Swap-bot Time: October 18, 2019 11:46 pm


Date Joined: January 16, 2008
Last Online: June 12, 2009
Birthday: August 28
Country: United States
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About Me

Fairly new swapper. Recently divorced (Read: Single). 2 young boys, who are awesome. Part-time college student. I finally landed a job so good that I still can't believe it. I'm not a rabid swapper yet, so I can only handle a couple at a time. I hope I do a good job and all my partners are happy with my contributions. I shall try and be fabulous! =)

Favorite Music

I like all kinds. I like rock, alternative, R&B, hip hop, selected rap, Bollywood soundtracks, some Banda,Tom Petty, Jars of Clay, salsa, anything you can sing and/or dance to, anything that makes ya smile. Reggaeton is new to me, but I really like it so far!

Favorite Books

I love Gabriel Garcia Marquez, I hope that someday could read his works in the Spanish. Long way to go before I can read original Marquez.

Anna Karenina. The only Tolstoy I have finished so far.

The Hindi Bindi Club. Fun book about first generation American children (women) from Indian immigrant parents.

Anything Dean Koontz. He's just fun. Once I start one of his books I can't put it down. "Odd Hours" is coming out!!!

Diary of Frida Kahlo. I have it with the English translation in the back. Again, I can't wait until I can read it myself.

Cook Books. Any and all. I love to cook and I was working so much last year that I hardly got to at all. It's sad when you're thrilled that you got the time to make spaghetti. I would love to make more cultural foods. My mom didn't cook much at all, being a super busy single mom, so I didn't learn much from home. Orieda fries and chicken nuggets just don't count [Sorry Mom! =)]

Frida Kahlo

OK, so a few Years ago I was introduced to Frida by the movie of the same name. I happened upon it one night on TV and was never really the same after. Ever since I have been using as much of my time as I can spare reading about her art and her life. Being a woman of fairly limited resources at the moment I get most of my info from the internet. I have a few books about her art and life, but I could always use more. I enjoy Diego's art too, but I am drawn to Firda. So, tortured, talented, beautiful, and strong.


I love rich color. Think emerald, ruby... Purple is my favorite color, especially the rich royal purple. Red is growing on me lately, so is pink. Love black; it goes with anything =). I am really falling in love with bright color lately. The more color the better.

One word. !SILVER!

I love Thymes Kimono Rose scent.

I'm obsessed with pens. Pens and markers. There. Admission is the first step to recovery right? =) NO WAY! I will never get over loving pens. I love colorful pens, especially glittery ones or metallic ones. Ahhhh pens....

Tying to my love of pens is my love of stationary. I especially like the ones with texture and raised detail.

Junior Mints. The perfect candy. I'm a Hershey girl, there's nothing I like better than a plain old Hershey bar.

Movies & TV

Lagaan, Mangal Pandey: The Rising, Salaam Namaste, Asoka, The Mexican Trilogy (El Mariachi, Desperado, Once Upon a Time in Mexico), Pan's Labyrinth, The Big Labowski, Mr Bean Box Set, My Fair Lady, Pirates of the Carribean, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Absolutely Fabulous


Not much offends me. Don't be afraid to send me adult flavored or gothic art. E.g. I do not find nudity offensive and I'm friends with the skulls. =)

I just started sewing. I need to practice more. Should not have started with clothes. I am making my first quilt though and am super excited (postponed due to life). The fabrics are light pink, dark pink leaf pattern, and a chocolate brown with a slight glimmer; the back will be this fuzzy comfy light lime green I got for $1 a yard at Wal-Mart. I just like the feel of the back, the top will be gorgeous.

I made my first purse recently! I'm so excited, because it turned out awesome! Everyone loves it.

I love most all things India and Mexico!

Special Requests

I haven't really gotten to craft much in the last several years, so I'm low on supplies and techniques.

Please feel free to send me any advice or techniques you have. I would also love any website suggestions you may have. Thanks for the help in getting me back into the creative swing!

I would love to have little odds and ends to attach to crafts, ie milagros or interesting images on paper or CD.

Living in AK means that I am severely limited on selection of cultural items. So, anything would be appreciated.


