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jaw
11-28-2010, 02:22 PM
Here are some collagy cards from me ... (the heron is my handcarved stamp)
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2964/medium/4_bat_001.jpg15
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2964/medium/4_bat_002.jpg#16http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2964/medium/4_bat_003.jpg#17
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2964/medium/4_bat_004.jpg#18 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2964/medium/2_bat_005.jpgtraded

nanner
11-28-2010, 02:32 PM
A few more from me. I gotta scoot for a few hours, but will be back to trade like the wind!

Poison Bird --------------------------- Blue Piratebird ---------------------- Inspected Bird

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/1144/medium/1_poison_bird.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/1144/medium/1_blue_piratebird.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/1144/medium/1_inspected_bird.jpg

dmnh
11-28-2010, 02:32 PM
Wow!!! You all been busy creating nice birdies this morning!
I've accomplished drinking three cups of coffee and drawing three birds. If anyone wants one of them, let me know please.
I'm off for another cup of coffee and another bird, I hope!
Everly's Balloon
Gilded Flicker
Red Wing BlackbirdTRADED

sniisk
11-28-2010, 02:51 PM
I start to clear my art table. It's about 9 pm here and I need to wake up at 6 am. Time to say thanks to the BEST hostess Helen.

Helene
11-28-2010, 02:53 PM
wheeeew...finally finished cleaning up PMs..updating thread posts...writing down addresses...these a-thons are fabulous but they are exhaustingly fun! Going for another cup o' coffee...

jaw
11-28-2010, 03:09 PM
okay ... 3 more ... hand carved stamps except the little bird on #21
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2964/medium/2_bat_006.jpgtraded http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2964/medium/1_bat_007.jpg#21
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2964/medium/1_bat_008.jpg#22

ginabee
11-28-2010, 03:12 PM
Awesome Birds! I've had so much Fun in the Birdathon. THANK YOU HHC!
This last one I'm going to Keep,
Whimsy Blue Bird http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/363/1_1whimsy_blue_bird_handdrawn_11_2710_WEB.jpg

theweavershand
11-28-2010, 03:15 PM
gonna try to get some more cards and maybe some chunkies and then hit more of you up for some trades before this is all said and done.

jaw
11-28-2010, 03:29 PM
drinking mimosas ... eating a fab breakfast prepared by my handsome husband .. and getting glue all over myself! LOL ... gotta LOVE a day off!!!

KESagers
11-28-2010, 03:32 PM
Here are some chunkies: If you do not want additional embelishements (yarn, ribbon, charms) please let me know otherwise the will be added prior to mailing.

recycled greeting cards:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/768/small/1_Chirping-Birds-chunky.jpg
Chirping Birds-traded

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/768/small/1_Wishful-Thinking-chunky.jpg
Wishful Thinking-traded

collage with dimensional stickers

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/768/small/1_Wise-Old-Owl.jpg
Wise Old Owl

will trade chunky for chunky

jaw
11-28-2010, 03:33 PM
hey! Lafaver55 came up with an awesome idea!!!
We are going to do a "Blind" Trade with bird cards after the weekend is over! We never got to an actual trade, so that is what she came up with! I love the idea .... so if we don't end up trading, I may PM you and ask for a Blind Birdie ... whatcha think?

TimeInMyHands
11-28-2010, 03:41 PM
YES! Thank you for hosting HHC! I'm so glad I finally got to play in one of these "a-thons" even though it hasn't been the greatest of wknds for me!:goofy: It was fun!

I've made 3-more cards (last ones!:yes:) and they are in my gallery if anyone wants to peek! I gotta' go pay my poor little Mikko bird some attention as he's been yelling "MAMMA!" for the last hour!;) LOL!
I'll check back in a little bit!

KESagers
11-28-2010, 03:45 PM
hey! Lafaver55 came up with an awesome idea!!!
We are going to do a "Blind" Trade with bird cards after the weekend is over! We never got to an actual trade, so that is what she came up with! I love the idea .... so if we don't end up trading, I may PM you and ask for a Blind Birdie ... whatcha think?

Do you mean blind birdie trade from what we have left? If so count me in. I wont have time to make any thing new for awhile.
Kristin

Helene
11-28-2010, 04:00 PM
Logging off!!! Hubby and I going to the Farmer's Market!!!
Will be back later this evening!!!! Kepp the wonderful birds coming guys!!!

lkastello
11-28-2010, 04:00 PM
Well, that is all the card making for me for the BAT...

I still have 10 cards available...if interested they are in my gallery!

Thank you, HELEN!!! You are always a GREAT host!

jaw
11-28-2010, 04:05 PM
Do you mean blind birdie trade from what we have left? If so count me in. I wont have time to make any thing new for awhile.
Kristin

yeah! It's Thanksgiving weekend ... we always have leftovers! LOL ... I think it's a great idea! look at what you have left and do a Blind Birdie trade! Sounds fun to me ... :O)

Nancy
11-28-2010, 04:10 PM
I am through.....It was my first A-THON and I really enjoyed it and made some wonderful trades.....Thanks, so much for hosting.....Now I am going to run and jump in the pool, soak up some sunshine and work out some of the soreness from sitting at my desk for the past couple of days..

jaw
11-28-2010, 04:12 PM
I am through.....It was my first A-THON and I really enjoyed it and made some wonderful trades.....Thanks, so much for hosting.....Now I am going to run and jump in the pool, soak up some sunshine and work out some of the soreness from sitting at my desk for the past couple of days..

the pool?!! sunshine?!!! I think we should gather at YOUR place!!! We can sit AT the pool IN the sunshine and do art!

theweavershand
11-28-2010, 04:14 PM
i could make birdies for a week! i just remembered my stash of note cards and such that my mom gave me. shes a big bird lover. look for more from me before the day is up...count me in on the blind birdie trade and...if nothing else...ill have plenty in my gallery for a while!

