Swap-bot Time: March 25, 2023 3:54 am


Date Joined: March 28, 2013
Last Online: March 23, 2023
Birthday: February 23
Country: United States
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About Me

I'm from North Carolina. I'm a wife, a mom, a graphic designer, an art teacher, quilter and mixed media artist.

I love opening my mail box and seeing decorated envelopes, postcards and packages. I love handmade collages, books, and cards, they make me sooooooo happy!!

One of my favorite things to do is go to thrift stores, yard sales and estate sales!

I have participated in a lot of deco swaps, I would love to get some of the many decos I made back and see all of the creative pages. If you have one of my decos or a journals and want to send it back to me please send me a message or email to get my current mailing address. THANK YOU! (My email address is [email protected])

How I flow . . .

I always make something that I would want to receive. I hope for 5s and hearts.
I stick to deadlines and mail on or before deadline dates. I will send you a message and let you know if I can't deliver!!

I rate all swaps. PM me before you rate me if you don't get your swap or if you are unhappy. I will fix it. PM me if you don't get your rating! PLEASE rate my swaps!

If my swap partners send what is required and they mailed it on time I rate it with a 5. I give hearts and glowing comments for beautifully made, thoughtful, and personalized swaps, and touching notes or letters.

If your swap is gonna be late or if there is another issue please let me know by the deadline and we will be cool!! Smooches!!

Favorite Crafts

Creating is relaxing for me. My favorites are quilting, sewing, mixed media art(drawing, collage, painting, stamping), cold press soap making, crochet(intermediate), reusing packaging and junk mail to make cool stuff.

These days I'm in love with making my own journals, little books and zines. I put a lot of time and creativity into them. l love the idea of having a book filled with collage, quotes, ideas, pieces of my life, drawings and thoughts.

MY STYLE IS: A lot recycled, collaged, slightly grunge, a little vintage, sort of quirky, a little fantasy, a lot of color, stitched, torn, ripped and unique.

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Handmade Journal cover by fiberlady23

I like . . .

Bold patterns, bold colors, funky, abstract, modern, gelliprints, hand painted or written on papers, pretty paper napkins, kawaii, colored index cards, library return cards, card catalog cards, and vintage photos.

FAVORITE FABRIC ITEMS: Narrow ribbons, colored cotton threads (for book binding) pieces of leather.

Fish (I'm a Pisces), koi, astrology, my favorite numbers are 23 and 22, Butterflies, Bohemian, Crowns, Birds, Mushrooms, Anna Griffin Vintage aesthetic, Vintage Retro aesthetic, 70's, Crystals, drawing, sketching, hand lettering.

FAVORITE COLORS: Most shades of green, pink, purple, deep gold and aqua

1. foreign and used postage stamps, S&H green stamps

  1. typed and written funny and profound quotes on paper; funny personal stories; life advice

  2. hand painted or drawn on papers

  3. Colorful modern, retro, and abstract imagery

  4. MAIL ART! I love personalized envelopes! (If you send me a decorated envie that you drew or collaged on I will add it to my collection; I'm making a mail art journal)

  5. Old handwritten things

  6. Maps

  7. A list of your favorite sci-fi or action movies!

  8. Vintage: letters, notes, tickets

  9. rolodex cards, minis and reg; color index cards.

  10. Stuff to add to my travel journal; stickers and pictures

  11. Fortunes from fortune cookies

  12. dies for my cutting machine or die cuts you have cut from: book pages drawings or pictures

Journal Page by fiberlady23

I don't like . . .

I don't care for lots of hearts 💕 and the overly commercial looking red and pink hearts Valentines Day esthetic. Scented items, nudity, Political topics, Holiday Themed Stuff, monkeys, clowns, Kids School Themed Stickers, Things that have an odor or bad smell, teas and all edible items.

Favorite Music

R&B, Jazz, 70's funk, 80's rap and Neo Soul

Favorite Movies

Futuristic/sci-fi movies are my favorite!! I also like action movies and psychological thrillers.

