Swap-bot Time: June 22, 2018 11:59 am


Date Joined: December 26, 2012
Last Online: March 22, 2018
Birthday: October 6
Country: United States

About Me

I am Mama to 3, amazing, creative grown children, with 1 grand baby 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, 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 vintage fabrics, trim, lace, buttons. Since I quilt and create Altered books, along with make books of all kinds ( and pretty much everything I do I sneak in some kinda of fabric or trim ha!), I have a room full of beautiful fabrics and all that goes along with it. This is separate from the studio, yeesh. I know many of you have the same and I just wish I had twice the amount of hours in a day to play and create!! This is why Swap Bot is so fun to me as I love to share.

Likes and Not Likes :)

Likes ~ 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 :).

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 and too much art to make for that to happen.

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.


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.
Comment: Oh my!!! I don't know what to say about your truly WONDERFUL package!!! I will be sending you a PM to properly thank you for your extremely kind & caring package! I'm just blown away! Thank you so, so very much! You are an amazing person! :o)
Response: Aww thanks sweetie!!! Love your note:). Super fun to put together. Yay to rock swap!! xoxo
Mamabemus rated for Elongated Coin Swap #9 on Apr 3, 2013
Comment: Great Penny. Thanks also for the fat quarter. It's going into the next quilt.
Response: Oh my gosh ~ I am SO sorry! I just saw I never responded to your note. Glad you like. I LOVE fabric and happy this will find way into quilt:) xoxo
Comment: Thanks for cheering me up after my mother passing away and I love those extra and tell your grandma thanks. I wish I could give you five hearts. you need to tell me what method did you use on your fabric of image impression.
Response: Hi sweetie, I am sending you offline note too. But REALLY glad you liked your little box of treats. Big hugs
Comment: Wow! I love all the patches you made for me :) Thank you for all the extra materials and buttons and everything. And I love the pumpkin quilt block.....I might frame it and put it in my kitchen. Thanks again <3
Response: Thank YOU for hosting such a fun swap. Big hugs!!!!
kerrimoo rated for Elongated Coin Swap #9 on Feb 22, 2013
Comment: Eeee! Such an elaborate package for my penny! :D I was delighted! THANK YOUUUUU!!!!1 ;) I loved the penny & if you'd ever want to do a private trade, LMK! :)
Response: Oh my gosh that was FAST!!!! Glad you liked :). When I finish up the sewing swap I am doing, I'm up for doing some trades. I will holler :). Thanks!
orange0208 rated for Newbie Postcard Swap #2 on Feb 12, 2013
Comment: thank you for the two postcards, this time it came :) thank you again ^_^
Response: Your welcome. I am really glad you got them. I hope the 1st one makes it someday, it was a special coastside one:). I think it really helped to have them typed for address instead of my handwriting:). Thanks!
Comment: Since I have lived in the UAE this is the best package I've ever gotten! Thank you so much for sending such nice things.
Response: Hi ~ I am SO glad it got to you! I always kinda worry , "will it get there", when going international:). I had SO MUCH fun putting your package together. May you be able to create fun things with what I sent. Hugs and if you want more, holler!

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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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