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SilverD

SilverD
Date Joined: January 23, 2016
Last Online: July 24, 2021
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 and making things from found materials is a lot of fun! 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

I also draw and paint. This is an ATC done with colored pencil.

mummy

I enjoy working with markers.

markers

This is acrylics on a wood panel. My grandmother quilted. This is my version of a quilt since sewing isn't a favorite hobby.

Quilt painting

I enjoy photography. See the blue moth in the flowers?

mums

This is on my mail route. So pretty. I also see bears, wild turkeys, deer, rabbits, fox, other critters, and once a bob cat!

creek

This is where I live! Love it here! I took this picture on the Blue Ridge Parkway (BRP).

brp

Went to the Biltmore house fall of 2018. Biltmore

Zentangles are fun. This is my very first Zentangle.

markerzen

Markers of zen. This is how I doodle.

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!

"Billy 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", "Love Actually", "Dogma", "Matrix". I'm sure I can think of more but that's enough for now.

Favorite Music

In no particular order after Stevie Nicks, she's my all time favorite:

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:

  • The Fat Cat Five minute reading if you'd care to hear the book read to you. :) This was a favorite book of mine when I was little, I have no idea why.
  • 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. Please NO STICKERS of any kind, I really don't use them.

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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Ratings

Eclectonote rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #97 on Jul 21, 2021
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Comment: Fantastic postcard with the moody nighttime circus illustration. Your stamps are awesome - and all but one are line engraved, i.e., intaglio printed. I love the 1934 Maryland Tercentenary stamp showing the ships Arc and Dove. Such detail! Thank you for your thoughtfulness and for a Great Mail Day.
mahlermail rated for HMPC: Bird love - July on Jul 20, 2021
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Comment: Love my PC -- great layering
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Comment: Thank you, loved all of it!
user3370 rated for AAA: SC Coin USA/CAN #318443 on Jul 18, 2021
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Comment: I'm so glad you were my swap partner for this one - I love the ATC Coin you made! Thanks for the postcards and nice note, too! I look forward to swapping with you again!
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Comment: Tons of hearts,thank you so very much, but first I peeled away postal yellow stickers first on 07/03, second one 07/14. The post office didn't know what to do with the partial 106 address that should have been 1060. Your beautiful envelope arrived in pristine shape. Great cards and hilarious Corn Palace!
Response: I put the wrong addy? Oh no, so sorry I'm glad it got to you! The corn palace is different but the art that they make out of corn is truly amazing. Thank you for the heart.
young46356 rated for NYUP Oversized PC #8 on Jul 17, 2021
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Comment: What a great card! Rich
pintis rated for NYUP Oversized PC #8 on Jul 16, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the shrimp postcard!
HelenG6 rated for I Can't Believe It's an Ad Card #10 on Jul 16, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the "Southern Migrations" card. I love the older stamps used!
Honeyloveart rated for NYUP USA Only #72 on Jul 15, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much! This is such a cool postcard, I love the color and all the kitschy tourist traps!!! This pc was a lovely reminder of childhood memories.
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Comment: What a COOL card and piece of art with the stamps. It's like a little art gallery. I'm in love. Thanks so much! :):):)
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Comment: Thank you for the bright and bold ATC, I love it! And thank you for the very fun stickers :)
AmookIslandCreations rated for AAAMA: Artsy Notes on Jul 13, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for this great note card with all the great textures on it. Thanks for all the excellent stamps on the envie as well! I have never used this technique, but I would like to try it. Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
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Comment: Thank you so much for thinking of me and sending me an elephant card <3
Response: I'm so glad you like it! Thank you for the heart.
pernie123 rated for NYUP USA Only #72 on Jul 13, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the kittens card. I agree about not sending most vintage cards naked through the mail service. Most are too fragile for such treatment. One came from Germany, bent but intact.
nanadiana rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #97 on Jul 13, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the Elvis sandwich recipe and love that you matched the stamp to the pc! Very original pc! Thank you!
PostMuse rated for PA: Mixed Media PC (USA) on Jul 12, 2021
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Comment: Oh my goodness! What a beautiful piece of art. Thank you. I agree that the demands of being a letter carrier are little understood by the general public, but I love a challenge and enjoy the job. I just got my transfer to my own town, so now I have a 5 minute commute, not 1 hour :-)
Response: I'm happy you like it and ty for the heart. I'm 45 minutes away but could be 5 minutes if I transfer. The PM here is not the best and I'm on my favorite route ever. A dilemma! :)
ktk8 rated for AAAMA: Artsy Notes on Jul 12, 2021
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Comment: oh my Goodness.... what a beautiful beautiful card.... I love it and think that I shall use it to make a journal on the inside it is so special.....many many many hearts to you!!!!
Response: What a wonderful compliment. I feel honored and very happy that you would use it for a journal! Thank you for the heart.
sebastian122 rated for AM: Is that...Hello Kitty??? on Jul 11, 2021
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Comment: What a fun picture! Thanks for joining my swap, and for sharing your talent.
Response: This was a lot of fun! Thank you for hosting and the heart.
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Comment: I got your great Elvis postcard with Elvis stamp today, and it made my day:-) Thank you so much, Diana <3
Response: I don't know if you got the first one or second one but I'm glad you like it. I don't know if the first one even made it into the outgoing mail. Thank you for the heart.
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Comment: Thanks Diana for an awesome swap. Love the stickers too. Very unique Where did you find such a treasure???
Response: I got the stickers and Mr Zip from Etsy. I'm glad you liked everything, it was fun putting it all together.

Rating Overview

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Comments

Meisje on Dec 4, 2020:

Just because β™₯

Christmas Christmas

Christmas

CookieMomster78 on Nov 26, 2020:

You have been one of the lights in a seemingly dark world.

CANNEKCUL on Oct 29, 2020:

Thank you so much for my awesome gifts! I loved everything!

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™₯️

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