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Date Joined: December 30, 2013
Last Online: July 30, 2020
Birthday: August 25
Country: United States
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About Me

I use to teach mixed media art in the Houston area and have a community outreach program making weighted blankets for kids with Autism and teens with severe trauma.

Enjoying gelli plate, collage art, sewing, making handmade papers, mosaics, quilts and love Swap-Bot. So many interesting and creative souls here.

I love doing travel photography - many of my photos are used for art backgrounds -- check out my ETSY store "myparismoon". I was also fortunate that some of my sports photos have been picked up by ESPN. I love capturing moments in time!

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ENJOY: mixed media collage, layered mail art, handmade envies, sewing for charities, mosaic design, jewelry making, ATC's, photography, travel, quilting & vintage ephemera hunting! New "love/trend" is funky embellishments and vintage Halloween & school days.)

COLORS: reds/oranges/brass/copper/deep purple/canary yellow

FAVORITES: vintage camping or tennis cutouts/postcards/images; handmade paper, vintage beach photos, ocean theme in general, illustrators (Charley Harper/Brian Wildsmith), gypsy, fortune tellers, wildlife (squirrels, possums, mammoths, foxes, peacocks, any raptors, alpacas), geeky stuff, mythology, nautical, dragons, Klimt, ferris wheels, science stuff, postcards, anything boho chic, art deco or nouveau, vinyl records, artistic photography, steampunk, Kawaii, critters, creative journaling supplies, vintage travel, any religious icons, pirates, nautilus/shells, fossil images, cultural themes (Native American, African, Celtic, Hispanic - Day of the Dead, Cinco de Mayo), etc. Vintage French, Asian or Russian advertisements/labels. LOVE PAPER NAPKINS to use in collage!


My real name is Genevieve, pronounced "John-v-ev", it is French and usually mispronounced, so my hubby thought up "Johny". We have four kids...ranging from 13 to 33 and two granddaughters that we enjoy very much.

NO INTEREST IN: floral images or floral scents, disney, dogs/cats, reward stickers.

Favorite Television

PSYCH - Total Favorite Show....also, Fringe; Castle; 24; Outlander; Dr. Who; Torchwood; Robin Hood; Once Upon A Time; Downton Abbey; History Channel; old war movies; romantic comedies. Most anything on BBC.



Influences & Interests

TRAVEL: Just went to Russia, Iceland, Finland, Norway, Latvia & Lithuania -- what an amazing adventure!

I've lived in Texas, England & Africa; have traveled throughout the world and so I love anything travel related. My scrapbooks are full of ephemera I can find - old postcards, magazine covers, ticket stubs...I'm a sucker for "old school" stuff. Travel favs so far: Italy, Australia, Hungary, Ireland, Czech Republic, Greece, New Zealand, Austria, Venezuela, Switzerland, France, Poland, Ireland, Morocco, USVI, and Fiji....and a few others.

POSTCARD INTERESTS: I'm in post crossing....so yes, send me fun postcards to use.... I love totem poles, pirates, mermaids, beavers, giraffes, petroglyphs, ferris wheels, World War - German historical, art deco, steampunk, native american art, Charley Harper, Gustav Klimt, Paris, any native wildlife, Eastern European Religious Icons, kaleidoscope scenes, ocean animals, and Egyptian artifacts/art...and anything listed above in the "favorites" section.


