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RiverTopanga

RiverTopanga
Date Joined: January 21, 2017
Last Online: June 17, 2018
Birthday: December 11
Country: United States

About Me

Hi, I'm Leslie.

6/7/18: Hello! Finally getting a bit caught up on my correspondence after being gone for a week. IF you haven't from me yet, I may not have received your swap while I was gone.. or, I may not have found it in my pile of mail yet! Be patient! I'm working on it... I promise! Hope everyone is having a wonderful summer.. stay safe.

5/26/18: Hello everyone! I will be out of town for a little while. So, if you are waiting for a rating, please be patient. Will be more than happy to rate when I return. I hope you are all enjoying your summer. :-) Ciao for now.

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.

3/22/18: Ankle still not back to normal. I talked to someone that had ankle surgery many years ago, and she said hers still isn't 100% normal. I wonder if that will be the case with mine?? I sure hope not.

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, 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 country.

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

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!

Ratings

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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard from the Japanese Tea Garden in San Francisco. I love it there.
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Comment: Thanks for the great card!
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Comment: I hope you had a great time !!! I love San Francisco :3
Response: oH, I did! It was wonderful to see my son, and also to see SF again. I Love, love, love SF! Thanks for the rating! <3
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Comment: Brilliant use of the cotton swab on your ATC! The extras are very sweet too. Especially love the felt - what did you color that with? Can't wait to use it. Thank you!
Response: Hi! So happy you like the ATC. It was a really fun one to make :-) I loved the "dot-ing" such a fun process! The felt was actually bought that way. I'm sure you could make some, most likely best turn out would be with alcohol inks... but you could use tie dye inks too, I would imagine.. omg.. something else to try!! LOL Let me know if you make some :-) Thanks for the rating. Happy Summer!
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely San Francisco PC ☺️
Response: So happy you like it. I love SF! Thanks for the rating! Happy swapping
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Comment: Cool idea - I wouldn't have thought to emboss with the bottle!
Response: So glad you like it! It was fun :-) Thank you for the rating.. Enjoy the ATC. Looking forward to swapping with you again :-)
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard of S.F. It's a beautiful city, when you don't have to deal with the traffic! Have a great week!
Response: You're welcome! So glad you like it... Yes, I agree about the traffic. I love the public transit there.. we don't have much in the metro Omaha area... Thank you for the rating. Enjoy!
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Comment: Thank you! What a pretty card. 😊
Response: You are so welcome.. Very happy you liked it.
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Comment: Thanks for the postcard and the quotes!
Response: You're welcome! So happy you liked them. Thank you so much for the rating.. :-) <3
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Comment: SQUEE! I love this SF Chinatown PC!! Ive been to Chinatown in NYC a billion times but I have yet to visit the SF one! I hope to some day!!! xx
Response: Hi Gabi! So glad you like it!! You really should go sometime.. we should meet in SF and go together! Thanks for the rating! Enjoy...
Aladyjackson rated for Chunk O Cardboard - June 2018 on Jun 9, 2018
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Comment: Haha! Love it! Thank you!
ladyaduial rated for Whimsy Jar: A Summertime Welcome! on May 31, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much. I love the look of the jar and all the goodies.
Response: I'm so happy you like it! It was fun to do... but so challenging due to the size! Enjoy it! Thank you for the rating.. sorry it has taken so long to get back to you... still catching up from being away for a week!
Cleo101 rated for Used Stamp Chain Card Round 13 on May 25, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the goodies!
Response: You are so welcome! I hope you like them... I always feel that a PC deserves something "fun for now" too! Thank you for the rating! Happy swapping!
BeeBumble rated for Y atc (USA) on May 22, 2018
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Comment: Naughty, naughty girl! But very clever girl!😃. Yummy, indeed! I love this atc! From background to trim to the delicious breakfast treats (specially the pancakes) this one is AAA goodness. Thanks for all the Yummy! Yummy extra hearts for you!❤️❤️❤️ Oh! Thank you for the goodies. The little owls made me laugh before I got them all the way out of the envelope!
Response: Aha! So you know how lovely breakfast can be? hehe. It's so nice to get such a wonderful response to an ATC that is thoughtfully crafted for my partner! Thank you so much for your wonderful comments and all the fabulous hearts! <3 <3 <3
BeeBumble rated for Z. -----ATC (USA) on May 22, 2018
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Comment: Lovely, lovely atc! I’m all about the zen. Almost too much.😴 Thanks for such a wonderful swap! Here’s a few extra wonderful hearts for you!❤️❤️❤️
Response: I'm so glad that someone that appreciates Zen was able to receive the ATC. I really liked how it turned out, so it's nice to know that you like it too! Enjoy everything :-) Thank you so much for ALL the hearts <3 <3
CarolynA1 rated for X-----atc (USA) on May 22, 2018
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Comment: Oh, Leslie, thanks so much for the lovely ATC AND the additional goodies. It's always such a surprise to get little presents. You're the best!
Response: Carolyn, I am so happy you liked it! It was such a difficult letter! Enjoy everything ;-) Thank you for the rating!
rjdolphin rated for W------atc (USA) on May 19, 2018
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Comment: Great card. Thanks for the extras!
Response: You're Welcome! I'm so happy you like it! I love to create for people that appreciate my time and effort, don't you? Enjoy your "W"izard and the extras.... hope we can swap again sometime; Thank you for the rating.
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Comment: Thanks for fun swap.
Response: YW. Haven't looked to see signees for the others posted so far, but hope you are among them ;-) Thank you for the rating.
vlhafer54 rated for V------ATC (USA,) on May 17, 2018
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Comment: I love the dancing veggies - and thank you for the other bits and bobs!
Response: So glad you like the dancing veggies! I love that stamp, and, as you can imagine, don't have much chance to use it! I'm so happy it went to someone that appreciates it! Thank you for the rating :-)
qbee rated for Q-------atc (USA only) on May 15, 2018
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Comment: thank you, Debbie
Response: You're welcome. Thank you for the rating.

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 290 18 19
Completed Fives Threes Ones
255 317 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
0 63 192 0
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Comments

Candyn29 on May 20, 2018:

I put your resend Q ATC in the post office box today.

Candyn29 on May 4, 2018:

Thank you for swapping the letter N ATC with me, your's arrived today, everything is awesome

Candyn29 on Apr 25, 2018:

Hello I will be putting the letter N ATC in the mail today. Happy swapping

ContraryHousewife on Mar 20, 2018:

TC on Feb 24, 2018:

Thanks for the welcome to the group!

I've been fortunate to have been able to try lots of different crafts, but I have to reluctantly admit that the one that totally baffles me is knitting. I just can't seem to learn how to work 2 needles!

ScrapHappyGabi on Dec 25, 2017:

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ScrapHappyGabi on Dec 24, 2017:

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CurlyTea on Dec 11, 2017:

ScrapHappyGabi on Nov 28, 2017:

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ScrapHappyGabi on Nov 28, 2017:

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