Swap-bot Time: December 3, 2023 11:16 pm


Date Joined: August 13, 2014
Last Online: December 2, 2023
Birthday: June 1
Country: United States

About Me

I am a HUGE lover of snail mail and have all kinds of exciting mail stuff going on. I'm active here because I love sending stuff in the mail. i quite like getting mail as well. I was never one for middle school drama, even when I was in middle school. I don't scrutinize postmarks or fret over small failures to "meet swap requirements". The heart thing irritates me a bit because I do rather assume that whatever was sent to me was done with pleasing me in mind and of course it's heart worthy for that reason alone. I think a heart is like saying thanks a lot as opposed to just thanks.

My interests are all over the place. I love all art, all history and all science. I think that the three are related to each other. I read a lot and write letters, postcards, send greeting cards and make mail art. I like journals of all kinds.

I like a lot of different kinds of things. I like to see what other people are into. My tastes do tend to be a bit edgy. I love color and abstract paintings. Walls with peeling paint layers fascinate me. I will admit that I have actually made purchases in the grocery store because the packaging is really interesting and I know I can make something out of it later. And I do! I have a hard time throwing things in the trash.

I am pretty enthused about things that cost little or no money. I love pamphlets that explain events at historical sites. Stuff that I find outside like rocks, nests, shells, etc. are definitely treasures. Stationery is cool, but I also like to write letters on the backs of tourist maps and other found ephemera. Makes for an interesting letter. Postcards are one of the coolest things that anyone ever invented.

I am very concerned with the environment and try hard to stick with the reduce , reuse, recycle rule.

I consider myself to be a somewhat spiritual person but I don't like the dogma that is connected with organized religion. I really do like actual churches, synagogues, temples, shrines, mosques, pagan sites. I like sacred spaces.

History is a long, interesting story to me. I like the history of any place. Little museums in tiny towns are great. Interesting things happened everywhere. You just have to discover what those things are.

Science is life. Love marine science, biology, geology, botany, all of it really. As I already said, I think of myself as an environmentalist, and I am a nature lover for sure.

Reading is a passion and I like all kinds of books including books for children and young adults. Reading anything related to any kind of history, science or art is great. I also like literary novels and mysteries. I haven't read a lot of science fiction or fantasy but I 'm open to it. The only things I'm not very interested in are trashy romance and cheap poorly written thriller garbage or religious books.

I am pretty easy to please. I do not expect anyone to create something that is tailor made for me. Express yourself when picking out cards or putting stuff together. I like most things and I am very open to what you want to send me as long as it is not a religious pitch or far right political propaganda.

Postcards I Love-

Art cards of any kind


Any religious building or sacred space

Children's literature

Anything book related


Map cards

Holiday cards

Botanical prints

Scientific stuff

Historical sites or people



Marine animals

Anything that you like and want to share is perfect really

A note about postcards- I love postcards but I only really love the "naked" ones. That means NO envelope. They travel naked through the post. I love the stamp on the card and a message and the way they get a little banged up. A postcard comes to life when it has a stamp and a message. Really cool when people decorate them or draw on them. I don't want pristine ones in other words. Blank cards in an envelope are great for those swaps or as extras since I will definitely use them to mail to someone someday.That's what they're for!

One final thing - I've gotten into frankendecks and all playing cards are welcome. :)

Thanks for reading!


