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Kathy821

Kathy821
Date Joined: January 1, 2014
Last Online: September 23, 2018
Birthday: January 26
Country: United States

About Me

My name is Kathy. I am married to the Steve, love of my life. I have 5 grown children (ages 36 - 26) and 8 grandchildren (15 - 3). We now have custody of my daughters children. Mason is 5 and could definitely use your prayers. Losing his parents has been tough on him. Alexis is 3 and she doesn't know them since she was still a baby. We have 12 year old cat named Sassy. We also have a chiweenie (Dachshund/Chihuahua) named Gracie.

**I pm'd about the other 1, but she has not been back on until May. I resent 5/15. but to make sure something was received I recent again on 7/11/18. I also talked to the postmaster to make sure that everything was correct including postage to the best that he could with the information of course. 7/12 She did receive the resend from 5/15

I love being outside. We enjoy camping, hiking, and fishing. I love to work in the yard and garden. I love the smell of Gardenias, Honey Suckle and Magnolias when they start blooming, but plant many flowers in my yard and really enjoy visiting botanical gardens or seeing wild flowers when we hike.

I also love crafts of any kind. I sew, make ATCs, scrapbook, cross stitch,do plastic canvas and crochet mostly. I love patterns and material, of course. I enjoy browsing the local thrift or "antique" stores. We love to travel and see new places. Life has taken somewhat of a change. Since we're parents again and Mason is in 5K, we are more tied down.

I love Jesus so anything with a scripture is always a favorite. His goodness never ceases to amaze me. Most of the reading that I do is books by Joyce Meyer, Max Lucado, Joel Osteen, Beth Moore and similar. I am currently doing a bible study by Beth Moore The Quest.

Favorite Music

I listen to Contemporary Christian like Sidewalk Prophets, Jaime Grace, Toby Mac, Mercy Me, Natalie Grant, Lauren Diagle, King & Country, Hillsong, Crystal Lewis, and many more. I love to sing! I love music. I love 70s & 80s music and a little country at times. I got Barney down pat again too!! Alexis adores to sing and dance.

Favorite Television

I love This is Us, Criminal Minds, Law & Order SVU, Greys Anatomy, NCIS and Handmaids Tale. I enjoy watching Joyce Meyer and Jesse Duplantis too. I really am enjoying Netflix, Hulu and Amazon.

Misc Likes & Random Thoughts

I love all kinds of animals, including cats, dogs, bears. I love to watch the birds at the bird feeder from my sun room. I love cardinals & hummingbirds. I have several hummingbird feeders around the yard. I love flowers, butterflies & dragonflies.

I collect angels, and, thimbles ~ Hubby says I collect everything.

I like: *Postcards *Coffee *Tea *Washi tape.
*Recipes, especially healthy ones and those fun for kids I don't like anything too spicy hot. I still bake for my kids, grandkids and other gatherings, but try to find healthy alternatives whenever possible.

*Dark Chocolate (I generally have two pieces with coffee each afternoon). I also like sugar free mints or hard candy when I exercise. I occasionally enjoy caramel, & sea salt chocolate

  • Papers, die cuts & misc for ATCs, scrap booking or other crafts.
    *Stamps & stamp pads

I love to hear about interesting techniques you have used in your creations.

Fat Quarters or material pieces, ribbon, lace or interesting buttons.

Charms, and beads

I love anything homemade. Something else to try!

I like to walk in the early mornings when everything's fresh and crisp or at twilight when there seems to be a hush over things. This doesn't happen often right now lol.

I like to chat with a neighbor I meet walking or working in the yard. I can talk to about anyone that I meet. I tend to be positive, upbeat and a love to joke around. God is faithful and I trust Him. I love Jesus and He has never let me down.

Trying to find our new normal. There's school, sports, playgrounds, bedtimes & baths again. Most our age aren't used to having a preschooler tag along tag along any more. Mason is ADHD with ODD (oppositional defiant disorder) due to trama. I never realized something like that existed. Some days he's a real challenge.

I don't like dragons, realistic snakes, bugs( except for the cute ladybug type) or rodents, AC, witches, sorcerers, wizards, skulls, dark or gothic type things. After Gracie found a skunk, not so crazy about them. I am not a big fan of Halloween except maybe the lighter side like the children, candy or cats ( I love giving out candy and seeing their costumes and excited faces). I celebrate fall instead. I do like light steampunk that's not dark or revealing.

Swaps

Please PM and let me know if you don't receive a swap from me. I won't ever flake! I will always be glad to resend. I want my partners to enjoy being my partner and have a great experience, that is part of the fun.

I am pretty easy to please and will promptly send swaps. Please let me know if there is a problem. If I have missed something you need to know, just message me and I'll be happy to answer....and give you plenty to read since I can "talk" your ear off rofl!

My Grandchildren

Mason (5) loves Paw Patrol, Power Rangers, Teenage Ninja Mutant turtles, Legos, cars, trucks, motorcycles, candy, stickers, coloring and most of the normal things 5 year old boys like. His favorite color is green. He's so smart. He's already reading at a level 2 and doing addition & subtraction. He will start 5K this year.

Alexis (3) loves babies, My Little Pony, Barbies, Dora, Princesses,Daniel Tiger, Shopkins, coloring, stickers, singing, & dancing. She's ribbons & bows one day and camo & boots the next! She has a big time sweet tooth!

