Swap-bot Time: December 6, 2023 4:54 pm


Date Joined: December 30, 2013
Last Online: August 14, 2023
Birthday: August 25
Country: United States

About Me

I'm back after a long break...so happy to return... Spent some time in Spain, Portugal, Costa Rica and a few other countries...now home for awhile. I founded a community outreach program making weighted blankets for kids with Autism, teens with severe trauma & foster kiddos. This program and grandkids keep me busy!

Enjoying gelli plate, collage art, sewing, making handmade papers, mosaics, quilts and collecting vintage ephemera. So many interesting and creative souls here in Swap-Bot...YAY!

I love doing travel photography - many of my photos are used for art backgrounds. Working on vintage journals - reusing old books for my various ancestors. SO MUCH FUN! I finally have an Insta for my creative stuff....johnym.studio

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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 & finding cool OLD cookbooks from prior to 1900.)

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, player pianos, monkeys, roosters, hot air balloons, puffins, vinyl records, artistic photography, steampunk, Kawaii, critters, creative journaling supplies, vintage travel, any religious icons, pirates, illustrated botanicals, 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: pastels, 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.

FAVORITE MUSIC: Stevie Nicks - Modest Mouse - Florence and the Machine - Eagles - Queen - ARTIC MONKEYS -The Cranberries - Imagine Dragons - 38 Special - Lorde - Twenty One Pilots - Muse - Sarah McLachlan - Billie Eilish - Steve Miller Band - Cannons



Influences & Interests

TRAVEL: Recently visited Russia, Iceland, Finland, Norway, Latvia & Lithuania -- what an amazing adventure! Looks like Spain & Portugal are on the list for next year...

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 postcrossing....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.


JBFR rated for VJP: Journal Page with a Vintage Child on Nov 8, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much ! What you sent me is very pretty!
Comment: In trying to make some sense of my craft room clutter, I found a very FULL envelope of goodies from you. Checked, no, not rated! :( So sorry. I love it all, especially the vintage photos and the music pages. They will be good to use in the collages I have been doing. Thanks so much!!
Comment: Thank you so much Johny for these journal pages and extras, I really appreciate them! Have a wonderful week and a great summer 🥰✨💙
Response: YAY -- have a creative & fun time with the goodies. I appreciate the heart too. HUGS
RockyBeach rated for AMA: Inkbox card - woman on Aug 8, 2023
Comment: Indeed Erna grins cheerfully. :) Good job for for your first inkbox card. Thank you!
Response: It was so fun! THANKS FOR THE HEART
papercraft70 rated for AMA: More Heart Love PC -July on Jul 26, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the postcard. Like the grudge effect on it. Have a nice road trip and have a good day ahead.
Response: so glad you like the style -- have a creative week
Comment: The PC you created is beautiful - thank you!!
Comment: Thanks, Marc
Response: Thanks for the heart!
Comment: What a lovely piece of mail art postcard. Love the embossing technique. Thank you.
Response: Oh thank you so much - glad you enjoyed it. Have a creative day & thanks for the wonderful heart.
Comment: Oh my you packed so many fun goodies into this swap! Thank you for everything I'm inspired to go work in a JJ right now. Thanks for taking the time to put together a rad collection of items.❤️
Response: EXCELLENT -- so happy I will provide some inspiration for your JJ world. Thx for the heart too! HUGS
Comment: Thank you for this fun swap in the pretty envelope. I received it in an envelope from the Postal Service as the bottom of the envelope was slit completely open. For the amount of postage you had to pay, I'm guessing that something is missing from the envelope. Please don't worry about it. I would just like to suggest that in the future, you may want to tape all edges of envelopes that are full. Also, what area of the city do you live in? We lived in Stafford till moving here in 2011.
Response: OH NOOOOO that is horrible. I'm so sorry. Yes, it was pretty full. I guess they wanted some of it. I live in North Houston. We use to live in Sugar Land but are up near Spring now. Thanks for being so gracious about the envie. I am happy to resend if you would like. Just let me know.
Comment: Thank you for the gorgeous postcard. I love when there is sewing on them. Beautiful work! Hugs,Mona
Response: OH thanks -- it was so fun to make.
Comment: perfect goodies thank you
Response: excellent!
ktk8 rated for AMA: Altered PC #11 on Jun 17, 2023
Comment: Hi and WELCOME back to Swap-Bot... I love the altered postcard..... just stunning and I never thought about doing what you did......Many hearts to YOU.....
Response: Awww thank you! Glad you liked it! 💙🫶🏻
Comment: Hi Johny! Thank you so much for this amazing swap! I love everything you sent and appreciate the eclectic mix. And thank you especially for the postage--that is so kind of you! :) The envie you made is gorgeous too. Thanks again!! <3
Response: Excellent -- so glad it made for a "happy mail"..... have a wonderful day and thanks for the heart!!!
Ace330660 rated for MMHWH - 5 Paper Napkins Swap #9 on Oct 29, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the resend and the extras !
Response: you are very welcome
bbsporty rated for HMPC: Bird love - September on Oct 6, 2021
Comment: It was so great to get a postcard from you in the mail again! You do such beautiful work!
Response: thank you so much -- lots of fun
simplyjeannette rated for Envelope Fill Happiness 3 on Sep 25, 2021
Comment: Thank You, love the items. Sorry for the late rating - mail is still popping up late. i would love to do private swaps
Response: Super -- just message me and what type of stuff you have or are looking for...themes, colors, style & we can do it! YAY
mjhaertling rated for AMA: Get Stitched on Sep 22, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card. Did you stitch the dragonfly? When I started doing swaps, it was only for fabric PCs. That was a while ago and I have switched to paper crafts. Sorry for the late rate.
Response: The dragonfly was from a piece of upholstery I salvaged from the trash! I love to rescue things. No worries on the late rate -- was hoping it wasn't lost in the mail! CHEERS
Comment: Thanks form this excellent PC! I love all the different papers that you used on it! I love the raven stamp as well. Sounds like you have quite the stash of papers. PM me about a private swap, if you'd like. Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: Sounds good -- cheers.
Tessssssa rated for AMA: 4 from 1 Masterboard PcS on Aug 22, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the postcard!
Response: You are welcome - hopefully you can use it in your JJournaling.

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CookieMomster78 on Nov 26, 2020:

You have been one of the lights in a seemingly dark world.

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!

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