Swap-bot Time: July 31, 2021 5:03 pm


Date Joined: June 21, 2020
Last Online: July 31, 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 :)


I Pledge to Rate

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. 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. :)

My Short Break

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! :)


Comment: It came!! I would love to go to Germany, too, to see where my dad was born. And see my cousins, who still live there. :-)
Comment: Love the postcard! Road trips are the best! Thank you!
fortannam rated for Chunk O Cardboard - February 2021 on Apr 13, 2021
simcoe54 rated for PH: Send 3 Postcards (Double Down) on Apr 4, 2021
Comment: Love the postcards. Thanks
Comment: Love the card Carrie!Winnie the Pooh cards are always so sweet. Love the stamps you sent too. Glad you are feeling well. Have a nice weekend!
Comment: Thankyou for a lovely post card x
CraftyShana76 rated for I <3 NTP 3 (USA) on Mar 24, 2021
Comment: Love the POOH card. TYSVM!!! I’m so glad it’s spring now. I got so sick of the snow. And the -26 below temps. Happy for 50s-60s now and baseball!!!!
Comment: Thankyou for the awesome postcard.
Comment: Thank you so much for the 2 cat & dog PC's. Love the cats best of all!
Comment: Carrie, thank you so much for the cute card and AMAZING stickers!! I especially love the holographic ones and the puffy little bunnies :)
Catt007 rated for PH: Profile Postcards #2 on Mar 18, 2021
Comment: Hi, thank you for the lovely cards, the 'Unicorn' is definitely my favourite 😀 . The stamps on the envelope are fab. Stay safe 😀
Comment: I know, I love the water and swimming too. I love the Hawaii card and there’s even a mermaid on it!!! So it’s going on my special mermaid collection ❤️
Bavarija rated for PH: Send 4 Postcards #29 on Mar 16, 2021
Comment: Thank you for nice card!! Have a nice day!
Comment: It is wonderful to receive a postcard of Germany from the USA. Thank you very much for this. By the way, your handwriting is great! ❤️
Comment: What a great postcard!!
mamajoy rated for PH: Send 3 Postcards #29 on Mar 11, 2021
Comment: Very nice cards. I especially love the crystals one. Thank you!
Comment: Thanks for your German PC, I love the stamps! And I hope you get to Europe in the next few years
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.

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user6937 on May 4, 2021:

PH WTA - March; your nice cards have arrived. TY for sending five :)

OrigamiGrace on Mar 5, 2021:


From CPG!

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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