Swap-bot Time: September 22, 2019 5:57 pm


Date Joined: March 12, 2010
Last Online: September 20, 2019
Birthday: July 14
Country: United States

About Me

My name is Pam Swift-Brooks and I am an avid paper crafter who focuses mainly on cards, ATCs, and Inchies. I am married to my best friend. We are globe trotters who love to travel! We have lived in several states and hope to settle in Texas for quite a while.

We have 2 dogs, Raven "The Claw" (black lab), and Fattie McGehee (black pug). We also have an African Grey Parrot Delilah, or D-Bird, that I adopted from a Parrot Rescue facility where I volunteered once a week.

I have spent the last 20 years working in different Zoos around the country. As a keeper, I have worked with most of the common Zoo animals that people think of. However, my most favorite of all animals are PARROTS :) It does not matter what kind, I love them all! Not only are they beautiful; but super intelligent too, and not to mention ultra sweet!

About Me

My most favorite holiday of all time is Halloween!

I LOVE whimsical or cute skulls and skeletons! I love the whimsical style of crafting, and also have a bit of a Gothic style when appropriate.

I dislike the "traditional" ATC style like Somerset and Rubber Stamping Maddness. I have really gotten bored with a lot of the crafting magazines out there as I feel like they all reflect the same current style. :( So, I no longer subscribe to any of them.

Some of my interests in color schemes are Earth Tones (think fall and Halloween), bright colors such as pink, purple, and green (think spring and summer).

I love embellishments! Especially whimsical, and Halloween. I am also a sticker addict for said genras.


embellishments especially animal or Halloween oriented.


promotional religious items. nudity, even if it seems tasteful to you. items with a cigarette smoke smell. book pages, paper scraps as I have way too many myself! cancelled postage stamps, tickets anything vintage (except Halloween related) or in the style of "Somerset or Stamping Madness" style. It seems so homogenous to me. Manga/Anime items

I will pass said dislike items on to find a forever home.

Favorite Music

My favorite music is alternative or indie rock. I am a huge fan of 90's music, and some 80's music.

My hubbie and I have not watched television in over 20 years! However, we do watch TONS of DVDs and are Netflix and Amazon Prime subscribers. One of my favorite TV show series that I love is Doctor Who! I just recently realized that Amazon Prime carries it, so I have alot of catching up to do!

I have never been much of a reader. It will literally take me over a year or more to read one book! I guess I have reading ADD! I keep forgetting who characters are if they only have small parts in stories, and not in every chapter; so I have to reread what I read!

Favorite Movies

I LOVE movies!! I love action/adventure movies the most, with Jason Statham being my most favorite action star. I also enjoy a lot of Pixar and DreamWorks films that are mostly geared towards kids. Some of the directors that I follow are: Robert Rodriguez, Quentin Tarantino, Guy Ritchie, and Tim Burton.

About swaps

I always send my swaps on time and I am quick about communicating with my partner to make sure that they are received if I feel like it should have arrived by a given amount of time. Unfortunately, I was rated unfairly one time after one of my swaps was lost twice internationally and finally was received on the 3rd attempt, making my swap late. >:/

I always rate my swaps as soon as they are received as I know that my partner is just as excited as I am to see that it has arrived and if there are any comments about the artwork. :D

I know that life happens but please be considerate and let me know if you are running late with a swap as I will do the same for you. Please also let me know if there are extenuating circumstances as to why I have not been rated in a timely fashion and if my swap was received. Communication is key to making swap-bot a great place to be!


