View Full Version : Friends of Herman, Due August 1, 2011

06-19-2011, 11:28 PM
Swap Due Date - August 1
Signup/withdraw date - July 15 We're Full Up! Thanks for looking!!!!!
Number of Cards - 3 for 3
Number of participants - 12

Herman came to play at my house recently ... and he needs some friends!
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2964/small/3_play_date_001.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2964/small/5_atart_004.jpg
Carl, the Vegetarian Cat, and Lucille are some of Herman's friends ...
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2964/small/2_doodles_001.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2964/small/1_april_doodles_005.jpg
Tweet and Blobbly the Pid are also friends who may show up! (no ... that is not a typo ... Blobbly has a cold)

Handdrawn elements (actually, a handcarved stamp would count!) must be part of your card, but some collage is accepted also.

US Players: Business sized SASE with 44 cent stamp (also a loose 20cent stamp ~ which will be returned if not used)
International Players: please send self addressed business size envelope. I'll cover the postage (if you have a US dollar to contribute it would be greatly appreciated, but if not I'll be more than happy to provide return postage.)

As always, please do your best. We all have different skill levels and I welcome all skill levels here. Please post your cards to the thread so we can all "oooooh and aaaahhh".
Please let me know when you've mailed. I plan to trade out within a day or two of the due date. Late cards will ~ unfortunately ~ be returned to you.

I expect nothing in return as a hostess ~ but you are welcome to send an extra ATC if you feel like it ~ :)

I love the chatter in a swap ... so chat away ... :chatterbox:

Please remember: when you receive your cards for the swap, remember to leave iTrader for the Host (me) and Rep Points (You Rock!) for the people you received cards from!

Some Guidelines:
* All cards must be standard 3.5” x 2.5”.
* If using embellishments, please keep them VERY light. Otherwise send an extra .60 in postage to cover the cost of mailing.
* Original work only - no copies or prints.
* Each card must be different.
* Please send work you are proud to share with others.
* Send your cards in individual protective sleeves.
* Include swap name, username, real name, and country on the back of all cards.
* Please allow plenty of mailing time! Late cards will be returned

Who's ready to Party with Herman!?!?!
1. HHC ~ WA Received
2. Dogeyes ~ CA Received
3. Linda4atc ~ CA Received
4. a123andpoof ~ MN Received
5. Dilys ~ TX Received
6. HotMamaRama ~ AZ Received
7. Joyflower ~ WA Received
8. TF Balding ~ AR Received
9. Just Ducky ~ a pond near you Received
10. paintmanycolors ~ GA withdrew
11. Joss ~ UK Received
12. shewolf36 ~ CA Received

Waiting List:
1. Just Ducky ~ signed up for Overflow Swap!
2. Donnacr ~ signed up for Overflow Swap!
3. Mouseit ~ signed up for Overflow Swap!
4. katrinabean86 ~ signed up for Overflow Swap!
5. Blanche ~ signed up for Overflow Swap!

06-20-2011, 12:26 AM
Me! Pick me!!!!!!!!! I wanna play!!!!!! :D

06-20-2011, 12:30 AM
Sourds like fun Can i play:)

06-20-2011, 12:38 AM
And we're off and running!!!!
Welcome HHC and Dogeyes!!!

06-20-2011, 12:46 AM
So.... I just read all the instructions and realized you actually want me to DRAW! :err: gasp!


06-20-2011, 12:57 AM
I'd love to join Herman's Party if I may.

06-20-2011, 01:08 AM
Welcome Linda4atc!!!! :jiggy:

06-20-2011, 02:36 AM
Congratulations, jaw, on hosting your first swap!!

It looks like a really fun one...despite the drawing challenge...but the timing isn't right for me. Too much travel during the month of July.
But have lots of fun...and I'll look forward to your second swap (because I assume you are going to like hosting!)

06-20-2011, 07:59 AM
Oooh sounds fun! I would like to make herman some friends! Sign me up please!

06-20-2011, 10:16 AM
Welcome a123andpoof and Dilys!!!

