Swap-bot Time: September 22, 2018 1:46 pm


Date Joined: January 23, 2016
Last Online: September 21, 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 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, 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 am not a religious person. I believe life is about how you live your life and treat others (including insects, animals, people) and how you treat the world. If you send something religious it will probably get passed to someone else or trashed. I'm okay with hearing others views but don't try to convert me to your religion or disrespect my beliefs.

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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polyk rated for Christmas in July Ornament on Sep 21, 2018
Comment: 😮😮😮 Such a cool idea!!! Did you do the digital collage yourself? It took me a second to realize it was all one picture! Also appreciate the Fem PC! How’d you know I’d like that 😉 hahaha! 💜💜💜TY so much!!! (Ohhh! And that envie!!! What the what!?! Where? How? Soooo cute! Where did you find such a thing? )
Comment: Loved him thank you!!
Comment: Wonderfully drawn scarecrow. Thanks for the extra goodies as well.
Comment: Hi Diana, Thank you for a brilliant choice of wonderful postcards. If it were possible, I would give you 5 hearts. I love them all. :)
goinjenny rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #34 on Sep 13, 2018
Comment: You went overboard, LOL. THANK YOU!!
Liiskah rated for Three Postcards in an Envelope #5U on Sep 13, 2018
Comment: Thankyou! I love all the cards :)
dartha rated for Crappy Halloween!!! on Sep 11, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much Diana for your wonderful Halloween ornament - spreading creepy love everywhere - awesome!!!
Comment: Thanks for the great butterfly card! I also appreciated the handmade envelope that you sent with it. I look forward to sharing this once again when I send it to someone. :) I love how this swap ends up making so many people happy! Thanks again!
Comment: Thank you. Love the postcards also.
sherylk3 rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #33 on Sep 10, 2018
Comment: Love the postcards - especially the tea and the beautiful bridge PC - thanks so much.
Comment: Thank you very much Diana, you had me smiling before I even opened the envelope, great postage used, the Scooby Doo stamp is especially awesome! Ta also for the Scooby Doo (stamp) sticker. I appreciate your generosity in sending me a postcard for each of the categories, I really do like them all :)
Maggie249 rated for Voodoo is a Bunch of Crap on Sep 10, 2018
Comment: Oh i luv her and she will be with all my other art dolls inside a glass case heart for you yes these dolls are so much fun to create and send and recv
kclicquot rated for Group:mr zip cardboard swap on Sep 7, 2018
Comment: Diana!!! Thank you so much for your patience in receiving this rating. . . . First I misplaced the card, so I didn't know which cardboard swap it was, then I checked in, and Yes! Purple Haze was from you. . Then I thought I rated it. Thank you so much for the great card and also your patience as I slowly get my act together, post-crazy-summer
CHOWEFACE rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #164 on Sep 4, 2018
Comment: I wanna give you double hearts because of how awesome these cards are! Thanks so much!
GinaVisione rated for Pink and Gray Mail Art on Sep 4, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the great Helen Keller PC and wonderful postage stamps!!
Response: I'm surprised it got there this fast. It must have been traveling over the holiday. I'm glad you like it and thank you for the heart. I was so happy I had her stamp and others that related.
Arabella rated for New-Artist Trading Coin on Aug 31, 2018
Comment: Love the bee and honey comb coin, Diana! And the vellum butterfly with tiny white flowers is beautiful too! Thank you so much!
Response: Thank you and so happy you like them. I love the Tim Holtz vellum paper.Thank you for the heart.
Comment: Love LOVE L O V E this magnet! You did such a beautiful job painting everything! Ty! 💜
Response: Thank you, I enjoyed making it and am very happy you like it! Thank you for the heart! 💕
luleemik rated for Games People Play on Aug 30, 2018
Comment: Love, love, love the frame and all of the cool game pieces---especially the monopoly pieces. Thanks for a great swap and joining in on the fun!
Response: Thank you for hosting another wonderful swap. Always so much fun! I'm very happy you like it, it was a blast to decorate. Thank you for the heart.
marclively rated for Two Maps and a Non-Touristy PC #5 on Aug 29, 2018
Comment: Thanks, Marc
Response: You're welcome. Thank you for the heart.

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lou on Sep 13, 2018:

Happy Birthday Month!

SilverD on Sep 1, 2018:

💔 ♥️ 💗 💓 💕 💖 💞 💘 💛 💙 💜 💚 💝 😘 😍 😻 💏 💑 💌 💒 🏩 💟 ♥️

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:

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

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