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hibiscus

hibiscus
Date Joined: July 25, 2011
Last Online: April 17, 2024
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

boriquaz rated for EASU: Yellow Hair ATC on Apr 9, 2024
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Comment: Very clever on the yellow hair. love it. Happy Swapping and thank you for the extras.
Response: i couldn't resist the big cat...i have a thing for the tropics and the flora and fauna...i am very happy you liked it..and thank you for this rating...
luv2kraft rated for MAE: ATCs with a Twist #22 on Apr 8, 2024
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Comment: Love them all. But you know my favorite. Sigh.... Satan's replacement takes no notice of me what so ever and I am so happy about that.
Response: i absolutely love hearing about your life in the country...you truly should consider writing a book ... i hope you keep a journal ...and i have to say i miss hearing about our favorite bird! thank you for the rating...
Ace330660 rated for Collage ATC on Apr 7, 2024
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Comment: Thanks the ATC and playing cards! Greatly appreciated! Just my style!
Response: wow.. i was very happy to hear you say that... love collage.. my favorite technique in atc's...thank you for this very kind rating..
MissChief rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #90 on Apr 6, 2024
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Comment: Thank you! this is such a beautiful and soft ATC. The button is darling! how did you get the strings glued down so invisibly? It's lovely! Love the red envelope and the French book pages.
Response: i've been waiting to use that button for a while...i knew the right swap would come up eventually...so glad you liked it...great swap love this type of swap...thanks very much for this rating...
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Comment: Thank you for these wonderful ink box cards! Love your creativity! And thanks so much for the cancelled stamps -- they're always appreciated! Hugs from Ireland.
Response: i think half of my swaps now are for ink box cards...i like this style as much as the normal size atc's...glad you liked the stamps ...wish i could see your lovely country...thank you for swaps and this rating
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Comment: Hi! Friend! How's it going-you'll have to update me on the ducks sometime-fascinating story! What fun it must be to watch! Love your "Hare" index card-fun details and thanks for extras-thanks for sharing! Take care! Warming up here-snow is gone from last week's storm!
Response: ahh the ducks...happy and sad news..she had only two that were viable and the enjoyed swimming around in the pool and then she just left...to go to a pond i guess...but sadly with only one duckling..the other might have been taken by a hawk i'd seen flying around...but at least one left with her...thanks for the rating...we had no snow this year but a little ice and a whole lot of cold!
user6937 rated for MAS Book Page & Two other Items on Mar 27, 2024
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Comment: Got the resend, Kathryn - it's GREAT!
Response: i hope the first letter turns up eventually...but i am so happy the second one made it...i really appreciate your patience and thanks so much for this rating
user6937 rated for JLG: Surreal (1:1) on Mar 27, 2024
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Comment: Good idea, thanks for the great card! Thanks for the sleeves, too :)
Response: i enjoy making surreal cards but i have to say i love the ones i get...lots of creative artists here i think...thank you for the rating...
Larina rated for MAS Tic-Tac-Toe March 2024 on Mar 26, 2024
5
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Comment: Thanks so much for the beautifully made ATC! I was in awe when I saw it!
Response: love the creativity this swap urges.. hard to figure out sometimes which way to go...makes it fun...thanks for the rating
Camiliann rated for VC: Inkbox Book, Part 8 on Mar 23, 2024
5
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Comment: thank you so much for the lovely cards. lovelovelove
Response: thank you... love what you wrotes...made me smile...much appreciated thank you!
Lobo816 rated for USATC: U Name it - Mar24 on Mar 20, 2024
5
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Comment: Hi Neighbor!! Thanks for the fairy ATC!! I love it! That was very creative using a #1 for the butterfly’s body!! I thought the 1 was one fairy!! Thanks for the vintage book pages also. Oh and I LOVE the fairy envelope!!! Thank you!!
Response: wow.. thank you for giving me such a nice feeling... i was hoping you'd like this atc...i enjoyed making it for you...i like making envelopes out of papers i can't use for atc's...glad you liked it..thanks again
lmacdavis93 rated for AACG: 4 of Hearts APC on Mar 20, 2024
