Swap-bot Time: August 3, 2020 10:24 pm


Date Joined: May 13, 2011
Last Online: August 3, 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.


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.


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.


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.

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!!


Comment: Thanks for the pretty lizard starter set! Thanks also for sending the info about the lizard meaning and messages. I picked a Hellbender salamander for my starter set. Thanks for hosting a great swap, I look forward to working on these.
Stastny1965 rated for MMPC - Zetti ATC w/ Numbers on Jul 29, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the gorgeous ATC! You are an inspiration!
Response: awww... So happy that you liked it!! Thank you so much for joining the swap. Take Care -Vanne
AnnaL rated for JAMS - Hummingbird Starters on Jul 21, 2020
Comment: Love the way you did this Hummingbird JAMs. AnnaL.
kristid1970 rated for JAMS - Starters w/ a Goddess on Jul 20, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful goddess!
Sunshine1969 rated for SUSA - Tarot Cards Swap on Jul 11, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much. I really liked the cards...stay safe
Camiliann rated for SUSA - ATC Mega Swap on Jul 9, 2020
Comment: Thanks again for hosting the swap. I found many ATCS in this selection that tickled my fancy!!!
Response: Hi Wendy! So happy you liked them. Thanks so much for joining the swap. Take Care -Vanne
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful purple ATC! I ❤️ the extra bits of vintage ephemeral ladies imagery too!!!
Kirkdebb rated for JAMS - Beautiful Rose Starters on Jul 6, 2020
Comment: Very pretty starters! I am excited to add to them!
jillybird rated for MMPC - A Good Heart ATC on Jul 4, 2020
Comment: This is my new favorite ATC ever!!! It is so beautiful and I love the story behind it. Thank you for sending me such a lovely piece of art, Vanne, and for all of the fun extras!
Response: awwwww... I'm so happy that you liked it. It is a very special one to me. Thanks so much :)
chimerix rated for JAMS - David Bowie Starter Set on Jul 3, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the fun Bowie starters. I can't wait to work on them. Aloha
Response: Thank you so much Hannah for joining the swap. Talk to you soon -Vanne
JuneRosebud rated for JAMS - Strawberry Starters on Jul 3, 2020
Comment: I love this starter set! Thank you for all the cool goodies, too=) Stay safe...
Response: Hi Collette! I am so glad that you liked them. I thought they came out cute :)
Aeon rated for JAMS - Lady from the 1950s Starters on Jul 2, 2020
Comment: Thanks for hosting another fun swap theme, Vanne! Thank you for the starters and all the extra fun goodies! 😍
Response: Hi Amanda! So happy that you liked everything. Have a wonderful week. -Vanne
Tverne05 rated for JAMS - Zettiology Starter Set on Jul 2, 2020
Comment: What a great start for the Zettiology JAMS. I love the color choice. I will add to it and send it to a third person.
Response: So happy you liked them Tonia! Thank you so much for joining the swap. Talk to you soon -Vanne
MamaD rated for VS - Silk Stockings ATC on Jul 1, 2020
Comment: I LOVE the ATC! Fantastic, thank you so much! Love the extras as well!!!
blueackerson rated for VS - Vintage Collage (Orange) on Jul 1, 2020
Comment: Hi Vanne, so good to hear from you. Congrats on getting married! Love the orange ATC and all of the goodies, thank you.
AnnaL rated for SUSA - Peacock ATC on Jun 28, 2020
Comment: Loved this Peacock themed ATC, many thanks Sylvanne. Have a wonderful week, AnnaL.
Response: Thanks Anna! I'm so happy you liked it! Talk to you soon. -Vanne
CookieMomster78 rated for VS - Vintage Collage (Pink) on Jun 27, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the ATC & coordinating the color swaps to creatively use up some scraps!
JenZen5 rated for VS - Vintage Collage (Yellow) on Jun 24, 2020
Comment: Yes, I loved this challenged and I'm enjoying this series. Thank you for coordinating :) I love the materials you chose for this one. It is beautiful. And thank you for all the extras. Have a great day!
Poeprincess rated for SUSA - Meditation ATC on Jun 22, 2020
Comment: Love your technique for this ATC (and the theme, too)! Thank you for being my partner again & for hosting this swap!
tcornell rated for MMPC - Pink Anchor ATC on Jun 19, 2020
Comment: I really LOVE your ATC! Thank you for sending it, and for hosting this fun swap ♥
Response: Hi Tracy! So happy you liked it. Thank you for joining the swap. Take Care -Vanne

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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.

MamaD on May 12, 2020:

Received the fantastic postcards! Can't wait to get started on them!

DeAnnaVarela on Apr 29, 2020:

Hello from Texas! A homer and new JAM set are heading your way 4.30.20. Hugs, D

DeAnnaVarela on Apr 17, 2020:

"Pagoda" JAM heading home tomorrow. XO, D

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! ♥

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