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swiftbrooks

swiftbrooks
Date Joined: March 12, 2010
Last Online: November 23, 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, memory dex, flip books and other types of paper crafts. I am married to my best friend. We are globe trotters who love to travel! We have lived in several states, but seemed to have settled in Texas. But, who knows!

We have 2 black labs; Raven "The Claw" and Sodi aka Soap. Sodi is my MIL's 10 year old 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 a 38 year old 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 plus 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!

I started taking improv classes 3 years ago and have fallen in love with the art form! I have taken classes, workshops and summer intensives all over the country! Thanks to the pandemic, I am now able to take classes on-line from anywhere in the world! That is the only good thing to come out of 2020 and the Corona Virus issue.

Since I am an 80's kid, I enjoy lots of 80's music, but I really LOVE the 90's scene! So much wonderful stuff came out of that decade! Grunge, goth, alternative, you name it, I LOVE IT!!

My husband and I have been without television since we got together well over 20 years ago. We have a lot of DVDs, watch Netflix and love going to the movies. We do watch some shows on Amazon Prime. I LOVE Doctor Who! I want to watch Game of Thrones, but not sure if that will ever become available on a streaming non cable platform.

I am a non-reader. Too much ADD!! It takes me way too long to read any book, even if it is something that will get my attention. I forget who characters are if they aren't the meat of the story which causes me to re-read to remember who they are. UGH!!

I am a HALLOWEEN FREAK!!

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 craft for Halloween all year round and will be ultra busy crafting away for as many Halloween swaps as I can when the season is here!

I really don’t care for hand drawn/hand painted styles or “Vintage” or “Shabby Chic” styles in general, but love these styles 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.

WISHLIST:

embellishments especially animal or Halloween oriented.

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. I will definitely reach out to see if something arrived around the two week mark as I get worried that it may have gotten lost. 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. >:/

As soon as a swap arrives, I immediately take it to my computer table; sit down, log into swap-bot, sit and open it and capture my initial reaction in words as they happen! I definitely comment on every swap as I know that my partner has worked hard on their swap; and is just as excited as I am to see that it has arrived and if there are any comments about the artwork. :D

PLEASE and NO, THANK YOU:

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.

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!

