Swap-bot Time: December 11, 2023 10:07 am


Date Joined: January 21, 2009
Last Online: August 28, 2023
Birthday: May 9
Country: United States
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Updated June 18, 2023


I have really enjoyed Swap bot. My favorite swaps are the journal swaps and pen pal letters. Am always up for a private journal swap.

I am the mother of 3 wonderful sons. I am so blessed to have the boys in my life. I also have a bonus son and a bonus daughter.
I have 10 grandchildren.

I am 56 years old and still like girly items like Kawaii and such. Any cute characters is a plus. I love dragonfly's, butterfly's, hearts, stationery, notecards, postcards, and small odd and ends. Send me a recipe or a joke that always is fun to see in a envelope!

During summer we like to grill out with all our family members. P As a family we like to go to car races (my brother Thomas and my son Blake race) Which causes this moma to have nightmares! On weekends everyone likes to go to the river and ride the four wheelers.

My most favorite thing to do is sit at home with my sweetie and watch tv and just hang out together. I usually write my pen pals or work in a journal during this time. Lately I've enjoyed working puzzles such as cross words and Sudoku.

Favorite Crafts

Making small quilts for gifts.

Journaling ( I like to write but can't draw anything)

Simple crafts (would love for you to share some ideals on fast and easy crafts)

I like the fast and easy crafts so I can see the results super fast!!

Favorite Books

One of my favorite authors is Debbie Macomber.

Romance books! (except I don't really like the historical romance)

Favorite Television



WWE wrestling


Favorite Music

Brett Michaels

Jelly Roll


Blake Shelton


 dragonfly's and butterfly's and ladybugs

K cups..flavored coffee, tea and hot chocolate



Crockpot recipes

note cards and stationery

vanilla scents, cucumber melon, sweet pea, lavender and cherry blossom

Makeup samples

Stickers !!



Paris theme items

cute socks

tote bags

I like all flavored coffee, tea and hot chocolate

I like all chocolate!

Items for smash book/journals

Good size fabric scraps to make a scrappy quilt

MAKE UP Medium foundation Any mascara Dark lipstick/gloss I will try anything that has to do with makeup!


Black Licorice

 Woodsy Scents

Pastel colors unless it is fabric

Sour candy

Slow Drivers (I have race car blood)

Mean people

Wish list

crockpot recipes ( I would use the crockpot everyday if I could!)

 atc's love seeing everyone's creativity

I love stickers and note cards!

Cool odd and ends ( for instance freebies they hand out at fairs)

K cups any variety!

A old journal you might have received in a swap and no longer want. I will give it a good home!


