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Karen07

Karen07
Date Joined: August 13, 2014
Last Online: September 19, 2021
Birthday: June 1
Country: United States

About Me

I am a HUGE lover of snail mail and have all kinds of exciting mail stuff going on. I'm active here because I love sending stuff in the mail. i quite like getting mail as well. I was never one for middle school drama, even when I was in middle school. I don't scrutinize postmarks or fret over small failures to "meet swap requirements". The heart thing irritates me a bit because I do rather assume that whatever was sent to me was done with pleasing me in mind and of course it's heart worthy for that reason alone. I think a heart is like saying thanks a lot as opposed to just thanks.

My interests are all over the place. I love all art, all history and all science. I think that the three are related to each other. I read a lot and write letters, postcards, send greeting cards and make mail art. I like journals of all kinds.

I like a lot of different kinds of things. I like to see what other people are into. My tastes do tend to be a bit edgy. I love color and abstract paintings. Walls with peeling paint layers fascinate me. I will admit that I have actually made purchases in the grocery store because the packaging is really interesting and I know I can make something out of it later. And I do! I have a hard time throwing things in the trash.

I am pretty enthused about things that cost little or no money. I love pamphlets that explain events at historical sites. Stuff that I find outside like rocks, nests, shells, etc. are definitely treasures. Stationery is cool, but I also like to write letters on the backs of tourist maps and other found ephemera. Makes for an interesting letter. Postcards are one of the coolest things that anyone ever invented.

I am very concerned with the environment and try hard to stick with the reduce , reuse, recycle rule.

I consider myself to be a somewhat spiritual person but I don't like the dogma that is connected with organized religion. I really do like actual churches, synagogues, temples, shrines, mosques, pagan sites. I like sacred spaces.

History is a long, interesting story to me. I like the history of any place. Little museums in tiny towns are great. Interesting things happened everywhere. You just have to discover what those things are.

Science is life. Love marine science, biology, geology, botany, all of it really. As I already said, I think of myself as an environmentalist and I am a nature lover for sure.

Reading is a passion and I like all kinds of books including books for children and young adults. Reading anything related to any kind of history, science or art is great. I also like literary novels and mysteries. I haven't read a lot of science fiction or fantasy but I 'm open to it. The only things I'm not very interested in are trashy romance and cheap poorly written thriller garbage or religious books.

I am pretty easy to please. I do not expect anyone to create something that is tailor made for me. Express yourself when picking out cards or putting stuff together. I like most things and I am very open to what you want to send me as long as it is not a religious pitch or far right political propaganda.

Postcards I Love-

Art cards of any kind

Artists

Any religious building or sacred space

Children's literature

Anything book related

Funny/bizarre

Map cards

Holiday cards

Botanical prints

Scientific stuff

Historical sites or people

Interiors

Anything that you like and want to share is perfect really

A note about postcards- I love postcards but I only really love the "naked" ones. That means NO envelope. They travel naked through the post. I love the stamp on the card and a message and the way they get a little banged up. A postcard comes to life when it has a stamp and a message. Really cool when people decorate them or draw on them. I don't want pristine ones in other words. Blank cards in an envelope are great for those swaps or as extras since I will definitely use them to mail to someone someday.That's what they're for!

