Swap-bot Time: April 1, 2020 12:50 pm


Date Joined: January 12, 2018
Last Online: April 1, 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!


luvbird rated for WIYM: Easter Card Swap -- USA on Mar 31, 2020
Comment: Karen, thank you so very much for the sweet Easter card and cute stickers and paper. I enjoyed reading your note and love knowing that we have so much in common! I would love to see a Cardinal chick! Can only imagine how precious they would be.
Comment: Thank you for sharing this adorable baby bunny card and kind Easter greetings! I do feel special now! ☺️ Please stay healthy and be safe out there!
Highlander18 rated for SF- Scattergories PC- W - USA on Mar 29, 2020
Comment: Thank you very much for the West VA State capitol and the neat answers for W.
colleenbUSA rated for PCEW20 Round 2 on Mar 27, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the adorable postcard! It brightened my day!
jlink rated for Scatts PC Swap - K - US only on Mar 26, 2020
Comment: got it - thank you!
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely card! I hope you are doing well!
frenchd73 rated for Naked Map PC (USA/Canada) #9 on Mar 24, 2020
Comment: Thanks so much!!!
nanadiana rated for SF- Scattergories PC- U/V - USA on Mar 24, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the U/V postcard. Good U/V words. Here's to many more swaps together!
Comment: Thank you so much for your list of favourite books and the lovely postcard. So fitting!! I remember the check out cards vividly!! I miss them very much.
Lorabora rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #95 on Mar 23, 2020
Comment: Thank you! Great cards, especially love the JFK card 😊
squince rated for Scatts PC Swap - O - US Only on Mar 23, 2020
paperlover rated for Easter card on Mar 22, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the cute bunny card. I have a black thumb so I can't grow anything. I appreciate the note papers and egg stickers too. Happy Easter!
euniceq rated for Library Lovers' Day 2020 on Mar 21, 2020
Comment: Thank you for sharing your love of libraries with me! Also, your penmanship is amazing!
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful swap. Loved it all :)
Comment: Absolutely love this un-birthday card!!! Perfect for me!!!
Comment: Thank you for the card and a double Thank you for the Ireland postcard!
mchesser12 rated for SF- Scattergories PC- T - USA on Mar 18, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the Tokyo postcard and for sharing your T answers. Love your song choice!
nannydino rated for TRANSPORT PC #3 (BOARDS) on Mar 17, 2020
Comment: Hi Karen thank you so much for the 70's skateboard PC...I love this so much...the striped knee socks and the simple sneakers and the cut offs of course...also love the yellow skateboard sticker...and the washi tape and the postage stamps...everything is great about this PC. Happy March swapping be safe peace love light UPDATE: Got the 2nd PC...and it is awesome like the first one! Love the "snow day" childrens illustration postage stamps. Take very good care be safe peace love light
Response: Thank you for your appreciative comments. It’s encouraging.
Comment: Happy St. Patrick's Day.
Eulegirl rated for Postcard Seek & Find #11 - US Only on Mar 16, 2020
Comment: Thank for the excellent selection of cards! I love the Nancy Drew and Beijing cards best

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Snaileditcrafts on Mar 16, 2020:

Hi Karen, I just sent out the swap, "Easter Card". I hope that it will arrive quickly and safely! Have a very happy Easter! e

FLWAVE on Feb 9, 2020:

Karen, I love the super cute London postcard you sent for the unassigned Jan 2020 Postcard Roulette. That was really thoughtful. Thanks for picking me!

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!

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