Betsi
11-28-2010, 04:17 PM
Well I find myself QUITE a few "leftovers" that are still looking for homes. Gonna repost them all here, most of them with updated images (yay, new scanner!). Please PM me if you see anything you like, this is quite a few to have left, especially cuz I hope to make more still - it ain't over til the fat birdie sings, right? (Or midnight EST, anyhow..)

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/486/small/1_birdathon01b.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/486/small/1_birdathon02d.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/486/small/1_birdathon01e.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/486/small/1_birdathon01d.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/486/small/1_birdathon02g.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/486/small/1_birdathon01a.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/486/small/1_birdathon02f.jpg

Again, all of these are available in more detail in my gallery. Please message me, I want more more more! :D Even if you're lurking and don't have BAT atcs to trade, I just want to TRADE so drop me a line if you're interested in any of these leftovers. :)

Betsi
11-28-2010, 04:17 PM
Whoops, wouldn't let me post them all in one message. Here's a few more still looking for a good home...

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/486/small/1_birdathon02c.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/486/small/1_birdathon01c.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/486/small/1_birdathon_005.JPG http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/486/small/2_birdathon_004.JPG http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/486/small/1_birdathon01f.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/486/small/1_birdathon_004.JPG

monarch
11-28-2010, 04:40 PM
I have one left..........

HHC
11-28-2010, 05:18 PM
Hi everyone. Did you miss me? lol!

Hey, great idea of blind trades. :idea:

I need to go check out folks galleries and send a few pms... and finish up some APC's I'm working on.

a123andpoof
11-28-2010, 05:25 PM
I posted some on friday. Unfortunatly didn't make any more DX anyways would love to trade them for other birds. They are in my gallery.

hgsv1549
11-28-2010, 05:42 PM
Will post my cards here too in hopes that they will be traded......

hgsv1549
11-28-2010, 05:44 PM
and some more...

hgsv1549
11-28-2010, 05:47 PM
ooo sorry didn't realize i had made that many!!!
Polly want a cracker is traded...

jaw
11-28-2010, 05:54 PM
I must apologize! I thought I had my gallery all up to date ... but forgot that, due to the Database Errors, I had not completely updated my traded cards (oops! my bad!)... I think it is all caught up now! yikes ....

OH! and I just uploaded some more ... I'll post in a bit ... still working on mimosas .. so need a refill!! :jiggy:

jaw
11-28-2010, 06:00 PM
okay ... here ya go ... the little trio is handcarved (hey HHC! where's your cute little handcarved guy? Did I miss him?)
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2964/medium/1_bat_009.jpg#23 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2964/medium/1_bat_010.jpg#24
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2964/medium/1_bat_011.jpg#25 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2964/medium/1_bat_012.jpg#26
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2964/medium/1_bat_013.jpg#27

KESagers
11-28-2010, 06:02 PM
Folded pocket ATCs. Heavy weight double sided paper folded to create and inner and outer pocket. Please let me know if you want the one on the right or left.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/768/medium/1_Pocket-Blue-Bird-atc.jpg
Pocket Blue Bird atc

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/768/medium/1_Walking-Blue-Bird-atc.jpg
Walking Blue Bird atc
left - traded

jaw
11-28-2010, 06:04 PM
has anyone else had trouble leaving "you rock"s? sometimes it goes just fine, other times it won't even acknowledge that I clicked the button ... hmmm .... consider all your fine selves rocked!!!

thepozbabe
11-28-2010, 06:08 PM
I'm up for a Blind Birdie trade too. x

thepozbabe
11-28-2010, 06:14 PM
I'm up for a Blind Birdie trade too. x

DRAGONSTARR
11-28-2010, 06:27 PM
JAw...I think the you rock thing goes along with the other probs of the weekend - I had a problem a couple of times too.

HHC....your'e awesome! Thank you for hosting this :)

Everyone....great artwork!

I'm going to try and get another one done today...not sure if I have enough artisticness left in me or not ;)

jaw
11-28-2010, 06:29 PM
You can do it Dragonstarr!!!! go nancy ... go nancy ... go nancy !!!!
:jiggy:

HHC
11-28-2010, 06:35 PM
Hey jaw, I want a mimosa! I'll have to go find my hand carved birdies and do something with them.

jaw
11-28-2010, 06:40 PM
Handsome husband wants me to go run errands with him ... step away from the art supplies .... be with your true love ... it's okay to step away from the art supplies ...

back in a bit!!!! I am SO loving this!!! Helen ... YOU ROCK!!! ... I adore your a-thons!!

HHC
11-28-2010, 06:46 PM
So I discovered that the Playing Cards I have to alter are all pinochle decks (bought from a garage sale for .25 each) I don't have any lower numbers that I can find in the house. Tinka gets first choice

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_APC_Two_birds.jpg Two Birds http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_APC_King_Owl.jpg Owl King http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_APC_Contentment.jpg Contentment

jensaz
11-28-2010, 06:54 PM
hey! Lafaver55 came up with an awesome idea!!!
We are going to do a "Blind" Trade with bird cards after the weekend is over! We never got to an actual trade, so that is what she came up with! I love the idea .... so if we don't end up trading, I may PM you and ask for a Blind Birdie ... whatcha think?

Love to do a blind trade, I have one chunky and one ATC left. if you are interested in trading with me, I think you will like what you get :yes:

Linda4atc
11-28-2010, 07:11 PM
Linda... so you doing more birds ??? anything like what I wanted ??? and didn't get ??? lol...

