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RiverTopanga

RiverTopanga
Date Joined: January 21, 2017
Last Online: May 29, 2020
Birthday: December 11
Country: United States

About Me

Hi, I'm Leslie.

4/15/20: 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 πŸ™ 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. πŸ˜‰ 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.

4/28/19: I received a rating of 1 today for a swap I sent over a month ago (3/2/19). The person receiving the swap did not message me to tell me they had not received it. I can't resend a swap if I have not been notified that the swap was not received. The other two people in the swap did receive their swap and commented on my page (so you know it was, indeed, sent). This is very distressing for me, as I always communicate with my partner. PLEASE TELL ME IF YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED your swap BEFORE you rate. I have never flaked on a swap, and never will.
UPDATE: on my "1" rating- I wrote: 4/30/19: I still have not received any messages from you. Please check your "messages sent to" section at the top of your message page. You will see you have never sent anything to me. I really think you have me confused with someone else. Again, as requested below, please message me. UPDATE: 5/10/19: The swapper has now been partially suspended. UPDATE: 6/15/19: The offender is now back on regular swapping status... How is this possible? I received an email from her (Finally) on June 11. It said, she hadn't received the envelope... and now she has a PO box address in USA... So now I can resend to this address if I want to. Is she kidding? I have already sent it twice (and she never requested a resend in the first place). I am NOT sending again to a PO box in a country she doesn't even live in!! - Ridiculous!

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. 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

