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hibiscus

hibiscus
Date Joined: July 25, 2011
Last Online: February 5, 2023
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 Fitzgerald and i am one of those who is not living on a beach..although i wish i did.... I have a home in a rural area north of houston south of dallas and east of austin.... lots of beautiful oaks and pines ...it has a lovely pond lined with water lilies…we are now living south of Houston near Galveston…but visit our country house occasionally… 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 cat and the donkeys are living with a cousin in Louisiana … I miss Frankie my youngest donkey

••• 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, INTERNATIONAL HOUSE HUNTERS, AND MOST OLD MOVIES I HAVEN'T SEEN YET......I DO LIKE SUSPENSE THOUGH.. AND ALL SEINFELD SHOWS...

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... 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

.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.. one last thing...thanks to all the swap-bot hosts...i think it's not an easy thing to do...i appreciate you for your extra work to make this a nice creative oasis....

Ratings

Crafty rated for MAE: TAG SWAP for 2: PINK on Feb 2, 2023
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely pink tags, Kathryn! It's good to see you in the mailbox again! They are a welcome addition to my collection of tags. Hugs from Ireland.
AmookIslandCreations rated for Zodiac Sign on Jan 27, 2023
5
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Comment: Thanks for this beautiful zodiac page and for the extras! I am learning so much already from this swap! Looking forward to all the rest! Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: nice seeing the alaska swapper again..hearing about the shakes and critters...what fun...thanks for the rating and i'm looking forward as well the the rest of the zodiac...
Shuttlebug rated for AA: Altered Tim Dolls on Jan 26, 2023
5
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Comment: I love what you did with love-struck guy - I went a little crazy on mine, too. It certainly was a fun swap!
Response: i was a little over the top with him..like i just couldn't stop!. it was fun...i got a couple of very lovely ones from my partner this was a fun swap...thanks for the rating
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Comment: Oh my what a gorgeous brown themed ATC!!! I love it! Thanks for the extras too! How cute for it to be wrapped in a red packet just in time for Chinese New year. 😁 Always a pleasure swapping with you. ❤️
Response: i love those red envelopes...i cut them up when i need a collage element and i like using as envelopes for my atc's...thank you for saying that and thank you for the rating and it's a pleasure swapping with you as well
5
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Comment: Thank you for the amazing cards; your work is beautiful.
Response: what a lovely thing to say...it is much appreciated...thank you..
wincejl rated for APCO: A well placed NAPKIN on Dec 29, 2022
5
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card. I love it!
Response: so happy you liked it...some lovely napkins out there to work with...i got a very lovely one from my swap partner...so happy you liked mine...thank you so much
Shiraz rated for MAE: TAG SWAP 2 for 2: WINTER on Dec 28, 2022
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Comment: Thanks Kathryn for the 2x2 winter tag swap. Both are delightful. I like the gold mesh embellishment and Santa filling up the tag is so cute. And I like your finished backs of the tags - thanks for the “people"
Response: what a lovely comment...i am so thrilled you liked them...i hope you can use the "people" in your future swaps...thanks so much for the rating...
WoodlandBanshee rated for Vintage Christmas on Dec 27, 2022
5
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Comment: Great card! Thank you
Response: thank you .. always nice swapping with you.. i enjoy your great profile page...thanks again
MuggleMom rated for ABC: Junque JAMS - DEC ‘22 on Dec 21, 2022
5
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Comment: Your squirrel inspired JAMS will be fun to play & creative with! xxMuggleMom
Response: i really like doing these abc jams...i have gotten some really cool elements to work with and great finishes back...thanks so much
Tara rated for GAA: Autumn Gothic Arch ATC with a Fox on Dec 20, 2022
5
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Comment: The atc is amazing. I just love it ❤️.
Response: who doesn't love fall and it's colors..and of course a fox in fall colors...thanks for this rating...very special to me...
thebragal rated for Cities: Paris, France on Dec 19, 2022
5
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Comment: Thank you I love it! The embroidery card is great!
Response: thank you i was saving the papers for a while...my favorite city...i enjoyed this series...thanks for the rating
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful cards and lovely note.
Response: this is now one of my favorite swaps...trying to follow three themes...make them different..but cohesive somehow...thank you for this rating
PaperPassion rated for Zetti Snow Queen on Dec 12, 2022
5
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Comment: Very cute zetti.She looks a lot like her Dad.Thanks also for the extras.
5
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Comment: I realized I forgot to rate you for this swap. I want to let you know that I love the oriental take on this ATC. Very unique. Thanks you.
Response: thank you so much...elephants are amazing.. their intelligence is something...i like swaps like this working with unusual themes...thank you for the rating
5
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Comment: Absolutely wonderful Christmas ATC'S!!! And love the extras!!! Thank you so much!! Merry Christmas to you and yours! Z
Response: thank you so much...there is just something about Christmas that makes everyone so happy...i am just so pleased you enjoyed what i sent...thank you for the rating...i hope your Christmas was a nice one.
JanHardt rated for USAPC: Altered Playing Card #21 on Dec 2, 2022
5
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Comment: Cute, cute card. Thank you for a great swap.
Response: well thank you ...i think i have become addicted to apc's ...thanks for the ratinhg...
EllenWilGraagPost rated for AACG: Teal and Gold ATC on Dec 1, 2022
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for the adorable 'Teal and Gold ATC' with owl. And for the lovely envelope and Alice in Wonderland pages. Thanks for being such a considerate partner! XX - Ellen
Response: you are so kind to say that...teal is my favorite color...and it seems to go so well with other colors..thank you so much for this rating...
user6937 rated for 1 for All on Nov 30, 2022
5
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Comment: Fun idea :)
Response: yes it was fun...i get a lot of enjoyment from this site and the cards i make and the ones i get in return...thanks for the rating
Shuttlebug rated for APCO: Steampunk Themed on Nov 29, 2022
5
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Comment: Thanks for the awesome APCs - beautiful work (as always)!
Response: i like steampunk themes but see them seldom here anymore...thanks for the really nice comment and know how much it is appreciated...
user6937 rated for SS: Collaged Index Card #7 on Nov 21, 2022
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Comment: Both sides are great, thank you! Please remember to send your info on a separate card so I can keep it with your index art; I'll never remember who sent me this nice piece of art. What you sent as a note would be a perfect size. I've requested to join the FB page, so I can know the answers. I'll let you know what they are :)
Response: i thought i did send a paper with the info but ill be sureand do that next time i really like these index cards...i love collage in a large form on atc's and these index cards...thanks for this i appreciate the comments// thanks also ...for the rating

