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hibiscus

hibiscus
Date Joined: July 25, 2011
Last Online: January 22, 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

tishttr1 rated for USAPC: Collage Mail Art Envelopes on Jan 21, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! 😊 Nice Envie(s) and goodies too!!
Barbara rated for USAPC: Glue Book Page #1 - Orange on Jan 11, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you, Kathryn, for the beautiful orange glue card. Alphonse Mucha is my favorite Art Deco artist. Thank yo also for the extra goodies for my personal journal and wish album.
elflady rated for ATCO: Pick One ATC on Jan 5, 2020
5
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Comment: Loved receiving this ATC. It is very creative and colourful. Thanks so much also for the extras. elflady
Response: You are so welcome but I should thank you for your very kind and generous comments! I must say I love your swap bot name!
ARTG33K74 rated for 2:2 Artistic Drawing ATCs for You on Dec 28, 2019
5
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Comment: These are wonderful ATCs and show fantastic skills in design and drawing. Thank you so much!
Response: that's quite a compliment coming from you … I like your work on your profile...you have quite an artistic future I think...and I am jealous of your snow! stay warm and dray...thanks for this rating
warheart rated for AACG: Snowglobe Shaped ATC on Dec 28, 2019
5
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Comment: The ATC that you created is so pretty!! I love the little glitter accents! Thank you!
Response: I thought this was a clever and timely idea for a swap...and I loved making this one...and it makes me so happy that you liked it...thank you so much for this rating...
samsstuff rated for Red on Red on Dec 27, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card and all the extras!
Response: thank you as well for the great rating...and comment...
Tara rated for GAA: Christmas Gothic Arch ATC on Dec 23, 2019
5
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Comment: I love your atc. I love the thickness of it and I like how the sparkles seem to be showering down in the card 😄
Response: what a lovely comment...thank you … I like a little "sparkle" on my cards...thank you for this rating...
5
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Comment: Lovely as always thank you so much for the great ATC.I love what you did with it.Thanks again for the great extras.
Response: thank you so much...it's nice to get such a kind response...I do enjoy making atc's...glad you liked the extras ...I like including a little something extra...
Mimi7 rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #19 on Dec 19, 2019
5
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Comment: Hi Kathryn, Thanks for the wonderful deer ATC. I see deer daily and have to avoid them on the roads, they are thick here. They came up almost on my patio the other night, We live in a basement home and they get on our roof!! I love the extras!! Our daughter lives an hour drive to the west and north of us and Monday they got 9 inches of snow. We had only rain, but it froze on the trees but our roads are clear. Yea The ice on the trees is so beautiful with the sun shining on them, looks like something off a Christmas card!!
Response: I also see deer a couple of times a week they like the woods and my big pond ….but I am amazed at them getting on your roof! that is very cool...no snow only rain and cold...but yesterday was sun and blue skies...thank you for this rating and being a wonderful swapper
5
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Comment: Your metal works ATC is awesome!! I love it & that piece you used in the middle, so cool. Looks like a part of a vintage brooch. Thanks so much for a great addition to my collection!
Response: I am beyond happy that you liked this card...I love using some metal on most of my atc's and have a supply of metal pieces...that wasn't a vintage piece but one of several I have similar...thanks so much ...I appreciate this rating more than you know!
Winegeek rated for ATCO: Ransom Note ATC on Dec 16, 2019
5
rating
Comment: I absolutely love this ATC. And those old 1938 pages, wow, thank you for a great swap.
Response: I had such fun doing this swap....but I thought it was really for me...I am so glad you liked my pages...they came from paris...so they are special to me...thanks again
renmagpie rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #15 on Dec 16, 2019
5
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Comment: Your resend arrived today and it's absolutely marvelous! I love how you interpreted this and incorporated everything. Thank you! xoxo
Response: thank you so very much...thank you for this very very nice rating but especially for your patience and kindness working with me...you are a super swapper in my book...thanks again
5
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Comment: love your black and white a.t.c,.and thank you for the stamps i,m sure I will use them. have a very Happy Christmas and New Yea hugs from Penguin ....Wendyr
Response: thank you so much....it was hard to make this but I enjoyed it...and I am so happy you like the stamps...have a merry Christmas and a great new year 2020!
5
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Comment: Thanks for the great envies and ATC envies!
Response: I got some great ones...so glad you like the ones I made...I usually always sign up for this sort of swap...such fun
Dinkyde rated for AAA: Wings on Dec 12, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for such a beautiful ATC and for the stickers, I love them!!
Response: what a lovely thing to say...thank you for that and I am so glad you like those stickers....thank you for this very nice rating
OrigamiGrace rated for CPG Hanukkah ATC - Global on Dec 9, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Lovely atc, thank you! And happy holidays!!!
Response: what a nice idea for a swap...thanks for saying that..i do appreciate your comment and rating....
wolfeagle rated for AAA: Challenge #3 on Dec 7, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thank you.
Response: you are most welcome...I think the challenge swaps are the most fun ….thank you for the rating
monsbrick rated for AAA: Challenge #3 on Nov 29, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for this ATC! I love it. And I love the vintage print extras. They are unique!
Response: thank you so very much...I like these challenges...you are most kind to give this rating...
5
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Response: thank you for the rating
tigermousecat rated for GAA: Roaring 20's ATC! on Nov 25, 2019
5
rating
Comment: I can see some Graphic 45 in there. Love their products. Thanks for a very pretty card!
Response: I use a lot of graphic 45...I agree about this line of paper images...thank you for this raitng

Rating Overview

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Comments

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!

supersquirrel on Jul 26, 2019:

Love the finished jam and can't wait to work on this new one! Thanks for all the fun treasures too. Thanks for asking but no, just the 3 of hearts. You??

OrigamiGrace on Jul 4, 2019:

From Cheap Postage Group!

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donetta on Jun 29, 2019:

Oh Kathryn! I am thrilled that you had the opportunity to visit the City of Light...and ever so thrilled to receive the most amazing selection of French goodies from your trip. Thank you from the bottom of my heart! The coasters are gorgeous, and the ribbon! To die for. I do love the beautiful old French postcards...they tell such a story (I can't help myself; I use Google Translate to figure out the messages on the backs. But truthfully, it's more romantic to imagine what they say...apparently I have a vivid imagination! Thank you so much...you are the most wonderful of swap friends!

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