Swap-bot Time: October 16, 2021 12:03 pm


Date Joined: April 1, 2009
Last Online: October 16, 2021
Birthday: August 10, 1956
Country: United States
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Nice to meet you!


Hello! My name is Ilyse. I'm 65, have been married for 36 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 look forward to the day we can do so safely again! Till then, I'm happy to meet people via snail mail, online and on social!

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 ๐Ÿ˜ us

Things I love

10/2020 - Iโ€™m back to swapping Friendship Books, Sticker books and Slams. I prefer "High Quality" or "Nice & Neat" FBs -- No sloppy books with jagged edges please. No label bags, lyrics, FSS, etc.. Thanks for sending nice books - I will do the same!

I โค๏ธ Summer, hot weather, beaches, lighthouses, tropical flowers, palm trees, trade winds, volcanoes and anything Hawaiian.

Christian themes are welcome. Scripture, devotionals, journals.

Favorite colors: Ocean hues, Jewel tones or Pastels - Bright or soft.

ATC's, Postcards, Pretty stationery.

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 โค๏ธ postcards!

**Beaches and tropical scenes

**The Northern Lights

**Hot-air balloons


**Rock-climbing and hiking

**Lantern Press cards


**Typography and Graphic Design

**Pretty churches, castles and historic buildings

**Children playing


**City skylines

**Handmade art cards welcome

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.


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

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.

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!

