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RiverTopanga

RiverTopanga
Date Joined: January 21, 2017
Last Online: April 3, 2020
Birthday: December 11
Country: United States

About Me

Hi, I'm Leslie.

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.

4/28/19: I received a rating of 1 today for a swap I sent over a month ago (3/2/19). The person receiving the swap did not message me to tell me they had not received it. I can't resend a swap if I have not been notified that the swap was not received. The other two people in the swap did receive their swap and commented on my page (so you know it was, indeed, sent). This is very distressing for me, as I always communicate with my partner. PLEASE TELL ME IF YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED your swap BEFORE you rate. I have never flaked on a swap, and never will.
UPDATE: on my "1" rating- I wrote: 4/30/19: I still have not received any messages from you. Please check your "messages sent to" section at the top of your message page. You will see you have never sent anything to me. I really think you have me confused with someone else. Again, as requested below, please message me. UPDATE: 5/10/19: The swapper has now been partially suspended. UPDATE: 6/15/19: The offender is now back on regular swapping status... How is this possible? I received an email from her (Finally) on June 11. It said, she hadn't received the envelope... and now she has a PO box address in USA... So now I can resend to this address if I want to. Is she kidding? I have already sent it twice (and she never requested a resend in the first place). I am NOT sending again to a PO box in a country she doesn't even live in!! - Ridiculous!

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

SOCKS: Please note, I wear a size 8.5-9.0 shoe. Please buy socks accordingly :-)

My likes (alphabetical): *A: Animals

*B: Bento lunch boxes, making bento lunches, Ballet, Butterflies

*C: Cardinals/birds, Card Making

Cities: California-San Francisco, Boston, Hilo Hawaii

Coffee - Not Keurig, I drink so much coffee that I use a real coffee pot! Love flavored coffees too :-) - Please no Instant coffee. I dislike the taste of "powdered" coffees.

Colors purple, teal, bright and happy!

Countries: England/Scotland, France, Belgium, Thailand, Nepal

*F: Flowers - Some favorites -Iris, Pansy, Sunflower

*G: Godzilla

*H: Herbs: Basil, Rosemary, Lavender

*M: Music: John Denver, Jazz, Jimmy Buffet, Classical

*T: Travel

TV: The Good Place, Dr. Who (seasons 1-11), Big Bang Theory, Gilmore Girls,To The Manor Born, Butterflies, Bones, Addams Family (original tv show), Bewitched (original tv show) Warehouse 13, Eureka, Manifest, The Resident, New Amsterdam, Zoey's Imaginary Playlist.

*P: Polar Bears, Paranormal

*R: Red Hatters

*S: SUN, Scrap booking, singing to the radio in my car, Scooby Doo

*W: Wacky and Unusual, Water (filtered or purified), Wine (mostly dry reds)

Would love to have a collection of "Hello from...." Postcards from every state and as many countries as possible. Still working on this... so many places out there!!

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

My 88 yr old mother lives with me. She still has her license (but doesn't drive hete 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!

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 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 (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.

