Swap-bot Time: January 20, 2022 8:35 am


Date Joined: January 16, 2020
Last Online: January 15, 2022
Birthday: December 30
Country: United States
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About Me

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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 near the Potomac River which is lined with cherry blossom trees. ๐ŸŒธ I live in Gainesville, VA which is 30 miles west of DC. Washington 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! 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 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 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 ๐ŸŽถ 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 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!!! I love getting movie and binge worthy tv show recommendations in letters and happy mail, just include a short blip on WHYYYYYY. Thank you!

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, 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.

I prefer private group swaps and one on one swaps, so message me if you are interested. Blank envelopes are a bit depressing after having so many years of loyal pen pals and fun mail art swappers-- so at LEAST throw some washi or stickers on there please!

๐Ÿ›‘ 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 donโ€™t include them 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. 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

BuJo-ing stuff

Any wax seals and any color of sealing wax chips

Kusmi Tea and Fortnum & Mason Tea

I'm a sucker for...

BUJO or bullet journaling - LOVE IT!!

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

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.


Fabriqueen rated for Christmas Poem for your profile on Jan 8, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome poem on my profile! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
Response: Happy new year friend!!!
Coffeeegal rated for Group Christmas Card Exchange on Dec 12, 2021
Comment: Merry Christmas your card and gift are coming soon
Response: Thanks Jenny! The package arrived and is under the tree. Thanks so much!!!
Panda1122 rated for Group Christmas Card Exchange on Dec 11, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the great Christmas card and extras! Merry Christmas to you too! โค๏ธ
Response: You are a welcome!!!!
Barbara rated for Recycled Christmas card postcard on Dec 10, 2021
Comment: The wise guys arrived today, It was a long journey, Thank you Indira!
Response: Merry Christmas!!!!
cynaemon rated for Christmas Poem for your profile on Dec 9, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the lovely poem and the quotes.
Response: You are so welcome!!
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely PC and verse! Have a very Merry Christmas! Hugs, Diane
Response: You are so welcome- merry Christmas my friend!
Comment: Thanks for hosting this swap and for the inspirational comments. With everything I'm going thru right now I need the extra inspiration
Response: Hang in there sister- GOd's got this. I pray for you to have more faith so you can carry that cross. If I were there in person i would give you a hug!!!
Lilyhax rated for Prayer Warriors Spiritual Gifts on Nov 28, 2021
Comment: Thank you.
Response: You are welcome!
Comment: Happy Thanksgiving. Thanks for the card and all the goodies. I love the vintage postcards from DC.
Response: YAY! so glad you liked it all!
Comment: What an absoolutely beautiful collage envie! Yours came out so pretty, I love it. Thank you :)
Response: Yay! So glad you liked it! We need to do more of these! Happy thanksgiving!
Coffeeegal rated for Hand made card of thanksgiving on Nov 10, 2021
Comment: Love the card. And have a great thanksgiving. Always here for you
Response: Thanks! Your card WAS AMAZING!!!!!!
Comment: Adorable as always, thank you so muchโ™ฅโ™ฅ
Response: You are very welcome! Feel free to host a group swap for us in November and december!
Comment: Thank you for a very special swap!! I loved it all, as usual you sent lovely things to meโ™ฅโ™ฅ
Response: SO glad you liked them! I should have sent it all in one envies though- i didn't realize we were partnered for 2 swaps! LOL
Comment: Oh my goodness! What an absolutely amazing swap! Your swap is so beautiful! I love all of the detailed work you put into everything and all of the lovely extras! 10,000 hearts! Thank you so very, very much - I am so tickled! Hugs, Jill!
Response: Yay!! So happy you liked it. I havenโ€™t done a group swap in a while so I was excited to see which Georgette I would get in this swap. Have a great October!
JtttK rated for Private Swap btwn Joua & Indira on Oct 6, 2021
Comment: ohh I love them glitter PLC, and so excited to create something similar to what you sent, soo creative thanks soo much for sharing!!
Response: OH YAY!!! I am happy to share them with you- I have been hoarding them for 3 years and just now finally trying to use them in projects. Seriously- PLCs are the easiest way to send a fun flip-book style letter. Enjoy!
Burger1girl rated for Broken Sticker sheets swap on Sep 20, 2021
Comment: Wow!Thank you so much for all the stickers, I love your note on the back!!I've done it a few times myself. I received both today! I love the cat and dog show stickers! too cute. And thank you for the Georgia stickers. I appreciate all you do!
Response: Oh good! I am still waiting on yours to arrive!! I found those GA stickers at a thirft store- Brand new, and thought of you!
Comment: Wow Iโ€™m not sure if I can pick one this time but Marc 13 and 16 are very poignant with everything going on and true to be looking out for also I have a card for you and I tried it on another typewriter and it didnโ€™t work for a writing so Iโ€™m rewriting and then your card will be in the mail
Response: Thanks Jenny! I am liking this PC swap with he scriptures. Having to look them up is forcing me to spend a little extra time with my bible- always a good thing!
Burger1girl rated for Sip & Pray #7 on Sep 11, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful swap! I love it all! The teas look good! Love he postcard. I always enjoy using the happy mail stickers. I'll keep in touch! Enjoy your endeavors!
Response: Youโ€™re welcome Tina !!!
Comment: Thank you for the postcard Iโ€™d have to say number three right now Matthew five is the most poignant and so true for whatโ€™s going on in this country I posted the verses on my Southern Christian group
Response: Nice. Hang in there sister.
kcfroglady rated for Private swap w/ Indira and Karyn on Sep 9, 2021
Comment: Now I know what you are talking about :) I have received some of these as inserts in swaps but didn't know what they were called. Yours will be on it's way shortly.
Response: LOL, glad you liked it! I am looking forward to seeing your box of goodies! Did you also receive my happy mail craft with PLCs?

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AnnaM on Dec 30, 2021:

Have a lovely day today Indira!

โ™ฅ 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

cynaemon on Dec 6, 2021:

Hi, Indira, Have a wonderful Christmas. I hope you like the poem. A Star, A Child Was Born on Christmas Morn A hundred million years ago I Sat on long forgotten shores looking into a deep black sky watching, waiting, I knew not why That day so long ago a star was born.

One night two thousand years ago I sat on now forgotten knolls looking into a deep black sky watching, waiting, a star shone bright, that day so long ago a Child was born.

Last night I though of long ago as I stood in the frosty snow looking into a deep black sky watching, waiting, now knowing why, a star, a child was born on Christmas morn.

Barbara on Dec 3, 2021:

What a beautiful vintage postcard! So nice you are all ready for the holidays too. Merry Christmas!

Barbara on Nov 22, 2021:

Thank you SIster Indira for the very cool Lockheed postcard!

Barbara on Oct 25, 2021:

Thank you Sister Indira for the vintage postcard. We have Clydesdale horses in Danish parades in Solvang during the holidays. Yes it is still a stressful world but we say "Jesus, I trust in You."

catlingmex on Oct 24, 2021:

I love that scrimshaw postcard. Thank you!

MCGalaxy on Sep 7, 2021:

Fabriqueen on Sep 4, 2021:

Please MOTIVATE Me - Profile Deco

Have a blessed day! Hugs, Diane

myancey on Jun 15, 2021:

Thanks for the pc today! Much appreciated. I did postable card thru app and I just wanted to make u smile! Happy day to u

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