View Full Version : It's the Official Crow/Raven/Blackbird a-thon Sept 12!!!

09-10-2010, 11:17 PM
EDIT: We've gone nuts and it's now "Make some Black Bird Art Week - through Sept 19"

If anyone has the inspiration to make more black bird art, just post it in your gallery and notify us here so we can all admire and possibly trade. You can post your art here too if you want. I'll be gone this afternoon through Friday evening, but I'm sure you can all take care of each other while I'm away.

By popular demand, we are holding a one day Crow/Raven/Blackbird a-thon all day Sunday September 12.

We're starting 12:00am Sunday Sept 12 (your time zone) and going to 11:59pm Sunday Sept 12 (your time zone). So you need to stay up late Saturday night, start at midnight and go 24 hours until midnight Sunday. Well okay, you can get some sleep in there if you absolutely must. :D

All you need to do to participate is create some Crow/Raven/Blackbird themed art. It can be ATC's, 4x4 pages (chunky or not) inchies, twinchies, journal pages... whatever art strikes you on the theme.

And it's whatever media you choose: hand drawn, painted, collage, mixed media...

Make your art, post to the thread (or tell us it's in your gallery) make trades, have fun!

The only requirement is that there is a blackbird somewhere on your art.
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_blackbird_pitcher_for_robbygirl.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=175627) http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_Ashville_Crow.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=172076) http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_Gothic_Arch_-_Redwing_Sunflower.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=170987)

If you wish to make a trade, please pm to make arrangements. Please DO NOT post to the thread, it makes it too confusing.

Compliments are cool, and remember you can do it by clicking the "you rock" button too!

Once you make a trade, please mail within 2 weeks. If you are running late, COMMUNICATE!

Now who's ready to create some blackbird art?

09-10-2010, 11:20 PM
So who's ready to play? Everyone have some good blackbird images? I'll share if you don't. Just pm me.

09-11-2010, 12:07 AM
cant wait! crazy, anxiety filled weekend so this on Sunday will be like a well deserved reward!

09-11-2010, 12:53 AM
I have to work! Maybe I can get some backgrounds beforehand and get some collagey stuff ready .... hmmmm .... if only I could be sick ... darn!

Rogue Gal
09-11-2010, 01:39 AM
I've been busily cutting out crow images and prepping backgrounds for the last two weeks - I'm so excited! What a perfect theme!

09-11-2010, 01:46 AM
Yay! Amy and Christine are playing! :)

jaw, I'm sorry you have to work. Are you SURE you can't call in sick? :jimlad:

09-11-2010, 06:27 AM
Oh my. Black birds are my favorite! I must take some time tomorrow.

09-11-2010, 08:35 AM
I'm supposed to be out tomorrow but would love to try at some point. Anyone know where I can get some good open source images?

09-11-2010, 09:22 AM
I am scouring my hard drive for black birds. There are a few that seem to be hiding! Today I'll try printing the birds on different papers and maybe some tissue. I may not be able to post until after dinner tomorrow, but should be able to do some cutting and pasting throughout the day.

09-11-2010, 09:46 AM
I hope I get to play.

09-11-2010, 10:05 AM
I'm getting ready..cutting out crows and backgrounds!

09-11-2010, 10:26 AM
I have googled crow or raven or blackbird to find images. Here is one site to check out:

09-11-2010, 11:36 AM
Hoping to play. :)

Just Ducky
09-11-2010, 03:25 PM
yep... got my CROWS in a row... and glue stick at hand... just drumming my fingers and watching the clock... think I might even take a late afternoon NAP... so I can keep going and going and going... wait.... that's the bunny commerical... and that's no crow....

09-11-2010, 03:35 PM
I've searched and collected my crows, cut my blanks, did a few abstract backgrounds, I am so ready! Thanks Helen for putting this together!

09-11-2010, 08:09 PM
I'm in! I prepped some backgrounds today, and hope to do at least one crow paper doll...we'll see.

Just Ducky
09-11-2010, 08:37 PM
good grief... still 3 and half hours.... clock is so dang slow tonight... now my glue stick is melting, I holding it soooooo tight....

09-11-2010, 09:26 PM
Just Ducky- You are cracking me up!!!

Goodnight and sweet dreams!

09-11-2010, 09:53 PM
Good night, lkastello!

I just got home from work and am working on a few backgrounds and cutting out some images getting ready. Yippee! This is going to be fun!

09-11-2010, 11:47 PM
Got some things prepped today. I'm usually sloooooow in the mornings but hopefully I can make up for it in the afternoon. Can't wait to see how our flock of birdies come together tomorrow!

Just Ducky
09-12-2010, 12:03 AM
OK... it's MIDnight in Michigan... and so I am ready to start.... and hope to do me a couple birdies shortly.....

Hi Kristin....

09-12-2010, 12:06 AM
You lucky duck, Ducky...and other earlier-than-west-coast folks! Happy creating!

I'm going to watch a movie...have a little family time...then maybe I'll still be up at midnight

09-12-2010, 01:10 AM
Hi Ducky and any other blackbird card makers out there,
I've been working on cards since midnight and have this one finished. Ducky, what have you been working on? It's bedtime for me. I'm looking forward to seeing what "flys" in by morning.

#242 Hearts & Flower Crow

09-12-2010, 01:11 AM
Hmmmm I'm thinking that I might put sleeping on hold and stay up late to create tonight. I'm so excited to get started!

09-12-2010, 01:22 AM
RobbyGirl, I hope you do so we Midwesterners can see your fabulous bird creations first thing when we check in after getting some zzzzs

09-12-2010, 01:26 AM
I'd like to stay up but not sure I can keep my little eyes open. It's been a long week. We'll see...

I have been busy with some backgrounds and have several clipped images, and ideas of what I want to do... sometimes my ideas even work out the first time. LOL!

Just Ducky
09-12-2010, 01:26 AM
I got show and tell..... my offering for tonight/early morning...

Hi Lunamoth... oh hello Robin... catch with you guys later this morning...

