Swap-bot Time: September 27, 2021 6:38 pm


Date Joined: April 1, 2009
Last Online: September 27, 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 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 😁 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.

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!


wyrdfae rated for 3 New FBs - September on Sep 26, 2021
Comment: thank you. these look great
Response: You are welcome and thanks for passing them along.
03Scarlett rated for Email: 15 Questions Swap on Sep 26, 2021
Comment: Hi Ilyse, thanks so much for your great swap. I loved reading your answers and learning more about you. Your dog is just too cute! Have an awesome day and upcoming week. 😊
Response: Thank you Debi - such a great way to learn more about each other :) Thanks for the nice words and the heart - and for sharing your answers with me too!
Comment: YES!!! Asian peppers are SO hot!! Mine was Thai food. Thanks so much!
Response: hahha! they're killers, aren't they?! Thank you for rating and heart!
soyprincesa2 rated for SCATTS - P - Round 8 - US Only on Sep 25, 2021
Comment: Beautiful pier and perfect answers. Thanks so much!!!
Response: Thank you very much!
Apelser rated for Slams and Stickerbooks on Sep 23, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the swap that arrived safely. I love the extra stickers. Cannot wait to add to the books and send them on its way again.
Response: Yeaay! Thanks for the nice comment and the heart - glad you liked the stickers too!
BeckyG56 rated for CF: Encouragement Card #3 on Sep 22, 2021
Comment: So many hearts to you Ilyse! What a wonderful cheerful package that came to my mailbox! It's dreary,cloudy and rainy. You made my day with your thoughtful selection.
Response: I'm so glad you liked your package - especially on a dreary day. I love how something fun and simple can make someone smile! Thanks for the kind words and the heart :)
Ang rated for Sticker books around the world on Sep 22, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the swap, and for making a couple of extra ones too!
Response: So glad you got it! You're quite welcome and thanks for the heart :)
tatntole rated for Fall Profile Deco - September on Sep 22, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the great deco on my profile.
Response: You're welcome and thanks for the heart. Happy Fall!
LeaTheShark rated for Fall Profile Deco - September on Sep 22, 2021
Comment: Thank you for joining! Happy Fall!! πŸ‚
Response: Thanks for hosting and Happy Fall Back to you!
infphann rated for ESG: Color Me September on Sep 21, 2021
Comment: Cute artwork πŸ’• Love this painting challenge! Hopefully there's more like this in future πŸ€— Have a good day πŸ‘‹πŸ½
Response: Thanks Hanna - glad you enjoy the swaps and I'll keep hosting them as long as people join πŸ˜€
nadithings rated for ESG: Color Me September on Sep 21, 2021
Comment: Beautiful colouring! The hedgehog is cute!
Response: Thank you - glad you liked the coloring 😊
squince rated for SCATTS - O - Round 8 - US Only on Sep 21, 2021
Response: Thanks Sarah - nice to swap with you again :)
colleenbUSA rated for ESG: Color Me September on Sep 21, 2021
Comment: Your pictures turned out beautifully! Thanks so much for hosting! This is one of my favorite swaps!
Response: Aww thanks Colleen :) That means a lot.
sarahmaus33 rated for Fall Profile Deco - September on Sep 18, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the pictures! Have a nice day!
Response: Thank you - You too!
Comment: Hi Ilyse. I love that you included one of the purple mailing envelopes. I wondered where you got those. Beautiful lavender field notecard. Really LOVE the envelope with the neat butterfly on it. I will have fun using the stickers too.
Response: So glad you liked the swap πŸ’œThe poly mailers are from Amazon. They're so good for our swaps :) Thanks for the nice comments and the heart.
Comment: Thanks! Diana's wedding was my first thought also :). But, I chose to go with the Beatles first US concert!
Response: Oooh - that's a good one too! Thanks for being part of the swap and for the heart!
Comment: Great answer! I chose math though.
Response: Ha! Thanks.
Comment: I would really love to go to most of the places on your list too!
Response: There sure are a lot of interesting places yet to see! Thanks for rating.
Comment: You've piqued my interest in seeing the movie of your life based on your synopsis! Each decade seems to have had an interesting influence on your life. You do look like Ali McGraw in Love Story! That's amazing! I didn't know your husband is a pastor of 3 churches! He has a full schedule with all of the churches! Thank you for sharing "Can't Find My Way Home." What a beautiful version of it. I really enjoyed reading your swap and listening to your song choices. Thank you for hosting it!
Response: I’ll tell ya… One of the best parts of getting old, maybe one of the few… Is the perspective that I’ve gained. Thank you for always making our swaps so enjoyable. ❀️
Comment: Hey there! I'm so sorry, I had been keeping an eye on my email inbox so I apologize for neglecting your message! It looks like you had an entirely gorgeous August! What breed is your dog? They've got beautiful eyes! Thank you for sharing! Hope your September is even better :)
Response: No worries! Glad you enjoyed the pictures and thank you for the kind comments. Tilly is a terrier mix with some Basenji and American Staffordshire in her.

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grammypammy on Sep 27, 2021:

Thank you for the birthday card and sticker sheet!

Hugs, Pam

yvonne401 on Sep 22, 2021:

"Autumn is the season that teaches us that change can be beautiful." - Unknown

Have a fun and safe fall!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

Fabriqueen on Sep 18, 2021:

Fall Profile Deco - September

Enjoy Fall Hugs, Diane

AZmom875 on Sep 15, 2021:

This is purr-fect weather

AZmom875 on Sep 15, 2021:


draco on Sep 15, 2021:

Fall Profile Deco - September

yvonne401 on Sep 6, 2021:

Wishing you a happy and safe Labor Day!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

AmaranthSpirit on Sep 5, 2021:

Thank you for sharing your favourite photos with me Ilyse, your beach trip looked magical, and Tilly is gorgeous! I really enjoyed looking through them and seeing how your August went :-) Happy September!

ariestess on Aug 28, 2021:

Hello from the Puget Sound! I hope your August is going well.

Swap: ESG Baby Animals Profile Bling

mchesser12 on Aug 28, 2021:

for: ESG Baby Animals Profile Bling

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