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KarenFife

KarenFife
Date Joined: January 12, 2018
Last Online: August 16, 2018
Birthday: July 15
Country: United States

SWAP COORDINATORS

IMPORTANT NOTE TO SWAP HOSTS: I am a returning swapper from over ten years ago who left in excellent standing with over 1000 hearts, a 5.0 rating, and never ever flaked. I do not remember my email from that time and the system shows that I have a duplicate account when the host checks. (It could be unavailable as that server was taken down.) I used the same name, Karen Fife.

I am currently waiting for Admin to merge any duplicate accounts. If you have any questions, please PM.

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 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. This past summer we took Route 66 to California. The previous summer we 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 the lowly postcard, to try and make it something you will enjoy or will make you smile

I’m puzzled by silent 5s and silent hearts. To choose not to comment says more about the swapper than about what I have sent.

DISLIKES: None, really. I’m not picky. Actually nice Zazzle and printed postcards are fine with me.

COLORS: Love colors and colorful things. Blacks and grays are cool also. Pale pink will make me super happy. I would most likely love and use anything you send.

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

Zazzle and printed postcards are okay with me.

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

I will never flake and I rate as soon as I receive your mail. I use a spreadsheet to keep everything straight. It seems to me it is the receiver’s responsibility to let the sender know if their mail has not arrived in a reasonable time. ( Not the sender’s place to chase down ratings.). That’s usually not how it works though😬😬😬

My mail is often picked up as late as 7:30 pm, 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 happy it arrived!

THANK ALL OF YOU FOR THE MANY HEARTS AND NICE COMMENTS! YOU ADD SO MUCH TO MY DAY! YOU ARE AWESOME!

Ratings

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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful postcard and note. I love your washi and sticker embellishments: I need to up my game! BTW, pigeons ARE doves.
Ruthless rated for Scattergories PC Swap - F - US Only on Aug 16, 2018
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Comment: I love this card and all of your Fantastic answers for F! This is a Fun swap! Have a Fantastic day!
marclively rated for This is My State on Aug 16, 2018
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Comment: Thanks, Marc
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Comment: Thanks, Marc
ibean rated for Cut and Paste Postcard - August on Aug 16, 2018
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Comment: I have to be honest, I've been really busy these past weeks and I absolutely forgot to check the mail. Three days ago, there was a giant electric storm in my hometown. It was loud and ugly and I spent the night wide awake because of it. Today my mom checked the mailbox and found your postcard stuck to the side. Like literally glued down because of the rain. The good news is that the side that I can see is the part we had to make and it is Very pretty, but I can't read anything of it :( I will try to scrap it out as best as I can and I will definetly paste it on my journal because it's just so pretty and I don't want anything bad to happen to it again, but I'm very upset (this was my first swap!). If I could get your adress I'd love to send you a postcard or two (written or otherwise).
Response: No worries! Thank you for rating. Fortunately I took photos of both sides before mailing, so I just now e-mailed them to you!!!!
AshCash rated for Join 8/8, Send PC 8/9~US ONLY on Aug 14, 2018
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Comment: Thanks! I love the owl theme. : )
MarHelene rated for Hello Stranger PC Swap US Aug 2018 on Aug 14, 2018
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Comment: Cute 60's stickers indeed!
violagirl rated for Random Card Swap USA 1 on Aug 14, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for sharing your mental health story!
ElenaMaz rated for Quick Swap - What the Heck? on Aug 14, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much for the pc, I actually like it but I have never been to Yosemite, I am sure there are way better photos to take, thank you for sharing. And hope to have you back in Mexico soon!
Ktasticaz rated for Join 8/6, Send PC 8/7-US ONLY on Aug 14, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard. I enjoyed the note you wrote in it ✍ and your 1960s stickers. ✌
SairaLoves2Write rated for First and last lines No.4 on Aug 13, 2018
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Comment: The post card was sweet and the book seems very interesting haha! Also It's very neat that she is from Michigan, which is where I grew up!
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Comment: Thank you so much for the Harry Potter postcard!! It’s pouring rain here today and it brightened my day to find it in my mailbox!
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Comment: Thank you very much for the bison postcard! Cute to see the mom with her baby. :)
LapisLazuli rated for WIYM: CASTLE POSTCARD SWAP on Aug 12, 2018
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Comment: Thank you very much for the beautiful castle postcard! :)
Sammoning rated for Free Ad Card PC Swap #6 on Aug 10, 2018
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Comment: Metamorphosis sounds lime a great theme for an art show, it looks good! Thanks a lot :)
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Comment: Your note was worth a heart. Sad this was sent in any swap but this. It's awful someone sent this in a regular swap. Isn't odd that all the postcards from that era are wavy on the edges? I wonder why and when they changed to straight edges? thank you
Chaosfay rated for Join 7/29, Send PC 7/30 - US ONLY on Aug 10, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the HP card! I recently got a huge quilt commission (Crown Royal queen-size quilt) and will be busy with that for the next several weeks. Sorry about your loss. I dealt with similar in April; my favorite grandfather passed away. He was in his late-90s and wasn't expected to see May because his health had deteriorated so swiftly.
Response: Thank you for the heart and nice comment❣️
angelgram rated for 60% off postcard sale swap! on Aug 9, 2018
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Comment: Loved the image on the PC and the note was a clever play on words. Of course I love sheep and little lambs. You fit a lots of words on the PC so it was fun to read. Cute embellishments on the back. Perfect choice for me-Thanks
Response: Thank you for the heart and appreciative comments❣️
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Comment: Found it! I love the postcard. So cool you grew up in Springfield. I grew up in New Carlisle and went to Tecumseh.
Ruthless rated for TRANSPORT POSTCARD SWAP - AUGUST on Aug 9, 2018
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Comment: Love your bicycle postcard! We could ride around France! I’m game! Have a wonderful day!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 199 1 1
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184 243 0 0
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Comments

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!

Kathy821 on Mar 23, 2018:

How sweet you are! Thank you so much for the sweet card and calendar stickers. I will definitely put them to good use. A very nice surprise on a rough day! :)

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