Swap-bot Time: May 7, 2021 3:29 pm


Date Joined: January 21, 2017
Last Online: January 24, 2021
Birthday: December 11
Country: United States

About Me

Hi, I'm Leslie.

1/24/21: Hi everyone. Sorry, but I will not be hosting or participating in swaps for a while longer. I hope you are all enjoying a wonderful New Year. Cheers to 2021!

12/9/20: Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Happy Chanukah, Happy Kwanzaa - Happy and Merry for any and all Holidays!! I pray that you all have a safe and happy holiday... please stay healthy.

Well, it's December and the house hasn't sold. There are just too many Manufactured homes here in Florida and so many people unable to travel here due to COVID-19. I hesitate to host any swaps right now, because almost everything I have (craftwise) is still packed. I still want to move, but the CA window has closed. Will start looking for apartments in the new year. On a happier note - I treated myself to a Cricut Joy for a combined birthday and Christmas gift to myself. Now, if I could only get to the rest of my crafting items!!

10/20/20: I have now completed all the swaps that were on my dashboard. I will not be participating in swaps again until I have sold the house and moved. If anyone in my group would like to host a swap, let me know at my home email, and I will make you a temporary founder/officer so you will have control over the group for your swap. I miss swapping... pray the house sells soon! :-) God Bless for the upcoming holiday season and always.

7/29/20: I am in the throes of decluttering for another possible move. Across country. My swaps will be very sparse until I end up at my destination. I will start participating again at full steam when we are settled. It is a move that we are really excited about, and have waited for a long time to accomplish. Please pray that all goes well. πŸ™πŸ€ž

7/6/20: I am now participating in select International swaps. I am trying to keep my postage budget down this month... I went way over the last 3 months (Aaacckk!).

4/15/20: Just as an FYI: Due to COVID-19 stay-at-home restrictions, I will not be participating in International swaps at this time. I am out of Global stamps, and my stamp budget increased exponentially this month due to all the regional swaps I am participating in. This is, in no way, a reflection on the Int'l swaps. I am hoping the restrictions will be lifted in May, and I can get to the PO to buy some Int'l stamps to add to my May stamps. (fingers crossed!!). Craft on everyone!!

Please note that I am a responsible and reasonable swapper. I always try to bring questionable envies to the post office, but sometimes one will slip through and need extra extra postage πŸ™ Please, if I owe you postage, let me know. Also, if you owe me, know that if you are uncomfortable sending money, I will accept the amount owed by check, postal money order, or unused American postage stamps.

I love Snail Mail! It's so fun to come home from a long day at work and find some wonderful Happy Mail!

*NOTE: Since the move to Florida, I have been mailing most of my swaps from the mailbox. If your swap has a post date on the item that is one day later than I sent from the mailbox, I apologize. I always hit the sent button after the mail has been picked up, not when I drop it in the mailbox. Unfortunately, it may take the mailman (yes, it's really a man!) a long time to get it back to the post office for sorting and mailing. And, I regret that the postal service may have issues if I tell my postman to get the items to post office ASAP ... and darn the rest of his route!! Lol. πŸ˜‰ I do usually send swaps out ahead of the swap date, so it should still be in compliance.

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.

I can't believe that I actually have to put this on my profile: Swappers that owe me postage: ***Speedy Found Image #16 - $2.68 UPDATE: 1/22/20: I was told by a member of the Swap Bot Flakers that it could be a problem at my end of the postal system. I should go and talk to my post office. So, I did. Here is what they told me: PO stated they would never let an envie that size, with a tracking number, be mailed for $1.10 in stamps. The Post Office will give out piles of tracking numbers to people that mail a lot of items (who knew?). She had to have put the tracking on herself and mailed it. So, when I got home, out of curiosity, I Checked USPS website, here is what it says for the tracking number on the envie: "Label Created, not yet in system A status update is not yet available on your package. It will be available when the shipper provides an update or the package is delivered to USPS. Check back soon."
If it had been mailed with the PO and they put the tracking number on it, it would be in the system as having reached its destination at my house. And the proper postage would be on it.


POSTCARDS.... PLEASE be thoughtful when rating your partners. A heart rating might make that person's day a bit brighter. It confuses me no end that some people refuse to give a heart rating for a postcard. One swapper here pointed out the duplicity in people's rating.... You say, "Thank you for the beautiful postcard, I loved it.", but you rate with just a 5 and NO heart. How can you love that pc and not give a heart? Most swappers are thoughtful when choosing a pc for their partner and try to find one in their collection that the partner would like to receive (unless it's a blind swap). Then, they take the time to write a nice note, stamp it, and mail it before the deadline. WHY would all this NOT deserve a heart rating? Unless it is obvious that person is just in it for ratings, and took no thought or time to write a nice note, then what is the problem? Are the raters just lazy and rude? How much effort does it take to hit the square for "this was an extra special...." and give your partner a smile a for the day? Do you not like to receive hearts?


