Swap-bot Time: July 27, 2017 5:39 am
www.swap-bot.com

thebragal

thebragal
Date Joined: March 16, 2010
Last Online: July 24, 2017
Birthday: November 18, 1973
Country: Canada
Instagram with my calligraphy
Eclectic Endeavours-Paper Crafting Blog
Pinterest
My Design Team Crazy 4 Challenges

About Me

Please see bottom of this section for a note about suitability of some items you may wish to send due to my religious beliefs.

The 1 I just received is completely unfair. It's from almost 2 TWO!! years ago and I got NO PM or email to let me know to resend. I'd be happy to do so, even now tho I shouldn't have to! This is insane! I'm working to resolve it.

I SEND ON TIME UNLESS I'VE LET YOU KNOW. However, I was just informed that a swap I sent on time was postmarked 12!! days late. (ETA: another swap, one I put in the mail early -a miracle for me- was also marked well after the send-by date.) I live in a small town with a pretty rinky dink PO but that's still ridiculous. I'm sorry but I don't have a choice as to where I mail my letters! So if this happens to you, please let me know before rating me down. Thank you to a (two) dear friend for letting me know! (May 20, 2016)

I ALWAYS RATE. However I have a busy life and a bad memory so please give me some time. I rate email swaps once I've gotten all the emails and I have sent. I rate snail mail swaps within a day or two of receiving them so if you don't see a rating. I haven't gotten it. If you PM me and I don't reply right away, again, give me a day or two. Don't be offended if I don't reply immediately. I have three autistic children vying for my attention and they come first. I won't ignore you, I promise.

Jan '16 I am on a new crafty challenge design team. We would love to have you come and play along with us at Crazy 4 Challenges. URL above.

June '14 I am thrilled to have been chosen as a Swap-Bot Ambassador! Yeah! Let me know if you'd like some swag with your swap. Thank you Rachel.

Dec 2012 We recently found out that my 5 yo has high functioning Autism AKA Asperger's or ASDHF. So we are embarking on a roller coaster ride of emotions and therapies. Wish us the best. So our family consists of a dad with depression, a mom with lupus and fibromyalgia and more, an 11 yo with ADD, a 5 yo with autism and a baby who is a lot of work as with any baby and an unknown quantity so far and we pray is healthy in every way. Yeesh. Every day is exhausting, usually before I get out of bed! But I try and remember to smile and that I love them.

I am thrilled to announce the birth of Theodore Alexander Quinn Ednie, December 18, 2011 1:32 am weighing 7 lbs 8 oz.

Hi, my name is Rebecca Ednie and I am a SAHM of three boys, Jameson (Feb 2001), Spencer (May 2007) and Theodore (Dec 2011). Married to Tim (1973), a paramedic with Toronto Emergency Medical Services.

I used to work as an RN (still licensed until 1/1/14) but I am disabled with lupus so I can't practice anymore. I live in a small town but I am close to a much larger one and 40 min drive from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. We have a very fat brown and white tabby cat, Jesse! My home is a suburban end townhouse on a quiet street. We live right next to a park for the kids and the school is great! I love living in such a small town yet so close to a larger town and a major city. If you drive 5 minutes (or less!) in any direction, you find horse farms and corn fields.

Jameson loves video games, Mega Man (anime), super smash bros, art especially drawing. Loves gum, sour candy. He enjoys the beach, bike riding and riding his scooter. He likes watching csstle and superhero TV shows, most tween/teen movies,Dr Who. And he's addicted to LootCrate and Minecraft.

Spencer He loves Wii, minecraft and video games. He enjoys his scooter, the park and going for walks. He likes puzzles, crafts like cutting and pasting and some drawing. He's behind in writing and drawing so anything related that might motivate him is a huge plus and will get you hearts! He loves numbers and related games too.

Teddy loves foam die cut shapes especially the ones with sticker backs and stickers and any Disney stickers or Mickey Mouse themed items. He's also a Minecraft fan.

