Swap-bot Time: November 17, 2019 7:07 pm


Date Joined: May 18, 2012
Last Online: November 17, 2019
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!


Comment: I feel like Christmas in November! I was carefully unwrapping them so as to save the tissue, lol! Old habits die hard. Another lovely presentation. Not every day I get a monk drinking straight from the bottle on a swap. Thanks again!
Response: Glad you liked what I sent-I thought the little monk sampling his wares was cute too. Thanks for rating!
tigermousecat rated for VJP: Creative Collage #20 on Nov 14, 2019
Comment: As always, a lovely presentation and an interesting choice for the collage. As a Canadian, I had to google her to see who she was. Love all the different textures you used and you added sewing! Thanks so much!
Response: I thought about that after I sent it that you may not know who she was-an interesting story behind the scenes! Thanks for the rating!
ShabbyJules rated for VC: Stitched and Layered ATC on Nov 7, 2019
Comment: What a beautiful atc so sweet pleasure to add to my collection
Response: Glad you liked what I made for you. Thanks for the rating.
RAINDARGON rated for VC: Torn Paper ATC on Nov 6, 2019
Comment: Thank you for your wonderful atc and extras.
Response: Glad you liked what I made. It’s kind of hard to work without scissors until you get it down as to which way to tear. Thanks for the rating.
vlhafer54 rated for Halloween Jam Starter Set on Nov 2, 2019
Comment: Thank you - this will be fun to work on - I love the tiny spider and the background paper.
Response: Glad you liked what I sent! Thanks for the rating! Hope you had a nice Halloween!
Comment: Thank you for the cute card and the address labels. I sure can use them.
Response: Glad you liked what I sent-Thanks for the rating!
isabellasnow rated for YTPC: Autumn Leaf Pocket on Oct 30, 2019
Comment: Georgene, this is the most amazing package! Not only did you sent a beautiful autumn pocket (complete with leaf!) you sent address labels and seal and the sweetest little fox die. I'm in awe! I love that ribbon, too, and the sweet skeleton leaf you put in the pocket; that was so clever. And the labels have gnomes! I LOVE gnomes! This was a really special swap and now I'm intrigued about how to create 'vintage' tape. Thank you so much for everything in this wonderful swap!
Response: Glad you liked what I sent you. My husband had found that leaf for me on one of his walks. Gnomes are really in this season. I took a card class a couple weeks ago and we made gnome cards! Thanks for the rating.
dcp0112 rated for ☠HS : Tag flip // Part 6☠ on Oct 24, 2019
Comment: Hi there, I got your package and WOW is my first impression! You did an outstanding pro job at that tag...I loved every part of it. Plus...a HUGE thank you for all the extras..wow what a great lot of goodies I get to play with, love the horse stuff and it is hard to find so thank you thank you thank you!! My only problem is that now you are my 'send to' partner for #7 tag and I am afraid I cannot measure up so please know I am putting in the effort but know it will not compare to yours for sure. :)
Response: Glad you liked everything I sent. Look forward to you as a partner and would never compare a partners work with anything else because it is handmade by the person. Thanks for the rating!
Comment: I love the mummy postcard you made! I'm putting it up on my wall with some more Halloween mail art! :)
Response: Glad you liked what I sent and am honored to be hung up on your Halloween wall-thanks for the rating
Comment: I love the vintage look! Thank you much :) I can't believe there is not much time left until Halloween! Hope you have a good one.
Response: Glad you liked the pocket letter-it's been awhile since I had done one'. Thanks for the rating and Happy Halloween to you too!
Comment: Wonderful Ulster goodness from you Georgia Fae! Love the history behind it also - thank you :D
Response: Glad you liked this one too. Love using vintage images if I can. Thanks for the rating!
WhimsyEcoBug rated for ☠HS : Tag flip // Part 5☠ on Oct 17, 2019
Comment: This tag is absolutely beautiful!! i am in love with it, thank you so much <3 and the address labels are the best!! I've never purchased nor got any, so these are my 1st!!
