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RiverTopanga

RiverTopanga
Date Joined: January 21, 2017
Last Online: August 5, 2021
Birthday: December 11
Country: United States

About Me

Hi, I'm Leslie.

I ALWAYS send my swaps on time. Please contact me before rating if you have not received anything. When putting outgoing mail in the mailbox, I will not mark sent until the postman has picked it up.

Likewise: 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!

Thank you @Wambatty for letting me know it was cancelled! I appreciate your thoughtfulness.
Happy swapping! πŸŽ† QUESTION... Does anyone know anything about the Color me Happy Rainbow ATC swap? I have it all made, ready to go (supposed to be mailed 6/15), but it is not on my swap list anymore. πŸ€”πŸ˜¦

*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. In fact, I usually have swaps ready to go a few days after they are assigned. I will wait, however until a few days before swap deadline to send if you have not sent yours to your partner.

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.

LIKES/DISLIKES

Rating: please be thoughtful when rating. If your partner sent you 3 things pertaining to a swap theme, when they only needed to send one, or sent some extras that your profile says you like, be kind...rate with a heart. Don't you want to to make someone's day?? πŸ’š

POSTCARDS: please write more than 2 words on a postcard swap you send to me. I like to hear about you - your likes/dislikes, your day, the weather in your area, your pet, your craft faves, fave TV or movies,, etc. Sending me a postcard that only says... "Happing swapping" for example, will not prompt me to give a heart rating.

FAMILY

My 89 yr old mother lives with me. She still has her license (but doesn't drive here in Florida), and makes friends easily. Her 90th birthday is coming up in August!

My son and his girlfriend just moved to NY City! Hooray!!! Now we are on the same coast!

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 someday.

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 (any LMA book, truth be told)

  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, I thought 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, fun, and tiring evening!

TELEVISION: I am addicted to older British Sitcoms - in particular: Butterflies, To The Manor Born, and The Good Life (Good Neighbors - in the US)

I loved The Last Man On Earth ... so upset when it was cancelled. I feel they need to do an anniversary show to let people know what happens.

MASH, Scrubs, Peak Practice (hmm, theme emerging!). Outlander, Lucifer, Sabrina, Don't Trust the B in Apt 23, Ghost Whisperer, Cheers, The Big Bang Theory, Eureka, Warehouse 13, Mare of East Town, and so many more. The key is, I like to be entertained, like shows that don't talk down to me like I'm 3 yrs old, and don't like gore for gore's sake.

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 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 few years. Anything to be used in a Smash Book would be great!

Swap On!!

..Thank you!

PET PEEVES

PET PEEVES:

People who won't give a πŸ’œ for a postcard they received. Postcards require thought too.

People who don't rate.

People who rate 1 without contacting their partner first.

SMOKEY OR STRONG SMELLING ODORS. I have severe allergies and any smokey, moldy, or other strong smelling odors (including perfumes, and candles) 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.

