Swap-bot Time: June 26, 2019 9:12 am


Date Joined: January 23, 2016
Last Online: June 25, 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.

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 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 "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, 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 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 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 & 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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Comment: Sorry for the late rating. I love the homemade envelope and ALL the lovely postcards you chose for me! If I had to pick a favorite, "Wine us like duct tape, it fixes everything." Thanks so much, xo
susieq11 rated for Mix It Up! June on Jun 24, 2019
Comment: Hi Diana! Thank you for your note and all the fantastic postcards!! I really do appreciate them - each one is perfect for me and that 9/11 is a new to my collection! (As are all!!!) I’m so excited for the new First Moon Landing stamps next month!! Thanks so much for joining the swap!!!! : )
squince rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #171 on Jun 7, 2019
Comment: Great selection, awesome photo!! Thanks!
indigo68 rated for Real Photos - nature edition! on Jun 7, 2019
Comment: Stunning photos Diana. Hard to pick a favourite but the bears were a treat to see and I love the mountain view.
Comment: Thank you!!
Comment: thank you for the lovely p.c.it looks so nice there.do the bears get close and scare you .yours is an interesting job in that location,...hugs from Penguin in Tasmania.
zanynat rated for Real Photos - nature edition! on Jun 1, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the BEAUTIFUL photos!!! They look absolutely stunning! The places look amazing and your pictures truly captured the beauty in them. Thanks again!
Johanna51 rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #72 on May 28, 2019
Comment: Great postcard and woinderful stamps. Thank you so much.
Comment: Thanks for choosing to match my profile! Love these cards, oh, especially the letter press!!!!!! What a delightful swap!
earthnk rated for NYUP More Than One Stamp PC #1 USA on May 26, 2019
Comment: Everything about this card is cool. From Steemie La Grain on the front to the dirty rice recipe on the back to all the oh-so-cool stamps you used. I think the Grandma Moses six cent stamp may be my favorite. Thanks so much.
marinda rated for P&M Not A Perfect Postcard 5 on May 25, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome postcard! I love all the great postage, too. :D
Comment: Thanks Diana! Love the postcard and all the wonderful stamps you used. Have a great week!
Tverne05 rated for Real Photos - nature edition! on May 24, 2019
Comment: Oh my WORD!!! The photos you sent me are awesome! They made me have flashbacks and miss my home state even more. I have actually climbed Hanging Rock, which is not too far from you. The Blue Ridge Parkway is so stunning. Thanks a bunch!
dawnakaulen rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #72 on May 24, 2019
Comment: I love vintage PC's, thank you!
dawnakaulen rated for P&M Not A Perfect Postcard 5 on May 24, 2019
Comment: Great choice for me, thank you! I love the stamps too :)
goinjenny rated for Not Your Usual PCs in an Envie #17 on May 23, 2019
Comment: Thank you
simcoe54 rated for PH: National Park (Blank or Naked) on May 22, 2019
Comment: Love the National Park postcards. Thanks
user6937 rated for PH: Pick Your Theme #2 on May 22, 2019
Comment: We have badlands in Alberta, too (and I don't live in them; Calgary is in the Foothills of the Rocky Mountains, but there's lots of prairie, too) - dinosaur bones are still being found there. We have a world famous dinosaur museum in Drumheller. I love the map card you sent of the badlands in SD and the North America map card is new to me, too. Thanks for listening to the James Blunt vid - I love him. The stickers great :)
Comment: Such delightful postcards, even one from Elvis' cookbook! Thanks also for including some National Parks that I don't have yet, the Big Letter card and the extra linen card! A wonderful swap, many thanks!
Comment: Thanks for thoughtfully checking my profile and sending cards I truly love plus an extra! That big letter Grand Canyon is stunning and so is Yosemite! Very fun shape card (so curious that on the back in tiny print it says "a piece of paper offers you a warm world." We are all about swapping these pieces of paper to brighten and warm our days, right?

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Bhindblueeyes on Oct 15, 2018:

IU: Profile Deco Oct Wk 3

:) Enjoy!


CurlyTea on Sep 26, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

lou on Sep 13, 2018:

Happy Birthday Month!

SilverD on Sep 1, 2018:

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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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SilverD on Sep 27, 2017:

Stevie Nicks

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