Swap-bot Time: July 29, 2021 9:00 am


Date Joined: May 18, 2012
Last Online: July 27, 2021
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:: I own several die cutting machines and sometimes like a die so much I buy it twice. My wish is that swap-botters would list in their profile if they own a die cutting machine so I could send them my extras when I am sending them goodies with the intended swap. 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!


Comment: Thanks for this great fishy PC! It made it in perfect condition! I love the scales and the sparkle! It's very cool here. Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
arimails rated for CPG Fruits ATC Coin - US on Jul 21, 2021
Comment: Oh my goodness! This ATC Coin is so adorable! I love the strawberry theme and your enviebwas super cute as well. Happy Swapping!
Response: Glad you liked what I sent! Thanks for the rating!
hibiscus rated for A.I. - Alphabet swap “P & Q” on Jul 19, 2021
Comment: Love all the hibiscus! Thanks so much... love these adorable little guys ... great choices and also good idea with the little alphabet on the side! Thanks !
Response: Glad you liked everything I sent-you will probably get more of the stickers in the future-I bought a huge roll of Hawaii stickers at the thrift store! Thanks for the rating!
bpl76 rated for CG-embellishmen book -US on Jul 14, 2021
Comment: WOW thank you !!!!!!!!!!!!!
Response: So glad you liked it-thanks again for swapping with me-Thanks for the rating!
Comment: Thankyou for my princess leia junker doll! Love her buns! Thanks for all the halloween stuff too! And I love the R2-D2 stamp!
Response: Glad you liked everything I sent-it was a fun challenge to make the Princess out of uncommon bits! Thanks for the rating!
fortannam rated for A.I. - A 5 x 7 swap on Jul 12, 2021
Comment: thank you for the fun piece of art! I love the stamp too! and thanks for the note and fun extras! can't wait to try the cross-stitch!
Response: Glad you liked what I sent-a magazine I subscribed to got cancelled and they substituted it with CrossStitch magazine and I don't cross stitch. Let me know if all the instructions aren't in kit as the magazine also had an article about it and I will sent it to you if you like! Thanks for the rating!
CrystalZ rated for OoO: Embellishments for whatever on Jul 10, 2021
Comment: Wow the embellishments you made are just gorgeous! You are an artist with layering and I really enjoy the theme you went with the birds and butterflies. These will make great tuck spots in my journal. Thank you so much!
Response: I struggle with layering but the more I do it the easier it gets. Thanks for the kind words and the rating! Take care!
bpl76 rated for CPG Junk Journal Doily Envelopes - US on Jul 9, 2021
Comment: WOW thank you
Response: Glad you liked them-thanks for the rating!
Csomma827 rated for Three Pocket Card with Tag+ on Jul 9, 2021
Comment: Thanks so much for the lovely pocket and tags. I loved the colors you chose.
Response: Glad you liked what I sent-thanks for the rating!
Banjobritches rated for ABCs: Movie Time! on Jul 8, 2021
Comment: That old queen of hearts looks so mean! Fun! I will have fun with that ATC! thanks!
Response: Glad you liked and see possibities in what I sent-thanks for the rating!
CookieMomster78 rated for ABCs: Haberdashery Art on Jul 6, 2021
Comment: Oooo, these look like fun starters to work with and I can’t wait to get started! Your “Archie” homer went out in today’s mail too. BOLO for this one to come home soon as well. 😉
Response: Liked the way you interpreted my Archie set! Also glad you liked the ones I just sent! Thanks for the rating!
AmyMarie rated for ATCET: Stamping on text on Jul 5, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the ATC and nice extras. Take care.
Response: Glad you liked what I sent-thanks for the rating!
Poeprincess rated for ABCs: SCSS #5 on Jul 4, 2021
Comment: Ooh, EAP! Delightfully macabre. Can’t wait to work on it. Thank you.
Response: Glad you liked what I sent! Please take care and don't rush to finish it as you have family things that are important now. Have a Blessed day and thanks for the rating!
CookieMomster78 rated for ABCs: Junque Jams v.2 on Jul 3, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the junque to jam with, my friend! I love your ideas and will enjoy creating with these bits and pieces. I also really love the film strip you added to the Oz jams! What a great thrift store treasure that was, huh?!
Response: Glad you liked all the goodies I sent! I wish I had a projector to see what was on that filmstrip. It came in the cutest little tin. Thanks for the heart rating! Take care dear friend!
chimerix rated for A.I.- Alphabet ATC - “N and 0” on Jun 27, 2021
Comment: Thanks so much for the fun N and O ATCs. I love the Narwhal!! And thanks for the pretty dragon and fairy images. Aloha
Response: Glad you liked everything I sent! Thanks for the rating! Take care!
Comment: Thanks for the really cool moving ATC! Loved it!
Response: Thanks! Im glad you liked what I sent-thanks for rating!
Tatiruth624 rated for EPUSA- Floral Card on Jun 24, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card. I really liked the die cut flower.
Response: Glad you liked it-thanks for the rating!
sunrising42 rated for A.I.- ATC with a Pocket on Jun 23, 2021
Comment: Both of the pocket ATCs are just amazing! Thank you!!
Response: Glad you liked my Atc pockets-thanks for the rating!
kizzlets rated for USATC: That's How I Roll - Eye ATC on Jun 19, 2021
Comment: I really like what you created, thank you very much!
Response: Glad you liked what I sent-thanks so much for the rating!
Comment: These little houses turned out great, Georgene! I had some issues with creating mine at first as well; you're not alone there. And thanks for the addy labels--those are always useful!
Response: So glad they finally arrived and you liked what I sent. Thanks for the rating and take care!

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supersquirrel on Jul 25, 2021:

You clever dog!! Your haberdashery finish made me squeel 🐶🐿️🐷.

hibiscus on Jul 21, 2021:

You are one of the best swappers ever! Love my hibiscus stickers! Aloha!!!

ChristyClark1970 on Jul 13, 2021:

Just wanted to drop in and say Hi! Hope you are doing well my friend!

kizzlets on Jun 13, 2021:

Hi, wanted to say thank you very much for the address labels and stickers you sent me with the ATC Nature swap, thank you! :)

CookieMomster78 on Jun 9, 2021:

Cookie Mind Blown

Thank you for sharing the great cookie stampers with my homer ATCs! I 💙 them and will use them often! The ATCs came out cool too - love that you put Cookie in a tea cup surrounded by happy cookie cuties!!! ☺ Big mahalos, my friend!

Poeprincess on May 25, 2021:

Georgene, I have sent #4 ABCs swap jam back today. Thank you for the opportunity to finish a great ATC!

donetta on May 9, 2021:

Georgene, thank you for the beautiful finished ATC, and for the sweet extras you included! The page of sheet music is a treasure...exactly the right scale for the little artworks we make! It is always such a pleasure to have you as a swap partner, my dear friend.

supersquirrel on May 1, 2021:

LOVE the ABC: Time! homer ❤️🐿️❤️

CookieMomster78 on Apr 20, 2021:

ABCs: Cotton Tails -N- Bunny Ears

Thank you so much for returning my Cookie Monster ATC with a copy of your Kermit - his basket being on his flipper is the PERFECT idea! I love how it turned out!

supersquirrel on Mar 29, 2021:

...you know, this cute squirrel card you made me always puts me in a better mood. Thank you, my dear friend!

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