Swap-bot Time: July 9, 2020 1:03 pm


Date Joined: May 18, 2012
Last Online: July 9, 2020
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!


luvbird rated for VJP: Something Different! on Jul 7, 2020
Comment: Hi Georgene! Thank you so very much for the lovely journal page. I love the image of the couple you used. Very pretty! I love the bits of paper and images that you sent as extras. Very nice swap!
Response: Glad you liked everything I sent and made for you! Thanks for the rating!
Comment: The journal card that you sent is adorable. I love the images of the little girls with their pet. Thanks a bunch!
Response: Glad you liked what I made for you! Thanks for rating!
turtles27 rated for Batty for Bats! ATC + goodies on Jul 3, 2020
Comment: Love the ATC and goodies! Nope, wasn't me you sent the previous bat ATC to so all new to me!
Response: Oh-good I'm glad it's new to you and that you liked what I sent! Thanks for the rating.!
PaperPassion rated for ATC with Paper Doll on Jul 3, 2020
Comment: Love the ATC you did with the paper doll,beautiful .Thank you .I will be adding it to my doll journal.
Response: Glad you liked what I sent and can use it. Thanks for the rating!
Butterfly1974 rated for BL ~ Mini Pocket Letter on Jul 2, 2020
Comment: ❤️ ♥️ ❤️ ♥️ ❤️ ❤️ ♥️ ❤️ ♥️ ❤️ What a BEAUTIFUL butterfly themed pocket letter you made for me! Love your style girl! The deep, rich colors, your techniques.... stunning! Thank you for taking the time and care into making this swap for me. I’ve added it to my binder of PL’s to forever cherish. And thank you for the additional items for me to use in my next projects. Can’t wait to try them out. Hugs- Jill ❤️ ♥️ ❤️ ♥️ ❤️ ❤️ ♥️ ❤️ ♥️ ❤️
Response: I'm so glad you liked everything I sent. Thank you for the lovely comments and thanks for the rating!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful note card! I love the lace effect. Thank you for the extra address labels too!
Response: Glad you liked the note card and the address labels. Thanks for the rating!
debtea2 rated for Halloween ATC series (3) L & L on Jul 2, 2020
Comment: thank you so much these are so cute and thanks for the goodies.
Response: Glad you liked what I sent! Thanks for rating!
Comment: Love the Vintage journal, thanks so much!
Response: Glad you liked it-felt good to be doing something that reminded me of winter on a HOT day in June! Thanks for the rating!
vlhafer54 rated for EPUSA- Brads (Paper Fastners) on Jun 25, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the cute card - I love how you used the brads - Happy swapping!
Response: Glad you liked what I made for you! Thanks for the rating! Stay safe!
sisi rated for WIYM: Match-a-Stamp Mail Art #8 on Jun 24, 2020
Comment: Do many succulents. Nice take on the stamp-theme! Thank you Georgene!
Response: Glad you liked it-thanks for rating!
Comment: Thank you sooo much for this absolutely beautiful ATC! Also, thank you for the thoughtful labels and extras - I can certainly put them to good use! See you at K's!!
Response: Happy you liked what I sent-still can't believe that I had forgotten I knew you. Anyway-good to see you again at K's and thanks for rating!
Comment: Thank you - I really like the way they turned out!
Response: Glad you liked them-it was a fun experience! Thanks for the rating!
Gobarb rated for Crazy cat lady starter kit USA ONLY! on Jun 19, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the great cat stamps. I don't have any of them (and I have a lot!) I also like the return address labels. My printer is not working properly and so I can really use them. They are so cute. By the way, what ink did you use for the stamps? I need to know so I will be able to determine what to color them with. Can't wait to start coloring!
Response: I used Momento Ink and and another premium dye hybrid ink so they should all be ok to use watercolors and markers on them. Glad you liked the selection I sent-and I have way more cat stamps,too! It's a cat lady thing! Thanks for the rating!
Comment: Thank you, this was harder than I expected. The card is beautiful. Another thanks for all the goodies
Response: Glad you liked everything I sent! I appreciate the rating!
chimerix rated for AAA: Quick Coin #3 on Jun 18, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the really beautiful dragon ATCoin! I just love it. And I appreciate the embossed coin background and the ATC backgrounds as well. Aloha
Response: Glad you liked the "coin" and that I could share some of my extra supplies with you-thanks for the rating! Aloha!
Comment: Loved them!! TYSVM!
Response: Glad you liked my "creations"! Thanks for the rating!
luvbird rated for A1PL-USA-Sew Sweet Mini 3 PL on Jun 17, 2020
Comment: Georgene, thank you so very so much for the darling sewing pocket letter...so cute! I love it! Thank you also for the piece of fabric. Very nice swap!
Response: Glad you liked everything I sent! Thanks for the rating!
Comment: Hey Lady! You did an awesome job coordinating the pieces. I like the designs you came up with.
Response: Glad you liked them-they were a fun challenge! Thanks for the rating!
LinSoles rated for YTPC: Handmade Stickers! on Jun 16, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the lovely stickers you made for me. Hope your craft supplies will last through these times. Crafting sure keeps us sane.
Response: Glad you liked the stickers I made fore you. And don't worry-I won't run out of supplies anytime soon!~Thanks for the rating-Take care!
Comment: You do such awesome work! Thanks for everything.
Response: Glad you liked it-thanks for the rating!

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DeAnnaVarela on May 15, 2020:

Thank you for the "Look into my Eyes" homer...uber cool! Also, thanks for the Vintage ATC JAM set to finish. I'll work on that this week. Hugs, D

AZmom875 on May 2, 2020:

Thanks for the awesome ATC Jam, that was a great Girl with wings.

supersquirrel on Apr 26, 2020:

I made the front page! Thank you for the squirrel clipping ^+^

hibiscus on Mar 19, 2020:

Just want to say thank you for the many wonderful jams you’ve sent my way! Always a joy to swap with you!

MamaD on Jan 13, 2020:

Thank you for working on my Halloween Jam! I love it! 💜

grammypammy on Dec 23, 2019:


Hugs Pam

supersquirrel on Dec 10, 2019:

Such a darling "I Wonder" Jam finish!! Thank you so much for all the wonderful squirrel paraphernalia too - you are so kind!!

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:


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