Swap-bot Time: August 7, 2022 8:48 pm


Date Joined: January 16, 2020
Last Online: August 6, 2022
Birthday: December 30
Country: United States
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About Me

πŸ’ 🌸 πŸ‘©πŸ»βœ’οΈ πŸ’ 🌸 πŸ‘©πŸ»βœ’οΈ πŸ’ 🌸 πŸ‘©πŸ» βœ’οΈ πŸ’ 🌸 πŸ‘©πŸ»

Hello! I work in cyber/IT communications πŸ‘©β€πŸ’». I have two awesome kids and am married. I picked the name CherryBlossomLady because I used to live near the Potomac River which is lined with cherry blossom trees. 🌸 I live in Gainesville, VA which is 30 miles west of DC. Washington D.C. is the national Capitol of the USA πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ and brimming with wonderful museums, galleries and theater opportunities. I love going out to see ANYTHING creative on the stage. Live music🎢, plays and opera, and dance πŸ’ƒπŸ» fill me with joy! Now that i live OUTSIDE the city, I can enjoy walks and running on the national battlegrounds near my new house. I love it!!

I love to craft, read πŸ“–, play the 🎹 piano, 🎀 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 πŸ–Ό gallery junkie. I love to travel 🧳 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 β˜•οΈ at the table to really enjoy, and are worth reading several times to make sure you haven't missed anything... ahhhh. Bliss. πŸ₯°

I really love tea- interesting flavors, oolong, asam, fruity herbals, black, red, green, white, you name it. Fortnum & Mason, Kusmi, David’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 trying to be a true, faithful, orthodox Catholic, and I love to share the Holy Rosary and the Veil with friends. 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 🎢 but 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 β€” 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. πŸŽ΅πŸŽΆπŸ’•β€οΈπŸŽ΅πŸŽΆ

Favorite Movies

Any movie πŸŽ₯ that inspires, makes me believe in love, kindness, beauty, good humansβ€” that is my kind of movie 🍿. I also like action, comedies, drama, and mystery, but nothing too scary, no blood and gore, and no demons please. Aaaaas yoooooouuuu wiiiiiisshhhh!!! I love getting movie and binge worthy tv show recommendations in letters and happy mail, just include a short blip on WHYYYYYY. Thank you!

πŸ‘ΈπŸ»πŸ‘°πŸΌ+ πŸ΄β€β˜ οΈ πŸ‘¨β€πŸŒΎ = true πŸ’•love

Likes and Dislikes

Hand made crafts take A LOT OF TIME to make, so I always appreciate the effort. Anything I can't use, I will give away. That said, I appreciate people looking at my profile when selecting goodies.

πŸ›‘ Dislikes: Anything that smells of cigarette smoke, has pet hair on it, is kind of dirty, anything Satanic, Voo-doo, witchy, gratuitous gore, hyper sexualized anything, purposefully anti-Christian or anti-Life, etc. PLEASE NO REGIFTED TEA BAGS. Only fresh new tea bags. I won't be able to use these things, so please don’t include them in your swap with me. Thank you!!! β˜ΊοΈπŸŒ»πŸ’•πŸŒΉπŸŒˆ


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. Fancy dollar tree stickers are good so long as they don't necessarily LOOK like dollar tree stickers (if you know what I mean).

Any color of metallic Washi tape especial gold or sparkly

Any wax seals and any color of sealing wax chips

Kusmi Tea and Fortnum & Mason Tea

I'm a sucker for...

Tea time & Victorian flowersπŸ’

Nicely decorated envelopes (even washi and stickers is better than a blank white envelope!)

Cool, good quality PCs depicting flowers, art, angels, Anything Catholic, cherry blossoms, Americana, stars, butterflies, hummingbirds, and just pretty images in general. I love hand made 4 x 6 PCs with stitching or neat media so long as they can be mailed without an envelope.

