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RiverTopanga

RiverTopanga
Date Joined: January 21, 2017
Last Online: October 15, 2021
Birthday: December 11
Country: United States

About Me

Hi, I'm Leslie.

I LOVE 🐌🐌 mail! Finding something other than a bill in my mailbox, it really makes my day!

Thank you @Wambatty for letting me know it was ! I appreciate your thoughtfulness.
Happy swapping! 🎆 QUESTION... Does anyone know anything about the Color me Happy Rainbow ATC swap? I have it all made, ready to go (supposed to be mailed 6/15), but it is not on my swap list anymore. 🤔😦

If you have not received a swap from me, please let me know before you rate. I have not missed a swap deadline to date, and will always message you if I think it will be late. In fact, I usually have swaps ready to go a few days after they are assigned. I will wait, however until a few days before swap deadline to send if you have not sent yours to your partner. When putting outgoing mail in the mailbox, I will not mark sent until the postman has picked it up.

IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING SWAPPING WITH ME: If you are going to be late, PLEASE NOTIFY ME.
I will contact you if I expect my swap to be mailed late. Rules of swaps are there to be followed (as are all rules in life!) I follow them when I send to you, I would sincerely appreciate you follow them when sending to me.

I WILL rate down if not mailed by the Mail By date of the swap and you have not contacted me. Or if you hit the Mailed button but your swap postal date is more than 2 days from mailed date.

REGARDING QUESTIONABLE ENVIES: Please note that I am a responsible and reasonable swapper. I always try to bring questionable envies to the post office, but sometimes one will slip through and need extra extra postage 🙁 PLEASE, if I owe you postage, let me know. Also, I have been receiving a growing number of POSTAGE OWED envies. I am now telling my postman to return these to the sender. I have been burned by people not paying me. Once in a while the postman will pay the extra postage and I will pay him back. I will ask you to please return the money to me by unused postage, postal check, or cashiers check. Please note, I have no control over when he does this!

*NOTE: Since the move to Florida, I have been mailing most of my swaps from the mailbox. If your swap has a post date on the item that is one day later than I sent from the mailbox, I apologize. I always hit the sent button after the mail has been picked up, not when I drop it in my mailbox. Unfortunately, it may take the mailman (yes, it's really a man!) a long time to get it back to the post office for sorting and mailing. And, I regret that the postal service may have issues if I tell my postman to get the items to post office ASAP ... and darn the rest of his route!! Lol. 😉 I do usually send swaps out ahead of the swap date, so it should still be in compliance.

I can't believe that I actually have to put this on my profile: Swappers that owe me postage:

***Speedy Found Image #16 - $2.68 UPDATE: 1/22/20: I was told by a member of the Swap Bot Flakers that it could be a problem at my end of the postal system. I should go and talk to my post office. So, I did. Here is what they told me: PO stated they would never let an envie that size, with a tracking number, be mailed for $1.10 in stamps. The Post Office will give out piles of tracking numbers to people that mail a lot of items (who knew?). She had to have put the tracking on herself and mailed it. So, when I got home, out of curiosity, I Checked USPS website, here is what it says for the tracking number on the envie: "Label Created, not yet in system A status update is not yet available on your package. It will be available when the shipper provides an update or the package is delivered to USPS. Check back soon."
If it had been mailed with the PO and they put the tracking number on it, it would be in the system as having reached its destination at my house. And the proper postage would be on it.

LIKES/DISLIKES

Colors: I love all shades of purple, Jewel Tones and bright colors. Not fond of pastels.

I have a beautiful Cockatiel named Kohi no Karemu. Coffee and Cream in Japanese. She is a beautiful buff color as opposed to the normal white. She has the orange cheeks and some gorgeous yellow tail feathers (see my Avatar). Unlike females of other bird species, the female cockatiel cannot talk or imitate other sounds (like whistling tunes). This does not keep her from letting me know what she wants! If I am cooking or crafting, she has to have her nosey little beak right beside me to let me know if she approves or not 🦜. She also loves it when I bring her cage out to the table on the deck for breakfast. If it's raining, she makes a stink about not going out. She also greets us vocally before we even come in the door, if we have been out. She is a great companion, and cheers me up immensely when I am down. 💜 I wish I could put a vest on her and make her my companion animal.

I was a Lead Investigator in a paranormal group in Nebraska (Great Plains Supernatural Investigations) for several years before I moved to Florida. We all loved doing investigations, and listening to the evening's recordings can be tedious, but when you find something... WOW!

Rating: please be thoughtful when rating. If your partner sent you 3 things pertaining to a swap theme, when they only needed to send one, or sent some extras that your profile says you like, be kind...rate with a heart. Don't you want to to make someone's day?? 💚

POSTCARDS: if you want a 🧡 from me, please write more than a word or three on a postcard swap you send to me. I would like to hear about you - your likes/dislikes, your day, the weather in your area, your pet, your craft faves, fave TV or movies, your fave quote,, anything that's on your mind.... Sending me a postcard that only says... "Happing swapping" or "Have a nice day" for example, will not prompt me to give a heart rating.

