Friday, May 3, 2013

By Way of Introduction: Lisa Swift


Hi everyone! Lisa here today to introduce myself. I am a Massachusetts transplant now living in upstate New York with my husband, Tom and tween daughter, Alexa. I've been paper crafting since 2001 when I was presented with an empty 12x12 album as a baby gift. After staring at it for six months, I decided it was time to figure out what all of the hoopla about scrapbooking was about. It took only one class at a local scrapbooking store and I was hooked!

I love mixing and matching bits and pieces to create embellishment clusters on my pages and it's a rare page that doesn't feature some kind of stitching, whether it be by hand or machine. Layering is part of my "signature" style. 


While scrapbooking is my first love, I also enjoy making cards and the occasional altered project. When I'm not scrapbooking or chauffeuring my daughter around, I can be found puttering in the garden, reading a book for my book club, cooking up a new recipe, or taking photos that will later be committed to paper for all time.


Here are a few completely random facts about me:

1. I am NOT a collector...of anything...not even scrapbook supplies. For example, washi tape and mists are all the rage right now, right? I own a total of three mists and a little sampling of washi.

2. My favorite color is purple, yet I've done only one layout that primarily uses purple.

3. I used to own a bakery and boy do I have stories to tell.

4. I rarely, if ever, watch TV. Makes more time for crafting, right? :)

5. I am somewhat of a neat freak and I blame it all on my mother (and her side of the family).

Before I go, here's a look at one of my current favorite projects, a card made with Simple Stories Vintage Bliss:


Cassie has wonderful Vintage Bliss products in the shop so be sure to check them out. Any time you shop you can use LISA20 to get 20% of everything you buy. I always love a good discount, don't you?


Have a wonderful day! Feel free to stop by my blog some time. I always love making new friends. :)

16 comments:

  1. So excited you are on the team! :)
    Great card with one of my favorite lines!

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  2. beautiful card~enjoyed reading about you!

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  3. So excited to be playing with you!

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  4. Gorgeous card, Lisa. Big congrats on the team!

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  5. Lisa - this card is fun, whimsical, cute and all the details and embellishments added just make it!! You are amazing - glad you are on the Design Team!!

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  6. Beautiful card, Lisa! So glad to have you!

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  7. Looking forward to designing and "hanging' out with you Lisa. Love your pretty card; it is so springy and lovely.

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  8. So very happy to be on the team with you Lisa!! Loved to read more about you!

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  9. Welcome and congrats! Can't wait to see all of your beautiful projects! Thank you for sharing your inspiration! :)

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  10. hiya Lisa! love love LOVE your layery style and this bold and funky creation! looking forward to the next 6 months with you on the team, and i'm hoping to hear some of those bakery stories! :D

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  11. I am so thrilled to be on a team with you, as you know I'm a huge fan!!

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  12. So glad to see Lisa on this team!

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