Swap-bot Time: April 20, 2024 5:35 am


Date Joined: July 22, 2020
Last Online: April 16, 2024
Birthday: January 23
Country: United States
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About Me

I've started a group: Altered Playing Cards Only (APCO) --join us, won't you?

Hello, I live amidst the cornfields in East Central Illinois, USA.

Aquarius. Pluviophile/Ceraunophile.

I love travel, so tell me about where you're from!

Camping and going to live concerts are things I do.

I exchange loads of postcards, and trying my hand at stamp-collecting. I love swapping ATCs and APCs--I host an ATC/APC swap group via Instagram.


--I weigh all outgoing mail; if I ever have postage due, let me know, and I will amend the issue!

--I click on "sent item" when I've put a stamp on the envelope and put it in the mailbox. If it's in the evening or on a Sunday, then the date stamped will be a day later.

--If you aren't able to send something on time to me, just send me a note--you don't have to tell me why, just say it will be late--life happens!

Favorite Music

I adore music, and would love to hear about your favorite songs/artists. My favorite music includes Grateful Dead, Dave Matthews Band, Wilco, Phish, and most classic rock in general.

Last year, we saw Brandi Carlisle in Nashville and it was amazing.

I fall asleep to a playlist called "sad cello" and now, "midnight thunderstorms."

This is going to be the year (2023) of Vitamin String Quartet. They've been great for when I need to focus on work tasks.

Favorite Television

Outlander. British television in general. Twin Peaks. Black Mirror. Breaking Bad. Better Call Saul. Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Bridgerton. Doctor Who.

House of the Dragon and Rings of Power were fun--lots of folks who have "read the books" nitpicked a lot, but as a one of those book-readers, I thought the shows were great.

Favorite Books

I read a lot; any recommendations?

LOVES: LOTR, Dune, ASOIAF, The Kingkiller Chronicle, Circe, The Chocolate War, Tana French novels, Three Dark Crowns, The Southern Reach Trilogy, Discovery of Witches, Normal People, Mexican Gothic

Fantasy. SciFi. Nonfiction.

Recently Read and Enjoyed:

The Rose Code

The Dutch House

Set Boundaries, Find Peace

Prisoners of Geography

Stuff I like

Any kind of ephemera--lately: book-themed or travel-themed, pop culture

Painted Papers, please!

Fussy cuts


Book pages

Folk Art--esp. Eastern European, Scandinavian


90's era music magazines



ATC materials

Junk Journal materials


Postcards from where you live--written and stamped!

Witchy things

Tarot/Oracle cards

Address Labels


Overall, items have been lovely. But there are a few things that I really don't have use for:


Kids TV/movie stickers--please no more paw patrol, minions, sesame street, etc.

