Swap-bot Time: December 1, 2020 7:01 am


Date Joined: August 2, 2011
Last Online: November 27, 2020
Birthday: February 20
Country: United States
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About Me

I love having a creative outlet and meeting other creative people...craft talk makes me giddy. I have been scrapbooking, making cards, and making journals for 20+ years.

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

I take great pride in each of my swaps and I always put a lot of time and effort into reading my partner's profile and try to send a swap that reflects this. I also like to include extras because who wouldn't like extras? I rate swaps as soon as I receive them.

Things that make me happy include:

*quiet time

*time to create

*chocolate (yum)

*Nature!!! Love trees, mountains, streams

*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 craft room

*doing something nice for someone just to ease their day

*moments of content

*reading in my hammock under the grape arbor


Favorite Crafts

My passion is paper crafting...card making, altered art, mini albums, rubber stamping, altered journals, making hatpins/stickpins, junk journals, gelli plate mono printing, watercoloring, art journaling

I love to tea stain paper and experiment with other natural dyes...making gorgeous yellow paper with turmeric for example.

I very much appreciate the vintage style and shabby chic. I love the bohemian style. I love retro style...like the 50's.

My style is more sophisticated rather than cutesy.

I would love to receive some vintage ledger paper and vintage music sheets!!

Favorite Music

spa music


doo wop


Favorite Movies

Cool Runnings (Jamaican bobsled team in '88 Olympics)

When Harry Met Sally

Under the Tuscan Sun

Mrs. Doubtfire

Favorite Television

American Pickers

Diners, Drive-ins & Dives

All Rise

The Good Doctor

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 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 *sunflowers, daisies, poppies, thistles, mushrooms *tulle!! *bohemian style *mandalas *nature: trees, mountains, streams *vintage campers, airstreams, volkswagen vans *cabochons *napkins for decoupage *vintage ephemera *vintage book pages *shabby chic *tea/coffee stained paper *tea/coffee stained tags *natural dyed paper *muslin *vintage ribbon and vintage appliques *book pages *sari/saree silk *inspirational quotes *millinery items *Paris theme *vintage theme *travel theme *textured cardstock *velvet ribbon *vintage fabric *vintage wallpaper *sari silk *washi tape *vellum *vintage linens

Don't care for much

*kid/children style *religious stuff (inspirational yes but not w/religion) *glitter that comes off *basic primary colors *Disney (except Pooh)

Favorite Craft Colors

Brown Autumn shades Neutrals: Gray, Cream, black, white Purple...especially darker, rich royal purple Yellow Turquoise/Aqua Teal Vintage 50's

I really like shades/hues that are different than the typical. I'm not that much into neon colors or primary colors. Love Shabby chic colors...Bohemian colors (darker jewel tones)


