Swap-bot Time: September 18, 2018 8:03 pm


Date Joined: May 18, 2012
Last Online: September 18, 2018
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::

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!


user6937 rated for Cracked Glass on Sep 18, 2018
Comment: A little pink won't kill me, I guess, especially with such a great stamp (can you pm me where you got it?) I also like how you framed it. This WAS a great technique, wasn't it?
Comment: Hi Georgene, so cute ATC! Love my addy labels. Thanks so much... I'm addicted to junk journaling...art journaling too. Fun! No rules, just create.
toni rated for USAPC: Pointy Hat ATC on Sep 11, 2018
Comment: awesome atc and extras! thank you!
Response: Glad you liked it all! Thanks for the rating!
Disneyteatime rated for October Birthday Cards on Sep 10, 2018
Comment: Oh my heavens. Thank you so much for the hand made pop up card. I love it. And thank you for the return address labels. I love them too. ❤
Response: Glad you liked everything I sent. And again Happy Birthday. Thanks for the rating!
reauk rated for KKL Crazy Cat 🐈lady Postcard 2 on Sep 7, 2018
Comment: lol love this so much georgene I agree should be more cats on it lol Andrea 😉🌟🌟🌟🌟🐈
Response: Glad you liked the post card I made. I don't know who this lady is but love to use her in my art! Thanks for the rating!
krspellman rated for October Birthday Cards on Sep 6, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much, did you make this card?? so cute!! And I love the labels, you made my day <3
Response: Yes-I did make this card. I've been taking classes every Tuesday night at my local scrap booking store! Glad you liked it and the labels! Thanks for rating!
TIDBITOLOGIST54 rated for New Swap-Sunflowers on Sep 4, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful pocket letter. You really put a lot of work into your swap, and I think it is just the best. I have pulled it out and looked at it many times since I received it!!!!! I just love it... Thank you.
Response: So glad you liked it. I have a thing about sunflowers so it was easy to create! Thanks for the rating!
Mimi7 rated for MMPC - ATC w/ a Sunflower on Sep 4, 2018
Comment: Hi Georgene, You are so creative, I love this ATC!! I love the sparkle mod-podge.Thanks so much for the sunflower napkins and trim, they will be put to good use!! Loved your bright and cheery envelope also!! Thanks for a wonderful swap!!
Response: Glad you liked my sunflower-y things.I have a thing about sunflower-y things so always happy to share! Thanks for the rating!
Comment: What a fun postcard! I love the wrapper piece you used! Thanks so much!
Response: I think you mean the wrapper from the Dilly Bar from the Dairy Queen-we had them at the scrapbooking retreat I was at when I created the postcard. Fun fact-the Dilly bar originated at the Dairy Queen in Moorhead, Minnesota(the co-founder of that dairy queen passed away recently at the age of 91) which is just across the river from where I live in Fargo, North Dakota. The scrapbook store I go to all my retreats and card classes is in a mall in Moorhead! Thanks for the rating!
apryl rated for USAPC: Paper pumpkin cards on Aug 30, 2018
Comment: Thanks for another awesome swap ☆☆☆
Response: Glad you liked it-thanks for the rating!
Kalalinga rated for A.I. Colors of Season Coins on Aug 30, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the Fall coins. They're really beautiful. Thanks also for the coin backs and address labels. It was so nice of you to include them! 💞
Response: Glad you liked everything I sent! Thanks for the rating!
Drvr337 rated for MAE - Games on Aug 28, 2018
Comment: What a great envelope! I didn’t want to open it since it looks so fantastic. The envelopes and labels are awesome. I just ran out of return address labels. Thank you so much!!
Response: Glad you were pleased with what I made for you! You are welcome for the address labels and thank you for the rating!
sweetgypsy rated for A.I. New Craze - Coins on Aug 23, 2018
Comment: Wow, thank you for such a nice swap. Your coins are beautiful as well as the images you sent me. I love the address labels you created for me to use too! Thank you! Thank you! :)
Response: Glad you like the coins (and the other stuff I sent)-I've been having fun exploring this new idea! Thanks for the rating!
Comment: Thank you for the fabulous junk journal! I love how you made it so personal for me after reading my profile. I love all the microscope stuff and the Sheltie stickers are adorable. Adding all the sewed elements is a nice touch - I will have to try that. Can you tell I love this journal? Thank you so much!
