Swap-bot Time: December 18, 2017 8:30 am


Date Joined: January 23, 2016
Last Online: December 17, 2017
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


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.


This is colored pencil.


I like markers!

Quilt painting

Acrylics on wood panel.

I enjoy photography.


See the blue moth?


On one of the routes I was on.


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


Zentangles are fun. This is my very first Zentangle.


Markers of zen.


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
  • 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. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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!


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...


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.


Bob's grandaughter

I created both of these in Illustrator.

I like creating handmade postcards.


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:

Please don't send me fabric I don't sew and can't use it for anything I create.

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

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. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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 = 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.

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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LavenderSprinkles rated for Cookbook Swap USA on Dec 16, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the lovely cookbooks and extra goodies. This juice book will come in handy as I have joined a fitness center recently. Thank you so much for being a part of LSRUS.
DorothyH rated for BOUTIQUE BOX on Dec 11, 2017
Comment: Thank you SOOOOOO much Diana for the wonderful boutique box. I love everything in it!๐Ÿ˜ The mug is adorable - I am sure it is going to keep my tea GOOD -n- hot, because it was good and cold when it arrived! It's been in the low thirties here all day, was sitting outside on my porch and we didn't find it till late in the evening - the mug was soooo cold I was afraid E to do anything with it for awhile. The little purse is perfect, I hate having to carry a purse and the smaller the better - perfect size for what I HAVE to carry. I haven't had a change to look at the book yet (had the grandkids for the weekend) but as soon as I am done here I am diving into it. Thank you so much,. Merry Christmas to you and yours. Dorothy
Response: Merry Christmas! I'm so happy you like everything, it was a difficult swap. We both thought it would be easy peezy, LOL. I thought the mug was cute and unique and perfect to enjoy tea. Thank you for the heart.
Fieke rated for PH: Snow (Blank or Naked) on Dec 6, 2017
Comment: Hello Diana, Thank you very much for your amazing postcard. (you forgot to put the swap name so I had to surch for a while before I found the swap ;) ) I also wish you Happy Holidays !
Response: Sorry I forgot to put the swap name on it. I'm very happy you figured it out and thank you for the heart.
Comment: I was SUPER excited to open up your package and see what you chose for me. I've been wanting these adorable illustrated envelopes for a long time, but haven't been able to justify buying them for myself. What a wonderful treat! Thanks!
Response: I'm glad you like what I chose. I saw that you have the note paper and figured you needed envies to go with it. Merry Christmas!
Doraecyscraps rated for Stocking ATC and Surprise on Dec 4, 2017
Comment: Gosh I love the ATC and surpises you have sent! Awesome and beautifully done! โคโคโคโค Thank you!
Response: Thank you, so happy you like it. Thank you for the heart. Happy Holidays.
Comment: Thank you for the package. I'm already wearing the slippers. They're so warm and comfty.
Response: Happy Holidays and thank you for the heart.
dawnielynn rated for VTHS: Handmade Christmas Card on Dec 3, 2017
Comment: Thanks Diana! Hope you have a wonderful holiday.
Response: I hope you have a wonderful holiday as well. Thank you for the rating and heart.
Kaizla rated for A.I. Octopus ATC on Dec 1, 2017
Comment: Very beautiful work I love it so much!
Response: I was getting worried,so happy it got there! This was so fun to draw and so happy you really like octopi! Thank you for the heart. :)
fairyduster53 rated for Trash to Treasure #4 on Nov 29, 2017
Comment: Thanks for a great swap!!
Response: Any time and thank you for the heart.
Fieke rated for Santa ATC and Surprise on Nov 23, 2017
Comment: Hello Diana, thank you so much for your ATC and the extra's you've sent :)
Response: I enjoyed making it, thought it was kinda different. Thank you for the heart.
Shellyr rated for BL - Butterfly ATC on Nov 9, 2017
Comment: Lovely ATC and package. Thanks for the time spent. It is appreciated.
Response: I'm happy you liked it and thank you for the heart.
Comment: Thank you ๐ŸŽƒ ๐Ÿ‘ป ๐ŸŽƒ ๐Ÿ‘ป ๐ŸŽƒ ๐Ÿ‘ป ๐ŸŽƒ ๐Ÿ‘ป
Response: You're welcome glad you liked it and ty for the heart.
Comment: Thank you for the nice postcard and great stamps!
Response: Any time, glad you liked them!
Comment: I don't know how I missed rating this swap. But thank you so much for the awesome digital art postcard. Very cool. Thanks so much.
Response: I showed it to a guy at work and he wanted one; so I printed one for him also. I'm glad you liked it and thank you for the heart.
Comment: Thank you for the great postcard.
Response: Thank you for the rating and heart.
Comment: Loved the postcard, and love that you're putting fake spiders in your hair! Hope you have a very happy Halloween!
Response: My spiders kept falling off but I had fun. Thank you for the rating and heart.
Comment: What fun, tomorrow is not November yet but I think I will fix me some pancakes, button up my sweater, jump in the car and go for a ride to the nearest hiking trail. (Great choices) Thanks for the fun swap. I have become VERY fond of this silly swap. DorothyH
Response: LOL, Very happy you like everything. I like this swap also, so fun to send and receive. Thank you for the heart.
mle rated for Offensive is the Goal #2 on Oct 28, 2017
Comment: Thanks! Great package!
Response: This was a fun swap, so offensive. Thank you for the heart. ๐Ÿ™ˆ
Comment: Great cards, thank you so much. Mary
Response: You're welcome and thank you for the ๐Ÿ’—.
Comment: I love this ghost ATC. Thanks for all the fun little cut outs too.
Response: It was difficult to decide what type of ghost to do, scary or cute. I went with cute... Thank you for the heart. ๐Ÿ‘ป

