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hibiscus

hibiscus
Date Joined: July 25, 2011
Last Online: May 25, 2017
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...

β€’β€’β€’ 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, KATIE PERRY... 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...SO MANY...

Favorite Television

AGAIN, I ENJOY COMEDIES...THE BIG BANG THEORY, COMMUNITY, ALSO PROJECT RUNWAY, INTERNATIONAL HOUSE HUNTERS, AND MOST OLD MOVIES I HAVEN'T SEEN YET......I DO LIKE SUSPENSE THOUGH..NEVER MISS DROP DEAD DIVA AND ANY AND ALL SEINFELD SHOWS...

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: 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 I also joined my first mini-zine swap and I love making these miniature creations 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..actually more than the amount to them...I have gotten over a dozen envelopes that I paid the overdue postage ..one was 2 plus dollars...I didn't mention that because I just assumed it wasn't their fault...I have received mail that because of empty places in the postmark I can tell the stamps fell off..i paid that one too...I don't mind...I don't mind if someone tells me they had to pay overdue charges..but I do mind if someone gets an attitude that perhaps I was responsible ... I participate here because the great majority of artists are kind generous and talented...and I want to thank them...you know who you are...super swappers...so if any of you get mail from me marked overdue postage...please let me know...just be nice :)

Ratings

3trysandimout rated for Brown Background on May 25, 2017
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Comment: You've been to more of Virginia than I have :
Pikkis rated for AACG: Black and White ATC on May 24, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely ATC, love all the details :)! And big thanks also for the cool stamps, I will definitely use them in my crafting!
boxrabbit rated for Goes Together Like ___ ATC on May 22, 2017
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Comment: Such a cute ATC. Thank you!!
Pandd rated for Use 2 TH products ATC on May 17, 2017
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Comment: What a beautiful atc! I love it! I also love that image. The design is wonderful. i especially love that background paper. Also the wonderful extras, what a special treat! Thank you for a wonderful swap. And the beaches are warm and the water getting warmer. My favorite. PatπŸ’•πŸ’•
Response: Love the combination of Tim Holtz and graphic 45... thanks so much for the rating... here the days are warm enough but the nights are keeping it too cool to swim... thanks again
Pandd rated for AACG: VIntage Gypsy ATC on May 15, 2017
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Comment: Much better than publishers clearing house! I love your gypsy. She is gorgeous. Mine looked like she had been in her trailer abit too long! And those beautiful papers. I will be using those. Thank you for a fantastic swap. Pat😍😍
Response: Laughing at the trailer comment! I've used that image before ..I love the colors ...I must admit she is a bit more attractive than the normal palm reader! Thanks so much for your comments
Mimi7 rated for Private tropical starter sets on May 13, 2017
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Comment: Hi Kathryn, Thanks so much for the wonderful tropical jams and thanks for swapping with me!
Response: The ones you sent were so lovely.. thanks for the swap and the rating!
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Comment: Kathryn, when you "go overboard", I reap the benefits! I love both (yes...you made not one, but TWO gorgeous ATCs for me!), and wouldn't be able to pick a favorite. Your embellishments are perfect...and I don't know where you manage to find all the pages of foreign language books and newspapers, but I am thrilled that you think of me...I love them and use them often!
Response: I get many in swaps and hound all my friends and relatives to bring me stuff from their trips! So kind of you to mention the embellishments I am always a little unsure but in this case I really enjoyed making these ... thanks so much
debrbrts rated for Sewing Theme ATC on May 10, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the super awesome ATC!
Response: Thank you so much for this rating... nice swap
qbee rated for I want to go to the Beach atc swap on May 9, 2017
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Comment: thank you. Debbie
Response: This is my favorite theme... thank you for this rating
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Comment: Oh my goodness - these are absolutely stunning! I will treasure them and will use them carefully so as only to enhance what you have done! Wow! And thank you for the great extra pieces of ephemera - so appreciated. PS - I tried bush tea too after reading the books! (But I don't like tea, so I didn't like it...lol)
Response: I loved those movies about the ladies detective agency... but I truly felt the books were even more expressive! The five arc backs I got from my partner were amazing! Love these swaps! Thank you for this great rating
annielou rated for Vintage ATC on May 5, 2017
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Comment: Kathryn, you've sent me the perfect example(s) of why I love swapbot. Beautiful vintage ATC, a lovely personal note and a special peacock note card. Love, love, love!!! THANK YOU ❀️❀️❀️
Response: Wow! What a wonderful rating! I really like vintage images especially twenties to fifties...so cool... I'm glad I saved the peacock ... again .. thanks ... your comments mean everything!
Karmi53 rated for Greeting Card - Anniversary on May 3, 2017
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Comment: Hi thank you for the lovely Ann. atc the butterfly and the pretty flowers everything is perfect thank you. And thanks for the little envelope with butterflies too. Great job thanks and take care
Response: Thank you as well... for this very nice rating... I got an amazing card in this swap... nice swap... thanks again
Karmi53 rated for Pastel Pink Background on May 3, 2017
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Comment: Hi thank you for the very pretty pink atc love all the things on it. And thanks for the butterflies too. Did you make your own note card? Very pretty. Thanks and take care
Response: What a lovely thing to say... thank you so much... it's so encouraging to hear... it is much appreciated...
makestuff rated for VTH: ATC with a Party Hat on May 2, 2017
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Comment: Thank you very much for the wonderful raven party ATC!! I just love it. And the postage stamps are so great! That's funny about your parrot! Thanks again.
Response: This was a fun swap. So glad you liked it...I love ravens .. they are so smart... I miss my chuleta "pork chop! Thank you for this rating
stonekeepers rated for #2 color combo atc swap on May 2, 2017
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Comment: Thanks so much for the lovely flamingo ATC! I love the marbled papers too. Hope you didn't get too much flooding in last week's storms.
Response: We live in the "Bermuda triangle" of nothing serious happens here! No floods etc... but strangely still too chilly to go for a swim!!! Thank you so much for this rating...
PeggyO rated for GAA: ATC with a Word on May 1, 2017
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Comment: Kathryn--thanks for a beautiful Gothic Arch ATC---I've only made on of these so far and am looking forward to this one! Thanks also for the keys you chose to add. They will be put to use for sure. Yes, I am doing well compared to those days back in Dec. and Jan. I came to from surgery and discovered my leg was too heavy to lift--so therapy people were quick to provide a device to loop over foot and lift that leg. Slowly but surely I began gaining strength and transitioned from wheelchair to walker (borrowed great one with a seat and storage bin from next door neighbors) and then to surgeon's release to put full weight on the "bad" leg. For 6 weeks I had to use walker but only to put tiptoes only when stepping on bad leg. That was awful and so painful! For the first 6 weeks I had home rehab people coming (PT and OT)--they were wonderful. We picked them because our kiddo's dad is a PT for the same in home care company. Once I was able to put weight on the bad leg, I transitioned to outpatient rehab--the same place that took me through both knees and some minor problems over the years. They have given me wonderful care yet again--pushing when needed and holding me back as needed. I have no idea how long I'll continue in rehab! I love the people there, but I'd really like to have my time back! We are mostly working on building strength at this point. They are to do a third assessment on next Monday (8 May) to determine whether they need to get more weeks approved or not. I am getting very close to the maximum PT hours for the calendar year with my insurance. So we may need to simply get me back in the pool This community has aquatic aerobic fitness at the pool on M-W-F, and LA Fitness (5 minutes away) has classes on T-W-Th-Sat., so I can do a class every day but Sunday if I want to. Or I can always do the routines learned at the LA Fitness Classes on my own in the community pool at my own convenient time. I wouldn't wish the broken hip on anyone, but having come through to this point is a long way from that first attempt to lift my leg! At least I can never break this hip again because of the rod and 3 screws from the top of femur down almost to the knee. I have only one hip left, and I plan to guard it like a hawk to prevent a fall. The irony of moving to get rid of fall risk on stairs and then falling at a friend's home is interesting but I don't find it humorous yet. Thanks for a great swap!
Response: You've had such a time. I like that your new place sounds so convenient. I wish I could live in the city sometimes but I'd miss my donkey Frankie.. we look at houses in your area and north of Houston all the time.. so tempting... thanks for this rating and get back up to speed soon
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Comment: There's something special about Robert Best and his Barbie-doll illustrations...and there's something very special about this adorable ATC. Thank you so much, Kathryn! And I am in book page heaven with all the great samples you sent...I just love them so much.
Response: I was never a "Barbie" girl...preferred games and outside stuff...but I love his style...it's sharp and (I hate this word...) perky...maybe it is that I'd like that style of dress but am stuck with my jeans and hippie shirts! haha...thanks as always for your rating...and your swap ideas....
Lilpurplepig rated for Atc Challenge #9 on Apr 26, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the great ATC. You did a great job in choosing the theme. It is one of my favorites. You deserve 100 hearts. Thank you
Response: wow.. thanks so much...I am always a little concerned about following a profile...but I do even when it's not profile based..i just cross my fingers it is what my partner had in mind...thank you thank you for this rating...
donetta rated for VC: Bobby Soxers ATC on Apr 26, 2017
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Comment: Kathryn, this is aDORable! I love the cute girls, and I extra-love the topper made of teeny tiny record albums...you sure nailed this swap theme!
Response: the girls looked so familiar to me in a way...but I thought they were from the forties...it was the ring on the chain ...I did that : ) ...now I wore penny loafers..i still do..never wore saddle shoes...they were out of style when I came along...but I may get some yet...seriously...thanks for this rating...you are always so generous
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Comment: Gorgeous! Thank you for adding the touch of blue! (Sorry for the late rating - I thought I did)
Response: I try to read profiles...I am always very pleased when people read mine...I've gotten so many amazing atc's...thanks so much for this rating...

