Swap-bot Time: November 27, 2022 8:21 am


Date Joined: May 18, 2012
Last Online: November 24, 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!


me2az50 rated for USAPC: Holiday Snippets on Nov 26, 2022
Comment: Thank you so very much for the beautiful Holiday snippets. I think I will hang them on my small tree for everyone to enjoy. then I'll add them to my Christmas journal. Merry Christmas.
Comment: Hi Georgene! Thank you so much for the lovely box of goodies - I can't wait to open them (heart)! And so cool you are from Fargo!!! I love that movie (I bet you get tired of hearing people say that, lol)
Comment: I love your clusters, Georgene!! Vintage people at Christmastime are my favorites! Nice ideal to use the paper cupcake holders! Thank you! Have a wonderful Christmas!!
Response: Happy Thanksgiving! Glad you liked the clusters I made for you! Have a Happy Holiday season! Thanks for the rating!
monsbrick rated for YTPC: Mini Tags with Dangles on Nov 23, 2022
Comment: Hi Georgene, these came out so perfect!
Response: Glad you liked my mini dangles-Thanks for the rating! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year of Swapping! Take care and stay safe!
Comment: Hi Georgene, OMG! I about died opening your swap! I LOVE it! The scrap houses are as cute as can be and then you personalized it with my address! I wouldn’t have thought of doing that in a million years. It’s so clever and thoughtful. It was so fun to receive address labels with a winter scene! I have 2 black cats, so it was especially meaningful. The vintage style extras you included are right up my alley. Thank you for everything. It made my day❤️
Response: So glad you loved what I sent you! They were fun to make! Thanks for the rating! Have a Happy Holiday season and a Happy New Year of swapping!
LauraM540 rated for USATC: Book Page Background on Nov 17, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the super cool Mermaid ATC!!! I totally love it!! Thanks for all of the fun extras including the seperate envie of German book pages! You rock!
Response: Glad you liked what I made for you and the separate pages I sent! Thanks for the rating!
Comment: Thanks so much for the package! I’m so excited and can’t wait to open it!
Response: Glad it got there ok! Hint: Hope you like Mickey and Minnie! Have a wonderful holiday season and a Happy New Year of Swapping! Take care and stay safe!
Comment: Interesting take on the ribbon. Thanks so much for the fun snowman. It has been cool and clear here. Fog most mornings, as the ocean is warmer than the air.
Response: Glad you liked what I sent. We have snow here and it lightly snows here almost every day-Love it, though! As long as I don't have to shovel it. I will have to drive in it today to go to a meeting across town! Happy Holidays! Take care and stay safe!
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful card and for the address labels! Merry Christmas! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
Response: Glad you liked everything I sent! Thanks for rating!
Comment: Thank you for the card and the nice extras you included. Richard
Response: Glad you liked what I sent-thanks for the rating!
Comment: I really like the illustration of the ornaments, fruit, and greenery in the elegant glass vase - the best of the 10! Thanks, and I hope you have a white Christmas.
Response: Glad you liked the vintage looking card! We've had snow and its cold enough to keep it so here's hoping! Thanks for the rating!
Comment: Thank you for your postcard. Happy Holidays!
Response: Thanks for rating! Happy Holidays!
Comment: Thank you for the pretty postcard.
Response: Glad you liked what I sent! Thanks for the rating!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely Christmas PC - I hope you and your family are enjoying a beautiful Fall!! <3 I would love to see North Dakota some day! It's at the top, top, top of my travel to-do list!! Warmest wishes for a happy and healthy Christmas season!! xx
Response: Glad you liked the postcard! Our fall has turned into a winter wonderland, and I love it! North Dakota has a wonderful variety of seasons! Come see! Happy Holidays to you, too!
Comment: Thanks! Loved hearing about your kitties too!
Response: Glad you liked what I sent. I love talking about my kitties! Thanks for the rating!
Comment: Thanks 🙏 Hearts 💕
Response: Glad you liked what I sent thanks for the rating!
Comment: Thanks so much!
Response: Glad you liked what I sent! Thanks for rating!
Comment: Your book club sounds like fun! The coasters are a really cool idea, thank you so much for the fun goodies! I will have to get the sparkle Mod Podge, because this looks awesome! I did have a nice quiet Halloween. Have a beautiful Fall!
Response: Happy to share my "coasters" idea with you! Glad you liked what I sent. Thanks for the rating! Happy Fall!
Comment: This is a wonderful ATC. I love every element of it.
Response: Glad you like what I sent! Thanks for the rating! Happy Fall!
2Hearts rated for OATCs: Chubby Cheeks on Nov 4, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the adorable ATC - love it - and the nice note about the birds, etc. outside your window! Such a great swap partner you are!
Response: Glad you liked what I sent and thanks also for the personal message on the message board! You are so welcome and thanks for rating!

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Chantica on Oct 27, 2022:

Thank you so much for the surprise Halloween card. It made my day!!! 👁️🦇🖤🎃

hibiscus on Aug 8, 2022:
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!

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