Ratings

suepier rated for STATE MONTAGE on Sep 19, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the great state montage of Florida.
e2java rated for ITW: Question of the Week #3 on Sep 18, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the nice card and the extra postcard. I chose a spring bulb flower, too. I never thought about it but tulips don't last very long here, either. Probably the heat.
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Comment: Hello Karen! Thank you very much, for your so nice note, along with the 3 of a kind birds for the swap and the 2 extra. Esp. the glow in dark one. I have had glow in dark PC's before and had a set once of the deer in the forest. So pretty they were! So, I do love glow in dark PC's!
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Comment: Oh my goodness I love the Winnie the Pooh cards so much❤️❤️❤️ Thank you for the wonderful postcards and the beautiful polar bear card you sent them in.❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
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Comment: Thank you for your generous envelope of Alice PCs!
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Comment: Thanks Karen for the Winnie the Poo postcard, I agree, I too prefer AA Milne. His house and the forest of Winnie the Pooh is an hours drive from me. I haven't been since the the girls were little but we did pooh stickers over the bridge, it has to be done really :D
mortelumina rated for ITW: Question of the Week #2 on Sep 12, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much, Karen. I really enjoyed reading about the Florida birds. I love hawks too and any time I hear one I have to go check it out and try to get a picture!
teejlc rated for ITW: Question of the Week on Sep 12, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much for your letter and the wonderful zine, Karen! I love the idea of making a little books for favorite species.
monsbrick rated for R&W: July & August Journal on Sep 11, 2021
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Comment: Hi Karen, love this journal! Thank you for putting all this time and work into the swap!
rhinoluvr rated for FISH Postcard on Sep 11, 2021
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Comment: Hi Karen! 👋 Thanks so much for the great fish postcard 🐠 with cute fish stickers.💌📬 I hope you’re staying occupied, safe, and healthy too.😸 Take care 🤗
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Comment: So many fun cards, thank you! Top 3 favorites - the clear Ace, the 3D space card, and the Popcorn Machine. A great variety of playing cards, thank you so much :-)
marclively rated for STATE MONTAGE on Sep 8, 2021
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Comment: Thank You ! Thank You ! Wish I could give you many hearts !
Tuutis rated for Moon Postcard Swap on Sep 6, 2021
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Comment: Thank you from this lovely card with gorgeous postage stamps, and matching rubber stamp image on the background!
octobereve930 rated for STATE MONTAGE on Sep 1, 2021
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Comment: i would love to see such a colorful parrot flying around in my yard. ty for the card
MissRich rated for Playing Card Surprise #2 on Sep 1, 2021
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Comment: I always love seeing mail from you bc I know its going to be awesome! & this time didn't disappoint either- I love all of them especially the Bob Ross card!!!!!! Thank you Karen!
rhinoluvr rated for BEACH Postcard on Aug 30, 2021
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Comment: Hi Karen! 👋 Thanks so much for the tropical beach 🏝postcard. Take care 🤗
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Comment: Thanks for the awesome cards!! I’ve never had a motion card before! 💗
Lilyhax rated for Earth Postcard Swap on Aug 30, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the great postcards.
Aurora1 rated for Playing Card Swap~Round #3~Swap #26 on Aug 27, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the extra cards!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
4.9989 3137 1 1
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Comments

myancey on Jul 26, 2021:

I’m so glad they made it enjoy

myancey on Jul 19, 2021:

Thank u for PCs. Tossing yours in mail tomorrow. ❤️📫

Rainydancer on Jan 31, 2021:

welcome to sunshine swaps!

boandsully on Nov 20, 2020:

Thank you for letting me know about that postcard from August. At that rate, I could have walked it to you and hand delivered it! Ha!

banjobraids on Oct 29, 2020:

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!👻 happyhallll

HappyMom on Aug 16, 2018:

Would you believe the resend arrived today? Thanks so much - I love both of the cards! ty

Onyx on Sep 27, 2017:

You are awesome! I got the package this morning and it made my day. THANK YOU!

CindyST on Mar 4, 2017:

Thank you so much for the cool map postcard you sent me as the extra for the Map Car Roulette. Thank you for choosing me :D

njstauter on Dec 6, 2016:

OMGood Goddess! Your journal is amazing. It has so many tactile items, is visually appealing and your personal thoughts are like hearing you speak. I wish I could give you 100 hearts for this.

njstauter on Dec 5, 2016:

What a lovely journal. I've started reading it and all the treasures tumbled out like a sweet surprise. Many thanks for sharing your art. You have taken me to a higher plane of journaling.

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