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hibiscus

hibiscus
Date Joined: July 25, 2011
Last Online: January 17, 2021
Birthday: September 26
Country: United States

About Me

"I have the worlds largest seashell collection. You may have seen it, I keep it spread out on beaches all over the world."...Steven Wright

"The world, as a rule, does not live on beaches..." F. Scott Fitzgerald

i love these quotes...the first because it expresses my love of shells and beaches...the second because i love the author and i am one of those who is not living on a beach..although i wish i did.... i live in a rural area north of houston south of dallas and east of austin.... lots of beautiful oaks and pines ...i once had a lovely pond lined with water lillies ...that pond is almost empty now because of the drought...(I am happy to report that all the ponds are now full including the big pond but the water lillies are gone forever) i have always enjoyed expressing myself in art and i taught art at the h.s. level... i've lived in several states and in panama for a few years...my friends, like my "shell collection," are scattered around the world... i prefer cool colors... especially teal At present i have one dog, a stray who has come to live here named Blue and a cat also a stray name either George, Lt. Fuzz, or KittyKitty ... oh and three donkeys ...Sam Houston, Jack Kennedy, and Frankie (fdr)...and two horses...tom aka stanley,,, and brownie...

••• I need to add that recently I failed to hit the "Save Ratings" bottom when rating a swap and my partner never got a rating while I thought I had rated her swap... This happened once before... So please if you do not receive a rating from me let me know ... I save all my swaps and will re-rate as soon as I find out... Thanks so much

Favorite Music

I LIKE ALL SORTS OF MUSIC...ESPECIALLY JIMMY BUFFETT, THE EAGLES, CHICAGO, SOME CLASSICAL, WILLIE NELSON, SPANISH GUITAR, THE BEATLES, THE STONES, ADELE,... For some reason I've developed a huge like of both ABBA and the BeeGees...when i hear their music i want to sing along and/or dance! I can't explain it !!!

Favorite Books

I HAVE ALWAYS ENJOYED READING... F. SCOTT FITZGERALD, CARL HIAASEN, AMY TAN, LEGENDS AND FAIRY TALES, SCI-FI, BIOGRAPHIES AND SOME HISTORY.

Favorite Movies

I PREFER COMEDIES AND FILM NOIR OLD CLASSIC COMEDIES LIKE SOME LIKE IT HOT, ARSENIC AND OLD LACE, THE THREE STOOGES AND THE MARX BROTHERS THE GREATEST FILM NOIR... DOUBLE INDEMNITY..GREAT LOVE STORY..THE LAKE HOUSE..DETECTIVE ..ANY MISS MARPLE WITH MARGARET RUTHERFORD...ALSO MOULIN ROUGE... A MAN AND A WOMAN...GRAPES OF WRATH...TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD and MY FAVORITE YEAR...SO MANY...

Favorite Television

AGAIN, I ENJOY COMEDIES...THE BIG BANG THEORY, ALSO PROJECT RUNWAY, INTERNATIONAL HOUSE HUNTERS, AND MOST OLD MOVIES I HAVEN'T SEEN YET......I DO LIKE SUSPENSE THOUGH.. AND ALL SEINFELD SHOWS...NEWEST FAVORITE IS THIS IS US

Favorite Crafts

I ENJOY MAINLY WATERCOLOR, PEN AND INK, AND AT ONE TIME, PRINTMAKING RECENTLY HAVE EXPERIMENTED IN POTTERY AND I HAVE MY OWN WHEEL...I ALSO PRODUCE STAINED GLASS ART WORKS... AND MY CURRENT ART ACTIVITY IS PAINTED PAPER COLLAGE

About Me

I LOVE BEACHES.. THE OUTER BANKS, HAWAII, THE EMERALD COAST OF FLORIDA, PACIFIC SIDE OF PANAMA AND PRETTY MUCH ANY SALT WATER BEACH THAT HAS SAND...NO ROCKS... I'VE ALWAYS FELT AS THOUGH I HAD SALT WATER FLOWING IN MY VEINS...I STILL CAN'T BELIEVE I LIVE INLAND...

wish list

Things I like: I would like to say do not feel you have to send extras...however, they are always used and appreciated. Sea glass Sand dollars Newspaper articles from countries other than my country...USA Small coins from other countries I've become interested in vintage faces and steampunk Like to use odd shaped brads Like all colors and hues Anything about Route 66 or OBX handmade atc envelopes What I like the most are all the atc's I receive ... enjoy them all and the creative expressions of the artists who send them... And I especially like moongypsy for being an angel in the animals a to z : u ... BevT just sent a gorgeous "puzzle piece" atc ... What a great host and angel!

a little note

.I know how inconvenient it can be...so if any of you get mail from me marked overdue postage...please let me know...special thanks to all the creative clever and very generous swap partners I have been lucky enough to swap with...so much talent here.. one last thing...thanks to all the swap-bot hosts...i think it's not an easy thing to do...i appreciate you for your extra work to make this a nice creative oasis....

