Swap-bot Time: September 29, 2023 11:08 am


Date Joined: March 28, 2013
Last Online: September 28, 2023
Birthday: February 23
Country: United States
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About Me

I'm from North Carolina. I'm a wife, a mom, a graphic designer, an art teacher, quilter and mixed media artist.

I love opening my mail box and seeing decorated envelopes, postcards and packages. I love handmade collages, books, and cards, they make me sooooooo happy!!

One of my favorite things to do is go to thrift stores, yard sales and estate sales!

I have participated in a lot of deco swaps, I would love to get some of the many decos I made back and see all of the creative pages. If you have one of my decos or a journal and want to send it back to me please send me a message or email to get my current mailing address. THANK YOU! (My email address is [email protected])

How I flow . . .

I always make something that I would want to receive. I hope for 5s and hearts.
I stick to deadlines and mail on or before deadline dates. I will send you a message and let you know if I can't deliver!!

I rate all swaps. PM me before you rate me if you don't get your swap or if you are unhappy. I will fix it. PM me if you don't get your rating! PLEASE rate my swaps!

If my swap partners send what is required and they mailed it on time I rate it with a 5. I give hearts and glowing comments for beautifully made, thoughtful, and personalized swaps, and touching notes or letters.

If your swap is gonna be late or if there is another issue please let me know by the deadline and we will be cool!!

Favorite Crafts

Creating is relaxing for me, my place of Zen. My favorites are quilting, sewing, mixed media art (drawing, collage, painting, stamping), cold press soap making, crochet(intermediate), reusing packaging and junk mail to make cool stuff.

These days I'm in love with making my own journals, little books and zines. I put a lot of time and creativity into them. l love the idea of having a book filled with collage, quotes, ideas, pieces of life, drawings and thoughts.

MY STYLE IS: A lot recycled, collaged, slightly grunge, a little mid-century modern, sort of quirky, a lot of color, stitched, torn, ripped and unique.

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Handmade Journal cover by fiberlady23

I like . . .

Bold patterns, bold colors, funky, abstract, modern, gelliprints, hand painted or written on papers, kawaii, library return cards, and vintage photos.

FAVORITE FABRIC ITEMS: Narrow ribbons, colored cotton threads (for book binding).

Fish (I'm a Pisces), koi, astrology, my favorite numbers are 23 and 22, butterflies, modern, Crowns, Birds, Mushrooms, batik fabric, Vintage Retro aesthetic, 70's, Crystals, Amethyst, sketching, hand lettering.

FAVORITE COLORS: Most shades of green, pink, purple, deep gold and aqua.

Random Favorites: Things from the year 1970 (like a penny) Marvel Characters: Storm, The Black Panther, Wolverine, French Fries, cookie recipes, Strawberries, Fabric squares, rotary phones, sewing machines, typewriters, motorcycles

*** Things I Really Like: ***

  1. Things you handmade, drew, painted …

  2. Meaningful quotes; funny personal stories; life advice; (I love funny quotes!)

  3. Colorful fun, mid century modern retro, and abstract imagery, marbled look, splatters

  4. MAIL ART! I love personalized envelopes! (If you send me a decorated envie that you drew or collaged on I will add it to my collection; I'm making a mail art journal)

  5. Handwritten things

  6. Maps

  7. Vintage: letters, notes, tickets, business cards, manuals

  8. Fortunes from fortune cookies and tea bag quotes.

  9. Produce stickers (yes the little sticker on the produce with the bar code)

  10. Funny stories about things in your life; great memories

  11. Zines

  12. ATCs

  13. Peacocks, koi fish, bonsai trees, unusual shaped windows and doors.

Journal Page by fiberlady23

I don't like . . .

Scented items, nudity, Political topics, Holiday Themed Stuff, monkeys, clowns, Kids School Themed Stickers, Things that have an odor or bad smell, teas and all edible items.

Favorite Music

R&B, Jazz, 70's funk, 80's and 90's Rap and Neo Soul

Favorite Movies

Futuristic/sci-fi movies are my favorite!! I also like action movies and psychological thrillers.

My Favorite ...

The painters I admire are: Picasso, Kandinsky, John Biggers, Kehinde Wiley and Romare Beardon

