Swap-bot Time: February 26, 2021 5:10 pm


Date Joined: May 18, 2012
Last Online: February 26, 2021
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:: I own several die cutting machines and sometimes like a die so much I buy it twice. My wish is that swap-botters would list in their profile if they own a die cutting machine so I could send them my extras when I am sending them goodies with the intended swap. 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!


AZmom875 rated for Z Alphabet cardboard PC on Feb 26, 2021
Comment: I loved the card. I forgot about Zesta crackers. Thanks for being in the swap.
magicinker rated for OATCs: Winter Wonderland on Feb 26, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful Winter Wonderland ATC..I love snowmen..
Response: Glad you liked what I sent! Thanks for the rating!
Karmi53 rated for Doll Journal Page#7 on Feb 25, 2021
Comment: Oh yes this page put a smile on my face it is so cute. Great job l love the background song paper you used perfect t for this theme.Thankyou for the page and extras too. It's chilly here too stay warm and safe and thanks
Response: Glad you liked the doll I put on this page! Glad you liked what I sent! Thanks for the rating! We are going into a cold spell again after a few days of warmer weather. Take care and stay safe!
gerberdaisy rated for I&B: Valentines Party on Feb 23, 2021
Comment: What an adorable card you made. Thank you for such happy mail!
Response: Glad you liked my little cardigan card. Thanks for the rating-take care!
Coffeeegal rated for MM&M-My Bloody Valentine ATC on Feb 14, 2021
Comment: Really like it. Thank you for address lables will try get them used. I get to move to a house in a month so excited i get a craft room
Response: Glad you liked what I sent and so happy you get to move and get a craft room. Maybe I'll swap with you again after your move and then I can send you some new address address labels! Thanks for the rating and good luck with the move!
Autist rated for I&B: Valentines Party on Feb 12, 2021
Comment: What a lovely card!! So detailed!! I love it. I put it in my journal. Thank you for the stickers!
Response: Glad you liked my cardigan card. I make them often and so different for each season and holiday! Thanks for the rating! Take care and stay safe!
thequilterslink rated for Glue Page with Paper Doll on Feb 11, 2021
Comment: Thanks, love it
Response: Glad you liked what I sent-thanks for the rating!
kfaye rated for CQ-USA-Sweet Valentine Crafted Tags on Feb 10, 2021
Comment: Your tags are so beautiful! I really like the colors and texture. I will have to try sewing on tags like you did, it's lovely. Thank you so much for the address labels :)
Response: Glad you liked what I sent and your kind comments! Thanks for the rating! Take care and stay safe!
CookieMomster78 rated for I&B: Valentines Party on Feb 9, 2021
Comment: Thank you for more of the awesome Cookie monster labels & seals I love so much! These “joy” seals are beautiful! Your ATC idea turned out great as well - I really appreciate you sharing that with me! You’ve made my day bright, yet again. Thank you, friend! 🌺 2/12 I received your cute little sweater card wig heart sticker sheets! Thank you for spoiling me yet again, my friend!
Response: So happy I made you happy! You are so welcome and thank you for the rating. I sent DrMom a birthday card also like your cardigan card you got but with Happy Birthday instead. I forgot about Monday being a no mail day holiday so it didn't get into the mail delivery system until Tues although I mailed it Monday! Should have mailed it Saturday but now she will have one that comes later-more mail to look forward to! Hope she had a good birthday today with lots of greetings! Take care and stay safe-You'll be getting more mail from me soon again too and I joined all your swaps in the ABC's group! Happy to do so!
wincejl rated for YTPC: Stationery Junk Journal USA on Feb 6, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much! This is amazing! I am new to junk journals, but you definitely know what you're doing! I can't wait to try some of the ideas I can learn from your journal. And to use the beautiful journal. Thank you!
Response: Glad you liked what I sent and that it can be a learning tool too! Thanks for the kind comments and the rating! Take care and stay safe!
Comment: Thank you! I love the beautiful library card pockets and the wonderful extras! The labels will definitely come in handy! Thank you!
Response: Glad you liked everything I sent and thanks for the rating!
Comment: Thank you! Very clever use of a mix of interesting things!
Response: Glad you liked what I sent! Thanks for the rating!
Comment: LOVE this pocket of Valentine's treasures ~ Thank you!! Happy Valentine's Day!!
Response: Glad you liked what I sent and thanks for the rating!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely box of gifts. I plan to open these gifts one by one like and advent calendar so I have only opened the first 3 but I love it so far!
Response: This is a fun swap-I'm enjoying opening mine too! Glad you like what I sent so far and will like the rest of the stuff too! Thanks for the rating!
coleenfranks rated for A.I. - Make some Coins on Feb 2, 2021
Comment: Hi Georiafae, Love, love, love your coins. I shall save them for my next bird book (#3). And so pleased to have the back labels. I shall copy them off to always have them and to share further for future swaps. Thanks bunches. Coleen
Response: Glad you liked my bird coins and that you have a plan for them! Thanks for the rating!
luvbird rated for VJP: Book Page and Napkin Decoupage on Feb 1, 2021
Comment: Hi Georgene! I love the pages that you sent! I especially love the bird one! Love the sparkle mod podge, I definitely want to get some of it! Thank you so very much for the lovely swap!
Response: Glad you liked what I sent-my favorite way to decoupage napkins! Thanks for the rating-Take care and stay safe!
Comment: Thank You for a wonderful swap. It was such a pleasure to open a well thought of swap!!!! You are so sweet and I loved your letter♥♥♥
Response: Oh-I'm so glad you liked the things I sent you-I felt like you needed something special. Thanks for the rating-take care and stay safe!
BrendaB rated for A1PL-USA-Red & White Mini PL on Jan 31, 2021
Comment: Thank you, your mini PL is just lovely! I have a small collection (compared to yours) of Little Golden Books too. I've made a few JJ with them and love playing with them. Stay warm and safe :D
Response: Glad you liked what I sent! Thanks for the rating! Take care and stay safe!
marymary914 rated for YTPC: Fringed Hearts: USA on Jan 27, 2021
Comment: These are great! The one with the bow is my fave! 😊
Response: Glad you liked them! Thanks for the rating!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely clusters and the extra trim!! Smiles!!
Response: Glad you liked what I sent! Thanks for the rating!!

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wolfeagle on Dec 24, 2020:


ChristyClark1970 on Dec 23, 2020:

Merry Christmas, Georgene!

supersquirrel on Dec 20, 2020:

So I've been carrying this darling unopened envelope around with me for a couple days - taking it to work and showing my friends. Didn't want to cut it open...finally did. You are one of the sweetest people on earth. Thank you so much for the surprise birthday and holiday wishes and all the wonderful 🐿️ ephemera. You are so special and I appreciate you ❤️

thriftymermaid on Nov 26, 2020:

CookieMomster78 on Nov 26, 2020:

You have been one of the lights in a seemingly dark world.

debtea2 on Nov 14, 2020:

time for tea

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mummsie on Oct 10, 2020:

A Happy Birthday late to you my friend. Hope your husband is doing well. We haven't swapped in ages! Continue with your beautiful art, Mummsie

hibiscus on Sep 25, 2020:

Thank you so much! Love my Route 66 paper!! Very generous and thoughtful!

beachchicken on Sep 15, 2020:

Thank you for the finished orange jam and the new set to work on! Have a great day!

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