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ericabella

ericabella
Date Joined: February 23, 2011
Last Online: September 25, 2021
Birthday: August 3
Country: United States
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All About Erica

My name is Erica, I'm 34 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)

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: Happy Halloween! I will be dressing up - I'm thinking something Lisa Frank themed! Thank you for the CUTE card and goodies! ❤
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Comment: Thank you for the interesting postcard and stickers in addition to your note. Is your cat parrot (hen) pecked? And do you read mysteries? I can recommend Betty Hechtman, who writes crochet mysteries.
squince rated for 🐈Cat Postcard Swap USA #25 on Sep 21, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the postcards.
jaimierandolph rated for 2021/1 Page Letter #27 on Sep 18, 2021
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Comment: Thank you very much for the letter! I love these swaps !
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Comment: Love the cards and the goodies. Thank you!
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Comment: Thank you so much for the funny Halloween card!!
Riririria rated for RAK Destash #8 - September on Sep 17, 2021
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laterdayze rated for 🐈Cat Postcard Swap USA #25 on Sep 17, 2021
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Comment: Love the cute kitty card, thank you!
NotsoNewbie2020 rated for PH: Send 3 Postcards #34 on Sep 14, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much 😊
funstuff rated for Book you like PC #2 on Sep 14, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard. I had not heard of the book you mentioned. I will have to look for it. Doris
SkaGirl rated for Natural Nature Post Card Swap on Sep 14, 2021
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Comment: What a beautiful postcard, thank you! I went to Lake George once as a kid and have been meaning to go back as an adult, I'm sure it'll be a completely different experience for me :)
squince rated for 📦Swap boxed set postcards #9 (US) on Sep 12, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the great cards and extra stickers!
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Comment: That's a pretty postcard you chose to send. Thank you! I think most of us women take a lip balm or lip gloss of some type with us when we leave home! Lol!
mchesser12 rated for PH: Send 4 Postcards #34 on Sep 3, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the great postcards and stickers. I absolutely love the Peter Rabbit postcard.
MarHelene rated for Postcard from a Vacation on Sep 1, 2021
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Comment: Love being by water, that lake looks lovely!
annim rated for Share your favorite quote! on Aug 31, 2021
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Comment: Thanks!
dorcii rated for PH: Send 3 Postcards (Double Down) #2 on Aug 27, 2021
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Comment: Thanks a lot for the postcards! :)
sarahmaus33 rated for Share your favorite quote! on Aug 24, 2021
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Comment: Lovely quote! :)

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Comments

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

Mishi48 on Aug 22, 2021:

Measure not the work until the days out and the labor done - Elizabeth Barrett Browning

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Jul 3, 2021:

Hi I mailed your birthday card swap today :)

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

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