Swap-bot Time: July 19, 2018 10:10 pm


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


Comment: Thanks so much! Love the card and how you carried the theme onto the back...why haven't I ever thought of that? Truly appreciate the hippie envie! Yes, we do have much in common. Barnabas Collins! Ha Ha Ha. I'm a Johnny Depp fan too! Thanks for the stickers. Mr. Rogers rocks!
blanketfort rated for My favorite song - mini zine on Jul 18, 2018
Comment: Thank you for that beautiful zine :) Love the colours :)
Comment: Loved the doghouses and the dogs in them. Snoopy is my favorite dog. Thank you for the goodies. P.S. I loved them envelope. Did you make it?
Response: Glad you liked everything I sent-I did make the envelope! Thanks for the rating!
Comment: Dear Georgene thank you so much for the fabulous package you sent me. I was blown away! The backgrounds are lovely but the extras are stunning. Much appreciated.xx
Response: So glad you liked what I sent! It was my pleasure to share my collection with you! Thanks for the rating!
Fabriqueen rated for YTPC: Altered Glassine Bags on Jul 12, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful glassine bags you made for me! This was a fun swap! Hugs, Diane
Response: I think glassine bags are so much fun to work with! Glad you liked what I created for you! Thanks for the rating!
sunshinesuperman rated for MMPC - Mixed Media Postcard on Jul 11, 2018
Comment: Thank you for such a lovely postcard. The colors are magnificent as well as the texture. Simply beautiful! Hugs, Mona
Response: Glad you liked it-my card classes are paying off! Thanks for the raring!
delonewolf rated for EASU: Altered Mona Lisa ATC on Jul 10, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely replacement!
Response: Glad you got this one and liked it! Thanks for the rating! And extra note in the message section!
PolkaDotty rated for My favorite song - mini zine on Jul 10, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the awesome zine! I love Jim Croce and that song is a favorite from High school. I love that you printed it on such nice paper. I never thought about using photo paper (it is photo paper, right?) What ever it was, it really made the colors pop! Leslie
Response: Glad you too like the song I picked for this zine. Actually the paper is Hammermill 28 lb 98 bright laser paper. I like the results too and it's a little heavier than regular copy paper. Thanks for the rating!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful zine. It really is hard to pick just one song, but thank you for making this zine. I hadn't heard the song before, but now I have!
Response: Glad I could introduce you to a new"oldies" song. Thanks for the rating!
marciagodin rated for 50 stamped images on Jul 6, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the lovely stamped images!
Response: Glad you liked what I sent. Stamping is easier and so much more fun now that I have a "MISTI" Thanks for the rating
jenmcjen rated for Bird ATC: Peacock on Jul 5, 2018
Comment: Oh, this is just beautiful work! I love it so much!!!! And so much I thank you for the address labels. I was just wishing I had some, but as I'm moving in two months, I didn't want to go to the expense of purchasing any. This should last me just long enough, it's like you knew or something! Haha! Very wonderful, thanks so much. Peacocks have special meaning to me, as they are how we represent my dad who died 3 years ago, so this will be displayed with love in a frame in my home, wherever I go. Thanks so so so much. (And the envelope- wow)
Response: I appreciate the kind words and am honored that you think that much of it to display it. Glad to bring a happy memory! Happy to hear you could use the labels,too! Thanks for the rating-good luck on your move-hope all goes smoothly!
pinklilly rated for MAE -God Bless America on Jul 5, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the swap!! It was very beautiful, decorated and the extras!!! I really appreciate it!
Response: Like you liked everything I sent and created for you! Thanks for the rating!
Sparkling12335 rated for CC: Sender's Choice ATC #3 on Jul 3, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful atc, the long letter and the skulls. ❤️💜
Response: Glad you liked everything I sent! Thanks for the rating!
isabellasnow rated for YTPC: Let's Make a Tag Book! on Jul 2, 2018
Comment: Hi Georgene! Well . . . as always, your work is beautiful! I'm in love with the sewing theme and all the bits and bobs you included in your creation. You have a real eye for collage work and using embellishments. I LOVE it and am going to try to find a way to use it on my purse! Thanks, too, for the great sewing book pages--I remember wearing outfits that looked just like those pictured in the book. I loved the 70's! Thanks for always being such a great partner.
Response: It's so much fun to send to you! I picked a theme I love and now I know you do too! Thanks for the kind words as usual and the rating! Till next time! Happy 4th!
Bridgette rated for 50 stamped images on Jun 28, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the stamped images! I have some ideas for some projects with them! AND -I love the address labels, thank you, thank you!
Response: Glad you liked what I sent-thank you for the rating!
matt319 rated for BIG SWAP #10 on Jun 27, 2018
Comment: Thank you very much!!
Response: You're welcome-thanks for rating!
Comment: I love this tank you so much, and thank you for the gift for Charlie
Response: Glad you (and Charlie) liked what I sent! Thanks for the rating!
Comment: Thank you, thank you! The pocket letter is absolutely gorgeous! And the extras you included are perfect. Thank you times ten hearts! :)
Response: So glad you liked everything I sent! Thanks for the rating!
supersquirrel rated for ATC #1 MONTH OF JUNE (2018) on Jun 20, 2018
Comment: What's better than mail in a yellow envelope? Mail in a SQUIRREL envelope!! Thank you so much for such a special swap. I just love my squirrel ATC and squirrel stickers. Thank you - Thank you :)
Response: Glad you liked everything I sent! It was fun to personalize! Thanks for the rating!
Comment: Hi Georgene! Thank you for your very whimsical take on the bear ATC! Sine he's holding a picnic basket, I immediately thought of Yogi Bear and his pic-a-nic basket! Love that background paper and the little lady peeking around Yogi. Cutest ever envelope and little ATC sleeve, too!
Response: Glad you got the Yogi Bear reference! I'm happy you liked everything I sent you! Thanks for the rating!

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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 💞

kittyhahahotbot on Dec 25, 2017:

wolfeagle on Oct 11, 2017:


Happy Belated Birthday.

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