Swap-bot Time: December 2, 2023 1:05 am


Date Joined: May 18, 2012
Last Online: December 1, 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



Comment: thank you for all those extras for our military. merry christmas
Comment: You can't even imagine, when I opened your envelope to find such a beautiful Christmas card inside, with such a nice sentiment and the Owl address labels! Wow, Thanks so very much! I love the card and labels so much! Happy Christmas to you and I hope it's simply wonderful !
Response: So glad you liked what I sent! Thanks for the rating and Happy Holidays to you too!
mejulia rated for Christmas card swap🎄 on Nov 30, 2023
Comment: I love the card and thank you for the labels, I really enjoy them.
Response: Glad you liked what I sent thanks for the rating!
Comment: These ATCoins are super cute! Sorry for the late rating, I found the envelope when I cleaned out my car!)
Response: No problem-I've been there too only it was my craft room that I cleaned up and found unopened mail! Thanks for the rating! Happy Holidays!
HennyPenny rated for Children’s Book Postcard on Nov 27, 2023
Comment: Such a beautiful pc. I worked at B. Dalton's bookstore also! In the early 1980's. I am going to look up her work.
Response: Sadly, Trina has passed away from cancer but she has left a beautiful and extensive body of work! It's sad there are no B.Dalton's anymore-it was an interesting aspect in my life! Thanks for the rating and Happy Holidays!
donetta rated for GAA: Edgar Allen Poe Gothic arch ATC on Nov 25, 2023
Comment: I could have sworn that I rated you for this exceptional work of Gothic arch art, but the empty comment field tells the truth. Another sad truth is that I've been distracted and full of grief...but you deserve better, because this is a seriously cool ATC. Obviously you have an Edgar rubber stamp, and the way you embossed him is gorgeous. Thank you for Edgar and for the extras, too, You're the best!
Response: You are totally forgiven and I didn't even notice it was late! I do have quite a collection of Poe rubber stamps and don't get to use them that much. Thanks for the rating and take care of yourself!
marclively rated for 25 used postage stamps #33 on Nov 16, 2023
Response: Thanks for the rating!
WoodlandBanshee rated for Cluster Page Tabs on Nov 13, 2023
Comment: Awesome cluster page tabs. Thanks so much for the extra bits for more cluster making! Very appreciated. Take care
Response: Glad you liked what I sent. Thanks for the rating!
Comment: Thank you for the fun Rudolph journal. I love the tassel & all the trims along the edges of the pages. Love how Santa is peeking out from the bag too. So many cute additions. Thank you for making this journal for me. :)
Response: Glad you liked it-it was a fun one to make and add all the different items! Thanks for rating and Merry Christmas!
Trinket rated for AACG: Harvest ATC on Nov 8, 2023
Comment: Wow you've already got snow, we wont have any here for months yet. Thank you very much for my harvest card this is lovely and I adore the vintage photo.
Response: Glad you liked my harvest card! Snow has pretty much gone now as the temps have gone back up to the 40's and 50's during the day! Happy Fall and thanks for the rating!
hibiscus rated for USAPC: Index Card Collage Art #33 on Nov 3, 2023
Comment: Omg! Great card ! Guess what piggly wiggly has two stores in Texas ! Not anywhere near here and I looked it up and found an ad in a Houston store from 70 years ago .. eggs were like 30 cents! Very clever and I remember mother saving those stamps.. very excellent card.. no snow here we just get ice and cold usually! Thanks for a wonderful card and I love the stamps ..
Response: Glad you liked what I sent! little walk down memory lane!thanks for the rating!
Karmi53 rated for Themed ATC on Nov 3, 2023
Comment: Thanks for a great ATC. Love the picture and the background paper and the flowers are so pretty too. Everything is just perfect. Thanks for the extras too. Glad u had a nice time in AZ l can handle that right now. Well take care
Response: Glad you liked what I sent! Thanks for the rating!
123Poggy123 rated for ATCET: Plastic Wrap ATC on Nov 3, 2023
Comment: I love the colors you used for the background of this ATC. The Autumn theme went perfect with your colors. Wonderful ATC. Thank you for the Washi Tape samples.
Response: Autumn seemed like a good theme to use.hope you can use washi samples. Thanks for rating!
Comment: Awesome swap! Love the little painted items and goodies! Thank you so much for join my very first hosted swap! You made it even more special!
Response: Glad you liked the items I created and hope you can put them to good use. Thanks for hosting this swap-good job!
FLWAVE rated for Freak Show DAJ: Things in Jars on Nov 2, 2023
Comment: Georgene, I think you did a great job with the DAJ. I’m not sure where you thought it should be all original artwork. I definitely failed the requirements if that is the case. I think you achieved the freak show feel with your papers, textures and stitching. Thanks for your addition to my Freak Show journal.
Response: I’m glad I didn’t do it totally wrong then. Was an adventure to a new kind of journal idea! Thanks for the rating!
amparolewis95 rated for VC: Index Card Challenge #2 on Nov 1, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the lovely Index Card, I love it. I love the extra surprises! -Gracias!
Response: Glad you liked everything. Thanks for the rating!
hibiscus rated for CO: ATC sized surreal collage #5 on Nov 1, 2023
Comment: Thank you for those great Halloween papers so cool and vintage! The note made me sad .. we just get the cold no snow usually! Also no basements! ; ) Your surreal card was surreally great! I loved that image .. thanks for another cool swap..
Response: Glad you liked everything I created for you-I do love surreal artA1 thanks for the rating.
lmacdavis93 rated for Black Cat Small Rolo on Oct 31, 2023
Comment: Hi Georgene and thank you for the black cat rolo. Love the image of the woman holding the black cat and the black sparkly background`- is that lace?? It's really effective. And thank you for the extra little card with the owl stamp - my favorite!!
Response: Yes that was black fancy lace-fused onto some orange fabric as background. I’m glad too the little card with owl stamp is something you liked also. Thanks for the rating!
dcp0112 rated for HS: Handmade Halloween Postcard on Oct 28, 2023
Comment: Hi there, Thank you So much for the beautiful handmade PC, will be going in my 'save book' for sure! Love love love the stitching around the picture, beautiful! I always wanted to learn to sew! Happy Halloween!
Response: Glad you liked what I sent. Sewing on my creations fas become a favorite of mine. Thanks for the rating!
Poeprincess rated for CO Surreal Collage #8 on Oct 27, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the Dino apple pie. I remember “Tiny Tears”! She was popular when I was young & I think I might have had one. You’d put water in & squeeze & tears would run from her eyes. Sounds like a great vacation with your sister. Thank you, also, for the Poe extras—much appreciated.
Response: Glad you liked what I sent! It was a great time with my sister and now back to an altogether different climate-had our first snow overnight but just a little dusting-but cold enough to keep it around. Thanks for the rating and Happy Halloween!

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hibiscus on Oct 11, 2023:

here i am again saying how amazingly creative you are...mad hatter is crazy good!!

hibiscus on Jul 17, 2023:

Thank you for that generous package of wonderful! Not to mention that very nice ATC! What fun swapping with Fargo!

supersquirrel on Jun 24, 2023:

I 💗 Love 💗 the squirrel stickers! Thank you so much 💖

hibiscus on Apr 24, 2023:

Gorgeous mermaid “sticker couture” my favorite theme but I got a huge happy laugh from that piggy who went to Las Vegas!!

hibiscus on Mar 3, 2023:

here i am again...i loved loved that lilac and orange card...perfect image and every detail amazing..thank you ...

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

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