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Date Joined: March 28, 2013
Last Online: December 15, 2018
Birthday: February 23
Country: United States
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About Me

Life has thrown me a curve ball and unfortunately I won't be be swapping for a while. My mom whom I cared for for years passed away. If you have one of my decos or a journal 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])

** Spoiler Alert! ** My profile page or my Flickr page may contain photos of pieces I have created for swaps. If I'm your partner and you like surprises don't peak!

My name is Erica. I'm from North Carolina born and raised. I'm a wife, a mom of a 12-year-old daughter, a graphic designer, face painter and mixed media artist.

I love opening my mail box and seeing decorated envelopes, postcards and packages. They make me sooooooo happy!!

One of my favorite things to do is to go yard sales! I also like going to thrift stores, and flea markets to find stuff thats cool, useful and valuable. Best finds: New Cole Hahn leather back pack $8, Featherweight Singer sewing machine $5, mink jacket $5, NFL replica football jersey $1.

I'm always trying to eat healthy. I love healthy vegitarian low fat recipes!

I love syfy movies, rollerskating, jogging and bike riding.

I recently found out about Days for Girls organization. I plan to sew and donate kits.
They help distribute kits containing washable feminine hygiene items by partnering with nonprofits and helping impoverished communities start their own programs to supply kits and training. They have reached tens of thousands of girls and women in over 60 nations on 6 continents. In some countries not being able to buy sanitary supplies means DAYS without school, DAYS without income, DAYS without leaving the house! The poverty cycle can be broken when girls stay in school and women can work.


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), cp soap making, crochet(intermediate), Metal work in silver, and beading.

These days I'm in love with art decos! Making little books is one of my favorite things to do. I put a lot of time and creativity into them. l love the idea of having a book filled with other swappers creations, and seeing other peoples books and pages is so inspiring.

"New Decos" 5/2014- by fiberlady23, collage, hand lettering, and mixed media

"New Decos" 2/2014- by fiberlady23, collage, hand lettering, and mixed media

I have stopped swapping Friendship Books. I hope to one day get one of the many I made back.

For two years I had my own studio I rented at a renovated warehouse turned artist collective. It was awesome. I used it for a work space but mostly for display, sales, and teaching. I have been an art/craft fair vendor/artist for about 10 years. I have been to art shows in NC, SC, and Va. I sold one of a kind handbags, quilts, change purses and other gift items. My niche was recycling so most of my bags were made from clothes, jeans, sweaters, jackets, and coats. Chic-Reuse!!

I love teaching! I have taught basic sewing classes, quilting cases and teen sewing classes at an after school program.

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Handmade Journal cover by fiberlady23

I like . . .

Foreign text, Postage stamps(used), Vintage photos (of African-Americans; they are hard to find!), Reused items (event tickets, bus passes ie used crap!) stationary sets, maps
Fabric clothing labels, Vintage handkerchiefs, for the Cotton Batik Fabric(any size, scraps are great)

FOR THE Days for Girls KITS I make:
I could use, pieces of 100% cotton fabric 11 x 11 inches or fat quarters and 100% cotton Flannel Fabric (dark to medium colored, hides stains; geometric and floral patterns only) Fabric with people/ figures, animals, camo, reptiles, guns, knives, insects, culture-specific and girly-glam themes etc. are offensive and illegal in many cultures outside the US.

Fish (I'm a Pisces), My favorite numbers are 23 and 22, Butterflies, Crowns, Birds, Tea cups, Swirls

Lip balm, Adhesive nail designs (no painting), Reusable shopping bags with cute designs, altoid tins, restaurant coasters

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

MANUFACTURER COUPONS FOR: t-paper, paper towels, cups, napkins, trash bags, disinfectant spray, feminine products, chips, cookies, drinks, coffee, tea, yogurt, sugar, cooking oil, butter, bottled water, toothpaste, floss and toothbrushes, lotion, facial cleansers, razors, deodorant, salad dressings, box macaroni dinners, sandwich meat, condiments, frozen foods, nail polish

1. fountain pens new or old
2. Kawaii stuff
3. vintage handkerchiefs
4. tea cups and tea cup imagery
5. fat quarters
6. zines
7. rubber stamps (loose ones not on a block)
8. vegetarian recipes
9. Mini Lego Friends figures - Andrea and Emma are faves
10. Pretty paper; or paper you collaged or decorated
11. cute stationary and envelopes
12. heavy high quality flatware (fork & spoons)
13. Beige Corelle dishes (any pattern, any piece except cup saucers)
14. Color Sunday Comics
15. coupons

Nyah, my daughter is 11, she likes:
friendship bracelets, nail polish or nail decals, necklaces, rings, colorful elastic ponytail holders, getting postcards from new friends, Anything glittery, pink or purple : )
If you have a child close to my daughter's age forward his or her info, my daughter would like to write PCs!

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I don't like . . .

Nudity, Political topics, Religious (I attend church; but prefer not getting religious materials), Holiday Themed Stuff (if its not right before a holiday or for a themed swap I prefer not getting it), Monkeys, Kids School Themed Stickers, Things that have an odor or bad smell and tea bags that are not individually sealed.

