Swap-bot Time: September 18, 2019 1:26 pm


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

7/30/2019 I’m taking a break from Swap-Bot for two months mostly due to traveling. I will return in late September for fall swapping (with lots of postcards!). You will still be rated

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 is The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein.

MOVIES: Happy endings like Gifted, McFarland USA, Rudy, Letters to Juliette, The Age of Adeline, 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. I’m addicted to Britbox and Acorn for British crime series.

CRAFTS: Quilting (I’m currently working on a project making blankets and quilts for homeless vets, foster kids and pregnancy resource centers). One more year for me on that project! -

I love crocheting dishcloths, but I’m not very good at it. They are just for me and it keeps my arthritic fingers moving.

I make 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.

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 would love to receive map postcards or any touristy postcards of Route 66, Michigan, Ohio, Indiana and Connecticut, and National Parks.

I prefer postcards not be handmade unless swap is specifically for homemade PCs. Same for greeting cards, but I will not rate down for nice handmade. I prefer a photo please, if possible, instead of drawings or cartoons

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

I read the Profile of everyone I send to before sending. 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 I 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 the day I receive.

I’D RATHER NOT HAVE TO ADD THIS SECTION, BUT.... I’m puzzled by silent 5s and silent hearts. When you click on Rate Your Partner it says to leave a comment. Please do that. Just a brief comment. You can even say you didn’t like it! But it’s important to the sender that you acknowledge, in a positive manner, their willingness to take the time to do something for you. It’s politeness if nothing else.

I am very disappointed if I get postcards with worn edges and bent corners. Please save those for the appropriate “get-rid-of-it” Swaps.

I’m asking that you please write more than one sentence. Happy Swapping in big letters doesn’t cut it. 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. Fill that message space up with heartfelt good stuff.

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

sloths... goats... chickens... gnomes... flowers... birds... benches... chairs... windows... doors,
mountains moon

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!


Kathy821 rated for Snow In Summer ! on Aug 8, 2019
Comment: Oh, that sounds great. Thanks so much for the nice card. It was extremely hot and humid here for awhile, but it's not quite as hot but still humid. We went to Litchfield, but might have to add Ocean Isle to the list!
mcovey rated for PCEW19 Round 4 on Aug 1, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the summer time pc ! Love your washi tape and ice cream sticker ! Thanks for the nice note ! Hope you have a nice summer too !
goinjenny rated for PCEW19 Round 4 on Jul 30, 2019
Comment: Thank you
Poohtat rated for PCEW19 Round 4 on Jul 30, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the postcard. I have never seen a Pelican in Maine. I used to when I lived in Florida. I think they like warmer waters.
Comment: I got the postcard today but the envie earlier this week but I had so much going on that I hadn't opened my mail till today so I could rate it. Thank you SO MUCH for the cards, they are AMAZING! (Hugs)
PostcardAl rated for SCATTS PC SWAP - F - US ONLY on Jul 26, 2019
Comment: Hi karen -- thanks for the "F" card. I also love Flow magazine -- so tempted to buy it when I see it, but it's so $$. :) Best, al
Comment: I love your ATC!! Swap bot is addictive, isn't it?
Comment: Thank you for the 'cool' card. These are great fun to make - instant gratification!
Comment: Love it! Very cool postcard
sweetsaltfish rated for SCATTS PC SWAP - E - US ONLY on Jul 23, 2019
Comment: Hi Karen! First off funny postcard! Hell, ha! lol 2nd: we dont really have bugs. WE have stickers, snakes, and spiders. I dont mind the spiders at all. But really no bugs. Odd. Oh my gosh, I remember going to bed in the humidity and it still being hot. Yuck-0. Out cause its so dry and more like the dessert it actually cools off. Most times it cools off at night. At least 69. 3rd: And oh my gosh the yard work only ends at the end of summer. lolololol
Comment: Hi Karen! Thanks for the postcard with the cute little seagull on the beach! Yea, sorry to worry you with not being on for a bit. I've had 4 disasters hit me this past month, so I've had a lot to sort out. How did you like NC? And I totally understand about the weather there haha, I lived in IL most of my life. I definitely prefer it here, even though I miss lush green plants and it's unbearably hot sometimes.
Comment: Thank you for the two postcards. I love the lemonade card!
LindaW rated for PW ~ Postcard with Bible Verse on Jul 18, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the postcard with the Bible verse. I am so glad that God is patient with us! He began a good work in us and He will be faithful in completing it.
kittyhahahotbot rated for AMMM: Summer chat postcard on Jul 18, 2019
Comment: wow, thank you for the real pretty postcard! Certainly a day brightner. I love luv loVe all the stickers on the back and the pink pen! I was having a blah day and it really did perk me up. Mary Kay? lol Theyre the reason I dont wear make up..one of my first traumas. lol Seriously. Ya know, I do something similar. I keep a vintage pitcher, its gotta be cute, lol, pitcher of water and lemon in the fridge. I have peppermint outside as its volunteering all over the place. But how cool! Hay, are you a zazzle convert or have you always ordered from them???? Just wondering what you think of them?
Response: I'm a big Zazzle fan! Even the fails are fun. Mary Kay?yes LOL When I got home from my first Mary Kay "party" my husband said, "That eye make-up makes you look like a raccoon."
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! Such an enjoyable little envelope!

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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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