View Full Version : Hamstergeddon!, Due June 20TH

05-19-2011, 03:20 AM
Swap due date: June 20th, 2011
Signup/withdraw date: None
# of cards: 3 for 3
# of players: 20
Medium: Any

Alrighty so my second swap is going to be on HAMSTERS!! That means no rats, no mice, no squirrels~~~strickly hamsters in this swap plz ;)
your welcome to any approach, and any medium.....your hamsters can be realistic or cartoons or whatever, it's up to you

USA PLAYERS: Please send cards in plastic sleeves with SASE (Self-Addressed Stamped Envolope)
INTERNATIONAL: Please send cards in plastic sleeves with a filled out self-addressed large label....if you have a buck or 2 of either USD or foreign $, it would help a lot but is NOT required :)

any extra cards for me the host would be gladly accepted, but are NOT required....

Who loves hamsters?
Recieved in GREEN

Waiting list...

Here's my hamster, Sandy, for some inspiration....

05-19-2011, 08:56 AM
I am ready to do this. Please sign me up.

05-19-2011, 09:03 AM
I'm in! Please.

05-19-2011, 10:44 AM
Yes! Ham and I would love to play lol :)

05-19-2011, 11:08 AM
List updated ;) thx 4 playing ppl :D i was informed that i can hv up to 20 ppl in my second swap(did not know that) so of course # of players has been put to the max woohoo excited to c who else joins us!
As always
Thanks my friends

05-19-2011, 11:22 AM
I'll play...

05-19-2011, 12:43 PM
June 20th? JUNE? Where are we now...oh, actually that works for me...sign me up!:D

05-19-2011, 01:29 PM
Pick me Pick me! sign me please!

05-19-2011, 01:38 PM
Sure, why not? They're cute, and I love the HamsterDance!

05-19-2011, 01:47 PM
Oh grt more playes :) list updated

05-19-2011, 02:03 PM
Me, me, me! Count me in!

05-19-2011, 02:08 PM
dip dot dippity... i am lurking... and if i can come up with some hamsters driving a toaster like the kia soul commercial I will join...LOL

05-19-2011, 02:41 PM
lmao AHF :D I love those commercials so much. Join so I can have that card hahaha :)

05-19-2011, 03:00 PM
So if I participate, I would send 3 painted hamsters? :)

05-19-2011, 03:29 PM
you know I want to play along...count me in!

05-20-2011, 03:47 AM
thanks for joining my friends suntrade n scwk0511, glad to have ya on board :jiggy:

AmericanHwyFlower~feel free to lurk but ya know u gonna have to give in to the furry cuteness lol :P

rubyyot~Sure! Id love some more hamsters! esp painted ones lol.....did u want to b added to the list>?? ;)

05-20-2011, 04:18 AM
Thresh, I'm lurking as I just have too much to do to commit. So I just popped in to wish you all the very best for your second swap. Have fun and I know those little furry critters will be adorable.

05-20-2011, 09:42 AM
AW thanks my friend :). I hope u will b back to play
all the best

05-20-2011, 01:35 PM
Yay hamsters! Please sign me up!

05-21-2011, 12:10 AM
Cute! :D Yay for hams as pets! :) My Ham approves greatly, although yours could eat her because she's a dwarf lol.

05-21-2011, 12:27 PM
Ur in. Very cute hamy :D
we r halfway full ppl :)

05-21-2011, 12:55 PM
Ok been lurking for a few days. Can't stand it another moment must draw hamsters. May I please play?

05-21-2011, 02:02 PM
Oh, yes! Please sign me up, too!

05-21-2011, 02:06 PM
Alright jennie i got u signed up. Then i looked n lady door wants to play lol got u on there too LadyDoor :) thx peeps

05-21-2011, 06:45 PM
Got inspired, I guess. :) Meg Hope these will work.


05-21-2011, 10:09 PM
Omg Meg :D Lol so cute. I can't decide which one I like best because they're all so adorable!

