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12-31-2010, 09:07 PM
Three more
59947 #19
59948 #20
59949 #21

12-31-2010, 09:10 PM
Got one done today, but 6 cards went into the mail (I can't believe people like my art...its such a rush!). There are three on my desk awaiting finishing touches, including my card for 1/1/11 that will also be included in the 365 project. Yay!

Christmas Morning
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6688/small/1_Christmas_Morning.jpeg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=196906)

12-31-2010, 09:58 PM
I am trying to get caught up.................... I hate getting behind! If you all would stop making cards I love I would greatly appreciate it!

Just Ducky
12-31-2010, 10:41 PM
and here comes that draggin Duck... sure hope he perks up in 2011....
finished up my final APC's ... more alcohol ink Fishies...

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_APC.._2_clubs.jpg... Fishie.. 2 clubs
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/2_apc_back.jpg... the backside of these cards..
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_APC.._3_Club.jpg... Fishie.. 3 clubs

WANNA trade ???? me and the duck are just a click away....

Just Ducky
12-31-2010, 10:51 PM
couple more fishie APC's kinda the same, different card back...

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_APC.._2_Spades.jpg.... Fishie.. 2 Spade.. TRADED.. Thank You
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_michigan.jpg... Back of these 2 cards
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_APC.._3_Spades.jpg... Fishie..3 Spade

12-31-2010, 11:01 PM
A few from me:

Glitter paper die cut into snow flakes with a black gem in the middle.

Recycled gift tag. Easy embellishment but I liked it on this card.

MINI APC! Size is: 1 and 10/16 inches by 2 and 1/4 inches. Kitty silhouette.
Mini Mirrored Kitty

Just Ducky
12-31-2010, 11:12 PM
oh.. Kristin... I just found some mini playing cards... now ya got me thinking... dang it...

12-31-2010, 11:16 PM
ATART 36: Year 2011.

12-31-2010, 11:18 PM
I got the deck out a couple days ago but haven't had time to do anything. Maybe I should do more minis tomorrow.

Have a question for anyone who can answer - am I correct in thinking that beeswax likes glossy but if I'm going to use gel medium to collage I have to sand first to rough up the surface?

12-31-2010, 11:34 PM
Ducky ... I meant spades ... omg cell phones ... guinness. ... woohoo!!!

12-31-2010, 11:35 PM
finished my little quiltie (well the top at least!)! Red won! helped that i had *just enough* of it in my stash (thus didn't have to buy fabric - wa ha ha!)


12-31-2010, 11:48 PM
Have posted a few from my cell phone ... we're movin on to Baileys. And partying!

12-31-2010, 11:50 PM
that is really nice quilt

this is my second arch
obviously i am not an overachiever

01-01-2011, 12:16 AM
You all are STILL, after days and days, cranking out some awesome art!
Beeps that quilt is fabulous!

I'm working on ATCs tonight. Have four done, but not scanned.
Looks like I'll be bringing in the new year with you all. I declined a drive to town to bring the new year in with my brother. He has no internet access and I didn't want to drive home later! Will call him at the appropriate hour and see if he actually stayed awake to see the new year in!
I'll be back in awhile with some ATCs to show you all. I need to get 7 of them before midnight rolls around. That's roughly and hour and 45 minutes away....let's see if I can do it!

01-01-2011, 12:19 AM
i've been collaging with modge podge and it is working well. i think i did one with gel medium... it's at the other apartment so i can't check but i think it worked out. i personally don't like collaging with the gel medium... makes me mad for some reason!

01-01-2011, 12:29 AM
I got the deck out a couple days ago but haven't had time to do anything. Maybe I should do more minis tomorrow.

Have a question for anyone who can answer - am I correct in thinking that beeswax likes glossy but if I'm going to use gel medium to collage I have to sand first to rough up the surface?

I like gel medium. You don't have to rough up the surface _

Just Ducky
01-01-2011, 12:41 AM
hang on people... JAW is moving on to Baileys... she must be on her way up to Jeans house..
our Jean is the bailey queen... but looks like JaW wants the honor tonight...:spinny:

01-01-2011, 12:58 AM
HHC is helping! Just sayin ... :jiggy:

01-01-2011, 01:10 AM
Hey! I'm drinking mild mannered wine spritzers.... just sayin'. ;)

By the way, Happy New Year all you fabulous artists! :wubclub:

Just Ducky
01-01-2011, 01:18 AM
oh my... the juiced sisters are together.... save us all.....:jimlad:

01-01-2011, 01:27 AM
Thanks for answering the gel question - I think I might give it a try. :)

Time for me to wish everyone a "Happy New Year!" and go to bed. See you tomorrow.:sleep:

01-01-2011, 01:28 AM
Hey, I'm doing my part. On the drinking that is. It's purely medicinal....the toothache you know. :twitcy:

01-01-2011, 01:31 AM
Happy New Year yall!

Just Ducky
01-01-2011, 01:31 AM
nite nite Kristin... and see, ya did make it to midnight.. we all wake to a new Year...

01-01-2011, 01:50 AM
I can't get over the fact that you are all just getting to the New Year and it is after 4PM on New Year's Day for me.
I have enough trouble keeping the different times within Australia sorted - Western Australia is 3 hours behind Victoria normally but it and Queensland have opted NOT to join the rest of us with Daylight Saving so that makes WA an extra hour behind us and leaves Queensland an hour behind, even though it is on the same coast as me!! With children and friends spread all over I get very confused (ask my children or my loving husband and it doesn't take much to make me very confused! :twitcy:)
When I start having to worry about what DAY I am talking about - such as with America or Europe, I give up!!!! sits there holding her head and muttering

01-01-2011, 02:06 AM
Happy New Year Everyone!

