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hibiscus

hibiscus
Date Joined: July 25, 2011
Last Online: October 23, 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...

β€’β€’β€’ 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

paperlover rated for CPG Halloween ATCs - US Only on Oct 22, 2017
5
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Comment: Thank you for the great ATC's and the skull extras. I love them!
pahasiga rated for CPG Made with Maps - Global on Oct 22, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the map items!
Gobarb rated for A.I. - collage #3 on Oct 21, 2017
5
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Comment: Hi Kathryn. Thank you for the cute ATC and Kitty Sticky paper. I really the sea horse and the Dreaming of the Sea embellishment.
Response: Sea horses and that "dreaming.." embellishment are my favorite things to use in atcs and I am so glad you liked them and thank you so much for this rating!
Mimi7 rated for Cartoon jams on Oct 20, 2017
5
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Comment: These are wonderful, thanks so much. Now to find just the right things to add to them.
Response: Every creative thing you add is always just right! Thanks for the rating and this swap idea!
5
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Comment: Kathryn, I love your vintage lady among the Van-Gogh-esque sunflowers and I'm CRAZY for the way you used the filigree. I'm going to try that ;+) I always love receiving from you because I know you'll add a bit of whimsy to each parcel. This time it was that little kitty on the envie and all those cute kitty cut-outs. Such a pleasure to receive your swaps.
Response: Well I try to save my kitty things for you... I am hooked on metal embellishments and have started cutting them up to change them around... I am so grateful you seem to like my experiments... thanks for another most kind ratings
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Comment: I LOVE this ATC! Everything works so well together and there are so many fun elements--everytime I look, I find a new one. This morning I found the spiders at the top! I'm in love with that! Love the sweet boo'ing pumpkin and that neat orange ribbon. AND . . . it was sent in an a la Kathryn envie. Those are really special and thank you for sending me some to use ;+) Nice to swap together as always.
Response: You are such an incredibly generous rarer and atc designer and Magee and every word means so much to me ... thank you for such a wonderful comment! Love being in your swaps and swapping with ms snow!
Banjobritches rated for Halloween atc Swap on Oct 11, 2017
5
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Comment: very nice Halloween ATC! Thank you and thanks for the bling! Cant ever have enough of that! I love Halloween too! Happy fall!
Response: I think you have the coolest nickname in swapbot! Thank you for this rating Halloween is such fun to work with!
Kalalinga rated for A.I. - APC on Oct 11, 2017
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for the fantastic ATC. I love it! Thanks also for the extra embellishments which are really nice to have. Best wishesπŸ’–πŸ’žπŸ’“
Response: I hope you can find a use for them I love sharing embellishments when I find some I like... your very nice rating is much appreciated thank you!
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful ATC! I love the pearls. I struggled too with having enough all white items to use. I think you did wonderfully with it! And thank you for the book pages! Love them too!
Response: What a lovely comment.. thank you so much... so glad you like the book pages .... I like working with pages as well I do t know why it is so pleasing to use bits and pieces of printed word... thanks so much for this rating
RiverTopanga rated for 7# color combo on Oct 10, 2017
5
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Comment: Kathryn, What a great interpretation of "The Birds"... a great movie too...Funny, I love the background paper and have used it for some of my swaps too! Clever use of the wood leaf at the top! Love it all! And the butterfly brads.. never seen any like them! Thank you so much for everything! Wonderful!
Response: I can remember every second of that movie! You are so nice to make all those much appreciated comments! I hope you enjoy using the butterflies as much as I do... thanks so much for this rating
Larina rated for A. I. - Continuous Line - ATC on Oct 5, 2017
5
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Comment: Oh my goodness!!! Its so skilled! They are both absolutely amazing!!! Thanks so much! I am in AWE!!!!
Response: Wow! I was worried you wouldn't like them... so relieved... I used to do these but it's been a while .. great exercises ... I can't tell you how much I appreciate your comment ... thanks so much
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Comment: You again! I love all of your cards! My favorite is the Chat Noir on the end. Since you didn't request him, may I? Thank you!
Response: The goofy one right?! Absolutely...glad you like him...it was fun putting together this swap... it was confusing doing these swaps I kept thinking I'd mixed up the sender .. I doubled checked so many times.. every time I'd see who I was sending to..haha.. glad you liked this!! Thanks for your rating
Papergirl46 rated for Snail starter set. on Oct 5, 2017
5
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Comment: Thanks so much for the cute snails and all of the postcards!
Response: I love getting postcards and love sharing with people who collect them .. especially enjoy reading the old ones imagining who the people were...thanks for the rating
5
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Comment: LOL, so much mail from you! Thank you so much for the pretty cards!
Response: So glad you liked all and I do mean all "15!" Cards!! So funny ... thanks so much for the rating ...and your sense of humor!
Rimbar rated for A.I. ATC - Collage #2 on Oct 1, 2017
5
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Comment: 9/30/2017--Ty for very nicely done ATC. It is going to make a lovely addition to my collection. Ty for the extras, that was very thought of you. Happy swapping
Response: Happy swapping to you as well! Its comments like these that keep me coming back to swap bot... feels good .. thanks so much
luvbird rated for GAA: Flowers and Frogs on Sep 28, 2017
5
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Comment: Oh, this little froggy card is so darling with the sweet little pink flowers and the cute frog image... I really love it! Thank you for such a great swap!
Response: What imagination to come up with a swap like this.., loved it! And this rating ...thanks so much
5
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Comment: Big smiles here! The care is both cute...and pretty. Thanks for the great envelope and stamps too!
Response: This was s "smiley" swap! Was a very unique idea... loved it I need to go to her site and see the different ideas ... thanks for the rating
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Comment: I thought it was a tacky cat! But I think your're right it does look like a bearded dragon - a very happy one! Thank you for sending - definitely made me smile!
Response: I love the mystery challenges! Should be fun to see what everyone makes...thank you so much for this great rating... I do appreciate it..
5
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Comment: Hello Kathryn, thank you for the ATC's, they are really nice! and for the other extra goodies :)
Response: You are more than welcome ... I was hoping you'd like them ...thank you for this generous rating
tigermousecat rated for GAA: Autumn Colors ATC on Sep 24, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for a lovely card and the gears!
Response: thank you for this very nice rating...I love the colors of autumn...and the cool air when fall gets here...thanks again

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Comments

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. PatπŸ’•πŸ’•

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

supersquirrel on Sep 11, 2017:

Thank you for the Jam sets and the great woodies!!

I hope you're dry and safe!

supersquirrel on Sep 7, 2017:

Thank you for the finished Asian ATC & clips! I appreciate the new set too.

spotteddogs on Aug 19, 2017:

Thank you so much for the Wonder Woman and eclipse stamps - two of my absolute favorites! It was so thoughtful of you to send those - you are a jewel! Sorry l am late with this "thanks" but have been house/dog sitting for 2 weeks and hadn't picked up my mail last week. We are leaving tomorrow to drive to Wyoming to see the eclipse!

supersquirrel on Jul 24, 2017:

Thanks again for more ATC's to work on. Last night, I had the first set laid out but I was scared to glue...

Thanks for this cool tissue paper. Now I need a drawer for decorative napkins and decorative tissue paper...

supersquirrel on Jul 14, 2017:

Thank you for my very first set of jams. I'm hoping to work on them Sunday. Love all the ephemera you included too - Thank you!!

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