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Kitty2cats

Kitty2cats
Date Joined: July 19, 2015
Last Online: October 17, 2018
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 last year 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 25, with no grands in sight. Some of my favorites are: pink, doing DIY projects around the house, paper crafting, baking, gardening, thrifting, reading, and spending time with my pets. I love social media, esp Pinterest, YouTube, and Instagram .

Themes I like: Farmers Market,woodland animals/plants ,flowers/floral designs, sewing, field guides related to nature, hearts, dogs-esp. Beagles, cats/kittens, animal lover in general, chickens/roosters, postage stamps, mail art, collage, camera graphics, reading/books/print, vintage inspired, botanical images, sunflowers, lace trim, Pioneer Woman style, French Postal-script/icons, mason jars, cupcakes/sweets, butterflies, birds, (esp. hummingbirds and goldfinches) Tim Holtz style, baking/recipes, mixed media.

Things I'd Like to Receive: Used postage stamps, old playing cards and postcards, scraps of fabric, embroidery, fun pens/stationery, travel memorabilia,tickets,clips, stickers, napkins for decoupage, charms, gelli prints, vellum, washi samples, simple recipes, coupons, quotes, old book pages/ephemera for junk journals, positive/inspirational messages, handmade envies, 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 launch of the Great American Read by PBS that has formulated a list of the top 100 favorite novels. It's fun to hear what other people are reading, so I thought the Bookworm/Penpal swap would be that perfect opportunity. I have a pretty wide range of interests. I like both fiction and non-fiction, but mostly read fiction. My favorite genre is historical fiction, with these titles in my favorites list: Gone With the Wind (Margaret Mitchell) Little Women(Louisa May Alcott) To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee) My Antonia (Willa Cather) The Hiding Place (Corrie Ten Boom) I also love mysteries/thrillers, and biographies/memoirs. Recently started journaling about reading. I like to collect book quotes. I'll read a print book, e-books, or audio-books. 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. Wow, I have a long list of TBRs!