My 89 yr old mother lives with me. She still has her license (but doesn't drive here in Florida), and makes friends easily.

I also have a son who lives in California (lucky him!)

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. 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 before I moved, I was a volunteer at the bi-annual events. A fabulous evening!


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 have taken classes from Dina Wakley, as well. 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!



SMOKEY OR STRONG SMELLING ODORS. I have severe allergies and any smokey, moldy, or other strong smelling odors (including perfumes) will be thrown in the trash before I even open them.

IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING SWAPPING WITH ME: If you are going to be late, PLEASE NOTIFY ME. I would do the same for you. Rules of swaps are there to be followed (as are all rules in life!) I follow them when I send to you, I would sincerely appreciate you follow them when sending to me.

99.9% of the time we know If we will be late completing a swap. Please do not hit the mailed it button if you did not. I'm sure everyone would appreciate the truth more than some lame excuse we all know isn't true.


camelsamba rated for Chunk O Cardboard - July 2020 on Dec 2, 2020
Comment: thank you for the sparkly goldfish chunk o cardboard. (It recently showed up in my pile of mail - not sure if it got delayed in the post or misplaced in the house!)
cynaemon rated for GEEK of the WEEK PC Swap #25 on Nov 1, 2020
Comment: thanks
CatAroo rated for Woodland Series #9 - TREES ATC on Oct 24, 2020
Comment: I love the shaker ATC! The bark is really interesting... it makes the ATC a curiosity challenge, because I sorta want to disassemble it and touch the bark, but then I wouldn't have the shaker. πŸ˜‚ And there is an extra... the nice note! Truly appreciated!
Response: Oh yay! You like the shake (and the note)! It was so much fun to make ☺! If you do disassemble it, beware...the bark is very "flaky" due to its age. Whatever you decide...enjoy it! Thank you so much for the β™₯️ rating. Happy Halloween... πŸŽƒ
NRGordon rated for Used Stamp Chain Card Round 32 on Oct 5, 2020
Comment: I received the cards. I think they will both be homers after I add my stamps.Thank you for all the extras. The children will enjoy them. Especially Charlotte. She is the really creative one. Caroline will like the bookmark. She likes cats and loves to read. I am loving the cold nights and days in the 60s and low 70s, after the sweltering summer we just had.
Response: Hi! I am so glad the girls will like the extras. That's fantastic! Yes, both the cards looked almost full. Nice to get them both sent on their way so quickly! We are dryer this week, but the days are still quite hot... mid 80's to low 90's. I remember being on Bailey Island in October. It was coolish, but very beautiful. I remember especially having coffee one morning on the porch and about 9 turkey's taking their time crossing the road, with the ocean in the background. It was wonderful! And of course, the lobster!! :-) Thank you for the <3 rating, it is appreciated :-)
CatAroo rated for Woodland Series #8 - SQUIRREL ATC on Sep 20, 2020
Comment: I love the purple squirrel! Thanks you so much! I know what you mean about crafting being more than just a hobby. I feel the same way. It's been a bit of a struggle for me being here in NC with most of my craft stuff in Chicago... so I've ended up accumulating more. πŸ˜‚
Response: It tickles me that you love the purple squirrel! 😁 Yes... I am still having difficulty reigning in all my crafts... I keep finding things all over the house!! LOL What will you do when you go back to Chicago? Hope you have crafty friends there to give some to... I don't have that luxury. I sent a box of stamps to a friend in NE, but I have not heard from her!! Craft On!! Oh, and thank you so much for the πŸ’œ rating!!
suepier rated for Travel by Postcard Swap on Aug 25, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the great postcard from Florida and sharing your travels with me.
Response: I am so happy you enjoyed the pc. ☺ Thank you for the πŸ’™ rating. stay safe. .
Comment: Loved the postcard. Thanks
Response: So happy you like the PC! Thank you for the πŸ’œ rating πŸ™‚ Stay safe and healthy.
Comment: Oh! I like your idea of making it look watercolor. Thank you for the extras. :)
Response: Awww. Thanks! Hope can get some use from the extras. Thank you so much for the πŸ’œ rating πŸ™‚
CatAroo rated for Dragon Fly Themed ATC on Aug 16, 2020
Comment: Beautiful ATC! Thank you so much! :)
Response: I'm so happy you liked it! It's amazing how creative you can be when you have very little to use!! Thank you for the πŸ’œ rating. Have a great, safe, and healthy week!
goosey rated for CPG Collab HMPC #7 AUG - US Only on Aug 15, 2020
Comment: this is a fun collab hmpc .. i will gladly pass this on in the next round! thank you!
Response: Great! I agree! So happy you got it. ☺☺ thank you for the πŸ’š rating. Stay safe and healthy!
BasketWorks15 rated for 11 Bird items on Aug 15, 2020
Response: Thank you for the πŸ’› rating.
Gobarb rated for Woodland Series #7 - BIRD ATC on Aug 14, 2020
Comment: Hi Leslie. Thank you for the bright and unusual ATC. I enjoy different techniques and this looks like it was fun to make.
Response: Oh my gosh, Barb! I totally missed this! I'm so sorry. I am so happy you liked the Bird ATC. It was fun to make.... I like using gel paste in different ways! Thank you so much for the πŸ’œrating!
Comment: Received the PC, will forward it next round so it can continue its journey home. Thank you for all the extra goodies.
Response: Hi! I am so sorry... apparently, I missed everyone's ratings on 14 Aug. I AM SO SORRY you had to wait so long for a response! I'm glad you got the PC :-) I like adding goodies to the PC envies, you deserve something for passing it on!! Thank you so much for the πŸ’œ rating. Stay safe!
suepier rated for Quick PC TRIVIA Swap on Aug 7, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the nice postcard and sharing some trivia with me. You learn something new everyday.
Response: Hi! So glad you liked the trivia. Thank you so much for the πŸ’™ rating. Have a lovely weekend and please, stay safe!!
NRGordon rated for Postcard Swap #3 - Mammal on Aug 4, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the great PC. I love otters. We have been having almost Florida weather here in Maine. For more than a month its been 80s to mid 90s with 80% humidity... just no rain.
Response: Do you have otters in your area of ME? Wow! Can't believe it's been so warm up there!! 🌞 You're right, add the rain, and you could be here!! Thank you for joining the swap! Always love hearing from you. Thank you also for the πŸ’œ rating. ☺
debbiespoms rated for Postcard Swap #3 - Mammal on Aug 4, 2020
Comment: Hi Leslie! Thank you for the awesome PC of a Leopard! I usually don't care for art PC's, unless it's an animal & this one is great! Fantastic swap Leslie & I hope you do this swap again. I have plenty of Mammal PC's, hee!
Response: So happy you like the pc! Thank you for the πŸ’œ rating! I will gladly do another one, if you remind me in Oct. I'm in the process of preparing for a possible move right now. Thanks so much for joining the swap!! ☺
Carollee922 rated for Postcard Swap #3 - Mammal on Aug 4, 2020
Comment: I think she is a girl too! Those eyelashes give it away.
Response: You said it! Definitely a give away! Thank you for the πŸ’œ rating. I am so happy you liked the pc!
klover rated for Animal Postcards USA #6 on Aug 1, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the awesome postcard! Have a great day and happy swapping:-).
Response: Thank you for the πŸ’œ rating. I am so happy you liked the postcard! Happy swapping to you too πŸ™‚
Comment: that's a fantastical terrarium! A special place for Mister Rabbit to play his cello! Thanks for hosting! Stay healthy and best wishes, Mar
Response: Aww. Thank you. I love hosting... I thought it was a cute terrarium, and I do love those Mister Rabbit pcs! Thank you so much for the πŸ’œ rating. Enjoy your pc and you stay healthy as well! πŸ™‚
Comment: Leslie...I completely agree with what you said. Sad we have to do this but for our sanity, it all to often becomes necessary...
Response: Hi! Yes. It is very sad. But we need to protect ourselves from negativity. Thank you for the πŸ’œ rating. Stay safe and sane! πŸ™‚

