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Carachea

Carachea
Date Joined: August 10, 2023
Last Online: July 16, 2024
Birthday: December 3, 1989
Country: United States
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It’s Me, hi

🌵 Hello! My name is Cara (car-uhhh). I am 34. I’m growing old with my fiancé of 12 years (yikes, right?) and we have an 11 year old daughter together. We also have 2 gray/white tabby cats who are brother and sister and they look identical named Taylor and Tyler. I never thought I’d be a cat person until we adopted them and I want more!! Okay, UPDATE 12/1/23: the Universal Cat Distribution System has gifted me a spunky and wild Tortico kitten! Her name is Ms. Bojangles because she makes the best biscuits ever. The twins have finally accepted her as their own and it melts my heart. Ironically, she has kind of taken over as the ‘ring leader’ and she constantly lets them know who’s actually in charge here haha.

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We are from a small town in South Carolina where everyone knows everybody. Lately, I’ve been enjoying kayaking down the river to find new trails to walk to find some artifacts! If you ever want to trade, message me! We love to visit the beach in the low-country (Beaufort) as much as possible. When there, you can find me fishing, on the golfcart, or looking for treasures on the beach. There is sooooo much Native American artifacts like pottery and points that I collect. Along with seaglass!

I am a SAHM who used to work as a surgical tech for the ortho team until Covid hit. Although it was so rewarding, I am glad to put that in my past because it is so mentally and physically exhausting. I never had time to do what I love..craft!! I started my Etsy shop around that time and that has kept me super busy. I also coach my daughter’s fast pitch softball team so if I’m not home working, I’m on the field. Postcards/snail mail makes me happy!

Things I love

❤️ Anything food related, food pictures, recipes

❤️ Beach themed, seaglass, beach scenery, treasure, lighthouses, volcanoes, fishing.

❤️ All things animals. Seriously. The babies are my favorite! Got any favorites?

❤️ JOKES. DAD JOKES. PUNS. ONE LINERS. RIDDLES

❤️ Favorite colors: neon anything, rose gold, holographic, pink, pastels, tie-dye

❤️ Coffee. Enough said

❤️ I collect : glitter, washi tape, magnets from places, stickers (waterproof), state quarters, postcards, marbles, cats

❤️ I LOVE HANDMADE ITEMS!! I’ve been super into learning watercolor lately. The more creative, the better. I love seeing what people can make.

❤️ Fall vibes, retro vibes, anything that has a Groovy look to it.

❤️ I am the queen of being cozy lol. I love anything soft, fleece, if it keeps me warm then yes. My favorite thing to do is stay home and cuddle on the couch with a blanket!

❤️ Taylor Swift (Where my Swifties at??)

❤️ SHARKS!! Shark teeth, fish, dolphins, sea turtles

❤️ Weird/random holidays

❤️ Stationary of any kind. I love a good memo pad. I’ve also been on the hunt for some good quality envelopes.

❤️ Arrowheads

❤️ ATC!! I have loved receiving these..they’re so tiny but I love seeing the creativity.

❤️ Hand lettering

❤️ I have a slight obsession with washi tape! I love the designs with the silver holographic accents! I’m starting to run out of ideas for storage!

Postcards

I am currently growing my collection and there is no true organization to it and it’s getting out of hand (hah just kidding) but I do love seeing so many coming from all over the world!

💌 Scenery. Buildings. Landscape. Architecture. State parks. Beaches. Mountains. Skylines. Castles

💌 Is your town or state known for something? Let me know!

💌 ‘World’s Largest ____’ themed cards.

💌 Watercolor. Hand painted.

💌 Food pics. State foods. Recipe cards

💌 Bright colors

💌 Vintage anything. My favorites are of hotels or old restaurants

💌 Disney!

💌 Holiday themes..Halloween and Christmas are my favorite.

💌 Weird and ridiculous holidays are also welcomed!

💌 Cryptids and mythical creatures

💌 Dinos

💌 Space

💌 Have you noticed some of the same images on different postcards?? I’ve been on the lookout for some with the same shaped cloud. Super vague, I know. Look it up and it will make more sense!

These are just IDEAS!! I know how it is to feel ‘stuck’ on sending someone something so these are just mere suggestions. I will always be grateful for everything and will cherish what I receive. I love seeing people sending what their heart drives them to. Please feel free to message me if you need to!

Favorite Television

Working Moms, Euphoria, What We Do In The Shadows, Parks and Rec, The Righteous Gemstones, Love Is Blind, 90 Day Fiancé, It’s Always Sunny, From., Squid Games

Favorite Crafts

🐝 I make and sell decorated acrylic badge reels on my Etsy shop so I do a lot of crafting with UV resin, glitter and vinyl. I have a Silhouette.

🐝 I love making cute bracelets and jewelry with the heishi clay beads in my spare time!

🐝 I have sooo much glitter and would never turn any away!

🐝 Painting. I’ve been a bit obsessed with watercolor lately. I would love tips if you have any! Or even a great tutorial.

🐝 Making keychains

🐝 I love making my own stickers!

