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EJ1981

EJ1981
Date Joined: August 14, 2008
Last Online: March 19, 2014
Birthday: November 23
Country: Australia
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About Me

13 August 2009 - My little girl has arrived! She was born five days early, on 07.08.09 at 10.32pm, weighing 7lb exactly and measuring at 52cm. We named her Mia Eden. I am so in love with her! So while I'm adjusting to mummyhood, I'll be absent for swaps for a while. Once Mia and I settle into a routine together, I'll be back again!

29 July 2009 - Well, it's only 2 weeks until the due date of my baby rolls around, so for now, I am not signing up for any swaps - as I'm not certain I'd be able to commit to them (I'm hoping bubs wants to arrive a little early!). I'll still be checking out swap-bot every day while I can, but if I disappear for a while, then you all know why! I hope to be back as soon as possible, but as this is my first baby and I have no idea what to expect, it may be a couple months before I'm in rotation again. But I will definitely be back! :)

07 March 2009 - Just a note to say that I'm scaling back on my swaps a bit, as my husband and I are super busy getting the house and nursery ready in time for when bubs arrives - there's so much to be done! Once everything settles down, I'll be right back into it, I promise!

Hey there! I'm Ebony, a 27 year old Australian female. I'm very happily married to my wonderful husband, and now we have our first baby on the way, due in mid-August 2009! It's so exciting! We also have two very cheeky dogs and two cats (but secretly, between you and me, I'm much more of a dog person!). I lived in Japan for a year from mid-2006 to mid-2007 so I love anything with a Japanese / Asian theme. I love anything creative, but my biggest passions are scrapbooking, cardmaking, ATC's, cooking and penpalling.

My Favourite Crafts

  • ATC's
  • Skinny's - I am just new to these!
  • Altered Art - my latest obsession!
  • Journalling / Journal jars - I have just completed my first and cannot wait to start journalling!
  • Penpalling
  • Paper Bag Albums
  • Altered board books
  • Cooking / Baking
  • Off-the-page books
  • Mini Albums
  • Scrapbooking

Themes

My favourite themes for swapping are as follows:

  • Vintage
  • Colours (faves listed below)
  • Birds
  • Owls
  • Japan
  • Retro
  • Cupcakes
  • Wedding
  • Girly / Pretty
  • Holidays
  • Flowers
  • Bling
  • Oriental
  • Kawaii
  • Shabby chic
  • Nautical
  • Paris
  • New York
  • Rainbows
  • Butterflies

Favourite Colours

Include:

  • PURPLE!!!
  • Pink
  • Red
  • Black
  • Brown
  • Yellow
  • Orange
  • Grey
  • Aqua
  • Green
  • Metallics

Things I Love

  • ATC's
  • Bling
  • Owls
  • Scrapping supplies (esp. ribbons!)
  • Glitter
  • Birds
  • Chocolate
  • Skulls
  • Nailpolish
  • Funky pens
  • Memo notes
  • Foreign candy
  • Altered matchboxes
  • Hand cream
  • Buttons
  • Paper flowers
  • Acrylic stamps
  • Coloured Inks
  • Coloured Sharpie markers
  • Board books
  • ANY Tim Holtz products!

Dislikes

  • Anything orange flavoured
  • Cheap make up (I have very sensitive skin)
  • Stickers
  • Cats
  • Sloppy seconds - I put a lot of effort into my crafts, and also a lot of thought into any extras I send, so it's not very nice to receive a package filled with another persons scraps.

Wishlist

  • Ribbons and lace of any length and colour
  • Brads
  • Childrens board books to alter
  • Coloured Sharpie markers
  • International cookbooks
  • Cooking utensils, cookie cutters, etc.
  • Journalling tags
  • Charms
  • Scrapbooking papers
  • Glitter
  • Letter tiles, such as Scrabble, etc.
  • Foreign chocolate
  • Used postage stamps
  • Paper flowers
  • Acrylic stamps
  • Embossing supplies
  • Buttons of all shapes and colours
  • Funky gel pens (I esp. love the glittered ones!)
  • Memo notes
  • Metal embellishments
  • Chipboard
  • Filled matchboxes
  • Whimsy jars
  • Journals of any kind
  • Anything Tim Holtz!
  • Address labels (I have no idea how to make my own!)
  • Clear ATC sleeves
  • Vintage ephemera - ie. old tickets, maps, dictionary pages, old book/foreign language papers, etc.

Please Note

I will always send my swaps before the deadline, and if for whatever reason I'm running behind, I will communicate with you to let you know. If you haven't received a swap from me in the mail, please contact me before you give me negative feedback, as sometimes I don't trust Australia Post!!! I put a lot of effort into the things I swap, and I do expect the same in return, as it's only fair.

I rate quickly and fairly, and I give hearts according to the level of effort put into the swap. I don't think it's fair for swaps to be rated on extras. If an extra is relevant to the swap, or if I think it is something my partner will like (I always read my partners profile), I'll send it, but I can't always do this and nor do I think others should.

