Swap-bot Time: August 13, 2022 7:39 am


Date Joined: April 1, 2009
Last Online: August 12, 2022
Birthday: August 10
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 37 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 2

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.

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 ❀️ 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!


lunatenchi rated for ABC USA - S is for SLOTH - ATC on Aug 12, 2022
Comment: Omigsh, thank you so so much for the ATC and the goodies. I had the biggest smile on my face; everything is just so cute!!! <3
Nicole72898 rated for CPG Daily Q's #22 - US on Aug 12, 2022
Comment: Ilyse, Thanks so much for sending the lovely postcard about your day! Wow that is hot for summer! We had one week in PA which hit 97😁I am looking forward to fall! Happy swapping πŸ˜€β€οΈπŸ˜€ Nicole
kristenlyns rated for CPG Just a Note #9 - US on Aug 12, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much for the nice note & flat items included!
Response: You are welcome, and thank you for the heart!
Mystic01 rated for Round Robin Traveling PC Swap #77 on Aug 11, 2022
Comment: Thank you
Response: You're welcome. Thanks for rating.
arimails rated for ESG: My Favorite Photo - July on Aug 10, 2022
Comment: I love the blog! Thanks for sharing some great pictures :)
Response: Thank you :) Always love seeing everyone's photos as well.
captkristi rated for SCATTS - I - ROUND 10 - US ONLY on Aug 9, 2022
Comment: Great answers :) I would love to go to Ireland!!
Response: Thanks Kristi!
Comment: Thanks for all the great postcards ! Loved Lockeheed Martin , nature and fairy!!!
Comment: Thanks for the card!
Response: You are welcome - Hope you liked my answer!
colleenbUSA rated for ESG: My Favorite Photo - July on Aug 7, 2022
Comment: Jedi and I are staying cool this summer, Jedi's just as spoiled as Tilly, but they deserve it don't they? ;)
Response: Absolutely! Thanks Colleen - always fun to swap with you!
Comment: Thank you! :) I love your home office :)
Response: Thanks :) It's funny how it goes from professional office to craft room on the weekend!
dorcii rated for ESG: My Favorite Photo - July on Aug 4, 2022
Comment: I loved seeing your pictures, and I still love your blog! :) Thanks a lot for sharing it, and of course organizing this wonderful swap!! :)
Response: You're too kind! Thanks so much for the nice comments and heart :)
Comment: Thanks for sending your postcard my way and for the stickers.
Response: You're welcome and thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful flower arrangement postcard and sharing your answer. I understand wanting to see loved ones who have passed. Enjoy the time with your son!
Response: Thank you so much - always good to be partners!
24Donna rated for Postcards About Me - I on Aug 1, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the Indiana State Museum postcard! Also for sharing about yourself. My husband goes to Chicago five days a week (truck driver) and my granddaughter is a die hard Cubs fan also! (much to her mom’s dismay! She’s a cardinals fanπŸ˜‚). Great swap a fun way to learn a bit about each other!
Response: Glad you liked the card and thank you for the nice comments and heart. I would love to see a Cubs game!!
Comment: Your office is so cute. I hope you enjoy traveling again.
Response: Thanks Kellie - I'm in Nashville this week and it's good to be on the road again! I already miss my office though, and my pup!
Millia rated for ESG: What do you MEME? on Jul 30, 2022
Comment: Thank you for sharing! 🌷
Response: You're welcome and thanks for the heart!
Ukucaitie rated for SCATTS - H - ROUND 10 - US ONLY on Jul 29, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the H card! Great card and fun answers!
Response: Thanks so much for rating and for the heart!
03Scarlett rated for ESG: Two Truths & A Lie on Jul 28, 2022
Comment: You sure made this difficult for me to decide on which one was the lie. πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚ Sorry it took me a few days to rate you, normally I'm right on the ball but had so much going on this past week that I just didn't have the time or energy to do much of anything that I didn't have to. Thanks so much for hostessing this swap! πŸ’•
Response: Ding, Ding Ding!!! You guessed correctly! Great job Deb - glad you had fun with it and congrats!
Wingy rated for Round Robin Traveling PC Swap #74 on Jul 27, 2022
Comment: Thank you. Love the summer postage
Response: Thank you - glad the swap made it safely and thanks for the heart!
ChrisAnne rated for ESG: What do you MEME? on Jul 26, 2022
Comment: I'm not your boss, but "well done; you did good."
Response: hahah - thanks sweet friend! Thanks for being part of the swap!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 2651 834 845
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1910 3209 0 0
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LindaW on Aug 10, 2022:

Aloha and a Happy Birthday to you! May your day be very special.

24Donna on Aug 1, 2022:

Have a very Happy Birthday πŸŽπŸŽ‚πŸŽˆ

rarjones on Aug 1, 2022:

Blessings on your special day:) Rose

CF Group - August 2022

yvonne401 on Jul 4, 2022:

Hi Ilyse!

Wishing you a safe and happy July 4th!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

mchesser12 on Jun 28, 2022:

for: ABC USA - Patriotic Profile Bling

grammypammy on Jun 27, 2022:

ABC USA: P is for Patriotic Profile Bling!

Happy 4th of July!

Enjoy your day!

Hugs, Pam

yvonne401 on Jun 21, 2022:

Hi Ilyse!

Wishing you a safe and fun summer!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

yvonne401 on May 29, 2022:

Hi Ilyse!

Wishing you a safe and fun Memorial Day!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

VitaLynne on May 23, 2022:

Hello, Ilyse. Thank you so very much for your kind tutorial regarding posting of images to my profile. I totally appreciate you and all you do to make Swap-Bot a fun space to connect with others of similar interests. All the best to you today and always. Vita LynnΓ©

yvonne401 on Apr 17, 2022:

Dear Ilyse,

Easter represents the rebirth of life. I wish you and your family a new beginning, love, and happiness. Have a Happy Easter!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

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