Swap-bot Time: October 23, 2018 11:59 am


Date Joined: May 18, 2012
Last Online: October 23, 2018
Birthday: October 9, 1952
Country: United States

Favorite Crafts

I like to do collages with old magazines(from the 50's) and department store catalogs(40's and 50's) and the sewing pattern catalogs(ditto with the years). I collect paperdolls and often use the extra clothes in my collages. Most of my work is on the humorous or (punny) side of life. My favorite color in teal-turq. with red or bright green and navy I have two cats (calico named Annabelle Lee and black cat named Lenore) Even though I have cats-I collect Scotty Dog things!

Favorite Television

Right now my favorites are anything on ID(Investigation Discovery)channel and American Gothic. Looking forward to the new Season of American Horror Story! I like comedies like Raising Hope, Miranda,some quirky comedies 0n Amazon Originals. Of my favorite quirky type shows that haven't lasted on tv that I adore are shows like Dead Like Me and Wonderfalls and Pushing Up Daisies-not To mention Beauty and Beast-the tv series called Friday the 13 that took place in an antique store and those who care for and returned if lost evil antiques. I used to skip last period study hall in high school to come home and watch Dark Shadows-so glad Johnny Depp did his take on it and now I can watch the original ones on Netflix streaming thanks to the renewed interest.

Favorite Books

I like mystery books and paranormal fantasy books. Nothing heavy and gritty,though. I will read young adult mystery series and novels when I want a fast read.

Favorite Crafts

I used to paint on wood-shapes that were cut out by my husband on a scroll saw. Lots of holiday decorative pieces. Did mini quilts but no sewing was involved-it was all done with fusible web.I had a booth in a crafter's mall when that was all the rage but it closed up and that's when I turned to crafting for my own enjoyment and not trying to fill up a booth. I still occassionally do the name shape when a new baby is born and they want a stand up name for the child's bedroom. Now I enjoy doing collages-altered books-ATC cards and birthday books(I take a baby sized board book and turn it into this is your life and everything that was happening on the year you were born-whom were some other famous people born your same year and even the same day-who were the politicians-what was the price of goods and what items first came out the year-that kind of information.

Favorite Music

I guess the category of my music would be called modern folk-upbeat women singers-like Dar Williams and Jonatha Brookes. Like the oldies too like Janis Ian and Cat Stevens-James Taylor-Jim Croce-etc. My husband introduced me to bluegrass music and old timey blues jazz-like most of that too. His favorite is Bob Dylan but I sometimes find it hard to understand the words he is singing!! I went through a period where I just listened to John Gorka and Lucy Kaplinsky and Christine Kane-they are good if now a little sad-so I'm taking a break from them now.

Favorite Movies

My favorite movies are ones with Johnny Depp in them be they animated or live action. the animated ones like Coraline-Corpse Bride-Nightmare Before Christmas. Also like anything with Vincent Price in it-like the Edgar Allan Poe ones. Gothic old ones like Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights. And of course anything Muppets.

About Me

I got married in 1982-we have no kids. He came from a family of thirteen siblings and I was the baby of the family having two older sisters. I worked in B Dalton bookstores all the while I was going to college and then some. I was in charge of the children's book sections and I still like to read and keep up with the new books. I work for a company that helps mentally and physically challenged people to become more independent and that is very rewarding-I have done that now for five years-came out of retirement to do this. I take people to dr appts-grocery shopping-bowling-to the YMCA to exercise and one dear little lady that is 91 loves to go to the thrift shops so that it when I find alot of my goodies for doing my crafts too! UPDATE -I retired in April of 2013 and now am having more time to do more crafting and swapping. I didn't need to work anymore so I figured it was time to take care of myself instead of everyone else-the love my former clients dearly and still see a couple of them on a regular friendship basis. I moved my art area from a tiny extra bedroom upstairs to a large 4 season porch that goes across the whole front of the house(on the main floor)-natural lighting windows on three sides-the other side opens up to the living room. Now at least my husband and I are on the same floor when he is watching his sports on tv and I am creating art! I have a cat tower in the front window near my craft desk so that my furry babies(Annabelle Lee and Lenore are just about five years old ) That tiny bedroom upstairs got turned into a music room-my husband just bought an electric guitar. Thankfully he also bought headphones with that so he doesn't scare the kitties too much! Update-my husband went back to work -came out of retirement for his dream job. The federal judge in town asked him to be his law clerk for an appointment of four years!

Craft items

Things I would like to get::

Paper dolls Doilies-small paper different shapes and colors . Unused party decorative napkin/rice paper napkins-party ribbons decorations.

Old photos-black and white{people-old houses-cemataries -dark}-Pictures of just everyday happening with everyday people

Old postcards Postage stamps(I actually have a stamp album that I work on every now and then)

Anything black cat.

Anything Halloween.

Anything Edgar Allan Poe-I have a Poe shrine in my art area

Cheshire cat from the tim burton version of alice in wonderland-this cat this turquoise

Anything from tim burtons nightmare before Christmas. Anything Coke-I have a coke and chef themed kitchen

Anything scotty dog-prefer the black ones-but the whilte ones are cute too parts of old magazines-from the 1950's and before

Yarn with lots of texture and more than one color going on-I make bookmarks and tags and these are my tassel parts on the top.

Large print text-great for cutting out a word here and there for a collage.Any kind of book text.

Old maps and old illustrations from geography type literature . Printed tissue paper-love to layer it over text or such for a new look-tissue paper from old sewing patterns-embroidery floss -tiny bits of small printed fabric

Scraps of tiny print scrapbook paper-like glittery ones-good of small details on my ATC and collages. Maps

Rubber Stamps-on blocks or cling- acrylic

I'm an old hippie and love anything with the peace sign on it!


