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catladybj

catladybj
Date Joined: May 3, 2011
Last Online: January 19, 2017
Birthday: August 1, 1953
Country: United States
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How I rate:

I rate based on what the swap is about...not how many extras you put in. Don't get me wrong-I LOVE extras! I'm in a swap because I want to swap that item, and that's what I rate. I'm not stingy with hearts but I do like to see effort put into the item being swapped. I never send off anything I do not like myself-it may not be your style, but sharing our own art is what swapping is about. If you are going to be late swapping-that is NOT a biggie with me-I am late sometimes too. Let me know it will be late," I will notify if I am running late; I will NOT rate you down because of it. This is not a life or death situation! I rate as soon as I can after I receive my swaps but get behind on that sometimes.I would never rate you without communicationg with you first, hopefully you would have contacted me if there was an issue for you that affected the swap.

BEFORE RATING ME&RECENT Rating

if you do not receive a swap-PLEASE send me a message. Let me know first if there is a problem with a swap. I send out all my swaps as soon as I can, tho frequently they will go out on the deadline date. I do alot of swaps, here and elsewhere. I have a bad tendency to overextend myself, I am trying hard to curb that tendency. In March 2012 my mom was hospitalized 3 times-all serious problems-I spent most of that month with her. I worked on atcs as I could, but I was in about 20 swaps at that time, and the bottom really fell out at SB for me. I did complete all my swaps, but they were almost all late, one was 2.5 mos late. It was a project I did not want to rush, and I didn't. I won't rush job something just to meet a deadline. Some of my partners were very gracious and understanding and gave me 5's, God Bless them!!! Others felt they should give 3's d/t the lateness of arrival. Such is life. I am now going slow and working to see how high I can get my rating back up to! PLEASE CONTACT me if there is a question. Thank You.

I LIKE:

Cats

faces

vintage

patriotic

Ribbon Dolls

pages from old books

cancelled stamps&postmarks from Anywhere

newspapers,junk mail from Anywhere(foreign to USA)

time/clocks

butterflys

hummingbirds

tea,teapots,teacups

mail

travel

old glass fuses

mermaids, fairies,witches

mushrooms&gnomes

Halloween skulls-sugar&otherwise

sheets of music

old black & white pictures of people

old costume jewelry I can tear apart

items from other countries

altered books

charms/embellishments

very old keys

vintage almost anything

women stamps

weird stuff

I collect a PLETHORA of things! I would be SO happy to receive actual postage stamps on anything you send to me! One of the Oddities I collect are Cat Whiskers! I do NOT pull them out-they shed them every once in awhile and I pick them up - I have 8 cats.

COLORS: teal; fushia; jewel tones; bright yellow; dark green-hunter; lime green. I do NOT care for neon colors. NOTE TO INTERNATIONAL FOLKS: I would love any cancelled stamps,newspapers, even junk mail in your language thrown in with what you send me-as in Wrap it in them!

Favorite Crafts

I am a multi-crafter: Scrapbooking, Altered Art, Mixed Media, Gourds, Knitting, Felting, Embroidery(have a machine), Sewing, Card making, Lampworking(the art of glass beadmaking), Beading&Beaded Embroidery, Polymer Clay, Stained Glass, Quilting, Glass art and would love to try many others. I love fabric (&paper)flowers, have made beaded dolls, just got a Quilling Kit, and have lots of supplies for lots of crafts! I love to learn new things!

Favorite Books

Favorite Books I love to read-murder mysteries is mainly what I choose, tho I have alot of Craft-related books, and read alot of them-some I just look at the pictures!

I am a Harry Potter fan-Love the books and movies. I love the books by Janice Holt Giles. I love and collect old, out of print books for children, especially series-Nancy Drew, Bobbsey Twins, Hardy Boys, & Judy Bolton. I am looking for an Old-blue cover-copy of 'The Haunted Bridge'/Nancy Drew that the covers are still in useable condition(for a purse); and I want the illustration from the front to put in a frame. I am a HUGE ND fan, and collect what I can. 'The Haunted Bridge' was the first ND bk I read-I am sentimental. OR, as some might say, Mental. :)

Favorite Television

Programmed into my DVR-DOOL, Law&order, the CSI's, Dancin with the Stars, Castle, Harry's Law, Eureka, some reality shows-mostly Bravo, Project Runway, also love Army Wives and Drop Dead Diva, Gray's Anatomy, Private Practice, Desperate Housewives, Lifetime, TLC, Reba, Design Star, old shows and some sitcoms-most of the good ones are gone. I DVR ALL I watch.

