Swap-bot Time: June 3, 2020 10:16 pm


Date Joined: May 18, 2012
Last Online: June 3, 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!


kertasborneo rated for WIYM: ORANGE POSTCARD SWAP #1 on Jun 3, 2020
Comment: Hi Georgene, Thank you for resending. I love that it is especially handmade and you are right, there's a limit to staying at home. Stay Safe!
Response: Thank You for this opportunity to resend. I will put it in an envelope this time so it has a better chance of getting to you!
Jjean rated for USAPC: Glue Book Page #5 (Ancestors) on Jun 2, 2020
Comment: Such fun to open each little "envie" - I LOVE the page . And I have never seen a coffee filter book, you did an excellent job and I will use it..... Thank you a 100 xs for all the wonderful & fun items......
Response: Glad you liked everything I sent and are the owner of my first coffee filter booklet! Thanks for the rating! Stay safe!
Poeprincess rated for AI-Handmade Cards- USA on May 27, 2020
Comment: Oh, what a treat! Love the cards (wish we still had an independent store nearby). Such beautiful colors! The birthday card is super. I am impressed & thankful.
Response: So pleased that you liked the cards-I miss the class-but I certainly have a stash from when I did. Thanks for rating-Take care!
PaperPassion rated for Scrappy Doll Tag Swap on May 27, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the great tag and the extra papers.Stay well.
Response: Glad you liked the tag-and extras. Thanks for rating! Take care-stay safe!
donetta rated for VC: Let's Dance ATC on May 26, 2020
Comment: Georgeeeeeeene! So stinkin' adorable! I love your wee ballerina, and took note of the fact that your envelope coordinates perfectly with your ATC! Thank you also for the pile of vintage book pages, sheet music, and old photos...I just love everything! And happy anniversary!
Response: So glad you were thrilled with what I sent! I love sharing my stash and sending things to you my friend! Take care-and thanks for rating!
sunflowerpoems rated for πŸ„ Mushroom ATC coin on May 25, 2020
Comment: Your ATCoins were so cute! I can't wait to add them to my little collection. Thank you!
Response: Glad you liked them-thanks for rating.
user6937 rated for A-Z Rolos - Shaker Card on May 25, 2020
Comment: I love how you made the sea - and is that Graphic45 paper? My favourite! Thank you - now, I'm a bit happy nobody else joined; I was guaranteed you as my partner πŸ˜†
Response: That is Graphic 45 paper. Glad you liked it-it's one of my favorite brand of papers. Thanks for hosting so we could swap and thanks for the rating
ktk8 rated for Dog on May 19, 2020
Comment: YES YES YES just tu tu CUTE......love it thanks and for the extras too....many many hearts your way.......made me SMILE....
Response: Everybody needs a reason to smile these days and I'm glad I was that one for you today. Thanks for the rating!
chimerix rated for Nightmare Before Christmas ATC Swap on May 18, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the lovely NBC ATC. I do love Jack and Sally. Aloha
Response: Glad you liked my ATC-wish there were more swaps of this theme. Thanks for rating. Take care!
alafour rated for Mini Pocket Letter Swap on May 15, 2020
Comment: This was so cute! i love all the work you put into making this!!
Response: Glad you liked it! Thanks for the rating!
MamaD rated for MJS: Magpie Postcard on May 12, 2020
Comment: I love the postcard! Thank you for the personal touches from my profile you added!! πŸ’œ
Response: Glad you liked it-it's fun to add profile touches. Thanks for the rating!
Lonestarchild rated for Happy Mail Swap on May 6, 2020
Comment: Such a fun swap -- so many cool goodies! thank you!
Response: Glad you liked all I sent. Thanks for the rating.
Candace rated for SMSUSA: Handmade Envelopes!! on May 4, 2020
Comment: They arrived safely today! Thank you so much :)
Response: Oh I'm so glad you got them. Thanks for the rating!
Mimi7 rated for WIYM: ATCs Of The Alphabet -- G USA on May 2, 2020
Comment: Hi Georgene, My stay at home days are pretty much the same as yours. I also used to love going to thrift stores, also I am a people person, so I really miss seeing people face to face and chatting. Thanks for the lovely girl ATC, I love it. Thanks for the stickers and address labels, love them. I don;t have any cats right now so I am looking for a kitten now. take care
Response: Glad you liked what I sent. Cats are such great companions. Think about getting two so they have a companion too. Thanks for the rating!
Comment: My πŸ’™ is soooo πŸ˜† with my new πŸͺ monster labels!!! Thank you for sharing your gorgeous ATCs too! I look forward to working on them πŸ˜‰
Response: Glad you liked everything I sent. It's fun thinking up new ways to use Cookie Monster. Thanks for the rating!
Comment: super duper background!!...thanks so much for the labels...they are way cool!!!...love 'um!!...cheers!🎩
Response: Glad you liked the starter set and the address labels! Thanks for the rating!
warheart rated for SMSUSA: Pick 5!! on May 1, 2020
Comment: These swaps are always so fun and I enjoy hosting these!! It's so fun to see what others have chosen for me and surprises I get! Thank you for a fun envelope of goodies!
Response: Glad you liked what I sent! Thanks for the rating(and hosting)!
dakotadee rated for MJS: Magpie Journal 2020 #1 - US on Apr 22, 2020
Comment: love your journal. It is so cool. I find new stuff each time I look at it. Thank you so much for the fabric and addy labels
Response: Glad you liked my journal style-love making these kind. Thanks for rating!
Comment: Something about your swap just filled my heart with the fuzzy feelings :) I laughed out loud when I read your note about the ATC. I honestly love it. And thank you SO much for the address labels. They are perfect!!
Response: I don't know if you watch Carolyn Dube videos on YouTube but she has an expression called OOPS-Outstanding Opportunity Presenting Suddenly -in other words there are no mistakes in crafting-you just try something else and that what my ladies face idea came from. I'm glad you liked it! You're welcome for the address label-I love to make them to send with my swaps-I know its something everyone can use! Thanks for the rating-Take care!
Comment: Great ATC. The man in the background looking all wide eyed made me smile. He was like a secret element because I didn't see him at first. I love that!! Thank you so much for the address labels. I didn't have any.
Response: Glad you liked how I decorated the paint sample. You're welcome for the address labels. Thanks for the rating! Take care!

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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! πŸ’œ

grammypammy on Dec 23, 2019:


Hugs Pam

supersquirrel on Dec 10, 2019:

Such a darling "I Wonder" Jam finish!! Thank you so much for all the wonderful squirrel paraphernalia too - you are so kind!!

supersquirrel on Oct 17, 2019:

Thank you so much for the Jam homer. Such a decked out squirrel :) Fun starter too...

CANNEKCUL on Oct 10, 2019:

Hi! Thank you so much for the extra gift that you sent for my birthday. I absolutely love it! So unexpected but very much appreciated. It’s perfect. Thanks again.

wolfeagle on Mar 17, 2019:


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