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sniisk
04-05-2011, 10:58 AM
Hi all addicted a-thoners. We usually have had some kind of a-thon on Easter and now I'm asking should we have it also this year? Easter is on April 22-25 this year.

CynthiaSillitoe
04-05-2011, 11:53 AM
Sounds good to me. I don't have plans, other than eating chocolate. :)

Evalila
04-05-2011, 12:44 PM
YAY! :D

adifferentstory
04-05-2011, 01:27 PM
Sounds good to me too. I really enjoyed taking part in the last one.

KittyNL
04-05-2011, 01:31 PM
I would love to participate in another a-thon!

Wil Opio Oguta
04-05-2011, 02:19 PM
Sounds good to me. My 8 week holiday starts on that Saturday, so I should have time to play:)

trini70
04-05-2011, 06:46 PM
I was just looking at the calendar and thinking about the following weekend (29, 31 & 1st) for the postage stamp a thon. Would that be too close together?

Suze
04-05-2011, 07:20 PM
I think it would be fun! I'll be there, Sniisk

CynthiaSillitoe
04-05-2011, 11:06 PM
I was just looking at the calendar and thinking about the following weekend (29, 31 & 1st) for the postage stamp a thon. Would that be too close together?

Doing both wouldn't be a problem for me....as long as I remember to buy lots of stamps. :)

mrubyjean
04-05-2011, 11:29 PM
Both sound fun to me, too!

HHC
04-06-2011, 01:17 AM
Sanna, I'm open for Easter weekend!

sniisk
04-06-2011, 02:37 AM
I was just looking at the calendar and thinking about the following weekend (29, 31 & 1st) for the postage stamp a thon. Would that be too close together?

I don't think they are too close together. Because the theme is different.

Unfortunately, I can't play on that weekend because it is a May Day weekend and we'll have a lot of celebrations here.

miloccpep
04-06-2011, 02:37 AM
Oh my! I think I can manage.

sniisk
04-08-2011, 03:47 AM
OK, I think we'll have enough players. I don't know yet if I'll host or if it's someone else, but we'll play anyway :).

GoldenWolf
04-08-2011, 10:23 AM
I'll try to play unless a client has some crisis :wideeyed:

KESagers
04-08-2011, 02:30 PM
Count me in!

Just Ducky
04-16-2011, 11:48 PM
well dang... I just now found out about this ?????? well shucks... count me in kinda...
no big plans ... but sure need to get into the crafty mood... someone quick get me inspired...

HHC
04-17-2011, 12:06 AM
Okay Ducky, here's a couple of thoughts:
What kind of cute animals are around this time of year? In our back area, The wood ducks are hanging around the nesting box, and have at least 6 eggs in it so far. Lot's of little birds are gathering nest materials and flirting with each other.

Any interesting plants coming up in your yard? I have grape hyacinth and daffodils and oregon grape blooming... my tulips wanna bloom but are hoping for a bit warmer weather.

Did you know the moon is full on Monday? Monday is also the first day of Passover. This is Holy week for some churches, with Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday and Easter on Sunday.

Thursday, April 22 is EARTH day! Do something good for the earth. Make a recycled card!

sniisk
04-17-2011, 03:12 AM
I'll send some messages to tell about this a-thon. And of course we need a host! I can do it partly but of course we need also someone who will be here when I'm sleeping :). And I don't need to host, if we have two others hosts :).

And some kind of themes? Challenges? Of course they are optional but still we need them :).

Evalila
04-17-2011, 03:25 AM
Challenges? I think there should be a Easter/Spring themed day LOL, and what about using only pastel colors?

Wil Opio Oguta
04-17-2011, 03:53 AM
How about a theme of young life, ducklets, kids and so on?

sniisk
04-17-2011, 04:30 AM
Haha, using only pastel colors would be a real challenge to me because I don't have them :laugh:.

sniisk
04-17-2011, 04:42 AM
Wil, that sounds nice :).

OK, here are the themes given:
- Easter
- Spring
- using only pastel colors
- young life, ducklets, kids and so on

More ideas?

lafaver55
04-17-2011, 05:20 AM
I 'll be there ready to decorate the Easter Eggs...

sniisk
04-17-2011, 05:21 AM
Charisse, sounds great! I'm at least ready to eat chocolate eggs...

KittyNL
04-17-2011, 05:43 AM
I'm at least ready to eat chocolate eggs...

I hope I still have some chocolate eggs left.... I've put them in a bowl on the table, but they are disappearing rapidly, maybe I should hide them :spinny:

Joss
04-17-2011, 05:56 AM
I am in too, yahoo. All on my own next weekend...themes? I am happy whatever you gals decide...can we do some apcs too please, I want to complete some decks. Yah see you there gals.

