Swap-bot Time: December 6, 2022 2:12 am


Date Joined: January 16, 2020
Last Online: December 3, 2022
Birthday: December 30
Country: United States
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About Me

๐Ÿ’ ๐ŸŒธ ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโœ’๏ธ ๐Ÿ’ ๐ŸŒธ ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโœ’๏ธ ๐Ÿ’ ๐ŸŒธ ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป โœ’๏ธ ๐Ÿ’ ๐ŸŒธ ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป

Merry Christmas everyone! Jesus is the Reason for the Season, and to that I will be praying for all my individual swap partners a special prayer for a beautiful Christmas and 2023 that brings them closer to Christ.

Hello from behind the screen ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ’ป. A little about me: I have two awesome teen 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. 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 really LOVE decorated envelopes and matching stationary sets- even handmade sets when reading letters from friends.

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. No Dollar tree or dime store face or spa products. I am admittedly really bougie with what products I use on my face. PLEASE NO REGIFTED TEA BAGS. Only fresh new tea bags. I won't be able to use these things nor can i regift them, 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

Unopened high quality teas

USA Forever stamps

I'm a sucker for...

Tea time & Victorian flowers๐Ÿ’

FLAT stationary sets (papers with matching envelope)

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 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 motifs ๐Ÿ‘‘ ๐Ÿ

Lavender (plant and scent) and Cherry Blossoms

William Morris patterns

Botanicals and apothecary ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ’๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ€

Watercolor images

Metallic or floral patterned washi

Tea. Tea. Tea. โ˜•๏ธ 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.


Fabriqueen rated for PC swap to say hello! on Nov 26, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely postcard! I hope your hubby is doing well now! I will have him in my prayers! Have a joyous holiday season! Hugs, Diane
Response: Hey there! He is doing great! Thanks for the prayers and thoughts. Have a great Christmas season!
shellbee8 rated for Project Life Card flip book swap on Nov 22, 2022
Response: ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ˜
shellbee8 rated for Happy Mail Craft on Nov 22, 2022
Comment: Thank you for such fun goodies! Everything was so cute and fun! Always so much fun to open mail from you!!
Response: Awe. Youโ€™re so sweet. Thanks so much.
SuperNay rated for Handmade card swap on Nov 10, 2022
Comment: What wonderful happy mail! Thank you for the gorgeous cards as well as the numerous extras that were just perfect! I loved everything, including the envelope decorations. Thank you for making my day with such fun stuff. :)
Response: You are very welcome!!!
ladygrey rated for PC swap on Nov 6, 2022
Comment: oh my gosh i love everything. Thank you so much!!! the scientist postcards are the coolest i have ever gotten and my favourite scientist was included in them. Thank you again so much!
Response: Yay! So happy you liked them! That was an awesome swap! You were a GREAT partner as well! Thanks so much!
Comment: I LOVE this Lou Paper Halloween PC! Sounds like you had a chill Halloween! Us too-- thankfully most of the kids passed thru this way BEFORE it started RAINING !! *UGH* Thanks for the great PC!! LOVE IT!
Response: YOU are welcome- and great to hear from you! Hope you have been well. Happy Fall!
Barbara rated for All Hallows Eve Swap on Oct 31, 2022
Comment: Just love the trifold folio and charms and holy cards you sent! Yes there is a lot to pray for and to invoke the powerhouse of saints. Have a joyful and peaceful Christmas season!
Response: YAY! glad you liked it. WOW! that got there fast too! YAY!
Comment: Hey! Great to hear from you! I loved everything you sent as usual! So glad to have been partnered with you! Thank you for sharing so many fun goodies!
Response: YAY! SO glad to hear it. I know you went through some health issues and I feel terrible for you that some folks gave you such crappy ratings because you are a BEAUTIFUL artistic and generous swapper. I Tis just not right!! Love ya girl!
Barbara rated for PC swap to say hello! on Oct 28, 2022
Comment: Your cherry blossom postcard is like a little visual meditation. Thank you Indira! I just received your letter and trifold of goodies. Thank you so much for the sacramentals and ephemera for my journals!
Response: You are so welcome! I made a few more as a way to craft and zone out on the saints. I hope folks like them. I think they are a lot of fun to make!
AJ73 rated for Postcard Bag #14 on Oct 27, 2022
Comment: Thanks for sending Postcard Bag #14. I understand what you said about receiving some questionable postcards. I have replaced a couple in times past as I couldn't bear to pass it on. I never replaced all of them, though. I'm taking 2 and I promise I will add excellent cards and pass it on to the owner since I'm signer #5. I don't know how to resolve this problem. I've done similar things with stamp bags, too. I don't understand what some people are thinking!!! By the way, thank you for sending me all the extra postcards. You are oh so generous!! And you picked cards for one of my collections. Thank you, thank you , thank you! Hugs.
Response: Hey there! thanks for the super sweet note! I appreciate the feedback. I am so glad you like the PCs i sent... I hear you! I love the swap idea but i worry that by the time it gets to the original sender the PCs will be total poop. So I always try to send a few "extras." I am so glad you liked them!!
bf0932 rated for positive quote postcard swap on Oct 15, 2022
Comment: Thank you for your swap.
Response: You bet.
FieryCanuck rated for Handmade card swap on Oct 14, 2022
Comment: Wow, Indira, these cards are beautiful!!! I love them!! <3 <3 Thanks so much for doing this swap with me!! *hugs* and Love!
Response: Yassssss!! Canโ€™t wait to see yours my dear!
cfranchii rated for positive quote postcard swap on Oct 14, 2022
Comment: thanks for the awesome postcard and quote!
Response: Yay! So glad you liked it!
monsbrick rated for World Postcard Day on Oct 11, 2022
Comment: Thank you Indira. Will write back to you soon too.
Response: You are welcome!
Lilyhax rated for World Postcard Day on Oct 5, 2022
Comment: Thank you
Response: YOU bet!
cynaemon rated for World Postcard Day on Oct 3, 2022
Comment: Thanks. Great swap
Response: Hey Chica! Hope you are staying dray and safe! it is Pouring here in VA with the remnants of the storm... not dangerous or anything but just a lot of rain... wow...
Comment: Thanks, Marc
Response: Hi Marc! Did you like the PCs??
Autist rated for Old Glory Postcard Swap on Sep 27, 2022
Comment: Thank you!! I loved the Mickey addition on the back! Very kind words!
Response: Yay! so glad you liked it! Thanks!
Fabriqueen rated for Rating Improver PC SWAP on Sep 26, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much for the great PC and awesome verses! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
Response: Thanks Diane- luv ya!
ericabella rated for Old Glory Postcard Swap on Sep 26, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much for the cool postcard!
Response: You are so welcome! Glad you liked it too!!

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Barbara on Oct 15, 2022:

Thank you Indira for the beautiful postcard, fun postcards and Divine Mercy envelope. I enjoyed reading your family update too! Take care and God bless.

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!

โ™ฅ Anna

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