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RiverTopanga

RiverTopanga
Date Joined: January 21, 2017
Last Online: July 27, 2017
Birthday: December 11
Country: United States

About Me

Hi, I'm Leslie.

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! This is going to be so much fun!

I grew up just outside of Boston, Massachusetts-about 3 miles from Walden Pond. It was a wonderful place to grow up. My family was always visiting historic places, museums, etc. It was amazing to me to find so many of my friends had never been to any of the historic places I had been to, even though they grew up in the same town!

I have a beautiful Cockatiel named Kohii no Karemu (coffee and cream). She will often sit on the curtain rod and watch me craft. :-) If you would like to know what she looks like, I have used her for my avatar.

I was a member of Pocket Letter Pals and I have made a few friends that I know are going to be lasting friends. We snail mail on a regular basis. I have also met a lot of people I love talking to, and have made many private swaps.

ABOUT MY SWAPS: Now that I have been on the site for a bit, and have swaps under my belt:

  1. If you are going to mail late, please contact me so that I know your expected mail date and why.

  2. I promise to mail on time. If, on the VERY​ rare chance I can't, I WILL let you know why I'm not, and when I plan to.

  3. I will will ONLY hit sent after the item has been sent.

  4. I promise I will rate you as soon as I can get to the computer. I would appreciate it if you would do the same.

  5. I do follow the directions for the swaps. They are there for a reason.

  6. I love the ATCs I create, and I am very proud of them. I have been sending most of my ATCs in sleeves in order to protect my little pieces of art. I would appreciate it if you would practice the same courtesy. I love what your vision tells about you. Aren't you proud of what you create?

  7. For most swaps, I have been sending at least 2 ATCs - even if not required. I will now mostly be sending one, unless the swap rules require more.

  8. If you have any questions about what I have sent you, please contact me... You may have thought of something I haven't. ☺

  9. Please note that I usually only add a heart if extra goodies were included. If you got a heart, and sent no goodies, then I thought your ATC was extra special in some way.

** Please tell me if you receive a "postage due" swap from me. I try to take all my swaps to the post office to be weighed, but sometimes I am unable to get them there. I would be more than happy to reimburse you if there is postage due.

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.

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 great πŸ™‚

DISLIKES: Anything with smoke residue-allergic to smoke

Vampires, Gore, Horror genre

Most cartoons, Most Anime, Superheroes.

People that just "sticker slap" - Be Proud of What you Make! I'm no artist, that's for sure...but I love Art in most forms, and I don't stop trying to be better at it.

Anything with a strong scent..most strong scent throw my allergies into a hissy fit.

People who try to pass off my work as theirs. Warning: I will report you.

If you wouldn't send it to your mother, please don't send it to me. - meaning, anything violent, rude, gorey, etc.

FAMILY

I have a 21 yr. old son. He has moved out of the house and back in again 4 times now. Having a little trouble trying to figure out what he wants to be when he grows up. But then, I think most people have that trouble, don't they? I still don't know what I want to be, and I AM grown up-chronologically, anyway!!! He is very intelligent, and kind. Update on him...he now lives in California and has a beautiful, kind, sweet girlfriend.

My mother also lives with us. She is 85. She still drives, and has made friends with everyone in town.

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. And a book from childhood... The Diamond in the Window.

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 Pocket Letter 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!

..Thank you!