PLEASE READ the section below - IMPORTANT NOTE - regarding things I cannot accept due to my religion. Thanks, I really appreciate it.

HOBBIES

Scrapbooking, card making, ATCs, BTCs, matchboxes, mixed media collage, 3-D paper boxes and packaging, rubber stamping, all types of paper crafts. Home dec. Jewelry design and creating including metal working, soldering, cold connections, wire wrapping and weaving, mixed media, beading, sawing, repurposing vintage or broken pieces. Also sewing, making soap and bath products.

I am an aspiring newborn/baby photographer so I'd love any props especially vintage: cute hats, flowered head bands, cute skirts/tutus, vintage clothes,blankets or quilts even if stained (clean) or damaged as that adds character. Vintage toys are great too like rattles and blocks; even if they are tiny they work for closeup shots. I'm not into bright, modern designs much, I prefer softer, muted and old-fashioned.

I also take lots of photos of my vintage and shabby creations, mostly cards. I need VINTAGE props for them too like sewing supplies, masculine toiletries packaging, bottles or jars, anything baby, fabric, magazines or wallpaper as backdrops, flowers, ribbon, beads or jewelry,

I've also done and enjoyed teddy bear making, many types of needlework, gardening, reading, some crochet and knitting but only small projects as I am really slow and arthritis makes my hands ache. I just don't do these on a regular basis.

MEDIA FAVOURITES

Music: Country all the way! I also love music from musicals. Anything from Aladin to Chicago to Les Mis. And 50's and 60's music with a bit of 70's thrown in. I also like Rhianna and almost all the music except rap and hip hop from Dancing with the Stars and So You Think You Can Dance.

Books: Anything suspenceful or mystery but especially medical thrillers. Anything apocalyptic or end of civilization/humanity scenarios. Some police/investigative stories. I now have a Kindle electronic book reader and LOVE it! Michael Crichton, Robin Cook, author of Tempe Brennan Series (aka Bones)

TV: I love pretty much all of the crime/law and medical/hospital dramas especially Bones, CSIs, L&O:SVU, NCISs, Person of Interest, Chicago Fire/PD/Med, Grey's Anatomy, Blacklist, Code Black, Forever, Reality shows: Survivor, Dancing with the Stars, So You Think You Can Dance, Project Runway, Cake decorating/cupcake shows, Iron Chef, Masterchef, Hell's Kitchen, Judge Judy. Period shows like Downton Abby, Call the Midwife. SciFi: Helix, Walking Dead

LIKES

Food: Chocolate, candy (can you tell I'm hungry, starting with food!), Sour candy, cookies, maple anything, orange, peach, lemon, lime, grapefruit, grape, caramel, mild coffee flavor ok but no coffee, real strawberry, cherry, apple; Irish Cream

Scents: Chocolate, vanilla, lavender, lilac, lime, coconut, cherry blossom, citrus, berry, peach, jasmine, lily of the valley, cherry blossom/Sakura, lemon

Bath & Body: bath bombs, soaps, bubble bath, lip gloss

Colours:

FAVOURITE: soft pinks especially ballet and other soft pinks, aqua, turquoise, teal, metallic gold, butter yellow, coral

others I like: soft or muted yellow, plum, chocolate, deep red, vanilla, metallic copper, silver, eggplant, Sage, celery, rose; almost all blues except bright blues like cobalt or primary blue

Themes/Images or Die Cuts I Love or Need:

Tween boy images like rock stars, video games, skateboards, bikes; Paris, vintage, old handwriting, beach, antique sewing stuff, flowers, baby, realistic children's images, damask, toile, horseback riding (formal English) and horses, Vintage birdcages, Awareness ribbons, verses and quotes (not too sappy), vintage packages/advertisements- Coke, perfume, laundry soap, coffee, tea, bath products, seed packets, baby clothes/products; mother and child/baby, travel, pets, flourishes and swirls, Poodle skirt/sock hop/diner 50's, Flower power/tie dye 60's, groovy disco 70's, Teddy bears, botanical illustrations, Beach and shells, Vintage cars '10s to 60's; lingerie and bras, 40's or 50's pin up girls, WWII poster girls, funny or witty saying with images to match, I prefer colourable images to solid ones and semi-realistic or realistic; I'm not so into photo stamps right now. I like some cartoon images, semirealistic butterflies, vintage Mickey Mouse

