Swap-bot Time: July 22, 2019 2:39 am


Date Joined: May 18, 2012
Last Online: July 21, 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!


rjdolphin rated for ATC #2: MONTH OF JULY 2019 on Jul 20, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the very beautiful ATC and the extras. . .lovely paper. Stay cool.
Response: Glad you liked everything I sent! Thanks for rating!
Kalalinga rated for AI - pen and ink on a collage ATC on Jul 20, 2019
Comment: Hi Georgene. First of all I love getting mail from North Dakota as I grew up in Bismarck. Love the postcard you wrote on too. Thanks for the really nice atc - I like it very much! The extra bits you included are super. Great swap!
Response: Glad to sent to a fellow North Dakotan! It's nice you liked everything I sent! Thanks for the rating!
DeAnnaVarela rated for VS-Disco 70s-ATC-USA on Jul 20, 2019
Comment: What a colorful and cool ATC! Thank you for the lovely mermaid extras. XX
Response: The Atc was fun for me to do as it was my era! I remember roller skating to that music more than dancing to it! Glad you like the mermaids, too-some of favorite illustrations. Thanks for the rating!
Comment: What an elegant card! Thank you - I know it's not easy to cut up beautiful books, but it's a nice way to give books a new life and share them with others. (At least this is what I tell myself.) Stay cool and keep crafting - you really made my day with your beautiful card.
Response: Glad you liked my postcard. It was from a paperback version of the book. I have a hardcover version that I would never take a scissors to! Thanks for the rating!
Comment: Thank you for your nice pen pal letter and goodies :)
Response: Glad you liked everything I sent! Thanks for the rating!
vick302000 rated for Christmas in July USA only on Jul 15, 2019
Comment: LOVE everything including the envelope. The Atcs are true keepers.
Response: Glad you liked everything I sent! Thanks for the rating!
Comment: Omg!! Favorite swap ever!! Love, love, love the creepy doll twinchies!! Can't give you enough β™‘'s!!! Thank you SO much AND the extras, yum!!!!
Response: I knew I had found someone to share my creepy doll pictures with! Glad you liked it all-Thanks for the rating!
Sunnydays rated for USAPC - ATC With a Button on Jul 13, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the darlling ATC. So cute and such a good idea. The envelope you made is so pretty. I really appreciate the antique postcard. I like postcards from different places and have never been to North Dakota. I’ll certanly use the stickers. I love Monet’s paintings and the stickers remind me of his art work.
Response: So glad you liked everything I sent-it was a fun one to put together. Thanks for the rating!
Ryleighsmom rated for EP: Papercrafting Scavenger Hunt on Jul 11, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the fun swap! Love everything you sent! Ry loves her mail too! β€οΈπŸ’™β€οΈ
Response: Glad you liked everything I sent! I had so much fun making Ry's card! Thanks for the rating.
Kvwanderlost rated for MaE ~ Flower Envelopes ~ USA on Jun 29, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the lovely flower envies and the envie stickers and flower return address labels (I really needed those! :) I love it all, have a happy 4th!
Response: Glad you liked everything I sent! Thanks for rating and have a Happy 4th, too!
thebragal rated for YTPC: Dress Form Tags on Jun 20, 2019
Comment: Thank you
Response: Thanks for rating!
mjhaertling rated for YTPC: Flow-ish Journal on Jun 14, 2019
Comment: Just checking back thru my swaps. I can't believe I didn't rate you for this awesome swap. I loved it all beginning with the cover and I've used some of what you sent in some swaps since I received it.
Response: Oh-so happy you liked it. Thanks for the rating.
supersquirrel rated for JUNE ATC #1 - 2019 (USA ONLY) on Jun 14, 2019
Comment: Love love love my squirrel ATC. Bonus mushroom and snail!! Thank you for the special packaging and return labels too. You made my day πŸ’–
Response: So glad you liked everything I sent Thanks for the rating!
Comment: All are very pretty but you must of course know my heart went for the kitty, lol! Thanks so much for such a sweet swap. I ended up backing my embossed shapes as the embossing made the card stock fragile and prone to splitting.
Response: Glad you liked what I sent! Thanks for the rating.
Disneydezi rated for ATCO: Watercolor ATC on Jun 8, 2019
Comment: I love the beautiful bloom ATC! Thank you so much!
Response: Glad you liked it-thanks for rating
isabellasnow rated for AACG: Rene Cloke Fairy ATC on Jun 8, 2019
Comment: Hi Georgene! You used such a cute image--fairies in love! Your sweet flocking fell off en route ;+( I had never seen it before. Thanks, too, for all the sweet extras and the cute fairy envelope!
Response: Guess I have to think of better way to attach flock-maybe with double sided tape rather than glue. Glad you liked what you did get anyway! Thanks for the rating!
Comment: Ooooooh la la! You did a magnificent job on this project! Thank you so very much for sharing your creativity with me. I absolutely love it!
Response: Glad you liked it-thanks for the rating
BasketWorks15 rated for All that teal!!! on Jun 2, 2019
Comment: Awesome teal items!
Response: Glad you liked them-thanks for the rating!
Comment: Such a special swap from you. Thank you so much for the squirrel ATC cards. Lucky me I love them both!! πŸ’–πŸ’–
Response: Glad you liked my mistake-glad I caught it before sent! Thanks for the rating!
Comment: Loved your postcard! Thank you
Response: Thanks for 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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