Swap-bot Time: September 29, 2023 3:30 am


Date Joined: April 1, 2009
Last Online: September 27, 2023
Birthday: August 10
Country: United States
Ilyse On Life
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Nice to meet you!


Hello! My name is Ilyse. I'm 67, have been married for 38 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 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!

I'm also excited to be a part of a new internet radio station THE BREEZE. I host the mid-day shift, 10 AM - 1 PM Eastern time and intive you to check it out. You can listen right on the website.

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

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.

I swap 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!

Other Interests: Scrabble, technology, 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

**Mountains and waterfalls

**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

Outlander, The Rookie, 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, Love Is Blind, The Bachelor and Bachelorette too.


Please note - I'm very sensitive to cigarette smells, so please don't send 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.

Not a fan of the "Silent 5"!

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!


Robinarie rated for Friendship book Swap #1 USA on Sep 28, 2023
Comment: Thanks Ilyse! Love the business cards!
Comment: Hello Ilyse ! I received your postcard today of W.V mountain state waterfall. What a beautiful scenery! Thanks so much and for your answer to Weirdest thing in your fridge. Which is Jamaican root tonic. I honestly never heard of that before. But sounds like I'd need for health benefits. I have to take better care of my body, now that I'm in low 60's.My Cholesterol hasn't been the greatest lately and now I'm taking Crestor 10 mg. for it, My Weirdest thing in my fridge is my make-up. It might be weird, but it helps keep them fresh. 😊 Take good care and have a wonderful day.
adawndria rated for SCATTS - S - Round 12 - US Only on Sep 28, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the fun card! We matched on "slime" and I'm ashamed that I didn't think of school bus for yellow...I'm a teacher! LOL
KSENiA rated for ESG: A New Recipe on Sep 27, 2023
Comment: Thank you for sharingΧ₯ Sounds great. I definitely should try it.
Response: Nice to see you - Thanks for rating and for the heart.
Response: Nice to see you - Thanks for rating and for the heart.
CajunLady rated for CPG Sept 2023 SC PC - US on Sep 26, 2023
Comment: Thank you!
Response: You're welcome :)
MeetSarah87 rated for ESG: A New Recipe #1 on Sep 25, 2023
Comment: Thank you for sharing the recipe. I love omelettes but not a big fan of raisins. However there are some recipes here in Germany, Austria and Eastern European countries which combines cottage cheese or quark with raisins so I think it would turn out well.
Response: Interesting! I'm happy to know I'm not alone in my combination ... LOL! Thanks for letting me know, and for the heart.
Cindymt rated for ESG: 20 Random Questions on Sep 24, 2023
Comment: Thanks for sharing! Apparently (from what I read) Marie Antonette never said "let them eat cake" but she has gotten credit for it for centuries, ha-ha!
Response: LOL - that's what I thought, but always wondered :) Thanks for the heart too!
Comment: Thank you for the card. I will keep everything traveling!
Response: Great - thank you!
Comment: Awwww. Loved reading your answer. Thanks so much for sharing.
Response: Thanks Kristi - and thanks for the heart!
captkristi rated for SCATTS - O - Round 12 - US Only on Sep 23, 2023
Comment: I am catching up with my ratings!! We didn't have any matching words this time! At first when I saw your card I thought "organ" was something you don't want to step on and I was laughing.
Response: LOL - ouch! Glad the card made it to you and and thanks for the heart.
emcki rated for ESG: 20 Random Questions on Sep 23, 2023
Comment: coding would be super cool to learn!!
Response: Thanks for rating and being part of the swap :)
mysmashbooklife rated for ESG: A New Recipe #1 on Sep 23, 2023
Comment: Thank you for sending it to me again. Again, the first time, I did not get it. I love eggs, so this is the perfect recipe for me! Thank you!
Response: I know it sounds odd, but it's really tasty! Glad the email made it to you and thanks for the heart!
spacefoxsupreme rated for ESG: 20 Random Questions on Sep 23, 2023
Comment: Thanks for your answers! I should have written coding too. I think it would be nice to be able to automate some stuff in my house
Response: That would be so handy, wouldn't it?! Thanks for the nice comments and the heart!
Comment: thank you .. I think we only matched on RAZOR 9/23
Response: Good one to match! Thanks Diane :)
MarHelene rated for Postcards With a Prompt #244 on Sep 22, 2023
Comment: Thanks!!
Response: You're welcome :)
Comment: Thanks for sending these cards my way. I'll be sending one home. And thanks for the blank postcard.
Response: You're welcome and thanks for the heart :)
Comment: Got the PC's! Thanks for the EXtra!
Response: Glad it arrived safely and thanks for the heart :)
Comment: How nice your daughter got to wear the same wedding dress you and her grandmother wore! Great beer taps, and it's always nice to put your feet in the water :)
Response: Thanks Sandra - I love sharing photos and I'm so glad you hosted this. Thanks for the heart too.

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Aleesha on Sep 23, 2023:

Thank you for sending my postcard home!!

yvonne401 on Sep 23, 2023:

Hi Ilyse!

Wishing you a Happy First Day of Fall!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

OrigamiGrace on Sep 8, 2023:


from CPG!

Jangonz on Aug 23, 2023:

Just wanted to say Thanks so much for the great address labels you sent for the Tag swap. I loved them!! Janette

cowboypoodle on Aug 19, 2023:

ESG: Profile Bling - best wishes! <3

Manonroberts on Aug 14, 2023:

ESG: Profile Bling

A late happy birthday to you, from another August baby!πŸŽ‰πŸŽˆπŸŽ


mysmashbooklife on Aug 13, 2023:

Hi! This is for the swap: ESG: Profile Bling Hi! I choose some cute gifs for this swap!

Halloween Halloween Halloween

rarjones on Aug 4, 2023:

Blessings on your August Birthday! Rose CF group

Ramya on Jul 7, 2023:

Thank you for teaching me how to use grapefruit juice! LOL I just bought the ingredients for a Baileys/Raspberry Martini. I got hooked on them on our honeymoon cruise! Look it up.

yvonne401 on Jul 4, 2023:

Hi Ilyse!

Wishing you a happy and safe July 4th!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

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