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Date Joined: July 13, 2009
Last Online: March 17, 2015
Birthday: June 18
Country: United States
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Regarding my 3-- This was resend and she felt it was appropriate to rate a 3, as she considered it late. It is also from 2010. The other "3" issued by sunshinegirl76 has been removed by Swap-bot due to the major unfairness as it met swap requirements. Thank you to all who supported me through that drama, :) It really irks me when someone will judge me for a "3" and they have several of their own. It seems they can make excuses for themselves but are not tolerant of others, hummmm

NOTE---I want to let EVERYONE know, THIS IS A SMOKING HOME! I keep my postcards away from smoking areas but there is still a chance they can pick up the smell. When it is noted on a profile that there is smoke allergies, I try and wrap the cards in a dryer sheet. I also have a cat, so those of you who whine about pet dander, be forewarned. I am very generous with hearts and I always rate.If there is any indication that you have read my profile i will give a heart. I understand about the postal service and how things get lost, I would never rate anyone bad for a resend.

*Debbie sent me an awesome card of the Capital of Minnesota, I'm sorry I can not place you, but I want to thank you as it was RAOK. I mean it, thank you sooo much!

ALERT*** I got a new Kerig coffee pot! I'd love to try all the great K-cups out there! wink wink

Hi, I am 53 years old, married with children. I have lived in Tampa, Fl. for the last 30 yrs. I originally hail from Chicago. I host many swaps and the thing that I have found so irritating is so many swap coordinators wait for days before assigning partners. I make it a point to stay up till after midnight to assign partners on the expiration day of the swap. I know there are many of you, like myself who join many swaps and need to get swaps sent in order to join more. OK, off my soap box, just felt the need to vent, :) I love to collect postcards and love just about any of them. I also collect fridge magnets from the different states and countries. I like "shot glasses" from foreign countries also. I am an avid Hard Rock Cafe fan, and there is not much I won't do for a magnet from there. I love ANYTHING monogrammed with the letter "K". Stationary, note cards, magnets, bookmarks, stickers, key chains, scarfs ANYTHING! I have been on postcrossing for several years and have sent over 200 cards out. I am open to any swaps for Florida "stuff". I collect souvenirs from all over the world and am happy to trade collectibles, ie: key chains,magnets,thimbles etc. or anything else one might want from Florida. I am a HUGE supporter of Breast Cancer Awareness!! I "talk the talk" but I also "walk the walk".. I send my swaps out usually within 2 days, unless I am looking for something very special. I try and keep a wide variety of things on hand in themes that seem popular, so I am ready to send upon partner assignment. Every once in a while I do get a partner that has a favorite that I do not have, then I go "in search of" even ordering off the web if necessary. I admit, if you don't list what you like, I send what I like, LOL I read each and every profile for every partner I get and you can be assured that in your package there is something you mentioned on your profile. If you don't think so, go back and read your profile. I only send top quality, name brand items in my swaps and would hope others would do the same. You can find great stuff at low prices at a variety of stores. So if you have not heard from me regarding my swap, please contact me before leaving a bad rating. I can resend if necessary. I do not do ANY crafts. I have no clue how to scrapbook and I don;t even know what an ATC or INCHIE is.(Would love to see an INCHIE though, I might try that.)

I just discovered that I LOVE peppermint tea!!! Now I have started collecting the "smashed pennies" it looks like fun!!

Favorite Music

I love country music of all kinds. My favorites are Marty Stuart, Travis Tritt and Tracy Lawrence. A little Keith Urban never hurts either. I have attended many live performances and love the thrill of a live audience. I still like a little of the old rock from the 70's & 80's but not into the rock of today. Stevie Ray Vaughan ROCKS! You folks from Texas are so blessed!

Favorite Books

I go through spells with reading. At times I will read 3 books a week, then not pick up another one for months. I love Templar novels as history amazes me. I love Steve Berry, Kathleen McGowen and Paul Christopher. I also like biographies. The Kennedy family, Princess Diana are favorites. Strong people with much tragedy, lessons to be learned on how to overcome heartbreak. I have began to get into religious mystery novels. The mystery type where someone is searching for a lost religious relic and of course someone is trying to stop them, :)

Favorite Movies

I love action films and historical documentaries. I am 1/2 Cherokee so "Dances with Wolves" is a big favorite. I also like Brad Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones & Chuck Norris. Johnny Depp is probably one of the best actors I have ever seen and really does not get the credit he is due. His film "The Libertine" is a prime example of his acting ability. And have you seen Public Enemies??? OMG!!!

