Swap-bot Time: October 18, 2017 5:03 pm


Date Joined: January 23, 2016
Last Online: October 18, 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 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: 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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EllieBeth8 rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #140 on Oct 8, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the postcards!! Have a great day! Shelley
Comment: Great swamp creature. I totally see it. Thank you.
Response: Yay! These swaps have been so much fun. Thank you for the ๐Ÿ’œ.
Comment: Thank you for the great swap package! The extras were great, too!
Response: It was a challenge to figure out how to decorate the brush but it turned out how I envisioned it! Made me happy. Thank you for the ๐Ÿ’œ.
simcoe54 rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #140 on Oct 3, 2017
Comment: All the themes of postcards I love - thank you!!!
Response: Glad you like them, I always try to find subjects from people's profiles.It makes it more enjoyable for me. Thank you for the ๐Ÿ’—.
wolfeagle rated for Halloween Mail ART on Oct 3, 2017
Comment: Thank you. The finger game is awesome also.
Response: This was a fun challenge. It was fun to make the finger game. I'm thinking about making some and leaving them in different places, like on benches, for people to find. Thank you for the ๐Ÿ’—.
pahasiga rated for SS: Leaves in Fall on Oct 3, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the pretty photos of colorful fall!
Response: It was fun picking out pics, hard to decide. Thank you for the heart.
sperkows rated for Group Anniversary Swap on Oct 2, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the love swap. I loved the brads, and the metal accents!!
Response: You're welcome, hope you can use it all. Thank you for the ๐Ÿ’—.
Toby2017 rated for HMPC: Put a "Pin-up Girl" on it on Sep 30, 2017
Comment: What an awesome postcard!! I LOVE IT!!!! PS.. to your question, I doubt there is any relation to those Skaggs.
Response: Totally changes it, LOL! Thank you for the heart.
Comment: I love that I got two , heh, amazing pices of art.. I have to say, I loved the rocker girl with bugs a litttle more... I actually hung it on my inspiration board above my art desk. Again, your extras were the best ever โค๏ธ
Response: I really like that one also, found the perfect elements to go together! Thanks for the ๐Ÿ’—.
WendyTVee rated for A.I. - Pencil Sketch on Sep 30, 2017
Comment: Omg... I love love love my steampunk owl !! It really loves like a professional artist did this work. Thank you also for the perfect extras !!
Response: You're welcome. That was so fun to draw and I'm glad you like it! Thank you for the ๐Ÿ’—.
vlhafer54 rated for IS: Put a letter on it ATC (x) on Sep 30, 2017
Comment: Wow! Thanks for all the stuff. Live the ATC.
Response: You're welcome. Happy you got through the hurricane. Thank you for the ๐Ÿ’—.
Comment: I love your werewolf, it's great! And ohmygosh๐Ÿธ ! Thank you for the extras !!!
Response: You're welcome and glad you like them, thank you for the heart.
Comment: Thank you - love the artwork of Amy Kollar Anderson; thanks for the introduction!
Response: You're welcome, she's awesome, love her work. Thank you for the ๐Ÿ’›.
Whimsy1 rated for A.I - Pen & Ink ATC on Sep 26, 2017
Comment: Awesome artwork!!! Love those nouveau posters of Stevie. I have a print of just her....unsigned of course! Ty!!!
Response: It took me a while to decide what to draw. Thank you for the ๐Ÿ’›.
Comment: Thank you.
Response: ๐Ÿ˜Š TY for the heart.
Comment: Wow!!!! I love him. He is my fav of all the classic movie monsters. He has a cool attitude and dressed to kill lol! Love my postal goodies and my other main man, Superman! Perfect swap! Hugs and Hearts, Mona
Response: He looks a bit goofy but he was fun to draw. Thank you for the heart.
wombatlady rated for NH: Coloring Postcard on Sep 19, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card! It looks super fun to color. Your wildlife sightings sound amazing! I've never seen a white squirrel...it sounds like they are a regional phenomenon.
Response: I think it may be. At first people thought they were albino but they don't have the characteristics that an albino would have. We had one in our yard but the other squirrels chased it away. :( It's at the neighbors now. I was hoping you'd like the PC, based on your profile I was hoping you would; so thank you for the heart.
Comment: Thanks for the zentangle! I am in awe with anyone who can do those with ease. My need for perfection causes me to stress while creating one - not the purpose at all!
Response: I guess it is considered a zentangle, LOL, it's how I doodle. I've doodled like that way before zentangles became a thing. It's relaxing to me and I enjoy coming up with different patterns. Thank you for the heart.
Comment: Diana, I wish I had signed up for all of the swaps and received from you for all of them. You are a very good artist and the bride is fabulous. Thank you so much.
Response: Thank you, I'm having fun with these! Thank you for the heart.
blueseabliss rated for WIYM Red Tones Handmade PC on Sep 16, 2017
Comment: <3
Response: ๐Ÿ˜ข

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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!

njstauter on Mar 23, 2017:

Your generosity for the Wacky April days is deeply appreciated. I feel like I got an outstanding birthday gift in this box. Thank you again and again.

bjmonroe on Nov 23, 2016:

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