vick302000 rated for Stuff the Mailbox Halloween on Nov 28, 2023
Comment: Thank you. The card is so cute.
monsbrick rated for R&W Traveling notebook USA #3 on Nov 28, 2023
Comment: Hi Karen, enjoy your vacation and happy holidays!
denisedecker58 rated for G: Halloween Postcard swap on Nov 14, 2023
Comment: Thanks so much!
denisedecker58 rated for G: US Halloween card on Nov 14, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much for the adorable Halloween card and stickers!
honeyblossom rated for R&W: Cookbook experiences on Nov 12, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the recipes.❤️
ChickenSoup rated for Stuff the Mailbox Halloween on Nov 11, 2023
Comment: Loved the Halloween card and postcard!
USAFwife rated for G: Shirley Jackson on Nov 10, 2023
Comment: Thanks so much for sharing Shirley Jackson with me! I was a bit disappointed more people in the group weren't interested in the swap - we may have to do a re-do in a few months, maybe we'll get more takers. She's one of my all time favorite authors, but we didn't read her books in school. Hope you have a great trip!!
deesides rated for Fill My Mailbox - 10/2023 on Nov 10, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard of cocoa flowers! Hoping you have a fun trip!
PrincessLeia rated for BS&S: Halloween Cards on Nov 6, 2023
Comment: Hello Karen, Thankyou for the lovely arty halloween card. I shall have to check out Mickie Mueller online! Yes the heat is here! We are still in the build up before the rains arrive - very hot and humid. Love the raven/crow sticker on the envelope - I will be saving that - i love those birds! ❤️❤️❤️
anicka22 rated for Fill My Mailbox - 10/2023 on Nov 5, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the lovely flower card
USAFwife rated for G: Vincent Price on Nov 4, 2023
Comment: Ohmygoodness, that card is amazing! Love it!! And the Raven is perfect for a Vincent Price swap. :) He did the best reading of The Raven. :)
jeka396 rated for Chunk-O-Cardboard - October 2023 on Nov 4, 2023
Comment: Great bingo card chunk - I loved it!!
Ettoad rated for R&W: Atlas Obscura swap on Nov 4, 2023
Comment: Apologies for the very belated rating! Loved hearing about Florida!! (And hope you faired well in hurricane season - my immediate area dealt with some smoke from our fires, extremely lucky to say that was it!) I hadn’t known of Atlas Obscura before this swap but am now fully hooked!!
marinda rated for G: It's a late Halloween card swap! on Nov 3, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much for the adorable card and nice stickers! I loved the joke. Haha The little mouse is dressed up as cheese! So cute.
Comment: Karen, thank you for the adorable Halloween pc! My mum said the little girl reminds her of me when I was young. I think it's because of the dark wavy/curly hair. And of course the black cats...I had two all black cats when I was young. I miss them! Thank you again for the great pc!! Hope your Halloween was ghost, witch, and goblin filled! 🦇🎃👻
susieq11 rated for Fill My Mailbox - 10/2023 on Nov 2, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the roses postcard - so pretty! It most certainly got cold here this week - from mild temps to lows in the 20's , ugh! Have a safe and wonderful trip!!! I'd love to hear about it! Thanks for joining! xoxo
ladyaduial rated for Stuff the Mailbox Halloween on Nov 2, 2023
Comment: 🎃👻🧟‍♀️
noone7212 rated for Any HALLOWEEN PC #2 on Nov 2, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the card! :⁠-⁠) I hope you had a great Halloween!
USAFwife rated for R&W: Traveling notebook USA #2 on Nov 1, 2023
Comment: Thank you for keeping this moving! :)
elinor rated for BS&S: Samhain Greetings 2023 on Nov 1, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the great card and message. It arrived just in time. I hope you enjoy the gloomy weather when you're over here!

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Ikat78 on Nov 2, 2023:

Thank you for the cute Halloween notecard and stickers! We had about 60 people come to the door Halloween night. It was dead by 8:15. That’s when I turned out the lights. Hope you had a good Halloween!!

Mimosagirl on Oct 28, 2023:

Thank you for the adorable Halloween card and the playing cards! These playing cards are all new to me. I'm excited to add these to my collection. :) WW OCT

Highlander18 on Oct 28, 2023:

Thank you very much for Oct WW - ❤️❤️New to me whale postcard and an awesome long letter. Must be so interesting to count the whales!! Love the whale stamp. I can never get them to be perfect like yours.

tcornell on Oct 24, 2023:

Thank you for the Halloween card and stickers (you didn't have to send something back!), love the "stay spooky" sticker on your envie! Have a happy Halloween, Tracy

MiRdLHWY43 on Oct 21, 2023:

I love this Jason postcard and it was postmarked on the 13th, perfect! Thanks so much for granting my wish.

chimerix on Oct 20, 2023:

Thank you for the sweet Halloween card. Happy Haunting! WW Oct

kiddomerriweather on Oct 14, 2023:

Thank you for the Halloween card and stickers!

caf1988 on Sep 20, 2023:

WW Sept 2023

Thank you for all the card fronts!

2Hearts on Sep 19, 2023:

Thank you for the nice envies you sent for WW Sept! I can use them for so many things!!

lindseyjae on Sep 19, 2023:

Thank you for the lovely PCs! Love the selection you sent! (WW September)

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