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Date Joined: March 28, 2013
Last Online: May 7, 2021
Birthday: February 23
Country: United States
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About Me

My name is Erica. I'm from North Carolina born and raised. I'm a wife, a mom, a graphic designer, 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 to go yard sales and estate sales! I'm always looking for vintage ledgers, cards, and stamps to use in my art. I also like going to thrift stores, and flea markets to find stuff thats cool, useful and valuable. I don't go to many these days because of COVID-19.

I love syfy movies, power walking and dancing.

I have participated in a lot of deco swaps, I would love to get some of the many 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])

I have stopped swapping Friendship Books.

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!! Smooches!!

Favorite Crafts

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

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

I'm an art teacher. I teach graphic design. I have taught basic sewing classes, quilting classes and teen sewing classes at an after school program.

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Handmade Journal cover by fiberlady23

I like . . .

Foreign text, Postage stamps(used), Vintage photos (I love vintage photos of African-Americans; they are hard to find!), Reused items (event tickets, bus passes ie used crap!) and maps

Vintage handkerchiefs, Cotton Batik

Fish (I'm a Pisces), astrology, my favorite numbers are 23 and 22, Butterflies, Bohemian, Crowns, Birds, Tea cups, drawing, sketching, hand lettering.

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

1. foreign stamps 2. vintage fabric pieces 3. zines
4. Good recipes 5. Old handwritten things 6. Event tickets and maps

Journal Page by fiberlady23

I don't like . . .

Scented items, nudity, Political topics, Religious (I attend church; but prefer not getting religious materials), Holiday Themed Stuff (if its not right before a holiday or for a themed swap I prefer not getting it), Monkeys, Kids School Themed Stickers, Things that have an odor or bad smell teas and edible items.

Favorite Music

Miguel, Adele, Nicole Bus, Maxwell, Sade, Estelle, Ed Sheeran, Sia, Usher, Elle Varner, Jazmine Sullivan, Chrisette Michelle, Anthony Hammilton, Erykah Badu, and St. Beauty

Favorite Movies

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

Looper, I Robot, The Island, The Martix, Repo Man, The Timer, Fight Club, Harry Potter, Hitchcock, Limitless, X Men, Tenet, Westworld, Black Mirror

My Favorite Artists

I admire the work of: John Biggers, Kehinde Wiley and Romare Beardon

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


fortannam rated for Micro Mini Quilt and Letter on Mar 26, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the lovely mini quilt! and extra goodies - I love the tags, I'm quite a tag person (as opposed to the ATC or rolo-dex people)! Your letter was great - I've added you to my Insta... I love sewing swaps, so if you ever host another, let me know and I'll join for sure! Thank you again!!
Comment: Totally creative! Ty!
Comment: Nice Ty
Comment: Great turn around! My only comment is the sentence structure could use some work! If you are like me you didn’t pay attention to grammar in school!
Response: Thanks
Comment: I am legitimately blown away by your side of this swap. I can't even imagine how you made that and how much time it took but I absolutely love it and I'm so moved that you made something so beautiful for me <3 Thank you so much, this really made my day (and I love the washi samples and note paper too!!!)
Response: I have to tell you that it was a lot of fun making the vaporwave journal for you. I'm glad you like it and I hope you enjoy it. Happy Swapping! 😊
BooksPaperNature rated for December Journal Swap on Jan 17, 2021
Comment: Hi Erica, thank you so much for this journal! If I could give multiple hearts, I would. It's the first time I received a mixed medium package, and I'll be going back a few more times. The mail came in early in the week, but I had to wait until the weekend to go through the thorough content of the pages, and they are so rich! My area has been in lockdown since late Nov - it's really nice to hear about your Dec. I hope your journaling is going well. I enjoyed this swap a lot too :)
Response: So glad you liked it! I really enjoyed making the journal itself and art journaling on each page. It got me in the habit of writing and journaling everyday.
Comment: Thanks for keep these Decos moving. Sorry to rate late. I've been sick, then broke my ankle. Catching up. Thanks for joining my swap! ;-)
Response: No problem. My Mom passed away so I have been busy so I understand. Thanks for rating me.
Vashti rated for task for every day freecard journal on Sep 12, 2014
Comment: WOW!! it is sooo Awesome!! thanks for the resend! the collage elements are really intriguing :)
Response: So glad it finally got to you!! Thanks!
Comment: Erica, I always look forward to swapping with you. Love your creativity
Response: Thank you!!
Comment: Oh my what a lovely package today. Such a surprise and so great of you to make the 2 decos for my love to the Witch and Corn. You are just the greatest and deserve 1,000 hearts. I enjoy also the little coin purse and will use it. I've been wanting one and didn't want to buy one. Also the extra of lovely stationery and enveys. Just so great and many many hugs and thanks. It all made me cry. You are so so giving my dear. I also love your newspaper of the (Chinese) writings. Where do you get this. I am taking it apart carefully to use it in some paper work. Your hats I will look at. I love to wear hats. My hair is so thin at 72+ and need one also. So, thank you so
Response: This swap was great. Glad it arrived safely and that you liked it. Here there are small asian grocery stores and they always have asian news papers at the exit for free. I get a few every time I go to use in my art work and to wrap packages with. Thanks for the heart! Excellent swap.
Danii rated for Maya Angelou quote PC on Jun 12, 2014
Comment: Thanks so much ☺️ Happy swapping 💙
Novina rated for Decos on the Move! on May 27, 2014
Comment: Thank you again for these wonderful decos & all the extras you included. =)
Response: Glad you like them!
Novina rated for Simple Deco Swap #5 on May 27, 2014
Comment: I love these decos!! They are beautiful! Thank you so much! :)
Response: Thanks for the heart!
Mak rated for Pocketsize Journal/Sketchbook Swap #9 on May 22, 2014
Comment: Thanks Erica, I have received the journal, I had this one back at the end of December 2014 and now it has returned to me in May 2014. I wonder where it will travel to next? Thanks for the cool extras and the Traveling Stamp book, which I will send onto someone.
Response: Great! Thanks for the heart.
smmarrty rated for Craft Journal Swap #5 on May 19, 2014
Comment: Thanks - I got this last week - sorry I forgot to rate. Love your ideas.
Response: Thank you!
Comment: These are a bit more artsy than the ones I usually get so they should be fun to decorate.
Response: Cool. Have fun. Thanks for the heart!
homekeepingheather rated for grocery coupon swap #42 on May 4, 2014
Response: Thanks!!
vintagebabe rated for Make My Planner Pretty #4 on Apr 16, 2014
Comment: Thank you for all the lovely things.
Response: You are welcome.
Mak rated for Pocketsize Journal/Sketchbook Swap #8 on Apr 14, 2014
Comment: Thanks Erica for the extras, the journal arrived safely in my mailbox today.
Response: Great.
Comment: Lovely stamped page! Thank you for for all the extras, too!
Response: thanks

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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 :-)

Aumonae on Jan 1, 2014:

Hell0Z0mbie on Nov 7, 2013:

I <3 your decos! Join my new decos swap! http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/162466

nightmindwalker on Sep 24, 2013:

Decorate my profile with Chandeliers:


Pidgy91 on Sep 21, 2013:

Hi ^__^ this is for the "Decorate my profile with Chandeliers!" swap, if the pictures are too big I'm very sorry. I'm still new and don't know how to check the size yet :(

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