Swap-bot Time: October 17, 2018 10:28 pm


Date Joined: May 13, 2011
Last Online: October 17, 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 the Buddha, a Raven, a Feather, something Mystical themed or anything with a Magical Spell, 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!!


ginny19590 rated for MMPC - Vintage Nude ATC on Oct 16, 2018
monsbrick rated for SUSA - Vintage Circus Skinny on Oct 15, 2018
Comment: Thank you for all the lovely items! I enjoyed the Hearst Castle cars. I’ve started to drive down there several times but never made it all the way to San Simeon. And I love the art card.
Response: Wow!! That arrived so quick. I know it's just a couple of towns away but I feel like I mailed it yesterday!! BTW, I love Alameda!! We like to go down to Quinn's Lighthouse and sit outside on a warm day. It's beautiful. Thanks for being a great swap partner!!
Comment: Thanks for the great skinny! Love it!
jenmcjen rated for SUSA - Send 3 Autumn ATCs on Oct 11, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the FOUR BEAUTIFUL autumn ATCs! I have orange glitter everywhere! Beautiful love glitter, love orange, love fall, and I love the JAM. They are each very special, thanks so much!
Response: So happy you like them!! Fall is my favorite time of the year and I am always inspired. Take Care -Vanne
Camiliann rated for SUSA - Send 3 Vintage ATCs on Oct 10, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the pretty choices. I can’t pick a favorite!!!
polyk rated for SUSA - Tarot Card ATC on Oct 9, 2018
Comment: This was such a fun swap and I couldn’t of loved your ATC anymore than I already do! You did such a wonderful job with this!!!! I especially loved the color choices 🙃 and thank you for all the awesome little goodies!
CatieCat388 rated for SUSA - Goddess ATC on Oct 9, 2018
Comment: Lovely Goddess. Thank you.
SamiE rated for SUSA - Send 3 Beach Themed ATCs on Oct 7, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the cool ATCs.
suzwa rated for SUSA - Witches Ball ATC on Oct 7, 2018
Comment: Wow! What an absolutely gorgeous card. The background is stunning and I love the moon rising from behind. Thanks
Cgscdy rated for SUSA - Send 3 Halloween ATCs on Oct 6, 2018
Comment: Ty for the Halloween atcs😊
breethefrog rated for MMPC - Buddha Skinny Card on Oct 5, 2018
Comment: This was lovely envelope full of lots of things. I especially like the lotus charm you added on the skinny card. Thank you!
jannieb rated for MMPC - Dina Wakley Inspired ATC on Oct 5, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the great ATC. I really enjoyed this swap. Take care :)
Camiliann rated for SUSA - Vintage Image Witch ATC on Oct 4, 2018
Comment: Very Beautiful Image. I love the glitter spray all over the ATC.. It makes it intriguing!!!
Winegeek rated for SUSA - Send 3 Mermaid ATCs on Oct 2, 2018
Comment: A big THANK YOU for such an amazing swap. I love all the ATC's And 4, love them all. I am going to try the recipe and the extras are totally me. Cant wait to use them.
1koolkrafter rated for SUSA - Send 3 ATCs w/ an Anchor on Sep 29, 2018
Comment: Very nice!
janski48 rated for SUSA - Halloween ATC w/ a Black Cat on Sep 28, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the amazing ATC! I love how you attached the ribbon. I'm going to give it a try! Thanks again!!
mrscharlesallen rated for SUSA - Lemonade ATC on Sep 24, 2018
Comment: I love the ATC. As always it is a pleasure to swap with you. I even showed the Atc to my husband. He always takes interest in the swaps.
CatieCat388 rated for SUSA - Elvira ATC on Sep 20, 2018
Comment: Lovely ATC & RAKs. Thank you.
Response: So glad you liked her! I try and do at least 1 Elvira swap each Halloween and almost have 1 whole sheet filled with Elvira ATCs. Thanks so much for joining! -Vanne
Lazydaisy0104 rated for SUSA - ATC Mega Swap on Sep 19, 2018
Comment: Thank you for all your unwanted cards. These are so cool!! I love the assortment and plan on keeping a lot of them and passing along the rest. I hope you will host this swap again, it was fun!
Response: So happy you liked them! Thanks so much for joining the swap. Take Care -Vanne
marymary914 rated for MMPC - Tim Holtz Distress Ink PC on Sep 17, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the cool PC!

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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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