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RiverTopanga

RiverTopanga
Date Joined: January 21, 2017
Last Online: July 11, 2020
Birthday: December 11
Country: United States

About Me

Hi, I'm Leslie.

7/6/20: I am now participating in select International swaps. I am trying to keep my postage budget down this month... I went way over the last 3 months (Aaacckk!).

/15/20: Just as an FYI: Due to COVID-19 stay-at-home restrictions, I will not be participating in International swaps at this time. I am out of Global stamps, and my stamp budget increased exponentially this month due to all the regional swaps I am participating in. This is, in no way, a reflection on the Int'l swaps. I am hoping the restrictions will be lifted in May, and I can get to the PO to buy some Int'l stamps to add to my May stamps. (fingers crossed!!). Craft on everyone!!

Please note that I am a responsible and reasonable swapper. I always try to bring questionable envies to the post office, but sometimes one will slip through and need extra extra postage ๐Ÿ™ Please, if I owe you postage, let me know. Also, if you owe me, know that if you are uncomfortable sending money, I will accept the amount owed by check, postal money order, or unused American postage stamps.

I love Snail Mail! It's so fun to come home from a long day at work and find some wonderful Happy Mail!


*NOTE: Since the move to Florida, I have been mailing most of my swaps from the mailbox. If your swap has a post date on the item that is one day later than I sent from the mailbox, I apologize. I always hit the sent button after the mail has been picked up, not when I drop it in the mailbox. Unfortunately, it may take the mailman (yes, it's really a man!) a long time to get it back to the post office for sorting and mailing. And, I regret that the postal service may have issues if I tell my postman to get the items to post office ASAP ... and darn the rest of his route!! Lol. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I do usually send swaps out ahead of the swap date, so it should still be in compliance.

If you have not received a swap from me, please let me know before you rate. I very rarely miss a swap deadline, and will always message you if I think it will be late.

I can't believe that I actually have to put this on my profile: Swappers that owe me postage: ***Speedy Found Image #16 - $2.68 UPDATE: 1/22/20: I was told by a member of the Swap Bot Flakers that it could be a problem at my end of the postal system. I should go and talk to my post office. So, I did. Here is what they told me: PO stated they would never let an envie that size, with a tracking number, be mailed for $1.10 in stamps. The Post Office will give out piles of tracking numbers to people that mail a lot of items (who knew?). She had to have put the tracking on herself and mailed it. So, when I got home, out of curiosity, I Checked USPS website, here is what it says for the tracking number on the envie: "Label Created, not yet in system A status update is not yet available on your package. It will be available when the shipper provides an update or the package is delivered to USPS. Check back soon."
If it had been mailed with the PO and they put the tracking number on it, it would be in the system as having reached its destination at my house. And the proper postage would be on it.

LIKES/DISLIKES

POSTCARDS.... PLEASE be thoughtful when rating your partners. A heart rating might make that person's day a bit brighter. It confuses me no end that some people refuse to give a heart rating for a postcard. One swapper here pointed out the duplicity in people's rating.... You say, "Thank you for the beautiful postcard, I loved it.", but you rate with just a 5 and NO heart. How can you love that pc and not give a heart? Most swappers are thoughtful when choosing a pc for their partner and try to find one in their collection that the partner would like to receive (unless it's a blind swap). Then, they take the time to write a nice note, stamp it, and mail it before the deadline. WHY would all this NOT deserve a heart rating? Unless it is obvious that person is just in it for ratings, and took no thought or time to write a nice note, then what is the problem? Are the raters just lazy and rude? How much effort does it take to hit the square for "this was an extra special...." and give your partner a smile a for the day? Do you not like to receive hearts?

FAMILY

My 88 yr old mother lives with me. She still has her license (but doesn't drive here in Florida), and makes friends easily.

I also have a son who lives in California (lucky him!)

Favorite Crafts

For Crafts, I am a long-time stamper and scrapbooker. I have stopped making full size Pocket Letters- they are very time consuming. I can do most crafts, however, I have not yet been able to get the hang of sewing, crocheting, or knitting... but I would still like to learn.

I have found an inner artist me from being on swap sites. It's exciting to be challenged like this!

Favorite Books

My all time favorite books...

  1. Martians Go Home

  2. The Disc World series by Terry Prachett

  3. The Harry Potter Series

  4. A book from childhood... The Diamond in the Window.

  5. Little Men by Louisa May Alcott

  6. The Golden Compass trilogy

Favorite Movies

Favorite Movies... hmmm So Many!

I love old movies: Examples: Singing in the Rain, Bringing up Baby, Oklahoma, Carousel, The Philadelphia Story, American Graffiti, Back to the Future (the first is the best! and yes, it IS a classic!), Dirty Dancing... and the list goes on.

