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hibiscus

hibiscus
Date Joined: July 25, 2011
Last Online: April 19, 2018
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

Arabella rated for VTH: Vintage ATC with a ticket on Apr 16, 2018
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Comment: Love the little boy atc and his backstory! Or what might have been! I hope it was a ticket to the circus! Great back of stamps, too! Thank you!
Response: I love your vintage swap-bot name...I love the cut-out tim holtz people. such fun to work with...thank you for this very nice rating and comment
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Comment: Thanks for the great ATC Kathryn and the goodies! Loved the envie too.
Response: thank you I like the whole vintage vibe...I like old old movies and watching docs of that long ago time...but glad I live now! thank you for this rating and comment
ladydy5 rated for PT - Those postcards? on Apr 13, 2018
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Comment: I enjoy getting to to know my swappers in my groups. Much better than Public swaps. Enjoyed the photo she did bit most of all your sweet writing on it.
Response: ah...you are so kind...thank you for this rating and thank you for all the swaps you create for us to enjoy!
mjhaertling rated for PT - Send Three...#1.. on Apr 10, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for some more of your great photos.I love the faded color of the old bricks. Amd to think all you need do to be a "star" is to get your hair cut at the Hollywood Barber Shop. Lol I do love graffiti type signs on buildings.
Response: thank you so much...I love Galveston...I wish I could have used the old opera house but the pictures I have aren't great compositions...I've gotten such nice pictures from the others...thank you for this rating
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Comment: I love the card! Thank you. Great minds think alike, if you look at my flickr page, I used the same fellow, smaller, but sitting on a wheel for one of my grunge cards!
Response: great minds indeed! all those cut-out people are great but there are a few I love working with and that "scamp" is one of them...I saw you card it's is great...fun stuff..thanks so much
polyk rated for Poetry Book Swap USA on Apr 6, 2018
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Comment: Great choice!!!!! This has been on my wishlist for quite some time 🙃❤️❤️❤️
Response: it's a relief you like it....I felt like I was taking a chance but you seemed to have a great sense of humor and you liked cats! I love that book...thank you for this rating
mjhaertling rated for PT - Postcards on Apr 6, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the nice photo/postcards. I especially like the seagulls. The one is just a little camera shy. Lol. The colors of the leaves do really stand out against the dark background. Sorry for the late rate.
Response: I have so many photos of time spent in Galveston...I just put everything on a separate drive before I accidentally wiped my laptop! so happy I still have them..but its time for new photos of the beach...thanks for the rating...
stacy2333 rated for 5/5 USA Postage Stamp ATC's on Apr 6, 2018
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Comment: thanks so much kathryn. i love your atc. it is beautiful and the colors are wonderful.
Response: thank you for saying that...I so very enjoyed this swap...always like a "stamp" swap...thanks for the rating and comments
blueseabliss rated for 5/5 USA Postage Stamp ATC's on Apr 5, 2018
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Comment: Thank you! I love the beachy theme and the charm!
Response: this was a great swap I think such fun ...and thank you for this rating...I like using the stamps I 've been collecting from the swaps I get...hoping for more...thanks again
deblew rated for ATC Shape Series: #3 Hearts on Apr 3, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely ATC! I love that you made a flower from hearts... very clever! And thank you for the great papers!!
Response: I really am enjoying this series...I love the varied atc's I've gotten so far ...thank you for liking what I made and thank you for this rating...
Sparkleandshine rated for 5/5 USA Postage Stamp ATC's on Apr 3, 2018
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Comment: Kathryn- Such a beautiful card, thank you for personalization for me with color and flower and embellishments. I love it. Wish I was going with you to France. Michelle
Response: keeping fingers crossed for trip...I love when a swapper reads my profile and I try to do that as well...I am glad you liked it...and again I love your happy swap name!
Ukucaitie rated for 5/5 USA Postage Stamp ATC's on Apr 2, 2018
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Comment: "Starlight, Starbright" is the most beautiful atc I have gotten yet! Thank you so very much! Its 100% my style. Thank you for the extras and the kind note you wrote aswell.
Response: thank you so much for your kind words...what a wonderful thing to say and I appreciate it so very much...thank you as well for the rating
rjdolphin rated for 5/5 USA Postage Stamp ATC's on Apr 2, 2018
5
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Comment: great card. Thanks for the charms
Response: i hope you find a cool way to use them and thank you for this rating...
jjhere rated for AI: Acrylic paint on craft paper on Apr 1, 2018
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Comment: WOW!! I am in awe of the steampunk ATC you sent me. It is SO gorgeous!! Thank you so very much for this work of art and the sleeves (I can definitely use them!). Loved reading your note, too. :)
Response: Boy did I need that! Many thanks for this very kind rating... I really enjoy steampunk and do it every chance I get. Your comments mean so much thank you...
pennypuppy rated for VC: 3 Elements ATC #25 on Mar 25, 2018
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Comment: So lovely, thank you! The little intertwined heart was sweet. Great to have you as a partner again.
Response: Thank you so much for saying that... these are always nice swaps ... thank you for this rating and especially the comment
Gobarb rated for T Holtz MONTHLY ATC CHALLENGE--MARCH on Mar 25, 2018
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Comment: Hi Kathryn. Thank you for the adorable TH ATC and extras. I love how you made your own envelopes. I must admit that it took me a few minutes to figure out where the ATC was hiding! LOL! 😁
Response: Oh no! I am not sure why but I really like making them! Thank you for a fun rating!
cbzcando rated for VTHS: Make a vintage & TH style ATC on Mar 24, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely ATC! She looks like a rising star for sure :). Thanks for making today a happy mail day, and for the wonderful star trinkets, too.
Response: We were asked at one of the teacher meetings what animal do we identify with ... I chose the starfish ... I have a huge collection of them ... so I guess I also like stars... thanks for this smile inducing rating!
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Comment: Excellent job on this ATC! LOVE IT!! also, thank you for the wonderful charms!
Response: I loved that stamp! And all the planet stamps ... so happy you liked it... I was fascinated by that event! So happy you liked the little charms... thanks so much for the rating
dyp rated for ATC: Hibiscus Drawing on Mar 20, 2018
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Comment: Love this ATC and the recycling. Tytyty
Response: Aren’t you nice ... thank you for this rating!
samsstuff rated for CPG Spring Flowers ATCs - Global on Mar 18, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you for the pretty ATCs & the great vintage images!
Response: The bluebonnets are in bloom here! So glad you enjoyed the swap .. thanks so much