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Poeprincess on Mar 24, 2021:

I miss swapping with you, my friend! I hope all is going well with your relocation & that I’ll see you joining some swaps (even better, being your partner). Stay well!

debtea2 on Oct 2, 2020:

Gobarb on Aug 19, 2020:

Hi Leslie. Just read about your moving to the other side of the country. Want to let you know that Florida will miss you! Good luck on your move. Rather you than me! πŸ˜‰ 😘

debtea2 on Jul 15, 2020:

jjhere on Jul 3, 2020:

I just had to give you a virtual high-5 and "me, too!" after reading the bit on your profile about Dian Reavely. I've only taken one class from her, but what a class it was! She's such a character and a brilliant teacher. Love her to bits.

Juniebird on Jul 3, 2020:

Hi there! I wanted to let you know that I received the CPG Collab postcard that you participated in and it turned out lovely! Thanks for your awesome dragonfly. =)

Gobarb on Jul 1, 2020:

Hi Leslie. Thank you for the lovely comments. I'm glad that you like what I make and that you like the ATC. Hopefully, we will be swapping with each other again, soon! πŸ€—

ChrisAnne on Jun 5, 2020:

Thank you for the second pc and the postage. I am so appreciative of your pc.

ScrapHappyGabi on Dec 31, 2019:


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