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Date Joined: May 18, 2012
Last Online: March 20, 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!


Anettethhjertnes rated for FTLOMPL - Dr Seuss on Mar 20, 2018
Comment: Lovely, I loved how them came together. I don't know that mutch about Dr. Seuss, but learn a bit on the Internett when doing this mini pocket letter
skinny52 rated for RJ - Rolo w/ a Showgirl on Mar 20, 2018
Comment: Okay, I was already swooning over the envelope you made for me, then I saw your Liza rolo! Very nicely done! And thanks also for the nautical goodies too!
Response: Glad you liked everything! It was fun-thanks for the rating!
aprilfoolzbaby86 rated for ATC #10: Month of March on Mar 18, 2018
Comment: Beautiful ATC! Thanks for the labels also. I hope you enjoyed your retreats and that the snow is melting some!
Response: Glad you liked everything-Thanks for the rating. We have more snow coming early this week!
123Poggy123 rated for Baby wipe background on Mar 18, 2018
Comment: You need to clean with a baby wipe as often as you can & use it in your art work. This is a beautiful background!!!! The flowers & bunnies went with the background so well.
Response: Glad you liked what I created-it was fun! Thanks for the rating!
evanselli rated for All DECKED out APC Kings on Mar 17, 2018
Comment: thank you so much for the awesome kings. I love the cages :)
Response: Glad you liked it all-thanks for the rating!
isabellasnow rated for FTLOMPL-SPRING IS IN THE AIR on Mar 17, 2018
Comment: Hi Georgene! Always such a pleasure receiving your beautiful work. I loved your MPL. You embellished everything perfectly, all your diecuts are so pretty, and the back is just as lovely as the front! Your little letter was so sweet and I am CRAZY IN LOVE with that neat paper clip with the mason jar--did you create that? I would LOVE to know how! You are so creative and it's such fun to get a swap from you. Thank you!!
Response: Happy you liked everything I sent! I am sending to you again soon-I explained my mason jar paper clip in that letter. Always a pleasure to send to you! Thanks for the rating!
stiffneck78 rated for WIYM - Homemade Envies - USA on Mar 15, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the great envies! I want to also thank you for the cool stencils and punchinella. How was your conference? Did you learn any new techniques? It's been an unusual winter for us, too. It's been so dry and super warm. We were having temps in the low 60's in January. Normal would have been mid to low 40's. Thanks again!!!!
Response: Glad you liked the envies I made for you. Been learning embossing paste thru stencils technique lately! Thanks for the rating! We are expecting snow early this week but it's March and won't last long!!!!
Poeprincess rated for Art Deco Inspired ATC Intl on Mar 12, 2018
Comment: This ATC is fantastic! Love that the envelope matched the Card background, the great touches of bling to catch the eye and the 3-D pop. It's a 10 in my book. Thanks also for the note & extras.
Response: Glad you liked everything-thanks for the rating!
Comment: Such a classy.rolo, I like your style! Thanks also for the extra papers, they are definitely going to be used! You're so lucky to have a local scrapbook store and events in your area, around me they've been out of business for years.
Response: Glad you liked everything I sent-thanks for the rating!
JudalineZ rated for DFE Dotee Fairy on Mar 10, 2018
Comment: Sorry I didn’t open the package till today. I was unpacking and trying to get my new home in order. Your dotee fairy sure did bright my mood up and the fabric you sent are so pretty. I was so happy that you made the address labels with my new address. Thank you very much for being a thoughtful swapper! You deserve more than just one heart!
Response: I'm glad my fairy made it to its "new" home. Glad you liked everything I sent! Thanks for the nice comments and rating!
evanselli rated for All DECKED out APC 9s on Mar 8, 2018
Comment: thanks so much for the APC's 9s. They were awesome!! and i loved the lady bug and bee paper...two of my fave bugs 1
Response: glad you liked everything I sent! Thanks for the rating!
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely card. It is wonderful. Also, thank you for the shamrocks. I have already put them in my planner. Erin go Baugh. Be safe.
Response: Glad you liked everything I sent! Glad you could use the shamrocks! Thanks for the rating!
janineureka rated for MAE - Those Birds on Mar 6, 2018
Comment: I’m awestruck! I love the envies, lucky you for the Big Shot Plus...I love die cuts, too! Fabulous address labels and envie seals - what great extras. I’d like to give you a big hug!! Wish I could give you more hearts...
Response: I'm delighted you liked everything. I've been going nuts with my envelope die! Glad you were as pleased with the outcome as I am! Thanks for the rating! (and the hug!!!)
AZmom875 rated for All DECKED out APC Queens on Mar 6, 2018
Comment: Super cards, and I love it when artists explain their process. I am aware of Yupo paper but have not tried it yet.
Response: Glad you liked my cards this time too as I seem to be sending to you a lot lately! Just weathered another snow storm! Thanks for rating!
Tuutis rated for Dog With a Heart on Mar 4, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much from this swap, the letter and of course the ATC! And I love the wrapping sheet/vellum <3. I hope your scrapbook weekend was great fun!
karry rated for Cat with a Hat on Mar 3, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the clever, very pretty ATC!
Response: glad you liked it-thanks for the rating!
AZmom875 rated for All DECKED out APC 10s on Mar 2, 2018
Comment: Your cards are excellent, I also really appreciate the sunflower address labels.
Response: Glad you liked my cards and address labels. Sunflowers are a big deal in ND but not this time of year! Thanks for the rating!
MsLee rated for VC: February tag on Mar 1, 2018
Comment: My dearest Georgene, I get so excited when I get your mail, I love to see your decorated envelos, and all your wonderful work. Thank you for my beautiful Tag, and my address labels. Many blessings to you, keep crafting and learning. Say hello to our dear Annie
Response: Our dear friend Annie is in Florida for ten days-I miss her! Glad you liked the tag I made-I was at a scrap with Annie and she liked it a lot,too! Thanks for the rating! Always fun to swap with you!-till next time! Take care!
Vickyen rated for 9LP - Groceries! on Mar 1, 2018
Comment: Hi Georgene! Thank you for the fun PL of groceries! This was such a great theme and I love how you decorated the PL and envie! The last crop I was at, I also worked on swaps! LOL! Thank you so much for the lovely address labels as well - so sweet of you! Wish I could give more than one heart! What fun Happy Mail! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: Glad you liked my "eating habits"! It was a fun swap to be able to pull out all the packaging I had been saving! Glad you liked the address labels-they are also fun to make! Thanks for the rating and Happy Swapping!
Tessssssa rated for GG: postcard #6 on Feb 27, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the lovely postcard!
Response: Glad it got there ok and that you liked it! Thanks for the rating!

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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.

MsLee on Oct 10, 2017:

Happy Belated Birthday Georgene!

CurlyTea on Oct 9, 2017:

isabellasnow on Oct 1, 2017:


sweetgypsy on Sep 12, 2017:

Thank you so much for the jam to work on as well as the name labels. Much needed! :)

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