Favourite Scrapbook/Stamp/Embellishment Companies:

Basic Grey, Cosmo Cricket, My Mind's Eye, Theresa Collins, Stampin' Up!, Papertrey Ink, Flourishes, Spellbinders, Crate Paper, October Afternoon, Technique Tuesday, Martha Stewart, May Arts, We R Memory Keepers, Prima & Julie Nutting, Swarovski Crystals, My Favourite Things, Taylored Expressions, Res Lead Paper Works, Winnie&Walter, Avery Elle, Altenew, Graphic 45, Websters Pages, Echo Park, Carte Bella, Maggie Holmes

IMPORTANT NOTE for Partners

I do not celebrate my birthday or any religious or secular/national holidays because of my religion. Please no religious or occult related items. I do however happily celebrate my wedding anniversary, November 25, 1997. Also the Memorial of Jesus' death. I appreciate your consideration.

WISH LIST

See "hobbies" section for photography prop wish list. For jewelry wish list see below in "Likes for Specific Swaps". For anything below, please consider the colours I've mentioned above.

Fancy die cuts. Scroll style frames, flowers, ornate snowflakes, scripty words or phrases. From white Cardstock. I like to stack them for dimension so multiples of the same one would be lovely.

Anything vintage baby. Even if not perfect, I can upcycle it or use it in mixed media. Broken jewelry or watches with gears inside.

Vintage photos, letters, envelopes, postcards, account book paper, used or unused. Other vintage business paper. Like tickets, claim check or inventory tags, advertisements. Reproductions or high quality copies are great too. Vintage seeing supplies, old glasses, used paint brushes. Vintage book paper, text or illustrations. vintage sheet music preferably without words and definitely non-religious

Any type of interesting metal bits like cogs, gears, bottle caps, brass stampings etc. for my mixed media art. Rusty or tarnished is fine.

Unusual ribbon, fancy brads, Tim Holtz memory glass, TH embellishments, colour sprays, any paints or other colour mediums. Ribbon, silk or paper flowers, glitter paper esp metallic, neutrals or pastels, Scrapbooking or cardmaking embellishments.

Swarovski crystals, flat back or for beading, rub on letters especially in coloured or in brown, white, pink or ivory, gem swirl stickers, vintage (esp w thread still in them or on original cards), mother-of-pearl or special buttons, fancy white ribbon (I colour it with Copics), vintage ribbon or lace, crocheted lace, crochet patterns for those little Japanese figures, amigurumi, vintage school themed stuff in deeper rich colours, baby esp newborn crochet patterns, fine or glass glitter Japanese paper tape, washi tape

DISLIKES

EXTRAS: I have too much stuff especially bits of paper, punchies and ATC backgrounds! And I primarily base my ratings on the swap's design and creativity anyway so please only send extras if they are things on my wish list. However, I sometimes give a heart based on extras if I like (rather than love) your swap so if you have something from my wish list, I'd love it! Thank you

Colours: primary colours, almost any orange or yellows (except soft or muted tones), HATE Emerald or Kelly green and cobalt or other bright blues, fluorescent yellow and green

Scents: musky, Woodsy, patchouli, Karma from Lush, mint, apple, watermelon and pretty much anything else not listed in favourites

Bath Products: lotion, bath beads

Flavours/Food: mint, coffee, tea, watermelon, mango, guava, papaya, passion fruit, heavy or hot cinnamon; apple, strawberry or cherry candy (just artificial, I like the actual fruits), seeds of any kind like pumpkin or sunflower

