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Kitty2cats

Kitty2cats
Date Joined: July 19, 2015
Last Online: May 10, 2021
Birthday: February 2, 1959
Country: United States

About Me

Hello from Wisconsin! We are known for beer & brats, cheese in every variety, the Green Bay Packers, the WI Badgers, country music festivals, WI Dells, farming, and Friday night fish fries. I live in a small town near the state line between WI and IL. I retired from teaching in 2014, after 33 years dedicated to students with special needs. In late summer of 2014, we got the devastating news that my DH of 28 yrs had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. I lost him on Easter Sunday. To cope with the grief and loneliness, I renewed my love for crafting and it has been good therapy for me. I have a grown daughter, Heather, age 29, with no grands in sight.

Some of my favorite things are: Colors...all shades of pink and blue, green and yellow, pink and blue combined, gold and pink combined. Hobbies...paper crafting, learning new crafting techniques, beading, sewing, taking pictures, journaling, playing with old/new fountain pens and ink, gardening (favorite garden flower is a geranium), thrifting, reading,(mystery/suspense) listening to music(country) audio books, podcasts, and spending time with my pets...4 cats and 1 dog. I love social media, esp Pinterest, YouTube, and Instagram .

Themes I like: Maggie Holmes, anything related to botanicals, flowers/floral designs, bird art, combining paper and fabric, rainbows, hearts, dogs-esp. Beagles, Russian Blue cats, ( and all breeds of cats), animal lover in general, postage stamps, mail art, collage, camera graphics, reading/books/print, vintage inspired, lace trim, French Postal-script/icons, mason jars, cupcakes/sweets, butterflies, birds, (esp. hummingbirds, cardinals,and goldfinches) Tim Holtz style, baking/recipes, mixed media.

Things I'd Like to Receive: Items with a kitty, bird, butterfly or floral graphics, sequins, beads, used postage stamps, old playing cards and postcards, paper die cuts, snippets of fabric, lace, embroidery, ribbon, or textiles such as tulle, jewelry findings, wax seals, fun pens/stationery, vintage or vintage inspired images,memorabilia, tickets, graphics of windmills, Dutch boy & girl, unique buttons, paperclips,napkins for decoupage, charms, simple recipes, quotes, old book pages/ephemera for junk journals, positive/inspirational messages, handmade envies, book recommendations.

Don't need: I'm not a tea drinker, so you don't need to send tea bags in swaps.