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_Sept._crow_1.jpg My Ol' Crow # 1

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_sept_crow_2.jpg My Ol' Crow # 2

09-12-2010, 01:27 AM
Hey lunamoth! You're the first to post a blackbird on the thread. :)

09-12-2010, 01:28 AM
And Ducky! You're second! Cool birds! :)

09-12-2010, 01:33 AM
Wonderful start ladies!

09-12-2010, 01:59 AM
Yippee! 1 more hour til the West Coast can join in! :)
I pulled some random, stock photography of landscapes and locations from my stash, and started sketching blackbirds into the pictures...It didn't go too well, so far, but hopefully my drawing will improve!

09-12-2010, 02:40 AM
It's so close but I'm not going to make it to midnight. I'll see you all bright and early in tomorrow morning. I can't wait to see what you all create! Good night!

09-12-2010, 02:57 AM
Yay! I made it to midnight, I'm off to create crow art!!

09-12-2010, 03:07 AM
Okidoki, now that it's midnite, I'll share my (eeevil) plan. :laugh:

There is an old song by Counting Crows called "A Murder of One," in which these lines are used:

...As you stood there, counting crows
1 for sorrow
2 for joy
3 for girls and
4 for boys
5 for silver
6 for gold
7 for a secret never to be told

Has anyone heard that rhyme used in real life, outside of that song? I don't know if the songwriter made it up or if it's one of those old children's rhymes I'd never heard. Either way, I'm trying to make 7 crow cards, one based on each of those lines, and including the corresponding number on each card.
Sooo, the cards I'm making in this a-thon are a first draft of that idea.
First 2 finished:
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2668/small/4_atc_001.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2668/small/12_atc.jpg
I'll just post additional ones in my gallery as I finish more. (:
Now I'm going to bed!

09-12-2010, 03:57 AM
Here are a few offerings :)
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2964/small/1_crbat_001.jpg #1 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2964/small/1_crbat_002.jpg Traded
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2964/small/1_crbat_003.jpgTraded http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2964/small/1_crbat_004.jpg#4

09-12-2010, 06:39 AM
Beautiful cards already posted! I fell asleep at 9PM and woke up way early. I've been excited for another THON.
Working in chunky pages, 4x4, I have two ready

Red Fox Chunky

She's Three Chunky

09-12-2010, 07:46 AM
Great cards! I finished 8 and have 3 more partially done, but am too tired to scan them now!! I'm going to sleep a couple of hours then I'll come back and post.

09-12-2010, 08:00 AM
RobbyGirl- Sweet Dreams!

09-12-2010, 08:12 AM
digitally altered photos (all these cards are traded)

09-12-2010, 08:51 AM
more digitally altered photos (both are traded)

09-12-2010, 09:16 AM
Good Morning...
Ran into these guys the other day:


09-12-2010, 09:24 AM
last of the digitally altered photos (available)

09-12-2010, 09:36 AM
I had quite the show here, this morning. With my coffee cup in hand, sitting on the porch, the crows landed in my yard, yipping and hunting. They make guttural sounds and short calls (yips, lol). There's a gang that inhabit our trees AM & PM. My cat is scared of 'em.

09-12-2010, 09:58 AM
ginabee, what a perfect start to a crbat day! We have some huge crows around here--nearly cat-sized! I'm impressed with our early birds (oh, yeah, pun hugely intended). Here are my first cards. These are in my gallery along with a leftover crow from the last collageathon!

09-12-2010, 10:15 AM
Okay I dragged my tail out of bed after staying up almost all night...LOL... I must be crazy but I was having so much fun making crow cards. I have 7 more to upload but I think I'm going to need to make some more room in my gallery, breakfast first!

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3883/small/1_Crow_A_Thon_Mushroom_Crow.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=176451) #1 Mushroom Crow

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3883/small/1_CROW_A_THON_C_is_for_Crow.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=176452) #2 C is for Crow

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3883/small/1_Crow_A_Thon_C_is_for_Crow_Two.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=176453) #3 C is for Crow Two

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3883/small/1_Crow_A_Thon_FLying_Lessons.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=176454) #4 Flying Lessons

09-12-2010, 10:20 AM
Loving all the art posted! My fingers are sticky and I'm coffeed up...off to play art.

09-12-2010, 10:29 AM
Flying lesson is HYSTERICAL!!!

09-12-2010, 10:33 AM
I wrote a little original rhyme that sits in the background all though it's very faint it reads:

Flying Lessons
Why Fly? How High?
Oh My, My,
I want to fly and
touch the big blue sky.

09-12-2010, 10:33 AM
So many great cards already!:) Morning everyone!

09-12-2010, 10:37 AM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3883/small/1_Crow_A_Thon_Parlez_Vous_Francais.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=176455) #5 Parlez Vous Francais?

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3883/small/1_Crow_A_Thon_Strawberry_Crow.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=176456)#6 Strawberry Crow

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3883/small/1_Crow_A_Thon_Moon_Crow.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=176457) #7 Moon Crow

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3883/small/1_Crow_A_Thon_Bingo_Crow_too.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=176458) #8 Bingo Crow Too

09-12-2010, 11:02 AM
Great cards, Robby!!!!!!!!!!!!

09-12-2010, 11:21 AM
Robby you're on a Roll!

09-12-2010, 11:26 AM
Thanks, I did those all between Midnight and 4:30 am...:sleep: I haven't stayed up that late in years but I was so excited to get started and with only 24 hours to work with I though a little sleep loss wouldn't kill me...LOL.

09-12-2010, 11:35 AM
Wow! What a cool bunch of crows! I'm finally getting around to my 'puter... been making me some black bird cards.

I love the counting rhyme, calluna. What a fun way to create cards!

09-12-2010, 12:11 PM
Taking lunch break, I'll be BACK!

09-12-2010, 12:27 PM
Wow! There are a couple of crows in the tree outside my window... they usually don't come to this tree. Must know we're doing black bird art today!

Hey Robin, oddly I am out of space in my gallery today too. As soon as I make more room I'll upload what I've created that worked...

09-12-2010, 12:29 PM
My first cards for the bird-a-thon today. The hand carved stamp is by JAW.

