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ericabella

ericabella
Date Joined: February 23, 2011
Last Online: June 27, 2022
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 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

My dad and I have a flock of beautiful parrots.

-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 pine nuts! Her favorite), 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, and Rocco.

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

Ellmaris rated for Ugly PC Swap #55 on Jun 25, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard - I like it :D
banjobraids rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #106 on Jun 21, 2022
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Comment: What a pretty card! I love the colors. THANKS! :):)
KellyR rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #106 on Jun 21, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for the vintage card! :)
sschibetts rated for Ugly PC Swap #54 on Jun 20, 2022
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Comment: thank you for the postcard - i really enjoyed it, its hard to tell what it is!
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Comment: thanks for goodies
matt319 rated for 2/22/22 Quick PC swap on Jun 20, 2022
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Foxy rated for Cat Postcard Swap #3 on Jun 20, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the nice Postcard. I wish you a lot of fun and a great time with your new kitty. :-3 I think you'll be a great guardian! Take care!
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard. Xx Shannon
lynnpinkdaisy rated for Vintage tourist Swap #22 on Jun 15, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful vintage postcard from Italy! I want to visit the Tuscany region so badly! I'd love to spend an entire summer exploring Italy. I'd probably gain 30 pounds from eating their delicious foods! Lol!
aurelas rated for Booklines in notecard 21 usa on Jun 13, 2022
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Comment: The stickers are so beautiful! Thank you so much!
JaggyThistle rated for Ugly PC Swap #53 on Jun 11, 2022
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Comment: Thank you! :) I got $4.25/hr for my first job (also retail but back in 1993). It's crazy to think about! lol
Onaki rated for Destash with a stamp #6 (USA) on May 29, 2022
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Comment: Thank you so much for the goodies! <3
Dessie0416 rated for Postcards Please #5 on May 27, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the postcards and the stickers :)
samsstuff rated for Ugly PC Swap #48 on May 14, 2022
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Comment: Thank you The PC is kind of plain, but I can reuse it as a background for something.
beetle rated for Bookmark Swap - International on May 13, 2022
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Comment: Thank you so much for the bookmarks! I also love the stamp you used on the envelope :)
tatntole rated for PH: Send 3 Postcards #41 on May 7, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the extra postcard and the stickers.
colleenbUSA rated for Goodreads on May 7, 2022
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Comment: I sent you a friend request! Thanks for the email!
KSENiA rated for Goodreads on May 7, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for sharing
kajsab rated for Goodreads on May 6, 2022
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Comment: Apparently we match 50% on GoodReads.

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Comments

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 :)

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)

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