Thursday, October 26, 2017

Our Last Swap of 2017


Crafting with Lisa Marie all started with the mug rug almost 5 years ago.  I fell in love with these mini works of art.  They are so fun to create and make a wonderful gift.

For our last swap of 2017, I will be hosting this swap to celebrate not only the season but the MUG RUG!  

I hope you will join us!  



For this swap ...
  • You will create and receive ONE  Mug Rug inspired by a holiday song of  your choice.  For example, a mug rug based on the holiday song "Blue Christmas,"  could be created using all blue fabrics; or for  the song  "I Have a Little Dreidle" a mug rug could be created using dreidle appliques.     
  • To be a part of this swap, you must register by Sunday, November 5, 2017 
  •  After registration has ended  you will receive an email with your partner's name and contact information for this swap on or before November  7, 2017. 
  • MAIL YOUR SWAP ON TIME All swap packages must be completed and mailed on or before MONDAY,  December 4, 2017.

This swap is open to everyone regardless of skill level or location.  

I will always do my best to match participants based on their individual skill level and mailing location preference.

To begin the registration process, click the (add to cart) button below.  

After you've paid your registration fee, look for  "RETURN TO MERCHANT"  at the bottom of your screen to be directed to the registration form for completion. - If you miss this step, don't panic.  The registration form can be sent to you via email. 

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me directly

Registration Fee: $2.50 USD *
(be sure to add only a QUANTITY OF 1  at checkout)


 
November 5, 2017
REGISTRATION CLOSED
thank you to all who registered


HAPPY SWAPPING!

Don't miss out on our next swap.   
 Join us at: Crafting with Lisa Marie

#cwlmswaps

To view photos of previous swaps,


 *Why is there a small fee to join our swaps?  As you may imagine, several hours are put into organizing and managing a swap, however the main reason for implementing a registration  fee is to make each person who registers accountable.  With a registration fee, it is harder for those  to "grab and go," leaving their partner disappointed and frustrated.  When registering with a fee, the person registering must identify themselves. This deters those with bad intentions - the "takers" -  from signing up.   This small fee increases the opportunity of a successful swap where everyone receives a package.

I hope knowing this will make you feel more comfortable and confident in joining one of our swaps.



Wednesday, August 23, 2017

BACK TO SCHOOL


I never want summer to end, but I have to say  I LOVE seeing all the "Back to School" supplies displayed in the stores. The  notebooks, folders, pens, markers and pencils.  It may be the newness of it all, a fresh start.... a new beginning. 

I'm also a giant notebook lover!  Even with all our fancy phones, tablets and computers, there's nothing like writing something down you want to remember and being able to doodle next it.  I have a notebook for just about everything;  things to remember, upcoming events, crafts I want to create,  swap ideas, birthdays.  You name it, I probably have a book for it. That is why I am so excited  to bring this next swap to you.



For this swap ...
  • You will create and receive ONE  Covered Composition Notebook  (notebook must be included). Use materials and patterns of your choice.  GET CREATIVE.  Embellishments and design are key.  You can make it as shabby or as elegant as you like.  I've put together a Pinterest Board with lots of pretty photos of notebooks and some tutorials for inspiration. 
  • To be a part of this swap, you must register by Sunday,  September 10, 2017 
  •  After registering, you will receive an email with your partner's name and contact information for this swap on or before September 13, 2017. 
  • MAIL YOUR SWAP ON TIME All swap packages must be completed and mailed on or before MONDAY,  October 9, 2017.

This swap is open to everyone regardless of skill level or location.  

I will always do my best to match participants based on their individual skill level and mailing location preference.

To begin the registration process, click the (add to cart) button below.  After you've paid your registration fee, look for  "RETURN TO MERCHANT"  at the bottom of your screen to be directed to the registration form for completion. - If you miss this step, don't panic.  The registration form can be sent to you via email. 

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me directly

Registration Fee: $2.50 USD 
(be sure to add only a QUANTITY OF 1  to your cart at checkout)


REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED
Thank you to all who registered! 

HAPPY SWAPPING!


To view photos of  previous swaps,
 please visit: Crafting with Lisa Marie
#cwlmswaps

Friday, June 23, 2017

HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS


Long Island....  It's  home to the best bagels, pizzerias, shopping malls, delis and restaurants. Home to Billy Joel, Seinfeld and let's not forget the Long Island Medium, Theresa Caputo. 

