Swap-bot Time: May 8, 2021 12:48 pm


Date Joined: May 18, 2012
Last Online: May 8, 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!


CWUmom rated for LSRUS-Alice in wonderland-USA on May 6, 2021
Comment: wow that was some great items. I love the washi. I wish I could give multiple hearts
Gobarb rated for A.I.—Just Backgrounds on Apr 28, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful background ATCs. I love them all! Great job.
Response: Glad you liked these-learned some of the techniques in a card class I used to take before COVID 19 hit and they discontinued them. Thanks for the rating-take care and stay safe.
CookieMomster78 rated for ABCs: RCSS #1 on Apr 27, 2021
Comment: I dunno if this actually arrived and I returned it already. Sorry, my friend - I’m having a bad memory day. But whatever came my way I’m certain it was wonderful because YOU ARE!
Response: I believe it might have been the girl and then music paper across top. See I have bad memory days too-you are not alone my friend. Thanks for the rating and see you soon in our mailbox lives.
dcp0112 rated for EPUSA: Crazy Scrap Paper Quilt Tags on Apr 26, 2021
Comment: WOW, I just LOVE the tags you made. I admit I am jealous that you can actually sew the tags, sewing is not one of my strengths so I had to use faux stitches on mine. Anyway, I am going to keep these tags in my personal collection, thank you
Response: Glad you liked my crazy sewing patchwork tags!with all the scraps I have I could go on for days making these-it was so relaxing and a mindless fun creation time to relax. Thanks for the rating-take care!
CookieMomster78 rated for ABCs: SCSS #3 on Apr 24, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the fun Cookie Monster envie; I’ll begin working on your ATC and get it back home to ya shortly!
Response: Glad you liked what I sent! Looking forward to seeing what you do with the ATC-thanks for the rating!
beachchicken rated for Photograph Starters on Apr 22, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the cool starters! Have a great day!
Response: Glad you liked what I sent-thanks for the rating!
ladydy5 rated for A.I.- Alphabet ATC - F and G on Apr 17, 2021
Comment: So cute!! Thank you for address labels also. I needed those. Love ND and your governor .
Response: Glad you liked my alphabet flashcards I sent you. Our governor has been been good during this Covid thing-gave daily press conferences at the beginning of the virus. Thanks for the rating-Take care!
Arabella rated for Cool Crap for Junk Journaling on Apr 17, 2021
Comment: So many cool things for my journal!! I love "The Children's Prize"! A whole booklet for one penny! And love the memories the Kerr box brought back - my mother canned lots of vegetables and fruit and of course we had to help! Thank you so much for sharing some of your "collection" with me!! And now I need to go buy a Snickers bar!!
Response: Glad you liked the things I sent you! My mom had a degree in nutrition so you know we canned a lot too! Thanks for the rating and take care!
Comment: Thank you for such a lovely assortment!
Response: Glad you liked what I sent! Thanks for the rating!
tcornell rated for ABCs: Cotton Tails -N- Bunny Ears on Apr 14, 2021
Comment: Georgene, I was so excited to work on this Buddy Set! Very cute starters, I do hope that you like the way they turn out! Thank you also, for the adorable pug address labels. Yes, they look just like Madison LOL Your enclosed note was very sweet as well. Thank you so much for such happy mail ♥
Response: Glad you liked what I sent! It’s fun to personalize the swap if I am able. I’m sure I’ll love what you do to finish it! Glad the labels looked like your pug! Thanks for the rating-take care!
beachchicken rated for ABCs: Time! on Apr 11, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the great starter set and awesome address labels! Have a great day!
Response: Glad you liked what I sent. Thanks for the rating!
Sequoia183 rated for A.I. Alphabet swap (D & E) on Apr 8, 2021
Comment: I love these, thank you!
Response: Glad you liked them-I love doing these! Thanks for the rating!
Comment: Really love it ♥️♥️♥️ Thank you. So much
Response: Glad you liked what I sent! Thanks for the rating !
Comment: Thanks again to my most frequent swap partner so far this year! As always, I ♥️ what you selected for me. You really spoiled me. I am extremely grateful for the leather Sally and Jack "notebook/purse/card holder". Oh my goodness. Thank you so much.
Response: Glad you liked what I sent! Thanks for the rating! Take care and until next time.....
hibiscus rated for A.I.- ATC Letter “C” on Mar 26, 2021
Comment: Love the cat! My cat isn’t as sweet as yours! Liked the way you added the alphabet! And what a great treat the return labels!!! I’ve been trying to put those flowers on mine forever ! Thanks for another great swap!
Response: Glad you liked my cat "flashcard". I love my old teal colored electric typewriter and love to use it in my swaps when I can. I had to look up what a hibiscus flower looked like for your address labels and now thinking back there have been clues-did you used to live in Hawaii? Take care and stay safe till all may slowly get back to normal! Appreciated the personal text you sent me about shots on my message board.
Comment: Thank you so much! I loved everything; including how you decorated the envelope. The Jack stickers are amazing and I will be using some this week. Love how you embellished the note card. I didn't open the wrapped gift yet; gonna wait a bit. haha Love the gift wrap paper. ♥️ I really appreciate you joining these swaps.
Response: I appreciate you setting up these swaps and have discovered some amazing products out there featuring the Nightmare Before Christmas and love sharing them with like minds. I had my Nightmare Before Christmas tote bag with me when I went to my therapist appt the other day and she said it was nice to see my "Halloween" bag-so had to correct her that it was a "thing" celebrated and loved year round! Thanks for the rating-OPEN YOUR GIFT-hope you love it-thanks for the rating!
Comment: I love my Edward Gorey ATC! It is super cute. Thank you so much
Response: I love Edward Gorey and try to fit him and his cartoon in my swaps from time to time! Thanks for the rating!
Istalksnape rated for Things from Books on Mar 20, 2021
Comment: Aaaaah, thank you so much for this envelope full of joy! I cannot wait to use this for my journaling! Take care, Alexis
Response: Glad you liked everything I sent! Thanks for the rating and take care!
Gwillisinc rated for VC: ATC with a Frame on Mar 20, 2021
Comment: Wow! Not only a beautiful card - but an awesome package-love the return address labels & stamps are really appreciated
Response: Glad you liked everything I sent! Thanks for the rating-take care and stay safe.
Comment: Thank you for the cute lil red cardinal! Yay for the vaccine! I've received mine. Another step in beating Covid. Stay warm!

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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!

roska1vila on Mar 9, 2021:

Hello dear friend, thanks for wonderful surprise. I love it all you send. Hugs from Slovenija from Zvonka

beachchicken on Mar 6, 2021:

I love the way our buddy jam with the art deco lady turned out! Thanks!

DRMOM on Mar 2, 2021:

Thank you so much for the clever birthday card. The detail is everything. So cute. Love the color and sunglasses on the back. Thanks for the thoughtful gift, totally lifted my spirits. Zoe @drmom

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ChristyClark1970 on Dec 23, 2020:

Merry Christmas, Georgene!

supersquirrel on Dec 20, 2020:

So I've been carrying this darling unopened envelope around with me for a couple days - taking it to work and showing my friends. Didn't want to cut it open...finally did. You are one of the sweetest people on earth. Thank you so much for the surprise birthday and holiday wishes and all the wonderful 🐿️ ephemera. You are so special and I appreciate you ❤️

thriftymermaid on Nov 26, 2020:

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