Nurse101 rated for Journaling Throughout July on Aug 23, 2023
Comment: Hi Karen, Thank you for sharing a glimpse into your life! The Journal was beautiful. thank you!
sleepykitty rated for 30 Stickers #8 on Jul 3, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the wonderful variety of stickers! I especially like the somewhat vintage looking stickers of people in older styles of clothing. Thanks, too, for including a note! 📬💌😊
basykes rated for Random journal swap on May 15, 2023
Comment: What a fun journal! I think I'll have to write a letter!
Response: So glad you enjoyed the journal. Would love to hear from you.
Juniebird rated for WIYM: Cover The Envelope 💌 on Apr 5, 2023
Comment: I love how your deocrated envie turned out - so many fun images! And thank you for all the tuck ins, I'm sure I will be able to use them in my paper crafting. Thanks again and Best Wishes!
ensigncelery rated for Pick me up March on Mar 18, 2023
Comment: Everything about this envie is so cute, from the envelope itself to everything you included inside! The Galveston postcard especially makes me smile. I've been on a few vacations there, and all of the memories I have are good ones 💜 Thank you for this VERY happy mail!
Comment: Thanks for sharing! Just got this today and have been reading tonight. Not finished yet, but thank you for the lovely read so far! I love all the decorations in the journal and have already earmarked some recipes to try!
Comment: Received it today - the knitted cover/ pocket book is a clever idea. Started reading it but it will take a while (I read while I eat lunch) Your handwriting is a challenge but I can't complain because my handwriting is REALLY a lot more difficult -- which I why I type everything I can. Must tell you in all my live and all the people I've met or even exchanges things on Swap-bot, I have never before come across a Luther -- That was my father's name!
Response: Am so glad you got the journal. When I got with Luther he a really wanted me to use his first name Paul. I liked Luther better plus it was what his family and close friends call him. Sorry my handwriting is crazy all over the place, It is much worse the older I get. All the journals I have done yours was the first one that got a cover for the book.
cmalaina rated for October Journal Swap on Dec 20, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the journal swap I love how you made it came out amazing !!
tristitia rated for September 2022 Journal Swap on Oct 16, 2022
Comment: Hi Karen - Your journal arrived yesterday and I can tell it's going to be so much fun to dig into - I see lots of pictures, some recipes! I'm going to enjoy it over the next week - thank you!
cmalaina rated for July 2022 Journal Swap on Aug 22, 2022
Comment: Hey I love how you did it came out amazing I would love to do a private swap with you for the month of September or or for October and also you inspired me normally I use the comp notebooks to but due to having a few extra of the ones that you used going to try it out also woo I am exited
dakotadee rated for Traveling sticker book 40 on May 25, 2022
Comment: Love your envie art. Thank you for the extras. I'm not worried about the mail date. Hubby was in the hospital at that time and again last week too. I'm doing catch up on swapbot stuff now.
Response: Hope your Husband is doing much better! Thanks for understanding!
ScrapHappyGabi rated for WIYM: Easter Card Swap USA on Apr 14, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the lovely Easter card and flower seeds! I am looking forward to seeing family on Easter this year! First time in 2 years since we've been able to see them and it's gonna be great!! We are also looking forward to going to the Zoo and the gardens for a picnic and taking pictures! ENJOY the SPRING! xx Gabi
cmalaina rated for SWAPS Dear WINTER Diary on Apr 6, 2022
Comment: Just got it today and I am going to have a lot of fun reading it woohoo !! I love how you do it. Came out amazing !! I love it a lot
Response: I had a lot of fun putting it together. I’m basically a boring person but tried to bring the journal alive. 😂.
SharMarie513 rated for WIYM: Easter Card Swap USA on Apr 1, 2022
Comment: Karen, thank you for the very nice Easter card and the flower seeds! I love Marigolds! Easter is my favorite holiday too, I hope you and your loved ones have a very happy Easter ❤️
JazD rated for WIYM: Easter Card Swap USA on Apr 1, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the card and seeds
teabunny rated for Blog Swap #2: Comment, Follow on Jan 12, 2022
youngsenior rated for October 2021 Journal Swap on Dec 18, 2021
Comment: You taught me a lot about journals so thank you. I have traveled most of my life so do not wish to again. Yes you eat out a lot I only eat out maybe six times a YEAR. And no I do not use social media at all.
jaimierandolph rated for Scripture Writing #2 on Oct 9, 2021
Comment: Lovely swap! Thank you so much for all the goodies! I have a binder where I put all the scriputers that I write in order and then I have a swap bot scriputer binder where I am putting together from all my partners! Glad to add this one to it! Thanks again! Hugs + Prayers
kizzlets rated for August 2021 Journal Swap on Sep 25, 2021
Comment: A lovely journal and thought was put into this, thank you for that! Because it was so creatively decorated, your journal was engaging to read.
fortannam rated for WIYM: Not My State PC - US only on Jun 7, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the fun postcard!

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yvonne401 on Jan 21, 2023:

Welcome back to Swaps in the U.S.A.! It's great to have you here!



yvonne401 on Oct 13, 2021:

Welcome to Swaps in the U.S.A.! It's great to have you here!



jinxspinx on Jul 1, 2019:

I recd your thoughtful randomness giveaway items. Thank you so much! going to have a lot of fun going through this envelope!

yomousey on Jun 29, 2019:

I sent you some of my favorite crockpot recipes. Check your messages.

yomousey on Jun 8, 2019:

Hi there, I send you a msg. Please read it and rate me. Thank you!

CurlyTea on May 9, 2019:

Happy Birthday!

NaomiRisa on Sep 29, 2018:

Hello Karen, How are you doing? I am looking through my pile of swap-bot letters and saw one from you. We had swap back in 2010. Time flies. Hope all is well with you :) Cheers! Naomi

bjmonroe on Sep 22, 2016:

ladydy5 on Mar 31, 2015:

Glad to have you join in. Nice swappers, no drama. 9 Little Pockets.

natanierrisu on Jul 1, 2014:

I am so sorry! I updated my profile

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