Swap-bot Time: January 16, 2019 7:33 pm


Date Joined: April 1, 2009
Last Online: January 16, 2019
Birthday: August 10, 1956
Country: United States
Ilyse On Life

Nice to meet you!


Hello! My name is Ilyse. I'm 62, have been married for 33 years and I'm mom to 2 grown kids, who are still my "babies". I've been pen-palling and swapping all my life and LOVE it!

I love to travel and meet people around the world, in person or via the mail!

I live in Virginia, on the east coast of the US...we're 2 hours inland from the Atlantic Ocean, 2 hours south of Washington, DC, and 2 hours east of the mountains.

In case you're wondering...My name is pronounced the same way as 'what you sign when you rent an apartment': A-LEASE. Now you know 😁

Things I love

I ❤️ Summer, hot weather, beaches, lighthouses, tropical flowers, palm trees, trade winds, volcanoes and anything Hawaiian.

Bullet Journals - still new at it, and far from the fancy ones I've seen, but it's fun and challenging.

Christian themes are welcome. Scripture, devotionals, journals.

ATC's, Friendship Books, Postcards.

Anything wine-themed or coffee-themed!

Dogs & puppies, kittens, pandas, giraffes, owls, deer, eagles, sea life, birds and butterflies.

Handmade things with extra love!

Motivational or cute sayings, stickers, ephemera, stationery, planner and scrapbook supplies, journal supplies, Washi tape.

Papyrus, Rifle Paper Company, Lantern Press, Mary Englebreit, Suzy's Zoo, Hallmark, Dayspring, Punch Studio, Anna Griffin, Current.

Other Interests: Scrabble, business networking, computer-geek stuff and photography. I spend way too much time on social media! Look me up!


I ❤️ postcards!

**Beaches and tropical scenes

**The Northern Lights

**Hot-air balloons


**Rock-climbing and hiking

**Lantern Press cards


**Fields of flowers

**Pretty churches, castles and historic buildings

**Children playing


**City skylines

Not a fan of vintage postcards, unless they're from Hawaii.

Favorite Television

This Is Us, Manifest, New Amsterdam, Tidying Up, Mrs. Maisel, Call The Midwife, Gray's Anatomy, Chicago Fire/Med, Hawaii 5-0, Shark Tank, Catfish, all the HGTV stuff and House Hunters or Buying Hawaii/Hawaii Life. And, don't ask why, but Married at First Sight, The Bachelor and Bachelorette too.


Kiddie, reward or tiny stickers, poor quality notecards, dark-themed or evil things, out-of-season holiday items, candy or snacks. I don't do Halloween, but I love Fall and Thanksgiving.

Please note - I'm very sensitive to cigarette smells and can't receive swaps that have a strong odor.

I only swap "regular" or "nice & neat" FBs -- No sloppy books with jagged edges. No label bags, slams, lyrics, FSS, etc..

The Golden Rule

Please rate promptly - I promise to do the same!

When I host swaps, I promise to angel any not received. I check profiles and the FOPS database before assigning partners.

Good communication is key. If you're going to miss a deadline, let me know. I prefer quality over quantity and believe in accountability. If you don't receive something from me, or if you have a question about a swap I host or participate in, please PM or email me.

Overall, I'm easy to please and almost always enjoy and appreciate everything my swap partners share!

I’m having a lot of fun with ATCs and trying new things and I’m blown away by the talent people share here!

Thank you to all who uphold high standards and who share my values about this great site!


