Swap-bot Time: January 23, 2021 10:27 pm


Date Joined: February 23, 2011
Last Online: January 23, 2021
Birthday: August 3
Country: United States
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All About Erica

My name is Erica, I'm 33 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.

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)


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.

-Our other parrots: My dad and I have 14 hyacinth macaws! Their names are: Valentino, Savannah, Giovanni, Sabrina, Angelina, Nico, Hope (RIP), Freedom, Caterina, Bailee, Reagan, Charlie, LB, and Suzie Q. I'll update when we name the new chicks.

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


Comment: I read Jane Eyre when I was in Junior High, then multiple times in High School. I watched the movies multiple times. I still love the book! It transports me to another time. It is part mystery, part romance. And thanks for the extra PCs.
Catt007 rated for CS: January is boring PC on Jan 22, 2021
Comment: Hi Erica, thank you for the lovely card. We don't decorate too much for Valentine but I love to celebrate it. Let's hope for a fab February. :)
KathyB rated for One Eyed Re-Gift on Jan 16, 2021
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: I got the envelope today, my BD! The first thing I pulled out of the card was the cupcake PC. Love everything. Mahalo nui!
Comment: Thanks for the Postcard!
Comment: Don't know how they can call this a sklyine!! lol all it shows is n office building! lol
kssunlover1947 rated for CS: Show Me Your Cat 🐈 on Jan 11, 2021
Comment: Thank you for showing and telling us about you kitty Callie. She is very pretty.
Comment: Super cute card! Thank you much!
Colinde rated for CS: Show Me Your Cat 🐈 on Jan 10, 2021
Comment: What a beautiful cat you have!! I love the colorful blanket as well ;-)
JossieAyame rated for CS: Show Me Your Cat 🐈 on Jan 10, 2021
Comment: Thank you for sharing! I enjoyed reading about your kitty and seeing the photos <3
Pei04 rated for CS: Show Me Your Cat 🐈 on Jan 10, 2021
Comment: Thanks for sharing info about your little one! I absolutely love her, she's adorable! :)
kizzlets rated for LSRU-QUICK Pick 5 #6-USA on Jan 8, 2021
Comment: Thank you very much for the goodies you sent me, much appreciated!!
RedheadLady rated for A Note For You # 81 on Jan 5, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful note and extras. Loved the feathers especially.
reauk rated for CS: Show Me Your Cat 🐈 on Jan 3, 2021
Comment: Dear Erica Callie is gorgeous Loved reading about her and shareing her photos Thanks for joining group swap take care stay safe love ❤️ to Callie
ashanti2106 rated for CS: Show Me Your Cat 🐈 on Jan 2, 2021
Comment: Thank you for sharing Callie, she's beautiful!
Comment: Thanks!
middleearthtraveller rated for Ugly PC Swap #21 on Dec 31, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the card! Happy New Year! -k
Comment: Happy New Year

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FeltPrincess on Jan 4, 2021:

Yes, you probably did buy a crochet pattern from me. I have had quite a few for sale for several years. :D Happy New Year to you too! :) <3

Meisje on Dec 4, 2020:

Just because ♥




jillybird on Oct 30, 2020:

Erica! I just got your surprise envelope of fun goodies. That was so sweet of you to send. You are so thoughtful, and you made me my day! Thank you!

kittyhahahotbot on Aug 3, 2020:

hanifahsekar98 on Feb 21, 2020:

Hey! I just got your letter, I’m glad that you like the mail I sent for you (in Ho Ho Ho swap) It’s nice to get the answer from you😄

lambchoppy on Jan 29, 2020:

Hi there! Promoting a PC swap I'm hosting if you're interested. Have a nice day!

Sticker PC Swap #12 - USA ONLY

kelliegirl6 on Nov 7, 2019:

Thank you so much for the sloth postcard! So sweet! 💕

AmericanHeiress on Jul 16, 2019:

Hi Erica, thanks for the sweet comment. Let me know if you ever want to swap? 🤷🏻‍♀️💋

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!

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