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RiverTopanga

RiverTopanga
Date Joined: January 21, 2017
Last Online: February 19, 2020
Birthday: December 11
Country: United States

About Me

Hi, I'm Leslie.

2/5/20: I am sorry to all my group members. I have been removed from the Swap Bot Flakers group, so I am unable to vet your swapping partners. So

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.

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

SOCKS: Please note, I wear a size 8.5-9.0 shoe. Please buy socks accordingly :-)

My likes (alphabetical): *A: Animals

*B: Bento lunch boxes, making bento lunches
Ballet

*Butterflies

*C: Cardinals/birds,

Card Making

Cities: California-San Francisco, Boston, Hilo Hawaii.

Coffee - Not Keurig, I drink so much coffee that I use a real coffee pot! Love flavored coffees too :-) - Please no Instant coffee. I dislike the taste of "powdered" coffees.

Colors purple,

teal

*Countries: England-Scotland

France

Belgium

Japan

Thailand

Nepal

*F: Flowers - Some favorites -

Iris,

Pansy,

Sunflower

*G: Godzilla

*H: Herbs: Basil,

Rosemary

*M: Music: John Denver,

Jimmy Buffet,

Classical

*T: Travel

TV: Dr. Who (seasons 1-11),

Big Bang Theory,

Gilmore Girls,

To The Manor Born,

Butterflies,

Bones

*P: Polar Bears,

Paranormal

*R: Red Hatters

*S: SUN

Scrap booking,

Scooby Doo

*W: Wacky and Unusual,

Water (filtered or purified)

Wine (mostly dry reds)

Would love to have a collection of "Hello from...." Postcards from every state and as many countries as possible. Still working on this... so many places out there!!

A NOTE about TEAS: Nothing containing Chamomile or Echinacea please, I am allergic to the daisy family. Also, I do not like the taste of Licorice. So please no teas with licorice or anise in them. Another note: I love teasanes, flavored black teas, and David's Tea. Caffeine is my friend :-)

FAMILY

My 88 yr old mother lives with me. She still has her license, 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 I 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 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

vlhafer54 rated for Woodland Series #1 - MOOSE ATC on Feb 20, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you - I love it! I was about to mail mine out today, but I'm starting over, after seeing yours.
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Comment: Thank you for sharing. A valentine in the mail to show appreciation is always nice. Enjoy your week.
churlann rated for SS: 5 Photo Notecards: Q1 2020 on Feb 18, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful photo cards. I grew up inClearwater so I recognize the flowers with great fondness.
goinjenny rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 112! on Feb 18, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you
boandsully rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 112! on Feb 18, 2020
5
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Comment: Cool postcard! Thanks!
Response: You're welcome. Enjoy.
5
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard!
Response: Thank you for the rating. So happy you liked the PC! PC's are great <3
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Comment: Thank you for such a sweet and adorable card, I loved it so much! It warmed my heart that you picked it out just for me. ;v; I'll have to check out that radio station from the bookmark you sent! <3
Response: Thank you for the rating. I am always so happy when someone likes what I have sent. It makes me smile. <3 Enjoy!
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely valentine! I loved all the extras but was especially grateful for the thoughtful note. I will absolutely be sharing the snail mail stickers with the kids in my class. Cheers and many thanks to you!
Response: Thank you for the rating... So happy you enjoyed the card and extras. I hope the class likes whatever you bring them! Cheers!
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Comment: Thank you. Love manatees.
Response: So happy I sent a card you like โ˜บ. Thank you for the rating ๐Ÿ’œ Swap on!!
tigermousecat rated for RF: February Large Rolo on Feb 14, 2020
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Comment: I am one of those folk who loves purple! Thanks for the lovely floral rolo and extras!
Response: Hooray! I'm so happy you love the roloโ˜บ. I really had fun creating it! I love purple as well..must be why we both joined the swap!! Lol. Thank you for the rating ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ Enjoy
carrotkate rated for Used Stamp Chain Card Round 30 on Feb 11, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for continuing the chain. I was able to move the stamps around & add two more before sending the card back to its owner - the swap coordinator!! ๐Ÿ˜€
Response: Excellent! I would never think of trying to move stamps around, I will try to keep that in mind if I find there is no room for two when I get one! Thank you for sending it home - to the swap coordinator! Happy Swapping!
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Comment: I love sea turtles too! I have a little one tattooed on my wrist! Thanjs
Response: That is so cool! I'm so glad you liked the Sea Turtle PC. Thank you for the rating. <3 Happy Swapping :-)
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Response: Thank you for hosting the swap...thank you for the rating. Glad you liked the PC. Happy Swapping!
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Comment: Thanks for this beautiful birdie ATCOIN! It is perfect. Thanks for all the extras and the bright card. They will be fun to use in future swaps. Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: Hi Sherry! Glad you liked the Altered Playing card! Thank you for the rating <3 Love swapping with you <3
ScrapHappyGabi rated for Winter Walk PC on Feb 11, 2020
5
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Comment: As always.. lovely swapping with you!!!! xx
Response: Thank you my dear! And thank you for the rating! <3 <3 <3 Always love swapping with you as well.
PaperPassion rated for Paper Pouch on Feb 10, 2020
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Comment: Love both the pouches you sent thanks so much.Even the lining is very pretty.Thank you also for the extras.
Response: So happy you like them! They really are fun to make.. Thank you for joining the swap. Hope you are enjoying creating your own pouches ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’š
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Comment: Thank you for the extra goodies for my junk journals! And I will get those two postcards on their way in the next round. thank you, darla
Response: Excellent! I am always surprised when something arrives so early! You are more than welcome for the "goodies".. hope you find a home for them :-) Thank you for the rating! You are very kind <3 <3 Happy weekend :-)
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely mail!! I especially loved the hand made card :) so glad you had fun with this swap and i hope you enjoy the rest of the series!
Response: Oh my gosh! It made it to you so quickly! Hooray! I'm glad you liked it.
BLUR rated for Holiday Recycled ATC - 3rd Annual on Jan 27, 2020
5
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Comment: Well done! Thank you! Thanks for sending me more snow from Florida ;) and the little extras in there!
Response: Lol. Glad you liked the ATC. I could have sworn I added some of our sunshine too! Thank you for the rating. I hope the ATC fits into your collection. Enjoy! ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ’œ
Loosefolia rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #173 on Jan 27, 2020
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Comment: Hello! Thank you for the notecard and the extra postcards! I love them all <3 We have a Nyepi holiday coming up. Not everyone celebrates it, but we'll still get a national day off. I hope you can visit Indonesia one day. The beaches in Lombok are wayy better than the beaches in Jakarta ;))
Response: You are welcome! I am glad you enjoyed the note. I would love to see Indonesia someday! I bet it is beautiful โ˜บ i hope you enjoy a wonderful day off for your upcoming holiday. Thank you for the rating. ๐Ÿ’œ

Rating Overview

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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 ๐Ÿ’–

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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