Ratings

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Comment: Hi Holly! WOWZA!!! You are amazing. I absolutely LOVE the fall 'bag' you created and all the beautiful decorations and goodies. I am absolutely fascinated with the doll clothespin--where did you find those old-school clothespins? I LOVE it! Your cardinal vine is so pretty--it almost looks like a morning glory, except for the leaf shape. Thank you, my dear penpal, for such an AMAZING parcel of goodness!
Response: Hi Kristy, So happy to hear you liked the fall swap package🍁 I got the wooden clothespins on Etsy, not 100% sure of the site, but thinking it was PerryAnnsArtsNThings.
JJcrafty rated for Bird Love Swap-USA only on Oct 12, 2018
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Comment: You were so generous with your bird swap. Thank you so much. I absolutely love everything!
Response: That's great news😁 Very happy to hear you liked the swap. It was fun putting it together for you. Thanks for the rating and ❤!
HannahsMommy07 rated for GETTING TO KNOW ONE ANOTHER on Oct 10, 2018
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Comment: I love your answers and writing!!!!
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Comment: Beautiful! I love all the goodies.
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Comment: Great stuff, felt personalized even though it was about you haha.
jenidleman rated for ATC Coin on Oct 1, 2018
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Comment: I wish I could give you more than one heart! Thanks so much for such an adorable package! :)
Response: Awww....you're so sweet. I'm thrilled that you enjoyed the little package😁 Thanks for the kind words and ❤
spicemom rated for Goodies 4 ME & YOU!!! Sept on Sep 17, 2018
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Comment: Hi holly Thank you I love the goodies Spicemom
luckylynnl rated for SMSUSA: Four Out the Door! on Sep 12, 2018
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Comment: Give this swap a bushel of ♥s! JUST Loved it. Still smiling. What a treat to come home to. Loved the metal bookmarks and will share with twin and niece. Sweet note. I am SO EXCITED to have a new way to present flat items to friends and relatives. I am a rubber stamper and use flat bags a lot but your layered fold is so sweet I can't wait to try it. Pretty fall ribbon, too. Cutest leaf playing card. Wish I knew where to find some. Thank you Holly, COULD NOT HAVE BEEN BETTER!!! Stamping friends will see at Show & Tell. luckylynnl
Response: I'm so, so happy you enjoyed the little package! Yay! Thank you for your kind words and rating. 😍
LadyJo rated for Butterfly Themed Flat Gifts - USA on Aug 28, 2018
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Comment: Wow! What an awesome swap! It was so pretty to open the little packaged! Oh the beautiful butterflies you sent to me! This deserves lots and lots of hearts! You are very creative!
Response: Hi Jo! You're so sweet, thank you for the kind comments, positive rating and ❤. So glad you enjoyed the butterfly themed goodies!
CatNipNinja rated for a month of quotes/sayings-usa on Aug 8, 2018
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Comment: I love this book, thank you very much you really did an amazing job.
Response: So very glad that you like it! I've always loved quotes. Interesting and often inspirational little sentiments that are just fun to read. Thank you for the positive rating and ♥️.
sweetgypsy rated for Artist Trading Coins (ATCoins) on Aug 4, 2018
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Comment: Love the coin & the tag! The presentation of it all was beautiful! Overall, one of the nicest swaps I've received in awhile. Thank you for the time & effort you put into making this a wonderful swap for me :)
Response: Oh Yay! 😁 I appreciate your compliment and positive rating. Thrilled to know you love it 🌹
pynart2 rated for Bookworms & Pen Pals on Jul 24, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for all the goodies. Enjoyed your letter also.
shellybuckmeier rated for Make a Tag or Two! on Jun 18, 2018
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Comment: I love your beautiful tags!
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Comment: ♥ Thanks for the fabulous matchbook mini. The washi seems to be sticking just fine. I have learned that if you can iron the washi in place it works better. Just remember to protect your surface and iron with paper. Thanks for all the great extras as well. I need some of the Spring Market paper. It is indeed beautiful. I hope your flower garden prospers.
Response: So glad you like the matchbook mini. Interesting tip about ironing the washi. Hadn't heard that before. I don't have an iron right now, but if I see a cheap one, I'll pick it up and give that technique a try!
BlueberryLady rated for Fabric Curiosities on Jun 4, 2018
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Comment: Wow Such a Pretty selection of some great prints and Different Fabrics. Love them all and the wrapping fabric is Beautiful!!
whytewillow rated for Themed baggie swap! USA on May 24, 2018
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Comment: Such pretty things, thank you so much, I'll definitely be using all the goodies.
Purplmyst rated for Theme: Butterflies on May 22, 2018
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Comment: Such a fun package of butterfly goodness; thank you!
ncnurse04 rated for Make Me Happy With HappyMail #6 on May 21, 2018
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Comment: Loved everything in my package! Can't wait to use it all. Thank you!
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Comment: Wow! Fantastic envelope FULL of amazing ephemera goodness! I’m LOVING EACH BIT and yes... it will all go to good use! I’m excited for the weekend so I can sit and create! Thank you! A million hearts! xoxo <3
Response: Yay! Great to know you are happy with the crafty ephemera. Thanks for the positive rating and ❤
DorothyH rated for Floral Inspiration 🌹 on May 1, 2018
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Comment: Hello Holly, Oh my goodness so many great pieces to work with, how fun can't wait to start using some of these. love all the vintage looking pieces, the two tags you made and "washi" who doesn't love washi pieces? Thanks again

Rating Overview

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Comments

CurlyTea on Feb 2, 2018:


Happy Birthday!

OrigamiGrace on Dec 21, 2017:

Happy

solstice

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:

anrtist on Sep 4, 2015:

APDG~ Artistic Profile Deco Group Welcome! ;-)

ALWAYS Lots of fun swaps to choose from
Or join them all! ~ MAYBE even Host a few too ;-)


I really hope you enjoy the group!!! ;-)
Blessings, cc

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