Swap-bot Time: October 6, 2022 2:18 pm


Date Joined: April 1, 2009
Last Online: October 4, 2022
Birthday: August 10
Country: United States
Ilyse On Life
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Nice to meet you!


Hello! My name is Ilyse. I'm 66, have been married for 37 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 😁 us 2

Things I love

10/2020 - I’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 ❀️ 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 ❀️ 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!

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!


Cindymt rated for ABC Songs on Oct 4, 2022
Comment: Thank you for sharing and for joining my swap! :)
Response: This was such a fun swap to put together and share. Thanks for hosting - and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
Comment: shana tovah!!
Response: Thanks :) And thank you for the heart!
Sarah77 rated for Postcards About Me - R on Oct 4, 2022
Response: I sure hope you liked the card and my answers. Why the "silent 5"?
squince rated for SCATTS - Q - ROUND 10 - US ONLY on Oct 3, 2022
Comment: Thanks!
Response: You're welcome :)
Comment: I always enjoy seeing your pictures. You take such amazing ones! TYSVM for sharing! I can’t wait to listen to your radio show!!
Response: That's so sweet - thanks Shana, and thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you for sharing your September pictures with me. I especially like the colors of the Creek Reservoir!
Response: Thank you - I love walking my dog by the reservoir, and the sunsets are a bonus!
Comment: Oreos are my weakness too!!! and agreed, they taste so good but make u feel so yucky afterwards
Response: Ohmygoodness - YES - lesson learned! LOL - Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Ooh I would come to your quilt museum and I even have one I could donate to display. My mom quilts. Love them
Response: That would be so much fun - I could stare at quilts all day! Thanks for being part of the swap, and thank you for the heart!
Comment: Thank you for sharing! Congrats on your daughter getting married. I hope it will be a beautiful day!
Response: Thank you so much - we're getting close and it's getting beyond excited!
onyx95 rated for Round Robin Traveling PC Swap #84 on Sep 28, 2022
Comment: Oh fun, a new card to sign and send on, thank you and thanks for the extras.
Response: You're welcome and thanks for the heart - Happy Swapping!
Comment: Thank you for the postcards to pass on, and a big thank you for the postcard you sent for me!
Response: Glad you enjoyed it - and thanks for the heart!
Frithsrah rated for Round Robin Traveling PC Swap #84 on Sep 27, 2022
Response: Thanks for rating and for the heart - Happy Swapping!
Comment: Enjoyed reading all the updates about your life and what's going on! Lots of exciting things are happening! I pinned several of your food recipes. I'll need to try them - they look both healthy and delicious! The outdoor decorating ideas are ones that I wish my place looked like. Your pumpkin patch photos make me want to go to a pumpkin patch now! It's hard to believe that in only a few days it is going to be October already. Time goes by too quickly!
Response: Glad you enjoyed the finds I added - I need to make some Fall Comfort food this weekend - it's cold and rainy thanks to the Hurricane coming up the coast. Happy Fall!
freespirit66 rated for ESG: Scavenger Hunt - September on Sep 26, 2022
Comment: I didn't know you had a radio background. My husband, Paige Nienaber, works in radio (has been in the industry for decades - since his 20s). He consults radio stations around the world mostly in promotions and marketing. The leaf picture is beautiful. There's something so relaxing about looking at colorful leaves. I like the pink lights in your bedroom. They add a lot of subtle color to the room!
Response: Thanks Ann - people say that if radio is in your blood, it doesn't go away, and I think that's true :) I always kept my baby toe in the door, and now it's come back full-circle. That's really cool that your husband consults stations. We've probably crossed paths at some point, or most likely know many of the same people.
Mimi7 rated for Round Robin Traveling PC Swap #83 on Sep 26, 2022
Comment: thanks for the pc's to sign and send on thanks for the extra card :)
Response: You're welcome and thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you so much for all the pretty cards! i absolutely love them all <3
Response: You’re welcome and thanks for the heart!
Comment: omg I sent you a Pittsburgh card as well LOL...thank you for your card and your list 9/22
Response: Oh that's funny! Great minds? Glad you liked the list :)
Comment: What a cool variety of postcards! β™₯ The Lord Byron one is probably my favorite, but the Tennessee card is also super cool~ And the little notepad is so cute! Thank you for such a wonderful swap!
Response: So glad you liked everything - and thanks for the heart!
KSENiA rated for ESG: Scavenger Hunt - September on Sep 21, 2022
Comment: Thank you for sharing.
Response: You're welcome and thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thanks
Response: You're welcome - thank you for passing them along, and for the heart!

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yvonne401 on Sep 5, 2022:

Hi Ilyse!

Hope you have a fun and safe Labor Day!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

LindaW on Aug 10, 2022:

Aloha and a Happy Birthday to you! May your day be very special.

24Donna on Aug 1, 2022:

Have a very Happy Birthday πŸŽπŸŽ‚πŸŽˆ

rarjones on Aug 1, 2022:

Blessings on your special day:) Rose

CF Group - August 2022

yvonne401 on Jul 4, 2022:

Hi Ilyse!

Wishing you a safe and happy July 4th!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

mchesser12 on Jun 28, 2022:

for: ABC USA - Patriotic Profile Bling

grammypammy on Jun 27, 2022:

ABC USA: P is for Patriotic Profile Bling!

Happy 4th of July!

Enjoy your day!

Hugs, Pam

yvonne401 on Jun 21, 2022:

Hi Ilyse!

Wishing you a safe and fun summer!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

yvonne401 on May 29, 2022:

Hi Ilyse!

Wishing you a safe and fun Memorial Day!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

VitaLynne on May 23, 2022:

Hello, Ilyse. Thank you so very much for your kind tutorial regarding posting of images to my profile. I totally appreciate you and all you do to make Swap-Bot a fun space to connect with others of similar interests. All the best to you today and always. Vita LynnΓ©

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