Swap-bot Time: April 20, 2018 7:27 am


Date Joined: March 17, 2016
Last Online: February 9, 2018
Birthday: November 30
Country: United States
Pinterest: jessicatcarson
Instagram: catnapcraft



I can't believe it and its happening very quickly, but I'm moving to Fort Worth, Texas! Yay! I'll be closer to my family and starting a new job. Eeek! I'm so very nervous. So in the meantime, while i'm packing frantically, organizing a yard sale and getting ready for a new job, I'm going to limit myself with swap activity so nothing gets lost in the mail and confusion ensues. I don't want that to happen. Wish me luck!

My name is Jessica and I live in a small town in West Texas and I'm in the process of moving to North Texas. I have two dogs and one cat and one ever-so patient husband. I'm messy by nature, and am always looking for tips and tricks to organize my craft space, but really my entire world. My best friend is my sister-in-law, she and I are crazy for crafts. Papercrafts, crochet, happy mail, vinyl projects and heat transfer vinyl projects. Basically, any excuse to visit Hobby Lobby and Michaels. And Target, lets not forget about Target.

If ever you have not received a swap from me please message me, I would be happy to resend. If it is a package then I will more than likely have a tracking number with it, just let me know. :) Communication is key.

Bob's Burgers

A nerd is someone who is unapologetically enthusiastic about a subject. I'm a nerd for Bob's Burgers. They're a family that cooks specialty burgers, they live above their restaurant, across the street is an Italian restaurant Jimmy Pestos and a stationery store called Yours Truly Stationery. They can break out in song at any moment. It's got everything I need and I love everything about it. My husband believes I love this show because a piece of me is in every character.

Books & Music

CURRENTLY READING... Absolutely nothing. So if you have any suggestions, I would greatly appreciate them.

Books and authors that I have loved: The Shining, Doctor Sleep, The Stand, anything written by Neil Gaiman, Harry Potter, Outlander series, Gillian Flynn, Liane Moriarty, Ray Bradbury, David Sedaris, Fahrenheit 451, the Girl With the Dragon Tattoo trilogy, The Never Ending Story. This list could go on. I would also like to mention that I read/listen to books in all forms. Paperback, e-reader, audio. I love a good audio book, I can get twice the house work done without skipping a beat. Who am I kidding, I rarely get housework done.


I really enjoy alternative. If you listen to Sirius radio, my go to stations are Alt Nation and The Spectrum. Love: Cold War Kids, The Black Keys. Travis, 1975, Daft Punk, Death Cab for Cutie, Sondre Lerche, The Shins, Norah Jones, Ben Folds, Vampire Weekend, Florence + The Machine, Kelly Clarkson, M83, Muse, Nouvelle Vague, Spoon, The Killers.

Movies & Television


The Crown and Alias Grace on Netflix

I watch too much television. I always have. My favorite guilty pleasure is binge watching Bob's Burgers. Linda is still my favorite character. But my favorite of all shows has to be Rectify. There's never been a show like it. I always love a good show recommendation, so bring it!

Other shows I've loved: Happy Endings, Mad Men, Six Feet Under, Breaking Bad, The Killing, Better Call Saul, Downton Abbey, Fargo, Archer, How I Met Your Mother, Transparent, Red Oaks, Outlander, Penny Dreadful, Broadchurch, Sherlock, The Fall, Stranger Things.


Star Wars The Last Jedi and Coco

I like but am not limited to: independent films, comedies, romantic comedies and dramas.

Some favorite movies include: Eternal Sunshine for the Spotless Mind, Secretary, Step Brothers, Annie Hall, Rushmore, Howl's Moving Castle, There Will Be Blood



  • The Sporkful
  • Why Was This Ever Cool
  • Young House Love Has a Podcast
  • A Slob Comes Clean
  • Tell 'Em Steve Dave

Crocheting, especially things to give as gifts. Potted plants, succulents because they're so hardy

I have a regular sized Happy Planner and love to use it!

I love to cook all types of food. Any tried and true crowd (or husband) pleasers are always appreciated.

Recipes for my bread maker and/or pressure cooker.

A thoughtful gift I received recently was a heat press; my husband felt bad watching me trying to put all my weight on a college dorm sized iron.

Like/Love/Want List

  • I would really love recommendations for: books, podcasts and TV shows.

  • GUDETAMA (he gets me, he's my spirit food)

  • Arthur (the PBS kids show)

  • Wonder Woman

  • Ratatouille

  • Stingrays

  • Unicorns! Alpacas! and Rainbows! Oh My!

  • Mermaids

  • unused US postage stamps, (to use not to collect)

  • postcards

  • stickers, does anyone else subscribe to Pipsticks? I want to visit the real life store one day.

  • Kawaii and Jetoy

  • washi tape (even though I love it, I have so much of it I don't know how I will ever use all of it. I mean, I just can't believe how much I was able to collect in just a years time. I went nuts! But of course, don't let that discourage you from sending washi! :D )

  • stationery papers (this is my #1 favorite thing to look for at Secondhand stores)

  • handmade items

  • envies; handmade or unique

  • crocheting

  • watercolors, love the look of it

  • modern hand calligraphy (I have nice handwriting but not the patience to learn it myself)

  • animals: cats and dogs mostly, okay I love cats a lot. My husband and I fight over who gets to cuddle her every night. When I see animals on the street my voice turns into a high pitched baby squeal and I start adding 's' and 'z's to the ends ofs my words. My closest friends understand that this phenomenon is to simply be ignored. Strangers usually ask me if I'm okay.

  • the ocean or beach. Snorkeling is the easiest way to go from one world directly into another one.

