Swap-bot Time: March 25, 2019 11:39 am


Date Joined: April 1, 2009
Last Online: March 25, 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!


basykes rated for ESG: March Scavenger Hunt on Mar 25, 2019
Comment: Lovely photos! The blossoms are especially beautiful.
Response: Thanks Bev πŸ˜€
ginico rated for ESG: March Scavenger Hunt on Mar 24, 2019
Comment: Thank you for sharing your lovely pictures - I love the pretty sky especiallly
Response: Thanks Gini πŸ˜€
vlhafer54 rated for SCATTS PC Swap - L - US Only on Mar 23, 2019
Comment: Love the PC and enjoyed your answers.
Response: Thanks a bunch :)
Comment: LOVED your cute postcard of the horse. And that's a great story, I'm so glad changing jobs changed your life for the better! Hope you have a great day! xo
Response: Glad you liked the card and thanks for the heart!
Rainydancer rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #137 on Mar 21, 2019
Comment: thank you for such a nice letter
Response: Glad you enjoyed my ramblings, and thanks for the heart!
itsnobody rated for ESG: Let's Color - March on Mar 19, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the fun colored pictures
Response: You're welcome.
SunTradeToo rated for ESG: Let's Color - March on Mar 17, 2019
Comment: Thank you β™ͺβ™«*Β¨*β€’.ΒΈΒΈπŸ€ Love the great inspiring messages!
Response: Thanks πŸ˜€ kind of whimsical!
Comment: I totally understand. I didn't get to finish my degree either and it still bothers me. So many years of work for nothing! At least it sounds like you're doing okay without one. But still, I don't blame you for wanting a do-over!
Response: Thanks for the kind words and for the heart :)
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful Hawaiian flower pc! How awesome that you were blessed to live there in the past! I think it would be an amazing place to live! Thanks!
Response: Thanks for the kind words and nice rating :) Living in Hawaii was amazing!
myancey rated for SCATTS PC SWAP - J - US Only on Mar 12, 2019
Comment: what a beautiful jellyfish pc! thank you! thanks for hosting these swaps to! i love love your answers to! thanks bunches! (love the bling j stickers to)
Response: Thank you my friend! Glad you like the series as much as I do, and thank you for the heart!
Comment: Thank you for sharing the prompt with me and a great postcard.
Response: You're welcome - Thanks for the nice comment and the heart!
cynaemon rated for ESG: My Favorite Photo - February on Mar 10, 2019
Response: Thanks for checking out the photos and also for the heart :)
dyp rated for Postcards With a Prompt #29 - US Only on Mar 9, 2019
Comment: Ty so much for the card. Good luck with your yard. Happy happy swapping!
Response: Thanks πŸ˜€ my poor yard is really a mess...all this rain!
Comment: Great photos of you and your husband. You both look so happy. That's awesome that you've been married for so long. The view of the ocean is beautiful. Your son is incredibly brave to be rock climbing on such a sheer cliff. WOW!
Response: Thanks Ann ❀️ We had a great month and it’s always fun to share.
Comment: Thank you, I love Salmon on salads too!
Response: Thanks for rating πŸ˜€
Comment: Thank you for sharing!
Response: You’re welcome and thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you for the
Response: You’re welcome and thanks for the heart!
Hyshu rated for CPG QUICKIE: Ocean PC - US Only on Mar 3, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the great card!
Response: You’re welcome and thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thanks for the pretty ocean card from NC, Ilyse! My list of places not been to but want to see is every bit as long. The really pathetic part? I've worked in the travel industry for 40 years as of this June!
Response: Lol! Glad you liked the card. Safe travels and thanks for the heart!
Ruthless rated for SCATTS PC Swap - I - US Only on Mar 1, 2019
Comment: Great postcard! Got a kick out of what you keep hidden! Lol! Great answers great swap!
Response: Thanks πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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Butterfly1974 on Mar 23, 2019:


yvonne401 on Mar 20, 2019:

Happy First Day of Spring!

Spring brings new growth, weed out the bad and make room for something beautiful.

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

yvonne401 on Mar 17, 2019:

A good friend is like a four leaf clover. Hard to find but lucky to have.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

jenmcjen on Mar 17, 2019:

yvonne401 on Mar 12, 2019:

Thank you for my AWG March wish of a birthday surprise. The postage stamps and washi tape will come in handy.

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

ChrisAnne on Mar 12, 2019:

Thank you for the Bible journaling goodies from my A Wish Granted wish list. I am truly grateful!!

bluehairedmary on Mar 8, 2019:

Thanks for the Etsy wish for my AWG March Wishlist! The stationery is awesome! It came just in time for me to write a letter to a friend! Thanks!

debbiespoms on Feb 19, 2019:

I thank you from the bottom of my heart, for the AWG wishes for stamps, note cards, And for the belated birthday wish. So sweet of you and love what you sent me!

earthnk on Feb 17, 2019:

Hi Ilyse, I’m glad you liked the magazine. From seeing your wish for local mags months ago, I find myself picking up papers wherever I go thinking to myself β€œwonder if Ilyse would enjoy reading this?” how cool that your brother did commercials. What ones did he do? Is he still Union? Such a crazy biz! πŸ˜€

goinjenny on Feb 16, 2019:

Thank you for the wishes in AWG February!!

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