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hibiscus

hibiscus
Date Joined: July 25, 2011
Last Online: April 21, 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

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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!
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.
sassafrass rated for ATCO: Gimme Texture ATC on Apr 16, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful swap you sent! I love the ATC and all the texture you managed to fit in! The extra paper bits and ephemera are amazing and appreciated!
rocsina207 rated for Alphabet ATC Series: K on Apr 15, 2019
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Comment: I really liked your work with this A T C .And I also liked the envelope and all the extras you added.There was a stamp on it saying so it made it even more interesting :)
Arabella rated for Fill a Page Number Series One on Apr 14, 2019
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Comment: Great atc, Kathryn! So nicely put together and love your back story! Thank you so much, dear swapbot friend!
mandymo rated for AAA - Rainbow Series Orange on Apr 13, 2019
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Comment: What fantastically unique ATC! I am still trying to figure out how I want to do mine. The one you created is perfect. I don't have anything like it in my collection. I also love the ribbons you sent. Thank you so much for this little gem!
ShabbyJules rated for VC: Buttons and Lace ATC on Apr 11, 2019
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Comment: love my atc card its so sweet and vintagey also love the extras thank you
jenidleman rated for GAA: Asian Gothic Arch ATC on Apr 8, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the pretty ATC and extras! I love that the back of the card is interesting too! <3
Rosa1 rated for Channel Your Inner Keith Haring ATC on Apr 4, 2019
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Comment: Thank you! Beautiful ATC and fun goodies :)
suemick15 rated for AACG: Olive and Rose ATC on Apr 2, 2019
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Comment: Kathryn, I just loved that you used a magazine page to make envelope. I love doing that, too sometimes. Thank you for the French book pages and the glittery ribbon...it's just the right amount of sparkly! I am happy to put this fussy cut ATC in with my collection. Thank you for everything. I really enjoyed the swap. Sue
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Comment: Hedy Lamar! My mom just LOVED her! I think she looks like a brunette Lucille Ball. Your ATC is so Hollywood gorgeous. Thank you so much for your attention to detail and always being a wonderful partner.
isabellasnow rated for AACG: Tea Bag Paper ATC on Apr 2, 2019
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Comment: Kathryn, I LOVE this! Your sweet mermaid is so pretty and I love how you used the 'used' teabag. Your art is always so special; it's wonderful to be on the receiving end of some of it. Thanks, too, for the thoughtful extras--you certainly know me!
blueseabliss rated for AACG: Mixed Media Challenge on Mar 21, 2019
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Comment: Thank you!
Response: you are more than welcome...and very very generous...I appreciate it...so much
Tverne05 rated for 3 themes starter sets on Mar 20, 2019
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Comment: Nice backgrounds.
Response: cute idea for a swap...I've enjoyed it...thanks for the rating..
Pandd rated for Zetti Head on Mar 20, 2019
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Comment: Love your big head Zetti. They are fun to do. I love your crazy envelopes. And Paris, what fun that will be. You will have a wonderful time with your children. Pat💕💕
Response: while I prefer travel to central and south America...sand beaches gorgeous tropical plants ...etc...I am looking forward to my dad's family's homeland...thank yu for the rating...always so generous...
donetta rated for AAA - Rainbow Series Purple on Mar 19, 2019
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Comment: Kathryn, you always send such lovely ATCs, and this one...I'm in love with the sweet little fairy holding a diamond! In fact, the sparkle and glow of this purple-icious card is gorgeous! Love the extras, too...99% of my brads are in storage in Washington, and I keep forgetting to buy more!
Response: your craft stuff is still in Washington? I know you miss the pacific nw...you've seen a lot of snow I think this year..thank you for the rating...I was hoping you'd like the little fairy....
luv2kraft rated for Close but no cigar ! on Mar 17, 2019
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Comment: Thanksgonna work on them this week.
Response: thank you for the rating...looking forward to the finishes...
Ace330660 rated for YTPC: Let's Coffee-Dye Paper on Mar 14, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the coffee dyed paper ! It came out great ! I appreciate the extra !
Response: wasn't this fun? I actually made two batches...I liked it so much...but I was a little disappointed there wasn't more splotches..but ive enjoyed using the papers I've gotten so far...
abshanghai rated for AAA - Rainbow Series Green on Mar 14, 2019
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Comment: thank you so much! love this ATC and the extras.
Response: thank you for this positive rating...it always is nice to have one's work appreciated...!
RiverTopanga rated for YTPC: Let's Coffee-Dye Paper on Mar 13, 2019
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Comment: Wow! Kathryn... you are so on top of things! I have only made a few pieces so far. Do you keep a stash of these to use all the time? ;-) lol. I see you have a few holes in yours too.. I am finding that my regular papers are tearing easily. But the book pages and the watercolor paper did well. I love the smell of them... :-) I will definitely use some for vintage swaps! Thank you for such a fabulous assortment!
Response: I've already used some of the papers I got from my partner....it still smells like coffee! but I like coffee smells...you made my afternoon day week etc.. with you very kind rating..thanks again

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Comments

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 ✨❇✨

AZmom875 on Jan 5, 2019:

I love zebras, and I got the homer zebra atc jam back. I don't even remember starting that, but I love it.

jenmcjen on Dec 3, 2018:

Thank you so much for the finished "Breakfast" ATC JAM. I love what you added, especially the little girl's hand right on the stack of pancakes. And the center of my flower! I'm just loving these ATC JAMS. I'd put a really cool thanks picture on here if I had any idea how. Also now I'm jealous of @AZmom875 cuz I want a jellyfish ATC. haha!

supersquirrel on Dec 1, 2018:

Thanks for the JAMs and GEMS!!

supersquirrel on Oct 24, 2018:

Thank you for the jams and thank you for the beautiful leaves! Hope all is well :)

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