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KarenFife

KarenFife
Date Joined: January 12, 2018
Last Online: June 24, 2019
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 80 books a year, mostly series mysteries such as Anne Perry’s Victorian mysteries, Peter Robinson, J. D. Robb, and many British detective series. My favorite recent book The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion.

MOVIES: Happy endings like Gifted, McFarland USA, Rudy, Letters to Juliette, 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. My favorite older TV series were King of Queens and Cold Case.

CRAFTS: Quilting (I’m currently working on a project making blankets and quilts for homeless vets, foster kids and pregnancy resource centers), crocheting dishcloths, making 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 and am finally taking a class.

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. This is a good way to collect postcards! We are planning a road trip to the Pacific Northwest via Route 2 in this coming September.

I love to make postcards and vintage-style ATCs. I will do private swaps for these.

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 live in Mchigan and would love to receive map postcards or any touristy postcards of Michigan, Ohio, Indiana and Connecticut.

I prefer postcards not be handmade unless swap is specifically for homemade PCs. Same for greeting cards. Real photo please, if possible, instead of drawings or cartoons.

I would like my postcards NAKED unless the swap requires an envelope.

I almost always give hearts because I truly appreciate the effort that goes into a swap. I spend time and effort on every swap I send, even postcards and 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 on the day I receive it.

I’m puzzled by silent 5s and silent hearts. When you click on Rate Your Partner it says to leave a comment.

I like nice Zazzle and printed postcards. I am very disappointed if I get postcards with worn edges and bent corners. I’m asking that you please write more than one sentence. Tell me where you got your postcard. Why you like it. What you are doing today. About your family. Your current plans. Give me a reason to give a heart.

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

GENERAL THEMES I LOVE: squirrels...sloths...goats...chickens...gnomes... flowers...birds...benches...chairs...windows...doors, lighthouses...landscapes...beaches... mountains.

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 small 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!

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Comment: I think your alternative username is awesome! It is a bit long, but perhaps you could win a lengthy-name contest. :-D Love your story about the wedding daisies and I really like the PC you chose for me. Very thoughtful! Thank you so much!
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Comment: Thanks!
Response: Thanks for rating and for the heart! Weird things do happen.
wittmert rated for SCATTS PC SWAP - A - US ONLY on Jun 24, 2019
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Comment: The first card was sufficient but thanks for the follow-up.
HOLDENV84 rated for PCEW19 Round 3 on Jun 23, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for my PC! I really love your handwriting!
kasa rated for CSG ~ How can I pray for you? on Jun 22, 2019
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Comment: Hi Karen, thank you for sharing your burden with me. will pm you soon . been praying for you already. Blessings to you and your family. God bless, Karen.
jeka396 rated for WIYM: Ugly/dislike PC Swap #12 on Jun 22, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much for the ugly PC!! so sorry you keep getting the same ugly PC over and over in blank PC swaps, what a bummer! I have to agree with you, this was an ugly one, haha.
BeHappyToday rated for Speedy Found Image #2 on Jun 20, 2019
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Comment: I love the pictures that you chose! I also love how you made it into a card.. 🙂. It made me smile when I opened. Thank you for sharing Karen.
MissBrenda rated for What the Heck..? PC swap #32 on Jun 19, 2019
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Comment: Love the PC! That would have been me and my sister as kids! You are so creative! I love receiving your items! Thanks for sharing! Have a magnificent day and happy swapping.....
aero rated for What the Heck..? PC swap #32 on Jun 18, 2019
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Comment: Thank you😉Blessings and Good Cheer🌹🌸🌷
couchart rated for PH: Find 1 & 2 & 3 on Jun 17, 2019
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Comment: Karen, thanks for the cards, I like them all. The vintage phone is especially nice and I would love to sample the croissants on one of the other cards. Have a great summer, Cynthia
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e2java rated for What the Heck..? PC swap #32 on Jun 17, 2019
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Comment: This totally screams vertigo! I wish I could read as many books as you. I'm currently listening to one on YouTube and one in my car on CD.
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Comment: Hi Karen! Thank you so much for your beautiful letter. How great you used to live in CT! That town is about 20 minutes from me! I hope you have a wonderful summer, and a FANTASTIC trip to Alaska! wow!!!
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Comment: Wow that IS a nice free one!!! LOVE IT! Thanks for sharing with me!!
Kathy821 rated for Scripture Postcard #4 on Jun 14, 2019
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Comment: I had a feeling that the scripture would be just what I needed and I was not disappointed. God is so good like that. Thank you very much and many blessings to you!
CassSullivan rated for Flower/Garden Postcard-USA on Jun 14, 2019
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Comment: What a beautiful postcard you sent me, thank you! :)
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard. Tugboat-Donna
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Comment: Thank you for a great postcard. I love these swaps too!
tmarlo rated for Two Maps and a Touristy #8 on Jun 13, 2019
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Comment: Dear Karen, Thank you very much for the postcard that I collected (sure it was map postcard) and surprise envelope for my birthday (It was Birthday card) I’m very glad you like thai dishes.
derakisu rated for A postcard from your town 2 on Jun 13, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the card ! Winters are long over here too, and cold. It's not my favourite season but eh, at least they end. Eventually.

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Comments

yvonne401 on May 30, 2019:

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

Blessings,

Yvonne

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:

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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:

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

From your friend in Idaho,

Corynn

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!

MissPaula on Aug 7, 2018:

sharmison33 on Jul 27, 2018:

Thank you so much for the adorable hedgehog PC. A wonderful way to start my collection. Thanks for making it special.

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