Swap-bot Time: July 17, 2019 3:30 pm


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

Nice to meet you!


Hello! My name is Ilyse. I'm 62, 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.

Bullet Journals - still new at it, and far from the fancy ones I've seen, but it's fun and challenging.

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 "regular" 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!


SeleneW rated for SF~ 2 Postcards in an Envie ~ USA on Jul 15, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for you very pretty PCs! I can see why you love that area so much. I like the stationery you sent your note on as well. It is very cute. Thank you for the happy mail!
Comment: Thank you for the postcards! The Atlanta one is so pretty and absolutely love the Coca Cola postcard! I have been to the Coca Cola museum in Georgia once. Postcards were not a hobby at the time; so I never looked to see if they had any. I would like to go back and see if they have postcards. The museum was really interesting as well.
Comment: Thank you for the awesome postcard! I hate being cold and prefer it to be warmer too!
Comment: Thank you. Sorry I forgot to rate ealier!
Tayton44792 rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #152 on Jul 12, 2019
Comment: Hi Illyse, thank you for the letter! I look forward to swapping in the future! TAYTON
marinda rated for SCATTS PC SWAP - D - US ONLY on Jul 11, 2019
Comment: Love the postcard! Love these swaps. :D
mejulia rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #153 on Jul 11, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the great note. I'm so glad you were my partner. Some definite shaking going on here I'm far enough away from the epicenter so no damage here
CiCiHatter rated for SCATTS PC SWAP - C - US ONLY on Jul 9, 2019
Comment: thanks for this great pc....love it!!...great for summer days!....cheers!!
Response: Glad you liked the card and thanks for the heart!
SunTradeToo rated for ESG: Let’s Color - June on Jul 5, 2019
Comment: Thank you β™ͺβ™«*Β¨*β€’.ΒΈΒΈπŸ’Œ Sorry for the late rating, I had a family emergency. Love the pages!
Response: Oh no - hope all is OK! Glad you liked the swap, and thanks for the heart.
reader44ever rated for ESG: Organize Your Space! on Jul 4, 2019
Comment: Thanks for sharing, Ilyse! I enjoyed your photos. Your closet looks amazing now! It was really astonishing how much neater it looks. Thanks again! ❀
Response: Thank you Jen - I'm so happy you're back and swapping again. I missed you!
Comment: Thank you and happy 4th of July! Hope you have lots of fun planned for the long weekend! We are grilling and crafting:)
Response: Yes - me too! Exactly the same plans! LOL! Enjoy!
GmaKim rated for ESG: My Favorite Photo - June on Jul 1, 2019
Comment: Thanks for sharing the wonderful pictures!
Response: Thanks Kim. And I loved seeing your photos too. You live in a beautiful area!
kasa rated for ESG: My Favorite Photo - June on Jun 30, 2019
Comment: love the photo's of your family and the sunsets. very nice. thanks for sharing. will send you some of my mine email as suggested by you. happy swapping, karen.
Response: Thanks Karen. And thanks for the heart. I’ll look forward to seeing yours too!
colleenbUSA rated for ESG: Let’s Color - June on Jun 30, 2019
Comment: Love them!
Response: Thank you very much!
jessnewson98 rated for ESG: What are you reading? on Jun 28, 2019
Comment: The book sounds super interesting, I'll have to check it out! Thank you so much for hosting this swap! Have a wonderful weekend :)
Response: I finished the book just in time for our book club meeting and I was surprised that most of the members didn't really like the book. I thought it was good :)
squince rated for SCATTS PC SWAP - B - US ONLY on Jun 28, 2019
Comment: What a cute card!
Response: Thanks Sarah - and thank you for the heart!
SueEileen rated for Complimentary Craft Supplies on Jun 27, 2019
Comment: Thanks for participating! 😊
Response: Great idea :)
Comment: I've been to Virginia once, about 16 years ago, to visit my family when they lived there (military). It was winter so not a lot to see. If you come out to Oregon, I recommend you check out the coast. Interstate 101 runs all along the coast and is incredibly scenic!
Response: Glad you were able to visit VA - I'd love to see more of the west coast!
kristyrogers rated for ESG: Organize Your Space! on Jun 25, 2019
Comment: What an amazing closet space! Way to go! I very much enjoyed your email. Thank you!
Response: Thanks Kristy!
earthnk rated for ESG: What are you reading? on Jun 25, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the book recommendation. The labyrinth on the cover reminds me of the sculptured grounds I saw touring Versailles. Hope you make your deadline before book club.
Response: Glad you liked the review - Our meeting is tonight and I'm happy to report that I finished the book this AM - Nothing like the last minute!

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Ryleighsmom on Jul 8, 2019:

Thank you for the fabulous birthday mail you sent to my daughter via CPG! So appreciated!! ❀️❀️

PineappleTarts on Jul 3, 2019:

Happy 4th of July!

CPG July 4 Profile Bling - US only

tcornell on Jul 3, 2019:

Thank you so much for all of the unused postage and enclosure envelopes that you sent me for AWG June! It was incredibly sweet of you to send this to me twice, and appreciated more than you know!

Artistic on Jun 29, 2019:

AWG June: Thank you so very much! I'll use one for scrapbooking and the other to keep.

Tigerlilyknotwise on Jun 28, 2019:

Thank you for the interesting stickers! (AWG) This is the first bumper sticker I got! LOL All of them are great :)

goinjenny on Jun 28, 2019:

Thank you for the postage and PCs in AWG June!!

hollycm6 on Jun 27, 2019:

My AWGJune wish arrived... what a lovely package!! Thank you for the socks, they are great!! (They are just what I'd choose myself!) Thank you!

craftyone on Jun 25, 2019:

Love the June AWG wishes of pretty pink things! Such a nice surprise in my mailbox with its pretty pink packaging! Thank you so much.

bluehairedmary on Jun 25, 2019:

Thanks for the happy mail for the AWG group! These postcards are great! I especially love the vintage ones and the wooden one! Wow! Thanks for sharing!

yvonne401 on Jun 21, 2019:


I hope you have a wonderful summer!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

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