Swap-bot Time: May 7, 2021 10:07 pm


Date Joined: July 6, 2020
Last Online: May 7, 2021
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 -- 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 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 ,,, & 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.

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.


Comment: Thank you for the lovely MDC's.I will be adding to my growing collection.
Response: Glad yo like them! Thanks for rating.
kydestar rated for Three Postcards in an Envelope #8H on Apr 27, 2021
Comment: Lovely selection of postcards, thank you!
Response: Glad you like them! Thanks for rating & for the heart!
Fullsteampowell rated for Ugly PC Swap #29 on Apr 27, 2021
Response: Thanks for rating.
young46356 rated for Send a Naked Map Postcard #15 on Apr 24, 2021
Comment: Never been to Vt, thanks for the pc. Furthest east I've ever been would probably be New York City (on our honeymoon). Would love to visit Ireland someday too. Take care, Rich p.s. I have a cousin in Texas named Pamela, guess what her husband's name is?
Response: Hmmmmm ... does it begin with H? Glad the postcard arrived safely! Ireland is beautiful -- you would love it here! Thanks for the rating!
MamaMangrove rated for Non-Tourist Postcards #26 on Apr 14, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the excellent postcards,Pamela. I especially like the astronomical chart, the B&W woman with boat & the cat reflection. Best wishes from South Florida.
Response: I'm so glad I was able to send postcards you really like -- that makes such a difference! Stay safe, & thanks so much for the rating & the heart!
CheyanneB rated for ATC SWAP 3 for 3: NATURE on Apr 14, 2021
Comment: THANK YOU! these are beautiful ATCs! I am excited to add them to my collection (I love the Bernie sticker too - so cute!)
Response: Thank you so much! I'm so glad that you really like them! And thanks for the rating & the heart!
FranciscaKarsono77 rated for MDC SWAP 2 for 2: SPRING! on Apr 14, 2021
Comment: Thank you Pam for my lovely cards 🥰
Response: So glad they arrived safely. Stay safe, & thank you for the rating & the heart!
blazespirit rated for ATC SWAP 3 for 3: TEA or COFFEE on Mar 28, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the 3 beautiful cards, I LOVE the saying on the first one. :)
Response: Haha! That must've been the coffee one! Thank you for the rating & the heart!
blazespirit rated for ATC SWAP 3 for 3: GNOMES on Mar 28, 2021
Comment: I love the 3 little gnomes you sent! Thank you so much!
Response: So glad you like them ... they were so much fun to make! Thank you for the rating & the heart.
Comment: thanks Pamela!
Response: You're welcome! Thank you for the rating & the heart!
Comment: Thank you 🦋
Response: You're welcome. Thank you for rating & the heart!
Cryptid rated for ATC SWAP 3 FOR 3: MERMAIDS on Mar 25, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the mermaid ATCs (very cute) and stickers.
Response: Glad they arrived safely. Thanks for the rating!
jutrinc rated for ATC Swap 3 for 3: CHRISTMAS on Mar 22, 2021
Comment: I got your backup ATC! Thanks so much they are very pretty, you're very talented!! I love the deer one.
Response: Thank goodness they arrived safely! I was practically holding my breath! I was so worried they would end up behind someone's desk in a post office far, far away! I'm stihoping you get the first 3! Thank you so much for the rating & the heart!
LadyJo rated for Postcard Scavenger Hunt - March 2021 on Mar 11, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the great selection of post cards! Just curious are you from the US or just toured our country a good bit?
Response: I was born & raised in CT. Married an Irishman. Thanks for the rating & the heart!
Comment: Why does my mail take so long to get to you, when I sent first - grrr. Thanks for trying the Sheetload method out, and thanks for the cool die-cut dragons!
Response: I was wondering the same thing -- the mail certainly is ficle these days! Glad you like the cards & dragons!
Comment: Thank you very much Pam for the cards and extras!!
Response: Glad they arrived safely! Thanks for the rating & the heart!
Comment: Thank you so much Pamela! Take Care always :)
Response: Glad they made it to you safely! Thanks for the rating & the heart!
Jayofjournals rated for Random Acts of Kindness Day on Feb 22, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for your lovely mail! It made my day so much brighter! I can`t thank you enough! And I also loved the pictures of the cats you sent me! Thank you again! Stay healthy and safe, lots of love, Julia :)
Response: Awww ... Julia, so glad to hear that you enjoyed the photos of the cats! I find cats so relaxing -- in photos or in real life! Thank you for the rating & the heart! Stay safe! Hugs!
Comment: Sorry about the late rating. It slipped passed me!
Response: Stuff happens! Thank you for the rating & the heart!
Cbragg23 rated for ATC SWAP 3 for 3: BEES on Feb 18, 2021
Response: Thank you for the rating.

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 90 26 29
Completed Fives Threes Ones
81 108 0 0
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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:


FranciscaKarsono77 on Nov 13, 2020:

Hellooo... Greetings from Australia, I'm a newbie at Swapbot!! I love papercrafts in general: from cardmaking, flatmail, flipbook, mini album, junk journal, loaded envelope, loaded bag, pocket letter, ATC, tags/bookmarks, mixed media / altered arts, memorydex, embellishments (charms, fridge magnets, rosettes/bows, pegs, pins, altered paperclips). Likes - soft & light pastel colours, blue colours, and muted colours; Vintage, rose & shabby chic, fantasy, whimsical, flowers, butterflies, birds, magical & mythical creatures, lace, ribbons & fairies. Spring is my fav time of the year. https://www.instagram.com/franciscakarsono/

Rainydancer on Oct 4, 2020:

Welcome to sunshine swaps!

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