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vanneparis

vanneparis
Date Joined: May 13, 2011
Last Online: October 24, 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. My Husband and I live in Benicia, CA which is a 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. It was once the State Capital.

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 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 by what you do!

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

MY FAVORITE THEMES:

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

NAUTICAL: Coastal, Boating, Yacht club, Sailboats and Anchors. Anything Cruise Ship related. Whales and Sea Creatures.

DANCERS: I love all types of dancing. I grew up doing Ballet and I have always wanted to learn Ballroom dancing and Salsa. I am a little obsessed with Flamenco dancers and love images of dancers from all over the world.

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.

BUDDHA, YOGA & MEDITATION

FLOWERS AND GARDENS: I have always wanted to have a big beautiful garden. I love all flowers especially Roses. Cactus plants and succulents are my favorite.

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 and Nudes in Fine Art. Asian Art and Native American Art.

TOTALLY 80'S: I had my Sweet Sixteen in 1984 and I am nostalgic and inspired by all the 80's music, styles, movies and pop culture. Love Prince and Madonna.

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. Art Nouveau and the Belle Epoch.

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

BARBIE AND PAPER-DOLLS

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.

SESAME STREET AND THE MUPPET SHOW

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

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!!

Ratings

stiffneck78 rated for SUSA - ATC w/ a Sunflower on Oct 23, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you for this lovely sunflower ATC and great extras! I love the California playing card.
Response: So happy that you liked it Angela! Thank you so much for joining the swap. Take Care -Vanne
renmagpie rated for SUSA - Halloween ATC on Oct 22, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for the great ATC - and for hosting this swap! xoxo
MamaD rated for JAMS - Starters w/ a Pumpkin on Oct 20, 2020
5
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Comment: Love the starters! The papers are fantastic as well! Thank you!!
Response: So happy you liked them Dana!! Thank you so much for joining the swap. -Vanne
DeAnnaVarela rated for VS - Halloween Nude ATC on Oct 19, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you for the very cool "Free at Last" ATC. I'm also loving the halloween stationary you've been sending me in various swaps. Hugs, DeAnna
Response: Lol.. So happy you liked her. Do you feel like that too after a long day? was so happy to have you as my partner. Thanks for joining! -Vanne
DeAnnaVarela rated for VS - Vintage Halloween ATC on Oct 18, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you for the ATC and the fab extras!
Shuttlebug rated for VS - Vintage ATC w/ a Telephone on Oct 16, 2020
5
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Comment: Thanks for the awesome ATC and all the extras! I actually had a candlestick phone when I was a kid - it was a reproduction, made for the bicentennial, with stars and stripes.
Mindy82671 rated for SUSA - Frankenstein ATC on Oct 14, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you for the great ATC!
Response: Hi Mindy! So happy you liked him. Thank you so much for joining the swap. Take Care -Vanne
JenZen5 rated for SUSA - ATC w/ a Sailboat on Oct 11, 2020
5
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Comment: Another beautiful ATC. I love the colors and the image. And the phrase is so true. I loved reading your note. Enjoy your trip. And thank you for the awesome extras. I appreciate it. Take care and have a wonderful day!
AnnaL rated for JAMS - Halloween Candy Starters on Oct 11, 2020
5
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AnnaL rated for JAMS - Starters w/ a Spider on Oct 9, 2020
5
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Comment: Cool JAMS Starters. Have a wonderful weekend, AnnaL.
wyrdfae rated for JAMS - Starters w/ a Raven on Oct 8, 2020
5
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Comment: These are great. Happy birthday month
tcornell rated for JAMS - Starters w/ a Feather on Oct 7, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful set, Vanne! Stay safe out there in CA ♥ Thank you for hosting this awesome swap too!
JenZen5 rated for SUSA - ATC w/ an Eye on Sep 30, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you for hosting another great swap. Your ATC is beautiful. I read your note; you're not the only one who feels that way. Take care. Thanks for the extras, I appreciate it. Have a wonderful day!
mle rated for JAMS - Trick or Treat Starters on Sep 27, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Great swap! Thanks!
Minivandreams rated for JAMS - Poison Apple Starters on Sep 26, 2020
5
rating
Comment: I loved these! Already sent them on their way.
Response: awww... So happy you liked them. These type of swaps are so fun! Thanks for joining. -Vanne
AnnaL rated for JAMS - Starters w/ a Scarecrow on Sep 25, 2020
5
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Comment: Love the scarecrow stamp, too cute. Thanks for the stampn images. Craft on & be well, AnnaL.
Response: Hi Anna! I'm so glad that you liked them. I am having fun working on all things "Fall". So happy that you joined the swap. Talk to you soon -Vanne
AnnaL rated for JAMS - Halloween Starters on Sep 24, 2020
5
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JenZen5 rated for SUSA - ATC w/ a Goddess on Sep 23, 2020
5
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Comment: I love your Goddess ATCs. They are beautiful. And thank you for sending two. I may share one with a friend who needs a little guidance right now. Thanks for hosting another great swap! Take care and have a peaceful day,
Response: awwww... So happy you liked them. I was so glad to have you as my partner for this swap. Thank you for joining! -Vanne
MamaD rated for JAMS - Starters w/ a Witch Hat on Sep 22, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Love the starters!! Thank for the great poison apple images too!!!
Response: So happy you liked them. I hope you had fun with the theme. Thanks for joining. -Vanne
CookieMomster78 rated for SUSA - ATC Mega Swap on Sep 14, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you for sharing all these extras! You rock 🎸
Response: Hi Harmony! So happy you liked them. So glad to have you as my partner. Take Care -Vanne

Rating Overview

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Comments

beachchicken on Oct 23, 2020:

Thanks for finishing and sending home my Hellbender Jam! It looks great!

HollyBear on Oct 19, 2020:

Thank you for your added creativity on the witch's hat starter. I love how it turned out!!

gillman on Oct 3, 2020:

Thank you for the ATC JAMS!!

debtea2 on Oct 2, 2020:

pkpeace on Sep 8, 2020:

Thanks for the Tag and Skinny starters, I received them today and will start working on them soon. I appreciate the recipes too!

Best, Patty

megan1230 on Aug 20, 2020:

Thank you so much for your super kind note and the adorable vintage goodies! You are so sweet and I really appreciate you!

kristid1970 on Jul 20, 2020:

Thank you so much for all the vintage pages! And I 💘 the Barbie 💰!

Mimi7 on Jun 25, 2020:

I love how the Llama jam turned out thanks so much :)

DeAnnaVarela on May 19, 2020:

Thank you for the green vine JAM set and sweet note. I'll work on these ASAP. D

DeAnnaVarela on May 15, 2020:

Hello! I just received the "Look Into My Eyes" JAM homer. Love it mucho! Thank you.

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