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RiverTopanga

RiverTopanga
Date Joined: January 21, 2017
Last Online: May 21, 2018
Birthday: December 11
Country: United States

About Me

Hi, I'm Leslie.

UPDATE. 4/19/18: Sorry if I responded to ratings a bit late recently. A very dear friend passed away suddenly on Monday. It's been hard to wrap my mind around the fact that I won't be seeing her again. 21 years of wonderful friendship and fellow Red Hatter. I hope she is watching us all and is at peace.

3/22/18: Ankle still not back to normal. I talked to someone that had ankle surgery many years ago, and she said hers still isn't 100% normal. I wonder if that will be the case with mine?? I sure hope not.

1/28/18: Huzzah! I have been released from the Doctor's care for my ankle! Hooray! He advised the swelling will continue for a few more months... but I definitely have strength back in it. What a Long Strange Trip it's Been having ankle surgery :-)

3/22/18: Gave up on the Traveler's Diary. I didn't like having to be tied down to a diary every day. But, more importantly, it's heavy and cumbersome. I still have it, and will write in it when the mood hits. // 1/28/19 - Bought my first Traveler's Diary today. Just an inexpensive one from Michaels. Not sure if I am really keen on spending most of my days writing in a book... I also have a beautiful Dylusions Art Journal that I started 2 years ago when I took classes from her. I only do about 1 page a month! So the Traveler's Diary is an experiment.....

I love Snail Mail! It's so fun to come home from a long day at work and find some wonderful Happy Mail! I am so happy that I was told about Swap-Bot by a snail mail friend! I am really having fun swapping with everyone

LIKES/DISLIKES

My likes: (these are not in any particular order): Travel, Coffee, Polar Bears, Bento lunch boxes, Cardinals/birds, the colors purple, teal, Red Hatters, England-Scotland/ France/Belgium/Japan/Hawaii /California-San Francisco, Boston, Gilmore Girls, Big Bang Theory, John Denver, Jimmy Buffet, Dr. Who, Butterflies, Lady bugs, Flowers, ALL animals, the SUN, making bento lunches, the Paranormal, good wine, card making, scrap booking, mini pocket letters, Pokemon, Scooby Doo, Godzilla, the unusual and whacky.

Would love to have a collection of Postcards from every state and country.

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

Update on my son. He has gone back to school - hooray! and has decided that instead of being a Neurosurgeon or Neuro-scientist, he wants to be an astro physicist. He's intelligent enough. I hope he sticks to the schooling this time and gets his degree... in anything! He is currently living in Sacramento, CA. and has a wonderful, sweet, beautiful girlfriend. Her father passed away at Christmas time, so she and her mother have been having a rough time.

My mother also lives with me. She is 86. She still drives, and has made friends with everyone in town, Literally.. EVERYONE!

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. But I do make mini pocket letters, and I am very excited a friend told me about Swap Bot! 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

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 am 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 recently took some classes from Dina Wakley. 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!