Bluelily rated for 13 Days of Halloween USA/CANADA on Oct 22, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the very spooky package! The stickers, the stencils the cute Halloween clothspins, the beautiful tea towel, the double sided tape and felt spiderweb to name a few. I enjoyed going through all the goodies!! Happy Halloween!!
denisedecker58 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #11 on Oct 21, 2018
denisedecker58 rated for MEGA HALLOWEEN SWAP (USA) on Oct 18, 2018
Comment: Thank you! I loved the Peanuts card!!
nnair rated for Collage Art Journal Swap on Oct 18, 2018
Rithinking77 rated for MEGA HALLOWEEN SWAP (USA) on Oct 17, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the artistic card and treats inside! I just love The Great Pumpkin!!
katmandu rated for MEGA HALLOWEEN SWAP (USA) on Oct 17, 2018
Comment: Love, love, love this card! I love Snoopy and Charlie Brown and The Great Pumpkin! The stickers are too cute too! Thank you!
RNRISLOVE rated for MEGA HALLOWEEN SWAP (USA) on Oct 17, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the cute card.
paperlover rated for ATC #5: MONTH of OCTOBER 2018 on Oct 16, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the Oct ATC and extras
FlynnxRider rated for MEGA HALLOWEEN SWAP (USA) on Oct 16, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the cute card. :)
jenlovespsu rated for MEGA HALLOWEEN SWAP (USA) on Oct 16, 2018
Comment: Thank you! Happy Halloween! :)
Wildspoon28 rated for MEGA HALLOWEEN SWAP (USA) on Oct 16, 2018
Comment: I love your decorated envelope and homemade touches to the card!
goosey rated for MEGA HALLOWEEN SWAP (USA) on Oct 16, 2018
Comment: thank you for charlie brown and the great pumpkin!
Followyourart rated for Stuff the Mailbox #11 on Oct 15, 2018
Comment: I was over the moon when I saw that cassette tape paper! It’s awesome. The waterfall pages were also great. Thank you for sending me things that I love. You rock!
spicemom rated for Stuff the Mailbox #11 on Oct 15, 2018
Comment: Hi Georgene Thank you I like the goodies Spicemom
Larina rated for Random Journal Swap on Oct 13, 2018
Comment: Thank you so very much! I love this journal! Its so colorful and everything went together beautifully. I love how you painted every page. Its so smooth so whatever you used to stick down the pictures with works well! I'm actually in my first gluebook swap and this gave me a great idea of what to do. Thanks so much! When I saw Inuyasha in my mailbox I smiled so wide! Thats actually a scene from the final episode and my favorite part of the series!!! Thats so ironic how you put that specific scene on the envelope. I'll keep this journal forever, Thanks so very very much!!!
Response: So glad you liked it-I'm glad when certain things happen(by accident or karma). Thanks for the kind words and the rating!
sarahbeck rated for Stuff the Mailbox #11 on Oct 13, 2018
Comment: WOW! Thanks so much!!! I love everything about this! You took so much time and care. It's great! I've never had address labels before. I can't wait to use them! Thanks!!!!
Response: Glad you liked every thing I sent-was a fun swap! Thanks for the rating!
travelgirlem rated for September 2018 Journal Swap on Oct 12, 2018
Comment: You deserve more than 5 stars for this one! I loved your "theme" idea, I may have to try that. Everything was so creative and great, thank you for the extra goodies! I needed some address labels! I'm about halfway through, been going through it all day! Love it, thank you so much!
Response: I"m glad you liked my "picture" book-as I said I'm not much on journaling but do love to collage. Thanks for your kind words and the rating!
luvbird rated for AACG: Halloween 4x6 Filled Pocket on Oct 12, 2018
Comment: Georgene, thank you so much for the darling Halloween filled pocket...it is just so cute and I love it! I love every little thing about it especially the fact that is made with fabric as well as paper. The sewing details really add a great element to the pocket. The contents are great. Thank you again for such a lovely fun swap.
Response: Glad you like everything I sent! Along with lots of scrapbook paper-I have lots of fabric scraps! Thanks for the rating!
Comment: Thank you!
Response: Thanks for rating!
Meryly13 rated for Fill a Page Color Series- Red on Oct 10, 2018
Comment: So LOVE the ATC that you sent me ... it’s beautiful!! .. and such a lovely letter to go with it!! Thank you so much, and thank you too for the address labels. That was very thoughtful of you. :-)
Response: Glad you liked everything I sent! Thanks for the rating!

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isabellasnow on Oct 18, 2018:


CurlyTea on Oct 9, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

DeAnnaVarela on Aug 6, 2018:

Thank you for the cute finished Campbell Soup JAM, the cool new JAM set, custom labels and mermaid die cuts! XOXO, DeAnna Varela

annielou on Jun 14, 2018:

hello dearest heart - I sent off an ATC today so am able to get on the site for a few minutes. I get to see you in real person, but having to cut back on SB has been a challenge. I miss it.

You are the best of the best when it comes to swap-bot; but even more so as my FRIEND. I love you sweetie.

can't wait to have you help me get organized in our new (old) house! annielou

Bridgette on Jun 1, 2018:

Thank you so much for the beautiful chicken card you sent with the Ladybug ATC, I love it!

AZmom875 on May 14, 2018:

It is always fun to Jam with you. I got the deer homer and the set I will be finishing this week.

MsLee on Mar 27, 2018:

Good morning sweetie, have a great week!

supersquirrel on Feb 16, 2018:

A huge JAM thank you!

MsLee on Jan 23, 2018:


MsLee on Jan 16, 2018:

So glad that we are so lucky to. Share our friend annielou 💞

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