Swap-bot Time: May 27, 2018 1:08 am


Date Joined: July 19, 2015
Last Online: February 9, 2018
Birthday: October 18
Country: United States
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About Me

UPDATE 10/19/17 Thank you for all the Happy Birthday mail, if I didn't send you a PM I apologize, my life is in chaos right now :) I am currently half moved to our home in Ohio but still living part of the time in Pennsylvania. I apologize if I rate late but I will get to everyone. Please be patient with me :) Mail can still go to my PA address, I will update to OH address when I am living there full-time. Happy Halloween!! Love you all !!

Hello everyone! Well I've been with swap-bot now about 2 years and I love it and I love you all. Thank you for such a nice community! It's also the New Year (hello 2017 :) so I'm going to update a bit. I started here mostly to swap postcards but I'm loving some of the other swaps now too! I love happy mail and flat surprises. I've really enjoyed making my own envies so now I rarely dare let anything go out in a plain white envie....no no! I love to receive beautiful envelopes too, as soon as I open the mailbox I'm looking for a blast of color. I want to thank everyone who host such fun swaps and I am going to try my hand at hosting a few myself this winter :)

My husband & I live in Pittsburgh, PA. We've lived in several states, Florida, North Carolina, Maryland and now Pennsylvania since we've been married. We have 1 daughter who just recently moved to LA, I miss her terribly but thank god for FaceTime and we are so grateful to be able to visit her often :D We travel a lot and I love picking up postcards from everywhere! My favorite beverage of choice is wine, I belong to a few wine clubs. I love trying different small vineyard wines from around the world and wine-pairing (I pick out the wine and my husband does the cooking, such a deal!) I drink NO soda, just water and wine and sometimes beer lol. I also drink coffee & tea, my tea preferences are green, red rooibos, and citrus/fruit flavored teas.

I am in Postcrossing and that is how I discovered Swap-Bot! I love Postcrossing :D In Postcrossing I've suggested a theme postcard for every month of the year and it has been fun so I am going to include it here for my Swap-bot friends as a guideline to the POSTCARDS I would love to receive :D PLEASE NOTE: Many of you have mentioned how much you like the monthly theme idea, and I want to encourage you to adopt the idea if you wish, the more the merrier!

January - Art & Artists

February - Beaches, Oceans, Islands, Boats, Marinas & Sunny Places

March - CATS AND CHIHUAHUAS - realistic, funny, illustrations, silly, cartoons. Anything Cats or Chihuahuas!

April - Tourist postcards/famous places from your town, city or country.

May - Bright Colorful & Vibrant postcards! Any Lantern Press postcards!

June - Black & White or sepia postcards

July - Illustration

August - Maps of your city, country, continent, subway system. Any kind of maps.

September - Street scenes, Everyday life.

October - Birthday, Autumn scenes, Pumpkins, spooky, scary.

November - Any Vintage postcards. Vintage travel, travel posters, movie posters, old advertisements, etc.

December - Traditional holiday or religious postcards from your country

If you don't have a PC that's fits in the given month I always enjoy unusual cards, 3D, odd shapes and textures, vintage, illustration, art & single view tourist from countries other than the U.S. the most. Thanks!

Oh and I adore stickers and washi tape, send me a postcard decorated with these and it's an automatic heart! This year I have REALLY become a sticker addict, now belonging to two sticker clubs, Pipsticks and Stickii. Stickers make me happy :)

STICKERS: If a swap calls for a sheet of stickers OR loose stickers I much much prefer sheets, thank you! And I would prefer NOT to get Disney or child like theme stickers :)

WISH LIST: Handmade envies, address labels, RETURN address label with my address on them, postcards (see above), note cards, stationary, stickers, washi tape, travel related ephemera

DON'T LIKE: I really don't want to fill this out because I find that when I receive things that just aren't my taste I usually find a swap partner that really appreciates it so I just pass it on. I guess the main DISLIKE is any Christian related things with bible verses, you can refrain from sending those. And I think I will add also anything child-like or meant for children. I have 1 adult daughter and no grandchildren and I just prefer not to get kiddo things if possible :)

One last thing, I am in Swap-Bot to have fun as I believe the majority of all you wonderful nice people are! So please don't write to me with attitude if I missed something or forgot something or overlooked something. I am very happy to make something up to you if I messed up but could you please be nice about it? Also if you didn't receive my swap could you please send me a message first instead of throwing out a 1? I always send my swaps and if you didn't receive it most likely it has been lost by the post office and I will always send a replacement if you will just let me know. Just send me a nice private message and it's done! Let's have fun folks, this isn't a place for powertrips or freakouts about something that is supposed to be a fun hobby. :D

Favorite Music

I like a wide variety of music, lately a lot of smooth jazz (watercolors on XM) but love artists like Paolo Nutini, JJ Cale, David Gray, Van Morrison, Rod Stewart, OneRepublic, Beres Hammond, Tom Waits, Michael Franti, Nina Simone, Hip Abduction, Andrew Duhon, The Revivalists, Hozier, Jesse Cook, Melody Gardot, Chris Stapleton and on and on :-)

Favorite Books

Historical Fiction most of all, and Anne Rice :-) Harry Potter!