06-20-2011, 10:29 AM
So.... I just read all the instructions and realized you actually want me to DRAW! :err: gasp!


or carve a stamp ... you can do it!!!! I KNOW you can!

06-20-2011, 10:33 AM
I'm up to my nose hairs in swap/art commitments right now, but how can I say no to Jaw and Herman!!!
Count me in darlin Julie!!! :)
So I just make some little critter friends for Herman right!?! Do they have to be animals? And can Herman (or my attempt to make Herman) be on the card too?

06-20-2011, 10:36 AM
I'm up to my nose hairs in swap/art commitments right now, but how can I say no to Jaw and Herman!!!
Count me in darlin Julie!!! :)
So I just make some little critter friends for Herman right!?! Do they have to be animals? And can Herman (or my attempt to make Herman) be on the card too?

Yippee!!!! Welcome HotMamaRama!!!
and YES ... critter friends ... but they do NOT have to be animals. You can attempt Herman on the card if you need to :)

06-20-2011, 11:51 AM
Got a space for me?

06-20-2011, 11:54 AM
Got a space for me?

Yes! Yes! Yes! Welcome joyflower

06-20-2011, 11:56 AM
This will be fun!! Welcome to hosting!! :)

TF Balding
06-20-2011, 11:56 AM
Is there still room? Can i join? :)

06-20-2011, 12:04 PM
Oh, I can't miss this! Count me in!

06-20-2011, 12:26 PM
Oh yea! Boy, howdy, do I have some friends for Hermie!!
ya'll know I lives in the HOT and HUMID state of Georgia, and I swan it does sumthin' to the little critters here. (can I say fornicating????):embarrassed: oh dear, I just said it.:shocked: :policeman::policeman::policeman:
sigh, well thats them kinda critters that'll be paying Hermie a visit. I'll try to screen them, but ya know , Gal, I'se ain't too good at that.......member the Mousiehussy that slipped over to yourn' house. apologies fer that.
can I play anyhoo?

06-20-2011, 01:04 PM
I can't believe this is only your first swap Jules, me IN IN IN too please.

06-20-2011, 02:59 PM
if dogeyes is in then I'm in too - sign me up please.

06-20-2011, 03:33 PM
Waiting list begins now! Wowsa! How exciting!
Just Ducky ... I know you're first on the list!

TF Balding
06-20-2011, 06:53 PM
Darlin did you doubt that a party for the most popular mouse ever would fill up so quick? Lol;)

06-20-2011, 09:30 PM
Yeehaw! We'll be having some partying around here! :jimlad:

06-20-2011, 10:35 PM
Okay ... first post is updated and .... We're Off!!!!!!!!!!!

06-20-2011, 11:13 PM
Boy, that is SO unfair!!! (stamp foot) Us people on the underside of the world have to sleep sometime and by the time I wake up there is NO space in the swap. HMPH!! (pout, cross arms and turn red in the face)

(putting on best 'butter wouldn't melt in her mouth' face) May I please go on the waiting list? Herman is so CUTE!!

06-21-2011, 07:28 AM
Bummer Donnacr! I can never keep all these time zones straight!
I'll put you on the waiting list!

06-21-2011, 09:33 AM
LOL How the heck did I miss this one!... Jaw ya beddah put me on the waiting list please!

06-21-2011, 12:49 PM
Boy, that is SO unfair!!! (stamp foot) Us people on the underside of the world have to sleep sometime and by the time I wake up there is NO space in the swap. HMPH!! (pout, cross arms and turn red in the face)

(putting on best 'butter wouldn't melt in her mouth' face) May I please go on the waiting list? Herman is so CUTE!!

All the more reason why Jaw needs to host a few more swaps so she can have unlimited players in her swaps and not be limited to just 12 for the first one!!!! :) But you gotta start somewhere, and I'm so glad that you finally started hosting Julie dearest!! :)

06-21-2011, 06:25 PM
Yeah! What the hottie mama said! ;)

06-21-2011, 09:58 PM
you guys make-a me laugh!!!! :biglaugh:
don't know if I'll ever be brave enough to do unlimited ... sounds so ..... daunting!

