Swap-bot Time: May 20, 2018 4:57 am


Date Joined: May 13, 2011
Last Online: May 19, 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!"

My Husband is what I call a "prolific fantasy chef". He watches Food Network more than anyone out there. He is continuously researching recipes on-line and trying new dishes.

I am trying to cook healthy and I am having fun trying to turn my favorite dishes into a diet meal low in Calories and Sodium. If you have any recipes for light cooking I would love to try it.

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.


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!!


georgiafae rated for VS - Vintage ATC w/ a Birdcage on May 17, 2018
Comment: Thanks for hosting this swap and thanks for sending yours! Always happy to have you as a partner. Lovely ATC-elegant with yellow and black! And love all the little extras you sent-such fun stuff-thanks for sharing!
donetta rated for VS - ATC w/ a 1950's Housewife on May 16, 2018
Comment: Vanne, this is an adorable ATC...thank you so much for always sending such great swap envelopes! It's always a joy to see your name on the return address.
marymary914 rated for MMPC - Dina Wakley Inspired ATC on May 15, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the ATCs and extras!
Comment: Thank so much for the very pretty Dancer tag.Thanks also for the extras and the swap. I love tag swaps.
PaperPassion rated for SUSA - Marilyn Monroe ATC on May 11, 2018
Comment: Love the Marilyn ATC and all the great extras.Thanks so much.
SamiE rated for SUSA - Send 3 ATCs "Butterflies" on May 11, 2018
Comment: Thanks for all the ATC's, the cards and the extra paper.
Psychopomp rated for SUSA - Tarot Card ATC on May 9, 2018
Comment: This is a really awesome ATC!
Response: So happy that you joined the swap. I'm glad you liked it! Take Care -Vanne
Comment: Super cute. Thanks for the goodies.
Bridgette rated for RJ - Tropical Themed Rolo on May 8, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the tropical MemoDex and all the little extra goodies you sent!
PaperPassion rated for RJ - Marie Antoinette Rolo on May 7, 2018
Comment: Great rolo, thanks so much.The extras will get used for sure,thanks again.
scrappermama rated for RJ - Rolo w/ a Fortune Teller on May 6, 2018
Comment: Got it!! Yaaay! Glad to add it to my collection. Thanks for the resend....
Comment: Thank you for the great ATC and all the extras.
Comment: Very nice. Thank you.
thevmatt rated for MMPC - Mixed Media Rolo on Apr 19, 2018
Comment: Sorry, thought I already rated!(This swap was archived) It's literally the only role I have collected, and was looking at it today;) Thanks so much!
January rated for MMPC - Mixed Media Tag "Nevermore" on Apr 7, 2018
Comment: Thank you - the tag is beautiful and really encompasses the theme - elegant and just a tad eerie...gorgeous! And thanks for the extras too -
Paulsmuffy rated for RJ - Steampunk Rolo on Apr 7, 2018
Comment: Loved the swap. Great rolo thanks!
Paulsmuffy rated for RJ - Rolo w/ a Cowgirl on Apr 7, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the nice rolo, and great extras.
Shellyr rated for VS - Vintage Rolo w/ a Lady on Apr 4, 2018
dancingDog rated for MMPC - Mixed Media ATC w/ a Moon on Mar 30, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the card and all the extras - they will be used! These swaps are so fun :)
January rated for MMPC - Mixed Media Tag "Abundance" on Mar 28, 2018
Comment: Thank you - beautiful tag! (and so fast too! - mine will be sent this weekend :))

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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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