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SilverD

SilverD
Date Joined: January 23, 2016
Last Online: June 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

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 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!

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.

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 & 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

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Comment: Hi Diana, Thank you so much for the wonderful postcards, plus the extras, all from my preferences, which I really appreciated. Best wishes from Jenny.
DaisyNY rated for Coloring PC on Jun 13, 2018
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Comment: You only needed to mail the one you colored as a postcard, but thanks for the extra card. You're good with colored pencils. Was that just pencil or did you use marker under it?
susieq11 rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #158 on Jun 10, 2018
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Comment: What a thoughtful swap!! Thank you for choosing postcards from my likes, and the card you wrote on is just darling!! You brightened my day! Thanks so much xx
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Comment: Diana, love the card, words and especially the tag. That tassel is the coolest and you are right, the flowers are soooo cute. What a clever idea. I shall remember that one.
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Comment: Lovely!
marymary914 rated for Faux Silk ATC on May 21, 2018
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Comment: Love this ATC!! The blues are great!!
Poohtat rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #21 on May 18, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful postcards!
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Comment: Diana, I absolutely love what you sent to me!!!!! I love the butterfly and music theme, You have captured me well!! :) I adore those little pieces in the bad. They are perfect for making shaker cards and soooo adorable. Where did you pick thouse up at, I must have some lol. Thanks again sweetie!
Response: You are very welcome. It was fun picking items for you. Of course I only sent the clay pieces that were predominately black and white but these little pieces are very cute. I got them from Charm Tape through Etsy, I got all eight designs: https://www.etsy.com/listing/597978899/5001000-pieces-fimo-clay-slices-fruit?ref=shop_home. It took a bit for them to get here as they come from Hong Kong but they were worth the wait! Thank you for the heart.
bluehairedmary rated for PH: Send 5 Postcards #8 on May 10, 2018
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Comment: You did an excellent job picking out some great postcards! I absolutely LOVE the Pride & Prejudice card! Thanks so much!
Response: I thought you might like that! :) Thank you for the heart.
Churchmouse70 rated for PH: Variety Package #2 on May 9, 2018
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Comment: Lol!! You could've drove this to me in about 15 minutes! I'm up in Hendersonville all the time at the Flat Rock Playhouse and I love The Wrinkled Egg! Thanks for the awesome PC's. I don't have these and I love the washi!! ❤️your southern neighbor❤️
Response: That is pretty ironic, didn't realize you were so close. I had to google The Wrinkled Egg, I've never been. Looks quite interesting so I will be going! Thanks for mentioning it! Thank you for the heart. ❤️your southern neighbor, I love this place! ❤️
Pandd rated for Mixed Media Monochromatic Tag: Pink on May 7, 2018
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Comment: Loved your tag..very pinky! And those great photos. They will be fun to use. Thank you for sharing. Pat💕💕
Response: My mum's side of the family are WV hicks-so lots of great pics! Glad you like the tag- it's one of my favs that I've made. Simple but pretty. Thank you for the heart.
Poohtat rated for BL ~ Butterfly and Flower ATC on May 3, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the ATC and the washi samples.
Response: I had fun making it. Thank you for the heart.
EmilyT rated for PTG: Scavenger Hunt #32 on May 2, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much for the generous selection! I really like them and you did guess my favorites indeed- St.francis chapel, map, caterpillar, also the observatory & zooplankton. Many hearts. Ps-the bioluminescent postage rocks!
Response: I'm very happy you liked them. It's always fun to try and chose postcards someone will like, I like that postage also, very cool! Thank you for the heart!
HannahsMommy07 rated for Mr. Zip: Pen Pal Set on Apr 29, 2018
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JadeFan rated for Mr ZIP Approves! Simple Warm-up on Apr 25, 2018
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Comment: This was above and beyond what I was hoping to get, Thank you!
Response: Very happy you liked, it's one of my favorite envies to make. Thank you for the heart!
phillaine rated for private swap: Rainbow of Surprises on Apr 25, 2018
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Comment: Holy magnificence, Diana! :) I just came home from a family visit to find a most glorious rainbow waiting for me, thanks to you. Seriously, many many thanks to you. I could go on and on about each carefully chosen perfect-for-me item, including your wonderful handmade envelopes and the delightful surprise "cootie-catcher," but it would bump your other ratings right off the page due to the length of my response. For anyone checking out Diana's ratings, suffice it to say that this is one of the most thoughtful and generous collections of gifts I've ever received here on the 'bot. I am even more excited now for you to get the package I'm sending to you, Diana (just finishing up a few handmade items), and I very much look forward to swapping with you in the future.
Response: 😃😃😃 Can't tell you how happy I am that you like everything! When the bath salts arrived I wanted to keep them for myself. They smell so lovely! Thank you for all the nice comments, that is a delightful surprise to me. 😘 Wishing you many wonderful swaps.
shirleyinCA rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #155 on Apr 24, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for wonderful cards - impossible to pick a favorite - they all are! Cool swap card, too.
Response: Thank you and happy you like them and my swap card. 😃
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Comment: Thank you for postcards and other goodies! I love the Jetoy cat card, Batman card is new one in my collection, Greetings from... USA is new for me too. I love all you've send me :)
Response: I'm really happy you like them! Thank you for the heart.
pinkqueen rated for WIYM: Send 10 Happy Mail USA on Apr 23, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much for all of the lovely goodies.
Response: Hope you can use them, thank you for the heart.
blueseabliss rated for CPG Shoes ATCs - Global on Apr 20, 2018
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Comment: LOVE these! Do make more! Thank you!
Response: Thank you! Thank you for the heart also. 😃

Rating Overview

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Comments

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

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!

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