It's a great place to live with so much to do in each season. Starting with Spring,  Spring is a great time to head outside and explore some of our bike and hiking trails or maybe play some golf.   During the fall, why not visit one of our many vineyards on the east end or do some pumpkin picking at a local farm. The winter is always special with a 40 minute train ride to see the  famous Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree lighting or maybe to take in a play on Broadway.  But the summer.... it's my favorite season! The south shore beaches are just a 15 minute car ride away.  You can sit right at the edge of the Atlantic Ocean and relax as the waves gently crash along the shoreline. Take a long walk on the boardwalk, do a little swimming, kayaking, or paddleboarding, and after a full day in the sun have a night out at one of the many outdoor waterside restaurants and watch the sunset. 

Long Island.... it's my home.

Where do you call home?  Let's find out and  SWAP!
For this swap ...
  • You will create and receive ONE  handmade item for the home. Use materials and patterns of your choice.  GET CREATIVE!   For ideas check out our Pinterest Board
  • Include a purchased souvenir representing your home town, city, state or country.  Some ideas may include a coffee mug, refrigerator magnets, key chains, etc.
  • Include your story.  Include a little note telling your partner what you love about your home town, city, state or country.
  • To be a part of this swap, you must register for this swap by  JULY 10, 2017 
  •  After registering, you will receive an email with your partner's name and contact information for this swap on or before July 13, 2017. 
  • MAIL YOUR SWAP ON TIME All swap packages must be completed and mailed on or before MONDAY,  August 14, 2017.

This swap is open to everyone regardless of skill level or location.  

I will always do my best to match participants based on their individual skill level and mailing location preference.

To register, click the (add to cart) button below.  After you process your registration fee, click RETURN TO MERCHANT  at the bottom of your screen to be directed to the registration form for completion.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me directly

Registration Fee: $2.50 USD 
(be sure to add only a QUANTITY OF 1  to your cart at checkout)



UPDATE: July 11, 2017

                                                       




Thank you to all who registered!  
HAPPY SWAPPING

To view photos of this swap and  previous swaps,
 please visit: Crafting with Lisa Marie
#cwlmswaps

Thursday, April 20, 2017

The Pin Cushion Swap

I am "sew" excited about this new swap!  Who wouldn't love an adorable new pin cushion? I know I certainly would love one!  What is most fun about creating your own  pin cushion is that you can make them in any shape or size - just check out my Pinterest Board.  With a little fabric and fill, you can create a very unique pin cushion too!

So won't you join us for... 




For this swap ...
  • You will create and receive ONE  Handmade Pin Cushion.  Use materials and pattern of your choice.  GET CREATIVE!  
  • You must register for this swap by May 8th, 2017
  •  You will receive an email with your partner's name and contact information for this swap on or before May 10, 2017. 
  • All swap packages must be completed and mailed on or before     MONDAY, June 12, 2017.

This swap is open to everyone regardless of skill level or location.  

I will always do my best to match participants based on their individual skill level and mailing location preference.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me directly.





Thank you to all who registered!  
HAPPY SWAPPING

To view photos of this swap and  previous swaps,
 please visit: Crafting with Lisa Marie


#cwlmswaps





Friday, February 24, 2017

A Tisket a Tasket... Let's make a Fabric Basket


If you're like me, you're always looking for a place to stash some extra fabric scraps  or sewing notions.  If so, then this swap is just for you!



The rules are simple:
  • You must register for this swap by March 6, 2017
  • As a registered participant, you will create and receive ONE  Handmade Fabric Basket using patterns, designs and techniques of your choice. Get creative!  However,  the basket should be no smaller than 8"L x 5H" x 5W"
  • One item should be included with your basket such as a little handmade gift, a small sewing notion or even a sweet treat.  The choice is yours.
  • You will receive an email with your partner's name and contact information for this swap on or before March 8, 2017.
  • All swap packages must be completed and mailed on or before MONDAY, APRIL 10, 2017.
  • It is required that you post when you send your swap and post a photo of the swap you receive on the Crafting with Lisa Marie Group Page.

As always, good communication with your partner will make this swap a successful one, and you may even become great crafty friends along the way.

