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CherryBlossomLady

CherryBlossomLady
Date Joined: January 16, 2020
Last Online: March 3, 2021
Birthday: December 30
Country: United States

About Me

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 live on the Potomac River which is lined with cherry blossom trees. 🌸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!

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.

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!

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

Wishlist

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 flowersπŸ’

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 πŸ‘‘ 🐝

Lavender (plant and scent) and Cherry Blossoms

William Morris patterns

Botanicals and apothecary πŸŒΏπŸ’πŸŒΉπŸŒΈπŸ€

Watercolor images

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

Metallic or floral patterned washi

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

Anything mail related πŸ’ŒπŸ“«πŸ“ 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’!!! πŸ˜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.

Ratings

tam61 rated for Sticker swap on Feb 24, 2021
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Comment: Thank you
Response: You are welcome!
DragonflyDreamer rated for February Friendly note card on Feb 23, 2021
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Comment: I just adore the beautiful cards you create and send! Thank you for your kind words my dear. No honeymoon plan really. We would like to take a little trip to Chattanooga to check out the aquarium at some point, so that may be a fun honeymoonish weekend. I had to look up Babassu oil... I've never encountered it before. It sounds like it is good for a wide variety of things. Excited to try the hair mask tomorrow. Thanks so much for a wonderful swap. Be well. Hugs! Oh but there's more!!!! So I'm adding to this rating because I just opened the PACKAGE that you sent for this in addition to the beautiful card. Lady, you are too much! You're going to make me cry! The Valentines Tea folder is such a fun idea; love love love it!!! The spring candy mix will be perfect for my travels this next weekend... and Bob is going to wonder who I am when I turn up actually wearing mascara on our next date night. You have truly out done yourself. Thank you for making me feel so special. When I count my blessings, I count you twice.
Response: AWE!!!! OMGeeeeee- how did i get so lucky to meet you not this crazy site!?!??! You are the best- a soul sister for sure. Love you toooo!
DragonflyDreamer rated for February Washi Swap on Feb 23, 2021
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Comment: Indira dear! What a beautiful card!!! Thank you for your sweet note and the wonderful washi. The snail one is 57 shades of adorable! Lots of mail came in today after not receiving any last week.... including an order of NEW WASHI!!!! I discovered eyeletoutlet.com - lots of fun stuff! Are there any specific themes or patterns you are searching for in washi? Be well - I'll write again soon. Hugs!
Response: My love- my dear friend!! So glad you liked it. I will check out that site. I am looking for more grown up fancy washi...eye catching stuff...I will send you a letter soon and include samples of my faves that I am looking for online (as far as trends).
SoberMermaid3 rated for Happy Mail swap - MM give away on Feb 13, 2021
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Comment: Oh how I love all my goodies my friend!! You are so creative. Writing you a letter today. Love you ❀️
Response: Yay! Miss you and just wrote you. ❀️❀️❀️❀️❀️
Amelia rated for Just Bee Cause #10 on Feb 13, 2021
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Comment: So much fun!
Response: I’m sad they will be over and filled up soon. But I sure enjoyed them!!!
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Comment: Woohooo! Thanks!
Response: Lol. Your welcome.
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Comment: Thank you for the selection of old book pages. A great addition to what I have.
Response: Omg you are welcome! I’m writing you s as again soon. You sent amazing papers!!!!
Barbara rated for Bujo verse and prayer request #1 on Feb 9, 2021
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Comment: Such a clever way to send a recycled card and greeting. Just love the bujos you sent although it took me awhile to line them up. Thank you also for maintaining the SMPW group and forum!
Response: You are welcome! I numbered the pieces on the back. I did something totally different than what my partner did for me. I hope it wasn’t too much of a let down!! I miss yoooooou! Write me a letter soon and update me on your 2021 so far!!
dakotadee rated for Graffiti PC Challenge on Feb 9, 2021
