Swap-bot Time: November 19, 2018 1:51 am


Date Joined: February 23, 2011
Last Online: November 18, 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 31 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


myancey rated for CALG: 🍵 Teabag And A CARD🎄 on Nov 18, 2018
Comment: Thanks Erica! Love the tea ,the stickers are cute love the postcards and the card was awesome. Red cardinals always make me think of my late mother in law and the stamps made me smile too. Thanks for your thoughtfulness.
JenniferMernastin rated for PH: Send 5 Postcards #11 on Nov 16, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcards and thanks for choosing my favourites. They are wonderful, especially the bears taking a photo!
ByJQ rated for CALG: Christmas Card Swap on Nov 16, 2018
Comment: Thank you! Thank you! Fun envelope to open today!
Comment: I totally understand about having a hard time choosing a favorite Christmas movie. I watch the new Hallmark Christmas movies every year and sometimes one or two from years past. I also love the Santa Clause movie series. I think my favorite of these is the Santa Clause 2. They hold fond memories for me of watching them when my kids were little. I hope you have a very happy holiday season! : )
Mishi rated for Newbie Friendly - Profile Hello #4 on Nov 8, 2018
wingash rated for Newbie Friendly - Profile Hello #4 on Nov 7, 2018
Comment: Hi! Thank you for stop by and say hello! I had goosebumps while reading what happens to you yesterday. If I were you, I can't imagine how loud i'd scream. LoL Have a good day and keep away from 8 legs monster!
Poohtat rated for Newbie Friendly - Profile Hello #4 on Nov 7, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the comment. Your house must be noisy with the parrots!
aladyde rated for Not Your Usual PCs in an Envie #16 on Nov 4, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the nice cards. Danke!
MamaMangrove rated for NYUP USA Only #40 on Nov 1, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful pc from the NY Botanical Gardens. Lovely!
Sashiee rated for Art postcard swap in envelope on Oct 30, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the extra goodies 💗
judee0624 rated for NYUP USA Only #40 on Oct 27, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the lovely card.
Kvwanderlost rated for NYUP USA Only #40 on Oct 25, 2018
Comment: I love the slipper orchid PC, thank you!
Juniestars rated for Hello Stranger PC US on Oct 22, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful postcard. I love that you live with frogs. haha. Cheers to you!
SilverD rated for Not Your Usual PCs in an Envie #16 on Oct 19, 2018
Comment: Very sweet and bright postcards, thank you! I do love the "You are Beautiful" pc and stickers. Thank you for such a lovely swap.
jenmcjen rated for PC Swap #6 on Oct 11, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card and the beautiful botanical stamp, as well. I love cacti, too, and would love to see some "real" ones as in not little ones in pots!
Comment: Cute card. Thanks!
Comment: Cute card..thanks
Comment: thank you for the super cute card! =) Happy Halloween! ♥
MyRetroSoul rated for PC Swap #6 on Oct 4, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard!
BeverlyGray rated for Halloween Card Swap #3 on Oct 4, 2018
Comment: Have a Happy Halloween!

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Gatzcat on Nov 14, 2018:

Swap Name - Post on Profile-Christmas/Holiday Movie

My favorite Christmas movie, one that I can actually quote is, A Christmas Story!


"You'll shoot your eye out kid. Ho! Ho! Ho!

SunTradeToo on Nov 5, 2018:

Newbie Friendly - Profile Hello #4

Hello from Texas! Is so cool you do crochet. My grandmother tried to teach me and that is the one thing I could never learn, so I really admire all those beautiful handmade hats and socks. I will check you etsy! Have a great week!

MissBlade on Nov 4, 2018:

You have frogs! And a macaw!? I think we should be best friends and I’m seriously jealous! I also think it’s amazing you crochet for charity. That’s a very selfless thing to do! I hope you have an amazing day!

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:

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