OK Ladies update your galleries cause I'm going to ask for some cards. I lave sooo many cards I saw as I went throught last nights and todays posts. I Was gone all day but last night I got into my PrintMaster program and printed up 3 more pages of stuff. And YES Ducky I found the ostrich so I will have 7 zetti Birds later tonight. :laugh: Problem will what the saying should be???? I'd love suggestions... 4 have crowns, one is a juester, one is a pointy knit hat, and the other is a pink hat. I thought I'd use the Best Hat saying again with her.

Also Ducky, may not get to them tonight but I found 3 or 4 ducky cartoon images That I may try to make up cards for.

calluna
11-28-2010, 07:27 PM
A few more chunkies that didn't photograph well before --
58150 TRADED
58151 (this one not available)
58152

smokeysmom
11-28-2010, 07:50 PM
System is very SLOW, pages aren't loading...

lkastello
11-28-2010, 08:23 PM
The system is driving me NUTS tonight!

HHC
11-28-2010, 08:26 PM
It has slowed down again. Hang in there!

Here are a few more from me. First two are with stamps I carved when jaw was visiting last week.
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_BAT_The_Bird.jpg The Bird TRADED http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_BAT_hoot_owl.jpg Hoot Owl
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_BAT_Memory_Owl.jpg Memory Owl TRADED http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_BAT_Journey_Owl.jpg Journey Owl TRADED

lkastello
11-28-2010, 08:28 PM
1, 2, 6, and 14 left...you are welcome to go to my gallery or page 25 of this thread!

I have 7 on HOLD FOR WIL...if she still want it.

Miss Iowa
11-28-2010, 09:05 PM
Let's see if I can get a post up!

I have just one card to bring forward and one new card. I think I still owe Tinka one card so she gets first grabs. BUT, If you like the second one, please let me know as I am still creating tonight and can make a similar card!

Bringing forward: Flight (traded)

New: Biology for Today Bird (traded)

Cards posted in my gallery

poeticpaper
11-28-2010, 09:13 PM
Yay, I managed to find some time to play today...go me!

Here is what may well be my last card of the bird-a-thon...

Sacred ballet:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3005/medium/1_BATswansm.jpg

Theresagram
11-28-2010, 09:18 PM
Lots of great cards everyone!!

HHC
11-28-2010, 09:25 PM
Lots of great cards everyone!!

What she said!

You have all been so much fun to play with over this long weekend. It just makes me happy to spend time with my art friends, yes it does! :v_spin:

calluna
11-28-2010, 09:26 PM
You altered playing card people are inspiring me to get started on a deck of my own, and start trading those around to get a fully swapped deck!

DRAGONSTARR
11-28-2010, 09:33 PM
Ok...here is my last one ....it is on hold for now.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=191596

jaw
11-28-2010, 09:39 PM
Here are a few more ... playing with beeswax a bit ..
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2964/medium/1_bat_014.jpg#28 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2964/medium/1_bat_015.jpg#29
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2964/medium/1_bat_016.jpg#30 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2964/medium/1_bat_017.jpg#31
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2964/medium/1_bat_018.jpg#32

theweavershand
11-28-2010, 09:53 PM
I've been working on chunkies today. hoping to make a few more APCs before the night is up.

would love to challenge anyone who hasnt already to make me a bird APC for my collection!

birdchunky10 traded
birdchunky11
birdchunky12 traded
birdchunky13
birdchunky14

theweavershand
11-28-2010, 09:55 PM
and these...

birdchunky15
birdchunky16
birdchunky17
birdchunky18
BAT#7 traded

theweavershand
11-28-2010, 09:59 PM
do it calluna! they are so much fun!!

smokeysmom
11-28-2010, 10:03 PM
I've posted three new ATCS in my gallery that are available, along with the ATC made for Betsi:)

Miss Iowa
11-28-2010, 10:14 PM
My first altered domino! I bought a box of wooden dominos, probably 1940s-1950s era, at a garage sale in the spring and finally got an idea when I found this little German scrap bird this weekend. Not for trade, but wanted to share.

Image posted in my gallery.

Betsi
11-28-2010, 10:21 PM
Wow!!! You all are rocking this! Hmm... time for a nice bowl of ice cream to summon my muse and see if I can get a few more birdies flying. A few left in my gallery too! :)

RobbyGirl
11-28-2010, 10:34 PM
Hi I'm back from Disney, what amazing art!! Well it's a small contribution but I drew this silly fella on the plane. If anyone wants to trade please PM me, I have to go unpack and I'll check back in a bit.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3883/small/1_Hurly_Bird_Rescan.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=191627)

Rogue Gal
11-28-2010, 11:23 PM
I hadn't left the house since last Wednesday, so ventured out today into "the world". Tried to do a bit of shopping, but didn't get too far. My favorite store to buy gifts was closing just as I arrived - grrr - and the place where I get my trading cards sleeves was closed. Sigh. But the art supply store was open and I picked up some new paper sheets to play with - woot! One sheet is particularly suited to making bird chunkies, so I see more of those in my future.

And speaking of bird chunkies, here are two more:

58171 - Christmas Chunky #6

58172 - Christmas Chunky #7 Traded

And a few cards that were drying last night:

58173 - BAT #30

58174 - BAT #31

58175 - BAT #32

Helene
11-28-2010, 11:34 PM
Alan and I ended up doing more grocery shopping and rode our bikes on the muddy trail (rained last night a little bit)...but we came back and I HAD to make 2 more! Note that the colors are more brownish than yellow (photos taken by lamp lighting)
58178 #19 Quiet please! Pending...

58179 # 20 Bird symphony sheet Pending...

I hope there are still bird people around and still playing!
LCastello: do you like one of these?