Ratings

Larina rated for Take Ten Postcard Swap #18 USA on Apr 3, 2020
5
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Comment: Thanks so much for the postcard! Love the beach!
redeemed rated for Chunk O Cardboard - March 2020 on Apr 3, 2020
5
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Comment: I just loved your chunk, but then again I usually love everything you send. Thanks
5
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Comment: Thank you for the palm trees postcard! Sounds like you had a relaxing afternoon. No I'm not self isolating. I'm still going to work everyday.
christy102194 rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 113! on Apr 3, 2020
5
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Response: Glad you liked the PC :-) Thank you for the rating <3 Stay healthy!! and Craft On!!
christy102194 rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 112! on Apr 3, 2020
5
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Response: I'm glad you liked the PC. Thank you for the <3 rating :-)
5
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Response: Thank you for the <3 rating :^) I hope you like the pc and are staying at home and playing it safe and healthy!
5
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Response: Thank you so much for the <3 rating :-) I hope you like the pc. :-)
suepier rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 113! on Apr 2, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you for the great postcard from Greece.
Response: You are so welcome Sue! I am glad you like it. Thank you for the <3 rating :^) Stay safe and healthy!
Vickyen rated for P&M Blind Postcard Swap 2 on Apr 2, 2020
5
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Comment: Hi Leslie! I love, love, love the Manatee pc! Thank you for sharing it with me! We have been blessed to see a few of these beauties when we have visited FL and I am amazed at how big they are! I think I would rather live in space, as I cannot swim and the bottom of the sea seems like it would be really scary, but I love the ocean, so... What a tough question! LOL! Please stay safe! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: Thank you for rating. Glad you like the PC. You stay safe too.
mcorbus rated for CPG Collab HMPC Round 1 - US only on Apr 2, 2020
5
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Response: Thank you for the <3 rating. I am excited for round 2... :-) Stay healthy and safe.
AmyMarie rated for Altered Playing Card on Apr 2, 2020
5
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Comment: Thanks for the altered playing card - and the matching mini altered playing card. Cute idea!
Response: You're welcome! I love making altered playing cards... they are so fun! Thank you for the <3 rating. I am so happy you liked the cards. Stay safe and healthy! <3 <3
suepier rated for MEGA Touristy Postcard Swap USA #20 on Apr 2, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard from Florida.
Response: Hi Sue! thank you so much for the <3 rating. I am glad you like the Florida PC. stay healthy and safe. :-)
MsBellaDonna rated for Chunk O Cardboard - March 2020 on Apr 1, 2020
5
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Comment: I love the glittery brownie box "chunk!" Very clever, thank you! :) Be well and stay safe.
Response: awww. Thanks! I am so happy you like the brownie box chunk :-) They are a throwback from when my son was young.. he loved them!! Thank you so much for the <3 rating :-) You stay safe and healthy as well!
MeggyMoo rated for First and Last Lines No. 19 on Mar 31, 2020
5
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Comment: I love that the first and last lines of the book you chose was one written by your cousin, Jon. It sounds like he has a really interesting story to tell! All the best, Tracy.
Response: Hi Tracy... Yes! He is an interesting person indeed. You would love the book, it is quite humorous :-) Thank you so much for the <3 rating. Keep Reading!
suepier rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 112! on Mar 31, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard from Florida. I love sunsets.
Response: You are welcome, Sue! I am so happy you like it. Thank you for the <3 rating. Keep postcrossing :-)
5
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Response: Thank you so much for the <3 rating. I hope you liked the pc :-)
goinjenny rated for TT&E: letter G on Mar 30, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Thank you
Response: Welcome. Thanks for rating
lynnpinkdaisy rated for Anything Goes PC Swap #4 on Mar 29, 2020
5
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Comment: What a neat PC! I do like it. And I laughed reading about your visit to a tiny home. I think you're right...us crafters would have to rethink space!
Response: Hi! Thank you for the rating <3. Yes, I would need 2 tiny homes. One to live in, and one to craft in! LOL. Stay healthy!
SatisHuman rated for CPG Handmade Washi PC - US only on Mar 28, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you for making me such a great card!
Response: Yay! You liked it ;-) I'm so happy you did :-) Thank you for the rating <3. I have discovered that I really love making PCs out of recycled cardboard!! Thank you again!
luv2kraft rated for ATC A DAY #2 - Jackson Pollack on Mar 28, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the ATC. I know the effort it takes to make it.
Response: You are welcome! Thank you for the rating <3. I really liked creating this ATC! Did you?

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
4.9948 692 71 73
Completed Fives Threes Ones
629 772 0 1
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
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Comments

ScrapHappyGabi on Dec 31, 2019:

hny

ScrapHappyGabi on Dec 24, 2019:

mcm

yvonne401 on Dec 5, 2019:

Welcome to Swaps in the U.S.A.! It's great to have you here!

Blessings,

Yvonne

moonlitmailbox on Nov 16, 2019:

Thank you very much for the beautiful Thanksgiving notecard and the extra goodies inside. I enjoyed reading about your weekend for the TGIF #171 swap! Have a wonderful holiday season!

Kokoxo on Oct 11, 2019:

ccc

Thank you for the $1 Store Group Oct. Wishes! I absolutely love the coloring postcards and note-card! ~ I can't wait to color them πŸ’–

ScrapHappyGabi on Oct 2, 2019:

HAPPY OCTOBER!!

happy october

kittyhahahotbot on Sep 18, 2019:

yvonne401 on Sep 17, 2019:

Welcome to Butterfly lovers! It's great to have you here!

Blessings,

Yvonne

kittyhahahotbot on Sep 17, 2019:

choke on May 4, 2019:

I never noticed it before, but when you're my send to partner, the pop up window with your address asks if I want to translate this page from Zulu - hahahahaha! No idea why, do you?

Sorry to see you have had to recently deal with some nitwit who gave you a poor rating, you're one of the best on here and I'm sorry this happened to you! xoxo

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