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RiverTopanga

RiverTopanga
Date Joined: January 21, 2017
Last Online: July 26, 2021
Birthday: December 11
Country: United States

About Me

Hi, I'm Leslie.

I ALWAYS send my swaps on time. Please contact me before rating if you have not received anything. When putting outgoing mail in the mailbox, I will not mark sent until the postman has picked it up.

Likewise: 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 πŸ™ Please, if I owe you postage, let me know. Also, if you owe me, know that if you are uncomfortable sending money, I will accept the amount owed by check, postal money order, or unused American postage stamps.

🐌 I love Snail Mail! It's so fun to come home from a long day at work and find some wonderful Happy Mail!

Thank you @Wambatty for letting me know it was cancelled! I appreciate your thoughtfulness.
Happy swapping! πŸŽ† 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. πŸ€”πŸ˜¦

*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 the 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. πŸ˜‰ I do usually send swaps out ahead of the swap date, so it should still be in compliance.

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. 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.

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

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?? πŸ’š

POSTCARDS: please write more than 2 words on a postcard swap you send to me. I like to hear about you - your likes/dislikes, your day, the weather in your area, your pet, your craft faves, fave TV or movies,, etc. Sending me a postcard that only says... "Happing swapping" for example, will not prompt me to give a heart rating.

FAMILY

My 89 yr old mother lives with me. She still has her license (but doesn't drive here in Florida), and makes friends easily. Her 90th birthday is coming up in August!

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 have stopped making full size Pocket Letters- 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.

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!

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 (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.

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 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!

And, I really love Smash Books. They are what I have been using on my trips for the past few years. Anything to be used in a Smash Book would be great!

Swap On!!

..Thank you!

PET PEEVES

PET PEEVES:

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

People who don't rate.

People who rate 1 without contacting their partner first.

SMOKEY OR STRONG SMELLING ODORS. I have severe allergies and any smokey, moldy, or other strong smelling odors (including perfumes, and candles) will be thrown in the trash before I even open them.

IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING SWAPPING WITH ME: If you are going to be late, PLEASE NOTIFY ME. I would do the same for you. 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.

99.9% of the time we know If we will be late completing a swap. Please do not hit the mailed it button if you did not. I'm sure everyone would appreciate the truth more than some lame excuse we all know isn't true.

