Swap-bot Time: March 30, 2017 1:25 pm


Date Joined: March 16, 2010
Last Online: March 29, 2017
Birthday: November 18, 1973
Country: Canada
Instagram with my calligraphy
Eclectic Endeavours-Paper Crafting Blog
Card Designer & Sr DT at Flourishes
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.

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.


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.


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


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


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


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.


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


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


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


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

Designer for The Shabby Tea Room June 2015 to present

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

@ayates Poor communicator and rated unfairly. Drama


mizlilyroo rated for Cooperatively Fictional Round 19 on Mar 29, 2017
Comment: I received the story today. I am going to take myself out for coffee and read it at leisure. These stories never go the way one expects. Loved the calligraphy on the envelope.
Comment: Love the handlettering!
sarahmaree rated for Zombie Apocalypse Notes on Mar 19, 2017
Comment: super creepy, thanks! this was a fun swap :)
Response: Thank you. I wanted it to be a place where you thought it was a godsend at first but then you hesitated! Thank you for the heart!
Comment: ♥ Thank you for the creative ATC. It makes me want to go out and get myself one of those fusers. This was a fun swap for sure.
Response: The Fuse tool is awesome but if you have a wood burning tool it might be worth seeing if that will work or if the tips you can buy for the fuse will fit. Glad u enjoyed it. Thank you for the heart!
MCGalaxy rated for Mail for someone SPECIAL on Mar 5, 2017
Comment: I'm so sorry for the delay in rating. Last weekend in cleaning the storage room we found a bag of mail and your swap was in it. Thank you so much for sending the envelope . She loves the stickers.
Response: Thank you for rating.
pcmiminini rated for Zombie Apocalypse Notes on Mar 3, 2017
Comment: Lovely swap! I really like the envie and the quarantine instructions.
Response: Thank you for the heart.
Comment: Beautiful ATC Rebecca! Thank you so much!
Response: You're welcome Thank you for the heart.
MiekeC rated for Mini Handmade Art Journal R27 on Feb 25, 2017
Comment: What a nice journal with the embroidered photo.
Response: Thank you for the heart!
Sissi rated for Swap Card Swap -Int'l - #14 on Feb 11, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for this wonderful swap cards!!
Response: You're welcome. Thank you for the heart!
frogginghappy rated for Swap Card Swap -Int'l - #14 on Feb 8, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the swap cards, they are very pretty. And I LOVED the calligraphy on the envelope. So gorgeous!!! Love the stamp too ❤❤❤. I don't own many stamps (yet) so it is a very welcome addition. Also, I had to laugh when I saw where your package was sent from - I sent a post card to a tiny village in Germany that arrived in 5 days and it took 9 for your package to travel 240 km 😂. Now to pull out my Learn Calligraphy book I've had for ages but haven't used...
Response: I'm glad you liked everything. Yes the post office can be a weird thing. Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Thanks for your letter - and for angeling with this beautiful ATC :)
Response: NP. Thank you for rating.
Comment: Thanks so much for the lovely ATC! I love the calligraphy, too!
Response: You're welcome. Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Thank you for sharing your life with me. I hope things work out with your son, they are a pain at times, but you still love them. And good luck with the weight loss, it is hard, but worth it. Happy Swapping
Response: ty for the well wishes. And Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Yes it arrived OK!! Many thanks for the nice envelope (beautiful calligraphy! - nice Pan Pastels on the back!!), Rebecca! And also thanks for the scraps and postage stamps! XO - Ellen
Response: It was really fun. Thank you for the heart!
lmacdavis93 rated for Mini WINTER Pocket Letter Swap on Jan 27, 2017
Comment: Hi Rebecca - your mini pocket letter arrived today and first let me say I almost didn't open the envelope! Your calligraphy is just beautiful. And thanks for the sample you enclosed. Did you take classes or teach yourself? I took a class some years ago but have kind of gotten away from using it so this makes me want to get out my pens and ink and start making beautiful script! And your pocket letter was adorable - love the little girl image and the fabric alphabet stickers are so fun. And thank you for all the sequins and snowflakes and glitter - I shall have fun using those! Cheers! Laurie
Response: Hi. I learned the calligraphy from Instagram and from worksheets at thepostmansknock.com. So try it again, it's so fun! Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Thanks, Rebecca! I did receive this and somehow had missed it. Had fun reading your answers. Sorry for the delay. I'm glad your mom is OK. Here's to a Happy 2017! Jackie
Response: Thank you for the heart!
Response: Thank you for the heart!
marles rated for End of Year Questions 2016 Edition on Jan 18, 2017
Comment: Thanks!
Response: Thank you for the heart!
ginico rated for Mini Snowflake Pocket Letter on Jan 14, 2017
Comment: Thank you for a beautiful mini PL and your writing is just spectacular, I don't want to throw the envelope away!
Response: I love calligraphy! Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Thanks for the pretty card! I like that stamp! Thanks for the stickers, too!
Response: You're welcome. Thank you for the heart!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 883 168 206
Completed Fives Threes Ones
792 1184 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
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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:


lambchoppy on Oct 4, 2016:

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

Scrybe on Dec 24, 2015:

Hi - Hi - You are my partner for the Read my Profile and Leave a nice Comment. I see we have some things in common, It really was nice reading your profile and getting to meet other Swap-bot users. Very nice to see you are busy in Swap-bot. I just do swaps period.

bluecrayons on Dec 21, 2015:

Hello, Rebecca. You have a very well filled out profile. i like it. congrats on all of your achievements. i know your very proud. i sure would be. never new of swapbot swag. sounds interesting.

Profile comments

veronicallama on Dec 21, 2015:

Hello, Rebecca! Reading your profile, I see that we both enjoy Project Runway. I've always loved fashion (though you'd truly never know it by my own wardrobe these days; i like comfort) and it seems that I need to have at least one reality-competition show at all times.

Congratulations go to you for all your design/creative endeavor achievements! Wishing you the best- Rhonda (Read my Profile and Leave a Comment)

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