Swap-bot Time: September 19, 2018 10:53 pm


Date Joined: April 1, 2009
Last Online: September 19, 2018
Birthday: August 10, 1956
Country: United States
Ilyse On Life

Nice to meet you!

Hello! My name is Ilyse. I'm 62, married for 33 years and mom to 2 "twenty-somethings". 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.

I'm new to Bullet Journals and quite hooked.

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


**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, The Black List, Call The Midwife, Gray's Anatomy, Scandal, Nashville, Chicago Fire/Med, Hawaii 5-0, Shark Tank. 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!


SamiE rated for ATC #4: MONTH of SEPTEMBER 2018 on Sep 18, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the nice ATC and for all the fall goodies.
Response: You're quite welcome - thanks for the heart!
soccer8s rated for Touristy Postcard Swap USA #15 on Sep 17, 2018
Response: Thanks for rating - hope you liked the card!
ArtExpress rated for CPG ~ Random Envie of Dots on Sep 17, 2018
Comment: Thanks! I like, and will def use! :-)
Response: Fantastic - thanks for letting me know, and thanks for the heart :)
susieq11 rated for FS: A Day With Me #2 on Sep 17, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for sharing your day with me!! I hope you’re ok and no damage or power loss from the hurricane? Thanks a lot for all the goodies you sent! I can use everything and that type of calendar is my favorite, woo hoo!!! Love the postcard with the poodle and it’s a new one for me! Your package was delivered on Saturday but the key they gave me didn’t work! So I had to wait until the PO was open today to pick it up. Thank you again, this was so nice of you and I loved hearing about a day in your life!!! : )
Response: So happy the package arrived safely and you can use the goodies! That show is like trick-or-treating for grown-ups! We did ok through the storm but I'll feel better tomorrow when it's sunny and 85° 😀
freespirit66 rated for Scavenger Hunt - August on Sep 17, 2018
Comment: WOW! The cloud formation is amazing - especially with the hint of sunlight behind them and the rays shooting out. Absolutely spectacular! We're doing some decluttering around here as well. It's such a good feeling to get things out and have more space, isn't it?
Response: I really am obsessed with cool clouds and sunrises/sunsets :) Glad you liked them too. Good luck with your decluttering - yes, it's a great feeling when it's finished. :) Thanks for the great comments and the heart!
KSENiA rated for Spend the Day With Me - email swap on Sep 16, 2018
Comment: Thank you for sharing. It seems you had a nice, if ordinary day. I hope you lived through the hurricane and you are safe. And thank you for re-sending, even if it was my fault...
Response: Thank you so much. Sometimes the ordinary days are pretty spectacular :) Always fun to see what life's like in other parts of the world, and thanks for sharing your swap with me too!
Comment: thank you for sharing your day with me
Response: Thanks for visiting :)
Response: Thank you for rating and for the heart :)
Emro rated for Spend the Day With Me - email swap on Sep 13, 2018
Comment: Thank you for sharing your day with me! ☺ I live in a relatively "boring" country when it comes to natural phenomena and when I take a moment to think about it I'm glad. Sorry! Of course I hope the hurricane won't hit you hard! I'll be watching the news and thinking about you / praying for you!
Response: Thank you Kate :) Boring would be nice for a change - LOL!!
Comment: Love this card! Awesome! Thank you!
Response: Thanks Gabi :)
AdP rated for ESG: My Favorite Photo - August on Sep 12, 2018
Comment: You and your husband look very happy together!
Response: It's cheesy, but he really is my best friend - after 33 years of marriage :)
Comment: You have such cute dogs!! It looks like you're making lots of happy memories. Thank you for sharing!
Response: Love the doggies! Thanks for nice comments and the heart :)
Comment: Thanks!
Response: You're welcome - thanks for being part of the series!
Comment: Thanks for the night view!
Response: You are welcome and thank you for the heart!
travelgirlem rated for Touristy Postcard Swap USA #15 on Sep 10, 2018
Comment: Actually went way back in elementary and I thought it was the most beautiful place ever! Definitely would love to go again now that I am older.
Response: Glad to rekindle fond travel memories! Thanks for the nice comments and the heart!
Response: Thank you for rating and for being part of the series. Hope to swap again soon!
Comment: Love your PC and answers and I'm having a lot of fun with these swaps and am making up weird reasons for being late! My "J" one was: Jack Sparrow jaywalked into my jalopy! And the puffy "J" on the back came through the mail without a scratch. Thank you!
Response: Just jolly! LOL - I think these are fun too - Thanks for rating and for the heart!
Comment: I also love orange is a new black! ♥️
Response: LOL - I've already finished the new season! It was really good :) Thanks for rating and for the heart!
Clstew rated for Postcards With a Prompt #8 - US only on Sep 4, 2018
Comment: Loved the multiview of Virginia Beach. Nice to be able to get there easily. Sounds like you have had some wonderful and meaningful trips! Happy mails
Response: Glad you liked the card -- I wish I was at the beach today :) Thank you for the heart!
mellyrose89 rated for ESG: My Favorite Photo - August on Sep 3, 2018
Comment: Thanks for sharing!!
Response: You're welcome and thank you for the heart!

Rating Overview

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goinjenny on Sep 13, 2018:

Thank you for the birthday card and stickers in AWG September!

yvonne401 on Sep 12, 2018:

Thank you for my AWG September wishes of Thanksgiving stickers, Christian cards and Thanksgiving craft decorations!



dalbright on Aug 19, 2018:

Ilysse❤️ Love the postcards with a prompt swaps! I hope you’ll keep hosting them, they’re one of my favorite! Love from Debbie in iowa!

Karen07 on Aug 18, 2018:

Hi Ilyse! Got the resend thank you today and it's great! Thank you for the thank you!

ReadMoreBooks33 on Aug 18, 2018:

Thank you for the Vanity Fair postcard and quote!


CurlyTea on Aug 13, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

Manurnakey on Aug 12, 2018:

Thank you for the cute postcard :) I'm glad your birthday card made it on time. You are SO sweet!!!

bbsporty on Aug 7, 2018:

Thank you for the beautiful stickers and address labels from my AWG August Wish list!

AZmom875 on Aug 4, 2018:

Thank you for the baseball protector sleeves for AWG, I really needed those.

goinjenny on Aug 3, 2018:

Thank you for the Hallmark cards from Amazon for my wish in AWG August!!!

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