Swap-bot Time: July 2, 2022 2:02 pm


Date Joined: March 12, 2010
Last Online: June 20, 2021
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 a black lab "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 and Netflix. 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!!


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.


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


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!


Comment: Love the Dex card and extras! Nice work.
Response: Thank you so much! I am so very glad that you liked everything!
Comment: Thank you for the amazing card and goodies! Happy Valentine's Day!
Response: You are so very welcome! Happy Valentine's Day to you too! :D
grammypammy rated for USATC: Valentine's Day ATC Swap on Jan 30, 2021
Comment: I love the handmade card, so thank you for taking the time to make it! I also love the beautiful ATC you made! Thanks for the extras: Charlie Brown & Friends die-cuts and the St. Patty's Day stamped images...love all of it! Great swap!
Response: YAY! I am so very happy to hear that you liked everything! Happy Valentine's Day!
Comment: If I could give a score greater than 5, I would. Thank you for the beautiful Dex card and the handmade St Patty's cards. Thanks for the goodies.
Response: You are most welcome! I am so happy to hear that you liked everything! :D
dyp rated for ATC - Top Hat on Jan 27, 2021
Comment: I love this card!!! Tytytytytytyty. Happy swapping!
Response: I am so very happy that you liked it! I just sent out the resend, so you should be getting that one too. Thankfully, it is very different! I hope that you will enjoy it as well!
Comment: Gorgeous Dex card!!! TYSVM!!!!
Response: I am so very happy that you liked it! Happy Valentine's Day!
GrannysNamesake rated for RAK Destash #1 - January on Jan 22, 2021
Comment: I enjoyed reading about your relaxing New Year's Day, Happy 2021
Response: Thanks! Happy New Year to you too! :D
Tatiruth624 rated for CMF - Northern Lights Card on Jan 14, 2021
Comment: I really liked the tree diecut. Thanks for the extras.
Response: You are very welcome! Thanks for hosting such a fun swap!
peipeicl rated for CPG ATCoin: Snowflake (US Only) on Jan 11, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful ATC coin and matching card! Love them and the washi samples :D take care!
Response: YAY!! I am so very happy that it finally arrived and that you liked everything! Happy New Year!
debtea2 rated for HEUSA-Christmas Witch -ATC on Jan 9, 2021
Comment: Thank you..
Response: I am so happy that it finally arrived!
kromo rated for HEUSA- Halloween Card Flipbook on Jan 1, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome flip book. I love how you used all the cards in different ways. I didn’t think about fussy cutting any of mine, lots of Ideas. Thank you for the goodies too. Happy New Year.
Response: YAY! I am so very glad that it arrived and that you liked it! I learned a lot of new ideas from my partner too. Enjoy the goodies and Happy New Year to you too!
PaperPassion rated for CPG ATCoin: La Lune - US Only on Dec 30, 2020
Comment: Love ,love ,love the coins you sent.Thank you so much.I can tell you put a lot of time and thought into them .They are beautiful,as is the card you made.Thank you also for the extra moons,You are so kind.
Response: I am so very happy that you liked everything! Yeah, I am really obsessed with that moon stamp! I hope that you will enjoy using the extra moons!
1koolkrafter rated for Make N Take Round 2 on Dec 29, 2020
Comment: Hey Pam...(my sisters name BTW...LOL)...I got your package from the PO today...super fun sticker remakes by both you and Venetta...but the tuck-ins that you included are absolutely incredible! I love your cardmaking skills! They are always so nice. Tthe one you sent this time was waaay cool...lol. I love it as well as the other items you sent which are also super awesome. A nice after Christmas surprise. Thanks so much...till we meet again friend...be safe and Happy New Year! PS: what is the material that you used for the brick wall on the card? Where did you get it?
Response: Hey Sheila! I am so very happy that you liked everything! I received that card in a "cat card swap" so unfortunately, I am unsure of what was used. If memory serves, wasn't it created with an embossing folder? Sorry that I don't have more information. Happy new year to you too! Can't wait to swap again!
Comment: BEAUTIFUL! Thank you!!
Response: YAY!! I am so very happy that you liked it! Merry Christmas! :D
AnnaL rated for Monthly Dex Card Swap New Year's on Dec 23, 2020
Comment: OMG Pam, I love love love love the Memorydex card you made me, I will be showing it to my family & crafter friends. Thanks also for making me the Christmas card & sending me ephemera yippee. Wishing you & your family a wonderful Christmas. Here's to swapping with you next year, AnnaL.
Response: YAY!! I am so very happy to hear that you liked everything! I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful new year too! Until we swap again! :D
cmalaina rated for Christmas/Winter Memory Dex on Dec 23, 2020
Comment: I just received it today I love it so much and all the extra goodies as well thank you amazing :)
Response: I am so happy that you liked everything! Merry Christmas, Happy New Year! :D
Comment: Beautiful Dex card and card card and love the Texas tag! Merry Christmas!!!
Response: I am so happy that you liked everything! Merry Christmas to you too! :D
Brunzygma rated for ATC - Santa Hat - USA on Dec 19, 2020
Comment: Wonderful swap and wonderful and fun ATC!!! Thank you!
Response: You are very welcome! I am so very happy to hear that you liked everything! Happy Holidays!
1koolkrafter rated for Make N Take Round 1 on Dec 12, 2020
Comment: Love your sticker choice! The handmade card you enclosed is very nice. And thanks also for the tuck-ins.
Response: You are very welcome! I am so happy that you liked everythihg! :D
Comment: Pam, your envelope dangles are beyond adorable...thank you so much! And I have to mention the beautiful handmade card, which makes me want to bring out my box of pre-made handmade cards from several years ago. I sure miss the joy of making those cards; thank you for reminding me that I can still make them!
Response: I am so very happy that you liked everything! Yes, I always enjoy creating a swap card to match the theme as best that I can when I can! I am so happy that I inspired you to make more cards! Happy Holidays!

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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:


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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