A Tapping


09-12-2010, 12:36 PM
Love those, Kristin! Great stamp, too.

Just Ducky
09-12-2010, 12:36 PM
don't know how you guys do it... I thinking I was soooooo prepared for this day.. got 2 done after the midnight start... working my buns off this morning.. only got 2 more ready.. and I read back on the thread and there are CROWS and RAVens everywhere..

so OK, putting it in overdrive... I can do this... as soon as I find my lost glue stick again..

09-12-2010, 12:55 PM
Ducky, look under the pile of black birds on your table... that's where I found mine. LOL!

Here's what I've created this morning... remember I did get some of the backgrounds ready last night and had a bit of an idea what I wanted to. And some even turned out okay (I won't show you the ones that didn't. Still working on that idea.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_Blackbirds_-_muted_rusty_crow.jpg Muted Crow http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_Blackbirds_-_Moon_Song.jpg Moon Song http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_Blackbirds_-_Dreaming.jpg Dreaming (TRADED)

09-12-2010, 12:56 PM
And a few more...
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_Blackbirds_-_Sunflower_Crow.jpg Sunflower Crow http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_Blackbirds_-_Crouching_Crow.jpg Crouching Crow http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_Blackbirds_-_Autumn_Crow.jpg Autumn Crow (TRADED)

Just Ducky
09-12-2010, 01:01 PM
first 2 are from last night... and my first two for today..

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_Sept._crow_1.jpg Ol' Crow # 1 TRADED (thank you)

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_sept_crow_2.jpg Ol' Crow # 2

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_sept_crow_3.jpg Ol' Crow # 3 TRADED (thank you)

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_sept_crow_4.jpg Ol; Crow # 4 TRADED (thank you)

the backgrounds are my bucket paint papers I make and they really are much prettier then showing from scanner.. not quite so drab lookin'

Just Ducky
09-12-2010, 01:05 PM
such nice bright colors you showing Helen... mine are so drab...
and I have a question... how are you posting 3 cards side by side...
my are always on top of each other... and sure does take up a lot more space..:wideeyed:

09-12-2010, 01:08 PM
such nice bright colors you showing Helen... mine are so drab...
and I have a question... how are you posting 3 cards side by side...
my are always on top of each other... and sure does take up a lot more space..:wideeyed:
when I insert the picture I make sure the curser is right at the end of the one just posted ... then I can hit enter to make a new line after I have two or 3 uploaded to make a new line

09-12-2010, 01:08 PM
such nice bright colors you showing Helen... mine are so drab...
and I have a question... how are you posting 3 cards side by side...
my are always on top of each other... and sure does take up a lot more space..:wideeyed:

I don't hit enter after I link a picture so it all stays in one line. I think that's how I do it... If you go advanced view you can see how the pictures are lining up and adjust them to how you want them to show.

Is that about as clear as mud? :jimlad:

09-12-2010, 01:09 PM
jaw... you're fast! LOL! Do you have time to play this morning too?

09-12-2010, 01:19 PM
Here's my ATC, inspired by RobbyGirl


09-12-2010, 02:00 PM
and some more :)

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3883/small/1_Crow_A_Thon_In_the_Eye_of_the_Crow.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=176500) #9 In the Eye of the Crow

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3883/small/1_Crow_A_Thon_Pepper_Crow.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=176501) #10 Pepper Crow

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3883/small/1_Crow_A_Thon_Crow_Time.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=176502) #11 Crow Time

09-12-2010, 02:03 PM
Rocking out the Crow cards! Such great art..

another chunky page,

09-12-2010, 02:20 PM
more birds...collage this time (1st and 2nd cards are traded) (3rd card is available)

09-12-2010, 02:22 PM
might be the last three of the day (all three cards are traded)

09-12-2010, 02:35 PM
Woohoo! Fabulous crows just keep on coming!

I need to get ready for my art group meeting. Not sure I'll get what I'm working on scanned before I leave...

09-12-2010, 02:36 PM
My next one:

Strength of a Woman - traded

09-12-2010, 02:50 PM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3883/small/1_Crow-a-thon_Alphabet_Crow.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=176526) #12 Alphabet Crow

09-12-2010, 02:51 PM
I saw these 2 raven images and got this silly little idea for a series so here goes!

Starting a "He said She said" series of cards. Introducing Ramses and Roxanne Raven.

Remember and Forget-traded

09-12-2010, 02:54 PM
Great cards people!!!

09-12-2010, 02:59 PM
What a great idea Kristen!

09-12-2010, 03:10 PM
I'm keeping my available/traded gallery updated rather than updating in the thread.

Here are two more in my Crow Indian/Crow Series (First was #9 Eye of the Crow)

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3883/small/1_Crow-a-thon_Crows.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=176535) #13 Crows

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3883/small/1_Crow-a-thon_Totem.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=176536) #14 Totem

09-12-2010, 03:17 PM
Thank you RobbyGirl!

2 more with Ramses and Roxanne!

The Hat (Roxanne) - traded

The Eyes (Ramses) - traded

09-12-2010, 03:29 PM
{cawing with laughter}

09-12-2010, 04:01 PM
finally got everything done i had to do so i can actually sit down and get some crows done. my incredibly perfect granddaughter is here though so we'll see how much i can really accomplish. i am determined to get something done though cause there are so many cards i want. you guys are totally rocking the birdies!!

09-12-2010, 04:06 PM
I've been checked out much of the day (cursed course prep!), but you've all come up with great cards. I have a chunky to add to the mix, and I plan a couple crow paper dolls and maybe another chunky before the day is over. This did not scan well at all (the background has lots of Lumiere paint, which doesn't scan well, and the bead dangle obscures the image), but it would still like to be picked at the dance:spinny: Oh, yeah: it has great personality.

09-12-2010, 04:15 PM
2 more:

Everything (Roxanne)

Her Way (Ramses)-traded

09-12-2010, 04:27 PM
Oh boy - now they are fighting about money!