Ratings

Yakima1955 rated for 5\5 ATC swap (USA) july on Jul 27, 2017
5
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Comment: I love what you made. It is a fav!! I never use pastels either, but I love how you popped it just enough. Great job!! Thanks for the extra goodness, too. The owls are going into my Smash book for SB, and the other things will be incorporated into projects SOON. Have a great weekend Karen
Response: Karen, so happy you liked the Tea-riffic ATC! Funny, I used some of the owls for my smash book too! They are so cute πŸ™‚. Hope you enjoy it all !
paperlover rated for 5\5 ATC swap (USA) july on Jul 26, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the tea-riffic ATC, it's really great! I really appreciate the extras, especially the owl stickers. Thank you so much!
Response: I am so glad you like it! It was definitely a new one for me...maybe I will venture to create more pastels? Happy you like the cute little owl stickers and other goodies too! Enjoy! πŸ™‚
5
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Comment: Saving till Christmas. Thank you very much for the gift and the other goodies.
Response: I save mine too! I hope you will like it. Although, I feel like a kid again, the anticipation is driving me crazy!! But nice to have something to look forward to πŸ˜‰ πŸŽ…Merry Christmas! πŸ˜‡ Thank you for your rating!
CraftyCathy31 rated for SS: Shapes on Jul 18, 2017
5
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Comment: TXS for the great bits and the extras!😍
Response: You're welcome! Hope you get some use out of them! πŸ™‚. TY for rating πŸ™‚
5
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Comment: Thanks for the gift and extra goodies :)
Response: You're welcome! Merry Christmas. πŸŽ…πŸŽ…. Thank you for rating!
simcoe54 rated for PH: Send 2 Postcards #3 on Jul 18, 2017
5
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Comment: Thanks for the great postcards and all the extras!!!
Response: Helllo! You're welcome ! Hope you enjoy it all.. ☺ thanks for the rating!
5
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Comment: Thanks for the neat looking package! I am so tempted but I will enjoy the things you sent for now! Keep Cool!
Response: You're welcome. I know! So hard to wait!! Nice to feel like a kid again ☺ enjoy!! Trying to remember to thank oeople for rating...Thank you for Rating!
TheDogess rated for ATC 2017# 28: Sky -USA- on Jul 17, 2017
5
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Comment: That ATC is precious and thank you for the extras. I will put them to good use.
Response: Glad you liked it! .
Kdguard rated for Bug-a-boo ATC swap on Jul 16, 2017
5
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Comment: Love love like be the card, funny, we just picked up a new lunch bag for my daughter at LLBean and it was fireflies
Response: Awesome! LL Bean is fantastic! I bet it's adorable πŸ™‚. Don't forget, the ATC glows in the dark! So glad you like it! I will have to go out and see what the lunch box looks like πŸ™‚.
5
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Comment: sorry for your loss. i loved reading about your lunch and moms lunch. she sounds like the life of a party. i chose my son whom passed at birth. i agree it was a hard assignment. :-)
Response: Oh my gosh. I am so sorry to hear about your son. I feel like a jerk..losing a child has to be the hardest thing in the world. It's not natural to lose your children. We are supposed to go first. If you ever want to talk, I am here. You can send me a private message. Yes, my mom is quite a character. Although I am adopted, I have many of her traits... Definitely something to say for nature vs nurture. πŸ’œ Glad you found the "lunch," interesting! Happy swapping. Les
JoMama rated for 5 for 5 ATC (USA only) june on Jul 13, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Love your ATC. I like to make a bunch at a time too. It's such a fun way to spend an afternoon!
Response: Glad you like it! Yes, a great way to spend a rainy or snowy afternoon! I loved the colors and black silhouttes. Enjoy it!
kathiann rated for Bug-a-boo ATC swap on Jul 13, 2017
5
rating
Comment: This is an adorable card! Thank you!
Response: You're so welcome! I really had fun with it! So happy you like it!
Whimsy1 rated for 5 for 5 ATC USA only on Jul 12, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Great swap! Thank you so much!
Response: You're welcome! I loved the colors on that one..the black silhouttes really stood out! So glad you liked it!
AtTheSmithHouse rated for 5 for 5 ATC (USA only) june on Jul 12, 2017
5
rating
 
Response: Thank you for the rating. Hope you liked the card.
aspens rated for 3 Things In An Envelope INTL #2 on Jul 10, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for all the things you sent! I really appreciate the variation in your selection. The corrugated notecard is super cool, where is it from?? Thank you again, Leslie!
Response: You're welcome! I am so pleased that you liked it all. The corrugated card is from Michael's craft store. Not sure if they still carry them..I got them about 6 months ago. Enjoy your new "Stash" ☺
roostercraz rated for ATC 2017# 25: Leaves -USA- on Jul 7, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thanks
Response: Welcome
Peaches12 rated for Hedgehog ATC on Jul 7, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thank you so much for the two ATCs!! they are so cute. Even the stationery has little hedgehogs - too cute!!
Response: So happy you like them! I have decided that I love hedgehogs! They are so cute πŸ™‚. Enjoy them!
Bargnoffle rated for The BIG One -USA- on Jul 5, 2017
5
rating
Comment: WOW!! Seriously, wow. You for sure spoiled me with this awesome package. I loved everything you picked and I loved how you put it all together. I will definitely be able to use it :) I think I liked the elephant chipboard the most; so beautiful!
Response: Sweet! I love it when someone is excited about what I send...I am always amazed and excited at what I receive! So much fun! Happy you love it!! Enjoy and have fun with it..and go ahead, keep the elephant for yourself! You deserve it πŸ™‚. Love and light to you. πŸ’ŒπŸ’œπŸ’›β€πŸ’Œ
Victorianna60 rated for Mason Jar Swap on Jul 5, 2017
5
rating
Comment: love the mason jar ! You did a great job ! the coffee single is perfect I use them all the time !
Response: Yay! There was so much to send you!! I wanted to add more, but there wasn't any room!!! Enjoy everything..especially the coffee! β˜• Lol.
ladygruber rated for Owl ATC on Jul 5, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thank you or much for the owl atc. I love it. Also thanks for the great scraps, I will certainly put them to use.
Response: I am so glad you like it! I have really started to like owls and hedgehogs since starting to swap! Enjoy it all and have fun with the scraps!!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 131 0 1
Completed Fives Threes Ones
117 144 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
0 31 86 0
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Comments

samjowers on Jun 15, 2017:

go put your name on the group Mermaid lovers unite forum! put your address and name and birthday in the forum . we try to send out birthday goodies to our members! I just sent you an invite to the group! hope you will accept!

bunsofaluminum on May 7, 2017:

Oh! Love your profile! I am especially delighted to find a "favorite" book of my own on here: The Diamond in the Window. I just loved that book as a fifth grader, and read it several times in my elementary school years. Recently had an opportunity to read it again...still just as charming as ever. How exciting it is to be inside that chambered nautilus! and how scary the evil puppet is! SUCH fun. I really identified with the female character...Winnie? Anyway...it's now been several years again, but isn't that fun, to find someone else who loves that book.

And the Disc World books...wow! I've read pretty much all of Terry Pratchett, and some of them, anything to do with Death or the witches, many times. anyway, I am mailing to you...tomorrow! Nice to "make your acquaintance" :)

rebeldaisy on May 6, 2017:

Hello friend! Good to find you here!

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