Favorite Television

Right now I love the series Mike & Molly.The new Dallas is great, Rizzoli & Isles, The Glades, Royal Pains, Bones, and the new Mob Doctor is awesome! I don't really have a lot of time for TV. I do make time for Supernatural. :)


I love Football!! I am a HUGE Buccaneer fan. Football season finds me Sunday afternoon in front of the TV watching the game. I also love the Tampa Bay Rays and have attended several games this season. GO Zorilla!. I collect postcards of all the sports arenas around the world.

Live Theater

I LOVE live theater. I have just recently discovered how much better it is than movies. I have seen "Jesus Christ Superstar" several times and that really got me started on expanding my cultural education. Since then I've seen "Phantom of the Opera" twice and just recently I seen "Rent". I have every intention of seeing more. I can't wait till "Jersey Boys" "Wicked" and "Rain" come back to town. Update-looks like Wicked willbe in town early next year--Can't wait!


I love all postcards but my favorites are state related. I am collecting the state "things" meaning bird, flag, seal,flower, tree etc. I also like buildings or places that have some history behind them. I love the large letter ones that say the name of the state on them, no city, just the state. Large Letter cards I am looking for... Arkansas, Miss., Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, Rhode Island, S. Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont & W. Virginia.

I have just also added to my collection maps of foreign countries. I need them all, LOL I like cards with recipes from your area on them too. Universities, museums, military forts,airports and anything with a patriotic theme, old presidential homes etc. Lighthouses from around the world are very welcome. I need Capital buildings for New Hampshire & Ohio Of course, UNESCO are always appreciated.

Animal cards I am not too fond of except owls & wolves.

I am in Florida. If I receive a partner in the same area, I WILL contact you on if you want a Florida card or something else. I have over 1000 postcards for trade, and many states. I know I do not like to get post cards from Florida or Disney, as I have soooo many of them already.

About Me

Things I like: ANYTHING from the Hard Rock Cafe or House of Blues I collect carousel horses. Anything monogrammed with the letter "K" I use tons of 4x6 laminating sheets, I make postcards with smashed pennies in them and then laminate them. Always happy to get them. Celestial items. I love the sun, moon & stars theme. Smashed Pennies Bath products, especially shower gels & body spray. Bath & Body Works are my favorites and "clean" scents. Starbucks! Can't live without it. Burgundy Fridge magnets with the US States on them, or foreign countries Paula Deen-She's the bomb! Fuzzy socks, being a diabetic, these are a must Burt's Bees Products-all of them Candles Wind chimes Johnny Depp Princess Diana John F. Kennedy mints in collector tins Anything related to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Any product that supports Breast Cancer Awareness Bookmarks(the kind in plastic sleeves) Criss Angel Dog the Bounty Hunter


And for those of you in Canada---TIM HORTON'S COFFEE!! That is the BEST coffee and we cannot get it here in the states!

Things I don't like: Romance novels Hard Rock music Green Peppers Chick Flicks Hockey Ad postcards(unless they are for theatrical shows) Art postcards

Flaked On By:

I put this on here, not to be mean but I think others should know that these people may cause them trouble. I find it amusing that those who rate unfairly have several 3's and 1's themselves and can make excuses for themselves but not for others, LOL Talk about hypocrites :( Difficult Swappers: redrooster(rates late on resends), orange0208(refuses to get involed with disputes when she hosts), Barbi(bans people for no apparent reasons, even if you are a member of the group) and digitalmaven(if she doesn't like what you send, she refuses to rate), kayler00(very young, rude and assigns partners very late,sunshinegirl76(rates low if you do not follow her profile, even if it is not a profile swap).