05-22-2011, 02:48 AM
Hamsters are so CUTE!
And I am so in on this!
Please sign me up!:cute:

05-22-2011, 10:08 AM
meg-those r so cute haha 'what grapes?' thats so funny! Love ur hamtaro in there too ;) ill PMu my address

melanies-thx 4 joinin i got u signed up :D

05-22-2011, 11:20 AM
SO cute, SeattleMeg! And Hamtaro, too!!

05-22-2011, 02:14 PM
Thank you! I just googled hamsters to see what kind of poses they'd be in, and that little cartoon was in there too. Looks very anime style, but I've never seen it before. Or like those Zhu Zhu toys. :)

05-22-2011, 03:06 PM
Yeah they hv funny poses. They r so fun to watch. Ck em out next time u visit a pet store, very entertaining! Hamtaro was a cool show frm the perspective of hamsters, a whole bunch of them. It was very anime, the tennage girls who owned the hamsters were anime girls. Really fun show esp as a kid, i rememer watching it :) lol

05-22-2011, 03:38 PM
Never watched Hamtaro but it always looked real cute. I got a Zuzu pet for my grandmother lol. She has a cat and I thought he might chase it around, but he just looks at it suspiciously lol.

05-26-2011, 04:23 AM
Got my silly hamsters all ready to go Thresh. Just need your addy. (Which I should have from the last swap but probably lost)

05-26-2011, 08:39 AM
warped and twisted that I am...here are my cards for this swap. I think I need some serious help!


05-26-2011, 09:42 AM
Wow both grt hamy ATCs! Thanks my peeps :D

05-26-2011, 09:49 AM
Lol okay, I love the hamsters attacking :D Anyone watch South Park? It reminds me of the Guinea Pig episode lol.

05-26-2011, 09:51 AM
that is maybe what was on my mind when I did these!

05-26-2011, 10:40 AM
Oh I love the Godzilla sized attack hamsters!

05-26-2011, 06:58 PM
I love yours too, Kentucky :) Especially the chubby orange one.

I just found out I have some stationary (ery? whatever lol) with anime style hams on them so I think I'm going to use them for the swap, since drawing tends to take a while and June is quickly going to come and go.

05-26-2011, 07:11 PM
Great, great cards everyone!!

05-26-2011, 10:42 PM
I finish mine too!

I decided to go got Hamtaro ... hope you all like them!


05-27-2011, 01:48 AM
:D Their cuteness is epic.

05-27-2011, 03:19 AM
oh wow SunTrade, those r so cute!! :D TY!

05-27-2011, 03:25 AM
got some awesome cards!

PAMI~ got ur wonderful cards, thanks for playing :)

Seattlemeg~ur cards r grt! I took 'what grapes' I love that one, n thanks for the extra postage ;)

already got 2 ppls cards-yay! thanks everyone

05-27-2011, 07:26 PM
My hamsters are ready please send and address

05-27-2011, 10:18 PM
I've got mine all sketched out finally. Can't wait to finish them.

05-27-2011, 11:46 PM
Here are my hamsters

05-28-2011, 12:03 AM
Awww :) I love the tube ham. So adorable. lol :)

05-28-2011, 12:27 AM
jennie, those are so cute! My favorite is the one picking out of the tube!

05-28-2011, 09:04 AM
They're all so danged cute! SunTrade that 4th one is my fav and Jennie, the tube one is my fav too. Fight you for it SunTrade and Katrina!!

Just teasing.....sorta.....

05-28-2011, 09:44 AM
Awesome hamys! Very very cute:) ill send u my address

05-28-2011, 04:51 PM
Those turned out great, Jennie! I love them all!!

06-01-2011, 11:37 AM
All the cards shown on the thread are fabulous! You can't go wrong with furry little animals.:wub:

06-01-2011, 12:26 PM
Wow i love the one with the hamis n the seeds!

