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KarenFife

KarenFife
Date Joined: January 12, 2018
Last Online: March 25, 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

JJcrafty rated for Not my State on Mar 25, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the Iowa pc. Like your humor.
widelo123 rated for PCEW19 Round 2 on Mar 23, 2019
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Comment: Karen, thank you for the Springy postcard. I can't wait for spring either. The weather has been playing tricks, promising 70's. As the week goes by they seem to disappear. I guess it is only March, so I must be anxious for it to be nice. Shirley
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Comment: Thank for the postcards and the Extras! I particularly like the moose card! :)
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Comment: Got this yesterday Karen!! I would love to visit Yosemite someday!! Carol of the Bells is beautiful, isn't it!! We are elite in loving it!! I listen to my cd year round! Thank you for the postcard and the nice note!!
Response: Had to laugh! I still have a Christmas CD playing in my car.
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Comment: Legs and upper saggy wrinkly parts. Oh girlfriend ain’t that the truth.🤣😂😁
NurseWalker30 rated for Quick Ugly PC #1 on Mar 19, 2019
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Comment: I actually like this card haha. 'Population of 8' WOW...lol thank you :)
goinjenny rated for PCEW19 Round 2 on Mar 19, 2019
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Comment: Thank you
Kathy821 rated for PCEW19 Round 2 on Mar 16, 2019
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Comment: I love the card that you chose. Thank you so much.
Tricia22 rated for Zazzle PC #5 on Mar 15, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the resend, love the purple bike💜
Highlander18 rated for Not my City, but I love it on Mar 13, 2019
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Comment: Great card!! Thank you very much for NYC. Will get back there someday.
Rnbastos rated for WIYM: Pick 1 PC (Feb 2019) on Mar 13, 2019
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Comment: Thansk a lot, I loved the card!!!
aeofa rated for Page 33 Postcard Swap on Mar 13, 2019
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Comment: Thank you very much for your nice postcard! Sounds like an interesting book!
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful envelope and note you sent along with the traveling pc! I love the Nancy Drew postcard! Thank you very much!
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Comment: Hi Karen! Thanks for reading my profile all of the way through. I am so sorry about the loss of your Mom. I just lost my Dad on Jan 16 2019 He was 85 Mom passed in 2006 It is still hard for me on Mother's Day. So I understand how you feel~ I love the mountains and this is a beautiful PC that you sent me~Thanks so much!
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Comment: Karen thanks for the beautiful cockatoo PC I love the pink on it! Hmmm 2 out of 61 I like those odds! Have a wonderful day!
vlhafer54 rated for SCATTS PC SWAP - J - US Only on Mar 11, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the PC - enjoyed reading your answers.
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Comment: Great job Karen! I enjoyed reading your lists and glad you liked the swap. I will be hosting more of these so hope to see you again!
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Comment: Thank you!

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Comments

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

mandigutterrose on Jul 2, 2018:

I received the beachy PC, thank you :) Also, I was informed there's someone in custody so here's hoping it won't ever happen again!

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