Swap-bot Time: September 26, 2023 5:11 am


Date Joined: February 23, 2011
Last Online: September 26, 2023
Birthday: August 3
Country: United States
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All About Erica

My name is Erica, I'm thirtysomething, 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 Gray, Marie Antoinette, The Duchess, Troy, Titanic, Tulip Fever, Girl with a Pearl Earring

Light n Fluffy: The Sweetest Thing, Made of Honor, 27 Dresses, The Ugly Truth, Twilight, Mama Mia, Now and Then, Troop Beverly Hills, Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead, Three Men and a Little Lady

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

My dad and I have a flock of beautiful parrots. I have a cat named Grace.

-Picasso Giovanna (greenwing macaw). Picasso is "bonded" with me and loves when I spend time with her. She enjoys parrot toys, dried fruit, nuts of all kinds (especially pine nuts! Her favorite), and parrot treats.

-Our other parrots: My dad and I have hyacinth macaws! Their names are: Valentino, Savannah, Giovanni, Sabrina, Angelina, Nico, Hope (RIP), Freedom, Caterina, Bailee, Reagan, Charlie, LB, Suzie Q, Big Blue, Baby Blue, Rocco, Giacomo, and Gianna.

-Grace (cat). Grace is awesome! I adopted her on June 18, 2022. She is mostly black with a little bit of white. She loves to run around the house and play with toys. She also catches the occasional mouse. She likes cat treats and cat toys galore!

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: Thank you for the postcard. Happy World Postcard Day.
cookies37 rated for Real Quick PC Swap #2 - US Only on Sep 25, 2023
Comment: Hi from O-Hi-O ! Thank you for “Portrait of Two Girls” postcard, so beautiful. Autumn and Spring are my favorite seasons. Love the cooler temperatures, not really cold or really hot. The yellow chrysanthemums are so pretty. I wish you well and much happiness, take care ~ Judy
patricia8288 rated for 3 surprises in an envelope #32 on Sep 23, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the lovely swap. I love everything
Comment: Thank you for the card! :⁠-⁠) oooh marshmallows on ice cream, it sounds fun!
LadyGuenevere rated for BONUS Postcarding on Sep 14, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much for the swap! It was great to be partnered with you . Wishing you happy swapping and a great start to Autumn! - Alayna <3
metrognome rated for PH: List 5 Series - Songs #2 on Aug 12, 2023
Comment: Thanks!
LavenderSprinkles rated for PC ME #16 on Aug 4, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the postcard! Have a great weekend! Happy swapping!
STUFFellaneous rated for Postcards With a Prompt #239 on Aug 4, 2023
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard and for sharing your grocery list with me, Erica! Take care and happy swapping :)
peachytea rated for I’m not from here # 3 on Jul 31, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the cool Norway postcard! I've never been, either, but it's on my list. Thanks again.
Comment: Thank you for the stickers!
amccracken109 rated for I’m not from here #2 on Jul 19, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the neat map card of Italy. I have never been to Italy, either, but Tuscany is on my bucket list for someday!
debbiespoms rated for I’m not from here #2 on Jul 18, 2023
Comment: Thanks Erica for the Horses PC from Texas. I've never been to Texas either.
Comment: You are easy to please.
Mamakoala2017 rated for Hello postcard Usa on Jul 13, 2023
Comment: I love the bird card thank you! 🐦
debbiespoms rated for PH: 4 Postcards in July on Jul 11, 2023
Comment: Thanks Erica for the 4 postcards in July for the swap. They are very nice! 😄
TexyDeb rated for Ugly PC Swap #72 on Jun 7, 2023
Comment: It's an OK postcard. The colors are calming, lol
ch23 rated for Quick Swaps: Famous Painting on Jun 3, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the Matisse card. It's my first! Havew a nice day!
Rbrstmpr rated for LSRUS: Send a PC-USA on Jun 2, 2023
Comment: Thanks!

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mchesser12 on Nov 5, 2022:

Thanks for the envelope of RAK of stickers and postcards!

simcoe54 on Aug 3, 2022:

Hope you have a Happy Birthday!

bluehairedmary on May 9, 2022:

Happy Monday from NYUP group!

kittyhahahotbot on Dec 1, 2021:

The best, huh? LOL

kittyhahahotbot on Dec 1, 2021:

The best, huh? LOL

SwapwithMisty on Oct 12, 2021:

Thank you for the notecard and stickers :)

draco on Sep 29, 2021:

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

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