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Karen07

Karen07
Date Joined: August 13, 2014
Last Online: April 25, 2018
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

suepier rated for Easter Postcard USA on Apr 24, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the cute Easter postcard.
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Comment: OH MY GOODNESS.........what a wonderful β€œCrappy Grab Bag!” Thank you so much Karen for everything. Roses are my favorite flower, it looks wonderful on the bag. I love all the cool treasures from bling to beautiful ribbon and trim, love the game pieces. I felt like a kid opening up a bunch of toys for Christmas. This was so much fun an you did an amazing job sending thing I would enjoy. I want to thank you as well for the awesome vintage papers and post cards, I can’t wait to use those on a vintage project. The Halloween cards are so adorable. Thank you Karen for a wonderful swap.πŸ‘πŸ†’πŸ’•πŸ˜€πŸ‘
Poohtat rated for Science Fiction PC US #2 on Apr 23, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the postcard. Love the lightning bolt sticker!
marclively rated for Quick Turnaround PC #3 US on Apr 23, 2018
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Comment: Karen, thanks for the pc! Marc
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Comment: Thank you for the cool postcard <3
BeHappyToday rated for Quick Turnaround PC #3 US on Apr 22, 2018
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Comment: It took me a bit to find to rate you as you marked the PC Quick Turn Around PC #2 but it was actually Quick Turnaround PC #3 πŸ™‚... glad I found so that I can give you your rating! Thank You for the PC Karen! πŸ’•
kayebubbly rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 53 on Apr 21, 2018
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Comment: Ty πŸ™‚
christy102194 rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 58!!! on Apr 21, 2018
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marclively rated for Easter Postcard USA on Apr 21, 2018
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Comment: Karen, thanks for the pc! Marc
nannydino rated for SCIENCE POSTCARD SWAP -APRIL on Apr 19, 2018
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Comment: Hi Karen, thank you for the Le Lion PC, I like it. I have this box set so it's nice to get them back in the mail :) I love the total solar eclipse postage stamp! Happy Spring swapping. peace love light
StwbyQT rated for Quick Turnaround PC #2 US on Apr 19, 2018
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Comment: Love your tiny postcard with the little bit of glitter! :)
StwbyQT rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 58!!! on Apr 18, 2018
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Comment: Thanks! Lovely quote.
nsciambi rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 58!!! on Apr 18, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you!
AlyssaYFTM rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 58!!! on Apr 17, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard and cool stamp!
Jafferty rated for Botanical Postcard swap #1 USA on Apr 17, 2018
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Comment: What a beautiful botanical postcard! Thank you!! I love it!
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Comment: Hi Karen, thank you for the lovely "pottery studio" PC and the great selection of postage stamps. Esp. love the total solar eclipse. peace love light
squince rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 58!!! on Apr 17, 2018
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Comment: Love the cat card!
BooksTeaAndMe rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 58!!! on Apr 17, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard!
Macw1975 rated for Quick Turnaround PC #4 US on Apr 17, 2018
5
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Comment: I LOVE the postcard you sent!!! Thank you!!! Hope you have a great week.
goinjenny rated for TRANSPORT POSTCARD SWAP -APRIL on Apr 16, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you

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Comments

knitterofhats on Oct 2, 2017:

Thanks for signing up for my St. Nicholas Day Swap

Onyx on Sep 27, 2017:

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

CurlyTea on Jun 5, 2017:


Happy slightly belated Birthday!

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.

bbbhill6 on Sep 6, 2016:

Thank You for the Wonderful Christmas cards sorry for the late posting. Thanks again.

RyeRye on Jul 2, 2016:

Inspiration Station~

RyeRye on Jun 24, 2016:

Thanks for joining Inspiration Station!

bombardiette on Jun 24, 2016:

Thank you for being part of The Writer's Well!

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