Swap-bot Time: May 28, 2020 11:26 am


Date Joined: February 23, 2011
Last Online: May 27, 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 32 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.

-Bert (African dwarf frog). Bert is my "college buddy" because I've had her since 2009, when I was in college. I bought her and her tank mate (RIP Fred) at a stationery store, where they were kept in a too-small cube-shaped tank. I upgraded their tank, although they eventually had to have separate tanks due to Bert's past issue with bloat. She doesn't need anything, but some fan mail would be much appreciated!

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


megan1230 rated for PH: Send 2 Postcards #22 on May 26, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the postcards and the goodies! I LOVE the paper you wrote on!
Johanna51 rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #85 on May 25, 2020
Comment: Thank you. lovely postcard. Take care.
MailLover69 rated for Friendship Book Swap #12 on May 24, 2020
Comment: Thank you :)
nanadiana rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #85 on May 21, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the pretty postcard and message. I hope your uncle is doing better. Take care.
megan1230 rated for New Postcard Pal on May 16, 2020
Comment: Thanks so much for the postcard, Erica! I will definitely write back!
babyblues65 rated for Poetry Postcard on May 16, 2020
Comment: Thank you! I loved your poem! :-)
feminista rated for 3 Things in an Envelope #1 on May 15, 2020
Comment: Love it!! Especially the feminist sticker. Thanks :)
ch23 rated for PH: List 5 Series - Websites You Visit on May 15, 2020
Comment: Thank you Erica for the great website suggestions. I will have to check them out. Have a nice weekend.
MelissaLB rated for PH: Postcards + an Item #2 on May 13, 2020
Comment: Thank you for all the extras. Very generous of you. I like the unusual postcards.
porpie5 rated for PH: Send 5 Postcards #21 on May 12, 2020
Comment: Thanks so much for the postcards and the extra "beautiful" stickers! Have a great day!
LadyJo rated for Tourist Postcard Swap (USA ONLY) on May 11, 2020
Comment: I love the Ohio post card you sent my way! Thanks!
Comment: Thanks for the lovely note card and stickers! I do get a little cabin fever but, I try to get out and walk or ride my bike.
SatisHuman rated for Compliments on May 8, 2020
Comment: Thanks so much for the compliments! Nice pick me up!
arystotle rated for Lets Mail Some Happy Snail Mail!! on May 7, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for all the goodies!!
jillianstella rated for TV show or movie postcard on May 7, 2020
megan1230 rated for Ugly PC Swap #8 on May 7, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the postcard! It might not have been ugly to start with but the front looks like it got in a fight with a post office stamp machine and lost, haha. Now it has a lot of character! Thank you again :-)
dobiegirl rated for Poetry Swap #2 on May 7, 2020
Comment: thank you
JustSmurfie rated for Floral snail mail! on May 7, 2020
Comment: A beautiful swap that really brightened my day!
RiverTopanga rated for Postcard-Sender's Choice May on May 6, 2020
Comment: Erica, I am sorry to hear about your uncle Joe. I hope he is recovering now. I also hope that you do not get COVID from him. Interesting PC. :-)
Smsands2 rated for Brighten My Week Notecard April #5 on May 5, 2020
Comment: The notecard was super cute :) And I liked the quote. Thank you.

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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 ☺ ☼

neecie on Feb 22, 2018:

no apology accepted :[

must thank you for the rockin' postcard for sure ... snail mail is worth waiting for

write when/if you can: meantime, take care, stay cozy & enjoy season's best! =)

Changeling on Feb 15, 2018:

Thank you for the nice Valentine. It was a lovely surprise!

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