Swap-bot Time: October 28, 2021 6:35 am


Date Joined: July 19, 2015
Last Online: October 27, 2021
Birthday: October 18
Country: United States

About Me

Update: Currently I am only at my mailing address every other month. So if your swap arrives to me after I have left for the month it could possibly take a month for me to rate it. But I ALWAYS rate so please be patient and I will rate as soon as I return. Thanks for your patience :)

I started here mostly to swap postcards but I'm loving some of the other swaps now too! I love happy mail and flat surprises. I've really enjoyed making my own envies so now I rarely dare let anything go out in a plain white envie....no no! I love to receive beautiful envelopes too, as soon as I open the mailbox I'm looking for a blast of color 🎨

My husband and I are now living in our 5th state since we've been married (and my 7th overall). We've lived in Florida (where we met), North Carolina, Maryland, Pennsylvania and now Ohio since we've been married. Prior to that I lived in Illinois and California. We are now spending our winters in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. We have 1 daughter who lives in Los Angeles with her husband. We travel a lot and I love picking up postcards from everywhere! My favorite beverage of choice is wine, I belong to a few wine clubs. I love trying different small vineyard wines from around the world and wine-pairing (I pick out the wine and my husband does the cooking, such a deal!) I drink NO soda, just water and wine and sometimes beer lol. I also drink coffee & tea, my tea preferences are green, red rooibos, and citrus/fruit flavored teas.

I am in Postcrossing and that is how I discovered Swap-Bot! I love Postcrossing :D In Postcrossing I've suggested a theme postcard for every month of the year and it has been fun so I am going to include it here for my Swap-bot friends as a guideline to the POSTCARDS I would love to receive :D PLEASE NOTE: Many of you have mentioned how much you like the monthly theme idea, and I want to encourage you to adopt the idea if you wish, the more the merrier!

January - Art & Artists

February - Beaches, Oceans, Islands, Boats, Marinas & Sunny Places

March - CATS AND CHIHUAHUAS - realistic, funny, illustrations, silly, cartoons. Anything Cats or Chihuahuas!

April - Tourist postcards/famous places from your town, city or country.

May - Bright Colorful & Vibrant postcards! Any Lantern Press postcards!

June - Black & White or sepia postcards

July - Illustration

August - Maps of your city, country, continent, subway system. Any kind of maps.

September - Street scenes, Everyday life.

October - Birthday, Autumn scenes, Pumpkins, spooky, scary, Halloween 🎃

November - Any Vintage postcards. Vintage travel, travel posters, movie posters, old advertisements, etc.

December - Traditional holiday or religious postcards from your country

If you don't have a PC that's fits in the given month I always enjoy unusual cards, 3D, odd shapes and textures, vintage, illustration, art & single view tourist from countries other than the U.S. the most. Thanks!

Oh and I adore stickers and washi tape, send me a postcard decorated with these and it's an automatic heart! This year I have REALLY become a sticker addict, now belonging to two sticker clubs, Pipsticks and Stickii. Stickers make me happy :)

STICKERS: If a swap calls for a sheet of stickers OR loose stickers I much much prefer sheets, thank you! And I would prefer NOT to get Disney or child like theme stickers :)

WISH LIST: Handmade envies, address labels, RETURN address label with my address on them, postcards (see above), note cards, stationary, stickers, washi tape, travel related ephemera

DON'T LIKE: I really don't want to fill this out because I find that when I receive things that just aren't my taste I usually find a swap partner that really appreciates it so I just pass it on. I guess the main DISLIKE is any Christian related things with bible verses, you can refrain from sending those. And I think I will add also anything child-like or meant for children. I have 1 adult daughter and no grandchildren and I just prefer not to get kiddo things if possible :)

One last thing, I am in Swap-Bot to have fun as I believe the majority of all you wonderful nice people are! So please don't write to me with attitude if I missed something or forgot something or overlooked something. I am very happy to make something up to you if I messed up but could you please be nice about it? Also if you didn't receive my swap could you please send me a message first instead of throwing out a 1? I always send my swaps and if you didn't receive it most likely it has been lost by the post office and I will always send a replacement if you will just let me know. Just send me a nice private message and it's done! Let's have fun folks, this isn't a place for powertrips or freakouts about something that is supposed to be a fun hobby. :D

Favorite Music

I like a wide variety of music, lately a lot of smooth jazz (watercolors on XM) but love artists like Paolo Nutini, JJ Cale, David Gray, Van Morrison, Rod Stewart, OneRepublic, Beres Hammond, Tom Waits, Michael Franti, Nina Simone, Hip Abduction, Andrew Duhon, The Revivalists, Hozier, Jesse Cook, Melody Gardot, Chris Stapleton and on and on :-)

Favorite Books

Historical Fiction most of all, and Anne Rice :-) Currently reading Gone With the Wind. I'm trying to start reading some of the classic books.

