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Karen07

Karen07
Date Joined: August 13, 2014
Last Online: February 26, 2021
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. They know me at the Post Office. :)

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 suppose that I am not very whimsical. Not a teddy bear person. I also kind of hate geese with flower wreaths around their necks and cute little cows. 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 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. 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. I like sacred spaces.

History is about life for me. I like the history of any place. Fascinating things happed everywhere as far as I'm concerned. Little museums in tiny towns are great. I read a lot of history and biography.

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 political.

Postcards I Love-

Art cards of any kind

Artists

Any religious building or sacred space

Children's literature

Anything book related

Funny/bizarre

Map cards

Holiday cards

Botanical prints

Scientific stuff

Historical sites or people

Interiors

Anything that you like and want to share

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. I don't want pristine ones in other words. I doubt that I will ever sign up for a swap involving other than naked cards but I just want to make sure that everyone has the same definition.

Ratings

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Comment: Totally dig the postcard! Would be awesome to visit Kennedy Space Center! Thanks!
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Comment: Thank you for these I cant believe that my frankindeck is now complete. I hope you enjoy building yours. Peggy
ArtfulFig rated for Bird Watching via PCs Swap on Feb 25, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard!
AlisonKingWriter rated for InCoWriMo 2021 #1 Int'l on Feb 24, 2021
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Comment: Thanks so much! It's been cold here too- weird! <3 Al
christy102194 rated for 📚Book-Themed PC Swap USA #3 on Feb 24, 2021
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Comment: Lovely Winnie The Pooh pc! <3 ^^
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Comment: This diecut card is so beautiful! Thank you!
Michelleparker rated for Stuff the Mailbox #27 on Feb 23, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for all the great stuff!!!
USAFwife rated for InCoWriMo 2021 #2 Int'l on Feb 23, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for another great card :) Hope your yard projects are going well - we've been getting so much rain, we have a small lake forming in our yard. :( The birds LOVE it though! haha
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Comment: Thank you, my kids liked this one :)
aligurl75 rated for InCoWriMo 2021 #2 USA on Feb 23, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard. I love sleeping when it is thundering outside! When I was young I spent summers at my grandparent's home and I would always love to nap on the front porch swing during thunder storms!
HannahKaitlyn rated for post card clear out on Feb 22, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the Saturn card! I love getting space cards!
HannahKaitlyn rated for InCoWriMo 2021 #1 USA on Feb 22, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much for the card! I love thunderstorms but it is annoying when they wake you up, haha.
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Comment: Hi! Thank you so much for the wonderful happy mail, and I hope you had a great Valentine's Day. Stay safe and much love!
sleepingrover2010 rated for InCoWriMo 2021 #1 USA on Feb 19, 2021
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Comment: Hi Karen, Thank you, first of all, for the very cool postcard you sent me for this swap. I love it because it's one of those wonderful learning postcards. It celebrates women in Science. It also is just a beautiful postcard. Secondly, I understand about thunderstorms and not being able to sleep. We've been having snowstorms which are quiet day or night. We have had several storms grow and we just came out of 5 days last weekend into Monday this week where we were below zero for all those 5 days. On Sunday, was the worst day as it got to -16. Thank you again for the great postcard. Where did you get this postcard? It was a pleasure to have you as a partner for the first time on Swap-bot. I hope we have many more times to swap with one another. Until we meet again, Happy Swapping!! Colorado mail in and out of the state has been slow as well as I am also awaiting a special form of low back surgery to keep my chronic pain at a Level that is tolerable. I am sorry for the delay. Barb B. sleepingrover2010
misscorina rated for post card clear out on Feb 17, 2021
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Comment: Thanks a lot for the lovely moon card, it's new to my collection *yay* stay safe!
krspellman rated for InCoWriMo 2021 #1 USA on Feb 15, 2021
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Comment: Thank you, I love this postcard!! ❤️
pbcquiltlover rated for Stuff the Mailbox #27 on Feb 15, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much for the fun goodies!
kayebubbly rated for Stuff the Mailbox #27 on Feb 14, 2021
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Comment: thank you
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Comment: Thanks for the postcard! Here we have snow! I am trying to stay warm! Hope you are well! Happy swapping!
USAFwife rated for InCoWriMo 2021 #1 USA on Feb 14, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the great card! :) We've had some wild thunderstorms here too, a few that woke us up at night. Now we have a snow storm - bet you're sad you can't have snow. ;) Thanks for the swap :)

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Comments

Rainydancer on Jan 31, 2021:

welcome to sunshine swaps!

boandsully on Nov 20, 2020:

Thank you for letting me know about that postcard from August. At that rate, I could have walked it to you and hand delivered it! Ha!

banjobraids on Oct 29, 2020:

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!👻 happyhallll

HappyMom on Aug 16, 2018:

Would you believe the resend arrived today? Thanks so much - I love both of the cards! ty

Onyx on Sep 27, 2017:

You are awesome! I got the package this morning and it made my day. THANK YOU!

CindyST on Mar 4, 2017:

Thank you so much for the cool map postcard you sent me as the extra for the Map Car Roulette. Thank you for choosing me :D

njstauter on Dec 6, 2016:

OMGood Goddess! Your journal is amazing. It has so many tactile items, is visually appealing and your personal thoughts are like hearing you speak. I wish I could give you 100 hearts for this.

njstauter on Dec 5, 2016:

What a lovely journal. I've started reading it and all the treasures tumbled out like a sweet surprise. Many thanks for sharing your art. You have taken me to a higher plane of journaling.

njstauter on Jul 6, 2015:

what an amazing PC for my June WTA. Thank you for your vision and artist touch

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