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Castlequeen

Castlequeen
Date Joined: October 21, 2011
Last Online: September 5, 2017
Birthday: November 28
Country: United States

About Me

Hi! I'm Rosalie, a 60-something-year-old wife, mother, grandmother, homemaker, and artist. My passions are family, home, and art. I believe handwritten letters are love wrapped in paper, a handmade life is an artful life, and art is the voice of the soul.

I am active in our local art association where I take classes, show my work, and volunteer in a variety of ways. I enjoy doing graphite drawings, watercolors, and oil paintings on canvas. I'm a point-and-shoot, amateur digital photographer and use the photos as resource material for my art and to print postcards, greeting cards, and photo books.

An avid journal keeper for more than 20 years, I have recently begun to explore contemplative and poetry writing, art journal keeping, and altered books.

Reading is also one of my great loves and there is virtually no genre I don't enjoy. I always have a book open and at least ten on the shelf awaiting its turn. There's nothing better than curling up with a cup of coffee or cocoa and getting lost in a book.


Postcards

Postcards have been a great love of mine ever since I was a girl and I have always enjoyed both sending and receiving them. I get excited about all sorts of postcards, even vintage and free/ad cards, and I don't collect any particular kind or category. In fact, although I save each and every postcard that finds its way to my mailbox, I'm not really a "collector" in the traditional sense at all. For me, the joy is in the sending and receiving.

My favorite postcards to receive are ones that come written, stamped with interesting real stamps, and naked (even if they get a little ragged around the edges in their travels). These are the postcards that go into my permanent collection. So, please write a little personal note, stick a stamp on it, and drop it in the mail!

Although I don't save blank postcards, I also join PCs-in-Envie swaps because they increase the possibilities for participating in interesting naked postcard swaps in the future.

It is always a special treat to receive a card from someone's hometown or travels that gives me a peek at a place I've never been. I enjoy "traveling" the world via the postcard express. So, show me your town/city, state/province, or country.

Also, I am as interested in the person who sends the card as I am in the card itself and appreciate being able to read a little handwritten note, poem, quote, quirky fact, or piece of trivia. Writing something more than what is required by the swap captures my heart every time!

Swap Angels

Thank you for being amazing angels! You volunteered to send to me when my partner in these swaps flaked. You all rock!

