Swap-bot Time: August 23, 2019 9:32 am


Date Joined: December 30, 2013
Last Online: August 22, 2019
Birthday: August 25
Country: United States
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About Me

I 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 now these Artistamps!

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.


Comment: Thanks for the notecard with the beautiful matching colours. And I like the extras as well!
Response: Super -- cheers!
Comment: Thanks Johny
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!
ncnurse04 rated for Make Me Happy With HappyMail #24 on May 30, 2019
Comment: Oh wow!! So many fun goodies. Perfect package of so much fun! Thank you.
Response: YAY -- package of fun is what life is all about...thanks for the heart!
mandigutterrose rated for APDG SUMMER IS COMING on May 29, 2019
Comment: I actually have a donut floaty and my son has a pizza floaty! Thanks for the summer vibes on my profile and joining my swap.
Response: Super -- it was meant to be....have a great summer.
nancylee rated for APDG SUMMER IS COMING on May 29, 2019
Comment: I especially love that flamingo - great bold summer colors thank you!
Response: HAHA -- yep, I'm all about BOLD. have a wonderful week...
jeka396 rated for EP Handmade Envelopes on May 28, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely envies, I really enjoyed the flap designs and decorations! The printed book page and oversized tag were really cool too!
Response: Super -- thought you might like some fun goodies. Have a creative weekend. Cheers.
stiffneck78 rated for EJ: Scavenger Hunt Postcard on May 22, 2019
Comment: Yessss! Freaking great postcard! Thank you.
Response: Ha! Great -- so glad you loved it. Thx for the heart!
Kskollections rated for AAA - May Flowers on May 21, 2019
Comment: Fantastic! Love the envelope!
Response: SUPER!
hibiscus rated for Fill a Page Number Series Four on May 20, 2019
Comment: Very nice .. really like your colors and design and thanks so much for the papers ... I like to add bits of that sort of thing to my atc’s!
Response: Super -- love bits & bobs to play with. Enjoyed making the ATC -- a bit different than I'm use to. Thanks so much 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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