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RiverTopanga

RiverTopanga
Date Joined: January 21, 2017
Last Online: April 17, 2019
Birthday: December 11
Country: United States

About Me

Hi, I'm Leslie.

*** PLEASE give extra time for you swap to arrive from me. We are having disastrous flooding here in Nebraska and it has affected EVERYTHING! ***

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.

PLEASE DON'T FORGET TO RATE ANY OF YOUR SWAP COORDINATORS -They work hard for you ☺ 💜

REGARDING HOME MADE POSTCARDS OR CARDS: I know I have no right to ask for this.... but I wanted to request that if you are sending to me, please do not make larger than 7 1/4 x 4 1/4. I keep my swaps in a decorated "shoe" box from Michael's.. so I would like to make sure that it fits in there! :-) Thank you :-)

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.

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 - Not Keurig, I have a real coffee pot! Love flavored coffees too :-) - Please no Instant coffee. I dislike the taste of "powdered" coffees., 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 as many countries as possible.

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

  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 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!

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: Please don't take offense if this does not apply to you. If you are going to be late, NOTIFY ME. Even if it's only going to be 1-2 days late. I would do the same for you. Nothing ticks me off more than someone that doesn't follow the rules. I follow them when I send to you, you should follow them when sending to me. 99.9% of the time we know If we will be late completing a swap. If your mail date says you mailed AFTER the deadline, then it obviously was NOT a postal problem... it was your problem. I'm sure everyone would appreciate the truth more than some lame excuse we all know isn't true.

