Swap-bot Time: January 27, 2020 9:49 am


Date Joined: January 12, 2018
Last Online: January 27, 2020
Birthday: July 15
Country: United States

THINGS ABOUT ME: Hello! I live in Michigan and love it, even the winters.

MUSIC: Classical, New Age, and Easy Listening, 70's and 80's music, but I will listen to all types.

BOOKS: I read about 60 books a year (it was 100 before I retired!), mostly series mysteries such as Anne Perry’s Victorian mysteries, Peter Robinson, J. D. Robb, and many British detective series. My favorite recent book is Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens.

MOVIES: Happy endings like Gifted, McFarland USA, Rudy, Letters to Juliette, The Age of Adeline, and dark suspenseful thrillers like Suburbia, Sanctum, and Perfect Getaway.

TELEVISION: I rarely watch TV, but occasionally watch a series such as Downton Abbey or The Crown. Victoria was wonderful! My favorite older TV series were King of Queens and Cold Case. I’m addicted to Britbox and Acorn for British crime series. Currently enjoy watching Bramwell.

CRAFTS: Quilting (I’m currently working on a project making blankets and quilts for homeless vets, foster kids and pregnancy resource centers). One more year for me on that project!

I love crocheting dishcloths (just for me) but I’m not very good at it. It keeps my arthritic fingers moving!

I make my own body and home care products with essential oils....
painting with acrylics (abstracts or just playing with color)...
making greeting cards.
I also dabble in photography.

I am a retired preschool teacher (two-year-olds). I am married to a retired professor and we love going on road trips. In past summers we took Route 66 to California, toured Yosemite NP and all the major National parks out west. In September this year we drove Route 2 from Michigan to Seattle, and through Glacier National Park. From there we took a fabulous cruise to Alaska. It was amazing!

I love to make postcards and vintage-style ATCs.

POSTCARD LIKES: Where you live....
big city, small town or village and LARGE LETTER cities, ....
day or night city skylines.
Tourist type, especially if they are of uncommon places.
I would love to receive map postcards or any touristy postcards of Route 66, Michigan, Ohio, Indiana and Connecticut, and National Parks.

I prefer postcards not be handmade unless swap is specifically for homemade PCs. Same for greeting cards, but I will not rate down for nice handmade. I prefer a photo please, if posted sible, instead of drawings or cartoons

I prefer my postcards NAKED unless the swap requires an envelope.

I read the Profile of everyone I send to before sending. I almost always give hearts because I appreciate the effort that goes into a swap. I spend time and effort on every swap I send, even postcards, and I try to make it something you will enjoy or will make you smile.

I swap mostly postcards. Please know that I respect what you have sent and consider it important that you know it has been received. I rate the day I receive.

I’D RATHER NOT HAVE TO ADD THIS SECTION, BUT.... I’m puzzled by silent 5s and silent hearts. When you click on Rate Your Partner it says to leave a comment. Please do that. Just a brief comment. You can even say you didn’t like it! But I think it is important , and polite, that you acknowledge your partners willingness to take the time to do something for you.

I am very disappointed if I get postcards with worn edges and bent corners. Please save those for the appropriate “get-rid-of-it” Swaps.

I’m asking that you please write more than one sentence. Happy Swapping in big letters?? Tell me where you got your postcard. Why you like it. What you are doing today. About your family. Your current plans. Fill that message space up with heartfelt good stuff and you will most likely earn yourself a heart.

COLORS: Love colors and colorful things. Blacks and grays are cool also. Pale pink will make me super happy.


TEAS: Any kind or brand. A swapper sent me Peach Pie tea which was awesome, and I haven’t been able to find it. English Breakfast is also a favorite. I’ll try any tea but green or Matcha.

LITTLE THINGS: I really don't need or want tuck-ins. I will not rate down if you don't send them, even if it's a requirement in a swap. I will be happy that you read my profile!!! However, If you feel you must...... Seasonal and holiday stickers are welcome (any time of year). Unused postcards, notecards, sheets of list pads will be used. I have no need for pieces of paper.

I will never flake and I rate as soon as I receive your mail. I use a spreadsheet to keep everything straight. It’s always possible to overlook something, so please contact me if something is not right. If you are sending from the USA and I have not received anything from you or have not been rated by two weeks after the send date, I will send a PM soon.

My mail is often picked up as late as 7:30 so the postmark on my mail date may show the following day. I probably will not check a postmark date unless there is something that seems questionable. I am always happy to find your mail in the mailbox.💖📬

Thank all of you great swappers for your nice comments and hearts. You make my day!


