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SilverD

SilverD
Date Joined: January 23, 2016
Last Online: November 15, 2018
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.

I was playing around with Photoshop and manipulated some pics...

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.

rooster

This is colored pencil.

markers

I like markers!

Quilt painting

Acrylics on wood panel.

I enjoy photography.

mums

See the blue moth?

road

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).

zentangle

Zentangles are fun. This is my very first Zentangle.

markerzen

Markers of zen.

jewls

I also make jewelry.

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 "AmΓ©lie".

"AmΓ©lie" 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. 😊

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

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 a receiving postcards!

Self made postcards are VERY welcome. A photo, drawing, graphics, collage, anything "handmade".

  • Postal Love Greetings From...
  • other Greetings From...
  • art and design
  • mail boxes!
  • linen post offices!
  • 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, self help, 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

Bob's grandaughter

I created both of these in Illustrator.

I like creating handmade postcards.

postcard

This pc is from a photo I took in Texas.

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
  • Water for Elephants

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) 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 pΓ’tΓ©.

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

simcoe54 rated for PH: Spell L-E-A-V-E-S With Pcs on Nov 10, 2018
5
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Comment: Thanks for such awesome postcards and WOW! love the pressed penny.
simcoe54 rated for PH: J-K-L on Nov 8, 2018
5
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Comment: Thanks for all the wonderful postcards.
choke rated for THC: Use It Up #2 on Nov 6, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you for your wonderful creation! I love the deep texture and the colors you used to make it look so industrial! Great job!
Michelle0329 rated for Tombstone ATC on Nov 6, 2018
5
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Comment: THANK YOU!! Your ATC was incredible!! I love the envelope too. Thank you for a fun swap!!! Where did you find a Die cut Coffin? I LOVE IT!!
Cupcake436 rated for PH: Send 5 Postcards #11 on Nov 3, 2018
5
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Comment: THIS IS THE BEST PACKAGE EVER!!!!
5
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Comment: Thank you!
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Comment: Awesome demon envie of goodness. Thanks you.
midteacher rated for Take a Walk Series - September on Nov 1, 2018
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Comment: Call me odd but I loved that rusty faucet the best! Your photos are wonderful and I love the care you took in ensuring the photos arrived safely.
5
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Comment: Diana this guy is awesome. He reminds me of Noferatu whose my fav! You always send the greatest coloring cards. The Phoenix is amazing and also one of my favorites. I wear a bracelet with one on it every day. The metots are so neat. Thanks for sending another. I love reading the back to see what animals they are a combo of!
5
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Comment: thanks for the great selection
justmesks rated for U.S. State Map Postcard + Views #4 on Oct 27, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you for the neat cards of N.C. I also love your envelopes and your note paper.
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Comment: Thanks for the neat cards. Love the Elvis recipe card. I did not have this one in my Elvis collection of over 125 cards. Great choice!
5
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Comment: Thank you so much...very generous and all great postcards!
simcoe54 rated for Not Your Country Map PC on Oct 23, 2018
5
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Comment: Yay - new map card for my collection. Thank you!
lou rated for Mr. Zip: share a fun fact ... on Oct 21, 2018
5
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Comment: Thanks so much for the great package with diagram illustration and all the detail inside from the postal museum and the beautiful stationery YOU designed, wow β€” love it ALL!!
5
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Comment: Just Amazing. Love this so much. And I never thought to use colored glue. But now I'll have to try that also. It's people like you who keep me swapping and hosting. Thank you so much.
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Comment: Thank you for your awesome witch! I love her! I'm not familiar with Beistle but I just looked them up. What FUN stuff they have!!
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Comment: Wowwweee wowwee wow wow wow! This is amazing, it looks like Tim Holtz made it himself! You absolutely nailed it! I love the colors and all the embellishments and the hanger and the screw brads as the washi and did I miss the fabulous little envelope it was packaged in!?!? Thank you so much for such a wonderful swap, it gives me a lot of inspiration! I just found the tombstone overlays and will definitely make use of the skull and finger molds on it, thank you so much!
Vickyen rated for Mr. Zip: share a fun fact ... on Oct 18, 2018
5
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Comment: Hi Diana! Thank you for making my day with such an fun package about Mr. Zip and the extra goodies! Your printer must be amazing, as are you! Wish I could give you more than one heart! Thanks again! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Poohtat rated for IU: Profile Deco Oct Wk 3 on Oct 18, 2018
5
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Comment: Lol! These made me laugh. Thank you!

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Comments

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:

πŸ’” β™₯️ πŸ’— πŸ’“ πŸ’• πŸ’– πŸ’ž πŸ’˜ πŸ’› πŸ’™ πŸ’œ πŸ’š πŸ’ 😘 😍 😻 πŸ’ πŸ’‘ πŸ’Œ πŸ’’ 🏩 πŸ’Ÿ β™₯️

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:

wolfeagle on Oct 11, 2017:

hi

SilverD on Sep 27, 2017:

Stevie Nicks

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