Betsi
11-28-2010, 11:35 PM
Just a few more birdies. Might manage one or two more before midnight, but I wanted to get these guys posted.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/486/small/1_birds3.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/486/small/1_birds2.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/486/small/1_birds1.jpg

All up in my gallery now, along with just a handful of other ATCs left to trade. What a weekend! :D

Linda4atc
11-28-2010, 11:36 PM
OK here we go
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/small/1_Fool__11-28-2010.jpg TRADED
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/small/25_My_Art_001.jpg TRADED
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/small/1_Blue_Heart__11-28-2010.jpg TRADED
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/small/1_Da_Prince_11-28-2010.jpg Da Prince Zettibird

Cherie
11-28-2010, 11:51 PM
I still have 2 left overs if anyone would still like to trade. Great work everyone! All of the art work was very inspiring!

1. Nesting Couple
2. Hummingbird

mrubyjean
11-28-2010, 11:51 PM
My weekend was so much busier than I thought...and I had to grab some time today to finish some swap cards, so no more birdies from me. But the art this weekend has been so fabulous...and such a variety!

What a great idea ~ thanks so much, HHC!!

I have one card left from earlier. If someone would like to trade, please send a PM.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/medium/1_bird9.jpg Traded

smokeysmom
11-29-2010, 12:14 AM
Another Chunky - "Christmas Love Birds"
58183
58184



Everything else will be in my gallery. It's been a great weekend; lots of work though. Everyone's bird-work has been awesome. Thanks for all the trades and sweet comments.

HHC
11-29-2010, 12:22 AM
Here are a few more from me. This is probably my last... but you never know. I have a few hours left. :)

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_BAT_Growing_Chicks.jpg Growing Chicks TRADED http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_BAT_Queen_of_Diamonds.jpg Queen of Diamonds http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_BAT0015.jpg All things are possible

Betsi
11-29-2010, 12:32 AM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/486/small/1_Image__5_.jpg

One last card! Whew! Gonna be tough going "back to reality" tomorrow. :D I'm off to bed, I am zonked! Thanks for all the trades and fun everyone! :)

HHC
11-29-2010, 12:32 AM
May I just say I have had a delightful time playing with you all this weekend. You are all such incredible artists, you amaze me with what you have been creating! I am so glad that I unexpectedly was able to be here all weekend. Creating art has been very good for me, and sharing the weekend with all of you has been even better.

THANK YOU! :wubclub:

katrinabean86
11-29-2010, 12:37 AM
Just counted and I have made exactly 25 cards during the bird-a-thon. I think I'm done now :p Uploading the last half of the cards now so I'll post them within the hour :) Love everyones cards! This has been so much fun!

Pochadiva
11-29-2010, 12:45 AM
Finally back home after a belated Thanksgiving dinner at Mom's. My next card is called: Feeding Frenzy(traded)http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/5547/large/1_Feeding_Frenzy.jpg

calluna
11-29-2010, 12:47 AM
Aaand 5 more...
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2668/small/16_atc.jpg TRADED
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2668/small/7_atc_001.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2668/small/4_atc_002.jpg TRADED
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2668/small/2_atc_003.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2668/small/2_atc_004.jpg

Betsi just reminded me about the embroidered bird cards I did a long time ago, and I'm going to try and churn out a few more of those tonight, too.

theweavershand
11-29-2010, 01:01 AM
These are going to be the last from me...except maybe one more that is spoken for.

Thanks so much for putting this together, Helen! Your a-thons are always fabulous but this one was even a notch above that. the bird idea...genius! look at all the amazing art you inspired!!

ill be running through my PMs and checking to see what's left so I can hit a few more of you up for trades! wow...what a great weekend!

bird2ofDiamonds
bird2ofSpades traded
bird4ofSpades
bird7ofClubs traded

theweavershand
11-29-2010, 01:02 AM
and these...

bird8ofClubs traded
bird10ofHearts traded

KESagers
11-29-2010, 01:02 AM
You guys are still going strong! So cool! This marathon was so full of so much wonderful art. Thank you to our hostess for keeping us organized and getting us all together in the first place. Helen you are ALL THAT!!!!! I have some birdie supplies left over so I'm keeping it all together just in case we might do this again . . . :v_spin:

I hope everyone has a special and enjoyable holiday season! Now it's off to bed with me.:sleep:

HHC
11-29-2010, 01:14 AM
Good night, KESagers!

Boy, we are rocking this place up until the last minute! Woohoo!

Just Ducky
11-29-2010, 01:21 AM
I just gotta find a sign to put in my window on these MARathoN weekends... and will turn the phone off for sure... come on early this morning (early for me that is ) and just now found my way back here... #$&@#$

but I did manage 3 cards for the whole day.... oh and got a couple request made... so not a compleat burn out... but I have missed so much..got to read back about 5 pages..
ok... my last 3.....
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_thanks___17.jpg BAT.. # 17 ( the Heron stamped image is from JAW )

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_thanks___18.jpg BAT..# 18 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_thanks___19.jpg BAT # 19

jaw
11-29-2010, 01:38 AM
oh ducky!!! How cool that you used it! I feel honored!! :O)

smokeysmom
11-29-2010, 01:39 AM
Although I'm still creating cards and chunkies tonight, I'll be uploading them to my gallery and not the thread. Hoping for more trades:) Many thanks Helen for hosting this Bird-a-thon Party - it's been so much fun! Hugs your way

sarat
11-29-2010, 01:40 AM
What a fun weekend. I got to explore my photos and alter them. Traded too. Thanks HHC--awesome hostess. You rock!!

I'll be sorting my trades, sending out notes to confirm and mailing them Monday or Tuesday.