I love the technique and energy of: MC Escher, Kara Walker and Teesha Moore


Comment: Hi Erica, Your book is super cute! I think I boo-boo'd mine up. My long-term goal is to move to NC....lol, maybe we can team up. :) My son's 18th bday was yesterday. I will work on yours this weekend. Thank you for all the extra goodies! I love it all. Oh, I loved you typed your letter on a machine you got from Poshmark. I will definitely send you a note back. So much to chat about.
Response: So glad you got it ok. Thanks for the heart! Let me know when come to NC, we can have coffee!
shinyserra rated for WordMaker #4 DIVING BOARD on Sep 18, 2023
Comment: The envelope was decorated so beautifully! You found a lot of words :)
Response: I'm glad you like the envelope! I didn't think I found a lot. The person who sent it to me found so many more! Thanks for the heart.
Tara21cd rated for Altered Small Whimsey Jar on Aug 31, 2023
Comment: What a fun swap this was !! I love everything in the jar. The chicken pin, thimble, owl and rubber ducky were my favorites. This was such a unique swap, I hope to do it again. Thank you for hosting.
Response: Tara21cd I’m so glad you liked it. I found the green ducky and had to get it for you! I was so jazzed to find the chicken and owl! I think I might host another one. I’ll let you know! Thanks for the heart!❤️
pbcquiltlover rated for Day in the life mini on Aug 27, 2023
Comment: What a fabulous mini! So fun and amazing - I love all the decorations and the way it was wrapped. Thanks for the bonus fabrics, too! You're awesome!!!
Response: I’m so happy that you got it safely! I thought you might like some fabric. Enjoy. Thank you!!!
emcki rated for Washi Tape Enthusiasts Unite! #20 on Aug 26, 2023
Comment: thanks so much :)
Response: You are welcome! Thank you!!
shinyserra rated for Letter Not On Stationery #5 on Aug 12, 2023
Comment: Hey are you looking for a pen pal? It seems we have a lot in common. I'll send a letter :)
Response: Sure, that would be great! I noticed we have a lot in common. I look forward to your letter!
DagmarAtla rated for Letter Not On Stationery #5 on Aug 8, 2023
Comment: Thank you Erica for the letter and extras.
Response: You are welcome!
aurelas rated for Quick Quick #4 on Jul 23, 2023
Comment: The little kitty cards are so cute and I love the postcards too. Thank you!
Response: It was a fun swap glad you liked it! Thanks for the heart!
Barbara rated for Glitter Clusters on Jul 19, 2023
Comment: Such beautiful clusters! I just keep looking at them and plan to keep them as one display in my art journal keepsakes. Thank you Erica,
Response: Glad you like them! Thanks for the heart.
Comment: So sorry for the late rating! Thank you so much for the absolutely incredible art journal. I love seeing what other people create! I haven't had the opportunity to read it in full, but I look forward to it! The couple of entries I read made me smile, and I like that we both had a similar idea for what to write in our journals. :-D Your art journaling skills are amazing and I hope that I can make something just as pretty someday!
Response: It was so much fun to make! So glad you liked it.
Comment: thank you for hosting this swap! I will be sending out a reply back to you soon :D
Response: Thank you! I look forward to hearing from you!!
YooperHill rated for Use a business card on Jun 24, 2023
Comment: Clever & right up my alley! TY!
Jangonz rated for Emephera Swap on Jun 20, 2023
Comment: HI Erica, Thanks for a great swap. I will be using all the great ephemera in my junk journals.
Jess1016 rated for Hand drawn/Hand painted FREE THEME on Jun 2, 2023
Comment: Erica I LOVE this!! I love all of the multimedia. It's perfect, and your note was super sweet. Yes, message me if you'd like to do a private swap :)
Response: I’m glad you like it. Thank you for the heart
Comment: Very nice. I love it and all the interesting goodies. Can’t wait to put it to use. Thanks.
Response: Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Hey Erica! Thank you for the beautiful swap! Your zine was yellow delish! My favie colour! And you sewed! Loved that! I cant believe you sent me a Great America postcard. We have a Great America brochure sitting on the piano. LOL The Sperm whale? Well, I loooove them. How'd you know? LOL Tacky 70's tourist postcards are just the best. I feel something familiar in my bones when I see them. I even krinkled the 'woody' fiber paper glued to the paper bag. LOL Love that krinkly noise. lol And your envelope was so pretty tool. Do you really have that much stuffs that you could nail so many of my "likes"? LOL Presentation. Dont forget presentation! Soooooooooooo pretttttttty!
Response: I'm so happy that you liked the zine!! I frequently visit thrift stores and estate sales so I'm always finding fun crafty and vintage stuff. I have lots of ephemera and I'm happy to share with my swapping friends!! Thanks for swapping with me. Fiberlady23
pollyfj rated for Anything Goes Zine Swap on May 24, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much for your zines! I love all the sewing you did on the original zine you sent! The goodies are wonderful too!
Response: You are welcome! Thanks for the heart.
Tara rated for Excess and Sketchy Decos on May 9, 2023
Comment: Got the decos. Thank you!
Comment: Cool self portrait ATC, thank you!
DeboraCreates rated for Deco Deco 6-23 on Apr 30, 2023
Comment: Your lovely envelope arrived and I love it and the contents! Thank you for Lindsay's Free Theme ICM and the small deco book that you made for yourself. I like the way you constructed the book. Have a great day!

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kittyhahahotbot on May 25, 2023:

dabsfree56 on Mar 9, 2023:

Hello-- Just wondering if you got my card. It didn't look like I'd gotten a rating from you, so I thought I'd better ask if you got the card. dabsfree56

dabsfree56 on Mar 8, 2023:

Hello, Just checking to see if you got my ATC. Hope the post office didn't fail me . . . dabsfree56

simcoe54 on Feb 23, 2023:

Hope you have a Happy Birthday!

kim91262 on Jan 30, 2015:

Just over a year ago you made an angel journal for Pocketsize Journal. I wanted to let you know that it made its way home to me this week! You did a great job creating the journal! At first i thought it was manufactured b/c the binding is soo tight! awesome-sauce...i'm still trying to do my bindings as well as yours :)

Sulieen on Mar 31, 2014:

You're decos are really neat! :-)

bbsporty on Feb 23, 2014:

Happy Birthday!

RyeRye on Feb 14, 2014:

Carolinaray23 on Feb 13, 2014:

Happy Valentines Day =D Hope to see you around the group <3 FitChick


mizvicky on Jan 25, 2014:

Hi there ! I see you are in the same group as I am , Making Junk Journals and SmashBooks.

I created This Swap For USA. Hope you can join us :-)

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