Swap-bot Time: March 4, 2021 1:13 pm


Date Joined: June 21, 2020
Last Online: March 4, 2021
Birthday: September 24
Country: United States

Things that make me smile

Hello from the beautiful Southern California desert! My name is Carrie Jean, and it's really nice to meet you! :)

I'm 40-something and married (26 years together!), had a loveable, grumpy old man of a cat until recently (He passed 1/15/21), and teach.

I'm here to swap postcards and stickers, primarily. I am a total nerd for ALL stationery products, though, and I love fodder for collaging, especially pages from children's books and in languages other than English!

To give you a just a bit of an idea about me, here are some of my all-time favorite things in life that make me smile:


❤️mail art, altered books, & collage!!!

❤️your original artwork!!! (It would be such an honor to receive it!)

❤️stickers & washi tape!!!

❤️"why would anyone make a card of THAT?" -- boring, mundane, or odd postcards and note cards

❤️pretty stamps, stationery, papers, etc.

❤️cats, especially maneki-neko, Jetoy, & blue cats


❤️owls, flamingos, & cardinals

❤️armadillos, hedgehogs, sloths, & badgers

❤️donkeys, llamas, alpacas, & goats

❤️quokkas, capybaras, & pangolins

❤️butterflies & dragonflies

❤️chipmunks & squirrels

❤️octopus, jellyfish, & seahorses

❤️koi & other beautiful fish

❤️snails, turtles, & tortoises

❤️Joshua trees, chollas, ocotillos, & deserts in bloom

❤️dandelions, poppies, lilacs, lily of the valley, white roses, & lavender



❤️rainbows & LGBTQIA+ themes 🏳️‍🌈

❤️museums, aquariums, libraries, & observatories

❤️folk art, graffiti/street art, strange signs, & found art

❤️recipes, especially for regional dishes you love or make

❤️truly strange or dark/black humor

❤️"kitsch" & "camp" of all kinds

❤️inspiring, non-religious quotations

❤️cartoons, comics, & other illustrations

❤️ads for unique or odd products, especially vintage/reprints

❤️propaganda (of any kind from anywhere)

❤️feminist & progressive messages

❤️Mr. Fred Rogers

❤️Dia de los Muertos & sugar skulls

❤️holiday cards, especially for regional/national holidays


❤️pressed coins

❤️lenticular, 3D, sealed glitter, & prismatic stuff ❤️

Favorite Movies

The Big Lebowski


Pulp Fiction

The Shining

They Live


The Goonies


Romy and Michele's High School Reunion


Pink Flamingos


Really bad sci-fi/fantasy movies of all kinds

Favorite Television

Rick and Morty

The Handmaid's Tale

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

American Horror Story

Mr. Robot

American Dad

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

What We Do in the Shadows

Mad Men


Dream Corp LLC


Sons of Anarchy

Cooking shows/competitions of ALL sorts

Favorite Books

ANYTHING by Lynda Barry because she is so deeply #1, but right now, especially her newest, “Making Comics” and her classic, "Cruddy"

Most books by David Sedaris :)

“I Like You” by Amy Sedaris

“A Confederacy of Dunces” by John Kennedy Toole

I also collect cookbooks and old children's books.

Favorite Crafts

❤️Collage is my truest artistic love! I adore making postcards and altered art/books from found media, and I love receiving lovingly made artwork of yours!

I'm learning to draw in my 40s!

Cross-stitch when I can concentrate :)


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If anything goes awry...

If anything goes wrong with my swap with you, please let me know so that I can make it up to you.

My mail is slow these days, like for so many of us, but if you don't receive something after a few weeks, please don't hesitate to message me. I will absolutely resend.

