Swap-bot Time: July 30, 2021 10:34 pm


Date Joined: February 23, 2011
Last Online: July 30, 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 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 for the letter! :)
ffinch1994 rated for Ugly PC Swap #35 on Jul 28, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the raccoon postcard! His little paws make me laugh, haha :) Hope you're well! -Alan
Comment: Thank you so much! Love the stickers
Comment: Thank you for the card! "Reflection" is a great song, I love all the music from Mulan. "True to Your Heart" by 98 degrees is a lot of fun. :-) I hope you're doing well and staying safe!
Comment: Thanks for the letter :)
Comment: Love this card! You've definitely been on PC longer than I have ;) Thank you for joining my swap!
mejulia rated for Summer Salad Recipe Swap on Jul 19, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the yummy sounding recipes, I'm anxious to try them.
Comment: Hi Erica! Beautiful postcard you sent me, thank you! I love roses. Happy to hear you have a new baby birdie in your family! What a fun answer to this prompt :) Hope you're having a lovely summer!
dalbright rated for Sticker swap on Jul 19, 2021
Comment: Wow this arrived quickly! Thanks so much for the stickers! Xo Debbie
MaddiV17 rated for Disney PC Swap #23 on Jul 16, 2021
Comment: Thank you!!
Ukucaitie rated for Disney PC Swap #23 on Jul 13, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the Tangled card. I have seen tangled and thought it was pretty good.
Comment: Thank you for the recipe and the nice note! The smoothie sounds very yummy!
Comment: I love Tacos!!
sherylk3 rated for PH: List 5 Series - Breakfast Menu on Jul 7, 2021
Comment: That's a great breakfast menu!
Begokschaf rated for A Note For You # 107 on Jul 6, 2021
Comment: I love the stickers!!!
myancey rated for Food packaging cardboard swap#5 on Jul 6, 2021
Comment: Thanks Erica! I love the stamp and the card. Thanks so much
CraftyTraveler rated for Animal Postcard Swap on Jul 6, 2021
Clstew rated for PC from a Place I Don't Live #18 on Jul 4, 2021
Comment: Very cool pc. I have been to Las Vegas twice for conferences. Fun to see but I am not a gambler :). Mysteriously, your postcard took a month to reach me... Thanks! Happy Mails
catlingmex rated for Oh My Thankful Heart! #2 on Jul 4, 2021
Comment: A lovely list and very fun stickers. Thank you! and many congrats on the new addition to the flock. <3
Comment: Pocahontas is my favorite princess, thanks for sending her

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CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Jul 3, 2021:

Hi I mailed your birthday card swap today :)

neea1989 on Mar 20, 2021:

Here's a haiku for you! 🦜🦜🦜

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 ♥




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, I’m glad that you like the mail I sent for you (in Ho Ho Ho swap) It’s nice to get the answer from you😄

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