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pat5036

pat5036
Date Joined: February 22, 2013
Last Online: October 21, 2019
Birthday: May 23
Country: United States
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About Me

Oops! Now I'm a 75 year old retired elementary teacher living in Salem, Oregon, USA. I taught for nearly 40 years in all grades kindergarten thru 6th grade. Also taught for the local humane society and went into schools in 2 counties encouraging humane care of animals. I am married (55 years) and have 4 grown children and 3 grandchildren.

I enjoy making cards with paper, ink and glitter, making artist trading cards with all sorts of stuff, making postcards with paper or fabric, inchies and twinchies. I've been making 5 inch jointed paper dolls that fit on an ATC and larger sized paper dolls too.. I'm just starting to experiment with alcohol inks. You can see some of the ATCs I've made on my flicker site. I love gathering lots of new ideas! I love taking classes to learn a new technique and share ideas with others. Recently branching out into zines and other writing too. Fun to learn new things!

Favorite books-- Science Fiction and some Fantasy, Mystery, Historical Fiction (recently hooked on mysteries in ancient Rome by Lindsay Davis), Children's books. My favorite children's book is still The Secret Garden. Loved it since I was a kid.

Favorite TV-- PBS series like Downton Abbey and Masterpiece Mysteries, Nova, Frontline. I don't like programs that have shoot-em-ups and violence.

Favorite movies--Butterfly Effect, Sliding Doors, Midnight in Paris, Musicals old and new, Old Film Noir. I go to a local theater with friends sometimes to see the old movies (like Casablanca) on the big screen.

Don't care for: cartoonish stuff

Colors: I like most colors, but not fond of muddy mixes. I'm very drawn to greens and blues and "beachy" color combinations.

Styles: I like art deco and art nouveau, impressionist and other vintage art.

Wish List--Vintage pictures, postcards, letters and ephemera, interesting bits, unusual ribbon and trims, and whatever!

