Thursday, June 14, 2018

Don't Be Square

After working mostly with squares and rectangles for our To Market Tote Bags, let's switch things up and get super crafty with a new swap we're calling...


For this swap we will be creating ONE  HANDMADE item that is NOT square - sender's choice.  Get Crafty! Need a little inspiration? Check out our Pinterest Board for this swap.

To get in on the fun here's what you'll need to do:
  •  You must register by JULY 1st *
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. 
  • Once registration has ended, you will receive an email from me with your partner's name and contact information for this swap.  Look for it on or before July 6, 2018. 
  • You must MAIL YOUR SWAP ON TIME.  All swap packages need to be completed and mailed on or before MONDAY, August 6th 2018. 
*The Registration Process:
There are two simple steps to register.
1. The Registration Fee
Click the PayPal button below to be directed to PayPal.
The registration fee is $2.50**
2. The Registration Form
After you've submitted your registration fee through PayPal, click "RETURN TO MERCHANT" at the bottom of the checkout page 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.

It's that simple! I hope you'll join us.
If you have any questions,
 feel free to contact me directly.


JULY 1,  2018
REGISTRATION CLOSED
 Thank you to All who Registered!

HAPPY SWAPPING!

Share your photos with us by 
using the following hashatags:

#cwlmswaps
#dontbesquare

To view photos of previous swaps, visit:
Crafting with Lisa Marie Swap Group

 **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.Still not sure, if this swap is right for you?  Join our Facebook Swap Group to chat with members and view photos of previous swaps.


Wednesday, April 25, 2018

TO MARKET, TO MARKET

A tote is probably the most versatile bag one can have.   
They are big and roomy and can hold lots of "stuff".  
Perfect for work, play or a day at the
 market shopping!  
Join us for our To Market, To Market Swap
where we will be exchanging handmade totes
with our crafty friends!


For this swap ...
  • You will create and receive ONE  HANDMADE tote bag.  One that can be taken to the market, work, beach, park, library... 
  • Use any pattern or design to create a tote for your partner.  Get as creative as you like by using fun fabrics, stencils, applique, paint, embroidery, embellishments.... Make it FUN!
  • You must register by May 7th 
  •  You will receive an email with your partner's name and contact information for this swap on or before May 9th 2018. 
  • You must MAIL YOUR SWAP ON TIME All swap packages need to be completed and mailed on or before MONDAY, June 11th 2018.

Need a little inspiration?  Check out our Pinterest Board for this swap.

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.

I hope you'll join us! 


To begin the registration process, click the PayPal Add to Cart button below.  


After you've submitted your registration fee, click 


"RETURN TO MERCHANT"
                                      

at the bottom of the checkout page 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. 

REGISTRATION FEE: $2.50


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

HAPPY SWAPPING!
#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.Still not sure, if this swap is right for you?  Join our Facebook Swap Group to chat with members and view photos of previous swaps.

may 7, 2018
REGISTRATION CLOSED

 Thank you to All who Registered!
HAPPY SWAPPING!


#cwlmswaps


To view photos of previous swaps,

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Carpe Denim: Upcycle Swap



What's old is new again!
Up-cycle those old jeans 
to create something new and beautiful.

For this swap ...
  • You will create and receive ONE  HANDMADE ITEM created from recycled denim
  • Use any pattern or design to create a handmade item for your partner.  The handmade item must be made from denim   Get as creative as you like and HAVE FUN!
  • You must register by Sunday, March 4th 
  •  You will receive an email with your partner's name and contact information for this swap on or before March 7th 2018. 
  • You must MAIL YOUR SWAP ON TIME All swap packages need to be completed and mailed on or before MONDAY, April 9th 2018.

Need a little inspiration?  Check out our Pinterest Board for this swap.

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.


I hope you'll join us! 


To begin the registration process, click the PayPal (Add to Cartbutton below.  

After you've submitted your registration fee, look for 

                                                    "RETURN TO MERCHANT"

at the bottom of the checkout page 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.

3.5.18  
REGISTRATION CLOSED

 Thank you to All who Registered!
HAPPY SWAPPING!


#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.Still not sure, if this swap is right for you?  Join our Facebook Swap Group to chat with members and view photos of previous swaps.



Wednesday, December 27, 2017

SCAVENGER HUNT - MONOGRAM EDITION

Back by Popular Demand

We are kicking off 2018 with one of our most requested swaps.... the Scavenger Hunt!

We had soooo much fun last year searching for crafty items and creating a handmade item for our partners last year that we're bringing it back - with a little twist....

For this swap ...
  • You will create and receive ONE  HANDMADE ITEM plus THREE (3) CRAFTY ITEMS
  • Use any pattern or design to create a handmade item for your partner.  The handmade item must have your partner's initial(s)/monogram on it. The letter(s) can be embroidered, appliqued, stenciled, or painted on - it's completely up to you.  Get as creative as you like.  
  • The crafty items can be any small sewing related items or other crafty items based on your partner's hobbies.  The items can be new or from your stash as long as they are in excellent condition. You must include one item for each initial of their name (first, middle, last name). For example, if your partner's initials are LME, the items you might choose could be:
Lace Ribbon
Mini Sewing Kit
Eight Vintage Buttons
  • To be a part of this swap, you must register by Sunday, January 7, 2018 
  • After registration has ended  you will receive an email with your partner's name and contact information for this swap on or before January 10, 2018. 
  • MAIL YOUR SWAP ON TIME All swap packages must be completed and mailed on or before MONDAY,  FEBRUARY 12, 2018.

I hope you will join us!  


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 (Pay Now) button below.  

After you've submitted 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)

REGISTRATION CLOSED
 Thank you to All who Registered!
HAPPY SWAPPING!


#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.

Still not sure, if this swap is right for you?  Join our Facebook Swap Group to chat with members and view photos of previous swaps.


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 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,



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

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,