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Karen07

Karen07
Date Joined: August 13, 2014
Last Online: May 15, 2021
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

Eulegirl rated for Ongoing Birthday Swap - January on May 15, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the awesome card and extras!
Phenyx rated for Another InCoWriMo swap - Int'l on May 14, 2021
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Comment: I finally received your letter. I will be writing back but I have a little backlog of replies so when I'm done with them I'll definitely write back to you.
KRPW1181 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #29 on May 14, 2021
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Comment: Thank-you! Absolutely loved ๐Ÿ’•
EchoLima rated for Stuff the Mailbox #29 on May 13, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much for all of the goodies! All of the images of people were perfect for my projects and I loved the coloring page! I plan to do it this afternoon in my free time. Thanks again for picking things so unique to me and all the effort you put in! :)
bpl76 rated for LSRUS-Alice in wonderland-USA on May 11, 2021
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Comment: Thanks
Fuchsi rated for Write On Challenge #3 Int'l on May 11, 2021
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Comment: Hello Karen, thank you very much for your lovely letter! ^.^ Stay safe!
Michelleparker rated for Stuff the Mailbox #29 on May 10, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much for all the great stuff!!!! โค๏ธ๐Ÿ˜Š
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Comment: Thanks so much!! It's been lovely writing with you this month! <3 Al
Joeanniee rated for A Note For You # 98 on May 10, 2021
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Comment: Thank you!
dorcii rated for Write On Challenge #2 Int'l on May 9, 2021
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Comment: Thank you very much for your letter! I really hope you will succeed in finding another job soon! :)
Carollee922 rated for Write On Challenge #3 Int'l on May 9, 2021
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Comment: I love that postcard, thank you!
suepier rated for Spring Has Sprung PC Swap on May 8, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful flower postcard. I would love to have all of those flowers in my garden.
supersquirrel rated for KAP: Fill the letterbox #2 on May 8, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much for the great items you chose for me and for the cool 3 of heart cards ๐Ÿฟ๏ธโค๏ธ๐Ÿฟ๏ธ
DinkySparkle rated for KAP: Fill the letterbox #2 on May 7, 2021
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Comment: Oh wow the Bigfoot postcard is Super Awesome! Thank you so much for the swap. The egg guy sticker is hilarious I almost fell out of my chair when I saw him! Lol also good luck with the Carolina Wren! I love birds so much!
amandat0913 rated for CPG: Mailbox Stuffer - Global on May 7, 2021
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Comment: Thanks so much for the fantastic goodies!!
Maddashin rated for USA only Write On Challenge #3 on May 7, 2021
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Comment: Enjoyed your letters Thanks
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Comment: Thank you! I love this card, and from the front, it can be useful all year round, so I'm putting it up!!
USAFwife rated for Write On Challenge #3 Int'l on May 6, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for another great letter! I have a growing collection here from you. :) Thanks for taking part in all of these challenges, it's been great to get to know you a bit more. :)
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Comment: TYVM for your letter. And yes it makes sense. Take care!
monsbrick rated for Write On Challenge #2 Int'l on May 5, 2021
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Comment: Hi Karen, thank you for this letter. Appreciate the recycled plant image paper. Simple and elegant!

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Comments

Rainydancer on Jan 31, 2021:

welcome to sunshine swaps!

boandsully on Nov 20, 2020:

Thank you for letting me know about that postcard from August. At that rate, I could have walked it to you and hand delivered it! Ha!

banjobraids on Oct 29, 2020:

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!๐Ÿ‘ป happyhallll

HappyMom on Aug 16, 2018:

Would you believe the resend arrived today? Thanks so much - I love both of the cards! ty

Onyx on Sep 27, 2017:

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

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.

njstauter on Jul 6, 2015:

what an amazing PC for my June WTA. Thank you for your vision and artist touch

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