Comment: Thank you Pam for the nice swap. It arrived today. My favorite was the one embroidered by your grandma. In the future, if you know you will be late sending or need more time, please message your partner right away. This way there is no confusion or worry on their part. Thanks again!
Response: I mailed your swap on the 6th and it had the 9th as the send by date..........it was not sent late......not sure why you are making a fuss...I am happy that you liked the extra linens I sent, especially the one sewn by my Grammy.
camelsamba rated for Decorative Napkin Swap - USA on Oct 10, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the delectable selection of napkins, and thanks for sharing the stories of where they came from. I especially like those vintage oranges! And I'm envious that you have been to Morocco; that's on my bucket list...
Response: So glad you liked your napkins! Thank you for the rating and heart.
AnitaHames rated for SMSUSA: Handmade Envelopes!! on Oct 7, 2020
Comment: Thanks for all the envelopes. So many sizes and designs! I think I like the one with the diagonal stripes and the flowery flourishes. I like contrasting designs together like that!
Response: So glad yo liked them. Thanks for the rating and the heart,
karints rated for Ephemera/Junk Journal Supplies on Sep 27, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much Pamela, I absolutely ADORE this swap! you sent me the package of my dreams, and I can see you thought and picked each item with love. the tiny tea notebook, the pages from Alice, the Elmo playing card, the cat note page, old travelling tab....I'm speechless! Thank youX1000, and if you visit Israel don't hesitate to tell me, it's a small country and you are more than welcome to "use me" (:
Response: My pleasure! I'm so glad you liked your items! That makes me so happy! I had fun selecting special pieces for you. Thank you for the rating and heart. Be well.
Comment: Thank you so much!
Response: You're welcome. Thank you for the rating and heart.
toni rated for Brighten My Week Notecard September #3 on Sep 21, 2020
Comment: Love the enclosures! Thanks!
Response: You're welcome. Glad you liked them. Thanks for the rating and the heart.
crochetjunkie rated for Just Randomness on Sep 18, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the cute cat items.
Response: My pleasure. Glad you enjoyed them. Thank you for the rating and the heart.
Comment: Great job, Pam. Love the birds, butterflies, dragonfly, all of it. And thank you for all those extra goodies. Glad to know you love birds too. It was fun to do, tho' I must admit I got rather carried away on size sometimes. Hosting another cluster swap if you want to make some more. :)
Response: So glad you liked your clusters and goodies...so much fun to make and put together for you! Thank you for the rating and the heart.
Comment: Thank you Pamela, for the lovely washi samples! And yes, i counted you writing washi 8 times too, lol.
Response: A little humor goes a long way especially during this challenging time. So glad you liked your swap. Thank you for the rating and heart.
MarySue rated for Ephemera/Junk Journal Supplies on Sep 17, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the ephemera! The care you took in selecting items is greatly appreciated, I love them all!
Response: My pleasure! So glad you enjoyed your swap items. Thank you for the rating and heart.
Fabriqueen rated for A Note For You # 63 on Sep 12, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for your sweet card and the awesome extras! Have a wonderful day and stay safe! Hugs, Diane
Response: So glad you liked your goodies. Thanks for the rating and heart.
Comment: Its such a special package ~ thank you so much!. I really appreciate the handmade ribbon, and the pieces you got from Paris. I also love the die cuts and copper pieces. And your letter too - that was really interesting! I hope you get to come to WA next summer.
Response: So glad you liked your goodies. It was fun to make the fabric ribbon. Thank you for the rating and the heart.
Comment: Wow!! Not only are the trims you selected absolutely perfect - but blessing me with your Paris treasures and the beautiful clip-art was so amazingly wonderful! What a special package to receive!! Wish I could give you thousands of hearts! โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ
Response: So glad you loved your swap! That makes me happy! I really put time and effort into my swaps and try to match likes on profiles. Thank you for the rating and heart!
Comment: I love your attention to detail! Thank you for the special package.
Response: My pleasure! Glad you liked your goodies. Thank you for the heart.
erosxart rated for Blind Envie Swap #2 - US on Sep 4, 2020
Comment: Hi! Thank you for all the goodies. I think the surprise element of this swap is fun! I ended up really liking the washi tape samples. I also liked the idea of sharing a story. I didn't know there was a written version of "the Cookie Thief" story, but I had seen it told in video form-- animated and live action. Thanks!
Response: Glad you enjoyed the goodies! Thank you for the heart. I didn't know there was a video of the story...that'd be cool to see...it's one of my favorites. :)
mamajoy rated for SF- Envie of Ephemera-US on Aug 30, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the envie of goodies. They are very useful for making atcs. I especially like the Ohio punch card. I tried looking up the address that was written on the card, but no luck. Also, nothing on the name on the reverse side. I really enjoyed this swap, both sending and receiving. ๐Ÿ’— Joy
Response: I was excited to find the Ohio punch card just as I was looking for profile items for your swap...so glad you liked it. It would have been cool if something came up for the address...I love getting a little backstory as an added bonus.
Traceyk rated for Brighten My Week Note Card August #4 on Aug 29, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the swap....I really enjoyed your short story!!! :)
Response: You're welcome. Thank you for the rating. :)
lnguyen124 rated for Happy Mail - US #5 on Aug 29, 2020
Response: Thank you for the rating. :)
jillianstella rated for Happy Mail - US #5 on Aug 24, 2020
Comment: Thank you soooo much for the sweet letter and the goodies! It was so sweet of you to read my profile and personalize everything you sent! I canโ€™t wait to do the Nonogram puzzle you sent! They can be tricky to figure out at first but once you get the hang of them they are addicting! I really love everything you sent! The stamped mandalaโ€™s may be my favorite though! I am looking forward to using the lace too! I hope that when I get to Cali there will be lots of antique shops and craft fairs to go and explore, hopefully we can be swap partners again and I can send back to a neighbor! Thank you so much again!
Response: You are so welcome...my pleasure! Thank you for the rating. Enjoy Cali! :)
Klymntine rated for Autumn Paper Craft Swap on Aug 23, 2020
Comment: Pamela, This came so quickly! I love the little acorn stamp. It's always nice to stumble upon a fellow teacher :)
Response: So glad you liked your swap. Thank you for the rating. Have a goid school year.

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Heirloom on Sep 1, 2020:

** USA Happy Mail group! **

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.

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