Swap-bot Time: June 24, 2024 2:54 am


Date Joined: February 23, 2011
Last Online: June 23, 2024
Birthday: August 3
Country: United States
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All About Erica

My name is Erica, I'm thirtysomething, 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 Gray, Marie Antoinette, The Duchess, Troy, Titanic, Tulip Fever, Girl with a Pearl Earring, Little Women, The Young Victoria

Light n Fluffy: The Sweetest Thing, Made of Honor, 27 Dresses, The Ugly Truth, Twilight, Mama Mia, Now and Then, Troop Beverly Hills, Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead, Three Men and a Little Lady, Legally Blonde, Why Him?, The Family Stone

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

My dad and I have a flock of beautiful parrots. I have a cat named Grace.

-Picasso Giovanna (greenwing macaw). Picasso is "bonded" with me and loves when I spend time with her. She enjoys parrot toys, dried fruit, nuts of all kinds (especially pistachios and pine nuts! Her favorites), and parrot treats.

-Our other parrots: My dad and I have hyacinth macaws! Their names are: Valentino, Savannah, Giovanni, Sabrina, Angelina, Nico, Hope (RIP), Freedom, Caterina, Bailee, Reagan, Charlie, LB, Suzie Q, Big Blue, Baby Blue, Rocco, Giacomo, Gianna, and Gabriella.

-Grace (cat). Grace is awesome! I adopted her on June 18, 2022. She is mostly black with a little bit of white. She loves to run around the house and play with toys. She also catches the occasional mouse. She likes cat treats and cat toys galore!


Comment: Thanks for sharing a childhood story of yours.
Comment: Thanks for the pc of the painted flowers. Have fun at the lake house.
majewsju rated for Bird or Butterfly PC Swap #2 on Jun 22, 2024
Comment: Hi Erica! Love the pc and thank you for the share! If I left a lip balm in my car these days, it would me a mushy mess - it is soooo hot! All the best! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
lspjackie rated for PH: Blind/Naked Postcard on Jun 1, 2024
Comment: Hello Erica thank you for the lovely postcard!
crimsonrivulet rated for ANYCARD W/PROMPT #113 on May 29, 2024
Comment: Erica! Thank you for the beautiful butterfly postcard! ❤ great gem list!
nicolebrooke23 rated for Ugly PC Swap #81 on May 27, 2024
Comment: thank you :)
hellojett rated for Ugly PC Swap #82 on May 26, 2024
Comment: Thanks for the ugly card! It's okay, but I can't read what it says apart from a couple of sentences (the letter on the front). But I worked out it was from a poet.
isabellasnow rated for PH: Send 3 Postcards #63 on May 24, 2024
Comment: Hi Erica . . . thank you so much for the great cards (and an extra!) you chose for me. Love them all, especially the vintage Yellowstone card--it has a bear--I love bears!
Comment: Thanks for the card - I would love to be a librarian too. Can you imagine having all those books every day??
wendy7 rated for PH: List 5 Series - Free For Life #2 on May 4, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the cute postcard. Our lists are so different! I can't believe I didn't think about putting books, stationery, or medical care on my list, haha.
Jbondbull rated for PH: Send 2 Postcards #59 on Apr 30, 2024
Comment: Thankyou for the awesome postcards.
Comment: The basilica sounds like a great place to see in person, and I especially love to see stained glass with the light coming through.
denisedecker58 rated for Thankful Swap on Apr 26, 2024
Comment: Thank you! I enjoyed reading your list and appreciate the stickers you enclosed!
Comment: Thanks for the postcard. Petit fours are a fave of mine too!
Vickyen rated for Swaps ~ Flower Postcard Swap on Apr 24, 2024
Comment: Hi Erica! Thank you for the lovely flower pc! I agree with you, it is too hard to pick one favorite flower when there are so many beautiful ones out there! All the best! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
shirleyinCA rated for PH: 4 Postcards in April #2 on Apr 23, 2024
Comment: Very nice cards - I espeially like Beatrice Potter!
aprilivy rated for That's a fact! #1 US on Apr 21, 2024
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely postcard :) Hope you're having a great day
Comment: Thanks for the Monet pc and sharing how your pets help cheer you. My pup Gracie has the same effect on me.
sleepykitty rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #387 on Apr 13, 2024
Comment: Thanks for the letter on such a pretty notecard! I love the stickers you sent!

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Aitxiber on Feb 20, 2024:

Hi! My fav song at this moment is "Ceilngs" by Lizzy McAlpine. It makes me connect with myself and feel a lot of emotions. I hope you like it! ❤

nylelyn23 on Feb 19, 2024:

Hi Erica! I'm currently into this song: Sunny Day by Anees Hope you'll like it too. Have a fab day!

simcoe54 on Dec 31, 2023:

Thanks for the lovely Christmas postcard and for thinking of me. Happy New Year!

simcoe54 on Nov 3, 2023:

Thanks for the package of stickers. My grand-daughters will love them.

mchesser12 on Nov 5, 2022:

Thanks for the envelope of RAK of stickers and postcards!

simcoe54 on Aug 3, 2022:

Hope you have a Happy Birthday!

bluehairedmary on May 9, 2022:

Happy Monday from NYUP group!

kittyhahahotbot on Dec 1, 2021:

The best, huh? LOL

kittyhahahotbot on Dec 1, 2021:

The best, huh? LOL

SwapwithMisty on Oct 12, 2021:

Thank you for the notecard and stickers :)

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