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Comment: Hi Kathryn and thank you for the really beautiful 4 of Hearts APC. I love the Art Deco image that you used and the soft creams and black with the red. It's really so pretty! And it has that vintage-y feel that I love. And thank you for the ATC sleeves - what a great extra surprise!
Response: what a nice thing to say ... you have a lovely command of language...such very kind and expressive words...thank you so much...
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Comment: I like both your Masterboard & the birds. Great start to my inkbox bird series! Thank you for the extras, too.
Response: this first set had two of my favorite birds! this is a fun series...thank you so much for this rating...and always enjoy swapping...
marymary914 rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #88 on Mar 18, 2024
5
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Comment: Great ATC! Love the brads too!
Response: thank you for the comment...and the heart...and so happy you like the brads..i like to put a bit of metal on my cards...i wanted to share some of my (way too large) collection with you..thanks for the rating...
ktk8 rated for MAS Theme & Two other Items on Mar 16, 2024
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Comment: Awwww what a great ATC.....thank you so much....giraffe and banana tree plus the pretty bird..... great card.....thanks so much and many hearts to YOU...... we really have to meet up sometime when I am in San Leon.....so close to you..... oh and thanks for the extra beautiful paper also..... can't wait to use some.....
Response: who doesn't love giraffes? such beautiful animals..was hoping you'd like it...the weather has finally turned perfect..just needs to be a little warmer...then hello galveston! thank you for the nice review...
donetta rated for Springtime in Paris Inkbox Card on Mar 14, 2024
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Comment: Mon dieu, Kathryn! This inkbox card is tres fantistique! Everything on this beauty adds to the total effect; there isn't one single thing that detracts from the theme. You are such a wonderful artist! I adore the wee brads you included for me...and I'm grateful for the vintage French book page. You have my word that my next swap envelope will include some pagine en Italiano.
Response: merci! donetta..mon ami...i am such a francophile..you know i'd love this swap...you always say just the right thing to make your swap partner happy...thank you so much
5
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Comment: I love it. And the envelope. And everything. Thanks.
Response: i think i've become addicted to these small collage swaps...i like getting them just as much as making them...i appreciate your rating thank you..
Petaltea rated for CO: Miniature Collage on Mar 13, 2024
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Comment: Your’s turned out great! Well done! I love Molly Lemon’s channel. Thanks for the extra bits! Take care!!
Response: this was an interesting swap i thought...i got an amazing swap from my other partner...thanks so much for this rating...it is much appreciated.
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Comment: Kathryn, this is a very special ATC! I adore the little boy (I imagine him as a strawberry blond with more than a few freckles) and his faithful pitbull pup. I know there's a lot of pitbull controversy around...but I personally have never met a "bad" one. I've met a few irresponsible owners with badly-behaved pitbulls, but first of all, that's true of every dog breed, and secondly, it is 100% NOT the fault of the dog or the breed. Oh God, I've ranted! Anyway. Spectacular ATC, and the collaged notecard you included is just beautiful. I adore collage! And I adore everything found within this amazing swap envelope!
Response: i think the little rascals of old movies had a pit bull and i found an old picture of my uncle with one...i like beagles though ... thanks for an always great rating and all the wonderful swaps you come up with
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Comment: You did an amazing job on this Index Card! It is stunning in every way! Thank you for the book page too!
Response: thank you for such a nice review. i enjoyed the theme of this swap...glad you liked the book page...i love using snips of pages in collage...thank you aain...

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Comments

Sonya on Aug 12, 2023:

Thanks for sending the Mystery Supply 8/23 ATC back to me, Kathryn. I'll post photos to all participants once all are received. Cheers!

Poeprincess on Aug 4, 2023:

I simply love what you did with the “lethargic leopard”! Thank you for a great jam!

rkassman on Mar 21, 2023:

I love the Penguins going south ATC - I too wish I could join them! Thanks so much <3

YooperHill on Feb 11, 2023:

TY for returning ABC:SC#18!!

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!

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