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hibiscus

hibiscus
Date Joined: July 25, 2011
Last Online: September 17, 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

donetta rated for AACG: Milk and Honey ATC on Sep 11, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Kathryn, it is always such a pleasure to receive an envelope from you...I know I'm going to love what's inside! This envelope was no exception...I LOVE your interpretation of "milk and honey". To me, they are lovely, serene colors together, and your ATC embodies the essence of how they are together (the bunnies!). Thank you for the fabulous extras as well...the glitter tulle is wonderful (I used a piece for a layer in my "tattered and torn" flower ATC), and the Italian book pages are bellissimo!
Sunnydays rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #13 on Sep 9, 2019
5
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Comment: Thank you for the great ATC. Your color scheme and them were so good. I’m struggling a bit with mine I’m having trouble matching the color of my ruler with the picture I want to use thanks too for the stamps. I llke to use them on ATCs and you gave me a lot I don’t have. We were blessed not to have a lot of damage and flooding from the hurricanes unlike last year. Happy Crafting
samsstuff rated for ATC Inspiration Series: Luxury on Sep 8, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the luxurious ATC!
5
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Comment: Thank you for a delightful ATC! Love the mini chalkboard!
tigermousecat rated for VC: Vintage Geisha ATC on Sep 4, 2019
5
rating
Comment: A lovely understated background and such a pretty image. Such a nice combo. Thanks so much for all!
donetta rated for GAA: Sender's Choice Gothic Arch ATC on Aug 30, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Oh, this is just beautiful! I love the artwork of Alphonse Mucha...such amazing attention to detail. The fussy-cutting you did, Kathryn...wow! Thank you for another wonderful swap and sweet extras!
Response: I am not sure why mucha appeals to me so much...I sometimes think I am in one of his wonderful works of art...I've always loved the sort of poster/illustration type of art..thanks so much ...you are such a great person to swap with....
PaperPassion rated for GAA: With a Hat on Aug 29, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Kathryn,Thank you so much for the wonderful Arch you sent to me.It is already in a vintage journal I am working on.I love it.
Response: how very kind of you to say that...that is one of the nicest things you could have said...it is much appreciated...thanks so very much for this rating...
BluePixie rated for AAA: Challenge #2 on Aug 29, 2019
5
rating
Comment: BEAUTIFUL! no such thing as too weird!
Response: I am so glad you like this atc...I always wonder if my partner will enjoy my ideas...you are my kind of swapper....thanks so much...
Anettethhjertnes rated for ATCO: Magazine Collage ATC on Aug 27, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for a lovely atc and extra backs
Response: I thought this was a very fun to make atc theme...thanks for the rating
mahlermail rated for AAA: Challenge #2 on Aug 23, 2019
5
rating
Comment: YAY -- KLIMT. Love it -- thanks a million. Will enjoy the MUCHA goodies. Cheers!
Response: I love his art I love his story I love the movie about the painting...and I love "mucha" thanks so much for the rating
elflady rated for Zetti Dog ATC on Aug 22, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the great Zetti ATC. .I love the vibrant coloursand the fabulous dog. Thanks also for the extras. elflady
Response: I really like making and getting zetti atc's I wish there were more swaps...it brings out my crazy art side! thanks so much
Zander rated for AAA: Wings on Aug 17, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thank You so much for the kitty with wings he is so cute. "Live our Dreams" I love it.
Response: so glad you liked it...he was such a sweet looking kitty...I had to use him...thanks so much for the rating
PaperPassion rated for AACG: Red and Blue ATC on Aug 17, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Great red and blue ATC.Thank you
Response: thank you so much!
Sunnydays rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #11 on Aug 16, 2019
5
rating
Comment: What a nice surprise I received on a rainy day. The ATC is gorgeous ! I love the way you layered things. I was excited to see all the stamps. I save stamps to use on items I make and don’t have any like the ones you sent me. Thank you for a lovely swap.
Response: I am so glad the stamps were different I try to pick out a variety...I like using them and sharing the great ones I get,,,thanks for the rating
ilaurea rated for Dark Green on Dark Green on Aug 15, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the G on G. It was well done. Thanks for the extras, too. :)
Response: I am so glad you liked it,,,thanks for the swap!
Anettethhjertnes rated for Zetti with Wings on Aug 7, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Wonderful made and fun, thank you also for the extras
Response: I love your work and your rating means a lot..thank you so much
supersquirrel rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #10 on Aug 2, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Love your creation! Thank you for all the washi and I think Ms Elle is adorable too. Thanks for all the fun in the off-yellow envelope :)
Response: I like these "3 elements " swaps a lot...don't you...I love getting them to see how close we are in putting the elements together...thank you for this great rating...
lmacdavis93 rated for GAA: Dog Days on Jul 30, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Hi again Kathryn - so funny that you got me for two GAA swaps one after the other! But this little dog is adorable! What a sweet image and love the butterfly on the tip of his nose! Such soft pretty colors too. Thank you for another fantastic GAA and for the fun little envelope of goodies - I shall most definitely use them all!!
Response: I am so happy you liked it...it took a while to find a butterfly just the right size...you are very generous in your words and ratings ...thank you
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Comment: Oh Kathryn! Your vintage lady and butterfly GAA are just beautiful! Such a beautiful image and love the butterflies, the peacock feather, and the jewel in her necklace. Just wonderful - thank you so much. And thank you also for the vintage book pages - I too love using these in my collages so they will come in handy!
Response: those book pages add so much...when I use them I try to find words in them to suit the theme of the atc...when I can...thank you for your very nice rating...it is much appreciated
samsstuff rated for Inspiration ATC Series: Travel on Jul 25, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thank you, it reminds me of all the road trips my family took when I was a child (many of them involving Route 66).
Response: I can close my eyes and remember all the family vacations in the old black Plymouth...and the smell of daddy's cigar...no seat belts but luckily we all survived...thanks so much for this rating

Rating Overview

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Comments

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!

Tverne05 on May 20, 2019:

Thanks Kathryn for working on the ATC jams and sending me a homer.

onthesnap22 on Apr 25, 2019:

I’m so so happy you loved the sea and beaches ATC. Thank you for the wonderfully kind words. 😀

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