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karenc5079

karenc5079
Date Joined: November 20, 2013
Last Online: January 16, 2019
Birthday: December 17
Country: United States

About Me

Ok, here we go again. This is the third time that I am going to make an attempt at a decent profile. After posting the last one and reviewing some of the others I realize my own was somewhat lacking. They say that the easiest conversation one should have is about themselves, because why not what do we know the best about? Lets just start with the basics. I am a member of the forties club heading to the fifties club quicker than I want to. I have a wonderful husband of almost fourteen years now. He is some years older than I, so we have an extended family that includes three stepchildren, and two more of ours. The steps are older and have families of their own and the two of ours are teenagers now. We live in the mountains of North Carolina with a small piece of dirt that we enjoy gardening.

Another man's junk

Now on to some of the fun stuff. My house truely consists of another mans junk is now my treasures. My hubby works for the local trash company driving a truck. A very good friend of our works for the local transfer station (aka "The Dump"). You would be amazed at what people throw away. You would probably also be amazed at how much of it you yourself would deem "cool". I myself just love it if it makes me smile. Its almost like Christmas at least three times a week.

Favorites

Things that make me smile: the color yellow, paperweights, funny knick knacks, books (all kinds), jars (all sizes and shapes), the small items that fit in those jars (buttons, game pieces, beads, etc.), patches (the sew on kind), candles, jewelry ( the bolder the better), art supplies (although not sure am very good at using them), nesting dolls, tutles, yard decorations, metal signs, Betty Boop, Kermit the frog (after all its not easy being green). This was just a few that I can think of by just standing around the house. I also really like pictures, all kinds: old, new, painted, printed, crafted, on and on...... After thoughts, I also like wrist watches of all kinds and anything Disney. One can never go wrong with a cool coffe cup either. Adding tins now..just realized I have a huge collection and have them everywhere.

It's the small thing that coun

I consider myself very easy to please. I love getting mail and love it someone just takes the time and effort to think of me. "Warm Fuzzies". I hope this helps some of my partners in the future. I intend to add some pics of my fun stuff soon.

Postcards

I am realizing that this is my favorite kind to do. I am really loving all of them that I am getting. A few notes though.....I don't mind the add cards if they have some graphics (nothing with just words please) and only 1 per package. Am also not against cards or pics that could be PC's, but again only 1 per package. I really do not any kind of wish list for these. Most of the cards have been great. I like bright colors, landscapes, animals, cartoons, art, funny, authentic to your area, etc.... I am very easy to please, I just love the mail and the thoughts that a card was picked with me in mind. 5/19/2014 I am adding a little note. I think I would prefer the postcards in an envelop unwritten and unstamped. My daughter likes the stamps and I like the postcards. So doing it this way pleases us both. 9/12/2014 Update on postcards. I have been swapping for almost a year now and have decided on the PC's I want to collect for myself....Map cards, any cards with a recipe, legend, or story on it, cut out letter cards, and odd shaped cards. Am going to add examples of these to my profile.

Makes Me Sad

It makes me sad that I sign up for my swaps with excitement and spend time with my partner in mind and they don't give me a courtesy of a rating or note that it's been received. I rate immediately and only mark sent when get home from the post office. If you don't receive from me, please let me know. Also if you are late shipping, just PM me. I really do understand life. List of swappers who never rated. 1. artytart1919 and jeremy16 for Yay, Christmas! Card Swap.

What My Girls Like

As you may know by a previous section I have two daughters, 18 and 13. They are enjoying this swapping as much as I am. My oldest (Destiny) loves to read and so she loves cool and intriguing bookmarks from all over. My thirteen year old (Sara) loves tea bags of all kinds. She has a box FULL. She also enjoys all the different stamps.

Non-Raters

I really hate to do this, but after two years of being a member I suddenly have an outbreak of people who won't rate. It's frustrating. So I I am just adding a list of swaps that never got rated. This way I have a record and can move on...... "Letter and a Flat Surprise" 3-14-2016 "Thrift store Find--Necklace" 4-8-2016 "Adventures of Traveling Postcard #53" 4-10-2016 "Postcards in an Envelope #8" 2-7-2016 "Note Card Lovers-2 Notecards in an Envelope-INT" 4-25-2016

Never rated!

