Swap-bot Time: March 22, 2023 11:42 am


Date Joined: December 26, 2012
Last Online: March 20, 2023
Birthday: October 6
Country: United States

About Me

I am Mama to 3, amazing, creative grown children, with 3 grand babies to round out the fun.

I can be found meandering the beach in search of Seaglass and whatever else the ocean gives up. I live on the Coastside which is paradise. I never seem to stray far from the water.

I love to create ~ Art of all types, Jams, chutneys, butters, pickled things, liqueurs, ect. I love making these with my sister, which is one of my most favorite things to do. Plus I get to hang out with my sister ~ Awesome!

Favorite Books

Reading is hand's down my most favorite thing in the world. Love books ~ Love the smell of old books too :). Basically, if its a book, I will most likely read it :).

I adore fairy tales. Growing up, I read them like they were going out of style, and then over and over. Even with flashlight under covers. Love books like A secret garden, The little princess, ect.

My favorite fairy tales ~ Snow white and rose red, sleeping beauty, little red riding hood, princess and the pea. Along with story's of the sea and mermaids.

Favorite Movies

Pride and Prejudice ( all of them) Sense and sensibility, Terminator, Practical Magic, The princess Bride, Top Gun, Breakfast Club, Indiana Jones, Fried Green Tomatoes, Risky Business, The Abyss, Fairy tale themes movies and a good action or romance to round out the fun. Love a good 80's movie haha. Wait, those might all be above:).

Favorite Television

New Girl, Alias, Chelsea Lately, Anything Baby Birth wise, Quilting Arts, The big bang theory, PBS. Oddly enough I also watch car repair shows.

Favorite Crafts

Quilting ( traditional, Amish and miniature), Needlework ( redwork, greenwork, bluework, french knot work), Stained Glass, Altered Arts, Altered Journals, Bookmaking, ATC's, Encaustics, Plaster Work, Jewelry Making, leatherwork.

I love, love, love vintage fabrics, trim, lace, buttons. Since I quilt and create Altered books, along with make books of all kinds , pretty much everything I do I sneak in some kinda of fabric or trim. I have lots of beautiful fabrics and all that goes along with it. This is why Swap Bot is so fun to me as I love to share.

Likes and Not Likes :)

Likes and Loves~ I'm pretty easy. Favorite Colors: Green, nature colors, earthy tones. Any color really goes, but my least favorite is bright red. It has its place though :). Im learning to love it more.

I adore all types of ephemera. Vintage photos, oddball bits and bobbles of papers and vintage lace trims, buttons, ect. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Allergies ~ I'm highly allergic to wool. Like, the down for days with migraine kinda allergy. Makes me sad because there are some amazing things to do with wool!

Also, Almonds and Bee's. Odd, I know. But really, can be the death of me ~ Thank goodness for Epi pens as there is to much art to make for that to happen.

Note ~ I do have pets, so please let me know if you are allergic to anything. I want to be sure I respect any health concerns you may have. Although my art room is not generally a hang out spot for my pets. Still...I care about you!

Food ~ I am Vegan. Have been vegan for a long long time. BUT I of course cook for my family and friends who are all over the board, so I'm not close minded to anything.


I promise to always strive to make your swaps extra special. I hope to make someone smile or add a little sunshine to their day. Just sayin':).

I also promise to touch base should something crazy come up and I cannot meet timeline. I only had this once when I was making something really special/handsewn and just needed one more night into wee hours to finish. I did let my swap partner know and communicated. And at very start of joining swap bot~ 1 international postcard did not make it to its intended gal. I imagine it was either my writing or international mail. But I made it right immediately. So please know if you get a note that is typed up, take no offense. I have not the most beautiful writing as I age.


