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SilverD

SilverD
Date Joined: January 23, 2016
Last Online: October 25, 2020
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.

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.

mummy

This is an ATC done with colored pencil.

markers

I like markers!

Quilt painting

Acrylics on wood panel.

I enjoy photography.

mums

See the blue moth?

creek

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).

Went to the Biltmore house last fall: Biltmore

Zentangles are fun. This is my very first Zentangle.

markerzen

Markers of zen.

jewls

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 "AmΓ©lie".

"AmΓ©lie" trailer

I also like "The Green Mile", "Face Off", "Forest Gump", "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory" the original, "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 ~ Queen ~ Three Dog Night ~ SinΓ©ad O'Connor ~ The Cranberries ~ Melanie ~ Pentatonix ~ Lindsay Fuller ~ Creed ~ Bobbie Gentry ~ Styx ~ Pink ~ Lorde ~ Lady Gaga ~ Sia ~ Johnny Cash ~ Eagles ~ Sarah McLachlan ~ AURORA ~ Fever Ray ~ Billie Eilish

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 and receiving postcards!

Self made postcards are VERY welcome. A photo, drawing, graphics, photograph, collage, anything "handmade". I also don't mind receiving Zazzle, FreeAd, Red Bubble, Cafe Press or any other of that type of post card even if the swap says "NO". I WILL NOT RATE DOWN.

I would love postcards of gnomes and bees. UPDATE: As of 10/7/20 I received my very first gnome and bee postcard from the same person~ Poohtat! Thank you! The bee is a Steampunk mechanical bee but it's still a bee!

  • vintage and vintage linen POST OFFICES! I collect them, even if they're written on. I have over a hundred different offices but there are probably thousands of offices. You can also ask me if I have an office before sending, but I don't mind duplicates of offices. They are often a different view.
  • mail boxes!
  • anything postal related
  • Postal Love Greetings From...
  • other Greetings From...
  • art and design
  • 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
  • butterflies
  • bees
  • gnomes
  • 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, 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

tree

I created both of these in Illustrator.

I like creating handmade postcards.

postcard

This pc is from a photo I took on my way to Texas. I added distress in Photoshop.

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

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 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 don't ask if the item I sent has been received anymore; so if you didn't receive my swap, please contact me.

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: What a wonderful set of bookmarks! I especially like the one with the tassle. I love bees! Thanks!
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Comment: Love the National Park pcs. Thanks
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Comment: Thank you!😁
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Comment: Thank you for the nice postcards:)
CANNEKCUL rated for Quarantine Halloween Party on Oct 16, 2020
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Comment: Hi! I just received my large box nicely decorated. I am opening it at the Virtual Halloween Zoom party! Hope to see you there. Thank you.
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Comment: All clever choices, thank you! The black cat one is my favorite :)
rhinoluvr rated for PH: Send 3 Touristy Postcards #15 on Oct 11, 2020
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Comment: Hi Diana! Thank you for this wonderful envelope of happy mail! I especially love the older postage & the charming paper with your cheerful message. I especially like the Carl Sandburg PC, and I’m putting his house on my list of places to visit someday; it sounds really cool. Take care :)
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Comment: Thank you so very much for this amazing swap - and great envelope and stamps!! How kind of you to send me all the topics!!! I love them all! Thank you so much for joining and I’m really lucky to have been your partner. Hope you’re enjoying a nice autumn. : )
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Comment: What a wonderful swap! Thank you so much! Happy Swapping
Response: You're welcome. Had fun trying to pick out ones that matched the letters and that I thought you might like. Thank you for the heart.
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Comment: Hi D! Thank you so much for your note, a beautiful envie and stamps, and fun postcards :) That big Eraserhead one was particularly special! Hope we can swap again. Take care. (PS - BRP looks gorgeous).
Response: "Rocky Horror Picture Show" is the favorite for me out of the pack. I went with a friend to see it when I was younger. Maybe I'll get you for another swap and will send some of the others. I'm happy you liked the pcs and ty for the heart.
stiffneck78 rated for AAA: Bird Theme on Oct 4, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the adorable ATC. I love the texture. I cannot get over this freakin AWESOME casket ad!! OMG, this is great!!!!! Thank you for sharing it. I think I will frame it...lol
Response: Glad you like the ATC. I just had to have the ad when I saw it but I didn't want it for myself. It's super odd and I'm glad I found the perfect person for it!
CHOWEFACE rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #117 on Oct 2, 2020
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Comment: You sent some awesome cards! Thanks Diana! :D
Response: I had a lot more to choose from with the update! Thank you for doing that, it's nice for me to see what people are about and what they like. Happy you like what I chose. Thank you for the heart.
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely postcard! I agree on all your points! I couldn't be paid enough to do any of those things either!
Response: And yet some people do them for little money, crazy and sick!!! Thank you for the heart.
carrotkate rated for NYUP Women Represent on Oct 1, 2020
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Comment: Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! Your swap made this postal-fangirl (is that a thing?) sooo happy! The stamps, Mr. Zip - swoon! Also, I hung up the pc of the Gwendolyn Brooks quote because she was one heck of poet laureate and South Sider. Thanks again!
Response: I almost didn't send that one but something was tugging at me to go ahead and include it, and it's your fav. :) You're welcome and happy you enjoyed!
Mamamoose rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #89 on Sep 30, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much for the cool postcard! Love it :) Great stamps, too!!
Response: Very happy you like the pc. Thank you for the heart.
KyraSmith rated for BIG SWAP #4 on Sep 29, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the GORGEOUS postcard. This one is going on my refrigerator. So beautiful. I love old mills. Take care!
Response: That is really pretty. Happy you think so too. I will definitely visit one day. You take care as well.
wittmert rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #89 on Sep 29, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for the pretty peacock postcard. I've been chased by geese but never a peacock.
Response: I was also chased by a rooster and he got me! Jumped on my leg and didn't want to let go! That really hurt and my boyfriend was laughing at me as I was jumping around like a chicken trying to get him off. I'm glad you like the peacock and thank you for the heart.
Suzyanner rated for BIG SWAP #4 on Sep 29, 2020
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Comment: I love the Edward Gorey card! And I'm so happy you are pain-free!
Response: Thank you. Very happy you like the pc and ty for the heart.
riverwatcher rated for Halloween Lucky Parcel on Sep 28, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for a great and thoughtful swap. I love it all. The fish is creepy! Lol! Happy Halloween! πŸŽƒπŸ‘»
Response: The fish is creepy, LOL! Different also, and it was better than getting you the skeleton of the rat, though! Happy Halloween! TY for the heart.
Lablauri57 rated for Why is my mailbox so empty? #13 on Sep 28, 2020
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Comment: Wow thank you so much I love the size of the note pad, I a, always looking for something to write on and 5isxwill fit so great next to my work station. It will differently be used. Thanks for the other fun items too especially the flowers 🌸
Response: I'm very happy you'll use it, I was worried. I ❀️ the flowers, too. I'm happy you liked your treats and ty for the heart.

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Comments

newrule on Mar 13, 2020:

Hie Diana! The lovely tea towel surprise is really awesome! Thanks so much for sending it to me. Really appreciate it. And I loved the magnet too. Thanks so much ya. Take care!

YooperHill on Sep 11, 2019:

Mystery supply swap, Yo! I received your art today! Thank you, it is lovely.

Thank you for playing!

riftvegan on Jul 2, 2019:

Dear Diana,

I got your mailing, it's wonderful! Thank You! You went above and beyond, and I so appreciate it. The photos are wonderful and the postcards are great. TY TY!

Happy Day!

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!

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