Swap-bot Time: April 12, 2021 6:46 am


Date Joined: April 1, 2009
Last Online: April 12, 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!


Comment: That is such a wonderful thing to do for another person.
SoberMermaid3 rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #240 on Apr 10, 2021
Comment: Ilyse thank you for the wonderful note. I hope you got all your cleaning done and relaxed well!
Response: Thanks Betsy - it never ends, LOL! glad you liked the note and thanks for the heart!
Comment: I loved reading your truths and lie and I am going to guess that your lie is #3. You didn't have dinner with Artie Kornfeld. Am I right?
Response: Nope! That one’s actually true. The lie was the one about locking myself in the bathroom at pre-school😂😂😂
arimails rated for Photo Scavenger Hunt 2 on Apr 8, 2021
Comment: Thank so much for sharing I liked the picture of the statue!
Response: Thanks 😊
colleenbUSA rated for ESG: Favorite Photo - March on Apr 8, 2021
Comment: Your doggie is a cutie! Jedi also loves puppucinnos!
Response: Thanks 😊
Loosefolia rated for Electronic Shopping Spree on Apr 7, 2021
Comment: Thank you for sharing! A trip to see the Northern lights sounds like a dream! I would love to go, too, someday. And to have a comfy home to return to, it sounds like your shopping spree was a success :D
Response: Thank you very much!
Comment: hahaha I love that!! Not the itchy eyes part, but the poem :) Thanks so much! Still in love with this swap. I try to sign up to every one of them. Easy and fun!
Response: Glad you liked it - Thanks for being part of the series!
Nando rated for Photo Scavenger Hunt 2 on Apr 6, 2021
Response: Thank you for rating and for the heart. Hope you enjoyed the pix and hope to swap again soon :)
bluecrayons rated for Electronic Shopping Spree on Apr 6, 2021
Response: Thanks for rating - Hope you liked the photos I sent.
NRGordon rated for Photo Scavenger Hunt on Apr 5, 2021
Comment: Sorry for the delay in rating. I have been in the hospital again and it is hard to read the emails on my phone. I love daffodils. WI have about two hundred in four patches. they aren't blooming her yet. Soon.
Response: Oh man - I hope you're feeling better! Thanks for rating and glad you liked the swap I sent.
MuggleMom rated for Photo Scavenger Hunt 2 on Apr 3, 2021
Comment: Happy pictures from a Happy Mom for sure. Pretty clever with the zoom (work) shot - I got zoom fatigue just looking at it, lol! xxMuggleMom
Response: Thanks so much! Hope you have a great week ahead.
kristyrogers rated for ESG: Favorite Photo - March on Apr 3, 2021
Comment: What a cutie! Love the pup!
Response: Thanks Kristy!
Comment: llyse - thank you for the postcards! I do not have any from Virginia in my collection. Hope you are watching baseball with baseball season on its way. Take care and keep on swapping!
Response: Absolutely! And my Tampa Bay rays are undefeated! Glad you like the postcards and thank you for the heart.
dorcii rated for Electronic Shopping Spree on Apr 2, 2021
Comment: Thanks a lot for your email about your shopping :) I spent half a year in Finland based in Helsinki. Sadly, that was a warm winter, so I couldn't see the Northern Lights :( If you go there, you should definitely try Salmiakki (liqorice), they make everything from it, like alcohol, ice cream, candy, bubble gum, chocholate, and who knows what I'm missing from the list!
Response: Oh my gosh - it would break my heart to go to Finland and not see the northern lights! Thanks for the tip though, you never know I might get there one day!
KarenFife rated for Scatts PC - Q - Round 7 - US Only on Apr 1, 2021
Comment: Thank you Ilyse! Quite a good quote! These are a fun challenge each week. I enjoyed your answers, and I had some of the same ones😄.
Response: Thanks Karen :) It is funny how often answers match. Glad you enjoyed this one and thank you for the heart!
arimails rated for Photo Scavenger Hunt on Mar 30, 2021
Comment: Thank you for a wonderful swap! Your daffodils came out so lovely :) Thanks for joining and making this such a fun swap <3
Response: Thank you! I love these and I'm so glad you're hosting!
Comment: I'm afraid I fall into the non-bed-maker category... more out of always just trying to get out the door and be on time for work in the mornings. I'm one who is always twenty minutes behind the rest of the world. (Please forgive me for not rating you sooner.) Stay safe and be well. xo
Response: haha - I know I'm a bit OCD about making my bed! Thanks for the kind words and the heart!
Comment: Oh those dreaded bathroom projects! My bathroom needs a complete makeover - total gut and remodel. So I'm with you on that one! And I love the Outer Banks postcard, thank you! Stay safe and be well. xo
Response: Thanks so much - glad the card made it. Have a great week!
annim rated for Photo Scavenger Hunt on Mar 29, 2021
Comment: Thank you! :)
Response: You're welcome!
NRGordon rated for Scatts PC - P - Round 7 - US Only on Mar 29, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the great PC and your list. That tower really stands out in a city of people who are rather known for being unobtrusive. I am feeling well, in general, but have been termed a 'long-hauler', still having a cough from the pnumonia's lung damage and weakness in my legs.
Response: Glad you liked the card and my answers, but sorry you joined the Long Hauler's club :( We need to figure out how to get you kicked out of there!!

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yvonne401 on Apr 4, 2021:

Hi Ilyse!

Wishing you a Happy Easter Sunday!

May the miracle of Easter bring you renewed hope, faith, love and joy.

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

yvonne401 on Apr 1, 2021:

Thank you for the cute birthday greeting!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

yvonne401 on Mar 21, 2021:

Wishing you a Happy Spring! Let your hearts sing as flowers bloom this spring!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

AislingKanoni on Feb 13, 2021:


This is for the ESG, Doggie Valentine's Profile Greeting Swap. I hope you're enjoying your weekend. Happy Valentine's Day.



colleenbUSA on Feb 9, 2021:

ESG: Doggie Valentine's profile greeting

doogie vday

doogie vday

doogie vday

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

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