  1. Tze Wei Chong(tzewei91) for Patriotic PC International
  2. Nii Oh(lilpuppy8181) for Key Chain Craze, she is partially suspended
  3. Gemma D(cocoatan) for the Sticker Swap #4
  4. Javi AguilarIjavi27) for the Postcards UNESCO Swap, partially suspended
  5. Stephanie Rodriguez(mayasmom23) for Tea Please Swap.Angeled by host PhoenixLM.
  6. Leslie Akoma(Sunbear) for Cupcake/sweets/Desserts PC Swap #2
  7. Charlotte Cederborg(charmykitty) for Happy Mail #9 Global:Update--Angeled by Darby Flats(Michelle) swap coordinator.
  8. Christine M (BookGirl) for Not Enough Series:Notecards


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sybil31562 rated for Hotel Postcard Swap on Dec 28, 2014
Comment: Karyn, Sorry I took so long to receive your card. I was on vacation until yesterday. Casa Monica looks very beautiful. Sybil
Cuppycakes123 rated for QUICK 5 postcard swap #162 on Dec 2, 2014
Comment: Thank you so much for the postcards!
cathlud rated for World Heritage PC #5 on Nov 19, 2014
Comment: Thank you for another UNESCO postcard. Life is busy at present. My boys have exams and then end of year activities. The calender is full.
kawaii rated for Veteran's Day/Remembrance Day Nov 11 on Nov 14, 2014
Comment: Thanks again, Karyn!
swools rated for QUICK 5 postcard swap #160 on Nov 11, 2014
Comment: Thank you for the postcards!
justmesks rated for QUICK 5 postcard swap #159 on Nov 3, 2014
Comment: I love all of these cards. They are new ones for my collection. I am slowly getting state flowers and birds. Have a lot more to get. Thanks!
pacificquest rated for Motel/Hotel PC on Oct 14, 2014
Comment: I love it! Super Retro Mid-Century! Totally flippin COOL! Thank you so much!!!
Kathy821 rated for Recipe Postcard on Oct 11, 2014
Comment: What a great recipe post card. It looks delicious too. I bet my husband would love it! I will definitely try it. Thank you very much.
Heatherevans rated for Not My State PC Swap #4 on Oct 8, 2014
Comment: Thank you for the colourful selection! :)
justined0414 rated for Postcard with Recipe on Oct 6, 2014
Comment: I've had many meringue pies in my day, but never an orange meringue pie! Sounds yummy! Cheers - Justine
Comment: Thanks for the pcs, they are all gorgeous!
widelo123 rated for WPS - Lighthouse Postcard #3 on Sep 30, 2014
Comment: Karyn, thank you so much for the lighthouse postcard. I don't have that one so it was a nice addition to my collection. Shirley
widelo123 rated for TPP: Where I Don't Live PC on Sep 30, 2014
Comment: Karyn, thank you for the pretty postcard. Shirley
JoCooper rated for World Heritage PC #4 on Sep 29, 2014
Comment: Thanks! I love the PC :)
lorettadog rated for Your State Postcard on Sep 18, 2014
Comment: I LOVE this bear pc - thank you so much! :oP
Comment: Thank you.

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emilynhr on Oct 30, 2014:

HelloCindi on Sep 9, 2014:

Thank you for the rating! I had such a hard time deciding which postcard to send- there were just so many to choose from! Anyways, I'm glad that you liked the postcard that I picked out for you! I hope thar you have a lovely week & lots of happy mail! ♥

cathlud on Feb 13, 2014:

Happy Valentine's Day to one of my special friends.

Thank you for the card that you sent to me. We cannot buy 'friend' cards in Australia, only ones to someone you love.

darzy30 on Nov 10, 2013:

Thank you so much for angeling the winter cheer PC swap! You are too sweet!!!!

VaGrammy66 on Oct 20, 2013:

Thank you for the Minnesonowta postcard! It's really cute! Thank you for being an angel for this swap!

darzy30 on Sep 24, 2013:

Thank you so much for the purple PC to angel the Super Quick Art PC swap - you are a sweetheart!

ohhgraciebee on Sep 14, 2013:

Hello, wow! Thank you for the angel for Postcard with a quote #2, I don't believe you were in the swap, I'm not sure but you still sent me one. That is one of the sweetest things ever. Highly appreciated! I would love to get your address and send you a postcard.

Thank you so much!(:

  • Gricelda :)
cathlud on Sep 4, 2013:

Thank you for being an ANGEL again and sending me a postcard for "Seen Better Days #7". You are a real angel.

cathlud on Aug 29, 2013:

Thank you for the lovely card, the postcard and the keyring. I will treasure them all. I will put the keyring on the bag that I take with me to each treatment. It will remind me of you, so faraway, but so close in my thoughts.

Castlequeen on Aug 27, 2013:

Thank you so much for the "Because You Are Sweet" postcard of Tampa. I love night view postcards of large cities. The lights are so twinkly and bright. Your city is indeed beautiful!

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