loved everything. The stickers, washi and note cards are beautiful. The mermaid stickers are amazing. Thank you again.
5
rating
Comment: Thank you so much! I absolutely loved the ATC included!
sillylily41 rated for ATC- Stained Glass on Aug 25, 2017
5
rating
 
SamiE rated for August Senders Cholice atc on Aug 25, 2017
5
rating
Comment: I love the butterfly. Love how you designed the ATC. Hobby Lobby always started to put out Christmas right after the 4th. A ploy to get more $$$$. Thanks.
tristitia rated for ATC - Take a Number on Aug 24, 2017
5
rating
Comment: I got the swap page card! I love it, and love that it's a family pic :) Thank you!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 365 14 15
Completed Fives Threes Ones
302 417 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
1 112 189 0
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Comments

Dsweeny on Nov 5, 2017:

Hi Kathy! I received the PRECIOUS Angel with Washi that you Angeled for your swap where my partner flaked. Not only is the washi AMAZING (I love Angels), but you taking the time and effort to send when my partner didn't...I appreciate it a ton. YOU are a terrific host for doing this. Many, many thanks. Dina DSweeny

ladydy5 on Jun 27, 2017:

Make an Envelope glad to have ya!

bjmonroe on Sep 22, 2016:

swamplover on Aug 2, 2016:

Thank you so much for the envie of surprises. It was a wonderful surprise. I was confused at first, wondering what swap it was for and had forgotten about a swap. Then I recognized my own handwriting and figured out I was a RAK! Lol

LahDeeDah on Aug 26, 2014:

Thanks for the great envie of surprises! I totally forgot all about the PCs. lol It was very kind of you to put together such a nice collection of things I love. Thank you very much! :-)

pkmccann on Jul 15, 2014:

LOL!!... I may have to arm wrestle my 28 year old daughter to keep your Creepy Doll!! She wants her, too! Thanks again for an adorable addition to my collection. I think she'll sit next to the "peek-a-boo" Robot!

lorettadog on Jun 22, 2014:

Welcome to swap-bot! :o) May your swaps always find their destination, and the flakers never find you. ;oP

Sandy

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