Swap-bot Time: August 5, 2020 3:33 pm


Date Joined: March 12, 2010
Last Online: August 5, 2020
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 black labs; Raven "The Claw" and Sodi aka Soap, Soapy or Sopapilla. Sodi is my MIL's dog that we inherited after she broke her ankle and was afraid that he may knock her down as he is largely untrained. 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!

Favorite Crafts

My most favorite holiday of all time is Halloween!

I LOVE whimsical or cute skulls and skeletons! I’m not really into sugar skulls/Day of the Dead. I love the whimsical style of crafting, and also have a bit of a Gothic style.

I really don’t care for “Vintage” or “Shabby Chic” style in general, but love this style if it is Halloween or “darker” themed. I am intrigued with Steampunk even though I don’t really go for the vintage look. I guess that’s why I like the word intrigued as this style marries a somewhat modern idea with an old style. I would like to explore this style some more in some swaps. :D

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 or shabby chic (except Halloween related) 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. A couple of my favorite TV show series that I love is Doctor Who and The Walking Dead. I just recently realized that Amazon Prime carries Doctor Who, 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! XP

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!


Comment: Very cute skinny, Pam. And nice job on the card as well. I shall use the skinny in one of my journals. And thanks so much for the extra die-cuts especially. Love the bird one. So pretty and who doesn't like butterflies, right?
Response: Butterflies are wonderful! I am so glad that you liked everything! Enjoy!
Comment: I love the wicked witch die cut!! Thank you so much for all of the wonderful goodies!!
Response: I am so glad that you liked everything! Thank you for the great rating! :D
Atziouth rated for Snail Mail Flip Book USA on Aug 3, 2020
Comment: I LOVED the flip book and the travel theme is perfect for me. I will use all the items inside for cards, stationary or scrapbooking and love the washi. This will have a place on my writing desk as inspiration!
Response: Oh, I am so glad to hear this! When I read your profile, I knew that I had to make it a travel themed! I am so happy that you liked everthing and will put it to good use! :D
Comment: HALLOWEEN!!!!!!!! Wheeee!!!!!! Pam, these dresses are A M A Z I N G! The issue will be whether I can part with them! haha. I'm in love with the spidery dresses, not to mention the truly sweet embellishments. AND the card!!! More beauty! These are just what I needed to remind me that summer will soon be over and after that we're well on our way to my favorite holiday--Halloween! Thank you so much for really going over-the-top with this swap. It's always a pleasure to receive a swap from you ;+) Thank you!!
Response: Awwwww!! You are very welcome! Thank you so much for your sweet words! I had created those dresses first to see if I could do it and was going to keep them myself if my partner wasn't into Halloween. I was so glad that I could send them to someone who would appreciate them! Thank you for always postting such fun swaps for us! Looking forward to swapping with you again soon!
Comment: Thank you for the nice origami dress cards and the extra goodies!
Response: You are very welcome! Thank you for the kind words and rating. :D
bluejardiniere rated for 1000 heart ATC contest on Jul 30, 2020
Comment: My ATC is very lovely and my card is very cute! Thank you for the extras! It was a treat to receive such a wonderful package.
Response: I am so very glad that you liked everything! Thank you for the kind rating!
RiverTopanga rated for Dragon Fly Themed ATC on Jul 26, 2020
Comment: Lovely Dragonfly and butterfly ATC Coin. And they are in purple! Thank you for looking at my profile and seeing that I like purple 💜. Thank you also for the Purple extras... I love them all! Particularly fascinated with the bird and moving wing... so cool! Thank you again. Stay healthy and happy 🙂
Response: You are very welcome! I am so glad that you liked everything! Stay safe and healthy and happy swapping! 😃
AnitaHames rated for Summer time fun on Jul 25, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the fun summertime card and washi tape! I would love to watch the little ducklings!
Response: I am so glad that you liked everything! Yes, the ducklings bring me so much jjoy everyday! :D
ablev92 rated for Summer birthday fun! on Jul 21, 2020
Comment: Thanks so much for all the super cute fun goodies !!
Response: You are very welcome! Thanks so much for hosting such a fun swap! I hope that you will have a fabulous birthday!
area51ufo1 rated for color me .... atc on Jul 21, 2020
Comment: OmG ! I love your card and the extras. I am so new to ATCs ,I am in awe of yours and everybody else’s. I will use these coffins and skulls . I saw some Halloween stuff already and admit I want to buy it all lol! I’m going to use your cards as decorations
Response: YAY!! I am so happy that you liked the ATC and the coffins and skulls! I am always so excited when I get to share my supplies with someone else who appreciates Halloween! I too have made my first Halloween decoration purchase for the season a few weeks ago, a plastic sign that says "creepy" made out of bones! :D
ArtyBeth3 rated for CMF: Fun with paper circles on Jul 17, 2020
Comment: What a fun cat-themed circle card you made for me! Love it! The outside envelope decor is cool too. Thank you for the extra goodies too. 💕
Response: You are very welcome! I am so glad that you liked everything!
Comment: Thank you=)
Response: You are very welcome!
LavenderSprinkles rated for Giveaway Suitcase Cleanout on Jul 16, 2020
Comment: Have a great day! Thanks for kindness! Happy swapping!
Response: You are very welcome! You have a great day as well!
kristid1970 rated for Giveaway Suitcase Cleanout on Jul 16, 2020
fiennesgirl rated for Giveaway Suitcase Cleanout on Jul 15, 2020
divamagenta rated for Giveaway Suitcase Cleanout on Jul 15, 2020
Response: Thank you!
myancey rated for Giveaway Suitcase Cleanout on Jul 15, 2020
Rabbitfreedom rated for Giveaway Suitcase Cleanout on Jul 15, 2020
Comment: Have a great day!!
Response: Thanks Joyce! You too!
sambob rated for RAK to celebrate my 200th Heart! on Jul 14, 2020
Comment: Love swa bot I hope you enjoy
Response: Me too! Have a great day!
Artistic rated for Half Birthday Giveaway!! on Jul 14, 2020
Comment: Happy REAL Birthday to you!!
Response: Thank you so very much! I greatly appreciate it! :D

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LavenderSprinkles on Jul 31, 2020:

Thank you for remembering me on this occasion. Take care and have a great weekend.

LavenderSprinkles on Jul 29, 2020:

Thanks for the warm message and sympathy card! ❤️

hibiscus on Aug 26, 2019:

Thanks for all the watercolor art in the “wings atc” 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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