Swap-bot Time: July 18, 2019 5:25 pm


Date Joined: January 12, 2018
Last Online: July 18, 2019
Birthday: July 15
Country: United States

THINGS ABOUT ME: Hello! I live in Michigan and love it, even the winters.

MUSIC: Classical, New Age, and Easy Listening, 70's and 80's music, but I will listen to all types.

BOOKS: I read about 80 books a year, mostly series mysteries such as Anne Perry’s Victorian mysteries, Peter Robinson, J. D. Robb, and many British detective series. My favorite recent book The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion.

MOVIES: Happy endings like Gifted, McFarland USA, Rudy, Letters to Juliette, and dark suspenseful thrillers like Suburbia, Sanctum, and Perfect Getaway.

TELEVISION: I rarely watch TV, but occasionally watch a series such as Downton Abbey or The Crown. My favorite older TV series were King of Queens and Cold Case.

CRAFTS: Quilting (I’m currently working on a project making blankets and quilts for homeless vets, foster kids and pregnancy resource centers), crocheting dishcloths, making my own body and home care products with essential oils....painting with acrylics (abstracts or just playing with color)...making greeting cards. I also dabble in photography and am finally taking a class.

I am a retired preschool teacher (two-year-olds). I am married to a retired professor and we love going on road trips. In past summers we took Route 66 to California, toured Yosemite NP and all the major National parks out west. This is a good way to collect postcards! We are planning a road trip to the Pacific Northwest via Route 2 in this coming September.

I love to make postcards and vintage-style ATCs. I will do private swaps for these.

POSTCARD LIKES: Where you live....big city, small town or village and LARGE LETTER cities, ....day or night city skylines. Tourist type, especially if they are of uncommon places. I live in Mchigan and would love to receive map postcards or any touristy postcards of Michigan, Ohio, Indiana and Connecticut.

I prefer postcards not be handmade unless swap is specifically for homemade PCs. Same for greeting cards. Real photo please, if possible, instead of drawings or cartoons.

I would like my postcards NAKED unless the swap requires an envelope.

I almost always give hearts because I truly appreciate the effort that goes into a swap. I spend time and effort on every swap I send, even postcards and try to make it something you will enjoy or will make you smile.

I swap mostly postcards. Please know that I respect what you have sent and consider it important that you know it has been received. I rate on the day I receive it.

I’m puzzled by silent 5s and silent hearts. When you click on Rate Your Partner it says to leave a comment.

I like nice Zazzle and printed postcards. I am very disappointed if I get postcards with worn edges and bent corners. I’m asking that you please write more than one sentence. Tell me where you got your postcard. Why you like it. What you are doing today. About your family. Your current plans. Give me a reason to give a heart.

COLORS: Love colors and colorful things. Blacks and grays are cool also. Pale pink will make me super happy. Boho prints too.

GENERAL THEMES I LOVE: squirrels...sloths...goats...chickens...gnomes... flowers...birds...benches...chairs...windows...doors, lighthouses...landscapes...beaches... mountains.

TEAS: Any kind or brand. A swapper sent me Peach Pie tea which was awesome, and I haven’t been able to find it. English Breakfast is also a favorite. I’ll try any tea but green or Matcha.

LITTLE THINGS: I really don't need or want tuck-ins. I will not rate down if you don't send them, even if it's a requirement in a swap. I will be happy that you read my profile!!! However, If you feel you must...... Seasonal and holiday stickers are welcome (any time of year). Unused postcards, notecards, sheets of list pads will be used. I have no need for small pieces of paper.

I will never flake and I rate as soon as I receive your mail. I use a spreadsheet to keep everything straight. It’s always possible to overlook something, so please contact me if something is not right. If you are sending from the USA and I have not received anything from you or have not been rated by two weeks after the send date, I will send a PM soon.

My mail is often picked up as late as 7:30 so the postmark on my mail date may show the following day. I probably will not check a postmark date unless there is something that seems questionable. I am always happy to find your mail in the mailbox.💖📬

Thank all of you great swappers for your nice comments and hearts. You make my day!