Ratings

AmookIslandCreations rated for Haiku Zine on Oct 18, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for this "Love"ly Zine! It was fun to read all of your writings. Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Gwillisinc rated for EASU: Halloween ATC Swap on Oct 17, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for sparkling spiders,
Response: You are welcome. We have quite a few spiders with webs in our flowers right now. A bit creepy, but interesting too.
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Comment: You know its a simple concept but I absolutely adore this ATC you have sent me. Thank you so much. I will treasure it in my collection.
Response: Oh, I'm glad you like it! I have had a lot of little ant stamps for years and love to use them. thanks for the rating.
dvmac rated for Haiku Zine on Oct 12, 2019
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Comment: Hi Pat. I LOVE your zine! Well done! One does learn to take nothing for granted, right? I was sitting in a Chik-Fil-A with my wife this morning, and was very thankful for such a specail,mundane event.
Response: Oh, I'm so glad you like it! Yes, I agree, each moment is to be treasured.
Heynowokay rated for Haiku Zine on Oct 11, 2019
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Comment: Love the zine and the hello print ATC backgrounds. They will definitely get used! Thank you. :)
Response: Thanks! I'm glad you liked the zine and the extras. Thanks for the rating.
nannycat rated for ATCO: House ATC on Aug 29, 2019
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Comment: hi llove the house ATC ,that you made the colours are fantastic,and thank you for the paper doll pattern i will us it ,it is a lovely cow girl.. a lot of people say that tassie looks a lot like England it does to a degree but it is hillier and really beautiful even though it gets pretty cold in winter ,spring is only 2days away ,but i prefer summer.hugs from Tasmania .p.s i love the note card thankyou, Wendy ..nannycat
Response: Thanks for your rating and very nice comments! I love making those little ATC dolls!
Bananers rated for ATCO: Halloween in August ATC on Aug 25, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the awesome ATC and extras. I love ๐Ÿ’• the dolly.
Response: I'm very glad you like the ATC and the dolly. Fun to make!
Rainydancer rated for AI - HD/HP ATC Beach Theme on Jul 6, 2019
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Comment: thanks so much for these lovely ATC's I love them!
Response: Glad you like them. Thanks for the rating!
Artstamper rated for CC: Animal with wings postcard on Jun 22, 2019
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Comment: love this PC, the frog looks like he will fly right off the card. The background is neat too, thanks so much. It arrived in perfect condition.
Response: I'm glad it got there in good condition and that you like it! Thanks for the nice comment. Can you imagine if we had flying frogs? That would be interesting!
thebragal rated for ATCO: Watercolor ATC on Jun 20, 2019
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Comment: Lovely. Thank you for the nice note and the book recommendation. :)
Response: Thanks! Hope you enjoy the book sometime too.
Jenicat rated for What Inspires You? Zine on Jun 11, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the inspirational zine and beautiful handmade paper. Yes, I seal the image on the tile with mod podge and put Glossy Accents by Ranger on top and maybe some glitter. They are fun to make.
Response: Glad you liked the zine and the paper. thanks for the tip on sealing the tile. I've never used mod podge with Glossy accents too. Will try it!
starmccoy rated for What Inspires You? Zine on Jun 11, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the extra zine! I really enjoyed reading both of them! And that note card! Love it! Cats are great.
Response: I'm very glad you enjoyed the zines and the note card. Yep, I'm a fan of cats (and most animals) too, in spite of the hair floating around my craft room/cat room!
Angie rated for What Inspires You? Zine on Jun 10, 2019
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Comment: Hi Pat. Thank you for the zine! Yeah, we do have a lot in common because everything that inspires you inspires me too. I like all the cute little images you chose and your wonderful layout. Thanks so much and I've GOT to read some Octavio Butler!
Response: Thanks! I'm glad you like the zine. I hope you do find the Octavia Butler books. I thought they were pretty unique. I went into mourning when she died.
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Comment: HI Pat! You nailed this swap! I love the cat/bird ATC greeting card you created for me! I also love all the extras you sent! The Easter Egg.. adorable! The purple butterfly die cuts.. also wonderful! Nice die cut set :-) I also noticed you chose a Monet card to write your note. I love it! So beautiful... I usually think of Monet as pastels, but this one is more vibrant.. I love it! THANK YOU for everything.. :-) <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
Response: Thank you so much for all the great comments! I'm glad you did this swap...I like making the little folding and flap ATCs.
Zander rated for ATC with a cat on May 14, 2019
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Comment: What an awesome ATC, love it, Thank You so much
Response: Thanks for the very nice comment!
coleenfranks rated for A.I. Make a tag on Apr 30, 2019
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Comment: Very cute tags, Pat and thanks for the lovely extras.
Response: I'm glad you liked them! Thanks for the heart!
LizzyJo rated for A.I. Make a tag on Apr 29, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely tags. (You are right, they will make good bookmarks.) Also thanks for the things from your stash, and for adding a green heart to the envie. โ™ฅ
Response: Thanks for your comments and I'm glad you liked the tags.
donetta rated for IBATL ~ Spring Twinchies on Apr 22, 2019
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Comment: I am so envious of people who can actually draw! I just love these gorgeous spring twinchies...I SO love the Pacific NW spring; there's really nothing like it. I saw my first daffodil last week...MI had a vicious (late) winter, and spring is just now beginning to spring! I am also envious of where you live; it's in my mid-range plan to return to Oregon or Washington (my son lives in Portland, and that was my home for over 20 years). Thank you for the lovely book page extras, too...I can NEVER have too many!
Response: Thank you so much for the very nice comments! I'm glad you liked the twinchies...I have been working on my drawing skills and practicing simple steps. Yes, I am so glad the sun is shining. I've only lived in 3 states, Calif, Arizona & Oregon. I can't even imagine living where there was a lot of snow!
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Comment: Hello fellow Oregonian! Thank you so much for the lovely beaches ATC - I love it a lot. Thanks for the pretty papers too, I will use them for sure.
Response: I'm very glad you liked the ATC and the papers...and thanks for the rating!
honeybee rated for WIYM: 3 Whimsical Houses ATCs on Apr 4, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the great ATC. I really like it!
Response: Great! I'm glad you liked it. I enjoyed making it!

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Comments

CurlyTea on May 23, 2019:


Happy Birthday!

CurlyTea on May 23, 2018:


Happy Birthday!

TereDiane1954 on May 13, 2017:

Hello, my friend! You popped into my mind today, and I wondered how you are doing. Is it summer there yet? (sigh) not here either. . . .

njstauter on Apr 9, 2017:

I took your reading log with me on the train and enjoyed every word. Such a great selection. I am actually keeping it and will see if I can find them in audio versions. Thank you so very much for all of them.

RyeRye on Jun 24, 2016:

Thanks for joining Inspiration Station!

IsadoraWing on Aug 11, 2015:

Thank you so much for angelling the Put a Bird on It stamp swap! I love it!

hibiscus on Oct 21, 2014:

I just had to tell you how talented I think you are...loved the Halloween art doll...and that really nice card...so lucky to have you as a swap partner!

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