01-01-2011, 03:22 AM
Happy NEW YEAR!!!!

Art By Camilla
01-01-2011, 04:37 AM
Wil, we have just one room and bedroom + toilet / shower / sauna. Not too much room for art supplies.

You're in Finland - have to have a sauna!

(Hubby's family is Finnish - saunas are very important :) I wish we had one in our house!)


01-01-2011, 04:42 AM
You're in Finland - have to have a sauna!

(Hubby's family is Finnish - saunas are very important :) I wish we had one in our house!)


Of course we have to have a sauna :). But not everyone has. But almost everyone :). Even my cousin in Germany built a sauna in her apartment...

01-01-2011, 04:43 AM
And Happy New Year to everyone who changed the year when I was sleeping!

Art By Camilla
01-01-2011, 04:53 AM
Regarding studio space, I am fortunate to have a sunroom that connects the garage to the house. Unfortunately it is not a 4-season room, so I have to make due with space heaters and fans, but it gives me a place to store everything, and to leave works in progress spread out somewhere other than the kitchen table! I've got some nice furniture from Ikea in there, and some Ott-Lites. My next goal is to get the futon sofa out of there, and get some more Billy cabinets!

Pics attached of the post-Christmas ATART chaos:

01-01-2011, 05:17 AM
You all make me envious of your studios! I have two rooms in the house and another big room out in the burnt house (house burned five years ago...it's in the process of being renovated into a studio space and storage). The room where my computer is is my main creating room. I'm not showing you all a picture! The place is a MESS! The other room in the house is my cutting room where the paper cutter and my stash of paper is kept. It's a bit of a mess too cause Christmas decoration boxes are all over the place in there! Perhaps tomorrow I'll venture out to the burnt house and take a picture of work in progress out there.
Love seeing where everyone does their creating though!

I still haven't scanned the ATCs but I've taken a picture of the first project of the new year. Here's Argenon from Aron. I think he needs a mouth and I may add one to his face before it's all said and done. He's not for trade. I'll be keeping him to hand from the ceiling in my deskroom (the room where the pc is).

01-01-2011, 06:28 AM
Here are my cards I made yesterday.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/2_21.jpg ATART #64 TRADED

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_22.jpg ATART #65 TRADED

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/2_28.jpg ATART #66

01-01-2011, 06:29 AM
And here is the first card of this year :).

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_54.jpg ATART #67 TRADED

Maybe not many more cards coming today or tomorrow.

01-01-2011, 06:31 AM
And here are my earlier available cards.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_125.jpg ATART #12 TRADED

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_86.jpg ATART #18

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_71.jpg ATART #21

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_136.jpg ATART #26 TRADED

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_131.jpg ATART #27

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/2_85.jpg ATART #41

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/2_66.jpg ATART #46 TRADED

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/2_37.jpg ATART #47

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/2_103.jpg ATART #62 TRADED

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_141.jpg ATART #63

Wil Opio Oguta
01-01-2011, 07:01 AM
I made a couple of more apc's. Guess the bugg bit me:eek:. Here are the pictures:

01-01-2011, 10:03 AM
Here are my first ones for 2011, some African apcs, as I am a transplanted South african who was born and lived in South Africa for 38 years and has now been in the UK for 25 years, but I still have Africa in my soul.




59993 (keeping this for my own deck)


01-01-2011, 10:06 AM
And these:



59997 for SpiritSoul

59998 (for Donnacr)

01-01-2011, 10:16 AM
Here are my first cards for this year - all for RoOskie´s HD pencil/charcoal swap:

01-01-2011, 10:41 AM
Here are ones I finished last night (the last of 2010).

#23 - 2 of Spades - Nesting

#24 - 10 of Hearts - Bold Bird (on hold for swap)

#25 - 9 of Hearts - Sophisticated Feel TRADED

#26 - Slightly Wild

#27 - Brightwing

01-01-2011, 11:07 AM
You people are already ROCKIN the New Year!!!

01-01-2011, 11:39 AM
Morning everyone! I'm about to settle on the sofa in front of the Rose parade and hope for inspiration.:v_spin:

01-01-2011, 11:47 AM
Hi Kristin and everyone else :).

01-01-2011, 12:15 PM
Here is one more card. I had a lot of requests for my zetti girls...but I just wasn't feeling it this week. I may have more after this athon is over... though I really do need to focus on some swaps over the next few weeks.

ATART #28 - Party Girl

01-01-2011, 12:31 PM
Happy New Year to all!
I am back from visiting my sons in New York City where we had a post Christmas "blizzard". I'm so glad the dates got extended so now I can play in ATART...yeah.

# 347 New Year 1 Traded
# 333 New Year 2 (cat) Traded
# 346Spirit Trees 19 Traded

01-01-2011, 12:48 PM
Still so many beautiful cards coming :).

01-01-2011, 01:04 PM
Fantastic stuff! I'm itching to try some APCs. Maybe I can find an emery board. First I have to do some of the real life stuff I've been procrastinating by saying "It's a holiday...." :)

01-01-2011, 01:12 PM
ATART 37: Meow!
ATART 38: Ho! Ho! Ho!

01-01-2011, 01:41 PM
#348 Leaping into the New Year Available

01-01-2011, 01:53 PM
Oh dear, we have over 800 posts in this thread!

01-01-2011, 01:56 PM
I have made some new cards (finished those half made cards I've started this week :twitcy:) and I'll post them later today. I'm not making many cards tomorrow because I have much else to do then. But it has been very fun week with you all. I hope I could play in the same room with you some day :). It would be so nice to meet you all!

01-01-2011, 02:01 PM
Morning well afternoon feels like morning!

