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SilverD

SilverD
Date Joined: January 23, 2016
Last Online: September 22, 2019
Birthday: September 23
Country: United States
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About Me

"Life is full of love and beauty and magic"

Hello! My name is Diana. I'm a mailman and artist/graphic designer. I love both of my hats! I have always loved creating. I wanted to be a mailman since I was out of school. So I get to live in both of my worlds, happily. I am also trying to become a better artist and hone my skills. It's difficult to be creative and work 48 hours a week. I want to be creative and this is a good outlet to do that.

I love where I live, the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina! Beautiful here! I am so happy to have been able to come back here. I've also lived in Ohio (born there), Florida, Arizona and South Dakota.

dog art

Art/Crafts/Wants

I bought a sewing machine and I've taken two sewing classes! I've sewn two pillow cases, three pillows, a zippered purse and button holes! And did a sample of all the stitches my machine does! I'm very excited to S-E-W!!!

Love creating. I enjoy finding items and turning them into something else. I make urban plants from chair or table legs, copper wire and glass beads.

Urban Plant

I make cigar box purses. Of course I use a cigar box :) and other materials include latches, wire for the handles, glass beads, mirrors, pretty fabric for the inside, embellishments, acrylic paints.

cigar box purse

Making things from found materials is a lot of fun!

I also draw and paint.

mummy

This is an ATC done with colored pencil.

markers

I like markers!

Quilt painting

Acrylics on wood panel.

I enjoy photography.

mums

See the blue moth?

creek

On one of the routes I was on.

brp

This is where I live! Love it here! I took this picture on the Blue Ridge Parkway (BRP).

Went to the Biltmore house last fall: Biltmore

Zentangles are fun. This is my very first Zentangle.

markerzen

Markers of zen.

jewls

I also make jewelry.

I prefer silver jewelry over gold, myself.

I love making postcards and other paper art and mail art. Creating them digitally or physically is fun and relaxing. It's taking a little piece of me and making it into art!

I also make themed key hangers. Stickers, keys, army men, poker chips, game pieces, trinkets, small plastic animals and bugs are all things I use to create them.

I'm kind of a jack-of-all-art and master of none. :)

Other items I would like:

  • Board game related ephemera and old game pieces
  • Maps
  • Antique and vintage (or vintage-style)
  • Odd little things and curiosities
  • Marbles, sea glass, shells
  • Circus related ephemera
  • Steampunk ephemera: compasses, pocket watches, hot air balloons, goggles, spectacle glasses, pipes, eyes, keys, typography, block type, arrows, cogs, gears, small mechanical pieces, etc...
  • Handicrafts, folk art, hand-made items, I love to see what other people are making and to be inspired and have inspiring things around me!
  • Miniatures for fairy gardens, captured fairies, fairy doors, ATCs and such.
  • Glass and metal beads
  • Anything Postal Related

Favorite Movies

My favorite movie is "Billy Elliot"! It's a must see movie!

"Billie Elliott" trailer

I also love "Amรฉlie".

"Amรฉlie" trailer

I also like "The Green Mile", "Face Off", "Forest Gump", "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory", "Lord of the Rings Trilogy", "The Hobbit", "Harry Potter", "Hellraiser", "Titanic", "Dogma", "Matrix". I'm sure I can think of more but that's enough for now. รฐลธหœล 

Favorite Music

In no particular order:

Stevie Nicks ~ Pink Floyd ~ Florence and the Machine ~ Of Monsters and Men ~ Seether ~ Pink ~ Lorde ~ Lady Gaga ~ Sia ~ Johnny Cash ~ AURORA ~ Fever Ray ~ Billie Eilish

Things I collect

I collect funky roosters =not regular roosters. They must be odd or different.

I collect salt and pepper shakers.

I collect fairies.

I collect postcards. I specifically enjoy linen post office postcards and handmade!

Postcards

I'm a member of Postcrossing Silverd1 and Swap Swamp through Facebook. I love sending and receiving postcards!

Self made postcards are VERY welcome. A photo, drawing, graphics, photograph, collage, anything "handmade". I also don't mind receiving Zazzle, FreeAd, Red Bubble, Cafe Press or any other of that type of post card even if the swap says "NO". I WILL NOT RATE DOWN.

I would love postcards of gnomes, as of now (9/12/2019) I've never seen one.

