Swap-bot Time: July 30, 2021 11:46 pm


Date Joined: April 1, 2009
Last Online: July 30, 2021
Birthday: August 10, 1956
Country: United States
Ilyse On Life
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Nice to meet you!


Hello! My name is Ilyse. I'm 64, 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 😁 us

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.

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!


Comment: Thank you for the great postcard.
GirlMomToTwo rated for 5 slams July 2021 USA on Jul 30, 2021
Comment: thank you for the extra stickers and labels! Ill make you some slams :)
Response: You're welcome and thank YOU! Thanks for the heart too.
mchesser12 rated for SCATTS - H - ROUND 8 - US ONLY on Jul 29, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the Victor Hugo quote postcard and sharing your H answers. I also selected haunted houses as an answer.
Response: Thanks Melissa - I hate haunted houses - such a wimp!
Candace rated for CPG-Make someone's day-US on Jul 29, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much :)
Response: You're welcome and thanks for the heart :)
Comment: Thank you!! I really enjoyed reading your selections. Fun swap.
Response: Thanks Melissa! These really are fun. Thanks for the heart too.
Fabriqueen rated for The 15 questions swap #1 on Jul 25, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for sharing! I love these types of swaps where we get to know each other better! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
Response: Same here! Glad you enjoyed the answers and thank you for the heart.
Comment: You outdid yourself with this swap! I enjoyed reading the quotes and seeing the images and music videos that you paired with some of them. I laughed at this quote: "“A Woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle." Had never heard that one before. You can't go wrong with Mary Poppins and any song from that movie!
Response: You’re so kind to say that 💜 I felt the same way reading your answers. Fun to explore! Thanks Ann!
SkaGirl rated for The 15 questions swap #1 on Jul 24, 2021
Comment: Thank you! I enjoyed reading your answers :) That photo was beautiful!!!
Response: Glad you enjoyed reading the answers - I always enjoy seeing what others say too :) And thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thanks so much for joining my swap...I loved your Wilbur the whale story! Take care ♥
Response: Glad you liked the story and thanks for hosting a fun one!
hanifahsekar98 rated for The 15 questions swap #1 on Jul 22, 2021
Comment: I really enjoy reading your answer! and the plant is pretty!
Response: Thank you and thanks for the heart!
clutterfree rated for CF: Scavenger Hunt BEACH on Jul 21, 2021
Comment: Ilyse...an extra special package indeed..like Christmas in July!! I so wish I could give you more hearts! Thank you for all the awesome items you chose from reading my profile and making it very personal...I especially like the awesome postal mailers and I will enjoy the Beth Moore devotional and let it be a reminder to pray for you dear friend....sorry for a delayed rating as I explained in the PM...truly thankful for the great swap, your friendship and generosity... Hugs and may your summer have BEACH moments... Charlene
Response: So happy you enjoyed the swap. Thanks for the prayers and the heart!
NRGordon rated for SCATTS - G - ROUND 8 - US ONLY on Jul 21, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the lovely PC and your answers. Yes, grandkids! And taking the grandkids for gyros and gazpacho.
Response: Good Golly, Grandpa! Thanks for the giggle and the heart!
Poohtat rated for ESG: Post a Profile Hello on Jul 21, 2021
Comment: Thank you!
Response: You're welcome!
SatisHuman rated for The 15 questions swap #1 on Jul 19, 2021
Comment: Thanks for sharing! I agree with #13.
Response: Thanks! These are fun and really made me think :)
annim rated for Virtual Photo Journal (June) on Jul 18, 2021
Comment: Thank you!
Response: Glad the swap made it to you - thanks for rating and the heart.
infphann rated for ESG: Post a Profile Hello on Jul 18, 2021
Comment: Hello 👋🏽 Tysm for the lovely comment on my page 😊 I'm still looking images for my partner's haha..and this is first time I'll do image comment hope I'll do good :D Ty again!
Response: Glad you liked the ones I chose :) Let me know if you need help getting the sizing correct. Have fun and thanks for the heart.
Comment: Hi Ilyse! So happy to be swapping with you again! Our weather has been hot and humid, too. Only had that one tropical storm that was the side effect of the hurricane, but summer is hot, humid, and rainy! So we get rain almost everyday. Hope you are staying well, and happy for you that you work from home. Take care..hope we can swap again soon 😃
Response: Ditto! And thanks for the heart!
Comment: Hilarious!! I love them, thank you for sending some cuties!! Lady liberty plus ice cream cone is perfect for a hot n humid summer!!!
Response: Glad you liked them - I think they're so much fun :) Always good to swap with you. Thanks for hosting and for the heart!
Cindymt rated for The 15 questions swap #1 on Jul 16, 2021
Comment: It was so fun reading your answers! Have a great weekend!
Response: Glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you for the nice ski card! I understand what you mean about managing money. When I grew up I don’t know a thing about it until I was on my own. Boy did I learn fast!
Response: Hard lessons, for sure! Thanks for the nice comment and heart :)

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mchesser12 on Jul 22, 2021:

for: ESG Post a Profile Hello

hammondeggs on Jul 18, 2021:


Can't you picture yourself walking on the sand??

From: Hammondeggs

ESG: Post a Profile Hello

colleenbUSA on Jul 18, 2021:

ESG: Post a Profile Hello

dalbright on Jul 14, 2021:

I love your postcards with a prompt swaps! Thank you so much for hosting them! 💕❤️Debbie, Iowa

yvonne401 on Jul 4, 2021:

Hi Ilyse!

There are no perfect words which can describe the feeling of gratitude I feel towards my country. Proud to be an American.

Have a safe and happy 4th of July!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

Nicole72898 on Jun 28, 2021:

Thank you so much for the kind welcome greeting for your group! Looking forward to joining some swaps

yvonne401 on Jun 21, 2021:

Hi Ilyse!

Wishing you a happy first day of summer!

May it be a healthy and safe one!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

infphann on Jun 21, 2021:

Hello 👋🏽 Tysm for the warm welcome to the group 🤗 Have a great day 💕

ariestess on Jun 12, 2021:

Just a little fun to brighten your profile page for the ESG: Profile-based Profile Comment from your partner, ariestess.

Because you love lighthouses, a graphic of the lighthouses of Oregon, my personal favorites for life.

Because you love coffee, I thought this graphic might make you laugh.

And because you like sloths, I found this amusing Sloth Yoga graphic for you.

myancey on Jun 12, 2021:

Funny story I rcvd your original k postcard from February. It has 2/14\21 date on it and a happy Valentine’s Day message on it. Thanks so much!

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