Swap-bot Time: October 20, 2019 8:22 pm


Date Joined: December 30, 2013
Last Online: October 20, 2019
Birthday: August 25
Country: United States
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About Me

I use to teach mixed media art in the Houston area and have a community outreach program making weighted blankets for kids with Autism and teens with severe trauma.

Enjoying gelli plate, collage art, sewing, making handmade papers, mosaics, quilts and love Swap-Bot. So many interesting and creative souls here.

I love doing travel photography - many of my photos are used for art backgrounds -- check out my ETSY store "myparismoon". I was also fortunate that some of my sports photos have been picked up by ESPN. I love capturing moments in time!

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ENJOY: mixed media collage, layered mail art, handmade envies, sewing for charities, mosaic design, jewelry making, ATC's, photography, travel, quilting & vintage ephemera hunting! New "love/trend" is funky embellishments and vintage Halloween & school days.)

COLORS: reds/oranges/brass/copper/deep purple/canary yellow

FAVORITES: vintage camping or tennis cutouts/postcards/images; handmade paper, vintage beach photos, ocean theme in general, illustrators (Charley Harper/Brian Wildsmith), gypsy, fortune tellers, wildlife (squirrels, possums, mammoths, foxes, peacocks, any raptors, alpacas), geeky stuff, mythology, nautical, dragons, Klimt, ferris wheels, science stuff, postcards, anything boho chic, art deco or nouveau, vinyl records, artistic photography, steampunk, Kawaii, critters, creative journaling supplies, vintage travel, any religious icons, pirates, nautilus/shells, fossil images, cultural themes (Native American, African, Celtic, Hispanic - Day of the Dead, Cinco de Mayo), etc. Vintage French, Asian or Russian advertisements/labels. LOVE PAPER NAPKINS to use in collage!


My real name is Genevieve, pronounced "John-v-ev", it is French and usually mispronounced, so my hubby thought up "Johny". We have four kids...ranging from 13 to 33 and two granddaughters that we enjoy very much.

NO INTEREST IN: floral images or floral scents, disney, dogs/cats, reward stickers.

Favorite Television

PSYCH - Total Favorite Show....also, Fringe; Castle; 24; Outlander; Dr. Who; Torchwood; Robin Hood; Once Upon A Time; Downton Abbey; History Channel; old war movies; romantic comedies. Most anything on BBC.



Influences & Interests

TRAVEL: Just went to Russia, Iceland, Finland, Norway, Latvia & Lithuania -- what an amazing adventure!

I've lived in Texas, England & Africa; have traveled throughout the world and so I love anything travel related. My scrapbooks are full of ephemera I can find - old postcards, magazine covers, ticket stubs...I'm a sucker for "old school" stuff. Travel favs so far: Italy, Australia, Hungary, Ireland, Czech Republic, Greece, New Zealand, Austria, Venezuela, Switzerland, France, Poland, Ireland, Morocco, USVI, and Fiji....and a few others.

POSTCARD INTERESTS: I'm in post crossing....so yes, send me fun postcards to use.... I love totem poles, pirates, mermaids, beavers, giraffes, petroglyphs, ferris wheels, World War - German historical, art deco, steampunk, native american art, Charley Harper, Gustav Klimt, Paris, any native wildlife, Eastern European Religious Icons, kaleidoscope scenes, ocean animals, and Egyptian artifacts/art...and anything listed above in the "favorites" section.


