Swap-bot Time: May 15, 2021 1:09 am


Date Joined: February 23, 2011
Last Online: May 14, 2021
Birthday: August 3
Country: United States
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All About Erica

My name is Erica, I'm 33 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.

Please, if you do not receive a swap from me, message me and I will re-send or otherwise remedy the situation.

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)


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.


  • 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.

-Our other parrots: My dad and I have 15 hyacinth macaws! Their names are: Valentino, Savannah, Giovanni, Sabrina, Angelina, Nico, Hope (RIP), Freedom, Caterina, Bailee, Reagan, Charlie, LB, and Suzie Q. I'll update when we name the new chicks.

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


Comment: Such a pretty PC -thanks so much!
CraftyRaffe rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #245 on May 14, 2021
Cellolady rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #12 on May 13, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the extras. I was able to use the horse PC in another swap, so the timing was perfect!
SharMarie513 rated for Vintage tourist card #03 on May 12, 2021
Comment: Hi Erica, thank you for the nice vintage postcard, I love it!
Maddashin rated for Positive Postcard Swap #2 (PPS2) on May 12, 2021
Comment: Thanks for great quote and stickers
Zomac rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #12 on May 12, 2021
Comment: Great swap!!!! Thank you so much!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely PC's
Drvr337 rated for PH: Send 2 Postcards (Double Down) on May 10, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the great postcards and extras.
SavvyNatalie rated for A Note For You # 99 on May 10, 2021
Comment: I love the stickers! Thank you! Great list of happy things!!
katjalves rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #244 on May 7, 2021
Comment: thank you for the kind note and extra goodies. Hope you are feeling better.
Comment: Thank you so much! Sounds like a lovely list of things to be happy about- have a wonderful day! <3 Al
Fabriqueen rated for Desk De-clutter #1 (USA) on Apr 30, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the great envie of goodies! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
Lilyhax rated for PH: 1 + 1 Postcard Swap #6 on Apr 30, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the postcards including the vintage postcard. I loved the butterfly stickers.
Comment: Thank you for you nice letter Welcome to swap bot and happy swapping
Cellolady rated for Why is my mailbox so empty ? #25 on Apr 27, 2021
Comment: Thank you! Loved the bird stickers. Where did you find them?
Comment: Thank you so much for the re-send! :D
Comment: It's true, there is still so much beauty to be found, if we'd only open our eyes and hearts to it.
bpl76 rated for LSRU-QUICK Pick 5 #8-USA on Apr 26, 2021
Comment: WOW thank you
AJ73 rated for PH: Send 4 Postcards #31 on Apr 24, 2021
Comment: Thank you so very much for all of the postcards I really like every single one of them. You made some very nice choices! I will have lots of fun using these cards. Best regards, Alma
Fabriqueen rated for 2021/1 Paqe Letter #8 on Apr 23, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for your letter and all the awesome goodies you sent! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane

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neea1989 on Mar 20, 2021:

Here's a haiku for you! ๐Ÿฆœ๐Ÿฆœ๐Ÿฆœ

Parrots are so cool

Colourful, exotic, loud

Among other things

dancingtiger on Mar 20, 2021:

Haiku for You //'mermaid's fine splashes// rippling under the water //a hint of magic.' ///dancing tiger

dancingtiger on Mar 20, 2021:

Haiku for You 'mermaid's fine splashes rippling under the water a hint of magic.' from dancing tiger

Intrinzica on Mar 20, 2021:

Haiku for You




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FeltPrincess on Jan 4, 2021:

Yes, you probably did buy a crochet pattern from me. I have had quite a few for sale for several years. :D Happy New Year to you too! :) <3

Meisje on Dec 4, 2020:

Just because โ™ฅ




jillybird on Oct 30, 2020:

Erica! I just got your surprise envelope of fun goodies. That was so sweet of you to send. You are so thoughtful, and you made me my day! Thank you!

kittyhahahotbot on Aug 3, 2020:

hanifahsekar98 on Feb 21, 2020:

Hey! I just got your letter, Iโ€™m glad that you like the mail I sent for you (in Ho Ho Ho swap) Itโ€™s nice to get the answer from you๐Ÿ˜„

lambchoppy on Jan 29, 2020:

Hi there! Promoting a PC swap I'm hosting if you're interested. Have a nice day!

Sticker PC Swap #12 - USA ONLY

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