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hibiscus

hibiscus
Date Joined: July 25, 2011
Last Online: June 25, 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

Arabella rated for Fill a Page Number Series Nine on Jun 10, 2019
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Comment: I love your "bat wing" Number Nine atc! Perfect for this swap! Love all the "nines" you put on the atc - front and back!! Thank you so much for the final piece in this wonderful series! Thanks for the lovely extras, too!!
Arabella rated for Fill a Page Number Series Eight on Jun 5, 2019
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Comment: I love Lucky #8!! I don't use the Tim Holtz guys very often, either, but think I will sort thru my stash and find this one to use!! Thanks you! And love the used stamps, too!! Have a great time in Paris!!!!!
Arabella rated for Fill a Page Number Series Seven on May 28, 2019
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Comment: Cute atc, Kathryn! Love how you have "colored" her dress! Thank you so much! And thank you for the stamps - love the mushrooms one!
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Comment: Kathryn: I loved your GAA with the book page and paper napkin and loved doing this technique. It was pretty straightforward and got good results. So thank you for a lovely ATC and for all the special goodies - you sent me owls and butterflies - 2 of my favorite things! That was so thoughtful and I loved the card everything was tucked into. Cheers!
mandymo rated for GAA: Edwardian Lady Gothic Arch ATC on May 20, 2019
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Comment: What a lovely ATC you created. I love the pearl trim and the trio of lovely ladies. Thank you for the ephemera as well. Thank you so very much for a wonderful addition to my collection.
suemick15 rated for AACG: Copper and Mint ATC on May 19, 2019
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Comment: Kathryn, I really, really like this bird ATC done in the copper and mint. You did a great job in adding interest and texture to the interesting, two-color theme. Thank you for a treasured addition to my collection and for the tags. I will enjoy everything. Sue
Pikkis rated for Fill a Page Number Series Five on May 16, 2019
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Comment: Your ATC is absolutely gorgeous and what a clever idea to use that perfume as a theme! I love every detail on the card, it looks so elegant and is so neatly made. So thank you so much for the lovely card, the eye-catching envelope and the playing cards :)!
thebragal rated for ATC Inspiration Series: Ocean on May 15, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for joining my swap! I love the card you made. And Thank you for the postage stamps!!
petaluda rated for Light Pink on Light Pink on May 13, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful ATC and the seed beads I love the turquoise color? How did you make them stick on the paper? 🥰
donetta rated for Fill a Page Number Series Four on May 9, 2019
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Comment: Oh, so lovely! I think you're a genius...I would never have thought of using a playing card! I so love the vintage masculine vibe. And the lovely paper extras...wow...it is such a pleasure to swap with you, my sweet friend!
mrscharlesallen rated for VTHS: 1-2-3 ATC on May 4, 2019
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Comment: Thank you very much I love the ATC. I love the creativity, you have talent it was a pleasure to receive the /atc
suemick15 rated for Fill a Page Number Series Three on May 2, 2019
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Comment: Hi Kathryn, I love the Hollywood Starlets ATC you sent . It is so nicely composed and neatly done! The assortment of ribbon you included is welcomed and generous. Thank you very much for everything! Sue
BLUR rated for A.I. - Collage ATC Zetti on May 1, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for communicating! I loved your mix of collage pieces and text! Thanks so much for the washi and love the envelope! Let me know if you have any tips/tricks/fave techniques for making your envelopes!
Camiliann rated for AACG: Rust and Gray ATC on Apr 29, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the cute ATC. Love the medal embellishment
Response: so happy you liked it... I have decided I love this color combination....thanks so much for this rating...
Pikkis rated for Fill a Page Number Series Two on Apr 27, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely card, love those vintage couples :)!
Response: so glad you liked them....I love the way people used to dress...especiallty the forties...but any time actually...I guess that's why I am watching downton abbey for the second time....thanks so much
rocsina207 rated for ATC Alphabet Series: L on Apr 23, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful L ATC and all the stamps from your country. See you next time :)
Response: such a fun series...I do hope we get to swap again...and thanks for this lovely rating,,,
donetta rated for GAA: Match a Dictionary Page on Apr 22, 2019
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Comment: This ATC is a treasure. From the gorgeous shell arch to the lighthouse, and then to the stunning shell embellishments...perfection. i adore lighthouses, and have visited several on the Oregon and Washington coasts. You are amazing!
Response: I've only been to one...on the outer banks of n.c. it's the one they moved inland on railroad tracks...how I cannot imagine...it was lovely...thanks so much for this rating....
donetta rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #4 on Apr 22, 2019
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Comment: Oh Kathryn, this is so lovely! Such beautiful background paper (the dragonfly!!!), and ribbon...and I'm a big fan of rosemary. Several years ago I planted a sprig, and it grew to be so enormous that I had to keep trimming it back! The aroma was heavenly. Thank you for such a beautiful reminder of my "old life", and for the huge stash of washi tapes and sweet little heart brads. I love having you as a swap partner!
Response: I have tried so hard to grow it...I love the smell...of course yours grew huge...Donetta has the "touch" with rosemary and atc's! thanks so much for this rating...love your swaps and your atc's and also your kind ratings
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Comment: Thanks for joining my swap, for the pretty ATC & goodies you sent. Grayson was so happy to get a little something too. I always enjoy being your partner. Take care!
Response: grayson much be such a joy...he has so many fun interests...and of course anything beaches and salty water I will enjoy working on...thanks for the rating,
ilaurea rated for Lime Green on Lime Green on Apr 18, 2019
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Comment: Good idea for green on green. Doubles of paper is perfect! Thank you.
Response: problem was I wanted a nice soda after I finished! now I want one again....! thanks for the rating...and glad you liked the paper

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Comments

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. 😀

Anettethhjertnes on Apr 25, 2019:

Thank you a million for all the cool stuf you sendt me, you realy did not had to do that, but be sure I put it all to use

georgiafae on Apr 18, 2019:

Just received the jam you finished and love the flower embellishment you added to above the outstretched arms of the lady. It's just what it needed to make it truly awesome! Thanks-Georgene

Tverne05 on Apr 13, 2019:

Thanks for sending the finished Number the Stars jam to me. I also appreciate the washi tapemyou sent. Thanks so much!🤗

supersquirrel on Mar 18, 2019:

Beautiful fly jam - one of my favorites! Thanks for the cool postage stamps.

debtea2 on Mar 1, 2019:

thank you the finished Jam is adorable

supersquirrel on Feb 2, 2019:

Happy Day!

CraftyChristina on Jan 8, 2019:

I received a lovely finished fairy jam today...love it ✨❇✨

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