Swap-bot Time: February 17, 2020 2:51 pm


Date Joined: January 12, 2018
Last Online: February 17, 2020
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 60 books a year (it was 100 before I retired!), 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. Victoria was wonderful! My favorite older TV series were King of Queens and Cold Case. I’m addicted to Britbox and Acorn for British crime series. Currently enjoy watching Bramwell.

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 (just for me) but I’m not very good at it. 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.

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 posted sible, instead of drawings or cartoons

I prefer 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 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 I think it is important , and polite, that you acknowledge your partners willingness to take the time to do something for you.

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?? Tell me where you got your postcard. Why you like it. What you are doing today. About your family. Your current plans. Fill that message space up with heartfelt good stuff and you will most likely earn yourself a heart.

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


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 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: I think saving greeting cards all the way back from high school is sweet. I've been journaling since I was in middle school and kept things like that too.
HannahKaitlyn rated for Imperfections on Feb 16, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for your imperfect card. I LOVE the color pinks on the card. It's unfortunate that you never got the right card but I love it!
JBuchner rated for Butt Ugly Post Card Swap 2020 on Feb 16, 2020
Comment: Thanks. The eyes on this guy! Yikes. 😀
marclively rated for US State Postcard Quick Swap on Feb 16, 2020
Comment: thanks Karen!
Comment: Thank you for the T.Roosevelt NP PC. I've never visited that part of the country, and haven't heard of the park. Maybe I can visit someday!
StargazerHM rated for Keep Calm and...Postcard Swap #2 on Feb 11, 2020
Comment: Wonderful! Thank you!
myancey rated for SCATTS PC SWAP - I - US ONLY on Feb 11, 2020
Comment: I love the ibex. He did look sly !!!! Have a good day!
veronicallama rated for WIYM: National Park post card on Feb 10, 2020
Comment: Thanks! Maybe I'll make it to the Badlands one day.
xthemasonsx rated for Get rid of that PC Swap on Feb 9, 2020
marinda rated for CPG Where I Live PC - Global on Feb 8, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much! I enjoyed reading about where you live.
Comment: I received the Traveling Pc. Thank you for your note and the Lovely PC. I agree... some winter. We had snow and freezing rain yesterday. Many people still have no power. It’s 43 here today. At least the power company people have a nice day to be working outside.
Comment: Thank you for the resend and I love all the extra goodies as well.
Lorabora rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #91 on Feb 7, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful postcards 😊 I enjoy the envelope and Theodore roosevelt national park card ❤ we've had a mild temperature winter in Wisconsin
Comment: Received your postcard, thank you!
MarHelene rated for First & Last Lines No. 18 on Feb 6, 2020
Comment: I love mysteries too!
HelenG6 rated for PH: Lighthouse (Blank or Naked) #5 on Feb 6, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the nice card and extras.
Comment: Great postcard choices. Happy Valentine's Day to you.
pammie rated for Scripture Postcard USA #1 on Feb 5, 2020
Comment: Thank you for sharing the scripture. God Bless!
Ukucaitie rated for SF- Scattergories PC- O - USA on Feb 5, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the Ocean Isle Beach postcard! What a beautiful place! I loved the card and the answers :)
Vickyen rated for PH: Send a Naked Postcard #3 on Feb 5, 2020
Comment: Hi Karen! Thanks so much for the awesome Pike Place Market pc! Loved it and loved when we visited Seattle as well! Could not believe how huge and inexpensive the flowers were! I can understand you getting so many steps in, there are tons of things to see and do! Thanks for the great memories! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)

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FLWAVE on Feb 9, 2020:

Karen, I love the super cute London postcard you sent for the unassigned Jan 2020 Postcard Roulette. That was really thoughtful. Thanks for picking me!

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,


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