I saw La La Land before Christmas 2017, it was Fantastic!

If you like classic movies check out this website... http://www.omahafilmevent.com. My friend Bruce puts on these events, and before I moved, I was a volunteer at the bi-annual events. A fabulous evening!

WISH LIST

Also, I love all things Dyan Reaveley/Dylusions. I use the Dylusions paints and inks in a lot of my Swaps. The colors are so vibrant, and the Dyan Reaveley stamps are so funky and fun, I love them! So receiving anything you create with these would be fabulous!

I have taken classes from Dina Wakley, as well. She is a beautiful, warm, talented woman! I learned how to use a gelli plate, and I love it! Never thought I would want to learn something else, but Gelli printing is awesome.. try it if you have a chance. Loved, loved, loved the Dina Classes!

And, I really love Smash Books. They are what I have been using on my trips for the past year. Anything to be used in a Smash Book would be great!

Swap On!!

..Thank you!

PET PEEVES

PET PEEVES:

SMOKEY OR STRONG SMELLING ODORS. I have severe allergies and any smokey, moldy, or other strong smelling odors (including perfumes) will be thrown in the trash before I even open them.

IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING SWAPPING WITH ME: If you are going to be late, PLEASE NOTIFY ME. I would do the same for you. Rules of swaps are there to be followed (as are all rules in life!) I follow them when I send to you, I would sincerely appreciate you follow them when sending to me.

99.9% of the time we know If we will be late completing a swap. Please do not hit the mailed it button if you did not. I'm sure everyone would appreciate the truth more than some lame excuse we all know isn't true.

Ratings

5
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Comment: Perfect card! I love any turtle! Thank you!
5
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Comment: I love this ATC! You did a great job putting it all together with the gingham background and the stamp. I love the glitter accent you put on the ice cubes. Thanks so much! :):):) I forgot to mention the ATC background paper you sent me. I love it!
Response: Hooray! It's so nice when someone tells you they like what you created for them โ˜บ thank you so much for the ๐Ÿ’› rating. Have fun with the papers. ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’šโค๐Ÿ’›
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Comment: Thank you for the absolutely beautiful botanical Coin. I love how you worked the colors! Thank you also for the gelli plate backgrounds; they will come in very useful. Aloha
Response: You are too kind! I am happy it made it to you... and that you like it!! Nice to know the backgrounds will be put to good use! Thank you so much for the ๐Ÿ’š rating. โ˜บ
MissKayeIdaho rated for Chunk O Cardboard - July 2020 on Jul 10, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful chunk o cardboard! I am also having a difficult time believing that it's July. I can't believe that back to school season is around the corner. Stay safe.
Response: Time really does fly. Thank you for rating.
dustcollector rated for Chunk O Cardboard - July 2020 on Jul 9, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for the sparkly card. Stay safe and well.
Response: Thank you for the โค rating. Sparkles make it get to you faster !! Lol. You stay safe too โ˜บ
bpl76 rated for Postcard Chaos #4 on Jul 9, 2020
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Comment: Thank you
Response: Thank you for the ๐Ÿ’š rating. Enjoy!
donetta rated for TIMS: Coffee Day on Jul 9, 2020
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Comment: Leslie, I LOVE the coffee-themed minis you made for me! I immediately lifted the moo to my nose, and I'm telling you, the aroma of the crushed coffee beans is still potent...and fabulous! Loving the twinchies just as much, too...I have a love for twinchies; they are probably my favorite "mini" to make. Thank you for another wonderful swap!
Response: Glad you like them. Thank you for the <3 rating. Enjoy.
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard. It reminds me of the game Clue.
Response: How cool is that? I still have my Clue game from when I was a child! Thank you so much for the ๐Ÿ’› rating. It is appreciated. I hope you and your loved ones stay healthy. ๐ŸŒž
mandigutterrose rated for Quick PC Swap #1 on Jul 5, 2020
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Comment: I'd never heard the word petrologist, I really hope this comes in up Jeopardy so I can beat my husband!
Response: LOL. I had never heard it either! I used a random word generator, and I am glad that came up! Thank you for the ๐Ÿ’š rating. Good luck with Jeopardy!! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘
ChristineMartinez rated for Upcycled ATC #2 on Jun 30, 2020
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Comment: Beautiful ATC. :)
Response: thank you
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Comment: Loved your "sunny hello" card, it's very cheerful and of course summery! Thanks for sending and I hope we swap again soon!
Response: Hello! Awesome! So glad you liked it!! It was so fun to make in non-traditional colors for you!! Thank you for the ๐Ÿ’œ rating.
ellie rated for Photo Postcard : USA on Jun 29, 2020
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Comment: I love the photo of the egret.
Response: It is a great shot... he loves being there.. when there is water. None there right now, but there will be before the summer is over ๐Ÿ˜ƒ Thank you for the ๐Ÿ’™ rating. Happy Week!!
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Comment: Hello Leslie, Thank you for the butterfly. He is beautyful. Also the Washitape is beautyful. Thank you for that. Greetings Andrea
Response: Aww. Hi Andrea!! So happy you like the green Butterfly! You are welcome for the extras. Thank you for the ๐Ÿ’š rating. Enjoy!!
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Comment: Thank you for the adorable ATC, I love the description of how you made it!
Response: Awww. Thank you for the ๐Ÿงก rating and for the wonderful comment. I am so happy you like him!! He did turn out rather cute.. who would've thought ๐Ÿ˜ƒ? LOL
hibiscus rated for CPG QUICKIE: RWB ATC - US only on Jun 26, 2020
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Comment: I like the heck out of this atc... what a great idea ... thank you so much...great design...
Response: OHHH, Thank you for making my day!!! I am so glad you like the ATC. It was so fun to create for you ๐Ÿค— Thank you so much for the ๐Ÿ’™ rating... enjoy!!
Selewis91 rated for Travel by Postcard Swap on Jun 26, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the pretty postcard! I would love to go to Thailand sometime in my life.
Response: You're welcome.
bruxbaby rated for Travel by Postcard Swap on Jun 25, 2020
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Comment: Wow! Youโ€™ve been everywhere. Iโ€™ve never left the USA. Thanks for the postcard!
Response: Thank you for the ๐Ÿ’š rating. Yes, I have loved to travel ever since I was 16. I take advantage whenever my purse-strings will allow! Nowadays, I guess I am grounded... too dangerous with the COVID-19 cases everywhere. Can't even visit my son in CA ๐Ÿ˜’ If you do get a chance some day... you should travel somewhere. Thailand has beautiful statues, interesting history and the Royal Palace of the King (The King and I - remember that movie?)... And I always love Europe! Good luck! Stay safe for now... far more important!! Have a great weekend.
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful note card and the note on your happenings. I enjoyed hearing what others are doing these days! I love the post cards you sent too! Take Care!
Response: Thank you for the ๐Ÿ’š rating. So happy you enjoyed the note card and the note about my life! I probably shared too much!! Sorry about that... I get carried away!! Enjoy the postcards ๐Ÿ’œ Have a wonderful weekend!
LindaW rated for 4th of July Card on Jun 24, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the cute card and for sharing about your past 4th of July holidays.
Response: Thank you for the ๐Ÿ’œ rating. I am so glad you like the card! I love to make cards :-) I hope that you and your loved ones enjoy a safe and healthy 4th of July this year ๐Ÿง
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Comment: Thank you for your ATC. A totally different take on it than I took. Always fun to see.
Response: glad you like it.

