Swap-bot Time: January 21, 2019 12:24 pm


Date Joined: April 24, 2015
Last Online: January 16, 2019
Birthday: June 1
Country: Trinidad and Tobago

About Me

All swaps have sent out but If you haven't received anything from me, please ,message. I will get back to you.

Also, if you think I missed rating you on something, please let me know as well. Sorry about this....thanks for your understanding.

I take swapping very seriously and put a lot of effort into what I send out.

I'm Lisa and from a small country in the warm and sunny tropics called Trinidad and Tobago. I have always been a lover of all things arty...drawing, painting, cooking and now crafting.

My small family - husband and daughter together with our pets form our home circle. We've got 3 doggies - 2 rotts and 1 dashund, 1 cat and now 1 bunny as well some fish. Add to that Betty the brown ground dove that lives in my craft room and Bruce the bat that visits us every day ...i think you get the idea that I am crazy about animals. I am pretty simple and am learning how to leave my perfectionist tendencies behind me :) I am a christian. Crafting and crafting supplies are still a relatively new trend in my country. Most craft supplies come from abroad and are limited to high end retailers - but it is something i love love love and am re-discovering. My family loves Swap Bot, and we are all invested in any swap that is sent and received. WE ADORE HAPPY MAIL.

Favorite Music

Music is like food to me....i love to learn about new music and fancy many genres from golden oldies from the 50s and 60s to calypso and soca from my home country. The music used for Zumba is contagious and it is a fav at my house.

Favorite Books

Tess of the D'Ubervilles is a book that tugs at my heart strings...it helped me to love literature and Hardy's writing is so vivid ...the pictures float in my head to tell the story. Daily i discover the bible and together with my family, I grow stronger in God's word. My love for mysteries really stemmed from Nancy Drew, Hardy Boys and Famous Five...so now i read these with my daughter and enjoy them all over again.

I also have to admit I developed a love of magazines while i pursued my career - they were my way of unwinding after a hectic day and were often my distraction when i travelled for work alone. These are the ones I most likely to buy: Home and Garden, Family Circle,Women's Day...

Favorite Television

I enjoy cooking shows :) Of course having a child means shared TV interests...so it means i watch of a lot Octonauts, Pocoyo, Wild Krattz. Now that she is a pre-teen, we watch spy movies, old westerns, 90s series (she is loving Walker Texas Ranger and MacGiver now).

Scorpion, Elementary, NCIS are some of my indulgences.

I am just an optimist so i do love hallmark channel (surprise...surprise...) We are also giving our daughter a "taste" of our childhood and introducing her to a few of our favourites like Famous Five, The Three Stooges, Danger Mouse and the Goonies.


I love to cook and experiment...my husband is my happy taste tester :) Also having a daughter who is allergic to dairy makes it important to try new things so she can have as normal a life as possible. COFFEE...i like ..well ok i LOVE coffee but i have made great strides into the tea zone...love fruit flavoured green teas - pomegranate pizzazz from Bigelow is my absolute fav. I like chai teas as well. I am experimenting with spices these days and have discovered a few east Indian ones that make their vegetarian food taste phenomenal. I love to learn about other cultures through their cooking methods and ways they use the same ingredients to make an entirely different dish.


I am not new to crafting (in terms of doing it) but am new to the grown up trends...so I am having much fun re-discovering everything. My daughter and I learnt about Kawaii...and have tried that. We are now discovering the paper crafts ...we're excited! Although I studied art in school earning a qualification, I am a big doodler. I am re-discovering this part of myself...I adore mixed medias. My country focuses on traditional education and so art was a bit taboo and is ever so slowly progressing out. These days we are learning about junk journalling, traveller's journals, stuffed envelopes and flip books.

Wish List

First let me say, I am happy to receive anything that is sent to me with love and well wishes...it brings joy not only to me, but my daughter as well and for that I am grateful.