Iโ€™m having a lot of fun with ATCs and trying new things and Iโ€™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: Thanks so much! I really appreciate you letting me swap this R one with you! Res, red wine and rock n roll would be a definite good day!!!
Comment: Thanks for sharing!
Response: You're welcome!
Comment: Hello! I really enjoyed checking out all your favorite photos on your blog! Congratulations to your daughter on the engagement! She seems very happy and the scenery is beautiful!!!! Also, enjoyed the pictures of Iris, Tilley, and Pica because of course our fur babies are part of the family too!!!! Thatโ€™s really neat your brother is a hockey coach and your family grew up with hockey. My fiancรฉ and I go to see the flyers once a year when they have a home game! I really enjoyed your pics and seems like you have a beautiful happy family! Lastly, really awesome your doing the hike weekly. Great selfie of you too๐Ÿ˜€ Take care and happy swapping! Nicole
Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed all the photos - I really love sharing and seeing others' pictures too. I would love to see a hockey game again - it's been too long! LOL! Thanks for your nice comments and the heart!
Comment: Thanks for the lovely postcard. I loved the sparkly stickers! And the one that said "no sleep for me" was kind of perfect for my life right now. haha
Response: Glad you liked the card :) Thanks for the nice comment and for rating promptly. Once again - welcome to Swap-bot!
Comment: Hi Ilyse! So good to hear from you again...it has been a long time ๐Ÿ˜ฎ. I like your answer.. however, I'm probably the only person on the planet that hasn't seen more than one episode of Gray's Anatomy. I've seen, and perused, the college text book, but it's not quite the same thing, is jt?? LOL ๐Ÿ˜‚ Do you have to be a good doctor to take her place for a week? Isn't "McDreamy" on that show? Might be worth it just to be with him for a week!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰ LOL. Thanks for the great pc swap!
Response: hahha - I was a latecomer to Grey's - I never understood all the hoopla, but once I started, I've been hooked! And yes, I selected Meredith Grey, thinking that getting McDreamy would certainly be a fringe benefit! ๐Ÿ˜‚
Comment: thank you for your card and Q list...I must find out what a Quahog is. (10/5)
Response: Did you look up QUAHOG? I went to college in Rhode Island, and that's where I met my first one. And it's a great word for Scrabble! Thanks for the heart too :)
Lilyhax rated for ESG: September 3-2-1 on Oct 4, 2021
Comment: Thanks for your note. I hate dental work as well.
Response: Right? I actually had the temp crown this week and it went surprisingly well - What a relief! Thanks for the heart and for being part of the swap.
Mamun rated for Email: 15 Questions Swap on Oct 3, 2021
Comment: I enjoyed reading the answers.
Response: Glad you enjoyed the swap, and thank you for the heart!
Comment: Thanks for sharing! Congrats to your daughter! And cute puppies!
Response: Thanks Colleen -fun times ahead!
Comment: I absolutely love the postcard you choose for me thank you so much! What a lovely place!!
Comment: Thanks for the great Friendship books and extra goodies! I hope we can swap again real soon! ๐Ÿคฉ
Response: Youโ€™re welcome and thanks for the heart. I hope to spend sometime this weekend making lots more. ๐Ÿ˜€
tendersores rated for ESG: September 3-2-1 on Oct 1, 2021
Comment: Thanks for sharing your 3-2-1 for September. It seems like you've got a lot of different things going on in your life, I hope you have a great October!
Response: Thank you!
Comment: Thank you for sharing your pictures! Congratulations to your daughter, and all the dogs are super cute!
Response: Glad you liked the photos, and thanks for the heart!
wyrdfae rated for 3 New FBs - September on Sep 26, 2021
Comment: thank you. these look great
Response: You are welcome and thanks for passing them along.
03Scarlett rated for Email: 15 Questions Swap on Sep 26, 2021
Comment: Hi Ilyse, thanks so much for your great swap. I loved reading your answers and learning more about you. Your dog is just too cute! Have an awesome day and upcoming week. ๐Ÿ˜Š
Response: Thank you Debi - such a great way to learn more about each other :) Thanks for the nice words and the heart - and for sharing your answers with me too!
Comment: YES!!! Asian peppers are SO hot!! Mine was Thai food. Thanks so much!
Response: hahha! they're killers, aren't they?! Thank you for rating and heart!
soyprincesa2 rated for SCATTS - P - Round 8 - US Only on Sep 25, 2021
Comment: Beautiful pier and perfect answers. Thanks so much!!!
Response: Thank you very much!
Apelser rated for Slams and Stickerbooks on Sep 23, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the swap that arrived safely. I love the extra stickers. Cannot wait to add to the books and send them on its way again.
Response: Yeaay! Thanks for the nice comment and the heart - glad you liked the stickers too!
BeckyG56 rated for CF: Encouragement Card #3 on Sep 22, 2021
Comment: So many hearts to you Ilyse! What a wonderful cheerful package that came to my mailbox! It's dreary,cloudy and rainy. You made my day with your thoughtful selection.
Response: I'm so glad you liked your package - especially on a dreary day. I love how something fun and simple can make someone smile! Thanks for the kind words and the heart :)
Ang rated for Sticker books around the world on Sep 22, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the swap, and for making a couple of extra ones too!
Response: So glad you got it! You're quite welcome and thanks for the heart :)

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 2351 703 713
Completed Fives Threes Ones
1693 2870 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
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Rainydancer on Sep 28, 2021:

Welcome to Sunshine Swaps!

grammypammy on Sep 27, 2021:

Thank you for the birthday card and sticker sheet!

Hugs, Pam

yvonne401 on Sep 22, 2021:

"Autumn is the season that teaches us that change can be beautiful." - Unknown

Have a fun and safe fall!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

Fabriqueen on Sep 18, 2021:

Fall Profile Deco - September

Enjoy Fall Hugs, Diane

AZmom875 on Sep 15, 2021:

This is purr-fect weather

AZmom875 on Sep 15, 2021:


draco on Sep 15, 2021:

Fall Profile Deco - September

yvonne401 on Sep 6, 2021:

Wishing you a happy and safe Labor Day!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

AmaranthSpirit on Sep 5, 2021:

Thank you for sharing your favourite photos with me Ilyse, your beach trip looked magical, and Tilly is gorgeous! I really enjoyed looking through them and seeing how your August went :-) Happy September!

ariestess on Aug 28, 2021:

Hello from the Puget Sound! I hope your August is going well.

Swap: ESG Baby Animals Profile Bling

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