Ratings

YooperHill rated for EASU: Halloween ATC Coin Swap on Nov 13, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Your coin is really wonderful thank you!
Response: I am so happy that one of them arrived and that you like it! Thank you so much for your patience!
JenZen5 rated for SUSA - ATC w/ a Pumpkin on Nov 9, 2020
5
rating
Comment: I love this ATC. The skeleton holding the pumpkin is great! I like the dimension too. And thank you for the extras. I hope we can swap again soon!
Response: Oh, YAY!! I am so happy that it arrived safely and that you liked everything! I hope to swap again with you soon too! Happy Autumn!
MamaD rated for CPG ATCoin: Pumpkin - US Only on Nov 7, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for wonderful pumpkin coin! I love it! Your card was absolutely fantastic !! I loved the extras as well!! Thank you so much for a wonderful swap!!!
Response: I am so happy to hear that you liked everything! Happy Autumn! :D
mlbillups rated for Halloween Shaker ATC-USA only on Nov 6, 2020
5
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Comment: Love the ATC! Thanks for the extras! LOVE the vintage witch ephemera.
Response: YAY! I am so very glad that you liked everything! :D
DeAnnaVarela rated for Creepy Cool ATCoins: Set 4 on Nov 1, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the cool ATCoins. I love your work!
Response: Thank you so very much! I am so happy that you liked them! :D
MorgueStudies201 rated for Halloween - Washi & Wishes on Nov 1, 2020
5
rating
Comment: She had to resend thanks to mail getting lost. But was amazing about all of it.
Response: Thank you Skye! I hope that this one will reach you shortly. I hope that you had a great Halloween! :D
vanneparis rated for SUSA - ATC w/ a Scarecrow on Oct 27, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Hi Pam! Thanks so much for the awesome and "creepy" Scarecrow ATC. It is adorable. I love your handmade Halloween Greeting Cards. You could totally sell these! Thank you for joining my swaps it is a pleasure to have you as my partner. -Vanne
Response: Awwww!! Thank you so much for the wonderful compliments! Thank you for being such an awesome host and for creating such fun swaps for us!
5
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Comment: Oh my gosh, where do I start? First off, the handmade card is so great, and I LOVE the Edward Gorey stickers. And your ATC is fabulous! I love the purple tinsel sticking out of the edges of the witch image. I'm excited to add this to my collection. Thank you so much!!
Response: YAY!! I am so happy that you liked everything! Happy Halloween! :D
ChristyClark1970 rated for Creepy Cool ATCoins: Set 3 on Oct 26, 2020
5
rating
Comment: I love these coins and the card and the extras!
Response: I am so glad that you liked everything! Happy Halloween! :D
ellie rated for USATC: Halloween ATC Coin Swap on Oct 25, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Thanks so much, Pam. I love the coin and the extras.
Response: You are very welcome! I am so happy that you liked everything. :D
Poeprincess rated for TIMs: Inch-a-Twinch on Oct 24, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Cute Twinchie! Great Halloween theme & a nice card enclosure—thanks.
Response: I am so glad that you liked everything! Happy Halloween! :D
5
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Comment: Thank you for the great ATC and card! I love how you did the spider ribbon on the side and the jewels for the eyes. You put a lot of time and thought in to it. I also will be using the cat die cuts that you included. Thanks again...
Response: You are very welcome! You hopefully will be receiving the resend soon as well! Thank you so much for your patience and great compliments and rating! Happy Halloween!
tristitia rated for Creepy Cool ATCoins: Set 1 on Oct 24, 2020
5
rating
Comment: I love these coins! They are creepy, lol! And I am really jealous of your stamps - the devil, nosferatu, and the raven - very cool.
Response: AWESOME! I am so glad that they arrived safely! Yeah, I just bought all of those stamps for this season on Etsy! Aren't they great?!? I am so glad that you liked everything! Happy Halloween! :D
HappyMailMel rated for A Very Vintage Halloween! on Oct 23, 2020
5
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Comment: Pam! Omg... your mail is absolutely amazing! All of it! From the beautiful ATC, to the ephemera, to the hand-made card! I love every bit of it! Thank you so much! Hope to swap with you again sometime! (((Hugs)))
Response: You are very welcome! I am so very happy that you liked everything! I hope that you will have a much better 2021. Hugs right back at ya! :D
5
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Comment: Love it! Thank you for the resend & extra goodies! Happy holidays & keep safe.
Response: I am so happy that one of them FINALLY made it up the street to you! Thank you so much for your patience and kind words. Happy holidays to you too and stay safe as well!
Gobarb rated for EASU: Another Halloween ATC Swap on Oct 20, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Hi Pam. I got your card and ATC. They are great. I certainly be able to use the cat die cuts (probably next year). Thank you so much for everything!
Response: YAY!! I am so glad that it arrived and that you liked everything! Happy Halloween! :D
5
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Comment: beautiful--I love the dancing skeletons. thank you so much. :)
Response: YAY! I am so happy thatyou liked them! 😃💀👻🎃😍
DeAnnaVarela rated for Creepy Cool ATCoins: Set 2 on Oct 19, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Pam! Your coins and handmade card are "spooktacular" to say the least. Thank you for joining my swap. I'm sure you will get a lot of use out of your stamps and those cool skulls you sent me [many thanks!] if you participate in the DAJ series as well. Happy Haunting, DeAnna
Response: YAY! I'm so glad that you liked everything! Thanks for the great compliments! Happy Halloweento you too! 😃💀🎃👻
vanneparis rated for SUSA - Halloween ATC on Oct 17, 2020
5
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Comment: WOW!! What a wonderful package of Halloween goodness. I love the handmade card that you made and the ATC is absolutely adorable. The cupcake toppers are amazing. Thank you for a very special swap. -Vanne
Response: You are very welcome! I am so glad that you liked everything! Happy Halloween!
user4532 rated for Speedy Halloween Witch ATC! #3 on Oct 16, 2020
5
rating
Comment: I love the stickers! I’m so happy to swap with you again!!! The ATC is so 😎 cool!!! Thank you!
Response: Oh, great! I am so happy that at least one of them got to you and that you liked it! I look forward to swapping with you again soon!

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Comments

ittybittykitty on Oct 31, 2020:

Happy Halloween!

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:

tardis

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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