The lives of the Saints πŸ˜‡

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

Sacred ❀️ Heart of Jesus

Rosaries- handmade or vintage/unique

Typewriters & Poetry πŸ–‹

Birds & Butterflies πŸ¦‹ (Vintage or Victorian) Bumble bees or Queen Bee motifs πŸ‘‘ 🐝

Lavender (plant and scent) and Cherry Blossoms

William Morris patterns

Botanicals and apothecary πŸŒΏπŸ’πŸŒΉπŸŒΈπŸ€

Watercolor images

Metallic or floral patterned washi

Tea. Tea. Tea. β˜•οΈ Anything tea and tea time/high tea related. Cadbury chocolates. Biscuits/cookies.

About my hosted swaps

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.


PinotAndPostcards rated for The Prayer Circle #15 on Aug 4, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the note (and the extra goodies!) I will be in prayer for your family. Don't give up hope <3 God can do miracles. He can take a bad situation and turn it around in to something good. I'll also be pryaing for WISDOM for your kids. That they can see the mistakes being made, and they can learn from; not repeat them.
Response: Thanks so much! I appreciate the prayers and support! So far all is going well thanks be to God!
Fwetqwa rated for Postcard Bag #12 on Aug 3, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful PC you put on it and for the goodies !
Response: Thanks you for the heart! So glad you liked it!!
FieryCanuck rated for Sweet note of encouragement on Jul 25, 2022
Comment: thanks so much for the fun card and all the extras. <3
Response: You are welcome!
Comment: your stationery set is beautiful! Thanks for making it for me to enjoy!
Response: Thank you!!! So glad you liked it! the stamps were kicking my butt! haha!
marclively rated for Postcard Bag #10 on Jul 15, 2022
Comment: Thanks, Marc
Response: You are welcome. How did the final PCs turn out? Anything good or all junk? My bag came back to me full of throw aways...
lynnpinkdaisy rated for 5 PC swap on Jul 10, 2022
Comment: Wow! I just got back from out of state for work/recreation and your envie is so wonderful! I wish I could give you more than 1 heart. You made it such a lovely envie and all the extras are wonderful! The vintage postcards are super neat and I'm thankful to have them in my collection. Thank you for sharing these with me!
Response: Thank you! I really do try to make my envelopes a pretty thing to open. Hoping I get some of that envelope Deco love back in return! LOL
sunflowerpoems rated for Postcard Bag #11 on Jul 9, 2022
Comment: Indira, Thank you so much for forwarding this postcard bag with care. I appreciate the extras you included, and I agree with you - I feel like most of the time I put in postcards that I like more than the ones I'm taking out, so I might hold off until my bag is returned to me and then decide if I want to join another round. We'll see. Anyway, thank you again for your package! Happy mailing!
Response: You’re very welcome and thank you so much for sending a lovely note. I appreciate it!
Comment: Thanks for the scripture along with your explanation. Thanks for the extras as well as the nicely decorated envelope.
Response: You are so welcome- I am glad you liked it. I am so tired of the white envelopes and people not adding any notes to their swaps...
myancey rated for SUMMER themed PC Swap on Jun 23, 2022
Comment: Indira! Thank you so much. I need to pen a letter to ya I have been super busy and just haven’t had time to sit and write. Thank you for the card. I love the quote!
Response: YAY! Did the gold embossing stay on? I was worried the mail machines would take it all off. Hugs!
Karen07 rated for Flower PC Swap R3 on Jun 21, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the very cool flower card! Have a flower filled summer!
Response: You are so welcome. Thanks for the nice comment!
NJBird rated for SwapBot RANT PC swap on Jun 15, 2022
Comment: Love the card and enjoyed reading your rant! Love the phrase "SB Terrorist". Thank you!
Response: HA! thanks my new SB friend. Hope you are having fun!
monsbrick rated for Mail Art & Mystery Goodies on Jun 9, 2022
Comment: Hi Indira, yes your mail art envelope is lovely! From the text to the paper dolls and also that pretty sort of tile or stamped image is beautiful! These extras are over the top too!!! Big virtual hugs!
Response: Thank you so much and so glad you liked it! Your comment made me so happy-- especially considering my recent public swap experience with a selfish greedy person. UGH! YOU are an angel. Thank you!!!!
Barbara rated for USA/ May Pick-What-You-Want Swap on Jun 2, 2022
Comment: Hi Indira, thank you so much for a beautiful and fun package to open, real Happy Mail! My trove of Holy Stickers was running low. I plan to add stamp images and ribbon to the seals and make some junk journal ephemera. Just love the little stationary note sheets. The flag papers I will keep for special occasions.
Response: So glad you liked it Barbara! Thanks for your long swapping friendship. You’ve been a dear soul sister.
Comment: I'm late in rating, but thank you for the postcard! We had some saints in common!
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Comment: thanks for the labels!!
Response: You’re welcome Patti!
monsbrick rated for May St Michael's Necklace on May 17, 2022
Comment: Thank you for organizing and hostessing these swaps!
Response: You are so welcome!
Comment: That's great advice to share at any age :) Thanks for the nice card - Happy Swapping!
Response: Thanks so much! nice to see you again on here!
SoberMermaid3 rated for Hope #2 on Apr 19, 2022
Comment: Thank you my beautiful friend for sending me HOPE ❀️
Response: love ya girlie!
Comment: Hi Indira, Happy Easter and thank you for hosting this swap and bringing us all together.
Response: SO welcome!

