Swap-bot Time: March 27, 2017 9:25 am


Date Joined: December 30, 2013
Last Online: March 26, 2017
Birthday: August 25
Country: United States
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About Me

Enjoying my new gelli plate, collage art, sewing, making handmade papers, mosaics, quilts and now these Artistamps -- excited to be part of Swap Bot!

Last year, I started a program to teach people how to make Autism Weighted Blankets (helps cope with sensory processing challenges). I created a step-by-step manual for those who want to help sew and find families in the area who have children with Autism, Asperger's, etc. to give them a lap quilt for FREE. I want to make their day a little brighter! Always happy to receive cotton fabric for the quilts and fleece (we use inside the blankets and surround the weights).

I'm also learning to play the blues harmonica. Would love any advice if you play!

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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, 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!

camping Love fruity lotions - not floral. A big fan of gum, and enjoy music -- except Country. We have two adorable guinea pigs! Love Etsy, digital scrapbooking items, bold colors, origami papers, calligraphy pens. Custom address labels -- YES please.

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 12 to 33 and our first grand baby -- who is 1 1/2.

NO INTEREST IN: floral, 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: 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.

INFLUENCES: I am into science. I studied Physics & Geology & loved Chemistry too. Astronomy, Archaeology, and Cultural Anthropology are always top on my list. I find that learning about natural animal habitats and incorporating green design (recycle/reuse) is on the top of my "to do" list for the new year. I enjoy cooking - especially breads or interesting cuisine...Thai, Greek, Moroccan, Cuban. I am a Christian and that is important in my life.

POSTCARD INTERESTS: Guinea pigs, 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.


