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hibiscus

hibiscus
Date Joined: July 25, 2011
Last Online: August 19, 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

georgiafae rated for GAA: Edgar Allan Poe ATC on Aug 16, 2017
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Comment: How wonderful this ATC is! Love the drops of "blood" coming from the pen! Nice filigree! Thanks also for the extra stamped images(and the pattern tissue)-can never get enough of Edgar.! Thanks for sharing!
DaisyTX rated for TPD: Mystery Supply Swap #10 on Aug 16, 2017
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Comment: Kathryn! I love this ATC! What a clever use of the mystery item. Thank you so much.
PeggyO rated for GAA- Amelia Earhart on Aug 15, 2017
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Comment: Kathryn--so good to see your name on return address on my 2 or 3 pieces of happy mail a couple days ago! Wow--to know that Ms Earhart is quite exciting. I discovered that Laura Ingalls Wilder and husband Almonzo camped over night almost on the farm we rented in Nebraska.They were on their way to Missouri where they lived the rest of their lives. My 4th grade teacher read most of her books to us when we came in from lunch recess. I loved them immediately and then read the whole series to each of my kids, some of them more than once! We went through south eastern Kansas on our way home from my brother in Yankton, SD, and stopped where they staked a claim and had to leave it a couple years later because it was just across the line into Indian land. The original cabin was still sitting on the spot where they built it. I know only the most ordinary bits of Earhart's life and am going to look into a biography for certain. She was an amazing woman so far ahead of her generation. Today, she'd be an astronaut--one of the very first ones! I love the ATC, especially the way she is posed looking up to the sky so earnestly and excitedly. AND all those bits and pieces of Graphic 45--I don't have that collection yet so I'll have fun using them until I decide whether I want that one or another 2 or 3 I'm also "pining" for! Thanks for a wonderful swap and a great note as well!
Response: love your ratings! so informative...I never read her books but I know she had a huge influence of lots of young people...I have read everything about Amelia...thanks for the rating and information ... much have been so much fun to see all that...
Arabella rated for EASU: Something Fishy on Aug 13, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much for the Mermaid Fan Club atc! Love it! Thanks for the gears, too! We are really excited about the eclipse! Just hope it isn't cloudy like today was - wouldn't be able to see much!
Response: pandd lives at ground zero as well....my son has his camera and special lens and is headed to Oregon...ill just have to enjoy the partial one...thanks for the rating...very nice of you...hoping you all have clear skies...
tigermousecat rated for GAA: Collage in Blue ATC on Aug 11, 2017
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Comment: Personally, I don't think they went in much over their knees! All that clothing would have sent them to the bottom of the drink...Thanks for a pretty in blue swap!
Response: I can't imagine that...I love swimming and the salt water so much...thank you for this rating....I liked this swap so much...
AZmom875 rated for Keys and crowns starter sets on Aug 10, 2017
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Comment: These are awesome!!!! Thanks!
Response: thanks so much for the idea and I am looking forward to the finishes...
Woolers rated for AACG: Vintage Fairy Tale ATC on Aug 10, 2017
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Comment: Hi Kathryn, thank you so much for the beautiful Hansel and Gretel ATC I love the little decorative edges and sparkly magical look :)Lovely ATC for my collection xx
Response: I grew up on fairy tales...my neighborhood library had a wall of them... I read all of the red, blue, green etc. fairy tale books ... my favorites...thanks for the rating...you are more than kind..
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Comment: Kathryn, your 'Liz' is lovely! She was certainly gorgeous back then, wasn't she? I adore the Vintage Hollywood paper (and thank you for sharing ;+). Everything goes together so nicely--love the little stars and the 'Vintage Hollywood' typography. Thank you for another wonderful ATC to add to my Kathryn collection!
Response: I love a couple of things... art deco, vintage Hollywood and anything saltwater related...so thanks for this swap...thank you for another most appreciated rating...
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful yellow ATC and the fun bingo papers! You made my day!
Response: I find these monochromatic atc's a little difficult...but I love doing and receiving them...thanks so much...
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Comment: wow these ATCs are gorgeous! I am so lucky to get you as my swap partner! Thank you so much!
