Swap-bot Time: November 24, 2020 4:29 am


Date Joined: May 18, 2012
Last Online: November 23, 2020
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!


Comment: Merry Christmas. I will open on friday
DarkSkullMistress42 rated for Christmas Card Swap on Nov 23, 2020
Comment: I love the card! And totally love the addy labels. Thank you!☃️
bauerdesigns rated for Christmas Card Swap on Nov 23, 2020
Comment: ❤️Thank you SO much for the beautiful Christmas card. I was delighted to open it up to find custom return address labels just for me! Thank you for going above and beyond!! I actually just ran out of my holiday labels and am thrilled to have more. Your thoughtfulness is much appreciated! ❤️ Happy Holidays to you!!
fairyduster53 rated for Christmas postage stamp atc on Nov 23, 2020
Comment: I love the Rudolph atc. It was just the right proportion!! So cute. Thank you!!
Comment: Wow!! Thank you so much for the amazing box of goodies! They all look so beautiful and I can't wait to open them! I haven't decided whether to open one a day or save them for a stocking of goodness on the Big Day. Under the tree gets more bare the older we get. :o) I wish you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas!! I'll be sending some goodies your way soon!!
Chechel2 rated for Christmas Card Swap on Nov 22, 2020
Comment: I was so surprised and excited for the labels!!! I never knew I’d need so many with Swap-bot & I was just thinking about ordering more when I got your card! Thank you so much!!! 😁 I love them!
kayebubbly rated for Christmas Card Swap on Nov 21, 2020
Comment: thank you for the card and the address labels! :] happy holidays!
Response: Glad you liked what I sent-thanks for the rating and Happy Thanksgiving!
Sagebrushs rated for Christmas Card Swap on Nov 21, 2020
Comment: Thank you and Happy Holidays. Thanks for the name labels.
Response: Glad you liked what I sent-Thanks for the rating! Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas-stay safe.
Suzyanner rated for Christmas Card Advent Calendar 1&2 on Nov 21, 2020
Comment: Thanks for your card and treats, especially the address labels!
Response: Glad you like what I sent-thanks for the rating!
Mimi7 rated for ABCUSA ~ Thanksgiving Card Swap on Nov 21, 2020
Comment: Hi Georgene, Yes it has been a long time since we swapped. So happy you were my partner. Hope I get to send to you soon. Covid is bad here also so we stay home. Thanks for the lovely card and note and thanks bunches for the address labels. I am always needing those. Happy Thanksgiving!!
Response: Glad you liked the Thanksgiving card I sent! You are welcome for the address labels. Thanks for the rating and have a Happy Thanksgiving-stay safe!
Comment: Oh my goodness, what a pretty glitter gingerbread house card and the wonderful address labels you made for me. You didn't need to do that. But thank you for being so thoughtful for them & also the card. Loving all ! Thank you so much for joining my swap. And, Oh I enjoyed your little note too.
Response: Glad you liked everything I sent! Thanks for the rating!
Comment: Thank you so much for the generous Thanksgiving assortment! Love it!
Response: Glad you liked the stuff I sent. Thanks for rating!
Csomma827 rated for YTPC: Napkin Envelope Pouches on Nov 18, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely pouches and all of the goodies. The address labels were very special. Love the butterflies. 💕💕💕💕
Response: Glad you liked the pouches and the address labels! Thanks for rating!
Comment: Thank you so much! This was such a lovely swap to open!
Response: Thanks for rating!
Response: Thanks for rating and have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!
Trinket rated for Christmas advent calendar day 9+10 on Nov 17, 2020
Comment: I am loving the tissue paper wrap for these little gifts, thank you for sending them out to, I hope the vote counting wasn't too stressful. Thank you so much for my advent parcels.
Response: Hope you like my little gifts as well as the wrapping! Thanks for the rating!
luckycharms rated for LSRUS: 3 Stocking Stuffers USA on Nov 15, 2020
Comment: Thank you very much for my stocking stuffers!!!! I put them in my Christmas basket and hoping I can wait until Christmas to open!!!
Response: Hope you like them! Thanks for the rating!
tristitia rated for YTPC: Collage Strip Tags on Nov 15, 2020
Comment: Super fun tags - thank you!
Response: It was a fun project-thanks for rating!
Autist rated for I&B: Twelve Days of Holidays 4-6 on Nov 14, 2020
Comment: Thank you for all the stationery items and art items.
Response: Thank you for rating. I appreciate the 5 because now I feel really bad that I let you down. I never meant to make it look like a destash,
Comment: Thank you for my adorable stocking and the goodies! I've put it aside for Christmas but very much looking forward to opening it!
Response: Glad you liked the stocking and will also like the little gifts inside when it comes time to open them! Thanks for rating!

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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!

DeAnnaVarela on May 15, 2020:

Thank you for the "Look into my Eyes" homer...uber cool! Also, thanks for the Vintage ATC JAM set to finish. I'll work on that this week. Hugs, D

AZmom875 on May 2, 2020:

Thanks for the awesome ATC Jam, that was a great Girl with wings.

supersquirrel on Apr 26, 2020:

I made the front page! Thank you for the squirrel clipping ^+^

hibiscus on Mar 19, 2020:

Just want to say thank you for the many wonderful jams you’ve sent my way! Always a joy to swap with you!

MamaD on Jan 13, 2020:

Thank you for working on my Halloween Jam! I love it! 💜

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