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Date Joined: December 31, 2008
Last Online: June 20, 2011
Birthday: April 9
Country: United States
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About Me

Well, it was a long break for me, but I am back now and will try to do a limited amount of trading....Thanks for hanging in there.

April 19, 2010 taking a short break and doing some teaching..be back soon. Kathy

If you are making a card/ATC/bookmark for me, these are the things I love...pink roses..glittery flowers, old keys, old sheet music, anything French...pastel colors, aged look, antique "junky" embellishments. Old typewriter keys, new, fake or old... Halloween all year around suits me fine. Used postage stamps, especially anything that looks old. anything like Tim Holtz (youtube is full of him)...I rubber stamp everyday, and usually have inky fingers. Thanks for looking!!

A note about postage due... Due to the fact that our Post Office workers have different ideas on what needs an extra 20 cent stamp or not, if you ever receive an envelope that you need to pay extra, please please tell me. I will gladly send you the postage due. I do not want anyone to feel I don't play fair.

A note about extras and hearts

I will give hearts to swaps that I can tell the person put a lot of thought, time and creativity into. I do not need extras in order to rate with a heart. Please do not feel as though you need to add extras to my swaps unless it's something you know I'll really love. I promise to give you a heart if I feel the swap was extra special even w/o extras. Also, please note that if extras are included but I can tell there was no thought put into the swap itself, I will not feel obligated to rate with a heart. I've decided that I will not include extras just to get a heart. I would hope that the work I do and the quality of swaps I send are heart worthy w/o adding extra paper, stickers or whatever to the swap. I will not be upset if you do not give me a heart but hope that you will agree that rating hearts should have to do with how special the actual swap is w/o the consideration of extras.

I love to make cards from my stash of scrapbook paper and rubber stamps. I answer all my email and love to swap....

I love all of Tim Holtz/Ranger inks, stamps, etc. So if you have anything like that laying around gathering dust, please let me know. I enjoy watching his tutorials on YouTube and checking out his blog. I'm really into grungepaper, and can't wait to get his new stuff..

I live in Brea, which is in Orange Co, California. I love vintage dishes, and decorate my house in Shabby Chic style. I love to do table settings, and give parties just to use the dishes. My three children are grown, and we have three chihuahuas that rule the house.

I am a OMA which is grandma in dutch. I visit my granddaughter and her family in Las Vegas around once a month, but instead of gambling, I visit the craft stores.

I'm not a good writer, but take great photographs.
..not allergic to anything in particular...


Tim Holtz stamps, papers, etc.

Any vintage/old text, like from telephone pages, old books, dictionaries, etc... vintage children photos,
used postage stamps from anywhere.

crocheted doilys in white are fantastic. Crocheted trim I can't get enough of...

OK, three things I would never want, crossword puzzles (I'm hopeless at them) fingernail polish (never use) and fancy soaps (skin sensitivity)..

don't really care for oriental artwork, guess it's the bright colors..I'm a pastel person.