Just Ducky
06-21-2011, 10:20 PM
TAint fair... the ONe time I take a couple sickey days and then you POST your first swap...
expect a pm with my Phone number... and you will PHOne me and Ducky the next time...

so lets see, Ducky.... Mouseit.... Donnacr.... we on the outside looking in... but that's OK...
we gonna play over here on the side... so THEre... just lurking in a tiny corner... a quiet
QuaCK... a tiny SquEEk and a friendly MeOW..... come on gals, HerMie party TIMe...

06-21-2011, 10:27 PM
Oh Ducky! You gals just play along ... we may end up making some extras ya know! You can crash this party! I just can't trade ya with the others ... (gawd that sounds discriminatory!)
Wonder if they've ever done co-swaps? Herman and Ducky need some partiers to join their ranks! LOL
Pour yourself a glass of Bailey's ... I got my Guinness in my hand ... ready? set? TOAST!!!!!!!

06-21-2011, 11:58 PM
Aw man how did I miss this??? Please sign me up for the waiting list :( There are just too many Herman fans around lol.

06-22-2011, 12:04 AM
will add you to the list katrinabean86 ...

there are a few Herman fans out there ... this is amazing me, I must admit! ... so we may just come up with "another idea" for this waiting list ... :jiggy:
(stay tuned ... more info to come!)

TF Balding
06-22-2011, 12:21 AM

Ok y'all... after 30 minutes, 2 cigarettes, and a cup of coffee... THAT DIDNT EXACTLY WORK!!! Lol... mama needs a shot of whiskey... this is SO not easy on my phone*sigh*:skeptical:

Just Ducky
06-22-2011, 12:29 AM
TF... well your experiment is working... I love's the cup-a guy...

yikes, JAW, you waitin list is sure gonna Grow.... I feels it in my feathers....

TF Balding
06-22-2011, 12:58 AM
Thanks Ducky... y'all just click the top part and ignore the gobbly-goop under it, lol... newho, my cards are in my gallery and also in the mail! I'm done experimentin for tonight!

06-22-2011, 01:13 AM
OMG!!! How fun!!! So cute!! This is so exciting!!! So if y'all finish early ... then we'll swap early and .... then we can open up another!!! LOL (omg ... the hosting bug has BIT!)(Dogeyes has also sent hers!!! yippee!!!)

06-22-2011, 02:48 AM
OMG! My Handsome Husband just locked us out of the house! LOL
Picture it: Nice solstice fire burning, candles lit about the yard, sitting at our yard "coffee table", sipping our beers.
Him: "oh, the solstice fire smoke is going in the house. I'll shut the door."
Me: "um ... why'd you lock the door?"
Him: "I can get in"
Me: "you make me laugh EVERY DAY!"
we got in.... time to 'hide a key' I think!!

06-22-2011, 03:06 AM
*sits in the corner with Ducky and Donnar* Hmm Hey Ducky why would anyone want to trade us for something not us? LOL
Ruffles ya feathers - waits for the falling ones and steals them to sit on.....OHHHH Duck down cushions.. heehee

06-22-2011, 01:11 PM
lol we have a key outside for just such occasions, jaw! It happens more than we'd like to admit O.o

06-22-2011, 06:00 PM
Already have my four sketched out and coloring them now. Should have mine done and ready to go postal tomorrow Julie!!! :) This was fun! (Will post pictures soon) ;)

06-22-2011, 06:26 PM
ooooo how exciting!!
fun fun fun!!!!!!
Maybe I should change the due date to July 1st !!! :biglaugh:

06-22-2011, 06:51 PM
Ok, Bubba and Billy Bob showed up at ma' house soons they heerd there was sumthin' goin' on at Jaw's house. I swan them boys is up to no good.
I am putting them both on plane headed west.
approximate arrival time and date unknown.
(I personally stamped all over both of them, DO NOT RETURN TO SENDER, ADDRESS UNKOWN)
took some doin' wif Bubba, cause he's drunk too many of them bud lights and he wouldn't quit wigglin', mumbled sumthin' bout being ticklish. Ha! big fibber.

