Swap-bot Time: November 27, 2022 6:23 am


Date Joined: December 30, 2013
Last Online: October 21, 2021
Birthday: August 25
Country: United States
My Etsy Store

About Me

I'm back after 1 1/2 years...so happy to return... I run a community outreach program making weighted blankets for kids with Autism, teens with severe trauma & foster kiddos.

Enjoying gelli plate, collage art, sewing, making handmade papers, mosaics, quilts and collecting vintage ephemera. So many interesting and creative souls here in Swap-Bot...YAY!

I love doing travel photography - many of my photos are used for art backgrounds -- check out my ETSY store "myparismoon". I try to recycle/upcycle all stuff and make new cooler stuff. It's my thing!

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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 & finding cool OLD cookbooks from prior to 1900.)

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, player pianos, monkeys, roosters, hot air balloons, puffins, vinyl records, artistic photography, steampunk, Kawaii, critters, creative journaling supplies, vintage travel, any religious icons, pirates, illustrated botanicals, 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: pastels, 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.

FAVORITE MUSIC: Stevie Nicks - Modest Mouse - Florence and the Machine - Eagles - Queen - ARTIC MONKEYS -The Cranberries - Imagine Dragons - 38 Special - Lorde - Twenty One Pilots - Muse - Sarah McLachlan - Billie Eilish - Steve Miller Band - Cannons



Influences & Interests

TRAVEL: Recently visited Russia, Iceland, Finland, Norway, Latvia & Lithuania -- what an amazing adventure! Looks like Spain & Portugal are on the list for next year...

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 postcrossing....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.


Ace330660 rated for MMHWH - 5 Paper Napkins Swap #9 on Oct 29, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the resend and the extras !
bbsporty rated for HMPC: Bird love - September on Oct 6, 2021
Comment: It was so great to get a postcard from you in the mail again! You do such beautiful work!
simplyjeannette rated for Envelope Fill Happiness 3 on Sep 25, 2021
Comment: Thank You, love the items. Sorry for the late rating - mail is still popping up late. i would love to do private swaps
Response: Super -- just message me and what type of stuff you have or are looking for...themes, colors, style & we can do it! YAY
mjhaertling rated for AMA: Get Stitched on Sep 22, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card. Did you stitch the dragonfly? When I started doing swaps, it was only for fabric PCs. That was a while ago and I have switched to paper crafts. Sorry for the late rate.
Response: The dragonfly was from a piece of upholstery I salvaged from the trash! I love to rescue things. No worries on the late rate -- was hoping it wasn't lost in the mail! CHEERS
Comment: Thanks form this excellent PC! I love all the different papers that you used on it! I love the raven stamp as well. Sounds like you have quite the stash of papers. PM me about a private swap, if you'd like. Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: Sounds good -- cheers.
Tessssssa rated for AMA: 4 from 1 Masterboard PcS on Aug 22, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the postcard!
Response: You are welcome - hopefully you can use it in your JJournaling.
Angie rated for AMA: 4 from 1 Masterboard PcS on Aug 21, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful collaged postcard. I, too, took a break from SB and have been back since Spring I guess. International mail delays sound like they were a nightmare during the pandemic so I'm glad I missed that. Anyway, nice to see you in the mail again! Be well and have fun in Maine!
Response: Just back from Maine - was lovely. Glad to be back in action.
ellie rated for AMA: 4 from 1 Masterboard PcS on Aug 21, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the postcard.
Response: You are welcome.
amyduff rated for Paper Ephemera Swap on Aug 13, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the super fun papers! Wow! Such a great variety. Happy Birthday! Definitely would love to swap with you.
Response: Excellent -- we can do it in September....touch base with me then....HUGS
tam2016 rated for Envelope Fill Happiness 3 on Aug 1, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful envelope of happiness! I really loved it all and thanks so much for making the Alice in Wonderland embellishments, they were so awesome!
Response: Thought those would be fun for you! CHEERS!!
kizzlets rated for Envelope Fill Happiness 3 on Jul 30, 2021
Comment: Thank you very much! My favorites is the notecard and the used postage stamp you sent me!
Response: AHHH, yay - so glad you had some favs. Thanks for the wonderful heart too.
DragonflyDreamer rated for Envelope Fill Happiness 3 on Jul 27, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the amazing envelope of happiness! Such cool prints - LOVE the colors - are they gelli prints? The coffee fabric is so fun. I have just the project in mind for it. The photos are wonderful too. I haven't tried watercolors on coffee filters so I'm excited to play with that. Thanks for a grate swap. Be well.
Response: Yes, I love making GELLI PRINTS....ENJOY!!
Comment: I think I spotted some gel printing! Love it all, thank you so much!
Response: Yes, I love my gelli -- it's so addicting. Also paper making is my latest obsession -- it comes and goes. HAHA
ultracinematik rated for Envelope Fill Happiness 3 on Jul 23, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the very fun envelope of goodies. I especially like your cat drawing you sent.
Response: YAY -- a bit of fun & happiness.
Begokschaf rated for Envelope Fill Happiness 3 on Jul 22, 2021
Comment: Great stuff. THanks a bunch
Response: Absolutely - and thanks for the heart.
shalvorsen rated for Envelope Fill Happiness 3 on Jul 22, 2021
Comment: Wow, what a great selection, thank you for your generosity! I’m going to have fun using in my journals. Many thanks!! ❤️
Response: EXCELLENT -- so glad you will get in creative mode with new goodies. CHEERS
circularlogic rated for Envelope Fill Happiness 3 on Jul 22, 2021
Comment: I love the mailer and the ATCs that you made! They are beautiful! Thank you for sending handmade items to include in this envie! have a fabulous week!
Response: So glad you enjoyed the goodies -- have a creative week! CHEERS
arimails rated for Envelope Fill Happiness 3 on Jul 21, 2021
Comment: Thank you for all the amazing goodies! I love the postcards!!! you got all my favorite themes in here :D
Response: I love to read profiles and make special packages for my swaps -- I make it a personal challenge to find things you would love! HUGS & thanks for the heart.
Comment: thank you for sending The material swatch and goodies were wonderful.
Response: Good -- I just love bits & bobs of fabric and goodies -- happy to share!
Comment: Thank you sooo much for all the fussy cuts! Love them and thanks for the extras! The fabric pieces are so pretty- thanks for joining the swap:-)
Response: FUN SWAP -- thank you for the heart....

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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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