Friday, May 03, 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. :)


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

  2. beautiful card~enjoyed reading about you!

  3. So excited to be playing with you!

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

  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!!

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

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

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

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

  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

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

  12. So glad to see Lisa on this team!


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