Ratings

georgiafae rated for A-Z rolos - The Sea on Apr 17, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Beautiful rolo. Love the colors and all the layers of different sea things. Thanks also for the extras. Love getting them to add to my journals. Thanks for sharing.
tentmari rated for GOIN TO THE BIRDS on Apr 13, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the awesome ATC and envelope. I appreciate the extra goodies you enclosed, too. Happy swapping! 😊🌸💕
Response: So glad you were pleased with them! thank you for rating.
PaperPassion rated for TIMs: Sender’s Choice; April on Apr 11, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Love the moo and inchie ,thanks so much.
Response: Yay! So glad you like it :-). Thank you for the rating <3 Happy Spring!
watercolorgirl rated for RSC: Stamp a card on Apr 11, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thank you the very pretty card and yes the butterfly does look like stain glass. Happy spring.
Response: You're welcome! I am so glad you like it!! Thank you for the <3 rating. Happy Spring to you too!
scrappermama rated for A-Z rolo: make something! on Apr 8, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Haha! That gnome is too cute I agree!! Thanks for the fun rolo & extras!!
Response: You are welcome! Glad you lije him too 🙂🙂 Thank you for the heart rating. Hope you can use the extras!
Ellivlove rated for INTL PC #9 - Gardens on Apr 8, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the PC!
Response: Welcome! Thanks for rating.
5
rating
Comment: I really like this ATC, great job on the multi colored bear!!!!!! Thanks for the extras too!
Response: Sweet! I'm always so happy when someone likes one of my creations. :-) Thank you for the rating! Enjoy it all <3
satinification rated for WTL: Spring Washi Card Swap on Apr 3, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thank you! Cards are beautiful! This is the time to sending my Easter wishes so I will send your card to one of my loved ones ;)
Response: Hooray! You liked them, and you are using them... that is so awesome. Thank you for the rating. Glad you liked them. Happy Easter/Spring.
PaperPassion rated for ATC with a Tag on Mar 31, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Love the ATC with tag you sent.Lots of texture makes it extra special.Thanks so much.
Response: HI! So glad you liked it! I really liked making that one :-) Thank you for the <3 rating :-)
geekgirl1001000 rated for Sender's Choice ATC on Mar 27, 2019
5
rating
Comment: such a cute gnome! and I love your background. So many layers and textures. The mushrooms were a great addition.
Response: Hello! So glad you like him. I really love that stamp! And backgrounds are very fun to make! Enjoy him :-) Thank you for the rating
kittyhahahotbot rated for YTPC: Let's Coffee-Dye Paper on Mar 26, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the lovely swap! So many papers.Thank you!
Response: It was a very interesting project! I'm glad you like the final results! Thank you for the rating!
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the Wichita postcard. I love getting PCs from different places!
Response: so happy you liked it! I love getting PCs from other places too!! Thank you for the rating!
iheartushi rated for Page 33 Postcard Swap on Mar 21, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for your post card. I haven't come across the book yet. I will check next time when I visit a bookstore.
Response: Glad you liked your pc. I hope you can find the book. I hope you like his sense of humor! Thank you so much for the rating. :-)
Kskollections rated for HOLIDAY RECYCLED ATC on Mar 20, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Sorry so late rating. Lots of issues here. Love it!
Response: No problem. We can't all drop everything all the time.. sometimes there are priorities! I am so happy you like it. Thank you for your rating - even now! :-)
valentina22 rated for AAA - Rainbow Series Purple on Mar 16, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Love the pretty shades of purple on this card. Thanks for the extras-especially the rainbow butterfly ATC!
Response: Hi! You are so welcome! I am glad you like everything that was sent. Thank you so much for the <3 rating :-) Enjoy the ATC :-)
HappyMom rated for CPG QUICKIE: Nature PC - US Only on Mar 15, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the very springy card - I'm so ready here too. I hope your home is OK with all the rain you're getting.
Response: Hi. I am glad you like the "springy" PC. We are finally having some nice weather... but Tuesday is supposed to be more rain. So far, fingers crossed, our basement is ok. Thank you for asking! Thank you also for the lovely <3 rating :-) Glad you like the PC!
PaperPassion rated for Recycle That Junk Mail on Mar 15, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Love what you made,Will put everything you sent to good use. thanks so much for the extras also.
Response: Thank you! I wasn't sure if I was "hitting the mark" or not. So happy you love them! Thank you for the rating! Use the extras to make something pretty for someone else :-)
supersquirrel rated for USAPC: Things with Wings ATC on Mar 14, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Absolutely gorgeous ATC. Love the background you created. Thank you for the pretty papers too :)
Response: Yay! You like it! I am so happy :-) Thank you for the <3 rating :-) Enjoy the papers, hope you can use them somehow.
Cocoa rated for ATC Challenge #2--2019 on Mar 14, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Fabulous TH ATC! Thank you and also the extras.
Response: Thank you! I am so pleased that you like it! Thank you for the <3 rating :-) Enjoy the extras.
Lucrezia rated for Postcard with a quote from House on Mar 13, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thank you! Beautiful postcard.
Response: You're welcome! Glad you like the PC. thank you so much for the rating :-) Swap on!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 453 53 54
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413 493 0 0
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Comments

Mimi7 on Apr 11, 2019:

Thanks for angeling the swap, Love the ATC!! Donna

jenmcjen on Mar 17, 2019:

djcamp04 on Feb 22, 2019:

Glad you joined the paper clips swap! 🦋

SeleneW on Jan 13, 2019:

Thank you so much for the Birthday Wishes RiverTopanga!

birdonbranch

BusyB on Dec 29, 2018:

Welcome to Merry Memorydex and Rolo Swaps USA! I will have more swaps for February soon. :)

CurlyTea on Dec 18, 2018:


Happy Birthday!

splendorpursuit on Nov 20, 2018:

Thanks; I’m super excited!

How was the smoke? ;)

CraftyChristina on Sep 19, 2018:

Thank you! I will tell her...keep the Carolinas in your thoughts and prayers.

CraftyChristina on Sep 18, 2018:

We did make it through the hurricane UNSCATHED! But so many people are having a terrible time with flooding right now or no power, or they are displaced from their homes....one of my friends lost EVERYTHING but their camper and car and 2 dogs, 4 chickens and a squirrel. They had to flee last minute and now there is no home to return to. I am so fortunate that all we got is a few inches of rain and some limbs down. Thank you for asking about me.

CraftyChristina on Sep 16, 2018:

Thank you for your kind words to me/comment on my profile regarding my safety throughout the hurricane, comment I deleted totally by mistake! Anyways, thank you for your kindness!

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