Swap-bot Time: June 21, 2021 1:01 am


Date Joined: April 1, 2009
Last Online: June 20, 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 36 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: Thank you so much for the lovely Virginia PC! I play several word games online but I could never play Scrabble at home. My hubby has to ask me how to spell everything. I tease him that it's a Polish thing. LOL! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
Response: Thanks :) Glad you liked the card - and you described how my hubby plays too - words he makes up should count, according to him!
BTim rated for ESG: My Favorite Photo - May on Jun 18, 2021
Comment: Thanks for sharing your photos! I especially love Pica under the big Colorado sky!
Response: Thanks Tim - She's a lucky dog, for sure!
laterdayze rated for CPG June 2021 SC PC - US Only on Jun 17, 2021
Comment: Love the postcard, thank you! How cool that you went to Brown! Don't come across too many people who even know where RI is, lol, most seem to think we are part of Massachusetts! LOL
Response: LOL! Poor Little Rhody! Such a nice part of the country - great memories from Newport, Roger Williams Park, Narraganset.... ❤️
Hugsie86 rated for ESG: Currently, I'm... on Jun 16, 2021
Comment: Thank you for your answers!
Response: You're welcome and thanks for rating :)
Hugsie86 rated for ESG: Welcome to my World on Jun 16, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the presentation! Really enjoyed looking at it!
Response: Glad you enjoyed it - Always fun to check on recommended sites! Thanks for the heart too.
Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome card and potion stickers. I love them :)
Response: You're welcome :) Thanks for the nice comment and heart!
tinylans rated for ESG: Welcome to my World on Jun 14, 2021
Comment: thank you for sharing! i really loved opening the links and seeing a whole different world! the business district seemed like a nice place to explore :D
Response: Thank you very much - glad you enjoyed the sites, and thanks for the heart!
squince rated for SCATTS - C - ROUND 8 - US ONLY on Jun 14, 2021
Comment: Thanks!
Response: You're welcome :)
Comment: That’s wild we are so near each other! Also, wish I could rate higher than a 5 and give more than one heart, this is just WOW no words. Thank you!
Response: Oh my - glad you liked the card so much! Reach out if you're ever in Midlo and want to grab a coffee :) Thanks for the nice comment and the heart!
ariestess rated for ESG: Profile-based Profile Comment on Jun 12, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much! I really want that shirt now! LOL
Response: LOL - Me too! Thanks for the rating and heart!
Comment: Thankyou:)
Response: You're welcome - thanks for the rating and heart :)
tinylans rated for ESG: Profile-based Profile Comment on Jun 7, 2021
Comment: thank you so much for the comment<3 have a wonderful day!
Response: Of course! Thanks for the rating and the heart.
Comment: Thanks for sharing your travel list with me. Using different colored inks was a fun touch! We're planning a trip in 2 weeks to Traverse City - I'm looking forward to seeing a friend that I haven't seen in MANY years and just getting out of town. Safe travels!
Response: Thanks for the nice comment and the heart - Have an awesome trip!
ariestess rated for ESG: Acrostic Challenge on Jun 5, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much! This was really neat!
Response: It was harder than I anticipated, but fun! Glad you liked it and thanks for the heart :)
ariestess rated for ESG: Show me your photos on Jun 5, 2021
Comment: Thanks for sharing!
Response: You're welcome :)
Kirkdebb rated for ABCUSA ~ Letter N Swap on Jun 4, 2021
Comment: I love the narwhal! Can't wait to add them to my swaps! Thank you also for the notecards!
Response: Yeaay! Glad you liked the swap and thanks for the heart :)
Casaterra rated for My "First" Swap on Jun 4, 2021
Comment: Thank you for your list of “firsts”; I enjoyed reading them!! You have beautiful writing, and completely spoiled me with the goodies! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Response: Yeaay! Glad the swap arrived safely and that you enjoyed the letter. That was a fun one :) And thanks for the heart!
freespirit66 rated for ESG: My Favorite Photo - May on Jun 3, 2021
Comment: I love Tilly's expression. She looks like she'd be great companion. That's a wonderful photo of your husband and daughter. Spring has so many enticing scents...including honeysuckle. I love smelling the apple blossoms, lilacs, peonies, and roses here. That looks like a great place for Pica to hike!
Response: Thank you Ann! I'm so happy you're back!!
debbiespoms rated for SCATTS - B - ROUND 8 - US ONLY on Jun 3, 2021
Comment: Hello there Ilyse! Received your Boston PC today and thank you very much for it and your answers Love your perfect day for back rub. I love those & my husband does it well, hee hee! For doctor, I also choose Bronchitis for my partner. A lot of what you wrote down I also have. Esp. the food fest for Bratwurst, yummy! So, I enjoyed reading what you wrote.
Response: It's funny how often our answers match up - I guess "great minds really do think alike!" :) Thanks for the sweet note and the heart!
LindaW rated for CF: Color Swap Pink on Jun 1, 2021
Comment: Thank you for all the pink paper items. I like all of them.
Response: Glad you liked everything - Thanks for rating and for the heart.

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ariestess on Jun 12, 2021:

Just a little fun to brighten your profile page for the ESG: Profile-based Profile Comment from your partner, ariestess.

Because you love lighthouses, a graphic of the lighthouses of Oregon, my personal favorites for life.

Because you love coffee, I thought this graphic might make you laugh.

And because you like sloths, I found this amusing Sloth Yoga graphic for you.

myancey on Jun 12, 2021:

Funny story I rcvd your original k postcard from February. It has 2/14\21 date on it and a happy Valentine’s Day message on it. Thanks so much!

mchesser12 on Jun 7, 2021:

for: ESG Profile-Based Profile Comment

for your love of travel

for your love of the beach and the sun

and finally, for your love of Scrabble

yvonne401 on May 21, 2021:

Hi Ilyse! Thank you for the washi and stickers RAK!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

kafekafe on May 16, 2021:

Hey Ilyse, nice to see you on here! Thanks for joining my swap! :) --Katya

BellaRose on May 1, 2021:

Profile Deco Swap - Spring Flowers Spring: A lovely reminder of how beautiful change can truly be.

MCGalaxy on Apr 19, 2021:

I'm so sorry. I may have missed your profile when I was posting these flowers over the weekend. Again I'm so sorry

Spring Flowers

LadyJo on Apr 17, 2021:

Thank you a bunch for the awesome looking address return labels. They are great picks! I also like the notecards too! Beautiful!

BellaRose on Apr 12, 2021:

Profile Deco Swap - Spring Flowers Spring: A lovely reminder of how beautiful change can truly be.

Mandragora on Apr 12, 2021:

I just love poppies :) Mandragora from profile deco swap

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