01-01-2011, 02:05 PM
Good Morning Everyone and Happy New Year!
I know I haven't been here...only posted one time. The week was crazy busy and this weekend will be the same. However I managed to make a few cards and would love to trade.

01-01-2011, 02:20 PM
More great art!!! Doesn't look like I will get to play after all...but I love stopping to admire all of your work!

01-01-2011, 02:31 PM
I'm going to try to join in here today dear sniisky:spinny:

01-01-2011, 02:57 PM
I made some last night and finished them today.
This has been so much fun.
What a good way to spend these stormy days and nights.
60030 #22
60031 #23
60032 #24

01-01-2011, 03:00 PM
Three more.
60033 #25
60034 #26
60035 #27

01-01-2011, 03:07 PM
I really wish they are my last cards :twitcy:.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_112.jpg ATART #68

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_113.jpg ATART #69

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_18.jpg ATART #70

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/2_3.jpg ATART #71 TRADED

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_132.jpg ATART #72 TRADED

01-01-2011, 03:33 PM
sniisk, you are a hard one to beat, not that I am even trying to do that. but that is what a-thon is all about. create until the mind goes blank.:daydreaming:

01-01-2011, 03:36 PM
My mind is not blank yet but my suitcase is... I should start packing but I can't stop creating :).

01-01-2011, 03:36 PM
You all are awesome and prolific. I'm a bit jealous, I haven't been able to play in this nearly as much as I had wished! I might get to squeak something out later though! Sniisk you are a fabulous Host, thank you for arranging this party!

I'm still around to help if anyone has questions or needs help ;)

Just Ducky
01-01-2011, 03:57 PM
yes, I second that big thanks to Sanna for giving us this last of 2010 and first of 2011
lots and lots of gals playing creating and lurking... it's all fun...
and our Robby Girl... great to have co-host you's Rockin' Robby...

I have just a few APC left from 2010... sure was a learning time for me... but fun trying...
today tonight and tomorrow... something different... collage is my comfort zone so will see what I can cut and glue....

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_3_of_hearts.jpg.... APC.. 3 of Hearts..TRADED.. Thank You
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_APC.._2_clubs.jpg... APC.. 2 of Club
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_APC.._3_Club.jpg... APC.. 3 of Club

01-01-2011, 04:02 PM
You all 47 players rock!

01-01-2011, 04:05 PM
wow! busy morning everyone. what is the challenge today? i need to check. have some special requests to make and then some HD/HP (i think that is today?).

finished another quilt this morning, went to the gym, and ate lunch. now it is craft time!

ohh also made some jewelry - earrings, necklace, and key chain. forgot them at home. will post pics later :)

Just Ducky
01-01-2011, 04:11 PM
I am still looking for a name of this poor puppy... I received this ATC print back in November.
didn't see what envelope he came from... and can't find his owner...:no:
so please if you sent me this cute puppy, I am wanting to give him a name and also to thank his owner... I have sent message to so many gals asking... I KNOW he belongs to someone..
and feel so sad to have him sitting right here at my computer with NO name...:unsure:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_lost_puppy.jpg .... PUPPY with NO name....

01-01-2011, 04:40 PM
Nancy, I know I have seen that picture somewhere (not in your gallery :)) but I don't know who is the happy owner of the cute dog.

01-01-2011, 05:06 PM
Do I put each ATC or APC in a sleeve? I was wondering what most do when they mail their cards from a ATART.

Amazing Cards!!

01-01-2011, 05:07 PM
ohh boy! hand drawn day. this will be fun!

i just made a few collage APCs. couldn't help myself. discovered you can emboss on tissue paper and then glue it to playing cards. :v_spin: i think i finally hit my THON groove today! (took me long enough)!!! will post once they dry. i'll put them in the oven.

01-01-2011, 05:09 PM
Do I put each ATC or APC in a sleeve? I was wondering what most do when they mail their cards from a ATART.

I put every single card in a sleeve. It keeps a card clean and protect a bit.

01-01-2011, 05:51 PM
Thanks to Sniisk for hosting this successful PARTY! I won't be able to play today though cause my oldest son and his little family will be here shortly.
Everyone have a great day and wonderful NEW YEAR!

01-01-2011, 05:52 PM
I just noticed that the ATART has been extended so I guess I better contribute some postings....like I couldn't resist or something! Here is:
1) Pears in her Hair
2) Dreamland
3) Magic Water

01-01-2011, 05:54 PM
This will still continue tomorrow. I try to stop playing today (OK, 6 minutes and it's tomorrow).

01-01-2011, 06:09 PM
Good night, sniisk! So happy you thought of this fun ATART. Thanks for hosting! :jiggy:

Happy New Year!

01-01-2011, 06:31 PM
I'm rolling! Here is "A Beauty under the Sun" (traded)

01-01-2011, 06:47 PM
Here's a piece I painted for my little sister. Gift, not traded, but I thought I'd post at least something...


01-01-2011, 07:11 PM
So it's after 6 and I have yet to make a card today. I have a whole stack of them paired up with the main image that I want to use but haven't gotten any farther. I think I'm going to give the gel medium try which means stuff will need to try overnight but my goal is to sit in the living room and work on APCs while I watch the Twilight Zone marathon with my hubby tonight.:spinny:

Oh yes - I'm planning to play in the CBAT next weekend so if anyone wants to hold our trade until after that just let me know and I'll do the same. ;)

01-01-2011, 07:39 PM
My first apcs of the day but probably won't be my last. 8 & 9 of hearts

01-01-2011, 07:58 PM
Oh my, I thought we were through...I have been sorting, stuffing and addressing envies
today.....Now, think I will try drawing some tonight...This has been sooo fun. I made 26
trades..in this my, first big A THON. What a quick way to collect great cards and the ITraders we all love to get.