I am getting used to having a wish list that i share and in that light of that I have a simple list if you are able to send me something, but don't know what, I would really like to receive:

  • washi tape (in love with it)

  • ATC pockets (can't find in my country)

  • pretty pictures for SMASH books

  • embellishments

  • die cuts (as i do not own any dies or machines)

  • used or otherwise craft/rubber stamps

  • planner stuff

  • anything that you might think we could use for crafting

thanks in advance for reading this section!

a few of my favourite things

there are so many things i can name :) , but here are a few of my favourites:

  • colours: green, pinks, blues, browns, purples

  • dragonflies, ladybugs,butterflies

  • foxes, bunnies, owls, dogs, pandas,

  • frogs (weird i know) but i adore them

  • animals in general


May 24th 2016 I live in the Caribbean and mail might be just a tad slow getting to us and getting out.

If you don't get a package on time from me, please let me know.

July 4, 2016 : we have been informed that Canada does not accept "registered mail" anymore. So anything sent will be unregistered.

July 20, 2016 : It takes approximately 3 weeks or more to get a package from my country. Going forward I will try to register every package sent (except where my post will advise that I do not based on the items sent. I will advise my partner).


i am starting a blog or at least am trying to. Please come by and say hi : https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sunshine-Coconuts-Blog/1621985361389606

my pintrest: https://www.pinterest.com/chrislisam/


xiaowanlin rated for Happy Mail International! on Oct 31, 2018
Comment: I'm impressed! Thank you for all your thoughts!
milamilamura rated for Happy Mail, Yay! #26 on Oct 4, 2018
Comment: It finally made it, yay!! First of all, thank you so much for staying in touch and on top of this package because I know it took quite a while, but I was sure it was going to make it ok and I'd love it and I DID! I really did! Loved the mini shakers you made for me and the journal pocket is gorgeous! Thank you so much for sending some spices for my mom, she says thanks!! The papers you painted and the watercolor watermelon ir gorgeous! Did you make all of that? It's so beautiful! I also enjoyed reading your letter, how nice you still remembered swapping with me, I checked and I had sent you a magnet along with some teas back in 2015! A swap for recipes sounds wonderful and how great you and your family have veggie meals so often! Say hi to your daughter for me, she sounds like a really cool kid, thanks for sharing about you and your country in your letter, I really really enjoyed it. Hope we can swap again soon, let me know whenever you want to exchange recipes, that would be a lot of fun! Oh, and the envelope was gorgeous too, THANK YOU!
Response: It was my pleasure creating those items for you. Sending you a message. thanks for the heart and i would love to swap again. I promise not to panic next time about delivery. <3
mejulia rated for Represent your Country Postcard Swap on Sep 27, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the great postcard and interesting note. I haven't heard of the food you mentioned but I will look for it.
Response: glad you got it Julia. let me know what you think when you try it - promise it should be good. thanks for rating <3
Popsicle rated for Summer happy mail and supplies swap on Aug 16, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the awesome envelope with full of goodies. It really made my day. :)
Response: Glad you received everything. Cheers.
catlingmex rated for Pinterest: Pumpkin on Mar 6, 2017
Response: Thanks for rating!
Farmgurl rated for WIYM - 6x6x6 Paper Stash Swap on Dec 22, 2016
Comment: Thank you for the great selection of paper and all of the extra goodies you included! I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year too :)
Didi rated for WIYM: Your State Refrigerator Magnet on Nov 17, 2016
Comment: Lisa i just see that i had not checked your boxes. my apologies. it is now done.
Response: thanks for the rating. Hope you got to check out the pintrest board.
Mamavan rated for Mini pocket letter BLUE on Nov 17, 2016
Comment: Oh Wauw, such a pretty little pocket letter. I love Alice in Wonderland, thank you so much. I wish I could give you more hearts.
Response: glad you liked it. i had lots of fun putting it together. cheers.
colleenscreations rated for Mini pocket letter RED on Nov 11, 2016
Comment: Thanks -you for such a beautiful swap, I really enjoyed your letters and all the goodies you sent. Wish I could give you 10 hearts!
Response: glad you received it Colleen. I had fun creating it. Thanks for the rating!
Sylvia4647 rated for Mini pocket letter PINK on Nov 9, 2016
Comment: Thank you for the multitude of vintage papers. I'm looking forward to using them in the very near future. Your three pocket mailing was a great treat for me. We have many things in common. I'd welcome hearing from you by email, if time allows and if you are interested.
Response: I am so glad you got the pocket letter. I enjoyed creating it just for you and am so happy you like it. We do have so much in common ...thanks for the invite, talk to you soon! cheers!
Comment: So looking forward to summer this year!
Response: hope you have fun!
Comment: Thanks for all the info too -- great info. My daughters friend from High School was born in Trinidad. How fun.
Response: oh that's so cool...i hope you try some of them if you can. xx
Comment: Thank you for the YUMMY pictures! Enjoy 💙💚💛❤️💜 rating! Blessings, cc
Response: enjoy and thanks for the hearts...xx
Ginger4520 rated for Pinterest: Pumpkin on Sep 18, 2016
ladyofunicorns rated for Pinterest: Pumpkin on Sep 14, 2016
Comment: Thanks so much for sharing! I enjoyed looking thru your board and re-pinning some. I love pumpkins and some of those recipes look really good. So how was the pilaf? Thanks for sharing!
Response: Glad you enjoyed it. It was fun...thanks for the rating and heart. The pilaf was really great - my family loved it. If you would like a recipe, let me know. Cheers.
BluGinhm rated for TBR-getting to know me tea swap! on Aug 26, 2016
Comment: I can't wait to try all the teas you sent! Sorry for the late rate - the post office made me come down and get it and today was the first I could do that. Thanks for the extras, too! I'm enjoying reading your letter and all the tea information. I love it all!
Response: Dear Jan, sorry for the trouble. I did send it via registered mail, to be sure it got there. I hope you enjoy what I sent. Thanks for the lovely comments and rating.
Comment: Thank you for the lovely package!
Response: glad it arrived...enjoy!
saffronnginger rated for C.I. ~ Mail Art Envelopes on Aug 25, 2016
Comment: Lovely mail art Lisa! Thank you for the goodies :)
Response: My pleasure!
Comment: Hi Lisa, I received your package today. Thank you for inviting me to this swap, I enjoyed it very much :)
Response: Thanks as well. Keep in touch!

