Swap-bot Time: January 16, 2022 6:07 pm


Date Joined: January 21, 2017
Last Online: January 16, 2022
Birthday: December 11
Country: United States

About Me

Hi, I'm Leslie.

11/17/21: Get ready swappers! Found this article "USPS plans price hikes two times a year starting in 2023"


Please be sure to Rate.

12/28/21: my son and his gf are still here. They have had 3 flights out of Florida canceled in the last 2 days. Needless to say, I'm behind in my ratings of received swaps...honestly, haven't opened mail in about 3 days. Please be patient. I will get to it as soon as we have seen them on their way 😲 Thank you! πŸ™‚

11/15/21: I have officially hosted 100 swaps! Isn't swapping great? I've met so many new friends, it's fantastic!

10/18/21: Amazing! I have completed 1001 swaps as of today.... WOW!

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

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.


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. πŸ’œ 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?? πŸ’š

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.


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 πŸ˜‰

I have found my inner artist 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.

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 canceled. 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.


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! πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰ 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: 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" πŸ˜‰

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. 😫


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.


If I am participating in sock swap.... partner, please note- I take a size 9-11. I wear crew or short crew socks (above the ankle). I am unable to wear ankle socks any more due to ankle surgery and pain when things touch my ankle. Thank you!


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 πŸ™ 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. πŸ˜‰ 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.


