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bringitb

bringitb
Date Joined: November 7, 2019
Last Online: August 13, 2022
Birthday: November 15
Country: United States
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About Me

Hi! I'm Becki. I'm a Chicagoan who now lives in the Seattle area. I've been participating in swaps and happy mail projects for a few years, but never tried swap-bot... until now! =)

UPDATE 3/30/20 — I've moved back to Illinois! After about 3 years of living in Washington, I'm back to being in my home state.

UPDATE 4/24/22 — We're engaged! It's been so fun sharing the news gradually with family and friends. So, I had to share with my swapping friends, too!

I enjoy street art and graffiti, traveling, photography, collecting postcards, stickers, anything with stars on it, VHS and cassette tapes (and watching/listening to them), going to estate sales and flea markets, and spending time with dogs, especially my dog Bunni. She’s a Boxer-Pit mix we rescued in June 2020 and she’s a super chewer who loves to run around and give kisses. Update: We did one of those DNA tests for her and found out she's more Neapolitan Mastiff, Cane Corso and Bulldog than the small percent of Boxer the shelter told us about. What fun! It also explains why she's getting SO big. =)

I love roller skates, gumball machines, cartoons, Lisa Frank, ice cream, zoos, cemeteries, Halloween (all year!), roller coasters, autumn, and lots of other random/wacky things.

I’m also completely obsessed with Animal Crossing (since 2005)—I've played it on pretty much every platform. If you play, tell me about your favorite characters, or what your town/island is like. I love to nerd out about it.

Favorite Music

Any 1980s pop culture references (music, television, etc.) makes me smile. Prince and George Michael are my favorites for music, and one-hit wonders are high up there, too. I mean, Vanity 6 and Terence Trent D'Arby both rank really high on my daily playlists. And if you just searched for either of them and found something familiar, that's awesome. =) If they're new to you...enjoy!

I love to receive music recommendations, or links on YouTube to something you've been watching/listening to. Lately I've been on an electronic and dance music kick. Oh, and Bollywood—can’t forget that!

More about me...

I have an insane sticker collection. I'm absolutely obsessed with stickers, and am not ashamed of it. ;) If you have any stickers you could share with any swap we do, that would ALWAYS be welcome! Oh, and I love washi!

I also collect wrapping paper. It’s weird, I know. I love it, though. =) I have a book with pieces in it, much like my sticker album or washi book. They’re all fun to add to and admire.

My favorite color is black, and rainbow (love rainbows). I also have an affinity for purples.

Some themes that I would love to receive cards/postcards/stickers of include:

  • Your city / country / town / province
  • Halloween-themed all year long (no spiders, though, please)
  • Animals (especially dogs, pigs and polar bears)
  • Desserts (doughnuts, cakes, chocolates, cookies)
  • Muppets or anything related to Jim Henson (personal hero of mine)
  • Vintage (if I’m postcard form I prefer blank/unwritten)
  • Adult-theme (something suggestive, naughty and fun)
  • Cartoons or illustrations (I love kawaii!)
  • Architecture and bridges
  • Moon and stars, landscape/nature

Sending a postcard in an envelope is absolutely OK, but don't feel you have to—either way is fine by me. I tend to do postcard swaps with a preference of blank and in an envelope, but written and stamped is a treasure in itself, too.

Also, love all things Lantern Press, LouPaper, and the Postcard Fair U.S. state map series. =) Non-U.S. favs are Ever&Ein and Shine (such cute artists).

I've also started doing bag swaps! Yay! I'm open to accepting excess. Not a fan of friendship books (I don't understand them) or label bags (those feel so demanding), but otherwise I'm loving the collaborative gift-giving feel of bags.

Playing Cards

I collect playing cards! If you have any you can spare—with or without washi samples on it—I'd love to complete a new Franken-deck with them.