Wil Opio Oguta
04-17-2011, 06:24 AM
I am in too, yahoo. All on my own next weekend...themes? I am happy whatever you gals decide...can we do some apcs too please, I want to complete some decks. Yah see you there gals.

LOL So do I and my theme matches Easter: flowers and birds

Donnacr
04-17-2011, 06:35 AM
I am SO in - for both a-thons - I admit the addiction but they are so much fun!!

bluelotusflower
04-17-2011, 07:08 AM
Sounds fun!

CherylS
04-17-2011, 08:09 AM
It does sound like fun. I'll join in too.

sniisk
04-17-2011, 08:23 AM
I am in too, yahoo. All on my own next weekend...themes? I am happy whatever you gals decide...can we do some apcs too please, I want to complete some decks. Yah see you there gals.

Absolutely, APCs rock!

Mouseit
04-17-2011, 08:55 AM
*cries* I CAN'T PLAY! because its the start of my holidays....boohooo
oohhhh But I might be able to come see.....whoohooo

HHC
04-17-2011, 10:54 AM
Sanna, I'm happy to be a host for while you're sleeping, if someone else hasn't already stepped forward. :)

HHC
04-17-2011, 10:59 AM
I'd like a theme on reducing, re-using, recycling in keeping with Earth Day. Recycling especially. :) And anything that I can include birds. LOL!

sniisk
04-17-2011, 11:40 AM
Thank you Helen. I'm happy to have you as my co-host :).

Is the "recycling day" on Thursday? I have marked this a-thon to be stared on Friday but if someone wants, we can start on Thursday.

I'll be offline one day on Easter, I think, but I don't know yet which day it will bw. I try to visit my grandmama if she is at home. And I sure need to take my art supplies with me because she likes to make cards too.

jaw
04-17-2011, 12:02 PM
Love the Earth Day idea. Since EVERY day is earth day ... Your theme could work any day! I'll be working all weekend, but will have some time here and there to do something! :)

Linda4atc
04-17-2011, 12:43 PM
I don't know if I'll have time. I'm in Eureka without my stuff and with a lot to do. And I think I'll be traveling back down on Saturday that eats up most of the day. We'll see. Is it an ATAT? I might be able to trade fibers or something.

And even though I'm not sure I can play I had a theme idea... Someone had a swap where you made and atc size egg, it opened up and had different kinds of critters inside. I never did it but loved the idea!

a123andpoof
04-17-2011, 12:59 PM
I should be able to join yay!

Nancy
04-17-2011, 01:30 PM
Oh, Yes, count me in! (for both of them) I have church services every day, but no trips or get-togethers planned. This will only be my third Athon, but it is amazing the great cards I receive and how quickly the ITraders add up....

dsign49
04-17-2011, 01:46 PM
I will try to play. Have off but also don't know about our plans as we have gotten abot 10 to 12 inches of snow last Friday and we are expected to get more this week again. Not so good for all the baby calves out there. I do hope to join in if not I will be lurking and admiring. All Have a Happy Easter.

calluna
04-17-2011, 02:33 PM
Aww, I wish I could keep those baby calves warm myself.
I like the Earth Day theme as well. I have been blocked lately but I'll at least be lurking.

I don't think this is necessarily a challenge theme but something to get the wheels turning: One of the concepts that goes along with Easter is 'resurrection'. What are some ways or occasions in which you have been resurrected, so to speak? And consider other variations on that theme, the various cultural, environmental, and personal matters that die and are brought back. I guess even zombies are fair game, though I wouldn't want to offend those who are observing the holiday...

hgsv1549
04-17-2011, 03:31 PM
I'll try to join in when i can, if hubby helps out with baby...

cairnlae
04-17-2011, 03:47 PM
Thanks for the heads up Sniisk..Ill get my art space ready!

theweavershand
04-17-2011, 05:24 PM
count me in, too! love the apc idea...and recycling too.

NiteOwl
04-17-2011, 06:53 PM
Umm....:unsure: what's apc :huh: ?

What about nests & baskets for a theme?
I'm hoping to join in. I was planning on the last one but missed it.

RobbyGirl
04-17-2011, 07:09 PM
I'm really hoping to get to play at least a little this weekend!!

Tamrantula
04-17-2011, 08:25 PM
Umm....:unsure: what's apc :huh: ?

What about nests & baskets for a theme?
I'm hoping to join in. I was planning on the last one but missed it.

APC=Altered PLAYING card!

Some people are collecting decks in different themes! Way cool looking.

AmericanHwyFlower
04-17-2011, 09:41 PM
thanks for the head up message sniisk. I will for sure participate in the upcoming Easter-a-thon!!

jensaz
04-17-2011, 09:50 PM
Wish I could participate.. Moving house that weekend and my art supplies are packed.. SIGH

Just Ducky
04-17-2011, 10:34 PM
Sanna if you wanting EAST coast co-host I am VOLUNTEERing me and KESagers...

would someone please let KESagers know.....:wubclub:

and great challange ideas being thrown out there... Spring theme.. recycle... Earth Day...
really like the idea of lite spring colors... I am ready to move out of the dark winter colors
and we always have many APC collectors... birds... baby type/nest... hay, what ever floats your boat, I always say...