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Comments

Sonya on Dec 29, 2022:

Thanks for the return of ABC: Junque JAMS - DEC ‘22 card. The pocket with sequin waste was clever. HNY!

Rrush19 on Nov 5, 2022:

Thank you so much for returning the ATC from SC#19. I loved how you finished it. ❤️

CookieMomster78 on Nov 3, 2022:

grogu

CookieMomster78 on Nov 3, 2022:

Thank you

CookieMomster78 on Nov 3, 2022:

Both my homers for ABC: fun with stamps #3 were delivered today and I 💙 how you finished them off! These kio envelopes are amazing too - I’m saving one or two in my journals for sure! They’re almost too special to share. lol!

Thank you

YooperHill on Sep 20, 2022:

You pulled off the lemon & the bees beautifully! Thank you for another fun round!

YooperHill on Jul 24, 2022:

ABC using a letter….! Yes I like what you came up with. The tones are yummy! Thank you.

YooperHill on May 26, 2022:

Re: ABC:senders choice #15 I Love the fairy you put on the butterfly! Well done & thank you!

chimerix on Apr 25, 2022:

Thank you for the great finish on the seahorse and jellyfish ABC card. I love it. And I thank you for the dragon and AIW playing cards. Aloha!

mcall on Jan 16, 2022:

I love the little baby santa on the Christmas ATC Jam.. made me chuckle!!

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