Swap-bot Time: June 4, 2020 10:02 pm


Date Joined: August 2, 2011
Last Online: October 25, 2014
Birthday: February 20
Country: United States
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About Me

I love having a creative outlet and meeting other creative people...talking shop makes me giddy. I have been scrapbooking and making cards for about 18 years.

My wonderful husband and I love to travel...especially the national parks and Route 66 ...the USA is such a beautiful and diverse country..We love to go camping, cruises, and the shore.

Since joining Swap-bot, I now have a new hobby/obsession...stuffing envies with personalized items from other's profiles for swaps!! Wow! I have so much fun creating special packages for fellow swappers! I love class kits and inspiration kits so making envies for swappers makes me giddy with excitement...it's so cool to think of what someone may create with items I sent them. It makes me smile to think that someone's day will be brighter when they receive my swap in the mail.

Things that make me happy include:

*quiet time

*time to create

*ANTIQUING!!!!!! I live in Pennsylvania and we have the best antiquing!

*"stalking" creative blogs ;-)

*watching how-to YouTube videos

*hearing the sounds of my jars popping when canning



*road trips

*packages in the mail


*beautiful rainy days

*my scrapbooking "studio" (a.k.a. our old spare bedroom)

*doing something nice for someone just to ease their day

*moments of content

*reading on my hammock under the grape arbor


Favorite Crafts

I adore "Somerset Life" magazine and love the magazine "Where Women Create".

My passion is paper crafting...scrapbooking, card making, altered art, mini albums, rubber stamping, canvas art, altered journals, making hatpins/stickpins...

I very much appreciate the vintage style and shabby chic.

My style is more sophisticated rather than cutesy.

Favorite scrapbooking/rubber stamping companies: Project Life, Technique Tuesday, PaperTrey Ink, Ali Edwards, Graphic 45, BoBunny, Tim Holtz, 7 gypsies, Basic Grey, Prima, Jenni Bowlin, Teresa Collins, Simple Stories

Favorite Music

spa music


doo wop


Favorite Movies

Cool Runnings (Jamaican bobsled team in '88 Olympics)


When Harry Met Sally

Under the Tuscan Sun

Favorite Television

House Hunters on HGTV

American Pickers

American Restoration

Diners, Drive-ins & Dives

Big Bang Theory

Cook's Country/ America's Test Kitchen (PBS/Create Channel)

Favorite Books

a book...what a joy...I love them all...especially books about girlfriends...biographies...not so much into crime and violence...I love tearjerkers such as Richard Paul Evans...chick lit

Things I like

*vintage lace and trims!! *vintage buttons!! *different shades/hues of color than the typical *tulle!! *cabochons *ephemera *striped paper *shabby chic *tea stained paper *tea stained tags *muslin *ribbon *burlap *inspirational quotes *filigree stampings (for jewelery designing) *lace *filigree *rubber stamped images *millinery items *my Bind-It-All *Paris theme *vintage theme *travel theme *textured cardstock *velvet ribbon *vintage fabric *vintage wllpaper

Don't care for much

*cartoon like images *kid/children style *"cutesy" style *stickers (I have tons from over the years) *religious stuff (inspirational yes but not w/religion) *glitter

Favorite Craft Colors

Brown!! Autumn shades Neutrals: Gray, Cream, black, white

I really like shades/hues that are different than the typical.

Love Shabby chic colors... I'm not that much into neon colors or primary colors.


jan54wil rated for Sender's Choice Swap on Sep 28, 2014
Comment: Beautiful cards Pam. I love them. And thank you for the extra one. Including this was a nice surprise. How long have you been doing Stampin Up? Jennifer
Response: So glad you enjoyes the cards! I'm celebrating 5 years with Stampin Up! this month!
craftygranny rated for Sender's Choice Card Swap on Oct 11, 2013
Comment: Love the cards! Thank you! :))
Response: So glad you enjoyed the cards!
xcraftyx rated for Photos - a scavenger hunt on Oct 2, 2013
Comment: Thank you for all of the amazing photos of Paris, I especially LOVE the blue door!
Response: So glad you enjoyed the photos!!
Comment: Great swap! I love the kitty picture, so cute!
Response: Glad you liked it! :-)
Comment: finally got your dekightful pkg and put my 2 gifts under the tree, it was so hard not to open them!! Can't wait till the 25th! Wish I could give you gold hearts! Fab pkg as usual!!
Response: So glad you enjoyed your special 12 packages...it was a lot of fun putting it together!
natasha838 rated for $1.80 Postage = $1.80 Kindness on Nov 3, 2012
Comment: Thanks so much for your cheery note. Love the lace and the comics! I also love old comics and Dennis the Menace has always been one of my favorites. Have a great day!
Response: Glad you enjoyed good ol' Dennis!
Comment: Hello PamV.. I got your envie this morning. I adored the envelope and the comics. Yes, I laughed as well, especially the (frog in her throat) LOL I really love the lace piece and the story you were told about it. It will be PERFECT for an ATC for ME!! Ò˜º I will make one for myself and keep it with your note about the lace.. THANK YOU soooo much!!
Response: You are welcome! So glad your swap made you happy! :-)
wokeupmissing rated for $1.80 Postage = $1.80 Kindness on Oct 28, 2012
Comment: Thanks for the great letter and awesome extras. Am going to try to make something haunted themed with that lace, for sure...so fun!
Response: Haunted theme creative project...just what I had in mind! So glad you enjoyed your swap!
sweettems rated for $1.80 Postage = $1.80 Kindness on Oct 27, 2012
Comment: Haunted lace? Awesome! Thanks for the note and goodies. And thanks for reading my profile and checking out my site. I like to personalize my swaps, too. It also makes me "giddy." =0) And it's awesome to hear you like Where Women Create. I actually interned with Jo a few years ago when I was finishing up my degree.
Response: Wow! Interned with Jo!! So cool! So glad you enjoyed your swap!
Emilydaydream rated for Summer holiday on Sep 13, 2012
Comment: Wow you guys had fun this summer :) Guess what! My husband and I went on our belated honeymoon to California this summer! We're from the UK and loved it. He will be jealous of your route 66 adventure though! xxx
Response: Congrats on your homeymoon! I loved California and want to go back again!
magnyette rated for Summer holiday on Sep 11, 2012
Comment: Thanks a lot for this postcard from 66 road. i enjoy it and i show it to a friend (a biker with harley Davidson!) Cheers.
Response: Cool! Glad you could share it w/ a friend! Maybe you and/or your friend will get a chance to do some cruisin' on 66 sometime!
hsteffi66 rated for Summer holiday on Sep 5, 2012
Comment: Dear Pam, many thanks for your nice card of Route 66 and interesting informations about your trip. Thanks.
Response: The vacation postcard swap was fun!! :-)
judee0624 rated for Summer holiday on Sep 1, 2012
Comment: Sounds like you had a great trip. Thanks for sharing.
Response: The vacation postcard swap was fun!! :-)
wickedred rated for Monthly Serendipity Kit 8 on Aug 28, 2012
Comment: What a wonderful box of lovely thigs love the Pete pots thank you thank you
Response: So glad you enjoyed your box of tresures! Happy creating!
Alias rated for Craft Me Something on Aug 27, 2012
Comment: So many nice cards! Thank you very much!
Response: Glad you like them!
Comment: Thank you for everything.. great stuff
Response: You're welcome. Enjoy creating!
MamaWulf rated for Swapping What I SELL or CREATE on Jul 12, 2012
Comment: so lovely! thanks so much :)
Response: Glad you liked your package!
Comment: What a lovely lovely swap definitely felt like id been to a little Parisian flea market.I adore it all you were so thoughtfull i just sooo love the lace pieces so much its all so sweet and thoughtfull thankyou.
Response: Fabulous! That's the feeling I was going for...glad you like your new treasures...have fun creating!

