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hibiscus

hibiscus
Date Joined: July 25, 2011
Last Online: August 18, 2022
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 have a home in a rural area north of houston south of dallas and east of austin.... lots of beautiful oaks and pines ...it has a lovely pond lined with water lilies…we are now living south of Houston near Galveston…but visit our country house occasionally… 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 cat and the donkeys are living with a cousin in Louisiana … I miss Frankie my youngest donkey

••• 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, INTERNATIONAL HOUSE HUNTERS, AND MOST OLD MOVIES I HAVEN'T SEEN YET......I DO LIKE SUSPENSE THOUGH.. 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: 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... 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

.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.. one last thing...thanks to all the swap-bot hosts...i think it's not an easy thing to do...i appreciate you for your extra work to make this a nice creative oasis....

Ratings

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Comment: Thanks so much Kathryn, for my beautiful ATC'S!! I love them both! You did a great job on them! Thank you!❤️
StitchingWitch rated for AO: 3 Layer ATC - July/Aug on Aug 16, 2022
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Comment: What delightful card; so nice and sparkly. I'm trying to think of alternatives to the "L" word, too.
Response: i tried the less "!" today but old habits die hard....haha...but i have cut down a lot...thanks for the rating...i "liked' it a lot.....: )
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Comment: It was incredibly sweet of you to personalize your ATCs for me 💜 You did an absolutely incredible job on them. This kitty looks so tranquil, and the streampunk sea creatures are fantastic! I especially love the fact that the anchor you used is wiggly~ ♥ And these extras! I love them! The little shiba, and the frenchies~ This is just such a wonderful swap!
Response: i enjoy reading profiles and i really enjoyed yours...i liked a lot of the same things so it was easy to combine our likes...so happy you were pleased,,,your comments were so pleasing thank you so very much....
Shuttlebug rated for USAPC: Altered Playing Card #17 on Aug 13, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for the awesome APC - I do love fountain pens! And thanks for the vintage pages, too!
Response: i found a paper with lots of old-fashioned pens and i have saved it and only use when i have an atc that just calls for one...i have a gorgeous pen i use in a journal now...glad you like them too.. thanks for the rating..
mandymo rated for AACG: Red, Sage, and Beige ATC on Aug 13, 2022
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Comment: What a beauty! I love the ATC and extras that you sent. I have always wanted to incorporate stitching into my art but those sewing machines are persnickety! Thank you for sharing your wonderful creativity with me!
Response: you are so nice to say that... i was really concerned it might not appeal...but i liked it and enjoyed using that green paper as a partt. thank you so much i so appreciate your saying that//
CookieMomster78 rated for ABC: SC #18 on Aug 9, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for returning my "dancing lady" ATC along with your starter set. I really like how you finished her off with that touch of gold and pretty ribbon behind her - she looks like she's moving with the delicate way that you applied the ribbon at an angle. Love your creativity! I will see what I can come up with and return your homer card shortly too! UPDATE: 8/13/22 Another set with beautiful crescent moons arrived today! I’m planning to work on these next weekend. 🌙 Thank you for more fun ATC challenges!
Response: you have the most fabulous ideas and i love working your abc starters...you are so generous with your words and your talent and it is much appreciated..thank you and enjoy the busy back to school!
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Comment: Oh Kathryn, this is just so lively! Those teensy weensy buttons! The sewing machine charm! The snippets of gorgeous couture ribbons! I agree with Madame Chanel…classy and fabulous…I strive, but I don’t think I’m there yet! Thank you for another fabulous swap envelope (ooh, Ithe French book pages…).
Response: you are always so very generous and i love the words you use...and didn't coco have the most amazing life...and classy and fabulous isn't in my future i think...maybe if you consider penny loafers and jeans classy?? vive la france! merci!
WoodlandBanshee rated for AAA: Uno, Dos, Tres! #7 on Aug 2, 2022
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Comment: All three of these ATCs are great and so unique from each other. Thank you for taking the time making them! I just got home from a week camping and lake jumping. It's been wonderful. I hope you're having a nice time as well. Take care!
Response: a week camping...i am jealous..it's been ages since we have enjoyed our favorite ...love the smell of a campfire..but what is lake jumping:: glad yu had fun and are back to swapping...thanks for the rating...
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Comment: thank you for the great Inx Box cards. I love the them of each of them and your use of elements. thanks for the extra pages too!
Response: i have really gotten to enjoy making these little square atc's...i just bought some 3 ring binder card holders to fit thing...thanks for the rating... i really appreciate what you said...
StitchingWitch rated for USATC: Steampunk on Jul 25, 2022
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Comment: Great job! It's my favorite steampunk card ever so far. Thanks.
Response: wow! now that really makes this day for me...i love doing steampunk and wish there were more swaps available.. i have gotten some amazing images in swaps...thanks so very much...
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Comment: Beautiful cards!! Love how fun they are with so many different images ❤️❤️ Thank you so much - adore them both!! (Thank you for the extras too - so very much appreciated! 💖)
Response: i hope it wasn't too many images..i usually like a simpler design .. i kind of went fun with this...thanks so much and hope you can use those extras...thanks for this really cool rating
Gwillisinc rated for AACG: Red, White, and Blue ATC on Jul 18, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for your red, white, blue fairy card & all the great extras!
Response: well i am very pleased you liked it all...i like working with those flower fairies...so cute...thanks so much
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Comment: I really like this ATC! The background is amazing & the elements just add to the reality. Thank you for the kitties, too, they are adorable.
Response: i am so glad you liked those kitty cats...i was always a "dog person" til some idiot put a baby kitten in my husbands truck for a joke...and we kept and raised him.. i like kitties now too. thank yu for the rating!
wincejl rated for USAPC: Altered Playing Card #16 on Jul 13, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card! Your cupcake place sounds delicious!
Response: thank you for this rating...and yes it is a sweet dream place...which reminds me...i need a cupcake!! thanks again..
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Comment: Absolutely gorgeous ATC'S. Thanks for the papers too.
Response: how nice of you to say that...it really helps color my day...thank you for saying that...and this nice rating
CookieMomster78 rated for ABC: Words on Jul 11, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for another beautiful starter set to add to. I’m excited to see what the end results will look like!
Response: you always add so much...to yours and you provide some great things to work with...i hope you liked what i put together....thanks so much
monsbrick rated for EPUSA: I Have Never Made…#6 on Jul 10, 2022
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Comment: Hi Kathryn, thank you for reading my profile! This challenge creation came out lovely!
Response: what a nice thing to say...i always read profiles...such interesting artists here i've found...i really enjoyed making this new style of atc.. thank you for the rating
Softawoo rated for APCO: Collaged Flower on Jul 1, 2022
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Comment: Thanks, Kathryn!! I love the APC and the Van Gogh holder is a nice touch. :)
Response: i have found when working small as in "atc's" i enjoy collage more...your rating is much appreciated...thank you
wincejl rated for APCO: 3 for 3 Postage Stamps on Jun 29, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful APC's! I love them all!!
Response: thank you for this rating...so nice of you...i have found i like working with stamps ..they truly are little works of art...thanks again
Rrush19 rated for AAA: Uno, Dos, Tres! #6 on Jun 29, 2022
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Comment: Kathryn, your ATC's are amazing and I immediately fell in love with them. Thanks you so much for sending them and the extra stamps. All very well appreciated.
Response: what a really nice rating...thank you so much for your words...i enjoyed working on these cards..

