Swap-bot Time: May 24, 2018 6:38 am


Date Joined: February 23, 2011
Last Online: May 24, 2018
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 30 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


Jonward32 rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #99 on May 21, 2018
Comment: Sorry for the late rating, I loved the card and letter thank you!
Fabriqueen rated for This was Not a postcard Postcard on May 21, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much! Hugs, Diane
Comment: Totally agree - this postcard was poorly done!
PostcardAl rated for Touristy Postcard Swap #10 on May 18, 2018
Comment: Hi Erica -- thanks for the card! Best, al
Comment: I wanted to check out Bearizona when we visited the Grand Canyon a few years ago but we didn't have time. I love birds. I've never had one as a pet (I'm sure I will eventually) but I keep bird feeders on our porch and have to refill them every couple of days.
Comment: What a great bright postcard. Thank you. I have not been to Las Vegas. Maybe one day.
Comment: Thank you for the tea & the note! It's great that you crochet for the local animal shelter!
Kathy821 rated for Quick Turnaround PC #11 on May 8, 2018
Comment: Thanks so much! Interesting note. I bury my doubts, fear and worries.
squince rated for Quick Turnaround PC #11 on May 7, 2018
Comment: Love the card
Comment: Erica, thank you for the notecard and extras!
mejulia rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #97 on Apr 30, 2018
Comment: I enjoyed your weekend thanks for sharing it with me.
Wingy rated for Chunk O Cardboard - Apr 2018 on Apr 25, 2018
BetsyPreston rated for Chunk O Cardboard - Apr 2018 on Apr 21, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the big chunk! The enchiladas are making me hungry! I haven't tried very many Amy's foods. Do you have others that you would recommend?
theevidenceisme rated for Chunk O Cardboard - Apr 2018 on Apr 14, 2018
Comment: My favorite cereal is Honey Smacks. I usually just eat it out of the box...it's lucky if it makes it into a bowl with milk. Thanks for sharing your favorite with me!
Laural0uise rated for Writing prompt PC #1 USA on Apr 13, 2018
Comment: thank you!
ptidzump rated for Simply an Animal Postcard #2 USA on Apr 11, 2018
ArtsyEm rated for Talk About Your Day Notecard #39 USA on Apr 10, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the pretty sunset card and surprise!
Kraftylady777 rated for Interest Me No. 56 on Apr 10, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much
Comment: thank you for the lovely pc, and the poem you chose. i really liked it.
Comment: Thank you!

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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!

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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:

goinjenny on Jan 20, 2017:

Read your comment and OH YEAH!! I hate summer with a passion. The humidity is terrible in Alabama.

taeniura on Dec 27, 2016:

Many thanks for the kind message on my profile. I hope your christmas was fine too. All the best for 2017. Hugs Marjan

oblivionspin on Dec 25, 2016:

Oh, hey Erica! Fancy running into you here, what a small internet (: Hope you have a wonderful day! Oh, and thank you for the holiday card that was a lovely surprise today!

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