orangespiralarts rated for October Flowers and Leaves on Nov 2, 2021
Comment: HI Lisa, Thank you so much for the very special package! It arrived on my birthday, and it felt like a special birthday gift! Thank you for the time and care you put into the swap package.
Susananng rated for October Flowers and Leaves on Oct 27, 2021
Comment: Lisa Brians is an incredibly generous swab partner! I was so surprised by the gorgeous package that arrived today. It was wrapped in a beautiful vintage lace fabric and some eco dyed paper and tied with charms and sari! She went truly above and beyond sending me many vintage papers as well as her great hand painted collage fodder items!!Thank you so very much!!
Comment: Got my special delivery of beautiful painted fodder and amazing extras. I love the difference ways used to paint the paper. I can't wait to use them
SherylAM rated for Vintage Book Paper Strips on Sep 12, 2021
Comment: 10# 5’s. Thee most special package…Every detail noticed and every possible effort made…Thank you LIsa
soccer8s rated for Swappers Dream! on Sep 11, 2018
Comment: AMAZING! I love every single thing! Best swap partner. Thank you so much!
Cosychaos rated for junk journal supplies - green on Sep 4, 2018
Comment: I wish I could give more than one heart for this package, it's absolutely awesome! Thank you so much, Lisa. You have taken so much care and attention putting this together, with a mixture of interesting bits and pieces, and items chosen from my profile (and something for the kids!). I really can't thank you enough, it's made my week! :) PS. Your sea glass is beautiful, there's a few new colours to add to my (poorly tumbled Australian) collection! :D
Tracykason rated for Vintage / Antique Ephemera Swap on Aug 27, 2018
Comment: Wow!! That was such an amazingly interesting box - so much so that a simple thank-you and heart is not adequate for thanks. I am pretty busy this week, but when I have some spare time, I am sending you a snail mail proper thanks.
Comment: Wow! Thank you for this most generous and amazing swap! I love the air plants in the shell and am searching for a perfect place to hang it. So much chocolate! I love all the fruity flavours! You went above and beyond for this swap. Thank you so much and Happy Holidays. I would give you many more hearts if I could.
Response: Yay! Made it! Sent you note offline. Enjoy:)
aspinks23 rated for Elongated Coin Swap B on Nov 15, 2015
Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome package! I love it all!
Response: So much fun to do. Glad you liked:).
smartin85 rated for VV Forum #3, Food on Sep 3, 2015
Comment: You are awesome!!
lob rated for VV Forum #2, Places on Jul 8, 2015
Comment: The jam making sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing!
riftvegan rated for VV Forum Intro #1 on May 18, 2015
Comment: Thanks for joining the swap! ♥ That's fabulous that you've been vegan for 24 years! ♥
Bronwenstead rated for FABRIC LACE AND BUTTONS on Mar 23, 2014
Comment: Oh my goodness you generous creature!!!! Thank you so much for my parcel I absolutely loved it!!! Thank you letter on its way to you!!!!
Response: Hi ~ Hi! I am SO sorry! I had no idea I didn't respond to your note. I was thinking of you the other day when I ran across a drawer in my studio of leather scraps. PS ~ CONGRATS on your most recent win:). Well deserved!
kiwi2140nz rated for Elongated Coin Swap #21 on Feb 18, 2014
Comment: What a wonderful parcel you sent. The penny was great and all the other extra items just fantastic. Thanks very much, it was a nice surprise.
Response: Hi! I am so glad you liked your little package. I love doing them and making a day brighter:). So sorry it took me so long to respond., I work a LOT and have bunches of art I am working on and of course needed to add a large stained glass piece in the mix, haHA! So not online as much to check. Take care. Happy creating. Hugs, Lis
d2photo rated for Elongated Coin Swap #21 on Feb 11, 2014
Comment: WOW!! Just WOW.. So over and above. Thank you for the wonderful swap.
Response: Awesome!!! Glad you enjoyed. I honestly cannot believe how fast it arrived!!! Hope your little one enjoyed her little surprises:). Nothing better then to put a smile on a face:). Hugs from the coastside.
Artistic rated for Gems, Minerals & Crystals Swap #2 on Jan 23, 2014
Comment: Absolutely fabulous! Thank you SO much.
Response: Your are welcome! Hard for me to stop. I surely love those rocks, seaglass, crystals ect:). Glad you liked!! Hugs
Stacy97 rated for I Love My Crockpot - January on Jan 21, 2014
Comment: Thank you SO much for all the wonderful recipes and all of the extras!! And it was packaged perfectly -- nothing broke and is hanging in my kitchen right now 😀
Response: Yay! Perfect!!! Just mist every few days and it should live happily. I did not water before I sent since I didnt want any water to possibly wick into paper. xo
SAPsMaMa rated for Woodland Themed ATC Swap on Oct 22, 2013
Comment: Wow! I did not expect such an amazingly nice gift! Thank you so much! I so love handmade items and you put alot of thought into it, my daughter is also in awe, she is carrying around her little stone and petrified sea shell and keeping it in her treasure box, it will be very loved. Your card was so nice too, Batik prints are my favorite fabrics :) I hope your finger feels better soon, take care!
Response: You are so welcome :). Glad you enjoyed your package. I LOVE doing these.......and it fun to add things I love from the sea for your daughter. Hope you have fun making something with fabric. I love batiks too, These came from Pine Needles. Adore her fabrics. xoxo
Fenriss rated for Gems, Minerals & Crystals Swap on Oct 18, 2013
Comment: Holy cats, Lisa Brians, you just sent me one of the most generous, wonderful, happy-making packages I have ever received! It's totally unfair that I can only give you one star for this. You went so far above and beyond. The selenite is indeed an amazing thing to look at, with it's natural tower formation. But the lovely air plant arrangement inside the shell blew me away! And the beautiful fabric you used to wrap with... how did you make the fabric ribbon? Did you hand dye it? I think I am going to start wrapping presents with fabric too! Thank you, a thousand times!
Response: Aww..your welcome. Thanks for making my morning. Little bit of tears here:). Love that you like what I sent. Enjoy. The ribbon is actually Sari silk. Hope you can use in something fun. I like to wrap in fat quarter fabrics or close to it so pretty much everything can be re-used in some other art form. This Sari silk I got from a gal I love on Etsy, but I have torn my own. They are always colorful so dont need to dye. xoxo, Lis
CDheartsdragonflies rated for ATC with a Tree on Oct 2, 2013
Comment: 500 hearts to you, Lisa!! First of all your ATC is exquisite! Such a beautiful job front and back..there are things magically effervecing off of it from different angles!!! I really love it! And then there are all the extras...the amethyst gem, the special wrappings and ribbons, the pieces of gorgeous material, extra sheets of gorgeous card stock and the very special jelly fish! Jelly fish had made the trip, has been misted and is doing well on my kitchen window!! That is a bromiliad, am I correct? Well I certainly LOVE everything...you really went above and beyond! I sure hope you have re-couped from Whooping cough. No one should have to go through that!! Thanks so much for everything!! Chari
Response: Yay! SO glad it got there in one piece :). I kinda laughed when wrapping as it looked like a big bubble. Yes, its a Air Plant (Tillandsia Bromeliad ). The glass piece on top is off antique chandelier I tore down to bare bones. ATC's are one of my very favorites. And anyone who knows me, know I cannot make something without a piece of fabric, lace, silk ribbon ect, ha! Makes me smile that you enjoyed your package. I know you love purple, hence the purple things:). Thanks for the good wishes, whooping cough is miserable.Who knew it was even back? Not me, sigh. But yes, I am over the worst part, so that makes me happy. Take care ~ maybe we shall pass again in a swap one of these days.

