Swap-bot Time: December 8, 2022 4:15 am


Date Joined: March 28, 2013
Last Online: December 7, 2022
Birthday: February 23
Country: United States
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About Me

I'm from North Carolina born and raised. I'm a wife, a mom, a graphic designer, an art teacher, quilter and mixed media artist.

I love opening my mail box and seeing decorated envelopes, postcards and packages. I love handmade collages, books, and cards, they make me sooooooo happy!!

One of my favorite things to do is to go yard sales and estate sales!

I have participated in a lot of deco swaps, I would love to get some of the many decos I made back and see all of the creative pages. If you have one of my decos or a journals and want to send it back to me please send me a message or email to get my current mailing address. THANK YOU! (My email address is [email protected])

How I flow . . .

I always make something that I would want to receive. I hope for 5s and hearts.
I stick to deadlines and mail on or before deadline dates. I will send you a message and let you know if I can't deliver!!

I rate all swaps. PM me before you rate me if you don't get your swap or if you are unhappy. I will fix it. PM me if you don't get your rating! PLEASE rate my swaps!

If my swap partners send what is required and they mailed it on time I rate it with a 5. I give hearts and glowing comments for beautifully made, thoughtful, and personalized swaps, and touching notes or letters.

If your swap is gonna be late or if there is another issue please let me know by the deadline and we will be cool!! Smooches!!

Favorite Crafts

Creating is relaxing for me. My favorites are quilting, sewing, mixed media art(drawing, collage, painting, stamping), cold press soap making, crochet(intermediate), reusing packaging and junk mail to make cool stuff.

These days I'm in love with making my own journals, little books and zines. I put a lot of time and creativity into them. l love the idea of having a book filled with collage, quotes, ideas, pieces of my life, drawings and thoughts.

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Handmade Journal cover by fiberlady23

I like . . .

Bold patterns, bold colors, funky, abstract, modern, hand painted or written on papers, pretty paper napkins, kawaii, colored index cards, library return cards, card catalog cards, and vintage photos.

FAVORITE FABRIC ITEMS: Narrow ribbons, colored cotton threads (for book binding)

Fish (I'm a Pisces), astrology, my favorite numbers are 23 and 22, Butterflies, Bohemian, Crowns, Birds, Tea cups, drawing, sketching, hand lettering.

FAVORITE COLORS: Most shades of green, pink, purple, deep gold and aqua

1. foreign used postage stamps, S&H green stamps 2. typed and written funny and profound quotes on paper 3. hand painted or drawn on papers 4. Colorful modern and abstract imagery 5. Pretty paper napkins 6. Old handwritten things 7. Maps 8. A list of your favorite sci-fi or action movies!

Journal Page by fiberlady23

I don't like . . .

Scented items, nudity, Political topics, Holiday Themed Stuff, monkeys, clowns, Kids School Themed Stickers, Things that have an odor or bad smell, teas and all edible items.

Favorite Music

R&B, Jazz, 70's funk, 80's rap and Neo Soul

Favorite Movies

Futuristic/sci-fi movies are my favorite!! I also like action movies and psychological thrillers.

My Favorite Artists

The painters I admire are: Picasso, Kandinsky, John Biggers, Kehinde Wiley and Romare Beardon