 ****** IT IS VERY IMPORTANT ****** 

 that you ADD your partner's email address and craftingwithlisamarie@gmail.com to your 
email contacts so that important emails regarding 
this swap DO NOT end up in your SPAM folder


YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO CONTACT THE PERSON ASSIGNED TO YOU VIA EMAIL THREE (3) TIMES DURING THIS SWAP
  • UPON KNOWING WHO THEY ARE to introduce yourself and exchange mailing addresses and maybe a few interesting facts about yourself. 
  • UPON MAILING YOUR SWAP PACKAGE to let them know when they should expect the swap package. Include a tracking number, if one is available. 
  • UPON RECEIVING YOUR A SWAP PACKAGE to say THANK YOU! 
Please keep in mind by joining this swap, your partner is counting on you to create and send a swap package.  If for any reason you are unsure you will be able to meet this deadline, please consider joining us in one of our future swaps.

We all understand that life sometimes unexpectedly gets in the way of fun and if it does,  you are required to contact the Host of this swap and the person you are assigned to let them know your swap is going to be delayed.


Sadly, anyone who does not mail a swap item to their partner will NOT be able to participate in future swaps.


This swap is open to everyone regardless of craft, skill level or location.  

I will always do my best to match participants based on skill level and mailing location of their choice.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me directly.

I hope you will join us!




Thank you to all who registered!  
HAPPY SWAPPING

To view photos of this swap and  previous swaps,
 please visit: Crafting with Lisa Marie

#cwlmswaps

Monday, January 2, 2017

2017 Scavenger Hunt Swap


Happy New Year!!

We are kicking off 2017 with a bang and a brand new swap! 

Many of you have mentioned that you are "multi-crafters". In addition to sewing and quilting, you hand or machine embroider, crochet, make jewelry, papercraft - just to name a few. This swap will allow you to use any of those skills to create a handmade item!




Here's how it will work:
  • For this swap, the same six letter word will be given to each participant.  
  • You will then select a small sewing related item or other crafty item based on your partner's hobbies for each letter of the word.
  • Items may come from your stash as long as they are new, unused or in excellent condition. 
  • Participants may not ask for a particular item or items. 
  •  Items sent are strictly the sender's choice.
  • One item must be handmade. 
  • The item you create can be created using one or more of your favorite handicraft skills.
For example, let's say the word is  "TIMERS".  The items you may find for your partner may be:

T    Threader
I     Iron Cleaner
M   Machine Embroidered Mug Rug ( handmade)
E    Eight Vintage Buttons
R    Really Red Fat Quarter
S    Seam Ripper

Have fun with descriptive words ...  get as creative as you like!

Registration for this swap is open NOW and will close Sunday, JANUARY 8, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

Participants will receive an email with the Scavenger Hunt Word, partner's name and contact information on or before January 10, 2017

The Mailing Deadline for this swap will be 
MONDAY. FEBRUARY 13, 2017

As always, good communication with your partner will make this swap a successful one, and you may even become great crafty friends along the way.

 ****** IT IS VERY IMPORTANT ****** 

 that you ADD your partner's email address and craftingwithlisamarie@gmail.com to your 
email contacts so that important emails regarding 
this swap DO NOT end up in your SPAM folder

YOU WILL CONTACT THE PERSON ASSIGNED TO YOU VIA EMAIL THREE (3) TIMES DURING THIS SWAP
  • UPON KNOWING WHO THEY ARE to introduce yourself and exchange mailing addresses and maybe a few interesting facts about yourself. Discuss with your partner the crafts you like to participate in, favorite colors, designs, etc. 
  • UPON MAILING YOUR SWAP PACKAGE to let them know when they should expect the swap package. Include a tracking number, if one is available. 
  • UPON RECEIVING YOUR A SWAP PACKAGE to say THANK YOU! 
Please keep in mind by joining this swap, your partner is counting on you to create and send a swap package.  If for any reason you are unsure you will be able to meet this deadline, please consider joining us in one of our future swaps.

We all understand that life sometimes unexpectedly gets in the way of fun and if it does,  you are required to contact the Host of this swap and the person you are assigned to let them know your swap is going to be delayed.

Sadly, anyone who does not mail a swap item to their partner will NOT be able to participate in future swaps.

This swap is open to everyone regardless of craft, skill level or location.  

I will always do my best to match participants based on skill level and mailing location of their choice.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me directly.

I hope you will join us!

Registration: $2.50 USD
(non-refundable)

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED
Thank you to all who registered!
Stop by Crafting with Lisa Marie on Facebook to see photos from this swap.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Hanging by a Thread Ornament Swap

Our Hanging by a Thread Ornament Swap was a great success!  So many fabulous, handmade ornaments were exchanged across the United Stated and the World.  I hope you'll stop by the Crafting with Lisa Marie Facebook Page to see some of the terrific photos that were submitted by our participants and leave a comment to let them know just how talented they are!


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