06-22-2011, 07:03 PM
oh no ... Bubba and Billy Bob? ... with Wendy Jo next door, I have my hands full! but then .... she may keep them busy ... hmmmmm .... I think I saw a bunch o' bud light cans layin' about her back yard ... they may be right at home!

06-22-2011, 07:43 PM
Please let me wait around on your list! Sorry I missed the sign-up!

06-22-2011, 07:46 PM
Sorry you missed it too!!! Will add you to the list!! :)

06-22-2011, 08:30 PM
Okay here are a couple of them. The other two are in my gallery.

Hermans friends are headed your way tomorrow Julie.
OH - And I noticed my typo on Hermans name after I scanned them, but I corrected them on the cards.

And Sorry for the crappy scans. It's what I have to live with for the time being.

06-22-2011, 09:06 PM
OMG! How fun are those?! LOVE the bodyguard! LOL ...
Off to check your gallery for the others!!!! :jiggy:

06-22-2011, 09:14 PM
Your cards are fabulous, Trina! I am quite intimidated now! lol! ;)

06-22-2011, 09:37 PM
NO intimidation HHC!!! You rock and you know it!!! :)
now ... pick up your pencil ..... you can do it! ... put the pencil to the paper .... look at you go!!! :cute:

06-22-2011, 11:04 PM
So glad you like them ladies! That Herman is one fun lil fella!
Cards are in the envelope and ready to go out in tomorrows mail. :)

Just Ducky
06-22-2011, 11:38 PM
oh MAN... look at all these Hermey greats... now I AM so sad sniff *sniff *
sure hope ya don't mind a short-tail duck following all you great players around and drooling just a bit.....

06-23-2011, 12:30 AM
drooling ducks? well ... okay then!!! I got some paper towels ... I'll keep an eye on ya Ducky!

06-23-2011, 10:16 AM
Lol, love the lockout story! :laugh: At least it was summer, not winter. I think everyone has done that at some point. I used to be BAD about car keys...locked myself out three times in one week. Once on a 100+ degree day with a cart full of groceries and the nearest key half hour away. Yep, I went back in the store to wait.
**knock on wood, cross fingers and toes ... haven't locked myself out in a long time now**

Trina - those are so fun! Love the owl. And TF Balding's little Taco is a cutie too!

06-23-2011, 11:52 AM
Oh Dilys! those are awesome! Sir Armot!! LOL!!

Joyflower, a date of mine locked the keys in the car ... a jillion years ago ... and broke out the window to grab them. It was a cold ride home ... I didn't date him again ~ he didn't even brush the broken glass off my seat for me ~ LOL ....

06-23-2011, 01:01 PM
Lol :D I *love* the possum. So cute. :) I might make some to trade just for fun, because I have so much extra time (er...right...extra time...:no:)

06-23-2011, 01:47 PM
LOL! this has been so fun so far! Who'd a thunk it?
There are all kinds of critters heading to my house! Guess I better get the party hats out!!!

06-23-2011, 01:58 PM
The Texas friends are great!! Clever!

Lol, jaw! Such gallantry! Your HH is a much better match!

06-23-2011, 04:24 PM
Lol, jaw! Such gallantry! Your HH is a much better match!

He sure is!!!! OMG he makes me laugh! You know those little pots of paint? The clear bottom with a black lid, like twinkling H2Os come in? ... wellll .... last night I was out bopping around the back yard and came into the house ~ paying attention to what I had in my hand and not looking up ~ and Phil says, "I got something wrong with my eyes." I look up and :biglaugh: he has put a couple of those pots in his eyes! He had his face all scrunched up ... OMG!!! AND! I actually had the wherewithall to grab the camera!!!!

