Swap-bot Time: May 20, 2024 3:02 pm


Date Joined: November 7, 2019
Last Online: May 19, 2024
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’d love to receive any “bride” things.)

UPDATE 2/24/24 — I’ll be on a swap hiatus (because we’re getting married this April, yay!) for a few weeks. The swaps I’m currently hosting and/or have signed up for today are it. Once those have been sent, I will not be hosting/participating in any more until June 2024. Interested in taking over a swap series I’ve hosted? Please let me know. Happy to share the HTML so you can do a quick copy/paste and host it yourself!

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 in 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 or sheets (I don't quite understand them) but otherwise I'm loving the collaborative gift-giving feel of bags. Sticker bags are my favorites!

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)

  • clubs: 2, 10
  • hearts: 5, 7
  • spades: 4, King, Ace
  • diamonds: 9

Bridge-size (smaller)

  • diamonds: 4, 5, 10
  • spades: 2
  • hearts: Queen
  • clubs: 3, Jack

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.


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! =)


dmwcheng rated for WSS: My fav 5 washi #1 on Apr 23, 2024
Comment: Thank you so much for the swap and hosting too! My favourite one is the blue smiling mailbox design. Hehehe. I hope you have a wonderful week and give yourself what you need. Cheers. =)
denisedecker58 rated for 50 Mix Bag Swap Up #19 (USA) on Mar 27, 2024
Comment: Thank you so much for the great assortment Becki! I will move these along quickly! Hope to swap with you again in the future!
Comment: Thank you for the postcard, VoodooChild is the only one I know. I'm looking forward to discovering. Happy Swapping. 😺
Comment: thank you so much, i will pass them along soon! :-)
kssunlover1947 rated for WSS: My fav 5 washi #2 on Mar 19, 2024
Comment: Thank you for your washi samples. I really like them.
PeculiarLife rated for WSS: Please take this washi! #1 on Mar 16, 2024
marclively rated for Lots of Mail: Playing Cards #1 on Mar 7, 2024
Comment: great cards Becki!
ArtsyAbby rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt for PCs #252 on Mar 2, 2024
Comment: I LOVE these cars thanks you !
SasseyLynn rated for WSS: Please take this washi! #1 on Mar 1, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the samples and cool cards <3
CMBOND rated for WSS: Please take this washi! #1 on Feb 27, 2024
Comment: Thank you for these great washi samples!
CMBOND rated for WSS: Sample Destash #1 on Feb 27, 2024
Comment: Wowers! Thank you so VERY much for the happiest mail I have gotten in awhile. I appreciate all the goodies and the samples!
Christine6035 rated for PCS: Jokers Wild #9 on Feb 26, 2024
Comment: Thanks for the jokers and the extra!
Honeybee203 rated for WSS: Please take this washi! #1 on Feb 23, 2024
Comment: Ty!!
Comment: received your swap! i think this is the first one, but there is no postmark.
Ebbie78 rated for Label Bag Swap #01 - USA + Canada on Feb 20, 2024
Comment: Hi Becki! Thank you so much for the label bags! Loved the cute card, as well as the extra stickers and rub ons! A wonderful swap, as per always! :)
caf1988 rated for 50 Mix Bag Swap Up #18 (USA) on Feb 19, 2024
Comment: Thank you!
HelenG6 rated for PCS: Share a deck with a twist #10 on Feb 15, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the playing cards.
andee73 rated for WSS: Six washi for two partners #1 on Feb 14, 2024
Comment: Thank you!
SasseyLynn rated for 50 Sticker swap #2 USA only on Feb 13, 2024
Comment: I got your bundle of stickers =D Thank you!
Cindymt rated for WSS: Six washi for two partners #1 on Feb 13, 2024
Comment: Thank you for sharing and for hosting!

Rating Overview

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545 866 0 0
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Gamanana0022 on Mar 11, 2024:

Thankyou so much for allowing me to join your ''Washi sample swappers' group. I look forward to doing some swapping and making new friends.

mcall on Oct 21, 2023:

Thank you Becki for angeling me with the Jokers! What a nice thing to do.

AJ73 on Oct 11, 2023:

Thank you Becki for the great Vintage WTA postcards. They are all great! I especially like the Hialeah Racecourse postcard!! Hugs to you sweet girl 💌🌹👻

Robinarie on Jul 28, 2023:

Merry Christmas! Elvis makes me smile!

circularlogic on Dec 6, 2022:

What a treat to get your PCS starter pack!! Thank you so much for your thoughtfulness!!

Happy Tuesday,

CrystalZ on Dec 4, 2022:

I have received the travelling bags you sent! I have added to them and they should be headed out again soon. Thanks for the swap!

Rainydancer on Dec 4, 2022:

welcome to Sunshine swaps!

MailArtbyJac on Nov 22, 2022:

thank you for sending my memo bag home!

simcoe54 on Nov 15, 2022:

Hope you have a Happy Birthday!!!!

AJ73 on Oct 1, 2022:

Becki was my angel for Jokers Wild #3 as my partner flaked! Becki you are an awesome coordinator and I appreciate you.

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