Date Joined: June 21, 2020
Last Online: September 21, 2021
Birthday: September 24
Country: United States
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
❤️lenticular, 3D, sealed glitter, & prismatic stuff ❤️
The Big Lebowski
Romy and Michele's High School Reunion
Really bad sci-fi/fantasy movies of all kinds
Rick and Morty
The Handmaid's Tale
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
American Horror Story
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
What We Do in the Shadows
Dream Corp LLC
Sons of Anarchy
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 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 learning to draw 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! :)
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