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bringitb

bringitb
Date Joined: November 7, 2019
Last Online: January 18, 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.

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.

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, only if unwritten postcards
  • Adult-theme cards (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).

Playing Cards

I've started collecting playing cards (thanks to washi swaps) and I'd love to make a whole deck of mismatched cards! If you have any you can spare—with or without washi samples on it—I'd love to complete a Franken-deck.

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

Poker-size (larger Bicycle style)

  • clubs: 3, 4, 5, 9, Ace
  • diamonds: 3, 6, King
  • spades: 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, Jack, Ace
  • hearts: 5, 7, 9, 10, Queen, Ace

Bridge-size (smaller)

  • clubs: 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, Queen, Ace
  • diamonds: 3, 5, 6, 8
  • spades: 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 10, Jack, Queen
  • hearts: 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 10, Jack, Ace

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)
  • Bath bombs
  • 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)
  • Hair or facial masks (my guilty pleasure splurge items, for sure)
  • Serious scrunchies (I have really long hair)
  • Hot chocolate (or ANY chocolate, for that matter)
  • Tea (herbal, please)
  • Snack foods (i.e. Oreos, 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!)
  • Chapsticks, lip balms, salves, gloss
  • Squishy, fuzzy socks (it gets real cold by Lake Michigan in winter!)
  • 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

jburb rated for National Nothing Day - January 16 on Jan 15, 2022
5
rating
 
saturnsrings rated for WTL: Tall washi #2 on Jan 15, 2022
5
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Comment: Thanks for the tapes and extras and for hosting the swap! Hopefully more folks join next time!
5
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Comment: i actually love it! hahaha thanks so much for the postcard
AlyssaLynnWrites rated for State you don't live in. on Jan 3, 2022
5
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Comment: Super exciting that you've been to all of the states except 2!!! I am coming in right behind you, I haven't been to Hawaii, Alaska, Washington, Oregon, or Rhode Island. Hoping to check those off soon!!! :)
Mimosagirl rated for WTL: Pattern party! #4 on Jan 2, 2022
5
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Comment: Thank you for the awesome tapes! Sorry for the extra delay as these came right before Christmas and it’s been hectic. Then my dad passed NYE. Thank you for hosting awesome swaps!
thequilterslink rated for WTL: Washi with words #3 on Dec 29, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thanks much! Happy New Year
simcoe54 rated for Three Postcards in an Envelope #8U on Dec 26, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Great choices. Thanks and Happy Holidays!
snels119 rated for Postcard Bag Round 6 on Dec 23, 2021
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for sending along the cards and the extras!
Mom2blu rated for Christmas Card Swap on Dec 16, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for helping me fill my card display!!
shellbee8 rated for Playing Card Obsessed #12 on Dec 16, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for sharing!
di53 rated for Christmas Card Swap on Dec 16, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thank you! Loved my stuff!
5
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful postcards! Great choices!
japn rated for Lantern Press Blank Envie Swap 40 on Dec 10, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Wonderful cards and quick shipping thanks so much!
marclively rated for Postcard Bag Round 5 on Dec 7, 2021
5
rating
Comment: thanks Becki!
primaveratime rated for Postcard Bag Round 4 on Nov 26, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thank you so much !!!
Fabriqueen rated for Sticker Advent Swap #5 on Nov 22, 2021
5
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Comment: Thank you so much! I'm looking forward to December! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Hugs, Diane
5
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Comment: TY! It was fun doing this for World Postcard Day! :)
greenwindow rated for November Birthdays! on Nov 22, 2021
5
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Comment: Hey! received your card today! I love it so much!! thanks for the lil stickers too! :D to answer your question: Apple is my favourite character <3
karli rated for Sticker Advent Swap #4 on Nov 22, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thank you so much, i will open these at Christmas time! K
swolverton rated for Christmas Card Swap on Nov 20, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thank you!!! I loved the card!!!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 365 22 23
Completed Fives Threes Ones
230 402 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
12 198 20 0
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Comments

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?

reinerose on Feb 11, 2021:

Hi there Becki! I just received your re-send from January of the original End of 2020 Destash and your thank you! I appreciate everything so much and everything will go to good use! I have more going out to you, so it seems like an endless destash haha. :-)

Rosie2766 on Feb 3, 2021:

Thank you for the RAK Christmas postcard!! Sorry it took so long to acknowledge....it’s been a crazy couple months here!! I appreciate you thinking of me!!! It helped my spirits during the holidays!!

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