Ratings

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Comment: I am in awe of your punching skills. I have tried deli paper but not foil. I think the key is to layer between two thin sheets of paper.
Response: Thanks for the suggestion! I'll keep that in mind the next time I'm punching something fragile. Thanks for the ❤
donetta rated for USAPC: 2-Envelope Flip Book: Spring! on Apr 30, 2021
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Comment: Oh Holly! Oh my! I wish I had the option to give multiple hearts for this flip book...it's incredible! It's all completely tailored for ME! From the beautiful charm cluster (with my NAME!) to the gorgeous papers you used right to the die cut roosters...I am completely blown away by your creativity and thoughtfulness. Thank you so much...more than I can say, actually. You made more than my day, I can tell you that!
Response: Hi Donetta, Yay! I couldn’t be anymore thrilled to know that you are loving the flip book I made for you. I’m so happy that it brought a little sunshine into your day...my mission was accomplished! I’m always pleased when swapbot members have a complete profile filled out, it gives me something to work with. So thank you for taking the time to write down things you enjoy and I so appreciate your lovely rating😊
1koolkrafter rated for YTPC: Fabric Swatch Tags USA on Apr 24, 2021
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Comment: Hey there Holly. Thank you so much for the fabric swatches that you made for me. I love the various bits and pieces of fabric that you used. It's funny...I was working on a swap for another partner and needed just a little "something" to finish things off and along comes my husband with the mail for the day and your envelope was inside the bag. I saw what I needed in the envelope you sent me. I snipped one of the blue rose/flower thingees and decoupaged one of the little sheets that had mushrooms on them...lol I also like the little mushroom folder that you tucked everything in. Is it from a paper stack? Where did you get it? Who makes that paper? Can you tell me? I loved everything...
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Comment: Hi Holly. Wow! Thank you so much for my wonderful gifts. I absolutely ♥️ everything that you sent. BTW I just borrowed ‘Cards on The Table’ audiobook from my Libby App and I cannot wait to listen to it.
CraftyShana76 rated for YTPC: 3 Library Pockets on Apr 16, 2021
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Comment: Absolutely amazing!!!! TYSVM!!! I can’t get over the craftsmanship. So much better than what I made. TYSVM!!!
Response: So glad they were received and enjoyed. Yay!
tristitia rated for USAPC: Index Card Collage Art #1 on Apr 11, 2021
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Comment: Your collage card is so pretty! I love the color palette you used, it feels soft and glowy :) Thank you!
Response: So happy to hear that you liked the collage card😊 Thanks for rating and the ❤️
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Comment: Hi Holly!!!!! I almost cried when I saw your name on the return address label! I have SO MISSED our monthly crafty penpal swaps! As always, everything you make is gorgeous and this piece is no exception. You always have the best ideas and the best execution. I LOVE IT! So glad to have your newsy note, too. Please let me know if we can pick back up on our monthly swap in May, ok? I just miss you~
Response: Hi Kristy, Happy to know that you liked the flat mail folder. Another little tool in our kits to help us send happy mail. I do have a bunch of FB swap deadlines to meet in May. I know, I miss our crafty penpal swaps too, it was always great fun😊
shellbee8 rated for chunky 1 page wonder - USA only on Mar 24, 2021
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Comment: I love how you decorated it! I love the blues you used and of course I love the Maggie Holmes! I love all of the goodies you included as well! You spoiled me with beautiful Maggie Holmes cut aparts, die cuts, stamps, and tags! Some of the tags you made used my absolute favorite paper from the bloom collection! I love them! I will most definitely have a lot of fun crafting with all of these goodies!
Response: Yay! So happy to hear you liked the little scrappy book and MH goodies. Have you seen Garden Party? OMG, I think this collection might be my all-time favorite❤️
Rbrstmpr rated for USAPC: file folder pocket on Mar 21, 2021
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Comment: Thanks ever so much for the adorable pocket and all the enclosed ephemera. My favorite tuck-in was the typewriter keyboard layout card.
Response: Glad you liked the file folder pocket and goodies. I made sure to include your favorite color and number. Thanks for rating and the ❤️
PaperPassion rated for YTPC: Multi Pocket Insert USA on Mar 20, 2021
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Comment: Holly love love love what you sent to me.I can tell you put a lot of time and thought into it.Thanks so much I really can't wait to use it.
Response: That’s great to hear, so glad you are enjoying the pockets! It’s so rewarding to have a swap partner show appreciation. Some people don’t even bother to rate or make a comment. Thanks for the ❤️ as well😊
dmarie rated for Spring Expandable Pockets on Mar 8, 2021