Funny story, my hami Sandy escaped the other day lol good thing i shut n lock my door when i leave so she didnt escape my room. I was looking everywhere for her with my flashlight. Finally i just stopped, sat n listened n not even a min later i heard her scuttlin behind my book case lol. Had to take all the books on the bottom shelf out n entice her with some pumpkin seeds n she popped her lil head out. I got her safely back in :D

oh n i got some cards.... Post whos later ton (im on brk at wrk)

06-01-2011, 12:53 PM
It's so funny to me how some rodents gross us out while others we keep in little tube cages and feed them punkin seeds. We had mice in a mobile home that we rented when we first got married. The mobile home park was surrounded by farm land and everytime the farmer would til the soil we'd have an onslot of 3 to 4 inch mice. My husband sealed up every nook and cranky he could find where they might be coming in. We just couldn't figure it out and some of them were really small. Then one day I opened a closet and there looking at me were 4 nests with babies in them amonst my Christmas deco. I about died. i'm sure the people in the other mobile homes thought I was being murdered. Ridding the house of them by looking in every closet did the trick. We sealed it so well we sealed them in.

06-01-2011, 01:38 PM
wow! Good thing you found her. If Ham ever got out...she'd be lost forever. Kinda of a mess near her cage. And she's fast! It's so funny how much they love pumpkin/sunflower seeds.

My mom would have died too, Jennie. Actually, so would I lol. I think the difference lies in your desire to have them there or not hahaha. I mean, people keep mice and rats as pets, but if the mice are unwanted wild ones, that's a different story. We had a nest under/behind our dish washer....yuck. When they replaced it we found the *empty* nest. Haven't had rats in a while, but we keep poison out now. Sad...but necessary. Yuck.

06-01-2011, 03:36 PM
I would like to join, thanks!

06-01-2011, 03:40 PM
Interesting story. I think its like what katrinabean86 said, the unwanted wild ones strike fear because you just dont know where they have been and what diseases they might have. Same with other domesticated animals like dogs. The ones you own are cute n cuddly n u know they r safe if u get bit lol :P i tell u what they r grt at surviving, one of natures best scavengers

06-01-2011, 03:41 PM
duckduckgoose ill sign u up-thx 4 joinin :)

06-01-2011, 05:38 PM
Even when I visit people who have rats or mice as pets and they let them out of their cage I feel uncomfortable I must admit. I'm always afraid I'll accidentally sit on it or step on it or something. I feel like I need to keep it in sight the whole time. When I was a young girl I sat down in a recliner and there was something behind me in the crack of the chair when I reclined. I pulled it out- dead mouse. EWW! :swoon:Since then, a bit sqweemish.

06-01-2011, 06:21 PM
Ew lol i bet! Yeah or in movies when ppl r wlkn in the sewer, how come then dont squash the rats-splat!

06-01-2011, 06:24 PM
ew. Lol just ew. That would put me off of rodents for life. That was my mom's fear when I was little, that I'd let out the hamster/guinea pig/rabbit and it would be lost forever, which is one of the reasons I didn't have one until 23 years old lol!

06-01-2011, 07:01 PM
I want to go on record as saying that I wanted my husband to humanely return them to the fields. He rolled his eyes and I heard some flushing. Then we had traps for a few weeks. All of the sudden you'd hear fwap and I'd go throw up. I have a very low tolerance for rodents. One time my daughter brought the hamster home from the class for the summer. I swear I about had a stroke. But I made it through the summer and even cleaned the cage every 2 days. The next year she wanted to bring home the class iguana. That was a total NO.

06-01-2011, 07:55 PM
Haha. I went to someones house b4 n they had a giant iguana in their tub lol it was like miniGodzilla!

06-02-2011, 11:48 AM
alrighty so I got some grt cards from...
SunTrade~thanks for your awesome Hamtaro cards, I ended up with Hamtaro :)

kentuckydakota~I got you awesome hamster cards too, I went with the fluffy hamster=so cute TY

looking forward to more peoples cards ;) just 18 days left, I still gotta make mine too lol

06-02-2011, 03:36 PM
my cats are forever killing some sort of rodent and I just hate it when they are the teeny tiny little filed mice. Last month, I went out to feed the chickens and when I lifted to lid off the grain bin, there were two tiny grey mice in there, scampering around. I just tipped the bin over and let them escape. Poor little guys...

