Swap-bot Time: March 25, 2019 5:12 am


Date Joined: February 23, 2011
Last Online: March 25, 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


mejulia rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #137 on Mar 21, 2019
Comment: Thank you, sounds like you had a good weekend.
jclark886 rated for Brighten My Week Notecard March #3 on Mar 20, 2019
Comment: Thank you for brightening my week! I love the goodies you sent with the card :)
Twonubsanafork rated for Quick Ugly PC #1 on Mar 19, 2019
Comment: Thanks so much!! I love the squid!
MissBrenda rated for St. Patricks Day Card Swap #7 on Mar 17, 2019
Comment: Erica, Thank you for the great card and the absolutely wonderful stickers! I LOVE them! Hope your day is great and happy swapping to you.....
Comment: Marked as mailed late on Jan 30, when deadline was Jan 28. Had no contact from her until I reached out on Feb 19 as swap had not been received. She responded right away and said she’d resend. Mar 2: I still have nothing. Will rate a 1 for now and will change my rating if I get something. Mar 6: Priority mail envelope arrived. Thanks for the resend.
Comment: Thank you! :)
Comment: Thanks, Erica! I loved the super cute llama stamps:)
Whovian487 rated for CALG Tea & Note Feb 2019 on Mar 4, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the note and tea. I enjoy chocolate as well.
AtTheSmithHouse rated for HG: Yarny Goals for 2019 on Mar 4, 2019
DaisyDDD rated for Note of Inspiration and Tea January on Feb 25, 2019
Comment: Hi! thanks for the lovely postcard and note card. I am excited to try your tea!!!!!!!
rivervictor rated for Share Some Poetry! #2 on Feb 23, 2019
Comment: thank you!
MorahLaura rated for HG: Yarny Goals for 2019 on Feb 23, 2019
Comment: Wow, that’s a lot of goals! I wish you stamina and strong wrists. Thanks!!
paperlvr rated for Just Randomness on Feb 11, 2019
Comment: Many thanks for the beautiful goodies! I loved the note card, stickers and PCs!
smadronia rated for Blog Comments- January 2019 on Feb 11, 2019
Comment: Thank you for your comment! I can relate to having trouble with the attention span and books. I used to use audiobooks as a way to handle my attention span, because I drove a lot. When my attention started to wander, and I noticed I hadn't paid attention to the last chapter, I'd switch to something else.
Comment: Thank you so much for the envelope of happiness :D
bblue rated for CALG-Tea for Two + a Note-INT on Feb 8, 2019
Comment: Thanks, nice card!
Comment: Thanks for the resend! Very cute Valentines PC
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.

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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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