  • vintage linen post offices! I collect them, even if they're written on.
  • mail boxes!
  • anything postal related
  • Postal Love Greetings From...
  • other Greetings From...
  • art and design
  • Stevie Nicks
  • Fleetwood Mac
  • Johnny Cash
  • windows
  • doors
  • hot air balloons
  • vintage/deco/nouveau themes
  • endangered species
  • roosters
  • flamingos
  • puffins
  • manatee
  • witches
  • dragons
  • state maps
  • maps
  • World Trade Center (twin towers & One World Trade Center)
  • Route 66
  • vampires
  • steampunk
  • lady bugs
  • Betty Boop
  • South Park
  • Lord of the Rings
  • Harry Potter
  • mountains
  • oceans
  • flat lands
  • scenery
  • postcards showing anything from your country/culture
  • where you live
  • coffee
  • beer
  • wine/vino
  • gardens
  • fruits
  • vegetables
  • flowers
  • chocolate
  • baked goods/cakes/cupcakes/cookies/bread
  • alphabet of your native language
  • words of your native language translated to English
  • people
  • moments in history
  • moments now
  • planets
  • outer space
  • Space Shuttle
  • trains
  • vintage cars
  • trolleys
  • subways
  • funny/fun
    I could go on and on...

Hobbies

I love to cook and try new recipes.

I enjoy reading fiction as well as books about graphic design, sci-fi, spirituality.

Creating art is a huge part of who I am.

Love hiking and going to the different water falls, and jumping in them or just standing in them!

Postcrossing and Swap Swamp.

I love Illustrator and Photoshop and use them often to create.

fly

tree

I created both of these in Illustrator.

I like creating handmade postcards.

postcard

This pc is from a photo I took on my way to Texas. I added distress in Photoshop.

Favorite Books

Some of my favorite books in no particular order:

  • Harry Potter
  • LOTR
  • Jonathan Livingston Seagull
  • Devine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
  • Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • You are a Badass
  • The Help

Dislikes/Don't want

Things I 'm NOT into:

Pokemon, Sponge Bob, Hello Kitty, Kawaii, reward stickers.

I am not a religious person. I believe life is about how you live your life and treat others (including insects, animals, people, the Earth) and how you treat the world. If you send something religious it will probably get passed to someone else. I'm okay with hearing others views but don't try to convert me to your religion or disrespect my beliefs. Let me add that it's okay to send religious items but no preaching and please don't go over board with it.

I despise cooked carrots, yuck. I don't like them with the brown sugar glaze either! I like raw carrots but ix-nay cooked!

I do not wear makeup or nail polish. I haven't worn a skirt or dress in a long time. My ears are very sensitive concerning earrings and get infected easily but I still wear them and just deal with it.

I don't like grape flavored candy.

I don't care for alcohol flavored coffee.

I don't like cooked liver or gizzards. But I like liver pรขtรฉ.

Don't care for venison. I've tried it many different ways but can't get past the gaminess.

That's pretty much it but if I think of anything else I'll add it. But I will also mention that I will continue to try these foods because our taste buds change. For instance I didn't like radishes or mashed potatoes and now I like them. They're quite yummy!

Flakers & non raters=NOT COOL!

If you don't get my item and it says it's been sent please contact me! I would not join a swap if I weren't going to participate, not a flaker. If you haven't received anything from me, let me know, I will be happy to send it again.

I do not appreciate it when I take the time and effort to create or send something and the reciever doesn't acknowledge it.

If I have not rated feel free to contact me. It gets busy in the mail room and the room of life.

I give every host a star- I feel that if you're going to take time out of your life to host even one swap then you deserve a star. Unless the host does something heinous- like flake...

