Swap-bot Time: April 10, 2021 11:51 pm


Date Joined: August 13, 2014
Last Online: April 10, 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. 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!

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. 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. I like sacred spaces.

History is about life for me. I like the history of any place. Fascinating things happed everywhere as far as I'm concerned. Little museums in tiny towns are great. I read a lot of history and biography.

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 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.


Mitziishere rated for The Good Stuff #1 on Apr 10, 2021
Comment: One of my favorite trades. You have excellant taste!
rhinoluvr rated for Black/White Postcard Swap on Apr 8, 2021
Comment: Hi Karen! 👋 Thanks so much for this great Baudelaire quote PC, your cheery message. I’m more than ready to travel now too. ✈️ take care 🤗
TexyDeb rated for Playing Card Swap~Round 3~Swap # 2 on Apr 8, 2021
Comment: Thank you. I like these cards. This is my first Frakendeck. It is fun. Be safe!
Luvslife3 rated for Aloha 🌈 1,2,3: Mini Destash #2 on Apr 7, 2021
Comment: thank you so much!! love the moons!!
SkaGirl rated for Brighten My Week Note Card April #1 on Apr 7, 2021
Comment: Thank you!!! :)
Comment: I received the mystery envelope. Love it, thank you
shiloh102 rated for Easter Cards for 6 on Apr 7, 2021
Comment: Loved the bunny's . Thank you Happy Easter and Happy Spring
suepier rated for InCoWriMo 2021 #4 Int'l on Apr 7, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the great postcard and nice note.
suepier rated for InCoWriMo 2021 #3 Int'l on Apr 7, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the pretty postcard and the nice note.
Lucybelle rated for Easter Cards for 6 on Apr 6, 2021
funstuff rated for Spring Has Sprung PC Swap on Apr 5, 2021
Comment: Your postcard was great the flipped image was a nice touch. Thank you for choosing that card. Doris
AzEkologi rated for Bird Watching via PCs Swap #3 on Apr 5, 2021
Comment: Thanks so much for sending such a great PC. We don't have orioles in my parts, but I do love to look for them when I travel back east and on some of the feeder cams that I watch while at work. I like wren's a lot, but they too are rare in my suburban neighborhood. House finches are abundant, and I do love to watch them at my feeders. Sorry to hear that your nesters are blocking your front door, but I'm sure the little ones will hatch soon and be on their way into the world! Best, Rick
Ikran3 rated for LSRUS: One Year Groupiversary Swap on Apr 5, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the lovely cards! :) I hope we are turning the corner now too!
SGriffin rated for Take 10 Postcard Swap #30 USA on Apr 5, 2021
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: Thank you for the fun cards. Love the We're not old...We're vintage. Card.
MaddiV17 rated for Take 10 Postcard Swap #30 USA on Apr 4, 2021
Kbrewste09 rated for Take 10 Postcard Swap #30 USA on Apr 3, 2021
Comment: Thanks Karen! I love the mailbox pc!
Amyncognito rated for Take 10 Postcard Swap #30 USA on Apr 3, 2021
Comment: Thank you! Hope your Spring is off to a good start!
d2photo rated for InCoWriMo 2021 #1 USA on Apr 3, 2021
Comment: THanks for the card
AmyMarie rated for Playing Card Swap~Round #3~Swap #5 on Apr 2, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the playing cards and the extras. Take care.

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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.

njstauter on Jul 6, 2015:

what an amazing PC for my June WTA. Thank you for your vision and artist touch

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