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Comment: Yes, exactly! Self-cleaning home! πŸ˜† And I need your lawn-mowing one for my parents, because my Dad is stubborn and keeps doing it himself despite it being bad for his asthma!
Response: Oh my gosh! Tell him to stop! I have a local guy do mine. If I did it, I would probably be in the hospital. Let's keep our fingers crossed that our "inventions" will come to pass some day in our futures 🀞✌ Thank you for the 🧑 rating!
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Comment: Thanks for the swap. I designed a smart system to repel snow, so everyone wouldn’t get angry when I wished for some for snowshoeing. It could work for dust. If I could only get the cost below $60,000 a square foot…
Response: Thanks Neal! That would be so awesome! I already have the snow repeller - I live in Florida!! LOL Now, where to get the 60,000 per sf??? πŸ˜‰ Sorry... forgot to say - Thank you for the πŸ’™ rating.
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Comment: Isn’t that what a roomba does
Response: Hi! Not exactly. The Roomba sweeps up dust and dirt (and doesn't mop!) ... I want something that will keep it from forming in the first place so that vacuuming, mopping, and dusting are totally obsolete! No clean ups needed at all, ever! πŸ˜‰ Sorry... forgot to say Thank you for the πŸ’› rating.
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Comment: I love your idea. I want those things too. Thanks for playing.
Response: Thank you for those kind words. Glad you liked the ideas. I love these swaps!! Thank you so much for hosting. πŸ’›πŸ’œ Sorry... forgot to say Thank you for the πŸ’š rating. πŸ˜‰
nanadiana rated for Mailbox Blues #6 on May 25, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the fun glow in the dark postcard of Maestro Rabbit. I tried it and it does glow in the dark! Thanks again! Take care!
Response: Excellent! So happy it made it to you. And it really does glow ☺ enjoy! Thank you so much for the πŸ’š rating.
ChelleHames rated for RSC - Birds are Singing on May 25, 2020
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Comment: Tank you for the lovely Toucan card! I love that stamp and love that I can make it my own colors! So fun! Thanks as well for all the lovely extras! What a wonderful treat in my mailbox!
Response: You are so welcome! Happy you like it. Wanted it to be something special for you. Thank you for the πŸ’™ rating. Happy last week of May ☺
CraftyShana76 rated for Take 10 Postcard swap #21 on May 24, 2020
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Comment: Thank u for the PC!
Response: You're welcome! So glad you like it 😁 Thank you for the πŸ’š rating.
nancylee rated for painted pennies! on May 23, 2020
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Comment: Oh my gosh -these are incredible I hope mine are half as good- beautiful- thank you <3
Response: Awww. You are so sweet. Thank you for those kind words! πŸ’– I'm so pleased that you like them! Thank you also for the πŸ’š rating. I have no doubt that your pennies are gorgeous! 😁Wasn't this a fun swap?
vlhafer54 rated for Woodland Series #4 - OWL ATC on May 22, 2020
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Comment: I love it - Thank you!
Response: Excellent! So happy you like it 😁. Thank you for the πŸ’œ rating ... and thank you for joining the swap πŸ’–
KyraSmith rated for Mailbox Blues #6 on May 21, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the cool rabbit postcard. I’ll definitely look to see if it glows in the dark
Response: You are so welcome! I'm glad you like the card ☺ - 🀞 that it works. thank you for the πŸ’œ rating.
kristid1970 rated for Mailbox Blues #6 on May 21, 2020
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Comment: I love the PC! It does glow in the dark!
Response: Hooray! I am so glad it worked. πŸ‘Thank you for the πŸ’š rating.
suepier rated for Take 10 Postcard swap #21 on May 20, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard and sharing your day with me.
Response: Thank you for the πŸ’– rating. I'm glad you enjoyed the pc and note 😁
NRGordon rated for Natures Wonder PC Swap #2 on May 20, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for the great PC. Hope you used a telephoto lens. I wouldn't wand to get close to him.
Response: Lol. I blew up the pic a bit because cameras make things look further away than they are, and there was a small pond between us. ☺ thanks for the πŸ’™ rating ...
Vickimac rated for GEEK of the WEEK PC Swap #19 on May 19, 2020
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Comment: I also love the opening theme to Star Wars! And thanks for the great Postcard!!!!
Response: Yay! Thank you for the πŸ’— rating. Glad you liked the PC! Happy weekend. πŸ‘
Onyx rated for Natures Wonder PC Swap #2 on May 18, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the nice Florida dolphin card!
Response: Welcome.
megan1230 rated for Natures Wonder PC Swap #2 on May 16, 2020
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Comment: Very cool postcard!! Thank you!
Response: Welcome! So Happy you liked it ☺ Thank you for the πŸ’™ rating. Have a great weekend!
matt319 rated for MEGA Touristy Postcard Swap USA #20 on May 16, 2020
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sjbult rated for TAG with a Bee Theme on May 14, 2020
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Comment: So cute! Thank you for the extras. This was a fun swap and your happy mail made me smile! 🐝
Response: awww. I'm so happy it made you happy! lol. I hope you can use it some time in the future. Thank you for the <3 rating. Enjoy! :^)
vlhafer54 rated for Animal Postcards USA #6 on May 13, 2020
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Comment: Thank you - love the horse PC! Happy Swapping!
Response: Hooray! I am so happy you like it :-) Thank you for the <3 rating. Have a great weekend! <3 <3 <3 <3
MsBellaDonna rated for Mailbox Blues #1 on May 13, 2020
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Comment: I love the Spook Hill postcard! I am definitely going to look up more information about it! Here in New England we have no shortage of mysterious and haunted places and I find it all extremely interesting! Thank you for sharing this one with me :) Stay safe and be well!
Response: I am so thrilled that you like the PC! Oh, you are so right about no shortage of mysterious and haunted places in New England! I grew up 5 miles from Concord and about 10 miles from Lexington.. for a start... talk about haunted!! I was always fascinated to walk the graveyard and battlegrounds of Concord... Never knew why until I became a paranormal investigator. :-) Thank you so much for the <3 rating. Swap on and keep investigating!!

Rating Overview

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4.9959 874 73 75
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Comments

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 πŸ’–

ScrapHappyGabi on Oct 2, 2019:

HAPPY OCTOBER!!

happy october

kittyhahahotbot on Sep 18, 2019:

yvonne401 on Sep 17, 2019:

Welcome to Butterfly lovers! It's great to have you here!

Blessings,

Yvonne

kittyhahahotbot on Sep 17, 2019:

choke on May 4, 2019:

I never noticed it before, but when you're my send to partner, the pop up window with your address asks if I want to translate this page from Zulu - hahahahaha! No idea why, do you?

Sorry to see you have had to recently deal with some nitwit who gave you a poor rating, you're one of the best on here and I'm sorry this happened to you! xoxo

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