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RiverTopanga

RiverTopanga
Date Joined: January 21, 2017
Last Online: October 22, 2018
Birthday: December 11
Country: United States

About Me

Hi, I'm Leslie.

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.

OK. I'm off my soap box and got that off my chest.!

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 YOUR SWAP COORDINATORS -They work hard for you ☺ πŸ’œ

8/25/18: Today is my mother's 87th birthday! Party! I will take her to breakfast at Dunkin' Donuts. I have a lot on my plate today, but at least I can start her day right :-) I may stop and buy her a ton of chocolate on my way home from an interview too... She is a TRUE chocoholic!

8/20/18: I swear, this ankle thing is NEVER going to end! Went for my follow up to my follow up, to my follow up.. well, you get the picture... NOW I have to cut little 2 inch squares of a pain patch and wear one every day for the next 25-30 days. Then, guess what?? Right you are! Another follow up! Hooray! Good thing I like the doctor :-) I see enough of him!!

7/28/18: So, I went back to Physical Therapy for a month (8 sessions). There was no change at all in the range of motion for my ankle. The doctor gave me a cortisone shot (well, 2) in the ankle and now we will see if it helps with swelling and breaking down the scar tissue. - so far, it's been a week, and there is still no change. Yes, I promise, I am still doing my exercises at home (and at work!) :-)

7/26/18: My friend was only in the hospital for 3 days. He is home and and back at work now. His lifestyle will be changing a bit, but he is okay. Thank you everyone for your prayers. -//-//- 7/18/18: Will be jumping on and off for a few days. - - I received a call last night from one of my friends, another one of our friends is in the hospital. He was having trouble breathing and brought by ambulance. He found out he has congestive heart failure. I will be on and off of the internet, but will not take a lot of time to read messages - just for the next few days until I am sure he is out of the woods for now. He is only 54 yrs old. and has many other health problems as well. If you are a praying friend, please pray for him. His name is John.

7/16/18: Sorry if you have not been rated yet. We have a new postal person. I believe they are leaving things at someone else's house... I actuallly got mail on Sunday! No mail deliveries in Nebraska on Sunday... unless someone was hoarding mis-directed mail!

7/15/18: I'm back in Physical Therapy for my ankle. I've done 6 already, and I do not feel any difference. The physical therapist said that it's not that it didn't heal, it's that it healed too well!! Fingers crossed the extra PT will help... it costs a fortune, would hate to waste the money. No matter how much I like my therapist!! lol

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 - 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 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

  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!

