Swap-bot Time: January 18, 2019 8:05 pm


Date Joined: November 10, 2008
Last Online: January 18, 2019

Country: United States


I like

  • ocean colors
  • coffee
  • lilacs and tulips
  • interesting typography
  • Craftsman style architecture; Mission style furniture
  • stories about time travel
  • outdoorsy things and nature and anything around water (beaches, rivers, and lakes). I hike and kayak, and one of my bucket list items is to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail.

.... and a lot more things, but I'm choosing not to list them all here. I'm pretty much open to anything (with the exception of the things I mention below), and I like to see your personal aesthetic.

Please don't send

I would appreciate not receiving anything with the following themes or motifs:

  • Anything satanic or having to do with the occult
  • Wicca, paganism, or anything that worships or idealizes "Mother Earth" or "Goddess."
  • Eastern mysticism; Buddhism; Islam; Shintoism; pantheism.
  • Politicized rainbows
  • Rodents (mice, rats)
  • Passive aggressive communication or gas lighting. I will refuse to respond, because normal adult discourse is not possible with sociopaths and narcissists.

Notes to Self


jayneblonde002 rated for NH: Christmas Postcard on Jan 17, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for your lovely postcard.
choke rated for THC: #8 Tag with Distress Color Fade on Dec 26, 2018
Comment: Fabulous tag Diane! I love the old worn look you got on all of the elements. The fade (ombre, yes! why couldn't I think of that when I set up the swap?!? lol) you achieved is fabulous. Thank you too for the beautifully colored envelope that it arrived in. Thanks for another superb swap!
pne rated for NH: Christmas Postcard on Dec 2, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the Christmas card, yay! And thank you for hosting this swap :)
Sammoning rated for NH: Christmas Postcard on Dec 1, 2018
Comment: Thank you very much for the pretty, glittery postcard! I definately share your love for sparkling lights :)
Comment: So nice to see you in a swap again! Thank you for all the glittery things you sent. I will enjoy using them. I always love a little glitter.
TiffanySmart rated for THC: 10 step ATC challenge #13 on Nov 29, 2018
Comment: Love. Love. Love. Thank you!!!
Response: Oh, I'm glad! It definitely went in a different direction than I expected. haha
Caithness rated for NH: Christmas Postcard on Nov 24, 2018
Comment: Your postcard warmed my heart today with its warm quote. I too love when all the homes start to show their twinkling lights. Have a great festive season!
kmwhatley rated for NH: Christmas Postcard on Nov 23, 2018
choke rated for THC: 10 step ATC challenge #12.5 on Nov 13, 2018
Comment: Diane, this pumpkin card is stunning! Is it a Tim Holtz stamp? I keep looking at the faded color effects, they're perfect! And the background looks like the perfect ground setting for autumn. Thank you so much for your wonderful creation!
Response: Not a TH stamp, just one I probably picked up at Michael's or HL.
choke rated for THC: 10 step ATC Challenge #12 on Nov 13, 2018
Comment: Outstanding work Diane! This was a new challenge for me too. You really found the right mix and got some lovely intensity to your color, I really struggled with that part. Thank you so much for the lovely swap, of course it will go right in my collection!
Comment: Love the tag you made! The holder you made is cool. I will be stealing this idea. :) I archived this swap and just realized I had not rated you, so sorry!
Response: I always keep my messy inked scrap papers for sleeves and envelopes. ;)
Comment: This is gorgeous!!! I love, love, love the background and want to know how you created it. Do you have a tutorial? A super tag!!! Thank you!
sherylk3 rated for NH Dog ATC on Sep 28, 2018
Comment: What a cool ATC, thanks so much.
Response: Thanks for the rating, and for joining the swap!
Bhindblueeyes rated for CS Doggo ATC on Sep 19, 2018
Comment: I love the ATC!!!!! I also loved the notecard you sent it in - super cute! PLEASE do tell me where you obtained the sleeves :) Thank you so much for hosting and giving me courage to try something new!!!
Response: I bought clear plastic sleeves at Walmart, where they keep the trading cards (usually near a register).
Sash90 rated for Blind, quick tea swap nr.5 on Sep 17, 2018
Comment: I got the teas today ❤️ Thank you so much. I‘ve never tried these flavors before and now I can‘t wait to give them a try 😊
DragnFeathers rated for NH Mail Art swap on Sep 13, 2018
Comment: This envelope is beautiful! I love the metallic. It is definitely going to be a keeper. Thank you!
Comment: Hello, you may have sent it two weeks ago but I just got it today. When you make envies like the one you made sometimes they are non-machinable and have to be handled by people in each office it goes through. It does have a date stamp of September 1 and I can tell it didn't get machined because there is no bar code. Want you to know that I absolutely love the envie. I was really so thrilled when I took it out of the mailbox, very cool image of houses! I also love the tag, you did wonderful work. I have not used mica sprays. I love how you layered colors and the images. Thank you for a wonderful swap! I went to the apple festival and got some apples and I saw the donuts but didn't get one. Everything is a bit scary around here right now because of Hurricane Florence. I tried three gas stations before I was able to get gas and then was limited to 10 gallons. Stopped at the store and there was NO bread on the shelves.
Response: I had a mail art envelope labeled "undeliverable" last week, so I was getting worried about the one I sent to you. I'm glad it got there and you liked it. :) Yes, the NC situation is scary! I have family in your town and I'm emailing them tonight, to make sure they're set for the onslaught of rain.
Ambernella rated for Private Mail Art Swap on Sep 6, 2018
Comment: Wooooooot...
Response: Oh, YAY! I'm sending that other envelope to you - again. It has your name on it, so you might as well have it. :)
lmacdavis93 rated for THC: 10 step ATC challenge #9 on Sep 1, 2018
Comment: TC - your 10 step ATCs are wonderful! I love the backgrounds you created for both of them and the color palettes you used are soft and natural which are my favorites. Thank you for these two beauties!
suepier rated for Random Card Swap USA 1 on Aug 24, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the cute postcard of the gorilla and the baby. I love gorillas.

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Paige1900 on Jan 2, 2019:

Hello and Happy New Year! ♥

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VivaLaDiane on Dec 18, 2018:

Just letting you know I was thinking of you. Merry Christmas lady!! May 2019 be our year!!! xoxo♥

VivaLaDiane on Nov 26, 2018:

:D A long road but here we are. Lol. I hope all is well with you. xoxo♥

anrtist on Nov 14, 2018:

Happy Thanksgiving!!!
Blessings, cc

piratecaptainmo on Jul 9, 2018:

Thank you for the cool note cards you sent for the PF swap tag(US), they're great!

jukejan on Jul 1, 2018:

Here is a hug, just read your post about your pet. The compassion as the Vet's office is so wonderful!

Hell0Z0mbie on Jun 6, 2018:

LOL! I guess there's probably worse ways to go? I'm so glad you like it, that theme was a fun challenge! :)

VivaLaDiane on Jun 6, 2018:

Okay - take a break from jury dutying to go nab me Harry Styles. He's in Houston tonight I believe. Just lock him up and I will fly down and pick him up. :D :D

VivaLaDiane on May 23, 2018:

Jury duty??! I am jealous!

craftykat68 on May 18, 2018:

Thank you for your nice letter about raising chickens for the"I feel like writing about.. Penpal tag.I enjoyed reading it!!Lovely handwriting

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