Swap-bot Time: September 23, 2019 8:23 am


Date Joined: May 18, 2012
Last Online: September 23, 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!


lmacdavis93 rated for GAA: 'The Raven' by EA Poe ATC on Sep 20, 2019
Comment: Hi Georgene - I love your great raven GAA. Perfect elements and colors and love the bit of sparkle you added as well. And thank you so much for wonderful raven extras - I love them all! And the address labels are so cute - how thoughtful of you - thank you so much. I miss the scrapbook store we used to have because I loved going with my dear friend and spending a day crafting. All we have left now is JoAnne's and Michaels, which is not nearly the same. Thank you for a great swap!!
Response: It makes me happy that this swap made you happy as to what I sent. Poe is one of my favorite subjects! Enjoy the extras and thanks for the rating!
Comment: These ornaments are beautiful! Thank you so much. I will use the extras you sent,thanks for them as well.
Response: Glad you liked the ornaments-hope they make your Halloween merrier! Enjoy the extras and thanks for the rating!
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful book themed items! I especially love the stickers you made. I will definitely use everything in my journals!
Response: Glad you liked everything I sent! Thanks for the rating!
Comment: Absolutely gorgeous lace tabs! Thank you! I love all of the extras, too. Your mail made my day!
Response: So glad you liked everything I sent! Thanks for rating!
CANNEKCUL rated for October Birthday Celebration - USA on Sep 15, 2019
Comment: Hi Georgene. Thank you so much for my awesome gifts! Seriously, you totally spoiled me. The box is decorated in such a pretty way—BIG smile. Love my handmade B-day card. Obsessed with the dragonfly and miniature Unicorn ornaments. Did you make the Gorgeous Angel ornament? The stickers and patches are just perfect Thank you for the address labels/stickers. ❤️ I love the punch. The Vintage Fairy book just blew me away. Thank you so very much for everything. I can clearly see that you made sure this would be very special for me. Thank you so much. Seriously, I appreciate this more than you will ever know. I am going through a rough patch right now and this just took me to a place of happy. I am a little overwhelmed, as you really put time and effort into making me feel so very special. Thank you again, and I hope you have a very wonderful birthday!
Response: It warms my heart that you liked everything I sent you. I really did carry the list of things you liked around with me for days so I could be reminded of what you liked. The only thing that was handmade was the card and of course the stickers. I'm so happy you like the antique book-found it at a used book store and thought it was such a wonderful book full of stories and the illustrations are unique! So glad to bring you some cheer and again Have a Wonderful Birthday-and thanks for the rating!
Comment: Hi Georgene! Wow...this is such a lovely page; I can't wait to add it to my art journal! I'm especially fond of the way you used the sequins. You have such a knack with the sewing themes and thank you SO much for the wonderful images and vintage hooks/eyes to work with in my own creations. Also, your envelope was beautiful! All those ladies in their 50's dresses and snippets of pattern instructions. Sewing themes are really your forte!
Response: I do have special fondness for sewing themed swaps. I'm glad you liked what I sent. Thanks for the rating and the heart!
Comment: Thanks for the creative ATC!!♡ I love it!! 😍😍😍 Address labels were a nice surprise!! Xo
Response: Glad you liked everything I sent0thanks for the rating!
Comment: Thank you for Arch ATC and address labels
Response: Glad you liked what I sent-Thanks for the rating! Have a good week-end!
kfaye rated for Black Hat Society Soiree on Sep 4, 2019
Comment: Saving it until oct 1st but love it already. Thank you :D
Response: I hope you will love it-I put lots of "love" into it! It was a lot of fun to make-what a great idea that was for a swap.! Happy Soiree! Thanks for the rating!
sassafrass rated for SIS: Pencil & Stencil Tag on Sep 4, 2019
Comment: What a beautiful tag! I absolutely love how you created this and all of your special touches. I'm wowed and will certainly treasure this amazing art. Many thanks also for the wonderful photos! I'm so glad you enjoyed the technique in this swap.
Response: It was an different technique and I'm glad you created the swap. Always happy to add a new technique to my crafting arsenal! Glad you liked what I sent and thanks for the rating!
kfaye rated for Altered Playing Card Deck - Month 8 on Sep 4, 2019
Comment: I like the cards you made very much but some of them are in the wrong suit. August - 8,7,6,5,4,3,2 of Spades & you gave me a 2 of clubs & a 3 of clubs. I do see where the swap had the list incorrect in one section, but if you read on you will see the suits listed for each month. I will just cut some spades from another deck and paste them over the clubs.
Response: Oh I'm sorry-if you tell me which ones I will make them for you to match the ones I sent. Glad you liked the ones I sent-thanks for the rating even though I goofed!
Comment: Nice postcard! I thought of you recently (with your profile comments about vintage patterns) because I was looking for a basic shirt pattern at a thrift shop for my 19yo, who has developed an interest in making and updating clothes.
Response: Glad you like what I sent. Good luck on finding the "right" pattern. Thanks for the rating!
wolfeagle rated for Security Envelope ATC on Aug 29, 2019
Comment: Love it. Thank you so much. I'm thinking of starting a monthly ATC trading session in my local area.....any tips you've learned from the groups you are in?
Response: Glad you liked my ATC I sent. Keeping it Senders choice and seasonal I found is always the most the most fun I've found. Thanks for the rating!
turtles27 rated for Halloween ATC - Spooky on Aug 29, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful ATC and address labels!
Response: Glad you liked everything I sent-thanks for the rating!
BluePixie rated for AAA: Challenge #2 on Aug 29, 2019
Comment: love how the glitter and the zig zag were one in the same!
Response: I thought that was a good idea too even if I do say so myself! Glad you liked what I sent! Thanks for the rating!
Angie rated for CC: 4 from 1 collaged postcards USA on Aug 29, 2019
Comment: Hi Georgia. Thanks for the lovely postcard. YOu used some great images on the card. It has such a great vintage vibe. Yes, summer good but my favorite time is right around the corner - autumn! Bring it!
Response: Glad you liked the PC I sent you. I love my old store counter sewing pattern book catalogs! Thanks for the rating. And I agree-I find fall my fav time of year too!
hibiscus rated for AAA: Challenge #2 on Aug 27, 2019
Comment: I like these challenge swaps...I got both today ..both very different and both so good! l am loving the route 66 envelope and wonderful extras...thank you so much....your atc is so nice...the subtle zigzag was just right and the image eyes! just a super swap...thanks you so much
Response: Glad you liked everything I sent. When I saw that lady peeking out from behind her hands-it said "eyes" to me! Always fun to send stuff your way. Thanks for the rating!
Comment: Thank you SO much for the wonderful envelopes! I love that there is stickers to match each one and I love the book images and the return address labels will certainly come in handy! Thanks for being such a great swap partner!
Response: Glad you like everything I sent! Thanks for the rating!
Comment: Good to see you in my mailbox, Georgene. Thanks for the fun card. The pattern ladies look like they're cheering the tightrope-walking clown! Yes, it's been a brutal summer, and no end in sight. But much of the planet is enduring even hotter temps, so I hate to complain...
Response: Glad you liked what I sent and good to hear from you! Thanks for the rating!
Comment: Georgene you have the most amazing stash of vintage patterns, etc! Your post card is awesome - love the musical background then all the different fashionable ladies and gents who you have included really make this such an interesting and detailed piece of work. Thanks for a fantastic postcard!!
Response: Glad you liked what I sent! Thanks for the kind comments and the rating!

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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

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!

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