HHC
11-29-2010, 01:46 AM
I'm going to try to get most of my trades out tomorrow... However I've gotten so confused today with the last several traded that I'll need to be careful so I get the right cards to the right person. :err: Has it been crazy for anyone else? LOL!

You all make me happy!

Helene
11-29-2010, 01:51 AM
I'm going to try to get most of my trades out tomorrow... However I've gotten so confused today with the last several traded that I'll need to be careful so I get the right cards to the right person. :err: Has it been crazy for anyone else? LOL!

You all make me happy!
Yes! Me! I just hope I didn't make any mistakes!

Miss Iowa
11-29-2010, 01:56 AM
These are the last two for me. I'm glad I was finally able to make some trades. It's been fun and I really enjoyed playing, but it's going to take 3 days at least to clean up my craft room. :twitcy:

Thank you very much, Helen, for hosting and for the extra encouragement when the site was being wonky.

She Eats Like a Bird--traded to jaw.

Splendid Young Savage--traded to theweavershand.

Cards can be seen in my gallery.

Just Ducky
11-29-2010, 01:57 AM
CRAZY ???? here ???? nah....:nah: well on second thought...:twitcy:

but it's been a FUN crazy... so many gals showing sooooo many great cards..
and then the site... ya, that kinda made things interesting... but keep us on our toes...

Helen... it was great.. I was worried when you suggested this weekend marathon that it was going to be a slow run... and man what a marATHon it turned out to be...
lots of food... a tiny bit of Black Friday shopping... got some Christmas decorations up outside in the cool sunshine today... and got to play with a great bunch of gals...
don't get no better then that.... what's that commerical...say... PRICELESS... yep that was us this weekend...

Linda4atc
11-29-2010, 01:58 AM
Well after the duck got scared from seeing all those turkeys in the freezer I thought he could use a boost of Courage ...
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/small/19_My_Art_002.jpg Dragons Beware TRADED
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/small/12_My_Art_003.jpg Pink Hat Zettibird

Got a couple more in the works

Linda4atc
11-29-2010, 02:03 AM
I'm not ready to call it done yet, lol, but yes it was a Wonderful High Flying Weekend! Thanks again to the hostess with mostess. Hugs and applaud!

Just Ducky
11-29-2010, 02:06 AM
oh Linda.... the Dragon Slayer... boy that makes Ducky strong again... he's still quivering in the corner... Thanksgiving is always hard on the little guy...

Helene
11-29-2010, 02:33 AM
ok signing off the thread...it was a blast!
Thanks so much Helen and all the artists within this thread!
It will take me a couple of days to get my stuff out...and some still pending...
Got to get up early tomorrow (have the day off from work) to go to a LIVE trade with a bunch of local gal to meet up with Jo.on.the.go visiting her family here! Have a whole bunch of cards to prep for the trade...I have been having too much fun here!!

jaw
11-29-2010, 02:41 AM
I think these are my final 3 ... will finish all these other 1/2 done cards at some point!
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2964/medium/1_bat_019.jpg#33 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2964/medium/1_bat_020.jpg#34
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2964/medium/1_bat_021.jpg#35

calluna
11-29-2010, 02:52 AM
What a wild and wonderful weekend, with feathers flying all over AFA! Big thanks to HHC!

I may keep going...one more hour 'til midnight here...but these are likely the last ones I'll get posted before then!
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2668/small/3_atc_003.jpg
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2668/small/5_atc_002.jpg (TRADED)
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2668/small/8_atc_001.jpg (TRADED)
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2668/small/17_atc.jpg (TRADED)

HHC
11-29-2010, 03:12 AM
Two final cards for me with the hand carved stamps... and I think I'm done. I've created more cards this a-thon than I have in a LONG time.
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_BAT_Bird_2.jpg Bird 2 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_BAT_Walk_a_Path.jpg Walk a Path

HHC
11-29-2010, 03:14 AM
Thanks again to you all for a wonderfully fun and creative weekend! Good night, sweet dreams, and happy trading!

One final note: Please make sure your trades are mailed within two weeks. If you're running late, just let your trade partners know.

:wubclub:

Linda4atc
11-29-2010, 03:27 AM
I think I still owe Tinka(?) sombody a second card (for the bird on the Magic card).

Here are my last two.
I have a few different cards still in my gallery from before this weekend as well.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/small/5_My_Art_005.jpg Snow Bound Zettibird

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/small/6_My_Art_004.jpg Zetti-ART-bird TRADED

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/small/26_My_Art_001.jpg Purple Zetti Art (Da Prince has been remade)

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/small/1_Home_Sweet_Home_11-26-2010.jpg

katrinabean86
11-29-2010, 03:48 AM
Couldn't get on to upload the pictures until now so enjoy :)

jaw
11-29-2010, 03:50 AM
thanks for the good time y'all!! off to bed for me!

katrinabean86
11-29-2010, 03:50 AM
And some more:

katrinabean86
11-29-2010, 03:52 AM
Last three :) Thanks for the great weekend!

thepozbabe
11-29-2010, 07:52 AM
I have had a great weekend finally being able to join in an A-Thon again. Thanks to everyone who wants to trade with me & our great host too.
Everyones art has been awesome as usual.
I have 3 atc's & 1 Chunky left if anyone is interested, they are in my available gallery.
Hugs. :) x

sniisk
11-29-2010, 08:23 AM
So many beautiful cards here. I couldn't log in earlier because the morning was so busy at work. I needed to leave early today because I'm still sick. I try to mail everything tomorrow, if I'm going to work. If not, then on Wednesday.

lkastello
11-29-2010, 09:39 AM
These are Traded! bat2/ bat 6/ bat 14

Thank you for a GREAT a-thon people...and especially HELEN!!!