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Comments

YooperHill on Jul 24, 2022:

ABC using a letter….! Yes I like what you came up with. The tones are yummy! Thank you.

YooperHill on May 26, 2022:

Re: ABC:senders choice #15 I Love the fairy you put on the butterfly! Well done & thank you!

chimerix on Apr 25, 2022:

Thank you for the great finish on the seahorse and jellyfish ABC card. I love it. And I thank you for the dragon and AIW playing cards. Aloha!

mcall on Jan 16, 2022:

I love the little baby santa on the Christmas ATC Jam.. made me chuckle!!

bbsporty on Dec 25, 2021:

ChristyClark1970 on Oct 13, 2021:

Received a Jam for Halloween will turn it out this week. Finished. Super Cute!

ChristyClark1970 on Jul 21, 2021:

You’re so welcome about Croppin Bug & thanks for the compliment on the metal work! Happy trading! ❤️

Poeprincess on Jul 20, 2021:

I love, love, love the way you embellished the ABCs Patina ATC & the quote! Thank you so much for your creative talent (and the extras, too).

supersquirrel on Apr 29, 2021:

Thank you for these wonderful 3ofhearts!! The photo jam is on its way home 💌

MamaD on Apr 13, 2021:

Thank you for the lovely (as always!) jam homer you sent me!! I will get the new set finished and returned asap! Thank you again!!!

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