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Karebear110

Karebear110
Date Joined: April 6, 2019
Last Online: September 18, 2019
Birthday: September 26
Country: United States

About Me

Hi my name is Karen and I’m in my 40’s. I’m single with one fur baby, my cat, Hannah. I used to penpal when I was younger. But stopped in College because I was so busy. I really want to pick it back up. I realize how much I miss the friendships and connections I made corresponding with people all around the world.

I live in Michigan, the mitten shaped state, in the US. I live in a suburb north of Detroit about an hour away from Lake Huron.

Things I Love

I love nature! I love to hike, bird and take nature photography. I’m outside doing this 4-7 days a week. I love everything about it from birds, to animals, mushrooms, to plants, flowers, trees and beautiful scenery.

I collect postcards. I especially like ones that show something about the place a person lives. This could be city scenes, churches, historical buildings, scenery, animals, plants, birds, butterflies, food and customs to name a few. I also like receiving cat post cards. I also like vintage postcards.

Anything cat related!

I love tea! I mostly drink herbal or caffeine free tea. I limit my caffeine, but for a truly awesome tea, I’ll drink the caffeine. 

I love all things vintage. Especially items with a vintage botanical theme. Pages from books, stickers, postcards, paper, washi, fabric samples, etc.

I love beautifully handmade items.

I love letter stickers or stickers/diecuts with words or sayings. Bonus if they say something nature related.

I love die cuts in general. I do not have a die cut machine so I'm always happy to get them from people who do.

I’m a huge reader so I like anything book related. Quotes, bookmarks, book or reading related post cards and ephemera, washi, etc. I love everything Jane Austen or Jane Austen inspired too.

I like to use postage stamps in crafting and I especially like nature themed stamps. Used or unused. Mushrooms, plants, birds, animals, the sea, trees, flowers, butterflies, dragonflies and bees to name a few.

Dislikes

Kiddie, reward or tiny stickers. Anything too childish or cutsie. Poor quality notecards, insects (except butterflys, bees or dragonflys). I don’t like pagan, withcraft, horror themes. I only like limited amounts of pastels and I don’t like anything super girly.

I'm allergic to pineapple. MSG and artificial sweeteners give me migraines, so nothing with these ingredients please. Also I have very sensitive skin so no bath or body products please.

Favorite Books

I love reading! I will read pretty much any genre except horror and YA. I especially love Historical fiction, mysteries, memoirs and science/nature/natural history non-fiction, well-written middle grade fiction and retellings of classics from a non-main character or a different perspective. Some all time or recent favorites include:

*Jane Austen

*Anne of Green Gables

*Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking

*Daisy Jones and the Six (I can't quit talking about this one)

*Meet Me at the Museum

*Where the Crawdads Sing

*Circe

*The Silence of the Girls

*The Widows of Malabar Hill

*These is My Words

Ratings

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Comment: Thank you for the great Owl card.
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Comment: Thanks for all the great cards! Even the Idaho one.Kind of funny getting one from my own state. I appreciate the extras too!
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Comment: Thanks for the washi
Ida rated for 💚 Themed Washi Swap #13: Green 💚 on Sep 13, 2019
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Comment: Dear Karen, thank you so much for these awesome washi samples! I love them ♥
Kissestiffy22 rated for Washi of the Month AUGUST on Sep 11, 2019
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Comment: Thank you! 💛
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Comment: Thank you! Really nice postcards!
skinny52 rated for PH: Letter K (Blank or Naked) on Sep 9, 2019
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Comment: Pretty postcard, thanks!
karenh77 rated for Book Lovers List Swap on Sep 8, 2019
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Comment: Thank you, mysteries are right up my alley so I will definitely check them out.
Fabriqueen rated for Mail Tag Swap #5 on Sep 7, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much for all the wonderful items you sent. I'm sorry for the late rating. This had fallen down between the desk and cabinet. Hugs, Diane
simcoe54 rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #68 on Sep 6, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the great cards and for resending this swap.
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Comment: Very cool washi tape! I also can't wait to see the card underneath. Thank you for the cute elephant card. 🙂
paleyellowstar rated for Washi hunt on Sep 5, 2019
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Comment: Great idea putting the washi swaps together!
LisaRea rated for State Map Postcard - USA on Sep 5, 2019
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crimsonfuligin rated for Tea for Thee # 10 on Sep 1, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely teas. I’m looking forward to trying them. I hope that you enjoyed your dinner out. It’s said to loose things like that, but you’ll always have the memories, and perhaps create new traditions. 😊
Lemonfox rated for Recipe Postcard Swap 6 on Aug 30, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the PC! Can't wait to make this delicious cherry pie!
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Comment: I love this very regal cat PC. Thank you! The washi’s cute too!
Joeanniee rated for Tea for Thee # 9 on Aug 28, 2019
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Comment: Hope you enjoyed your hike.
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Comment: Thanks for the great "wild" photos. I love birdwatching, so really enjoyed your bird photos. But my favorite has to be the racoon! What a great shot!
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Comment: Thanks for the Great Garden postcard!