Swap-bot Time: September 23, 2020 6:29 pm


Date Joined: January 16, 2020
Last Online: September 23, 2020
Birthday: December 30
Country: United States

About Me

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 that smells of cigarette smoke, 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


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

Kusmi Tea and Fortnum & Mason Tea

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!


Amelia rated for Homemade Catholic Prayer card PC on Sep 23, 2020
Comment: Oh goodness...I love St. Patrick and my (tiny bit of) Irish heritage. Such a cool idea for this swap. Thank you.
Response: THANK YOU!!!
CANNEKCUL rated for Jesus Take the Wheel PC swap on Sep 22, 2020
Comment: Hi! Thank you so much for sending me the random verse and for your handcrafted postcard.
Response: You are welcome! I am making a few more DIY PCs- I hope to use them soon. Hugs to you amiga!
takinley rated for Bible Study: The Angels on Sep 21, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the note, the tea, card and paper. I always enjoy studying the Bible; hoping to be fed by the holy spirit each time.
Response: ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—
Amelia rated for Pray for the President PC Swap on Sep 20, 2020
Comment: Wonderful as always :)
Response: ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ
bearnbabs rated for Autumn Leaf Clip on Sep 18, 2020
Comment: My dearest Lavinia, I so enjoyed your post from yesterday and all the surprises hidden inside. They will be a most wonderful addition to my journal and the leaf paper clips were just lovely. Thank you for sharing this little craft with me. I look forward in he up coming Ceilidh and seeing everyone. Ihope you will be in attendance and we can tittle tattle about the latest news. Until then. Best regards, Phebe
Response: ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—
myancey rated for Junk sticker swap on Sep 17, 2020
Comment: I feel like I didnโ€™t send enough to you for this swap. Micah and I loved Going thru this box together. The whole box made us smile. Love that we found a fellow catholic and someone so kind. Gonna hang the Hail Mary pendant from my rear view. Thank you so much
Response: ๐Ÿ˜‚ well you KNOW you can always send more. I looove the bee ๐Ÿ and mason jar with sunflower stickers you send me!!!!!!!! I hope you are doing well my friend! โค๏ธ๐Ÿฅฐ
Barbara rated for Jesus Take The Wheel PC Swap on Sep 16, 2020
Comment: Hi Indira, Thank you for the beautiful DC postcard. Thanks to you I am acquiring a nice collection. I love to think about Jesus, Mary and Joseph praying the psalms together.
Response: Oh that is a beautiful thought: the Holy Family praying the psalms. Love that!! Thank you!
Amelia rated for Worship Playlist with YouTube Links on Sep 15, 2020
Comment: Love it...can't wait to listen after I'm done teaching, today!
Response: Hope you like it!!! Thank you!
catlingmex rated for Sip & Pray July 2020 on Sep 15, 2020
Comment: What a wonderful folder of tea a goodies! I am so glad you resent that after if was returned to you, because it definitely was worth receiving. Thank you kindly.
Response: You are so welcome. I was so shocked to see it returned to me after such a long hiatus. Iโ€™m glad it made it to you finally!!
Comment: Thank you so much for the welcoming gift for the group! It's beautiful, so happy to have found this swap group. :)
Response: You are welcome!! Please join in the swaps and have fun!
Amelia rated for St Michael Profile Deco on Sep 10, 2020
Comment: Beautiful pictures! Thank you so much. Also thank you for the welcome letter and the amazing medal necklace. I love it!
Response: You are totally welcome my dear! So glad to meet you here on this site.
Elenamarie rated for Antiques with Alice Powell on Sep 8, 2020
Comment: It was so lovely to hear from you Mrs. Westcott! I'm happy to report that our visit with Lieutenant Powell went splendidly. He was happy to oblige you and will be sure your letter rests safely in your dear Papa's hands soon. In friendship, Maria
Response: Thank you kindly. I look forward to spending time with you again soon!
Amelia rated for Bring a friend PC Swap on Sep 8, 2020
Comment: I'm so glad that you are able to attend mass!
Response: Me too!!!!!
Amelia rated for Write it, Pray it, Send it! PC Swap on Sep 8, 2020
Comment: Our Lady traveled all the way across the country and arrived here on her birthday!
Response: That is so awesome! Ave Maria. Hearts to you!
Star7Lily rated for Catholic Catechism Lesson 1 on Sep 7, 2020
Comment: Thankyou my friend, very thought provoking video, and matches largely to the degree my own views. Except on one point. I appreciate your content for me to absorb and reflect upon. No wonder my brother loved Theology in University so much. Opens up a whole wonderful world of discussion. Thank you so much. xx many hearts.
Response: Thank you for participating and sharing your views as well! I hope youโ€™ll join the next one too. โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ
Vickimac rated for Private swap for Vicki and Indira on Sep 4, 2020
Comment: 100 heats for the fabulous gift you sent me !! I LOVE it and will think of you every time I drink from the tea mug. You are so thoughtful !!!!
Response: Yay! Happy happy joy joy!! Lol. Call me crazy but I think gift giving is our love languageโ€ฆ Just saying.
Thunderbird rated for Goodies swap #3 on Aug 24, 2020
Comment: Wow! I am speechless! What a wonderful array of goodies! And the hand-painted envelope, it is so beautiful! Thank you SO MUCH for your generosity!
Response: thank you so very much. Iโ€™m so glad you loved everything. I made three of those envelopes in slightly different styles and I think the one I sent you is the best one. Iโ€™m trying to do a similar design but with bumblebees too, but the bumblebees just look like a two-year-old drew themโ€ฆ In any case Iโ€™ll keep practicing. ๐Ÿ Have a wonderful week and thank you for the heart โค๏ธ.
EverydayAngels rated for Rosary Swap on Aug 20, 2020
Comment: Dear Indira, THANK YOU! What a beautiful and inspiring package and swap. You are very creative and I love how you put the whole folio together. I am honored that you sent this to me and I will be praying the rosary tonight with all you sent. Blessings and In Prayer, Martha
Response: Iโ€™m so glad you liked everything. I hope you have a great weekend. Pray your rosary every day! Hopefully we get linked up to be novena partners soon because I am just completely addicted to building my novena/advent calendar style folio. I just think they come out so cute. Thank you for the heart!
Sequoia183 rated for Washi tape swap on Aug 10, 2020
Comment: Love you!
Response: luv you toooooo!!!!
Barbara rated for Catholic Novena on Aug 9, 2020
Comment: Hi Sister, Thank you for the beautiful Novena card. I just love looking at it. Is it Luisa Picaretta's or St. Faustina's quotes? I will start the novena on August 22 feast of Our Lady of the Angels. Thank you for the rosary for my car and protective holy medals. We Catholics love our sacramentals!
Response: Hey my sweet friend. It is the actual daily meditations for the surrender novena written by Fr. DoLindo Ruotolo. You have to google him and the surrender novena so you can read the backstory. So amazing. He was also the personal confessor of padre Pio for a while. So if padre Pio can trust him with his soul, we can definitely trust him with that surrender novena. ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ˜‡

