Swap-bot Time: October 25, 2021 10:15 pm


Date Joined: February 23, 2011
Last Online: October 25, 2021
Birthday: August 3
Country: United States
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All About Erica

My name is Erica, I'm 34 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 16 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: Thank you! Wonderful cards!
ralphawilson rated for 2021/1 Page Letter #31 on Oct 22, 2021
Comment: Thank you for your very nice letter and the three fine postcards you included! Very generous of you. I hope Rocco is still doing well and you and your family as well.
Burger1girl rated for Calling all witches #4 on Oct 20, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the hymn related to this swap, love history of our calling! I use crystal prayers...daily affirmations...hoping to learn and open up to new magical calling of honor. Thank you again, a candle for you tonight, (gratitude)thank you!!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card 🎃
PrincessLeia rated for PH: List 5 Series - Flowers on Oct 15, 2021
Comment: Hi Erica, Your PC arrived today - took 5 months!! I wish our mail could tell us where they have been all that time! Anyway, thanks for the beautiful rose!!
Comment: Thanks for the cute Halloween card, stickers, and note! AND JOKE. I needed something to make me laugh today😂 You have a fun Halloween too!
Comment: Thank you for the cute card. No, I'm not dressing up this year. Happy Halloween!
Ang rated for Seasonal Recipe Swap - International on Oct 13, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the extra recipe too. With all the veggies coming in from the garden right now, these are perfect to try.
Comment: Such a cute card! I am into cute ghosts this year. I am not sure if I will dress up or not. I don't think we will be doing trick or treating in person so I doubt I will. I am looking forward to wearing my ghost pajamas that match the pair I got my son though
howdyholly rated for Send me some book pages on Oct 12, 2021
Comment: Great pages and I love the floral stickers! Thank you!
Comment: Thank you so much! :D
camelsamba rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #100 on Oct 9, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the cute postcard!
Mamamoose rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #100 on Oct 7, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the nice card!
Comment: Thank you so much :) I love the card!
Comment: Thanks for the postcards. Fun swap!
Comment: Thank you for the note, the postcard, and the awesome stickers! I'll have to check your shop out!
Comment: Erica, your envelope of interesting postcards arrived this morning. Thank you so much! I like them a lot! Thank you, also, for the stickers and for using a special (Lunar New Year) stamp on the envelope. 🐂📬🌻🐿🦋🍂😃
FeeBeeDee rated for Ugly PC Swap #39 on Sep 28, 2021
Comment: Happy Halloween! I will be dressing up - I'm thinking something Lisa Frank themed! Thank you for the CUTE card and goodies! ❤
Comment: Thank you for the interesting postcard and stickers in addition to your note. Is your cat parrot (hen) pecked? And do you read mysteries? I can recommend Betty Hechtman, who writes crochet mysteries.

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SwapwithMisty on Oct 12, 2021:

Thank you for the notecard and stickers :)

draco on Sep 29, 2021:

StitchSquid on Aug 24, 2021:

“It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to.”

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings

Fabriqueen on Aug 23, 2021:

Share Your Favorite Quote

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart.

Helen Keller

gadasinialdigim on Aug 23, 2021:

' scared? GOOD we dont GROW when we stay inside our COMFORT ZONE '

Best wishes Rabia

Lakelikethewater on Aug 22, 2021:

“‘What is there about fire that’s so lovely? No matter what age we are, what draws us to it?’ Beatty blew out the flame and lit it again. ‘It’s perpetual motion; the thing man wanted to invent but never did.'” -Ray Bradbury(Fahrenheit 451)

Lakelikethewater on Aug 22, 2021:

“‘What is there about fire that’s so lovely? No matter what age we are, what draws us to it?’ Beatty blew out the flame and lit it again. ‘It’s perpetual motion; the thing man wanted to invent but never did.'” -Ray Bradbury(Fahrenheit 451)

aitía on Aug 22, 2021:

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving. - Albert Einstein

Mishi48 on Aug 22, 2021:

Measure not the work until the days out and the labor done - Elizabeth Barrett Browning

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Jul 3, 2021:

Hi I mailed your birthday card swap today :)

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