Swap-bot Time: January 21, 2019 12:42 pm


Date Joined: February 23, 2011
Last Online: January 21, 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 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


Myself333 rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #67 on Jan 18, 2019
Comment: Not your fault but I'm going to cry, because I received this one in a USPS damaged mail envelope, and literally the only thing I can read on (what's left of) the back is my address and the word "Bella"! The postal service can be so freaging awful! I can tell it is a uniquely shaped postcard with a succulent on the front, which is very cute, so I can at least rate. Here's to better luck next time. X-(
judee0624 rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #67 on Jan 16, 2019
Comment: Cute card! The PO put it in an envie I guess because it was so small. Thanks.
freespirit66 rated for Blog Comments- January 2019 on Jan 16, 2019
Comment: Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such a thoughtful comment!
magnyette rated for Blog Comments- January 2019 on Jan 16, 2019
Comment: I made the floral arrangement myself. I learn to make these floral arrangements.This is one of my hobbies. Thank you for your comment.
AmookIslandCreations rated for A new year, a new PC on Jan 15, 2019
Comment: Thanks for this great Russian Bird PC! What a treasure your pen pal sent to you! Thanks for sharing with me! Happy New Year with hugs from Alaska, Sherry
KSENiA rated for Christmas postcard swap #18 on Jan 14, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the nice postcard. Sorry for the late rating.
Ukucaitie rated for 5 blank PCs swap 💌 - USA #2 on Jan 12, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the nice PCs and the extra stickers!
Villagegreen rated for Christmas PC Swap on Jan 10, 2019
Comment: Hi. I finally got the post card. Our local sorting office is still delivering Christmas Mail. Heaven knows where it's been but i could hazard a few guesses. Best wishes
Mamamoose rated for A new year, a new PC on Jan 10, 2019
Comment: Very cool ad card! Thank you so much!!!!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely butterfly postcard! It's so pretty! I hope 2019 is off to a happy and healthy start!
AZmom875 rated for A new year, a new PC on Jan 7, 2019
Comment: I just love the jazz event postcard you sent of this swap. I hope to see you in more swaps.
Eclectonote rated for Send a postcard, easy swap! on Jan 1, 2019
Comment: Nice cactus illustration. Have an adventurous 2019!
Comment: Not that I'm here to judge your resolution, but I think it is an excellent one. I also LOVE that you sent me a Minnesota card from New Jersey, with cows on it that look just like the Holsteins that live down my road a bit! My mom grew up on a dairy farm so I'm letting her put the card on this wall thingy where she puts stuff she likes to "see." She's mostly blind, but goes up close and squints and the things sometimes just to enjoy seeing things she likes. Thanks so much, and I hope your 2019 is the best year yet!
Villagegreen rated for Christmas postcard swap #18 on Dec 22, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the cheerful Christmas card. I'm not sure that Rudolph the red nosed llama will catch on but i loved it! Best wishes for Christmas and 2019
Comment: Hi Erica! Really cute "Happy LLamadays" Christmas Postcard ~ thank you so much. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas & Happy 2019! Take care ~ Judy
Juniebird rated for A Holiday Card in the US #4 on Dec 20, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the sweet Christmas card...Happy Holidays!
papercraftkath rated for Christmas Card 2018 on Dec 18, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the holiday wishes and all the stickers! Much appreciated! Merry Christmas and enjoy the holidays!
Cariboocarol rated for "veg" Christmas greetings on Dec 17, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the Christmas card and esepcially for the extras! I loved both postcards so much---and i am actually sending one of them to a friend today!! Best Wishes to you!
debrbrts rated for 🎄 Christmas 🎄 Card x2 on Dec 15, 2018
Comment: Thank you

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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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