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pat5036

pat5036
Date Joined: February 22, 2013
Last Online: February 18, 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

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.
SandyLane rated for newspaper atc swap on Sep 30, 2017
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Response: Thanks!
smadronia rated for Traveling through time - fiction on Sep 29, 2017
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Comment: Oooh, I liked this. I want to read more! Thanks for sending
Response: I'm very glad you liked it. It's the beginning of the story I want to continue writing!
ARTG33K74 rated for EASU: Can it! on Aug 21, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the fun ATC! ♥
Response: You are welcome. Thanks for the rating!
Angie rated for CC: Bird ATC on Aug 10, 2017
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Comment: Lovely ATC Pat! And the note card is really nice too. Thank you for the wonderful delivery!
Response: I'm glad you liked it. Collage is fun, isn't it?
kathiann rated for ATC 2017# 29: Ocean -USA- on Jul 27, 2017
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Comment: What a lovely little crab! Thank you so much for the ATC and extras.
Response: I'm very glad you like him! I love peeking into tidepools!
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Comment: What a lovely atc and haiku! It makes me happy to read it, such a summery feeling. I love the extra haiku too! When it's very hot I usually stay inside lol. Thank you for the sweet swap!
Response: I'm very glad you like them! I'm having a hard time finding time to write anything much longer than a haiku!
thebragal rated for Fairy ATC swap on Jun 30, 2017
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Comment: So cute! I love the joined limbs!
Response: I'm glad you like it! I love making the little ATC dollies.
Candyn29 rated for Book page atc swap on Jun 22, 2017
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Comment: Thank you, very nice card.
Response: Glad you liked it.
whisperwings rated for IS: Decorated envelope #10 INT on Jun 7, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the gorgeous froggy mail. You made my post lady smile as well as me. That's what it's all about :)
Response: I'm so glad it made you happy. I love little frogs!
fiorellaione rated for 2017 Reading Log - 1st Quarter on Jun 4, 2017
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Comment: Thank you Pat for re-sending this! I'm glad I didn't miss it :) Sci-fi is a pending subject for me, so I'm glad when I get recommendations
Response: Hope you try a couple of scifi books! Thanks for the rating.

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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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