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hibiscus

hibiscus
Date Joined: July 25, 2011
Last Online: May 18, 2024
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 Fitzgerald and i am one of those who is not living on a beach..although i wish i did.... I have a home in a rural area north of houston south of dallas and east of austin.... lots of beautiful oaks and pines ...it has a lovely pond lined with water lilies…we are now living south of Houston near Galveston…but visit our country house occasionally… 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 cat and the donkeys are living with a cousin in Louisiana … I miss Frankie my youngest donkey

••• 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, INTERNATIONAL HOUSE HUNTERS, AND MOST OLD MOVIES I HAVEN'T SEEN YET......I DO LIKE SUSPENSE THOUGH.. 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: 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... 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

.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.. one last thing...thanks to all the swap-bot hosts...i think it's not an easy thing to do...i appreciate you for your extra work to make this a nice creative oasis....

Ratings

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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful Inkbox cards. I also love the card you sent, I admire old cars <3
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Comment: Oh Kathryn, how I love this Gothic arch beauty! I imagine you sorting through a massive box of tiny pieces of everything you might need for the purpose of embellishment (buttons and twine and squiggly bits)...your embellishments are always unique and amazingly cool! I just love swapping with you.
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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely cards and the extras!! Can’t wait to add them to my collection
Ace330660 rated for Inkbox cards Part 2 Roses on May 9, 2024
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Comment: Thanks for the card and extras!
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Comment: thank you for the resend and the extra. love it all. happy swapping
donetta rated for AACG: Inkbox Card Book, Part 6 on May 4, 2024
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Comment: Oh Kathryn, I swear no one does collage like you! I love these so much...the vintage vibe...just lovely. I see that you even added the photo corners to the picture of the little boy; so cute! Thank you for always sending such cool stuff, my friend!
donetta rated for GAA: Geisha Gothic Arch ATC on Apr 29, 2024
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Comment: Kathryn, this is such a wonderful ATC! I adore the vintage geisha images showing how they lived. Can you imagine bending over like that to cook and eat? My old spine and bionic knees groan every time I think about it! Thank you for always being the best swap partner, my dear friend!
Response: We should have a “knee club”!! I’m just waiting for our wonderful hot summers to get back in the pool!! I love swim exercising! Love your swaps thanks for this rating
lmacdavis93 rated for AACG: Inkbox Card Book, Part 5 on Apr 23, 2024
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Comment: Hi Kathryn and I love these two Ink Box cards, part 5. Won't these all make the most amazing little book when we are done? You have given both if these my favorite vintage look and feel starting with the neutral color palette and the wonderful assortment of little pieces of ephemera. The silky ribbon on one is such a great touch. Thanks so much for a special swap!
Response: Your words really are so appreciated.. I am always hoping what I put together appeals in some way.. I really enjoy vintage collage.. thank you so much
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Comment: Great collection for your card. Love the mushrooms & sunflower thank you for the extras also
Response: Thank you and so happy you liked it .. the mushrooms were my favorite .. thanks again for this nice rating
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Comment: Kathryn, this ATC is just beautiful, as your artworks ALWAYS are! You know that collage is my favorite...my go-to...and you do it so well; you are such an inspiration to me! Thank you also for the gorgeous old book pages; they are like gold to me. (Does this mean that I'm a metaphorical "cheap date"? Hahahahaha!)
Response: you are so generous with your wonderful encouraging ratings.. great swap thanks so much!
ktk8 rated for MAS: Tic-Tac-Toe - April 2024 on Apr 18, 2024
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Comment: Great ATC..... thanks so much.... I love Poirot also..... wish I spoke French better... & each time I see anything from you in League City I think.... we really need to meet uP sometime when I am down there..... Many HEARTS for this swap.....
Response: I can translate some but can’t speak it .. love hearing it though .. thanks so much for such a nice rating .. enjoy that storm last night?!?!
boriquaz rated for EASU: Yellow Hair ATC on Apr 9, 2024
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Comment: Very clever on the yellow hair. love it. Happy Swapping and thank you for the extras.
