Swap-bot Time: May 15, 2021 11:49 pm


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


Any religious building or sacred space

Children's literature

Anything book related


Map cards

Holiday cards

Botanical prints

Scientific stuff

Historical sites or people


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.


Eulegirl rated for Ongoing Birthday Swap - January on May 15, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the awesome card and extras!
Phenyx rated for Another InCoWriMo swap - Int'l on May 14, 2021
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
Comment: Thank-you! Absolutely loved ๐Ÿ’•
EchoLima rated for Stuff the Mailbox #29 on May 13, 2021
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
Comment: Thanks
Fuchsi rated for Write On Challenge #3 Int'l on May 11, 2021
Comment: Hello Karen, thank you very much for your lovely letter! ^.^ Stay safe!
Michelleparker rated for Stuff the Mailbox #29 on May 10, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for all the great stuff!!!! โค๏ธ๐Ÿ˜Š
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
Comment: Thank you!
dorcii rated for Write On Challenge #2 Int'l on May 9, 2021
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
Comment: I love that postcard, thank you!
suepier rated for Spring Has Sprung PC Swap on May 8, 2021
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
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
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
Comment: Thanks so much for the fantastic goodies!!
Maddashin rated for USA only Write On Challenge #3 on May 7, 2021
Comment: Enjoyed your letters Thanks
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
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. :)
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
Comment: Hi Karen, thank you for this letter. Appreciate the recycled plant image paper. Simple and elegant!

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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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