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PeliKat

PeliKat
Date Joined: October 3, 2017
Last Online: November 21, 2017
Birthday: July 12
Country: United States

About Me

Greetings! I’m Kathy Bates, and no, I am not the famous actress, (although I can relate to her in many ways). I read that I should introduce myself to my swap partners, so here it is: I live in Southern Indiana, near the Ohio River, with Lisa – my work partner AND my life partner; we have two dogs: Sophie the Pug and Foxy the Pomeranian, and we have just added two guinea pigs to the family. I love Capybaras, but they won't pass the city code for house pets, so guinea pig will suffice, and they look just like miniature capybaras with much shorter legs. Lisa and I work together in a family business, but when we aren’t working, I keep busy with several hobbies: Family History (especially the Heritage scrapbook I’m putting together) so genealogy is a big live of mine; growing Bonsai trees (which we used to sell on the internet, but don’t now due to having to WORK at the family business) tree postcards and stickers are always welcomed; browsing through antique store/thrift stores/consignment stores (where I find a LOT of items to use in my craft projects!), surfing Pinterest (where I have pinned so many things that I’d love to try), and, of course, Crafting (especially paper crafts!). My main project right now is to figure out how to move my craft room into my Living Room, which is, after all, where I do most of my ‘living’. The trick is to get it all organized so that I can find what I need when I need it, without having the place look like a craft store was blown in by a tornado. We all know that ‘creativity is not a pretty sight’ until the project is finished and the mess cleaned up, right?

I like all kinds of paper crafts, love getting happy mail, (postcards can be sent in envelopes or naked and stamped/written on; I love them either way!); I enjoy putting together 'packets' of goodies for other people to enjoy, and learning new things. I'm always on the lookout for new things to use in crafting and have a big collection of materials that I like to share with other crafters.

Happy swapping to you! May your mailbox be full of happy mail and your postage stamp supply renew itself continuously!!

Thanks so much for swapping with me, Kathy Bates, (not the actress).

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Favorite things: butterflies, bees, dragonflies; crafty bits and pieces like ribbon, buttons, charms, and unique papers/gift wrap/book pages, fancy printed napkins; anything beach related, whether on the shore or in the water; dogs especially pugs; birds and feathers; bonsai trees; genealogy; cats; chocolate!

Favorite movies/TV shows: anything with Robin Williams, everything Walking Dead, police shows, hospital shows, fire department shows, end-of-the-world/saved-by-the-hero type movies, The Last Ship, movies based on true stories...

Favorite Music: just about anything from Mozart to Pink, reggae, 60s/70s/80s Pop, Heavy Metal, but not Thrash Metal; Country except for the really twangy kind, Gloria Estefan, Eurythmics, James Taylor, Pentatonix, Ed Sheeran, Adam Lambert... Just no Gospel or Justin Bieber.

Wish List: Time, Money, and Good Health... But don't we all want those things??!!! Since there is never enough of those three items to go around, in lieu of that, I would love to receive anything whimsical or humorous - I love to look at the funny side of Life! Or you can check out my 'favorites' lists. Basically anything I get in the mail that isn't a bill or an advertisement is 'fun mail"!!! I'm not into Disney or religious things, so please don't send those items.

Favorite time of the year: Autumn, when the leaves are beautiful and they crackle under my feet when I walk, and the air smells so crisp! Next favorite would be Spring, when everything starts waking up again. Summer is usually too hot for me, but Winter is okay, as long as there is coffee and cocoa available, and a big pot of soup!