Buy More

All the Money-traded

09-12-2010, 04:28 PM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3883/small/1_Crow-a-thon_Bath_Buddies.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=176555) #15 Bath Buddies

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3883/small/1_Crow-a-thon_Cherry_Crow.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=176556) #16 Cherry Crow

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3883/small/1_Crow-a-thon_Polly.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=176557) #17 Polly

09-12-2010, 04:33 PM
Oh my goodness - Bath buddies is too cute!

09-12-2010, 04:46 PM
Linnes- Nice work! Sweet Dreams!

Just Ducky
09-12-2010, 04:54 PM
Robby and Kestin, you guys are killing me here...:notworthy:

so now here are my dark - dull but good lookers.... (thank you KESagers posted these much better)

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_sept_crow___5.jpg # 5 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_sept_crow___6.jpg # 6 (TRADED) thank you

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_sept_crow__7.jpg # 7 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_sept_crow___8.jpg # 8 (TRADED) thank you

09-12-2010, 04:55 PM
Great looking cards in the gallery everybody!!! I don't think I'll get to play tho.:notworthy:

09-12-2010, 04:58 PM
The man crow's expression is a hoot!

Rogue Gal
09-12-2010, 05:12 PM
What a lovely bunch of birdies so far! I'm late to the party, but intend to keep creating into the wee hours. Here are my first crows:

52998 "Crow-a-thon #1" Traded

52999 "Crow-a-thon #2" Traded

53000 "Crow-a-thon #3"

53001 "Crow-a-thon #4" Traded

09-12-2010, 05:15 PM
What incredible crow cards folks have made!!

I fell asleep last night, but here are my four cards from this morning ~

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/medium/1_omen.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/medium/1_byebye.jpg Both Traded

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/medium/1_caws.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/medium/1_reflections.jpg Both Traded

09-12-2010, 05:20 PM
Welll, I want ALL THE CARDS! LOL.

09-12-2010, 06:02 PM
These might be my last, the lack of sleep is catching up! I'm still pretty thrilled to have mad 19 cards whew!~

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3883/small/1_Crow_A_Thon_Victorian_ALphabet.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=176587) Victorian Alphabet Crow

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3883/small/1_Crow_A_Thon_C_is_for_Crow_Three.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=176586) C is for Crow Three

09-12-2010, 06:06 PM
HHC, you've been a great Host! These are my last ones, today. It's been so Fun. I've lost track of my photo's in the thread but my Gallery is up to date.

Nevermore ATC TRADED

Talking Heads Chunky Page Danglies will be added

Counting Crows Chunky Page Danglies will be added TRADED

09-12-2010, 06:45 PM
More Ramses and Roxanne. Scanned without chunky embellishments.

How to Attract Men (chunky)-traded

09-12-2010, 06:53 PM
I'm back home, and am amazed by all you have created! Wow!

09-12-2010, 06:57 PM
Kristin, that's too FUNNY!

09-12-2010, 07:03 PM
Thank you! Found the quote and the wheels started turning . . .

09-12-2010, 07:10 PM
Oh no!!!! I missed this..how dare I? I love the cards posted!!

09-12-2010, 07:24 PM
Missed you winterchild!

09-12-2010, 07:26 PM
Winterchild... pretend you're in my time zone. It's only 4:25pm here and that would give you time to play a bit too. Maybe. :D

This a-thon should have been longer... Maybe we'll have to do another one. LOL!

09-12-2010, 07:40 PM
This is an ideal fall theme! Here are my paper dolls (also in my gallery); I'll trade 4 x 4s or atcs for them, since I don't think anyone else is doing out there mail art!

City Boy has flown the coop; traded.

Country girl is still looking for a new home

Just Ducky
09-12-2010, 07:46 PM
still loading great BIRDies cards all you great gals... and Robby, 19 ?? wow..
Winterchild, sure join in.... you can work on HHC's clock...

so anyways.. 2 more from me.. and lookie, only 7:45, I still got time left for a couple more.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_sept_crow___9.jpg # 9 (TRADED) thank you http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_sept_crow___10.jpg # 10

09-12-2010, 07:46 PM
Fabulous art dolls!

09-12-2010, 07:50 PM
There has been such fun and wonderful art posted in such a short time. RobbyGirl certainly has me beat with her 19! I love these THONS!

09-12-2010, 08:01 PM
You all are killing me! I haven't made enough to ask for trades for all the great things I'm seeing!

09-12-2010, 08:18 PM
i know what you mean! i was so hoping to get cards done so i could trade for some of this wonderful art but my house is absolute chaos and im exhausted. there are still a few hours but at this point i dont see anything coming together in time today. dang it!

09-12-2010, 08:21 PM
I know how you feel, weavers, when my grandkids come over they wear me out.

Just Ducky
09-12-2010, 08:28 PM
I think if we beg, just a tiny bit HHC just might give us another one of these fun days...
after all it's still really early fall.... got all of Oct yet ... should beable to fit this into a day before last part of Oct. ????????????:cute:

09-12-2010, 08:31 PM

09-12-2010, 08:47 PM
(a poem)

What wonderful ravens, crows, & blackbirds I see.
I meant to participate ... but things were crazy for me.

Such delightful "crow art" was made,
Oh how I wish I had something to trade.

Maybe next round I will find my muse and some time,
and I won't have to post a ridiculous rhyme.

(end poem)

Seriously, great stuff everyone! Love the "Ramses and Roxanne" saga.
I hope I am able to join in on the fun next time!


09-12-2010, 08:52 PM
That was an awesome rhyme! Very creative! :)

Rogue Gal
09-12-2010, 08:53 PM
A few more.

53017 "Crow-a-thon #5" Traded

53018 "Crow-a-thon #6"

53019 "Crow-a-thon #7" Traded

53020 "Crow-a-thon #8" Traded

09-12-2010, 08:54 PM
the end...for me that is... (all are traded)

09-12-2010, 08:57 PM
These birdies are inspiring all the art forms! Great poem, Cheryl! Here's another chunky (wow, I'm churning work out at a rate of 1 item every 10 hours or so...)