Here's what I still need (duplicates are totally OK):

Poker-size (larger Bicycle style)

  • diamonds: 10, Jack
  • spades: 2
  • hearts: 8, King
  • clubs: 5, 6, 7, 9

Bridge-size (smaller)

  • clubs: 4, 9, 10, Jack, Ace
  • diamonds: 5, 7
  • spades: King
  • hearts: 7, 8, 9, Jack, Queen

I've joined a few playing card swaps, but I wanted to mention it on my profile, too, in case it inspired anyone. =) If you like playing cards, please consider joining the group I made: Playing Card Swappers.

Favorite Television

I seldom watch TV, but when I get a chance to pop in a DVD or get into Netflix, I really enjoy these:

  • Breaking Bad (and Better Call Saul)
  • Chappelle Show
  • Rick & Morty
  • Disenchantment (and Futurama)
  • We Bare Bears
  • Fargo
  • Family Feud (and other gameshows)
  • Hoarders
  • RuPaul’s Drag Race

I'm sure there are many others, but those immediately came to mind.

Dislikes

Please, if you can, do NOT send anything with bugs on it. I have an immense fear of all insects and spiders.

So please no bugs (that includes butterflies, ladybugs, bees, and dragonflies).

It won't kill me or anything, it's just a strong dislike in terms of preferences.

Other items I'd rather NOT receive...

  • Anything with children or babies on it
  • Anything religious
  • Glittery things (so messy)
  • Anything with cinnamon
  • Coffee-related items (I don't drink/like coffee)

If I do receive any of these, it's OK, I'll just pass them along in other swaps. Just wanted to add some, just in case.

If you only send me things from my dislike list (it's happened) then I will likely not rate with a heart.

Gift-giving swaps

With the hopes of doing more Type 3 swaps, here are some fun items I’d love to receive (note—I have no food allergies and an Under $10 Amazon Wishlist available, too):

  • Lotion (Gold Bond Ultimate Radiance; Aveeno; Nivea; anything from Bath & Body Works)
  • Candles (especially if they’re black)
  • Hot chocolate (or ANY chocolate, for that matter)
  • Tea (herbal, please)
  • Snack foods (i.e. Haribo gummy bears, Pringles, Goldfish crackers, Doritos, Hershey bars, Mounds bars, Fig Newtons...pretty much any snack I will enjoy, or share with loved ones!)
  • Washi, stickers, postcards, stationary, memo sheets, unused postage—the usual happy mail awesomeness =)

No rating yet from me?

If I haven't given you a rating from a swap, it's because I haven't received anything. I always rate the day I receive something. Please feel free to message me if you want to check. I always try to check in if it's been awhile because I would rather not rate than give someone a 1—we've all been there when something doesn't arrive in the mail. No fun!

Please don't hesitate to contact me, too, if I'm someone who has sent you something that you haven't received. I'm happy to send another card, postcard, etc.

It's exhausting work contacting everyone to ask them to rate! But, it's important to me as I don't want a 3 or 1. So know that I will message you to verify whether or not I should resend if I haven't received a rating from you. Not trying to harass; just want to make sure you got the swap I mailed! =)