01-01-2011, 08:13 PM
Yep, sorting, stuffing, and addressing here, too. :) I worked on a couple of cards today, but I can't tell if they're done yet. I think I've got all my trades in order, but if anyone's waiting to hear from me, send me another PM.

Definitely a great way to spend a very snowy holiday!

01-01-2011, 08:44 PM
This was an IOU I worked on today, a journal page for Smokey's Mom 4 1/2 X 7"

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3883/small/1_Rooster_Journal_Page_for_Smokey_s_Mom.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=197183)

01-01-2011, 09:11 PM
I owe a card hope she likes it

01-01-2011, 09:38 PM
Here are the cards that I spent yesterday making - every time I thought about scanning them something else interfered.
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/11_scan0001.jpg #21 TRADED
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/11_scan0007.jpg #27
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/4_scan0002.jpg #22 TRADED
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/13_scan0003.jpg #23 TRADED
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/13_scan0004.jpg #24
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/10_scan0005.jpg #25
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/11_scan0006.jpg #26
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/11_scan0008.jpg #28 TRADED

01-01-2011, 09:39 PM
And here are the cards that have not traded yet:
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/2_scan0039.jpg #6
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/2_scan0042.jpg #9
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/2_scan0043.jpg #10
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/2_scan0047.jpg #14
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/1_scan0051.jpg #18

Happy New Year everyone - may this year be even better than the last!

01-01-2011, 10:06 PM
Finally - one from me today:

My original photo, over-stamped and attached to a card.

7 of Diamonds

01-01-2011, 10:09 PM
I finished a couple cards today--1 for a swap and 1 that beeps has first dibs on--but they're still drying. It's been a dark and sleepy day. (:

01-01-2011, 10:22 PM
ohh i have dibs on something! sweeet!

here is my output for the day. made jewelry also, need to find camera.


King Clubs
7 hearts
7 clubs (purple flower)
Pink Love bird

01-01-2011, 10:37 PM
Me too! I was a frenzy of labeling, envie stuffing, addressing, stamping, coordinating. My head hurts a wee bit, but I am basking in the afterglow. Maybe I will finish my 2 arches tonight...If anyone is waiting for a response from me, please pm me. I may have let 1 or 2 pms slip by me unanswered. Thanks to everyone who played. Great art & inspiration!

01-02-2011, 12:02 AM
Great cards Beeps!

Here is what I've been working on:

A series of mini APCs that incorporates my father's photography and my art. Each one has a tiny bit of punch art. Size is: 1 and 10/16 inches by 2 and 1/4 inches.


Mini APCs - collage with stickers.
Size is: 1 and 10/16 inches by 2 and 1/4 inches.


Will trade individually or as a set:
mini for mini or
2 minis for a regular

01-02-2011, 12:24 AM
Well I'm getting caught up on some art I've been owing for a bit, but I'm still here hanging out enjoying all the wonderful work you ladies are putting out!

01-02-2011, 12:31 AM
Here is an after dinner apc 4 of diamonds (traded)

01-02-2011, 12:35 AM
Howdy Robby Girl! Thanks for co-hosting these extra days. :)

I forgot to mention in my earlier post that Linda4atc had a great idea to use mini APCs as a scrapbook embellishment. I thought that they would also be perfect in a junque journal.

And now it is time for me to say "Goodnight." I have a few more cards in the works. Hopefully my muse will be more cooperative tomorrow.

01-02-2011, 12:37 AM
I'm sharing a French Chocolate recipe..

01-02-2011, 12:39 AM
Oh yum!

01-02-2011, 12:54 AM
Sweet Dreams Kristin! Here's Black Pines on Red requested by Nancy

01-02-2011, 01:39 AM
I'm sharing a French Chocolate recipe..
You are tempting me to join this thread...very cool recipe cards!
Time to add another apc: 5 of diamonds

01-02-2011, 04:01 AM
Media used: Prismacolor Sketching pencils and Prismacolor water color pencils60117

That is a beautiful ATC!

01-02-2011, 04:13 AM
ATART 39: We, Three Kings

Touching up on all my half done cards.

01-02-2011, 04:19 AM
The summer of 2007, my wonderful husband and I designed and had my studio built just like I wanted it. It is about 18' X 24'. It is my oasis and calm happy place. I don't have a TV or a clock on the wall. It's all about the art!! I have a wet studio space and a closet for storage and batching dying cloth. A lot of wall space for storage and a design wall, but big windows where I sit, with a beautiful Linden tree just outside. It even has in-floor heating and it's own A/C (a necessity since I am usually warmer than anyone else in the house!) Oh and it has a LOCK on the door and a sign that says "do not disturb unless there is blood or body parts!"

Here are a few photos of it when it was built. Last time it was that neat, too!

1) The 1-1/2 chair (which makes into a twin bed) with the ottoman is my place to dream, study, write in my journal, have a cup of something, relax. Behind are IKEA book shelves which are now crammed full! The door goes out to the backyard. To the right is my sewing table.

2) The wet area with sink, washer and dryer. To the left is the closet and to the right are IKEA shelves with lots of boxes for "stuff". In the front is my island where most of my work is done. It has 2 cupboards on each side and the green "cups" hanging on both sides hold a lot of my tools. The island is on rollers so it can be moved around the room. The easel is for my grandchildren when the muse strikes them!

3) This is the corner with my sewing table in the front and looking out the window is my computer and stuff. That is the big Linden tree out the window. I now have blinds on these windows and on the door. To the right is my design wall 8' high and 9' wide (which came in really handy on a recent HUGE project that was 90" long and 33" high!)