My Favorite Artists

The painters I admire are: Picasso, Kandinsky, John Biggers, Kehinde Wiley and Romare Beardon

I love the technique and energy of: MC Escher, Kara Walker and Teesha Moore


Comment: Thanks so much!
Response: Thank you for the heart!
Ace330660 rated for March Quick and Quirky Swap on Mar 19, 2023
Comment: I like the atc you created ! Thanks for the extras as well.
Response: I'm glad you like it!!
LauraM540 rated for February Quick and Quirky Swap on Mar 18, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the cool ATC and fun extras! I used to live in Charlotte! I worked in Matthews! Have a nice weekend!
Response: Glad you like the ATC!! Thanks!
robyn rated for Fish ATC on Mar 17, 2023
Comment: So in love with these ATCs!! Thank you!
Response: Thank you! So glad you like them.
Response: Thanks
Emjidi rated for RED: Vintage ATC Swap #3 on Mar 16, 2023
Response: Thank you!
DefineCurly rated for RED: Vintage ATC Swap #3 on Mar 10, 2023
Response: Thank you for the heart!
GummiBear rated for AAA: Sender's Choice x2 February on Mar 4, 2023
Comment: Thank you. This made me happy.
Response: Thank you!!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful....very unique
Response: Thank you!!
Singske rated for AMA: Inkbox card - Clear tape on Mar 1, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much Erica for the great inkbox card. It was a challenge to create it but you did a wonderful job! I also love your tiny cute decorated envelope with the lovely vintage goodies, those old pictures😍! I hope to swap with you again💌
Response: Singske, I'm so glad you liked the ink box clear tape card. It was labor intensive but fun. 😂 I'll message you today about a private swap.
Comment: Thank you SO MUCH for the gorgeous hand painted envelope! I absolutely LOVE it! It brought me so much joy when I received it and makes me happy every time I look at it.
Response: I'm glad you liked it!! It was so much fun to make! Thanks
thecolorofinfinity rated for Typewritten Letter on Feb 7, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the letter + all the great extras! I sew clothing, bags, and small useful household things. I have also been doing a lot of mending and alterations lately.
Response: Hey, I think we gave a lot in common! Thanks! E
Comment: Thank you!
Response: Thank you!!
purtygirl rated for AMA: Deco booklet #339909 on Jan 24, 2023
Comment: Thanks for sending the cute deco. Love the envelope as always. Sending a letter out to you soon.
Response: Thank you
Comment: Thanks for nothing lol!
Response: Thanks
Comment: Thank you for the perfect swap....LOL.
Response: Thanks
JanHardt rated for USAPC: Index Card Collage Art #23 on Jan 10, 2023
Comment: Beautiful index card. Your elements go together so smoothly. I really like the stamped images you used, very pretty. Thank you, too, for the pretty ATC. It will fit perfectly in my collection. Great swap!
Response: Thank you!!
Lindsxxx rated for Cereal Box Only Postcard #12 on Dec 31, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the postcard! Our holiday plans consisted of my dad coming to stay for a few days and then everyone getting sick. But despite being sick we had a good Christmas.
Response: I'm glad you got it. I hope you and your family are feeling better. Thanks!
papercraft70 rated for Cereal Box Only Postcard #12 on Dec 31, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the funny collaged on the cereal box. Hope you have a good day ahead.
Response: Thanks
Sonya rated for Deco Deco #12 on Dec 14, 2022
Comment: Thanks for your open theme deco, Erica. Holiday cheers!
Response: Thank you for the heart!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 186 29 32
Completed Fives Threes Ones
160 209 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
6 39 115 0
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dabsfree56 on Mar 9, 2023:

Hello-- Just wondering if you got my card. It didn't look like I'd gotten a rating from you, so I thought I'd better ask if you got the card. dabsfree56

dabsfree56 on Mar 8, 2023:

Hello, Just checking to see if you got my ATC. Hope the post office didn't fail me . . . dabsfree56

simcoe54 on Feb 23, 2023:

Hope you have a Happy Birthday!

kim91262 on Jan 30, 2015:

Just over a year ago you made an angel journal for Pocketsize Journal. I wanted to let you know that it made its way home to me this week! You did a great job creating the journal! At first i thought it was manufactured b/c the binding is soo tight! awesome-sauce...i'm still trying to do my bindings as well as yours :)

Sulieen on Mar 31, 2014:

You're decos are really neat! :-)

bbsporty on Feb 23, 2014:

Happy Birthday!

RyeRye on Feb 14, 2014:

Carolinaray23 on Feb 13, 2014:

Happy Valentines Day =D Hope to see you around the group <3 FitChick


mizvicky on Jan 25, 2014:

Hi there ! I see you are in the same group as I am , Making Junk Journals and SmashBooks.

I created This Swap For USA. Hope you can join us :-)

Aumonae on Jan 1, 2014:

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