Swap-bot Time: April 2, 2020 12:54 am


Date Joined: April 1, 2009
Last Online: April 1, 2020
Birthday: August 10, 1956
Country: United States
Ilyse On Life
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Nice to meet you!


Hello! My name is Ilyse. I'm 63, have been married for 34 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.

I sell software and digital signage for VISIX, and I'm a YOUNG LIVING distributor. I'm passionate about living a healthy lifestyle!

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 😁 us

Things I love

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

Christian themes are welcome. Scripture, devotionals, journals.

ATC's, Friendship Books, Postcards.

Anything wine-themed or coffee-themed!

Dogs & puppies, sloths, 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, Life is Good.

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, New Amsterdam, A Million Little Things, The Rookie, 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 "High Quality" 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 swapping history, as well as rating consistency 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!


Comment: So they moved surgery till may 5th friday I haven't had chance to update my page. If not for my hobbies and crafts id be inna sad world!!! We are well. Its nice to swap with someone down the road!
Response: Glad you got the swap OK - thanks for the nice comment and the heart :)
Comment: Thanks for sharing your answers :)
Response: Thank you and thanks for the heart :) Always good to swap with you!
captkristi rated for Scatts PC Swap - P - US Only on Mar 28, 2020
Comment: Awesome answers!! Thanks so much!!
Response: Thanks - glad you liked them :)
Response: Thanks for rating - hope you enjoyed my answers :)
mermaidery rated for ESG: Quick Questions on Mar 23, 2020
Comment: I loved Australia as a kid. It's been a dream to go back as an adult. I feel like I'd love it even more. Thank you for sharing!
Response: Oooh - me too!! I'd love to see more of Australia one day for sure!
denisedecker58 rated for Scatts PC Swap - O - US Only on Mar 22, 2020
Comment: Thank you Ilyse! Great job on your answers!
Response: Thanks Denise :)
MelissaLB rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #185 on Mar 21, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the lovely letter. It really helped cheer me up during my day of social distancing. Your children sound so interesting. I wish them both the best of luck on their new adventures. And thank you for the little birthday card. So cute and clever. Take care and stay safe!
Response: Thanks so much for your sweet comments and the heart :) Would you believe my son made it half-way to CA and turned around? He got back on Thursday, but with everything happening, he made the right choice!
Comment: Thanks for the postcard! I'm also an introvert. Stay heathy and sane!
Response: You're welcome.
Comment: Thank you for the card and note - after traveling for years, I started working from home a few years ago, so I'm all ready for social distancing! Happy swapping!
Response: Thanks :) Glad you got the card OK and thanks for the heart!
Comment: Awesome list!! Thank you!!
Response: You're welcome!
mickiecheryl rated for ESG: Quick Questions on Mar 17, 2020
Comment: Thank you for your answers. I love both the ocean and the mountains too :) Happy Swapping.
Response: I noticed a couple of similarities in our answers as well! Thanks for rating.
ariestess rated for ESG: Quick Questions on Mar 15, 2020
Comment: Thanks for sharing!
Response: You’re welcome 😉
Comment: Thank you and Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Response: Thanks and back at ya!
Comment: Thank you for some super cute profile pics! Happy St Pats!!
Response: Thanks Grace and back at ya!
Nevi2018 rated for My Favorite Photo - February on Mar 12, 2020
Response: Thank you for rating and for the heart :)
Fritosmom rated for ESG: Two Truths & A Lie on Mar 9, 2020
Comment: My guess is that you are lying about being in a Hot Air Balloon Race...I have tried twice to go up in a Hot Air Balloon but both times were cancelled because of wind...Sad!
Response: Hi Linda - nope, that one is true. My lie was that I have never been to the Eiffel tower or anywhere in Europe. Thanks for guessing! I hope you get to go one day. It is really cool!
Nicollcia rated for My Favorite Photo - February on Mar 9, 2020
Response: Thanks for rating and for the ❤️
Nevi2018 rated for ESG: Two Truths & A Lie on Mar 8, 2020
Comment: Your two were tough. You love to travel. But you mention NOTHING about being in a balloon or ANYTHING about PARIS or About your Husband for that matter LOL!! (Except your married for a long time)!! So I am Going with the Hot Air Balloon!!
Response: That's a great guess, but it's not the right one! Glad I stumped you 😀- I'll PM the correct answer.
Comment: Good answers!! Thank you! Mackinac bridge is beautiful
Response: Glad you liked it - thanks!
Comment: That's a wonderful RAK! I had someone do that for me at Starbucks once!
Response: It really is fun to do - I usually go into the store to get my coffee, but the next time I do the drive-thru, I'm going to do it again :)

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Ryleighsmom on Mar 31, 2020:

I’m so very sorry I haven’t thank you for the AWG FEB birthday wishes you sent me!! I thought I had, but a search shows that I didn’t. ☹️ Your beautiful card, Stickers and stamps were a true gift!! Thank you so very much! 🥰🥳

theevidenceisme on Mar 23, 2020:

Thank you so much for granting my wish from the forum of a wish granted group for tea and envelopes! I look forward to using them.

yvonne401 on Mar 19, 2020:

Hi Ilyse!

Happy First Day of Spring!

Spring has sprung!

Here's to lots of warm and sunny days to come!

Stay safe, my friend!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

PineappleTarts on Mar 13, 2020:

CPG QUICKIE: St Pats Profile Bling - Global

OrigamiGrace on Mar 13, 2020:

FROM CPG! Have a great weekend and a




yvonne401 on Mar 7, 2020:

Hi Ilyse!

Daylight Savings Time!

Spring Forward!

Remember to move your clocks ahead one hour tonight at 2 AM!

Love and Blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

daydreamer47 on Feb 26, 2020:

Thank you so much for the lovely February AWG wishes you granted!

orneryswife on Feb 23, 2020:

Thank you for the beautiful birthday card and stencil for my February wish list! What a fun treat!

Butterfly1974 on Feb 20, 2020:

thanks Thank you so much for my AWG wish. My new potholders are not only well made, but they’re my favorite color too. I was making a quiche the day they arrived, so the timing was perfect! Thank you 😊
♥️ Jill

yvonne401 on Feb 14, 2020:

Hi Ilyse!

Wishing you a Valentine's day filled with love, happiness and chocolate.

“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.”

—Mark Twain

Happy Valentine's Day!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

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