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CherryBlossomLady

CherryBlossomLady
Date Joined: January 16, 2020
Last Online: June 1, 2020
Birthday: December 30
Country: United States

About Me

Updated 4/27/2020

Hello! I work in cyber/IT communications ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ’ป. I have two awesome kids and am married. I picked the name CherryBlossomLady because I live on the Potomac River which is lined with cherry blossom trees. ๐ŸŒธWashington D.C. is the national Capitol of the USA ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ and brimming with wonderful museums, galleries and theater opportunities. I love going out to see ANYTHING creative on the stage. Live music๐ŸŽถ, plays and opera, and dance ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป fill me with joy!

I love to craft, read ๐Ÿ“–, play the ๐ŸŽน piano, ๐ŸŽค sing... I am really drawn to random, bohemian eclectic-ness that just sort of "works" once it is all blended together with embellishments and sentiments. I am a total museum and art ๐Ÿ–ผ gallery junkie. I love to travel ๐Ÿงณ and take family vacations.

Pen paling and scrapbooking are two of my favorite artsy hobbies. I love chocolate, and caramels and Carmel corn... I have a baaaad sweet tooth!!!

I love chatty, artsy letters, where the sender includes a few things to share with the receiver that were used in the letter. The kind of letters you have to sit down with a cup of tea โ˜•๏ธ at the table to really enjoy, and are worth reading several times to make sure you haven't missed anything... ahhhh. Bliss. ๐Ÿฅฐ

I really love tea- interesting flavors, oolong, asam, fruity herbals, black, red, green, white, you name it. Fortnum & Mason, Kusmi, Davidโ€™s Tea and Tea Forte are some of my faves. I have all kinds though. But I really don't appreciate receiving wrinkled, old, regifted tea bags. We Must Respect the Tea! Please only share teas with me that are new, well packaged, and that you love too.

I really, really love Jesus. I have totally given my heart to Christ, and I want my life and interaction with others to be an extension of Our Father's inexhaustible Love and Mercy for all of us. I am not perfect, and I make (a lot of) mistakes, but I am trying to meet the challenges of everyday life with honor and integrity, and be what He has called me to be.

Favorite Music

I love all music ๐ŸŽถ but I am listening to a lot of indie folk mixes on YouTube, bossa nova and jazz while I craft. If it has lyrics that are explicit, then it is a no for me... jazz, orchestras, symphony, opera, a little pop, some classic rock, folk, christian pop, bluegrass, anything with great harmonies... :) I like For King and Country, Hozier, Sara Barielles, IL Volo, Andrea Bocelli, LP, Borns, Third Story โ€” just to give you a feeling for my musical tastes. I Love receiving playlists in happy mail if you are also into these genres. I WILL listen and I Will reply back if the tunes are awesome. ๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ’•โค๏ธ๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽถ

Favorite Movies

Any movie ๐ŸŽฅ that inspires, makes me believe in love, kindness, beauty, good humansโ€” that is my kind of movie ๐Ÿฟ. I also like action, comedies, drama, and mystery, but nothing too scary, no blood and gore, and no demons please. Aaaaas yoooooouuuu wiiiiiisshhhh!!!

๐Ÿ‘ธ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘ฐ๐Ÿผ+ ๐Ÿดโ€โ˜ ๏ธ ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐ŸŒพ = true ๐Ÿ’•love

Likes and Dislikes

Hand made crafts take A LOT OF TIME to make. Time to me, is the most precious commodity we have. I am so honored to get a hand written letter or flip book or pocket letter, collage, drawing... you name it... that i would feel weird putting a lot of conditions on what i can and can't receive. Anything I can't use, I will give away.

๐Ÿ›‘ Dislikes: Anything Satanic, Voo-doo, witchy, gratuitous gore, hyper sexualized anything, purposefully anti-Christian or anti-Life, etc. I won't be able to use them, so please donโ€™t include these in your swap with me. Thank you!!! โ˜บ๏ธ๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒˆ

Wishlist

Hand made embellishments and flat multi-matted sentiments and die cuts are something I adore receiving. Nice, unique, stickers for crafting are loved, but reward stickers, not so much.

Any color of metallic Washi tape

Any wax seals and any color of sealing wax chips

I'm a sucker for...

Tea time & Victorian flowers๐Ÿ’

The lives of the Saints ๐Ÿ˜‡

Beautiful images of the Virgin Mary (Jesus loved His mom and so do I. ๐ŸŒน)

Sacred โค๏ธ Heart of Jesus

Rosaries- handmade or vintage/unique

Typewriters & Poetry ๐Ÿ–‹

Birds & Butterflies ๐Ÿฆ‹ (Vintage or Victorian) Bumble bees or Queen Bee ๐Ÿ‘‘ ๐Ÿ

Lavender (plant and scent) and Cherry Blossoms

William Morris patterns

Botanicals and apothecary ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ’๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ€

Watercolor images

Lace & small doilies (white or any color! Yes please!)

