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RiverTopanga

RiverTopanga
Date Joined: January 21, 2017
Last Online: March 18, 2019
Birthday: December 11
Country: United States

About Me

Hi, I'm Leslie.

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 ā˜ŗ šŸ’œ

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

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
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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!
HannahsMommy07 rated for KEEP IT SIMPLE: WEEK 8 on Mar 11, 2019
5
rating
Comment: so so pretty!!!!
Response: So happy you liked it. Thank you for the rating - Swap on!
jclark886 rated for International Washi Swapping #3 on Mar 11, 2019
5
rating
Comment: I love the washi samples you sent! Thank you so much!
Response: I'm so glad you liked them! I always have a hard time choosing samples.. Thank you so much for the rating!
paperboats9 rated for International Washi Swapping #3 on Mar 10, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thank you, Leslie! Such fun washis! I also really loved the card you sent. Happy swapping :)
Response: You're welcom! So glad you like them! And the card... It's much more fun when someone likes what you send! Thank you for the rating! Enjoy those washi!
HannahsMommy07 rated for KEEP IT SIMPLE WEEK 9 on Mar 9, 2019
5
rating
Comment: LOVE IT!
Response: So glad you received it and like it! Thank you for the rating! Swap on!
5
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Comment: Hi hi!!! it is so nice to have you as a partner again!!! Thank you so much! I hope all is well!! Keep on keepin' on! One day at a time! Kiss those birds for me! xx G
Response: Hi Gabi! Thanks so much for the rating! Hope the PC found you well. Take care of yourself!
SunTradeToo rated for Chunk O Cardboard - March 2019 on Mar 8, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Love the chunk! The weather here is insane. Two days ago in the 30s, yesterday 40, Today it was in the 70s,, and we expect it to drop and have rain and hail by Sunday.
Response: So glad you love the Chunk o' Cardboard! Thank you for the heart rating! I hear you about the weather! It really is insane! What is going on with the world?? Hope enjoyed that Awesome 70 degrees!! We had 30 - a virtual heat wave! I look forward to swapping with you again.. :-)
5
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Comment: WOW - you found a lot :). Thank you for the fun ATC. This was such a great swap - thanks for hosting.
Response: Thank you so much for joining! Thanks also for the heart rating. I love doing these swaps. I'm so Yankee, that I hate wasting even a tiny bit of anything! I'm glad you like the ATC. Enjoy!
catsadee rated for Paper Crafters GiveAway on Mar 8, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Enjoy your reasons for swapping!
Response: Thanks! It's awesome to be able to share AND learn!! Happy Swapping!
Doodlefingers101 rated for RF: In the Garden 3x5 Rolo on Mar 6, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Loved it thank you so much this type of swaps are starting to get addicting šŸ˜Š
Response: Happy you liked it... big smile here! Yes, I love the rolo swaps! Wish they would do more of the large swap ones like this. Hope we can swap again in the future! Thank you so much for the rating!
5
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Comment: These are the cutest paper clips! Thank you! And the extras are very nice.šŸŒø
Response: Yay! So happy you like the paper clips! I really do love making them :-). Thank you so much for the <3 rating :-) Enjoy everything!!
valentina22 rated for YTPC: Index-Card-A-Day: Day #27 on Mar 5, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the great ICAD-I love the blues and greens. Thanks for all of the goodies and bling!
Response: You're welcome! I am so happy you like it.. I followed the "tutorial" as closely as I could ... Thank you so much for the generous rating. :-)
Nnyla rated for Sharp Shooters: Winter Postcard on Feb 26, 2019
5
rating
Comment: I love your wintery scene! Thank you! I hope you've been able to get out. We've finally had a couple of really nice days (highs in the 60s and no rain). We are overjoyed. We've had dreary, cold, and rainy weather for about two weeks straight. So nice to "come out from the cloud."
Response: Hooray! You like it. Let me tell you, it looks much better on the pc than in person! We had another 7.5 inches about 2 days after that. and we have "flurries" tonight and 1-3 inches expected on Friday! Please, please, please, let me enjoy your 60 degree weather!! :-) Thank you for the heart. Enjoy the PC. Have a nice warm rest of the week ;-)
HannahsMommy07 rated for KEEP IT SIMPLE: WEEK 7 on Feb 26, 2019
5
rating
Comment: I LOVE my envelopes!!!! And thank you for all the extras:>
Response: Phew! I can breathe again! This is the first time I have covered an envelope with a napkin... I am so relieved and happy that you like them! You are welcome for the extras! Thank YOU for the heart :-)
PeliKat rated for SS: January Color: WHITE on Feb 22, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Leslie, I loved the photo you sent of the snow-covered pine tree! How cool that you get to enjoy that tree all year long! I can just picture your birds sitting there watching the wind blow through the branches. Thanks for the smaller copy too! When you put them side-by-side, the postcard copy actually looks like a black and white print. Still beautiful though! Great photograph! Thanks and happy swapping! PS - thanks for the extra items as well!
Response: Hi... I am so happy you liked the PC. Yes, it does look like a B&W when put side by side... one of the reasons I sent you the smaller one... but it's kind a cool.. too! Thank you for the heart rating... enjoy!!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 441 49 50
Completed Fives Threes Ones
396 479 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
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Comments

jenmcjen on Mar 17, 2019:

djcamp04 on Feb 22, 2019:

Glad you joined the paper clips swap! šŸ¦‹

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; Iā€™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!

EmilyT on Aug 25, 2018:

Happy Birthday to your mom, Patty! I love the special treats you have in store for her today!

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