Rogue Gal
09-12-2010, 09:00 PM
Now some crow with a little Poe...

53025 "Crow-a-thon #9" Traded

53026 "Crow-a-thon #10" Traded

53027 "Crow-a-thon #11" Traded

53028 "Crow-a-thon #12"

09-12-2010, 09:00 PM
Okay, so I didn't even see the post for the official a-thon... Now I'm just kicking myself...

Great art everyone... It's 6 pm here so I MAY be able to squeak out a couple, I'd sure like to trade.

09-12-2010, 09:09 PM
How about an all-bird-athon, during Thanksgiving weekend? So we can see a variety of artful birds instead of just dead turkeys?

09-12-2010, 09:15 PM
was busy all day and looked at the thread now....oh my gosh, so many TERRIFIC birds. Way to go gals. I got one more done and hope to do another.
#243 Something Queer Crow

A question...how do you put the image here that is a little bit bigger than a thumbnail so folks don't have to click on picture for it to be big enough to see?

09-12-2010, 09:16 PM
Love all of em :) I managed one..!


09-12-2010, 09:27 PM
One more from me:


09-12-2010, 09:42 PM
Just got caught up on the thread - more and more wonderful art and poetry too!:cool:

09-12-2010, 09:46 PM
These are my first three - and three more are dry and being flattened as I type LOL

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/1430/small/1_Summer_was_ending.jpg Summer was ending http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/1430/small/1_Perfect_Day.jpg Perfect Day
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/1430/small/1_On_the_Run.jpg On the Run TRADED

Rogue Gal
09-12-2010, 09:49 PM
53038 "Crow-a-thon #13" Traded

53039 "Crow-a-thon #14" Traded

53041 "Crow-a-thon #15" Traded

If I'm going to make any more, I have to stop and have a cup of tea first - whew!

09-12-2010, 10:18 PM
Holy crows! You are one black bird creating group of artists!

09-12-2010, 10:24 PM
And we're not done - I have 98 minutes left.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/1430/small/1_Travel_Alerts.jpg Travel Alerts http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/1430/small/1_39.jpg 39 TRADEDhttp://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/1430/small/1_Soar.jpg Soar TRADED

09-12-2010, 10:48 PM
I have a few more cards...
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_Blackbirds_-_Three_Crow_Moon.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=176687)3 Crow Moon (PENDING) http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_Blackbirds_-_C_-_crow.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=176688) C - Crow http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_Blackbirds_-_B_is_for_Books__Blackbird.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=176689) (PENDING) B is for...
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_Blackbirds_-_Mail_Crow_1.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=176690) Mail Crow 1 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_Blackbirds_-_Mail_Crow_2.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=176691) Mail Crow 2 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_Black_kitty_watching_crows.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=176686) Black Kitty watching crows... LOL!

09-12-2010, 10:52 PM
And just over 4 hours left for me... can I make it to midnight?

09-12-2010, 10:53 PM
Wonderful cards HHC!

09-12-2010, 11:12 PM
well...despite the chaos i actually got some cards done! woohoo! hopefully they will appeal to someone. id love to make a few trades at least.

blackbird #1 traded
blackbird #2
blackbird #3 traded
blackbird #4 traded

09-12-2010, 11:13 PM
and these...

blackbird #5 traded
blackbird #6

09-12-2010, 11:32 PM
This crow think's she has found the perfect nest. It's been fun. So many wonderful birds. Good night all.

#244 Crow's Nest

09-12-2010, 11:33 PM
Two more blackbirds:
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/1430/small/1_Tweet.jpg Tweet TRADED
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/1430/small/1_Perch.jpg Perch TRADED

09-12-2010, 11:35 PM
Ok, here are my 2 cards!! WOOT

53053 Airmail - TRADED - Thank you!

53054 - Dare Devil - TRADED - Thank you!

09-13-2010, 12:03 AM
Finally, here are the rest of my cards today ~ these first five are already traded ~

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/medium/1_sunnycrow.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/medium/1_watercrows.jpg

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/medium/1_mooncrow2.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/medium/1_catandcrow1.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/medium/1_asthecrowflies.jpg

09-13-2010, 12:05 AM
And these two are now traded, too!

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/medium/1_mooncrow1.jpg Crow by Night http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/medium/1_catandcrow2.jpg Crow on My Tail!

09-13-2010, 12:09 AM
OMG! You guys have been bird building CRAZY today! I am now home from work, can hardly walk ... literally ran since we opened the doors this morning! Gotta love the last day of a great coupon! LOL!
Hubby rubbed my tired feet. Cooking me a steak right now. Has poured me a Guinness... (Have I mentioned that I am spoiled by my handsome husband!) I will finish off a few cards and be back ... all of mine that I posted this early morning are still up for grabs ... just sayin'! :jiggy:

Just Ducky
09-13-2010, 12:33 AM
so happy to know that handsome husband is taking care of you Julie...
sure hope you make it BACK to the thread....:wideeyed: lol

and for Helen.. ya did it again gal... you gave so many of us a super fun SUNDAY and this was total wild... keeps ya moving when it's ONE day... but loved it all...

for everyone that joined in the fun.... it was a blast... great cards.. fun trades ..
and busy day...

ROBBYGIRL.... just had a feeling you would go for the 20.... I tried for 12, but flaked out at 10..

09-13-2010, 12:34 AM
Okay I just had to get in that 20th card, so one last one from me. Sweet Dreams All! Helen You and Your A Thons Rock!

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3883/small/1_Crow_A_Thon_Three.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=176725) #20 Three

09-13-2010, 12:42 AM
One last bird and then it's lights out - morning will come too early!
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/1430/small/1_Then_the_Autumn.jpg Then the Autumn TRADED

09-13-2010, 12:43 AM
Wow 20 cards! You rocked this marathon Robby Girl! Actually everyone had steller art. So much fun to see it all. Thanks to our hostess for doing this - really a lot of fun! Wishing us all a great week ahead of us!

09-13-2010, 01:11 AM
You are all just amazing! I'm so impressed with your art! And all of it done within 24 hours. wow! Power packed for sure! :)

This was so much fun! I still have a few in the works, but am fading fast and not sure if I'll get them done and posted tonight.

