Swap-bot Time: September 21, 2021 4:24 am


Original Member
Last Online: September 17, 2021
Birthday: November 2
Country: United States

About Me


**Guess what I learned over the weekend?!?! My postal delivery service does it's own thing. Not really a surprise as we have had scattered issues before but they pick up when they can and deliver when they can. Yes I live rural. I get that people don't want to work. BUT I also know that you advertise a M-Sat service. You have people that send out emails of what to expect in the snail mail and there are people like me who put stuff in the box and expect that it will get picked up and sent on it's merry way. I am NOT a flaker and I don't like that this is happening. I have dropped some swaps as people are sticklers on the stamped date and I have no control over that. I do send and I will be happy to resend if something doesn't arrive but I guess snail mail anymore for real means a SNAIL may be delivering it!


**I was on vacation (at a convention) but have since found out that the mail I had left at the front desk never was sent. I am trying to catch up on what I had done (re-doing) as the resort sent me an email asking me what to do with the items. I said mail them so they mailed them back to me (per email from them). I am not sure when they will arrive so will do a resend for the 3 swaps affected. I sincerely apologize for the delay. The whole trip was a fiasco :(

8/10/21: All above are in the mailbox. I put them there I know they are ready to go! :)


I am still trying to figure out who "me" is, whenever I think I might have figured it out I realize I have changed again and need to work on it some more LOL! I am married and have one adult daughter. I love my computer and the friends it has enabled me to make - swapping is just one of the things I enjoy doing, reading is another hobby I really enjoy. I am also recipe collector (low carb and Keto.) I enjoy crafty things but it seems my muse has gone on an extended vacation :( Recently I have taken a beginner sewing class and LOVED it. I am interested in learning more and trying some patterns. I geocahe too and love finding small interesting things to put in for other cacher's to find. I love to ride my motorcycle and spend time with other riders, I do a lot of volunteer things with them.

Favorite Music

I listen to a variety of things but mostly I like oldies, country and classic rock.

Favorite Television

Seems I am caught up in things like 911 and SWAT.

Favorite Crafts

Crafting seems to have gone by the wayside although I still putter around here and there with fun papers (card making) and some fabrics with sewing. I have been doing a little Diamond Painting also.

ABC's of Me/Wish List

ABC's of Me/Wishlist Items

A ~ address labels

B ~ bookmarks, blue ink pens, birthday surprises (November)

C ~ crock pot recipes, cards (BLANK: birthday, thinking of you, just because…), cocoa

D ~ dangly earrings, dark chocolate

E ~ envelopes, earrings (silver dangly)

F ~ faith based anything, FUNKY socks, Fall

G ~ gel pens, geocaching, gardening, gift cards (Amazon), glues (Tombow/double sided tape)

H ~ Happy Mail, handmade anything

I ~ ink pens, inspirational items, insert cards for swaps (tells swap name and user name)

J ~ just because

K ~ kitchen towels, keto recipes

L ~ low carb recipes, lined notepads

M ~ macadamia nuts, mahjongg, magical items

N ~ notes from you, nail polish

O ~ original quotes/poems

P ~ PEZ, potholders, Pittsburgh Steelers items

Q ~ quick and easy recipes


S ~ stickers (to decorate journals, Bible study notes, envelope), sarcasm, silly sayings

T ~ tea (hot only, flavors)

U ~ unique items

V ~ verses from the Bible

W ~ wish items from list, Washi tape, wax melts

X ~ extra goodies in swaps

Y ~ you pick something fun for me 😊

Z ~ Zing!

Please no...

*plastic pieces parts - I don't use them and they just end up collecting dust. I am not into the big and bulky embellishments or additions.

  • I am not really into making ATC's anymore so torn out things from magazines, books and such are of no use to me either.

*I also don't care much for glitter. (glitter glue ok but messy glitter - not so much- lol)

  • I am NOT a knick knack collector - I am trying to simplify my life collections right now and don't need to really add anything else.

*Smoke or pet smells.

*No pet or little kids(mine is grown) items as I have none of either at home.

Favorite Books

Felicia Mason I just read Sweet Devotion - very good :) What happens next?!?!?!?

Other authors I like: Mary Higgins Clark. James Patterson, Joanne Fluke, Nancy Mehl, Carl Hiaasen willing to give most any mystery author a try

Cozy Mysteries

Series if they are all out already, I read fast and get frustrated having to wait for the next in the series.

Really anything is fine though - I like to READ :) Keeps my brain agile LOL!


I would love to get tried and true recipes from anyone :) I am happy to set up private swaps if you want to or just trade via email. Guess it all depends if you want rated or not LOL!

I am trying my best to eat KETO but I do the Dirty, Lazy version so really anything in moderation but of course lower carbs are better.

I am really working on building up a good assortment of freezer recipes so I can make dinner quickly. I do short bouts of OAMC meaning I am more apt to do a 2 week version or a one meat version than a whole month at a time LOL!

I recently did a chicken session and then went and bought 5 lb of ground beef and did a mini session. So far so good! I would love more recipes to try using beef as this time the theme was mostly Mexican.