neca84 rated for Card Making Challenge #65 on Sep 20, 2019
Comment: lovely card thank you
Response: YAY!! I am so glad that it arrived o.k. and that you liked it! Thanks you!
Comment: I love all these pieces! Love the card too! Thanks so much!
Response: YAY!! I'm so glad that you liked everything! Happy Swapping!
shalvorsen rated for Coloring colab#3 on Sep 14, 2019
Comment: Thank you Pam. I love the fun extras!!
Response: You are very welcome! Thank you for the heart! :D
Jinnypiff rated for Coloring Colab #2 on Sep 14, 2019
Rosa1 rated for Halloween Christmas Ornament on Sep 13, 2019
Comment: They are awesome ~ thank you so much! and also for the beautiful card too :)
Response: YAY!! I am so glad that you liked everything! Thank you for the kind rating. :D
Comment: Thanks for checking my profile! Love my kitty window! That paper lace looks almost like gears. Is it a bit of Steampunk goodness? Thanks for a lovely swap!
Response: You are very welcome! Iโ€™m so glad that you liked it! Lol, I guess I just lucked out on the paper lace being steampunkesque! ๐Ÿ˜‚
pat5036 rated for ATCO: Halloween in August ATC on Sep 8, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful card and the nice extras! I will look forward to using them. And I was very surprised to receive the ATCs...Thanks!
Response: You are very welcome! Iโ€™m so glad that you liked everything! Thanks for swapping. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
Drea3nvy rated for Coloring colab #1 on Aug 26, 2019
Comment: This swap is so fun!
Response: It is! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
hibiscus rated for AAA: Wings on Aug 26, 2019
Comment: My very own piece of art! And my favorite flamingo ever!! I love it! Especially this beautifully made note card and nice note ... I like to make my own envelopes from catalogs but this is quite special and I will use the handmade atc sleeve as well ... great swap !! Thanks so much
Response: AWESOME! I am so glad that you liked everything! Thank you for the kind words and rating! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
Comment: love the tiny shells
Response: YAY! Iโ€™m so glad that you liked them! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
Margothecat rated for WIYM Decorated Tag ATC on Aug 23, 2019
Comment: Your ATC is one of my top 5 favorites in my collection! I absolutely LOVE everything about it! Thank you so much!
Response: Oh, that makes me SO happy! Iโ€™m so very glad that you liked it! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
supersquirrel rated for USATC: Farm Animal ATC Swap on Aug 21, 2019
Comment: Haha - your pig ATC is GREAT! I laughed so hard when I opened your wonderful horse card and the pig was staring at me. Love them both! Thank you kindly for the napkins and tissue too :)
Response: YAY! Iโ€™m so glad that you liked everything! It was a fun swap! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
luleemik rated for Mini Wreath on Aug 19, 2019
Comment: Oh, Pam---what a great wreath!! Love how you used so many textures & colors. The Halloween card is too cute and I appreciate the Halloween extras, too:) Thank you for being a super swapper!!!
Response: YAY! Iโ€™m so glad that you liked everything! It was a super fun swap to create and receive! Thanks for swapping! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
luv2kraft rated for DOG ATC USA on Aug 19, 2019
Comment: SO cute. Thanks for the homemade card. I love the house mouse stamps. They are so sweet.
Response: You are very welcome! Thanks for the heart! ๐Ÿ˜
neca84 rated for Card Making Challenge #64 on Aug 17, 2019
Comment: simply gorgeous card, thank you
Response: I am so glad that you liked it! I had fun creating it for you.
neca84 rated for Washi Embellishments on Aug 17, 2019
Comment: Great!! thank you
Response: Thank you for creating such a fun swap! I enjoyed the process.
LisaLaughs rated for I.B.A.T. L.~ Summer Twinchie Swap on Aug 12, 2019
Comment: Hi Pam, thank you for the fantastic twinchies!!! You are so clever!!! :o) And thank you for the pretty washi samples - you are so sweet!! :o)
Response: I am so glad that you liked everything! Thank you for the kind rating! :D
WoodlandBanshee rated for SS: Finally - Me on Aug 10, 2019
Comment: Pam, your skinny card is absolutely amazing. So gorgeous! I love Hallowe'en too, so lucky me for getting this skinny card.
Response: Thank you! I read your profile and knew that you would enjoy the Halloween side of my personality ๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ˜ƒ
Comment: What an adorable card! Thank you! I also thank you for the note
Response: YAY! Iโ€™m so glad that you liked everything! Thank you for the kind rating. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
Comment: Thank you for the cute doggie atc, note and the AtCoin backings! :)
Response: You are very welcome! Thank you for the kind rating and for swapping!

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hibiscus on Aug 26, 2019:

Thanks for all the watercolor art in the โ€œwings atcโ€ swap! Such a great treat!!

ablev92 on Jul 16, 2019:

ablev92 on Jul 2, 2019:

Happy fourth from your crafty girls :)

RiverTopanga on Feb 14, 2018:

Hi Pam! Welcome to the Group: Artisan ATCs. I look forward to swapping with you! Love the name of your Lab <3 !!

CurlyTea on Jul 25, 2017:

stlouisphile on Mar 14, 2013:


Welcome to Doctor Who Fans (DWF) your first "trip" is to go and introduce yourself on the Forum and also please do the March 2013 Check-In. Allons-y!!

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