I love the technique and energy of: MC Escher, Kara Walker and Teesha Moore


Comment: Thank you for the extras you sent with the journal.
snailmailrocks rated for Zine Memory Triggers #7 on Dec 2, 2022
Comment: Hi Erica, First of all, I absolutely love the envelope you sent - it really got me excited to see what was inside…your zine was really fun to read and the aesthetic was awesome. Last but not least, I can’t believe you made a cute little handcrafted zipper pouch for me!? Thank you so much, I really appreciate the time you took to put this swap together :-)
Response: Thank you! So glad you like the zine and the purse.
Comment: Thank you for the papers and washi tape. I really liked how you decorated the envelope, thank you!
Response: Thank you!
soyprincesa2 rated for Zine Memory Triggers #7 on Nov 17, 2022
Comment: I loved the sugar cookie recipe and how it is obviously an older recipe. The way it was written I could tell that it was not as modern. I laughed at the toothpaste story. I loved the colorfullness of the zine. Your envelope was beautiful too. Thank you so much for the extra ephemera... I am making a junk journal as part of a workshop in all of 2023 so I really need neat bits of ephemera. Thanks so much. The restaurant order sheet was fascinating. It all was. Thanks and that envelope you made will be included in my journal.
Response: I'm so glad you liked it!! Thank you for the heart!
soyprincesa2 rated for Zine- Memory Triggers #6 on Nov 17, 2022
Comment: I loved that you shared the Glamour Shot. You chose great words and you have some great stories to share. You are definately a favorite zine creator. Thanks so much and thanks for the extra goodies. And your evnelopes are the awesomest.
Response: Thank you😁
Savannahrandons rated for 4 X 4 NOVEMBER on Nov 16, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much for everything you sent. I loved the mug rug. such detail, so cute. started using it right away! LOL! :) The personalized labels were nice too. Have a great day!!
Response: Thank you for the heart!
Megsongbird rated for 4 X 4 NOVEMBER on Nov 16, 2022
Comment: Hey there!! Thank you so so much for the awesome swap! You went above and beyond with it! I love all the stickers, and just all the variety of fun things in the envelope - plus the envelope itself! The ATC was beautiful as well. You're lovely! :)
Response: Glad you enjoyed it. I had fun working on it.
FallProduct rated for 4 X 4 NOVEMBER on Nov 7, 2022
Comment: I LOVEEEE the mug rug, thank you so much!
Response: 🙂Thank you!!
patricia8288 rated for 4 X 4 NOVEMBER on Nov 7, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the lovely swap. I am in love with the mini quilt and labels. I love EVERYTHING.
Response: Glad you like them!!
YooperHill rated for Mini ATCs - Opposites on Nov 5, 2022
Comment: Very nice! Thank you.
Response: Thanks!!
LiisaS rated for AAA: Painted Abstract on Nov 4, 2022
Comment: Wow! This is really a little masterpiece, Erica! Thank you!
Response: Thank you!! 😊... and thanks for the heart.
Ace330660 rated for Vintage Scrap Rolodex Cards on Nov 3, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the extras and hosting !
Response: It was great swapping with you! Thanks
ellie rated for USATC: Bird House on Nov 2, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the big house and the Mimi ACT. I love both of them.
Response: Thank you 😊
Comment: Nice illustration of Raleigh - and I count myself among the ancient, too :)
Response: Lol! Glad you like it!
Comment: Thank you!
Response: Thanks 😊
me2az50 rated for Halloween ATC - USA on Oct 27, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the Halloween ATC.I like it. It reminds me of a character from Jeff Dunham's puppet show.
Response: Glad you like it!!
Pandagirl805 rated for Chinese Zodiac ATC #2 - The Ox on Oct 26, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the ATC, and thank you for the extras!
Response: You are welcome
MushroomHuntingCrow rated for Zine- Memory Triggers #6 on Oct 18, 2022
Comment: I love your zine!! your glamour shots are so 80s, you looked stunning!
Response: Thank you!
tristitia rated for 7 Day Mini Art Journal Swap on Oct 16, 2022
Comment: Your little journal is so cute! And it was brilliant to put wax paper between pages - I need to remember to do that! Thank you!
Response: Glad you like it. 🙂 I'm always afraid the pages will stick and ruin the book. Thanks!!!

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kim91262 on Jan 30, 2015:

Just over a year ago you made an angel journal for Pocketsize Journal. I wanted to let you know that it made its way home to me this week! You did a great job creating the journal! At first i thought it was manufactured b/c the binding is soo tight! awesome-sauce...i'm still trying to do my bindings as well as yours :)

Sulieen on Mar 31, 2014:

You're decos are really neat! :-)

bbsporty on Feb 23, 2014:

Happy Birthday!

RyeRye on Feb 14, 2014:

Carolinaray23 on Feb 13, 2014:

Happy Valentines Day =D Hope to see you around the group <3 FitChick


mizvicky on Jan 25, 2014:

Hi there ! I see you are in the same group as I am , Making Junk Journals and SmashBooks.

I created This Swap For USA. Hope you can join us :-)

Aumonae on Jan 1, 2014:

Hell0Z0mbie on Nov 7, 2013:

I <3 your decos! Join my new decos swap! http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/162466

nightmindwalker on Sep 24, 2013:

Decorate my profile with Chandeliers:


Pidgy91 on Sep 21, 2013:

Hi ^__^ this is for the "Decorate my profile with Chandeliers!" swap, if the pictures are too big I'm very sorry. I'm still new and don't know how to check the size yet :(

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