Swap-bot Time: March 24, 2019 6:22 pm


Date Joined: May 18, 2012
Last Online: March 24, 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!


isabellasnow rated for GAA: Night Sky ATC on Mar 20, 2019
Comment: Georgia, I will NEVER tire of receiving your creations! You have achieved magic on this gorgeous night sky--it shimmers between blue & purple so beautifully. I have never heard of the products you used but I'll be on the lookout for them! Thanks also for those amazing star stencils--did you make those? I can't wait to use them. Even your envie said, 'Night Sky!' You're always such a lovely partner.
Response: glad you liked everything I sent and for your kind words. thanks for the rating
wulfgirl rated for MONTH OF MARCH (2019) ATC #10 on Mar 19, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the St. Patty's dog ATC, I love it!!!
Response: glad you like my St patty's day doggy. Thanks for the rating.
dlchick rated for Master Board Art on Mar 19, 2019
Comment: I love the postcard, your master board is cool looking and I love the glittery finish!
Response: I do love my Mod Podge Sparkle Finish. Glad you liked it too and thanks for the rating!
tcornell rated for WIYM: Book Page ATC on Mar 13, 2019
Comment: I really loved this ATC! Great envelope too! Thanks for the old book pages for me!
Response: glad you liked what I created-thanks for the rating
creatingsomethingspecial rated for WIYM: Book Page ATC on Mar 12, 2019
Comment: thank you so much for the cute ATC and extra paper :)
Response: glad you liked everything I sent-thanks for the rating
Comment: I really like the carpels one! Thanks for a couple of great cards.
Response: glad you liked what I sent-I had some really hard words. thanks for the rating.
Mimi7 rated for Medical Flashcards Challenge on Mar 11, 2019
Comment: Hi Georgene, These ATC's turned out great, thanks so much :)
Response: glad you liked what I created from some hard choices in words. thanks for the rating.
Comment: This ATC is awesome. I love it! So cute with all the birds! Thank you.
Response: Glad you liked what I sent-thanks for the rating
dyp rated for Whimsical Houses ATCs on Mar 9, 2019
Comment: Your ATC arrived mostly intact. Lol. The envelope seams ripped completely on one side, but I important bit made it here. I love your take on the theme. Tytyty happy swapping.
Response: Sorry about the envelope-I make my own ever since I got a die for it. I use double stick tape to put envelope together and than tape it again on outside. Anyway hope the ATC was ok and thanks for rating!
Comment: Georgene, you have outdone yourself! This ATC is simply gorgeous. I LOVE the lace bits and those beautiful little buttons---not to mention the sweet little girl watering them! You always seem to have the most beautiful lace and fabrics and a great big thank you for that amazing piece of linen (?) LOVE that little button card--you're so lucky to have found those; I always check for things like that but don't have much luck ;+( Thank you for a wonderful swap!
Response: So glad you were thrilled with the things I used to create ATC and the extras. You should see my stash of old linens and embroidered pieces-we are talking a couple tubs full! Great to swap with you again -thanks for the rating!
Tverne05 rated for 21 Pages of Inspiration on Mar 8, 2019
Comment: I love the paper you sent. Thanks.
Response: Glad you liked what I sent-thanks for the rating.
CrowDancer rated for Cat in The Hat ATC Dr. Seuss on Mar 8, 2019
Comment: The ATC is really cute! I love the card sleeve that you made out of playing cards!
Response: Glad you liked everything I sent-thanks for the rating.
janski48 rated for VC: Tag Book Tag #2: February on Mar 6, 2019
Comment: Thanks so much for the incredible tag!! Love it so much ❤️❤️😊😊
Response: Glad you liked it-thanks for the rating!
Comment: Thank you for the great cards! This whole project is my first foray into Atc's and I love the ones I have gotten so far! I love how all the cards are different but that you carried the orange jewels thru each one to tie them together! Very Creative!I am sorry you have been snowed out of your craft room...hopefully the damage isn't too bad and you can get back in! We are in the valley below the snow....but have a cabin and we have lots of snow this year, and my daughter was on ski team and our races kept getting bumped for record snow....70 inches in one 24 hour period! I heard that California has the most snow in the nation right now....I don't think people think of that when they hear California....I am in the northern Ca mountain area,,,,though I grew up in the central Ca beach area ;o)
Response: Glad you liked my cards. I'm afraid I will be out of my craft room until spring when we can get a new roof! But I carry on-I love the Halloween theme. Wow-California with snow-that is a mind blowing thought. Thanks for rating and thanks for the heart!
blueseabliss rated for Whimsical Houses ATCs on Mar 4, 2019
Comment: Thank you! I love it.
Response: Thanks for the rating!
kfaye rated for St.Patrick's Day Pocket Letter on Mar 4, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the fun PL! I hope your weather is starting to get better!
Response: Glad you liked the PL. Thanks for the rating! Sadly, the weather is still cold and snowy!
Papergirl46 rated for Hurry spring Hurry! on Mar 2, 2019
Comment: Thank you!
Response: You are welcome-Thanks for the rating!
debtea2 rated for 9LP-Luck of the Irish LP-USA on Mar 1, 2019
Comment: thank you for joining in and thanks for the cute PL
Response: Glad you liked it-thanks for the rating.
Comment: Thank you so much for the journal. It was awesome.
Response: Glad you liked it-thanks for the rating!
ttbishop rated for CC: In a bottle ... on Feb 25, 2019
Comment: The jar and buttons made it! :-) thanks!
Response: That's great-now I know it can be sent thru mail. Glad you liked it-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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