Swap-bot Time: January 21, 2022 3:10 am


Date Joined: July 6, 2020
Last Online: January 20, 2022
Birthday: February 16
Country: Ireland

About Me

My favorite colors are green & teal & turquoise, but I truly love all colors (except maybe peach).

I love animals & have one Golden Lab & 2 cats -- all rescue animals.

Birds are also a favorite of mine, especially cardinals & blue jays. We used to have them in our backyard all year long, but since moving to Ireland, I miss them dearly. We have lovely birds here, too ... just not those two! A Bird journal is on my to-do-list!

I love to make journals, tags, flip books, ATCs, bookmarks, zines -- all kinds of crafty paper goodness! I also quilt, sew, knit & crochet. I love to read & to oil paint. I collect cows & Santas, souvenir spoons & tourist/map postcards. (Okay, any postcard is fine, really.) And maps, as well as used postage stamps. I love amigurumi & Winnie the Pooh & friends (especially Eeyore).

My collections also include anything I can use in making junk journals & ATCs, etc. Such as lace, buttons, ribbons, ephemera, music sheets, book pages (especially foreign languages), stickers, washi tape, paper napkins, tea- & coffee-dyed papers ... whatever works. At the moment, I'm collecting anything Winnie the Pooh & Friends for one journal, & Gorjuss Girls for another. And then there's my botanical journal. And ... there are always plans in the works!

I love polka dots, stripes & plaids.

I love handmade items. If you take the time to make me something handmade, whatever it is, rest assured it will be cherished! And I love to make things for other people!

Knitting & crocheting is a big part of my life. I started a knit/crochet club in town, & we're all itching to get back to it! I really love knitting socks & mittens & shawls. Oh, & I love amigurumi.

I also quilt & sew. I've hosted quilting swaps in the past in a different forum.

I'm a reader & I love non-fiction, biographies & historical fiction, but not the bodice-ripper kind. I also like some fantasy, but it has to have dragons, elves &/or dwarves in it; no vampires or werewolves for me! Yes, I love The Hobbit!

Books I would recommend are:

*Alaska by James Michener

*Hawaii by the same author

*Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett,

*Forty Autumns by Nina Willner

*The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

*A Thousand Spendid Suns by same author

*Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes

*The Chronicales of Narnia by C.S.Lewis

  & many others too numerous to mention!

My favourite movies are Mamma Mia, Under the Tuscan Sun, The Hobbit (of course), The Holiday. We watch a lot of police/detective shows on tv, & I love medical shows as well. I love Downton Abbey, Father Brown, Inspector Lewis, Shetland, Vera ... the list sgoes on.

As for my taste in music ... well, it's eclectic. Groups I love are ABBA, Lone Star, Blackhawk, the Eagles, Queen, Disturbed, Alabama, Journey, to name a few.

My favourite season is autumn. I just love the colours of autumn. I also love winter & snowmen, Santa & elves. My favourite holiday is Christmas! And I love handmade Christmas ornaments! (Another collection, I'm afraid! Haha!)

Dislikes? Well, I don't drink coffee or flavored tea (only plain green tea). Anything smelling of cigarette smoke is a big turnoff. I don't know if I have any dislikes when it comes to paper! If I think of anything, I will add it here.

I'm married with two adult daughters. We're retired -- hubby retired two years ago -- & retirement is the best thing since sliced bread!


I love postcards! My favorite are MAP CARDS. I would love any U.S. State Map cards or Canadian province map cards. Also, any map cards from other countries would be more than welcome. I enjoy all tourist postcards.

Postcards I love:

  • Mapcards

  • Tourist view cards

  • Covered bridges

  • Animals, esp. cats, zoo animals, bunnies

  • Birds

  • Fairies, unicorns

  • Winnie the Pooh & Friends

  • Beatrix Potter

  • Scenic -- mountains, beach, coastal, ocean ...

  • Botanicals

  • Pusheen

  • Lighthouses

  • Cathedrals/Churches

    ....... These are just a few, to give you an idea of what I like. There's plenty more!


