Swap-bot Time: June 25, 2022 10:39 pm


Date Joined: August 13, 2014
Last Online: June 25, 2022
Birthday: June 1
Country: United States

About Me

Just an observation. The mail has been erratic and slow. I'm waiting for a lot of things that I'm very sure were sent and sent on time. I'm being patient. I rate very quickly so if you're looking for a rating from me, I haven't gotten it yet. Unfortunately this is just the way it is right now and we snail mail lovers simply have to deal with it.

I am a HUGE lover of snail mail and have all kinds of exciting mail stuff going on. I'm active here because I love sending stuff in the mail. i quite like getting mail as well. I was never one for middle school drama, even when I was in middle school. I don't scrutinize postmarks or fret over small failures to "meet swap requirements". The heart thing irritates me a bit because I do rather assume that whatever was sent to me was done with pleasing me in mind and of course it's heart worthy for that reason alone. I think a heart is like saying thanks a lot as opposed to just thanks.

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 like a lot of different kinds of things. I like to see what other people are into. 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 have a hard time throwing things in the trash.

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. Postcards are one of the coolest things that anyone ever invented.

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, pagan sites. I like sacred spaces.

History is a long, interesting story to me. I like the history of any place. Little museums in tiny towns are great. Interesting things happened everywhere. You just have to discover what those things are.

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 far right political propaganda.

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



Marine animals

Anything that you like and want to share is perfect really

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. A postcard comes to life when it has a stamp and a message. Really cool when people decorate them or draw on them. I don't want pristine ones in other words. Blank cards in an envelope are great for those swaps or as extras since I will definitely use them to mail to someone someday.That's what they're for!


Jenniferkrabill rated for Love of sending postcards #2 on Jun 25, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the card ... Hope you're staying cool in the heat!
Ramya rated for Playing Card Swap - US only on Jun 25, 2022
Comment: Thank you for a great selection of playing cards! I love the fox hunting one and Cardinal one! Happy Swaps.
DragonflyDaisy rated for Five Handmade Gift Tags on Jun 25, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the tags. Liked all the different shapes of the tags. I too have a hard time throwing something cool looking away because I know I can think of some way to craft with it! 😜 The Chinese stamps you used on the envelope were cool too and of course I couldn’t throw them away - lol! 🤣
explore rated for Love of sending postcards #3 on Jun 24, 2022
Comment: Thank you for your postcard.
bringitb rated for PCS: Joker’s Wild #2 on Jun 24, 2022
Comment: Thank you for sharing so many jokers! They're all new for me, except 1 (which is my favorite joker so I'm glad to receive it -- that skull in a jester hat is amazing). I completely understand about needing to step away. When I made this group, I figured there could be some burn out since it's all the same folks doing the exchanges. Here's hoping more folks join or are invited so it can grow and increase the playing card mix! I appreciate all the great swaps I get from you and look forward to more in the future!
Comment: Wow thank you so much for the great cards!! The lenticular one is my favorite ever of all my cards!! ❤️
paperlover rated for Any State Post Card swap on Jun 21, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the Kentucky postcard. Your road trips sound like a lot of fun!
Comment: Thanks for the multiple cards. Very generous. All these card swaps have been fun! I already made up a frankendeck for my 6 yr old granddaughter to play with.
susieq11 rated for ART Postcard on Jun 21, 2022
Comment: This is a beautiful oil painting - I did not know of this artist! I’ll have to look her up. Mt Fuji is magical! I hope you’ll get to Japan one day! It’s truly a wonderful country and such lovely people. We love it so much!! Thanks a lot for joining my swap! It was nice having you as my partner! : )
KellyR rated for PCS: Six cards for two partners #3 on Jun 21, 2022
Comment: Thank you for all the bird cards! :)
Comment: Thank you very much!
Comment: Thank you for the great cards.
nanadiana rated for SUMMER Postcard on Jun 18, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the beach pc. Yes, it does say summer! We have cloudy, cool weather, high was in the 50s and 60s. I'm hearing that it may be this way all summer. So if you're looking for somewhere cool to go, it would be the Pacific Northwest. :)
sndrtkt rated for Flower PC Swap R3 on Jun 16, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the awesome postcard!! Love the bee ! And i hope your garden does great this season!
lyssathemermaid rated for Vitamin Sea INT on Jun 15, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful Florida goodies! I miss it there so much ❤️ One day i hope to move back for good! Thank you for participating in the whale project and for doing what you can to help them! The ocean is such a beautiful world of mesmerizing creatures and it makes me so sad that species continue to be declining and in danger.
MelissaLB rated for PCS: Six cards for two partners #3 on Jun 14, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful cards. I'm excited to add them to my collections. And thank you for the extras. That was so nice of you. I appreciate it.
Comment: Hi Karen! Thanks for the great cards! I will have a lot of fun sorting through them and integrating them into my various frankendecks!!! Have a great week! xx Gabi
cassie3001 rated for Visit a Museum and Write on Jun 4, 2022
Comment: Hello, Karen! It's shocking how long it took for this swap to arrive - the post can be mysterious sometimes! It looks like it had a really rough journey, but thankfully, it has made it here! The Museum of Arts and Sciences sounds like a marvellous place! The exhibits you visited sound really interesting, I hope you were able to get back there for a second visit. I agree, reproductions are not as powerful as the real thing, and yes, it's just like photos. Often when I take a photo of something so beautiful, I'm disappointed by how the photo fails to capture that beauty. Anyway, thank you for the swap (and for hosting) - this was one I really enjoyed participating in.
suepier rated for Anything Goes Earth Day Swap on May 28, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the Earth Day package and the seeds. I want to plant them quickly in my garden so that I can have some pretty flowers. I appreciate your kindness.
suepier rated for Anything Goes Poetry Swap on May 28, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful poem.

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myancey on Jul 26, 2021:

I’m so glad they made it enjoy

myancey on Jul 19, 2021:

Thank u for PCs. Tossing yours in mail tomorrow. ❤️📫

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!!!👻 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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