  • Vietnam, my parents built a house in my Mom's home village and my siblings and I try to visit every few years.

A look at my pinterest boards will give you a nice picture of things that I enjoy. Link is at the top of my profile.



  • Reward/Teacher Stickers

  • black licorice

  • I have an allergy to pistachios.

Useful Info for Swaps

Postcards: I prefer PCs to be sent naked. But if it needs protecting, it's fine to send it in an envie, just use your judgement.

Teas: I like most teas except for chai tea. I'm so sorry Chai Tea, I really wanted to like you, but I just don't.


Fabriqueen rated for Valentines Bag Flip #7 on Mar 11, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the darling bag flip and all the awesome goodies! I'm sorry for the late rating. I found several swaps that had been accidentally picked up by my hubby and put in his paperwork file box. Good thing I needed a new checkbook. LOL! Hugs, Diane
kdeorne1 rated for Five things that make me happy #23 on Mar 4, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the postcard and sharing the things that make you happy.
Comment: It was one of my favorite cards. Good luck on your move.
Comment: Thank you for all the goodies, destashing already!! Congratulations on your new job!! I can understand the hesitancy but this will be a positive experience!! Only good times ahead is my family motto!! You can borrow it!!
Comment: Greetings from Illinois where it is windier than the dickens! I LOVED your Texas Philosophies PC!!! Good humor always makes my day:-) I think you have a flare for decorating artsy postcards. I like mine. Have a happy weekend and a Happy Swapping too!
pattiairel rated for Swaps ~ RED-WHITE-BLUE SWAP on Jan 6, 2018
Comment: Thanks Jessie for my swap. It was well worth the wait!!!! I am happy to swapp with you again!!! Happy New Year!!!
Response: 12/29/17 for the curious, pattiairel and I have communicated and a package will be sent shortly. 01/02/18 Package has been sent Thanks Patti! Can't wait to swap with you too!
JazD rated for WIYM: Stocking Stuffer June USA on Jan 4, 2018
Comment: Never got this swap. Sent a message, No reply. 1/4/2018 Got your package yesterday. Thank you for all the goodies and thanks for including Jazlyn. We loved everything you sent. Thanks again!
Response: 12/29/17, for the curious, I've sent JazD a package with a stocking stuffer for every month that I missed. Hope you enjoy! 1/04/17 I'm so glad you liked it, it was a lot of fun to put together!
alazaq rated for Notecard + Tea #1 on Jul 10, 2017
Comment: Belated, belated thank you for this adorable grey tabby card (on both sides =^_^=) I love the kawaii washi, Olmstead and bobcat postage, and of course, your beautiful handwriting! I'm glad your Priya kitty was very glad to have you back home post-cruise ♥ Hope you are having a good summer!
Comment: love my swap thanks so much. ♥♥♥ ps: forgot to hit send when I did this first time...sorry
Comment: Hi Jessica, OMG! I am in love with the Bobs Burgers ATCs you created! Thank you SO much. I really like the banners you used for names, the watercolor technique, (I would have made a mess of that) and the smart idea of using embossing for the details. I dont have Netflix, I just watch on Fox or the reruns on CN. It is just so funny and the characters are the best. Thanks also for the extra, very fun!
Response: That makes me so happy that you love your ATCs! There are so many people here that are so very talented I was afraid mine wouldn't be up to par. But I absolutely love Bob's Burgers so I just had to sign up!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard. Sorry I'm late rating.
Comment: Thank you for the Jetoy card. And your note. When I had a craft room my SuzyQ would be in there with me most of the time. Now my kitchen table is my craft and computer area and Annabelle loves to be on it close to me.
Comment: Thank you for sharing! I love the cat postcard you used as well!
Comment: Cute pc, and I agree, we miss our fur babies so much when we vacation!
LaLaLove rated for Meowpril - Cat Postcard Swap (USA) on Apr 29, 2017
Comment: Very cute card; thank you! Love the washi, stickers and stamps, too!
marinda rated for WIYM: ANIMAL ART POSTCARD on Apr 26, 2017
Comment: Thank you SO much! :)
Comment: Ohhhhh...where to start? Everything in here is PERFECT. Fun Mail!! And the quote (Life is either.....) from my all time favorite movie -- Auntie Mame! As I said, PERFECT. Thank you!
DebR rated for A Book Themed POSTCARD! on Apr 24, 2017
Comment: Lovely postcard, thank you
Suus rated for GREETINGS FROM POSTCARD SWAP on Apr 19, 2017
Comment: Hi Jessica. Your card just arrived. Loved the Washi you put on it! Thank you so much :).

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yvonne401 on Feb 17, 2017:

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

anrtist on Nov 8, 2016:

There are so many negative things on TV & everywhere you turn,.. esp on this election day!
I want to share this with you lovely ladies today!!!

Blessings, cc

KSENiA on Sep 3, 2016:

Thank you, I got my card back. I'm a cat-person so I love everything about cats :D Cute washi by-the-way!

owlsinathens on Aug 17, 2016:

hey jessica thanks for returning my titanic card^^

jaimierandolph on Jul 19, 2016:

Profile Check for Stationary Swap USA #2 I do so agree that postcards are so hard to find in stores these days! I no the struggle there is none in the stores where I live either! Love you profile! Glad you joined the swap and hope that you enjoy it!
Happy Swapping, Jaimie Randolph

RyeRye on Jul 6, 2016:

Welcome to Inspiration Station!

capi on Jul 2, 2016:

Belated birthday greetings!!! Hope you had a blast.

chaari on Apr 28, 2016:

Just Because

Thanks for being a part of my group!

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