Ratings

CraftyShana76 rated for AAA: Double Christmas on Jan 17, 2021
5
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Comment: Gorgeous ATCs! TYSVM for your nice note. I’d love to do a private swap with you sometime.
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful pockets and ephemera! I love them❤️
Response: thank you for the rating...i have to say i enjoyed making these.i can't wait to get mine...i'll probably try to do more of thesepockets...thanks again
journalingrachel rated for AAA: Christmas ATC on Jan 6, 2021
5
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Comment: I just got your lovely ATC in the mail today!! Thank-you so much for the atc & the spooky "stamps". I loved everything <3 I hope you had a great holiday season & a Happy New Year!
Response: Thank you so much ... it’s not so easy these days to put a smile on my face and you just did that.. thank you for the rating and you well wishes and the same to you!
ckwini rated for Playing Card Swap~Round 2~Swap # 19 on Jan 4, 2021
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for the playing cards, and stamps! Hope your new year is starting off well.
Response: Not too bad ... thanks so much for this rating and good cheer Hoping your year is the best ever
MamaD rated for Junky Junk Jams on Jan 4, 2021
5
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Comment: Love these! Will get working on them and send them on! Thank you!!!
Response: Thanks for saying that!
Tverne05 rated for Junky Junk Jams on Dec 26, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for the ATCs it’s amazing how we can take a bag of miscellaneous scraps and make something cohesive. 😁 Happy Holidays!
Response: Thanks so much it wasn’t easy I was compelled to make similar things out of those scraps! I found it hard not to can’t wait to see results
wyrdfae rated for Playing Card Swap~Round 2~Swap #18 on Dec 21, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you
Response: You are so welcome!
5
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Comment: Hi, Kathy, received the cards today for my Frankendeck...thanks so much! Thanks for the sweet note and the group recommendation. I’ll check them out. Have a wonderful Christmas and a blesssed New Year!
Response: Christmas was great ....i hope yours was as well.... thank you so much for the rating and your kind words...
Allegrae rated for MM&M- Mystery ATC-USA on Dec 15, 2020
5
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Comment: Thanks for the wonderful ATC! I'm glad there's a group dedicated to mystery themes, as they're one of my faves. We're bracing for the big storm that's going to hit Wednesday evening, so I expect to be snowed in for a bit. A perfect time to catch up on art projects! Stay safe.
Response: yes becoming my favorite group.... i've loved mysteries since i was a kid...and i was the worst kind of reader...i'd guess the culprit and then go to the ending to see if i was right...then i'd finish the book! loved it.. thanks for the rating....
marymary914 rated for Tiny Christmas Treasure tag x2 on Dec 13, 2020
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Comment: Love the lil tags! I did a snowman and Christmas tree for mine too. See, art brings us together. 😊 love the die cuts too!
Response: is there anything like a Christmas tree? and as a person from a "almost never snow" part of Texas i love love snowmen..i once made one from some frost on the car! it was a little tiny...thanks for this rating...
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Comment: Another beauty from one of my best "virtual" friends! I also adore the British TV shows, and devour them as they become available. I wonder what it was like having Queen Victoria as a mother? Was she loving and warm, or (like her granddaughter) standoffish and "run to Nanny, dear" where it came to mothering. LOVE the shiny, festive Christmas green background, and the gorgeous fancy frame for the picture...this is a hit with me, Kathryn!
Response: from what i;ve seen in documentaries...victoria was a rather mean at times and a nut...but who's perfect? haha...you are so nice and thank you so much for all your kind and generous and personal ratings..so kind...have a nice holiday..enjoy the snow for me
donetta rated for GAA: Vintage Gothic Arch ATC on Dec 10, 2020
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Comment: Kathryn, this gorgeous little lady made my day! Just the sweetness and beauty of your Gothic arch ATC...it's so uplifting! Thank you for always being the BEST swap partner!
Response: you are so nice...i hope all is well with you and i am sure your home is lovely at this time of year...a true wonderland...thanks again...
WoodlandBanshee rated for YTPC: Collage Strip Tags on Dec 8, 2020
5
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Comment: Awesome, thank you! I appreciate the very profile specific extras too. I'm using them in a flip-book now! Perfect!
Response: wow that is a real compliment..thanks so much... i had fun making these and made some for my christmas presents...
Aurora1 rated for Playing Card Swap~Round 2~Swap #15 on Dec 7, 2020
5
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Response: thanks so much for the rating....
CookieMomster78 rated for Wackadoodle Fox on Dec 7, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you for sharing your adorable dancing fox with some shamrocks - they’re so glittery and fun! Your words of encouragement are also very much appreciated - I will consider writing my story some day! 😉
Response: you really should...remember i am / was an english teacher! you get an a+ have a merry one! thanks for this rating...
mjhaertling rated for A. I. - make a Zetti ATC on Dec 6, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the great Zetti. I hope to make some more Zetti art to improve my technique. The book pages are great, I've joined a collage art group online and these will be put to good use. My move is finally happening this week. I should be ready to celebrate Christmas there. Unfortunately, because of the pandemic I probably will not attend any church services which have always been a big part of my life. My latest TV binge has been The Murdoch Murders, set in Toronto. I hope you and yours have a Merry Christmas and a good New Year. 2021 has to be better!
Response: i've always been a big fan of the murdock mysteries...love all the characters...so clever...tell me about this collage group...sounds great..have a happy and merry one...thanks for this very nice rating...
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Comment: Thanks so much for the great ATC! Will definitely use to tissue paper too!
Response: i am so glad you liked it...your rating is much appreciated...and so glad you liked the tissure...have a merry rest of december...
Dsweeny rated for AI ~ Alphabet ATC on Dec 4, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you SO SO much for the lovely owl ATC! The colors of the ribbon and flower are one of my favorites, and you did a pretty job. Thank you for the metal cog extras as well! Thank you for joining in the fun!
Response: i loved that owl! i couldn't wait to use him...so glad you liked this atc.. i did too...enjoy the gears..and thanks very much for this rating and comments...
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Comment: Hi Kathryn! These are GORGEOUS! I wish I had finished mine the way yours are finished. The delicate, see-through, and the lovely, understated stenciling worked so beautifully. These are just lovely. Thank you for another wonderful swap!
Response: you are so generous in your rating...it is always appreciated...thank you so much..what a great idea this swap was...i am ready to use this technique...i now have some tape that is a little see through now! thanks so much for this rating...
stiffneck78 rated for AAA: Sender's Choice ATC #2 US on Nov 17, 2020
5
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Comment: Lovely! Thank you!
Response: kind of you to say that...and thank you for the heart as well...

