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CherryBlossomLady

CherryBlossomLady
Date Joined: January 16, 2020
Last Online: February 3, 2023
Birthday: December 30
Country: United States
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About Me

πŸ’ 🌸 πŸ‘©πŸ»βœ’οΈ πŸ’ 🌸 πŸ‘©πŸ»βœ’οΈ πŸ’ 🌸 πŸ‘©πŸ» βœ’οΈ πŸ’ 🌸 πŸ‘©πŸ»

Happy 2023!

Hello from behind the screen πŸ‘©β€πŸ’». 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. 🌸 I live in Gainesville, VA which is 30 miles west of DC. 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! 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 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. DOesn't mean i won't like other songs by the artist, but I stay away from cussing and sexually explicit stuff. Though I admit i do cuss from time to time... 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 really LOVE decorated envelopes and matching stationary sets- even handmade sets when reading letters from friends.

πŸ›‘ Dislikes: Plain white envelopes and plain paper or lined notebook paper for stationary...unless they are vintage and you have altered them somehow. I look at these things like a canvas that need to be decorated with your style- whatever that may be. Collage, stickers, drawings, paint, washi, etc... anything to jazz up the appearance of plain anything is requested. 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 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

Unopened high quality teas

USA Forever stamps

I'm a sucker for...

Tea time & Victorian flowersπŸ’

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 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 motifs πŸ‘‘ 🐝

Lavender (plant and scent) and Cherry Blossoms

William Morris patterns

Botanicals and apothecary πŸŒΏπŸ’πŸŒΉπŸŒΈπŸ€

Watercolor images

Metallic or floral patterned washi

Tea. Tea. Tea. β˜•οΈ 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.

Ratings

cynaemon rated for AGOCF ~ Bible Quote #1 on Feb 1, 2023
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rarjones rated for AGOCF ~ Bible Quote #1 on Feb 1, 2023
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Comment: Thank you for the verse you posted on my wall:)
Nevi2018 rated for AGOCF ~ Bible Quote #1 on Jan 30, 2023
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Comment: Great Job!! I love the verse!!
Fritosmom rated for AGOCF ~ Bible Quote #1 on Jan 28, 2023
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Comment: Thank you for sharing Acts 2:40. To God be the Glory.
03Scarlett rated for AGOCF ~ Bible Quote #1 on Jan 28, 2023
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Comment: Thanks so much and yes, the verse you shared is very appropriate for our times, for sure. Thanks for sharing!
Lilyhax rated for SMPW Thanksgiving Card 1 on Dec 28, 2022
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myancey rated for Christmas card exchange on Dec 22, 2022
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Comment: Thanks so much. Will pen a letter soon
Response: Merry Christmas and HNY 2023!
Bridgetofthedeans rated for Christmas card exchange on Dec 13, 2022
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Comment: Beautiful card! And thanks for the abundance of extras! I love it!
Response: Merry Christmas and HNY 2023!
SoberMermaid3 rated for Altered PC swap - Be Creative on Dec 12, 2022
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Comment: Thank you my friend. I love the card you made! I got your letter. Will try to open today. Love you 😘
Response: Merry Christmas and HNY 2023!
Barbara rated for The BEST Christmas Cookie recipie on Dec 6, 2022
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Comment: Hi Indira, thank you for the newsy letter of joyful family news ! Love the avocado, Marian and St, Clare envie too. I have lots of year round yard work so the gel gloves will be so healing. Have a very Holy Advent and very Merry Christmas
Response: Merry Christmas my friend. See you again soon on the swap circles in 2023!
anik4swap rated for Jazzed Up PC on Dec 6, 2022
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Comment: Wow! Indira! Thank you for sharing your story with me and all the extra goodies in your happy mail. Your Jazzed Up PC is also beautiful. God bless you!
Response: YAY! so glad you liked everything. Merry Christmas!
Fabriqueen rated for PC swap to say hello! on Nov 26, 2022
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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
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Response: πŸ₯°πŸ˜‡πŸ˜
shellbee8 rated for Happy Mail Craft on Nov 22, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for such fun goodies! Everything was so cute and fun! Always so much fun to open mail from you!!
Response: Awe. You’re so sweet. Thanks so much.
SuperNay rated for Handmade card swap on Nov 10, 2022
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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
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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!
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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
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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!
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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
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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!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 402 173 189
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348 421 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
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Comments

Nevi2018 on Jan 28, 2023:

"Be Still and Know That I Am God!"

Psalm 46:10 NIV

AGOCF - Bible Quotes #1

cynaemon on Jan 25, 2023:

AGOCF Bible Quote #1

As the swap does not specify that a specific version of the Bible must be used, I have chosen to use the King James Bible – 1611, which is written in Middle English. It is one of my favorite versions. And while the words may look a bit strange, they are NOT misspelled.

β€˜The 1611 King James Bible was written more than four hundred years ago when the English language was different. The original 1611 A.D. text, written in Early Modern English, shows the language with its Latin influence. Spelling was in Jacobean style which was not entirely standardized, but could be read phonetically. The original typeface was in Gothic style. Although both the typestyle and the older language of the 1611 version may be considered difficult to read by some 21st Century English readers, the translators produced an accurate translation known for its beauty, cadence, and poetic feel.’

Bee not forgetfull to entertaine strangers, for thereby some haue entertayned Angels vnawares. Hebrews 13:2

cynaemon on Jan 24, 2023:

Bee not forgetfull to entertaine strangers, for thereby some haue entertayned Angels vnawares.Hebrews 13:2, KJB-1611

Fritosmom on Jan 23, 2023:

Before I became a Christian, I had a terrible problem with forgiving people for even the slightest infraction. AGOCF-Bible Quotes #1- Today I say "Forgiveness is setting the prisoner free, only to find out that the prisoner was me." Matthew 6:14 For if you FORGIVE other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also FORGIVE you.

yvonne401 on Jan 22, 2023:

AGOCF ~ Bible Quote #1

I hope you liked the verses I chose for you.

Blessings,

Yvonne

rarjones on Jan 22, 2023:

AGOCF ~ Bible Quote #1

rarjones on Jan 22, 2023:

….behold, I am with you all the days (perpetually, uniformly, and on every occasion), to the [very] close and consummation of the age.
Matt. 28:20

Jehovah Shammah - The Lord Is There/Present

AGOCF ~ Bible Quote #1

mymerakidesk on Jan 17, 2023:

Welcome to Wax Seals & Dried Flowers Enthusiasts!

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!

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