Swap-bot Time: July 21, 2018 4:10 pm


Date Joined: May 13, 2011
Last Online: July 21, 2018
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: If you send me anything with Buddha, something Meditation themed, Mystical themed, Purple or the words "Magical Mail", 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!!


Cocoa rated for SUSA - Pineapple ATC on Jul 17, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the cute ATC and all the extras♥
Michelle0329 rated for VS - Vintage ATC w/ a Birdcage on Jul 16, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely ATC and the extras. I love the little pieces of sea glass. I've never seen things like that before. Very beautiful thank you.
January rated for SUSA - Altered Tag w/ a Raven on Jul 16, 2018
Comment: Thank you - your raven tag is stunning! And, the beach glass is beautiful; thinking about how to incorporate it into a project.
RAINDARGON rated for VS - Vintage Skinny Card on Jul 14, 2018
Comment: Thank you for your great skinny and the sea glass gems,they are in the colors I like when i’m Looking for it ,have never found this size or this tumblr.
swamplover rated for MMPC - Mixed Media Rolo on Jul 13, 2018
Comment: Love it and the extra goodies. Thank you
Response: So happy you liked everything! Thanks for joining the swap. Take Care -Vanne
paperlover rated for SUSA - ATC Mega Swap on Jul 11, 2018
Comment: Great ATC's. Love the owl one and the LED Zeppelin ones the best. The sea glass is fabulous! I've got a canvas and some pictures of ocean they will work perfect with. Thank you so much!
Response: So happy liked everything! I had fun finding ATCs from your favorites. I hope you had fun with the swap. Take Care -Vanne
Comment: Dear Vanne, I am so embarrassed by this late rating...you host the loveliest swaps, and always send to your partners early, with all sorts of wonderful extras. Anyway: gorgeous blue skinny with a meaningful feather...I love it, and have it out so I can see it every time I sit down at my craft table. It is a pleasure to swap with you, in either direction!
Comment: Another beauty from my west coast friend! I love the image you used...the whole tag is just wonderful! Thank you so much for creating and making the most wonderful swaps, Vanne!
esew123 rated for MMPC - 1950's ATC w/ a Housewife on Jul 2, 2018
Comment: very pretty card...love the color. Thanks for the sea glass. :-)
Comment: Gorgeous card! Thank you!
valentina22 rated for SUSA - Send 3 Steampunk ATCs on Jun 29, 2018
Comment: Thanks for some wonderful atcs. Great embellishments!
Response: So happy you liked them! I hope you had fun with the swap. Take Care -Vanne
glennasgarden rated for MMPC - Mixed Media Postcard on Jun 29, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the lovely handmade postcard. I have not tried distress spray yet.
Winegeek rated for SUSA - Tarot Cards Swap on Jun 28, 2018
Comment: WOW, I love the collection of cards, and so many extras. Thank you for an amazing swap, I cant wait to use them they are beautiful!!!
orneryswife rated for MMPC - Mixed Media Mail Art on Jun 25, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the great envie and goodies. 😘
donetta rated for RJ - Rolo w/ the Eiffel Tower on Jun 18, 2018
Comment: How I love this beautiful rolo! I just adore all the vintage "Frenchness", and the embellishments are perfection. Thank you so much for being a great swap partner!
Bridgette rated for RJ - Rolo w/ a Butterfly on Jun 16, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful Rolo! It would be so awesome to go to a beach littered with sea glass! I only find an occasional glass washed up here and it isn’t quite completely sea glassed-does that make sense?
Response: So happy you liked it! Yes, it is pretty amazing to walk on the beach with so much Sea Glass. I am a little obsessed at the moment. Thanks for joining the swap. Take Care -Vanne
deblew rated for VS - Vintage Tag w/ a Lady on Jun 16, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful tag! I just love it. The image actually reminds me of photos of my mom when she was young. I have it hanging on the wall above my desk.
Arabella rated for SUSA - Marilyn Monroe Altered Tag on Jun 15, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful Marilyn tag! Love it and love the swaps!
Comment: Got it! Nice job, thanks so much!
Comment: Thanks for hosting this swap! I love anything about the 50's and this beachy airline ad tag is wonderful.Thanks for sharing!

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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:)

jukejan on Jan 20, 2017:

Such a good mailday when an unexpected RAK comes along. Love the envie and the contents. Planning on more goddesses. How about you?

donetta on Nov 19, 2016:

Thank you so much for the lovely "lady in black stockings" rolo re-send...it arrived just a day after the original! Wishing you the happiest of holidays...can't wait for some more of your fabulous rolo swaps!

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