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RiverTopanga

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

About Me

Hi, I'm Leslie.

UPDATE. I've had 4 Physical Therapy sessions. The Therapist said that I have a 5% greater range of motion after the 4 sessions. So, Yay! Progress. I am still in the boot. I had to continue using the knee scooter for the first week while I was in the boot. I started Physical Therapy last Friday. Now I use 1 crutch with the boot. My foot is loosening up a bit with the exercises. I can't wait until I can drive again!! :-)

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 am missing one star from my hosted swaps. A quick note about the Autumn Swap I hosted... I was told by another member that the person that had signed up had a poor history of swaps, and pointed me to the area where I would find this information (it was buried deep in one of the forums).. I had to cancel the swap, after it was already assigned.. there was only the one person due to the issue. So, I canceled. I did contact the swapper and explain why. I sent her the ATC she made me, back, without even opening it. I just thought I should explain why there was no star rating for the swap.

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 🙂

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

bluesky rated for Just to Say Hello on Dec 18, 2017
5
rating
Comment: thank you
stiffneck78 rated for Reindeer ATC on Dec 12, 2017
5
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Comment: What a cool ATC!! Thank you so much. I never remember to list what I make mine with. Great idea! Also, thanks for the paper scraps. I will use them up!
Response: HI! You're welcome :-) So glad you like it! I really enjoyed creating it for you. Hope it helps brighten your holidays! Thank you for the rating :-) Enjoy, Enjoy!!
Ace330660 rated for 3 For Christmas! on Dec 7, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the christmas goodies !
Response: you're welcome. Thanks for the rating! Merry Christmas :-)
5
rating
Comment: Cool samples, thank you! I love the pineapple one, the rainbows, and the slim seashells especially
Response: So glad you like them! Tried to pick some bright and fun ones for you! Enjoy them!
gojenn rated for Turkey ATC on Nov 21, 2017
5
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Comment: What a lovely ATC! Such good crafting! THANKS.
Response: Hello! You're welcome. Happy Thanksgiving! I am so glad you like the ATC. :-)
5
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Comment: Hello Leslie, thank you very much for your ATC's. I love it and also love the extra's
Response: So happy you love it all! It really stretched my imagination this time! I havent done a picket letter for so long! Glad you like it. Happy 🦃 day!
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Comment: Nice journal and thx for the teas as well I know that wasn't a requirement ;)
Response: You are so welcome. I'm thrilled that you like the journal. It was a lot of fun to make ☺ I love sharing tea, I hope you enjoy the ones I chose for you. Thank you for the rating ☺
Fieke rated for Mushroom ATC on Nov 7, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thank you so much for the ATC you made and the extra's. I love it !
Response: Hooray! I am so glad you liked it. It's not what I started out to do, but I like the way it ended up much better... Makes me smile to know that you like it too . :-) Thank you so much for the special rating :-)
5
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Comment: Nice, eclectic journal of stuff. I got some sense of who you are. More comments via PM. Oh, and thanks for the little treats tucked away in pockets.
Response: Ok. Thanks for letting me know you got it! I hope you enjoy it :-)
Steinway5 rated for Quick Swap #1 - Washi Samples on Nov 1, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the fun samples, love them all!! And thanks also for checking out our Instagram! So fun that you have birds too.. and what a smart Quaker you have!!! 💛💛💛
Response: Hi! Happy you like washi samples. I've just ordered some more, really fun ones! I need more washi, like I need another hole in my head! Thanks for saying that about Waldo.. I wiil tell him right now. He was very vocal about his thank you just now! Happy November! Thanks for the special rating ☺
thebragal rated for Shaving cream marbling atc swap on Oct 30, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Awesome. Thank you so much!!
Response: You're welcome! Glad you got it. :-) Thank you for the rating.
craftyone rated for US Only: Unusual Journal Swap on Oct 28, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Hello Leslie! Thank you for a fun journal! The cover is beautiful - I love the colors. The bingo markers are pretty. All nice - you did a great job!
Response: So happy you got it! And, that you like it! I really liked doing it. Thank you for the rating. :-)
mdrogge rated for ATC using colored pencil on Oct 28, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful ATC!
Response: So glad you liked it! I love drawing sunflowers :-) Thank you for the rating!
user5778 rated for Halloween Twinchies! on Oct 23, 2017
5
rating
Comment: I love the Halloween Twinchies and thanks for the goodies!
Response: Yay! So happy you like them :-) They were a lot of fun to make.. You're welcome for the goodies.. I love to share :-) Thank you for the rating!
nully rated for Halloween Inchies! on Oct 22, 2017
5
rating
Comment: love the use of twine in these!
Response: Thank you! I always have the hardest time with inchies... they are soooo tiny! Thank you for the rating... enjoy, Happy Halloween :-)
Poeprincess rated for Halloween Moos! on Oct 22, 2017
5
rating
Comment: I loved the technique on these Moos! Thank you for the inspiration!
Response: I am so happy you like them. They were super fun to make. I am loving my mixed media art journey! Enjoy them! Thank you for the rating :-)
Fieke rated for 7# color combo on Oct 20, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thank you so much for the ATC. You are a real artist ! and I adore the extra's !
Response: Hi! I am so glad you like it! And the extras. I love to share my "stash"! Happy Halloween! Thank you for the compliment and the special heart rating. :-)
Jamnj rated for Hedgehog ATC on Oct 17, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Really cute card and whimsical ATC. Thanks for extras too! I’m pretty fond of hedgehogs myself!
Response: Hey! So glad you liked it all. I love doing hedgehogs! Thanks for participating! And thanks for the rating and heart! 🍊👻🍊
5
rating
Comment: Pretty washi samples, thank you. No relation to Barry Beach that I'm aware of.
Response: Glad you liked them ! Well, I didnt think so..but worth asking.! Thank you for the rating and heart. 🍊👻🍊
Marcie24 rated for September: Simple PC Swap on Oct 13, 2017
5
rating
 
Response: Thank you for rating. ☺

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 193 5 6
Completed Fives Threes Ones
168 214 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
0 42 126 0
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Comments

CurlyTea on Dec 11, 2017:

ScrapHappyGabi on Nov 28, 2017:

DW

ScrapHappyGabi on Nov 28, 2017:

JD

ScrapHappyGabi on Nov 7, 2017:

hug

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!!

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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