Swap-bot Time: August 23, 2019 3:48 pm


Date Joined: March 12, 2010
Last Online: August 23, 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!


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! I’m so very glad that you liked it! πŸ˜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! I’m so glad that you liked everything! It was a fun swap! πŸ˜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! I’m so glad that you liked everything! It was a super fun swap to create and receive! Thanks for swapping! πŸ˜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! 😍
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 πŸŽƒπŸ‘»πŸ’€πŸ˜ƒ
Comment: What an adorable card! Thank you! I also thank you for the note
Response: YAY! I’m so glad that you liked everything! Thank you for the kind rating. πŸ˜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!
bigmamabird rated for AAA: Summer Fun on Aug 3, 2019
Comment: Thanks for making me such a cute atc... love the card as well and the extras will be happily used! I hope you can enjoy the rest of the summer season..!
Response: AWESOME!! I am so glad that you liked everything! Thank you so much for swapping!
janski48 rated for Trash to Treasure #20 on Aug 2, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the tags!
Response: You are very welcome! πŸ˜ƒ
DragonflyDaisy rated for Pop Can Lid Embellishments on Jul 31, 2019
Comment: Thank you for my happy mail! πŸ˜€ I used brads on some of mine too along with gems, buttons and stickers. They are a bit addicting to make and I had fun making these and the combinations are really endless. Thanks for joining my swap. See you in the swaps again soon! πŸ˜€
Response: YAY!! I am so glad that you liked them! Thank you for the kind rating!
Comment: Thank you - I really loved the selections (especially bats and paw prints).
Response: YAY!! I am so glad that you liked them. Thank you for the kind rating!
donetta rated for TIMs: Summer Moos on Jul 28, 2019
Comment: OMG. the dimensional diving lady (and the jewel-like sun!)....and the wee frogs...simply amazing! Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful aesthetic with me; I truly love every piece of art you sent. A hundred hearts for you!
Response: YAY!! I am so glad that you liked them! I wish that I had the diving lady rubber stamp, but I only received a stamped image in a swap and had been saving her for just the right person! I am so glad that you liked it! Thank you so much!
donetta rated for MFF: Jungle Birds ATCoins on Jul 28, 2019
Comment: Oh Pam, these are just lovely! I have such admiration for people who can draw and paint...two skills that elude me. The card you sent is adorable (did you make it?...I LOVE it!), and the extras are also fantastic. This swap was like Christmas in an envelope!
Response: YAY!! Thank you for the wonderful compliments! Yes, I made the card too if memory serves as I usually make cards to match the theme of the swap, but I am not remembering this one for certain. I wish that I drew the birds, but they were rubber stamps from Starving Artists and I used my Copic Markers to color them in. I am so glad that you liked everything! I hope to swap with you again soon!
shalvorsen rated for ATC sized paper swap on Jul 26, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the nice paper and washi. I appreciate your checking out my profile! Love the choices.
Response: YAY!! I'm so glad that you liked everything! Thanks for swapping!
onthesnap22 rated for EASU: Creepy Eyeball ATC on Jul 26, 2019
Comment: love it!!!! thanks for all the goodies too!
Response: LOL!! YAY!! I'm glad that you liked it! You are very welcome!
onthesnap22 rated for ATCO: Let's Go on a Safari on Jul 26, 2019
Comment: Thanks so much! I LOVE the atc, its so pretty. even my man said so lol
Response: AWESOME!! I'm so glad to hear that you both liked it! Thank you for the kind rating!
Comment: Thank you, Pam for joining my swap. And such funny dog envies.
Response: YAY!! I'm so glad that you liked them! That was one of my most favorite calendars! :D

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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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