Themes: Anime, illustrations of children with huge heads and/or missing facial features (popular with some stamp companies) like Anya and Ian, anything obviously computer generated esp if pixelated, anything religious or related to holidays or celebrations (please see 'Important Notes' section), creepy birds, mythical or fantasy creatures except cute faeries, anything to do with occult; tattoos, blood, gore, diseases-I care, I just don't want to see it in art, violence, crime, police, anything anti-female, the Simpsons and other 'adult' cartoons, Barney; crass humour; modern carss; airplanes, exercise, Disney's Goofy or Donald Duck, Bugs except butterflies, ladybugs or bees but they have to be cute with NON-realistic eyes, bug eyes creep me out;

Odd stuff: stiff ribbons, stickers with white borders, old style scrapbook papers (I really like newer ones that have light distressing), plain shirt buttons

Jewelry

I'd love to try some Patina Inks designed for jewelry.

I love vintage, boho, romantic, classic and vintage styles. Love brass stampings, ribbon as part of a piece esp sari silk. like silver with cool colours and gold with warm tones. No brass or bronze unless antiqued, not usually a fan of bright coloured metals. prefer brushed, patinaed or textured to shiny. Love fun charms, crystals, glass and semi-precious beads, prefer cut stones to chips or nuggets. I love druzy, hand-cut facets on stones and bezels with resin. LOVE interesting bead shapes like rondelles, marquis, briolettes, baroque, heishis, bicones and marguerites, Wrist measures 5.5" so 6.5" bracelet for small beads and 7" for medium beads, 7.5" or more for larger beads. Necklaces 17-20". Love beach, vintage, paris or French themes. Also love clear, white, pink, purple, rose, teal, aqua; peridot, aquamarine, amazonite, citrine, natural apatite, red garnet, fluorite, rhodochrosite, sodalite, pyrite, pink or blue topaz. Like illusion, multi strand, memory wire, wire work, cutlery bases, ribbon stringing. Love pretty and interesting chain.

No idea what I'm talking about? Check this out EncycloBEADia at Fire Mountain Beads

Achievements

I have three lovely little miracles in my life and I'm so blessed to have them because many women with lupus miscarry repeatedly!

Dirty Dozen Design Team at SplitcoastStampers Jan-June 2017

Designer for Flourishes (clear stamp company) Sept 2016-May 2017

Designer for Crazy 4 Challenges 2016-present

Designer for The Shabby Tea Room June 2015-close

Designer for Unscripted Sketches Nov 2013-June 2014, Doodle Pantry 2010, Feb-Aug 2012, Our Creative Corner Challenge Blog! Jan-June 2011, So Sketchy (guest) and Clear Dollar Stamps (guest), Twinkling Tuesdays/Whimsical Wednesdays challenge design team 2008-2010 Lily Pad Cards blog (guest) May 2012

Winner of Card Patterns Sketch 158 April 2012 and Guest Designer for CPS 161, Won Terrific Top Three at the Shabby Tea Room April 2012, December 2012, several honourable mentions and I FINALLY WON April 2014!! Won CAS-ual Fridays Chic Challenge#4. Won Mojo Monday sketch challenge 4 times, Unscripted Sketches 3 times and Clear Dollar Stamps challenge.

Published in Rubber Stamp Madness in 2006. I'll have to look up the issue and page.

Still looking for rubber stamp, colouring, card making or sketch design team opportunities.

I graduated from Humber College as a Registered Nurse. On the Dean's List all semesters, got the highest mark in the class in 3 semesters out of 6.

First Aid and CPR teacher. Volunteer for First Aid at Church building and renovation sites. 300 hours of Candy Striper service as a young teenager. 2 summers volunteering for the local nursing home.