This space has been such a very special blessing to me and I do love to share it! Wil and other art friends have been here on several occasions! Anytime any of you are in Minneapolis - you have an open invitation to come by and play! And if you don't mind a fold-out bed.....you could even spend the night!:jiggy:

OOHHHHHH and where do I get one...Oh wait I do have one..l Heehee maybe not as big, but big enough for me.. heehee.....cos I am just a wee little mousie.....

01-02-2011, 05:01 AM
I try to have only a quick visit there. So many lovely cards and everything else still coming. And the last (8th!!!) day of this a-thon is starting / going. Hope you everyone still have fun here.

01-02-2011, 05:33 AM
Here is a handrawn card for the surf and turf swap (I may add color, but for now the drawing is done), and a colored zentangle I did for a blind swap...this is what I was working on as the clock struck 12:00am last night.

I'm working on a funky 1/1/11 card that I started after midnight last night, and am contemplating a non ATC idea. I have loved this a-thon, and have met so many excellent artists and friends!

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6688/small/1_Creek.jpeg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=197271)

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6688/small/1_Kaleidoscope.jpeg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=197266)

01-02-2011, 07:17 AM
I think this was quite a successful ATART. I mailed five envelopes on Thursday and 25 envelopes are going in the mail tomorrow morning. Thank you all who traded with me :).

01-02-2011, 08:03 AM
I KNOW it was a successful ATART.
For me, it was a life saver, and gave me some wonderful ideas for 2011.
It has been the coldest Winter here in England for the past 120 years (the Brits love their weather statistics), dark and gloomy, and this athon made the days just whizz by for me. So thanks everyone who traded with me, for all your love and frienship.
Now off to start the addressing and getting ready to post job argh...would like to make a few gesso faces today, will try later.
Wonderful art and wonderful hosts Sanna and Robby xxxx

01-02-2011, 08:30 AM
I am just finishing up some cards that I have promised to people but I have NEVER made as many cards or traded as many in any other a-thons that I have taken part in. This was so much fun!!!!!
I have only 33 mins before midnight but I know others can continue so I will keep looking in just in case someone manages more beautiful cards.
Thank you to everyone with whom I have traded (or tried to) - Monday is a public holiday here so my cards will be posted on Tuesday.

01-02-2011, 09:08 AM
I did not manage to complete the rest of the cards as I was at the computer all day. Besides, the ideas could not gel. So I would not be uploading any. I'll be deleting the uploads from this thread and anyone interested can access my gallery.
Sniisk and Robby, thank you again for this athon. I had no choice but to come out of my comfort zone. Through this athon, I learn how to create APCs, collages, poster paint, stencil templates, All of these were new to me. Well, no longer! I am now more familiar with these mediums.
2011 started off on this positive note. THANK YOU SNIISK & ROBBY.

01-02-2011, 09:44 AM
last day of the thon! woot woot! i haven't even started to think about packing up my cards yet... still need to do the backs and seal some of them!

got a lot of requests for the butterflys and will be making more later. if you want in on the butterfly action and would like a special color or suit/number let me know.

01-02-2011, 10:12 AM
Most of my trades are packed & ready to mail. I still have these cards left (& one card owed)

#26 - Slightly Wild

#22 - What We Saw (Arch ATC)

#14 - 10 of Clubs/Ellis 2

Anyone want one of these?

01-02-2011, 10:18 AM
i also have a ton in my gallery that are unclaimed. if i'm already mailing you something let me know if anything else catches your eye and you might just get it as a RAK. i hate keeping cards i make!!

joes lines
01-02-2011, 10:22 AM
I've been away from the computer for a couple of days, but did do a whole bunch of Loteria cards for the ATART (others are in my gallery).

01-02-2011, 10:37 AM
Cool Loteria cards, joes lines. I have three cards ATART1-3 still left if anyone wants a trade. I'm driving back to Cincy so not sure what else I'll get done.

01-02-2011, 11:27 AM
Apc to start the day 6 of diamonds (on hold)

01-02-2011, 11:52 AM
will we make it to a thousand before the Post Christmas-a-thon is over?
If not we will with all the posts after .
I think I will make some chunky pages today.

01-02-2011, 02:04 PM
Putting together envelopes and realizing I had just enough postage stamps (yay!) I suddenly remembered the year when a relative asked my mom what they could get me for Christmas, and she said, "Well, if you want to make her really happy, you could get her a book or two of stamps." Uh, yeah, that's me. :)

Ok, off to the post office, so these can go out first thing Monday morning, and then perhaps back to create some cards for more trades...

01-02-2011, 02:18 PM
OK, now it is time to tell a bit about my spring.

Shortly, I'm moving. But no panic, you can still use my address because my hubby is still living here. And no, this is not a divorce :), I'm just going to work in another university.

My flight is on Monday January 10th and then I'm going to Latvia. I'll stay there most of the spring and I should be back in Finland in May. I don't know my timetible yet and can't give any exact date when I'll be and where. I'll come back to Finalnd after few feeks but then I'll go back to Latvia again.

Please be patient if you don't get an iTrader immediately. I'll give them when I get my mail (maybe every second week).

And I'm going to take some art supplies with me :).

01-02-2011, 02:28 PM

All I can say to the artist of the recently posted art!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1 Art Lady
01-02-2011, 02:28 PM
How exciting for you! and a wonderful opportunity! Have a wonderful time with it, even though I am sure it will be a challenge for you to be apart from Hubby!

01-02-2011, 02:41 PM
So hard to live apart from your love. But will be a grand adventure! Good luck!

01-02-2011, 02:41 PM
Well I only managed 15 cards this time and was able to trade all but 1 and I was able to get caught up on some old IOUs. I've mailed everything all ready since I'm leaving for Florida on Tuesday. I still owe a chunky to Lafaver that has yet to be created then I'm all caught up...Woot!

Sniisk thank you so much for putting this together! I hope that your time apart will be bring sweet reunions!

