Swap-bot Time: March 3, 2021 7:06 pm


Date Joined: July 6, 2020
Last Online: March 3, 2021
Birthday: February 16
Country: Ireland

About Me

My favorite colors are green & teal & turquoise, but I truly love all colors (except maybe peach).

I love animals & have one Golden Lab & 2 cats -- all rescue animals.

Birds are also a favorite of mine, especially cardinals & blue jays. We used to have them in our backyard all year long, but since moving to Ireland, I miss them dearly. We have lovely birds here, too ... just not those two! A Bird journal is on my to-do-list!

I love to make journals, tags, flip books, ATCs, bookmarks -- all kinds of crafty paper goodness! I also quilt, sew, knit & crochet. I love to read & to oil paint. I collect cows & Santas, souvenir spoons & tourist/map postcards. (Okay, any postcard is fine, really.) And maps, as well as used postage stamps. I love amigurumi & Winnie the Pooh & friends (especially Eeyore).

My collections also include anything I can use in making junk journals & ATCs, etc. Such as lace, buttons, ribbons, ephemera, music sheets, book pages (especially foreign languages), stickers, washi tape, paper napkins, tea- & coffee-dyed papers ... whatever works. At the moment, I'm collecting anything Winnie the Pooh & Friends for one journal, & Gorjuss Girls for another. And then there's my botanical journal. And ... there are always plans in the works!

I love handmade items. If you take the time to make me something handmade, whatever it is, rest assured it will be cherished! And I love to make things for other people!

Knitting & crocheting is a big part of my life. I started a knit/crochet club in town, & we're all itching to get back to it! I really love knitting socks & mittens & shawls. Oh, & I love amigurumi.

I'm a reader & I love non-fiction, biographies & historical fiction, but not the bodice-ripper kind. I also like some fantasy, but it has to have dragons, elves &/or dwarves in it; no vampires or werewolves for me! Yes, I love The Hobbit!

Books I would recommend are Alaska by James Michener, Hawaii by the same author, Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett, Forty Autumns by Nina Willner ,,, & many others too numerous to mention!

My favourite movies are Mamma Mia, Under the Tuscan Sun, The Hobbit (of course), The Holiday. We watch a lot of police/detective shows on tv, & I love medical shows as well.

As for my taste in music ... well, it's eclectic. Groups I love are ABBA, Lone Star, Blackhawk, the Eagles, Queen, Disturbed, Alabama, Journey, to name a few.

My favourite season is autumn. I just love the colours of autumn. I also love winter & snowmen, Santa & elves. My favourite holiday is Christmas! And I love handmade Christmas ornaments! (Another collection, I'm afraid! Haha!)

Dislikes? Well, I don't drink coffee or flavored tea (only plain green tea). Anything smelling of cigarette smoke is a big turnoff. I don't know if I have any dislikes when it comes to paper! If I think of anything, I will add it here.

I'm married with two adult daughters. We're retired -- hubby retired two years ago -- & retirement is the best thing since sliced bread!


I love postcards! My favorite are MAP CARDS. I would love any U.S. State Map cards or Canadian province map cards. Also, any map cards from other countries would be more than welcome. I enjoy all tourist postcards.


