Swap-bot Time: March 21, 2018 2:18 am


Date Joined: January 23, 2016
Last Online: March 20, 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


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.


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 "Amélie".

"Amélie" 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!


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.

Please don't send me religious items.

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 pâté.

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...

I Pledge to Rate


Comment: Beautiful tag. Love it. Thank you for a wonderful swap. Pat💕💕
Response: That was my first tag, a bit challenging. Thank you for the heart. I have you for the green tag as well and I just finished it. I'm much happier with this one! I'll probably send it Monday when I go back to work. It's my long weekend, yeahhh, lot's of art projects to do!
Comment: Thanks for the great selection of postcards.
Response: You're welcome, glad you like them and thank you for the heart.
squince rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #15 on Mar 12, 2018
Comment: Awesome cards!!!
Response: Thank you for the heart and very happy you like them.
luckycharms rated for A.I. - ATC Collage on Mar 10, 2018
Comment: Thank you very much for the ATC you made me!!! The Bike brings thoughts of spring!!! ...Collage atcs is my favorite to make and receive! also Thank you for the extras, I will definitely use them in future projects!!
Response: These ATCs were fun to create. I'm glad you like it and thank you for the heart.
pattiairel rated for MZA: Mr. Zip-pety do dah ... on Mar 10, 2018
Comment: Love my swamp!! Little charm is adorable, too!! Other things just great. There was a glitch so this rating is later than I'd like it to be. Thanks for a great swap!!! ♥♥♥♥
Response: It finally worked, yeahhh! LOL Thank you for rating, again! I'm glad you liked Mr Zip and thank you for the hearts.
FairyCrafter rated for A.I. - ATC Collage on Mar 9, 2018
Comment: I really like this ATC. Very nicely done. Thanks for sending extras.
Response: I liked making these, different from what I usually do. Thank you for the heart.
tristitia rated for WIYM: Profile ATC Swap-USA on Feb 23, 2018
Comment: I love the rabbit ATC - he's very different from anything I have. Someday I'll figure out how to add photos to my profile to give a better idea of my tastes, but I enjoy seeing other peoples' style! Thank you!
Response: This ATC was actually kind of different from something I would normally create. I decided to try something different. It was fun to make. Thank you for the heart.
jjhere rated for Painters or Masking Tape Background on Feb 17, 2018
Comment: I love how you played with the technique until you were happy with it. Cool ATC! Great extras, too - thank you!
Response: It was a little frustrating that it didn't work the first time but the result turned out interesting and I was happy with it. :) Glad you like it and the extras. Thank you for the heart.
Kaizla rated for A.I. Hand-drawn Eyes on Feb 17, 2018
Comment: Beautiful job! And I love the paper!
Response: Thank you. Glad you like the paper also and thank you for the heart.
Comment: Hi Diana, Great envies. You did a terrific job. Thanks for joining my swap.
Response: They were very fun to make. Thanks for hosting! And thank you for the heart.
tejka76 rated for PBS: Two Profile Based Postcards #1 on Feb 13, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful postcards. They are perfect for my collection. Best wishes.
Response: Very happy they will be added to your collection. Best to you as well and thank you for the heart.
Comment: Hello Diana -- thanks for the cards! It was very generous of you to send so many! And I hadn't seen that Pittsburgh card before. Cool! Thanks again, al
Response: Cool that I sent you a pc of Pittsburgh that you haven't seen! Thank you for the heart.
paperpusher rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #12 on Feb 3, 2018
Comment: Oh my goodness! I’d give you a dozen hearts if I could! What a wonderful envelope of postcards, so many and such awesome choices! Truly a pleasure to receive- thank you so much!
Response: I enjoyed finding postcards I hoped you would like and that also fit the swap. Thank you for the hearts!
Comment: My daughter used to work in your neck of the woods and I work in Saluda in the summer. Thanks for the great cards.
Response: Glad you like the postcards. I just love this area, so pretty!
Comment: Wow, Diana, I like how you spell! Thank you so much for the generous & thoughtful selection of cards. I love the ones you made from your photos, including the interesting historical tidbits. I keep wanting to make cards from my photos but haven't found the quality I want at a price I can afford :((. Thanks for the bonus stamps too. Many ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ for a wonderful swap.
Response: Very happy you like them! I print my postcards at home. I have an Epson that prints up 13x19 page size. Thank you for the hearts!
123Poggy123 rated for VTHS: Vintage & TH style ATC on Jan 30, 2018
Comment: I have 4 things to say about this swap. The ATC is wonderful. I think you made Tim Holtz proud. The next thing is the envelope you sent the swap in. I really like it. Great idea. The 3rd thing is the little envelope you sent the ATC in. It is great! The last but not least is the bag of used postage stamps for me to use. That was very kind & generous of you. Thank you so much. All of this swap made me smile.
Response: Wow, thank you for the compliments! Enjoyed making the ATC and would jump for joy if Tim Holtz were proud of it!!! I really liked the envelope, it turned out really nice and was a great addition to this swap. I really have fun making ATC envies, too. I just started sewing some as well! Glad you like the stamps and if you want more, let me know. Like I mentioned, I have a pretty big box of them and will never use them all myself. Thank you for the heart.
thisismeAXiD rated for WIYM: Recipes for the new year on Jan 10, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the recipes and extra cards.
Response: Happy cooking and thank you for the heart.
Comment: Thank you for nice cards! Happy New Year!!
Response: Your welcome. Happy New Year to you as well and thank you for the heart.
gmasusie rated for NYUP USA Only #33 on Dec 30, 2017
Comment: Love the quilt pattern PC. And I love the Carl Sandburg PC. You deserve two 💓 hearts. Thank you
Response: I wish I could get more of the quilt postcards, I just love them. Thank you for the hearts. :)
moxiekiefer rated for PH: Variety Package #1 on Dec 25, 2017
Comment: Great postcards and cute swap notes!
Response: Glad you like them and thank you for the heart.

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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:


SilverD on Sep 27, 2017:

Stevie Nicks

CurlyTea on Sep 25, 2017:

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 😂 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! 😊

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.

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