Swap-bot Time: May 23, 2022 5:16 am


Date Joined: May 18, 2012
Last Online: May 21, 2022
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!


hibiscus rated for GAA: Senders Choice ATC w/a Frame on May 22, 2022
Comment: Another wonderful swap from the northern border (Canada) to the southern border (The Gulf) great theme … the music made a great border and the rainbow colored background was a perfect setting .. thank you for this lovely card and another thanks .. the hibiscus stencils! I will be wearing them out!
Comment: Can I just say, wow! Don’t know where to start … that pastel rainbow and net background was beautiful… the little girl perfect …and those pieces you used from the dress were gorgeous … how cute the flower she holds … wonderful atc and thank you for sharing your amazing “find”!! Loved the note
Response: Great to hear from you in these comments and the personal message you sent to me-so glad you liked what I sent! For now, that everything else is done in the kitchen I'm going to paint it a pale shade of teal to match the cupboards so we can get on with our life in the kitchen. Then later if I decide on wallpaper-so be it! Take care,friend!
Artteacherjen rated for CPG Nat'l Crayon Day ATC - US on May 16, 2022
Comment: Love all the crayon goodies, thanks!!
Response: Glad you liked what I sent thanks for the rating!
donetta rated for AACG: Blue and Lime ATC on May 15, 2022
Comment: Georgene my friend, I love your take on this color scheme ATC! The May-ness of it makes my heart sing. Thank you for always sending your best, and for the pieces of vintage loveliness you included for me!
Response: Glad you like what I sent-the maypole made me think of putting May baskets on the front doors of our friends too! Take care-always nice to swap and hear from you!
Comment: Loved the postcard and the notes from Duchess Daisy! thanks so much!
Response: That was a fun swap to do-thanks for the rating!
Comment: Thanks so much for such pretty faux puzzle pieces! Love the sparkle on the background. It's funny that you were saying you were having so much rain when sending and we were having showers off and on today. The envelope looked a bit soggy and worse for wear but all was well inside the envelope.The tissue paper was fine. A lovely swap.
Response: Glad you liked everything I sent, and it arrived ok! Thanks for the rating-Take care!
JKartstuff rated for EPUSA: I have never made…#4 on May 12, 2022
Comment: These altered puzzle pieces are amazing! I can't even pick a favorite, all 3 are so cool!
Response: So glad you liked what I made for you! Thanks for the rating! Take care!
Comment: Thank you for the gorgeous pink happy mail. The ribbon is beautiful and I love the pink die cuts. I appreciate the pink butterfly return address labels too. A great swap. Thanks again. Have a lovely day.
Response: So glad you liked everything I sent! Thanks for the lovely karma and heart! Take care!
Comment: Georgene, I can't begin to tell you how much I love the paper clip tickets you made!! Thank you for looking at my Profile to see the themes I like; you're a super-star & I appreciate the goodies you sent along, too=)
Response: So glad you liked the diverse ticket paper clips I made for you-it was fun to have idea on what themes to make! Glad to share-Take care!
Comment: WOW! Just lovely! Good excuse to make a journal just so I can add this to the front cover! Felt so bad when I saw what you spent on postage.
Response: You are worth the postage because I consider you a great Swap-bot friend! Glad you liked the "journal cover"-thanks for the rating! Take care!
fairyduster53 rated for Christmas Recipe Booklet on May 7, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much for the adorable gingerbread recipe booklet! I loved the papers you used!! I too wished more had joined in. Maybe closer to the holidays!
Response: The papers were a digital kit download I had gotten from Etsy-glad you liked it! Thanks for the rating!
lukeyduke rated for EASU: Strange place for a flower on May 6, 2022
Comment: Thank you sop much for the great card! Also, thank you for the labels!
Camiliann rated for AACG: Vintage Shabby Chic ATC on May 5, 2022
Comment: Gorgeous ATC, thanks for all the extras!!! cant wait to use them!!
Response: Glad you liked everything I sent. Thanks for the hearts! Take care! Happy Spring!
AmookIslandCreations rated for CR: String Mail Art on May 4, 2022
Comment: Thanks for this gorgeous piece! I love it! When I was a kid, string art was made with a board, brads and different colors of string. You made grids of different shapes and pounded in a brad, at half inch or smaller intervals all around the shapes. Then you wound the string around the brads in a specific order to get the shapes and shading that you wanted. Pretty relaxing to do. Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry. Thanks for the address labels too!
Response: I've got a string art hanging in my craft room that my brother in low made in the seventies. It's a big music line that notes out Beethoven's 5th the beginning! Glad you liked what I sent thanks for the rating! Take care!
hibiscus rated for VC: Collaged ATC with a Bird on May 3, 2022
Comment: I love my Fargo 2nd ave at broadway card! Loved the poems and even looked up the limerick poet! Thank you! The atc is inspired … the mama bird bringing a twig for the nest how you collages so many elements into a gorgeous card is awesome! Loved your writing .. so interesting thanks for a great swap!!!!!
Response: Glad you liked everything I sent! Always a pleasure to swap with you, friend! Thanks for the rating! Take Care!
Comment: Hi Georgene! I knew I was in for a treat when you were assigned as my sending partner! First, LOVE that crinkly tissue the envies were wrapped in. And the envie! Beautiful! Love the woodland feel of the paper and all the gorgeous enclosures, too. You made your own tag! Love it all and hope we're partnered again very soon!
Response: Glad you liked what I sent. I love to sew on my projects even though it was no-sew! Adore having you as my partner, too! Take care and until next time!
Mistyinltown rated for YTPC: Faux Postage Stamps on May 3, 2022
Comment: I love these! I sent nearly the same themes to my partner! I also enjoyed making them, thank you for the extras to make more!
Response: The nature and vintage themes go so well with these faux stamps, I agree! Glad you liked what I sent! Take care!
DollyDotBoo rated for MMPC - 3 Layer ATC - April on May 2, 2022
Comment: Thank you 🌧
Response: Glad you liked it! Thanks for rating!
watercolorgirl rated for AAA: Spring Gnome on Apr 27, 2022
Comment: I absolutely love both gnome ATCs. They make me smile and you did a great job too. I will enjoy using the return address labels on my mail too. Happy Spring.
Response: Glad you liked my gnomes! Thanks for the rating! Happy Spring to you too-we are FINALLY going to get some warmer weather! Take Care!
Comment: WOW! This was such a joy to receive. First of all, I love how you presented the index card. It was opening a special present, it felt so special. I LOVE the butterfly applique you used. And the return labels. AMAZING! You can never have enough of those. Thank you so much for making something so special for me.
Response: The butterfly applique and lace were from a little girls dress I got at the thrift shop and cut up! Lady at thrift shop said some little girl is going to be happy when I bought the dress and had to disappoint her by saying I was buying it to cut up for crafting!!! Thanks for the rating!