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CurlyTea on Nov 23, 2017:

SilverD on Oct 29, 2017:

๐Ÿ‘ป ๐Ÿ’€ โ˜ ๏ธ ๐Ÿ‘ฝ ๐Ÿฆ‡ ๐Ÿฆƒ โ›„ ๐ŸŽ ๐ŸŽถ ๐Ÿฐ ๐Ÿ‚

wolfeagle on Oct 11, 2017:


SilverD on Sep 29, 2017:

๐Ÿ–ค ๐Ÿ•ท๏ธ ๐ŸŽƒ ๐Ÿบ ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜œ ๐Ÿ‘พ ๐ŸŽช ๐ŸŽ—๏ธ ๐ŸŽŸ๏ธ โšพ ๐Ÿ€ ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ‰ ๐ŸŽพ ๐ŸŽฑ ๐ŸŽณ ๐Ÿ“ ๐ŸŽฏ ๐ŸŽฒ ๐ŸŽผ ๐ŸŽค ๐ŸŽท ๐ŸŽธ ๐ŸŽน ๐ŸŽบ ๐ŸŽป ๐ŸŽฌ ๐Ÿ‡ ๐Ÿ‰ ๐ŸŠ ๐Ÿ‹ ๐ŸŒ ๐Ÿ ๐ŸŽ ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ’ ๐Ÿ“ ๐Ÿฅ ๐Ÿ… ๐Ÿฅ‘ ๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿฅ” ๐Ÿฅ• ๐ŸŒฝ ๐ŸŒถ๐Ÿฅ’ ๐Ÿง€ ๐Ÿ— ๐Ÿฅ“ ๐Ÿ” ๐ŸŸ ๐Ÿ• ๐ŸŒญ ๐ŸŒฎ ๐Ÿฆ ๐Ÿง ๐Ÿฉ ๐Ÿช ๐ŸŽ‚ ๐Ÿฐ ๐Ÿญ ๐Ÿท ๐Ÿธ ๐Ÿน ๐Ÿ’ก ๐Ÿ™ˆ ๐Ÿ™‰ ๐Ÿ™Š ๐Ÿต ๐Ÿฆ ๐Ÿถ ๐Ÿฑ ๐Ÿด ๐Ÿฆ„ ๐Ÿฎ ๐Ÿท ๐Ÿช ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿญ ๐Ÿน ๐Ÿฐ ๐Ÿฆ‡ ๐Ÿป ๐Ÿผ ๐Ÿพ ๐Ÿ” ๐Ÿ“ ๐Ÿง ๐Ÿ•Š ๐Ÿฆ… ๐Ÿฆ† ๐Ÿฆ‰ ๐Ÿธ ๐Ÿข ๐Ÿฌ ๐ŸŸ ๐Ÿ  ๐Ÿฆ€ ๐Ÿฆ‹ ๐Ÿž ๐ŸŒธ ๐ŸŒน ๐ŸŒบ ๐ŸŒป ๐ŸŒท ๐ŸŒด ๐ŸŒต ๐Ÿ€ ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ‚ ๐Ÿ„ ๐ŸŒ ๐ŸŒŽ ๐ŸŒ ๐ŸŒ‘ ๐ŸŒ’ ๐ŸŒ“ ๐ŸŒ” ๐ŸŒ• ๐ŸŒ– ๐ŸŒ— ๐ŸŒ˜ ๐ŸŒ™ ๐ŸŒŸ ๐ŸŒˆ โ›„ ๐ŸŽ„ ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ™„ ๐Ÿฆ„ ๐ŸŽ‚ ๐ŸŽ… ๐ŸŽ“ ๐ŸŽƒ โ›„ โšฝ ๐Ÿ’– ยฏ(ใƒ„)/ยฏ ๐Ÿ’œ ๐ŸŒด ๐Ÿ โค๏ธ ๐Ÿš ๐Ÿ’Œ ๐ŸŽจ ๐Ÿ˜Š โฅ โ™ก ๐Ÿ’— ๐Ÿ’˜ ๐Ÿ’› ๐Ÿฏ ๐Ÿผ ๐Ÿฌ ๐ŸŠ โ›ต๏ธ ๐Ÿ  ๐Ÿ˜Ž ๐Ÿ“ฌ

