Swap-bot Time: March 3, 2024 4:34 am


Date Joined: March 28, 2013
Last Online: March 2, 2024
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, a quilter, and mixed media artist.

I love receiving decorated envelopes, postcards, and packages. I love handmade collages, books, and cards, they make me so happy!!

Some of my favorite things to do are riding my motorcycle, watching action and sci-fi shows and movies, going to thrift stores, yard sales, estate sales, and re-selling!

I have participated in many 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 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])

How I roll . . .

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!!

Favorite Crafts

Creating is relaxing for me, my place of Zen. 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 love making my own journals, little books, and zines. I put a lot of time and creativity into them. l love having a book filled with collages, quotes, ideas, pieces of life, drawings, and thoughts.

MY STYLE IS: A lot recycled, collaged, slightly grunge, a little mid-century modern, quirky, 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, Gelli prints, hand-painted or written on papers, kawaii, library return cards, and vintage photos.

Fish (I'm a Pisces), koi, astrology, my favorite numbers are 23 and 22, butterflies, modern, Crowns, Birds, Mushrooms, batik fabric, Vintage Retro aesthetic, 70's, Crystals, Amethyst, sketching, hand lettering.

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

THINGS I COLLECT: Mid-Century Modern Stoneware and Pottery, Small Retro Salt and pepper shakers, Vintage Sewing Machines, Vintage Typewriters, Wade Tiny Figurines (Animals), Vintage Stamps(used), Anything Sterling 925

Random Favorites: Things from the year 1970 (like a penny) French Fries, Strawberries, Fabric squares, rotary phones, motorcycles, Recipes for: cookies, cakes, pies, vegan meals, easy dinner recipes, dinner rolls, savory snack recipes.

*** Things I Really Like: ***

  1. Things you handmade, drew, or painted …

  2. Meaningful quotes; funny personal stories; life advice; (I love funny quotes!)

  3. Colorful fun, mid-century modern retro, and abstract imagery, marbled look, splatters

  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. Handwritten things

  6. Maps

  7. Vintage: letters, notes, tickets, business cards, manuals

  8. Fortunes from fortune cookies and tea bag quotes.

  9. Produce stickers (yes the little sticker on the produce with the bar code)

  10. Funny stories about things in your life; great memories

  11. Zines

  12. ATCs

  13. Peacocks, koi fish, bonsai trees, pictures of unusual-shaped windows and doors.

Journal Page by fiberlady23

I don't like . . .

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 and 90's Rap and Neo Soul

Favorite Movies

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

My Favorite ...

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


Mistyinltown rated for Grade School Valentine Swap on Feb 17, 2024
Comment: Thank you! I love your collage! I hope you had a fun Valentine's Day!
LindaW rated for Grade School Valentine Swap on Feb 7, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the collage heart Valentine card.
fighterangel rated for Postcard Plus an Illustration on Jan 21, 2024
Comment: OMG you're an awesome artist!!! I love the little character you doodled! The postcard is super pretty, too. Thank you for sharing a piece of your art with me!
Comment: Love your cat!! Thank you so much. Your friend Joy
Mimi7 rated for Private Little Art Book Round #2 on Dec 26, 2023
Comment: Hi Erica Guess what showed up today taped in a clear baggie by the PO but looks like all the stuff you sent is still in the brown envelope!! Mail is strange these days!! Your note is dated Oct 22 WOW and happy I received it. Love the art on the envelope!! thanks for the cute little kitty card, the boat, lighthouse, etc images the great washi tape and stargirl studio' s original booklet. thanks for a wonderful swap It took the scenic way LOL
Response: Yeah!!! So glad it got to you. I’m glad you liked the goodies.
Comment: Thank you for the amazing chunk of cardboard!
Mimi7 rated for Private Little Art Book Round #4 on Dec 13, 2023
Comment: Hi Erica, Thanks so much for stitching this book together, great job! :) I am so happy you are enjoying these swaps. I like them also!! Thanks for the book to send on in round 5. Happy Holidays!! I loved the Sea Turtle card too!!
Response: I’m glad you like the sea turtle card. This swap is great! Making little pieces of art makes me happy!
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful jar. So many great things inside. Merry Christmas.
Response: You are welcome! Merry Christmas!
cajiky rated for A giveaway of happy mail !! on Dec 12, 2023
Comment: Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. All the best to you, peaceful 2024 to everyone!!!!
aurorapost rated for A giveaway of happy mail !! on Dec 11, 2023
Comment: Wishing you a merry festive season!
hjbcats rated for Chunk-O-Cardboard - December 2023 on Dec 9, 2023
Comment: Thanks :)
Apelser rated for A giveaway of happy mail !! on Dec 9, 2023
Comment: May you have a wonderfully blessed feative season filled with joy, love and peace.
sojourner rated for A giveaway of happy mail !! on Dec 8, 2023
Comment: Best wishes for this sharing season and the year to come .Find the joy in each moment that puts a smile on your face.
DParker85 rated for A giveaway of happy mail !! on Dec 8, 2023
Comment: Happy new year!
Comment: Thank you Erica for the great recipes. All the recipes looks delicious. Can't wait to try them. I will be making some cookies soon for Christmas and I am going to try your recipe for them. I will let you know how they turned out. I enjoyed your recipe swap and if you host another one hopefully I can join that swap too. I love doing the recipe swaps. Hope you and your family have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Hunnybee rated for Holiday Recipe and Mail Art Swap on Nov 28, 2023
Comment: Thank you. I like how you decorate the envelope. I love the hash brown casserole recipe the most.
Comment: Thanks so much for the extras. I especially love the ATC. Thanks for joining my swap.
Comment: Wow thank you so much for the wonderful washi samples and zine, I really appreciate you resending!
peachytea rated for Sticker Bombed Birthday Card on Nov 14, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the great birthday card! I like the way you decorated the envelope and included such a great assortment of stickers.
Comment: Got it. Oh Erica thank you sooo much for the vintage card!! That was so thoughtful and sweet of you to include that and it will go into my journal. I also loved your envelope and stamps. Your quite artistic. 💕
Response: So glad you liked the vintage card. Thanks for the heart!❤️

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Ikat78 on Dec 26, 2023:

Creative Hideout-Thank you for the TAG! Surprise Happy Mail envelope full of goodies to include cute mini tarot cards. Hope you have a lovely holiday!

kittyhahahotbot on May 25, 2023:

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 :-)

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