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heidiblooms

heidiblooms
Date Joined: November 28, 2020
Last Online: August 16, 2022
Birthday: June 2, 1999
Country: United States
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International Stamp Collectors Group
Postally Heidi YouTube Channel

About Me 👩🏼

I recently moved from Texas to Iowa. If you need my new address, please send me a message!

Hello! My name is Heidi and I recently moved to Iowa, land of corn! I'm enjoying the midwest so far, except for the humidity! I graduated from college in December of 2021 and work full-time as a researcher for insurance companies. I have a little hamster named Frank, and a bunny named Dumbledore (or Dumby for short!)

I live a zero waste / eco minimalist lifestyle. If possible, please reuse some scrap paper for letters or to be upcycled into an envelope- thank you!

♻️Read more about the zero waste lifestyle here
♻️Click here to see how easy it is to reduce your consumption and plastic use!

I LOVE the color pink💖 (it's my favorite color), hot air balloons 🎈, rainbows🌈, and strawberries🍓! If you send me anything with those on it I will love it!

Collecting / ISO 💌

If you're sending a postcard, I tend to like these themes. If you could send a touristy postcard from the place that you live, those are my absolute favorites! I also love....
🐵Animals
🐝Bees
🐤Birds
🦋Butterflies
⛪️Chapels / churches / monasteries (photos, paintings, drawings, all types)
🌸Flowers
💜Hearts
🎈Hot air balloons
🐞Insects
💌Postcrossing (meetups, Postcrossing themed, etc.)
🐰Rabbits
🌈Rainbows or rainbow colored things
🎆Stained glass
📬Stamp-themed
✨Special postcards (cork, wood, lenticular, shaped, seed packet, things like that)
(If you want to send me a previously used postcard, feel free to put a piece of paper over the back and reuse it!)

For postage stamps, here are some themes I like: (used/mint, on/off paper, any country) Feel free to send me your damaged stamps, I use them for craft projects :)
🦁Animals
☀️Bright colors
🦋Butterflies
🌸Flowers
🍏Fruits / vegetables / food
🐹Hamsters
🐞Insects
🌿Plants
🌈Rainbows
🐰Rabbits
✨Special stamps (lenticular, clear, shiny, gold foiling, etc.)

Tea 🫖☕️

*I love tea! I try to drink a cup every day and I've loved "tasting the world" through the teas that other lovely swappers have sent to me. Some of my favorites have been:
* Fruit-flavored (blueberry, orange, strawberry, etc.)
* Floral (lavender, chamomile, hibiscus, rose, jasmine)
* David's tea, for some reason I struggle to find it

I have no tea dislikes besides licorice

ABC Favorites 🔤

A: Adult coloring pages (I like the simple ones as I can finish them in one sitting), animals, art museums
B: Baking, Bunnies, books, Bible verses, balloons, bees, butterflies, birds, bird houses, bright colors, board games, Boggle
C: Cross stitching, cycling, cardinal birds, clouds, Criminal Minds
D: Decorated envelopes, dot-to-dot, Christian devotionals, doodles, Dali, deltiology (postcard collecting), Disneyland rides
E: Envelopes
F: Flowers, fauna, friendship bracelets, fruits, friendship books, friendship sheets, Frozen
G: Games, girl in red, glue sticks, glassine envelopes, gardening, Gustav Klimt
H: Hamsters, Harry Potter, hiking, handmade things, hearts, hot cocoa, hummingbirds, hot air balloons, Hokusai, hazelnut, Hogwarts
I: Ice cream, ivy
J: Jellyfish, Jesus, jigsaw puzzles, journaling
K: Kaleidoscope patterns, kittens, koi fish
L: Luna Lovegood, letters, lilacs, lavender, landscapes, ladybugs, lenticular things
M: Maps, Minecraft, mushrooms (red+white), magazine cutouts
N: Needlework, nature walks, national parks, natural history museums
O: Operation Christmas Child, orchestra, origami, outer space, outdoor running, oranges
P: PINK!!, plantable paper / postcards, penpals, plants, pomeranians, paper (scrapbooking, etc), pop-up cards, Peter Pan, painting, playing piano, pressed flora, peaches, Postcrossing, Post Malone, postcards, philately (stamp collecting), Paw Patrol
Q: Quidditch, quotes
R: Ravenclaw, running, rainbows, reading, rings, rock painting
S: Strawberries, stickers (preferably flat ones), stationery, stamps, Stardew Valley, sunshine, smiley faces, scripture, Spongebob Squarepants, sustainable living, squirrels, snails, Scattergories
T: Thrifting, The 1975 (band), tap dancing, tea (fruity is my fav), tie dye
U: Upcycling, ukulele
V: Violin, vintage botanical art
W: Working out, Winnie the Pooh, whales, watercolor, wax seals, word games
Y: Yoga, YouTube
Z: Zentangle, zero waste

Swapping With Me ✉️

I always send my swaps out either by the due date or right after partners are assigned! If you live in the US, please let me know if you haven't received my swap 2 weeks after the deadline. If you are international, feel free to send me a message if it's been a while and you haven't received anything. I know with the pandemic there's a lot going on with the postal service in everyone's countries! :)

Feel free to send me a message if you're a newbie and would like to do a private swap with me, I know it can be hard to get ratings under your belt when you first join.

Wishlist ✨

Just a few special things I've been looking for!

