Swap-bot Time: December 3, 2022 6:52 am


Date Joined: April 1, 2009
Last Online: December 2, 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 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!


Comment: Thank you! :)
Response: You're welcome!
Comment: Thank you!!! :)
Response: You’re welcome!
Comment: I am sorry for the late rating. I have been in and out of town & very behind on mail. I am participating in the next RR swap & will pass this card along! Thank you!
Response: Thanks for letting me know.
Comment: Thank you for the nice pier postcard. I love pictures that are by the ocean. Your goals sound like they're actually attainable so I hope you reach them all. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Response: Thanks so much - I hope you have a happy holiday season too. The year is really winding down quickly!
Comment: thank you for your list and nice card ... Thank you for hosting this round and I am eager to start the next one with you. 11/17
Response: Thank you so much! I enjoy hosting these, and glad you enjoy them too.
Comment: Yay! Thank you for the cute stickers and cutouts! I'm making my mom a sunflower cake for her birthday, and this little sunflower is perfect :)
Response: Nice! You are so creative πŸ™‚ Thank you for passing the cards along, and for the heart.
captkristi rated for SCATTS - V - ROUND 10 - US ONLY on Nov 16, 2022
Comment: I have been having trouble getting my mail! Sorry for the late rating. Love your answers, as always. Thank you
Response: No worries, but I’m sorry you’re having trouble with your mail! Always fun to swap with you and thank you for the heart.
NRGordon rated for ESG: Shuffle your music #42 on Nov 16, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the swap and the list. I was already familiar with several of the tunes and have listened to the others.
Response: Glad you enjoyed it, and thanks for the heart! Listen to my radio show at vabreeze.com!
Comment: Thank you! I almost did a squirrel one myself, but wasn't sure I could find lyrics for it! Haha!
Response: LOL - That really is a funny video. I got your card today too! Thx!
Comment: Thank you for the cute elephant postcard! My aunt was a teacher for 40 years and my cousin teaches third grade! I think teaching would be very rewarding! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Ilyse!
Response: Thanks so much! I sometimes regret not being a teacher - especially in the summer - but I'm happy with the wacky road I chose just the same! Happy TG to you too :)
Comment: Love the lyrics and pretty Hawaii PC, thank you!!
Response: Thanks Heidi - wish I was there right now. Our overnight temps are headed below freezing!
myancey rated for SCATTS - W - ROUND 10 - US ONLY on Nov 12, 2022
Comment: Thanks so much ! Happy thanksgiving πŸπŸ¦ƒ
Response: You're welcome and thanks for the heart!
Comment: Postcards received! I really liked your envelope with the pumpkin custom postage stamp.
Response: Glad you liked it and thanks for the nice comment and heart :)
Comment: Great song and card. I also like Barbra Streisand's version of it. Thanks! Susan (brooklynbunch)
Response: You're welcome - I like her music too!
Comment: thank you for the Lion card and matching great lyrics to it. 11/10
Response: Glad you liked the card and thanks again for hosting the series - fun!!
Comment: Thanks for sharing! That's so cool that you host a radio show! I used to be a radio host as well and I miss it so much. Good luck with all the final arrangements for your daughter's wedding!
Response: Thanks so much :) It's crazy doing radio again - especially online, because there are no commercial media monsters to botch things up! LOL -And thanks for the well wishes for the wedding!
03Scarlett rated for ESG: My Favorite Photo - October on Nov 6, 2022
Comment: Ilyse, every single photo you sent were so awesome that it was hard to choose a favorite but I would have to say it's of the upcoming bride. To me, she sure looks A LOT like her mama! Sending well wishes for the wedding and all of the things that go with it. πŸ’•πŸ’• (As I said, all the pics are fabulous but if I wrote about each, this would end up being a page long. πŸ˜‚)
Response: That's so sweet - thank you! And thanks for the heart - means a lot.
spacefoxsupreme rated for ESG: Shuffle your music #42 on Nov 6, 2022
Comment: Thank you for sharing your music - oh and thanks also for sharing your favourite photos with me as an extra response to the other swap :)
Response: You're welcome on both counts! Thanks for the heart and for being part of the group.
Comment: Love the card and extras, thank you! Have a wonderful wedding day! Happy Thanksgiving!
Response: Thank you so very much!
Comment: Thanks for sharing your photos! The giraffe onesie is too cute!
Response: Glad you liked the photos - I can't wait to meet my new great-niece!

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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

OrigamiGrace on Nov 24, 2022:


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

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