FAMILY

My 90 yr old mother lives with me. She still has her license (but doesn't drive here in Florida), and makes friends easily.

My son and his girlfriend just moved to NY City! Hooray!!! Now we are on the same coast!

Favorite Crafts

For Crafts, I am a long-time stamper and scrapbooker. I used to make full size Pocket Letters - i rarely do those now, they are very time consuming.

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 someday.

PHOTOGRAPHY: I am an amateur photographer. I use a point and shoot camera, and have gotten some great pictures! I mostly photograph nature. Plants, birds, dragonflies, butterflies. People are okay, but to me, they spoil a nice scene more often than not!! That includes pics of me. I'm not a selfie fan, and I usually don't want to be in a pic when I'm traveling...I know what I look like!! I want to remember where I've been 😉

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 (any LMA book, truth be told)

  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, I thought it was Fantastic!

If you like classic movies check out this website... http://www.omahafilmevent.com. My friend Bruce puts on these events, and before I moved, I was a volunteer at the bi-annual events. A fabulous, fun, and tiring evening! Please note : COVID-19 has a put a hold on these events for now.

TELEVISION: I am addicted to older British Sitcoms - in particular: Butterflies, To The Manor Born, and The Good Life (Good Neighbors - in the US)

I loved The Last Man On Earth ... so upset when it was cancelled. I feel they need to do an anniversary show to let people know what happens.

MASH, Scrubs, Peak Practice, New Amsterdam, and The Resident (hmm, theme emerging!). Outlander, Lucifer, Sabrina, Don't Trust the B in Apt 23, Ghost Whisperer, Cheers, The Big Bang Theory, Eureka, Warehouse 13, Mare of East Town, and so many more. The key is, I like to be entertained, like shows that don't talk down to me like I'm 3 yrs old, and don't like gore for gore's sake.

INTERESTS and ARTISTS

Please, do not feel you need to send me anything from below...however, if you have some of these, please use them to create your swap! Or you can send some if you absolutely insist! 😉😉😉 lol.

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 have taken classes from Dina Wakley, as well. 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!

I love Tim Holtz products too. He is so creative! I don't own a lot of his things, but someday, I will.

And, I really love Smash Books. They are what I have been using on my trips for the past few years.

Swap On!!

..Thank you!

TEAS and SCENTS

TEAS: Please note that I am allergic to Chamomile, echinacea, and the daisy family. Also: I dislike Chai, rooibos, Earl Grey, and anything with licorice or anise flavoring. Green or black teas are both okay.
As one of my t- shirts says, "Caffeine is my friend" 😉

SCENTS: SMOKEY OR STRONG SMELLING ODORS. I have Severe allergies and any smokey, moldy, or other strong smelling odors (including perfumes, and candles). They actually make me physically sick. Sadly, I have thrown swaps in the trash before I even open them due to the strong odors. 😫

PET PEEVES:

People who won't give a 💜 for a postcard they received. Postcards require thought too.

People who don't rate.

People who rate 1 without contacting their partner first.