Hobbies: (1) I've been working on my family history, so genealogy is a big interest. I have one family line tracked back to the 1600's. My mother was a German war bride, who came to the US one year before I was born and gained her US citizenship after learning the language and studying about her new country. So working on her ancestors is a bit of a challenge, but little by little, I'll break down those walls! (2) I also grow bonsai trees, and used to sell them at art fairs and craft shows. I didn't get rich off of it, but did make enough money to finance my bonsai hobby and make trips to bonsai nurseries to choose more trees to play with and train. I still have a few that I will sell, but my collection is now at about the quantity that I can care for easily. (3) I've discovered the joy of birds and have several food and water stations for them out in my yard. Our regular visitors all have different personalities, and it's especially exciting when we get a new visitor! That sends me scrambling to the bird books to learn more about that species.

~~~~~~~~~~ If you don't get a swap from me that you are expecting, please let me know before you rate, so that I can check on it and make things right. I think a lot of the time it's the creating and sending out things that is the most fun for me, and I definitely don't want to be a flaker! I also try to err on the side of sending more than required; it's part of my 'declutter' campaign! If you should receive a swap from me with postage due, please let me know so that I can take care of the extra cost.

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Comment: I love my ATC, insects are the best. Also thank you for the tape it is super fun.
wm rated for Postcard Extravaganza #1 on Nov 21, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for this beautiful card! As far as I know the closest you'll get to 'wolves' in SA is the jackal. There are definitely 'wolves' in Namibia (our neighbour), but they don't look like the American ones.
Kaizla rated for ATC: QUICK QUOTE on Nov 21, 2017
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Comment: I have to say the atc was worth the wait! It’s beautiful! And I love all the extra stuff! The papers in different languages are my favorite! Thank you a bunch!
Response: I'm so glad you liked it! I'm always on the lookout for old books and magazines in other languages, so if I find more, I'll be happy to share them!
adaywithmom rated for Pinterest - Rainbow on Nov 20, 2017
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joaj rated for Hosting my 100th Swap!! on Nov 18, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for a brilliant swap. I LOVE the cat in the canary cage card. So funny! and your message was lovely.
widelo123 rated for Christmas Card & sticker swap on Nov 17, 2017
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Comment: Kathy, thank you for the Christmas card, but you forgot to put the swap name on it. Lucky I remembered that I was looking for one more person for this swap. Shirley
Hopes rated for Color yourself calm! #1 US only. on Nov 17, 2017
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Comment: Love the owl note card!! And the cat coloring page is fabulous. Thanks so much!
Junebug505 rated for Christmas Card & sticker swap on Nov 17, 2017
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Comment: Thank you very much for the special envelope of goodies
carolynne99 rated for Christmas Card & sticker swap on Nov 16, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the christis card best wishes carolynne
Robinarie rated for Writers Scavenger Hunt on Nov 16, 2017
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Comment: Wonderful Items - Love the Orange Sharpie!
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Comment: Whoa! What a beautiful ornament!! The tissue was super pretty too! Thanks so much to take the time and do this for me! Hugs and happy swapping!
Response: I'm glad you liked it! I saw on your profile that you liked both mermaids and unicorns, so I had to figure out a whimsical way to combine them. I enjoyed making it for you!
jlink rated for Happy mail fun #4 on Nov 16, 2017
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Comment: that was more than happy mail - that was ecstatic mail! I love everything - so excited to use them in ATCS and pocket letters and everything else.
Response: LOL! Thanks, so glad you liked it!
babsohio rated for Christmas Card & sticker swap on Nov 15, 2017
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Comment: Wow! Thanks so so much for the card and stickers. Thanks also for all the extra goodies! They are much appreciated.
MuddyPuddle rated for Share a Minizine on Nov 15, 2017
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Comment: I love "ALL ABOUT ME" - it's wonderful and really does give me a tiny taste of who you are. Thanks so much....I'll use the fun embellishments you added in the altered book I'm currently working on!
Response: Thanks for the nice comments! I've not done an altered book yet, but it's on my list of things to try soon!
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Comment: Thanks for all the goodies!
Fenix825 rated for Share a Minizine on Nov 14, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the great zine! It was a fun insight to your crafty endeavors! I appreciate the little extras - it will be fun to use them in my crafts!
Response: Thanks for the nice comments! It was the first minizine I have made, but it was such fun that I have several ideas for more. I hope there are more swaps like this in the future!
FrostedPeppermintLolita rated for Happy mail fun #4 on Nov 14, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the goodies. I especially like the old photos. :3
Response: You're welcome! I love old photos! Sometimes, though, when I see that they've been taken out of an album and sold one by one, like the ones I sent to you were, it makes me sad for the family that once treasured them. I think using them in art projects - whether beautiful, funny, or sentimental - is a nice way to honor the memory of the people pictured.
SparkJoy rated for Share a Minizine on Nov 13, 2017
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Comment: Thanks so much Kathy, you broke my empty mailbox streak! I like your zine and I like meeting celebrity name twins, I've met Carlos Santana, Wanda Jackson... and thanks for the extras. Those are some high quality stickers!
Response: I'm glad you liked it! Now we've got to do something about that empty mailbox, right? I hate it when I open the mailbox and there isn't even any junk mail in there! It makes me wonder if the mail person has skipped me on purpose, or if something happened to them and my happy mail is all scattered over the roadway somewhere... Wait a minute: that's how I reacted when my kids didn't get home by curfew time! Ack! I've adopted the mail carrier!!!! Lol!
thequilterslink rated for Creepy Dolls ATC Swap - USA on Nov 13, 2017
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Comment: Thanks, love it!
Wheat2bn rated for Quick Turnaround! - Weekend Destash on Nov 12, 2017
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Comments

mariewilliams810 on Nov 14, 2017:

Thanks for the great envelope of goodies for the I got what you want tag. They will work perfectly for my project!

mgallardo68 on Nov 13, 2017:

I am super glad you liked everything!! Enjoy it!

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