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ericabella

ericabella
Date Joined: February 23, 2011
Last Online: January 18, 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)

yarn

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.

POSTCARDS!

  • 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 16 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

Ratings

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Comment: Thank you for these beautiful cards and the very pretty stickers in supplements!
ghek rated for National Nothing Day - January 16 on Jan 17, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard! I hope you are doing well on your 2022 plans!
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Comment: Thank you for the great letter and the extras that you included. I love the postcards and stickers. I enjoyed reading about your year. It sounds like you had some interesting events. May this year bring you new adventures and happiness.
mcall rated for Black and White pc swap #98 on Jan 12, 2022
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Comment: What a cute postcard! I love it
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Comment: Thank you! I love your resolutions :)
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Comment: OMG this fat lazy cat is my new favorite PC LOL! Good luck with your goals! I'll be getting some poems written as well! :)
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Comment: Cute impressionist card :) And wow, that's so cool that you have such old buttons that belonged to your grandmother.Thank you for sharing!
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Comment: A nice list of gifts! I love the post card, thanks for sharing one with me!
Eulegirl rated for PH: Quick Swap - Send 4 Postcards on Jan 3, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for the great cards, all so fun!
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Comment: Thanks for the goodies!
Eulegirl rated for Winter themed postcard on Dec 24, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the cute doggo in the snow card!
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Comment: thanks so much for the pc and your list of songs. I have very similar ones! have a great christmas and new year!
ladyaries7 rated for PH: Send 3 Postcards #37 on Dec 20, 2021
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Comment: Thank you!
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Comment: Thank you so much. Have a Merry Berry and
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Comment: Thanks Erica - Hope you have a Merry Christmas!
kittyfun rated for Vocabulary Postcard #1 on Dec 17, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard and new vocabulary word. Sorry so late on rating!
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Comment: Greetings from cold Russia! Thank you wonderful cards! My favorite is a postcard with a cat, he is so funny;) And for me it was a big surprise to receive stickers as a gift in Russian, very pleased! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
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Comments

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:

“It'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

Lakelikethewater on Aug 22, 2021:

“‘What is there about fire that’s so lovely? No matter what age we are, what draws us to it?’ Beatty blew out the flame and lit it again. ‘It’s perpetual motion; the thing man wanted to invent but never did.'” -Ray Bradbury(Fahrenheit 451)

Lakelikethewater on Aug 22, 2021:

“‘What is there about fire that’s so lovely? No matter what age we are, what draws us to it?’ Beatty blew out the flame and lit it again. ‘It’s perpetual motion; the thing man wanted to invent but never did.'” -Ray Bradbury(Fahrenheit 451)

aitía on Aug 22, 2021:

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving. - Albert Einstein

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