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Aumonae on Jan 1, 2014:

Aumonae on Dec 25, 2013:

darcilena on Sep 14, 2012:

So missing you & your artiness! We have to swap soon, I'd love to do a vintage holiday swap or something small sooner. Pm me! Darcilena Xo

ginabee on Aug 20, 2012:

Welcome to Rockin' Stamped Cards Group

darcilena on Jun 8, 2012:

Hey my fav't scrappy pal! I finally have my computer going for a bit but may be off-line until the 14th! :(

I finally got my b/d pkg and WOW!! I just love it ALL! I love, love my vintage card and will display the beauty on a easel in my new studio! I finally have some pics posted on Flickr. Thanx for the sweet mini album! our 1st camp trip this year was a disaster! rain, tent and drunks walking arounf all night. Anyhoo, I did get some cute pics that I can put in my album along with some others of the summer! Can't wait to do another swap! But for now I have to work on getting a f/t job and organize every inch of my studio. Added another section last night! You Rock and I was so blessed by your lovely pkg and I must say you are the Queen of lace!!! Ohhhh I was totally drooling and may use it soon or just hoard it for awhile! ;) write soon! Try to send you a letter soon! take care my swppy pal!! Until we meet again! Hugs, Happiness and Craftiness!! Always, Darss I think I forgot to mention the pins!! They are FAB, I screached I was so excited, now what to embellish with them??? Thanx Thanx Thanx!!!

MiaShelagh on Apr 6, 2012:

Profile Hello Swap. Hi Pam. I loved reading your profile. I to joined swap-bot to make friends. I don't like going to the mail box except when I know that something might be waiting for me. Do you have a favorite country artist or Doo Wop artist? I Hope you have a wonderful weekend. Your swap partner. Edna

maceypeach on Apr 2, 2012:

Hey! I am one of your profile hello partners. All the traveling you do sounds great! I've never even been camping, haha. Plan on doing that soon though. I have recently started scrapbooking. Over the years I have bought so many things to use for scrapbooking I recently decided it was FINALLY time to put them to use. You seem very creative! Hope you have a great day! =)

BluGinhm on Apr 2, 2012:

Profile Hello Swap From the movies you love to the things that make you happy, it all sounds so soothing! Great profile!

ariestess on Mar 31, 2012:

Someone else who loves rainy days! I have to ask this. Do you get more creative when it's raining out? I certainly do. Amusingly enough, the worse the storm, the more creative I get. When you mentioned "doing something nice for someone just to ease their day", have you heard of the 29 Gifts Project at all? It's a fantastic project, and something I've been trying to work on for some time now. I hope you are enjoying the "Profile Hello" swap.

Vickyen on Mar 31, 2012:

Hi I am one of your partners from the Profile Hello swap. You sound like such a creative, fun loving person! How wonderful that you enjoy brightening the day for others -wish there were more folks in the world like you! I enjoy Chick Lit now and again as well! Have you read anything by Kris Radish? My favorite of hers is something about the Fabulous Traveling Funeral (dang, I can't remember the correct name - sorry!). I am getting ready (finally) to start on a large scrapbooking project for my youngest son - he graduates this year and I am going to make him a memory book that has from birth to now (yes, I should have started earlier, but I also sorted 25 years of photos! LOL!) - how awesome that you know your scrapbooking style - I don't think I really have one, as I am all over the place! LOL! Very much enjoyed reading your profile and hope we are partners again at some point! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)

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