Swap-bot Time: November 12, 2018 9:48 am


Date Joined: April 1, 2009
Last Online: November 12, 2018
Birthday: August 10, 1956
Country: United States
Ilyse On Life

Nice to meet you!

Hello! My name is Ilyse. I'm 62, married for 33 years and mom to 2 "twenty-somethings". 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 😁

Things I love

I ❤️ Summer, hot weather, beaches, lighthouses, tropical flowers, palm trees, trade winds, volcanoes and anything Hawaiian.

I'm new to Bullet Journals and quite hooked.

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.

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


**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, The Black List, Call The Midwife, Gray's Anatomy, Scandal, Nashville, Chicago Fire/Med, Hawaii 5-0, Shark Tank. 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!


jessnewson98 rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #123 on Nov 11, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for your beautiful card! I saw "A Star is Born" as well! I haven't been the US, I hope to go one day! I'm actually going to New Zealand in January, so I can't wait! It sounds like you had a lovely weekend ^_^
Response: Thanks for the nice comments and the heart. I hope you have a great visit to NZ ... jealous!!
Aynora rated for SHARED JOURNAL EXPERIENCE #21 on Nov 9, 2018
Response: Thanks for rating. You have a great journal!
Response: Thanks for rating and for the heart!
thequilterslink rated for CPG: Pick a Color #4 (US) on Nov 7, 2018
Comment: Wow..Thank you for all the green goodies!
Response: You’re welcome 😉 Thanks for the heart!
bjansen rated for Scattergories PC Swap - R - US only on Nov 7, 2018
Response: Thanks for rating and for the heart.
Response: Hope you liked the photos - thank you for rating.
Fritosmom rated for ESG: THE ABC'S OF ME on Nov 6, 2018
Comment: I love God Friended Me also and I am a Leo! Thank you and Happy Swapping!
Response: Yeay for Leo's! I just happened on "God Friended Me" and I'm hooked!
Comment: Beautiful scenery!
Response: Yes, it sure was - so pretty in person :) Thank you for rating and being part of the swap!
earthnk rated for Scattergories - Private Swap - Q on Nov 6, 2018
Comment: Kudos Ilyse, for working “quilting” in the game more than one time. Thank you for swapping Q’s with me. Take care😀
Response: So fun! Glad the card made it to you - and thanks for the heart!
littlemissme84 rated for ESG: THE ABC'S OF ME on Nov 5, 2018
Comment: Thanks for sharing
Response: Of course - it's great getting to know everyone better, and so easy! Thanks for the heart :)
Comment: Thanks! The picture is beautiful!
Response: Thanks - They're so much fun!
Comment: Great colours
Response: Thanks Ree :)
Comment: You have such a beautiful family! I am so happy for you that you had a great time ;D
Response: Thanks - somehow, we all turned out alright!
chaari rated for ESG: Travel recommendations on Nov 3, 2018
Comment: I was kinda expecting you to talk about that trip :D haha awesome! I looked at all your pictures, your daughter looks just like you :D Thanks a lot for your recommendations! Sure sounds like it was a great trip ♥
Response: Thank you for checking out all the pix - there’s so much to do there!
Vickyen rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #124 on Nov 3, 2018
Comment: Hi Ilyse! Always wonderful to have you as a partner! Thank you for the great share and recipe! Fall is here in full swing and we have had a few days of rain so lots of leaves done - sigh! Sorry you did not get your stress-free weekend but life is like that at times unfortunately! Hoping things are working out though! Sending hugs and good thoughts your way! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: Thanks Vicky, I appreciate the positive mojo and sweet comments. Hope you’re having a great weekend too!
Comment: Thank you! <3
Response: You’re welcome and thanks for the heart!
Comment: Sounds like your vacation was a lot of fun! And the pics were great too!
Response: Thank you very much!
Comment: Hello LLyse, I'm happy for you. Thank you for sharing with me. I wish that in the coming months there're many more things that will make you happy. I enjoyed meeting you better. See ya!
Response: Very sweet of you to say that - I appreciate your kind words and the heart!
KSENiA rated for ESG: Scavenger Hunt- October on Nov 1, 2018
Comment: Thank you for sharing
Response: You're welcome and thanks for the heart!
Comment: Haha, I LOVE Halloween, it's too bad it's only now gaining popularity here in Finland :D I would totally decorate my home with creepy, gory stuff all year around but I totally get it's not everyone's cup of tea :D that comforter looks extra fluffy! It's getting colder in here (I hate winter -_-) so I better start stacking up on extra comforters and fleece throws! I can't wait to see the new Fantastic Beasts, only a few more weeks to go! I went to the movies this month as well, saw Marvels Venom and it has much more humor then I thought it would have, loved it :) see you next time, Happy just-an-average-not-at-all-Halloweeny-Wedesyda ;)
Response: Happy Halloween! Thanks for the great comments and heart. We only had a few Trick or treaters this year...but the kids are all so cute!

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MSturgill87 on Nov 9, 2018:

Thank you Ilyse for the stamps and ink pads for my November wishlist in AWG!

CurlyTea on Oct 31, 2018:

Happy Halloween!

myancey on Oct 16, 2018:

When will Scattergories S and others be set up? Thanks for hosting these

phillaine on Oct 5, 2018:

Thank you for all of the happy HELLOs you sent me for my September wishlist. They make me smile. :)

marinda on Oct 3, 2018:

Thank you so very much for being an angel for me for the scattergories postcard swap-L! I love the postcard full of lighthouses you sent me. Thank you very much! 🤗🤗🤗

yvonne401 on Sep 23, 2018:


Once Upon An Autumn Day - Poem by Joseph T. Renaldi

Once Upon an autumn day, Colorful leaves began to fade In the midst of a chilly, frosty air As multitude of trees grew steadily bare.

Once upon an autumn day, The whispering breeze was here to stay Moving aimlessly through the countless trees Scattering leaves with the greatest of ease.

Once upon an autumn day, The leaves whirled freely in every way, Until at last they came to rest Finding a haven in which to nest.

Once upon an autumn day, The trees were dormant, and the leaves lay Waiting for the winter snow to fall To quickly obscure them one and all.

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

clutterfree on Sep 21, 2018:

from AWG....Ilyse....so thoughtful of you to send a card, tuck-ins and FB wishes to make my day special!!! Hugs, Charlene

goinjenny on Sep 13, 2018:

Thank you for the birthday card and stickers in AWG September!

yvonne401 on Sep 12, 2018:

Thank you for my AWG September wishes of Thanksgiving stickers, Christian cards and Thanksgiving craft decorations!



dalbright on Aug 19, 2018:

Ilysse❤️ Love the postcards with a prompt swaps! I hope you’ll keep hosting them, they’re one of my favorite! Love from Debbie in iowa!

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