hgsv1549
11-29-2010, 10:58 AM
this was once again so much fun...still have about 11 cards in my gallery that are available...I think in all I made about 22 cards!!! I think that is my record so far I have never done more than 6-7 at a time. whew, exhausted and off to send everyone their picks today, all packed up and ready to FLY..haha see what I did there?...because they are birds....they fly..ok I'm tired this morning:rolleyes::eek:

bluelotusflower
11-29-2010, 11:16 AM
HHC, thank you for hosting this wonderful Bird-a-thon! Would you consider hosting another one in several months? :yes: I loved the bird theme, and it looks like a bunch of us on this thread did too. Thank you all for making this BAT so much fun. There were so many gorgeous cards produced over the weekend, my mind is boggled! :swoon: Wish I had tons of cards available to trade for them all!

Suze
11-29-2010, 11:47 AM
Oh, it was so fun to see all the wonderful, individual bird-art that came flooding in.......some really good pieces. I'm not too quick on the get-go, so some pieces were traded before I got there ; )
Thanks HHC for hosting....you rock!
p.s. I had a couple trades fall through...........(never had that happen before) but I guess its "all in the game"! So I have a couple birdies looking for a new home.

sniisk
11-29-2010, 12:08 PM
HHC, thank you for hosting this wonderful Bird-a-thon! Would you consider hosting another one in several months?

I vote for a new a-thon!

bluesybreeze
11-29-2010, 12:27 PM
I would like to add my thanks to HHC for hosting a fine marathon. I didn't get to play as much as I would have liked, but it was loads of fun peaking in on the goings on. You rock.

HHC
11-29-2010, 02:07 PM
Good morning, everyone!

HHC
11-29-2010, 02:08 PM
HHC, thank you for hosting this wonderful Bird-a-thon! Would you consider hosting another one in several months? :yes: I loved the bird theme, and it looks like a bunch of us on this thread did too. Thank you all for making this BAT so much fun. There were so many gorgeous cards produced over the weekend, my mind is boggled! :swoon: Wish I had tons of cards available to trade for them all!


I vote for a new a-thon!

Hmmm..... we'll start looking at weekends in the spring that may be good. Anyone have suggestions? :)

sniisk
11-29-2010, 02:09 PM
Some weekend in February? If I remember other a-thons, there are some in January.

nanner
11-29-2010, 02:09 PM
Thanks for hosting and for everyone for playing. That was super-fun!

sniisk
11-29-2010, 02:58 PM
I have sealed most of the envelopes. Some trades are still waiting for something and they will be in the mail later this week.

lkastello
11-29-2010, 03:06 PM
Mine will be in the mail by Thursday!

calluna
11-29-2010, 03:37 PM
The U.S. has a holiday weekend February 19-21...But if the next BAT were in March or April, it could be a SPRING-athon, since birds are a big part of spring, and there would be more interpretations and other lovely creatures, too!

HHC
11-29-2010, 04:06 PM
I was hoping to get most of mine in the mail today... except I've run out of stamps! And bills had priority! :eek: I hate to wait in line at the Post Office on Mondays, so what doesn't make it out today will be out tomorrow. :D

GALZART
11-29-2010, 04:08 PM
I was hoping to get most of mine in the mail today... except I've run out of stamps! And bills had priority! :eek: I hate to wait in line at the Post Office on Mondays, so what doesn't make it out today will be out tomorrow. :D


Every day is going to be a "Monday at the Post Office" from now until Christmas.

ginabee
11-29-2010, 04:25 PM
All my trades went out in today's mail! yes, I stood in line 15 minutes, lol.
Today, a flock of 50 birds flew into my yard and stayed..guess the Birdathon rubbed karma on me!

smokeysmom
11-29-2010, 04:31 PM
What Galzart said:) Most will go out in tomorrow's mail.

Linda4atc
11-29-2010, 04:33 PM
Every day is going to be a "Monday at the Post Office" from now until Christmas.

Sigh, Glad I have a tiny post office to deal with. Hey do any of you give holiday gifts to the postal workers? If so what?

calluna
11-29-2010, 04:50 PM
Sigh, Glad I have a tiny post office to deal with. Hey do any of you give holiday gifts to the postal workers? If so what?

What about making mail art "thank you" postcards and dropping them in the outgoing mail with no address? I wonder if they'd appreciate that kind of thing.

jaw
11-29-2010, 05:15 PM
Holy mackerel! I have 18 envelopes going out for ... drum roll please ... for a total of 30 cards!!!! whew ... I'll be prepping and addressing today and cards will be in tomorrow's mail! I must say ... I love this site!! Great Party you threw Helen!!!
:jiggy: :jiggy:

lunamoth
11-29-2010, 06:38 PM
Hi folks,
I was out of town for this a-thon and couldn't post the cards I made. I just posted them to my gallery and will share some of them here. I had fun looking at all the wonderful bird cards even though I couldn't post and play.

HHC
11-29-2010, 08:15 PM
Every day is going to be a "Monday at the Post Office" from now until Christmas.

You got that right! I just bought stamps at the grocery store. However, for the International stamps, I'm gonna have to stand in line.

HHC
11-29-2010, 08:16 PM
Hi folks,
I was out of town for this a-thon and couldn't post the cards I made. I just posted them to my gallery and will share some of them here. I had fun looking at all the wonderful bird cards even though I couldn't post and play.

I'm glad you got a chance to make some cards. Check out the galleries and see what lovelies await and make yourself some trades! :)

TimeInMyHands
11-29-2010, 09:16 PM
Those are adorable lunamoth!

