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ericabella

ericabella
Date Joined: February 23, 2011
Last Online: September 24, 2020
Birthday: August 3
Country: United States
My Etsy Store
My GoodReads account
My Website
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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)

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 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

Ratings

MaddiV17 rated for Instax/Polaroid swap on Sep 23, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful picture!!
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Comment: Thank you so much!!!
lnguyen124 rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #7 on Sep 22, 2020
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Comment: Thank you!
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Comment: Hi Erica, thanks for the wonderful black cat card. Happy Autumn and Happy Halloween to you!! take care thanks also for the stickers
danatropicana rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #7 on Sep 22, 2020
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Comment: Thanks so much for all the fun items! I really enjoyed getting and going through your envelope!
Kbrewste09 rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #7 on Sep 21, 2020
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Comment: Thanks Erica!
Jewelss2 rated for Recipe Swap on Sep 20, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much for the recipes and stickers! I am excited to try the recioes!!!!
ChickenSoup rated for Just Randomness on Sep 19, 2020
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Comment: Beautiful flower themed stickers and stamps!
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Comment: Thanks for all these wonderful goodies! I really love these stickers. And what a cute postcard! It’s funny that some of us non-newbies joined to be nice to newbs, but we got each other! Thank you for being nice to meeee! =P
NJBird rated for World Postcard Day on Sep 19, 2020
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Comment: Love the Anne Frank quote. Such a great reminder. Thank you!
caf1988 rated for Friendship Book Swap #16 on Sep 18, 2020
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Comment: Thank you! And congrats on the baby parrot chicks!!
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Comment: Thank you!
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Comment: Thank you for the cool postcard. We use to have an African Grey, she cussed a lot!!LOL I have a Siamese cat...I would love to learn to crochet. Thanks again!
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Comment: That's so funny that your birdies get to pick your Halloween costume basically each year! I love it! Happy Halloween, and thank you for the lovely card.
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Comment: Cute card. Thanks!
marles rated for My Top 5 Favorite Websites on Sep 14, 2020
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Comment: Thanks!
ayahsantos rated for PH: Send 5 Postcards #23 on Sep 14, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much! Take Care!
Lilyluzkay rated for RANDOM HAPPY MAIL GIVEAWAY on Sep 14, 2020
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Comment: Thank you, those would all be great places to visit!
3cats2dogsand2crazykids rated for 2020 Postcard #4 on Sep 12, 2020
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Comment: Thank you! I loved the quote m, just what I needed to hear.

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Comments

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!

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"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! =)

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