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Comments

Pandd on Mar 11, 2018:

Great job on the jam. Glad you figured it out. Very beautiful. Pat💕💕

sassafrass on Mar 9, 2018:

Thank you so much for the card and stamps! What a nice surprise :) I'm glad you will be able to put the Bingo cards to use.

Pandd on Feb 9, 2018:

Got the sea glass jam yesterday. You made it beautiful. Love the coir on there. Let me lnow if you need more. I have plenty of coconut palms.

supersquirrel on Jan 1, 2018:

Happy New Year and thank you for the fun mail. Also, I want to thank you for all your kind words this past year while I entered into the world of ATC making. You were so encouraging to me.

CurlyTea on Nov 23, 2017:

OrigamiGrace on Oct 5, 2017:

From Cheap Postage Group!

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AZmom875 on Oct 3, 2017:

Thanks for working on my cat APC for the group ATC jams. It came out cute. I love the new starter set you sent

Pandd on Sep 30, 2017:

I got the new set of jams. I like the wire on there, but it is going to be hard to figure out what to do with them. But, I love challenges. Thanks for the keys. What fun. Stay dry. Pat💕💕

Mimi7 on Sep 25, 2017:

thanks for all the jam sets you send my way :)

debtea2 on Sep 12, 2017:

thanks for the cute Halloween ATC jams and I love scary..LOL they will be done soon

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