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hibiscus

hibiscus
Date Joined: July 25, 2011
Last Online: April 8, 2020
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

PaperPassion rated for No Boring Borders #2 on Apr 7, 2020
5
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Comment: Love the borders and can't wait to use them thanks so much.
ccmmsu rated for USAPC: Glue Book Page #4 on Apr 7, 2020
5
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Comment: This is my first try at doing a glue book. What a gorgeous way to start it out! Thank you so much for the beautiful page!
LizzyJo rated for CPG Chicks or Bunnies ATC - US Only on Apr 6, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you for my cool bunny ATC and the extra bunnies. I love bunnies!
donetta rated for GAA: Black and Tan Gothic Arch ATC on Mar 25, 2020
5
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Comment: So beautiful! Kathryn, I love your many vintage elements...the whole thing came together beautifully! Thank you for another lovely piece of your artwork.
Response: ms. donetta! always so kind and generous....a joy swapping with you...thanks so much for this rating...and all your swaps you host...
Jafferty rated for Wackadoodle - Bird on Mar 21, 2020
5
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Comment: Hello Kathryn! Your card (and extras) arrived today! Postmark says it was sent on the 16th so plenty of time! Now you don't need worry and can rest assured your very cute card arrived safely and on time. Thanks for the swap!
Response: i am so glad ... i admit i was very concerned...what a nice rating ... i like your words...! thanks for the relief and the smile!!
user2148 rated for USAPC Paper Destash on Mar 20, 2020
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Comment: Love the variety you sent! Such a fun assortment 😁 thank you so much! ❤️
Response: you are way so kind...i tried a variety and hope you can use them...thank you for this very kind rating...
mchesser12 rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #24 on Mar 18, 2020
5
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Comment: Thanks for the great ATC. The stamps are my favorite element. And thanks for the used Disney stamps!
Response: i collect all the stamps on my mail and i love sharing with people who like using them...thank you so much for this rating...
patricia8288 rated for USAPC Paper Destash on Mar 17, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you 😉
Response: thank you as well for the rating...
5
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Comment: Thank you for the stunning ATC! I love how you used the window under the sea so we could see the mermaid. Mahalo!
Response: my undersea window atc was the second i made...i love love this swap...such fun and i did like the mermaid...such fun swapping with you ....mahalo!
PaperPassion rated for Paper Doll ATC on Mar 16, 2020
5
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Comment: Beautiful arrangement ,love the paper doll and all the extras to play with.Thank you so much.I appreciate all the time and effort you put into it.
Response: thank you for this rating...i loved paper dolls as a kid so it's always fun to make these...thank you so much...
mcorbus rated for A.I - Time ATC on Mar 14, 2020
5
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Comment: I love the kit cat clock, thank you
Response: it wasn't so fancy but i love the kit cat clock...thank you so much for this veryt generous comment...
5
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely packing tape transfer ATC.The flowers are perfect.I have some old movie pictures I have been saving for something special.The ones you sent are much nicer.Thank you so much.
Response: i really enjoyed this swap ... you should see all the pictures i made from the tape...i even used a couple in different swaps...thank you so much for the comments..so glad you like the pictures
5
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Comment: What a gorgeous atc card and loved the extras and way you presented it awesome
Response: well you certainly put a smile on my face...always so happy when someone mentions extras i send i always hope to find something my partner will like ...and thank you for this really nice rating...
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Comment: I am lucky enough to get another one of your beautiful ATCs and more Mucha postcards! I love 'Mucha Girl'. The colours and the different gold accents go so well together. Thank you for making my day!
Response: what a generous comment...thank you so much for that...love the mucha flair...i love what it adds to my ideas...so nice of you to mention ... thank you again..fun to swap with you
5
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Comment: Such a pretty ATC! Thank you!
Response: that was very nice of you to say...i was so hoping you'd like it..thanks so much
sweetgypsy rated for AAA: A Change of Scenery on Mar 5, 2020
5
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Comment: I love how your dancer guy is still busy decorating his tree - so fun! Thanks for the TH paper dolls too :)
Response: loved this swap...the ones I've gotten are so inventive...thanks for the rating...it is much appreciated
chimerix rated for AAA: Challenge #4 on Mar 2, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for the really cool ATC! I just love it. It is a really great and balanced use of the elements. And love the extras too. Aloha
Response: when i hear aloha i close my eyes and remember the beautiful beaches...body surfing...pineapples...back to reality...thank you for the very generous comments...mahalo
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Comment: Thank you so much! Your page is amazing.
Response: i normally only do atc's but this swap looked interesting...i was really hoping my partner would like it...thanks so very much
Heynowokay rated for AAA: A Change of Scenery on Feb 28, 2020
5
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Comment: I absolutely LOVE that Paris the cat is saving the damsel in distress! What a fun card. Thank you so much! :)
Response: i don't know where got that idea but i have to say i liked it...i started with the French lady and it needed something then i saw a cat and had no where to put him so he had to fly and became super cat..i was hoping my partner would like it...thanks so much
5
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Comment: Thank you for a great ATC.Love what you did with the theme.Thanks for the extras also.
Response: I do hope you liked it...i always enjoy swapping with the "paper lady!"...thanks so much

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Comments

supersquirrel on Mar 20, 2020:

Your cheery mail always comes at the perfect time. Thank you so much for all the jams, treats and yellow envelopes ^+^

roska1vila on Jan 21, 2020:

Dear friend, thanks for asking, yes we have nice holidays days if I think about it , that on 2.january was passed away our lovely golden retriever name Kai, he is now in dog heaven. Thank you for being my dear friend.:)

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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