06-23-2011, 04:54 PM
Sticks me nose in to have a look, hmm nice eye candy...LOL

06-23-2011, 06:48 PM
He sure is!!!! OMG he makes me laugh! You know those little pots of paint? The clear bottom with a black lid, like twinkling H2Os come in? ... wellll .... last night I was out bopping around the back yard and came into the house ~ paying attention to what I had in my hand and not looking up ~ and Phil says, "I got something wrong with my eyes." I look up and :biglaugh: he has put a couple of those pots in his eyes! He had his face all scrunched up ... OMG!!! AND! I actually had the wherewithall to grab the camera!!!!

LOL! :laugh: I need to see the picture!

06-23-2011, 07:25 PM
For some reason my computer won't upload from the chip from my camera! Guess I better update my warranty! Just 4 days left on it .... yikes!!!
:idea:Maybe I can take a picture from my phone of the camera picture and that would work ... LOL ... or you may just have to use your imagination!

06-24-2011, 02:54 AM
Check it out! HHC is hosting an overflow swap! Link is at the bottom of my posts!

06-24-2011, 02:05 PM
HHC is one sweet Sis!!

06-24-2011, 02:19 PM
Yes she is!

06-25-2011, 02:08 AM
The First Cards have arrived!!!!!
TF Balding ~ your fabulous friends found their way!!
Thank you for the extra card!!!!

TF Balding
06-25-2011, 01:44 PM
Yaaay! Glad they made it safe and happy and ready to party with Herman! ;)

06-26-2011, 04:08 AM
Dilys ~ your wonderful friends have shown up safe and sound!
They are wonderful! Great job! Thank you so much for the extra card!!!

06-26-2011, 12:10 PM
Ohh my I have had guests all week and didn't check in here. I have missed soo much! I need to get busy on my cards, so far I only have one sure image in my head.

06-27-2011, 10:59 PM
Dogeyes! Your cute Friends have arrived!!!
They are adorable!!!!

06-28-2011, 07:36 PM
A few new friends showed up today ...
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2964/medium/1_herman_friends_004.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2964/medium/1_herman_friends_005.jpg
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2964/medium/1_herman_friends_006.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2964/medium/1_herman_friends_007.jpg

06-28-2011, 08:04 PM
WHAT! Whatever will Lucille say? :err:

Those sheep are adorable, as is the possum. Not sure WHAT to think about Prunella! LOL!

06-28-2011, 08:09 PM
well .... prunella's story will unfold ... fear not!!

06-28-2011, 08:16 PM
But what about LUCILLE? lol!

06-28-2011, 08:34 PM
ah my friend ... Lucille will make her appearance ... you will see that all will be well ....

TF Balding
06-28-2011, 08:58 PM
Can it be called a "cat-fight" when it involves mice? Lol...

06-28-2011, 11:13 PM
hahahaha! I was thinking the same thing, TF Balding. :laugh:

06-29-2011, 12:23 PM
Here are my cards. I had such a lot of fun making these, big smile on my face throughout. Thanks for hosting such a cute swap Jaw.





06-29-2011, 04:00 PM
Cute Joss.

I needed to go see if I could still join the overflow swap since I already sketched out 7 cards and I still have more ideas.

06-29-2011, 07:51 PM
Joss, those are hysterical! LOVE 'em... rehearsal time especially.

Just Ducky
06-29-2011, 09:16 PM
Moooove Over.... dang cute Joss... oh wait, I not in this HerMan Swap.... guess I can't beg/hint....

but I sure in HHC's overflow HerMan Swap.... and traveling over here fer some great show and tell... JAW, you sure did hit on a Winner gal....

06-29-2011, 10:12 PM
Oh what FUN!!! :jiggy:
Joss, those are WONDERFUL!
Mooooooove over! Here comes Joss!!!

06-30-2011, 01:23 AM
OK, I am going to show them all in this thread. I did Both Swaps and 3 extras for trading. I think I'll keep Duckbird out for a private trade with you know who...

This one is mine and my Husband's Favorite, so it will go to JAW, if you want it?

