Swap-bot Time: November 14, 2019 8:30 pm


Date Joined: April 1, 2009
Last Online: November 14, 2019
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 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.

I'm a Regional Manager for MARLIN. I'm also a YOUNG LIVING distributor and am 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, 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, 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 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!


chelle523 rated for SCATTS PC Swap - U - US Only on Nov 13, 2019
Comment: Just loved your postcard and your fun answers! Thank you! ❤️
Spiritbiscuit rated for ESG: Three Quotes on Nov 13, 2019
Comment: Very uplifting thank you.
Response: Glad you enjoyed my selection - thanks for the heart :)
Comment: Thanks!!!
Response: You're welcome and thanks for the heart!
luleemik rated for CPG Thanksgiving Card - US only on Nov 13, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful Thanksgiving card and warm holiday wishes.
Response: You are welcome - and thanks for the heart!
Comment: Hi Ilyse! Thanks so much for the stamps you picked out from my wishlist for this swap! I was so surprised and happy that you sent both that I had listed. So kind of you! Thanks again
Response: Glad it arrived safely and made you happy! You had some great options on your list :) Enjoy!
Nicollcia rated for ESG: Three Quotes on Nov 12, 2019
Comment: I loved to read these quotes! My favourite one is "The best view comes after the hardest climb" :)
Response: Glad you liked them - that's my favorite too, as my son is a climber, and I love seeing him reach new heights :) Thanks for the heart!
jessnewson98 rated for ESG: Shuffle your music #32 on Nov 12, 2019
Comment: Hey! Thanks so much for your music shuffle! I can't wait to listen to it!
Response: Thank you Jess!
Comment: Thank you for resending! I think you have a lovely name, that definitely sets you apart. :)
Response: Aww - thank you! Glad the card made it!
sweetsaltfish rated for SCATTS PC Swap - T - US Only on Nov 5, 2019
Comment: Thank you
Response: You're quite welcome and thanks for the heart :)
fiorellaione rated for ESG: Visit My Instagram on Nov 5, 2019
Comment: Thank you for stopping by! Your comments brightened my day 😊
Response: Aww! That’s nice, but you are so talented! I enjoyed seeing your work!
Comment: Got a little late, but thank you!! Loved it <3
Response: Thank you for rating and thank you for the heart.
MrsKytes rated for ESG: My Favorite Photo - October on Nov 3, 2019
Comment: I really love that sunrise photo! All the colors in the leaves photo look so nice as well. I'm glad your daughter was safe at the party! Thank you so much for sharing.
Response: Thank you so much for the kind words and for being a great swapper :)
snailmaillove041 rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #169 on Nov 2, 2019
Comment: Your card was so lovely and very much appreciated. You’re right, grieving the loss of a loved one is so final. I am doing better each day, thank you for your kind words. 💕 Your weekend sounded nice and cozy! I don’t like to go out in the rain either! I completely understand and relate to “one thing leading to another”! I will tell my husband that I am going to fold laundry and an hour later he will find me sorting clothes for goodwill! 😂
Response: Oh I'm so glad you liked my letter and the swap...and even more glad that you're doing alright ❤️Hope to swap again soon!
flowerais rated for ESG: My Favorite Photo - October on Nov 2, 2019
Comment: Yes, people definitely do drive crazy in Northern Virginia - especially in Alex! Your daughter's outfit was so nice. I really like your bold blue walls, makes your comforter pop even more! The shot of Virginia Beach was so BEAUTIFUL. I've never been to VA Beach & I live in VA!! I should go!! Thanks for sharing!! 💐
Response: Thanks so much for the nice comments and the heart!
Comment: I very much enjoyed the way you answered the prompts and introduced yourself. It was pleasure to read.
Response: Glad you liked my letter and answers. Thanks for the heart, and hope to swap again soon :)
Comment: Hi Ilyse! I loved your postcard with your problems...these are some of mine as well :) AND I am definitely not tired of you. I love your swaps!!! See you soon!
Comment: Thank you for the pictures.. :) Thank you for hosting this nice swap.. I would love to do it often
Response: Thanks for the great feedback, the nice comment and the heart. Glad to have you participate… I think these are so much fun as well.
tcornell rated for SCATTS PC Swap - S - US Only on Oct 31, 2019
Comment: Loved your "S" answers! Thanks for hosting this fun swap!!!
Response: Thanks Tracy!
Comment: Good photos and a great swap. Thanks!
Response: That's so sweet - Thank you!
SantaMonicaBingoGirl rated for ESG: The 15 Questions on Oct 29, 2019
Comment: I enjoyed reading your answers. Thanks for sharing.
Response: Thanks for rating and for the heart.

Rating Overview

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Dinkyde on Nov 14, 2019:

Thank you for the angeling me on the SCATTS PC Swap P.

LadyJo on Nov 7, 2019:

AWG November thank you for the birthday card, Christmas stickers an the address labels. It made my day!

earthnk on Nov 6, 2019:

Ilyse, it is hard to blow me away but you m’dear have done just that! Unexpected heart warming is what you did to this ole girlie 😁 thank you so very much for stamps I have not seen before and believe me, my local p.o. Is on speed dial for new stamp sales. Winter Berries are so pretty. Thank you for the SB card too! It will be going on my cells app where I currently have 4482 stars 😂😂 your beautiful hot air ballon card made my day as well. It is swap friends like you that make the experience here so special🤗

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! 🍁🍂

pkpeace on Oct 16, 2019:

Thank you so much for the lovely birthday card, vintage postage and the return labels! I appreciate your kind words!

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

ChrisAnne on Oct 3, 2019:

Thank you for the fun note cards from the CPG tag.

Tigerlilyknotwise on Oct 1, 2019:

Thank you for the September AWG! The recipes look delicious! I'm totally trying this baked oatmeal first, and the one with kielbasa sounds good too! Thanks!!

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