Swap-bot Time: July 22, 2019 3:15 am


Date Joined: February 23, 2011
Last Online: July 20, 2019
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 (African dwarf frog). Bert is my "college buddy" because I've had her since 2009, when I was in college. I bought her and her tank mate (RIP Fred) at a stationery store, where they were kept in a too-small cube-shaped tank. I upgraded their tank, although they eventually had to have separate tanks due to Bert's past issue with bloat. She doesn'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


EccentricNincompoop rated for Share Some Poetry! #3 on Jul 22, 2019
ScrapHappyGabi rated for AMMM: Summer chat postcard on Jul 18, 2019
Comment: Ooo Hamptons!! Love it there.. so pretty! !! YES I love swimming too! Our beaches here are gorgeous-- we love to go after 5PM- no people, no traffic, no beach fees! LOL!! Hugs!
AvianAine rated for Share Some Poetry! #3 on Jul 13, 2019
Comment: Erica, i love love love your Mermaid Oracle! I once saw this picture which i liked so much. A young boy, with a huge shell at his ear, listening. He smiled a bit but the picture had also something melancholy to it. It reminded me that i had to turn inside as a child because the outer world was insecure, even threatening. And now you re-awake this picture within me and link it to the picture of a hazel tree. And imagine, my current tree ally is a huge hazel tree by the river. I sit under this tree, reading letters or books and there is security now. I believe that trees can help us grow... Composition also touched me deeply. You are very talented. A huge thank you for sharing your poetry with me! If you feel like hosting this swap again, i'm in! Ciao!
bluehairedmary rated for Butt Ugly Post card swap on Jul 9, 2019
Comment: Glad I could help you get rid of that one! Thanks!
Comment: Hi! Thank you so much for your letter, I enjoyed reading it! Thank you also for the extras you included, I loved the postcard especially! I hope you have a wonderful weekend :)
Comment: Thank you very much for the postcards! I recently started Postcrossing again, so they will be put to good use :-)
Poftoffel rated for Just Write #23 - A Poem on Jun 27, 2019
Comment: Thank you for all the love you put in the envie! What a cute card :D And I love your poem! So simple and yet there is a whole story there. Very powerful! Thank you :D
Comment: Erica,thank you so much for your letter and sharing your crappy story with me. So sorry you are having to deal with so much. That must be awful! I wish you all the best as you slowly try to heal and maintain some normalcy in your life. Hang in there! Thanks for the stickers!
kittyfun rated for PH: 3 Blind Postcards - Touristy #5 on Jun 23, 2019
Eulegirl rated for PH: Variety Package #3 on Jun 20, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the lovely variety!
sfcorrespondence rated for PH: Naked Animal Postcard on Jun 9, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the awesome postcard! Hope you have a great day. 😊
Comment: Thank you for the great postcard.
aero rated for Brighten My Week Notecard May #4 on May 31, 2019
Comment: Thank you 🌻🌼🌺Happy day and Cheer your way🌹🌸🌷
Tricia22 rated for Flowers card on May 30, 2019
Comment: Thank you, Happy Swapping & Happy Summer🌞🍉🏖
saturnsrings rated for Send A Postcard #2 on May 30, 2019
Comment: Lovely shot. I hope you have more good days than bad soon, but either way, great taste in books
cindynvb rated for Sender's Choice Postcard Swap #5 on May 29, 2019
Comment: I love Sleeping Beauty 😍
wittmert rated for NYUP: What are you reading? (May) on May 26, 2019
Comment: Thanks!

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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!

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.

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