I am a LONGtime fan of Days of Our Lives-been watching it since it came on the air! I was 12! I also love the opportunity to meet stars, authors, musicians, and anyone famous that I like. Guess you can say I am StarStruck-but I love it! Living in Atlanta gives me alot of celebrity ops. Have met 5 of the actors from Days.

I HATE southpark, beavis&butthead,family guy,american dad.

LOST-and I am still bummed, disappointed, and disgusted with the ending!!! With all the creative stuff they came up with in 5 years they end it with a DREAM!? PUL-LEEZE! I bet half the fans could have come up with a better ending, and I would love to see it happen! Do I feel strongly about this???

Favorite Music

Country music-GEORGE STRAIT, ELVIS, REBA, Ricky Van Shelton, Aaron Tippin, Neal McCoy, David Ball, Garth, Alan Jackson to name a few. Have met them all but-sob-George&Garth. Gospel-old time mostly.Quartets-male. Barbershop quartets-male and female. Good A Cappella.

Favorite Movies

I love old movies, chick flicks, musicals, and Disney. An Affrair to Remember-the Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr version is my favorite, Heidi with Shirley Temple, Castaway with Tom Hanks, Wizard of Oz-are some of my all-time-can-watch-anytime-favorites. Any movies with any of those actors, as well as Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Doris Day, Rock Huson-what a Gor-Jes man!, John Wayne, Julia Roberts are ones I will always watch.

About Me

I am Divorced, have one Daughter, one Son-in-law, and 3 wonderful Grandchildren-we all live together-tho not necessarily by choice! : ) I have taught a Mini-Scrapbook class at an organization for those 50+, now teaching Recycled Art; and hang out at Archivers at least once a week to scrapbook with friends. I have 8 cats-indoor only;my daughters family has 6 indoor/outdoor cats, 2 dogs, and-UGH-a tarantula-even tho I forbade her to get it! We have a tendency to rescue strays,&take in unwanted pets, tho we are trying to cut down! It is getting harder to find folks to take them in. We have a decent sized house with a big fenced in yard. Would be nice if it was twice the size it is tho! : )

I am a Huge Cat lover! Love most anything Cat. I do not have a blog or website at the moment, that in the near future I hope, as well as getting my shop on Etsy going. Will add those URL's when I have them. I do have some pix up on Flickr of some of my works. I am a night owl. That should be more about me than you would Ever want to know!

WHAT I DON'T LiKE/USE:

I am not a prude, but I do not like blatant either. Tasteful Boobs and Butts are OK, but I really do not want below-the-waist frontal-nudity on any anything. I do not feel right displaying that in my book.

I do not use Kawaii, Hello kitty, the kids with the big eyes, pony beads. If you send something that I just can't find a use for I will swap it out to someone that I think can use it. Mostly I am easy to please tho.