Ratings

teejlc rated for CPG Coloring Collab #20 OCT - US on Oct 15, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much! I love this swap! ☺️
Response: Thank you for the 🧡 rating 🙂 I love these swaps, too!
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Comment: I love that you are a paranormal investigator..always wanted to tag along on a few investigations. My granddaughter and I go to our local haunted asylum and have a blast at it. I used to live in a real haunted house too, tons of stories about that place for sure. Have a spooky Halloween
Response: You have to tell me about your haunted asylum and growing up in a haunted house! I bet you have some really great stories 👻👻 Thank you for the 🧡 rating 🙂 Have a super Halloween!
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Response: Where is MO key World? What is it? Happy Halloween! 🎃 this was a fun swap! Thank you for the 🧡 rating 🙂
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Comment: Thank you:)
Response: I like movies like Hocus Pocus and Nightmare before Halloween...but I'm with your hubby on the others.. not into horror and gore- eeww! Thank you for the 🧡 rating. I hope your fall and Halloween are all you want them to be 🙂
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Response: Absolutely love the colors! As a child, we raked up the Leaves and jumped in the pile! Thank you for the 🧡 rating. Have a happy, spooky Halloween 👻🎃 Happy Swapping!
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Response: I bet the kids love those special treat bags! Lucky kids! Thank you for the 🧡 rating 😀. Have a spooky, happy Halloween 🎃
tatntole rated for CPG Daily Q's #9 - US on Oct 15, 2021
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Comment: I would miss the littlest kids in their costumes. Some of them are just amazed at getting candy.
Response: Yes! Definitely! I love the littlest ones best... excitement, costumes, A D candy!! Thanks for the 🧡 rating! Hope you have a great Halloween 🎃
aligurl75 rated for swaps 13 days of Halloween day 12 on Oct 15, 2021
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Comment: I got this envelope! Thank you so much. I thought that I had rated you already. I live the Frankenstein you drew.
SavvyNatalie rated for 13 Days of HALLOWEEN DAY 13 on Oct 14, 2021
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Comment: Got it! Going to open it closer to Halloween, thank you!!
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Comment: Happy World Postcard Day. I loved visiting the Garfield statues.
Meliknives rated for CPG Little Monsters ATC - US Only on Oct 12, 2021
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Comment: Love this card! So creative!
Response: Thank you! My son has loved Halloween and scary things since he was very young. I'm glad I kept the ceramic version of it, so I could put a little spin on it, and draw it as an ATC! Thank you for the 🧡 rating. Hope the little guy keeps you company on Halloween! 🎃🎃
ChrisD rated for FTLOC#1-Use your paper scraps #2 -US on Oct 12, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the awesome "scraps." You did a nice job. I really appreciate it!
Response: So happy you like them! I hope you can use a few. I really love challenging myself with scraps..it broadens my creative mind! Enjoy them all 🙂
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Comment: Thank you for the card! I forgot about Morticia Addams, it would be great to be her for the day (my personal preference would be the TV version, she was a little more down to earth). :-) I hope you're doing well and staying safe!
Response: Glad you liked the answers. I did have the TV. Morticia in mind when I wrote it. I love Carolyn Jones in the part.. she did an awesome job. Hope you are keeping safe as well. Thank you for the 🧡 rating. HAPPY, CREEPY, HALLOWEEN 🎃
Tatiruth624 rated for CMF - Favorite color swap on Oct 12, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much for the combination of colors. I love them. This card will be added to my collection, so that someone else can get an uplifting card at another time.
Response: Glad you liked it. Thank you for rating.
Eulegirl rated for Upcycled Greeting Card PC #18 on Oct 11, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the card! We did get a bit of flooding--enough for a 2 hour delay. I enjoyed the sleep in
Response: You're welcome! Glad you like it. Sorry about your flooding, but certainly nice to have 2 extra hours in the morning! 😉 Thank you for the 🧡 rating. Have a HAPPY HALLOWEEN, however you celebrate it! Don't eat too much candy! Lol 🍬🍭🍫
Nicole72898 rated for Quick PC TRIVIA Swap on Oct 10, 2021
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Comment: Hi Leslie! Thanks so much for the awesome postcard and I really enjoyed reading and learning the unique trivia facts! I love learning new fun facts and trivia, and love receiving postcards so what an awesome swap! Take care and happy swapping 😀
Response: Nicole..I agree..love learning new things!! So glad you liked the pc and facts 🙂 Thank you for the 🧡 rating...
123Poggy123 rated for RSC - Coffee, Tea or Cocoa? on Oct 10, 2021
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Comment: Not one card but, two very cute cards. I am anxious to use them. Thank you!!!
Response: Aww. You are so kind! 💜 I'm so pleased that you like them. Enjoy! Thank you for the 🧡 rating.
Carollee922 rated for You Got Jokes Postcard swap #2 on Oct 9, 2021
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Comment: Those were pretty funny. Even the front real estate one, that's how I feel about CA. A house that burned down and the had to tear it down and rebuild just sold for $950k a few blocks away. What a joke
Response: Thank you for rating.
myancey rated for You Got Jokes Postcard swap #2 on Oct 9, 2021
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Comment: Thanks. I remember playing Oregon trail when I was younger.
Response: Thank you for the 🧡 rating 😀 I have never er heard of Oregon Trail... is it difficult to play ?
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Comment: Hey Leslie! Received your swap today and thank you so much, for the Goofy Halloween Pumpkins card and goodies. So love the card! Have fun & safe Halloween!
Response: You're welcome, Deb! It is a cute card 🎃 Thank you for the 🧡 rating.

Rating Overview

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4.9969 1165 92 94
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995 1303 0 1
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Comments

debbiespoms on Oct 8, 2021:

Aren't you just the sweetest! Thank you so much, for the Manatee postcards, while I recuperate. You're so thoughtful! Nope, I don't need anything. But thank you for asking.

myancey on Oct 5, 2021:

Leslie!!!!!!! I love the cards!!!!! I love the stickers. Thanks for sending for wta swaps in Usa ! Much appreciated. I wish u a very good week. Thank you. I love the stamps too

yvonne401 on Aug 1, 2021:

Welcome to Cold Hands Warm Hearts! It's great to have you here!

Blessings,

Yvonne

myancey on Jul 26, 2021:

The Guys name is Ted vigil who is the jd impersonator. Take care

HeidiJean on Jun 10, 2021:

Thank you for my notecards for the may WTA!

Poeprincess on Mar 24, 2021:

I miss swapping with you, my friend! I hope all is going well with your relocation & that I’ll see you joining some swaps (even better, being your partner). Stay well!

debtea2 on Oct 2, 2020:

Gobarb on Aug 19, 2020:

Hi Leslie. Just read about your moving to the other side of the country. Want to let you know that Florida will miss you! Good luck on your move. Rather you than me! 😉 😘

debtea2 on Jul 15, 2020:

jjhere on Jul 3, 2020:

I just had to give you a virtual high-5 and "me, too!" after reading the bit on your profile about Dian Reavely. I've only taken one class from her, but what a class it was! She's such a character and a brilliant teacher. Love her to bits.

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