imacraftygirl rated for AAA: Postage Stamp on Jun 9, 2020
Comment: Johny, thank you for awesome ATC and all the xtra bits to art with! I love the braille sheets for the packaging! So fun to find a mixed media friend. Let's swap some more! I have no ephemera so that was a true treat! Art on!
Response: Super -- you can email me on my regular email, [email protected] and we can do some swaps. I have TONS of ephemera if you want it. International stuff too.
marymary914 rated for TPS: ATC #9 on May 12, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the great ATC and extras!
Response: You are very welcome -- thanks for the awesome heart too!
Itti rated for S&T: Dinosaur postcard on May 12, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the nice card
Response: So glad it arrived safely.
user2148 rated for HMPC: Circle love - April on May 11, 2020
Comment: Very cool postcard! Love the stitched on circles ❤️
Response: It was super fun to make! Have a creative week and thanks a million for the heart!
chimerix rated for MMA: ATC Sender's Choice- March on May 2, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the great Scooby ATC! And for the extras. Aloha
Response: YAY - it arrived!!! It was a lot of fun putting it together -- have a creative and wonderful week!
Itti rated for S&T: Amphibian (non-frog) postcard on May 1, 2020
Comment: Thank you!
Response: You are welcome - had a lot of fun making your card!
porpie5 rated for CPG Decorated Flat Envie - US Only on Apr 6, 2020
Comment: THANK YOU! This was a beautiful envied ! I see you made it yourself and included a tiny one inside! Thank you! And thank you for the many lovely and varied items you included! I really like them! Thanks again!
Response: Excellent -- glad it brought you a little joy! Thanks so much for the heart!! HUGS
Lorabora rated for Anything goes~FLOWERS! on Mar 24, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful flower goodies 😊
Response: YAY -- you are very welcome!
renmagpie rated for TPS: Mail Art - March 2019 on Mar 21, 2020
Comment: Thank you for such an awesome postcard! I really love this piece. xoxo
Response: So happy -- I'm just getting back into Swap Bot and hoped I hadn't lost my touch....cheers!
January rated for TAG~ mystery supplies + yours on Oct 30, 2019
Comment: The tag you made is great! I love how you used the butterflies.
Response: Thanks!!! Have a creative week!
vlhafer54 rated for The Colour of Paint #1 - Halloween on Oct 30, 2019
Comment: Love the ATC and all the goodies - what a great package to receive - Thank you so much!
Response: You are welcome!
lmacdavis93 rated for VJP: Creative Collage #19 on Oct 30, 2019
Comment: Johny - thank you smooch for the beautiful Christmas creative collage. The angel is so pretty and love all the other elements that you used. And the back side is just as special with the winter scene. And thank you so much for the extra goodies - I love everything you sent and will definitely find a good use for all of it.
Response: Excellent! Have a lovely & creative week!
Wanda rated for Magical Bits Envie #4 (by: Helena8664) on Sep 20, 2019
Comment: Hi, Johny! Your big, bright red, magical envelope of Magical Bits arrived this morning. Thank you so much! I loved everything in it, and already separated two ‘stacks’ to go into two of my journals right away. I hope you are not getting as much of the flooding in your area of Houston, as I’ve been seeing in the news. 🌧 ⛈
Response: I love the crazy envelopes! So glad you like your goodies. No flooding for us -- just a normal Texas rain! Hugs
Comment: Love the juxtaposition of your graphic markings and the painted pieces & collage elements in your mail art postcard. Thanks, Johny. Oh & I like your new return address label too, but someone at USPS apparently didn't. All info was obliterated by black marker as was your signature & anything you wrote after "Cheers." There oughta be a law! PS: The ♥ was inadvertently omitted, now remedied :) & yes, happily, your delightful collage was unscathed!
Response: OH NO....that is horrible. I've never had that type of thing happen before. Haters! Well, Hopefully the collage part was in good shape. Hugs!
RockyBeach rated for Monochromatic Red PC on Sep 9, 2019
Comment: Thanks for your red card. Haha, in my card for this swap I've also mentioned that my card ended up abstract. So abstract is totaly alright! :)
Response: It was super fun -- thanks for the red heart :-)
crimsonfuligin rated for AAA: Challenge #2 on Sep 8, 2019
Comment: Oh My Gosh!!!! I LOVE IT. I mean how could I not? Totally fan girling right now. Thank you for the incredible ATC and the awesome extras. 😘☺️
Response: HAHA - you are so funny. Super fun to make. Glad you are smiling. Have an awesome week.
hibiscus rated for VC: Vintage Geisha ATC on Sep 7, 2019
Comment: Lovely image and the levels of added elements worked really well... thank you for this atc and also for the many excellent extras can’t wait to use them.. thanks so much
Response: Super -- have a creative and wonderful week.
Anettethhjertnes rated for AAA: Challenge #2 on Sep 5, 2019
Comment: Lovely atc. Loved the cartoon you used. Thank you for the extras
Response: HAHA -- thank so much! Fun to make.
Comment: Absolutely amazing. Wow! Incredible selection of vintage things that I've never before seen! Thank you so very, very much Johny! This was like going through a treasure chest of old goodies from the very potato chip bag you presented it all in, right down to the Amtrak tickets and metal sprocket/gear. I love everything and thank you for sharing these bits of wonderful with me!
Response: YAY -- thought you might enjoy some different items -- I just adore that type of stuff. Thrilled you are so happy. Cheers!
Comment: Thanks for the notecard with the beautiful matching colours. And I like the extras as well!
Response: Super -- cheers!

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CookieMomster78 on Nov 26, 2020:

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

Itti on Jul 9, 2019:

Hi, I see from your ratings you're a great artist and crafter, and your profile says you like ocean animals and dragons both, so I was wondering if you'd be interested in joining my Scales 'n' Tails group? We currently have a turtle ATC swap which sounds perfect for you!


OrigamiGrace on Jul 4, 2019:

From Cheap Postage Group!


mandigutterrose on May 29, 2019:


nancylee on May 28, 2019:


Potlucks at the community garden, old fashioned paddle boats trips to Coney Island beach/ amusement and aquarium and lots of outdoors with plenty of garden time are beautiful summer activities- I hope your season is wonderful!

mahlermail on May 27, 2019:


CurlyTea on Aug 27, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

DaisyNY on Jul 22, 2018:

Apparently you had left a rating for me on July 5th - but I couldn't see it before for some reason. Either Swap-bot is glitchy or I am (or some combination).

Thank you!

DaisyNY on Jul 11, 2018:

I left you a message which is unread - do you need a resend of Scrap Paper Animals PC? It should have reached you by now.

CurlyTea on Sep 1, 2017:

A bit belated, but Happy Birthday!

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