Swap-bot Time: August 11, 2020 5:12 pm


Date Joined: January 16, 2020
Last Online: August 10, 2020
Birthday: December 30
Country: United States

About Me

Updated 4/27/2020

Hello! I work in cyber/IT communications 👩‍💻. 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. 🌸Washington D.C. is the national Capitol of the USA 🇺🇸 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 💃🏻 fill me with joy!

I love to craft, read 📖, 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 🖼 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 ☕️ at the table to really enjoy, and are worth reading several times to make sure you haven't missed anything... ahhhh. Bliss. 🥰

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 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 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 — 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. 🎵🎶💕❤️🎵🎶

Favorite Movies

Any movie 🎥 that inspires, makes me believe in love, kindness, beauty, good humans— 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!!!

👸🏻👰🏼+ 🏴‍☠️ 👨‍🌾 = true 💕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.

🛑 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 don’t include these in your swap with me. Thank you!!! ☺️🌻💕🌹🌈


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 flowers💐

The lives of the Saints 😇

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 🖋

Birds & Butterflies 🦋 (Vintage or Victorian) Bumble bees or Queen Bee 👑 🐝

Lavender (plant and scent) and Cherry Blossoms

William Morris patterns

Botanicals and apothecary 🌿💐🌹🌸🍀

Watercolor images

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

Metallic or floral patterned washi

Tea. Tea. Tea. ☕️ Anything tea and tea time/high tea related. Cadbury chocolates. Biscuits/cookies.

Anything mail related 💌📫📝 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 can’t!! Just sayin’!!! 😃

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!


Sequoia183 rated for Washi tape swap on Aug 10, 2020
Comment: Love you!
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
AFK rated for Favorite Worship Song - May Edition on Jul 19, 2020
Comment: thank you for your beautiful selection. I enjoyed them all and now on my play list. :-)
Response: Thank you!
Barbara rated for Share Your Devotionals on Jul 15, 2020
Comment: Thank you for your window of prayers. I will write back soon!
Response: Thank you my friend!
tam61 rated for Say something nice😇💕 on Jul 14, 2020
Response: Thank you!
Barbara rated for Notecard: Virus Insights on Jul 11, 2020
Comment: Hi Indira, Yes I agree that this pandemic brings out the best worst of family life. Prayer opens doors and opens hearts. I am clipping the praying hands on my car key chain. It will be a good reminder to stay in the Holy Spirit's graces on the road. Will write to you soon!
Response: It’s been absolutely wonderful to have you as my partner for so many faith based swaps. I feel like you’ve become a real friend and you’re helping to strengthen me and my faith. You’re a real blessing. God bless you.
Barbara rated for Catholic Holy Card Swap on Jul 11, 2020
Comment: Hi Indira, The holy cards and prayers you sent are all new ones for my collection. I plan to check out catholictothemax.com too.
Response: Excellent!! Love that you love the charm. Enjoy it!
Barbara rated for Favorite Saints Postcard on Jul 11, 2020
Comment: Hi Indira, Thank you for the very artistic and inspirational postcard of The Little Flower. My older daughter is Theresa (Teri) and Therese is her patron saint.
Response: That’s so cool! I didn’t even know that. I had fun making it and I really adore Sainte Terese. Thanks for being my partner.
catlingmex rated for Christian Bookmark swap on Jul 11, 2020
Comment: As usual, you have gone above and beyond. Thank you so much for the magnetic bookmarks, set of sticky notes, stickers, and transformed card. <3
Response: So glad you liked it all. I’m getting so much joy out of our prayer group. It’s such a blessing and I’m grateful that you’re part of it.
Comment: Thank you in sharing your images with me, I appreciate that special approach. Your pie is sumptuous and I am sure it tasted as delicious as it looked. Many hearts, to you. xx
Response: I was so happy to finally get my feet wet with my first swap with the group. It was fun!! Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Lovely. Thank you! <3
Response: You are so welcome. You can leave pretty deco on my page whenever you want. I wish you well!!
Barbara rated for Say something nice😇💕 on Jun 28, 2020
Comment: Hi Indira, Thank you for all the beautiful Catholic images you share with me on my profile. Oh yes, and the Korean currency was a big surprise. Thank you!
Response: Yay! How are you friend. I am traveling this week and weekend but look forward to swapping with you again soon!!!!
shesallboundup rated for 100 SWAPS COMPLETED!!! on Jun 26, 2020
Comment: Thank you again! Will be writing you soon. Everything was so beautiful.
Response: You are very welcome. Thank you for helping me celebrate!
pianoheart rated for Send A Smile on Jun 22, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the private swap. Take care. Stay safe.
Response: Thank you so much! Have a blessed week!
Comment: This package was beautiful! I actually shared your letter and the contents with my Mom and one of my sister on facetime. Seems that we have so much in common. Looking forward to sending you a reply! Thank you so much! This package was amazing!
Response: I’m so glad to hear it! And I’m really close with my sister and mom too so that’s awesome you guys got to open it online together. I can’t wait to hear back from you! Have a great week.
amandacase rated for Postcard Chaos #4 on Jun 21, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the cute postcard! We would love to have you in Texas one day. :)
Response: Awe! Thanks so much! And if you ever want to visit crazy DC, please let me know!! Thank you for the heart!
SoberMermaid3 rated for Prayers answered PC on Jun 20, 2020
Comment: Love love love love!! You the best ❤️
Response: Yay! Just got your letter today. Writing you back ASAP!!!! Hugs!! ❤️💕❤️💕❤️
Fabriqueen rated for Postcards with a verse on Jun 19, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful card and wonderful verses! Have a great day and stay safe! Hugs, Diane
Response: Your welcome! ❤️ Thanks for doing this swap with me.
kristyrogers rated for Pray With Me PC Swap on Jun 19, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the gorgeous card! I will be praying with you.
Response: Thank you my friend!!!
mylove4craft rated for Private swap Mimi and Indira on Jun 18, 2020
Comment: I'm absolutely floored by my package! Thank you so much! The journals were so cute and I love the ephemera! The trifold pocket letter, SO COOL! I can't thank you enough!
Response: I’m so glad you liked it and thanks for helping me celebrate 100!!!

Rating Overview

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Barbara on Aug 9, 2020:

Jesus, I trust in You, take care of everything!

craftykathy1 on Jul 23, 2020:

Thank you for the beautiful flower tea cup image you sent on my profile. I saw it a little while ago but didn't have time to comment. I'm not very saavy. I don't know how to put images up like that.

Barbara on Jul 22, 2020:

Have a blessed feast day of Mary Magdalene !! We made it through the novena and now on to the next one.

myancey on Jul 18, 2020:

Got letter today sending you a response.

Butterfly1974 on Jul 15, 2020:


Can’t wait to swap again with you! Hugs ~ Jill

mylove4craft on Jul 7, 2020:

Hey there! I hope you're doing well!

Barbara on Jul 2, 2020:

Starting you novona ad page on July 14, feast of St. Kateri. I chose this day because of her devotion to Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament and her love of the cross.

myancey on Jul 2, 2020:

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Barbara on Jul 1, 2020:

Hi Indira, have a very fun and restful Fourth of July weekend. Thank you for your service to our great country!

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