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doodlebugdezines on Aug 25, 2018:

Received your fantastic ephemera selection today with beachy extras!! Hubby loved reading the newspaper. Thank you!! Do we have a formal swap created for rating your participation? Please PM me.

mariaelisabeth on Jan 3, 2016:


Welcome to join my new group Vegans of Swap-Bot! Hope to see you around!

anrtist on Mar 11, 2014:

This is a great idea & So AWESOME!!!! ? !!!!! thought you would like it on your profile! ;-) Blessings, cc

RyeRye on Feb 14, 2014:

Mamamoose on Feb 27, 2013:

What a lovely package that I found in the mail today! Thank you for all the wonderful things you sent along with the great penny! I'd give you 100 hearts if I could ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Seaglass on Feb 4, 2013:

Hi kgeslab ~ ( I'm not sure if I am allowed to use names here? :). ? ) Thank you for your sweet comments. It makes me happy that you are enjoying the package I sent. There is no need to send anything back. Truly is my pleasure. Hugs

kgeslab on Feb 3, 2013:

I want to say again that this was hands down the best swap package I've ever gotten here in the UAE. It was wrapped up so nicely and had such wonderful things inside - tons of extras! You are an angel! Is there anything I can send you that you might want from here?

Littletiscrafty on Dec 28, 2012:

Welcome to the bot. Please consider joining the "newbie helpers" group for hints tips and advice. Happy swapping!

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