SoberMermaid3 rated for SCATTS PC SWAP - G - US ONLY on Jan 24, 2020
Comment: Gerrymandering! My favorite so far! Love the postcard too! Thank you
myancey rated for SCATTS PC SWAP - F - US ONLY on Jan 23, 2020
Comment: Karen! I absolutely love love this postcard. It made me smile so much thank u. Have a good day
Comment: Thank you for the cute camel card. I also used a picture this time from one of last years calanders.
heidijo rated for Get rid of that PC Swap on Jan 22, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the funny pc.its true for me tho.i end up doing laundry and dishes on my day off.mostly because i am lazy and yes i'll swap with you again.pm me your addresses :-)
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: Thanks so much for the lovely lavender PC and the quote as well.
readwritesend rated for Simply Send a Postcard USA #1 on Jan 19, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the lighthouse postcard! I really like it, and to know more about that lighthouse and area.
vontakk rated for SCATTS PC SWAP - E - US ONLY on Jan 17, 2020
Comment: Loved this! Thanks so much!
Comment: Received your swap today and thank you very much for the wonderful note, Myrtle Beach PC, Valentine memo note paper, note card,& stickers! Loving them all! You didn't have to send all these goodies. I am one who gives hearts the actual swap itself. But thank you again. As for my husband's children. They don't visit because they think they're better than us. Both me & hubby are on Disability & we don't get a whole lot of money a month & so his children think we are bums. Excuse Me! But I have Multiple Sclerosis & many other health problems & hubby had 2 strokes over last 8 yrs. & left him nearly Paralyzed on his left side. He still use his left hand & walks with a limp. So, neither of us can work.So, His children are mean & rotten is all.I have been to NC. But not Myrtle Beach. I loved NC though.Anyway, Have a great night!
goinjenny rated for Simply Send a Postcard USA #1 on Jan 17, 2020
Comment: Thank you
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card and all of the lovely inserts. Loved your note! Wishing you a Happy Valentine's Day!
simcoe54 rated for Naked - Magnify a Map Postcard #9 on Jan 15, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the map postcard. This is a new one for my collection.
kolasx rated for Get rid of that PC Swap on Jan 14, 2020
Comment: Thank you, it feels good to get back to swapping. :) And thank you for the lovely postcard!
arimails rated for Pick 3 For Me! - January on Jan 12, 2020
Comment: thank you for a lovely swap, i appreciate all the Valentine's Day themed goodies !
Comment: Thank you for this pretty postcard. I usually don't make resolutions either. This year I did make one. Do not gain weight. I like your resolution. I have been trying to not bring anything into the house sincelast year. My husband and the 2 kids living at home are frustrated with me.
Comment: Thank you so much for the pretty card & the adorable postcard! Happy New Year! :)
CHOWEFACE rated for Get rid of that PC Swap on Jan 9, 2020
Comment: I have a few of these Vegas cards from when my mom visited too but she never got the “married in Vegas” one! Now I have it, thanks! ;)
Comment: What an adorable PC! Both sides bring me so much joy. I love your handwriting and the adorable stickers/accents. Thank you so much for bringing me joy! 💖
Response: And that’s why we love Swap-Bot! Thank you for the heart and starting my day with joy.
Eclectonote rated for First and last lines No.17 on Jan 8, 2020
Comment: Love the piles of books. This author is new to me - I look forward to exploring her writing. Thanks for the introduction!
carrotkate rated for Postcard swap 2020, #2 - Bridges on Jan 8, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the book recommendation! I will have to check out Kate Morton.
Response: Thanks for the heart! I thought her best book was ‘The Forgotten Garden.’

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OrigamiGrace on Jul 4, 2019:

From Cheap Postage Group!


thisismeAXiD on Jul 1, 2019:

Happy birthday month

yvonne401 on May 30, 2019:

Welcome to Proverbs Women! It's great to have you here!



simcoe54 on Apr 3, 2019:

Postcard RAK - Received the NYC postcard today in the mail and it is a new one for my collection. Thanks so much!!!

jenmcjen on Mar 17, 2019:

spotteddogs on Mar 3, 2019:

Thank you so much for thinking of me with the cute St. Patrick’s Day card and the Ireland PC. I love it! It’s so fun to get unexpected mail and was so very thoughtful!

Gatzcat on Jan 21, 2019:


Thanks for thinking of me when you sent your unassigned postcard roulette postcard. I really enjoyed your sweet words you sent and receiving your card. When I got it before I even read it, I recognized the handwriting and said out loud, “is that Karen [insert last name]?” I was right! It’s pretty funny that you have my address memorized and I know your handwriting. 😊

MsBellaDonna on Jan 13, 2019:

Thank you for choosing me as your "unassigned partner" for Postcard Roulette January 2019. :) I love the Times Square pc! No snow here either although it is very cold. Can you believe we are almost halfway through January already? I hope this year is off to a happy and healthy start for you!

Gatzcat on Dec 23, 2018:


Wishing you a Happy and Healthy Christmas Day 🎄 & New Year Karen!!

From your friend in Idaho,


jannieb on Oct 5, 2018:

Thank you for taking the time to send Grayson a card. He loved seeing his name on the mail & was super, duper happy when he saw the $2 bill. He says it is good luck everytime he gets one. We loved your festive decorated envelope too. Happy Halloween & take care!

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