"Stationary Swap" 8-1-2016 "Postcards You No Longer Want/Need-USA Only" 8-13-2016 "Postcrossing Obsessed?! 37" 5-17-2017 "Adventures of the Travelling Postcard #67" 6-10-2017 "PPH sticker slapped post card #1" 8-9-2017 Adventures of the traveling postcard #69" 9-9-2017

Ratings

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Comment: Thanks for the postcard. Sounds like you had a good Christmas!
kpfree rated for *MEGA* Happy Little Notecards #42 on Jan 16, 2019
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Comment: Thanks Karen for the notecard telling me some great things. Loved the quote. Thanks also for the goodlies. THe chai tea and the little blank gift card. How sweet! Have a great day! Oh and thank you for the Coca Cola coaster too!
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Comment: Thank you for your lovely card! My holidays were wonderful :) Cheers!
Dsweeny rated for ATC Bag #59 (USA) on Jan 13, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful selection!
Jafferty rated for Recycled XMas card, Postcard swap on Jan 12, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the cute xmas postcard!
Ruthless rated for 5 blank PCs swap πŸ’Œ - USA #2 on Jan 11, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the great selection of postcards!
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HelenG6 rated for Two Maps and a Touristy #7 on Dec 26, 2018
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Comment: Sorry for not rating sooner. Thank you for the nice post cards. I like the deer envelope used and nice stamps. Enjoy 2019!
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Comment: Thank you!
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debbiespoms rated for Christmas Card Holiday Tradition on Dec 14, 2018
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Comment: Merry Christmas Karen! Thank you for the card with your Christmas traditions. Very nice with the Buckeye's & I do know what they are, I make them myself, yum! Thank you the goodies too.
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Comment: Thank you very much for your swap!! I am going to open it on Christmas Eve when Grayson opens his! Happy holidays to you!!
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scrappermama rated for ATC Bag #58 (USA) on Dec 3, 2018
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Comment: Got it. Thanks!
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Comment: Thank you very much for your funny Christmas card , the PC's and the beautiful stamps on the card . Happy Holidays to you and your family !
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Comment: Thank you so much for the card and PCs! I really liked the film one the best! <3
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pinklilly rated for Just Randomness on Nov 30, 2018
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Comment: Karen, omg, I can't believe what a beautiful package you sent me!!! I love all of it, the envelope, all the goodies you sent, the beautiful stamps on the envelope!!! Thank you so much!!! I usually don't receive loaded envelopes like this!!!
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LadyJo rated for PH: Bridge (Blank or Naked) on Nov 21, 2018
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Comment: Great Bridge postcard! It looks cool but when your are own these kinds well, makes you think. I never was on this one.
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Comment: Loved everything thank you so much
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MyRetroSoul rated for Speedy Found Image 2018 #4 on Nov 15, 2018
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Comment: These images are fantastic! Thank you!
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Myself333 rated for ATC Bag #57 (USA) on Nov 8, 2018
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Comment: Hi Karen! I LOVE the selection in this one! And I like the idea of storing these pocket letter style! I will note that it's difficult to find a good envelope for it, unfortunately. I might have to find something similar to what you used, or use one of my padded envelopes and just pay a little more in postage. I can't wait to trade a couple of these though!
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Comment: Thank you so much for all the goodies you sent! ❀ I know I'm going to have so much fun with these! Thank you!
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Comments

AZmom875 on Jan 14, 2019:

Thank you for working on and passing along my ATC bag 57, it came home today. I can't begin to know how to thank you for your participation.

CurlyTea on Dec 18, 2018:


Happy Birthday!

Angie on Nov 6, 2018:

Thank you for returning an ATC Bag to me! There are some dillies in there. LOL.

circularlogic on Apr 22, 2018:

See you're a fellow Carolina Gal while working on Stuff my Mailbox! Inviting you to Carolina Gals group! Join if interested! Trying to get it back to swapping!!! Been away a few years!

CurlyTea on Dec 19, 2017:

jaimierandolph on Oct 3, 2017:

Profile Check for: Christmas Card Letter #1 Welcome to the swap! I hope that you will enjoy and join more of the ones to come! Happy swapping, jaimierandolph

RyeRye on Jun 15, 2016:

Thanks for joining and taking part of INSPIRATION STATION!

hangingonahoneymoon on Dec 25, 2015:

I see that you like yellow, so I hope you like this graphic. :)

It was a lot of fun reading your profile. It is awesome that you have an in to Ò€œThe Dump.Ò€ What kinds of stuff do you get? Once when I was younger, a neighbor threw out a perfectly working Sega Genesis with games and accessories. I snatched that up really quick!

Have a fantastic day!

-Brooke

(Swap: Read my Profile and Leave a nice Comment)

Jeanb217 on Dec 22, 2015:

It was fun reading about your adventures. My favorite color is also yellow. The idea of "another man's junk" makes so much sense. You are smart to go for used because we Americans throw so much good stuff away. You help the environment while you make your money go further. I have heard about the postcard swaps. I may follow your lead on that. I also love getting mail & knowing that someone has thought of me. You sound like such a nice person. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and New Year

MClinton on Dec 19, 2015:

Hey, this is Mican commenting for the "read the profile and comment" swap! (forgive me I am still new to swap) I read your profile and I wanted to say it is awesome that you are happily married, especially for so long. My parents divorced early in their marriage but they're both happy now which is great! I am only 22 btw, and I am engaged to my bestfriend of 7 years. (we met his freshman year of high school). I also am so jealous of all of your fun collections! I hoard all sorts of random things but my soon to be dosnt like how I "clutter" the house! He will eventually give in! Anyhow it was a joy to peek into your life!

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