Swap-bot Time: January 16, 2019 6:46 am


Date Joined: May 13, 2011
Last Online: January 15, 2019
Birthday: October 20, 1967
Country: United States
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About Me

Hi Everyone!!

I'm Vanne and I am from the San Francisco Bay Area. Married to an incredible man that I just adore. We live in Benicia, CA which is a wonderful little harbor town where ships and trains carry cargo in and out of the bay. The downtown is just like an old fashioned Main Street with cute little shops, restaurants and historic sights.

We have such a great lifestyle living by the water as we spend evenings walking around the Marina or just hanging out on a bench and watch the sunset after we get off work.

Every day we say to each other "We Have the Best Life Ever!"

I swap ATCs, Rolos, Altered Tags and Art Journaling pages and supplies. I also swap and collect Postcards especially Vintage PCs, Playing Cards as well as Vintage Greeting Cards.

Most of my projects include Mixed Media Collage or Stamping, but I do a little-bit of Hand painted and some Digital. I am a Scrapbooker and I love Project Life. I am all about trying new techniques and my style is always evolving as I learn so much from all of you talented swap partners. I am always amazed!

I am so very thankful for all the wonderful friends that I have made here on swap-bot and I adore all the beautiful little pieces of art that I am receiving.

MY CURRENT OBSESSIONS: Since I am always on a swapping break during the Holidays I am always sad not to create Christmas themed Paper Crafts and Christmas Card swaps. If you include a Christmas Card with your swap or send me anything with a Christmas Tree or Holiday themed I would be very grateful and will give you a heart with all of my love.


NAUTICAL: Coastal, Boating, Yacht club, Sailboats and Anchors. Anything Cruise Ship related, especially Princess Cruises or anything to do with The Love Boat.

TROPICAL: Anything Hawaiian, Exotic Flowers, Beaches with Sunsets, Hula Girls, Tikis, Palm Trees and Cocktails. Flamingos are my favorite Birds but I love all Exotic Birds especially Parrots.


1960s TELEVISION: Love the old shows. Especially I Dream of Jeannie, Bewitched, Gilligan's Island and the Monkees.

TOTALLY 80'S: Can't believe I'm listing this since I haven't looked back since, lol... Suddenly I am strangely inspired by all the 80's music, styles, movies and pop culture.

FABULOUS 1950'S: Love Poodle Skirts, Sock Hops, Cruising the Main Street, Drive Ins, really anything from this era.

PARIS: French, Eiffel Tower, Moulin Rouge, Can Can Dancers, Paris in the 1920's, Josephine Baker and Marie Antoinette.

VINTAGE: Vintage Sun Bathers, Circus and Beach Themes, Romantic Couples and Flappers are some of my favorite.


CLASSIC MOVIES: High Society, Cleopatra, Casablanca, Wizard of Oz, Auntie Mame and Gypsy.I love all the old movie stars like Elizabeth Taylor, Shirley Temple, Doris Day, James Dean and Marilyn Monroe and anything to do with the golden age of Hollywood.

WINE COUNTRY: We live about a half an hour away from the Napa Valley and spend a lot of time there as well as Sonoma.

1967: The year I was born and I love anything having to do with the Summer of Love and Flashbacks from the 1960's.

MYSTICAL: Illusionists, Fortune Tellers and Crystal Balls, Astrology, Moons and Stars. I collect Tarot and Oracle Cards from various decks.

CHILDREN'S BOOK ILLUSTRATIONS: Vintage Children's books have the most beautiful Illustrations, I just love them.

ANIMALS WEARING PEOPLE CLOTHES AND DOING HUMAN ACTIVITIES. I think it's the cutest thing ever!! If you send me anything with a Frog wearing a Crown I would be super excited.

RECYCLED ENVELOPES: I like to send envelopes that I have received for other swaps. As much as I adore greeting cards and fun stationary, I am fascinated by the idea of an envelope traveling around for several swaps. Decorated a little by each sender. Feel free to re-use envelopes and I will send it along. How fun would it be to get one back that has been used time and time again.

If for any reason my swap didn't make it to you, please give me the chance to make it up to you as I would never intentionally flake on anyone and always do my best to be a great swapper. Just let me know that you haven't received it yet and I promise to make it right.