Ratings

Fabriqueen rated for Altered Index Card - Lighthouse on Aug 4, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome lighthouse index card! I love it! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
SunflowerRose rated for Black and White pc swap #90 on Aug 4, 2021
5
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Comment: thank you
LadyJo rated for AN: National Mountain Day PC (US) on Aug 3, 2021
5
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Comment: Thank you for the neat postcard!
brooklynbunch rated for Upcycled Greeting Card PC #17 on Aug 3, 2021
5
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Comment: Great Audubon card--thank you! My niece went to NYU for grad school and lived in Brooklyn. We went to visit--very fun. Wish I had $$$ to buy one of the brownstones in Brooklyn Heights. Susan (brooklynbunch)
5
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Comment: Thank you! Loved the PC!
Response: It's so nice when a partner likes what is sent to them πŸ™‚ - so glad you like it! Thank you for the πŸ’š rating πŸ˜€ Enjoy the falls!
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Comment: This card is SO cute! Thanks so much. Your answers are lovely!
Response: Oh, I'm so glad! I think it takes a special person to love that pc πŸ˜‰ Those really are things I love about the world around us. I put the smell of rain... but I should have also put... watching thunderstorms roll in. Hindsight is 20/20 right? Lol πŸ˜ƒ Thank you for the heart rating. Enjoy the manatee.
Lonestarchild rated for CPG Things with Wings PC - US on Jul 30, 2021
5
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Comment: Wow -- that's an amazing photo! Thanks for sharing!
Response: Thank you... I'm so happy you like it! I love photographing the nature here... it's amazing! I just sit on my deck and watch the forest-line. I only had to crop it a little to bring it closer.... you can really see the dragonfly detail! Thank you for the πŸ’™ rating...enjoy the pc!
Carrii rated for Sisterhood traveling notecard #20 usa on Jul 30, 2021
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Comment: Arrived safe and sound, and thanks for the extra PC, I especially love the flamingo!
Response: Excellent! Always a good thing to hear! So happy you like the flamingo! Enjoy πŸ˜‰ Thank you so much for the πŸ’– rating πŸ™‚
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Comment: Love the card. Would love to sit there and have a pizza. I like extra cheese pineapple and ham, same as you.
Response: Thank you for the ❀ rating. That would be great to sit and have pizza with a fellow swapper πŸ˜„! Maybe someday πŸ•πŸ§€πŸπŸ₯“ πŸ˜ƒ!
jburb rated for GEEK of the Week PC Swap #78 on Jul 29, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the absolutely adorable duckie card! That does sound like a satisfying ending to a series.
Response: Thank you for the πŸ’™ rating. Glad you liked the pc. I thought the one on the far left came closest to a rubber duckie 🐀 πŸ˜‰. Hope all is going well for you this week.
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Comment: Thank you for the photos! I never knew theer are evergreen oaks, or that their leaves look like that. And the clouds are amazing indeed.
Response: Thank you for the πŸ’— rating πŸ™‚. You just taught me something! I didn't know the Live Oak tree was an Evergreen... just looked it up - thank you! I love to learn, don't you? πŸ˜„ So happy you like the pics. I love to shoot photos, and it's nice to be able to share them with others that appreciate them πŸ˜ƒ Happy Snapping πŸ“Έ
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Comment: Thank you for the Sandhill crane photo! How fun (and somewhat scray) that such big birds would be just walking around in town.
Response: So happy you like it! Thank you for the πŸ’™ rating πŸ™‚ The Sandhills are very regal when standing up straight. Quite beautiful. And, no need to worry, although we can get rather close in a car or golfcart, they are still more scared of us than we are of them. πŸ˜€
Maddashin rated for The Power of 3s PC swap - Rnd 4 on Jul 28, 2021
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Comment: Love the lion. Thanks πŸ™ You get a heart β™₯️ for reading my profile
Response: Great! So glad you got it and liked it. πŸ˜€ I love reading my partner's profiles. Makes me feel like we are friends, and not just some faceless swap person πŸ˜„ Thank you for the ❀ rating. Hope we can swap again soon.
myancey rated for The Power of 3s PC swap - Rnd 4 on Jul 26, 2021
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Comment: Anything I Jimmy Buffett and John Denver absolutely put me in a good mood to grow up with my mother singing a John Denver and I still have them there was actually a tribute band called by Ted someone and I can’t think of his last name and he looks exactly like him and things just like him as well do you have a good day
Response: The tribute band must have been great! I saw John 4 x in concert over the years. I've been to Aspen and seen his memorial rock garden...brought me to tears. Buffet is great too! Squid Jiggin is an old Newfoundlad tune recorded by Schooner Fare... you should google it... it's a fun song!! Thank you for the πŸ’™ rating. Have a good week!
Aseret25 rated for The Power of 3s PC swap - Rnd 4 on Jul 26, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely postcard - good choice! I've never heard Squid Jiggin' - I'll have to look that one up. Jimmy Buffet is always a fun choice, and I love "Country Roads" by John Denver. :)
Response: Thank you for the πŸ’œ rating. I first heard Squid Jiggin' at a local Irish Pub in MA. It was recorded by Schooner Fare. It's a great song from Newfoundland. It's so nice to find another JD fan! My first song was "Country Roads" πŸ™‚ and yes, JB is always a fun choice. So are The Grateful Dead. Yes, I'm old as dirt!! πŸ˜„
TamiHope rated for RSC - Friendship Card on Jul 24, 2021
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Comment: Hi Leslie! Thank you for such an awesome swap card!! I love the flowers, and I love how there is so much pink on it....you did a great job! Thank you for matching it to my likes. :-) I also enjoyed the polka dot background paper you included. Perfect! I hope to swap with you again soon! Tami
Response: Tami, YW! I am so pleased that you like the card!! I don't usually work with pink, so it was a fun challenge πŸ˜ƒ Thank you! I like to try to match to a person's preferences if I can. Thank you for the πŸ’• rating. I hope we can swap again soon, too. πŸ’–
Cgscdy rated for Dragonfly Image ATC on Jul 23, 2021
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Comment: LOVE it! And the photo is gorgeous. I will NOT be sending it πŸ˜‚ it stays in my collection! Tysm ❀️
Response: Awww. You are so sweet! Thank you..I am so tickled you like them both! Thank you for the πŸ’™ rating, too! Enjoy! Have a great weekend πŸ˜€
Tara rated for SMSUSA: Pick 5 Scavenger Hunt on Jul 22, 2021
5
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Comment: Loved everything!!!
Response: Thanks so much! Appreciate the heart ❀ Swap on!
camelsamba rated for Chunk O Cardboard - July 2021 on Jul 22, 2021
5
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Comment: love the gecko from the colored pencils box - thanks!!
Response: You're welcome!! So pleased that you like it. Thank you for the πŸ’™ rating πŸ™‚ Enjoy!
tristitia rated for USATC: Torn Edges ATC on Jul 21, 2021
5
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Comment: I love the unexpected colors for the "sky" made from torn paper! Very creative :) Thank you!
Response: Thank you! So happy you like it! Thank you for the πŸ’› rating! Enjoy your ATC πŸ˜ƒ

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
4.9966 1050 86 88
Completed Fives Threes Ones
885 1179 0 1
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
25 347 513 0
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Comments

yvonne401 on Aug 1, 2021:

Welcome to Cold Hands Warm Hearts! It's great to have you here!

Blessings,

Yvonne

myancey on Jul 26, 2021:

The Guys name is Ted vigil who is the jd impersonator. Take care

HeidiJean on Jun 10, 2021:

Thank you for my notecards for the may WTA!

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€—

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