Jenicat rated for IS: Handmade Envies on Mar 25, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful and creative envies and extras 💜
theevidenceisme rated for SUSA - Mail Art PC on Mar 25, 2017
Comment: Nice postcard, thanks!
Response: Super and thank you for the heart! Have a wonderful and creative week.
stephiedee rated for MPU: Unconventional Pretty Papers on Mar 24, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the cool variety of papers. I'm going to enjoy using them in my artwork.
Response: Super - thanks for the heart.
mgallardo68 rated for CC: My Favorite Subject Mail Art on Mar 19, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for a great, great envie!! Loved the extras you added but the ATC is fantastic!! Lovely swap!!! ♥♥♥
Response: Super - thanks for the lovely heart too -- they make me happy!
vanneparis rated for VS - Handmade Vintage PC on Mar 12, 2017
Comment: Hi Johny - Thanks so much for the beautiful Mixed Media PC. I love it!! Cool use of the Vintage Ephemera. I hope you had fun with the swap. Take Care -Vanne
Response: YAY - I love vintage ephemera - can't get enough. Loved the swap - thx for the heart too!
oblivionspin rated for MPU: Artistamps! on Mar 4, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the artistamps! They are absolutely darling, and so different than any of the ones I made or received so far, which I absolutely love. ^-^
Response: Super - I had no idea what I was doing so I played with it a lot...and now I want to make more!!! Let me know if you want to do a private swap of different ones - those are so fun.
Artstamper rated for MPU: Artistamps! on Mar 4, 2017
Comment: Thanks so much for the great stamps! I think I like the one with the bee a little more but both are nice. Thanks also for the hand made papers.
Response: I'd love to make more of them -- might be my new "thing"...Thanks for the heart.
ladydy5 rated for A.I. Recycle - ATC on Mar 2, 2017
Comment: Nicely done and thanks for extras.
Response: Super - always a little bit of pressure when I get your name :-) Thanks for the heart.
ginny19590 rated for A.I. - Picture ATC on Feb 28, 2017
Comment: Thanks so much.......=)
Response: You are very welcome and thanks for the heart!
Babsmomof5 rated for AMMM Layering with Stencils PC on Feb 23, 2017
Comment: Very super cool! Especially love that you went with an oversize for this!!!
Response: Yay - glad you liked it.
luluvision rated for AMMM Layering with Stencils PC on Feb 23, 2017
Comment: What a fun postcard to receive! Glad you had fun with the technique and thanks for joining my swap!
Response: Super - thanks!
Comment: I knew as soon as I saw that great handmade envie that this was going to be a good swap - and boy was I right! The ATC is a jewel (pun intended) and I'm delighted with all the thoughtful extras you included, even the fold-on-the-dotted-lines critter, who so far has me befuddled. Wish we could share a pot of tea & swap travel stories!
Response: Absolutely - so if you get to Houston one day -- look me up :-) -- in the meantime, so glad you liked everything! I love making this crazy postage stamp altered ATC's. I vote for more! Have a creative and wonderful week.
Candyn29 rated for Vintage Style ATC on Feb 21, 2017
Comment: Thank you, and thank you for the vintage cards.
Response: Yay - you are very welcome. Cheers, thanks for the heart.
shellyc rated for SWL ~ Paper Swap #4 on Feb 14, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the papers of bright, happy colours and the cards! Your handmade papers are great and I'll enjoy crafting with them :D
Response: Super - that is my new love. I'm also crazy for my gelli plate! Thanks for the heart too.
Comment: Hi Johny, I always look forward to "mahlermail". Once again, it did not disappoint. Such a treasure trove of goodies. I have several jouirnals in progress right now - from an En Masse to a recipe RR to a vintage. There will be very little that isn't used immediately. Thanks bunches. Oh, and I love the envelope.
Response: Super - yes, I got crazy with the envie style - glad you liked it. Have a wonderful and creative week.
Comment: Oh my goodness! I am absolutely overwhelmed with joy!!! This was just a delight...every piece was better than the one before! Thank you so so much for this amazing envelope full of treasure!
Response: YAY - I thought I'd send a FUN PACK for you. You are always doing such fun swaps and doing for others -- have a lovely week.
3rinn rated for Private ATC swap 2016 on Feb 4, 2017
Comment: Received your cards today! Thank you so much :) I love them all.
Response: Yay - I can't believe it took so long for them to arrive. Crazy. Glad you like them - sorry for mixing up the info first time around!
wittmert rated for EJ: Calendar recycling postcard on Feb 2, 2017
Comment: Thanks!
Response: fun swap - thanks for the heart
hibiscus rated for CPG Jan '17 Silver ATCS - Global on Jan 30, 2017
Comment: Hey! I loved that envelope! Two of my favorite postage stamps...love that series...those extras are so great and i will look forward to using them...great silver act collages... Of course I loved the sea one... Thanks so much... Super swap!
Response: Yay - I wanted to do ones that matched your profile - it was fun. Thanks for the heart too! Wow - it got there quickly - you never know about the PO!! :-)
meeltje57 rated for IS: Decorated envelope #6 INT on Jan 28, 2017
Comment: Absolutely Gorgeous, this envelope is perfect. Also Love the extra's, especially the handmade paper, it has tiny glitters in it ໒(❤‿❤)७ Thank you so much for this perfect swap.
Response: YAY - so glad you are happy! Tanks for the heart too....makes me happy.

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oblivionspin on Mar 16, 2017:

oh my goodness! I got your artistamps for our unofficial swap and they are fantastic. Thank you for the great variety and sending so many, I'm excited to use these. Keep making them!

bbsporty on Feb 14, 2017:

MissPaula on Jan 18, 2017:

Thanks so much for completing my Snowman PC! It looks great!

Angie on Nov 23, 2016:

bjmonroe on Nov 23, 2016:

Moominbrooke on Nov 18, 2016:

Native American Heritage Month #3

Moominbrooke on Nov 18, 2016:

Native American Heritage Month #2

Wildchild on Nov 17, 2016:

APDG ~ Native American Heritage Month


Jotekb on Nov 17, 2016:

APDG ~ Native American Heritage Month

Moominbrooke on Nov 16, 2016:

Have a Good Native American Heritage Month!

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