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ericabella

ericabella
Date Joined: February 23, 2011
Last Online: November 16, 2019
Birthday: August 3
Country: United States
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All About Erica

Note- I NEVER flake! Please contact me before rating me as a "1" so I can try to fix the situation. I know that no one likes to be flaked on, so PLEASE, allow me the time to resend or otherwise remedy the case. Thank you!

My name is Erica, I'm 32 years old, and I live in New Jersey (in the USA). I love to read books, especially historical fiction. I'm an avid pen paler and mail artist. I love to make mail and art journal pages. I mostly use collage, but also rubber stamps and acrylic paint. I'm a "mail box junkie" and I'm not ashamed! I also love to crochet.

Erica's favorite things!

  • Greco-Roman mythology
  • angels
  • fairy tales
  • mermaids
  • animals, nature, the ocean
  • Art history (especially Impressionism and Neoclassicism)

Favorite Art + Craft Supplies

Collage Fodder - text with foreign languages - images of animals and natural landscapes - patterned scrapbooking paper - stamps (especially foreign stamps) - vintage imagery - sheet music - graph paper - ledger paper

Other - stamps - ink pads - colored pencils - watersoluble crayons - ribbon - buttons - yarn! (see "yarn" section)

Favorite Movies

Historical/Literary: 300, Gladiator, Elizabeth, The Other Boleyn Girl, Lolita, Dorian Grey, Marie Antoinette, The Duchess, Troy

Light n Fluffy: The Sweetest Thing, Made of Honor, 27 Dresses, The Ugly Truth, Twilight, Mama Mia

I love Hallmark movies!

Favorite Crafts

My absolute favorite craft is crocheting! I love to crochet baby hats for charity. I also crochet for family and friends, and I have an Etsy shop where I sometimes sell things I crochet.

Favorite Books

I just LOVE to read! My favorite genres are history, memoirs, cultural studies, historical fiction, short stories, poetry, and more. I am "coracalliope" on Goodreads. Please add me there!

Random Items I Like

  • stickers
  • tea (herbal) but no lemon or orange please, because it gives me heartburn
  • book marks!
  • post cards
  • FB's (friendship books)
  • anything handmade by you! (Zentangles, drawings, etc)

yarn

Because I love to crochet, I need yarn!

I love to use: -worsted weight acrylics and acrylic blends -worsted weight wool and wool blends -super bulky acrylics -bright colors -bold colors -variegated yarns of all weights, fiber content, and colors

!!!Please be aware that I am allergic to alpaca yarn!!!

Note: Any yarn you send me that I cannot use will be donated or posted on FreeCycle.

POSTCARDS!

  • I welcome handmade postcards!
  • I prefer that postcards be sent "naked" (written on and stamped, not in an envelope), unless the swap's rules demand otherwise
  • Please include the date somewhere on the postcard.
  • I love all types of postcards! However, if you're looking to really make my day, please see the "Erica's Favorite Things" section of my profile.

Thank you!

My pets

I have pets! And they love to get mail. My babies are:

-Picasso Giovanna (greenwing macaw). Picasso lives at my dad's house. Luckily, his house is not far! It's a four mile drive away. Picasso is "bonded" with me and loves when I visit her. She enjoys parrot toys, dried fruit, nuts of all kinds (especially pine nuts! Her favorite), and parrot treats.

-Callie (muted calico cat). Callie is an adopted feline princess. My mom and I adopted her on January 31, 2012. I'm her Momma and my mom is her Mimi. Callie is a loving, happy cat who relaxes and comforts me and my mom. She likes cat nip, cat toys, and cat treats.

-Bert (African dwarf frog). Bert is my "college buddy" because I've had her since 2009, when I was in college. I bought her and her tank mate (RIP Fred) at a stationery store, where they were kept in a too-small cube-shaped tank. I upgraded their tank, although they eventually had to have separate tanks due to Bert's past issue with bloat. She doesn't need anything, but some fan mail would be much appreciated!