Favorite Television

Mr. Robot, Narcos: Mexico, Goliath, Stranger Things, True Detective, Game of Thrones, Bloodline, Peaky Blinders, Black Sails, House of Cards, Boardwalk Empire. I love to watch sports (Baseball, football, hockey, golf). After living in Pittsburgh for 25 years of course I am an avid Steeler/Pirate/Penguin fan!

We recently got Apple TV so now it's all apps all the time, no commercials, I love it! Goodbye Dish!

Favorite Movies

Drama & Action movies mostly. James Bond, Lord of the Rings, The Godfather. We go to the movies a few times a month, just recently saw Hell or High Water SO GOOD and also Jackie, Natalie Portman's portrayal of Jackie Kennedy has to be Oscar worthy!


PrincessLeia rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #154 on Oct 15, 2021
Comment: Hi Karen Thankyou for the great PCs! TheFinn card is great - my daughter is going to love that one!
Ruthless rated for PH: Postcard Variety Pack #7 on Oct 14, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the great postcards. I appreciate the extra postcards you included. You made my day!
Comment: These are fun! Especially like the Tybee Island -- that's a lovely place! Thank you!
Comment: Great postcard choices. Thanks
minniepic rated for PH: Specific Scavenger Hunt STU on Oct 1, 2021
Comment: Thank you so very much for the wonderful postcards ❤️❤️❤️ I loved the Ferrari card:) Also loved your homemade envie ❤️❤️❤️
Lorabora rated for PH: Funny Postcards on Sep 30, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the postcards! Great cards! Made me giggle 😀
bestdayever rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt for PCs #156 on Sep 28, 2021
Comment: Great timing. Leaving GA today headed your way! Flying to Pitt, driving to Steubenville. Small world. Loved the post cards. Guess which one is my fav? The wicker. Thank you!
Response: Oh my! Small world indeed!! Glad you enjoyed the swap and safe travels, enjoy your trip spending time on the banks of the mighty Ohio and hometown of Dean Martin 😀
Comment: Thank you so much for the postcards! I like the kitty and the Autumn scene the best! :D
Comment: Thank you very much!
Comment: Thank you for the cards and the extra!
Arabella rated for PH: Let's Trade Cat Postcards #4 on Sep 22, 2021
Comment: Love the kitty tongues!! How cute! And the grey kitty looks like the kitty we fostered last year! Thank you! Love the vintage postcard, too, and the owl stickers!! You spoil me!! And I love it!! Take care.
Malfunction1313 rated for PH: Pick A Word PC Swap #7 on Sep 22, 2021
Comment: Thank you! My favorite is the astronomer card.
Comment: Thank you for the fun decorated envie with the nice postcards and stickers.
Comment: Thank you. The village in the snow one is my favorite!
Comment: Great postcards. Thanks
Ikat78 rated for PH: Transportation Scavenger Hunt #3 on Aug 7, 2021
Comment: HI Karen==Thank you for the lovely pcs. I don’t think I have received any of them before. I love that!!
Lilyhax rated for PH: Wildlife PCs #2 on Aug 6, 2021
Comment: Fabulous postcards. My favorite was the loon. Thank you.
minniepic rated for PH: Tall Things #2 on Aug 4, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcards:)
minniepic rated for PH: Something IN The Summer #3 on Aug 1, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcards, thanks so much for the extra❤️❤️Also loved how beautiful the envie was decorated ❤️❤️❤️
Aseret25 rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #150 on Aug 1, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the great mix of postcard! :)

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banjobraids on Oct 29, 2020:

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!👻 happyhallll

marhod5 on Aug 15, 2018:

I got your Scooby-doo package today. Thanks for making me smile! : )

KathleenHope on Jul 30, 2017:

Thanks for the resend postcard, it arrived today - after the missing post card was found! 💖💖💖

Rimbar on Jul 19, 2017:

Happy 2 year anniversary on swap bot. Many more. Happy swapping.

jaimierandolph on Jan 20, 2017:

Profile Check for Notecard w/flat surprise #1 Welcome to the swap! Happy Swapping, jaimierandolph

Lady on Jan 15, 2017:

I really like your "like to travel? Next & last". Nice! Thanks for hosting.

WayUpInAlaska on Jan 4, 2017:

HIya! was stopping by doing a random profile check for the Slap a Stamp on it & get PC on it's way! 1/17 swap I am hosting and saw you were hosting a neat looking one! so I joined that one :) Love traveling and sharing our stories :) - Love your idea for the theme postcards as well :) Happy New Years

phillaine on Oct 31, 2016:

jaimierandolph on Sep 1, 2016:

Profile Check for 10 sticker swap #1! Hope you enjoy the swap! Happy Swapping, Jaimie Randolph

Twishlow on Jul 1, 2016:

Hi Karen! I'm your partner for the decorated envelope swap. I just wanted to let you know that Canada Post may go on strike by tomorrow so your swap may not reach you in a very timely manner. I hope they can avoid a strike, but if they can't there will be no mail delivery while it's going on. Just wanted to give you a heads up! Thanks for understanding. Tracey

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