Swap-bot Time: November 24, 2020 9:39 pm


Date Joined: June 21, 2020
Last Online: November 24, 2020
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!), have a grumpy old man of a cat, 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!

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



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”

Most books by David Sedaris :)

“I Like You” by Amy Sedaris

“A Confederacy of Dunces” by John Kennedy Toole

I also collect cookbooks and 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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minajapan rated for CS: Swapping Christmas Postcards on Nov 24, 2020
Comment: Hello,Carrie, Thank you for your Christmas card :) I enjoyed cute card and many stamps or cute sticker :) Hope your holidays be filled with happiness and joy. Take care -Mina :)
nanadiana rated for CS: Swapping Christmas Postcards on Nov 23, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the cute panda Christmas card. Love the stamps too! I like stuffing/dressing along with mashed potatoes and gravy. I'm allergic to pumpkin spices so prefer cherry cheesecake. Happy Holidays!
Comment: Love the postcard, thanks!
AzEkologi rated for CS: Swapping Christmas Postcards on Nov 20, 2020
Comment: Hey Carrie, Happy Holidays! I appreciate you sharing your traditions...I had a question though....you said you'll "watch some bad sci-fi films", any good (bad) recommendations? I've always liked to watch Event Horizon around Halloween, and generally anything MST3K/rifftracks, but I'm always looking for some good (bad) suggestions. Best, Rick
Response: Most anything produced for SyFy channel by The Asylum is fantastically bad in a way I love. 6-Headed Shark Attack is the latest I've watched. Soooo bad! Enjoy!
DaiziDruke rated for CS: Swapping Christmas Postcards on Nov 20, 2020
Comment: Cute penguin postcard, thank you, and your Christmas meal sounds delicious! Have a wonderful Christmas! ❤️
Comment: Thank you for your lovely card and stickers. I think my husband would love your Mother in law's stuffing recipe. He love's sausage. I don't eat meat, and my husband has to work Thanksgiving day, but the weekend after we will probably make a special holiday meal with lots of traditional goodies like sweet potatoes and green bean casserole - although it will be my first attempt to make it non dairy - so wish me luck.
Response: Good luck! I've heard that casserole can be quite delicious dairy-free. For years, we made our stuffing with a fake meat sausage alternative, and it was still tasty! :) Have a happy Thanksgiving!
Rosa1 rated for Chunk O Cardboard - November 2020 on Nov 18, 2020
Comment: thanks ~ love that flamingo!
MissPaula rated for Chunk O Cardboard - November 2020 on Nov 17, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the chunk. May your mailbox always delight you as well! ♥
Comment: Hello! Thank you for teaching! It’s a hard job!! Homeschooling is going way better. Now that we have our groove. I have said at times that is sucking my soul. It is definitely not for the weak. Hahahha. Thanks for asking! Stay safe and teachers Rock!!💌
Jafferty rated for November 2020 save the USPS - D on Nov 13, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the postcard! I love Winnie!!
simcoe54 rated for PH: Send 2 Postcards #25 on Nov 13, 2020
Comment: All new postcards for my collection. Thanks
nsciambi rated for November 2020 save the USPS - D on Nov 11, 2020
Comment: Thank you! I also grew up in the Midwest (Illinois) and moved to CA.
Lonestarchild rated for PH: Send 4 Postcards #26 on Nov 11, 2020
Comment: Oh wow. These are really wonderful! Not the regular run-of-the-mill. Thanks so much! (and you have amazing penmanship!)
craftynut rated for Sender's Choice PC - Oct. on Nov 9, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the postcard with the great quote on it.
Comment: Thank you for the cute PC's!!! I think the WineDogs series may become one of my new collections, but of course I love the Eeyore card!! Thanks again!
shanaabird rated for A Note For You # 72 on Nov 5, 2020
Comment: thank you so so much for the note!! I'm a teacher too and being online is so hard! power to you!! I just moved to NorCal so no snow here but can also travel not TOO far to get to snow! thanks for the amazing boston terrier postcard too! Incredible!!
shanaabird rated for Happy Little Notecards #125 on Nov 5, 2020
Comment: thanks so much for the card and goodies! what an amazing costume haha!!
Jillemina rated for Happy Little Notecards #125 on Nov 5, 2020
Comment: THANK you for such a fun swap! I LOVED the stickers, so perfect. And I loved the teletubby costume, and you even had a sticker to match! So fun!
pizzaman rated for Blind Surprise #2 on Nov 5, 2020
ericabella rated for Blind Surprise #2 on Nov 4, 2020
Comment: Thank you for another lovely swap!

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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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