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thebragal

thebragal
Date Joined: March 16, 2010
Last Online: December 14, 2017
Birthday: November 18, 1973
Country: Canada
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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. No Xmas or Halloween please.

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, occult, Xmas, Halloween, Easter, thanksgiving, New Years etc related items. Happy to receive thanks, fall, winter and spring items. I DO however happily celebrate my wedding anniversary, November 25, 1997. TWENTY YEARS!! Also the Memorial of Jesus' death. (Near Easter) 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

hibiscus rated for If you could turn back TIME on Dec 13, 2017
5
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Comment: thank you for this lovely card...in my favorite color! speaking of "time" as I am writing this rating jim croce's "time in a bottle " came on! nice swap
5
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Comment: Amazing ATC! So pretty and well made, one of the most unique ATC's i have received. So glad you were my swap partner. HEARTS, HEARTS, HEARTS!
5
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Comment: Omg I love them !
CharlieChick86 rated for Upcycled Greeting Card on Dec 6, 2017
5
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Comment: I love this ATC so much it's one of my favourite
SuZignomeMoM rated for Use 3 on Dec 4, 2017
5
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Comment: β™₯ I super love what you sent. It is a little gem of art. Thanks for all the creative extras as well. Happy Holidays.
katmiller rated for Rainbow ATC inside and out on Nov 25, 2017
5
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful ATC and envelope!!
Midsummerlily rated for Mini Handmade Art Journal R32 on Nov 22, 2017
5
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Comment: Totally stunning artwork! I love your style πŸ’–
bluesky rated for Group Anniversary Swap on Nov 10, 2017
5
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Comment: thank you - love the stationery :)
5
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Comment: beautiful artwork, I love this so much! Thank you for the wonderful mail πŸ€—
Response: I love you so much for this fabulous comment but I haven't mailed this one yet! Maybe this rating is for another swap?? Maybe the shaving cream one?
FairyThyme rated for 10 books I want to read on Oct 26, 2017
5
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Response: Thank you for fixing this. I'm sorry you've had a hard time with some people in the forums.
Didi rated for IS: ATC Product Series #2 - Buttons on Oct 23, 2017
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Comment: Really cute. sorry for late rating i thought i had done it last week.
5
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Comment: Thank you for your Postcard. Your handwriting is amazing ! Have a nice day :)
Response: Thank you for the heart! Glad you enjoyed my calligraphy.
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Comment: Hi! so sorry for the wrong rating for wrong swap! It wasnt indicated on the mail so I assumed ha! But still, it is gorgeous work!! Cant deny your talent in it! πŸ˜‰I love every bit of the design, thank you for the happy mail πŸ€—β€β€β€
Response: I always put the swap name on the back of the ATC. Did I forget this time? That's totally possible! LOL! Thank you for the awesome rating!!
sweettems rated for Cooperatively Fictional #24 on Oct 14, 2017
5
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Comment: Ah, I see this one was for 24 (read 23 but so was the one before it!).Thank you!
Response: Oops! Sorry about that. Thank you for the heart!
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Comment: SO beautiful!! The cupcake piece you did looks like a professional print, very well done! And of course, you made my address look absolutely phenomenal. Thank you so much!
Response: Thank you for the heart!
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Comment: Great hot air ballons! Dreams of warmer days. And again some lovely handlettering. <3 Thank you!
Response: Thank you for the heart!
Germanbaby77 rated for Mini Handmade Art Journal R31 on Oct 3, 2017
5
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Comment: nice job! I love the bright bold colors you used.
Response: Thank you for the heart!
myancey rated for Q&A - A, B or C? on Sep 25, 2017
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Comment: Thank u Rebecca for answering so honestly. Love the bonus goodies too. Thank u sweetie. Have a good day!!!!
Response: Thank you for the heart!
Shellyr rated for IS: ATC Product Series. #1 ribbon on Sep 20, 2017
5
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Comment: Your ATC is beautiful and I love all things about the ocean. Thanks so much. Jelly fish are pretty but boy do they sting!
Response: Thank you for the heart!
sweettems rated for Cooperatively Fictional #23 on Sep 17, 2017
5
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Comment: Thanks, Rebecca!
Response: Thank you for the heart!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 946 190 232
Completed Fives Threes Ones
854 1252 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
117 111 626 0
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Comments

pkpeace on Dec 1, 2017:

Belated but sincere.... Happy 20th Anniversary! Hugs, Patty

tcornell on Nov 30, 2017:

anniversary

Sorry it's late, but happy 20th to the two of you!!!!

bjmonroe on Nov 26, 2017:

I'm just a few years ahead of you and like you I still love the man of my dream. Nothing matters more than that. Hope you have a great day together.

bjmonroe on Nov 23, 2017:

ScrapHappyGabi on Nov 23, 2017:

htg

CurlyTea on Nov 20, 2017:

sweettems on Oct 7, 2017:

Thank you for sending my story back! Can't wait to read it!

esmy77 on Sep 22, 2017:

Thank you for the kind rating (ATC calligraphy)

snail mail by esmeralda3

ScrapHappyGabi on Sep 8, 2017:

Popping over to leave a hug and some love and to thank you for your lovely post on my page! It was our pleasure to send your lovely little boy a smile! I am so glad he liked what we sent! We are keeping him in our thoughts and prayers always! xx Gabi

doulakk on May 29, 2017:

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