Rating Overview

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CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Sep 21, 2020:

Thank you so much for the Trump post card I love it

Ashzaller on Sep 18, 2020:

Just wanted to say hi! I havent talked to you in a while. and i hope youre doing well!

I havent been swapping much but mail is getting a little better now so ill be joining some again!

Barbara on Sep 15, 2020:

Thank you, Indira, for the Presidential postcard and very nice stamp and postmark on your envie!

myancey on Sep 14, 2020:

Just stopping in to say hi. Got ur postcard today. Thank u.

EverydayAngels on Sep 11, 2020:

THANK YOU so much for my pendant and prayer cards! You are awesome, and a blessed servant of the LORD!

Amelia on Sep 9, 2020:

St. Michael Profile Deco!

St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the Devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly hosts, by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan, and all the evil spirits, who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.

Barbara on Sep 5, 2020:

Thank you for the beautiful miraculous medal pendant and holy cards. Yes I need to start writing my pen friends more often! Check out the Angels Bibie Study.

Barbara on Aug 19, 2020:

Hi Indira, A belated thank you for the sweet St. Therese necklace and the St. Benedict and JP II medals for my son's family.Check out Father Rojan from Australia and Taylor Marshall on YouTube. God bless you and your family. I hope all is going well! Hugs and kisses too.

ChristineMartinez on Aug 17, 2020:

I just noticed that you've written on my "wall?" - I just wanted to reach out and say "hi" and that I'll be writing soon. The world is crazy these days & I'll update you on everything when I write. I hope your summer is going well!

Barbara on Aug 17, 2020:

Hmmmm.....St. Philomena...I need to look her up. Thank you for the beautiful saintly message.

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