Swap-bot Time: June 18, 2021 12:55 am


Date Joined: February 23, 2011
Last Online: June 17, 2021
Birthday: August 3
Country: United States
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All About Erica

My name is Erica, I'm 33 years old, 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

I have pets! And they love to get mail. My babies are:

-Picasso Giovanna (greenwing macaw). Picasso lives at my dad's house. Luckily, his house is not far! It's a four mile drive away. Picasso is "bonded" with me and loves when I visit her. She enjoys parrot toys, dried fruit, nuts of all kinds (especially pine nuts! Her favorite), and parrot treats.

-Callie (muted calico cat). Callie is an adopted feline princess. My mom and I adopted her on January 31, 2012. I'm her Momma and my mom is her Mimi. Callie is a loving, happy cat who relaxes and comforts me and my mom. She likes cat nip, cat toys, and cat treats.

-Our other parrots: My dad and I have 15 hyacinth macaws! Their names are: Valentino, Savannah, Giovanni, Sabrina, Angelina, Nico, Hope (RIP), Freedom, Caterina, Bailee, Reagan, Charlie, LB, and Suzie Q. I'll update when we name the new chicks.

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


JKsgranny rated for Anything goes postcard swap #5 on Jun 16, 2021
Comment: Cute postcard! Thank you!
marles rated for PC from a Place I Don't Live #18 on Jun 15, 2021
Comment: Thanks!
savannahsmiles4u rated for PH: Send 5 Postcards #30 on Jun 12, 2021
Comment: Thanks so much for choosing postcards I would enjoy! Thank you for the kitty and beautiful stickers!
Comment: Those kitties are so cute
Comment: I love the postcard used for this swap. So appropriate. Some interesting people you have had crushes on as well. Have a great week Doris fun stuff.
hg08 rated for Send me some stickers on Jun 10, 2021
Mimosagirl rated for RAK destash giveaway on Jun 10, 2021
Comment: Have a great summer! Happy Swapping :). @β€”>β€”
Comment: Thanks for the card and stickers. β˜†Raynor
Comment: Thank you ever so much for the wonderful little package!! Sending you all my love πŸ’˜πŸ’˜πŸ’˜πŸ’˜
Sweetrizzo44 rated for Postcards Please #4 on Jun 5, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcards. I do not have any of these in my collection and will definitely use them either in my next swap or for Postcrossing. In short, they will be put to good use. Also, thank you for the cat stickers. I have plans for those stickers!
Drachenfrau rated for Letter in a notecard #2 Int'l on Jun 4, 2021
Comment: Thank you for your letter, Erica! Stay safe! ☺️
amccracken109 rated for LSRUS-Paper trade -US on Jun 2, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the great paper pieces! I have uses for several pieces already!
marles rated for PC from a Place I Don't Live #17 on Jun 1, 2021
Comment: Thanks!
howdyholly rated for Book lines in a notecard # 9 usa on Jun 1, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the goodies!
Saba rated for Give a smile, get a smile USA card swap on May 31, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the generous post!
Cellolady rated for PH: Send 3 Postcards #31 on May 30, 2021
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: Thanks for the pc and for sharing your must haves for traveling.
bpl76 rated for LSRUS-Paper trade -US on May 29, 2021
Comment: WOW thank you
hppyjessa rated for Postcard with a Flaw #1 on May 28, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the cool postcard! I love all the diverse women on the card! <3
suepier rated for Sunshine in a postcard #4 on May 28, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the nice space postcard.

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neea1989 on Mar 20, 2021:

Here's a haiku for you! 🦜🦜🦜

Parrots are so cool

Colourful, exotic, loud

Among other things

dancingtiger on Mar 20, 2021:

Haiku for You //'mermaid's fine splashes// rippling under the water //a hint of magic.' ///dancing tiger

dancingtiger on Mar 20, 2021:

Haiku for You 'mermaid's fine splashes rippling under the water a hint of magic.' from dancing tiger

Intrinzica on Mar 20, 2021:

Haiku for You




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FeltPrincess on Jan 4, 2021:

Yes, you probably did buy a crochet pattern from me. I have had quite a few for sale for several years. :D Happy New Year to you too! :) <3

Meisje on Dec 4, 2020:

Just because β™₯




jillybird on Oct 30, 2020:

Erica! I just got your surprise envelope of fun goodies. That was so sweet of you to send. You are so thoughtful, and you made me my day! Thank you!

kittyhahahotbot on Aug 3, 2020:

hanifahsekar98 on Feb 21, 2020:

Hey! I just got your letter, I’m glad that you like the mail I sent for you (in Ho Ho Ho swap) It’s nice to get the answer from youπŸ˜„

lambchoppy on Jan 29, 2020:

Hi there! Promoting a PC swap I'm hosting if you're interested. Have a nice day!

Sticker PC Swap #12 - USA ONLY

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