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Kitty2cats

Kitty2cats
Date Joined: July 19, 2015
Last Online: September 23, 2019
Birthday: February 2, 1959
Country: United States

About Me

Hello from Wisconsin! We are known for beer & brats, cheese in every variety, the Green Bay Packers, the WI Badgers, country music festivals, WI Dells, farming, and Friday night fish fries. I live in a small town near the state line between WI and IL. I retired from teaching in 2014, after 33 years dedicated to students with special needs. In late summer of 2014, we got the devastating news that my DH of 28 yrs had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. I lost him on Easter Sunday. To cope with the grief and loneliness, I renewed my love for crafting and it has been good therapy for me. I have a grown daughter, Heather, age 26, with no grands in sight. Some of my favorite things are: the colors pink and blue, paper crafting, learning new crafting techniques, taking pictures, journaling, baking, gardening, thrifting, reading, listening to music, (country), and spending time with my pets...4 cats and 1 dog. I love social media, esp Pinterest, YouTube, and Instagram .

Themes I like: Woodland animals, anything related to botanicals, flowers/floral designs, bird art, combining paper and fabric, pink and gold combinations, field guides related to nature, hearts, dogs-esp. Beagles, Russian Blue cats, ( and all breeds of cats), animal lover in general, postage stamps, mail art, collage, camera graphics, reading/books/print, vintage inspired, lace trim, French Postal-script/icons, mason jars, cupcakes/sweets, butterflies, birds, (esp. hummingbirds, cardinals,and goldfinches) Tim Holtz style, baking/recipes, mixed media.

Things I'd Like to Receive: Address labels with a simple logo like a flower, bird, butterfly, or kitty, used postage stamps, old playing cards and postcards, snippets of fabric, lace, embroidery, ribbon, or textiles, old music paper, fun pens/stationery, vintage or vintage inspired images,memorabilia, tickets, napkins for decoupage, charms, textured paper, simple recipes, quotes, old book pages/ephemera for junk journals, positive/inspirational messages, handmade envies, book recommendations. I'll love anything you send, because it came from the heart.

Favorite Books

I enjoy talking, listening, and writing about books and authors. I'm excited to follow the Great American Read and the list of the top 100 favorite novels. Which book will win? I have a pretty wide range of reading interests. I like both fiction and non-fiction, but mostly read fiction. My favorite genre is historical fiction, with these oldies but goodies in my favorites list: Gone With the Wind, Little Women, To Kill a Mockingbird, My Antonia, and The Hiding Place. I also love the mystery/suspense/thriller genre, true crime etc....the last great book I read was The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn. (Highly recommend) And lastly, I love biographies and memoirs. . Recently started journaling about reading. I like to listen to podcasts that talk about books/authors. I'm the nerd that watches C-span Book T.V. (sshhhh)🤓 and I recently discovered Book Tube.

