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bringitb

bringitb
Date Joined: November 7, 2019
Last Online: October 6, 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)

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

Bridge-size (smaller)

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

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

marclively rated for Two Maps and a Touristy #13 on Oct 1, 2022
5
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Comment: Thanks, Marc
KandaceB rated for Bags, Glorious Bags #11- INT on Sep 30, 2022
5
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Comment: Thank you very much for the assortment of bags. Looking forward to playing them!
nicolebrooke23 rated for Halloween Postcard Swap on Sep 25, 2022
5
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Comment: have a great spooky season!
KristenCat rated for Round Robin Traveling PC Swap #83 on Sep 23, 2022
5
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Comment: thanks for the swap. i will pass them along!
Mamabemus rated for Books, Bags & Sheets, Oh My! #16 on Sep 22, 2022
5
rating
Comment: thanks for the great selection. I will pass them along quickly
MissRich rated for PCS: Share a deck with a twist #5 on Sep 21, 2022
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome cards- a lot of them are new to me! I really like the las vegas one with the donkey haha! Thank you for the card holder too! :)
Pupullona rated for Slams, Slams, Slams! 3 on Sep 18, 2022
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for the slams and extras!
AJ73 rated for PCS: Story of these cards #5 on Sep 15, 2022
5
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Comment: Thank you Becky for the story you wrote about each of the playing cards you sent. It was a detailed letter and I enjoyed it very much. I love the cards you sent, too. 💐🌺
5
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Comment: grat cards!
HappyMom rated for Round Robin Traveling PC Swap #82 on Sep 13, 2022
5
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Comment: Thanks Becki - Glad to sign and pass these along!
snels119 rated for PCS: Story of these cards #4 - MEGA on Sep 12, 2022
5
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Comment: Thanks for the fun cards!
Selewis91 rated for Round Robin Traveling PC Swap #82 on Sep 12, 2022
5
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marclively rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #234 on Sep 11, 2022
5
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Comment: thanks Becki
JenniferJo rated for 50 Mix Bag Swap Up #6 (USA) on Sep 11, 2022
5
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Comment: Thank you!😊 I’ll get them moving!
5
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Comment: Thank you. Can't wait to use the washi you sent
mcall rated for PCS: Share a deck with a twist #4 on Sep 7, 2022
5
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Comment: As always, a joy to receive her trades. Love everyone of them Jokers LOL.
5
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Comment: Thanks for sending these postcards my way and for the sticker.
AliCrafter rated for PCS: Scavenger Hunt #5 on Sep 2, 2022
5
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Comment: With card swaps I rarely get to say I love all of them! Especially, of course the windmill. Cute the way u put the extras as a card front. Thank you soo much!!
5
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Comment: so many cards! thanks for the swap and the cute daisy sticker!
Foxy rated for WTL: Please take this washi! #6 on Aug 31, 2022
5
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Comment: Hi Becki, thank you for the washi and the lovely colorful card. I sent similar kinds of washi to my partner and i think it's the magic of swapping to have no idea for the ones i have but to already think of how to use the ones i got from you. :-D Have a lovely day!

Rating Overview

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5.0000 542 68 69
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369 603 0 0
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Comments

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.

AJ73 on Oct 1, 2022:

Thank you so much Becki for being my angel for this swap!!! It was very kind of you to do so. I love the Jokers you sent!!

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

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