And if, per chance, I owe you postage for miscalculating the weight/size of a letter or postcard, I am happy to repay you with unused stamps or cash, as you'd prefer. We are all doing our best. :)


Comment: Thanks for the sticker sheets! Love the cupcake stickers on the envelope too - and the extra couple sheets!
LisaLisa3 rated for Easy Postcard #9 on Feb 27, 2021
Comment: Thank you! I love the postcard you sent.
Wingy rated for Chunk O Cardboard - February 2021 on Feb 23, 2021
Comment: Thank you. Love trolls
Comment: I so enjoyed receiving your postcard of California, having made many trips to visit family in Los Angelas (my Dads hometown) and San Francisco, and hearing many tales of my Dads fond childhood memories of time spent camping in Yosemite I hope you and yours are also safe and well 💕
nomadmama rated for Oversize PC Swap - USA on Feb 22, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the cute pc. I am glad you get to do your teaching virtually. I know how frustrating it must be to so what needs to get done.
Comment: I always thought that macarons were like meringue too. They're supposed to be pretty hard to make, but I've seen the KIDS on the Gordon Ramsey cooking challenge show make them at least once, maybe twice. I like to think that I'm a pretty decent cook...until I see that show. Then I feel woefully inadequate! BTW, I think I've only ever eaten one macaron in my life so I can't really say anything about them.
rhinoluvr rated for I <3 NTP 2 (USA) on Feb 15, 2021
Comment: Hi Carrie Jean! 👋 Thanks so much for this great sushi postcard, your cheerful message, and for the great Rhino sticker. 💌🦏 My favorite sushi roll currently is spicy eel. Take care 🤗
Comment: Thank you so much!
Comment: Thank you! This just arrived! Postmarked December 2nd!
Comment: Thank you for the postcard! I'm sure you wouldn't miss the 1+ foot of snow and below freezing temps we have right now Lol
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely swap
monicac rated for Vintage Postcard Swap - USA on Feb 9, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the postcard! This swap just makes me laugh when I check the mail. You haven’t been there, I haven’t been there, the card is old, my family wonders who you are...
kromo rated for CPG Valentines Day Card - Global on Feb 8, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the cute valentines card. Happy Valentine’s Day❤️
bringitb rated for Vintage Postcard Swap - USA on Feb 8, 2021
Comment: Hey, I’ve been to Macon! Didn’t see these temple mounds, though. Missed out! =P I love the cute stickers you shared on the card—thank you!
MuggleMom rated for Easy Envelope Swap ~ USA on Feb 8, 2021
Comment: sleepykitty - YOU made my day!! Love my Harry Potter postcards. Best yet, opening the envie and having Ron greet me as the flap pulled back - ♥♥♥. Big thank you XXMuggleMom
suepier rated for CS: Valentines card on Feb 7, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful Valentine card and the stickers and stamps. It was very thoughtful of you to include them.
suepier rated for Valentine Postcards - USA on Feb 7, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful Valentine postcard. I hope you have a nice Valentine's Day.
Comment: Thank you for the great postcard from London. I have never been there. Maybe sometime in the future I will be able to travel there. I actually have only been to Mexico and Canada.
Comment: ♥️♥️thank you so much for the awesome cards!! Straight off my favorites list. I will be hoarding the Where's Waldo for a while. Thanks also for the extra postage, i didnt know it went up until last week, after sending a few. Awesome swap♥️♥️
bettflow0017 rated for A Happy Surprise #6 on Feb 4, 2021
Comment: Thankyou do much for all of the goodies you sent!!! I love everything:)

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Meisje on Dec 4, 2020:

Just because ♥




banjobraids on Oct 29, 2020:

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!👻 happyhallll

Heylittlesongbird on Jul 14, 2020:

Yay! So happy they arrived safely!!! <3

arimails on Jul 3, 2020:

Haiku For You ! Thanks for joining my swap :)

The world is crazy/ All we can do is our best/ Hope is what we need.

AlfiahKhaier on Jun 30, 2020:

Haiku for you

The stars

Shown their light

In your eyes

bexthelibrarian on Jun 30, 2020:

Swap: Haiku for You


Bright starry clusters

Anatomy of the sky

I gaze up in awe

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