Swap-bot Time: January 15, 2021 6:02 am


Date Joined: April 1, 2009
Last Online: January 15, 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 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 😁 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!


Nevi2018 rated for ESG: Favorite Photo - December on Jan 13, 2021
marles rated for 3 Favorite Photos - December 2020 on Jan 13, 2021
Comment: Thanks so much for the resend!! The pictures are great! You and your puppy look cold! Love the Christmas picture!!
Response: LOL - I'm definitely a summer fan over winter! Have a Happy New Year!
cynaemon rated for ESG: December 3-2-1 on Jan 10, 2021
Comment: Thanks for sharing. I will keep your husband in my prayers.
Response: Thanks a million!
Comment: Thanks for the leopard PC. My Christmas was quiet this year :)
Response: Thanks so much!
colleenbUSA rated for ESG: Favorite Photo - December on Jan 10, 2021
Comment: Great photos and a cute puppy!
Response: Thank you and thanks for the heart too!
Comment: Thank you so much for this beautiful swap. I loved reading through it so much. It was so lovely and almost eye-opening. I hope that you have a nice year. Thank you so much for reaching out to me and really being so considerate. I really appreciate your effort towards me. Much Love, Veronika;)
Response: Your comments totally made my day ❤️ It's been a wild couple of weeks here, and it's so nice to feel appreciated. Back at ya - and please keep in touch!
Response: Mahalo!
Poohtat rated for Scatts PC Round 7 - C - US Only on Jan 10, 2021
Comment: Cute postcard and I like your answers. Thank you.
Response: Glad you liked it and thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you for the card and the D answers!
Response: Thanks so much - fun to find words for each one.
Johndeeregurl44 rated for Friendship Book Swap #20 on Jan 7, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the swap.
Response: You're welcome and thanks for hosting :)
Comment: We are all ready to be done with this covid nonsense, I have had cabin fever since the cold weather started, it made me start hibernating, I only go out for food and doctors... I do my church online (kind of getting used to sitting there in sweats with a cup of coffee and watching it now)
Response: Mee tooooooo! Thanks for the nice comments and the heart :)
cindygroet rated for ESG: December 3-2-1 on Jan 4, 2021
Comment: Best wishes for 2021. I also hope your husband gets well.
Response: Thank you and Happy New Year to you.
Comment: Thanks for sharing! Fascinating reading!
Response: Thanks AJ - happy new year!
Cindymt rated for 3 Favorite Photos - December 2020 on Jan 2, 2021
Comment: That is a cute sweater on the doggy!
Response: Thanks Cindy! Hope you have a happy and healthy new year!
Lward643 rated for 3 Favorite Photos - December 2020 on Jan 2, 2021
Comment: Thank you, I loved your pictures!
Response: I am honored to have hosted your first swap! Thanks for rating and have a happy new year!
Comment: I really enjoyed reading your answers. Congratulations on the new job. I’m glad you stayed healthy. I got the vaccine right before Christmas and will be getting my 2nd dose 1/11/21. Keep your head high. You’re a wonderful woman. Thank you!!
Response: Thank you so much for the kind words and for providing such important care to people who really need it! Happy New Year!
Comment: Thank you for all the adorable images! Have a very Happy New Year!
Response: Glad you liked them - hope you have a nice NY's eve - Stay healthy!
LindaW rated for Happy New Year Joy! on Dec 30, 2020
Comment: Thank you for sharing the joy in your list and for the World Vision magazine. God is good and faithful to us. I will pray for Salman and his family.
Response: Thank you so much Linda - Have a happy and blessed New Year!
Comment: Thank you so much for profile bling! I hope that you will have a wonderful year 2021. ;)
Response: Thanks so much and Happy New Year 2U2!
Comment: Thank you for all the cute puppy Christmas greetings! Happy Holidays!
Response: You're welcome :) Glad you liked them and thanks for the heart. Happy New Year!

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ChrisAnne on Jan 2, 2021:

Thank you for the great tag from CPG ~ Tag, You're It. I thank you even more for sharing your family Christmas card. What fun pics! Love the ears on your pup!

yvonne401 on Dec 31, 2020:

Hi Ilyse!

Wishing you and yours a Happy New Year!

May 2021 be much better than 2020 for everyone in this world. Stay healthy and stay safe.

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

Lilyhax on Dec 31, 2020:


Happy New Year! CPG: NYE Profile Bling

OrigamiGrace on Dec 29, 2020:

Happy New Year! Cheers to 2021!



CPG NYE Profile Bling

yvonne401 on Dec 24, 2020:

Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas! May the coming year be a better one than this year. Stay healthy and stay safe.

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

marinda on Dec 22, 2020:

Merry Christmas! CPG Christmas Profile Bling - Global

OrigamiGrace on Dec 21, 2020:

Happy Holidays!!


Rosie2766 on Dec 20, 2020:


Here is your ESG: Christmas Profile Greeting!! I hope you have a fantastic holiday!!

Merry Christmas!!!



lemooon on Dec 20, 2020:

'CPG Christmas Profile Bling - Global'

Wishing you every happiness this holiday season and throughout the coming year!

itsnobody on Dec 18, 2020:

ESG: Christmas profile greeting

Greetings! Have nice holidays and be healthy. All the best wishes from Bulgaria~




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