BeHappyToday rated for PCEW19 Round 4 on Jul 18, 2019
Comment: I absolutely love this “Hell”acious PC!!! The burn mark on the corner is a very cool touch! Eating at the Hell Hole sounds so fun too! Thank you for sending me uniquely fun card! 👹☠️😈
Comment: Hi Karen, thanks for the fun square postcard. Thanks for saving me from the glittery, tacky "married in Las Vegas" card! :) If you want to have some private exchanges of your weird cards for ones that you would like, just let me know. All the best, Cynthia
Comment: Thanks for this great card! Your poetry is great! Before I could do this one, I had to organize all my stamps! It took me 3 days! I found 2 number 4s in the periodic tables. Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
circlebfarms10 rated for Scripture Postcard #5 on Jul 17, 2019
Comment: Thank u I live the colors u used I also enjoyed the verse...I never thought of that one. Very nice to think on that.
VAgardengirlgirl rated for Just Randomness on Jul 17, 2019
Comment: You did include the parrotette PC- so sweet! Thank you for ALL the goodies!
thequilterslink rated for Speedy Found Image #6 on Jul 16, 2019
Comment: Thanks so much for the fun images!
LadyJo rated for Postcards With a Prompt #44 - US ONLY on Jul 16, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the nice postcard! Lovely things about summer! I agree they are all nice!
Burger1girl rated for Speedy Found Image #6 on Jul 16, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the swap! I loved your ATC's, thanks for making them for me. I make ATC, greeting cards and bookmarks as a hobby. Hope you have a great swap!
angelgram rated for Book Themed PC on Jul 16, 2019
Comment: Great postcard. Love the image if "I'm sitting down" as it can induce vertigo, LOL. Your note on the back made me laugh. The embellishments on the back with washi tape ,sticker and inked images showed you put your time and creativity and heart into this swap!! Thank you for the book recommendation!
Comment: Great postcard. Thank you For future reference, you only need a 35 cent stamp on this size postcard to Hawaii
ScrapHappyGabi rated for PHOTOFOLIO PC SWAP on Jul 14, 2019
Comment: Thank you!! Iloveeee this PC and it's one I did not have yet so I'm extra excited about that!! <3 The sheep PC is adorable! <3 Ahh .. I never cancel a swap as long as there are 2 participants :) I hope to host another Fotofolio swap soon! Have a great week!! xx Gabi
Karebear110 rated for PH: Letter D (Blank or Naked) on Jul 12, 2019
Comment: Love both postcards!! I read a lot of books each year too. Somewhere between 75 and 100. Radium Girls sounds like something I’d like, so I’m going to check it out. Have you read “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks?” I really liked it and they sound like they are similar type books. Happy summer! P.S. I think your card came out great. :-)
Response: Thanks for the ❤️. I did read “The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks” and loved it.
NRGordon rated for Speedy Found Image #5 on Jul 9, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the cute ATC. My wife and I enjoy road trips.. we sometimes fly to an area and rent a car. I would love to go on a cruse but my wife won't go on a boat that goes out of sight of land. An Alaskan cruse may be a possibility.
brooklynbunch rated for Book THEMED Postcard on Jul 9, 2019
Comment: Great postcard. A couple years ago I went back and listened to all the Dickens books on audiobook. Avery good reader and made the books entertaining. Thank you. Susan (brooklynbunch)
Fritosmom rated for I Spy postage stamps postcard USA on Jul 9, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the challenge. I am still looking. Going to need my magnifying glass...LOL! We are in a heat wave here in Ga. Not safe to go out...Enjoy your summer.
ablev92 rated for July Birthday Card & Flat Surprise! on Jul 8, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the goodies and card. It has been really warm here the past couple days!
mamajoy rated for SCATTS PC SWAP - C - US ONLY on Jul 8, 2019
Comment: Thanks Karen. Your answers were great and I agree with all of them. Ew, cilantro.
SoberMermaid3 rated for SCATTS PC SWAP - B - US ONLY on Jun 29, 2019
Comment: Love the postcard and the answers! You have awesome handwriting ❤️
jessnewson98 rated for First & Last Lines No. 12 on Jun 29, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much!
Comment: Item got lost in the mail but Karen was very gracious and re-sent one which I received. It was very beautiful thank you, you mentioned you took photos of the first one, I'd love to see it! Thanks for re-sending!

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OrigamiGrace on Jul 4, 2019:

From Cheap Postage Group!


thisismeAXiD on Jul 1, 2019:

Happy birthday month

yvonne401 on May 30, 2019:

Welcome to Proverbs Women! It's great to have you here!



simcoe54 on Apr 3, 2019:

Postcard RAK - Received the NYC postcard today in the mail and it is a new one for my collection. Thanks so much!!!

jenmcjen on Mar 17, 2019:

spotteddogs on Mar 3, 2019:

Thank you so much for thinking of me with the cute St. Patrick’s Day card and the Ireland PC. I love it! It’s so fun to get unexpected mail and was so very thoughtful!

Gatzcat on Jan 21, 2019:


Thanks for thinking of me when you sent your unassigned postcard roulette postcard. I really enjoyed your sweet words you sent and receiving your card. When I got it before I even read it, I recognized the handwriting and said out loud, “is that Karen [insert last name]?” I was right! It’s pretty funny that you have my address memorized and I know your handwriting. 😊

MsBellaDonna on Jan 13, 2019:

Thank you for choosing me as your "unassigned partner" for Postcard Roulette January 2019. :) I love the Times Square pc! No snow here either although it is very cold. Can you believe we are almost halfway through January already? I hope this year is off to a happy and healthy start for you!

Gatzcat on Dec 23, 2018:


Wishing you a Happy and Healthy Christmas Day 🎄 & New Year Karen!!

From your friend in Idaho,


jannieb on Oct 5, 2018:

Thank you for taking the time to send Grayson a card. He loved seeing his name on the mail & was super, duper happy when he saw the $2 bill. He says it is good luck everytime he gets one. We loved your festive decorated envelope too. Happy Halloween & take care!

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