Ratings

questionauthority13 rated for 10 non label bag on Aug 13, 2022
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Comment: Thanks
Robinarie rated for Round Robin Traveling PC Swap #77 on Aug 11, 2022
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Comment: Thanks Becki ~ I will pass along! Robin
catlingmex rated for PCS: Share a deck with a twist #4 on Aug 10, 2022
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Comment: Great swap, thank you for hosting it! You sent some seriously interesting cards—thanks! Also many thanks for the bookmark and St. Therese holy card.
fairypretty7 rated for PCS: Scavenger Hunt #3 on Aug 6, 2022
5
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Comment: Thanks for the great cards, I don’t have any of them,
msjoana75 rated for 10 non label bag on Aug 5, 2022
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for your wonderful swap. I loved all the excess. I’ll message you.
AJ73 rated for PCS: Scavenger Hunt #4 on Aug 4, 2022
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Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful pack of Playing Cards! And so thoughtful of you to send the extras. Many hearts.❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
RosieRedd rated for WTL: Washi scavenger hunt #6 on Aug 3, 2022
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Comment: Becky, thank you so much my fav was the panda and floral washi. And thanks for the extra cards, love the mini one cant wait to use it :)
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Comment: Thank you Becky for the awesome washi and letter! I haven’t heard of Anika, MN! OMG, where have I been?? Thank you for telling me about it. Safe travels.
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Comment: Thanks for the crazy cool cards! They’re awesome! You’re finds are making me think I should do some yard sale-ing (is that a word?), in search of playing cards. I never thought about looking for them there. I grew up in NJ and vacationed at Rehoboth Beach several times as a teenager. I always looked forward to going there. It’s a very nice town.
snels119 rated for PCS: Share a deck with a twist #3 on Aug 1, 2022
5
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Comment: I found it! Sorry for the delay in rating, it seems I had it but it got misplaced. Thanks for all the cards and I love the way you packaged them!
JtttK rated for WTL: My fav 5 swap #1 on Aug 1, 2022
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Comment: thank you so much
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Comment: Thanks for sending this postcard my way and for the stickers.
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Comment: Thanks so much for hosting this swap. You sent such lovely cards, too! Very appreciative.
susieq11 rated for Mix It Up! - July '22 on Jul 27, 2022
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Comment: THANK YOU! These are amazing postcards!! I am so happy! : ) Thanks for joining and I will do another round very soon! Have a fab day! xoxo
msjoana75 rated for Books, Bags & Sheets, Oh My! #15 on Jul 26, 2022
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for all the excess! 😍
Fenriss rated for WED: Wacky sticker exchange #1 on Jul 26, 2022
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderfully weird stickers, and for hosting a super fun swap!
Lolcw rated for WTL: Sample de-stash Q3-2022 on Jul 25, 2022
5
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Comment: Thank you for the great tapes. Love the way you packaged them!
5
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Comment: Thanks the extra PC & sticker! Skulls are my fav! 💀💜
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Comment: Thanks Becki for hosting and also thanks for sending me such cool stickers! I’m a little obsessed with the fish/baseball one (and I don’t even follow baseball!). Is it a local team? I saw on your note that you might make this a recurring swap - I love that idea! That would be very cool
msjoana75 rated for 10 non-label bags to 2 partners #8 on Jul 24, 2022
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for your swap

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 508 59 59
Completed Fives Threes Ones
343 564 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
12 302 29 0
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Comments

Soph on Apr 17, 2022:

The postcards you sent me for the PH: WTA March 2022 arrived safely. They are beautiful, as well as the decorated envelope they were sent in. Thank you!

ittybittykitty on Mar 20, 2022:

Thank you for joining Weirder Every Day!

andee73 on Nov 6, 2021:

Hi! Thank you for the birthday wish! :)

Fabriqueen on Oct 2, 2021:

Thank you so much, Becki, for the lovely card and sweet note and for the tags and butterfly stickers and the stamp! I hope you have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane - Fabriqueen

bizzles on Sep 14, 2021:

Thank you for inviting me to the Halloween swap!

teddygirl on Jul 23, 2021:

Thankyou Becki for the surprise Alaskan postcard as an extra thankyou for a swap! It really made my day and I'm glad you enjoyed my swap! I've been to Alaska in 2010 and really loved it! Thankyou again, take care and best wishes, Lisa xxx

MellowOda on May 8, 2021:

I received your RAK package today, that was so kind of you & so much appreciated! So many of these are new by either design or by value to my frankendeck! It was such a treat to open the envelope! Thank you!! ^_^ And I did really enjoy that scavenger hunt swap, I will definitely join again if you do another one! :)

Raven93 on Mar 2, 2021:

Wow! Thank you so much for your thank you envie! I love everything - the Aries-Taurus cards, the cool old postage stamps, the stickers, tag, postcard (hell yeah, fozzie bear!), pretty papers, and awesome washi (foxes and roses!!)! I will write back soon. All best, Raven

reinerose on Feb 26, 2021:

Thank you so much for the card and the washi tape, I'm so happy for you :) I have found more destash to send your way! I hope that you have a nice weekend!

takehimaway on Feb 21, 2021:

Did you wanna do a private swap?

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