Swap-bot Time: January 20, 2019 5:14 pm


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


keahirada rated for Winterwonderland Pocket Letter on Jan 18, 2019
Comment: Wow! This is a fabulous PL! The whole thing feels like one piece and I love the frame in the center. Also thank you for the paper extras, I love butterflies and will definitely be using them. The peacock on the front also made me smile when I went to get my mail. Thanks!!
Response: OH-So glad you loved it all-it feels good to share my cherished paper line with someone who appreciates it! Thanks for the rating!
luvbird rated for AACG: Happy New Year ATCoins on Jan 11, 2019
Comment: These are such great New Year coins...very cute! Love the fact that all 3 of them have one of my favorite critters. So sweet! Love the coin info backs... thank you so very much for a great swap! Happy New Year!
Response: Glad you liked them-it was fun to make it to your favorites! Thanks for the rating.
luvbird rated for WIYM: Graphic 45 on Jan 11, 2019
Comment: Georgene, thank you so very much for the sweet Graphic 45 ATC! So darling! Just love the delicate little 3D work and the tiny little flowers. Great work! I also love the G45 papers. I don’t have these so it will be fun to use them.
Response: I Love, Love Graphic 45 so I have a stash of it going way back. Glad you liked the Atc and the extras! Thanks for the ratings!
coleenfranks rated for YTPC: Layered Embellishments on Jan 11, 2019
Comment: Gerogene, Wow, wow,, wow. Just thanking my lucky stars today that I got you as a partner. Bless your heart. And so perfect since I was having a bummed day. God knows just how to use people to encourage one another. I love the embellies you did, especially the cute little mittens. And the steampunk stuff....yes,yes,yes!!! Thank you sweet lady.
Response: Oh, I'm so happy to hear when I've made someone's day! Glad you liked what I sent-thanks for the rating!
Comment: Thanks! I'm excited to use some of these papers.
Response: Glad you liked some of them-thanks for rating!
Comment: Loved your card thank you!!
Response: Glad you liked it-and thanks for the rating!
Comment: Omg! First of all the doilies Ive never seen before and love them! Second of all all the scraps you included are amazing and I can't wait to use them! Thank you so much!
Response: I have so many scraps-it was a pleasure to send a few off-thanks for the rating!
Comment: Thank you for the cute card and the name labels. They came in handy.
Response: Glad you liked everything I sent-thanks for rating!
AZmom875 rated for CC: Collaged Beast on Jan 5, 2019
Comment: That a super fun and cool collaged beast. Thanks for all the info about your time creating the beast.
Response: Glad you liked it-my husband thought he the beginning animal was a llama not a a camel. Thanks for the rating.
GinaVisione rated for Tree Postcard on Jan 4, 2019
Comment: Wow - what an awesome dimensional tree! And it seems like it made it through the mail intact!! Happy New Year :D
Response: Yes,I was a little worried abound the snow stuff but glad to hear it made it there ok. Thanks for the rating and happy new year of swapping to you too!
Comment: Love the envelope!!!! Thank you so much for the address labels too!
Response: Glad you liked everything I sent-Thanks for the rating! Happy New Year!
RockyBeach rated for CC: Scraptastic Postcard on Dec 28, 2018
Comment: Thanks for your snowflake card! So many different scraps. All raised elements are still in place. Only Tinkerbells face is missing. But its still fine! Happy New Year!
Response: Oh poor Tinkerbell-I wonder what place her face has been abandoned. Glad the rest of it made it there ok-I almost sent it in envelope. Thanks for rating and Happy New Year!
PrettyAlice rated for 10 Handmade Envelopes Swap USA on Dec 25, 2018
Comment: Thanks you so much! I absolutely love these and all the extras!
Response: Glad you liked my creations for you. Thanks for the rating!
Comment: Thank you for the adorable magpie journal. I too struggled with the small pages. Seems if I "have " to do a small journal I of course think Big! And if I am doing a large journal small things sure come to mind! Go figure. I turned each page and thought Aww how cute, oh I like that page and a gave a little gasp when I found the little guy with a "shiner"! Love all the older papers you use, brings back memories of my childhood Christmases that were so fun. I have had the same problem with Signatures growing out of the center too. Now I know why people put in three or four instead of one. 😊 Thanks again and MERRY CHRISTMAS🎄
Response: Thanks for your kind remarks. I'm glad you can relate to what I went thru to put it together. Thanks for the rating-Merry Christmas!
Eclectonote rated for ATC -- Postage Stamp Fun! on Dec 18, 2018
Comment: Wonderful ATC of "Up"! Very colorful and imaginative - thank you for sharing your creativity.
Response: Glad you liked it-hope you've seen the movie too! Thanks for the rating!
DixieDiane rated for ATC #6: MONTH of NOVEMBER 2018 on Dec 17, 2018
Comment: Thank you merry christmas
Response: Thanks for rating-Happy Holidays
spicemom rated for MEGA CHRISTMAS CARD SWAP USA ONLY on Dec 17, 2018
Comment: Hi George Thank you for the cute card and stickers Spicemon
Response: Glad you liked it all-thanks for rating!
BasketWorks15 rated for Teal Christmas Collage on Dec 13, 2018
Comment: Omg! That collage is truly a work of art. I live it. Your handmade note card is wonderful & teal. Lol! You do lovely work, thank you for joining my swap.
Response: Glad you liked my collage. It was fun to challenge myself to step outside my box to do some techniques. Thanks for the rating and happy holidays!
donetta rated for AACG: Stitches and Layers ATC on Dec 11, 2018
Comment: Oh Georgene! Oh my! Not only is your ATC beautiful (and beautifully stitched!)...but the extras! Such gorgeous Victorian scrap images, and the little ornaments are to die for. This has been a tough year for me, and all of my Christmas ornaments, lights, and so forth are in storage in Portland. Last year, after Christmas, I bought a big (pretty) fake evergreen wreath, and this year I've loaded it with fairy lights, tiny ornaments, and all the Christmas swap items (ATCs, twinchies, even inchies) I've received since being in Michigan. It's adorable! And the beautiful Victorian children ornaments you shared with me will be front and center...you MADE my Christmas!
Response: Oh I'm so glad you liked the ATC and that my Victorian scraps went to a good home. I was getting too many of these in my storage box so decided to spread the cheer and reduce my stash. Thanks for the lovely comments and the rating! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year of Swapping!
Comment: Thank you! Happy holidays!
Response: Thanks for rating-Happy Holidays!

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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!

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!

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