Jayofjournals rated for Random Acts of Kindness Day on Feb 22, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for your lovely mail! It made my day so much brighter! I can`t thank you enough! And I also loved the pictures of the cats you sent me! Thank you again! Stay healthy and safe, lots of love, Julia :)
Response: Awww ... Julia, so glad to hear that you enjoyed the photos of the cats! I find cats so relaxing -- in photos or in real life! Thank you for the rating & the heart! Stay safe! Hugs!
Comment: Sorry about the late rating. It slipped passed me!
Response: Stuff happens! Thank you for the rating & the heart!
Cbragg23 rated for ATC SWAP 3 for 3: BEES on Feb 18, 2021
Response: Thank you for the rating.
mlandman rated for TAGS 2 for 2: MUSHROOMS on Feb 16, 2021
Comment: Hi Pamela, thanks for your mushroom tags. Your drawing is nice!
Response: Thanks! I appreciate your saying tha, as! I had fun making them for you! Thanks for the rating & the heart!
user6937 rated for MEMORY DEX SWAP 2 FOR 2: VALENTINES on Feb 12, 2021
Comment: Thanks!
Response: So glad they arrived in time for Valentine's Day! Thanks for the rating & the heart!
fairylover rated for ATC 3 for 3: ANIMALS on Feb 7, 2021
Comment: Thanks for your ATCs, the elephants are cute!
Response: So glad you like them. Thanks for the rating.
user6937 rated for Private swap with @Crafty on Feb 2, 2021
Comment: Thanks - love the dragon die-cut and the coins!
Response: So glad everything arrived safe & sound. And I love my dragon! Thank you for the rating & the heart!
sjbult rated for TAGS 2 for 2: BIRDS on Jan 29, 2021
Comment: The cutest! Thank you so much for the very special bird tags. They are just so delightful.
Response: Thank you! I so enjoyed making those bird tags, & I'm glad they made it to you safely. Thank you for the rating & the heart.
thebragal rated for AAA: Clear the Stash on Jan 28, 2021
Comment: Thank you
Response: You're welcome.
Comment: Beaitiful! Thank ,you!!!
Response: They finally arrrived! Yay! So glad you like them. Thank you for the rating & the heart!
CraftyTara rated for ATC SWAP 3 FOR 3: Hearts on Jan 24, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the gorgeous ATCs and the lovely papers. So many layers and textures, very cool!!
Response: Awww, thanks for the sweet comment! i'm so glad you like my ATCs! And thank you for the rating & the heart!
stiffneck78 rated for AAA: Double Christmas on Jan 16, 2021
Comment: Thank you. These are adorable! I especially like the tree ATC.
Response: So glad they arrived safely & that you like them. They were so much fun to make! Thank you for the rating & the heart!
SciFiSama rated for ATC SWAP 3 for 3: BIRDS on Jan 1, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the ATCs. The cardinal is my favorite!
Response: That's my favorite bird, too. Glad you like them!
stiffneck78 rated for Stickers and a Christmas Card on Dec 15, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card, stickers, and mushroom cards! I hope you and yours have a great 👍 holiday season and safe 2021!
Response: So glad everything arrived safely & before Christmas. Thanks for the rating & the heart, & have a Merry Christmas!
Comment: Merry Christmas 🎄. Love the atc card. And yes hope things get better
Response: Glad you like my ATC. Thanks for the rating & the heart!
Comment: Hello Pamela, thank you for your handmade card, very nice!! Yes, I remember your bee journal! I saved it because I don't like to damage what people send me so It's safe ahah Have a wonderful Christmas! :)
Response: So glad about the bee journal! I've beenwanting to make one for myself ever since I did that one. Thanks for the rating, & the heart!
Comment: Thanks for this gorgeous tag in the collaged envie! It is beautiful and I'm going to put it up on my Christmas Tree! Stay Safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: Oh, Sherry, I'm so pleased to hear that! Thank you for the rating & the heart. Keep well & safe! Hugs from Pamela
Comment: thank you for the beautiful cards
Response: You're welcome! Glad they got to you safely! Thank you for the rating, & the heart!
paperlover rated for TAG SWAP 2 FOR 2: CHRISTMAS on Nov 24, 2020
Comment: I love the tags you made especially the reindeer with the Cardinals on his antlers thank you so much
Response: So glad they made it safely to you! And I enjoyed making the tags. Thank you for the rating, & the heart!
Kbrewste09 rated for INTL: Holiday Card and an ATC on Nov 24, 2020
Comment: Thanks Pamela! Wow - all the way from Ireland! I love how the card and ATC have matching themes! :)
Response: Haha! Glad you noticed! Have a lovely Christmas, & thanks for the rating & the heart!

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ladyaries7 on Mar 3, 2021:

Thank you for the random flat envie tag! i received the envelope today

Soph on Feb 16, 2021:


Best wishes and many thanks for all the lovely goodies I received from you for the 'Random flat envie - Pay it forward'. I'll enjoy using them.

user6937 on Feb 16, 2021:

Happy Birthday, Pamela!

wolfeagle on Dec 30, 2020:


FranciscaKarsono77 on Nov 13, 2020:

Hellooo... Greetings from Australia, I'm a newbie at Swapbot!! I love papercrafts in general: from cardmaking, flatmail, flipbook, mini album, junk journal, loaded envelope, loaded bag, pocket letter, ATC, tags/bookmarks, mixed media / altered arts, memorydex, embellishments (charms, fridge magnets, rosettes/bows, pegs, pins, altered paperclips). Likes - soft & light pastel colours, blue colours, and muted colours; Vintage, rose & shabby chic, fantasy, whimsical, flowers, butterflies, birds, magical & mythical creatures, lace, ribbons & fairies. Spring is my fav time of the year. https://www.instagram.com/franciscakarsono/

Rainydancer on Oct 4, 2020:

Welcome to sunshine swaps!

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