01-02-2011, 03:08 PM
This ATART has inspired me. Here are my latest
# 351 Woof Style Available
# 355 Meow Fashion--Top Cat Available
# 350 Yellow Birdie Available
# 353 Snow Trees Available
# 354 Spirit Trees 21 Available

01-02-2011, 03:13 PM
cool cards, lunamoth

01-02-2011, 03:43 PM
Here are some Chunky Pages for the New Year
60167 Chunky Page #1
60168 Chunky Page #2
60169 Chunky Page #3
60170 Chunky Page #4

01-02-2011, 03:54 PM
Still making art and stuffing envies .... this is wild....

01-02-2011, 04:09 PM
Here's a birthday card I made today for a very wild and dear friend.
Watercolor, pastel and ink.

01-02-2011, 04:21 PM
I've become an "ATC Monster" during this atart! (on hold)

01-02-2011, 04:26 PM
This ATART really has flown by; I can't believe a whole week has passed! Now I'm wondering, what did I do in all that time, other than eat, sleep, and ATC-related things?!
Here's my card for beeps: http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2668/small/16_atc_001.jpg

01-02-2011, 04:58 PM
made these for a Trade:
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5286/5316752239_c6554bd7a6_m.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/addicted2shopping/5316752239/)
Butterfly trade (http://www.flickr.com/photos/addicted2shopping/5316752239/) by addicted2shopping (http://www.flickr.com/people/addicted2shopping/), on Flickr

and just completed these, had the backgrounds already made, they are available (but i am contemplating keeping the one in the middle):
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5088/5316756113_e77fc11f35_m.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/addicted2shopping/5316756113/)
Vintage ladies (http://www.flickr.com/photos/addicted2shopping/5316756113/) by addicted2shopping (http://www.flickr.com/people/addicted2shopping/), on Flickr

01-02-2011, 05:31 PM
Still more great cards today!

My gallery is up to date (but not this thread) have a few still available for trade if anyone wants to jump in last minute. It's been so much fun to see so much art over the holidays!

01-02-2011, 05:33 PM
Still jealous...

But happy for you all!!!!!!!!!!!

01-02-2011, 06:03 PM
One more card-the last. I'm going to be stuffing envies. Hope to get to the PO tomorrow.

01-02-2011, 07:01 PM

i owe a couple butterflies to people, other than that at least 1 will be available.

i have some jewelery i made to post but the camera died. so gonna charge and try again later

01-02-2011, 08:22 PM
I'm into whimsy right now....an atc entry called "Another ATART!" (traded)

01-02-2011, 09:48 PM
Probably my last card of the ATART. This was so much fun. Thanks to our grand hostesses!!
#357 Black Coffee

01-02-2011, 10:14 PM
My last two cards for the ATART as well...need to get stuffing!
Purple & Orange Party Dress (a bit chunky and that is why it is a little blurry)

Thanks so much for hosting and co-hosting Sanna and Robby!

01-02-2011, 10:28 PM
This ATART was so much fun. Thank you all for such inspiring and creative pieces of art. A special thank you to Robby and Sanna for hosting 24 hours per day!! :)

01-02-2011, 11:15 PM
I second what bluelotusflower said thank you so much !

01-02-2011, 11:34 PM
this is it! my jewelry kick. kinda fun to make since i don't wear anything really


01-02-2011, 11:35 PM
Me too - thank you to Sniisk and Robby Girl for this great big holiday marathon! So much fun!

Early to bed and back to the daily grind tomorrow. I hope everyone has a good start to the week ala a good start to the year!

01-02-2011, 11:36 PM
thank you sanna and robin for hosting this blast! tons of fun making all the art... less fun packing it all up and trekking to the post office! lol

01-02-2011, 11:37 PM
I have to say it - Beeps your jewelry is beautiful!

01-02-2011, 11:47 PM
I have some that i'll post tomorrow night after work ..really difficult from my phone! Still making art though!

01-02-2011, 11:54 PM
aww thankies!

01-03-2011, 12:15 AM
Finally found a little time to create today. This is a Chunky for LaFaver, Rabbit drawn in charcoal, acrylic background.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3883/small/1_Chunky_B_W_Rabbit.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=197556)

01-03-2011, 01:33 AM
well, this weekend totally didn't work out as planned. Only got one more APC done. Here it is - Diamonds are a Queen's Best Friend.

This was great fun. I so loved seeing everyone's art. Wish I could have played more.

01-03-2011, 03:51 AM
So sad to be posting my last piece. This a-thon has been such fun, incredible inspiration, and a bonding experience with fellow artists. Thank you everyone, for your great art, and your support!

This is a journal page. Don't ask me why I made it 5 x 5 inches...? But it can be mounted on any sized backing page if someone wanted to trade for it.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6688/small/1_Brainstorming.jpeg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=197595)

01-03-2011, 05:37 AM
Thanks everyone for playing and posting so many cards and other art! And remember, there will be next a-thon so soon...

01-03-2011, 08:19 AM
Thanks Sanna and Robby for hosting this fantastic a-thon. I made about 35 APC's and I am still in the middle of trading. This was really a fun week, with so many lovely cards to see and so many trades going on!

01-03-2011, 10:26 AM
All my trades went in the mail today - except the envie for beeps. :cute: I still need to cut some fabric...

01-03-2011, 02:54 PM
You know me - it takes me a few days to get things mailed so if anyone wants to add to our trade or wait until the CBAT to mail just let me know. I had a lot of fun - what a great group of artists we are - we all deserve a pat on the back!:spinny:

01-03-2011, 03:04 PM
I don't mind people holding for CBAT :) it always takes me a few days to get my stuff together after a thon.... organized enough to get it done, not organized enough to do it quickly!