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hibiscus on May 17, 2022:

Beautiful Gothic arch with wings!

hibiscus on May 6, 2022:

That idea of the nest building mama bird was inspired .. love your artistic vision

hibiscus on May 3, 2022:

The “bird collage” was beyond beautiful.. I treasure this atc… you are quite the artist … hope the remodeling is over soon! Sounds great

supersquirrel on Apr 15, 2022:

Nothing better than coming home to a surprise package! So nice of you to think of me with a Department 56 Easter Squirrel!! She is so gorgeous and so cute!! She will have a permanent place on my mantel. Thank you so much my friend - so thoughtful and kind of you ❤️🤍❤️

supersquirrel on Feb 2, 2022:

Hey friend - Thank you for the jams and the amazing vintage squirrel postcard ❤️

supersquirrel on Dec 2, 2021:

Wonderful trio of jam finishes! ❤️🐿️❤️

hibiscus on Dec 1, 2021:

Really liked that excellent finish to my starter!! (Music inspired starter set). So very clever and I used my last address label today now I can not rush to make more! Love the vintage vehicle!!

ChristyClark1970 on Sep 22, 2021:

Love the finish to the ATC Jam with the cats on the fence! That moon was perfect finish!

Camiliann on Aug 4, 2021:

thanks for the beautiful scss #5 its adorable, so pleased!!!

supersquirrel on Jul 25, 2021:

You clever dog!! Your haberdashery finish made me squeel 🐶🐿️🐷.

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