Comment: Thank you so much Leslie for this swap :)
Response: You are so welcome! Hope you can use some of it πŸ™‚ Thank you for the πŸ’™ rating 😁. Enjoy!
TamiHope rated for RSC - I've Got the Blues! on Jan 10, 2022
Comment: Hi Leslie! Love your blue card! It is so pretty! Thank you very much and in RSC there is no requirement to send envelopes anymore. I'll try to remember to mention that in my swap posts! Thanks for the reminder! Tami
Response: Tami, I'm so happy you like the blue card I created for you!! Thank you for the πŸ’™ rating πŸ™‚ NO worries about the envie thing. Now I will know that it doesn't matter what card swap....never required any more. Happy New Year!
ladydy5 rated for A.I.-ATC with a Pocket on Jan 7, 2022
Comment: So cute and will be using butterflies in another project so thank you.
Response: So happy you like it, and even happier that you will be able to use the tuck-ins! Thank you for the πŸ’™ rating πŸ˜ƒ Happy New Year!
Comment: Thank-you for the lovely card & note. I hope you got to spend loads of time with your family over the holidays and are headed into 2022 feeling rested & recharged:) Be well!
Response: You're so welcome! I'm glad it got there safely! I did get to spend a few extra days with my son and his girlfriend - they had 3 flights canceled in 2 days! So, They altered their plans and took AMTRAK home instead πŸ™‚ I hope you were able to spend a lot of time with your loved ones too ❀ Thank you for the πŸ’™ rating πŸ˜ƒ Happy New Year!
Rhino44 rated for CPG HandDrawn Penguins ATC - US on Jan 3, 2022
Comment: Your penguin ATC is adorable! He is so cute, and I love the textured background. And I hope your son and his girlfriend made it back to NY -- what a weekend, so many flights cancelled. Thank you!!
Response: Yay! You got "Puffy" πŸ™‚ I'm so happy you like him!!!! Thank you for the πŸ’™ rating πŸ˜ƒ. I've never drawn a penguin before... but that's what pencils and erasers are for, right? πŸ˜‰ Thank you for the good thoughts for my son and GF. They ended up taking an AMTRAK train... it was 26 hrs, but they loved it! Yes, Florida is running amuck with COVID. What is Wrong with people??? πŸ˜’
Comment: Thank you for the excellent and fun selection of goodies! Happy new swapping year! I got home Weds after 10 days away and finally got my mail on Friday. There was a lot of it and I am very overwhelmed so it's taking me a while to get through my ratings.
Response: You are so welcome! I'm glad you like the items I chose to send you πŸ™‚. I totally understand about the backlog of mail to open and rate! Thank you for the πŸ’™ rating πŸ˜ƒ Here's wishing you good health, sunny days, , a postman who is swift of feet, and a beautiful, creative mind for 2022. πŸ¦‹
SunflowerRose rated for Traveling note card#29 usa on Jan 1, 2022
Comment: No i have not got a full card back. Im hopefully that the way i changed it that we will.
Response: Thank you for the πŸ’™ rating πŸ˜ƒ I know, right? I have received a few of the collaboration postcards back, so I, too, am hopeful that I will receive a notecard back. Happy New Year!
RockyBeach rated for HMPC: Bird love - December on Dec 29, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the bird card! With the colour scheme it got a chtistmassy touch. :) Christmas went smooth here. Can't believe that's already over...
Response: You're welcome. Thank you for rating.
nomadmama rated for Secret Santa ATC on Dec 28, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the Hallow-mas ATC! Hope you had a merry Christmas πŸŽ„
Response: You're so welcome! I'm smiling..you gave me a ❀, you must like it! So happy you like it! I really had fun creating it for you!! I did have a nice Christmas...I hope you did too πŸ€žπŸŽ„ Thank you for the ❀ rating. Enjoy your ATC πŸ™‚
Rosie2766 rated for Christmas Washi Tape Swap on Dec 27, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the washi and extras!!!
Response: Welcome! So happy you like what I sent!! Enjoy πŸ˜ƒ Thank you for the ❀ rating πŸ˜ƒ
Fabriqueen rated for Traveling notecard #28 usa on Dec 26, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for forwarding this notecard! I will get it ready to send in the next swap. Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
Response: You're welcome Diane!! Thank you for the ❀ rating πŸ˜ƒ Have fun adding your info!! πŸ₯Έ Hugs back at ya! πŸ€—
Comment: Love how you started this ATC. It will be fun to add to. This is such a fun series.
Response: Thanks! I can't wait to see what you add! I'm glad you love this series! Thank you for joining! Enjoy! Thank you for the ❀ rating πŸ˜ƒ
Comment: Thank you.
Response: Welcome! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas πŸŽ„ Thank you for the ❀ rating πŸ˜ƒ
rendroiye rated for Art Collab PC #94 (USA) on Dec 23, 2021
Comment: Thanks!
Response: You got it! πŸ‘
lrm1980 rated for Secret Santa ATC on Dec 23, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the pretty card and ATC. I can't wait to open the ATC on Christmas morning!
Response: You're welcome! Hope you enjoyed it! And hope your Christmas was wonderful πŸ˜ƒ Thank you for the heart rating. ❀
walla2kitty rated for Recipe Postcard swap #1 on Dec 22, 2021
Comment: Thank you!
Response: Welcome.
Comment: Very fun PC. thanks for the great swap!
Response: Anytime! Have fun with your artistic quarter!! Happy Christmas πŸŽ„
Comment: Merry Christmas!
Response: Merry Christmas! Glad you got the PC! Thank you for the ❀ rating πŸ˜ƒ
Comment: Merry Christmas Leslie!! Loved my Christmas card :)
Response: Thank you! Hope you had a great Christmas! Glad you liked the card πŸŽ„ Thank you for the ❀ rating. πŸ™‚
Sunnydays rated for ABCUSA ~ PC with a Theme ~ Flowers on Dec 20, 2021
Comment: What a beautiful photo! You did a great job taking that photo. I lived in winter Haven a few years when my children were very young and my parents and grandparents also. It was a pretty area. The grandparents went to a church in Auburndale. Thank you for the card and trivia. It was very interesting. I hope you and your loved ones have a Merry Christmas and a healthy happy new year.
Response: Oh my gosh! I swear I responded to this already! I'm so sorry! Regarding the photography... I am a super amateur with the camera,, but I think I have a good eye- so half the battle! Thank you for your lovely comments and πŸ’™ rating πŸ˜ƒ I can't believe you lived in Winter Haven and knew Auburndale!! Such a small world! I hope you and those you love have a safe and happy 2022. πŸ¦‹

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Poohtat on Dec 25, 2021:

user6937 on Dec 20, 2021:

Please send me your address so I can send you your "animal" tag.

Tricia22 on Dec 20, 2021:

RAKS Dec wishlist- Thank you for the Christmas cards. Merry Christmas and Happy New YearπŸŽ„

kssunlover1947 on Dec 16, 2021:

Thank you for the great items you sent me for the AN:WTA-November 2021. I love it all and will be able to use it all.

Poohtat on Dec 14, 2021:

Thank you for the RAKS Dec wish. I love the postcards. The Skink is awesome! They are such a cool animal.

debbiespoms on Dec 13, 2021:

Happy Belated Birthday Leslie ! I hope your day was extra special like you are!

lou on Dec 13, 2021:

Happy Birthday Month from WIYM group!

BlueberryLady on Dec 11, 2021:

Happy Happy Birthday ! ! ! Hope your Day is Special ! ! !

mejulia on Dec 7, 2021:

I love the cards you sent for the Nov. RAK. I'm so glad I won.

Cgscdy on Nov 29, 2021:

Ty for returning my coloring collab PC ❀️

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