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Comment: cool card! My feb is going good til this cold spell. It's -3 right now. brrr. I love living here. I have been to all 48 lower states even DC. I love visiting but being in the wide open plains where people understand me talking is the best.lol
Response: Love it! 😍
Coffeeegal rated for Handmade valentines on Feb 6, 2021
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Comment: Thank you happy valentines. My injured shoulder went out so be mailing stuff Monday β™₯️
Response: You are welcome friend. Looking forward to seeing our journals!
Elenamarie rated for Handmade valentines on Feb 4, 2021
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Comment: Thanks Indira for this very creative handmade valentine. Very sweet. The envelope wrapping was quite beautiful as well.
Response: You are welcome- thank you for the heart. I was worried you would hate it! LOL! Happy heart day!
Amelia rated for Just Bee Cause #9 on Jan 31, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much :)
Response: You are welcome dearest! FYI- I think you have both books...
aero rated for St. Michael Archangel on Jan 30, 2021
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Comment: You are so wonderful ! You package was so very Beautiful and deeply appreciated ! One of the prayer card well all the prayer cards were beautiful but one particular one really touched my heart , Thank you !
Response: I am so glad you liked it sweet friend. Enjoy!
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Comment: Wow! This is beautiful!!! Now I need to do better on mine. I thought it was finished - you set the bar really high! Thank you so much! Here in rural Texas all is normal. High fences are around only ranches with exotic herds.
Response: HAHA! Thank you! I am glad you liked it! I hope we get to swap together soon!
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Comment: Thank you so much for the gorgeous HappyMail! It really made my day! Your note and goodies were quite lovely. I look forward to taking you up on your offer to write back :)
Response: YAY! SO glad you liked it! Have a great weekend. Hugs!
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Comment: I don’t know if the letter was for this swap or not but you gotta do what fits for you so cutting back is totally alright. Thanks for the labels and goodies. The raks from u always make me smile. I hope I am not one of the ones u are giving up. Take care friend. Write u back soon Pc arrived today 1/27. Thanks indira!!!! Happy swapping always
Response: Letter was for yoooou. I sent you a pic too though.
HollyBear rated for Sticker Slapped PC #5 on Jan 25, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the Virginia PC with the ADORABLE cat stickers! One suggestion though, in the future please include the # of the swap in the series. It'll make it a bit easier for your receiving partner to rate.
Response: Thank yoooooou! And will do on the swap #.
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Comment: Thank you so much for the Washington, D.C. card. I also love the washi you used!
Response: You are welcome! Glad you liked it!
kizzlets rated for SF~Simply Send Something USA (JAN) on Jan 22, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for an amazing Swap!!I love the cute flipbook envelope that you sent. Oh and that gorgeous mermaid paper!!! I need more of itttt! The taco papers cracked me up lol because it's so random, but I love it! Thank you so much!!!
Response: Thank you! I have made some fun crafty happy mail lately and am hoping to se it returned with some of the more recent swaps i am in... thank you for the heart!
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Comment: <3 Thank you so much!
Response: As always you are welcome. I want a letter soon to know what the heck you have been up to. :)

Rating Overview

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Comments

MCGalaxy on Feb 1, 2021:

Help me stay motivated

Star7Lily on Jan 11, 2021:

A Happy New Year to you dear Lavinia, from At Home with the Georgettes, Lady Caroline.

Lorellie on Jan 10, 2021:

dakotadee on Jan 8, 2021:

Thank you for the surprise package and the nice letter you wrote. Made my day .:)

Ashzaller on Jan 7, 2021:

i hit send before my motivational message!

Do something today that your future self will thank you for!!

Ashzaller on Jan 7, 2021:

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Amelia on Jan 6, 2021:

Yes!!! I love the motivation! I'm already sore from working out!

Ashzaller on Jan 6, 2021:

Just wanted to drop you a hello :D

CatBrouille on Jan 2, 2021:

Happy New Year my Friend !

This is Happy New Year - Decorate my Page Swap

Take Care

ChristineMartinez on Dec 31, 2020:

Just wanted to wish you a wonderful New Year's! I hope you are well. XOXO

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