Response: I'm glad you like the tag I sent. I love to decoupage napkins over scrapbook paper with sparkle mod podge. Glad you like the address labels too. Thanks for the rating!
magicinker rated for USATC: Halloween ATC Swap on Oct 16, 2019
Comment: Hello Georgene, Got your Halloween ATC today from our group, USATC...I so loved it..Great Job !! Thanks so much.Have a wonderful Fall. Patt / magicinker
Response: Glad what you liked what I sent! Thanks for the rating!
Comment: Thanks for the cute ATCs. I especially needed the mailing labels. The butterflies are sooo cute. Thanks a bunch! No I don’t own a cat. I had a cat named Susan once when I was a little girl. My cousin had a mean cat once and that deterred me from wanting a cat anymore. However, I don’t mind participating in cat swaps for ATCs.That’s the only way I’ll have a cat in my house. 🤣 No one in my house like them.
Response: Glad you liked everything I sent. Thanks for the rating!
Comment: This journal is just filled with creativity and love. It is simply beautiful. I love the mix of modern and vintage. I love all the color you put into it. So so pretty. Thank you for including my name and address numbers! I saw that! You're so clever!
Response: That was fun to be able to add some personalization to it. That's the first time I have added Scrabble letters inside a book! Glad you liked it all-Thank you for your kind comments and your rating!
Comment: Oooh! I love my zombie ATC! What a great job! Thank you! I would have never known the background was a napkin! Thank you for the address labels as well!!
Response: I thought she was a cutie(in a creepy zombie sort of way)! I have lots of fun decoupaging napkins over scrapbook paper or printed word pages-especially with the Sparkle Mod Podge! Glad you liked everything I sent and thanks for the rating!
Comment: Thank you so much! I love the bag!
Response: Glad you liked it-I thought it was really cute too. Thanks for the rating!
Comment: Love the Tonneau postcard and all the great info about it! New word to me! :D. Thanks for playing along & happy swappin’
Response: Glad I could teach you a new word! Thanks for the rating!
goosey rated for ☠HS : Tag flip // Part 4☠ on Oct 7, 2019
Comment: what a fun zombie tag! i appreciate all your details, and i love your "sparkle" mod podge too ... thank you so much! love the labels!
Response: Glad you liked everything I sent-Thanks for the rating!
lindseyjae rated for WIYM Fall Address Labels USA on Sep 30, 2019
Comment: Hi! Thank you so much for the pretty address labels, I love them! I also really appreciate the extra fall stickers you included! Thanks so much!! Great swap to receive!
Response: Glad you liked the stickers I've made for you. Thanks for the rating. It's cool weather here like fall but the leaves haven't turned color yet and the grass is still green. Garden could use a little more time before the first frost!

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supersquirrel on Oct 17, 2019:

Thank you so much for the Jam homer. Such a decked out squirrel :) Fun starter too...

CANNEKCUL on Oct 10, 2019:

Hi! Thank you so much for the extra gift that you sent for my birthday. I absolutely love it! So unexpected but very much appreciated. It’s perfect. Thanks again.

wolfeagle on Mar 17, 2019:


MamaMangrove on Feb 27, 2019:

What a sweet & thoughtful surprise in my mailbox today! Thank you for sharing the old time circus book with all the great images & memories galore. Happy Mail indeed!

hibiscus on Jan 23, 2019:

such a nice finish on the "girl with a sea shell" jam...what a treat … nice work and thanks so much

BusyB on Jan 1, 2019:

Hi there! Welcome to Merry Memorydex and Rolo Swaps USA! Will have more swaps up soon!

jannieb on Oct 29, 2018:

Thank you for joining my swap & for taking the time to send a sweet & thoughtful Halloween swap to Grayson. He really did smile from ear to ear. Take care & Happy Halloween!

isabellasnow on Oct 18, 2018:


CurlyTea on Oct 9, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

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

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