I just wanted to thank everyone who posted me well wishes (both "You Rocks" and on this thread!) for my daughter! It really mean alot!!
She felt good enough this morning to pack up and drive home to Columbus which is wonderful because bad weather is heading in overnight!

Just Ducky
11-29-2010, 09:36 PM
T.I.M.H. so glad to hear your daughter is feeling better....I know you was worried...

and see what happens with you BIG city gals ??? long wait at post office... now my small village post lady... never a wait... always smiles and knows most of us by name... guess you could call this a "country" perk....

and wondering... Calluna said in her post # 613 we have a holiday Feb.19-21... is this the presidents birthday thing ??? only post office and banks are closed, I thinking...

I vote for second weekend in Feb....that would be .... 2 months from this one... and we could do RED birds for Valentines Day .... as a challange day...

KESagers
11-29-2010, 09:38 PM
Oh red birds - now that's an idea!:idea:

RobbyGirl
11-29-2010, 09:40 PM
Oh yes, the sooner the better! I was so sad to miss this one even if I was having a wonderful time. The cards were spectacular and prolific! I only was able to make the 1 birdie on the plane on the way home Sunday. He's in my gallery if anyone wants to trade.

Rogue Gal
11-29-2010, 10:20 PM
You got that right! I just bought stamps at the grocery store. However, for the International stamps, I'm gonna have to stand in line.

I order them online with a credit card - it's so easy! They charge a $1 service charge, but for me it's worth it to have them delivered right to my house.

I had such a busy and wonderful weekend - thank you to everyone here for creating this wonderful little community! And a special thanks to Helen for organizing and hosting this fab event! By the way Helen, though I'm sorry about the reason, I was glad that you were able to play with us the whole time :yes:

Lydia, I'm so glad that your daughter is feeling better - what a rough weekend for you both!

Robin, welcome back!! Hope you had a blast at Disneyland!

I'm a bit behind on PMs - trying to catch up - please bear with me. I traded 38 cards & chunkies with 20 people - it's gonna take me awhile to get them all mailed out. I will try to get most (if not all) of them out this week. :unsure:

Helene
11-29-2010, 11:52 PM
All my trades went out in today's mail! yes, I stood in line 15 minutes, lol.
Today, a flock of 50 birds flew into my yard and stayed..guess the Birdathon rubbed karma on me!
Wow Gina...what a nice end to this a-thon! How lucky is that!!!

HHC
11-30-2010, 12:25 PM
The rest of my birdies are flying out in today's mail. :D

jaw
11-30-2010, 12:37 PM
I wrote "Art Sample ~ NO Cash Value" on all my envelopes ... Hope that helps them be safe on their journey!!

Helene
11-30-2010, 03:00 PM
Oh no...I'm late...I'm late...says the rabbit helene!

theweavershand
11-30-2010, 05:26 PM
a good chunk of mine went out in the mail today. chunky trades and internationals will be a day or so.

alanabannana
11-30-2010, 05:30 PM
all my envelopes went in the mail today. Hope they reach their destinations safe and sound!

calluna
11-30-2010, 06:54 PM
All mine are now in the mail. Thanks, everyone!

lafaver55
11-30-2010, 07:54 PM
Thanks everyone. What a time! I felt like a commodities broker with everything coming fast and furious....checking my email during dinner (LOL). I have a butterfly that I believe someone wants but after a thorough investigation I cannot determine who it is. So please come forward! The remainder of my cards go in the mail tomorrow.

Nancy
11-30-2010, 09:38 PM
I put all of mine in the mail today...I checked and rechecked to make sure I had the right ATCS in the right envies until I was almost brain dead....so have my fingers crossed....
that they all get to you safely and correctly.

Linda4atc
11-30-2010, 11:56 PM
I hope to have mine out tomorrow.

Suze
12-01-2010, 01:40 AM
My birdies will be flying to their new homes on Thurs or Fri. (their old,slow and achey) ' ; )
many thanks to all who made my first real "a-thon" so fun. mmuuaahh!

grrrdjules
12-01-2010, 07:09 PM
Mine have all flown with the exception of one I still have to make and one I'm waiting on an address. Great a-thon HHC, thanks for hosting!!!

Miss Iowa
12-01-2010, 07:09 PM
My cards all started their journeys to their new homes today! :v_spin:

Thanks again everyone for trading.

HHC
12-01-2010, 08:12 PM
Oh joy! I had two birdies arrive today. I love getting mail! :)

jaw
12-01-2010, 10:22 PM
my first ones flew in today too!!! Yippee!!!

theweavershand
12-02-2010, 01:43 AM
whew! the last of mine are done and ready to mail (except for one address im waiting on)! wow! what a great weekend! now onto the other 100+ things i have to get done this week!

Evalila
12-02-2010, 05:27 AM
My cards all went in the mail yesterday. Hope they arrive safely!

Wil Opio Oguta
12-02-2010, 10:05 AM
Tomorrow my last cards will go into the mail. It took a bit longer because there were a couple of 'special orders' involved:jiggy:

Helene
12-02-2010, 11:46 AM
Most of mine flew the coop yesterday! Just a couple more to go...

lkastello
12-03-2010, 03:23 PM
My cards have taken flight!

Received two cards today!!!

jaw
12-03-2010, 10:56 PM
ooooo a flock of pretty birds took roost in my mailbox today!!! I love my mailbox. I think I'll decorate it. hmmmm .... altered mailbox .... hmmmm

HHC
12-03-2010, 11:57 PM
I got more today too! This is one thing I just love about a-thons... the fun keeps coming. :D

TimeInMyHands
12-04-2010, 12:12 AM
This is one thing I just love about a-thons... the fun keeps coming.

