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RiverTopanga

RiverTopanga
Date Joined: January 21, 2017
Last Online: February 20, 2018
Birthday: December 11
Country: United States

About Me

Hi, I'm Leslie.

UPDATE. 1/28/19: 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 :-)

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! This is going to be so much fun!

I am missing one star from my hosted swaps. A quick note about the Autumn Swap I hosted... I was told by another member that the person that had signed up had a poor history of swaps, and pointed me to the area where I would find this information (it was buried deep in one of the forums).. I had to cancel the swap, after it was already assigned.. there was only the one person due to the issue. So, I canceled. I did contact the swapper and explain why. I sent her the ATC she made me, back, without even opening it. I just thought I should explain why there was no star rating for the swap.

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.

FLAKERS: Hate this list.. but has become a must @MsLee @tinashepard

If a partner flakes on you for one of my swaps.. Please try to contact them at least 2 times (3 times would be better), if they do not respond to you, Please rate them "1" and then let me know you need an Angel.. I will angel for you.

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 🙂

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

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! IHe 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.

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!

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

hiddenjade rated for Groundhog ATC swap on Feb 14, 2018
5
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Comment: I love the adorable groundhog and thank you for all the extras!
Response: You're welcome! So glad you like him :-) Enjoy the extras.. hope you can use them! Thank you for the rating.
BusyB rated for Fill My Stocking - January & February on Feb 12, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you Leslie! I only just started participating in these swaps late in 2017. I am going to wait until Christmas to open. Thanks for your nice note and card. <3
Response: Hi! I am so glad you are waiting.. it's hard, but it is SOOO worth it! Gives you a nice warm feeling at Christmas :-). I hope you like what I sent you. :-) It's so weird... I'm positive I sent you a response a few days ago! I think this website has problems sometimes! Thank you for the rating <3
Peaches12 rated for Serendipity Envelopes #3 on Feb 9, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you for all of the fun goodies!
Response: Hi! I thought I sent this reply to you already! I am glad you liked them.. I hope you can use some of them, or find a good use/swap for them :-) Happy Traveling! Thank you for the rating!
5
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Comment: Thank you for the stocking stuffer, it will be hidden in a tote til christmas.
Response: You're welcome! Oohhh, a Christmas goody tote..Great Idea! Then not tempted to open everytime you see it!! Thanks for the idea ☺ hope you like what I sent.. Merry Christmas?? Lol. Thanks for the rating.
thequilterslink rated for Serendipity Envelopes #3 on Feb 8, 2018
5
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Comment: Thanks so much!
Response: You are welcome! Hope you can use some of it..thank you for the rating ☺
Xira rated for IS: Pick-a-theme #1 ~ INT on Feb 8, 2018
5
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Comment: Oh wow Leslie, thank you so much! I’m so happy you picked the Gorjuss theme, i love all you sent! And you have sent so much, i feel spoiled:) The card, the paperclip, the notebook, the papers, the stamps, all so pretty! A big fat heart for you! Groetjes Barbara
Response: Barbara, It makes me happy to share the things I love. I think GG might be some of the cutest stamps on the planet! Ok, maybe not the whole planet..but I do love them! There was no direction as to how many or what type of things in the category... so I Winged it!! Enjoy it all..thanks for the "big, fat heart" rating. 😉
scrappermama rated for TIMs: Your Choice Valentine on Feb 3, 2018
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Comment: Thanks Leslie... cute! I don't think I've ever made an rinchie! Great job! Happy Valentines day!
Response: Thank you... I had never made a rinchie before either! Glad you like them. Enjoy!
turtles27 rated for Serendipity Envelopes #3 on Feb 3, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful goodies. I will definitely put them to good use!
Response: You're welcome. Hope you like them :-)
luv2kraft rated for 5/5 ATC Valentine's (USA) on Feb 2, 2018
5
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Comment: A lovely ATC indeed.Appreciate all the extras.n
Response: Thank you for the kind words.. I am so pleased that you like it.. Enjoy the extras! :-) Thanks for the rating
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Comment: Thanks so much for the washi tape. I don't have any of those designs. Thanks for all the extras, too!
Response: You are so welcome! Isn't that fun to get ALL NEW ones! That doesn't happen very often :-) Enjoy and have fun playing with the tapes and extras. Thanks for the rating. :-)
Ganell rated for 5/5 ATC Valentine's (USA) on Feb 1, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you for the awesome atc and the extras...I loooooove it!