Rating Overview

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Comments

Tigerlilyknotwise on May 6, 2017:

Hi- got back the jam with the trees. I love what you added! Thank you for finishing them up :) Have a beautiful day! β˜€οΈπŸŒ·

Pandd on May 5, 2017:

Figured it out again. The mustache man did need a woman. Fantastic save! PatπŸ’•πŸ’•

Mimi7 on Apr 17, 2017:

Love how you finished the Easter Bunny jam! Thanks for the new jams to work on! :)

debtea2 on Apr 4, 2017:

hi absolutely love the garden ATC and the Jams are great we will have fun with these. thank you

Mimi7 on Mar 27, 2017:

Love the Quisp finished jam, pineapple jam and the lemon one. I love Image you used on the lemon one,, strawberry one

sweetgypsy on Mar 25, 2017:

Love the finished jams you sent! Thanks for working on them with us!

Pandd on Mar 24, 2017:

Got the finished jam today with the sewing theme. It turned out great. One of the better ones we have done. I will finish the new jams you sent. Thank you for always being my go to girl. Wish I could throw in some of my sand to you. PatπŸ’•πŸ’•

djcamp04 on Mar 23, 2017:

Love the finished cupcake ATC! It is very charming! Thanks ❀

AZmom875 on Mar 14, 2017:

Thank you so much for being person 3 on the ATC alphabets D, E, F and JKL. You were the perfect person to finish things up for us.

moM on Mar 14, 2017:

The ATCs you finished up were wonderful! Thank you so much!! I hope you get to the Keys this year. It's always a good time down there.

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