Wanda rated for Magical Bits Envie #4 (by: Helena8664) on Sep 20, 2019
Comment: Hi, Johny! Your big, bright red, magical envelope of Magical Bits arrived this morning. Thank you so much! I loved everything in it, and already separated two ‘stacks’ to go into two of my journals right away. I hope you are not getting as much of the flooding in your area of Houston, as I’ve been seeing in the news. 🌧 ⛈
Response: I love the crazy envelopes! So glad you like your goodies. No flooding for us -- just a normal Texas rain! Hugs
Comment: Love the juxtaposition of your graphic markings and the painted pieces & collage elements in your mail art postcard. Thanks, Johny. Oh & I like your new return address label too, but someone at USPS apparently didn't. All info was obliterated by black marker as was your signature & anything you wrote after "Cheers." There oughta be a law! PS: The ♥ was inadvertently omitted, now remedied :) & yes, happily, your delightful collage was unscathed!
Response: OH NO....that is horrible. I've never had that type of thing happen before. Haters! Well, Hopefully the collage part was in good shape. Hugs!
RockyBeach rated for Monochromatic Red PC on Sep 9, 2019
Comment: Thanks for your red card. Haha, in my card for this swap I've also mentioned that my card ended up abstract. So abstract is totaly alright! :)
Response: It was super fun -- thanks for the red heart :-)
crimsonfuligin rated for AAA: Challenge #2 on Sep 8, 2019
Comment: Oh My Gosh!!!! I LOVE IT. I mean how could I not? Totally fan girling right now. Thank you for the incredible ATC and the awesome extras. 😘☺️
Response: HAHA - you are so funny. Super fun to make. Glad you are smiling. Have an awesome week.
hibiscus rated for VC: Vintage Geisha ATC on Sep 7, 2019
Comment: Lovely image and the levels of added elements worked really well... thank you for this atc and also for the many excellent extras can’t wait to use them.. thanks so much
Response: Super -- have a creative and wonderful week.
Anettethhjertnes rated for AAA: Challenge #2 on Sep 5, 2019
Comment: Lovely atc. Loved the cartoon you used. Thank you for the extras
Response: HAHA -- thank so much! Fun to make.
Comment: Absolutely amazing. Wow! Incredible selection of vintage things that I've never before seen! Thank you so very, very much Johny! This was like going through a treasure chest of old goodies from the very potato chip bag you presented it all in, right down to the Amtrak tickets and metal sprocket/gear. I love everything and thank you for sharing these bits of wonderful with me!
Response: YAY -- thought you might enjoy some different items -- I just adore that type of stuff. Thrilled you are so happy. Cheers!
Comment: Thanks for the notecard with the beautiful matching colours. And I like the extras as well!
Response: Super -- cheers!
Comment: Thanks Johny
Response: Have a lovely week!
redheart rated for USATC: Free Theme ATC Swap on Aug 12, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the awesome ATC! I loved the design and the extras too!!😍
Response: YAY so glad you are happy! I hope you have an awesome week! Love the heart -- makes my week. thank you....
Lazydaisy0104 rated for EP Handmade Envelopes on Aug 7, 2019
Comment: I love these pretty little envelopes. I can tell you worked hard on these envelopes I look forward to swapping with you again I love it thank you
Response: SUPER -- thanks. I LOVE awesome envies -- it makes the world a better place :-)
monsbrick rated for AAA: Summer Fun on Aug 6, 2019
Comment: Love how you made it 3-D!
Response: HA HA - thanks wanted it to be summer FUN! Cheers & have an awesome week.
Comment: Such unique designs! My favorite is the stitched ones. They will likely find their way into a journal. The others are lovely, too! Thank you for a delightful swap. 💟 oh, and thank you for the handmade paper. Such delicious texture!
Response: Yes, I LOOVE that handmade paper -- so happy you enjoyed the stitching -- it just felt right! Have a wonderful week.
Tverne05 rated for USATC: July Monthly Swap - HOUSES on Aug 3, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the cute house ATC. Thanks for the designer papers you made. Did you use gelli printing for them? Thanks so much!
Response: Yes, I love my gel plate! So happy you liked the house -- it was super fun to make. Thx for the heart too!
georgiafae rated for VS-Disco 70s-ATC-USA on Jul 31, 2019
Comment: Very "groovy"! Like the image and background. Also like the extras you sent. That piece of homemade paper is fabulous and the gelli print paper rickrack. It was all good-thanks for sharing!
Response: Cool -- thanks for the feedback -- I love making paper! Love homemade goodies - so glad you liked it all! Cheers!
kochijapan rated for Desk de-clutter swap! on Jul 27, 2019
Comment: Thank you for mail! They are very nice:) I want to making cards!
Response: Wonderful - hope you have a creative week. Much thanks for the lovely heart.
luvbird rated for VS-Psychedelic 60s ATC-USA on Jul 18, 2019
Comment: Hi Johnny! Thank you so very much for the great 60s ATC...brings back memories that for sure!
Response: HAHA, great - thanks for the lovely heart too!
lmacdavis93 rated for VS-Fabulous 50s ATC - USA on Jul 14, 2019
Comment: Johny I love the 50's ATC you made for me! I was born in 1947 so have lots of fond memories of growing up in the 50's. My Mom used to collect Top Value stamps and I would help by pasting them in the little book they gave you. So loved all those reminders on your fun ATC. And thank you so much for the extras - wow! There are some really fun things here - I especially love the tiny War Dept envelope!
Response: Excellent! I remember green stamps and love old ephemera -- thought I'd share. Thanks for the heart! Have a creative week!
Margothecat rated for EP Address Labels on Jun 28, 2019
Comment: thank you so much for the nice labels!
Response: That was so much fun. Glad you liked them!
stiffneck78 rated for EP Handmade Envelopes on Jun 3, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful envies!!! I especially enjoyed the handmade paper! Thanks again.
Response: I just loved making the paper -- the envies were fun too! Thanks for the heart!

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Itti on Jul 9, 2019:

Hi, I see from your ratings you're a great artist and crafter, and your profile says you like ocean animals and dragons both, so I was wondering if you'd be interested in joining my Scales 'n' Tails group? We currently have a turtle ATC swap which sounds perfect for you!


OrigamiGrace on Jul 4, 2019:

From Cheap Postage Group!


mandigutterrose on May 29, 2019:


nancylee on May 28, 2019:


Potlucks at the community garden, old fashioned paddle boats trips to Coney Island beach/ amusement and aquarium and lots of outdoors with plenty of garden time are beautiful summer activities- I hope your season is wonderful!

mahlermail on May 27, 2019:


CurlyTea on Aug 27, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

DaisyNY on Jul 22, 2018:

Apparently you had left a rating for me on July 5th - but I couldn't see it before for some reason. Either Swap-bot is glitchy or I am (or some combination).

Thank you!

DaisyNY on Jul 11, 2018:

I left you a message which is unread - do you need a resend of Scrap Paper Animals PC? It should have reached you by now.

CurlyTea on Sep 1, 2017:

A bit belated, but Happy Birthday!

Johndeeregurl44 on Apr 16, 2017:

APDG ~†Happy Easter👯Deco🐰Swap🌼

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