Metallic or floral patterned washi

Tea. Tea. Tea. โ˜•๏ธ Anything tea and tea time/high tea related. Cadbury chocolates. Biscuits/cookies.

Anything mail related ๐Ÿ’Œ๐Ÿ“ซ๐Ÿ“ especially unique stationary sets and notecard sets Or snail mail themed/tea themed stamps/stickers. I do tend to write long letters so if you send/share stationary, I would be over the moon with appreciation if you sent 3-4 sheets of stationary with an Envie. No worries if you canโ€™t!! Just sayinโ€™!!! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

About my hosted swaps

PLEASE do not join any of my swaps if you are stingy with hearts. When i read comments telling people "Thanks for the awesome swap, but you were late so you get a 3," it makes me so sad for humanity. While being late is lame, rating low after receiving a good swap is MORE LAME than lateness...

John 13:34-35
34. "I give you a new commandment: love one another. As I have loved you, so you also should love one another. 35. This is how all will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.

MY WISH is that we could all go out of our way to make each other feel loved, included, and appreciated, regardless of what we GET from one another.

Type 3 swaps

Type 3 swaps per Swap-Bot are: "Any time intensive craft, usually mailed in a box or large bubble mailer."

I love crafting things and decorating, so I tend to go a little overboard in my Type 3 swaps, and generally prefer private swaps. I will message you before sending, to know you better and to ensure we are on the same page. I highly encourage everyone to do this. I want everyone to have a great swap experience. Thanks for understanding!

