Swap-bot Time: May 23, 2022 3:31 am


Date Joined: June 21, 2020
Last Online: May 23, 2022
Birthday: September 24
Country: United States
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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 (27 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, 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


❤️pressed coins

❤️lenticular, 3D, sealed glitter, & prismatic stuff

Favorite Movies

❤️The Big Lebowski


❤️Pulp Fiction

❤️The Shining

❤️They Live

❤️I ❤️ Huckabees


❤️The Goonies


❤️Romy and Michele's High School Reunion



❤️Harold and Maude

❤️Pink Flamingos

❤️Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

❤️Really bad sci-fi/fantasy movies of all kinds

Favorite Television

❤️Rick and Morty

❤️It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

❤️American Horror Story

❤️Mr. Robot

❤️American Dad

❤️Nighty Night

❤️Absolutely Fabulous

❤️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 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.

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! :)

No Thank You

I know some people enjoy exchanging food and drink, but I don't use candy or 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! ❤️


bluehairedmary rated for CPG May 2022 SC PC - US on May 20, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the weird potato card! Definitely had me laughing! Haha!
Comment: Thank you, Carrie Jean, for the cards and note! What a sweet memory for you getting those papers from your uncle. I would've been in heaven too. My favorite paper item to collect? IDK! I love letter sheets and envelopes, notecards, but also interesting pages/papers for journaling, even cutting out words and images from magazines! I'm just a paper lover! 😊... Karla, 5/19/22
Comment: I never heard of a Lemon Blush tomato the must be local to some other area. Thank you for your text to your younger self. 5/19
bruxbaby rated for Postcards Please #5 on May 16, 2022
Comment: I love the postcards! Thank you so much! I hope you’re having a great day!
veronicallama rated for WIYM: Say .... WHAT???? on May 14, 2022
Comment: Funny postcard with great matching stamp! Thanks!
myancey rated for PH: Send 3 Postcards #41 on May 11, 2022
Comment: Thanks Carrie Jean. These are great! Have a good day
Comment: Thank you for all of the neat goodies. Great stamps too. 😊
mariewilliams810 rated for Note on a Postalette 2 on May 5, 2022
Comment: I loved the mushroom postalette. We've been barely above 40 degrees here yet but I am looking forward to when my peonies pop up. Then it will be spring for me. Good luck with your drought. Thanks for the great swap!
Comment: Oh my gosh yesss girl! Thank you for all 4 gorgeous cards, and I was absolutely tickled by your note! (How am I not myself??) Pahaha XD I'm going to friend request you, because clearly great minds.
bringitb rated for 2 Vintage + 2 #2 on May 3, 2022
Comment: Your cards arrived today! Thanks for making it a 3 + 3 through indecisiveness -- that's the best kind of bonus! =)
Hotthreads rated for I’m Not From Here #7 on May 3, 2022
Comment: Yep, I’ve been to the East coast. I had training twice a year with CMS (Centers for Medicare Medicaid) I trained with the Surgeon General’s staff as I did both federal and state inspections in health care facilities. Based in Baltimore MD. Pretty state too many people! I got to DC but didn’t have time to explore.
Eulegirl rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #104 on May 2, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the lovely, springy card. It will go up on my postcard walls in my classroom!
Comment: Carrie Jean thank you for all the great cards . So many extras. Thank you for your kindness. It is always neat to see the variety from other members. I love them all-especially the DC meetup! Have a great weekend.
octobereve930 rated for I’m Not From Here #6 on Apr 27, 2022
Comment: thank you for the Prescott postcard .. I love scenes that were taken from above. 4/27
lefroggy rated for I’m Not From Here #6 on Apr 25, 2022
Comment: I love it, this made my day lol 😂 donkeys are my 3rd favorite animal 🥰
Hotthreads rated for Regift PC Swap on Apr 25, 2022
Comment: Thank you. Have a great week.
BalticFox rated for I’m Not From Here #5 on Apr 22, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card, I like the place shown but can see that you prefer the place you call home now! I visited NM last year and must admit I fell in love with the place and its people and culture!
RoBeastRo rated for I’m Not From Here #5 on Apr 20, 2022
Comment: The Nebraska stamp for the win! That’s so cool! I was in Texas last year and was blown away by all the oil wells we saw on our way to Roswell, NM. Then those random pipes shooting flames out of them! Felt like we were in Mad Max! Luckily it was afternoon and not night or I would have been freaking out lol! Also, I was lucky that my gas tank was full because there was hundreds of miles between towns. Thanks for the PC!
Comment: What a wonderful assortment of unusual postcards you sent me, I really like them, thank you so much! And when I rated you for the NYUP Sender’s Choice #104 I forgot to mention how much I like the textured stickers you used. Those are fabulous!
Lyndylou5 rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #104 on Apr 19, 2022
Comment: What a great postcard! The strawberry stands here usually sell out within an hour or two of being open. The last two years we haven’t been able to open the u-pick fields, I’m going to check and see if the fields are open this year. I love strawberry/rhubarb pie, crumble, syrup, anything & everything with those two things are wonderful! Asparagus is wonderful too, I had some for dinner tonight :-)

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feverfawn on May 21, 2022:

Thank you for the RAKs tag! I love the great postcards you sent and of course the strawberry stamps too :)

Autist on May 13, 2022:

Thank you so much for the AATW May Birthday wishes!! I squealed my way thru all the Jellyfish stuff. I LOVE it all!! I look very forward to finding the perfect use for it all!! Cheers - Rook

bluehairedmary on May 9, 2022:

Happy Monday from NYUP group!

katjl on May 8, 2022:

Thank you for May RAK #1 ~ 4 Blank Postcards & 5 strawberry stamps. I really like the selection of postcards and stamps are great! 😃

AJ73 on Apr 28, 2022:

WOWZA! Yes, it’s a word. My word…lol. Thank you for the BEST private swap ever. The postcards are all so perfect. Thank you so much! You are so thoughtful, so generous!! I’m looking forward to getting to know you better and to have you as my partner in any future swaps. Hugs.🐈‍⬛🐯

bethe on Apr 12, 2022:

Thank you so much for the Etsy wish for April's AAW! I was so tempted to buy it then saw it sold out but then a lovely surprise came to my mailbox :) Can't wait to use this for my mail art. I really appreciate it!

theshyone on Apr 10, 2022:

Thank you for the April RAK #2 ~ 4 Blank Postcards ~ QUICKIE!!! I absolutely adored the PCs you picked out for me :D So much fun! ღ

lyssathemermaid on Apr 8, 2022:

Thank you for the April RAK #1! :-)

feverfawn on Apr 8, 2022:

Thank you so much for the RAK tag of awesome tarot postcards (you were right they're perfect!) and the 25 3c strawberry stamps! Can't wait to use them :)

MuggleMom on Apr 5, 2022:

My one Ab Fab fan to another

Vintage PC WTA - thanks so much!!



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