Swap-bot Time: October 16, 2021 11:11 am


Date Joined: July 22, 2020
Last Online: October 16, 2021
Birthday: January 23
Country: United States
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About Me

Hello, I live amongst the cornfields in East Central Illinois, USA.

Aquarius. Librarian-type. Pluviophile/Ceraunophile. Anglophile.

I love travel, so tell me about where you're from! I want to hear about folktales or urban legends from your region.

Camping and going to live concerts are things I do.

I exchange loads of postcards, and trying my hand at stamp-collecting. I'm also getting into ATCs!

Note: I weigh all outgoing mail; if I ever have postage due, let me know, and I will amend the issue!

Favorite Music

I adore music, and would love to hear about your favorite songs/artists. My favorite music includes Grateful Dead, Dave Matthews Band, Wilco, Phish, Pearl Jam, and most classic rock in general. But I love listening to new things!

I've been falling asleep recently to a playlist called "sad cello" and now, "midnight thunderstorms."

Favorite Television

Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Doctor Who, Outlander, British television in general. Twin Peaks. X-Files. Black Mirror. GoT. Breaking Bad.

Bridgerton was so fun!

Favorite Books

I read a lot; any recommendations?

LOVES: LOTR, Dune, ASOIAF, The Kingkiller Chronicle, Circe, The Chocolate War, Tana French novels, Three Dark Crowns, The Southern Reach Trilogy, Discovery of Witches

Fantasy. SciFi. Nonfiction.

Recently Read and Enjoyed: Lovecraft Country Normal People Little Fires Everywhere The Nickel Boys Throne of Glass series

Stuff I like

Any kind of ephemera--lately: book-themed or travel-themed, pop culture

Painted Papers, please!


Skeleton Keys

Tourist-y postcards!

Stamps, stamps, stamps (used, from everywhere)

New or used stamps with state name




Cozy Cabins

Vintage anything

Board Games


Book pages

Folk Art--esp. Eastern European, Scandinavian


90's era music magazines



ATC materials

Junk Journal materials


Postcards from where you live--written and stamped!


Overall, items have been lovely. But there are a few things that I really don't have use for:


Kids TV/movie stickers--please no more paw patrol, minions, sesame street, etc.

Stained postcards


Ettoad rated for CPG World Postcard Day - Global on Oct 13, 2021
Comment: I loved the official World Postcard Day card!!
AZmom875 rated for AAA: Home sweet home ATC swap USA on Oct 12, 2021
Comment: I love the little blue house you made me. Thanks for being in the swap.
ChristineMartinez rated for 3 Layer ATC #4 on Oct 8, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful ATC and fun extras. I'm glad you like my swaps. I'll do another 3 layer swap soon. :)
Comment: Karla - WOW & AWESOME. You created such wonderful ATCs. They are all different but they go together well. Thank you for the magnificent extras. I will certainly be using them soon. Take Care. D
Comment: Lovely APC (it was my first time making one too!), and thank you for the assortment of extras as well!
KathleenHope rated for WIYM: ANY POSTCARD WILL DO #1 on Oct 6, 2021
Comment: I ❤️ love the postcard you made!! I simply adore homemade postcards. If you can believe it, the person who rated me made a derogatory remark about my postcard being handmade! It was a lovely piece of art. She said if I read her profile I would know she didn't like homemade postcards! All I could say is that she should read the swap better - it clearly said any postcard will do. There are plenty of swaps for store-bought postcards only. People like that make me question staying on Swap-Bot. ❤️❤️❤️
Artteacherjen rated for ATC int #19 - Autumn on Oct 4, 2021
Comment: Pretty ATCs! Thank you!
JenZen5 rated for USATC: Inside a Jar ATC on Oct 3, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful Cordial ATC. I love the design and the blue background. And thank you for the lovely extras. You chose a nice collection of pieces I love. And I especially love the notecard. Thank you! Take care.
Response: You're so welcome!
Shenaniganator rated for PH: Send 3 Postcards #35 on Oct 2, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the awesome cards! Happy swapping!
riverwatcher rated for WIYM: ANY POSTCARD WILL DO #1 on Oct 1, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the nice postcard. I really want to go see the lighthouses up there!
addieixmarie rated for ATC int #19 - Autumn on Sep 30, 2021
Comment: Karla.. WOW! Thank you so much for everything you sent me! The Autumn ATC is GORGEOUS in every single way! I just simply adore each and every thing.. This truly means so much to me, I had tears of joy in my eyes when I opened this swap from you! I am so beyond grateful and appreciative of you. I love all the extra bird items that you included as well! I wish I could give you more hearts, I can't say thank you enough!! Sending hugs to you! Addie<3
Response: I'm so glad you liked everything <3
RiverTopanga rated for BIRDS on Sep 29, 2021
Comment: I hope the Lindsey Buckingham concert was good! Long way to travel for a bad one!! Lol 😉 thanks for the fun, glittery bird on a bike..I love it!
Maddashin rated for LSRUS-BIG happy mail swap #5 usa on Sep 29, 2021
Comment: Thanks 🙏 The most eonderpostcards were sent by you Love them all
heidiblooms rated for The Power of 3s PC swap - Rnd 4 on Sep 29, 2021
Comment: Got your resend! Such a pretty card :)
Response: resend out 9/24.
debbiespoms rated for BIRDS on Sep 28, 2021
Comment: I'm glad I knew what this PC was for. As I couldn't find the swap name. But what a very pretty PC though with all the glitter. Thank you for asking, about my surgery. How nice of you! 😄 It still a long haul with me, since I had my entire spine fused. Still much pain & still bedridden for another couple of weeks, ugh! ! You have a wonderful day Karla!
GreetingsEarthling rated for BIRDS on Sep 27, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card. I love it!
Comment: Dear Karla, what a wonderful piece of happy mail you’ve sent my way! Loved the ATC and I cannot thank you enough for your dedication in also creating and sending a gorgeous flipbook with goodies - loved it!! 🥰
craftynut rated for Profile Postcards #2 on Sep 22, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the great Harry Potter postcard. Perfect.
fourgnomesinatrenchcoat rated for Profile Postcards #2 on Sep 21, 2021
Comment: Oh my goodness! I absolutely love the postcard! thanks so much!
Comment: Delightful card you do such nice work. Thank you for the extra atc's as well, you are very generous.

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heliogal on Oct 5, 2021:

I absolutely love the postcards you sent me for my FTLOC #1 September wishes!! They are all just so beautiful!!! They are all just perfect for my likes and I will find it hard to not just save them for myself!! Thank you so much for thinking of me and sending such a wonderful wish!!!

Barbara on Oct 2, 2021:

Greetings and rhank you for granting my wishes for butterflies and paper dolls! I love them all.

bringitb on May 17, 2021:

Hi! Stopping by to share that we've got some new washi swaps over in the Washi Tape Lovers group. Hope you'll join us! =)

SurfinNan on Jan 24, 2021:

Happy Birthday. Looking forward to sending you a postcard. We enjoy similar books and TV shows. I used to collect stamps but haven't for many years. Still have my collection though, don't know what to do with a 60litres of stamps and related info. This was just a short note t show I read your page. Evelyn (SurfinNan)

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