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Karen07

Karen07
Date Joined: August 13, 2014
Last Online: January 20, 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

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

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.

Ratings

Cynfully rated for Dollar Store Valentine Card Swap on Jan 20, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the card and goodies. Made me laugh about the funny black and with card with the lion!
SGriffin rated for Far From Home PC Swap on Jan 20, 2021
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Comment: Thank you!
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Comment: Thank you so much for sharing with me. I hadn't seen the Times article, either, so that was interesting. I hope you are well.
suepier rated for New Year’s Card & Goals on Jan 17, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the great card and quotes.
Fabriqueen rated for New Year Greetings! on Jan 17, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much for the darling card and extras! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
suepier rated for Happy New Year 2021! Card Swap on Jan 14, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card and the snowflake and tag.
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Comment: Thank you! I agree, I hope to come out of this past year or so better as well! Here's to 2021!!
hihaze rated for Christmas on Jan 10, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely Christmas postcard! Happy New Year!
suepier rated for New Years POSTCARD - Int'l on Jan 9, 2021
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Comment: Thank for the nice New Year's postcard. I, too, am looking forward to entering the New Year.
dreamlady66 rated for New Year’s Card & Goals on Jan 8, 2021
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Comment: Hi there & happy 2021 still... Many thanks for your wonderful card, cool extras (!) & resolutions :) I loved it, tonz! Best wishes and stay safe!
usctrojans79 rated for New Year’s Card on Jan 6, 2021
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Comment: Thank you.
vlhafer54 rated for New Year’s Card on Jan 4, 2021
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Comment: Thank you - Happy Swapping!
usctrojans79 rated for New Year Greetings! on Jan 3, 2021
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Comment: Thank you.
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Comment: Thank you so much!!!
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Comment: Thanks so much for the awesome envie!
Ashzaller rated for Postcard Mailbox Stuffer #11 on Jan 2, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely PC! Happy New Year
VaGrammy66 rated for Happy New Year 2021! Card Swap on Jan 1, 2021
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Comment: Lovely card Thank you!
MsBellaDonna rated for New Year Greetings! on Jan 1, 2021
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Comment: Happy New Year! I love the fun card! And the cut-out snowflake too! I used to make those endlessly when I was a child. :) I sometimes think the simple beauty of creating something with with so little is lost on the kids of today. Thanks for bringing back memories I haven't thought about in a long time!
Fabriqueen rated for Happy New Year 2021! Card Swap on Jan 1, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful card and the cut outs/die cuts! Have a very Happy New Year! Hugs, Diane
mariewilliams810 rated for New Year Greetings! on Dec 31, 2020
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Comment: Thank you! I hope you have a wonderful New Years!

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Comments

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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