Swap-bot Time: December 3, 2022 7:01 am


Date Joined: February 23, 2011
Last Online: November 30, 2022
Birthday: August 3
Country: United States
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All About Erica

My name is Erica, I'm thirtysomething, 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.

Please, if you do not receive a swap from me, message me and I will re-send or otherwise remedy the situation.

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

My dad and I have a flock of beautiful parrots. I have a cat named Grace.

-Picasso Giovanna (greenwing macaw). Picasso is "bonded" with me and loves when I spend time with her. She enjoys parrot toys, dried fruit, nuts of all kinds (especially pine nuts! Her favorite), and parrot treats.

-Our other parrots: My dad and I have hyacinth macaws! Their names are: Valentino, Savannah, Giovanni, Sabrina, Angelina, Nico, Hope (RIP), Freedom, Caterina, Bailee, Reagan, Charlie, LB, Suzie Q, Big Blue, Baby Blue, and Rocco.

-Grace (cat). Grace is awesome! I adopted her on June 18, 2022. She is mostly black with a little bit of white. She loves to run around the house and play with toys. She also catches the occasional mouse. She likes cat treats and cat toys galore!

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


quaisoir rated for Ugly PC Swap # 65 on Nov 29, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the postcard. Yeah it's not ugly but it's still a pretty pattern.
aprilivy rated for Easy PC Swap #2 on Nov 26, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the awesome postcard :)
nicolebrooke23 rated for PH: Send 3 Postcards #47 on Nov 22, 2022
Comment: Ahoy!! Thanks for all the neat goodies
squince rated for PH: Send 5 Postcards #44 on Nov 16, 2022
Comment: Thanks!
Comment: Thanks for sharing - I think being a librarian would be interesting too!
minniepic rated for PH: Postcards - Not My Thing on Nov 14, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the postcards and extra stickers :)
coolcamaro rated for Ugly PC Swap #64 on Nov 7, 2022
Comment: Thank you.
Comment: Luckily, the resend got here very quickly! It did brighten my evening! I love the little stickers you included. I just put my knitting down (a sweater) so I could knit some coasters for around our house. We just moved and have a few more wooden surfaces. Take care! Happy swapping!
Comment: Thank you for the goodies! I love the mail stickers :)
CMBOND rated for Halloween Postcard Swap USA on Oct 31, 2022
Comment: Thank you πŸŽƒ
Comment: Great card. Thank you.
explore rated for Halloween Postcard Swap USA on Oct 28, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the cute and fun Halloween postcard!
Comment: Thanks, cute card, Happy Halloween, don't eat too much candy. I way over-bought and will be forced to eat all the left overs. ha ha
Comment: thank you for the blue bird card. have a blessed day. 10/27
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful swap! The post card with the duck is especially cute. I hope that you are doing well. πŸ’—
SkaGirl rated for Ugly PC Swap #63 on Oct 27, 2022
Comment: Thank you! :)
Comment: Great non-touristy pcs. Thanks
Autist rated for Old Glory Postcard Swap on Oct 22, 2022
aspens rated for Postcard With a Doodle on Oct 15, 2022
Comment: Thank you for sending. I like the postcard you chose!
Ang rated for Ugly PC Swap #62 on Oct 12, 2022
Comment: OMG that postcard was hideously perfect for this swap. I love how they were glorifying the description of the room too.

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mchesser12 on Nov 5, 2022:

Thanks for the envelope of RAK of stickers and postcards!

simcoe54 on Aug 3, 2022:

Hope you have a Happy Birthday!

bluehairedmary on May 9, 2022:

Happy Monday from NYUP group!

kittyhahahotbot on Dec 1, 2021:

The best, huh? LOL

kittyhahahotbot on Dec 1, 2021:

The best, huh? LOL

SwapwithMisty on Oct 12, 2021:

Thank you for the notecard and stickers :)

draco on Sep 29, 2021:

StitchSquid on Aug 24, 2021:

β€œIt's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to.”

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings

Fabriqueen on Aug 23, 2021:

Share Your Favorite Quote

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart.

Helen Keller

gadasinialdigim on Aug 23, 2021:

' scared? GOOD we dont GROW when we stay inside our COMFORT ZONE '

Best wishes Rabia

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