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SilverD

SilverD
Date Joined: January 23, 2016
Last Online: March 22, 2019
Birthday: September 23
Country: United States
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About Me

2/11/2019 I have been in and out of the hospital with pain in my back and have gotten behind on rating and swaps. I think I'm caught up on rating but if I have missed yours, please PM me so I can rate you.

"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

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.

rooster

This is colored pencil.

markers

I like markers!

Quilt painting

Acrylics on wood panel.

I enjoy photography.

mums

See the blue moth?

road

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).

zentangle

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", "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!

Postcards

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...

Hobbies

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.

fly

Bob's grandaughter

I created both of these in Illustrator.

I like creating handmade postcards.

postcard

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 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 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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Ratings

Zander rated for Add a ticket on Mar 16, 2019
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Comment: Thank You so much much for the great ATC and extra goodies!
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Comment: Diana this card was amazing. You’re drawing skills a fabulous! I’m lucky to get to add it to my collection. Nightmare was one of the first horror movies I ever saw. Thanks!
Sash90 rated for CALG;seeds.tea.letter on Feb 26, 2019
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Comment: Thank you thank you thank you! That was happy mail indeed! I love rosemary β€οΈπŸ˜‹ but sadly my plant died a couple of months after I bought it. Now I can grow my own Rosemary πŸ˜ƒ The postcards will have their spot in my little collection, thanks for your generosity πŸ€—I must say, the Native American Tea sounds very interesting. I can’t wait to try it!
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Comment: Love it! Thank you!
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Comment: Thank you for the gorgeous postcards. I LOVE the strawberry dragon!!!! Extra hearts if I could give them!!
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Comment: WOW---you could not have selected a more perfect swap for me! Love, love, love the metal saying and it goes without saying the napkin too---too cute. Thank you for being a super swapper:)
coleenfranks rated for BL ~ Handmade Envy x 5 on Feb 16, 2019
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Comment: Diana, thanks for such a lovely swap. Cool envie you sent in and such beautiful butterfly envies. thanks for the extras as well. Blessings on your 2019.
Michelle0329 rated for Add time/clock on Feb 15, 2019
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Comment: I loved your ATC!!! it was so pretty!! Thank you so much!! and the extras!!! Great swap!
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Comment: Love the postcards, Diana! I have several Bigfoot cards but not this one!! Think it is my favorite now! Love the wooden one, too! Thank you so much!
123Poggy123 rated for Add a crown on Feb 8, 2019
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Comment: This is a lovely ATC. Thank you for the goodies & tea for me to use. I love the envelope you made to send everything in.
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Comment: Your package has arrived! I am actually planning on saving these stuffers until Christmas. I have tremendous willpower I do like the extras! Thank you and I hope that you are feeling better.
simcoe54 rated for PH: Music PC (Blank or Naked) on Feb 1, 2019
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Comment: I love both the Elvis pcs you sent my way. Thank you!
dawnakaulen rated for PH: Spell H-E-A-R-T With PCs #2 on Jan 30, 2019
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Comment: All great choices, thank you! Thank you also for the extra goodies :)
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Comment: Thanks for the great map postcards. There are some new ones for my collection.
notme78 rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #162 on Jan 25, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the cards.
Noodles84 rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #161 on Jan 22, 2019
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Comment: Thank you sooo much for the postcards. You picked perfectly! And I love the added touch of a handmade envelope out of scrapbook paper. I do this as well, I am trying to use some of it up haha!
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Comment: Thank you so much for the cards I particularly liked the early Disney ones
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Comment: AHHHH, I love this so much! You didn't know, but my daughter's name is Liberty so the front of the envie was so awesome! These cards are amazing, I love the Shirley Chisholm the best. And the Snape stamp!! THANKS!!!!! Happy new Year! :):):)
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Comment: More great cards from you in a really pretty handmade envie! Thanks so much!
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Comment: Oh! So generous! Thank you so much for soooo many great cards!!

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Comments

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!

CurlyTea on Nov 23, 2017:

wolfeagle on Oct 11, 2017:

hi

SilverD on Sep 27, 2017:

Stevie Nicks

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