🐝 Making personalized items with my heat press

🐝 Stamps/inks

Easy as ABC

A- Art, Animals, Address Labels, Arrowheads

B- Botanical, Beach, Bracelets, Bees

C- Cake! Crafts, Cats, Cards, Cardstock, Coffee, Chick Fil A

D- Disney, Dr. Pepper, Dinosaurs, Dolphins

E- Elephants

F- Food, Flowers, French Bulldogs, Fall, Fish

G- Gold, Glitter

H- Homemade, Harry Potter, Halloween, Hot Chocolate

I- Icecream

J- Jellyfish

K- Kitty, Koalas, Kayak, Kardashians

L- Lemons, Lightstrings, Lil Wayne

M- Mario Kart, Moon, Markers

N- New York, Neon

O- Octopus, Old, Ocean

P- Postcards, Pumpkins, Polaroids, Packaging supplies, Paper, Pink, Pastel, Pineapple, Pottery

Q-

R- Rainbows, Resin, Rain

S- Stationary, Squishmallow, Softball, Stickers, Silhouette, Stamps, Sagittarius

T- Tie-dye, Turtles, Taylor Swift

U- UFO, UV Resin

V- Valentines Day, Vintage

W- Washi Tape, Weird, Watercolor

X-

Y- Yellow,

Z- Zodiac

No thank you..

I'm truly an easy going person and I tend to believe I do not have a long dislike list, but...

-I am not a tea drinker..just coffee and hot chocolate!

-I am deathly allergic to pine nuts.

-This month (June 2024) marks 16 MONTHS sober from alcohol. This year has shown me so much grace and determination within myself and every day is still a struggle and that’s ok. This is what got me into snail mail..I needed a healthy outlet! With that being said, some things and images still trigger me like drink recipes and images. I know it’s my own personal battle, but just keep that in mind ❤️

Let me add that that I am always so dang happy to receive anything that someone put just the tiniest effort into because that truly is special! So I would love anything you send and if I can’t use it personally, I will gift it to someone who can.

Ratings

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Comment: Many thanks!! Marc
LiisaS rated for WSS: Six washi for two partners #2 on Jul 13, 2024
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Comment: Thanks for the washis and the extras, Cara :)
Taimat rated for CPG-N: List Lovers Swap #18 - US on Jul 10, 2024
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Comment: Thank you so much for the gorgeous postcard! ^^ I used to be a terrible overpacker too, haha. And then I was like, "This is too much to deal with. I need to get better at this." XD I'm going to go on a two-week excursion this summer, and I can only bring a carry-on suitcase, so it'll be my biggest challenge yet! Unrelated, may I ask where you got your "Happy Mail" and "Thanks, Postie!" stickers? They're so cute! :)
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Comment: I LOVE the postcard you made for me! As soon as I looked at it, before I even read your message, my first thought was "Octopus!" I'm intrigued by the white edges around the sections where you painted with watercolor. How did the paint not spread out all over the place? I've never been able to get such defined edges. It's nice! And what did you use to clear coat it? It's a super nice finish! Oh, and the mermaid sticker is adorable :-) Thank you so much!
Response: I’m so glad you loved it! :) whenever I do any watercoloring, I always tape my edges off with masking tape! It’s the easiest I’ve found that doesn’t bleed through and easy to pull off after I stick it on some fabric a few times to take the stickiness off. For the topcoat, I use the Krylon triple-thick clear glaze. GameChanger! It dries sooo fast.
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Comment: Thank you for the Big Hero 6 postcard. I always love getting a Disney card. We will be going to Disney World in October to the Halloween party and we can't wait!
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Comment: What a beautiful PC, Cara! I can't stop looking at it!
Cocpufffs rated for DISNEY POSTCARD #9 on Jun 25, 2024
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Comment: Thank you! I haven't seen that movie yet. I'll have to check it out.
Trevismom rated for WSS: Six washi for two partners #2 on Jun 25, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely washi! Happy Swapping! ❤️
sarafey rated for Happy Envie Swap #5 on Jun 19, 2024
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Comment: Thanks a lot
marinda rated for DISNEY POSTCARD #9 on Jun 19, 2024
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Comment: Thank you! I love the music in Princess and the Frog.
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Comment: WOW! I loved your responses to the questions and how colorful you made them. Thank you so much for all the goodies, postcard from Timucuan, I had to look it up and it sounds pretty interesting. What a great way to package the extra surprises and a good way to recycle pretty papers. I loved the mini folder and the stickers too. Thanks so much for sharing your talents! Hugs!
robyn rated for 2x4 washi swap! #3 usa on Jun 12, 2024
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Comment: Wonderful selection of washi tapes and I absolutely loved the packaging and goodies included. Thank you!!
Mamabemus rated for Lots of Mail: Playing Cards 7 on Jun 11, 2024
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Comment: awesome thanks
Mamabemus rated for Lots of Mail: Playing Cards 8 on Jun 11, 2024
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Comment: Awesome. Thanks for the extras
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely mail. Especially love the book washi and your sweet note.
Honeybee203 rated for Washi tape samples swap on Jun 5, 2024
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Comment: Ty so much for the lovely goodies
Eulegirl rated for PH: People Scavenger Hunt #6 on Jun 3, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for the great collection of cards!
Vanna rated for Washi scavenger hunt- GRATEFUL on May 28, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for the washi
Honeybee203 rated for 2x4 washi swap! #3 usa on May 28, 2024
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Comment: Wow! Thank you for the gorgeous neurographic postcard! I love the bright colors and all the detail. I enjoyed reading your nice note too. Enjoy your garden. It sounds great! 🙂

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Comments

dmwcheng on Jan 2, 2024:

You're welcome. Thank you for joining my swap!

yvonne401 on Dec 19, 2023:

Welcome to Cold Hands Warm Hearts! It's great to have you here!

Blessings,

Yvonne

Snaileditcrafts on Dec 16, 2023:

Thank you for joining the swap that I am hosting! Congratulations for being on the nice list! Merry Christmas!

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