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hibiscus

hibiscus
Date Joined: July 25, 2011
Last Online: December 1, 2022
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

EllenWilGraagPost rated for AACG: Teal and Gold ATC on Dec 1, 2022
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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
user6937 rated for 1 for All on Nov 30, 2022
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Comment: Fun idea :)
Shuttlebug rated for APCO: Steampunk Themed on Nov 29, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for the awesome APCs - beautiful work (as always)!
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 :)
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Comment: You nailed it - what a beautiful card! Thannks also for the die-cuts :)
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Comment: Oh my!!!! These 3 ATCs are stunning!!!! They have a cohesive feel brought together by the natural organic colors, which I love of course. You just nailed it! And what you did with the back of each one brings these ATCs to another level. Thank you for making my day :-)
user6937 rated for MAS & More - Ink Box on Nov 14, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for your heartfelt note; I also think QE did a good job for so, so many years.
Response: i've seen every documentary on her and have really enjoyed learning about her amazing life...so much at such a young age...thank you for the rating...i like your swaps...
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Comment: Thank you so much for these pretty cards, Kathryn! I really like them, they're so creatively composed. And, as this was my first art playing card swap, you gave me two good tips for next time too: to sign the back of the cards, and to put them in sleeves.
Response: you are so welcome...i really like all the different swaps here...and i like using bits of books and papers in them...thank you for this rating...much appreciated
ellie rated for USAPC: Altered Playing Card # 20 on Nov 2, 2022
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Comment: Such a lovely swap. Thanks so much for making it so specila.
Response: how nice of you to say that,,,,and thank you so much for this rating and heart....nice swapping again
ilaurea rated for Cities: Toronto, Canada on Oct 31, 2022
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Comment: Wow! Really nice ATC! and thanks for the background papers!
Response: after doing my research i think i'd really like to visit toronto....looks like an amazing place...i've only been to new brunswick...and that was beautiful...this has been a fun series...thanks for the rating
WoodlandBanshee rated for SS: Collaged Index Card #6 on Oct 28, 2022
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Comment: Thank you so much for this awesome collaged index card and the moon papers!
Response: i like papers about moon stars planets and the sun...i hope you can use these...the collaged index cards and the ink box cards are becoming my favorites...thanks so much for this rating
donetta rated for Doll Theme Inkbox on Oct 23, 2022
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Comment: I just love these so much, Kathryn! Your attention to detail is amazing...I always learn something from the artworks you send. I love swapping with you. Thank you for being such a wonderful swap partner and friend!
Response: do you enjoy these little squares? it makes for different compositions...but fun...i like them a lot...thank you for being always so complimentary...it doesn't go unnoticed..and is much appreciated
donetta rated for GAA: Halloween Gothic Arch ATC on Oct 23, 2022
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Comment: Oh Kathryn! This is a STUNNER!!! I absolutely adore the "darkness" in this ATC...and also the mistress (master?) of the Garden of Evil; your presentation is exquisite. And the book pages from a book you bought in PARIS...so, so special. Thank you so much, my dear friend.
Response: you are so very kind in your reviews...i hope you know how much it is appreciated..you always pick out something to mention and it means a lot..really..thank yu so much
theprairiemailbox rated for Halloween APC's on Oct 23, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for the APCs, they're very cool!
Response: aren't they fun to do? like to think o ways to show the corner...thanks for this rating...
YooperHill rated for USATC: Metal Embellishment ATC on Oct 22, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for another great swap. I too have a big box of birch bark!! I learned yesteryear can wet it, then press it between books to flatten it?
Response: i appreciate that tip...i will try that...i want to use it ...that was a great drive through maine when i got it...beautiful trees...thanks so much
PaperPassion rated for Zetti ATC Senders Choice on Oct 22, 2022
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Comment: Great atc.Thanks so much.Wonderful addition to my collection.
Response: thank you for this rating...that's quite a compliment coming from you...i truly appreciate it..thanks so much
Pikkis rated for VC: BAck to School Inkbox Cards on Oct 21, 2022
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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely inkbox cards, I love especially the one with the teacher :)! Thanks also for the extras and have a nice autumn!
Response: thanks so much...love the vintage look of the old schools...i appreciate your comment...i liked that one too...i am enjoying the season but it's getting too cold...thanks again
Camiliann rated for VC: Jane Austen ATC on Oct 18, 2022
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Comment: its so beautiful, thanks so much, and love all the extra brads, cant ever have enough!!!
Response: how lovely of you to say that...and im a "brad person" too...love to use them...in my cards...
michellelobo rated for VF:Altered bookmark - USA on Oct 16, 2022
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Comment: Soooo beautiful. Thank you.
Response: well that was nice to see..thank you for that...i appreciate that comment..
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Comment: Thanks for this scary kitty and her brew as well as the extra Mucha cards! His images are so elegant! Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: nice to see amook island again..thank you for this rating..

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Comments

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!!

bbsporty on Dec 25, 2021:

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