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SilverD

SilverD
Date Joined: January 23, 2016
Last Online: May 10, 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. 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:

  • 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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Comment: This still hasn't arrived but mail was and still is insane so I'm going to go ahead and archive this. No resend necessary.
dorcii rated for Postcard Scavenger Hunt - March 2021 on Mar 25, 2021
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Comment: Thanks a lot for the lovely postcards :)
user6937 rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #134 on Mar 19, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for these awesome cards - I didn't go "meh" to any of them, lol. I'm starting to get serious about collecting Lantern Press cards, yay for that one. My grandson will love the dinosaur card, too :)
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Comment: thank you!
Highlander18 rated for NYUP: Girl Power on Mar 6, 2021
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Comment: Mega hearts galore!!! Fantabulous envelope of goodies. Great women cards!. Yes, I have your mother's Mount Rushmore in my binder and yes some of these are new to me for my collection. I think I will expand to three 4 inch binders now! So many thank yous!!!
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Comment: Thank you so much. Love the shoes and ATC.
olenaspicer rated for AMA: Sender's Choice -Feb. on Mar 1, 2021
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Comment: What an awesome mail art! Thank you, thank you! Thank you for making it after my profile even though it was sender's choice. Beautiful ATC, I love the technique you used with the sticker paper - gorgeous butterfly! I absolutely love your zine!! What a cool idea to use stamping. Now I want to try that too. And I cannot believe how professional your postcard and envelope and notecard look. Thank you for your note. Just a great swap all around.
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Comment: I realized it was a grid partway through, too! Thanks!
RAINDARGON rated for AAA: SC USA/CAN #311849 on Feb 26, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for your wonderful atc and the extras. I love the circus theme that you used.
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Comment: Awesome PC! I ❀️ your face! LOL! You’re quite good at drawing them, which I admire because I’ve never been so talented in that area! Thank you for participating in the Artist Tribute swap with me & I hope to see you in the mail again soon! Take care up there in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mtns!
Catt007 rated for SS: January/Free-Form Subject: Water on Feb 24, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the fab photo's. I really want to find a waterfall to photograph but there aren't any near me. the search continues. πŸ˜€ I love the shot of your feet, it says freedom and happiness to me. Nothing better than a paddle in cool, clear water. The envelope is great and I will save the stamp for a swap that deserves it. Stay safe πŸ˜€
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Comment: Received your swap today. Thank you for the Christmas press n' seal with your nice note and for the 2 great postcards! I have like you, bird feeders too. Mine always attract the Red Cardinals & every so often the Wrens. But as of late, I haven't seen any birds lately, due to the snowstorms we getting. As for waterfalls, I too have been a lot of them. Esp. Niagra falls both sides NY & Canada. Both beautiful! If you ever get to PA., there is a falls called Buttermilk falls in New Florence, PA. Which is about 2 hours from here & is so beautiful! Take care!
CheyanneB rated for WIYM: Unique PC #3 on Jan 19, 2021
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Comment: I wish I could give you 10 hearts! I love the unique card and facts you wrote on the back - so interesting! Thank you also for the extra postcard! What a surprise when I got my mail today!!!
Murras01 rated for WIYM: Unique PC #3 on Jan 5, 2021
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Comment: Hi Diana! Thanks so much for both Post Cards!! That was super nice of you & I love them both! Your comment about the Turkey/Bear made me smile! Several years ago some wild turkeys roosted next to my parents house & would chase me each time I went in/out of the house. They'd chase my car & peck the tires as I dove 1 mph up the street (to not hurt them)! Thanks for the TWO thoughtful cards & for reminding me of funny times! Best wishes to you in 2021!
debbiespoms rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #92 on Jan 5, 2021
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Comment: Hi Diana! Thank you very much for the PC of Fairies & such! Love it! Happy New Year!
Honeyloveart rated for NYUP USA Only #67 on Jan 3, 2021
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Comment: Very funny, thank you!
squince rated for NYUP USA Only #67 on Dec 31, 2020
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Comment: Thanks!
matt319 rated for BIG SWAP #4 on Dec 25, 2020
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banjobraids rated for NYUP USA Only #67 on Dec 23, 2020
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Comment: You hit this outta the park, Diana! What a COOL card! I have one other Anagram Press of Shirley Chisholm and adore it! This is so beautiful, and that you googled and made it special with your note and the colors is so lovely. Thank you! AND these vintage stamps **chefkiss** LOVE! Thanks for a perfect swap. Happy holidays! :):):):):)
nanadiana rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #92 on Dec 13, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the awesome recipe post card, your nice memory and the beautiful stamps. I need to get some vintage stamps as I love them. I've never been to New Orleans but would love to go one day. My brother-in-law lived there but we never had an opportunity to go visit him before he passed away. Hopefully, we'll be able to travel soon. Take are and thanks for making me smile!

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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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