Favorite Television

Stranger Things, True Detective, Game of Thrones, Bloodline, Peaky Blinders, Black Sails, House of Cards, Boardwalk Empire, The Sopranos. I love to watch sports (Baseball, football, hockey, golf). After living in Pittsburgh now for over 20 years of course I am an avid Steeler/Pirate/Penguin fan!

We recently got Apple TV so now it's all apps all the time, no commercials, I love it! Goodbye Dish!

Favorite Movies

Drama & Action movies mostly. James Bond, Lord of the Rings, The Godfather. We go to the movies a few times a month, just recently saw Hell or High Water SO GOOD and also Jackie, Natalie Portman's portrayal of Jackie Kennedy has to be Oscar worthy!


matt319 rated for Random Postcard #5 on May 4, 2018
matt319 rated for 3 X 3 Blank Postcard Swap on Apr 21, 2018
matt319 rated for BIG SWAP #4 on Apr 19, 2018
matt319 rated for Fall Postcard Swap on Apr 19, 2018
Comment: Hi! Thank you so much for the envelopes and washi :D
MissMargie rated for Just Randomness on Nov 17, 2017
Comment: I have finally received the packet you sent me. Thanks so much, all the items sent are lovely.
Response: So sorry the first one went missing, I have your resend ready and will drop at the PO today! Thank you for your patience, you're the best :) HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
dawnakaulen rated for P&M make a choice postcard 7 on Nov 4, 2017
Comment: Nice PC, thank you!
EllieBeth8 rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #141 on Nov 4, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the great postcards! Have a nice day!! Shelley
LadySunshine rated for Let's Get Washi! 7 on Nov 4, 2017
Comment: Thank you
goinjenny rated for WIYM Postcard Alphabet - C - USA on Oct 26, 2017
Comment: Thank you
Poohtat rated for WIYM Postcard Alphabet - D -,USA on Oct 26, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the postcard. I’ve never been to Death Valley, but my husband has.
clutterfree rated for P&M blind postcard swap 6 on Oct 25, 2017
Comment: Karen, Thank you for the fun accessorized PC reminding me to "dream big!"...Happy Fall...Charlene
simcoe54 rated for PH: Send 3 Postcards #5 on Oct 24, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the great postcards.
Sissi rated for WIYM: Pick 1 PC (Oct 2017) on Oct 24, 2017
Comment: Thank you very much for your beautiful postcard :) I visited the Grand Canyon in 1996 :) Have a fantastic day, Sissi
Jafferty rated for Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy on Oct 24, 2017
Comment: Hi Karen, Thanks for the lovely decorated envelope full of cute, fun things! It brightened up my mailbox for sure! Thanks!
Lonestarchild rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #141 on Oct 23, 2017
Comment: Such a great assortment -- there's some really lovely ones in here. Thank you so much!!
Comment: Cool envelope and I love the windows!
Comment: Thank you for the great mail!
Comment: Got the Martha's Vineyard PC in today's mail :) Thank you :)

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KathleenHope on Jul 30, 2017:

Thanks for the resend postcard, it arrived today - after the missing post card was found! 💖💖💖

Rimbar on Jul 19, 2017:

Happy 2 year anniversary on swap bot. Many more. Happy swapping.

jaimierandolph on Jan 20, 2017:

Profile Check for Notecard w/flat surprise #1 Welcome to the swap! Happy Swapping, jaimierandolph

Lady on Jan 15, 2017:

I really like your "like to travel? Next & last". Nice! Thanks for hosting.

WayUpInAlaska on Jan 4, 2017:

HIya! was stopping by doing a random profile check for the Slap a Stamp on it & get PC on it's way! 1/17 swap I am hosting and saw you were hosting a neat looking one! so I joined that one :) Love traveling and sharing our stories :) - Love your idea for the theme postcards as well :) Happy New Years

phillaine on Oct 31, 2016:

jaimierandolph on Sep 1, 2016:

Profile Check for 10 sticker swap #1! Hope you enjoy the swap! Happy Swapping, Jaimie Randolph

Twishlow on Jul 1, 2016:

Hi Karen! I'm your partner for the decorated envelope swap. I just wanted to let you know that Canada Post may go on strike by tomorrow so your swap may not reach you in a very timely manner. I hope they can avoid a strike, but if they can't there will be no mail delivery while it's going on. Just wanted to give you a heads up! Thanks for understanding. Tracey

RyeRye on Jun 24, 2016:

Thanks for joining Inspiration Station!

TC on Jun 17, 2016:

Hey, that Map Postcard swap - the host is suspended for being only 14 years old, and she can't assign partners.

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