DITTO on that!!! :yes: It's a really good day when I get some beautiful birds in my mailbox rather than a bunch of darn bills!

BTW...Just curious if everyone will be sending out Christmas cards as usual this year? I have always spent at least $20-25 buying some pretty cards and stamps to mail them all...not to mention all the time it takes to address them by hand and write little notes to people!
I've decided not to send them this year but instead I will be sending cyber cards, emails and maybe 2 or 3 handmade cards to friends!

theweavershand
12-04-2010, 12:25 AM
ive done cyber cards for years now. we have a special tradition we do Christmas night. i take pictures of everyone while we are there. i come home...use one of those wonderful free ecards that lets you add multiple pictures and then send it to my whole email list. in less than a half an hour ive sent out all my greetings and given people a chance to be a part of our day. works great and is very well received. best part...i actually get them out. if i had to do it the old fashioned way. it would never get done.

Just Ducky
12-04-2010, 12:36 AM
T.I.M.H. ya mean I'm off your Christmas card list ????:unsure: but that's ok... as long as I stay on the GIFT list... just think you just saved 44 cents now you can buy that something special for the Duck.....:jiggy:

and yes, lots of fun going to mailbox these last couple days.. all kinds of pretties coming in..
that is what's fun about the wild marathon weekends... work our butt's off and then sit and let the fun roll home...

TimeInMyHands
12-04-2010, 12:54 AM
That is a wonderful idea, Amy!! :yes:

You are one of the "2 or 3 handmade cards" my dear Ducky friend!! :jiggy: LOL!

Linda4atc
12-04-2010, 01:24 AM
ive done cyber cards for years now. we have a special tradition we do Christmas night. i take pictures of everyone while we are there. i come home...use one of those wonderful free ecards that lets you add multiple pictures and then send it to my whole email list. in less than a half an hour ive sent out all my greetings and given people a chance to be a part of our day. works great and is very well received. best part...i actually get them out. if i had to do it the old fashioned way. it would never get done.

LOL I used to send out about 44 cards every year. The last 10 years I've sen't out cards about 3 times.


T.I.M.H. ya mean I'm off your Christmas card list ????:unsure: but that's ok... as long as I stay on the GIFT list... just think you just saved 44 cents now you can buy that something special for the Duck.....:jiggy:

and yes, lots of fun going to mailbox these last couple days.. all kinds of pretties coming in..
that is what's fun about the wild marathon weekends... work our butt's off and then sit and let the fun roll home...

LOL had to laugh, since I used old Christmas cards to send some of my Birdies and I found an old Cristmas letter I did in my card program in 2008 and sent out. I had about 4 or 5 left so I tossed one in for you. Your getting two christmas cards that way.

Suze
12-04-2010, 10:46 AM
My last little Birdie took flight yesterday. Ran out of stamps...LOL...had to wait to go to P.O. I joined AFA in Aug and was wondering about Christmas goodies for everyone I've come to know and trade with. .....but with 6 kids and 14 grandbabies (not counting my sister,brother,cousins, etc) and they all want handpainted goodies, not sure how I would do it all. Plus I'm old. very, very old. feel like Rodney Dangerfield....I don't get no respect.(from the family).....they all say, "Oh, just paint something for me!"
Hellllllooooooo....
hey, thanks for reading my complaints........we should have a complaints dept! Not one where we complain about AFA and cards and trading , but one where we could complain about our families not understanding that if we don't do at least one ATC a day ,we might have withdrawels, and that wouldn't be a pretty sight.(*grin*)

Linda4atc
12-04-2010, 11:37 PM
My last little Birdie took flight yesterday. Ran out of stamps...LOL...had to wait to go to P.O. I joined AFA in Aug and was wondering about Christmas goodies for everyone I've come to know and trade with. .....but with 6 kids and 14 grandbabies (not counting my sister,brother,cousins, etc) and they all want handpainted goodies, not sure how I would do it all. Plus I'm old. very, very old. feel like Rodney Dangerfield....I don't get no respect.(from the family).....they all say, "Oh, just paint something for me!"
Hellllllooooooo....
hey, thanks for reading my complaints........we should have a complaints dept! Not one where we complain about AFA and cards and trading , but one where we could complain about our families not understanding that if we don't do at least one ATC a day ,we might have withdrawels, and that wouldn't be a pretty sight.(*grin*)

Ohh My Gosh grand-BABIES always come first. LOL But you have a family here you can complain too and we won't tell the others.:v_spin:

jaw
12-04-2010, 11:44 PM
another flock flew in today ... you ladies make me so happy. I am so glad you all are part of my life. thank you.

what a wonderful bit of happiness that ol' mailbox has become!

Linda4atc
12-06-2010, 01:03 PM
Just wanted to let Tinka and the the other people I traded with know that I only pick up my mail about once a week. Pretty sure I will be getting it again tomorrow and will do itraders tomorrow night or the next day.

Betsi
12-27-2010, 12:13 PM
If anyone is still waiting for cards and or iTrader from me, please let me know. I got a bit screwed up in December, the seasonal depression threw me for a loop as it often does. I think I'm on top of things, and then suddenly I'm not. *sigh* I'm so sorry to anyone I've dropped the ball with, I hope you understand that I never intended to slip up like this. If you send me a PM to let me know what I owe you, I will get right on it. In the meantime I am sorting through my inbox on my desk and my pm inbox, trying to track everyone down.

theweavershand
12-27-2010, 03:26 PM
sorry you had such a rough time, betsi. i know exactly what that is like. hoping this ATART this week will fend off the after christmas blues which usually knock me out for a couple of weeks. glad to hear you are feeling better though!

Linda4atc
12-27-2010, 11:27 PM
Hugs to you both..