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Ratings

JJcrafty rated for 4 Postcards in an envelope #8 on Sep 21, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the NC Pcs. I also love the avacado pc. lol I have been to the Biltmore house as well and to the Maybry Mill. I also loved the envelope!
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Comment: Beautiful daisy photo postcard and super vintage postage, couple really old ones I knew of but Iโ€™d never seen in person, FUN!!!
squince rated for 4 Postcards in an envelope #8 on Sep 20, 2019
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Comment: Loved everything about this! I grew up in Chester, SoDak so was happy to see a fellow SoDaker. But also the Pippi Longstocking card made my heart sing. I loved that movie growing up and my dad always read me the book! LOVE! And such a beautiful envelope too!
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Comment: Great choice for me, thank you!
Dinkyde rated for 4 Postcards in an envelope #8 on Sep 19, 2019
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Comment: Love this postcard selection. Thanks!!
magicinker rated for USATC: 4 Elements ATC Challenge on Sep 19, 2019
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Comment: Hi Diana, I got your so creative ATC today? 4 elements...I loved it.And the BOX ! What an added surprise.Amazing !Thank you so much....Patt / magicinker
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Comment: OMG!!I love it all! I can not wait to get crafting with these great goodies! Iโ€™m over the moon for the Tim Holtz Halloween blue print stamps! Iโ€™ve wanted these so long! You are truly a 5 ๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ…swap partner! Thank you so much!
Response: LOL, I chose the right box to put the Tim Holtz stamps in. I had two boxes to choose from and I picked yours. They were also an extra in my collection, if they wouldn't have been extra they wouldn't have been sent at all. So I'm very happy I sent them to someone who wanted them! I tried to choose some fun items to create with for you also. Thank you for the heart!
lilmermaid rated for PH: Send 5 Postcards #16 on Sep 10, 2019
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Comment: thank you so very very much
Hunbun rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #73 on Sep 6, 2019
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Comment: You sent such awesome postcards! Thank you! I especially appreciate the Dylan one; I actually saved up my money to see him in concert when I was a teen--in 1990. Call me an old soul. Your personal cacti pc is beautiful!
Response: I love that the Dylan pc triggered great memories. Thank you for your compliment and the heart.
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Comment: Great postcard choices. Thank you!
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Comment: Awesome images! Love the 'may contain broccoli' one!
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Comment: Wonderful PC selections, thank you Diana! And the fun envie they came in, love it! :)
DragonflyDaisy rated for Mystery supply swap, Yo! on Aug 27, 2019
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Comment: Diana, thank you so much for a wonderful happy mail package! It was like opening a Christmas present with lots of fun goodness inside! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ I loved the fall ATC you made with the fibers and the two dragonfly cards you sent were gorgeous as well! Thank you for being a great partner! Happy crafting! ๐Ÿ™‚
Disneydezi rated for Halloween hinged paper doll on Aug 26, 2019
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Comment: I love how quirky this witch is, but the best is her sweet little cat, Mocha! Thank you for such a fantastically fun paper doll!
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Comment: Oh how fun! You sent ALL of them. Thank you!
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Comment: Wow!!! What an amazing collection of postcards!! So many extras too! Thank you so much!!! I wish I could give you more hearts โคโคโคโคโค
Mamamoose rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #75 on Aug 26, 2019
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Comment: Thanks a lot for the great skull postcard!
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Comment: thanks for the neat selection! Loved the cool cat card ^^
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Comment: I absolutely loved reading about Herman Melville, thank you for the awesome postcard and all of the amazing stamps on it! There were a few that I didnโ€™t have, like the motorcycle and Thomas Jefferson ones. Thanks for the swap, Micaela ๐Ÿ“ฎ๐Ÿ˜โค๏ธ
debbiespoms rated for WIYM 'State' Anything Postcard on Aug 22, 2019
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Comment: Thank you Diana for the State bird postcard. i am an avid bird watcher and Love the Red Cardinal! We have them here too & are always at my bird feeders. Our state bird is the Ruffled Grouse. A beautiful bird ! Yes, Am enjoying the steamy summer. But hate the humidity.

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Comments

YooperHill on Sep 11, 2019:

Mystery supply swap, Yo! I received your art today! Thank you, it is lovely.

Thank you for playing!

riftvegan on Jul 2, 2019:

Dear Diana,

I got your mailing, it's wonderful! Thank You! You went above and beyond, and I so appreciate it. The photos are wonderful and the postcards are great. TY TY!

Happy Day!

Bhindblueeyes on Oct 15, 2018:

IU: Profile Deco Oct Wk 3

:) Enjoy!

Amy

CurlyTea on Sep 26, 2018:


Happy Birthday!

lou on Sep 13, 2018:

Happy Birthday Month!

SilverD on Sep 1, 2018:

๐Ÿ’” โ™ฅ๏ธ ๐Ÿ’— ๐Ÿ’“ ๐Ÿ’• ๐Ÿ’– ๐Ÿ’ž ๐Ÿ’˜ ๐Ÿ’› ๐Ÿ’™ ๐Ÿ’œ ๐Ÿ’š ๐Ÿ’ ๐Ÿ˜˜ ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ป ๐Ÿ’ ๐Ÿ’‘ ๐Ÿ’Œ ๐Ÿ’’ ๐Ÿฉ ๐Ÿ’Ÿ โ™ฅ๏ธ

ReadMoreBooks33 on Jun 21, 2018:

Happy Summer!

ChinaCat on Mar 12, 2018:

I love your profile! Great art work!!

ladydy5 on Jan 17, 2018:

Your profile is so neat. I am glad you are in my group Artistically Inclined. You do nice work!

CurlyTea on Nov 23, 2017:

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