Ratings

myancey rated for The Power of 3s PC swap - Rnd 4 on Jul 26, 2021
5
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Comment: Anything I Jimmy Buffett and John Denver absolutely put me in a good mood to grow up with my mother singing a John Denver and I still have them there was actually a tribute band called by Ted someone and I can’t think of his last name and he looks exactly like him and things just like him as well do you have a good day
Aseret25 rated for The Power of 3s PC swap - Rnd 4 on Jul 26, 2021
5
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely postcard - good choice! I've never heard Squid Jiggin' - I'll have to look that one up. Jimmy Buffet is always a fun choice, and I love "Country Roads" by John Denver. :)
TamiHope rated for RSC - Friendship Card on Jul 24, 2021
5
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Comment: Hi Leslie! Thank you for such an awesome swap card!! I love the flowers, and I love how there is so much pink on it....you did a great job! Thank you for matching it to my likes. :-) I also enjoyed the polka dot background paper you included. Perfect! I hope to swap with you again soon! Tami
Response: Tami, YW! I am so pleased that you like the card!! I don't usually work with pink, so it was a fun challenge πŸ˜ƒ Thank you! I like to try to match to a person's preferences if I can. Thank you for the πŸ’• rating. I hope we can swap again soon, too. πŸ’–
Cgscdy rated for Dragonfly Image ATC on Jul 23, 2021
5
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Comment: LOVE it! And the photo is gorgeous. I will NOT be sending it πŸ˜‚ it stays in my collection! Tysm ❀️
Response: Awww. You are so sweet! Thank you..I am so tickled you like them both! Thank you for the πŸ’™ rating, too! Enjoy! Have a great weekend πŸ˜€
Tara rated for SMSUSA: Pick 5 Scavenger Hunt on Jul 22, 2021
5
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Comment: Loved everything!!!
Response: Thanks so much! Appreciate the heart ❀ Swap on!
camelsamba rated for Chunk O Cardboard - July 2021 on Jul 22, 2021
5
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Comment: love the gecko from the colored pencils box - thanks!!
Response: You're welcome!! So pleased that you like it. Thank you for the πŸ’™ rating πŸ™‚ Enjoy!
tristitia rated for USATC: Torn Edges ATC on Jul 21, 2021
5
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Comment: I love the unexpected colors for the "sky" made from torn paper! Very creative :) Thank you!
Response: Thank you! So happy you like it! Thank you for the πŸ’› rating! Enjoy your ATC πŸ˜ƒ
5
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Comment: Thanks for this cool Casey Key card!
Response: Hooray! You like the aerial view of Casey Key! It is a cool looking card. Thank you for the 🧑 rating. Enjoy your pc!!
Vickyen rated for Art Collab #86 add postage on Jul 20, 2021
5
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Comment: Hi Leslie! Looking forward to adding to your art collaboration pc! Thank you for the nc - love it! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: Thanks for picking up the torch with the Collab pc. So happy you liked the notecard πŸ™‚ Thank you for the πŸ’— rating! Have fun with the Art Collab πŸ˜ƒ
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Response: Thank you for the πŸ’™ rating.
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Comment: Thanks so much the letter. I really enjoyed reading it!
Response: Thank you for the πŸ’™ rating! I'm glad you enjoyed reading it,, and even more happy you weren't bored by it!! Lol πŸ˜‰ Happy swapping.
lou rated for SS: JUNE color: BRIGHT or PASTEL on Jul 19, 2021
5
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Comment: Great shots, Leslie, amazing closeups & thank you for a very enjoyable swap!
Response: Hi Lou! Glad you like them! I love breakfast on my deck - never know what I will see! Thank you for the ❀ rating πŸ™‚ See you in the next swap!
TeeB rated for Chunk O Cardboard - July 2021 on Jul 18, 2021
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Comment: Ah, a fellow connessiuer of quality TV! I have so many more I could add to that list now. Thanks and have a great week!!
Response: Lol! Enjoy your new list πŸ˜€ Have a great week. Thank you for the ❀ rating πŸ™‚ Hope we can swap again soon πŸ™‹β€β™€οΈ
SatisHuman rated for CPG ~ Collab HMPC ~ 7/21~ USA on Jul 17, 2021
5
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Comment: I love the flamingo postcard! Thank you!
Response: You're welcome! So glad you like it. I think they make the perfect subject for a pc..don't you? Thank you so much for the πŸ’— rating πŸ™‚. Have a wonderful day!
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Comment: Thank you for the great cow card and the facts. I will check the website.
Response: You're welcome! I hope you enjoy the website. I really enjoyed the swap. Learned a lot myself! Thank you for the πŸ’› rating πŸ™‚. Happy swapping!
sherylk3 rated for PH: List 5 Series - Free For Life on Jul 14, 2021
5
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Comment: I put a new vehicle also :) Thank you for the pretty postcard.
Response: That's funny...partner I received from said vehicle maintenance and gasoline!! We are all on the same page! πŸ˜‰ Thank you for the πŸ’™ rating. Glad you like the pc ... great swap!
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Comment: Beautiful -- thank you!
Response: I was hoping you would like it! Thank you for the πŸ’™ rating! Great swapping with you πŸ™‚
susieq40 rated for RSC - Let's Face It on Jul 13, 2021
5
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Comment: Love the card and way you pieced tha paper...I almost used an oriental stamp for my card... Thanks for the paper you sent
Response: Sweet! So happy you like card πŸ˜ƒ I always enjoy making cards. It's really nice to send swap cards because everyone knows the work that goes into them. πŸ™‚ Thank you for the πŸ’™ rating. Hope we can swap again soon!
5
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Comment: Clever choices, thank you!
Response: It was fun to search my pc stash for them! Glad you like them πŸ™‚ Thank you for the πŸ’š rating. Happy swapping!!
Candace rated for Christian Postcard Swap #10 on Jul 11, 2021
5
rating
Comment: We just had some rain from Elsa this past week, nothing major thankfully!
Response: Glad to hear nothing major. We just had buckets of rain, too. Thank you for the πŸ’™ rating. πŸ™‚ Have a great week!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
4.9966 1037 85 87
Completed Fives Threes Ones
873 1166 0 1
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
25 340 508 0
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Comments

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! πŸ˜‰ 😘

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.

Juniebird on Jul 3, 2020:

Hi there! I wanted to let you know that I received the CPG Collab postcard that you participated in and it turned out lovely! Thanks for your awesome dragonfly. =)

Gobarb on Jul 1, 2020:

Hi Leslie. Thank you for the lovely comments. I'm glad that you like what I make and that you like the ATC. Hopefully, we will be swapping with each other again, soon! πŸ€—

ChrisAnne on Jun 5, 2020:

Thank you for the second pc and the postage. I am so appreciative of your pc.

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