Swap-bot Time: February 5, 2023 4:46 pm


Date Joined: April 1, 2009
Last Online: February 5, 2023
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 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! I'm also excited to be a part of a new internet radio station THE BREEZE. Listen-in to Richmond After Dark from 7-11PM Eastern Time!

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.

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.

I swap 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!

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, so please don't send 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.

Not a fan of the "Silent 5"!

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!


myancey rated for Scatts email style 2 on Feb 5, 2023
Comment: Great answers ! Thanks
Response: You're welcome - Thanks for hosting and for the heart!
NRGordon rated for ESG: Shuffle your music #44 on Feb 5, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the swap and your music. Sorry for the late rating. I somehow missed rating this entire swap. I know and enjoy some of the tunes on our list. so I'm going to give the rest a listen.
Response: Thanks Neal! I hope you find something you'll enjoy on the rest of the list!
Comment: Both Tilly and Iris are so sweet!
Response: Thanks :) And thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you! :) I also said I would try out for Jeopardy! :) Well, that or Family Feud lol
Response: Very cool - Family Feud would be fun too! Or Pyramid. I'd be so embarassed though. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: I received your resend postcard for this swap. Resilience is a great word!
Response: Glad it finally arrived - and thank you! Maybe you'll get the original one someday :) Thank you for the heart too!
mchesser12 rated for SCATTS - G - ROUND 11 - US ONLY on Feb 4, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the Grand Canyon postcard and sharing all your G answers. Godiva Grace is a great burlesque name. Love all the different colors of ink.
Response: I'm glad you like my answers, since we're paired so often! LOL - Thanks for the nice comments and the heart!
Comment: You were lucky to have a couple of good jobs. Hands down Full time stay at home Gma is the best. ty for the lighthouse card as well.
Response: I am looking forward to being a GMA one day! Glad you liked the lighthouse and thx for the heart!
Cindymt rated for ESG: Recalling some memories #1 on Feb 1, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much for sharing! I loved reading your stories 😊
Response: Thanks Cindy! It's fun to reminisce and share too. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you - will pass along!
Response: Awesome! Thanks for letting me know, and thank you for the heart!
KSENiA rated for ESG: My Favorite Photo - December on Jan 30, 2023
Comment: Thank you for sharing.
Response: You're welcome. I hope you're doing OK.
Ace330660 rated for Round Robin Traveling PC Swap #99 on Jan 29, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the PC's! I will gladly pass yours along!
Response: Fantastic - thank you! And thanks for the heart!
Comment: Lol that cool how you did it I'm not computer aware lol I'm a paper gal. Great answer s. Have a great week
Response: Glad you liked my swap and thanks for the compliment.
Comment: loved your presentation. The reason for being late made me smile, and I now remember a game I could have picked -dip, dip, dip
Response: Hahah! Glad you liked the swap and thanks for the heart rating. These are so much fun!
Comment: What an adorable postcard! Thank you! I wish you many happy hours watching squirrels eat birdseed instead of your wires. 😺
Response: So glad you liked the card and thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thanks for the swap and the fun PC. I also like to do a little extra with each swap but no-one would ever accuse me of being an over-achiever. Over-procrastinator, maybe.
Response: LOL - I can over-procrastinate too! Thanks Neal!
colleenbUSA rated for ESG: Never have I ever... #1 on Jan 22, 2023
Comment: Haha, we all said HELL NO to bungee jumping!
Response: Haha! Thanks.
Selewis91 rated for Round Robin Traveling PC Swap #97 on Jan 22, 2023
Comment: Thank you!
Response: You're welcome - thanks for rating!
Cindymt rated for ESG: Shuffle your music #44 on Jan 21, 2023
Comment: Thank you for sharing :)
Response: You're welcme and thanks for rating!
estefaniagalan rated for Silly Pet Pics #3 on Jan 21, 2023
Comment: Thank you for sharing pictures of Tilly!❀️
Response: My pleasure :) Thanks for the heart!
WavesofJoy rated for ESG: Never have I ever... #1 on Jan 20, 2023
Comment: Thank you for sharing. I enjoyed reading your answers. How cool to have a large audience!
Response: Thanks for the nice comment and the heart!

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myancey on Dec 28, 2022:

Thanks for the Christmas card! Y’all look so festive and happy! I hope u have a great day!

ariestess on Dec 24, 2022:

Merry Christmas! I hope this holiday season is a joyous and peaceful one for you and yours.

Please enjoy these images for the ESG: Christmas Profile Bling swap!

mchesser12 on Dec 23, 2022:

for: ESG Christmas Profile Bling

yvonne401 on Dec 23, 2022:

Wishing you a safe and fun Christmas! May you have a wonderful Christmas Eve and Christmas Day!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

mysmashbooklife on Dec 22, 2022:

Hi! This is for the swap: ESG: Christmas Profile Bling Halloween Halloween Halloween

I hope you have a wonderful christmas!

yvonne401 on Dec 21, 2022:

Hi Ilyse!

May you enjoy a safe and fun winter season!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

rarjones on Dec 15, 2022:

Merry Christmas

CF- 2022 Rose

yvonne401 on Dec 14, 2022:

Hi Ilyse! Thanks for the Christmas β›„πŸŽ„ card and picture!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

yvonne401 on Dec 9, 2022:

Hi Ilyse!

I mailed out your Christmas card today. Please let me know when it arrives.

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

yvonne401 on Nov 24, 2022:

Hi Ilyse!

Wishing you a fun and safe Thanksgiving with your family and friends!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

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