Response: I am so happy you love it! I love making ATCs :-) Enjoy all the extras too.. Thanks for the rating!
LorisGlassworks rated for 5/5 ATC Valentine's (USA) on Jan 30, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank You for the sweet heart ATC and extras. I made one very similar to yours for one of my partners. Creative minds think alike!
Response: I'm glad you like it! Very cool that we had similar ATCs! Wish I could see the one you made. :-) Enjoy the extras! Thank you for the rating :-) Happy Swapping. Happy early Valentine's Day <3
supersquirrel rated for 5/5 ATC Valentine's (USA) on Jan 29, 2018
5
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Comment: Nice layering! Thank you for the sweet ATC and goodies :)
Response: Glad you like it. :-) The shaving cream background is always a challenge, because it is so busy... But it is a fun challenge! Enjoy and Happy early Valentine's Day!
Lilpurplepig rated for TIMs: Winter birds/wildlife on Jan 28, 2018
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Comment: Love the cardinals you made and the homemade snow. and the extra snow flakes. My winter birds are all kinds of birds since they migrate here for the winters. lol. So pretty much I had a wide bird spectrum of birds to choose from. We hardlet ever get snow in the part of Texas I live in. We get mostly freezing rain and sleet about once a year. If it goes below 40 we start hibernating. So we do not handle cold very well at all.
Response: So glad you liked the Cardinals. Cardinals are here year round along with a few other birds.. I have just been partial to Cardinals since I was very young... We haven't been getting much snow the last few years, but we get a lot of rain, then freezing. Black ice.. very dangerous. And, for the record, when i goes below 60 I would love to hibernate!! I am glad you like the TIMs.. they were so much fun!
georgiafae rated for 5/5 ATC Valentine's (USA) on Jan 28, 2018
5
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Comment: Like the valentine ATC very much-like the use of just two colors with many textures. Thanks for the extras-thanks for sharing!
Response: Glad you like it! It was fun to make. Enjoy!
tinashepard rated for Ratings boost swap - Jan. 2018 on Jan 26, 2018
5
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Comment: This is an awesome person!!!!!!
judee0624 rated for PH: "C" Is For (Blank or Naked) on Jan 19, 2018
5
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Comment: Thanks, Leslie. I've never been to your state. My son's friend is moving there to start a business. We wish him well.
Response: It's a great place. So much to do and see, and a fabulous place, if you have children, to raise them. I hope your son's friend enjoys it here. What type of business is he starting? Glad you like the postcard - Thanks so much for the rating!
Blewfroglets rated for Postage Stamp Art ATC on Jan 19, 2018
5
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Comment: Amazing job! Thanks so much and I appreciate all the extras. Thank you
Response: Hooray! I am so happy you like it. It didn't turn out the way I was expecting,... but I like it better.. I am so glad you do too. Enjoy everything. Thanks for the rating.
Lablauri57 rated for Holiday Recycled ATC on Jan 11, 2018
5
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Comment: What a lovely ATC card. It will grace my collection. Thank you for the goodies too...
Response: Lauri, you are so kind. I am happy that the card will adorn your collection and that you like it! I had a hard time picking a card to use! :-) Enjoy the goodies too!
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful Magpie Journal, Leslie. I love every page of this special book you created. It's jam-packed with heart warming stories on family, places, food, pets, travel and life. The art, ephemera, paper, bingo chips slide all speak to me. I'll certainly flip through this journal often.
Response: Hi! So sorry, read this on my phone a few days ago, then forgot to get on here to tell you how happy I am that you like the journal! It is so hard to know what people expect.. so I am always happy when the person receiving loves it as much as I loved making it! ENJOY!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 213 9 10
Completed Fives Threes Ones
188 234 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
0 49 139 0
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Comments

choke on Feb 20, 2018:

Ugh, stupid phone, rating* not eating lol

choke on Feb 20, 2018:

It was TIMs: Your choice valentine, that you rated me for. I still see the eating on my profile, it's about 7 or 8 down from top of list I think.

ScrapHappyGabi on Dec 31, 2017:

hny

ScrapHappyGabi on Dec 25, 2017:

jd

ScrapHappyGabi on Dec 24, 2017:

JD

CurlyTea on Dec 11, 2017:

ScrapHappyGabi on Nov 28, 2017:

DW

ScrapHappyGabi on Nov 28, 2017:

JD

bbsporty on Sep 12, 2017:

Leslie! Thank you so much for the fun fortune cookies you sent! When I got the box in the mail I couldn't figure out what I could have wished for that came in a big box. I laughed when I saw my fortunes! I have a dog that will happily eat some of the cookies! LOL!

Bohochick on Sep 11, 2017:

Thank you for all those fortune cookies!!! What a happy and generous surprise!!

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