Swap-bot Time: May 23, 2019 6:37 am


Date Joined: May 18, 2012
Last Online: May 23, 2019
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!


Poeprincess rated for ATCO: Gelli Print ATC on May 21, 2019
Comment: I love this Gelliprint ATC & it came in such a great envelope! We have no more local papercrafting/scrapbooking stores nearby any more. The only indie one is in Western MA & our local Michael's/ACMoore stores don't offer classes any more. There's one spring retreat offered for one weekend by a girl who used to manage a closed store, but that's it. Thank you for creating the gelliprint for me!
Response: Glad you liked my ATC-gelli prints are so addicting to make-each one coming out different. Thanks for the rating!
Comment: Thank you! I love the envelopes you made for me and the envelope you mailed them in. Thanks also for the awesome collaged papers. I can use everything!!
Response: Glad you liked all I sent-decided to include the collaged papers instead of cardboard to give it stability and so glad you liked that idea. Thanks for the rating!
luvbird rated for GAA: Match a Dictionary Page on May 18, 2019
Comment: Thank you so very much for the cute ATC!
Response: Glad you liked it-thanks for rating~!
ChinaCat rated for Altered Puzzle Piece on May 17, 2019
Comment: What a fun Halloween decoration! I showed it to my husband and he said, "Wow! That's kind of creepy!" Yes, yes it is and that's why I LOVE it. Thank you, Georgene, and thank you for the clown face and doll arms...also wonderfully creepy! xo
Response: Glad I didn't creep you out too much-glad to share my creepiness with you! Thanks for rating!
Comment: OMG, I adore every single thing about your mini pink PL. Where to start...the mailing envelope was so cute with cats everywhere. Eek! The kitty PL with the buttons, yarn, the little jumper that says "nope", its precious. You did such a good job, thank you so much! I am crazy about the pink kitty napkin, thanks for putting in an extra one. Rosettes are one of my all-time favorites, cute pink buttons and the ombre embroidery floss. Love it! The paper you wrote your note on is a favorite. Love the saying. Only cat people would get it😊 And thank you for the cuts of paper. See what I mean, I'm in love with it all. Your package was so cheerful and made me very happy! You were so thoughtful the way you put things together, thank you for everything!💖
Response: When my swap makes someone's day it really makes mine! So glad to sent to another cat lover and thanks for the kind comments and the rating!
donetta rated for AACG: Lavender and Lace ATCoins on May 16, 2019
Comment: Georgene, your coins are perfection...so much dimensional beauty in each! You are the most generous of swap partners...so many extras, each more wonderful than the last! I treasure you as a friend and as a swap partner.
Response: I love sending to you too! I know your style is like my style so it makes it easy to create something for you! And to share my stash with you! Thanks for the rating!
Lantana149 rated for EJ: Scavenger Hunt Postcard on May 13, 2019
Comment: loved the collage PC! Great job, enjoyed looking at all the ephemera! Thank you.
Response: Glad you liked my PC-it was a fun hunt-thanks for rating!
bigmamabird rated for ATCE&T: Add a crown on May 11, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the fun ATC, I do have an affection for skunks! That is a real nightmare re your craftroom... Thanks for the generous extras, you shouldn't have!
Response: Glad you liked what I sent. I am now back in my crafts room and getting it back into shape. My hubbie is in Montana to see his goddaughter graduate from Gonzaga. So I'm having quiet time with him gone to get things done. Thanks for the rating!
PaperPassion rated for Spring Button Fairy Doll on May 11, 2019
Comment: The button fairy is beautiful, thank you so much.I love the buttons you used they are perfect.
Response: Glad you liked her-thanks for the rating!
Comment: Great “immure” PC! Such great details and a new word for me too! Thanks for joining the swap :D
Response: This has been a fun series and I enjoyed creating this one! Thanks for the rating!
user2148 rated for EP Layering/bavkground Paper Swap on May 11, 2019
Comment: Oh my!! Thank you so much for all the gorgeous papers!! I may have to hoard them for awhile before I can use/part with any of them!! Thanks my friend! ❤️
Response: You are so welcome-made my stash go down by the tiniest bit-need to get down to handling size of paper stash! Thanks for rating!
Candyn29 rated for CPG Birds ATCs - US Only on May 8, 2019
Comment: This is the best envelope, I bet it made the mail lady smile! Thank you for everything ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Response: Yes I think of my hard working postal workers when I create my envelopes hoping it will bring a little joy to their day! Thanks for rating!
user2148 rated for YTPC: Scrap Paper Flowers on May 7, 2019
Comment: Glad you were able to save on postage! I usually don’t notice thing like that until it’s too late. Beautiful little flowers - love how perfectly coordinated they are! Thanks again for the fun additions!
Response: Glad you didn't mind that I sent two swaps together and that you liked what I sent! Thanks for the rating!
user2148 rated for YTPC: BOHO Junk Journal Envelopes on May 7, 2019
Comment: Beautiful! I love all the gorgeous texture! Both are amazing!! Thank you for the added fibers and trim! Fantastic!!
Response: These were fun to make and the possibilities are so endless-glad you like what I chose. I have sooo many trims and ribbons-glad to share. Thanks for the rating!
naturenerd3 rated for Rainbow PL on May 7, 2019
Comment: Thank you!
Response: Thanks for rating!
Comment: Great ATC and thanks for all the extras
Response: Glad you liked all I sent-thanks for the rating!
ShabbyJules rated for SC- Altered Easter Bingo Card on Apr 29, 2019
Comment: Super cute swap thank you so much very sweet card and trims are squeal worthy
Response: Glad I sent you Happy Mail in this swap. Thanks for the rating
graciepie49 rated for OATC: Number 1 on Apr 27, 2019
Comment: Thanks Georgene :-)
Response: Thanks for rating!
AZmom875 rated for BL ~ Flamingo/Butterfly on Apr 26, 2019
Comment: This was wow from the envelope to the atc, to your note. Very good to hear an update from you. I loved the card, and so appreciate the flamingo napkin.
Response: Glad you liked everything I sent. The ceiling is all primed and they will come back on Monday to paint it. Then on Tues the carpenter will come back and do his finishing touches...so if all goes by plan I should be able to move back into my room by Wednesday and oh what a process That will BE!!!! And thanks for the rating!
luvbird rated for AACG: Pond Life Series: Turtle on Apr 26, 2019
Comment: Hi Georgene! Thank you so very much for the darling little turtle ATC...very cute!
Response: Glad you liked my crazy turtle totem pole. Thanks for the rating!

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wolfeagle on Mar 17, 2019:


MamaMangrove on Feb 27, 2019:

What a sweet & thoughtful surprise in my mailbox today! Thank you for sharing the old time circus book with all the great images & memories galore. Happy Mail indeed!

hibiscus on Jan 23, 2019:

such a nice finish on the "girl with a sea shell" jam...what a treat … nice work and thanks so much

BusyB on Jan 1, 2019:

Hi there! Welcome to Merry Memorydex and Rolo Swaps USA! Will have more swaps up soon!

jannieb on Oct 29, 2018:

Thank you for joining my swap & for taking the time to send a sweet & thoughtful Halloween swap to Grayson. He really did smile from ear to ear. Take care & Happy Halloween!

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!

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