Swap-bot Time: February 20, 2024 1:35 pm


Date Joined: February 23, 2011
Last Online: February 20, 2024
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 Gray, Marie Antoinette, The Duchess, Troy, Titanic, Tulip Fever, Girl with a Pearl Earring, Little Women, The Young Victoria

Light n Fluffy: The Sweetest Thing, Made of Honor, 27 Dresses, The Ugly Truth, Twilight, Mama Mia, Now and Then, Troop Beverly Hills, Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead, Three Men and a Little Lady, Legally Blonde, Why HIm?, The Family Stone

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, Rocco, Giacomo, and Gianna.

-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!


Comment: Thank you.
LavenderSprinkles rated for Free Palestine! Pc on Feb 18, 2024
Comment: Thanks for the postcard. Hope you are having a great weekend. Stay happy and blessed.
gadasinialdigim rated for LLU!: Booked Up PC #2 on Feb 15, 2024
Comment: Hey Erica woow 12500 books soubds really alot but i know we will never get enough 😅🙈 Thx for your podtcard
Comment: Thank you for the card. Have a good day
Comment: Erica! Thanks so much for the great postcard and kind message! 😊 thanks for joining the swap! ❤
Lablauri57 rated for “Happy Mail” Swap on Feb 2, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the swaps. I really appreciate the postcards, right up my alley.
Comment: I am so jealous of your book collection! Thank you for the wonderful card.
Mystyne rated for PH: Valentine PC (Blank or Naked) #5 on Jan 31, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the PC.
CHOWEFACE rated for Valentines Day PC Swap- USA Only on Jan 30, 2024
Comment: Thanks Erica! Have a good vday!
Comment: Thank you for the card! That's a lot of books!
BalticFox rated for Any postcard will do ... #8 (USA) on Jan 30, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the nice card and I hope it warms up where you are! (It's nice here in TX this week).
mchesser12 rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #377 on Jan 29, 2024
Comment: Thanks for sharing about your weekend. I never learned to crochet, even after all the years my grandmother tried to teach me.
Comment: Thank you so much for the cool postcard!
Comment: Thank you Erica for your Washington State Park -postcard! It's not that ugly in my eyes, not the prettiest postcard, but it's ok 😄
Dibrittain rated for National Nothing Day - January 16 on Jan 18, 2024
Comment: Thanks for swapping nothing. It was a fun easy swap.
youngsenior rated for ANYCARD W/PROMPT #93 on Jan 12, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the pretty card. Your friend Joy
andee73 rated for National Nothing Day - January 16 on Jan 11, 2024
Comment: Thank you!
Doulton rated for Ugly PC Swap #78 on Jan 10, 2024
Comment: Thank you. I actually love the card: it's from a Roman church which I've visited. It's a saver for me. Thank you very much indeed.
NRGordon rated for would you rather 17 usa on Jan 10, 2024
Comment: Thanks for the swapo and the nice PC. I chose the fish. I figured I could put her bowl by a window and we could discuss what goes on in the neighborhood.
LaureAndLucky rated for Quick and Easy PC 11 on Jan 7, 2024
Comment: Hi Erica ! I hope you had a nice holiday season ! Best wishes for the new year !

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Aitxiber on Feb 20, 2024:

Hi! My fav song at this moment is "Ceilngs" by Lizzy McAlpine. It makes me connect with myself and feel a lot of emotions. I hope you like it! ❤

nylelyn23 on Feb 19, 2024:

Hi Erica! I'm currently into this song: Sunny Day by Anees Hope you'll like it too. Have a fab day!

simcoe54 on Dec 31, 2023:

Thanks for the lovely Christmas postcard and for thinking of me. Happy New Year!

simcoe54 on Nov 3, 2023:

Thanks for the package of stickers. My grand-daughters will love them.

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 :)

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