Comment: Thanks 🙏 Great swap
Comment: Karyn, Thanks for the nice swap...♥
Comment: Thanks for the note, postcard, notecard, and magnet. And you are correct, being busy helps the time pass.
NotAllWhoWander rated for Funky Socks Swap August 2021 on Aug 26, 2021
Begokschaf rated for Funky Socks Swap August 2021 on Aug 22, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much! Amazon is apparently the way to go for this kind of swap. Good thinking
LindaW rated for A Lady named Lydia Bible Study on Aug 17, 2021
Comment: Thank you for your answers and good insights on Lydia. I will check the website.
SkaGirl rated for Brighten My Week Note Card July #5 on Aug 16, 2021
Comment: Thank you!!! :)
rarjones rated for PW ~ Bible Verse - Proverbs on Aug 14, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the quick resend. Sorry that you ran into postal difficulites with the first send. I like the Scripture card you sent along and I will say a pryaer for you and your loved ones. We serve an awesome God, one who hears and heals:) Thanks for swapping with me.
Fritosmom rated for Bible Study Swap on Aug 14, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the re-send.(I did not receive the original.) Thank you for sharing God's word and God Bless.
Comment: Thanks for the note and stickers and the reminder to smile. Congratulations on making the right decision for yourself!!
takinley rated for SMPW- Bible Verse Notecard #3 on Jul 28, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the verses that you sent me from the book of John. I will put those verses in my journal so that I can have them for inspiration.
Rosie2766 rated for WnWHS ~ July Holidays on Jul 26, 2021
Comment: Thank you very much for all my goodies for the July holidays!!! Christmas is one of my favorite holidays, but I like how you added different ones too!!!
Burger1girl rated for Funky Socks Swap July 2021 on Jul 24, 2021
Comment: I love my funky socks!! They are so cool looking!! Thank you so much! I received TWO pair!! Awesome! Just in time for my birthday today!!
Response: I know 2 pair is better than 1 LOL!
Pandagirl805 rated for Funky Socks Swap July 2021 on Jul 19, 2021
Comment: the socks came today thy are really nice, thank you :)
Response: I have the same ones and I love them! I hope you do too!
jannieb rated for Brighten My Week Note Card July #3 on Jul 19, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the lovely mask & card. I need a little time to relax, doesn't everyone? Take care! Hugs & Smiles.
Jodi1982 rated for Brighten My Week Note Card July #2 on Jul 13, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much! I have the perfect person to send the card to. Enjoy your trip and Happy Swapping!
Response: I love when I can share cards like that so more than one person can enjoy them!
aero rated for A Note For You # 107 on Jul 6, 2021
Comment: Thank you
takinley rated for SMPW- Bible Verse Notecard #2 on Jul 6, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the verses that you sent me; am putting them in my journal so that I can access them when I need some inspiration. I love how you wrote each verse out for me and decorated the card; lovely. Also, thank you for the handmade notecard, I love it and can't wait to share it with someone.
Response: I really enjoyed doing this swap, I am glad you appreciated it.
CRAFTiiChrissy rated for Funky Socks Swap June 2021 on Jul 3, 2021
Comment: thank you
mchesser12 rated for Parable of the Sower Bible Study on Jul 3, 2021
Comment: Thanks for sharing your answers and what the parable means to you. I fall into the category of those whose gobble up the message for a short satisfaction. Thanks for the printouts of Psalm 1:1-3.
Response: I hope you like the printouts. I was having a hard time with my handwriting at that point, Still do it just depends on the day :)

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yvonne401 on Jun 24, 2021:

Welcome to Christian Swappers Group! It's great to have you here!



Candyn29 on Dec 7, 2014:


cherrihurt on Oct 30, 2014:

Wow Karen!! Thank you so much for all the amazing ATCs you sent my way. My son helped me organize them...I finally have enough to organize lol! Sending you a treat :-)

LoveToCraftInAZ on Sep 29, 2014:

OH MY GOODNESS! Thank you so much Karyn! I can't believe how many ATCs you sent!! I am so delighted! I see several that I would love to add to my collection! Lots to have on hand for Angels and swaps! You are a sweet heart! I was picking out some goodies for you this am. I will get your Thank You out this week! Thanks again! You are awesome! Hugs! 1,000,000 hearts! <3 :)

LoveToCraftInAZ on Sep 22, 2014:

Just stopping by to say hi! I was looking over your profile to see what you might like. I will get some stuff together for you. Thanks for swapping some ATCs with me! I am excited to trade! Have a great week! Lisa:)

PinkMudd on Feb 4, 2011:

Glad you signed up for my RAK swap!! I hope you have a lovely weekend :)

Skye2006 on Feb 12, 2010:

Hello, This is "Skye2006" from swapbot! mabuhay from Philippines.

visit my blog on postcards and places: http://enajpostcards.blogspot.com

I already have followed you :D

hollycm6 on Oct 19, 2009:

Welcome to the Chocolate Lovers' Recipe Swap!

CDonovan on Sep 7, 2009:

you are a truly wonderful lady!! Receiving that little bottle in my mail absolutely made my day :) ive had a rough time of it recently and that perked me up completely. My friend also thinks its quite spooky as ive just finished reading wuthering heights lol... kindered spirits! If i cud rate you i would give u full points and 20 hearts :) xox

jandcmom on Jul 1, 2009:

Thank you for angeling the Stamped Images #6 Spring...They are great.

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