Swap-bot Time: July 9, 2020 12:50 pm


Date Joined: April 1, 2009
Last Online: July 9, 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 63, 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 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.

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

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


**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, 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.


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.

3/22/2020 - taking a break from Friendship Books, however, when I do swap, 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 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!


zurdoswifey rated for ESG: June 3-2-1 on Jul 9, 2020
Comment: Thanks for sharing...Im glad your fur baby is recovering nicely...I really hope you get to the beach...there’s nothing quite like rejuvenating your soul at the beach...I live 4 blocks from a small beach from an ocean inlet and 20 min from the actual ocean...your deck is beautiful, we are doing ours next month and I’m so excited as it overlooks the luscious veggie garden ...have a happy and blessed July 🙂
valleychic rated for ESG: June 3-2-1 on Jul 9, 2020
Comment: Thanks for sharing your answers. Your deck turned out great. I hope you enjoy your trip to the oceanfront. Our beaches, sadly, are closed.
Response: Thank you so much - and thanks for the heart :)
magaskawee rated for Photo Scavenger Hunt on Jul 7, 2020
Response: Thanks for rating and for the heart.
Purplmyst rated for Photo Scavenger Hunt on Jul 6, 2020
Response: I hope you liked the swap I put together. Thanks for rating. .
Jjean rated for ESG: June 3-2-1 on Jul 6, 2020
Comment: Thanks, just forgot to rate.
Response: Thanks 😊
TammieM3ENF rated for ESG: Summer Letter Swap on Jul 6, 2020
Comment: Thank you Ilyse for the lovely long email you sent me :) Apologies again for not rating sooner and I will reply in the next couple of days.
Response: Glad you got my ramblings :) I'll look forward to your reply when you have a chance - Thanks!
colleenbUSA rated for ESG: My Favorite Photo - June on Jul 5, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the great photos! I especially love seeing other people furbabies!
Response: Thanks Colleen - I loved seeing Jedi too! Thanks for swapping and for the heart!
Merimax rated for ESG: My Favorite Photo - June on Jul 5, 2020
Comment: Nice deck! Cute dogs. Thanks for sharing.
Response: Thanks so much, and thanks for the heart.
Comment: Thank you! I’ve been in this bridge many times!
Response: Thanks - glad to remind you of your travels :) I always get a kick out of getting a card from someplace I've been too.
suepier rated for Quick PC Swap #1 on Jul 2, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the pretty postcard.
Response: You're welcome and thanks for rating and the heart!
Comment: Thank you for the great postcard and sharing your dream vacation with me.
Response: My pleasure! Thanks for the heart :)
Autumn5 rated for ESG: Let's Color - June on Jul 2, 2020
Comment: These are beautiful, Thank you so much!
Response: Glad you liked them, and thanks for the heart ... Hope to swap again soon!
Comment: Thanks
Response: You are welcome. So glad you received the card.
JenniferJo rated for Scatts PC Swap - F - US Only on Jul 1, 2020
Comment: Thank you!
Response: Thanks for rating and the heart!
Comment: Thank you for the postcards - and all the wonderful treats! I too have cut back on Postcrossing and I'm making up the difference by sending postcards to older people in my synagogue who are staying home alone. (It's easier for me than making phone calls and people enjoy the postcards.) The stickers are perfect to add to those postcards.
Response: I’m so glad you liked the stickers and the swap. I love that you’re going to use them for encouraging others. Thanks for the heart also!
Comment: Glad to see that some things have turned out well for 2020--I like to see the bright side of things, too.
Response: Thanks so much for the nice comment and the heart. Here’s to a strong finish to 2020!
shellybuckmeier rated for Scatts PC Swap - C - US Only on Jun 23, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the Chicago postcard and the C questions and answers. What a unique swap!
Response: You’re welcome, and thank you for writing.
dorcii rated for ESG: Let's Color - June on Jun 21, 2020
Comment: Ilyse, I'm always happy to see your email in my mailbox! :) Thanks a lot for the nice pictures and thans a lot for organizing the swap :)
Response: My pleasure! Thanks for swapping, your nice comments and the heart!
4Friends rated for Scatts PC Swap - D - US Only on Jun 19, 2020
Comment: Thank you
Response: You're welcome :)
USTravelingGirl rated for Scatts PC Swap - A - US Only on Jun 15, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the postcard! I totally agree with tou on the photo opp in Alaska!! Good answers as always
Response: Thanks :)

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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 they’re my favorite color too. I was making a quiche the day they arrived, so the timing was perfect! Thank you 😊
♥️ Jill

tcornell on Oct 30, 2019:

Thank you so much for the incredible Washi rolls you sent to me from Etsy! They really are gorgeous! Sorry for the delay in thanking you, they arrived yesterday! October AWG wish list. ♥️♥️♥️♥️

earthnk on Oct 16, 2019:

Dear Mom, I have had so much fun in Cali, seeing sites, going to a musical, a film screening and reception at a highfalutin agency and even a delicious lunch at honey baked ham store where I discovered carrot salad with golden raisins 😅 I've missed you and can't wait to get back home and share my adventures!

Hugs to Dad, See you soon,
Your lil journal 🧳

Ryleighsmom on Oct 16, 2019:

Thank you so much for the autumn labels sent via AWG! Love them! 🍁🍂

yvonne401 on Oct 9, 2019:

Hi Ilyse! Thank you for my AWG October wish of an awesome selection of tea!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

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