Swap-bot Time: February 5, 2023 4:15 pm


Date Joined: May 18, 2012
Last Online: February 5, 2023
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 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. I'm listening more to what they call the "oldies" now which is the music of my years 1960-1970!

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 a lot 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 eleven 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! He is retired now and it's hard to have him around the house ALL the time now! But I'll adjust!

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.

Old photos-black and white (people-old houses-cemeteries -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 Burton's Nightmare Before Christmas. Anything Coke-I have a coke and chef themed kitchen. Update-we remodeled our kitchen in 2022 and now it has teal cupboards-glass tile backsplash-teal walls and very vintage looking!

Anything scotty dog-prefer the black ones-but the white 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. I've started the slow stitching craze and love it!

Scraps of tiny print scrapbook paper also like glittery ones-good of small details on my ATC and collages. Maps

Rubber Stamps-on blocks or cling- acrylic



lyssathemermaid rated for Mermaid Mail x 3 USA on Jan 30, 2023
Comment: Thank you for joining my swap and for the mermaid goodies! 🥰 wishing you all the best <3
Response: Glad you liked what I sent. Thanks for the raring!
chimerix rated for Mermaid Mail x 3 USA on Jan 29, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much for the mermaid stickers and images to use in my crafting. Aloha!
Response: Glad you liked the mermaid things I sent. Thanks for the rating!
PeliKat rated for Mermaid Mail x 3 USA on Jan 28, 2023
Comment: Georgia, what a great swap you sent me! I love it when pswappers take the time to decorate the envelope and yours was extra nice. The chubby little postman sticker made me laugh! I love the baby mermaids - so cute!! And I can't wait to use the round stickers. The larger mermaid cutout had come apart in transit, but it was a simple thing to glue her back together, so no problem at all. Thank you for making this such a nice packet to receive. Best either to you and happy swapping!
Response: Glad you liked everything I sent. Glad the larger mermaid was able to be ‘healed”! Thanks for the rating. Take care!
Kraftylady777 rated for Stuff the Mailbox - Holidays on Jan 25, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much
Response: Thanks for the rating!
Comment: Thank you so much for the return address labels. They are appreciated. I love the papers you used for your flip and the extra little pocket on the bottom. Happy swapping friend!
Response: Glad you liked everything I sent! Thanks for the rating!
Comment: Thank you for the fun collage. Reminds me of when my ma sewed nearly all of my clothes (8 and younger, but she made special event dresses for me later too).
Response: My mom did too and doll clothes when I was younger! Thanks for the rating!
isabellasnow rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #73 on Jan 18, 2023
Comment: Hi Georgene! So nice to receive you work once again. I'm just in LOVE with these whimsical rabbits on the mushroom swing! Way to think outside the box. Thank you so much for the ATC and for all the sweet little extra cuts you sent. I love it all!
Response: Glad you liked everything I sent. I like when I have prompts like that to do ATC'S! Thanks for the rating and until next time....
JanHardt rated for AACG: 3 Elements Advanced #3 on Jan 17, 2023
Comment: Your ATC is just beautiful. I love the quote you included - I need to take that advice since I tend not to sing in public. Thank you too for the template. I’m going to take out some of my unused 6x6 paper and give it a try. Excellent swap!
Response: Glad you like my Atc and quote. I ended up taking a piece of 6 X 6 paper and drawing the template to size on the back for a reference template. Makes it so much easier to comprehend! Thanks for the rating!
Comment: WOW! These are so beautiful! Unwrapping each one was such a gift. I am taking a gift to a friend tonight and I am using one of them as a tag! So perfect. Thank you so much!
Response: Glad you liked what I sent thanks for the rating!
YooperHill rated for HDF: Send a doll! on Jan 13, 2023
Comment: Oh my! You have some great sewing ephemera!! Thank you very much!
Response: Glad you liked my funky 69's girl. When I sent a picture of it to my older sister she said her medical tech outfit when she worked as a medical technologist at a hospital was those colors and style back in the 70"s-Funny! Thanks for the rating and Happy New Year!
GrandmaK rated for Stuff the Mailbox - Holidays on Jan 12, 2023
Response: Thanks for the rating!
BookLover9273 rated for Holiday Gifts on Jan 11, 2023
Comment: Hi, thank you for the swap! I love Barnes and Noble <3 Happy New Year!
Response: I used to work for B. Dalton Booksellers for 18 years before they went out of business! Hope your Barnes and Noble has a Starbucks in it too! Thanks for the rating! Happy New Year!
Comment: Thank you so much for the pretty glue book page. I love the teal color you chose, and the pops of gold along the edges is so pretty! Also a big thank you for the extras from the digital kit. These will go great with another teal kit I have. :-)
Response: Glad you liked the glue page and I was happy to share with you the extras. Thanks for the rating-Happy New Year!
Rrush19 rated for YTPC: Collar Pocket w/a Tag on Jan 3, 2023
Comment: Hello Georgene! Hope you had good. Thanks you so much for the Collar Pockets and Tags. Love them. Also love the address labels and the tissue paper. I'll use them soon.
Response: Glad you loved everything I sent. It was a fun and new technique to learn! Thanks for the rating! Happy New Year!
Comment: Thank you for a stunning collection of goodies! From the moment I saw the envelope, I was in love with it~ <3 I hope you and yours are safe and warm, and happy belated holidays!
Response: Glad you loved the selection of botanical goodies I sent you. We did have a nice and cozy Christmas! Happy New Year! AND thanks for rating!
elinor rated for APCO: You've got me in STITCHES! on Jan 2, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the great ATC :)
Response: Glad you liked it-thanks for the rating! Happy New Year!
explore rated for ABC USA ~ Christmas PC Swap on Jan 1, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the Christmas tip. Happy New Year!
Response: Thanks for rating! Happy New Year!
JaneInSD rated for YTPC: Over Page Fabric Flip USA on Dec 31, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much for the pretty flip and the awesome vintage postcards. I like the fabric you used - no need to disturb the princess. :-) Happy New Year.
Response: Glad you liked what I sent! Thanks for the rating! Happy New Year!
kgomez101 rated for Stuff the Mailbox - Holidays on Dec 29, 2022
Comment: Thank you!
Response: Glad you liked what I sent! Thanks for rating! Happy New Year!
JanHardt rated for YTPC: pocket pouches USA on Dec 28, 2022
Comment: I love the pocket, and I love the closure you used. Thank you for so many excellent tags, and the clusters you mad are adorable. Excellent swap. Thank you so much.
Response: Glad you liked the pocket pouches. And the clusters that I am enjoying making! Thanks for the rating. Happy New Year!

