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KarenFife

KarenFife
Date Joined: January 12, 2018
Last Online: May 19, 2019
Birthday: July 15
Country: United States

My accounts have been merged!!

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

MUSIC: Classical, New Age, and Easy Listening, but I listen to all types.

BOOKS: I read about 85 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 was The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman.

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) and still sub on occasion. 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!

I love to make vintage-style ATCs. I often have a theme with a little twist of eyebrow-raising innuendo. I’m up for private ATC swaps of that nature.

POSTCARD LIKES: Where you live.....Anything strange or unusual...Out-of-the ordinary places, especially small town or village where you live...reproduction vintage especially ones with LARGE LETTER cities, ....day or night city skylines. Tourist type, especially if they are of uncommon places. Unusual animals are fun to receive.

I prefer not handmade unless swap is specifically for homemade PCs. I will do private swaps for handmade postcards.

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 too. 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. 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.

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

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.

LITTLE THINGS: Seasonal or holiday themes (any time of year). Seasonal stickers, unused postcards, notecards, sheets of list pads are great. I really don’t need little bits 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.

My mail is often picked up as late as 7:30 so the postmark on my mail date may show the following day. Personally I really don’t bother searching for a mail date, I’m just so happy to get some mail.

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

Ratings

widelo123 rated for PCEW19 Round 3 on May 19, 2019
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Comment: Karen, thank you for the covered bridge postcard. I don't think I have that one. I also can't look as my step son is reorganizing my postcards. Shirley
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Comment: Thank you for the fun notecard and awesome desert recipe. I showed it to my husband and he wants me to try it out asap! Hehe.
ScottishLass34 rated for Scatts PC Swap - T - US Only on May 17, 2019
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Comment: Love this postcard! Thank you. And your answer for the second question made me laugh out loud! (I hear ya sister...me to...meeee to!)😅
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Comment: Thanks for being in the swap, and passing along the postcards.
Chocopan rated for It’s Not My Birthday! on May 14, 2019
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Response: Thank you for the ❤️! I’m so glad it arrived.
Kathy821 rated for CSG ~ POSTCARD on May 13, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the gorgeous postcard. I love the beautiful flowers. The verse is so perfectly timed!
9O96O rated for Cut n Paste DIY Postcard on May 13, 2019
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Comment: Nice postcard Karen. Art magazines are an excellent source for cut n paste postcards. I like what you did to the back to, with the different ink colours and matching rubber stamps.
Nnyla rated for Scripture Postcard #3 on May 13, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard and scripture.
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Comment: Thanks! I will sent these on in swap # 89. Thanks too for the nice note and extra bear PC in a pretty hand made envie! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely card. Same here kids all grown with families of their on. Wishing for you a HAPPY MOTHERS DAY.
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Comment: I love love love the Humphrey Bogart postcard, thank you so much! It's a really great portrait of him. He is one of my all-time fave actors (right up there with Robert Mitchum)!
SoberMermaid3 rated for Scatts PC Swap - S - US Only on May 10, 2019
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Comment: Love the card and super creative and great answers! Loved them!
Response: Aww...glad it found a good home.
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Comment: Happy Mother's Day thanks for the card
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Comment: Thank you!!
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Comment: Happy Mother's Day!! I hope it's a thoroughly enjoyable day and that your adult kids remember to call:) I can barely get my 21 year to call - she says, "Mom, texting is just easier." Sigh!
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Comment: ❤️❤️❤️
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Comment: Hello Karen! I loved your card! And great answers 😄😍 cheers!
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Comment: Thanks for the great cards A new California map for me.
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Comment: I agree. One cannot have too many Postcards! It is funny when I do blank postcard exchanges and still don't send out the ones I get! At least of the collections out there they are more space saving and still useful! It isn't a beanie baby collection! LoL! Here is to not stopping collecting PCs!
Response: Haha. Beanie babies and cookie jars! Long gone!!!!
kittyhahahotbot rated for Get Rid of Your Zazzle PCs on May 3, 2019
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Comment: lol YOur postcard sucks. lol Yea, Im a zazzle mishap connoisseur. YOu? I ordered at least 100 before I realized all mine sucked. lol Seriously! NOw, Im a zazzle expert. lol Oh? YOu sent me 2 sucky postcards? lol Whats the occasion? YOu got alot to unload.OH, the swap was for 2 postcards. lolol lololololo

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Comments

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:

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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:

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

From your friend in Idaho,

Corynn

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!

MissPaula on Aug 7, 2018:

sharmison33 on Jul 27, 2018:

Thank you so much for the adorable hedgehog PC. A wonderful way to start my collection. Thanks for making it special.

katmandu on Jul 15, 2018:

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Happy Birthday!

Katina

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