Date Joined: June 21, 2020
Last Online: January 26, 2023
Birthday: September 24
Country: United States
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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 (28 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, ephemera, and stickers, primarily. I am a total nerd for ALL paper and stationery products, though, and I love fodder for collaging, especially fussy cuts, pages from children's books, and segments from books (especially dictionaries) 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, ATCs, 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
❤️lenticular, 3D, sealed glitter, & prismatic stuff
❤️The Big Lebowski
❤️I ❤️ Huckabees
❤️Romy and Michele's High School Reunion
❤️Harold and Maude
❤️Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
❤️Really bad sci-fi/fantasy movies of all kinds
❤️Our Flag Means Death
❤️Rick and Morty
❤️It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
❤️Tim and Eric's Awesome Show, Great Job!
❤️American Horror Story
❤️What We Do in the Shadows
❤️Dream Corp LLC
❤️On Cinema At the Cinema (webseries)
❤️Cooking shows/competitions of ALL sorts
❤️ANYTHING by Lynda Barry because she is so deeply #1, but right now, especially her newest, “Making Comics” and her classic, "Cruddy"
❤️Most things by Hunter S. Thompson
❤️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.
❤️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 trying to improve my drawing... in my 40s!
Cross-stitch when I can concentrate :)
If anything goes wrong with my swap with you, please let me know so that I can make it up to you. I will do my best to do the same for you, and I will always, always reach out before giving a bad rating.
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. I don't flake.
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. :)
Due to an emergency situation, I took a break from swapping for a while (3/21 until 7/21), but I am back! It's good to see you all again! :)
I know some people enjoy exchanging food and drink, but I don't use candy or single tea bags or things like that that have gone through the mail. (I'll just pass them along to someone who might use them if I can.)
I prefer non-religious items, thanks!
I don't have any use for teacher stickers ("Great job!" type); I teach adults.
One last thing: thanks so much for sending me something you spent your time, energy, and money on. You are being so kind and generous to do so. Take care! ❤️
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