Ratings

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Comment: Beautiful PC! I have relatives in NC but haven't made it to the coast yet! My nephew used to be stationed at Camp Lejeune. Thank your son for his service! I'm a VA nurse and love all my vets. Tell your son to sign up at the VA as soon as he gets out of the military, whenever it may be... Thank you for the PC!
glennasgarden rated for TCHH ~ Verse of the Month PC on Sep 22, 2018
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Comment: Beautiful PC Kathy! Thanks so much~ I too am no stranger to many trials Lovely verse~
Martha rated for Tea Swap and Inspiration- September on Sep 21, 2018
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Comment: Love the Tea and the inspiration !!!! This was a great swap, thanks so much !!
mejulia rated for NAPS - Slap a Stamp On it Sept 2018 on Sep 21, 2018
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Comment: I love the postcard, thank you.
PrairieKittin rated for ZZ ~ Tangle & Pass PC ongoing on Sep 21, 2018
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Comment: Scallops is one of my favorite tangles. Pretty card. Thanks. I'll work on it and pass it on. :-)
BeckyG56 rated for ART Collab #18 Add postage on Sep 20, 2018
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Comment: Great addition to this card! Thanks for the pc!
Response: Thanks so much and thanks for the heart!
Vickyen rated for Collab Coloring PC #54 ADD Postage on Sep 19, 2018
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Comment: Hi Kathy! What a fun pc to color - love the colors used so far! Thanks for all the goodies - so sweet of you! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: You're welcome. Thanks for rating! Hugs right back!
Vickyen rated for NAPS - September Hello 2018 on Sep 19, 2018
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Comment: Hi Kathy! Fall has not found us yet, so.... Sounds very busy there! I am getting ready for my second vacation this month, then time to settle in and get some stuff done around the house! LOL! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;) Thank you for the lovely flower pc!!
Response: Some changes next week I think, but still hot here with really high humidity. Hope you enjoy your vacation and thanks for the heart!
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Comment: Thanks for the teas! Can’t wait to try them. I loved the quote you chose as well!
Response: You're welcome. I hope you like them. Thanks for the heart!
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Comment: Thanks Kathy for the nice postcard.
Response: You're welcome. Thanks so much for joining and for the heart!
Poeprincess rated for TIMs: Candy Wrapper Betwinchies on Sep 17, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for these Betwinchies! I love both of them. Thanks also for the tea & paper ephemera--love the mini-envelope, too.
Response: I'm so glad that you liked them. Thanks for the heart!
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Response: Thanks for rating.
Fabriqueen rated for Bible Study on the Heart on Sep 16, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much for sharing this study with me and also for the bookmark! Hugs, Diane
Response: You're welcome. Thank you for the heart!
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Comment: Florida is always fun. Thank you! I hope Florence did not cause you to much trouble :)
Response: It was pretty much nothing for us but a tiny bit of rain (which we really need) and some wind thankfully. Thank you for the heart!
Highlander18 rated for How's The Weather Today PC US on Sep 15, 2018
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Comment: Thank you very much for the SC map card, will check it off my list!
Response: You’re welcome. Glad it was one you needed thank you for the heart.
bluecrayons rated for Handmade Fall Card on Sep 14, 2018
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Response: Thanks for rating.
paperlover rated for WPS - Animal Postcard #36 on Sep 14, 2018
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Comment: Love the animal PC you sent. Thanks for reading my profile and giving me such a lovely compliment.
Response: You're welcome. I'm glad that you liked it. Thank you so much for the heart!
mejulia rated for NAPS - How's The Weather Today PC on Sep 14, 2018
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Comment: Love the postcard and note.
Response: I'm glad. Thanks so much for the heart!
TereDiane1954 rated for Handmade Autumn Postcard #2 on Sep 14, 2018
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Comment: And a very happy fall to you, too! Thank you for the pretty postcard♥
Response: You're welcome. Always a pleasure to see your name. Thank you for the heart!
Sandy1969 rated for Tea swap on Sep 14, 2018
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Comment: Hi Kathy, Today only I received your parcel. Thanks for different flavours of Tea.
Response: I hope you enjoy them and thank you for the heart!

Rating Overview

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Comments

blanketfort on Sep 19, 2018:

Hiya Kathy! I got your card today, thank you so much! I wish I could give you all the hearts in the world for being such an amazing swap host :) I also see that I've forgotten to reply to your comment on my profile - thank you :)

Coss on Sep 5, 2018:

Thanks for working on my Smoky the Bear post card. It turned out great.

ktk8 on Aug 29, 2018:

Hi and THANKS for working on Art Collab card of mine.... it made it home today...... love it!

shannonlinde on Jul 11, 2018:

Hi Kathy! SO SO SO enjoying the swap you sent to me from the week of happy envies! I am savoring that soap today!!! xoxox Shannon

shannonlinde on May 7, 2018:

Kathy!! Oh my goodness!! What a wonderful week of Happy Envies!! You have blessed my socks off! I absolutely love the notes you wrote to me and the typed bible verses with the notes. I am saving them all for my Art Journaling Bible!! Tomorrow morning, I will be enjoying my Kahlua coffee! YUMMO!! So many wonderful days! Thank you so so so very much! :)

ReadMoreBooks33 on May 4, 2018:

Margothecat on Apr 27, 2018:

Thank you so much for the beautiful butterfly and recipe postcards you sent for the AN Postcard Tag. They are all new ones for me :)

yvonne401 on Apr 13, 2018:

Welcome to Proverbs Women! It's great to have you here!

Blessings,

Yvonne

yvonne401 on Apr 6, 2018:

Welcome to IBATL! It's great to have you here!

Blessings,

Yvonne

Whippet on Mar 13, 2018:

Hi Kathy! Thank you so much for your kindness. I received your lovely spring envelope with Easter card & extras. You sent me my first Easter card of the season. Hope you have a Happy March!

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