01-03-2011, 03:06 PM
I have mailed all other envelopes today exept the one for beeps. It's on hold because of CBAT.

01-03-2011, 03:08 PM
When is the CBAT? I couldn't find it in the forums. Link, anyone?

01-03-2011, 03:09 PM
Chunky Book Page a-thon. Starting on Wednesday :jiggy:.

01-03-2011, 03:11 PM
Is the thread on with Chunkies? I didn't see it with the a-thons.

01-03-2011, 03:15 PM
There has been one in November and one in July. There is not yet the thread for this new a-thon.

01-03-2011, 03:24 PM
Oops, I thought the CBAT will start on Wednesday but in the calendar it says on Thursday. My mistake...

01-03-2011, 03:25 PM
Just took a mass of mail to the post office on my lunch break!

01-03-2011, 03:27 PM
The CBAT thread is now here:

Let me know if you find any mistakes there. I made it quite quickly and used this same base than in this thread.

01-03-2011, 07:39 PM
Almost all of mine went out in today's mail! :) This was an awesome-athon, everyone!

01-04-2011, 12:04 AM
omg ... I am now home and on my regular computer (rather than trying to do this from my cell phone!) ... Okay ... here's the deal .... aaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhh I gotta start addressing all these envelopes ... so it should be Wednesday or so when I get these all sent out ... holy mackerel ... I think there are 22 or so that need to go! The local postal station was out of international stamps when I went in last week, but I think I have enough ... hmmm ... otherwise, you'll get some oddball combinations of smaller denominations (wow! that sounds like it could be a song!)

01-04-2011, 01:02 AM
All of my trades have been mailed. Thanks everyone again! I'm heading out of town for 8 days so I'll be a bit slow with itraders for the ATART. I'll get caught up upon my return.

01-04-2011, 09:59 AM
Mine will all go in the mail today, Now don't be surprise when you get an invitation for a thank-you card. I was at the local drug store and they had them for 10 cents a pack and who can resist a deal like that and I like how a card protects the ATC cards. 10 packs for a dollar what a deal.

01-04-2011, 10:21 AM
Taking 16 envies to the po this morning. Need to buy more envies & have a few pieces to finish. the rest will go out by Thursday or Friday. I have not stopped arting (which is good, since I have many swap commitments). Thanks ALL for making this such a fun Art-a-thon!

01-04-2011, 11:07 AM
Mailed out as many envelopes as I had ready yesterday afternoon. Today I hope to have the rest finished for yet another post office run. Hopefully. Like you, Sharazoid, I ran out of stationery and had to purchase more for the rest of the cards. It truly WAS a fun ATART. Certainly extending the time for the ATART helped. It allowed me enough time to create around family and work commitments without feeling rushed.

01-04-2011, 12:44 PM
Mine will all go in the mail today, Now don't be surprise when you get an invitation for a thank-you card. I was at the local drug store and they had them for 10 cents a pack and who can resist a deal like that and I like how a card protects the ATC cards. 10 packs for a dollar what a deal.

LOL! I do the same thing....I have Get Well cards, Birthday cards, etc. I use them mostly because I love the fronts and think they could be used in future ATCs. So far, I've managed to not have to use my Sympathy cards......:twitcy:

01-04-2011, 01:51 PM
I mailed all the envelopes today except 1. Hope to get that out tomorrow. I found some cards for mailing on sale at Michaels. It wasn't as good a deal as design49. That was a super deal.
It was great extending the time-I really liked that.
Thanks to all.

01-04-2011, 05:01 PM
Actually got 12 or so out today! The others will get sent in a few days ... handsome husband has some romantic plans ... such a lucky girl!

01-05-2011, 12:21 AM
All my envelopes have now been posted. I thought I was so organised - making up envelopes as trades were made, but when I went through my PMs I still found some that I hadn't prepared. Oh well, I can only improve in my organisation.
This was so much fun!!!! Thanks to everyone who took part.

01-06-2011, 10:10 PM
you should all be pleased with me - my cards are ready to go out! well, most of them. i'm going to invent a program and printer that magically makes envelopes with everyone's address and the cards i owe them on them :)

i msged everyone i didn't note as having a trade finalized from (i.e., i didn't pick my card from ya). but if i messed up send me a holla.

01-06-2011, 11:44 PM
Robbygirl - I received your 'Pink pines' today, my first trade from the ATART! It is beautiful.

Just Ducky
01-06-2011, 11:58 PM
wow.. Donna... you got RobbyGirl mail already ??? now that is FAST...
I mailed stuff just a state away and it ain't there yet...
sure hope my cards makes the trip to you fast... weird how sometimes they go and the next time it's slow...

01-07-2011, 12:05 AM
Just want to say again how much fun this was. It's been great to have the cards coming in!

01-07-2011, 12:08 AM
I finally got the last of my trades mailed out today... :D

01-07-2011, 11:01 AM
i mailed most of my ATARTs. I'm holding chunky player's cards and a couple that I have to finish making cards for. !! yay me!

01-08-2011, 09:58 PM
Wowzers! I hit the jackpot in my mailbox today! Lot's of beautiful art. yay!

01-09-2011, 09:31 AM
My mail has been full of great art over the last few days. Every card is beautiful. I'm trying to figure out a way to display so many great cards. I would love to be able to look at them when I'm working on my cards. They are a wonderful inspiration to me. Thanks to all.

01-09-2011, 04:33 PM
My mail has been full of great art over the last few days. Every card is beautiful. I'm trying to figure out a way to display so many great cards. I would love to be able to look at them when I'm working on my cards. They are a wonderful inspiration to me. Thanks to all.
I have all my cards in baseball card pocket pages in 3 ring binders. maybe you could do the same and then use a cookbook holder to have them displayed at your work table... :O)

01-09-2011, 06:13 PM
I do have them the binders however, I don't have enough room on my work table. I would like to hang them over my work table. Thanks for your idea!