CynthiaSillitoe
04-17-2011, 11:22 PM
Birds like ducks? :)

I'm so in and also so ready for spring colors.

smokeysmom
04-17-2011, 11:25 PM
Lots going on with me right now, several commitments to finish...we'll see:)

HHC
04-18-2011, 12:35 AM
Hey y'all! It's totally cool if you work on art that is for a swap or for commission (in my dreams!) this weekend. This is about doing art together whether or not it is for trade.

So if you have commitments of the art category, and wanna share what you do this weekend, go for it!

Just sayin'... :D

KESagers
04-18-2011, 01:23 PM
LOL- happy to co-host! It's gonna be a great weekend! ;)

sniisk
04-18-2011, 01:25 PM
Haha, we'll have a great team again!

tammybeck
04-18-2011, 02:15 PM
Ok, I am gonna get in on the action. This will be my first "official" A-Thon commitment!
I am getting my eggs ready!

sniisk
04-18-2011, 02:18 PM
Helen, would you like to start the official thread? I think you have the best skills to do it :wubclub:.

I'll be offline on Friday evening and Saturday morning. Visiting my grandmama then.

grammyquilter2
04-18-2011, 02:44 PM
yes, I remember some opening egg cards....probably don't need a pattern to do them...
oh, I would love to have some of them so guess this is a good time to get back into
AFA since RL has been interfering with time for art. If anybody has extra muse,
Please send muse or happy art vibes my way as I surely am in need.

HHC
04-18-2011, 03:49 PM
I'd be happy to, Sanna! :)

How fun you get to visit your grandmama!

Phoenix
04-18-2011, 11:56 PM
As of now, I'm available. I love a-thons (becoming a true addict) so I'll pop in and contribute something no matter what!

sniisk
04-19-2011, 01:35 AM
Thank you Helen!

I haven't seen my grandmama for ages because I haven't been in Finland. It doesn't mean that I won't craft, maybe you see some grandmama's cards too :).

beeps
04-19-2011, 11:45 AM
i'll see if i can make it. i have two swaps to finish stuff for, one i'm hosting and i'm finishing my greatest project of them all - my dissertation! lol.

jaw
04-19-2011, 11:54 AM
Aww, I wish I could keep those baby calves warm myself.
I like the Earth Day theme as well. I have been blocked lately but I'll at least be lurking.

I don't think this is necessarily a challenge theme but something to get the wheels turning: One of the concepts that goes along with Easter is 'resurrection'. What are some ways or occasions in which you have been resurrected, so to speak? And consider other variations on that theme, the various cultural, environmental, and personal matters that die and are brought back. I guess even zombies are fair game, though I wouldn't want to offend those who are observing the holiday...

Not everyone observes this holiday. So I find no offense in doing what art you feel like doing. And this is not about the holiday... this is about art ... it just happens to be during this holiday. Make whatever you want! (*putting soap box away now*) :)

Phoenix
04-19-2011, 02:48 PM
Not everyone observes this holiday. So I find no offense in doing what art you feel like doing. And this is not about the holiday... this is about art ... it just happens to be during this holiday. Make whatever you want! (*putting soap box away now*) :)

I like what you said up there on your soapbox, jaw. I don't celebrate Easter per se, but I do see this time as a return from winter, new growth, creativity, etc. A perfect theme for art. calluna makes a good point about getting that wheels turning, cycle of life, etc.

I can't pass up a theme, even if it isn't a holiday I celebrate, because I can't pass up an opportunity to do art with my home-gals (and guys)!

Theresagram
04-19-2011, 08:33 PM
I'm looking forward to it!

Theresagram
04-19-2011, 08:36 PM
Aww, I wish I could keep those baby calves warm myself.
I like the Earth Day theme as well. I have been blocked lately but I'll at least be lurking.

I don't think this is necessarily a challenge theme but something to get the wheels turning: One of the concepts that goes along with Easter is 'resurrection'. What are some ways or occasions in which you have been resurrected, so to speak? And consider other variations on that theme, the various cultural, environmental, and personal matters that die and are brought back. I guess even zombies are fair game, though I wouldn't want to offend those who are observing the holiday...

I celebrate Easter and am certainly NOT offended by anyone who wants to do zombies or solstice or any kind of pagan type stuff or whatever. It's all about hanging out and being creative. :D

HHC
04-19-2011, 09:15 PM
Okay everyone... here's the official thread.
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?p=972462#post972462

sniisk
04-20-2011, 12:56 AM
Thank you Helen.