Just in case you'd like to "drop me a line", here's my postal address:

Erica D./13 Hewson Avenue/ Waldwick, NJ 07463/ United States of America

Ratings

sarahdaydreams rated for Animal Postcard Swap on Nov 15, 2019
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Fairwind rated for MissBrenda's Christmas Card Swap #1 on Nov 15, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for everything. Have a great holiday!
mamajoy rated for FPRU: Double sided AD postcards USA on Nov 15, 2019
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Comment: Thank you.
StarburstOwl rated for First & Last Lines No. 15 on Nov 9, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the postcard! I need to put that book on my to-read list.
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Comment: Thank you
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Comment: Thank you for the cute spider card!
debbiespoms rated for HALLOWEEN POSTCARD SWAP on Oct 26, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the cutest card ever! Love it! Yes, we here do dress up for Halloween. But my family & I are very ill with some kind flu type thing. So no costume this year, frown! I hope you have fun in your deer costume. Have a Happy Halloween!
Littleroo rated for Simply Send a Postcard USA #8 on Oct 24, 2019
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SkaGirl rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #168 on Oct 24, 2019
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Comment: Thank you and I'm really sorry to hear about your weekend :(
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Comment: Thank you for the cute Halloween card as well as the stickers you sent. I enjoyed reading your story as well, I have been to Gettysburg several times and always hoped to see a ghost, but never have. Thanks for sharing your story, definitely something you will remember forever!
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Comment: Thank you!
AmySue2 rated for Simply Send a Postcard USA #8 on Oct 21, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful postcard. I am so sorry that you've had to take care of so many baby birds....but how can you stand the cuteness? I can only imagine.
StarburstOwl rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #167 on Oct 21, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely card!
bluehairedmary rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #78 on Oct 20, 2019
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Comment: What an awesome postcard! Thanks!
aladyde rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #78 on Oct 20, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the cute postcard.
Nushkinathan rated for October postcards I hate on Oct 16, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the postcard!
kricket29 rated for October postcards I hate on Oct 15, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for your postcard! It is an interesting postcard, that's for sure :)
Readergirl rated for October postcards I hate on Oct 15, 2019
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Comment: Thank You! Drama Queen! I know a few co workers who need this card
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Comment: Thank you for the note of positivity.

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Comments

kelliegirl6 on Nov 7, 2019:

Thank you so much for the sloth postcard! So sweet! 💕

AmericanHeiress on Jul 16, 2019:

Hi Erica, thanks for the sweet comment. Let me know if you ever want to swap? 🤷🏻‍♀️💋

Gatzcat on Nov 14, 2018:

Swap Name - Post on Profile-Christmas/Holiday Movie

My favorite Christmas movie, one that I can actually quote is, A Christmas Story!

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"You'll shoot your eye out kid. Ho! Ho! Ho!

SunTradeToo on Nov 5, 2018:

Newbie Friendly - Profile Hello #4

Hello from Texas! Is so cool you do crochet. My grandmother tried to teach me and that is the one thing I could never learn, so I really admire all those beautiful handmade hats and socks. I will check you etsy! Have a great week!

MissBlade on Nov 4, 2018:

You have frogs! And a macaw!? I think we should be best friends and I’m seriously jealous! I also think it’s amazing you crochet for charity. That’s a very selfless thing to do! I hope you have an amazing day!

angelgram on Mar 5, 2018:

☼ ☺ Gõť ťħě Ģeť Ŵęľľ Ħăƥƥγ МάιL ☺ ☼

Such a pretty greeting card and so nice of you to take the time to send me Get Well mail. It has taken me from Jan till now to get back in touch with you. It was a day brightener and smile maker! Thank You!

☼ ☺ Gõť ťħě Ģeť Ŵęľľ Ħăƥƥγ МάιL ☺ ☼

neecie on Feb 22, 2018:

no apology accepted :[

must thank you for the rockin' postcard for sure ... snail mail is worth waiting for

write when/if you can: meantime, take care, stay cozy & enjoy season's best! =)

Changeling on Feb 15, 2018:

Thank you for the nice Valentine. It was a lovely surprise!

fbresnah on Dec 31, 2017:

Thank you for posting on my profile! My cats say hi!

kittyhahahotbot on Dec 24, 2017:

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