Swap-bot Time: September 18, 2018 8:56 am


Date Joined: February 23, 2011
Last Online: September 17, 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


wolfeagle rated for Mega Blank PC Swap! USA on Sep 16, 2018
Comment: Thank you.
KarenFife rated for Botanical Postcard Swap USA #17 on Sep 15, 2018
Comment: I love how you told about your trip to the Botanical Garden where you got the postcard! Thanks so much! It makes the postcard and swap more meaningful.
brooklynbunch rated for Happy Things #5,September on Sep 14, 2018
Comment: Very cool postcards--thank you! Susan (brooklynbunch)
ginnijay rated for Botanical Postcard Swap USA #17 on Sep 13, 2018
Comment: Beautiful lily. Thanks
JenniferJo rated for Mega Blank PC Swap! USA on Sep 12, 2018
Comment: Thank you!
cashmcgowan2015 rated for HI. My name is... PC swap on Sep 11, 2018
Comment: Got your lovely postcard this morning and interesting facts about you too.
stormofangels rated for Happy Little Notecards #82 on Sep 9, 2018
Comment: Thank you for your card and goodies! Love, love, love the postcard.
Amandlyn22 rated for Happy Little Notecards #82 on Sep 7, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the card. I love the colors of fall in New England!
Comment: Thanks for the pretty card - and for telling me about the cat beds you crochet!
Nachtauge rated for VeGs: National Dog day postcard on Aug 25, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the cute pc! The dog on it doesn't look like he has much fun. I grew up with dogs, and my mom has had so many. Thanks to her I have a love for "attack dogs". I have never had a dog of my own, but I'd really love to.
TinySleepyfox rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #114 on Aug 25, 2018
Comment: I loved the extra's thank you so much i felt really sad to read about the shitty weekend and i hope life will get better soon :') xxx
heatherknits rated for Blogger Swap on Aug 24, 2018
Comment: Thanks!!
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely floral PC! I would like to go to Los Angeles one day. I hope you enjoyed it. Hugs, Diane
Arabella rated for Pick 3 Swap on Aug 21, 2018
Comment: Erica, thank you soooo much for the amazing envelope of goodies! I love the Lindsay Brackeen stickers!! And the botanical postcards are great! Good luck with the parrots!
LadyJo rated for PH: Send 2 Postcards #10 on Aug 17, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the nice postcards and the extras!
user2364 rated for Hello Stranger PC Swap US Aug 2018 on Aug 16, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the cactus postcard - I love it!
Comment: I just came across your Indiana map card on my atrociously cluttered dining table! Sorry for the delay in rating!
catlingmex rated for Blogger Swap on Jul 30, 2018
Comment: Lovely, chatty comments. Thank you!
likeWHOAAemmy rated for Easy Postcard #6 on Jul 28, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the postcard 😊

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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!

☼ ☺ 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:

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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