SilverD on Sep 27, 2017:

Stevie Nicks

CurlyTea on Sep 25, 2017:

SilverD on Jul 23, 2017:

โ•ญ(โ—” โ—ก โ—”)/ (โŽโšˆแท€แทแด—โšˆแท€แทโŽ) (ส˜เทดฬดอœส˜) โ—ฆยฐหš(โ›โ€ฟโ›)/หšยฐโ—ฆ โ—ฆยฐหš(โ›โ€ฟโ›)/หšยฐโ—ฆ โ—‰โ€ฟโ—‰ โ™ช (๏ฝกยด๏ผฟโ—)๏พ‰โ”Œiiiiโ”ใƒพ(ยดโ—‹๏ผฟ*) โ™ช ใƒ˜(โ—•ใ€‚โ—•ใƒ˜) ใƒ˜(โ—•ใ€‚โ—•ใƒ˜)

LowRain on Jul 11, 2017:

Oh yeah-- Google "Zombie Kid Likes Turtles" That video is where I got it from. and thanks to this video--that's how I react to awkward situations

JenniferB on May 4, 2017:

Diana...it's been awhile, August 2016 actually, that I sent you the ZZ Collaborative Twinchie PC v2.1 ๐Ÿ˜‚ Well it just arrived home this week believe it or not! I wanted to thank you for the two contributions you made to it, one black n white, the other colourful. When I get a moment I'll be putting it up on Flickr, so then you can see the finish. Thank you so much! ๐Ÿ˜Š

samjowers on Apr 23, 2017:

your fairy door tuned out great!!!! your partner got a great door!

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