Favorite Music

Miguel, Adele, Marsha Ambrosius, Maxwell, Sade, Estelle, Usher, Elle Varner, Mary Mary, Jazmine Sullivan, Chrisette Michelle, Anthony Hammilton, Erykah Badu, and Corinne Bailey Rae

Favorite Movies

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

Looper, I Robot, The Island, The Martix, Repo Man, The Timer, Fight Club, 12 Monkeys, Harry Potter, Hitchcock, School Daze, Limitless, Bamboozled, Inkwell, Mixed Nuts, X Men, Die Hard, Shutter Island, Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind

My Favorite Artists

I admire the work of: John Biggers, Kehinde Wiley and Romare Beardon

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


Comment: Thanks for keep these Decos moving. Sorry to rate late. I've been sick, then broke my ankle. Catching up. Thanks for joining my swap! ;-)
Response: No problem. My Mom passed away so I have been busy so I understand. Thanks for rating me.
Vashti rated for task for every day freecard journal on Sep 12, 2014
Comment: WOW!! it is sooo Awesome!! thanks for the resend! the collage elements are really intriguing :)
Response: So glad it finally got to you!! Thanks!
Comment: Erica, I always look forward to swapping with you. Love your creativity
Response: Thank you!!
Comment: Oh my what a lovely package today. Such a surprise and so great of you to make the 2 decos for my love to the Witch and Corn. You are just the greatest and deserve 1,000 hearts. I enjoy also the little coin purse and will use it. I've been wanting one and didn't want to buy one. Also the extra of lovely stationery and enveys. Just so great and many many hugs and thanks. It all made me cry. You are so so giving my dear. I also love your newspaper of the (Chinese) writings. Where do you get this. I am taking it apart carefully to use it in some paper work. Your hats I will look at. I love to wear hats. My hair is so thin at 72+ and need one also. So, thank you so
Response: This swap was great. Glad it arrived safely and that you liked it. Here there are small asian grocery stores and they always have asian news papers at the exit for free. I get a few every time I go to use in my art work and to wrap packages with. Thanks for the heart! Excellent swap.
Danii rated for Maya Angelou quote PC on Jun 12, 2014
Comment: Thanks so much ☺️ Happy swapping 💙
Novina rated for Decos on the Move! on May 27, 2014
Comment: Thank you again for these wonderful decos & all the extras you included. =)
Response: Glad you like them!
Novina rated for Simple Deco Swap #5 on May 27, 2014
Comment: I love these decos!! They are beautiful! Thank you so much! :)
Response: Thanks for the heart!
Mak rated for Pocketsize Journal/Sketchbook Swap #9 on May 22, 2014
Comment: Thanks Erica, I have received the journal, I had this one back at the end of December 2014 and now it has returned to me in May 2014. I wonder where it will travel to next? Thanks for the cool extras and the Traveling Stamp book, which I will send onto someone.
Response: Great! Thanks for the heart.
smmarrty rated for Craft Journal Swap #5 on May 19, 2014
Comment: Thanks - I got this last week - sorry I forgot to rate. Love your ideas.
Response: Thank you!
Comment: These are a bit more artsy than the ones I usually get so they should be fun to decorate.
Response: Cool. Have fun. Thanks for the heart!
homekeepingheather rated for grocery coupon swap #42 on May 4, 2014
Response: Thanks!!
vintagebabe rated for Make My Planner Pretty #4 on Apr 16, 2014
Comment: Thank you for all the lovely things.
Response: You are welcome.
Mak rated for Pocketsize Journal/Sketchbook Swap #8 on Apr 14, 2014
Comment: Thanks Erica for the extras, the journal arrived safely in my mailbox today.
Response: Great.
Comment: Lovely stamped page! Thank you for for all the extras, too!
Response: thanks
SmithAaronA rated for Crafty Pen Pals!! USA on Apr 12, 2014
Response: Thanks
PhoenixSwap rated for The Vampire Book (round nr.7) on Apr 11, 2014
Comment: Thank you very much for still joining!!! :) Round nr. 8 is up :)
Response: thanks for the heart.
needlewings rated for Artistic Deco #3 on Apr 7, 2014
Comment: Thanks Erica. I had messaged you but you didn't answer me if I should send you back your stuff or wait it for another turn. Now that I see what you sent, I didn't realize we just did what ever for another one. Maybe I will get the hang of this eventually. LOL Also want to say that I have a hard time reading ink on red paper so can't read what you wrote. What kind of themed deco is the one with the fish on it? LMK. Thanks!
Response: Thanks for the heart. It does not have a theme. Put any kind of design you want in it.
Pouffia rated for Craft Journal Swap #4 on Apr 1, 2014
Comment: It arrived well and safe! Thank you for the lovely extras, those cards are beautiful! Also love the craft you put in, those bracelets are really sweet :)
Response: Glad you like the extras. Thanks for the heart.
joppagirl rated for Decos Only March USA on Mar 24, 2014
Comment: Thanks for the wonderful decos and extra goodies.
Response: Glad you liked it. Thanks for the heart.
lexi83 rated for Coupon & Craft Swap on Mar 8, 2014
Comment: I loved the coupons and especially loved the decorated envelope. Thank you so much for the Harry Potter postcards.
Response: Glad you liked it. Thanks for Joining the swap!!!

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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:

Hell0Z0mbie on Nov 7, 2013:

I <3 your decos! Join my new decos swap! http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/162466

nightmindwalker on Sep 24, 2013:

Decorate my profile with Chandeliers:


Pidgy91 on Sep 21, 2013:

Hi ^__^ this is for the "Decorate my profile with Chandeliers!" swap, if the pictures are too big I'm very sorry. I'm still new and don't know how to check the size yet :(

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