Shoreart rated for MAE: ATC SWAP 3 for 3: ORANGE on Jan 14, 2022
Response: Thanks for rating.
Shiraz rated for MAE: TAG SWAP 2 for 2: WINTER on Jan 12, 2022
Comment: Thank you Pamela for the 2 winter tags. I love penguins so I enjoyed seeing them on both cards along with the whimiscal elves. Very nicely done.
Response: So glad you like them! I love making tags, & I love winter! Thanks for the rating & the heart. Stay safe.
LadyTbird rated for MAE: TAG SWAP 2 FOR 2: CHRISTMAS on Dec 18, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the Christmas tags!!! They're out on my piano where I have the rest of my Christmas tag collection displayed. :)
Response: So glad they reached you safely! And that's great to have a Chirstmas display of your tags ... super idea! Thank you for the rating & the heart! Merry Chirstmas!
boriquaz rated for MAE: ATC SWAP 3 for 3: WINTER on Dec 17, 2021
Comment: I love it, you did a wonderful job with the swap. Love all the textures. Happy Swapping and Happy Holidays!
Response: Thank you so much for the rating, the heart, & the kind words. That made my day! Merry Christmas from Ireland!
Risna rated for PIE: Profile based postcard #5 on Dec 17, 2021
Comment: I love Carole Lombard! Thank you so much for picking this card for me! Happy Holidays!
Response: I thought you might like her! Thank you for the great rating! Merry Christmas!
chimerix rated for MAE: ATC SWAP 3 FOR 3: CHRISTMAS on Nov 13, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the fun Christmas ATCs. Thanks so much. Aloha
Response: Thanks for the rating!
Comment: Thank you for cards! Stay safe.
Response: Glad they arrived!
tcornell rated for MAE: ATC SWAP 3 for 3: AUTUMN on Oct 9, 2021
Comment: Thank you for your lovely ATCs, and I LOVE your owl zine as well♥♥♥
Response: Thank you! So glad you liked everything I sent ... I thought you might like the Owl zine! Stay safe, & I'll see you in the mailbox!
kizzlets rated for MAE: ❓THIS or THAT on Oct 2, 2021
Comment: Thank you very much. I like the handmade tag you made and the book pages!
Response: Glad you ike them! Thanks for the rating & the heart! Hugs from Ireland.
mlandman rated for TAG SWAP 2 for 2: HALLOWEEN on Sep 30, 2021
Comment: Thanks for your nice Halloween tags!
Response: Glad they arrived safely! Thanks for rating & the heart. Hugs from Ireland.
Comment: Hi Pam, Thank You! Barbara B., sleepingrover2010
Response: Glad they arrived safely!
mymerakidesk rated for MAE: Tag & Paper Love: Vintage on Sep 23, 2021
Comment: Thank you Pamela for the wonderful happymail. I love the tag and the whole goodies transferred me to the old time. They definitely will be put into good use. Have a lovely weekend. 💕 Xx Serviana
Response: So glad you like everything & can use them in your crafts! Thank yo for rating & for the heart. Stay safe!
nalaqueen rated for PIE: Animal Lover on Sep 17, 2021
Comment: Hi so nice to receive a pc from you!!! Yes I remember the squirrel from Ice Age, so funny!!! All the best! And thank so much
Response: Thanks for the rating & the heart! It's good to meet up with you in the mailbox. Stay safe!
Comment: Thank you for your postcards — I have just returned from a two week vacation in Spain, and therefore have not been home to check the mail. I apologize for the delay in rating.
Response: I'm just glad they got there safely! Hope you had a great time in Spain. Thanks for the rating & the heart.
Comment: I love you zines. I'd love to see more of them.
Response: Thank you! Any time you want to do a private swap, let me know. I really enjoy setting up private swaps! Thanks for rating.
Comment: Thank you so much for organising the swap, and for my cards. What lovely additions to my collection.
Response: So glad you like them! I picked out the most colorful ones I had. Take care & stay safe.
Comment: Thank you So much for the lovely swap package . I got it in the mail a little while ago. I forgot to rate you! Better late than never :) Cheers :)
Response: Glad it got there! Stay safe!
user3370 rated for MAE: TAGS 2 for 2: AUTUMN on Sep 8, 2021
Comment: Great tags! I especially love the one with the bird. Thank you!
Response: I love autumn & I love birds ... so glad you really like my tags! Thanks so much for rating & for the heart. Take care & keep safe!
inkspellonyou rated for PIE: Profile based postcard #6 on Aug 24, 2021
Comment: Hey Pamela, love it And thank you so much for sharing your story about journalism and being a mother. I can’t imagine taking a baby to an interview, but sounds badass!
Response: Haha! Glad you enjoyed reading about my experience. It was a great time in my life! Stay safe!
Comment: Thank you for a bright yellow set of ATCs!
Response: So glad they arrived safely! Thank you for the rating & the heart! Stay safe!

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efjellro on Jul 7, 2021:

Happy 1 year anniversary on Swap-Bot!! :D

user1664 on Jun 26, 2021:

Received your 5 postcards mix tag - great selection! Thanks so much.

OrigamiGrace on Jun 21, 2021:

Thank you for the cute zeen from Zeen tag!

debbiespoms on Jun 10, 2021:

Received the PC today from the Naked PC tag in PTG. Thank you very much for the pretty purple flower PC! Love it & your nice note! BTW, Happy belated birthday ! My husband birthday was also June 10th.

nalaqueen on Apr 9, 2021:

Thank you for the PTG: 2 pc's in an envie Tag. Love the postcards you picked out!!!!

ladybug513 on Mar 21, 2021:

Thank you for the sweet Happy mail tag 😊

ladyaries7 on Mar 3, 2021:

Thank you for the random flat envie tag! i received the envelope today

Soph on Feb 16, 2021:


Best wishes and many thanks for all the lovely goodies I received from you for the 'Random flat envie - Pay it forward'. I'll enjoy using them.

user6937 on Feb 16, 2021:

Happy Birthday, Pamela!

wolfeagle on Dec 30, 2020:


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