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pat5036

pat5036
Date Joined: February 22, 2013
Last Online: May 19, 2018
Birthday: May 23
Country: United States
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About Me

Oops! Now I'm a 72 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 (52 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. 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 make inchies and twinchies. 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--Cloth, Paper, Scissors, Science Fiction and some Fantasy, 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--Big Bang Theory, 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

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Comment: Sobeautiful. Thank you 📬 ♪♫*¨*•.¸¸❤!
Response: Glad you liked my egg shaped ATC! And thanks for the rating!
pennypuppy rated for 5/5 ATC EGG SHAPED (USA only) on Apr 8, 2018
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Comment: Cute atc and idea! Thanks!
Response: Thanks!
Candyn29 rated for 5/5 ATC EGG SHAPED (USA only) on Apr 6, 2018
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Comment: Thank you
Response: You're welcome. Thanks for the rating!
Kskollections rated for 5/5 ATC EGG SHAPED (USA only) on Apr 4, 2018
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Comment: Very creative! I love it!
me2az50 rated for 5/5 ATC EGG SHAPED (USA only) on Apr 4, 2018
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Comment: Loved the ATC and the surprise inside it. Also, thank you for the goodies.
Response: I'm very glad you liked the egg shaped ATC! Thanks for the rating too.
dvmac rated for HCSI: Dog postcard on Mar 27, 2018
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Comment: Hi Pat. Love your bird! And good job on the dog. Thanks!
Response: It was fun to make! I've used the bird in other scenes too. It was funny, after I drew the dog I realized it looked a lot like Clifford, the big red dog!
colodad rated for EASU: Light It Up ATC on Mar 19, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for a wonderful ATC. You picked a perfect design to focus the light up theme. Thank you also for the amazing background papers. They will be so fun to use.
Response: I'm glad you liked the ATC. I've never tried that technique before so it was a nice learning activity! I'm glad you like the background papers too.
jukejan rated for Ransom Note Poetry on Mar 19, 2018
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Comment: What a beautiful job you did with this swap! I love the poem and the words thank you so much. I used a glue stick for my own send out and was happy that I had it.
Response: Thank you for your very kind words! That poem just came to me--and my husband said it was obviously about him!
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Comment: What a cute poem, Pat! Thank you so much. It's nice to be partnered with you after such a long time.
Response: I'm glad you liked it. I love the little frogs around our pond. It's good to swap with you! I haven't done much story writing lately. Just swamped with the day to day.
Ac2052 rated for Sun ATC inside and out. on Feb 28, 2018
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Comment: Such lovely artwork!! Thank you, you made my day!
Response: I'm very glad you like it. I could use a lot more sunshine around here! Hurry up spring and summer!
Bridgette rated for Valentine twinchies on Feb 8, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the pretty twinchies! They are the first of my collection! 💙 PS-I have never been able to get someone to stamp my envelope “non machinable”, they always tell me I have to use a different envelope. It arrived perfectly!
Response: I'm glad you liked them! I take the envelope up to the clerk in the post office and ask them in person and they cancel it in front of me. Just costs 20 cents extra stamp.
dvmac rated for HCSI: Year of the Dog on Jan 27, 2018
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Comment: LOVE your skateboarding dog, Pat. One of the most fun cards I've gotten for a long time. Thank you!
Response: Thanks! Have you seen that skateboarding dog on FB? I thought it was a fun idea to try.
isabellasnow rated for New Year's Resolutions Zine! on Jan 6, 2018
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Comment: Hi Pat! Thank you for the lovely zine. I really love your backgounds and the images you chose (especially the Kliban cat!). Some of your resolutions struck a chord with me and I love your Gandhi quote, too.
Response: I'm so glad you like it! I am going to try to actually follow through on them this year! So easy to get distracted by other things going on at home and in the world.
graciepie49 rated for HCSI: 2 ATCs to 1 partner on Dec 23, 2017
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Comment: Hi Pat :-) . . . I really love your Water Bug stamped ATC and also your Pond Fish stamped ATC. They are both adorable images! And I envy your expressive whimsical style. Thank you for sending such a great swap!
Response: Thanks for your very nice comments! I love pond creatures.
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Comment: Thanks for the great zine and note. We could all benefit from following those! It is actually in the 40's here right now. No snow, except for on the mountain tops. Merry Christmas! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: I'm glad you liked the zine! Now if I can only stick to those resolutions!
Wildchild rated for New Year's Resolutions Zine! on Dec 20, 2017
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Comment: Good Luck! in the coming year
Response: Thanks! I'm gonna try!
Poftoffel rated for Just Write #13 - Poem on Nov 1, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely Halloween themed poems and card! Your main poem is something to think about....let's start living like that today! Thank you for sharing! <3
Response: Thank you for your response! Yes, I think we do need to live in the moments we have. The older I get the more I believe that.
Doraecyscraps rated for Pumpkin ATC Halloween style on Oct 20, 2017
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Comment: awesome ATC! I love your style! This is definitely going into my special collection. Thanks for the effort and creativity! P/S: Singapore's weather is really just 1 word - Hot. imagine summer all year round with occasional rainfalls. I do wished we had 4 seasons - mostly hoping for longer fall. 😉
Response: Oh, I'm so glad you liked the pumpkin ATC! We do have 4 seasons here in Oregon--red and yellow leaves and lots of rain right now!
Jenicat rated for Witch ATC on Oct 17, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the witch dolly ATC (too cute!) and the spiders 💜
Response: I'm glad you liked the little witch. I enjoy making the ATC dollys.
BizzyBusMom rated for Halloween atc Swap on Oct 11, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful ATC. I love the bat eyes! The pumpkin pictures are so cute too. Both the card and envelope are very nice also. Your hysterical about COSTCO ... a beautiful card, extras and a sense of humor too, love it.
Response: I am so glad you liked it! Thank you for your great comments too.

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Comments

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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