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Comment: Wow 💕💌❤️This was so fabulous....I love the expandable pocket and all of the wonderful goodies....I like the shaker pocket and it was so beautifully made! Thanks for joining my swap!❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Response: Yay! So happy to hear that you enjoyed the expandable pocket swap. I really like making little paper projects that I haven’t made before. Thanks for rating and the ❤️
Created46 rated for YTPC: Book Page Collage Tags USA on Mar 4, 2021
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Comment: This package completely made my whole day. Thank you for the care you put into making the tags. I love that you found a book that was a little out of the ordinary to make them.
Response: Thanks so much for the thoughtful rating....that made MY day😊 Very happy to hear that you enjoyed the collage tags.
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Comment: Sorry for the late rate, I just realized I rated the wrong partner and wrong swap!! I absolutely love the bag and all the treats and goodies inside! I've been wanting some little sequins. Thank you!
Response: Ha, well I’m glad you rated😊 and thanks for the ❤️. Happy to hear that you enjoyed the Valentine mini loaded bag. These are always one of my favorites to craft.
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Comment: Oh my goodness, Holly, THIS is what swap dreams are made of! Perfection. The pocket itself was beautiful (I love the bee), and all of the goodies you included - in tiny baggies, even - are right up my vintage-loving alley! Thank you so much for this absolutely enchanting happy mail!
Response: Yay! I was delighted to hear that you are enjoying the loaded pocket😊 It was fun to make. I love finding little projects I haven't done before. Thanks for the complimentary rating and the ❤
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Comment: I love all these pieces but my fave is the one with the mushrooms! Thanks so much!
Response: So happy to hear that you enjoyed the index collage cards! Anything with a collage element is a favorite to make or receive for me. Thanks for rating and the ❤😊
papertreasures17 rated for Vellum Shake-ups on Feb 26, 2021
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Comment: Oh my, Holly! Thank you so much for the beautiful shake ups. I can’t choose a favorite because I love them all. The extra goodies are just my jam. The envelope and tissue paper are just so pretty. Thanks again for creating some very beautiful lovelies for me! 🥰❤️💌
Response: So glad to know that you liked what I made for you. This was a fun swap❤️
HappyMailMel rated for LSRUS-Pretty Napkin Swap (USA) on Feb 16, 2021
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Comment: Holly! Oh my gosh! Thank you so much for the beautiful package you sent! You made my day! I am in LOVE with the fairy napkins and the roses with gold but they are all lovely! Also thank you for the pretty cardstock, the gorgeous hand-made card and the yummy-looking Kit-Kat which I can't wait to try! I never saw that flavor before. I hope I get to swap with you again sometime. <3
Response: I’m so happy to hear that you liked the napkin swap! It’s great fun to collect a variety of napkins rather than having a big bunch that are all the same.
turtles27 rated for LSRUS-Pretty Napkin Swap (USA) on Feb 13, 2021
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Comment: I love the napkins! And such a cute envie and note! Thank you so much!
Response: Yay! Very happy to hear that you enjoyed the napkin swap. I always try to sign up for these when I see them posted. Who wants 25 of the same design when you can have a variety😊
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Comment: Wow this was so amazing! I love 💕 the pocket you made and all the awesome goodies 💞! So fun and detailed...I love it so much!!
Response: Yay! Very glad to know that you enjoyed the swap I made for you. Happy ♥️ Day!
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Comment: WOOOHOOO!!! I got a influx of mail today, and your STUNNING fun filled beautifully presented playing cards were included. WOW!! Such a beautiful touch with SOOO many wonderful things to go through! A thousand hearts and thanks.
Response: Yay! So happy to know that you enjoyed the playing card pocket swap I sent😊 I had fun making them, something new and different to try out.

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Comments

Heirloom on Sep 1, 2020:


** USA Happy Mail group! **

Heirloom on Dec 31, 2019:


From the USA Happy Mail group

BusyB on Mar 25, 2019:

Welcome to Merry MemoryDex and Rolo Swaps USA!

Heirloom on Mar 20, 2019:

CurlyTea on Feb 4, 2019:


Happy Birthday!

CurlyTea on Feb 2, 2018:


Happy Birthday!

OrigamiGrace on Dec 21, 2017:

Happy

solstice

yvonne401 on Dec 9, 2017:

Welcome to Butterfly lovers! It's great to have you here!

Blessings,

Yvonne

supersquirrel on Nov 24, 2017:

Hi Holly - Wanted to let you know I received the finished ATC from our "CPG Make Me an ATC Challenge" swap. I just love how you incorporated and modified so much of what I sent. Great tricks and great ideas! Thank you for the fun swap!!

ladydy5 on Aug 6, 2017:

Welcome! Enjoy swapping Make and Envelope group./

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