06-02-2011, 05:19 PM
Aw ur nice lol yeah they really dont harm nothin usually. I mean they might still food n stuff tho lol

06-02-2011, 07:32 PM
Now see that's the difference in me and the rest of the world. I'd have screamed, slammed the lid down, and refused to go into that part of the yard for the rest of my life. In Arizona we have geccos, but they don't talk or run an insurance company. They are however quite endearing little things. They change colors depending where they are, they do little pushups when they are trying to adjust their own temperature, and the best part is that they eat any bugs. Well my little avatar Lucy thinks they are yummy little snacks if she doesn't want to play with them. She and I have had chats though about bringing the tail and the lizard for mommy to fix it. I told her that once she's broken it we're done. I'm seeing fewer and fewer in the yard.

06-02-2011, 10:11 PM
Lmao :chatterbox:

06-03-2011, 03:22 AM
the tiny little meeces don't eat much. In the winter, they stay in the chicken house to stay warm and have access to food. When we lived in Arkansas, we had al sorts of lizards and I just loved them...but so did the cat! We don't have any lizards here, only birds, hedgehogs, bats and mice.

06-03-2011, 03:57 AM
We have regular lizards, but they do pushups too. I loved the little geckos in Hawaii. They seem cuter than lizards for some reason...

And in other news, I swear I heard something in the kitchen...past midnight. Thinking we might have rats again. We live a block from a canyon (literally) so we get mice and rats ALL the time. Yuck. Nothing we can do except get a cat...and mom's allergic. My grandmother doesn't have any of those problems because Boomer, her cat, loves to bring her presents. He catches them. Thankfully his only presents have been lizards so far. And most of the time they are alive so grandma traps them under her trashcan once Boom lets go of them lol...poor tailless things are running around the yard!

06-03-2011, 12:38 PM
Oh that's funny Katrina. Thank you for letting me know how to spell gecko too I sounded it out. I'm so sorry that your lizards don't change color, it makes them much more fun to watch.

06-06-2011, 11:50 AM
jennie~I got your awesome cards ;) thanks so much for the host card, i went with jaba-the-hami lol such a grt card

06-06-2011, 06:51 PM
Please sign me up

06-06-2011, 11:29 PM
Just uploaded my cards to the gallery. These hammies are ready to travel!! :D

06-07-2011, 12:04 AM
dogeyes- u hv been added TY :)

ladydoor - i hv sent u my address, cant wait to c em

06-09-2011, 04:12 PM
working on my cards :) I have one done, one on the way to being done, and two in the works :)

06-09-2011, 04:14 PM
alrighty so I got some grt cards from...
SunTrade~thanks for your awesome Hamtaro cards, I ended up with Hamtaro :)

kentuckydakota~I got you awesome hamster cards too, I went with the fluffy hamster=so cute TY

looking forward to more peoples cards ;) just 18 days left, I still gotta make mine too lol

Cool to know they are safe!

06-09-2011, 04:19 PM
Now see that's the difference in me and the rest of the world. I'd have screamed, slammed the lid down, and refused to go into that part of the yard for the rest of my life. In Arizona we have geccos, but they don't talk or run an insurance company. They are however quite endearing little things.

You are too funny!:twitcy:

I too hate doing the yard, but not because of critters, It just gets over 100 here in the summer.

06-09-2011, 08:30 PM
Wow ladyDoor really great little Hammies.

Now Suntrade that's a whole other problem. I live in the desert of Arizona. Hence why we have lizards. My daughter bought this "wonderful car", All I saw was $$$. But anyway she was taking me last week to a doctor appointment. It was in Phoenix about 20 miles away and I'm a 5 mile driver. If it's more than 5 miles from the house I'm just not ever going to find it. But anyway, I opened the door and of course you get that blast of 1000 degree air, and before my daughter can say, "here put a towel on the seat." I sat on her "wonderful car' seats that were leather. Needless to say it was painful. Now here is the thing. They went away from vinyl seats because they were hot, and they went to material seat. That "wonderful car" took a giant step backwards if you ask me.