Rating Overview

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vontakk on Jun 29, 2022:

Resend for Summer PC is in the mail!

Barbara on Jun 10, 2022:

Thank you for the pen pal letter. Your stationary and handcrafted papers are beautiful. Have a good summer season staying close to Jesus through Mary!

Snaileditcrafts on Jun 2, 2022:

p Hello! Hope you are doing well. Happy Summer!

Fabriqueen on May 24, 2022:

May St. Michaels Necklace

Thank you so much for all the awesome swaps that you create for us! I just love being part of the group! I hope we can come to Virginia this summer to see my uncle living there. I wish we could have come while the Cherry Blossoms were in bloom. I think they are awesome in photos; it must be magical to see them in person. I pray that you have a blessed day! Hugs, Diane

BicycleUkulele on Apr 12, 2022:

Cherry Blossom Lady, Happy Easter! You are a wonderful group leader, always creating inspiring & creative swaps. Thank You so much!

cynaemon on Apr 4, 2022:

Hi, Indira, 'We are an Easter People and Hallelujah is our song'. I saw that on a poster a long time ago and I thought it was really a neat saying. I hope you have a lovely Easter. Thanks so much for hosting swaps. Take care, Nathalie

howdyholly on Mar 26, 2022:

Thank you for your patience in the Build swap. We sure have needed the extra support for this one! I do like this swap. Have a blessed day! howdyholly

Barbara on Feb 26, 2022:

What a wonderful surprise! Thank you for the St. Michael necklace. I will pray for world peace and our country's military when the necklace reminds me to trust in God. Thank you Indira. You are so kind in all you do for our group!

AnnaM on Dec 30, 2021:

Have a lovely day today Indira!

β™₯ Anna

Fabriqueen on Dec 7, 2021:

A Christmas Poem for you.

This Holy Night By Kay Hollerman

Come let us go this holy night to Bethlehem afar; The faith within our hearts will be Our bright and guiding star.

No royal gifts like Magi brought Have we to take along, But in our hearts will softly ring The Angels' Christmas song.

We'll leave behind the hurried pace Of Christmas man-made style, And in the quiet of our hearts We'll find the Holy Child.

For who hath nought to give but love Gives all his heart away And giving all, hath all to give Another Christmas day. ~Charles W. Kennedy~

Let us each one show the spirit of love and glorify God! Merry Christmas! Hugs, Diane

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