Happy Swapping!!


mrscharlesallen rated for SUSA - Frankenstein ATC on Nov 15, 2018
Comment: wow great I love it thank you so much
mrscharlesallen rated for SUSA - Elvira ATC on Nov 15, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much I love your creativity
kawaii1984 rated for SUSA - ATC Mega Swap on Nov 13, 2018
Comment: Loved all the ATCs and extras :)
Response: So happy you liked everything! I hope you had fun with the swap. Thanks so much for joining! Take Care -Vanne
Blufox421 rated for SUSA - Send 3 Halloween ATCs on Nov 7, 2018
Comment: Thanks so much for the goodies!
mandymo rated for MMPC - Fortune Teller ATC on Nov 4, 2018
Comment: Oooooh! I absolutely love the ATC you created for me. The extras are very much appreciated as well. Thank you so very much.
Response: So happy you liked him!! Thanks so much for joining the swap. Take Care -Vanne
monsbrick rated for SUSA - Send 3 ATCs w/ a Queen on Nov 2, 2018
Comment: Vanne your ATCs are great and I love the diverse styles! Thanks!!
PrairieKittin rated for SUSA - Tarot Cards Swap on Nov 2, 2018
Comment: I love these!!! Thank you so much!! And, thanks for the recipes. I'm going to try the shrimp recipe tonight. And blue chip stamps.. LOL! I remember those. My mother used to collect them!
Cocoa rated for SUSA - Send 3 Alice in Wonderland ATCs on Oct 31, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful ATC. I love the gold pineapple!
SamiE rated for SUSA - Send 3 Bathing Beauty ATCs on Oct 29, 2018
Comment: Many thanks for the ATC's.
Cocoa rated for SUSA - Send 3 Christmas ATCs on Oct 26, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the ATCs and extras.
Michelle0329 rated for MMPC - Graveyard ATC on Oct 26, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the very cool ATC!! Thanks for hosting such great swaps!
Comment: Hiya!! Thank you for the beautiful ATC's - what a lovely swap you sent!!!
breethefrog rated for MMPC - Pink Christmas Tree ATC on Oct 25, 2018
Comment: I like this ver simple, but beautiful tree you sent. Thank you.
Response: So happy you liked it! I have always wanted to have a Pink Tree. Thanks for joining the swap. Take Care -Vanne
kfaye rated for SUSA - Buddha ATC on Oct 24, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the card you made :) & the extras...I have always wanted Blue Chip stamps!
jenidleman rated for SUSA - Halloween Marilyn ATC on Oct 22, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the great ATC and extras! Super fun swap. :)
LauraM540 rated for MMPC - ATC w/ a Witch on Oct 21, 2018
Comment: As soon as I saw that you were my partner for the swap I knew it was going to be an awesome ATC... And I was right! Thank you so much and I appreciate the extras
Response: Hi Laura - So happy you liked her!! I'm glad you had fun with the swap and I am always happy when I am partnered with you. Take Care -Vanne
AnnaL rated for SUSA - Halloween ATC w/ Extras on Oct 21, 2018
Comment: Oh Sylvanne, I just loved everythiing you sent. You made the package feel like Christmas, many thanks for sending it to me. Much fun to be had with everything you sent. Enjoy your day today, AnnaL.
Response: I'm so happy you liked everything!! I had fun putting it together for you. Thanks for joining the swap. Take Care -Vanne
CraftyChristina rated for SUSA - October ATC on Oct 20, 2018
Comment: Thank you Sylvanne for a beautiful ATC, I just love it! And thank you for the extras as well.
Response: Hi Christina - I am so glad you liked it! I love October. Thanks so much for joining the swap. Take Care -Vanne
stonekeepers rated for MMPC - Halloween ATC on Oct 18, 2018
Comment: Thanks so much for he awesome Halloween atc and the extras. Also thanks for being a great host.
Response: Thanks Ramona! It was great to see that you were my partner. It's been ages since we swapped. Take Care -Vanne

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Sherry71 on Oct 31, 2018:

ARTG33K74 on Oct 22, 2018:

Happy Howlloween!

stiffneck78 on Jan 30, 2018:

Thank you so much for angeling the swap SUSA-Vintage Halloween ATC.

VivaLaDiane on Dec 2, 2017:

♥♥ Just saw your name while looking at something else. Definitely one of the most creative swappers I've ever received from. Happy Holidays!! ♥♥

AZmom875 on Sep 11, 2017:

What a terrific finished atc jam with the vintage girl and time piece. Wow love the glitter and lace. I hope to work on more atcs with you.

supersquirrel on Sep 9, 2017:

Hi Vanne - Thank you for the finished bird ATC. I love how you finished it. I'm learning so much from people in this group. Thanks for the new set to work on too.

mummsie on Apr 5, 2017:

Happy Anniversary. Hope your having a lovely time!!!

Mimi7 on Mar 27, 2017:

LOve the finished Giraffe, Hippo and Ice cream ATC jams and thanks for the great playing cards, the circle one is cool!!

AZmom875 on Mar 23, 2017:

Thanks for finishing up the Hippo, Ice-cream and Giraffe cards, you did a lovely job. I will work on the gorgeous set you sent me. Thank you for the fun playing cards, they are so cute.

flowerchild on Mar 21, 2017:

Thank you for returning my ATC Jam! I will be happy to add and pass on the others:)

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