06-09-2011, 09:07 PM
I love your cards, LadyDoor! :D The hungry one is so cute! Very reminiscent of my Ham. They're all adorable.

06-09-2011, 09:19 PM
Thanks, Jennie and katrinabean! I had fun making them! I used to have hamsters from childhood on until a few years ago. I'd love to have another one, but I get too sad when I think of their short lifespan. Too much love in such a little thing! :)

06-09-2011, 10:49 PM
I know, I've had Ham for almost a year and I check at least five times a day to see if she's breathing or not. I've had two pets (both bunnies...) die on me already so I'm super watchful.

06-12-2011, 03:23 AM
got great cards from shewolf36, esew123 (took falling hamis=TY), dogeyes, ladydoor (took hamster ball), and scwk0511 (took hamstergeddon 2011 n TY for the $)

grt job ppl, loving all the cards

06-13-2011, 02:49 AM
Finished my cards :) Here's a preview. The hand-drawn wheel one is the host gift. That is literally what Ham looks like when she's running in her wheel. Like a cloud with no legs.

06-13-2011, 03:57 AM
I love them KB. The Ham, ham party is a hoot!

06-13-2011, 09:50 AM
Those r super cute ;) thanks so much! Love the cars for me too, those dwarfs r super quick

06-13-2011, 12:55 PM
Katrina they are so cute

06-13-2011, 07:07 PM
Those are wonderful and hilarious and cute, Katrina!! Love 'em all!

06-13-2011, 09:00 PM
Thanks! :) I had a lot of fun making them. The party one was impossible for me to ignore once the idea struck me lol!

06-14-2011, 06:33 PM
Katrinabean your cards are so cute! My favorite is the third one (the party one!)

06-14-2011, 08:46 PM
Aw thanks, SunTrade! My mom even said, "Everyone's going to want that one", which is a huge compliment coming from her lol.

06-15-2011, 01:12 AM
Aw thanks, SunTrade! My mom even said, "Everyone's going to want that one", which is a huge compliment coming from her lol.

That is funny. I blame everything on my mom (and I am probably way older than you). Yesterday, I was reading on the homepage that migranes could be genetic, and I called her and told her that I knew it was her fault!

She always roll her eyes, and tells me I will never change! :twitcy:

06-15-2011, 04:57 PM
Lol :twitcy:

06-16-2011, 07:53 PM
Moms are always right. I've been telling my girls that forever

06-16-2011, 11:25 PM
Here are my cards...went postal today!


06-16-2011, 11:29 PM
Oh Melanie, those are so cute!!! So creative!

06-16-2011, 11:58 PM
omg rain ham! I just want to squish it.

06-17-2011, 12:22 AM
Melanie those are cute!

Jennie, I know I am always right when it comes to my sons, but I am not sure about my mom! :twitcy:

06-17-2011, 12:14 PM
Wow those r grt melanies! Love the rain n tea cup ones :D

06-17-2011, 02:29 PM
Melanie those are darling,

SunTrade, why can't we get our kids to realize it. My girls are 23 and 26 and darn it all they should know it by now. Also I looked at the picture in you profile I'm way older.

06-17-2011, 02:37 PM
Hey Thresh have my cards arrived? They should be there by now.

06-17-2011, 07:59 PM
Ur good they sure did get here yesterday opened em up today. Gonna do the official itrader n list update ton ;)

06-17-2011, 08:09 PM
only 3 more days, eeeeee then I get mail

06-17-2011, 09:04 PM
Awesome :) Okay just wanted to make sure because it would stink if they got lost in such a short travel lol.

06-18-2011, 04:02 AM
yeah it sure would!
okay so official update,
I got cards from katrinabean86, whoop whoop~grt cards and TY for the host card ;)
and I got cards from starrwoode, awesome cards and TY for the host card as well

and with that being said there are only 2 days left ppl :D

06-18-2011, 08:10 PM
only 3 more days, eeeeee then I get mail

Yikes! Probably not. My oldest is 24 ... that picture is actually a self portrait in watercolor I did about 2 1/2 of years ago... if it helps I still feel like in my twenties! HAHAHAHA! Sometimes my 21 year old looks at me and raises his eye brow... I still have an 11 year old too.