Flakers and Troublemakers

Flakers (not full list):

@miyuiki00 for Fandom Pocket Letter

@jennable for Beginner Zine

@sassysewer for Websites You Love

@sksavestheday for Movie Night: Admit 2 #1

@nlgrudis for National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day ~ May 12th, 20

@effycrush for Zombocalypse Notes Round 2

@jake25 Adopt a Critter MB

@lamira White and Pink ATC Angeled by @bstitched

Troublemakers

@GracelynnsMommy2014 For no reason I can think of, she left a rating of one in May 2017 for a July 2015 swap! No comment, no reply to any communication as to why. My other partners got my email for this type 1 swap. @racheljohnson said she was leaving retaliatory ratings all over but I don't know why I was a target.

@TheArtistChick [Mega ATC Swap and Mini Mega ATC](swap http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/84424)

@ayates Poor communicator and rated unfairly. Lover of and instigated of massive amounts of Drama

Ratings

Kdguard rated for Bee ATC on Jul 25, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thank you, I'm trying to convince my husband on getting a hive, not winning since I'm allergic there are ways around it lol
dancingDog rated for Fairy ATC swap on Jul 13, 2017
5
rating
Comment: very creative - thank you!
Larina rated for Mermaid ATC on Jul 11, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Best ATC ever! I love your mermaid and the background is perfect! You're so creative! Thank you so much!
Response: Best ever! Wow, that is high praise that has me grinning from ear to ear! Thank you so much! What a lovely compliment! Hope the lovely mergirl and her friends keep you company for a long time! Thank you for the heart!
Midsummerlily rated for Zombie Apocalypse Notes on Jul 7, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Absolutely loved this swap! Thank You! Though I fear I would not fair well entering the camp you told me about lol 😂
Response: Me neither. I'm too old and disabled! even tho I'm a nurse I'm not sure I'd be welcomed! Thank you for the heart!
Kskollections rated for Shaped ATC on Jul 4, 2017
5
rating
Comment: All I can say is WOW! Everything is simply beautiful! Thanks!
Response: So glad you liked them!! Thank you for the heart!
sweettems rated for Cooperatively Fictional Round 20 on Jul 3, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Wow, you do get going! Very interesting, though! I'm going to need some time to think on that, as well as study up on some marine biology. I do have a couple ideas. =0)
Response: I tried to leave it open as a cryptozoology hunt but also as a romance story. Your choice. I'm going to continue it as both. Thank you for the heart!
SouthsideTracie rated for Zombie Apocalypse Notes on Jul 3, 2017
5
rating
Comment: AWESOME! I loved the story your items told. Well, "loved" may not exactly be the word. But I found it fascinating :-)
Response: Thank you. I tried to make it really creepy with each poster/sign making you more and more uncomfortable with the idea of joining! Thank you for the heart!
ktk8 rated for All about your Rubber Stamp on Jun 27, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Nice stamp and nice ATC thanks....
Response: Thank you for the heart!
metammi123 rated for Kids Love Swaps Too #3 on Jun 27, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thank You sooooo Much from Victoria and Carlyn ... Victoria shared her treat with her sister ... The ATC for sure went in Victoria's collection ... Happy Happy girls today ... YOU apparently did GREAT shopping for little girls ...
Response: It was so fun doing that shopping. Glad they loved it all. Thank you for the heart!
Suncloud rated for In The Briny Deep.... ATC Swap on Jun 12, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful jellyfish ATC. It is really special, the care and time you spent on making it really shows. You made my day.
Response: So happy to have made your day! That's so sweet to say! Thank you for the heart!
sillylily41 rated for Fish ATC on May 31, 2017
5
rating
 
Response: Thank you for rating.
SwissChallet rated for Kids Love Mail Too #2 on May 30, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thank you, Teddy, for the cool little monsters on your card and all the goodies! Malo was super excited to discover what was inside your envelope and enjoyed every bit of it!
Response: I'm so glad Malo likes what I sent. I hope I can trade mail another time. Teddy Thank you for the heart!
SuMay rated for IS: Book plates / ex libris - INT on May 29, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thank you very much indeed for the bookplates you made for me. They are just my taste: one set is sciency, ornithological and hand-written in a delicious tobacco-brown ink; the other set includes an article about a certain de Broglie, a key figure in quantum physics. You are very kind to have sent me this swap twice, thank you. I'm sorry the first set never arrived. Yours, Sonia
Response: I think the second set ended up nicer anyway tho they used the same stamps. Glad I read into your profile well! Thank you for the heart!
5
rating
 