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/medium/1_My_Art_011_6-29-2011.jpg Think Again (Hostess gift for Jaw)
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/medium/1_My_Art_004_6-29-2011.jpg Elenore Hides Her Trunk From Herman (Elenore is my second favorite) (overflow swap)
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/medium/1_My_Art_009_6-29-2011.jpg Pretty Baby Seal (This Swap)

06-30-2011, 01:28 AM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/medium/1_My_Art_003_6-29-2011.jpg Herman's Friends (available to trade)
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/medium/1_My_Art_002_6-29-2011.jpg Hero to BuzzBert (overflow swap Hostess gift for HHC)
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/medium/1_My_Art_001_6-29-2011.jpg Gift From AnnaAnt (available to trade)

Ooops have to add Herman's whiskers to the last two... :)

06-30-2011, 01:33 AM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/medium/1_My_Art_010_6-29-2011.jpg Fast Ride (This Swap)
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/medium/1_My_Art_007_6-29-2011.jpg Baby Gator (overflow swap)
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/medium/1_My_Art_006_6-29-2011.jpg But I Like Herman. (This Swap)
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/medium/1_My_Art_008_6-29-2011.jpg Nice Guy Luke (overflow swap)
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/medium/1_My_Art_005_6-29-2011.jpg Lets Swim Herman (trade pending on this one)

06-30-2011, 01:35 AM
Well I randomly scanned them, and posted all but the first two randomly. Any Ideas how I should sort them out for the two swaps, two gifts and extras to trade?

Actually if Jaw takes Think Again as her hostess card, so I know that none of the participants will get it, I will probably make more of those to trade.

06-30-2011, 10:53 AM
OH MY GOODNESS! Those are fabulous! I love that first one ... they are all great! What a hoot!

06-30-2011, 11:12 AM
LOL I thought you would like the first one, it is my favorite, so it's yours. And I think I'll make replicas of it to trade.

06-30-2011, 11:20 AM
What a lotta cutey cards Linda, love them all. The returns for this swap are gonna be ACE!

06-30-2011, 11:20 AM
Cute cards, Linda!

06-30-2011, 11:40 AM
Think Again is histerical!!! Love that expression on his face!! LOL And Kyles Mom giving fast rides!!! LOVE IT!!!! You are certainly on a roll!!!

06-30-2011, 12:42 PM
just where did Prunella wander off to?

06-30-2011, 01:03 PM
Ohhh Prunella... Prunella ... where are you Prunella? :D

OK I decided to save the duck and two of the bug cards (least favorites, putting my best ones foward) for trading, then I went down the list alternating the cards between the two swaps randomly. :)

06-30-2011, 01:06 PM
So many adorable friends! Fun cards too. ;)

06-30-2011, 05:59 PM
Here are four I have so far... (I'm also working on the overflow swap) Annie (the hummingbird) still needs a story, and I'm working on it. :)
PS... the black dots were on the scanner and aren't on the cards.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_Hermans_Friends-Spike.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=237297) http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_Hermans_Friends-Horatio.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=237298) http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_Hermans_Friends-Snelly.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=237299) http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_Hermans_Friends-Annie.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=237300)

06-30-2011, 06:34 PM
GREAT work Helen! That hummer is super sweet!

06-30-2011, 07:32 PM
Oh Helen! They're wonderful! And Joyflower is right! Annie is so sweet!

07-02-2011, 01:38 AM
HotMamaRama ~ did I mention that your cards are here? And that they ROCK?!
Awesome!!!! And Thank you for the extra card!

07-02-2011, 01:39 AM
shewolf36 let me know that her cards are on their way .... yippee!!!!!

07-02-2011, 02:48 AM
OMG ... shewolf36! I checked out your gallery! Those cards are adorable!! Great job!

07-02-2011, 01:12 PM
I plan to finish up cards today. :)

07-02-2011, 01:25 PM
I have been having some fun coming up with more characters. Definately need to start organizing these storylines ... LOL ...

07-02-2011, 02:22 PM
Here are a few more cards ...

