Swap-bot Time: November 24, 2020 9:13 pm


Date Joined: February 23, 2011
Last Online: November 24, 2020
Birthday: August 3
Country: United States
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All About Erica

Note- I NEVER flake! Please contact me before rating me as a "1" so I can try to fix the situation. I know that no one likes to be flaked on, so PLEASE, allow me the time to resend or otherwise remedy the case. Thank you!

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.

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 14 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


Comment: Thanks! I love all of them. :)
Comment: Thank you so much - love everything you sent - and so much - Happy Holidays!
Poohtat rated for MissBrenda's Christmas Card Swap #7 on Nov 21, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the cute Christmas card and the goodies. Happy Holidays!
bostianh rated for SF~Simply Send Something! (US) on Nov 21, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much! There were so many extra goodies and I lived all of them, especially the feathers and stickers! Happy Swapping!😊
lovesreward rated for NYUP: Send some words! on Nov 18, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the nice cards (and beautiful stickers!). I LOVE the "thank you for making the world a better place" - I think I may have to frame that one! I hope all is well with you - take care!
Joeanniee rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #213 on Nov 17, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the resend!
Writercat rated for Where would you go? - Postcard! on Nov 16, 2020
Comment: Hi Erica! I finally got this postcard today on November 16th. Talk about a long time, eh? Glad to receive it. Athens looks like it would be amazing to visit. I agree! Add it to the bucket list once the pandemic is over. Cathy/Writercat
Comment: I love the snowman! Very cute! Thank you!
patricia8288 rated for SF~Simply Send Something! (US) on Nov 16, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the great swap
Carollee922 rated for SF~Simply Send a Postcard USA #2 on Nov 13, 2020
Comment: This was a pretty card, thank you!
Tricia22 rated for SF~Simply Send a Postcard USA #2 on Nov 12, 2020
Comment: Thank you looks like a lovely street to live on! Have a nice day
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful card. I LOVED all the little stickers! Thanks!
Comment: Thank you for signing up!! Im so glad you did. I wont be hosting this swap anymore in this group due to the negative remarks. I will do private swap to continue if you wish. I loved my seagull postcard!! Yarn pets family. Cant live without them either!! Take care.
Fabriqueen rated for CS: postcard with quotes on Nov 6, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely lavender PC and quote! About 2 weeks ago we went to a lavender farm. It was beautiful and the scents were heavenly. Have a great day! Hugs, Diane
pizzaman rated for Blind Surprise #2 on Nov 5, 2020
AlisonKingWriter rated for CS: Postcard Pen Pal on Nov 4, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the cool PC! I'll write back this week :) - <3 Al
diesel101 rated for Weekly Wrap Up PC #17 on Nov 2, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the cute postcard! I loved hearing about your week x
Poohtat rated for CS: postcard with quotes on Nov 2, 2020
Comment: What a beautiful postcard. Thank you
Comment: I’m so sorry I thought I had already rated this swap. I hope you had a great Halloween weekend. I thought it was nice that we had a full moon this year.
marclively rated for A Note For You # 67 on Nov 1, 2020

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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 you😄

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

kelliegirl6 on Nov 7, 2019:

Thank you so much for the sloth postcard! So sweet! 💕

AmericanHeiress on Jul 16, 2019:

Hi Erica, thanks for the sweet comment. Let me know if you ever want to swap? 🤷🏻‍♀️💋

Gatzcat on Nov 14, 2018:

Swap Name - Post on Profile-Christmas/Holiday Movie

My favorite Christmas movie, one that I can actually quote is, A Christmas Story!


"You'll shoot your eye out kid. Ho! Ho! Ho!

SunTradeToo on Nov 5, 2018:

Newbie Friendly - Profile Hello #4

Hello from Texas! Is so cool you do crochet. My grandmother tried to teach me and that is the one thing I could never learn, so I really admire all those beautiful handmade hats and socks. I will check you etsy! Have a great week!

MissBlade on Nov 4, 2018:

You have frogs! And a macaw!? I think we should be best friends and I’m seriously jealous! I also think it’s amazing you crochet for charity. That’s a very selfless thing to do! I hope you have an amazing day!

angelgram on Mar 5, 2018:

☼ ☺ Gõť ťħě Ģeť Ŵęľľ Ħăƥƥγ МάιL ☺ ☼

Such a pretty greeting card and so nice of you to take the time to send me Get Well mail. It has taken me from Jan till now to get back in touch with you. It was a day brightener and smile maker! Thank You!

☼ ☺ Gõť ťħě Ģeť Ŵęľľ Ħăƥƥγ МάιL ☺ ☼

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