Swap-bot Time: November 20, 2019 8:02 pm


Date Joined: January 12, 2018
Last Online: November 20, 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 70 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 Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens.

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. In September this year we drove Route 2 from Michigan to Seattle, and through Glacier National Park. From there we took a fabulous cruise to Alaska. It was amazing!

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!


Comment: Beautiful PC. Thank you. Yes on the Coke, reading, thrift shopping, papercraft supplies, and swap bot. A lot in common.
Ukucaitie rated for CPG Ugly/Freebie PC - US Only on Nov 18, 2019
Comment: I love this postcard of a little store in Idaho! Thanks for sharing your story~!
Response: I love how fast our postcards get to each other!😊
TexyDeb rated for PCEW19 Round 5 on Nov 17, 2019
Comment: My kinda postcard! TYVM! 99% of local postcards are of the view.
Comment: Thanks! I will send Christina's home to her and send Jenny's on. Thanks for the bookmark in fall colors and home made envie too. I love the fox on the card! So glad you had a wonderful time on your cruise! I'm originally from WI, and so love living here. Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Marykstaveness rated for SCATTS PC Swap - V - US Only on Nov 15, 2019
Comment: Thank you!
Ukucaitie rated for SF- Scattergories PC- E - USA on Nov 14, 2019
Comment: WOW thanks so much for the great E card! I love it so much and love the way you decorated it. Thanks for joining my swap :)!
Ninna rated for First & Last Lines No. 15 on Nov 14, 2019
Comment: Thank you! I will need to check out this book :)
Comment: Thank you for the pc.. i have actually been to vermont one time... Burlington.. it is pretty country...thanks again
Response: I’ve been to Burlington twice. Loved all the quaint shops and bistros.
mariewilliams810 rated for Beatles PC on Nov 13, 2019
Comment: Lovely card. Thank you!
Comment: Thank you for the extra "book" postcard.
Writercat rated for Non Dominant Hand (NDH) PC_Nov on Nov 8, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the cute snail card. Love it! Wow, you are good at writing with your other hand. Mine was a real mess! Cathy
basykes rated for SCATTS PC Swap - U - US Only on Nov 7, 2019
Comment: Great list of U words. I also love that the PC was Uluru. Thanks.
Response: That was such a great pc for this swap!!! Glad you liked it.
Comment: Hi Karen! Thank you for the awesome card. I don't know if he's falling or jumping either! I laughed, I didn't make the connection to in the air NAKED. hahaha. :):):) Hoping it will still be mild up there when I come for Thanksgiving to Ferndale! Michigan autumn is so beautiful. THank you! :):):)
Comment: Thank you!
marija rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #79 on Nov 4, 2019
Comment: Thank you! Marina
Ukucaitie rated for SF- Scattergories PC- D - USA on Nov 4, 2019
Comment: Karen, Thank you so much fror the great D card! I love it! I love the cute snail and enjoyed reading your answers! thank you for joining my swap!!! So glad you enjoy them.
Comment: Thank u for the beautiful card. I also like the fall notecard n book mark. Have a great holiday season
BethAndMonroe rated for Halloween postcard on Nov 4, 2019
Response: Account Deleted. Sometimes you just get a dud for a partner!🙁
skinny52 rated for PH: Letter S (Blank or Naked) on Nov 3, 2019
Comment: I didn't realize that you could actually come home with too much stuff when thrifting!!! LOL Thanks for the great "S"hark postcard and the themed washi! Best wishes, Mar/skinny52 Ps...you have really nice cursive!
simcoe54 rated for Naked Map Pcs to 2 Partners #11 on Oct 29, 2019
Comment: A new map postcard for my collection. Thank you.

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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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