Swap-bot Time: July 15, 2018 8:04 pm


Date Joined: February 23, 2011
Last Online: July 14, 2018
Birthday: August 3
Country: United States
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All About Erica

Note- I NEVER flake! Please contact me before rating me as a "1" so I can try to fix the situation. I know that no one likes to be flaked on, so PLEASE, allow me the time to resend or otherwise remedy the case. Thank you!

My name is Erica, I'm 30 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.

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.

-Bert and Fred (African dwarf frogs). Bert and Fred are my "college buddies" because I've had them since 2009, when I was in college. I bought them at a stationery store, where they were kept in a too-small cube-shaped tank. I upgraded their tank, although now they have to have separate tanks due to Bert's past issue with bloat. They don't need anything, but some fan mail would be much appreciated!

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


VASaint rated for Free Postcard Swap #2- USA Only on Jul 14, 2018
Comment: Cool card, thanks!! :)
mylove4craft rated for Happy Little Notecards #78 on Jul 14, 2018
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: Thank you for your postcard! I've never been to Ohio. More precisely - I've never been to the United States.
ahren rated for PH: Send 3 Non-Touristy Postcards #4 on Jul 13, 2018
Comment: What a wonderful, sweet package! Thank you so much for your kindness! Im so honoured.
Comment: Thank you
Comment: Hi, your handwriting was a bit hard to read, so I missed goals 1 and 3 is some sort of video? but good luck on reading!
Response: Ah! Sorry about that! I wrote that I wanted to finish crocheting the scarf I'm working on, finish reading the book I'm reading, and go to a yoga class or do a yoga video at home. Thank you for rating!
Gaucha rated for Share Some Poetry! #1 on Jul 11, 2018
Comment: Thanks for hosting this swap and sharing some of your poems. Submit them! Why wouldn't you, take a chance! ;-)
HexG rated for Share Some Poetry! #1 on Jul 9, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for sending me such lovely poems! I'm jealous of your creative writing! I've always wanted to write my own poetry but I just don't have the creativity for it. Also, thanks for the extras (:
crochetjunkie rated for Crochet Update Notecard on Jul 8, 2018
Comment: Sounds like you are having fun making a variety of things!
nsciambi rated for What are your goals this week? #12 on Jul 7, 2018
Comment: Thank you! I hope you got everything done!
YooperHill rated for Free Ad Card PC Swap #5 on Jul 6, 2018
Comment: Thank you!
Zefaniya rated for What are your goals this week? #12 on Jul 5, 2018
Comment: Love the cactus postcard!
Jonward32 rated for Easy Postcard #5 on Jul 3, 2018
Comment: cute post card, thanks a lot!
Sagebrushs rated for Botanical Postcard Swap USA #9 on Jul 3, 2018
Comment: Thank you.
onthecrafttable rated for Quick Turn Around PC 2 on Jul 2, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the postcard, love the flower!
Comment: Thankee for the postcard!
Comment: Every hour does sound exhausting, but they're such lovely birds - after their awkward "look ma new feathers" baby phase lol. We have a budgie and my dad has two conures and a parrolette. Thank you SO much for the Little Mermaid postcards. I'm framing them and putting them up with my other Ariel stuff. Kind of obsessed.. since it came out, tbh lol.
Comment: Erica thank you soo much for the recipes. I am sorry for the late reply. I will send you a nice post card soon =]!
Norsulaulu rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #105 on Jun 22, 2018
Comment: Thanks so much for the card, Erica! What a cool series it is - art from the Holocaust - I really like it! And thank you so much for the post cards; I'll put them to good use! I hope that the doctor's visit helped and that you start to find some strategies or medications to help with your sleep problems. My fiance suffered from a sleep disorder for many years and I know how frustrating something like that can be. Good luck and best wishes to you! xoxo
itsnobody rated for Cardboard swap intl on Jun 19, 2018
Comment: I'm so happy I got my hands on a pop tart box. We don't have these in Bulgaria, and i have never seen one in real life. Thank you!

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angelgram on Mar 5, 2018:

☼ ☺ Gõť ťħě Ģeť Ŵęľľ Ħăƥƥγ МάιL ☺ ☼

Such a pretty greeting card and so nice of you to take the time to send me Get Well mail. It has taken me from Jan till now to get back in touch with you. It was a day brightener and smile maker! Thank You!

☼ ☺ Gõť ťħě Ģeť Ŵęľľ Ħăƥƥγ МάιL ☺ ☼

neecie on Feb 22, 2018:

no apology accepted :[

must thank you for the rockin' postcard for sure ... snail mail is worth waiting for

write when/if you can: meantime, take care, stay cozy & enjoy season's best! =)

Changeling on Feb 15, 2018:

Thank you for the nice Valentine. It was a lovely surprise!

fbresnah on Dec 31, 2017:

Thank you for posting on my profile! My cats say hi!

kittyhahahotbot on Dec 24, 2017:

LindaW on Dec 15, 2017:

Have yourself a merry little Christmas! Thanks for the little note on my profile site.

ReadMoreBooks33 on Jan 26, 2017:

goinjenny on Jan 20, 2017:

Read your comment and OH YEAH!! I hate summer with a passion. The humidity is terrible in Alabama.

taeniura on Dec 27, 2016:

Many thanks for the kind message on my profile. I hope your christmas was fine too. All the best for 2017. Hugs Marjan

oblivionspin on Dec 25, 2016:

Oh, hey Erica! Fancy running into you here, what a small internet (: Hope you have a wonderful day! Oh, and thank you for the holiday card that was a lovely surprise today!

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