kankalin rated for Photo Stamp on Jun 17, 2011
Comment: thank you for these great ATC-s, Yeah I actually received the one that you posted on Swapbot ;) Best wishes
Claylady rated for Photo Stamp on Jun 11, 2011
Comment: Thanks, great card, love it.
Lishmo rated for VS- Time ATC on May 10, 2011
Comment: Thank you Kathy! Love the ATC. I've missed swapping with you. {{hugs}}
Response: I've missed you also...anytime you want to do a private trade, just let me know. Thanks for my heart!
NaughtyElf rated for VS- Time ATC on May 9, 2011
Comment: I got it Friday! Sorry it took a little bit to rate but the weekend was hectic! I really like it! Thank you so much for the care and creativity put into it. The extras are appreciated as well, I love getting little goodies along with the ATC! Have a lovely day! :-)
Response: Thanks so much for my heart!
Comment: Thanks for the lovely ATC and the handmade card! :-)
Response: So glad you liked it...thanks for my heart!
Comment: Thanks so much for the beautiful ATC & matching card! Such a wonderful package.
Response: Thanks for your kind remarks!
Tynkerbelle rated for SEW Tim Holtz ATC Swap on Apr 6, 2011
Comment: what a wonderful atc...thank you so very much, i love how you used the theme ..Sew.. great job..and ty so much for the extra papers love them..and the card is awesome...
Response: I love using Tim's stuff.. Thanks so much for my heart.
kaydub rated for SEW Tim Holtz ATC Swap on Apr 5, 2011
Comment: Fabulous ATC - I love it! And thanks for all the goodies :)
Response: I love using Tim's stuff, so it was easy for me....glad you liked it and thanks for my heart!
Comment: AWESOME tags and I LOVE the extras!!! Thank you so much for putting so much time into your tags. They are beautiful!!
Response: I love using Tim's stuff so his tags are fun for me to do..glad you liked it.. Thanks so much for my heart.
Comment: What fantastic tags!! I really love the embossing you did. Thank you also for that really cool mini film strip! Your envelope was definitely a pleasure to open!
Response: I'm so glad you liked it, I love using Tim's stuff and make many tags. Thanks for my heart.
Karretjies rated for RS B Postcard on May 3, 2010
Comment: Kathy Thank you so much, it is really one of the most beautiful postcards that I have received up to now.Stunning.
Response: Thank you so much, I really like using vintage style stamps. My heart is much appreciated.
flyangelaway rated for Halloween Fairy Door on Apr 26, 2010
Comment: so cool
Response: So glad you liked it. Many thanks for my heart. I had a blast doing this door.
cobaltgypsy rated for Witch ATC on Apr 24, 2010
Comment: Thank you so much! What an interesting card. :) blessings, Gypsy
Response: Thank you so much for my heart. I always appreciate them.
agonysdecay rated for Witch ATC on Apr 22, 2010
Comment: Kathy! Thanks so much for the rockin witch ATC! I used the same witch stamp for mine, I love it!! I wish I knew how to emboss, and that skull stamp is one of the ones I didn't get this last October-lucky you. Thanks so much! ♥
Response: Just pm me if you want me to tell you how to emboss...super easy... Many thanks for my heart, I really appreciate it..
Comment: Absolutely beautiful!!! One of my favorites. Thank you so much!
Response: Many thanks, I always love you as my partner!!
Candyn29 rated for VS- 1950s Skinny on Apr 21, 2010
Comment: fun card! thank you
Response: It was easy with my note pad of cuties...many thanks for the heart!
BusyB rated for Rubber Stamped ATC on Apr 19, 2010
Comment: Love my ATC! Sewing theme and vintage is perfect for me. Thank you.
Response: So glad you liked it, I thank you for my heart!
PaperPassion rated for Craft Shop/Store on Apr 19, 2010
Comment: Thank you for the craft house.Very nice.
Response: Glad you liked it, I used many of my new stamps on it.
Comment: Thank you for all your work on my beautiful skinny :-)
Comment: Thank you for my beautiful skinny :-)

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iGirlZoe on May 26, 2011:

I meant 'tag' not 'matchbox'! Following a postal disruption here, I have received an avalanche of happy mail which I am feverishly sending thank you's for. I think the excitement and lovely things have made my brain mushy. x

iGirlZoe on May 26, 2011:

Thank you so much for the gorgeous matchbox for the "Handmade Tag Game" in the Tim Holtz Addicts Group! You have absolutely spoiled me! The tag is fabulous and I love things with a 'Z' on. The 3 additional tags are wonderful, especially the Parisian style 'Dream' tag. I love the old fashioned adverts, Victorian prints and the tickets you sent are my favourite! But I nearly wept when I saw the playing cards. Wherever did you get them? Thank you so much, it really was happy mail. xxx

thehappyhoneybee on Sep 13, 2010:

As a fellow cupcake lover and crafter, perhaps you'd be interested in our new swap.... Halloween Cupcake Toppers!



Jex on Apr 8, 2010:

Hello there!! Please join to my new Swap: MLP

Here: My Little Pony Inchies

CollageCafe04 on Apr 6, 2010:

Gorgeous letters A-G zentangled to catch me up for the alphabet swap...! Thanks for being so generous and doing ALLLLLLL 7 letters to catch me up! ...scatter joy... lindy

katehawk on Mar 23, 2010:

Hello friend! I started a matchbox group called matchbox & more and I was hoping since you like to make matchboxes that you'd be interested in joining? I'd love to have you as a member! :)

GTstamper on Mar 7, 2010:

Hi Kathy, Thank you so much for the huge stash of ATC cards ready cut and ready for me to get creative with. This should help get me on a good start with learning ATC's! I really appreciate it. Take care! Ginger

tangledthreads on Feb 27, 2010:

Your ATCS are so sweet and beautiful! Your style is very delicate and dainty! It is so pretty! I am so lucky to have several in my collection now! XO

doodahdaisy on Feb 24, 2010:

I got your lipstick ATC in the mail today...how did you make the background of the card? Was that paint splattered on it? I loved it!

lkbs on Feb 2, 2010:


I hope that you received the Atc I sent you. This is my first swap and I look forward to getting my ratings. Please let me know ways I can improve.Cheryl

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