01-10-2011, 03:25 AM
LOL! I do the same thing....I have Get Well cards, Birthday cards, etc. I use them mostly because I love the fronts and think they could be used in future ATCs. So far, I've managed to not have to use my Sympathy cards......:twitcy:

*sympathy* now thats what we addicted atcers could use... LOL
(Just another use for those sympathy cards Minks)

01-10-2011, 03:27 AM
I have all my cards in baseball card pocket pages in 3 ring binders. maybe you could do the same and then use a cookbook holder to have them displayed at your work table... :O)

Ohh I like the idea of having my folders open to view those special cards I get from you all.. heehee

But alas, I don't have enough bench space etc to put them out... to much stuff (you know to make atc's with) stored on them that doesn't go into my scrapbook cupboard.. heehe

01-10-2011, 12:13 PM
*sympathy* now thats what we addicted atcers could use... LOL
(Just another use for those sympathy cards Minks)

yep....and guess who will get the first one???

01-10-2011, 07:28 PM
My last stragglers went out in the mail today! :-D

01-11-2011, 07:53 AM

yep....and guess who will get the first one???

Ummmmmm Ducky she is an addict.. Heehee *smirk smirk*

01-12-2011, 01:56 AM
I have received more of my wonderful swaps from: cynthiasillitoe, justducky and phoenix
Thank you, thank you.
off to leave iTrader for all

01-12-2011, 03:16 AM
Oh that's right... forgot to update here that I received cards from Donnacr, LaFaver. Right O, off to leave itraders!

01-12-2011, 04:02 PM
the last of mine finally went postal today. sorry for the delay.

01-13-2011, 11:43 AM
i think just a couple who were not playing in the chunky book thon were not mailed. i'd been sick since saterday and forgot to post something in this thread about being a little behind with some of my mailing. i am planning to mail the rest out this weekend - sorry for the delay but my sinuses and ears decided to explode.

01-13-2011, 03:39 PM
beeps, get well soon :).

01-13-2011, 03:40 PM
I got an email from home today. Hubby has a problem because he doesn't know where to put all the envelopes :laugh:. I'll get my mails tomorrow :).

01-13-2011, 03:41 PM
I tested Latvian post office yesterday. Hope I did everything right because there wasn't anyone who can speak English and I'm not sure if I did well with my basic Latvian skills. This was mostly a test. If someone receives something some day, let me know :).

01-13-2011, 10:50 PM
Hey Sanna! Have a great adventurous journey!

01-14-2011, 01:07 AM
joss - I received your cards today. Quite a bundle, as they came with Bizarre holidays for Oct and Nov as well. I will have to spread your iTraders around - 2 hours between each one.
thanks for the 'free hug' voucher - I will redeem it frequently

01-14-2011, 01:54 PM
I got 19 envelopes today :).

01-14-2011, 11:04 PM
WOW! The Latvian Postal System must be okay!! I think that could be a record. 19 envelopes in one day!! How many ATCs/APCs? BTW, I'm so happy you are having a wonderful experience this semester teaching in college in Latvia. What a wonderful experience for you and your students! Best wishes for a creative and fulfilled semester!!

01-15-2011, 02:06 AM
Those envelopes arrived in Finland during this week and my husband brought them to me :). I don't receive any mails here because I don't have that kind of address to give to you. I could use my working address but I don't think the secretary would be happy to find an owner of the envelopes :).

01-15-2011, 09:44 PM
sniisk - I feel as though I am very slow. What do you teach and how did you end up being invited to teach in Latvia?
While I was living in China one of my good friends was a lady from Germany who had been invited to teach at the University of Shenyang and my sister lectures in Business subjects and was invited to talk at a University in Spain (somewhere - being a good sister I nodded my head, gave encouragement and . . .understood only half of what she was enthusiastically telling the family. She was using her subject's 'language' so none of us fully understood :twitcy:)

01-16-2011, 03:02 AM
Donna, it's quite common to have an invitation to anothor university when you are from a high appreciated university. And many Finns get them also when they are working in small universities, I don't know why. Latvia is not far away from Finland and the culture is very similar. It's easy to go come here and visit home once in a while if needed.

I teach electronics, electronical measurements and computer-aided circuit design. Clear :)? I won't tell more because I mostly only get people confused.

01-16-2011, 07:59 AM
In any case it is an honor to be invited to teach at another university. You should be congratulated, sniisk! Bravo!!! :)

01-16-2011, 09:42 PM
I had a WONDERFUL letterbox full of cards today from: the weavershand, miloccpep and paintmanycolours. Every card different and each one beautiful, thank you!!
off to leave iTraders for all

01-17-2011, 07:46 PM
i've got the last of my trades packed up and they are going in the mail tomorrow. forgot about the post being closed for the holiday weekend. :/

01-17-2011, 08:17 PM
I also have all the cards ready for mailing. If a storm doesn't strick again, I'll be able to get to the PO. If not, then on Wed. Have a good week to all.

01-18-2011, 03:06 AM
I received my card from KESagers today, along with a chunky from the CBAT and an extra.

Thanks so much, they are all lovely!

01-18-2011, 01:27 PM
bunch went out this morning with work mail and i have a couple packages (internationals mostly) i'll be taking to the post office here in a bit. feels good to almost be done mailing!! it is such a secret horror of thons lol

01-20-2011, 03:38 AM
jaw - your owl arrived today. I was going to say HE is very cute but with those eyelashes it MUST be a SHE!!

01-22-2011, 02:30 AM
dmnh - your gorgeous cards arrived yesterday.