07-02-2011, 02:32 PM
Oh, I love Gertie!! :)

07-02-2011, 05:33 PM
Here are my first two.

07-02-2011, 05:45 PM
Omg! Great cards!

TF Balding
07-02-2011, 06:59 PM
Love the ants! Too funny!

07-02-2011, 07:16 PM
Cheryl Ann, I love your cards! Bea especially!

07-02-2011, 10:16 PM
Thanks for the nice comments. I'm glad y'all like the cards. Here are two more. I'll get them out in the mail on Tuesday.

07-02-2011, 10:50 PM
Cheryl those are all great! I sure like the picnic one! Wine & cheese! :)

07-02-2011, 10:52 PM
Thanks for letting me know the cards made it! Glad you like them! :). And I love your cards too Jaw!

07-03-2011, 03:58 AM
LOL!!! I adore your cards JoyFlower! I made one today about Herman's fear of heights too!
will finish them tomorrow ~ as well as some more of the story of Prunella and Lucille ...

07-03-2011, 04:55 AM
Jaw, This is sooo fun. Joyflower, I don't know which one I like more the Bird or the Ants, too cute!

07-06-2011, 02:07 PM
the continuing saga ....

Just Ducky
07-07-2011, 12:54 AM
what a WEb you are weaving ... now I got to check each night for the continuing story, this is so much better then them ol' sappy soap opera things... MORE.. MORE...MorE...

07-07-2011, 01:09 AM
Well, at least we're getting somewhere! But hurry now! We're getting anxious! LOL! :laugh:

07-07-2011, 02:18 PM
Oh yes.... What will happen next???

07-07-2011, 04:46 PM
Ohh that naughty Herman....

Just Ducky
07-07-2011, 11:51 PM
I just standing here toe tapping...:eek:

07-08-2011, 02:09 AM
Hmmm ... better get myself busy!!! Got 'em drawn out ... just need to add some color! :)

07-08-2011, 02:10 AM
Joss! Your fabulous friends are here!!! Thank you so much for the extra ~ and the goodies ~ I love me some Joss art! :jiggy:

07-08-2011, 03:54 PM
Yay so happy- my Hermanfucious cards have been sent too.
Have a peep in my gallery- there are few new 'funny critter's available for trade.

07-14-2011, 02:33 AM
been gone for a few days ... leaving again tomorrow ... will post about envelopes that have come in tomorrow morning!!! Amazing how many places in the Pacific Northwest have no cell coverage!! (makes for a quiet vacation though!)

07-14-2011, 12:03 PM
Awesome cards received from shewolf36! Thank you for the extra card!!

Not only awesome cards - but the envelope and notecard inside - received from JoyFlower!!! Thank you for the extra card!

This is so exciting!!!! :jiggy:

07-14-2011, 11:48 PM
I'm so glad you liked it Julie! Was hoping it would bring a smile for you. :)

Just Ducky
07-15-2011, 12:49 AM
JAW is away into the Wilderness ???? no cell ???? but bet she got refreshments of the liquid type....:D

have a great FUN holiday gal... hope ya took Herman with ya.. he's such an aventureous guy.

07-16-2011, 02:06 AM
Hey Ducky... did you see the friends of Herman over at the other *cast out* group.... such a pity that the players here can't get one.. isn't it just to bad Ducky? LOL

07-17-2011, 07:01 PM
Just got home from the mountains! I am more relaxed than I have been for years! Herman came along ... and Carl the Vegetarian Cat too ....
have to run to the store for dinner fixings ....

07-17-2011, 11:43 PM
YOU'RE HOME! :jiggy:

we missed you and Herman, by the way. :)

07-18-2011, 01:43 AM
It is going to be tomorrow night before I can upload anything!!! Sorry for the delay ... but ... I'm off to bed ... gotta work tomorrow.

07-18-2011, 01:48 AM
And Just a quick reminder .... Due date is approaching :)

07-18-2011, 11:31 PM
we had a withdrawl ~ due to illness ~ and JUST DUCKY is now in the house!!!
:jiggy: :jiggy:

07-18-2011, 11:32 PM
I'm dancin' for Ducky ... not for illness! ... just sayin'!

