Swap-bot Time: August 22, 2017 5:51 am


Date Joined: August 13, 2014
Last Online: August 19, 2017
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. They know me at the Post Office. :)

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 suppose that I am not very whimsical. Not a teddy bear person. I also kind of hate geese with flower wreaths around their necks and cute little cows. 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!

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 political.

Postcards I Love-

Art cards of any kind


Any religious building or sacred space

Children's literature

Anything book related


Map cards

Holiday cards

Botanical prints

Scientific stuff

Historical sites or people


Anything that you like and want to share

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. I don't want pristine ones in other words. I doubt that I will ever sign up for a swap involving other than naked cards but I just want to make sure that everyone has the same definition.


squince rated for Science Postcard swap #2 on Aug 21, 2017
Comment: Love this PC set!
SunTradeToo rated for NYUP USA Only #29 on Aug 19, 2017
Comment: I am exited about the eclipse too! Thank you ❤¸♥♪♫*¨*•.¸¸❤
pernie123 rated for NYUP USA Only #29 on Aug 19, 2017
Comment: Love the card! Fish and chips used to be wrapped in paper, didn't come in a box.
MamaMangrove rated for WIYM: Solar Eclipse Swap on Aug 16, 2017
Comment: Thanks Karen, your eclipse swap arrived at a perfect time as I'm leaving tomorrow morning to drive to Cashiers, N.C. where I'll be in the "Path of Totality" (I love that phrase) on Monday. A friend lives there in the mountains & I spend a week there most summers. This year I timed my trip to coincide with the eclipse. I'm excited, even though a cloudy sky could spoil things. Thanks for the article. Love your sun/moon stamped image & the heavenly washi :))
Comment: Thank you for the great Heinlein card. He was one of my favorite authors. I have read many of his books over and over. I am not going anywhere for the eclipse. We are only about 25 miles south of Totality so we will get 99% so I am just going to see it from home.
LilithFaye rated for MM: Zine Doodle/List/Poem on Aug 11, 2017
pineheartbeat rated for Quick Amusement Park PC Swap on Aug 11, 2017
Comment: I actually worked at an amusement park for 6 months so I understand the feeling of avoiding amusement parks. I will confess that I do love them but after working at one it took a long time before I could want to go to one again! Great card and many thanks!
MawBella rated for SHARED JOUNAL EXPERIENCE #3 on Aug 10, 2017
Comment: I got the journal and thank you for the vintage PC's. I love them. I can't find postcards hardly anywhere. 😩
Star7Lily rated for build my poem journal on Aug 10, 2017
Comment: Dear Karen, thank you for the delightful poems, I love the pink paper too. They will make a lovely addition to my poem journal. I like the postcards, interesting architecture.
IrishPixie rated for Moomin Postcard Swap on Aug 9, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome postcarrd it's Soo cute
veronicasvisions rated for My beautiful state (Naked) on Aug 8, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the card! Love beach sunsets!
CHOWEFACE rated for P&M Big City Tourist Postcard on Aug 8, 2017
Comment: thanks for the NYC card! I was only there for a few hours, definitely not enough to see it all!
Mamamoose rated for FREE/AD #31 SENDER'S CHOICE on Aug 8, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the great card!
Toby2017 rated for My beautiful state on Aug 7, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for all the wonderful postcards of Florida!!!
Miamorswife rated for Sign up today mail tomorrow on Aug 1, 2017
Stargazer008 rated for Science Postcard Swap #1 on Aug 1, 2017
Comment: Oh what a lovely inspiring postcard. Thank you so much. Enjoy the solar eclipse and the rest of the summer. :)
Fullsteampowell rated for Science Fiction PC Swap #14 on Jul 31, 2017
Comment: Interesting postcard. Never seen anything quite like it. Thanks!
ChristineOMFG rated for WIYM: BIRD POSTCARD on Jul 31, 2017
Comment: Love the bird stamp and feather embellishment! Thanks! (P.S. Sorry you're so hot.)
TrishaLSmith rated for Christmas in July PC Swap #2 on Jul 30, 2017
Comment: Thank you! :)
Shoefairy19 rated for Book Themed Postcard! on Jul 28, 2017
Comment: I love the Alice postcard, really appreciated that it was profile based, too

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CurlyTea on Jun 5, 2017:

Happy slightly belated Birthday!

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.

bbbhill6 on Sep 6, 2016:

Thank You for the Wonderful Christmas cards sorry for the late posting. Thanks again.

RyeRye on Jul 2, 2016:

Inspiration Station~

RyeRye on Jun 24, 2016:

Thanks for joining Inspiration Station!

bombardiette on Jun 24, 2016:

Thank you for being part of The Writer's Well!

widelo123 on Jan 13, 2016:

Advent style 25 days of postcards and a card.

Karen, sorry it took so long in thanking you for all the great postcards and homemade envelopes. I have put all of them to good use. Hope you are enjoying the New Year. Shirley

wolfeagle on Jan 1, 2016:


Wishing you a fantastic in 2016.

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