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
4.9962 923 76 77
Completed Fives Threes Ones
768 1042 0 1
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
20 287 461 0
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Comments

jjhere on Jul 3, 2020:

I just had to give you a virtual high-5 and "me, too!" after reading the bit on your profile about Dian Reavely. I've only taken one class from her, but what a class it was! She's such a character and a brilliant teacher. Love her to bits.

Juniebird on Jul 3, 2020:

Hi there! I wanted to let you know that I received the CPG Collab postcard that you participated in and it turned out lovely! Thanks for your awesome dragonfly. =)

Gobarb on Jul 1, 2020:

Hi Leslie. Thank you for the lovely comments. I'm glad that you like what I make and that you like the ATC. Hopefully, we will be swapping with each other again, soon! ๐Ÿค—

ChrisAnne on Jun 5, 2020:

Thank you for the second pc and the postage. I am so appreciative of your pc.

ScrapHappyGabi on Dec 31, 2019:

hny

ScrapHappyGabi on Dec 24, 2019:

mcm

yvonne401 on Dec 5, 2019:

Welcome to Swaps in the U.S.A.! It's great to have you here!

Blessings,

Yvonne

moonlitmailbox on Nov 16, 2019:

Thank you very much for the beautiful Thanksgiving notecard and the extra goodies inside. I enjoyed reading about your weekend for the TGIF #171 swap! Have a wonderful holiday season!

Kokoxo on Oct 11, 2019:

ccc

Thank you for the $1 Store Group Oct. Wishes! I absolutely love the coloring postcards and note-card! ~ I can't wait to color them ๐Ÿ’–

ScrapHappyGabi on Oct 2, 2019:

HAPPY OCTOBER!!

happy october

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