Swap-bot Time: December 8, 2021 12:47 am


Date Joined: June 21, 2020
Last Online: December 7, 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 (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, 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

❤️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! :)

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! ❤️


Comment: Thank you!
sharingpostcards rated for Countdown to Christmas #5 on Dec 4, 2021
Comment: Thank you, Friend! Merry Christmas :)
denisedecker58 rated for A Holiday Card in the US #2 on Dec 2, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the adorable Snoopy card! Happy Holidays!
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful note cards. They are so different I really like that. Our Thanksgiving was odd as we didn't celebrate until Saturday because my son would not be able to join us then. I hope your Christmas is wonderful since it will be snowy. Have a great holiday season
KaleenaMail rated for Chunk O Cardboard - October 2021 on Nov 30, 2021
Comment: I've been sending out the Kroger ice cream sandwich packaging too!! So good and they make cute cards. Thanks for the chunk!!
grammypammy rated for Swaps ~ Christmas Postcard Swap on Nov 29, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the cute ornament postcard! Have fun cooking for the holidays!
Inger71 rated for Christmas postcard swap #3 on Nov 29, 2021
Comment: Thank you for your lovely card. Merry Christmas 🎅🤶
christy102194 rated for 🐈Cat Postcard Swap USA #24 on Nov 22, 2021
Comment: Cute card! :)
Comment: Thank you for all the great postcards. My favorite was the moon but the daisies were a strong second.
laterdayze rated for Christmas postcard swap #3 on Nov 16, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the postcard and nice note. I think my favorite part of the holidays is Christmas decorations. I love everything about Christmas from the music, lights, decorations, etc. Its' hard to just pick one!
Comment: Love the kitties, thank you.
StarburstOwl rated for Christmas postcard swap #3 on Nov 14, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the pc. Walking around to look at the lights is a tradition of mine, as well! They make everything a little more beautiful and magical. Merry Christmas!
NRGordon rated for Chunk O Cardboard - October 2021 on Nov 10, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the chunk. Looks yummy, I’ll have to see if I can find them around here.
Comment: BEST KINDNESS EVER!!!!! Be kind little kiddies or Krampus will steal you away! I am so so so so beyond happy! Thank YOU for your kindness and making me do a happy dance. 5 hearts!
snippetsandscraps rated for Ugly PC Swap #40 on Nov 8, 2021
Comment: Hi! Thank you for the postcard. I actually loved it!! I'm glad you chose that one :)
Comment: Thank you for sending me such cute items :) And the ATC is adorable!
Carollee922 rated for Send something from this list on Nov 6, 2021
Comment: Thank you for a great swap, i love everything that you sent!
Comment: I'm a fan of the crunchy rice rolls too!! Thanks for sharing :) Be well! xo
Comment: Thank you for the postcards :) hope all is well.
Comment: thank you for the postcards

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Honeyloveart on Sep 10, 2021:

This week I got your first letter and amazing stencils from my wishlist! Thank you so much, you've already made my mailbox so happy! (Happy Mail All Month Sept)

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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