Response: haven't sent the second set yet but it is on the way...thanks so much for your generosity and this rating...
Doraecyscraps rated for # 5 color combo atc swap on Jul 31, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful ATC! i love it! The metal butterflies are so lovely, thanks for the swap! 😊
Response: another really nice rating...you are a great partner...and I hope you enjoy the metal embellishments...I love using them...
pearlswithplaid rated for USAPC: Paper Destash on Jul 29, 2017
5
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Comment: Thank you Update: Thank you for all the lovely papers you sent. I've already made some embellishments from them!
Response: I hope you find a use for them...thanks for the rating
StephKelly369 rated for A.I.- Cancelled Postsge Stamp on Jul 28, 2017
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Comment: πŸ’•Love the sea theme and extra stamps! Thank you so much.✌️❀️😁
Response: the little icons.emoji are very cute..i need to try it ...glad you liked this...I am always one to use this theme when I can...thanks again
orneryswife rated for EASU: Measuring Up on Jul 28, 2017
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Comment: I really like the ATC you made. Very creative! 😘
Response: love that icon...very cute...thanks so much...I thought this was a fun swap...
thequilterslink rated for VC: 3 Elements ATC #21 on Jul 28, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much
Response: thank you for this rating...very kind of you...
Bananers rated for USAPC: Paper Destash on Jul 28, 2017
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Comment: I love what you sent! If I could give you more hearts, I definitely would.
Response: love your swap name! what a lovely thing to say....thank you so much for this rating...
Pandd rated for AACG: APC with a postage stamp on Jul 27, 2017
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Comment: Love it! How lucky am I? Twoin a row. The total eclipse is happening here inCarnondale longer than any other place inthe us. They are planning for over a hundred thousand people. They are coming from all over the world and our property is ground zero. Should be fun. Thank you for a wonderful swap. PatπŸ’•πŸ’•
Response: wow! how exciting... my son is leaving soon for Portland and has his special lens for his camera...lets hope the skies are very clear in the path...thanks so much for the rating....
Arabella rated for VC: 3 Elements ATC #22 on Jul 27, 2017
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Comment: Love this image, Kathryn! Such a nice atc - love the metal embellishments, too! Thank you so much!
Response: I love my metal embellishments...I need to order some more metal leaves since fall is here/close...still hot here so I guess it's still summer..thanks for the rating
luv2kraft rated for EASU: Can it! on Jul 27, 2017
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Comment: thanks for my jar of stars!
Response: thank you for this rating...I wanted to add glowworms but when I looked at them they were ...well...wormy looking...so I just added stars....thanks for the rating
KathleenHope rated for A.I. ATC - A Photo or Cut-Out on Jul 26, 2017
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Comment: I love the ATC and the metal embellishments! Thank you so very much, I will use them in a future swap for sure. I also enjoyed your note - hearts to you. πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–
Response: I have a thing at the moment...deco sort of images and metal embellishments...I hope they add something for you ...thanks so much for the rating...

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Comments

supersquirrel on Jul 24, 2017:

Thanks again for more ATC's to work on. Last night, I had the first set laid out but I was scared to glue...

Thanks for this cool tissue paper. Now I need a drawer for decorative napkins and decorative tissue paper...

supersquirrel on Jul 14, 2017:

Thank you for my very first set of jams. I'm hoping to work on them Sunday. Love all the ephemera you included too - Thank you!!

makestuff on Jun 24, 2017:

Thank you for the ATC jam ATC! It's awesome.

sweetgypsy on Jun 22, 2017:

Great finish to the Aces jam and thank you so much for the address labels! I'm always needing them it seems :)

astrodogg on Jun 18, 2017:

CPG Seashell Profile Bling - Global

astrodogg on Jun 18, 2017:

seashell sea turtle

I love sea turtles, and thought this would be perfect for this!

OrigamiGrace on Jun 18, 2017:

Happy shelling!! CPG Seashell Profile Bling:

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shell

shells

moM on Jun 16, 2017:

Love the way you finished the purple phone-book page ATC! It's beautiful! And your envelope was great. I keep meaning to make some and now you've re-inspired me!

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’•

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