Response: Thank you for the heart!
bluecrayons rated for My Crafting Space (e-mail swap) on May 25, 2017
5
rating
Comment: great space.
Response: Thank you for rating.
lefroggy rated for My Crafting Space (e-mail swap) on May 24, 2017
5
rating
Comment: I enjoyed reading your email and seeing the pictures :)
Response: Thank you for the heart!
MrsCrafty rated for My Crafting Space (e-mail swap) on May 23, 2017
5
rating
Comment: I loved seeing your craft space and reading all about it! Thanks for sharing!
Response: Thank you for the heart!
CrystalZ rated for My Crafting Space (e-mail swap) on May 22, 2017
5
rating
Comment: What a wonderful crafting area you have! So many areas to explore so many goodies to use!
Response: Yeah, I have too much stuff!! Ha! Thank you for the heart!
Eudaimonia rated for My Crafting Space (e-mail swap) on May 22, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thank you so much for sharing, I love your working space and the time you invested to share it with us!!!! Happy crafting!!!
Response: Thank you for the heart!
5
rating
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful ATC! I'm so glad it finally arrived!
Response: I'm excited it arrived too! Thank you for the heart!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 905 171 212
Completed Fives Threes Ones
814 1210 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
116 101 597 0
View all

Comments

doulakk on May 29, 2017:

djcamp04 on May 13, 2017:

Thank you from the bottom of my ❤! The card is lovely & the note inside even more beautiful.❤

LavenderSprinkles on May 10, 2017:

Hey, mom got your card thanks. Did your son get my swap yet?

dictionary on May 3, 2017:

Hang in there. You swaps and hearts speak for themselves. Try not to sweat that one bad swapper/rater. Keep your head up!

tcornell on Mar 23, 2017:

Rebecca, thank you so much for the beautiful card and your kind and thoughtful words. I can't express how much these mean to me. Hugs, Tracy

tcornell on Feb 16, 2017:

Rebecca, I just wanted to pop over and say thank you for the incredibly beautiful handmade card that you sent to me from the SEKS group. Your thoughtfulness is very touching. Hugs, Tracy

mizvicky on Oct 20, 2016:

hh

RyeRye on Jul 1, 2016:

Thanks for hosting in Inspiration Station!

RyeRye on Jun 15, 2016:

Thanks for joining and taking part of INSPIRATION STATION!

jukejan on May 1, 2016:

Oops I hit the leave comment and forgot that the comment actually comes first. I have done that more times than I care to say!

You & I are the partners and participants for the Vintage View and Profile swap on Somerset Style Group. Glad that you signed up!

I love the older worn, muted things that you mention in your comments and have always loved rust and peeling paint since I was a teenager in the 1970's. I really thought all that old industrial rust was the best! Also, I had a friend that was older and I helped her sell at flea markets, so I know that the appreciation of items from days of the past comes deeply ingrained. I admit, sometimes it is hard for me to send those long collected items in a swap, but your inspiration of taking photos with those props has me thinking that may be fun. On my flickr, I have a close up of the matchbox swap from March and I think that would make a cool card.

Where do you find sari silk? Maybe down the road we could do a small swap if you have some small pieces that you could part with? I have a tiny (under 1 inch) coke bottle that I found in my stash and maybe some watchmakers trinkets to offer. I also have some V-Mail WWII era mailers.

When you see my profile, you will notice that we share a love of the beach, the color aqua, old advertising stuff and books that run to suspense.

My family has Asperger's running through it, although it is undiagnosed in my bloodline. By marriage, my nephew is a thriving and happy 21 yr old. I hope that we can chat again, I have truly enjoyed your profile and getting to know you. jan

Login to leave a comment now!