Swap-bot Time: July 3, 2022 4:24 am


Date Joined: July 6, 2020
Last Online: July 3, 2022
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, zines -- 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 polka dots, stripes & plaids.

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 also quilt & sew. I've hosted quilting swaps in the past in a different forum.

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

*The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

*A Thousand Spendid Suns by same author

*Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes

*The Chronicales of Narnia by C.S.Lewis

  & 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. I love Downton Abbey, Father Brown, Inspector Lewis, Shetland, Vera ... the list sgoes on.

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.

Postcards I love:

  • Mapcards

  • Tourist view cards

  • Covered bridges

  • Animals, esp. cats, zoo animals, bunnies

  • Birds

  • Fairies, unicorns

  • Winnie the Pooh & Friends

  • Beatrix Potter

  • Scenic -- mountains, beach, coastal, ocean ...

  • Botanicals

  • Pusheen

  • Lighthouses

  • Cathedrals/Churches

    ....... These are just a few, to give you an idea of what I like. There's plenty more!


Comment: Hope you are feeling better. Your cards are wonderful. Love them. Enjoyed your note.
Response: So glad they arrived safely. Thanks for the rating & the heart. Hugs from Ireland.
MuggleMom rated for MAE: ATC SWAP 3 for 3: TRAVEL on Jun 13, 2022
Comment: Gorgeous travel theme ATCs!!! And thank you for the ephemera too, I can't wait to add them to projects! I hope we are partners again and thank you for hosting such fun swaps. xxMuggleMom
Response: It makes my heart glad to hear that you are enjoying the ATCs & ephemera! This was definitely a fun swap. Thank you for the rating & the heart. See you in the mailbox! Hugs from Ireland.
Comment: Thank you so much for such Awesome tags, they are beautiful. Just love them and the extras. Thanks much!
Response: Awww ... that's great! So glad you like them! Hugs from Ireland!
Zomac rated for MAE: ATC SWAP 3 for 3: QUOTES on May 13, 2022
Comment: Absolutely loved the quote cards!!! Loved the envelope too! It received some extra water somewhere swimming the ocean as even the RAK tag inside had some blurred color! Nothing hurt and I love the mystery! I have very little to do don't I? Lol!!! Love your swaps! Thank you!
Response: So happy you like the Quote ATCs! I hope the ATCs themselves were not damaged by the water! It never occurred to me that that might happen. Thanks for letting me know. So glad you're enjoying the swaps! See you in the mailbox!
WoodlandBanshee rated for MAE: TAG SWAP 2 for 2: RED on May 11, 2022
Comment: The feather dress tag is so beautiful and clever. The details with the stitching is very nice on the other tag. Thank you!!
Response: So glad you like the tags! I had fun making them! Hugs from Ireland.
Comment: THANKYOU SO MUCH PAMELA!! I lLOVE EVERYTHING! This was such an awesome package to open. The green journal is absolutely delightful. Just love all the Irish touches and ALL the inserts!!❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Love all the folders you've made - given me new ideas!! The folding bee bookmark is really cool! I dont drink coffee, but the filter pocket is great. Im going to use that idea, for a chrissy swap im doing locally! Those orange cow serviettes are just great! Im popping one of those coasters into my papercraft workshop bag and the other in my sewing workshop bag. I am a bit of a workshop junkie! Magnet is going on my stationery cupboard that is pretending to be a craft cupboard! All the tags are lovely - have put them into my tag album for display! And i even got some cool green pieces to play with! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Response: I'm so excited that you love what I sent you! That makes me very happy! I don't drink coffee, either ... green or black tea for me. I had a lot of fun putting that journal together & all the other goodies. I might make a similar journal for myself ... if I ever get to it! Hugs from Ireland!
Zomac rated for ATC SWAP 3 for 3: STEAMPUNK on Apr 14, 2022
Comment: Fantastic!! Fantastic Steampunk!!!! Thank you so much!!!
Response: So glad you like them! I had so much fun making them! Hugs from Ireland!
papercraft70 rated for MAE:TAG SWAP 2 for 2: GREEN on Mar 31, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the lovely tags. I love tags! Check my new tags swap in the group, Amazing Mail Art. Hope to see you there. Have a nice day!