06-19-2011, 01:26 PM
You're only as old as you feel, and today I'm 103

06-19-2011, 06:10 PM
You're only as old as you feel, and today I'm 103

You are so funny. I am ALWAYS like 25 !


06-23-2011, 12:54 AM
Alright ppl the due date has pased gonna start sortin things out. Got some cards im waiting on that should be here in a couple days...

06-24-2011, 04:04 AM
alright so i got,
melanies' cards, very nice! took the surfer hami ;)
momoruth's cards, amazing went with the hungry hungry hamster lol

sooo... im just missing 2 ppls, I will contact them and then start sorting out ;)

06-24-2011, 04:55 PM
Threshold, I'm sorry I forgot to tell you that with the Canada Post strike I need to withdraw. There was no way to get them to you.

06-25-2011, 12:48 PM
Oh its no problem :) i understand. Hope to see ya in other one of mine ;)

06-27-2011, 04:01 AM
okay people
and they are mailing out today, 06.27.11, lets hope that my international mail makes it this time!
that being said I got cards randomly from katrinabean86, scwk0511, and melanieS~~>thank you all! Hope you all like what you get, plz remember to leave iTrader for ME and REP/YOU ROCK for the people whom you rec cards from....
over n out,

06-27-2011, 11:29 AM
Yay! Can't wait to see those cute lil hams!

06-29-2011, 12:32 AM
Got mine first because I'm so special ;) lol...or maybe because I could literally have driven up to get them O.O

Thank you so much for this swap. I love hams so much more now that I have my Hammi :)

Thanks to Dogeyes, Thresh, and Starrwoode for the awesome hams :)

06-29-2011, 05:45 PM
Oh so sweet hammies tumbled out of my mailbox today. I love them! Thanks Thresh and talented artists: Starrwoode, SunTrade(I'm getting quite an assortment of your splendid cards Maria. Thanks for joining all the same swaps I do ;) ), and Shewolf36. I can't look at these cards without grinning!

Can't wait for your next swap Thresh. Any hints on the theme?

06-30-2011, 02:32 AM
Im glad everyones liking there returns.... Hint on the next one..... Hmmmmm u might just ferment.... Dun dun dun!!!

06-30-2011, 07:28 PM
Just got some great cards cards from scwk0511, esew123 and starrwoode! This was a great swap and thanks for hosting, Threshold90!

06-30-2011, 11:05 PM
:*( Ham died today..... So glad she lasted through the returns. I'm so sad. Poor thing.

06-30-2011, 11:22 PM
Received Great Cards today! Thank you Thres for hosting ... leaving you rocks and traders asap!

07-01-2011, 12:58 AM
Aw KB I'm so sorry you lost your little fuzz buddy! Poor Ham. :(

07-01-2011, 02:07 PM
Omg im so sorry katrinabean86 ;( thats horrible and so crazy right after this swap!!! Sorry for the loss of your lil friend, it sux they dont live that long. My red-eared slider (turtle) is like 10yrs old now. Again sorry ur furry friend passed :(

07-01-2011, 02:25 PM
I almost had a cortonary this morning when the envelope that came tru my mailslot was in a RM plastic baggie with apologies for the rather mangled envelope inside. It was indeed the hamstergeddon swap, but good news is all the cards were present and accounted for! thanks to Thresh for hostessing and to shewolf, momoruth and margo carpenter for lovely cards. off to leave itrader and reps!

07-01-2011, 10:14 PM
OH wow im glad they made it tho!!

07-01-2011, 11:11 PM
Got my adorable hammies from esew, kentuckydakota and starrwoode! thank you all, they're so cute! this was a wonderful swap and kudos to the hostess.

07-03-2011, 10:31 PM
Got my cards too! Thanks for hosting such a fun and CUTE swap!
Thanks to momoruth, starr woode, and jennie! Love all your cards!