Ratings

BeeBumble rated for Y atc (USA) on May 22, 2018
5
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Comment: Naughty, naughty girl! But very clever girl!😃. Yummy, indeed! I love this atc! From background to trim to the delicious breakfast treats (specially the pancakes) this one is AAA goodness. Thanks for all the Yummy! Yummy extra hearts for you!❤️❤️❤️ Oh! Thank you for the goodies. The little owls made me laugh before I got them all the way out of the envelope!
BeeBumble rated for Z. -----ATC (USA) on May 22, 2018
5
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Comment: Lovely, lovely atc! I’m all about the zen. Almost too much.😴 Thanks for such a wonderful swap! Here’s a few extra wonderful hearts for you!❤️❤️❤️
CarolynA1 rated for X-----atc (USA) on May 22, 2018
5
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Comment: Oh, Leslie, thanks so much for the lovely ATC AND the additional goodies. It's always such a surprise to get little presents. You're the best!
rjdolphin rated for W------atc (USA) on May 19, 2018
5
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Comment: Great card. Thanks for the extras!
Response: You're Welcome! I'm so happy you like it! I love to create for people that appreciate my time and effort, don't you? Enjoy your "W"izard and the extras.... hope we can swap again sometime; Thank you for the rating.
5
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Comment: Thanks for fun swap.
Response: YW. Haven't looked to see signees for the others posted so far, but hope you are among them ;-) Thank you for the rating.
vlhafer54 rated for V------ATC (USA,) on May 17, 2018
5
rating
Comment: I love the dancing veggies - and thank you for the other bits and bobs!
Response: So glad you like the dancing veggies! I love that stamp, and, as you can imagine, don't have much chance to use it! I'm so happy it went to someone that appreciates it! Thank you for the rating :-)
qbee rated for Q-------atc (USA only) on May 15, 2018
5
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Comment: thank you, Debbie
Response: You're welcome. Thank you for the rating.
supersquirrel rated for U------atc (USA) on May 14, 2018
5
rating
Comment: My very first Gorguss Girl - she is so cute and I just love how you created the rain. Thanks for the great extras too!
Response: OMG! Your first GG? I'm glad I could give it to you :-) I love Gorjuss Girls. Enjoy her.. and have fun with the extras! THanks so much for the rating. <3 <3
Kellpepper rated for ATC Birds on May 14, 2018
5
rating
Comment: I want to use modeling paste! I love that texture. I seriously have been rubbing my hand over the ATC. Thank you for the beautiful card.
Response: Hi! You should definitely get some. You will love it! I know it's expensive, but I've had a gel paste for 2 years that I haven't used all of! They last forever! And, you will use for evertything... I use them when I do my art journal, cards, atcs... it's fabulous. I'm so glad you like the ATC! Enjoy. thank you for the rating <3 <3
Mimi7 rated for T -----ATC (USA) on May 11, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Love the tulip ATC. I did the color Turquoise for the letter T. Thanks for all the nice extras.
Response: That was creative! Turquoise.. great! Wish I could have seen it. Glad you like the Tulip and extras.. Enjoy! Thanks for the rating :-)
Mimi7 rated for S------ATC (USA) on May 11, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Hi Leslie, I did the same word for S sunshine. I love the ATC and thanks for all the nice extras!!
Response: Hi! It was actually a Sunflower.. but sunshine would be cool too! Or should I say HOT! LOL. So glad you like it all. Thanks for the rating! <3
Candyn29 rated for R-----atc (USA only,) on May 8, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Very cute
Response: Thank you. Hope you liked it. I love Gorjuss Girls. Thank you for the rating. <3
5
rating
Comment: Thank you!
Response: You're welcome. Hope you liked it! Thank you for the rating <3
neca84 rated for Card Making Challenge #49 on May 5, 2018
5
rating
Comment: lovely card Leslie, thanks for the extra bits'
Response: Thank you. I am happy you liked it. I hope you will be able to find a use for the extras.. or at least pass them on! Thank you for the rating! Happy Swapping :-)
qbee rated for O----ATC(USA ONLY) on May 5, 2018
5
rating
Comment: thank you, Debbie
Response: you're welcome. THank you for the rating.
supersquirrel rated for M------Atc(USA) on May 4, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Such a cute ATC - I love it! Thank you for the fun extras too.
Response: I'm glad you like it! Hope you can use the extras. Thanks for the rating!
suzwa rated for P-------atc (USA only) on May 4, 2018
5
rating
 
Response: thank you for the rating. Hope you liked the little Aurora Polar bearealis.
AlyssaYFTM rated for I------atc (USA, on May 3, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the great ATC and the extras!
Response: You're welcome! So happy you liked them <3 Thanks for the rating :-)
owl rated for L-----ATC (USA) on Apr 30, 2018
5
rating
Comment: You and I think the same. I also sent my ATC partner a ladybug theme. Your design is beautiful. Thank you
Response: Hey! That's awesome! Wish I had seen yours :-) I love Ladybugs.. so glad that you like them too. Enjoy! Thanks for the rating!
allieo rated for Used Stamp Chain Card Round 12 on Apr 30, 2018
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for all the extra bits! And I love that little rhino on the card.
Response: Hi! I have loved all the postcards that I have received for the Chain Card rounds...:-) You are more than welcome for the extra bits... more fun if you get something you can use right away!! Don't you love instant craft gratification? lol Thank you for the rating!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 279 16 17
Completed Fives Threes Ones
250 304 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
0 61 189 0
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Comments

Candyn29 on May 20, 2018:

I put your resend Q ATC in the post office box today.

Candyn29 on May 4, 2018:

Thank you for swapping the letter N ATC with me, your's arrived today, everything is awesome

Candyn29 on Apr 25, 2018:

Hello I will be putting the letter N ATC in the mail today. Happy swapping

ContraryHousewife on Mar 20, 2018:

TC on Feb 24, 2018:

Thanks for the welcome to the group!

I've been fortunate to have been able to try lots of different crafts, but I have to reluctantly admit that the one that totally baffles me is knitting. I just can't seem to learn how to work 2 needles!

ScrapHappyGabi on Dec 25, 2017:

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ScrapHappyGabi on Dec 24, 2017:

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CurlyTea on Dec 11, 2017:

ScrapHappyGabi on Nov 28, 2017:

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ScrapHappyGabi on Nov 28, 2017:

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