Swap-bot Time: March 22, 2023 4:29 pm


Date Joined: April 24, 2015
Last Online: June 8, 2022
Birthday: June 1
Country: Trinidad and Tobago

About Me

Last Update Feb 2022

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

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

I take swapping very seriously and put a lot of effort into what I send out. I appreciate communication and will do so before rating etc.

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

My small family - husband and daughter together with our pets form our home circle. We've got 2 doggies - a husky mix and a dachshund together with 1 bunny, 1 turtle and some fish. Add to that Bruce the bat that visits us every day and the birds in our garden ...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 is something I love love love and am re-discovering my artistic abilities. Right now I am on a journey to learn watercolour and calligraphy and am also learning to decorate cookies.

My family loves Swap Bot, and we are all invested in any swap that is sent and received.


Favorite Music

Music is like air to me....I love to learn about new music and fancy many genres from golden oldies in the 50s and 60s to classical or opera to calypso and soca from my home country. By now you would have heard the 2022 song, "Drink meh water and mind my business" by Patrice Roberts : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JqKWQ7FsuQY If not, check it out. It is our local calypso music and it is so cool that the world has been enjoying the vibe it brings.

We gather to watch talent shows like GOT TALENT or The VOICE from all countries.

Favorite Books

I enjoy reading the bible and am learning so much as each day goes by.

Tess of the D'Ubervilles by Thomas Hardy, To Kill a Mocking Bird by Harper Lee, The Canterbury Tales by Chaucer are some of my favs.

Favorite Television

I enjoy cooking shows :) Food channel is usually playing if I'm home alone.

I am just an optimist so I do love hallmark channel (surprise...surprise...)

The Murdoch Mysteries and Rookie are some of the shows we currently watch. Of course life would not be the same without the classics like The Three Stooges, I love Lucy, My Fair Lady , To Sir with Love etc. I'd love to know what you like to watch - please share as we love to discover new series etc.


I love to cook and experiment...my husband and daughter are my happy taste testers :)

Also having a daughter who is allergic to dairy makes it important to try new things so she can have as dairy free options .

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 take every chance to learn about other cultures through their cooking methods and ways they use the same ingredients to make an entirely different dish.

We do love watching Refika's Kitchen on You Tube. https://www.youtube.com/refikabirgul


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 totally into the paper crafts ...we're excited! Although I studied art in school earning a qualification, I am a big doodler and painter. 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 but is ever so slowly progressing out. These days we are learning about junk journalling, traveller's journals, stuffed envelopes and flip books. We are into creating 3d craft projects as well. Update Feb 2022: We have gotten a cutting machine and are having fun learning what we can do.

Wish List

Thanks in advance for reading this section!

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 family 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)

  • embellishments

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

  • Pens

  • gold or shaped paperclips

  • used or otherwise craft/rubber stamps

  • planner stuff

  • anything that you might think we could use for crafting

  • good places to shop for craft supplies esp for international crafters

a few of my favourite things

There are so many things I can name :) , but here are a few of my favourites: - paperclips

  • different kinds of paper (textured/coloured/weights/materials etc)

  • colours: pinks, greens, blues, browns, purples, black, rainbow

  • dragonflies, ladybugs,butterflies

  • foxes, bunnies, owls, dogs, pandas, elephants, horses, unicorns

  • frogs (weird i know) but i adore them

  • magnets and coins

  • vintage things


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 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 cannot. I will advise my partner).


I have a little space where I share fun thoughts, my swaps, cooking tips and recipes etc. Please come by and say hi : https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sunshine-Coconuts-Blog/1621985361389606

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


Comment: hi lisa, sending you hugs to trinidad and tobago! all these channels were totally new for me - and also super inspiring! thank you so much for sharing them!
Response: Carolina, so glad it was useful. Thanks for the heart! Sending you best wishes and lots of warm sunshine.
Comment: Lisa, thanks so much for all of the great video channels that you shared ... I loved looking through them! Have a fantastic week! 🌹🌹🌹
Response: Debi, so happy to hear! You have a wonderful week as well! Take care.
Comment: Great list. I'll be checking some of these over the weekend.
Response: Hope you enjoy Kim. Thanks for the heart!
Lablauri57 rated for pen pal wanted!!!! on Mar 2, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much for your letter and photo and goodies. I mailed you a letter today! With photos of-course lol. Your photo is up on my photo board of pen pals. Such a joy to see!
Response: Lauri, You are awesome. Can't wait to get the letter. Thanks for rating and for the heart. Cheers!
SunflowerRose rated for pen pal wanted!!!! on Feb 28, 2022
Comment: Ill be writing back soon!
Response: Great! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you for the great swap! I needed the beach viata today as it's starting to snow now & will switch to ice this evening. I loved the pretty stamp & especially the nice note!! I’ll send you a message as I’d like to send something in return but your address is partially wiped out. Thanks again & best wishes.
Response: Stacy, so happy to know I chose the right postcard 😊, I really wanted to share a bit of sunshine. Looking forward to the message. Thanks for rating and for the heart. Cheers.
Comment: Lisa, thank you for the thoughtful postcard! We do have so much in common! I am about to move, but once I’m settled into my new place, I’d love to stay in touch!
Response: Thanks for the rating and heart. Def would love to stay in touch. Do let me know when you move. Cheers!
euniceq rated for Quick Email Newbie Swap on Feb 18, 2020
Comment: Thanks for sharing. Greece sounds like a wonderful country to visit, especially since you have a close friend there!
Response: I agree! Thanks for rating! have a great week,
HannahKaitlyn rated for Quick Email Newbie Swap on Feb 17, 2020
Comment: I loved hearing about your dream trip! Thank you!
Response: Thanks so much Hannah! I wish you a wonderful week! Thanks for rating.
Nevi2018 rated for Quick Email Newbie Swap on Feb 17, 2020
Comment: Greece Sounds Nice and yes Spur of the moment always happens on the vacation!! I always get lazy!!
Response: lol...yes, the good kind of lazy! Thanks so much!
Postalstamplife rated for Quick Email Newbie Swap on Feb 17, 2020
Comment: Wow! That sounds like an amazing dream vacation. I hope it comes true for you someday. If not sooner, then later.
Response: Thanks Missy! I appreciate it!
03Scarlett rated for Quick Email Newbie Swap on Feb 17, 2020
Comment: Lisa, thanks so much for sharing your dream trip with me and I hope and pray that you're able to visit your friend and her family one day. Also, thank you for the comment you left on my profile, Have a wonderful week!
Response: Debbi, thanks so much for your sentiments and prayers. and you are welcome!
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.

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CurlyTea on Jun 3, 2019:

Happy Birthday!

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!

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