Rogue Gal
09-13-2010, 01:11 AM
Some more from me. As you can see, I'm on a Poe kick today. Oh, and #16 is from a stamp carved by me, with a red jewel eye.

53067 "Crow-a-thon #16" Traded

53068 "Crow-a-thon #17"

53069 "Crow-a-thon #18" Traded

53070 "Crow-a-thon #19" Traded

09-13-2010, 01:16 AM
Cool Poe cards, Christine! I'm sure I have some Poe stamps somewhere...

Rogue Gal
09-13-2010, 01:20 AM
Thanks Helen, I've been loving your cards too! It's been great to see all the wonderful art that's been created and posted to this thread - wow!

Thanks for hosting Helen!

And I love the idea of a Thanksgiving weekend bird-a-thon!

09-13-2010, 01:52 AM
I'm going to say good night and go crawl in bed. Hugs to all you fabulous black bird artists! I'll check in with you first thing in the morning. :wubclub:

09-13-2010, 02:06 AM
here are afew more
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2964/medium/1_crbat_005.jpg traded http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2964/medium/1_crbat_006.jpg traded
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2964/medium/1_crbat_007.jpg #7

09-13-2010, 02:08 AM
Here are my last ones...finally dry. would love to trade a few more if anyone is interested.

wonderful art everyone. such a joy to see so many wonderful interpretations and styles. you guys are awesome!

blackbird #7 traded
blackbird #8 traded
blackbird #9 traded
blackbird #10 traded

09-13-2010, 02:48 AM
last one for tonight... I have 4 that are in process, but it is time for bed!
thanks for the fun Helen!! You Rock!! :notworthy:

09-13-2010, 02:50 AM
I finished a few more and put them in my gallery. (: It isn't quite 12am here yet; I met the deadline! :D Didn't complete the 7, but the remaining 2 are started, at least.
Beautiful work, everyone!

09-13-2010, 08:21 AM
Great day everyone and thank you for the trades!!!


(ps- Did everyone get around to REPing our host (newbies...use the "YOU ROCK!" button on any of her comments)...

09-13-2010, 08:55 AM
Loads of fun! I spent Saturday printing and cutting out birds. Sunday I cut backgrounds and then about 5PM I was finally able to get out my glue! My fingers were coated by midnight, but there was really no reason to wash the glue off untill I was completely down.

I have five birds left in my gallery - would love to trade them all!

09-13-2010, 10:12 AM
I have 2 available blackbird a thon cards in my gallery!

09-13-2010, 11:25 AM
WOW! jaw, theweavershand and calluna finished us up with fabulous black birds!

Thanks to everyone who played along for our fast and crazy black bird day! This was so much fun, I really think we need to do another sometime soon. How about next weekend? Just kidding! LOL!

A late November "any type of bird a-thon" sounds like it would be fun too.

09-13-2010, 11:47 AM
Helen, THANK YOU FOR HOSTING! I can't leave you REP again, yet. I am ready for an ATHON anytime.

Just Ducky
09-13-2010, 12:42 PM
what a fun way to spend a Sunday.... of coarse now I am so confused... don't know where Sunday went... and it's Monday ???? already ????

great fun... messy room.... super trades and wonderous friends... don't get no better..

for our hostess... Helen, you are a habit and love every fix you give us.. thanks friend..

09-13-2010, 01:46 PM
Helen ~ THANK YOU so much for hosting!!
Such a fabulous idea...wish I could have managed to make more cards and trade with everyone!

09-13-2010, 04:15 PM
and i didn't get to play again:cry: .... when to the casino yesterday and came home today.

The crow, raven and blackbirds are fantasic....

You all did lovely work. I hope we have another one so I can play.

09-13-2010, 04:26 PM
Most of my trades will be in the mail today... the other couple will be off tomorrow before I leave for our camping trip.

09-13-2010, 04:39 PM
Have fun camping and be safe!

09-13-2010, 06:49 PM
I have one little lonely crow and mushroom card left if anyone else has a lonely card they wish to trade :)


09-13-2010, 06:53 PM
This was a great, intense time! Thanks for a wonderful athon idea, Helen! It was fun to trade with new folks and reconnect with long-time traders! I have 2 cards left in my gallery, 2 chunkies, and the girl crow doll, so let me know if you're interested.

09-14-2010, 12:11 AM
Aw man, I missed it. :cry:

09-14-2010, 12:12 AM
Theresa, we missed you!

09-14-2010, 10:55 AM
I didn't even know it was going on. :( But I working 6am-6:30pm Sunday, so couldn't have played anyway. :cry:

09-14-2010, 11:33 AM
Well, we could make this "Make some Black Bird Art Week" and keep the thread going.

If anyone has the inspiration to make more black bird art, just post it in your gallery and notify us here so we can all admire and possibly trade. You can post your art here too. I'll be gone this afternoon through Friday evening, but I'm sure you can all take care of each other while I'm away. :D

What does everyone think of that?

09-14-2010, 11:59 AM

09-14-2010, 01:23 PM

09-14-2010, 01:37 PM
I have a blackbird chunky

09-14-2010, 01:51 PM
Maybe I will get to make some blackbirds yet.

09-14-2010, 06:38 PM
ooooh, I always love a deadline extension! I did mail my cards from Sunday out today; chunky/doll mailing will be tomorrow, traders.

09-14-2010, 07:06 PM
Tomorrow, I'm mailing out my trades. Had a flat tire, today. Thanks traders.

09-14-2010, 10:10 PM
most of mine went out today ... HHCs is not sent ... but a little blackbird told me she won't be home to open it anyway!!

09-14-2010, 10:42 PM
ginabee - nice chunky!

Just Ducky
09-14-2010, 11:28 PM
I read that HHC is going camping and is leaving US in charge of US ?????
hay cool...:cool: and we can continue the Crow/Raven fun all week... great idea, but now I gotta go find some more birds... and we got all week to just play at leasure... super..

ps.... I got one black, kinda blue lookin' left over if anyone wants ????