Stained postcards


Overtly religious items


ultracinematik rated for SSM: Stamped images swap #31 on Apr 15, 2024
Comment: I sent out a msg on March 23 letting you know this swap never arrived. It remains unread and you haven't been online since 3/17. Hope all is well. 4/15/24 updating rating from 1 to 5 as the resend arrived today stuffed with great stamped images.
Response: Hello, your resend is out in today's mail.
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful mix of paper goodies! I love all of them! So many beautiful pieces and such a great variety. Thanks for a wonderful swap.
KeriandtheFlock rated for National Bird day PC swap on Jan 15, 2024
Comment: What a beautiful bird postcard! It arrived in excellent condition, too, like it was hand-delivered! Thank you!
Comment: Thank you for the pink PC. Aloha
heathka81 rated for APCO: Sender's Choice on Aug 9, 2023
Comment: Thank you for such an awesome APC. Very thoughtful to create it in the theme of Outlander...if I could give 2 or 3 more hearts, I would! It's gonna get hung up on my inspiration board. 👍👍
Comment: Thank you for the APC and extras......=)
luv2kraft rated for EASU: Flower ATC on Jul 19, 2023
Comment: Thank you.
ellie rated for HMPC: Put a Bird on it on Jul 14, 2023
Comment: What I imaginative postcard. Thank you.
Comment: Thanks for the card. Our power did go out last week one day but we have a Generac generator so it only lasted a minute for us but hours for some of our neighbors. Rich
JenZen5 rated for USATC: Abstract ATC on Jun 30, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful ATC you created for me. I love the colors you chose. And thank you for the Library of Congress cards. Very cool. Enjoy that beautiful weather!
JanHardt rated for USATC: Postage stamp ATC on Jun 29, 2023
Comment: Excellent card! Thank you so much for a great swap.
JenZen5 rated for OACTs: Moon in June (1:1) on Jun 28, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful ATC and for sharing your inspiration. Enjoy those boat rides!
RAINDARGON rated for USATC: Free Theme ATC Swap June on Jun 24, 2023
Comment: Thank you for your wonderful atc And have a great summer 🌞
Comment: Thank you for your great selection of vintage goods. Every single piece will be in a good use in my future journals. I also love the gorgeous sari trim piece <3 Hope to swap with you again :-) Best wishes <3
ÇisnerosV rated for YTPC 1 sheet wonder folio on Jun 21, 2023
Comment: Thank you for such a lovely folio, everything is just wonderful. The extras are really great too! Thank you so much.
kclicquot rated for SSM: Sunshine Happy Mail USA #21 on Jun 21, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the great collection of ephemera!!! The USPS will come in handy and i'm looking forward to incorporating the card catalog cards in my library journal!
riviwriter rated for SMSUSA: Pick 3 for 3 on Jun 14, 2023
Comment: Thank you! I love the envie too :)
lunatenchi rated for OATC: Partner Favs on Jun 13, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much for the Goth ATC lol its beautiful! And the Hello Kitty stickers too :D
Sonya rated for EASU: Orange you happy? on Jun 13, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the orange flowers ATC, Karla. Very sweet.
supersquirrel rated for SMSUSA: Pick 3 for 3 on Jun 12, 2023
Comment: Perfect pick 3 and in a sunshine envelope!! You rock - Thank you 🐿️❤️🐿️

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GingerMiffy on Apr 26, 2023:

Hi Karla! I've sent you two more messages to check if you've received my swap - would appreciate if you could let me know if not and I'll make it up to you.

AJ73 on Apr 7, 2023:

Hello. Thank you for your March RAK - 6 Vintage postcards! They are a nice variety and it has been fun examining each one. I particularly enjoyed reading about St.Anton am Arlburg in Austria. The famous monuments in Plymouth, Massachusetts have also been one of my favorites to read about. Oh, and the 44 pound cabbage is really beautiful. So much texture and lines and variations in colors. I've never quite looked at a cabbage in this way before!!! Interesting and Fun. Thanks again. Hugs!!!

Highlander18 on Apr 6, 2023:

❤️❤️❤️Thank you very much for the beautiful postcards!!! RAKS ONLY USA ~ March RAK #2 - 2 Edition Tausendschön postcards. Love the bridge!!!

lunatenchi on Mar 4, 2023:

thank you so much for the FEB RAK mail - i love them <3

sleepykitty on Mar 1, 2023:

Thanks for the February RAK of such great Dr. Who stickers! I love them and will have fun sharing.

Drea3nvy on Feb 27, 2023:

Thank you for the wonderful RAK! You rock!

simcoe54 on Feb 19, 2023:

Lovely Swappers-R-Us February Wishes - Thanks for the package of postage stamps. They are perfect for my collection.

grammypammy on Feb 13, 2023:

Hugs, Pam

MuggleMom on Feb 6, 2023:

CPG WTA 2 postcards

Thank you for the awesome happy mail of Doctor Who stickers with really cool postcards you picked for me in the WTA!



Tricia22 on Feb 5, 2023:

CPG Jan WTA- Thank you for the Happy Mail

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