Ratings

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Comment: I love your October index card art!! Soo cute. They will fit perfectly into my collection, thank you!! πŸ’žπŸ˜Š
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Comment: What a wonderful mini Halloween magpie journal!! LOVED it!! I love seeing how and what others use to create their journals. Thank you so much for such a treasure! πŸ’•πŸŽƒ
chimerix rated for ATC Fabric Scraps on Oct 17, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the fun ATC and card. It was fun to hear that this was your first time sewing and ATC. I love it! It was a little short on postage, but no big deal. Aloha, Hannah
Response: So happy to hear you liked the ATC. A fun challe he for me, to be sure ☺ ENJOY! Thank you for the rating. ☺ also, please see your messages.
HannahsMommy07 rated for 4x6 Art Journal Page #1 on Oct 16, 2018
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Comment: BEYOND BEAUTIFUL!
Response: Thank you! It always makes me happy when someone likes what they receive from me.. good ego booster too! LOL Enjoy. Thank you for the rating!
jenmcjen rated for Fruit Salad ATC #7- Lemons on Oct 13, 2018
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Comment: Thanks so much for the LOVELY lemon ATC and fun extras. I love the little ghost puppet! Yes, I have very much been enjoying the fruit salad swaps, and have loved each card I've sent and received. Thanks so much for hosting these!
Response: You're welcome! So happy you like the ATC. And of course, the extras. Also happy to hear you have enjoyed the Fruit Salad swaps - Always nice to know :-) Thank you for the rating :-)
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Comment: Absolutely stunning! I love the page you made for me, thanks so very much for everything!
Response: So Happy you like it! :-) Enjoy every thing! Thank you for the rating :-)
aligurl75 rated for Used Stamp Chain Card Round 16 on Oct 8, 2018
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Comment: I got my original card back. Thank you so much :) I got also got the card for next round. Thank you :)
Response: Sweet! I love getting cards back ☺ Enjoy! Thank you for the rating πŸ’œβ€πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’—πŸ’Ÿ
gojenn rated for Not Your Average Household Item #12 on Oct 6, 2018
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Comment: Great ATC!! Can’t wait to try the light up balloon! How cool! Thanks!
Response: Thank you! Loved making that one :-) I couldn't resist the balloon.. it looked like so much fun! I don't think the little glow stick will last too long.. but how fun while it is lit! Thank you so much for the rating. Enjoy!
Gobarb rated for THC: Layering Stencil with Embossing on Oct 1, 2018
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Comment: Hi Leslie. I really like your Layered embossing TH challenge ATC (what a mouthful!). The colors are beautiful together. I really like that stencil. I only have 3 TH stencils and I have wanted to get this one for a while but it is not in the budget right now...Thank you for sending. πŸ˜€
Response: So happy you like it! I love those colors together too :-) I love stencils because they are so inexpensive. Stamps and dies are quite pricey! I hope you are able to get the stencil soon so you can create with it! Thank you for the rating!
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Comment: Thank you for a lovely ATC. I like the way you added interest to the background with little fragments glued on..I think I will have to incorporate that technique. Loved the extra orange goodies as well.πŸ˜€
Response: So happy you like it :-) I love making ATCs! Hope you can find a use for some of the extras. now that it's Fall. Thank you for the rating! Enjoy!
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Comment: Love my purple ATC & extras. Thank you!
Response: You are welcome! I LOVE purple :-) Glad that you like it. Thank you for the rating Enjoy it all. :-)
annielou rated for Fruit Salad ATC - Strawberry #6 on Sep 26, 2018
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Comment: I love my strawberry card you made from me!!! It’s gorgeous!! And thank you for all the extra stuff you sent me!!!
Response: So happy you like it! I loved making it :-) I love that song by The Beatles too! Thank you so much for the rating. Enjoy the ATC!!
Eclectonote rated for Slap A Stamp On It INT Sept 2018 on Sep 24, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the Lied Lodge postcard and the interesting facts about Nebraska City!
Response: You're welcome. You may have thought it boring, but Nebraska really does have more than the Huskers! LOL!! Enjoy! Thank you for the rating :-)
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Comment: <3 <3 <3 Thank you we received your card with all the lovely (extra!) goodies inside. It is very thoughtful, thanks again <3 We love your stamping too! :) :) Update 24/9/18: Thank you for another card today! Very kind of you <3 :) :)
Response: So happy you got them both! Very happy to hear that they brightened your day. Have fun! Play! Enjoy! Thank you for the rating <3
jmm1411 rated for Spooky Index Card on Sep 22, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the index card. I loved it, and thank you for all the extras too!
Response: You're welcome! I'm so happy you like it :-)... Enjoy the extras. Thank you for the rating.
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Comment: Thank you so much for this swap and the "extras" you included. I love everything you sent : )
Response: I'm so happy that you liked everything! Enjoy them all :-) Thank you for the rating :-) <3 Happy Swapping, Happy Saturday, Happy Everything :-) :-)
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Comment: Thank you for the sweet little capsule toys! They are very different than anything I found around here. And thank you for all the extras! They will definitely be put to good use!
Response: So glad you liked the capsules. It is so hard to find those machines any more! So fun! Enjoy everything, and thanks for the rating :-) <3
EmilyT rated for STATES PC: NEBRASKA on Sep 18, 2018
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Comment: Thanks, the sandhill cranes look cool! I don't think I've seen the St. Francis, PC, actually, haha. Unless I've received it before here on swap bot-i keep my received PCs but they are not organized-i just put them all in a box after they get their turn on display for a week
Response: Hi Emily... I'm so happy you like the sandhill cranes... Not a long trip from Denver to see them ;-) -- The St. Francis is from a Grotto in Denver. I'm sure you've been there. I don't have the PC in front of me, so can't remember the name offhand. Was there about 10 yrs ago. I keep all my PCs in a box too. Hard to organize them.. different sizes, do you alphabetize by where they were sent from, or where they are on the PC, etc... But I do love taking them out at times and looking at them. Enjoy your cranes :-) Thank you so much for the rating! Happy Swapping.
paperlover rated for USAPC: Pointy Hat ATC on Sep 14, 2018
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Comment: Love the ATC and all the extras. Thank you so much!
Response: You are so welcome! I loved making that one. Dylusions stamps are awesome. I love finding new ways to use them :-) Enjoy! Thank you so much for the rating!
esew123 rated for SUSA - Lemonade ATC on Sep 14, 2018
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Comment: Cute card. Thank you!
Response: You're welcome. Glad you like it! Enjoy. Thank you for the rating!

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Comments

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!

jjhere on Jun 29, 2018:

What a surprise! That was so sweet of you to send me the watercolor felt (that's what I call it anyway)! I will definitely put it to good use...chances are on some ATCs. :) Thank you so much, Leslie!

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!

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