Swap-bot Time: March 21, 2018 1:24 pm


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

About Me

Hi, I'm Leslie.

UPDATE. 1/28/19: 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 :-)

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! 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.

FLAKERS: Hate this list.. but has become a must @MsLee @tinashepard

If a partner flakes on you for one of my swaps.. Please try to contact them at least 2 times (3 times would be better), if they do not respond to you, Please rate them "1" and then let me know you need an Angel.. I will angel for you.


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.


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! IHe 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.

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!


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!

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!


Rita rated for Fill My Stocking - March on Mar 20, 2018
Comment: Thanks for my stocking stuffer and thanks for giving me cute goodies to hold me over. :)
Comment: Thank you for the cute card. I had not heard of that book before.
Response: You're welcome! I hope you can get a look at the book.. even if you go to Barnes & Noble for a few hours and read some of it there! :-) Enjoy!! Stay Happy.
Fabriqueen rated for Easy Postcard #2 on Mar 11, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful postcard! I'd love to see these gardens in person. It looks like a beautiful place. Hugs, Diane
Response: Hello! You're welcome :-) I am so glad you like the postcard. They really are beautiful gardens! Have a fabulous day... :-)
adaywithmom rated for Artisan ATCs - Purple ATC on Mar 5, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the great ATC & extras.
Response: You're welcome. So glad you like it! Thanks for the rating. :-)
Comment: Adorable! And so well done :-) Thank you for the extras <3
Response: Thank You! I'm so glad you like it :-) Enjoy everything! Thanks for the rating :-)
jjhere rated for St. Patrick's Day ATC on Mar 4, 2018
Comment: Happy March! Thank you so much for the St. Pat's ATC and green extras. Love that washi tape!
Response: Hi! Glad you like it all. I didn't know I had so much green washi until I had to concentrate it all in one place! Enjoy! Thanks for the rating :-)
marymary914 rated for Mixed Media ATC on Mar 3, 2018
Comment: Great ATC and thanks for the extras!!
Response: You're welcome! I'm so glad you like it all! Thank you for the rating :-)
ttbishop rated for ATC - "Newspaper/Book Page" on Feb 26, 2018
Comment: thank you!
Response: Hi! YOu're welcome! Hope you like it. Thank you for the rating! :-)
Zander rated for Quick Swap! Green Washi! on Feb 25, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful assortment of Washi
Response: Hi! You're welcome! Hope you can use some of it :-) Thank you for the rating.. Craft On!
Comment: Hi Leslie! This was an amazing package. I'm so impressed that you filled all 20 of the categories and they were all labeled so nicely! It was such fun to look through everything and see how you 'matched' the categories. Really enjoyed the postcards you selected and the pineapple DID remind me of summer! That little pinball game is darling, too. Thank you so much for choosing so thoughtfully and making this such a special package to open.
Response: Hello! I am so glad you got the package and that you liked it. I was only going to send the 10, then I got a bit carried away!! I am amazed I was able to fill all the categories!! I am so glad you like it all, it's nice to know that my efforts are appreciated! Hope you can use some of it! Thank you so much for the rating.. Create and craft on! :-0
ArtExpress rated for Art/Craft Abandonment on Feb 23, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the art/craft abandonment! I left it in a busy area, close to a children’s pediatric clinic. I’m sure someone will grab it soon & enjoy it very much! 😊
Response: Thank you so much! It sounds like it will get a great home from that location. Thank you also for the rating. Craft On!
Comment: Leslie! What a great swap you sent me! I especially love the Halloween napkin you sent for "dark". It's so cool! I also just love the cute owl border and the ocean items...and you're so right, pineapples are VERY summery!! Thank you for being so generous!
Response: Hi Chrissy! I am so glad you like all the items I sent. It was my first scavenger hunt.. I hope you will be able to use some of the items.. and for the record, I love the Halloween napkin too!! It's awesome! Thank you for the rating! Enjoy!
AnneliesV rated for Used Stamp Chain Card Round 10 on Feb 21, 2018
Comment: Thank you
Response: You're welcome! Swap on! Thank you for the rating.
hiddenjade rated for Groundhog ATC swap on Feb 14, 2018
Comment: I love the adorable groundhog and thank you for all the extras!
Response: You're welcome! So glad you like him :-) Enjoy the extras.. hope you can use them! Thank you for the rating.
BusyB rated for Fill My Stocking - January & February on Feb 12, 2018
Comment: Thank you Leslie! I only just started participating in these swaps late in 2017. I am going to wait until Christmas to open. Thanks for your nice note and card. <3
Response: Hi! I am so glad you are waiting.. it's hard, but it is SOOO worth it! Gives you a nice warm feeling at Christmas :-). I hope you like what I sent you. :-) It's so weird... I'm positive I sent you a response a few days ago! I think this website has problems sometimes! Thank you for the rating <3
Peaches12 rated for Serendipity Envelopes #3 on Feb 9, 2018
Comment: Thank you for all of the fun goodies!
Response: Hi! I thought I sent this reply to you already! I am glad you liked them.. I hope you can use some of them, or find a good use/swap for them :-) Happy Traveling! Thank you for the rating!
Comment: Thank you for the stocking stuffer, it will be hidden in a tote til christmas.
Response: You're welcome! Oohhh, a Christmas goody tote..Great Idea! Then not tempted to open everytime you see it!! Thanks for the idea ☺ hope you like what I sent.. Merry Christmas?? Lol. Thanks for the rating.
thequilterslink rated for Serendipity Envelopes #3 on Feb 8, 2018
Comment: Thanks so much!
Response: You are welcome! Hope you can use some of it..thank you for the rating ☺
Xira rated for IS: Pick-a-theme #1 ~ INT on Feb 8, 2018
Comment: Oh wow Leslie, thank you so much! I’m so happy you picked the Gorjuss theme, i love all you sent! And you have sent so much, i feel spoiled:) The card, the paperclip, the notebook, the papers, the stamps, all so pretty! A big fat heart for you! Groetjes Barbara
Response: Barbara, It makes me happy to share the things I love. I think GG might be some of the cutest stamps on the planet! Ok, maybe not the whole planet..but I do love them! There was no direction as to how many or what type of things in the category... so I Winged it!! Enjoy it all..thanks for the "big, fat heart" rating. 😉
scrappermama rated for TIMs: Your Choice Valentine on Feb 3, 2018
Comment: Thanks Leslie... cute! I don't think I've ever made an rinchie! Great job! Happy Valentines day!
Response: Thank you... I had never made a rinchie before either! Glad you like them. Enjoy!

Rating Overview

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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 31, 2017:


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CurlyTea on Dec 11, 2017:

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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!!

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