As well as group swaps, I'm more than happy to participate in private swaps of any creative kind - so if you're interested, let me know! :)

Ratings

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Comment: OMG, this was the most special swap I have ever received. I loved the journal so much, all the detail!! I will keep it forever!! Thank you for the acrylic album and the book for Finn too. The video of it is up on my youtube and blog. Love you lots xxxx
ellie rated for Music Sheet ATC Swap on Aug 1, 2009
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Comment: Love the ATC. Be assured i will put the post card to good use
Kimbeewa rated for Music Sheet ATC Swap on Jul 30, 2009
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Comment: Beautiful! And I love the backgrounds you included, thank you!
kitturah rated for Flower ATC on Jul 25, 2009
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BastCrystal rated for Wrapped ATC on Jul 24, 2009
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Comment: terrific ATC! I love the way you wrapped it with beads. :-)
karebare rated for Bird ATC on Jul 23, 2009
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Comment: The card was absolutely lovely!
bluecrayons rated for Favorite Candy ATC on Jul 16, 2009
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Comment: interesting card. i like it. i only am familiar with twix and cadbury :O) also thanks for the great blanks. btw where did you get the stamp on the back of the card? i like it.
Response: Thanks for the rating and the heart! You mean the ATC backing? They are little cards that I bought from the local scrapbooking store near me :)
blackeyedsusan rated for Vintage Paris Inspired ATC on Jul 13, 2009
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely ATC! The text background with inking around the edges looks so nice with the photo of the Eiffel Tower. Also, thanks for the ATC backgrounds.
maestraw rated for Map Themed ATC on Jul 10, 2009
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Comment: I REALLY like the ATC. The idea was so clever. Thanks, also, for the extras. I have sent to you before. I am glad to see your work! -mo
Response: Thank you, I am so glad you liked it! I wanted to do something different and a bit unexpected. Big thanks for the heart! :)
thechefsin rated for Fairy ATC swap on Jul 8, 2009
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Comment: Thanks for the really cute ATC and the nice backgrounds. I'm sure they will be put to good use. Elaine
Caam rated for Fairy ATC swap on Jul 7, 2009
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Comment: Loved the card, thanks! I am sure I will also be able to put the blanks to good use!
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Comment: Thank you so much for another fantastic swap!! I love the chunky page and ATC, they are sooooo gorgeous! I love the extras too hun, thanks a million xxxx
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Comment: Love the chunky page and thank you for the goodies and for swapping with me!
crescendo rated for March Sender's Choice ATC swap on Apr 25, 2009
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Comment: Thank you for the cool ATC! I really like your composition and colors! And thanks for the extras too. This is also the first deco tape I've ever seen, haha, now I know what it is!
Wickett6029 rated for March Sender's Choice ATC swap on Apr 22, 2009
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Comment: I ADORE the ATC you made me--I love the theme (music), the colors, the whole composition!! Wonderful, creative work, and a great addition to my collection! Thank you so much for the card, and the little goodies which I'll soon be using in future crafts :-) (and another heartfelt thanks for using the wonderful Aussie stamp!!)
okrocksteady rated for Cute Skulls ATC (International) on Apr 20, 2009
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Comment: love the pink and black! and the extras are appreciated, thank you!
WendyJW rated for Ribbons & Buttons #5 on Apr 16, 2009
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Comment: Thanks heaps Ebony! You checked out my profile and followed it to a T. I love your choice of ribbons and buttons! Well done - plus thanks for the extra chipboard - much appreciated :)
BigSockTramp rated for Blue and Brown ATC on Apr 15, 2009
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Comment: Thanks for the extras!
evsesh rated for Take out Menu ATC on Apr 5, 2009
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Comment: Thanks so much! Love the extras!
SkippyMom rated for Take out Menu ATC on Apr 3, 2009
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Comment: What a lovely ATC [the food looks SO good!] and a wonderful package from AUS. Thank you so much!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 56 8 8
Completed Fives Threes Ones
51 60 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
0 2 15 34
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Comments

Cathleya on Nov 5, 2012:

Thank you for being a member of LetterSet Lovers! Group. We will soon have new and fun swaps. Hope you will join us!! ^-^ Letter Set

raven on Nov 3, 2009:

atc

Wishing you a Happy November Birthday from Raven and the Monthly ATC Swappers Group

kerrlouise22 on Aug 8, 2009:

Congrats on the birth of Mia Eden!! Big hugs for you and Matt xxxx

Snoopy on Jul 30, 2009:

Welcome to Ephemera Junkies! :)

kthanxbye on Jul 21, 2009:

thank's for the kawaii goodies:)

raven on Jul 19, 2009:

atc

kerrlouise22 on Jun 30, 2009:

Thank you for my chunky pages for the Group PIB!! I love them both so much and the black one is my favourite! I will reply to your FB mail tonight doll. Love ya xxxx

SweetClementine on Jun 29, 2009:

Welcome to the Edibles Swappers International group! I'll look forward to seeing you around the forum. :-) Congratulations on your upcoming arrival; it won't be long now!

lvpoohbr2 on Jun 22, 2009:

Thank you for the lovely pink chunky page + all the extra papers for the chunky page pib game! What a nice surprise in today's mail!

MrsAnnaSue on Jun 8, 2009:

Welcome to the group!

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