Swap-bot Time: September 16, 2019 1:43 pm


Date Joined: February 23, 2011
Last Online: September 16, 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 32 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


rosealu02 rated for 3 Postcards in an Envelope #1 on Sep 16, 2019
Comment: Hello Erica, I loved your postcards, you made a very good choice. Elise Friendships
Comment: Thank you for the letter and pretty stickers! Fascinating recounting of your experiences, thank you for sharing! ❤
knitterofhats rated for Share your notecard stash #3 on Sep 13, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the cute cards!
kittyfun rated for SF ~ Send a Postcard USA ~ Sept. on Sep 13, 2019
Comment: Love the mermaid postcard. Thank you!
LoveThis rated for 3 Postcards in an Envelope #1 on Sep 13, 2019
Comment: Thankyou very much for the nice selection
Conniegirl rated for Share Some Poetry! #4 on Sep 10, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the poems. I enjoyed reading them. Love the one you had written.
Fabriqueen rated for Share Some Poetry! #4 on Sep 7, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much! I like the poem you wrote the best! I wish I could write. I haven't tried it in years but when I did it always sounded like a kindergartner. LOL! Hugs, Diane
armadillogal rated for SF- Blind PC swap #2 USA on Sep 7, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the great dillo card!!!!
Comment: Thanks for the nice PC and your list. My biggest desire is to learn about Japanese culture and more of the language. I use Anime for some of that but have learned that the dubbed English doesn't always say the same thing as the spoken Japanese soundtrack. We can't just translate, we just have to Americanize.
crochetjunkie rated for Just Randomness on Sep 4, 2019
Comment: Thank you.
Eclectonote rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #76 on Aug 31, 2019
Comment: Funny llama postcard. Thanks for the humor!
Comment: Hi Erica - your postcard got mislaid in the house and just resurfaced today. Thanks for sharing your probiotic adventure :^)
PineappleTarts rated for PH: 1 + 1 Postcard Swap #2 on Aug 29, 2019
Comment: Love the postcards and bonus stickers, thank you!
BeHappyToday rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #76 on Aug 28, 2019
Comment: Cute Llamacorn PC. Thank you.
junemoon rated for Share Some Poetry! #4 on Aug 26, 2019
Comment: A surprise, poets I haven't heard of (don't quite understand but that's okay. I think I understand your poem. Very glad not to get something familiar!
Comment: Thanks a lot for your postcard. :)
Comment: Thanks so much for the great pc and hope to visit NYC soon, not just drive through on I95 lol.
dawnakaulen rated for PH: Send 3 Postcards #17 on Aug 20, 2019
Comment: All very nice PC's and new for me. Thank you!
Comment: Hi Erica. Thank you for the positive notecard. I needed the reminder this week. And, I love fall. It's my favorite!

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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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