Response: Glad you like them. I did see your swap ... strangely very familiar! Haha! I'm on the Watchlist right now, but will most likely join. Enjoy your tags!
Comment: Thank you so much for the mail! Your wonky houses were adorable and I loved the St.Patrick images! I hope you like the wonky houses I made for you! :)
Response: I'm really so happy you liked the tags etc. that I sent to you. i can't wait to receive yours! Imagine -- only 2 of us joined up ... well, that makes us the lucky ones! /what's not to ove about Wonky Houses, right?! Stay safe.
sherylk3 rated for RABBIT Postcard on Mar 15, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the adorable rabbit PC. I hope you get a nice one for your journal - I will check out your group for sure!
Response: So glad you like the bunny postcard. I received a cute one from my partner. I really adore rabbits! Take care.
Zomac rated for MAE: TAG SWAP 2 FOR 2: WONKY HOUSES on Feb 23, 2022
Comment: Absolutely love the Wonky Houses and extras!!! Thank you so much!!! First time I have received from you! So tickled!
Response: So glad you like them! I was excited that you were my partner ... I'm usually the one receiving great swaps from you! Thanks for the heart!
Shiraz rated for MAE: TAGS 2 for 2: BLUE on Feb 13, 2022
Comment: Thank you Pamela for the lovely two blue tags- very nicely done. And thank you for the papers. I will use them for more tags.Have a good day.
Response: So glad you like your tags & the papers. Thanks for the rating & the heart. See you in the next swap!
quaisoir rated for MAE: ATC SWAP 3 for 3: PINK on Feb 11, 2022
Comment: Thank u so much for the pretty pink ATCs!! Reminds me of candy floss. Love the butterfly one. Mail sure travels fast from Republic of Ireland.
Response: I'm so glad you received it so quickly! And that you like my ATCs. I enjoyed making them for you. Thanks for rating, & for the heart. Stay safe!
Shoreart rated for MAE: ATC SWAP 3 for 3: ORANGE on Jan 14, 2022
Response: Thanks for rating.
Shiraz rated for MAE: TAG SWAP 2 for 2: WINTER on Jan 12, 2022
Comment: Thank you Pamela for the 2 winter tags. I love penguins so I enjoyed seeing them on both cards along with the whimiscal elves. Very nicely done.
Response: So glad you like them! I love making tags, & I love winter! Thanks for the rating & the heart. Stay safe.
LadyTbird rated for MAE: TAG SWAP 2 FOR 2: CHRISTMAS on Dec 18, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the Christmas tags!!! They're out on my piano where I have the rest of my Christmas tag collection displayed. :)
Response: So glad they reached you safely! And that's great to have a Chirstmas display of your tags ... super idea! Thank you for the rating & the heart! Merry Chirstmas!
boriquaz rated for MAE: ATC SWAP 3 for 3: WINTER on Dec 17, 2021
Comment: I love it, you did a wonderful job with the swap. Love all the textures. Happy Swapping and Happy Holidays!
Response: Thank you so much for the rating, the heart, & the kind words. That made my day! Merry Christmas from Ireland!
Risna rated for PIE: Profile based postcard #5 on Dec 17, 2021
Comment: I love Carole Lombard! Thank you so much for picking this card for me! Happy Holidays!
Response: I thought you might like her! Thank you for the great rating! Merry Christmas!
chimerix rated for MAE: ATC SWAP 3 FOR 3: CHRISTMAS on Nov 13, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the fun Christmas ATCs. Thanks so much. Aloha
Response: Thanks for the rating!
Comment: Thank you for cards! Stay safe.
Response: Glad they arrived!

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efjellro on Jul 7, 2021:

Happy 1 year anniversary on Swap-Bot!! :D

user1664 on Jun 26, 2021:

Received your 5 postcards mix tag - great selection! Thanks so much.

OrigamiGrace on Jun 21, 2021:

Thank you for the cute zeen from Zeen tag!

debbiespoms on Jun 10, 2021:

Received the PC today from the Naked PC tag in PTG. Thank you very much for the pretty purple flower PC! Love it & your nice note! BTW, Happy belated birthday ! My husband birthday was also June 10th.

nalaqueen on Apr 9, 2021:

Thank you for the PTG: 2 pc's in an envie Tag. Love the postcards you picked out!!!!

ladybug513 on Mar 21, 2021:

Thank you for the sweet Happy mail tag 😊

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:


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