09-15-2010, 03:26 PM
Thanks Janjo!

New....IMAGINE Chunky PageTRADED


09-16-2010, 03:18 PM
All non-digital trades went out today...I will get the 4 digital trades printed and out tomorrow in the mail!
You gotta love PAYDAY!!!

09-16-2010, 10:24 PM
Got my first bird in the mail today from Complicious - it's very cool!

09-17-2010, 08:56 PM
I just got home to a bit of mail! Yay for a-thons and trading!

09-18-2010, 01:08 PM
What?? You have been playing all the week and nobody told about it to me :shocked:. I have been making cards all the weekend but nothing Crown themed. Some cards coming tomorrow :).

09-18-2010, 01:10 PM
Yippee! A revival of the bird-a-thon!

09-18-2010, 03:06 PM
A couple of simply stamped cards for our extended bird-a-thon. (Three layers of cardstock)

Hanging Around-traded

Picture Perfect

09-18-2010, 03:13 PM
those are wonderful, kristen! i esp love "Hanging Around"!

09-18-2010, 03:29 PM
Thank you!

Here is one more:

Special Moments

09-18-2010, 05:24 PM
Really cute cards!

09-18-2010, 08:04 PM
Well... are we starting up again, then? :D

09-18-2010, 08:07 PM
I am having major problems with the computer and don't know how long before it freezes up on me again. I am probably going to have to re-install the system since I've had to shut down and restart four times today and I was gone all afternoon. And then I get to reinstall everything I have ON the system so I can scan and resize and wah! I just want it to work.

09-18-2010, 08:51 PM
HHC - I hope the computer starts behaving for you!

09-18-2010, 09:28 PM
I finally got to make some cards.
53380CBAT # 1
53381CBAT # 2
53382CBAT # 3 Traded
53383CBAT # 4 Traded
53384CBAT # 5 Traded

09-18-2010, 09:38 PM
Cool cards KESagers and dsign49! You are getting us going this weekend!

Just Ducky
09-18-2010, 09:46 PM
more ???? we doing Crow/Ravens this weekend ???? dang... and I just put my
left over birds away for the season.... and it's Saturday late nite... bummer
maybe tomorrow...:nah: :wacko:

09-18-2010, 09:51 PM
Ducky, who knows what us crazy people will do!!!!! It looks like a few of us are making some more art with black birds on it.

And you put your black birds away for the season? Halloween is a month and a half away! We still have lots of time. LOL!

Just Ducky
09-18-2010, 10:07 PM
well... I got one CRow from Sunday... and see what I can do this Sunday...
anyone want my poor left over ????:radar:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_sept_crow__7.jpg Ol' Crow # 7

09-18-2010, 11:58 PM
OK, how did I miss the continuation of crazy black-bird-ness???? Have a dog still in the emergency until tomorrow so I haven't had any time to participate. Hope I get a few minutes tomorrow.

09-19-2010, 01:23 AM
oh jenaz! I'm sorry your dog is in emergency! I do hope you get a few minutes to play.

This is SO unofficially continued! LOL!

09-19-2010, 01:55 AM
Here's a page I made for my bird themed arch book this week:
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_Bird_arches_-_grackle.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=177764)

09-19-2010, 02:42 AM
And here are some blackbird cards:
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_Blackbirds_-_gift_of_nature.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=177773) (TRADED) http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_Blackbirds_-_mystified.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=177774) Mystified (TRADED)http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_Blackbirds_-_dark_ravens.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=177775) Dark Ravens (TRADED)

09-19-2010, 02:50 AM
I have made one card now. Not much but better than nothing. Let's see if I can make more and I'll upload them then.

09-19-2010, 11:34 AM
It's a REALLY GOOD SHOW! Lovin' all the blackbird art.
JENSAZ, sorry to hear about your dog, hope he's okay.
I have to clean up my art space(S) to make more cards, lol!

09-19-2010, 11:46 AM
Good morning, everyone!

sniisk, looking forward to seeing your birds. :)

Linnes, your cards were a fabulous start to my morning!

09-19-2010, 11:56 AM
I have a chunky page available

Talking Heads Chunky

09-19-2010, 12:18 PM
Here are my Black Bird cards.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/2_1.jpg Black Bird I

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/3_7.jpg Black Bird II

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/2_6.jpg Black Bird III

09-19-2010, 01:41 PM
Cool cards, sniisk! And neat chunky, ginabee!

09-19-2010, 01:56 PM
Two ATC's today: Explore TRADED and Sigh Sigh is TRADED

09-19-2010, 02:03 PM
Can't seem to get my pictures to show larger...

09-19-2010, 02:16 PM
3 more simply stamped cards for the extended bird-a-thon. First 2 have a bit of watercolor on them. (3 layers of cardstock.)

Don Quixote-traded


Love at First Sight-traded

09-19-2010, 02:34 PM
All of these new cards are great!!!

09-19-2010, 02:41 PM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/363/large/1_Talking_Heads_Finished_WEB.jpg Talking Heads Chunky

09-19-2010, 02:42 PM
Yah, thanks HHC and Kristin for helping me thru Old-timers so I can post larger pictures, LOL.

09-19-2010, 02:45 PM
Yippee! It worked!

09-19-2010, 04:21 PM
I eeked out another one between a movie I'm watching...

Blueberry ATChttp://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/363/large/1_blueberry_atc_WEB.jpg TRADED

09-19-2010, 05:14 PM
Okay, doggie back from emergency and she will be fine, just have to monitor her kidney functions for the next several weeks. SOOOOOO, I had a little time to have some fun!!!

Here are my available cards

53445 All About ME

53446 Confidential - TRADED - THank you!

53447 Traveller - TRADED

53448 Black Bird (Italian) - TRADED

53449 JUICY conversation - TRADED - Thank you!

09-19-2010, 05:31 PM
Oh wow I just popped on and there are lots of lovely crow cards! I'll have to see if I can eek out a few!