Ratings

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Comment: Holly, your pink & gold memory dex card came out beautiful, just love it. Thanks so much for making it for me. Also, loving all the goodies you sent, so sweet of you. Have a great day today, AnnaL.
Response: Hey Anna, Yay! Very happy to know that you are enjoying the pink & gold MDC card and goodies.😊 Thanks so much for the rating and ♥️
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Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful pink and gold mini pl. I love all of it especially the way you did the handwritten note. 💕 Beautiful!
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Comment: It's almost too pretty to open!!...almost!! You did such a professional, beautiful job with this Holly!! Thank you for everything, I love it!!!
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Comment: Hi Holly - thank you for a beautiful mini PL!! I also love all shades of blue!! All the little extras are much appreciated and I am in love with the little note an envelope!!! So cute!! :o)
isabellasnow rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #10 on Aug 20, 2019
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Comment: Holly! We are finally 'real' partners!!! Your ATC is beautiful (of course)...love love love the golden glow and I'm crazy for all the little bits you sent along with it. I'm definitely going to borrow your technique of zig-zagging a bit of fabric onto an ATC and where in the WORLD did you find those little black dots you used around the edges? They're so tiny and add so much! Thank you, my friend; I hope we get to swap together again soon!
Response: Hey Kristy! Glad you liked the ATC. I was hoping the fabric would perk it up a little because it was looking kind of drab and muddy. I picked up the tiny black bead border as part of a set from Hobby Lobby last week. It was in the sticker section where the borders are. Think it was Paper Studio brand. They are having a big mark down sale again. Great prices, like 75% off selected items. Thanks for the ❤️ my friend!
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Comment: Thank you . . . thank you very much for the mini envelope flip book! Yes . . . we do have many things in common. The book is lovely and I appreciate all of the thoughtful details as well!!
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Comment: Love this pocket letter so much, especially since I adore butterflies! Thank you!
Response: Yay, great to know that the little PL was a hit! Thanks very much for rating and the ❤😊
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Comment: Hi Holly! Thanks so much for the awesome book themed mini! I love to read and your mini is just amazing! I am trying to give you a heart but the dang system is not letting me - grrrr!! Will try again later! Wish I could give you several hearts!! ;)
Response: Thanks so very much for the ❤ and kind words. I've been anxious to use that scrapbook paper😊, glad it found a good home.
suzwa rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #8 on Jul 29, 2019
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Comment: This package made my day! From the envelope,the ATC, the story and the goodies! Thank you so much! You turned my Monday around!
Response: Awwww, that makes me feel good that it made an impact on you. Thank you for the kind words, rating and ❤. I had a fun time making it for you. Enjoy the rest of your summer....I was almost gonna write supper, HA! All the best!
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Comment: Really nice job & thanks for the nice extras!!
BusyB rated for MMDRS June&July Challenge Kit Fun! on Jul 22, 2019
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Comment: Holly, thank you so very much for the awesome swap! Everything you send is always such a nice surprise and I'm so lucky to have you as my sending partner. This is my very first 3x5" rolo and I love it! You worry too much, all your work is always phenomenal. This one is no exception with all the beautiful details to appreciate. You did great with the challenge. Thank you also for the fun extras. I hope you're staying cool. It's just now feeling like summer here and I love it!
Response: Yay! Very happy you are enjoying the memorydex card😊thanks so much for the kind words, rating, and ❤️
JudalineZ rated for Accordion Wallet Surprises on Jul 21, 2019
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Comment: Thank you very much it is a fun swap!
Arabella rated for USAPC: 3 Elements #7 on Jul 19, 2019
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Comment: Love your 3 elements atc, Holly! Really like the way you did the background! Thank you so much - and love all the extra images and the old feed sack pieces! It really makes me happy to receive such a great swap!
Response: Oh, that’s great news! So glad that you enjoyed the swap. Thanks for your kind words and the ❤️
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Comment: Hi Holly - thank you so much for the incredibly thoughtful, inspiring and funny PL!! I love all the quotes you picked, and the funny quotes made me giggle!! :o) Thank you also for all the goodies you sent - so perfect and sweet!!!
Response: Oh, that's great! So happy to know that you are enjoying the quotes and had a couple laughs on the funny side. Thanks for the kind words and ❤
rjdolphin rated for CHARMS CHARMS CHARMS on Jul 13, 2019
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Comment: Interesting. . .after you were charged 70cents at your post office, I received a notice of $3.24 postage due! I don't understand that. I am going to the post office monday to find out the problem. thank you for the charms.
Response: Oh no! That's not right😫 My P.O processed it like a regular piece of mail, not a package. I think she even tested it through the slot they use. I'm so sorry for the inconvenience. I'll send you a check for the amount you paid. That just happened to me, had to pay postage due. So I completely understand why it's irritating.
kristyrogers rated for TH: Profile Surprises! on Jul 2, 2019
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Comment: So much awesome! Thank you! The notecard is so me! The butterflies are so cute! I'm going to use them to make a mama a card! The amazing stickers, papers, plastic envelope, and the fabric are going directly into my current project, a journal cover to start planning again! The fabric is a perfect match! The Stamps are perfect for my collection! Thank you so much for a thoughtful and amazing package!
lilmermaid rated for Pillbox Swap #2 on Jun 30, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so very much for all the wonderful things... This swap was super fun
nnair rated for Horizontal Pocket Letter- USA on Jun 25, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely PL!
Response: You're welcome! Thank you for rating and the ❤
thequilterslink rated for One, Two, Three ATC on Jun 24, 2019
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Comment: Thanks..cool technique..love the Atc!
Response: Hi Nancy, Glad you liked the ATC. It's always fun to try out a new technique. Thanks so much for your rating and ❤ Yay!
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Comment: Holly!! What a beautiful packet!! Thank you so much for the bright/cheerful mini pocket letter & all the cheerful things you sent along with it; made my day=)
Response: Oh, that's so great to hear! Very glad to know that you are enjoying the mini PL! Thanks much for the kind words, rating, and ❤

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Comments

BusyB on Mar 25, 2019:

Welcome to Merry MemoryDex and Rolo Swaps USA!

Heirloom on Mar 20, 2019:

CurlyTea on Feb 4, 2019:


Happy Birthday!

CurlyTea on Feb 2, 2018:


Happy Birthday!

OrigamiGrace on Dec 21, 2017:

Happy

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yvonne401 on Dec 9, 2017:

Welcome to Butterfly lovers! It's great to have you here!

Blessings,

Yvonne

supersquirrel on Nov 24, 2017:

Hi Holly - Wanted to let you know I received the finished ATC from our "CPG Make Me an ATC Challenge" swap. I just love how you incorporated and modified so much of what I sent. Great tricks and great ideas! Thank you for the fun swap!!

ladydy5 on Aug 6, 2017:

Welcome! Enjoy swapping Make and Envelope group./

Hag53 on Dec 7, 2015:

Holly, thank you so much for the note with my pocket letter... I'm thinking of you this season... I've decided that grief is a journey that some of us know well...

allthingsregency on Nov 30, 2015:

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