Swap-bot Time: April 8, 2020 8:57 pm


Date Joined: May 13, 2011
Last Online: April 8, 2020
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, Stamping, Hand Painting and other Collage techniques. I just starting making Resin Jewelry, using and making molds for casting. I am a Scrapbooker and I love Project Life. I am all about trying new ideas 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. Whales and Sea Creatures.

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.

SINFUL LADIES: Pin Up Girls, Vintage Nudes, Burlesque Dancers, Saloon Girls, etc.


FINE ART: I enjoy going to the Art Museums and have been very lucky to have seen many of the great Arts. I especially love the French Impressionists.

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.


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.

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.

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!!


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toni rated for VS - Vintage Lady w/ Wings ATC on May 4, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful atc and for hosting this swap!
ktk8 rated for MMPC - Meditation ATC on May 3, 2019
Comment: What a GLORIOUS swap came to me today I love the ATC..... will put it where I can see it to meditate....and love the <3 Chakra goodies..... WONDERFUL SWAP... thank you thank you......your hand made charm is wonderful I really need it.....
luv2kraft rated for VS - Send 3 Vintage Inspired ATCs on May 2, 2019
Comment: Great selection! Got a couple keepers, Thanks.
SLembke rated for SUSA - Send 3 Exotic Bird ATCs on Apr 30, 2019
Comment: Nice variety. Thank you.
Shellyr rated for VS - Travel Themed ATC on Apr 26, 2019
Comment: Love your ATC and extras. Was not swapping for a while.
jenidleman rated for SUSA - Anchor ATC on Apr 25, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the fun ATC! :)
Poohtat rated for SUSA - Tarot Cards Swap on Apr 23, 2019
Comment: Awesome selection. Thank you!
clb0906 rated for SUSA - ATC w/ a Can Can Dancer on Apr 20, 2019
Comment: What an adorable frog skinny!! Thanks so much!
purple24 rated for MMPC - Mixed Media ATC on Apr 17, 2019
Comment: Thank you for such a beautiful ATC. I absolutely love it. And thank you for the extras.
Lazydaisy0104 rated for SUSA - ATC Mega Swap on Apr 15, 2019
Comment: Wow!! What a wonderful assortment of ATC you sent. I definitely found some keepers. 😍♥️🥰 you sent me waay more than 12 didn’t you? 😁 the extras was a wonderful surprise. I always enjoy receiving swaps from you, it’s like Christmas! Haha thank you for everything. 💞👍🏻
mrscharlesallen rated for SUSA - Marie Antoinette ATC on Apr 10, 2019
Comment: Great swap love the ATC. How did you put them red squares to make them shine. I did not forget to send the cards, I just have been so busy.
ittybittykitty rated for MMPC - Resin Charm Swap on Apr 6, 2019
Comment: Cool charm! Plus very relevant for me and my health issues. Thank you so much!
Response: I'm so happy you liked it. Thanks so much for joining the swap. I was happy to have you as my partner. -Vanne
Kimmi50 rated for VS - Old West ATC on Mar 23, 2019
Comment: How creative is this card, I love it! I can’t believe they only cost $12.00, it’s so cool you got this from an old magazine. The wing charm and lace is the perfect addition to this card. Thank you so much for the cards and the awesome beach photographs I have never seen those before. I am thinking they would be perfect for summer swaps. You are an amazing Artist and so appreciate your wonderful swaps💖💖💖💖
Kimmi50 rated for MMPC - Buddha Skinny Card on Mar 23, 2019
Comment: Omg.....Beautiful Quan Yin!!!! I love everything about this card the image is gorgeous and yellow and orange color just makes her light up and glow. The buttons add so much detail as well as the cute ribbon and charm. I have this displayed on my desk to see it everyday. You sent me two cards this Buddha is Amazing!!!! Oh My I love this so much, both are truly a magnificent pieces of art that I will treasure always. This is dispayed on my shelf to admire every day. Wow you sent so many extras the cool tarot cards these are my first so pleased to have these. I love the butterfly card that has the Chinese writing. I hope I didn’t get these mixed up, I received both of your swaps on the same day, how lucky am I. I got so excited and opened them both up and forgot to put them back in the proper envelope. Thank you so much for another wonderful amazing swap💖💖💖💖
Luvslife3 rated for SUSA - Playing Cards Mega Swap on Mar 21, 2019
Comment: You always send the best cards!! What a phenomenal swap!! Thank you for all the extras and for hosting Sylvanne!! Hope you do one again soon!!
Sylvia4647 rated for VS - Vintage ATC w/ a Dog on Mar 21, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the unique ATC and the multitude of welcomed tuck-ins.
RetroChik rated for SUSA - Led Zeppelin ATC on Mar 21, 2019
Comment: Love this ATC! Thank you so much for hosting!
AnnaL rated for SUSA - ATC Mega Swap on Mar 17, 2019
Comment: I cant thank you enough Sylvanne for all the wonderful ATCs & the awesome embellishments (goodies) you sent, felt like Christmas. This was a fun swap, thanks for putting it together. Off to go through again everything you sent, AnnaL.

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MamaD on Feb 7, 2020:

Oh my goodness! What an amazing surprise in my mailbox today! Thank you so very, very much for the fabulous RAK!! I am blown away by first of all, your generosity and secondly, all the the wonderful things in the package!! Thank you for being such a fantastic and wonderful person and for making my day!! ❤❤❤

Tverne05 on Jun 10, 2019:

Thanks for working on the JAMS and sending them home. What a sweet treat..lol

MissPaula on Apr 4, 2019:

Really cool Elvis! The other cards are nice, too! I work and pass them. Thanks for playing Jams! ♥

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!!!

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