Ratings

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Comment: Thank you very much for the beautiful postcard of Annapolis, in addition to the beautiful stamps you put in, thank you very much! Happy New Year!
Response: You're welcome! I'm glad you enjoyed receiving it. Happy New Year!
Highlander18 rated for P&M Transportation Postcard 1 on Dec 27, 2016
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Comment: Great card, Thank you, loved the story too!
Response: You're welcome! I'm glad you liked it. Happy New Year!
lou rated for SS: November Color: PURPLE on Dec 26, 2016
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Comment: Many thanks for all the purple and purplish photos, flowers and birds very pretty, nice card, too!
Response: You're welcome! I'm so glad you enjoyed the swap. Happy New Year!
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Comment: Hi Rosalie! Thank you for the adorable Santa postcard!! Your note was so nice and I wish you all the best!!!! Thank you for joining my swap. Have a great week ahead!!! xoxo
Response: You're welcome, Susan! I'm glad you enjoyed it! xoxo
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Comment: We visited Nashville this summer. Did not get to the Grand Ole Opry though. Thank you for the PC!
Response: You're welcome!
widelo123 rated for Naked Map PC #3 on Dec 10, 2016
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Comment: Rosalie, great map. Thank you, Shirley
Response: You're welcome, Shirley. I'm glad you like it.
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Comment: thanks! Happy Holidays!
Response: You're welcome! Happy Holidays to you, also!
manders2280 rated for AN Seashells on Nov 27, 2016
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Comment: Thank you for all the seashells. Your card is from the same postcard book I sent from. I love them all and am happy to have one of my own now.
Response: You're welcome! I love that postcard series, too. Glad you like it!
lou rated for Sharp Shooters: Fall Colors and a Note on Nov 25, 2016
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Comment: Loved the pretty card, all the fall colors, pumpkins and even turkeys!!
Response: I so glad you enjoyed the swap. Thanks for this lovely rating.
Eclectonote rated for send an ad/free card #35 on Nov 21, 2016
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Comment: Neat postcard of the art book with folded pages. I'm a reader, too and especially appreciate book-themed postcards. Thanks!
Response: You're welcome! I'm glad you liked it!
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Comment: Thank you very much for the postcard, the Flatiron Building is really amazing ... I loved the stamps and the and the little details on the back ... you're great!
Response: I'm delighted you enjoyed the Flatiron Building card! Thank you so much for your sweet comment and for rating with a heart.
CHOWEFACE rated for Naked Map PC From Your Country #2 on Nov 16, 2016
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Comment: great map! thanks!
Response: You're welcome!
reader44ever rated for AN Sunrise or Sunset on Nov 15, 2016
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful sunrise postcard of the Great Smoky Mountains, Rosalie! And it's a bookmark, too?! How great is that?!?! Thank you ever so much!!! :-)
Response: You're welcome! I'm glad you like it!
marles rated for CPG: Naked Map PC - Global on Nov 13, 2016
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Comment: Thanks for the great Card!
Response: You're welcome!
armadillogal rated for SS ~ It's Pumpkin time!! on Nov 10, 2016
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Comment: Nice photos.....I bought some pumpkin spice caramels at the after Halloween sales.
Response: Pumpkin spice caramels sound yummy! Thanks for your sweet rating!
myancey rated for WIYM Postcard Alphabet - P- USA on Nov 10, 2016
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Comment: Love the ponies esp the cowboys. Lol. Micah will love it when I pick him up from schoool later. Thank u!
Response: You're welcome! You're delight is my joy!
kirstyenarno rated for What Are You Reading? on Nov 8, 2016
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Comment: Thank you for the gorgeous bookrelated postcard. Have you finished your book yet? I hope you enjoyed it. I have not heard of either the writer or tge book but I will look into it. Thank you ☺
Response: I'm glad you liked the postcard. And, yes, I have finished. It was an amazing and powerful read from first page to last. Thank you for your rating. ❤❤❤
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Comment: A week at the beach! I'll take it! Thank you for the PC.
Response: You're welcome!
lagemaz rated for Card Postcard 1 on Nov 7, 2016
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful spring card!
Response: You're welcome! Glad you like it!
EmilyT rated for Naked Map PC - Not Your Country #1 on Nov 6, 2016
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Comment: That's a really fun map pc! I live all the little illustrations, these are the best style if map pc, imo! Thanks so much for sharing! I did go yo Oslo for a few days many years ago but I don't have a pc like this!
Response: So glad you like it! I thought the little illustrations were great, too. Thanks for the rating!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 1297 43 43
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Comments

susieq11 on Sep 7, 2017:

Thinking of you and wanted to say "hi!".

user6937 on Oct 26, 2016:

Thanks for the map card of PA, and the 3 touristy ones of York (PFATW WTA Sept). I appreciate your kinds words about my sister, too.

Drachenfrau on Oct 23, 2016:

Thank you for the beautiful postcards for the AN-October-WTA! :-)

Whippet on Oct 12, 2016:

Many thanks Rosalina for the special vintage postcard showing the Elephant Hotel, Atlantic City, NJ. My mom is thrilled to see this PC, I gave it to her for her PC collection. You have made her happy. Happy October! - Kathy

Sammoning on Oct 4, 2016:

What a coincidence I chose your flavourite flowers! I'm glad you liked my picks for the AN: September WTA so much, that really makes me smile too :)

TinaM on Aug 20, 2016:

Wanted to thank you for the amazing envelope of postcards, notecards, washi tape, & plastic punctuation pieces you sent for the WTA July in Private Swaps USA! You are awesome!

OrigamiGrace on Jul 31, 2016:

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From Cheap Postage Group!

ReadMoreBooks33 on Jul 26, 2016:

RyeRye on Jul 3, 2016:

Inspiration Station

RyeRye on Jun 24, 2016:

Thanks for joining Inspiration Station!

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