Ratings

CardsZania rated for Colored Owl Series - PURPLE on Feb 21, 2016
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Comment: 3+ years and finally getting a rating to you! I do feel bad and I am embarrassed about it also. I have been on an emotional roller coaster and I am hoping that it has finally came to an end. Life is not always fair. But we will survive! A while back, I promised myself to make right all the people and ATC's I have neglected to complete. It has been bugging me, as this has never been how I usually handle things. A few days late possibly, but always completed. I am so sorry about this and I do hope that this long awaited rating, will bring your paperwork to a 100% close at for anything I still owe you. If there is something else that you are missing from me, please let me know asap. Again ... Sorry!!!
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Comment: UPDATE.. 11-10-13 CHANGING RATING FROM 3 TO 5 SINCE ITS BEEN SO LONG AGO AND YOU DON'T HAVE ANY RECENT 1S. I JUST WANNA BE NICE..Never got anything. I even extended the send by date when I was told by both partners they needed more time.. Was due by Sept 25 then by Oct 9 2012 Will change if I receive..UPDATE.. Nov 16 received today. I like how you made the tops flat.
greetingsfromgreenville rated for Simple Postcards #1 on Mar 10, 2013
5
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Comment: Thank you :)
barbzeven rated for 2013 PC Swap #4 on Feb 26, 2013
5
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Comment: Thanks for the vintage Valentine pc!
saxophonista5 rated for 2013 PC Swap #4 on Feb 22, 2013
5
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard, catlady! :D
StarRain rated for Simple Postcards #1 on Feb 21, 2013
5
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Comment: Thank you Bonnie :) I love the Kentucky fried chicken postcard, it sounds nice and must look really cool in person.
pinkpanther rated for Simple Postcards #1 on Feb 19, 2013
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Comment: thanks for the p/c!
gmasusie rated for 2013 PC Swap #4 on Feb 19, 2013
5
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Comment: Thank you
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Comment: lovely card, thanks
neecie rated for Vintage Style Valentine Postcard on Feb 12, 2013
5
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Comment: hello & thanks for the distinguished & historical valentines postcard! romance truly had a more significant meaning in life back in the olden days, i think! vintage truly compliments a lovely sentiment ... :)
Response: you got that right!
bgailk rated for Vintage Style Valentine Postcard on Feb 11, 2013
5
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Comment: Cute PC - thanks!
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Comment: Haven't received anything and no reply to my message - 3+ weeks past deadline. 11 FEB - rec'd, thank you. (Swap send date 22 JAN. postmaked 4 FEB)
Response: sorry I did not catch your email, I had sent out somes posts to my whole group thru yahoo but must not have sent you one.
mensim80 rated for 2013 PC Swap #4 on Feb 10, 2013
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful postcard and book recommendations! I always love reading new books!
Response: those authors will keep you reading! I read 3 of Spencer's books in one w/e!
TwinzMama rated for Vintage Style Valentine Postcard on Feb 9, 2013
5
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Comment: Thank you for the card!
djfshop rated for Vintage Style Valentine Postcard on Feb 9, 2013
5
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Comment: thanks for the pretty postcard!
mitena rated for Vintage Style Valentine Postcard on Feb 8, 2013
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bythelakemom rated for 2013 PC Swap #4 on Feb 8, 2013
5
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Comment: Thank you for the card. I am a pack rat too so altered books are eaasy. What is difficult is getting rid of stuff. You may want to try Erin Hart. She writes a mureder mystery and I thought it was quite good.
Response: you got that right, and I will check out Hart. I have about $70 credit at the used book store! do you know about PAPERBACK SWAP?
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Comment: I can't believe you managed to fit three jokes on the postcard! The one about the sand made me laugh out loud. Thanks for making my day!
Response: Thank YOU!!! your comment and rating made MY day!
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Comments

xxkarenlxx on Feb 22, 2013:

xxkarenlxx on Oct 11, 2011:

Hi Bonnie! I didn't know you were here at the Bot. It is so much fun to see you away from AAB. I still have, and use, and love the bag you made for me. It is my absolute favorite. :) Happy swapping. Oh, and if you still bead, you should join us at The Bead Goes On group.

123Poggy123 on Sep 22, 2011:

Thank you so much for the beautiful bookmark. I put it in my book just as soon as I received it. This was a wonderful surprise. Thank you!!!

RyeRye on Sep 15, 2011:

Thanks for being a member of the Crafting Queens~

LauraM540 on Jul 21, 2011:

Got my buddy card back today, thanks, it is really nice!!

lepapillonvert on May 25, 2011:

.... to Swap-bot! May you enjoy this wonderful online community as much as I do.

BambooBailey on May 23, 2011:

Hi Bonnie, welcome to Swap Bot and Fabric Postcards! I hope you find more swaps that interest you. Have a great day! Beth

Juliajae on May 6, 2011:

Hi Bonnie! I'm so glad you made it here :) Julia from Altered_Start

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