Swap-bot Time: September 17, 2019 5:52 pm


Date Joined: April 1, 2009
Last Online: September 17, 2019
Birthday: August 10, 1956
Country: United States
Ilyse On Life

Nice to meet you!


Hello! My name is Ilyse. I'm 63, have been married for 34 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 meet people around the world, in person or via the mail!

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.

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.

ATC's, Friendship Books, Postcards.

Anything wine-themed or coffee-themed!

Dogs & puppies, 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


**Fields of flowers

**Pretty churches, castles and historic buildings

**Children playing


**City skylines

Not a fan of vintage postcards, unless they're from Hawaii.

Favorite Television

This Is Us, Manifest, New Amsterdam, Tidying Up, 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.


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.

Please note - I'm very sensitive to cigarette smells and can't receive swaps that have a strong odor.

I only swap "High Quality" or "Nice & Neat" FBs -- No sloppy books with jagged edges. No label bags, slams, lyrics, FSS, etc..

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 the FOPS database 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!


Vickyen rated for SPCP: Street Art Snapshot on Sep 16, 2019
Comment: Hi Ilyse! I love your street art photo and that you made the photos into cards! Great job for your first attempt! I will be so happy when I use them!! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
sherba31 rated for CPG Sticker Slapped PC - US only on Sep 13, 2019
Comment: Thanks so much for BOTH pcs. Of course I love the beach theme and the fun floral is also great. Dorian turned away so we were safe in FL. Thanks again!
Response: I'm so glad you got them OK :) And even more glad that Dorian didn't stop by!
squince rated for SCATTS PC SWAP - M - US ONY on Sep 13, 2019
Comment: Thanks!
Response: Welcome!
Comment: I love the llama! LOL
Response: I'm so glad you like these too - I think they're a lot of run and relaxing too :)
tcornell rated for SCATTS PC SWAP - L - US ONLY on Sep 8, 2019
Comment: Thank you for hosting these fun swaps!
Response: Back at ya girl! Thanks for being part of the series and for being a great host yourself :)
Vickyen rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #161 on Sep 7, 2019
Comment: Hi Ilyse! Always enjoy when we are partners and yes, it is strange how SB has us as partners several times and then not for months! Not sure why it does it but I like when it matches us up! Sounds like the perfect weekend - laidback works for me! Yes, and it being September 7 - where have the previous months gone?? Another year is flying by - sigh! Enjoy your time with your son being back home! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: Thanks Vicky!
Comment: thanks for the cool card! a new one for my collection :)
Response: Glad you liked it and thanks for the heart!
TellaTar rated for ESG: My Favorite Photo - August on Sep 3, 2019
Comment: Loved all the beautiful photos that you shared on your blog. I think my favorite is your birthday photo. You look beautiful and love that smile!
Response: Oh thank you - that's so sweet of you to say. Thanks for the heart too :)
Response: Thanks for the prompt rating and the heart.
aspens rated for Postcards With a Prompt #51 - US Only on Aug 30, 2019
Comment: Everything you wrote, it was like poetry! Thank you so much for sharing!
Response: wow - thank you so much - that's super sweet :) And thanks for the heart!
Comment: Hi Ilyse! Always nice to have you as a partner! I have not been to CA at all but your pc is sure pretty! Yes, I have heard it is suppose to be a rough winter and all I can say, is bring on the beach! LOL! Wishing you all the best! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: Glad Swap-bot partnered us again - and I just wrote our TGIF 161 to you too :) Glad you liked the card and thanks for the heart!
shiloh102 rated for SF ~ Just Saying Hello USA #3 on Aug 29, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the lovely note.
Response: You're welcome and thanks for the heart!
Dinkyde rated for SCATTS PC SWAP - K - US ONLY on Aug 28, 2019
Comment: Cute card/great answers
Response: Thanks Deidre - glad you enjoyed it!
Kokoxo rated for PC Swap: Two truths and a lie #2 on Aug 27, 2019
Comment: Oh man these are tough!! My best guess is #2 "I speak 3 languages. English, French, German" ! Perhaps you speak 3 languages, but not those exact ones? Oooo I hope i'm right ~ Which one was it? :) P.S. Happy swapping ~ xoxo
Response: Good job! You guessed the right one! Thanks for the prompt rating and the heart!
kasa rated for ESG: List 5 x 5 on Aug 26, 2019
Comment: Thank you for sharing your answers with me. Visiting the Northern Lights in Finland sounds pretty good too me . I would like to visit there too. Happy swapping, Kasa.
Response: Thanks for the nice comments and for being part of the swap.
freespirit66 rated for Photo Scavenger Hunt - August on Aug 26, 2019
Comment: That's a big orange cat! We see quite a few feral cats in the country too. Lots of farmers around here have them to help keep the mouse population down. You must have a big dog! The paws look large! :) That's a great sign that you found...and so true!
Response: Thanks Ann - I always appreciate your kind comments and the heart too!
WitchCrafty rated for Photo Scavenger Hunt - August on Aug 26, 2019
Comment: Loved your photos and the way you described them, Thanks For sharing <3
Response: Thanks 😊 and thanks for the heart!
nalaqueen rated for ESG: List 5 x 5 on Aug 25, 2019
Comment: Thanks for sharing your answers, nice to read from you.
Response: Thanks very much - glad you enjoyed my answers.
grammypammy rated for ESG: List 5 x 5 on Aug 25, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the great answers! I like the one about buying a computer and rearranging your office because I'm all about organization and I try rearrange my office area all the time...lol
Response: Me tooooo! I really need a bigger monitor, but that project never makes it to the top of the list! Thanks for nice comments and the heart.
Sagebrushs rated for 4 Postcards in an envelope #6 on Aug 25, 2019
Response: Thank you for rating - hope you enjoyed the cards I sent :)

Rating Overview

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phillaine on Sep 11, 2019:

to Profile-Based Swaps!

yvonne401 on Sep 2, 2019:

Labor Day is seen as a day of rest for many hardworking Americans. (James P Hoffa)

Wishing you a happy and safe Labor Day!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

Tigerlilyknotwise on Aug 18, 2019:

Thank you for the cute mug rugs via AWG! It's nice to have enough that one can "live" in each of my frequented spots :)

orneryswife on Aug 15, 2019:

Thank you for all the goodies from my August AWG wishlist! 💟

LadyJo on Aug 15, 2019:

Thank you for sending me some AWG wishes for August! I love it!

goinjenny on Aug 13, 2019:

lemooon on Aug 10, 2019:

swap name:

- Happy Profile- Summer -

from @lemooon

"When the sun is shining I can do anything. No mountain is too high, no trouble too difficult to overcome."

  - Wilma Glodean Rudolph

MSturgill87 on Jul 26, 2019:

AWG July

Thank you for the birthday card and stamps! ❤

Artistic on Jul 25, 2019:

AWG July 2019: Thank you SO much. The big ones are the ones I haven't been able to find lately.

jenmcjen on Jul 24, 2019:

Thanks Ilyse!

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