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SilverD

SilverD
Date Joined: January 23, 2016
Last Online: May 18, 2020
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 ~ Seether ~ Pink ~ Lorde ~ Lady Gaga ~ Sia ~ Johnny Cash ~ 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, as of now (9/12/2019) I've never seen one.

  • 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
  • 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:

  • 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, 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

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Comment: Thank you for the cool stamps !
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Comment: Thank you so much for the great selection of postcards! You did a really good job on this swap!
dawnakaulen rated for NYUP Oversized PC #5 on Apr 25, 2020
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Comment: Excellent choice for me, thank you!
veronicallama rated for NYUP Oversized PC #5 on Apr 25, 2020
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Comment: Thanks! Fun postcard!
dawnakaulen rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #84 on Apr 24, 2020
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Comment: Cute PC, thank you. I have 2 kitties but they are indoor only so don't bring me mouse presents thank goodness!
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Comment: Very classy cards, thanks! My favorite is that awesome 57 Pontiac!
bluehairedmary rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #84 on Apr 23, 2020
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Comment: What a wonderful P&P card and I love the stamps you used! I hope you are surviving these times. Now I know how a middle class woman might feel in Regency times - needing a long walk to get out of the house!
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Comment: Opened my envie today from you, then another and another and another, what lovely little green surprises. thank you
Eulegirl rated for WIYM: National Park post card on Mar 18, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard with trees. I've not visited this park, but I know I would like to!
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Comment: Thanks for all the prettyness, love all your stamped images! Also very excited about the amazing postage stamps on your envie, yay! Have a great day! Groetjes Barbara
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Comment: Love the ATC! and the card! and the envelope! Quality package. Thanks!
carfra89 rated for WIYM: Twofer Time-USA on Feb 15, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for this swap! Such a beautiful envelope and cute postcards, thank you :)
LadyJo rated for WIYM: National Park post card on Feb 15, 2020
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Comment: Beautiful postcard! Thank you!
Suzyanner rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #91 on Feb 12, 2020
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Comment: WOW! You are amazing sending a card for ALL the categories! I love them all! My absolute favorite is the 3-D fish one! Your picture one was so beautiful, and I'm going to check out Michael Moorcock. Thank you SO much!
simcoe54 rated for PH: Women on Postcards #2 on Feb 11, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for the women postcards. Not sure if there is a Canadian scientist in the set.
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Comment: All wonderful choices, thank you!
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Comment: I apologize for the delayed rating. I enjoyed the beautiful wintry card and love the spiced mug mat.... I love all things mail related (and tea and hot cocoa!) so a postcard mug mat is perfect!! Plus the rooster is adorable :)
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Comment: Where do I begin?! This was such a lovely gift to receive in my mail. I love the TH goodies, the pretty brooch and the stamps. You had it wrapped so cute too! Thank you so much for this beautiful swap! I'm so sorry for the late rating .. my mail place seems to have stockpiled a bunch of my incoming mail.
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Comment: You spoiled me!! Not only did you send BOTH words worth, but I honestly LOVE the cards you sent. Most of these are going into my permanent collection, and a couple are being displayed in my office already. Thank you so much!!! Happy New Year!

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Comments

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™₯️

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!

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