Swap-bot Time: March 28, 2020 9:58 pm


Date Joined: May 18, 2012
Last Online: March 28, 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!


debtea2 rated for FBF-Tea Time Inspiration FB-USA on Mar 28, 2020
Comment: Wow.. I love the Fb you are so creative and talented ..it is so beautifully put together.. thank you so much ..be wel and stay safe.. hugs
Response: Like you liked what I sent. Swapbot is a life saver for me in these times. Thanks for the rating
tigermousecat rated for RF: March Large Rolo on Mar 26, 2020
Comment: Thanks so much for the lovely rolo! We are also staying home and social distancing. Sadly we have over 8 deaths and many cases including health care workers. Keep safe and be well!
Response: Glad you like the rolo. We too are staying home and the surge of cases is get to get to ND but they say its coming. Take care and thanks for the rating!
warheart rated for SMSUSA: Pretty Envelopes!! on Mar 25, 2020
Comment: Love the envelopes and address labels! Thank you!
Response: Glad you liked what I sent! Thanks for the rating!
Comment: Thank you for your lovely ATC!!!!! The fodder will be put to good use and I love the envelope as well. My mom is in love with the bee paper. Thank you again!!!!
Response: Glad "everyone" liked what I sent. Thanks for the rating.
KarenLaneWV rated for MJS: Flowish Journal - US on Mar 23, 2020
Comment: Nice! Did you paint the painting on canvas? I spent most of today reorganizing my "swap ephemera" so I can find things... Maybe by the time this Corona virus mess is done with my craft stuff will all be organized... maybe!! Thank you for the goodies!
Response: My sister is in an abstract painting glass and does a canvas a week. When she was going to get rid of them-I asked if I could have them to cut up and use in my crafts. They are amazing aren't they? Thanks for the rating and stay healthy and safe!
donetta rated for AACG: Layered Mini-Tags on Mar 22, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for sending such adorable little tags, Georgene! Your attention to detail is quite amazing, and I love how each tag is backed with a complementary paper, all inked and lovely. I count you among my handful of special swap friends, so please do continue to take good care of yourself, keep making beautiful items to share, and know that you are important to so many people!
Response: Thank you for the lovely comments. Right now Swapbot is my lifeline to the craft world and I just hope they don't pull the mail service at some point! Love swapping with you and consider you one of my favorite swapping buddies. Stay Healthy Take Care and thanks for rating!
Comment: What a beautiful BTC! Thank you so much for the wonderful swap!! ❤❤
Response: Glad you liked it-didn't really seem like we had a St. Pat day this year so it was at least celebrate it thru the mail and our art! Thanks for the rating!
Comment: Its beautiful, love the card, thank you
Response: Glad you liked it-I have so many cards I've made at card class and it's time to share them! Thanks for rating!
donetta rated for AACG: St. Patrick's Day ATC on Mar 20, 2020
Comment: Oh so lovely...I ADORE the beautiful "Gone With the Wind" dress on this Irish lass, and your use of edge embossing has given me the desire to do this to more of my ATCs! I have never seen these TH paper dolls, and I'm thrilled to have them in my collection! Thank you for another wonderful swap, Georgene!
Response: Always a pleasure to swap with you! I have rediscovered my crafting supplies now that I am home all the time and I seem to have lots of embossing powders and forget how it adds that little something especially to a smaller item like an ATC. Glad I could add to your TH paper doll collection-thats another item I seem to be overflowing with-have to share more. Keep on crafting-stay healthy,friend. Thanks for the rating.
luv2kraft rated for ATC Jams - Starter set ATC Coins on Mar 17, 2020
Response: Thanks for rating!
Sylvia4647 rated for VTHS: ATC Coins on Mar 14, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the creative coins. Thank you, too, for the handy address labels!
Response: Glad you liked what I sent! Thanks for the rating!
LizzyJo rated for OATCs: “Owl” Be Seeing You on Mar 12, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely swap. The owl envie was a nice preview of things to come. Your ATC was fun. I like the Snoopy notepaper. But I think I was most thrilled with the Snoopy return address labels. They are the best extra I have ever gotten! Oh, and I love that you added a green heart to your envie. You deserve a whole owl's nest full of hearts!
Response: Glad you liked everything I sent. It's fun to work with things from a person's profile. Thanks for your kind words and thanks for the rating!
carrotkate rated for MAE - Recipes on Mar 11, 2020
Comment: Oh, thank you so much for the envelopes! I do love the labels too - what a nice touch! The illustrations on the recipes are just darling.
Response: Glad you liked the illustrated recipes as much as I do. Thanks for the rating!
Angeljewele rated for Halloween ATC Series (2) - A on Mar 9, 2020
Comment: Thanks so very much for such a wonderful card.Happy Swapping
Response: glad you liked what i sent-thanks for rating!
Comment: LOVE your page! Thanks to your method, a glue book page is more clear to me - I can't wait till next round. Thank you, my friend, for the squirrel labels and card too!!
Response: So glad I could send you one of my glue pages as it is my most favorite thing to do! Thanks for rating!
Comment: WOW, what an amazing swap. I love the ATC, well made and so creative, then the envelope was beautiful as well. And just a huge thank you and smile for my address labels. Love it all, thank you for an AMAZING swap!!!
Response: Glad you liked what I sent! Since I didn't know if you liked red or white wine-I sent both on your address labels! Thanks for rating and the heart!
Comment: Super cute (as always)...I have such a fascination for the daily lives of our mothers (well, even more...our grandmothers; their grandmothers...), and this adorable rolo perfectly captures some of that. Love the lime green ball fringe, too! Thank you for always being a great swap partner, Georgene!
Response: Glad you liked what I made for you! It's got to be one of my favorite themes to work with! Always a pleasure to send something to you-Thanks for the rating!
Camiliann rated for AACG: Collage ATC with a Bird on Mar 4, 2020
Comment: Very exquisite piece of art. I am so blessed!!!
Response: Glad you liked what I sent. Thanks for the rating!
Lisapotterylady rated for BL ~ Butterfly and Lace tag on Mar 3, 2020
Comment: I was so happy to receive another swap from you! Recently I saw a swap item that you had sent me a while ago was thinking that it had been a long time since we swapped. So thank you very much for the lovely tag and extra lace! I've been okay, hope you are too. We had snow in January but now its just rain, rain, rain!
Response: So glad you liked what I sent. It's nice to reconnect with past swappers. Thanks for the rating!
luvbird rated for HDF-Julie Nutting Tag on Mar 2, 2020
Comment: Oh Georgene, she is so cute! I love her! Love the pieced skirt, her hat, her glasses and the green bling just to name a few. The overall tag is so cute! Thank you very much!
Response: Glad you like what I made for you-I like to do paper piecing. Thanks for the rating!

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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:


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!

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