Swap-bot Time: January 22, 2022 8:58 am


Date Joined: April 1, 2009
Last Online: January 22, 2022
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 65, 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 šŸ˜ us 2

Things I love

10/2020 - Iā€™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 ā¤ļø Summer, hot weather, beaches, lighthouses, tropical flowers, palm trees, trade winds, volcanoes and anything Hawaiian.

Christian themes are welcome. Scripture, devotionals, journals.

Favorite colors: Ocean hues, Jewel tones or Pastels - Bright or soft.

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 ā¤ļø 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!

Iā€™m having a lot of fun with ATCs and trying new things and Iā€™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!


LadyJo rated for ABC USA - I is for Introductions on Jan 22, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the fun letter to read! I still learn some new things about you and your family! I am glad you are enjoying the new job, too! Thank you for the tea, stickers, and postcard all favorites of mine! Hope to see you again soon at the mailbox!
Response: You're so welcome - It was nice to 'chat' more than what fits on a postcard :) and, thanks for the heart!
Lilyhax rated for ESG: Color Me January on Jan 22, 2022
Comment: Thank you for getting me drawing again.
Response: Thanks for the nice words and the heart!
BusyB rated for ABC USA - W is for Winter on Jan 21, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the awesome happy mail inside and out! Everything you sent I will use and the recipe sounds yummy. Can't wait to try the stuffed pork chops and already used the return addy labels on my swap envelopes this evening. Thanks for your sweet note as well. Happy New Year blessings to you in 2022!
Response: You're welcome, and I'm glad you enjoyed the swap. Thank you for the heart!
msjoana75 rated for January FB Swap - US Only on Jan 21, 2022
Comment: Thank you for your wonderful swap.
Response: Glad you got the FBs ok, and thank you for the heart!
Comment: Thanks!
Response: You're welcome :)
grammypammy rated for ABCUSA: JAN Postcard Swap on Jan 20, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the Arizona, Nantucket and Redwoods Postcards! And for the extra faith items too! Enjoy your day!
Response: Thanks Pam - Glad the swap made it safely, and thanks for the heart too :)
RealRhinoMan rated for Happiness Scavenger Hunt #3 on Jan 18, 2022
Comment: Fella looks so comfortable in bed, seems a shame to put him back! My daffodils stems are just rising from the ground, s the days get a little longer. I'm not a fan of Winter either so fingers crossed for a swift spring!
Response: Haha! Thanks for the chuckle and the heart. Iā€™m jealous that your daffodils are coming in already!
TrishaLSmith rated for Easy PC Swap - Nov. on Jan 16, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful postcard. Have a fantastic day! I received the resend of this card yesterday. Since I received both, I'd like to send you a card in place of the second. šŸ™‚ thank you
Response: Iā€™m so glad both cards made it to you! Thanks for swapping and for the heart.
Response: Thanks Bev :)
basykes rated for Happiness Scavenger Hunt #1 on Jan 16, 2022
Comment: What fun photos!
Response: Glad you enjoyed the swap and thanks for the heart!
freespirit66 rated for Happiness Scavenger Hunt #3 on Jan 16, 2022
Comment: Really enjoyed how you presented your swap with the descriptions and pictures. The rose that you got when your dad died is beautiful. What a lovely reminder of him! I had to double-take with "Fella." It would be interesting to know what he is worth. I agree with you about seeing daffodils and other spring flowers. We still have a couple months (at least) before we see any sign of Spring here. Hope Spring - and the daffodils - comes earlier there than here!
Response: Glad you liked the photos - If the Antiques Road Show ever comes through here, I just might take Fella on a date to see if he's worth anything. I couldn't find anything on line, but I'm not all that familiar with antiques in general. I'm already counting down the days until spring... 63 to be exact!
mchesser12 rated for SCATTS - F - ROUND 9 - US ONLY on Jan 15, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the flowers postcard and sharing your F answers. I also chose frames as a wedding registry gift.
Response: Thanks Melissa - it's always fun to see if we match answers! Thanks for being part of the series and for the heart!
Lilyhax rated for ESG: End of Year Questions on Jan 14, 2022
Comment: Thank you.
Response: You're welcome - thanks for being part of the swap and for the heart!
kaelin rated for Happiness Scavenger Hunt #2 on Jan 14, 2022
Comment: Such a lovely Happiness Scavenger Hunt, the effort you put in is evident. Many blessings and well-wishes to you and your beautiful family this new year.
Response: Thanks so much Kaelin - that's so sweet, and thanks for the heart!
Comment: thank you for your card and cute story, I hope you get many little volunteers to give the urchin coins. 1/14
Response: LOL - that could work! Fella should have opened a 401K - he'd be a millionaire by now!
captkristi rated for SCATTS - E - ROUND 9 - US ONLY on Jan 10, 2022
Comment: Awesome answers!! We think a lot alike :) I am going to check out that artist! Thanks so much!
Response: Glad you liked the card - Jennifer is super-talented! And thanks for the heart :)
Merimax rated for ESG: My Favorite Photo - December on Jan 10, 2022
Comment: Happy family photos, thank you. Wishing you a wonderful 2022.
Response: Thanks so much for the nice comments and Happy New Year to you too. Thanks for the heart.
KSENiA rated for ESG: End of Year Questions on Jan 10, 2022
Comment: Thank you for sharing. I enjoyed your answers. Especially the movie description. I wish you a good and calm year!
Response: Thanks so much. It's always good to reflect and share thoughts.... they say :hindsight is 20/20...LOL!
Comment: Thank you for the sticker booklets
Response: You're welcome - glad they arrived safely šŸ˜€
Comment: Ilyse, I really enjoyed the pictures that you shared. You all are a great looking family (including the animals as well!) šŸ˜Š Have an awesome new year. šŸ’•
Response: That's so sweet Debi - thank you! It's always fun to see how people celebrate. Here's to a great 2022 for all!

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yvonne401 on Jan 13, 2022:

Hi Ilyse! Your very welcome for the card. Happy New Year!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

yvonne401 on Jan 8, 2022:

Hi Ilyse! I finally mailed out your Christmas card today. I'm truly sorry that it was late. I ran out of postage over the holidays and was unable to get more. It arrived today. I hope you understand.

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

yvonne401 on Dec 31, 2021:

Hi Ilyse! Wishing you a fun, safe and prosperous new year.

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

Meliknives on Dec 25, 2021:

Merry Christmas!


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OrigamiGrace on Dec 24, 2021:

CPG Profile Bling!


yvonne401 on Dec 24, 2021:

Hi Ilyse!

Wishing you a fun and safe Christmas!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

VitaLynne on Dec 20, 2021:


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Your the best Coordinator in my book!

yvonne401 on Dec 13, 2021:

Hi Ilyse! Thanks so much for the Christmas card with the sweet message and the nice letter. Merry Christmas!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

Meisje on Dec 10, 2021:

Merry Christmas ā™„


ariestess on Dec 5, 2021:

Hello! I am one of your partners for the ESG: Positive Quote swap. I hope you are having a wonderful day today and, if not, I hope this brightens your day.

I have a major love for lighthouses and everything they stand for, which is why I've chosen to have all of my positive quote images for you feature them. I hope this is all right with you.

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