inkwell rated for Frida Kahlo Notecard Swap on Oct 18, 2008
Comment: Great cards. I love them...
Comment: Thank you so much! The cards are awesome!
Response: I'm glad you like them. I really enjoyed this swap. =) Thanks for the heart!
aly rated for Frida Kahlo Notecard Swap on Sep 25, 2008
Comment: Beautiful cards
Response: Thanks for the hear! It's nice to know that you liked my cards.
MissU rated for to/about frida letter swap on Sep 16, 2008
Comment: WOW! What a great letter! Thanks!
Response: I'm glad you liked it. I was unsure about how it was going until the end, then I had an idea or two and I was happy with the result. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: The handmade bag is very creative! I love it and wouldn't mind learning how to make it myself. Also the goodies inside are great including the Mary Kay makeup and the pretty pink journal w/gold flowers...especially the black book on drinks...it's sooo Carrie. Saw the movie Friday it was great and a little heartbreaking too. Thanks again.
Response: The movie made me cry several times, but overall it was good. I'm so glad you liked the purse; I was really proud of it. I made it from a pattern in a book I bought. I was waiting for a reason to buy that black book, so this swap was perfect! I'm thrilled you liked my swap stuff. Thanks for the heart!
qweenoftheworld rated for Quotecard Postcard #10! on Apr 18, 2008
TryshaH81 rated for Quotecard Postcard #10! on Apr 14, 2008
Comment: Aweome Postcard of Antonio Banderas and I love that quote!
Response: I love that card! I kept one for me!
SarahLiz rated for *~Postcards~*#2 on Apr 8, 2008
tobiejonzarelli rated for Quotecard Postcard #10! on Apr 3, 2008
Comment: Great card and wonderful quote! Thanks, Mary
Response: Glad you liked it and thanks for the heart! =)
cranialbleeding rated for PEOPLE Postcards #2 on Mar 29, 2008
Comment: beautiful, thanks!
Response: I'm so glad you liked it!
flapperhoney rated for PEOPLE Postcards #2 on Mar 19, 2008
Comment: Thank you for such a lovely postcard! The card does remind me of a book cover! :0D
Response: I love books, so I was buying that card no matter what. =)
ningy rated for PEOPLE Postcards #2 on Mar 19, 2008
Comment: Thank you for the awesome postcard and also taking time to read my profile to see what I might like! You got my likings right there! <3
Response: Thanks. I tried! =)
flowerlily64 rated for *~Postcards~*#2 on Mar 16, 2008
Comment: Thank you for the post card..it is definitely funny...It reminded me of a news story a couple of weeks ago...a cat traveled across the country in a neighbors bag LOL
Response: That card was so funny. I loved it. I got it at Barnes and Noble.
PostMuse rated for PEOPLE Postcards #2 on Mar 14, 2008
Comment: Very cute card. I was a girl scout for about two and half minutes, so I can really feel for the young "lady" in the photo :-)
Response: Yeah I was one briefly too. I always got in trouble for joking and giggling around the whole time. The mom in charge didn't ever do it again.... =)
redleppard rated for PEOPLE Postcards #2 on Mar 12, 2008
Comment: hahahahaha!! Love the postcard!
Response: I loved that card. I'm glad you did too! Thanks for the rating. Have a great day. =)
heatherc rated for FUNKY Postcards on Mar 3, 2008
Comment: I love the card! Thanks so much!!
Response: I'm so glad you liked it! I had a fun time picking them out. I think I like the postcard swaps, they're fun. =)
amberlantern rated for FUNKY Postcards on Feb 28, 2008
Comment: Thank you for sending 2 postcards from Alaska! The tourists with the bear is very funny and FUNKY :)
Response: Thanks for the rating. I would have gotten a better one of Achorage, but it's Furondevous here and downtown, where I wanted to get one of Anchorage, is a mess. They block of streets for dog-sled racing and even truck in snow for the roads. Messy. Furondevous, Furondy, or just Rondy, is a big end of winter, pre-spring festival up here. downtown gets a little nutty. =)
RudeNun rated for FUNKY Postcards on Feb 27, 2008
Comment: Love the postcard! Thanks :D
Response: I'm glad you liked it. Holy cow, you got that fast!
Comment: Thanks for the adorable Swap! Exactly matched my Profile!!!
Response: I tried. I couldn't resist the skull band-aids. I want some now. =)
Comment: wow.. so pretty with goodies and i love the note.. you kick butt for your first swap.. thank you.. going to do my nails now..lol..peace laura
Response: Thanks a bunch. Your comments mean a lot to me. I was too nervous about it; I wanted it to be great. =) Thanks for the rating and I hope we swap together again soon. Pamela

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Alphenquilts on Sep 26, 2009:

Due to the fact that you haven't been active here on Swap-bot for a couple of months, I will remove you from the Viva la Frida group. You are always welcome again :-)

RoseHips on Sep 24, 2008:

Like your profile. :)

My favorite scent ever is Thymes Kimono Rose as well... I found it totally randomly in this weird store here, and now it is the only thing that I ever want to wear.

If you're interested, I would love to do a one on one small Frida themed crafty swap with you sometime. :)

marionjoy on Aug 16, 2008:

welcome to letter to/from frida...

Velvetstoys on Feb 8, 2008:

Hello Pamela,

I received your package today. Your work is lovely.

Thank you!

monstermansmum05 on Jan 28, 2008:

Welcome to Swap-bot!

I want to Thank you for joining ~Postcards~#2 swap! We are in the top 10, YAY!!

Happy Swapping!

Your host, Brittany aka monstermansmum05

SacredYoli on Jan 16, 2008:

Yay, welcome to Swap-bot and thanks for joining the swap! I see you got busy with your profile. (I am very impressed, it to me a while to get mine together)

If you have any questions, let me know. Partners will be assigned after the 31st and you will get a notification via email!

Becareful girl, this web site is extremely addicting!

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