Swap-bot Time: March 25, 2023 7:27 pm


Date Joined: July 19, 2015
Last Online: November 29, 2022
Birthday: October 18
Country: United States

About Me

MOVING UPDATE: I am leaving in September for 6 months in Mexico then heading to California to my new home! I have sent all swaps out and I should be here long enough at my Ohio address to receive all swaps that haven't come in yet. If not they will be forwarded to my daughters address in California and I will get them eventually and of course rate them. I won't be swapping while I am living in Mexico but look forward to returning to swap in Spring of 2023. I will miss you all! I will update my address to the California address when I start swapping again. Take care everyone, Hugs!

Update: I am a NEW DOG MOM!! We returned from Mexico in November with a rescue puppy named Pinto Bean. She is currently 6 months old and a miniature schnauzer/chihuahua mix. Everyone thought she was terrier but after the beard started growing and a DNA test....Mini Schnauzer!!! I AM IN LOVE!

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 🎨

My husband and I are now living in our 5th state since we've been married (and my 7th overall). We've lived in Florida (where we met), North Carolina, Maryland, Pennsylvania and now Ohio since we've been married. Prior to that I lived in Illinois and California. We are now spending our winters in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. We have 1 daughter who lives in Los Angeles with her husband. 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 - Dogs & Cats - realistic, funny, illustrations, silly, cartoons.

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, Halloween 🎃

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 :-) Currently reading Love in the Time of Cholera. I'm trying to start reading some of the classic books.

Favorite Television

Mr. Robot, The Crown, Bosch, Narcos: Mexico, Goliath, Stranger Things, True Detective, Game of Thrones, Bloodline, Peaky Blinders, Black Sails, Boardwalk Empire. I love to watch sports (Baseball, football, hockey, golf). After living in Pittsburgh for 25 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. Recently saw Belfast, SO GOOD! Oscar?


Comment: Thanks, Marc
AJ73 rated for PH: Up & Down Postcards #4 on Sep 17, 2022
Comment: Thank you so very much for the postcards! 🌹
Comment: Great postcards. Thanks
dorcii rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt for PCs #193 on Sep 10, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the postcards :)
Comment: Thank you for the nice selection of postcards. I appreciate you sending one from every category, instead of just four. And I like your creative choices for each category. Thanks again.
Unbijou rated for PH: Let's Fly Away! Postcard Swap on Aug 31, 2022
Comment: So cute ! Thank you
Bavarija rated for PH: Something in the Summer #4 on Aug 29, 2022
Comment: Hello, Thank you for nice cards, for extra cards! I wish you good mood!
Comment: Thank you so very much for all the wonderful postcards, and thank you so much for all the extras.❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
BalticFox rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt for PCs #192 on Aug 22, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the great cards, I like the "Stars and Stripes" one best, it makes me chuckle!
Lilyhax rated for PH: Themed Scavenger Hunt on Aug 22, 2022
Comment: Wow - thanks for the great postcards. I loved Awkward Americana postcards. I had to laugh out loud.
Comment: ❤️❤️❤️WoW, you sent me a treasure of wonderful postcards, Thank you so very much for putting a smile on my face❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Comment: Thank you so much for the postcards - love all of them including the extras and the wonderful envelope!
Comment: Thank you for the great selection of postcard’s!! My favorite is the cake one, Enjoy baking!🍰
Myself333 rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt for PCs #190 on Aug 3, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the postcards! The bonus made me chuckle
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely postcards ❤️❤️
Comment: Great postcard choices. Thanks
Comment: Hi Karen . . . WOW! What a wonderful bunch of goodies! You sent the most special things--all those pretty notecards, stationery, and postcards. Just a great selection and much appreciated. Many thanks for sending a wonderful swap!
MamaMangrove rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt for PCs #189 on Jul 26, 2022
Comment: Another lovely envie full of postcard bounty from Karen! Thanks for the swap cards and extras. I've been to that Red Fort in Delhi. It's quite magnificent. And your winter escape city sure looks enticing.
Response: Wow, awesome to have been at the Red Fort! I have never been to India, it's on the list and the list is long LOL Glad you enjoyed the swap :)
lynnpinkdaisy rated for 4 Blind Vintage Postcards #2 on Jul 26, 2022
Comment: Thank you for such lovely vintage postcards. I like every single one, but since I was in the Air Force, that Air Force plane one is special to me! And how kind that you included an extra!
MamaMangrove rated for PH: 'HOT' Postcards on Jul 25, 2022
Comment: What a generous helping of heat, Karen! Thanks so much for ALL the great postcards, especially the hot dog, the pin-up and the adorable camels. Love the leaf pattern on your gorgeous envie too. Saty cool!

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bluehairedmary on May 9, 2022:

Happy Monday from the NYUP group!

banjobraids on Oct 29, 2020:

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!👻 happyhallll

marhod5 on Aug 15, 2018:

I got your Scooby-doo package today. Thanks for making me smile! : )

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

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