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hibiscus

hibiscus
Date Joined: July 25, 2011
Last Online: June 26, 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...

••• 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

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luvbird rated for AACG: Tree ATC on Jun 25, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely tree ATC. Love the little bird and the bird houses... so cute! The metal embellishments are great and they really finish the ATC nicely. Love, love the little wooden bird cages! Thank you for the nice swap.
WendyTVee rated for EASU: June Free Theme ATC Swap on Jun 24, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the great swap... I love the colors , and all of the steampunk flair... Really awesome at
LauraM540 rated for Tissue box and Note card starters on Jun 23, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the cute backgrounds, I can't wait to add my touch to them
valentina22 rated for Light Blue Background on Jun 22, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely vintage looking atc. Thanks for the stamp extras-I am gathering quite the collection!
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Comment: Wonderful gothic arch ATC-very spring like and pink. Nice to get from you again I love old children's books for that very same reason you sent me some pages. Thanks for sharing!
Larina rated for # 4 color combo atc swap on Jun 20, 2017
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Comment: I love your seahorse ATC! Its super cute and creative! Thanks so much for the butterflies! I'll definitely use them, their so pretty!
Germanbaby77 rated for June Snders Choice atc swap on Jun 20, 2017
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Comment: Excellent ATC!!! I LOVE IT!!!! thank you so much! you did a wonderfuol job on it!
RetroChik rated for A I - Let's Face It - ATC on Jun 9, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the really cool and colorful ATC, Love the way you did the hair!
Response: I seriously would love to put crazy colors in my hair too but I am too over the hill and not gutsy enough...I am really happy you liked it...thank you so much for this rating,...
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful ATC! I love all the little details that went into it.💟 thank you, also, for the pretty ricrac.😊
Response: what a nice thing to say!~ I try to really make things to suit my partner and then I cross my fingers and hope they do...I just used some of that rickrack on an atc today! thank you so much for this rating
donetta rated for GAA: Ludovic Jacqz ATC on Jun 6, 2017
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Comment: Kathryn, in my opinion you chose the very best image that this artist has to offer! I love the mysteriousness of this lady in black...and you made her your own in such a special way! I absolutely adore the swirly metal piece in her hair. She is beautiful. Thank you so much for sending me such a gorgeous piece of art, and for the great extras, too. You rock!
Response: I liked a couple of these so much I made two and used the other in another swap! I have this thing about metal embellishments like this...you as usually always know just what to say to make a swapper feel appreciated thank you so much..it is very appreciated
crystalite rated for K&Q **Court Jesters** on Jun 5, 2017
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Comment: Kathryn, thank you for the beautiful jester ATC...I am so happy to add it to my permanent collection. Thank you also for sharing your favorite quotes and poem with me. I love e.e. cummings, but I'm not familiar with the poem you mentioned, so I will definitely look it up! My favorite cummings quote is "Love is the whole and more than all." I think I have that written in my profile. Thank you again for the beautiful ATC, and the address labels, which are so useful to me!
Response: what a wonderful compliment...there were so many images it was amazingly hard to decide on just one...great so glad you could use them....yeah I've love mr. no capitals Cummings...Maggie and millie and molly abnd may...the line I love is "no matter what we lose like a you and a me, it's always ourselves we find in the sea..." since I am a saltwater loving girl...that was right up my alley...thanks again
valentina22 rated for GAA: Mixed Media ATC on Jun 5, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the great ATC-love all of the colors and fibers and the cute bicycle charm! Love the stamps-great variety!
Response: I love that charm as well...I had saved it for just the right swap...now I have to find another to use! thanks for this rating
OrigamiGrace rated for CPG Rip & Tear ATC - US Only on May 30, 2017
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Comment: Thank you!
Response: I want to thank you for the great ideas for swaps...thanks for this rating
oetje72 rated for #3 Color Combo atc swap on May 30, 2017
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Comment: lovely atc. love the metal embellishment. and thanx for the washi.
Response: well thanks so much...I am really happy you like it...and so glad you like the washi...I hope it was enough to use...thanks for this rating,...
raven rated for New ideal...ATC Challenge Swap on May 29, 2017
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Comment: I am just amazed at this card..love your writing hand .. what a creative ideal..love those corners too...great extra papers too..Thank you
Response: what a great idea for a swap...thanks for that and for this really nice rating...keep the swaps coming...love them
pat5036 rated for EASU: Hand Drawn Female ATC Swap on May 26, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the beautiful ATC and all of the great extras too! What a treat!
Response: I drew three different girls but messed up trying to put a little "lipstick" on them...thanks so much and very glad you liked the extras...I really enjoy hearing if someone likes them...
ValerieM rated for VC: Mixed Media Collage ATC on May 26, 2017
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Comment: You are so creative. I love this ATC. Where ever do you get the most beautiful paper? and the girl image. I need materials like that. I love the iron work and you sent me some last time thank you.
Response: wow...thanks for that...I need to check my pictures to see.. the image is maybe from g45 steampunk debutant..? the paper ...either from that or some of my watercolor...yeah I use those embellishments a lot...and like to share..I've been cutting them up lately and using pieces of them...thank you for your very kind words
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Comment: No surprises here...you've sent me another completely wonderful ATC (you had me at the colors...I adore orange, and the touch of green is perfect) and the extra buttons show that you read your partner's profile and send thoughtful items that are guaranteed to please! I just love swapping with you, dear Kathryn!
Response: you are such a doll...I wish I had more neat buttons...I almost never use them in my atcs..but I love the way others use them...you are more than kind with your ratings...always...such a pleasure..thanks so much
Allegrae rated for APC starter sets x3 on May 26, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the great starters! I look forward to working on them.
Response: I really like doing jams...I am looking forward to seeing all the finishes....thanks for the rating

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Comments

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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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! ☀️🌷

Pandd on May 5, 2017:

Figured it out again. The mustache man did need a woman. Fantastic save! Pat💕💕

Mimi7 on Apr 17, 2017:

Love how you finished the Easter Bunny jam! Thanks for the new jams to work on! :)

debtea2 on Apr 4, 2017:

hi absolutely love the garden ATC and the Jams are great we will have fun with these. thank you

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