Response: Oh-I'm so glad you like it-it's the kind and style I like to make. And after looking at so many pictures of shelties and their different colors-I opted for black and white! Thanks for the rating!
Mimi7 rated for EASU: Advice from a Cat ATC Swap on Aug 20, 2018
Comment: Hi Georgene, Exactly where did the summer go? Kids are back in school here. Hubby and I went this past weekend to Santa Claus, Indiana and had a great time. Thanks for you letter!! Thanks for the address labels with cats, love them, Love what you added to the autumn jam!! Thanks for the new set to work on. And last but certainly not least thanks for the wonderful cat ATC, I love it!! Thanks again!!
Response: Yes, the summer did go fast. Glad you liked everything I sent! Thanks for the rating. Always a joy to swap and jam with you!
PaperPassion rated for AACG: Elegant, Lovely ATCoins on Aug 20, 2018
Comment: Georgene,the coins you sent to me are the most beautiful and elegant I treasure each of them,Thank you for all the thought and time you put into them.The extras you sent will also be put to good use.Thanks again.
Response: Glad you liked what I created for you. I've been in a few swaps now with the coin size and find them very exciting challenges! Thanks for rating!
Dragongrrl rated for Under the Sea Mini Pocket Letter on Aug 20, 2018
Comment: I love this pocket letter! Especially the shaker pocket, how fun! I don't love anywhere near the ocean either, but I love the water so much. Thanks again, have fun in your card making classes!
Response: Glad you appreciate this pocket letter from one land locked friend to another. We made Halloween cards last Tues-witches whose legs wobbled back and forth-funny! Tomorrow night it's fun folds but I.m not sure how much fun it will be as I struggle with origami type things!!! Thanks for the rating!
donetta rated for VC: August tag on Aug 18, 2018
Comment: Georgene! OMG...but first things first: the tag is ah-mazing! I love the theme, and your details are so perfect...from the bingo card background to the beautiful girl and her faithful pup to the gorgeous turquoise and peach leaves, buttons, and trims! Not to mention, the clever tissue paper wadded behind the lady standing in the lake, so she could stand out (literally) from the background. And then we come to the extras...you have spoiled me, and I LOVE it! the napkins! The gorgeous ecru trim! Oh, and the peach and turquoise ribbons; it is ALL so special! Thank you so much, my sweet friend...you've more than made my day!
Response: I'm so happy that you liked everything I sent. Your comments are so very kind-I blush! Those are some of my favorite of many napkins I have and was more than happy to share. You made my day,too! Thanks for the rating!
gojenn rated for It isnt easy being green on Aug 17, 2018
Comment: WOW!! Love your ATC’s & the extras - especially the labels with dogs look like my furry kids! Thank you!
Response: Glad you liked my ATC's and I got the look of your dogs right on the labels! It was my pleasure-thanks for the rating!
vlhafer54 rated for ATC #3 MONTH of AUGUST (2018) on Aug 16, 2018
Comment: Great ATC - i really like the layered effect - I also enjoyed your note - you brightened my day!
Response: Glad you liked what I sent. Always nice ti send to you! Thanks for the rating!

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DeAnnaVarela on Aug 6, 2018:

Thank you for the cute finished Campbell Soup JAM, the cool new JAM set, custom labels and mermaid die cuts! XOXO, DeAnna Varela

annielou on Jun 14, 2018:

hello dearest heart - I sent off an ATC today so am able to get on the site for a few minutes. I get to see you in real person, but having to cut back on SB has been a challenge. I miss it.

You are the best of the best when it comes to swap-bot; but even more so as my FRIEND. I love you sweetie.

can't wait to have you help me get organized in our new (old) house! annielou

Bridgette on Jun 1, 2018:

Thank you so much for the beautiful chicken card you sent with the Ladybug ATC, I love it!

AZmom875 on May 14, 2018:

It is always fun to Jam with you. I got the deer homer and the set I will be finishing this week.

MsLee on Mar 27, 2018:

Good morning sweetie, have a great week!

supersquirrel on Feb 16, 2018:

A huge JAM thank you!

MsLee on Jan 23, 2018:


MsLee on Jan 16, 2018:

So glad that we are so lucky to. Share our friend annielou 💞

MsLee on Jan 16, 2018:

So glad that we are so lucky to. Share our friend annielou 💞

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