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hibiscus on Jan 18, 2023:

Thank you for that surprise act of generosity… you are truly a much cool person …

Chantica on Oct 27, 2022:

Thank you so much for the surprise Halloween card. It made my day!!! 👁️🦇🖤🎃

hibiscus on Aug 8, 2022:
hibiscus on May 17, 2022:

Beautiful Gothic arch with wings!

hibiscus on May 6, 2022:

That idea of the nest building mama bird was inspired .. love your artistic vision

hibiscus on May 3, 2022:

The “bird collage” was beyond beautiful.. I treasure this atc… you are quite the artist … hope the remodeling is over soon! Sounds great

supersquirrel on Apr 15, 2022:

Nothing better than coming home to a surprise package! So nice of you to think of me with a Department 56 Easter Squirrel!! She is so gorgeous and so cute!! She will have a permanent place on my mantel. Thank you so much my friend - so thoughtful and kind of you ❤️🤍❤️

supersquirrel on Feb 2, 2022:

Hey friend - Thank you for the jams and the amazing vintage squirrel postcard ❤️

supersquirrel on Dec 2, 2021:

Wonderful trio of jam finishes! ❤️🐿️❤️

hibiscus on Dec 1, 2021:

Really liked that excellent finish to my starter!! (Music inspired starter set). So very clever and I used my last address label today now I can not rush to make more! Love the vintage vehicle!!

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