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hibiscus

hibiscus
Date Joined: July 25, 2011
Last Online: August 12, 2020
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

ChelseaStarleen rated for Doll With Wings Tag on Aug 11, 2020
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Comment: Thanks so much for the beautiful tag with the lady on it and all the great goodies! She's gorgeous! Be safe and take care! <3
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Comment: Love your choice. Love the flowers in the background. That peacock is eye catching! Thanks so much!
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Comment: As always, a pleasure to swap with you. She is very Alice. I may have to hide it from a friend who is Alice crazy! Thanks so much!
Sequoia183 rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #32 on Aug 10, 2020
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Comment: I love your card, I agree that sometimes having a prompt helps!
Response: thank you for the rating...for me the 3 elements type of swap is like a puzzle to be solved and that makes it fun...thanks again
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Comment: Thank you for your cute skinny card. The yellow hibiscus is our state flower. Very beautiful.
Response: your state picked well... i love it! my hibiscus plant has produced so many flowers..i just started pressing them ...thanks so much for the rating
lukeyduke rated for APC BLACK 5s buttefly stamp INT on Aug 5, 2020
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Comment: Kathryn, really beautiful cards! Thank you so much! As I read your letter it was intriguing to me that you could see all that beauty out of your window. I am happy seeing the clouds. I am always taking pictures of them and I have a whole slideshow on my phone.. Don't be down, things are going to get better. (and everyone has a goofy brother) Kathie AND thank you for the tiny things!
Response: yeah it is nice looking out...recently a squirrel has been visiting right outside...and a bright red bird...clouds are amazing...especially the fast forwarding views as they move and form...thanks again...lukeyduke
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Comment: My dear friend, thaks for lovely ATC you send to me and for lace. :)
Response: so wonderful to hear from you and know that you are well...thanks for the nice rating...and words...take care
Lantana149 rated for APC RED 5s, butterfly stamp USA on Aug 4, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful ATC’s and the paper goodies!🙂🌼
Response: thank you so much...this was fun...i like the unusual swaps...thanks for this rating and the smile and daisy
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Comment: Hi Kathryn! Really like your moth ATC; thank you!!
Response: thank you ...what is it about the flying creatures...i love them all well not all...hornet, yellow jackets no.. but the others yes...thanks for the rating
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Comment: I love the partridges ib a pear tree - Thank you!
Response: it's a little early for them i guess but i like the idea of christmas even in the summer...it's sooo hot...thanks for the rating...
RetroChik rated for EASU: Your Choice ATC Swap on Jul 30, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the awesome ATC
Response: that's so nice of you to say that...i thank you for this rating
Arabella rated for Vintage on Jul 29, 2020
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Comment: Love your vintage atc and the woman's story! I feel sure there is a lost romantic episode in her life! I love the "Mucha" style, too! Thank you so much! Let me know if she ever does find her true love!!
Response: ahh those lost romantic episodes.. where would lit and music be without them...thank you and i think maybe she did...i hope so...
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Comment: Thank you so much!! I love the octopus ATC you made for me. And thank you for the lovely die cuts to craft with. Aloha!
Response: thanks...for this rating...i was hoping it wasn't too plain...i did have fun with it....always a pleasure to swap with you..thanks again...
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Comment: Hi Kathryn and thank you for the Masterboard collage tags. I think you should do more of these - they turned out just awesome. You got so many great layers, images, stamping, etc - there's just a lot to see on each of your tags and it all just works together. And I love the little silver bird charms too! Great swap!!
Response: i love the charms...i use them on my stained glass work...a charm on one of the hangers...thank you for saying such nice things....i love collage...and with a masterboard i can go wild..! thank you so much...
donetta rated for AACG: A Circle in a Rectangle ATC on Jul 27, 2020
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Comment: Kathryn, my dear friend, I didn't know what to expect with this theme, but once again you have created something completely original, and completely PERFECT for the theme. How do you do it, time after time? I just love being the recipient of your artworks!
Response: what an amazingly generous rating..thanks so much...love your ideas...and i love trying to put a little story to my collages...such fun...this rating meant an awful lot to me...thanks so much
georgiafae rated for AACG: Specimen Card ATC on Jul 27, 2020
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Comment: Good to see you as my partner. Nice specimen card-love all the little details-thanks for extra book pages of Alice! We are having cooler week-only in the 80"s! Having a sump pump put in today-noisy and they go in and outdoor all the time slamming door. I have my two cats locked in my bedroom with their litterbox-food and water so they don't get in way and hopefully less stress for them. Take care-stay safe!
Response: my cat is the same...when my kids come to visit they bring their 5 dogs...so he hides in our room and we include the litter box and food dishes etc. now he hides when just a person comes .. no dogs...i am so happy you liked the papers...i always enjoy swapping with my fargo swapper...
ilaurea rated for Wackadoodle Butterfly on Jul 24, 2020
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Comment: Thank you! Loved the Butterfly/flag ATC! and the gift card!! (Is there any wine left on it????) Thanks so much!
Response: that card came with my fit fab fun summer box...i don't know if there is a free-bie...i think it is hoping to get a subscriber after...but i hope you can use it in a swap maybe...thanks for the rating....loving these clever swaps...thanks;
lmacdavis93 rated for AACG: Tag with Shanouki on Jul 20, 2020
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Comment: Kathryn - thank you so much for this beautiful tag! It's got a very Art Deco feel to it, which is one of my favorite art movements. Love the pretty jewels and the little gold heart. I had never done rolled papers before this but they were fun to make and add a really special touch. So many thanks for a wonderful swap!
Response: what an interesting idea to roll up tiny papers and then to try to make a word or something show up in them...they added a lot to the tags i thought...fun swap and thank you so much for this rating...always nice swapping with you
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Comment: I absolutely ADORE the Skinny card you've made! Thank you so much, it is WONDERFUL!! Thank you as well for the playing cards!!!
Response: cool....i love when i have something someone might want...so happy you liked the skinny..i normally only do atc's ...but i'm glad i took a chance on this...thanks again...
Poeprincess rated for Dog theme Zetti Swap on Jul 11, 2020
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Comment: My book reading just got a little more fun! Thank you for the cute Zetti dog!
Response: what a nice thing to say...thank you so much for that....after i sent it, I thought of something else...i think i enjoy these zetti cards, tags etc...

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Comments

supersquirrel on Aug 12, 2020:

When I first got that starter set I emailed Mary to ask her the exact same question! She said it was a stamped image. The tissue paper made me yell YAHOO. Thank you! 🌺

JuneRosebud on Jul 14, 2020:

Hi there!! Thank you for sending back my very first sets for the ATC JAMs group!! Thank you, also, for answering my questions. I appreciate your feed back.

supersquirrel on Mar 20, 2020:

Your cheery mail always comes at the perfect time. Thank you so much for all the jams, treats and yellow envelopes ^+^

roska1vila on Jan 21, 2020:

Dear friend, thanks for asking, yes we have nice holidays days if I think about it , that on 2.january was passed away our lovely golden retriever name Kai, he is now in dog heaven. Thank you for being my dear friend.:)

supersquirrel on Oct 27, 2019:

Hello - Thank you for all the happy mail you've sent my way lately!

supersquirrel on Oct 3, 2019:

MissPaula on Sep 10, 2019:

I will finish the pretty Jams and send them home! = )

supersquirrel on Aug 21, 2019:

Thank you for such kind words !!

supersquirrel on Aug 18, 2019:

Hello there - thank you for the fun packed yellow envelope!!

MissPaula on Aug 11, 2019:

Thanks for finishing my Jam. I'll finish the one you sent n send 'em back!

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