Ratings

mariamichelle rated for Postcards with a verse on Jun 1, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you!!
CrankDatDesigns rated for DIY Origami Notecard on Jun 1, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you for this great card!
Response: You are so welcome!!!
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Comment: Fixin to write u back. Thank you so so much for a cute envy & what a cute idea. Youโ€™ll have to tell me how u did it. A letter is on way for you.
Response: You are welcome! I hope you had a great weekend!
cynaemon rated for Share your favorite prayer on May 29, 2020
5
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Comment: Thanks so much for sharing a bit of your life with me. Take care of yourself.
Response: Thank you for being a part of my prayer family! โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ
fairladybuff rated for Tea and Treats(private swap) on May 27, 2020
5
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Comment: You really did go over the top with this package. Teach me your ways! How did you make the tea binder? Everything was so sweet and thoughtful. My hubby even enjoyed a few of the toffees. Thank you for all the teas, candy, and extras you added. I hope we can swap again soon.
Response: Yay! Iโ€™m so glad you liked it! Send me a msg and Iโ€™ll send you the accordion file fit YouTube video!!
DragonflyDreamer rated for The FLAKER who BURNED me on May 26, 2020
5
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Comment: Wow! Where to start? What fun this was to unpack. I LOVE it! The tea cup is beautiful and the assortment of teas is amazing. I can't wait to try the purple oolong! The diy self care pack is over the top. Tomorrow is going to be a spa day for sure. Thank you so much for such a wonderful swap. The attention to detail and absolute thoughtfulness that clearly went into this box is so touching. You truly made my week! 10,000 hearts!!!
Response: Yay!!!!! I am soooo glad you loved everything!! I will swap with you anytime! Just say when! You are the tops!!!
5
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Comment: I love the letter, and yes I will pray those hours. Thank you, I needed a grounding tool. I promise to use the stickers for penpals swaps. I almost didnt want to open the envelope. I would love to get a ltter out to you next week my life. I thank you and your husband for your service for our country. I am honored to know you, Quite someone to look up to, wow! Once again thank you and sorry for bring a ditz at times, work exhausts me. I also received another prayer wish/teas. I will prayer for I understand a bit. My father was like that.
Response: Thank you Tina!! I loved our swap. Thank you for all you do too!
MexiMidge rated for DIY Origami Notecard on May 24, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely mail. The origami dress is wonderful and I know exactly which friend will get this for her bday.
Response: Thank you! I am so glad you liked it!! I hope you had fun with the swap too! I think we need to do more of those! Thank you for the heart!
5
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Comment: Whaaaaaaats up! โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ
Response: Thank you boooo! I canโ€™t wait to do group swaps with yooooou! Pen pal meeeeeee! Lol!
ChristineMartinez rated for Private Fun Mail Swap on May 23, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for your inspirational creativity! You're super fun to swap with!
Response: Thank you so much! Iโ€™m super excited to swap with you too! Your folio was the bomb!!! Totally copying that!! Loooove it!! ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š
LavenderSprinkles rated for Tea Pals Handcrafts on May 22, 2020
5
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Comment: Thanks for always going above my expectations. Everything was absolutely beautiful. I really love the way you handcrafted the items. Very unique indeed. Thank you so much my dear.
Response: You deserve the best! I am so glad you loved everything. ;) Hugs!
Arachnea rated for Vintage Vs Tea -- Mystery Swap on May 22, 2020
5
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Comment: OMG this swap has ruined me for other swaps - this is the best swap I've ever done, you've spoiled me rotten! I can't believe everything you sent and all the work you put in - I look forward to being your new pen pal as well, I'm already crafting away for it!
Response: Thank you so much! And you are so amazing for sharing the unboxing on Youtube with me-OMG- so adorable!! I was even more happy watching you and your little one open it than i was making it!! LOL! Pure joy. I am so glad we met and can't wait to see our pen friendship unfold!!
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Comment: A million hearts to you for your love and dedication while preparing that beautiful book. I am very thankful for your kindness. It will be a very meaningful gift to the recipient. I can't wait to get it sent out to her. I have added a handwritten note and some extra teas. I am going to include a small skeleton key necklace as tuck-in as well. I think she will be very amazed. Chandrika soap and Rose soap have been my favorite soaps since the year I met her. It's really strange that you sent me those soaps. I was so shocked when I opened the packages. I couldn't believe it at all. My mom also loved those soaps. I have sent you a postcard and two extra boxes of Twinnings tea as well as a box for this swap. In another week you should have the embossed stationery from me as well. Sorry for the delay. Thanks again for everything and may God bless you. The work you do is very beautiful and skillful. Everything you make is fit for a queen indeed. I wish that I had a way to make such beautiful artwork. Take care my dear friend and stay safe and healthy always.
Response: Oh wow! Are you serious about those soaps? What a coincidence! Iโ€™m so happy that you liked everything. So glad you liked the book. I put a ton of effort into it and loved the way it turned out. Iโ€™ll talk to you soon!!! Thank you and happy Eid!
Cindymt rated for Sip And Pray on May 20, 2020
5
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Comment: The book was lovely! I want to learn how to make one! And I will pray for you and your situation!
Response: Thank you so much! I am glad you liked the accordion book- it was my first one!! Thank you for your thoughts and prayers. I really appreciate it.
wanderluster rated for Letters inside HAPPY MAIL on May 19, 2020
5
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Response: โœŒ๐Ÿผ
Selewis91 rated for USA Tea, Pamper, Recipes on May 16, 2020
5
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Comment: I love everything!! O my goodness. I am definitely going to have to try the recipes. Everything is so cute!!!
Response: YAY! I am so glad you liked it! And somehow i forgot to put in my baked recipes!!!?? How did I do that?? No idea... but I am glad you loved it all!
Kimclein rated for Tea For Thee # 47 on May 15, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you for the tea :) I loved it!
Response: You are welcome! Have a great weekend!
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Comment: Iโ€™m sorry it took me so long to rate! I didnโ€™t realize I hadnโ€™t done that yet. Thanks for the card. ๐Ÿ’œ
Response: NO worries- you are fine! i hope you are doing well!
LavenderSprinkles rated for Cherry Lavender PVT on May 9, 2020
5
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Comment: To the lady who went above and beyond! Thanks so much very much! Muchas gracias! I am so pleased with this swap. Everything was beautifully wrapped with fine detail. The little cards, the cute tuck-ins.....I felt like a queen diva. The slippers, the hijabs, oh my goodness you did not leave out anything. You even nailed it on the tea and the roses. It is like you have known me all your life. You are truly a sweetheart. Thanks for brightening my life. I am ever so grateful for your kindness and generosity. I will never forget you! I pray that you will be blessed for being so kind. Thanks for being a nice person. We need more people like you in this world. May God bless you for being so sweet.
Response: Oh my goodness, thank you so much. I am so happy you liked everything in the box, and I am really glad to have met you and swap with you and become pen friends! Hang in there new friend. God doesn't give us anything we can't handle! You got this! Thank you for the heart and God bless you.
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Comment: Perfect quote for my life at the moment. I'll have to check the book out
Response: Iโ€™m glad it arrived safely.

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 142 26 32
Completed Fives Threes Ones
96 149 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
21 56 19 0
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Comments

mags142 on May 21, 2020:

Hello! I received your thank you note! Thank you so much it's so kind of you to send me that and the tea :) I'm so glad you liked the swap I did for you. Small acts of kindness goes a long way and I really appreciate you โค๏ธ

yvonne401 on May 21, 2020:

Your very welcome!

Blessings,

Yvonne

CherryBlossomLady on May 12, 2020:

yvonne401 on May 12, 2020:

Welcome to Christian Swappers Group! It's great to have you here!

Blessings,

Yvonne

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