Swap-bot Time: October 20, 2020 6:24 pm


Date Joined: April 1, 2009
Last Online: October 19, 2020
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 35 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 ๐Ÿ˜ us

Things I love

10/2020 - Iโ€™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 โค๏ธ 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 โค๏ธ 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!

Iโ€™m having a lot of fun with ATCs and trying new things and Iโ€™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 pretty fish postcard and sharing your school days. I'm glad your turning school years turned out well even with a few bumps. Those teen years are so hard! Thank you and take care!
Response: Thanks so much ๐Ÿ˜€
Rapsy rated for ESG: October Survey on Oct 13, 2020
Comment: I enjoyed reading your answers, we both hate scrubbing and love listening to music when we're down :) Take Care :)
Response: Thank you for your nice comment in the heart. Itโ€™s always good to learn more about each other!
cindygroet rated for ESG: October Survey on Oct 12, 2020
Comment: Thank you for sharing your answers. It was nice reading them.
Response: Thanks Cindy ๐Ÿ˜€โค๏ธ
SilverD rated for P&M Postcard Scavenger Hunt Swap 18 on Oct 8, 2020
Comment: Thank you, love the selection. The Campbell's and Dancer are my favs! Love the National pc week, too. Thank you for a great swap!
Response: Youโ€™re welcome and thanks for the heart!
ericabella rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #213 on Oct 8, 2020
Comment: Thank you, Ilyse! I love the extras, too.
Response: Glad you liked the swap :) Thank you for the heart too!
Comment: Thanks for hosting! Mushrooms are so interesting & strange! Glad youโ€™re enjoying your pretty roses.
Response: They really are, and we have soooo many this year - LOL! Thanks for being in the swap and the ESG group, and thank you for the heart!
Comment: Thanks for the pics!
Response: Youโ€™re welcome and thank you for the heart!
Comment: Thank you for a delightful collection of items! I will enjoy using them in my fall artwork.
Response: Thanks for the nice comment and the heart. I hope you have a great season ahead.๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‚
littlehana86 rated for ESG: 21 Questions About You on Oct 4, 2020
Comment: Hello.. Love reading your answers. I hope you have a great summer this year. I love beaches too. Sorry for putting this late.
Response: Thanks so much for the nice comment in the heart!
Comment: Thank you!!! :)
Response: You are welcome. And thank you for the heart!
Comment: I can't imagine a life of travel. I like to stay home too much! Thank you for the nice postcard.
Response: Iโ€™m not used to staying home! But I like it ๐Ÿ˜€ thanks for the rating and Iโ€™m glad you like the postcard.
Vickyen rated for CPG: Hotel PC - US Only on Oct 2, 2020
Comment: Hi Ilyse! So nice to have you as a partner! I have seen the ducks at the Peabody - so cool! We just visited but did not stay there-did have a great time in Memphis - oh how I miss those days! Wishing you all the best and please stay safe! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: Hi Vicky! Glad you got the card OK and that you have seen the ducks in person! Hope to swap again soonโ€ฆ Stay safe!
traceyj rated for ESG: My Favorite Photo - September on Oct 2, 2020
Comment: Thanks for sharing your lovely photos! I can almost smell the morning air โค๏ธ
Response: That's so sweet - thanks! And thank you for the heart!
Rosie2766 rated for Email, show me your weekend. on Oct 1, 2020
Comment: Thank you for sharing your weekend pics!! Tillie is a beautiful dog!!!
Response: Thank you so much! She has really been a joy โค๏ธ
Comment: Law is very interesting! I actually completed a paralegal course but never found the right attorney to work for and moved on to other things. But I'm glad I studied it! Stay safe and be well!
Response: That would be really interesting! My nephew became an attorney and I really enjoy talking to him about some of the things he has been working on.
janeengland rated for Email, show me your weekend. on Sep 29, 2020
Comment: Hi Iiyse, Thank you for your lovely photos I enjoyed looking at them.
Response: Thank you Jane - and thanks for hosting a fun swap. :)
myancey rated for Scatts PC Swap - P - US Only on Sep 28, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the pc. That looks like a fun town to visit. Great answers too. Thank you so much ! ( btw could u pls send me a msg when u post the next scatts and pcps)
Response: Thanks Mindy :)
KSENiA rated for ESG: 21 Questions About You on Sep 23, 2020
Comment: Thank you for sharing.
Response: You're welcome and thanks for sending your answers too :)
arimails rated for Photo Scavenge Hunt 9 on Sep 22, 2020
Comment: Thank you for sharing, and what an adorable puppy Tilly <3
Response: Thanks for the heart and the sweet comment. Tilly is the best!
Comment: Thank you! Very nice journal! I love these,don't you? So much fun to put together and I've never seen two that were anything alike.
Response: Oh I'm so glad to know you liked the journal. This is my 3rd, and you're right - the ones I've done and the ones I've received are all unique! They are kind of therapeutic to put together and so much fun to go through!

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littlehana86 on Aug 24, 2020:

Life happens, coffee helps. Have a good day!

PrettyCraftyTales on Aug 23, 2020:

ESG: Positive Partners Profile Perk - SMILE :) Sloth

bambam on Aug 22, 2020:

ESG: Positive Partners Profile Perk Swap

everyday is a new beginning

shirleyinCA on Aug 4, 2020:

Thank you so much for the delightful CPG Pick 2 Tag. I love the jumbo scrabble letters and hearts and the quite wonderful Alice stickers! What fun it will be to use all that you sent me!

yvonne401 on Jun 20, 2020:

Hi Ilyse!


Wishing you a fun and safe summer!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

yvonne401 on May 25, 2020:

Hi Ilyse!

Wishing you a happy and safe Memorial Day!

Let Memorial Day be a day to count our blessings and remember those who serve to protect our country and our freedom.

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

PineappleTarts on Apr 19, 2020:

Hello from New Jersey! I see you like coffee and wine. I hope you have been enjoying both during this quarantine.

Wishing you and your family health and happiness.

ESG: Friendly Profile message

Jaimiepaige on Apr 15, 2020:

ESG: Friendly Profile Message!

Have a lovely day, stay safe! Jaimie

SunTradeToo on Apr 12, 2020:

ESG: Friendly Profile message/April

Butterfly1974 on Feb 20, 2020:

thanks Thank you so much for my AWG wish. My new potholders are not only well made, but theyโ€™re my favorite color too. I was making a quiche the day they arrived, so the timing was perfect! Thank you ๐Ÿ˜Š
โ™ฅ๏ธ Jill

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