Response: i couldn't resist the big cat...i have a thing for the tropics and the flora and fauna...i am very happy you liked it..and thank you for this rating...
luv2kraft rated for MAE: ATCs with a Twist #22 on Apr 8, 2024
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Comment: Love them all. But you know my favorite. Sigh.... Satan's replacement takes no notice of me what so ever and I am so happy about that.
Response: i absolutely love hearing about your life in the country...you truly should consider writing a book ... i hope you keep a journal ...and i have to say i miss hearing about our favorite bird! thank you for the rating...
Ace330660 rated for Collage ATC on Apr 7, 2024
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Comment: Thanks the ATC and playing cards! Greatly appreciated! Just my style!
Response: wow.. i was very happy to hear you say that... love collage.. my favorite technique in atc's...thank you for this very kind rating..
MissChief rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #90 on Apr 6, 2024
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Comment: Thank you! this is such a beautiful and soft ATC. The button is darling! how did you get the strings glued down so invisibly? It's lovely! Love the red envelope and the French book pages.
Response: i've been waiting to use that button for a while...i knew the right swap would come up eventually...so glad you liked it...great swap love this type of swap...thanks very much for this rating...
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Comment: Thank you for these wonderful ink box cards! Love your creativity! And thanks so much for the cancelled stamps -- they're always appreciated! Hugs from Ireland.
Response: i think half of my swaps now are for ink box cards...i like this style as much as the normal size atc's...glad you liked the stamps ...wish i could see your lovely country...thank you for swaps and this rating
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Comment: Hi! Friend! How's it going-you'll have to update me on the ducks sometime-fascinating story! What fun it must be to watch! Love your "Hare" index card-fun details and thanks for extras-thanks for sharing! Take care! Warming up here-snow is gone from last week's storm!
Response: ahh the ducks...happy and sad news..she had only two that were viable and the enjoyed swimming around in the pool and then she just left...to go to a pond i guess...but sadly with only one duckling..the other might have been taken by a hawk i'd seen flying around...but at least one left with her...thanks for the rating...we had no snow this year but a little ice and a whole lot of cold!
user6937 rated for MAS Book Page & Two other Items on Mar 27, 2024
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Comment: 3/27: got the resend, Kathryn - it's GREAT! 4/23: Can you believe it; the first one has arrived - I love it, too, and thanks for the foreign bills!!
Response: i hope the first letter turns up eventually...but i am so happy the second one made it...i really appreciate your patience and thanks so much for this rating Thanks for letting me know!! How funny this happened to me before but the repeat actually arrived the same day as the original sent one! I appreciate your patience and this was fun ! Happy swapping
user6937 rated for JLG: Surreal (1:1) on Mar 27, 2024
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Comment: Good idea, thanks for the great card! Thanks for the sleeves, too :)
Response: i enjoy making surreal cards but i have to say i love the ones i get...lots of creative artists here i think...thank you for the rating...
Larina rated for MAS Tic-Tac-Toe March 2024 on Mar 26, 2024
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Comment: Thanks so much for the beautifully made ATC! I was in awe when I saw it!
Response: love the creativity this swap urges.. hard to figure out sometimes which way to go...makes it fun...thanks for the rating

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Comments

wolfeagle on Apr 21, 2024:

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Sonya on Aug 12, 2023:

Thanks for sending the Mystery Supply 8/23 ATC back to me, Kathryn. I'll post photos to all participants once all are received. Cheers!

Poeprincess on Aug 4, 2023:

I simply love what you did with the “lethargic leopard”! Thank you for a great jam!

rkassman on Mar 21, 2023:

I love the Penguins going south ATC - I too wish I could join them! Thanks so much <3

YooperHill on Feb 11, 2023:

TY for returning ABC:SC#18!!

Sonya on Dec 29, 2022:

Thanks for the return of ABC: Junque JAMS - DEC ‘22 card. The pocket with sequin waste was clever. HNY!

Rrush19 on Nov 5, 2022:

Thank you so much for returning the ATC from SC#19. I loved how you finished it. ❤️

CookieMomster78 on Nov 3, 2022:

grogu

CookieMomster78 on Nov 3, 2022:

Thank you

CookieMomster78 on Nov 3, 2022:

Both my homers for ABC: fun with stamps #3 were delivered today and I 💙 how you finished them off! These kio envelopes are amazing too - I’m saving one or two in my journals for sure! They’re almost too special to share. lol!

Thank you

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