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hibiscus

hibiscus
Date Joined: July 25, 2011
Last Online: September 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

SamiE rated for USAPC: Pointy Hat ATC on Sep 18, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Man thanks for the crazy ladies wearing pointy hats... They are just too cute. Thanks too for the ribbons.
Quiltbutterfly rated for Fill a Page Color Series- Red on Sep 18, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Thank you very much. Also for the extras
Response: thank you for this rating...I hope you can use those little extras...
jannieb rated for EASU: Ocean Animal ATC Swap on Sep 10, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the cool fish ATC you made for me. I have never tried the technique you mentioned, but I like how it turned out. Thanks as well for the dollars you sent Grayson. As always, he was very enthused & said "thank you." Take care :)
Response: hi to grayson…!! thanks for all the nice swaps and for this , as usual, great rating...looking forward to the next swap ...
5
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Comment: A five is so NOT what this swap was! This was so unbelievably awesome I can't even find the words to describe it. The fact you drew a Gorjuss girl was great but to customize it ahhh just thank you so very much! I Love it. A million ❤'s for you!
Response: I cannot tell you how very much this rating has lifted my "creative spirits"! and i was already in a really good mood...i had to look up what a gorjuss girl was...very cut...and the "bees" intrigued me...thanks so much for noticing...you are a great swap partner! thank you thank you!
isabellasnow rated for Color Wheel-Complementary on Sep 6, 2018
5
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Comment: Kathryn, love you blue/orange color combo on this one. I used Graphic 45 paper on mine, too! Love that glittery blue background and the glamour-puss lady ;+) Thanks bunches for extras to use and for another koi envie!
Response: love g 45 I have so much of it...but saving my favorites for special swaps...thank you for this rating...you always pick out something to compliment...fun to swap with you...thanks again...
deblew rated for CPG Wine ATCs - Global on Sep 5, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you for the fun ATCs! I love your stories behind them. And thank you for the fun extras! I've never received foreign newspapers or magazines!
Response: I still have that old chianti with the candle drippings . fond memories...I hope you can use those...always fun using foreign print...thanks so much for the rating...
5
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Comment: Kathryn, please forgive my extremely late rating of your amazingly beautiful stamped and painted teabags. I found it unopened in a stack of opened swaps! My apologies! These are truly lovely and I'll be using them i my own crafting/junk journaling. Thank you!
Response: I loved this swap....I wish I had more of the old bag tea bags...I also wish I had better stamps! but I enjoyed using what I had...thanks so much for the swap and the rating...
5
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful ATC! I just love it. Such detailed work! And thanks for the printed vellum... always looking for fun papers!
Response: I got a gorgeous atc in this swap from my partner...what a great idea this was...I love working with that paper I hope you will as well.thanks so much for the rating...
5
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Comment: Hi Kathryn and thank you for the scrap ATC. This was a fun and different swap and I don't recognize any of the scraps you used so mine were all different. I love how you positioned your paper in strips across the ATC and the butterfly and flower stickers really pop. Thanks for a fun swap!
Response: I haven't recognized any of the scraps in the atc I got so far...I cannot tell you how much fun this was...I did the strips cause I liked the paper and there wasn't much of it so I had to "stretch" it...thank you for this great rating...!
Winegeek rated for Fill a Page Color Series- Blue on Aug 23, 2018
5
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Comment: WOW, seriously this ATC is in my favorites collection, I simply love it. The front and back are a work of art. Thank you for the extras I love them and use them often. Thank you for an amazing swap!!!
Response: what a much appreciated compliment...how kind of you...I enjoy swapping here...and it's swappers like you who make it such a wonderful artistic experience...thank you so very much
5
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Comment: Hi Kathryn. I really love the TH ATC that you sent me for August. You really did a wonderful job! Thank you for the extras. I do as many TH swaps that I can. These will really help! 🤗
Response: I also like the th swaps....I only do atc;s and there are never enough at times...there is something so appealing about his vintage style...thanks for this rating...I do appreciate it...
5
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Comment: Love them! ❤️
Response: so happy! thanks for a very nice rating....I enjoy making atc's ...thanks again
5
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Comment: I absolutely adore the ATC you made! It is so fabulous, I love all the math mixed in with your artwork and you chose the perfect quote to compliment it. Thank you so much for sending me this treasure!
Response: I am so glad you liked it...I really planned to do a school thing...but I always liked math and I changed my mind...I am very very happy you liked it...thanks so very much
5
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Comment: Wonderful ATC! Thank you for the gears also. :)
Response: fun swap! I like adding metal like gears to my atc's too...glad you liked them...thanks so much for the rating...
123Poggy123 rated for THC: ATC with 3 TH products on Aug 19, 2018
5
rating
Comment: This ATC is another example of why I love seeing your name on the return address label because I love your work. Thank you for another wonderful well thought out ATC.
Response: well you really made me feel good...! how nice of you to say that....we all need that sometimes...thank you for that...I really like the nostalgia of the vintage th products....thanks for a wonderful rating...
PaperPassion rated for Playing with Color Wheel Arch on Aug 10, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Love the arch you sent me and thank you for the extras The colors you used are great.
Response: this really brings out our imagination being required to use certain colors....thanks so much for the rating
georgiafae rated for It isnt easy being green on Aug 10, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Hi Sweetie! Thanks for the wonderful green ATC,s! One appeals to my hippie side and one appeals to my bling side! Always fun to get something from you! And a big thanks for the postage stamps for my collection-wonderful fun assortment. You are the best-see you in Jamming Land!
Response: haha...I read you are a former hippie....I think I was always a bit of hippie / preppie/ beachie..a little confused I guess...thanks for this fun rating....(putting on my hand made tie dye t shirt and penny loafers and heading to the beach!
Pandd rated for VTHS: Vintage & Tim Holtz Style ATC on Aug 9, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Love this guy. Very Timmy! The atc got forwarded to Illinois but it was a bit slow this time. Always love your work and your wonderful personality always shows. Pat💕💕
Response: haven't we all enjoyed mr. holtz? and haven't we all made him very rich??? he has hit a sweet vintage spot for us all...thanks for the rating...I sent to wrong address? sorry....I guess you are headed back to florida soon...thanks so much for the rating...
ladydy5 rated for Picture This - Favorites on Aug 8, 2018
5
rating
Comment: As usual great pics and nature at work.
Response: I always enjoy this swap...thanks so much...
5
rating
Comment: Great starters!
Response: wasn't this a fun swap? thanks so much for the rating...

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Comments

hibiscus on Sep 8, 2018:

hibiscus on Sep 8, 2018:

MissPaula on Jul 28, 2018:

Oh, my. Love the sewing vintage people Jam! One of my faves so far! Thanks for finishing it so beautifully!

djcamp04 on Jul 9, 2018:

Psssstt, you can delete one of those comments below ⬇️ I tapped twice. Ugh. Lol 😆

djcamp04 on Jul 9, 2018:

Thank you, the Graphic 45 Summer ATC turned out gorgeous! Thank you for adding your personal touch. I love how it turned out

AZmom875 on Jun 22, 2018:

That jellyfish atc jam came out super. I am happy.

supersquirrel on Jun 3, 2018:

I'll finish this summery ATC jam - thanks for sending it my way. Thanks for the postage stamps and these cool 3 of hearts cards too - all in a cheery yellow striped envie!!

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.

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