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hibiscus

hibiscus
Date Joined: July 25, 2011
Last Online: November 20, 2019
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... Appreciate raters who comment and find at least one nice thing to say... 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

we live in a very rural area...I don't guess at postage required...instead I take all mail to a post office...one post office is 25 miles away...one is 30 miles away and another is 40 miles away...I hand all the mail to the post office person to weigh and check width...they determined what postage is necessary...I have had 3 people tell me they had to pay overdue postage and I promptly sent the amount..and my sincere apologies...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...

Ratings

Trinket rated for AACG: Autumn Leaves ATC on Nov 19, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for this swap and all of the fantastic extras, just in time for me starting a new journal. I'll be sure to include them inside it.
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Comment: What a gorgeous flower! Thank you.
samsstuff rated for Dark Blue on Dark Blue on Nov 16, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely ATC & the extra pages!
Poeprincess rated for Zetti Turkey on Nov 16, 2019
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Comment: Cute Zetti! Thank you for your creation & for being my partner.
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Comment: such a cute themed cat card! I love that they're dressing each other to stay warm outside. :-) Thank you so much for the Asian envelopes and yokai card. Definitely perfect for my scrap book! Cheers!
vlhafer54 rated for Is it too early for xmas? on Nov 16, 2019
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Comment: Thank you - great, inspiring starts!
MamaD rated for Halloween Jam Starter Set on Nov 14, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful starter set! I cant wait to add to them!! The joker and map were fabulous!! Thank you so much!! ❤❤
donetta rated for AACG: Orange and Turquoise ATC on Nov 14, 2019
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Comment: My dear friend, you nailed it with this lovely ATC! So pretty, with the G45 elements among so many others...that turquoise trim is to DIE for! Thank you for another hibiscus treasure for my collection!
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Comment: Wow! What gorgeous ATCs! ~ And thank you for the extra goodies <3 I love it all! xoxo 🌸
KarenLaneWV rated for Medical Flashcard Challenge on Nov 9, 2019
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Comment: These swaps are always fun!
AZmom875 rated for Medical Flashcard Challenge on Nov 9, 2019
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Comment: You did an AWESOME JOB! I adore the cards.
donetta rated for GAA: "Queen" Gothic Arch ATC on Nov 8, 2019
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Comment: Kathryn, omg! This ATC is simply amazing...your fussy cutting is simply amazing! I love this beautiful fairy Queen and the art deco "vibe" of the ATC...it's a treasure. (As are you, my dear friend, as are you!)
Arabella rated for VC: Torn Paper ATC on Nov 6, 2019
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Comment: Love your torn paper atc, Kathryn! All of the torn bits fit together so perfectly and the thin gold thread really sets if off!! Thank you so much! Love the used stamps, too!
Allegrae rated for Autumn themed jams on Nov 4, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the pretty starters! I look forward to working on them.
Response: I am looking forward to the finish...thanks so much
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Comment: Thank you for the nice Arch ATC and the added stamps!!! Indeed Vermeer has made lovely work! And he has inspired lots of people with his work!
Response: Vermeer's art always seemed so familiar...as if I actually knew the subjects...and so soft as well...thanks so much for this response...and rating
Lavenderpages rated for AAA : Intl Sun, moon & stars on Oct 28, 2019
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Comment: Dear Kathryn, thank you for your beautiful ATC! I loved reading your little note about it. Funny enough I have been learning a lot about the Greek mythology lately, so your ATC hit right home! Thank you for your compliment about my Instagram account, that is so very kind of you! I also love your handwriting, it's so elegant! (A bit hard to read, but I made it work :)) The envelope you hand-made was also really cool. And lastly, thank you for the washi samples you had so generously added! Happy swapping <3
Response: I am also a big aficionado of greek mythology...I am looking for an online course at present...I am so happy you like what I put together...im so sorry it was hard to read...my middle school teacher said the same! glad you liked the atc and extras ..I love including them...fun for me! thanks so much
donetta rated for AACG: Mixed Media Raven ATC on Oct 25, 2019
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Comment: Kathryn, it's ah-mazing! i love, love, love the non-funky mixed media pieces, and this is at the top of my love list! Thank you so much for being such a fabulous (and extra-licious) swap partner!
Response: the sun just came out..it's a wonderful Donetta rating!!! you are so very kind...and I am much appreciative...thank you so much
Chaoscreations rated for Playing Cards Swap #2 on Oct 21, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the unique playing cards. I ❤️ Marilyn Monroe
Response: I had a set of Marilyn and one of Audrey Hepburn...I wish I could find more decks ...I like sharing them...thanks so much for the rating...
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Comment: Beautiful Gothic Arch thank you so much.I am always happy to receive some of your beautiful artwork.Thank you also for the great extras.
Response: thank you for saying that...what a lovely comment...and I really enjoy sending extras so this comment is nice to hear...thank you for the rating
RNRISLOVE rated for Playing Cards Swap #2 on Oct 21, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for all the great cards and extras.
Response: this was a fun swap...I loved all the cards I got...I hope you can use these...thanks so much for the rating...

Rating Overview

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Comments

supersquirrel on Oct 27, 2019:

Hello - Thank you for all the happy mail you've sent my way lately!

supersquirrel on Oct 3, 2019:

MissPaula on Sep 10, 2019:

I will finish the pretty Jams and send them home! = )

supersquirrel on Aug 21, 2019:

Thank you for such kind words !!

supersquirrel on Aug 18, 2019:

Hello there - thank you for the fun packed yellow envelope!!

MissPaula on Aug 11, 2019:

Thanks for finishing my Jam. I'll finish the one you sent n send 'em back!

supersquirrel on Jul 26, 2019:

Love the finished jam and can't wait to work on this new one! Thanks for all the fun treasures too. Thanks for asking but no, just the 3 of hearts. You??

OrigamiGrace on Jul 4, 2019:

From Cheap Postage Group!

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donetta on Jun 29, 2019:

Oh Kathryn! I am thrilled that you had the opportunity to visit the City of Light...and ever so thrilled to receive the most amazing selection of French goodies from your trip. Thank you from the bottom of my heart! The coasters are gorgeous, and the ribbon! To die for. I do love the beautiful old French postcards...they tell such a story (I can't help myself; I use Google Translate to figure out the messages on the backs. But truthfully, it's more romantic to imagine what they say...apparently I have a vivid imagination! Thank you so much...you are the most wonderful of swap friends!

donetta on May 24, 2019:

Today I received a wonderful Route 66 ATC from you, dear Kathryn...of course you would be first in line to angel for someone else! I'm so happy that you're feeling better, and ever so pleased to be the recipient of this fabulous and iconic ATC! I truly treasure you as a swap partner and as a friend!

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