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PeliKat

PeliKat
Date Joined: October 3, 2017
Last Online: February 25, 2018
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:
1) Family History (especially the Heritage scrapbook I’m putting together) so genealogy is a big love of mine; 2) 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; 3) browsing through antique store/thrift stores/consignment stores (where I find a LOT of items to use in my craft projects!), 4) surfing Pinterest (where I have pinned so many things that I’d love to try), and, of course, 5) Crafting (especially paper crafts!). There's nothing more fun than meeting the challenge of turning some found crap into something fantastic! And really, one person's crap is another persons treasure, right? 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 ideas 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).

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Updated 2/23/2018

Favorite things: 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! I also like bath and shower gels, pretty kitchen towels/hand towels/washcloths.

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. Also Fringe, Deadwood, Jurassic Park series, Medium....

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... And lately, Leonard Cohen. 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.

Ratings

craftyone rated for ATC/Paper Craft Supplies Swap on Feb 24, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the goodies, especially liked the coffee sleeves. How nice of you to give me a million dollars!
Senga89 rated for Zombie Apocalypse Notes Jan 2018 on Feb 23, 2018
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Comment: thank you for the notes :) I really like them :) Have a nice day.
Magenta3 rated for Beginner Mail Art #2 on Feb 20, 2018
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Comment: Cute! The envie made me smile. I really like the Asian themed tissue paper. The flamingo page of the dictionary made me chuckle. Thank you. (Btw, I lived in Eville for about yrs when Bristol Myers discovery was there.) Magenta3
Response: I'm so glad that you liked it! I have the stamps that I used on that tissue paper. Let me know if you'd like more of it. Where in Evansville did you live, and when? Happy Swapping to you!
Wanda rated for I Love Ephemera Swap! on Feb 20, 2018
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Comment: Wow! Kathy, thank you SO much for alllll the papery goodness you sent! I love it!!!!! Such a wonderfully interesting, generous variety! And what a great envelope - a hand drawn chicken scene, fancy lettering and three special stamps! All of that will be going in my latest journal. You made my week!
Response: I'm glad you liked it! I had a lot of fun with this swap; I love ephemera and have a lot of it to share. Maybe we'll swap again another time!
03Scarlett rated for Just Randomness on Feb 20, 2018
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Comment: Thanks so much, I can really use the postcards! 😀
DaiziDruke rated for CPG Green Random Envie - Global on Feb 19, 2018
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Comment: I could not imagine what was in the giant green envie in my mailbox...what a surprise! Thank you for such a great selection of fun items. I’ll be even more excited when I get to start using these wonderful things! Thanks so much for filling my mailbox with such fun goodies! ❤️
Response: I'm so glad you liked it! My sister gave me the green mailing envelopes, and the timing was perfect for this swap. Happy crafting to you!
HannahsMommy07 rated for PICK LUCKY 7 JANUARY on Feb 19, 2018
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Comment: I grew up in Evansville!!!!!! We need to tell our Evansville stories!!!!
Response: Wow! It really IS a small world, isn't it? What part of E'ville did you live in? I'm on the North side, off of First Avenue. How long ago did you move out of 'the 'Ville'?.
jannieb rated for Art/Craft Abandonment on Feb 14, 2018
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Comment: Received your items today & they are lovely. You are so sweet to offer me one too :) I will let you know where I drop them. Take care :)
BusyB rated for Serendipity Envelopes #3 on Feb 13, 2018
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Comment: Wow, Kathy, that envelope kept going and going...thank you for the wonderful serendipity! I've already got plans for some of it. Have a great day!
Response: So glad you liked it! I love putting together swaps like this.
Whimsy1 rated for Your Best Craft For Mine on Feb 11, 2018
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Comment: BEAUTIFUL!!! AMAZING! I love it thank u!!!
Response: Thank you for the comment and the nice heart! I had great fun making it!
AZmom875 rated for Serendipity Envelopes #3 on Feb 10, 2018
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Comment: A wonderful collection of goodies. I really love it all. Serendipity does win.
vickysounio rated for Stuff an Envelope #3 on Feb 10, 2018
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Comment: Kathy omg thank you so much for all the things you sent me!! Love the map card!!
NotAllWhoWander rated for Color Me Whimsey--PINK on Feb 9, 2018
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grandmaroro rated for Serendipity Envelopes #3 on Feb 8, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the stuffed envelope - great idea to add the ribbons. Thanks, also, for using "real" stamps on the envelope. Looking forward to getting busy on my journals.
Response: I like using ribbons in my crafts, so I have lots to share. I'm glad you liked everything. Thanks for the heart!!!
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful card! I have never been in a hot air balloon but would love to some day. I have been in a helicopter. It was very cool!
Coco26 rated for Ephemera pack swap: vintage on Feb 7, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for this fantastic collection of goodies! I love the vintage Alice in Wonderland pages!!
goinjenny rated for CPG Year of the Dog PC - US only on Feb 3, 2018
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Comment: Thanks so much for the fox postcard. I am absolutely in love with that quote. Great job!
FeeBeeDee rated for Beginner Mail Art on Jan 31, 2018
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Comment: What a wonderful letter! I have something funny to share with you. I'll send you a pm.
Anoekvm rated for Favorite Author Pocket Letter on Jan 28, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for your pocketletter. I don't know Gary Paulsen, maybe I will start reading his books now.

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Comments

yvonne401 on Feb 8, 2018:

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

Blessings,

Yvonne

tcornell on Jan 6, 2018:

Thank you so much for the pic of Sophie and the other goodies that you sent my way :) She's super adorable!

OrigamiGrace on Dec 21, 2017:

Happy

solstice

bluehairedmary on Dec 14, 2017:

Thanks so much for the wonderful dictionary pages! Get Something, Give Something Tag (US & Canada Only)

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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