  • "Please deliver to" labels for writing addresses
  • Any magazine cutouts / magazine pages
  • Strawberry, blueberry, or orange flavored teas
  • Blank postcards
  • Paw Patrol, Winnie the Pooh, or Frozen stickers / stationery / postcards. I have a 3-year-old niece (Alivia) who jumps for joy when Aunt Heidi sends her fun-looking mail :)

🚫Please avoid sending...

Anything witchy (besides Harry Potter) / pagan / wiccan, as I am a Christian and just not into those things. I am okay with confetti as long as it isn't teeny tiny, but please do not send me loose glitter as my pets could get into it.

Other than that, I'm not picky at all! Send me whatever makes you smile, it'll probably make me smile, too!

📬Pen Pals

Letter updates for pen pals!

🇧🇷Ana Paula dSA: Sent 10 Apr 21
🇧🇪Andy V: Sent 4 Oct 21
🇺🇸Autumn L: Sent 15 Apr 21
🇧🇪Bea DK: Sent 2 Mar 22
🇺🇸Brianna Dandurand Received 7 Mar 22
🇺🇸Brooke M: Sent 2 Mar 22
🇨🇦Cassie P: Received 27 Dec 21
🇺🇸Jennifer dC: Sent 27 Jun 22
🇮🇹Laura M: Sent 21 May 22
🇺🇸Lynn O: Received 27 Dec 21
🇺🇸Stephy M: Sent 27 Jun 22
🇳🇱Valery C: Sent 19 Jul 22
🇺🇸Victoria S: Received 10 Jan 22

Ratings

simcoe54 rated for PH: Something in the Summer #4 on Aug 14, 2022
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Comment: Nice summer choices. Thank you!
Maddashin rated for PH: 'HOT' Postcards on Aug 14, 2022
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Comment: Thanks 🙏 Hearts 💕
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful PC. I love the stamps and the series of summer themed stickers. Thank you for swapping.
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RiverTopanga rated for Funny Post Card Swap #2 on Aug 10, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the pc. I haven't heard that joke in about 20 years!
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Comment: horrible when they break down! Def not made for longevity :). Thanks and happy mails
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Comment: Thanks so much for that cute retro London card and your 5 countries you want to visit. Hope you manage to get to them. Happy Travels! Love your handwriting! Cathy
fighterangel rated for ANY CARD FOLLOW THE PROMPT #15 on Aug 8, 2022
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Comment: OMG this is the second PC with a postmark from last month! What even?!! I'm sorry this one got returned but I'm glad it got here safely! The decorations you use make me smile every time I see them. Thank you so much for your PC! <3
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Comment: Darn USPS... PC was postmarked 7/7 and I received it today, 8/8! So wild! In any case, thank you for the beautiful PC and for the awesome decorations and stamps you used! I hope the new job is treating you well! Take care of yourself, my friend.
loverofpostcards rated for I SPY #37 on Aug 7, 2022
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sndrtkt rated for ANY CARD AND FOLLOW THE PROMPT #20 on Aug 4, 2022
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Comment: I love how you wrote my name!
sndrtkt rated for I SPY #37 on Aug 4, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard. I love the stamp that you signed with!
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Comment: Hi Heidi! Thank you for the letter sets and washi! I love the one with the animals and mushrooms! I miss pillows too! When I ask at the front desk for four more pillows they always give me funny looks! Lol! Happy swapping! ❤
thebrassyletter rated for Postcard clear out #2 on Aug 3, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard. Maybe one day I will visit USA and Las Vegas - that would be a trip of a lifetime :D
Torchic rated for Postage Stamp Bag Swap #34 on Aug 2, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for the stamp bags!!! I'll pass them along :)
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Comment: Thank you for sharing your thoughts about Postcrossing. Me too, I also wish I could send more postcards but I am only at 10 travelling postcards. I want to get to 100 eventually!!!
NHJenB rated for I SPY #37 on Aug 2, 2022
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Comment: Thank you!
KrystalCook84 rated for Postcard clear out #2 on Aug 2, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the cute corny jokes
anik4swap rated for MEGA Anything Goes PC Swap #4 on Aug 2, 2022
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for your card! I received it super fast 08-02-22 Hope to swap again sometimes after your move to Iowa! All the best from GER!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 1142 164 178
Completed Fives Threes Ones
950 1361 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
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Comments

simcoe54 on Jul 16, 2022:

Postage Stamp Bag RAK -- Thanks for the postage stamp bags. Will make sure that I pass them on!!!

simcoe54 on Jun 2, 2022:

Hope you have a Happy Birthday!!!!!

bluehairedmary on May 9, 2022:

Happy Monday from the NYUP group!

CherryBlossomLady on Mar 16, 2022:

Congrats Heidi! You won the necklace drawing this month from SMPW! How cool is that!!

-Indira

CherryBlossomLady on Jan 30, 2022:

Hey Lady,

Long time no talk! Happy new year and missing you! Drop me a line soon.

Indira

Barbara on Jan 18, 2022:

That is just the cutest snowman you sent to my profile. Thank you Heidi!

DPClamavi on Jan 18, 2022:

Thank you Heidibloom for angeling a swap I was flaked on ! Amazing selection of stamps !!

greenwindow on Jan 4, 2022:

Make My profile cute!!

SO SORRY for the delay, i've been studying for my exams and completely forgot about swapbot!

zurasayang77 on Dec 26, 2021:

bizzles on Dec 25, 2021:

Merry Christmas!

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