Rogue Gal
09-19-2010, 05:54 PM
Just bringing my availables forward:

53455 "Crow-a-thon #6"

53456 "Crow-a-thon #11" Traded

53457 "Crow-a-thon #12"

53458 "Crow-a-thon #17"

I am working on some new ones today :)

09-19-2010, 06:00 PM
Wowie, look at the CROWS! I threw out some bread crumbs and had a Gang of crows feeding out in the yard.

09-19-2010, 07:01 PM
Yay I did a couple more crows. [

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3883/small/1_Crow_and_Skull.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=177963) Crow and SKull

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3883/small/1_Gold_Crow_3.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=177962) 3 Golden Crows. Traded

09-19-2010, 07:04 PM
Jensaz - so glad to hear that your sweetie is home and on the mend.

More wonderful cards!

09-19-2010, 07:35 PM
I second that, Jensaz! Glad your 'Baby' is home.

Awesome cards, ya'll...

Rogue Gal
09-19-2010, 08:14 PM
Jensaz, glad to hear that your doggie is safely back home. My dog just had surgery a couple of days ago, so I know how worrying it is when your baby is ailing.

Some new cards:

53474 "Crow-a-thon #20" Traded

53475 "Crow-a-thon #21" Traded

53476 "Crow-a-thon #22"

53477 "Crow-a-thon #23" Traded

I have a few more on the way!

09-19-2010, 08:51 PM
I have one .
CAT # 6

Rogue Gal
09-19-2010, 08:53 PM
I made these this weekend for the "Counting Crows" Swap, and thought I'd share.


09-19-2010, 10:19 PM
Thanks all for the well wishes for my dog. She is the one pictured in my avatar - her name is Miel - Spanish for honey! Got into an entire bottle of Rimadyl - unopened - we just had it delivered for our older (bigger) dog's arthritis and I had choir practice so my hubby opened the box and left the meds on the counter. Well they are liver flavor, so the cat knocked them off and well... the rest of the story is that none of our other dogs seem to have any symptoms so we think she may have eaten, if not the whole bottle, the majority of it. The emergency vet said it was the largest dosage per lb of body weight he'd ever seen. They didn't expect her to do well at all, but she's home and she is feeling almost back to normal.

I still have 3 cards left and I'd love to trade them!!

09-19-2010, 10:27 PM
Cool cards, Rogue Gal! I'm glad I'm in the swap. :D

09-19-2010, 10:57 PM
[QUOTE=Rogue Gal;786972]Jensaz, glad to hear that your doggie is safely back home. My dog just had surgery a couple of days ago, so I know how worrying it is when your baby is ailing.

Hope your baby is recovering swiftly too!

09-19-2010, 11:54 PM
Great cards. Jen I had the same Thing happen to my 4 1/2 lb Chihuahua, he got my 85 lb dogs Rimadyl. They had to pump his stomach, he recovered well though. Best wishes for Miel's speedy recovery!!

09-19-2010, 11:54 PM
My last three;
53485CBAT #7
53486CBAT #8
53487CBAT #9

Rogue Gal
09-20-2010, 02:48 AM
Those Rimadyl stories are scary - my Golden Retriever takes it too and I had no idea it was so enticing to dogs! Spendy stuff to scarf down by the bottle, not to mention the vet bills - yikes! So glad Miel is okay! And yours too, Robby - I'm blanking on his name, but I think it was Japanese for "snowflake". Sweet little thing :) And thanks for the well wishes for my Ellie, jensaz - she is recovering nicely after leg surgery this Thursday.

Now for more crows:

53488 "Crow-a-thon #24" Traded

53489 "Crow-a-thon #25"

53490 "Crow-a-thon #26"

53491 "Crow-a-thon #27"

53492 "Crow-a-thon #28"

Technically, #25 was started during the Oregon gathering, but finished up last night.

09-20-2010, 10:40 AM
Great cards! I'm so glad you all decided to play a bit longer.

09-20-2010, 01:00 PM
@ Rogue Girl- My Chihuahua is Bean ;) and my Pom is Yuki which is Japanese for snowflake, what a good memory you have! I think the chewable version of Rimadyl is the enticing one since it is pleasantly flavored. Even my vet almost lost his dog who got in to the veterinary supply and ate an entire economy size bottle!

@Linnes Thanks it's actually been 6 years since it happened.

09-20-2010, 01:25 PM
Thank you to our hostess for letting us have this extra fun! Who knew we still had some black-bird art in us?! . . . and Halloween is just around the corner . . . I feel more blackbirds coming on . . .

Great fun to see all the art and trade and trade some more. Have a good week everyone!

09-21-2010, 02:33 AM
all of mine finally went out in the mail today. sorry to everyone for the wait. thanks for being so patient.

Just Ducky
09-21-2010, 05:13 PM
boy I just wanted to catch up a bit on you guys fun weekend and read about Jenzaw puppy..
sure hope all is much better...

anyway don't get to close to ducky rite now, he's got a bad cold/or a small bug of somekind
hit really fast late Saturday and finally today I am almost moving.... but poor yellow duck is a bit green yet.... so we on the mend and should be swinging better in couple days...
dang nice bunch of crows... ya-all

09-21-2010, 10:51 PM
Just Ducky I hope you feeling better very soon...
Missed you Sunday night, but I guess we know why now.
You take care. Hope the duck is on the mend.

Rogue Gal
09-22-2010, 02:58 AM
@ Rogue Girl- My Chihuahua is Bean ;) and my Pom is Yuki which is Japanese for snowflake, what a good memory you have!

Lol, not as good as I thought, actually! I forgot about little Bean - you put Yuki in my arms, which was the first time I have held a small dog - and Yuki stuck in my memory. Soft, sweet, and small :)

I'm a bit late mailing some of my cards as well - they are on the way, I promise!

Aww, JustDucky, I'm sorry to hear that you've been a sick duck - I hope you feel better soon!

09-22-2010, 10:02 AM
Nancy and Ducky! You two need to get better NOW!

My trades from Sunday are in the mail this morning, and now I'm all caught up!

09-24-2010, 03:49 PM
I put all mine in the mail today.