user6937 rated for ESG: 10 Questions on Jan 16, 2019
Comment: I wish I had a letter like that from my dad. Thanks for sharing :)
Comment: That's a great family photo! Jacob certainly looks to have the physical strength in his arms to enjoy bouldering. That looks like a lot of fun; and I'm sure having strong arm muscles makes it easier to do (though still challenging). What great dogs...they look so content and peaceful. Swift Creek Reservoir looks the type of place I would enjoy relaxing and watching the sunset. That's such a beautiful photo.
Comment: Great photos. Glad you had a lovely month.
dorcii rated for ESG: Let's Color - January on Jan 12, 2019
Comment: Thanks a lot for the pictures, I really loved them, especially the sleeping dog one :)
Response: Thank you - that was my favorite too! Thanks for the heart :)
Autumn5 rated for ESG: Let's Color - January on Jan 11, 2019
Comment: These are so pretty - Thank you! :)
Response: glad you liked them - thanks for the heart!
mermaidery rated for Shuffle your music on Jan 11, 2019
Comment: Thank you for sharing your playlist. I love some of those songs 🎶🎵
Response: Thanks ❤️ An odd mix, for sure!
turtlelove84 rated for ESG: Let's Color - January on Jan 11, 2019
Comment: Oh my goodness, your pictures were both so beautiful....the one with the dog napping at the fireplace looked so cozy and inviting. Thank you for swapping and sharing them with me.
Response: I’m so glad you liked them. Thanks for the sweet comments and the heart!
earthnk rated for Scatts PC Swap - A - US Only on Jan 11, 2019
Comment: Thank you ILyse, for the nice Portugal postcard and fun A answers. I didn’t even think if Amazon and Alexa! Happy 2019
Response: You’re welcome 😀 and thanks for the heart!
Gatzcat rated for ESG: December Scattergories on Jan 10, 2019
Comment: Thanks for sending. A lot of good answers.
Response: Thanks Corynn - and thanks for the heart!
Comment: Apologies for a late rating. My family put this straight on our Christmas card tree and I didn’t see it until now (as we’re taking Christmas down). Sigh. Happy swapping.
Response: LOL - no worries - glad you enjoyed displaying it all season!
Comment: Thanks for the cute possum card! I've been enjoying the outdoors but decided I'd still join a few swaps, I just can't stay away! Have a great week!
Response: He's kinda cute, isn't he?! Thanks for the nice comment and heart!
PineappleTarts rated for Shuffle your music on Jan 8, 2019
Comment: Thank you
Response: You’re welcome.
Comment: Thanks! Great resolutions! We have Black bears in Alaska, just not on Kodiak Island. There are actually Blue or Ghost bears down by Juneau. Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: Oooh... I’d love to visit Alaska some day...in the summer! LOL!
Comment: I can't view the link because I'm mobile but thanks for sending it to me so quickly
Response: Oh that's a shame. I'll send you the pictures separately :) Thanks for the 5 rating.
KSENiA rated for ESG: Home For The Holidays on Jan 5, 2019
Comment: Thank you for sharing. Loved joining you for the holidays. Happy New 2019!
Response: Thanks...come back anytime!
Comment: Thanks, Marc
Response: You’re welcome and thank you for the heart!
Basicallyhades rated for ESG: Visit me on instagram on Jan 5, 2019
Comment: Thank you ♥
Response: Of course! I enjoyed the visit!
littlemissme84 rated for ESG: Home For The Holidays on Jan 4, 2019
Response: Thanks Ree :)
Comment: Here it is in my display. Oooops. Sorry I forgot to rate. Well, thank you for the beautiful postcard. I love, luV the Rifle card! Im so lucky!
Response: Yay! Glad you got the card and enjoyed displaying it 😀 Happy New Year and thanks for rating and for the heart! Rifle is awesome!
Comment: Hi Ilyse, thank you very much for the postcard. I really like the different churches. Can you believe we will begin a new year tomorrow? Where does the time go? I hope you have a wonderful and prosperous New Year.
Response: You’re welcome and Happy New Year!

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goinjenny on Jan 13, 2019:

You are so welcome for the RAK of washi!!

Tigerlilyknotwise on Jan 10, 2019:


Thank you for the planner stickers and words for Jan AWG! Looking forward to using these in my planner and journal :) Actually I already used one of the "move" words! Perfect!

bluehairedmary on Jan 8, 2019:

Thanks so much for the many wishes granted for the AWG January Wishlist! I love the notecards, stickers, and postcards! I especially LOVE the elf owl card! Happy New Year to you!

MSturgill87 on Jan 7, 2019:

Thank you for the Valentine stickers & washi and for the shaped paperclips via AWG (January)!

goinjenny on Jan 7, 2019:

Thank you for the wishes in AWG January!!

yvonne401 on Dec 27, 2018:

Hoping you had a Merry Christmas!

May you have a Happy New Year and may the coming year bring you much happiness and good health!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

yvonne401 on Dec 23, 2018:


Wishing you a safe and happy winter!

I stood beside a HiLL Smooth with new-laid snow A single star looked out From the cold evening glow. There was no other creature That saw what I could see I stood and watched the evening STAR As long as it watched me.

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

earthnk on Dec 20, 2018:

What a nice surprise Ilyse. Thank you for the lovely Christmas card and the oh-so-cute OZ passport. How’d you know my Nickelodeon book was full and I needed a new purse sized notebook? It’s perfect and will be employed immediately! Thank you and Merry Christmas 🎄


goinjenny on Dec 17, 2018:

Thank you for the sticker sheets and postage from AWG December!! I esp love the Christmas card of your beautiful family. Also, I got a new facebook page a few months ago. I think I sent you a request, I will double check and you can always look for me too!

earthnk on Dec 15, 2018:

You're welcome Ilyse. I get so happy when I can fill a wish like yours. One of the magazines articles I have a connection to. Glad you have some reading and hot cocoa to enjoy when time permits🤗

Merry Christmas 🎄

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