Swap-bot Time: July 27, 2021 6:47 pm


Date Joined: January 16, 2020
Last Online: July 27, 2021
Birthday: December 30
Country: United States
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About Me

UPDATE Iโ€™m moving!! Effective 15 June I will be at a new address. Please message me for the address if you need it. Otherwise, I wonโ€™t be participating in any new swaps until I get completely settled into the new house. Thank you!!!

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

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 on the Potomac River which is lined with cherry blossom trees. ๐ŸŒธWashington 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!

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.


takinley rated for Make a Novena on Jun 13, 2021
Comment: I really had trouble with this swap but after some research I figured everything out. I love the novena that you made for me. I made a paper letter for my partner; hope that she likes it. Thank you for taking the time making this for me and including a letter and guide. May God bless you in the upcoming days.
Response: Your welcome!! I hope you enjoy the novena and God bless you!!
photovivie rated for PC from a Place I Don't Live #16 on Jun 5, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the card! Hard Lockdown ended here two weeks ago (started before Christmas), and since summer is here the numbers are fallen extremely! So normally seems to be back a little bit โ˜บ๏ธ Take care!
Response: Thanks and same to you!
laterdayze rated for Friendly May Mixer PC swap on Jun 4, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the postcard, it's nice to meet you! :)
Response: Nice to meet you and thanks for the heart!!
Comment: Thank you so much for the Chester postcard! I was in the army for 8 years. I do love Tennessee very much. It's almost like 3 different states. I grew up in middle TN, but I absolutely love West TN and Memphis. :) I hope you are well!
Response: You are so welcome! That is so cool you were in the army too! I would love to know more. Feel free to write me back if you want to exchange letters! Thank you for the heart!!
Lilyhax rated for May Flowers Prayer PC swap on May 27, 2021
Comment: Thank you for your postcard of the Smithsonian.
Response: You are welcome! thank you for the heart!
Star7Lily rated for May Paper Lovers Swap on May 25, 2021
Comment: Dearest one, fantastic is not the word for this magnificent surprise. Thank you most sincerely, I love your handmade cards & the clever seals and belly bands on all the papers. Such a lot of effort and I do indeed feel very loved and special. Thank you and many many hearts dear friend.
Response: You are so welcome-- and only for you JANE! I assembled most of the packet before partners were assigned, and even though the postage was a whopper for your address- you are worth it- I just love you dearest!
EverydayAngels rated for May Flowers Prayer PC swap on May 24, 2021
Comment: What a beautiful and creative postcard. I especially love fabric sewn flowers. You are so talented! It is my favorite postcard ever. THANK YOU and blessings. I will be praying for your move and I loved your DC card as well! Hugs!
Response: You are so welcome- but I can not take credit for that stunning PC- my good swap friend send me a few as goodies and they have delighted everyone they met! I am glad you enjoyed it! Hugs!
Autist rated for A Postal At Home 4 on May 21, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the lovely letter. I will send a reply soon!! I am glad I am a happy memory for you!! That made my day! Cheers, Evan
Response: Hehehe- thank yoooou. Have a great weekend!
sjayana20 rated for FREE E-SWAP: Happy Mail Printables on May 19, 2021
Comment: So many beautiful pdf printables. I can't wait to use them :) Thank You !
Response: You are so welcome-- this is actually a great swap idea- we need to do more of it!!
Comment: Thankyou for the lovely card and goodies this mothers day is hard with dealing with my daughter s health
Response: Hang in there sister. We will get through it together!
Comment: I absolutely LOVE my Motherโ€™s Day Card! THANK YOU and I will be adding the wonderful cross charms to my traveler notebooks that I just ordered as a gift to myself from planner perfect! (LOL) Blessings and Happy Motherโ€™s Day every day!
Response: Yay! Happy to hear it! Thank yoooooou!!
myancey rated for Random PC Swap on May 1, 2021
Comment: Indira love love the card. Our tuesdays mornings have all become quite useless and most round us have closed ๐Ÿ˜žlove love the pc u chose!!!! Thanks friend
Response: Hey lady!! Hope you are well. Iโ€™m hanging in there!
Petaltea rated for April Mixer Letter Swap on Apr 29, 2021
Comment: Such a lovely swap thank you so much! Iโ€™m drinking the tea now (evening) and saving the crush for the weekend. I must have drunk gallons crush and mountain dew. Haha, I was to young to care about all the sugar but this is low cal too I see. I will write back. I loved the bird cards and what a fantastic prayer card for our nation! Thanks for making this swap so special. Take care!
Response: You are so welcome! I am so glad to get you as a swap partner! Thank you for all your help in the group and for also being such a lovely person to swap with!
Comment: Thanks Indira for a lovely note, too! So nice to meet youโ™ฅโ™ฅโ™ฅ
Response: You are so welcome!
EverydayAngels rated for Adopt me in April! on Apr 25, 2021
Comment: Thank you for all the blessings and prayers and post card and HAPPY MAIL! You have SPOILED me rotten! It means so much tome. THANK YOU for being such a blessing to me and so many! Sending hugs your way
Response: I am so glad! I had hoped the Adopt Me series would be a good opportunity to really love on each other. I am glad you feel loved!!
Comment: Oh my, what a gorgeous gifting Indira, I love it all. The seeds are most welcome to my sparse garden and shall go in soon. Thank you so much for the champion effort of forget-me-not in this flower series. Many hearts <3
Response: Love you Jane and miss you! Be well sweet friend!
Comment: I got your beautiful card! Thank you for the verse, it is so full of hope and is exactly what I need to hear right now, as I'm going through a difficult transitional phase in my life. Stay safe and all the best with everything you're doing Indira :)
Response: I am going through a crazy transitional phase too- so i totally get it! feel free to write me about what's going on. We can exchange war stories!! We will survive! LOL!
jaimierandolph rated for Easter Card Swap on Apr 15, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the Easter Card, letter and all the little goodies you included. A blessed swap! thank you so much! Hugs + Prayers!!!!!!
Response: You are so welcome Jaime- thank you for the sweet response back. Be well sweet SB friend.
howdyholly rated for MARCH MIXER PC SWAP on Apr 12, 2021
Comment: Gorgeous pix of the capitol. The flowers really set it off. Congrats on the job!
Response: Thank yoooooou!!!!
Comment: Indira, thank you so much for that George Washington crossing the Delaware notecard, I really love it! And I love the washi tape, thank you! Yes, you definitely should get down to Florida, the weather is amazing! Take care โค๏ธ
Response: You are very welcome! I love those note cardsโ€” soooo unique! Glad it brightened up your week!

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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

EverydayAngels on Apr 29, 2021:

THANK YOU for all the joy and blessings and prayers and kind words and happy mail you have sent to me! YOU ARE AMAZING! Big Hugs, Martha

Star7Lily on Apr 24, 2021:

Thank you so much for the beautiful Easter card, Indira, I received it the same day as the forget-me-not swap on Friday. Happy Easter xxxx

EverydayAngels on Apr 6, 2021:

Oh sweet lady, THANK YOU for adopting me;) I need all the prayers I can get right now and YOU bring such joy to so many. BLESSINGS Hugs, Martha

Barbara on Apr 2, 2021:

Thank you Indira for the beautiful Easter card!

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!!

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