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CurlyTea on Jun 5, 2017:

Happy slightly belated Birthday!

phillaine on Sep 22, 2016:

Happy Autumn! ♥

mahlermail on Sep 17, 2016:

APDG - Holiday Grilling - Food Series - Have a great grilling experience. Cheers, JOHNY





Trader1244 on Sep 17, 2016:

APDG ~ Holiday &Seas.Food Series #1~Grilling Foods

One of my favorite things I like grilled – Delmonico Steak

This is the type of grill I have. Really easy for clean up

This is the grill I would love to have – if I win the lottery – or if one of you would like to send it along in a swap! LOL

The item I like grilled the best

Ann AKA Trader1244

yvonne401 on Sep 16, 2016:

APDG ~ Holiday &Seas.Food Series #1~Grilling Foods

Summer is coming to an end and with it, so is grilling season. One thing I enjoy about summer is grilling on the special holidays and sometimes in between as well. I will miss it once Fall arrives and the cooler weather arrives as well. But there is always next year!

I hope you like the pics and gifs that I have chosen for you!

Enjoy the rest of your summer!



RyeRye on Jul 21, 2016:

HI Back!

njstauter on Jul 16, 2016:

The TNW WTA came in Friday's mail and is simply wonderful. I loved the photo of your dogs and the stories you sent. Everything in the package is so heart felt and deeply appreciated. Many thanks. You are an amazing person and I am glad to know you

lou on Jun 30, 2016:

Happy birthday month!

RyeRye on Jun 24, 2016:

Thanks for joining Inspiration Station!

angeliclizard on Jun 14, 2016:

Happy Belated Birthday! I hope you had an awesome day and that the first half of 2016 was great and the 2nd half will be even better!




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