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RiverTopanga

RiverTopanga
Date Joined: January 21, 2017
Last Online: September 21, 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

KristenG rated for Pattern paper swap on Sep 19, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for all the great paper, Leslie! You spoiled me!! I especially like the paper that has a shine to it! Thanks for the great variety! Very generous!
Response: Hi! I'm glad you like it. I am such a paper hoarder! I am hosting 2 ATC sized paper swaps if you want more papers..probably not from me, but you never know... Group: Artisan ATCs if you want to sign up. Enjoy!! :-) Thanks for the rating.
5
rating
Comment: great atc and extras, thanks!
Response: Happy you liked them! You're welcome ☺ Thanks for the rating!
SamiE rated for 5 for 5 ATC swap SEPT. USA only on Sep 12, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Love the peacock. He looks so regal. Thanks and thanks for the extras.
Response: Hi! Glad you liked him! You're welcome 😊 Thanks for the rating.
squince rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 44! on Sep 12, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thanks!
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for rating πŸ˜ƒ
Sharlie rated for 5 for 5 ATC swap SEPT. USA only on Sep 11, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Wonderful peacock ATC! Thank you!
Response: Yay! So happy you like it! You're welcome. Thank you for the rating! ☺
Jenicat rated for 5 for 5 ATC swap SEPT. USA only on Sep 11, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful peacock ATC and extras πŸ’œ
Response: I'm so happy you like it! I've had that stamp for a long time and did not what I was going to do with it...thank you for the rating. Enjoy ❀
annielou rated for 5 for 5 ATC swap SEPT. USA only on Sep 10, 2017
5
rating
Comment: I really love this ATC!! It has so many components that I love!!! Very personalized!! And thank you also for the extras and the personal note with the details!
Response: Hooray! I always love it when someone really loves the ATC i send them πŸ™‚. Makes all the work worthwhile. Thank you for the rating...enjoy it all. πŸ’™πŸ’šπŸ’πŸ’›
christy102194 rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 44! on Sep 10, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Hope you had a wonderful trip! :) Sounded like a relaxing one.
Response: Thank you, yes it was! Thank you for the rating πŸ™‚
DragonflyDaisy rated for Layered Postage Stamp ATC on Sep 9, 2017
5
rating
Comment: I agree that this challenge was harder than I thought it would be! Your ATC turned out great! Thank you for all the fun extras! πŸ™‚
Dakini55 rated for Butterfly Twinchies! on Sep 8, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Lovely!! And wonderful extras! TY!
Response: Thank you! So happy you like them! You are more than welcome ☺ thank you for the rating!
MsLee rated for Put a Bird on It ATC on Sep 7, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thank you.
Response: You're welcome. I hope you like it.
JoMama rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 44! on Sep 7, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thank you. Sounds like a great "tankcation"!
Response: Hi, yes it was fun. It turned out to be a Twankcation (2 tanks!) But didnt have enough room on the card to explain that! Thank you for rating.
brianfuchs rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 44! on Sep 7, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the nice card.
Response: You're welcome! Thank you for the rating!
VASaint rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 44! on Sep 7, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the pc, Leslie! I LOVE the idea of a "tankcation"! I need to thin about doing some off those and see if I can knock a few states off my list!
Response: Glad you like it! Ours was actually a Twankcation (2 tanks, one each way!).. let me know where you go! And Have Fun!
jendoggie rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 44! on Sep 5, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the great post card. You could have just "tankcationed" it to me. lol
Response: Yes! I should have! Maybe next one? I always regret that we don't get to meet our partners πŸ™‚. Thanks for the rating!
moxiekiefer rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 44! on Sep 5, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the lovely postcard! Sounds like a fun daytrip birthday celebration =)
Response: It was fun. My mum is already talking about going back! Thank you for the rating!
kdm1181 rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 44! on Sep 5, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Very cute postcard
Response: Glad you liked it! Thank you for the rating!
Karen07 rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 44! on Sep 5, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thank you! Sounds like a wonderful trip!
Response: So glad you liked it! My mum did love the trip and is talking about going back!
CharlieChick86 rated for Pineapple ATC on Sep 5, 2017
5
rating
Comment: I love the 3D idea, thank you
Response: Hi! I know it was kind of odd to get a card like that,, but I wanted to use the really cool honeycomb pineapple, and was afraid if sent through the mail open, it would be crushed. So the interactive ATC was born! I'm happy that you liked it ☺. Thank you for the rating!
January rated for CPG Made with Maps - US Only on Sep 3, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Your map items are great! Love everything - thank you! (The cut outs are great too - and however will I decide which side to use bc they are reversible?!?!)
Response: Yes, the map had images on both sides. Now you have double the maps! Haha, lol. Glad you like them all. Thank you for the rating. Enjoy!!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 169 3 5
Completed Fives Threes Ones
145 188 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
0 36 109 0
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Comments

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!!

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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