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Comments

roska1vila on Jan 2, 2021:

I am very lucky to meet you too. Stay helth and good all in your wonderful family. Love you. :)

supersquirrel on Dec 13, 2020:

I finally got the GOLDEN EGG - this 3 of hearts is WOW and thank you for the jam homers. Yesterday was nice and sunny. Today is cold and rainy. Guess I should have got some yard work done yesterday...

beachchicken on Nov 14, 2020:

Thank you so much for the completed jam! I adored your beach chicken story! I always wonder what they are thinking when they are looking at me.

OrigamiGrace on Oct 31, 2020:

halloweenkawaii

HollyBear on Oct 26, 2020:

Thank you for sending home the Technology JAM. You're right, the film making items were a great addition.

beachchicken on Oct 25, 2020:

Kathryn, Thanks for sending home the jam with the blue bird you added, I really love the way it turned out!

supersquirrel on Oct 21, 2020:

Received the homers and the supply of 3 of hearts in that nice yellow envelope today. It should be illegal for me to have so many 3 of hearts cards. So many decks ruined...but thank you 🐿️

tigermousecat on Sep 22, 2020:

Thanks so much for the paper samples! Love the look!

supersquirrel on Sep 1, 2020:

Just checking in...

supersquirrel on Aug 12, 2020:

When I first got that starter set I emailed Mary to ask her the exact same question! She said it was a stamped image. The tissue paper made me yell YAHOO. Thank you! 🌺

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