Just Ducky
07-18-2011, 11:41 PM
and you all thought you were safe from the DUCK fer this swap....:D

I do feel bad for our gal that is not feeling well, sure hope ya get better really soon..

but right now me and the Ducks is doing a happy dance... la-la-la....
ohhhh better get to Herman thinking... time IS drawin' near...

07-18-2011, 11:48 PM
Sending healing energy for our AFA-er who is ill....

07-18-2011, 11:48 PM
And glad we'll be seeing more of Ducky's art in their place. :)

07-19-2011, 12:09 AM
Linda4atc ~ Your adorable gaggle of friends have shown up for the party! Thank you so much for the TWO extra cards! How sweet!!!

07-21-2011, 04:48 PM
Just 11 days to go!!! Can't wait to see these last friends make their entrance to the party!!!!

Just Ducky
07-22-2011, 12:42 AM
so here comes de Duck... got a gaggle of friends for Herman... now I don't usually do just one certain card for a hostess, but this time I did... so JAW, if ya think you know which one is fer you ????... but I just hope you like Herman's new buddies...

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_Jaw__Herman_1.jpg # 1 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_Jaw_Herman_2.jpg # 2

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_Jaw_Herman_3.jpg # 3 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_Jaw_Herman_4.jpg # 4

07-22-2011, 10:45 AM
oh, I'm so sorry but Herman's little friends have done got sick and won't be able to come and play. I've put them to bed. They'll be coming over someday, but said they had to send their regrets this time.

07-22-2011, 12:53 PM
Oh Ducky!! What a kick!!!! I'm thinking #4 looks like my kinda duck!!! LOL

07-22-2011, 12:54 PM
oh, I'm so sorry but Herman's little friends have done got sick and won't be able to come and play. I've put them to bed. They'll be coming over someday, but said they had to send their regrets this time.

Oh Bummer! Thanks for letting me know.

Just Ducky
07-22-2011, 09:25 PM
you got it JAW.. and that ain't no pink lemon-aid he a drinkin' ya know... so these wild critters will be heading your way in the morning...
they wanted to travel over the weekend.... figured they may get more juice stops along the way....

and dang Paintedcolors, sad to see ya leaving us gal...

Just Ducky
07-22-2011, 09:31 PM
OK... JAW... what happened... I just looked in your gallery for MORE of the HERman story..... and ya got NUNs ?????? NuNs ?????

wow, that came out a bit big... I didn't know size 6 was that large... sorry gal, wasne't wanting to holler at ya, just catch your attention.....:huh:

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Just Ducky
07-22-2011, 11:20 PM
oh JAW... you making me cry over here... this love story is just so..... great... and I just so glad that Herman and Lucille are back together... they so sweet... and poor Prunella maybe she should get some glasses...so she can SEE Marvin...he so in love...

07-22-2011, 11:38 PM
Oh good. All's well that ends well! :)

07-23-2011, 10:16 AM
Have enjoyed reading how this love story saga played out!

07-23-2011, 08:10 PM
a123andpoof! Your cute friends showed up today!!! Adorable!!! :)

07-24-2011, 06:15 PM
...such a fun story jaw! :wubclub:

Ducky - your cards are a delight....that blue bird (card 2) really wants to fly to my house!

07-24-2011, 10:21 PM
Julie! I forgot to tell you my cards were mailed yesterday. So look out... more friends a'comin'! :D

07-26-2011, 08:02 PM
YEA! Both girls got their Guys! LOL

Ducky I LOVE your Cutie Critters.

07-26-2011, 09:37 PM
Just checking in ... HHCs cutie patooties showed up yesterday!
Just one more and we are ready to swap 'em! :)

I'll be gone for a day or so to take care of some business ... will check in by my phone ... maybe. xoxo

Just Ducky
07-26-2011, 11:36 PM
dang, ya mean my Herman friends aint' there yet ???? I know with that wild yellow guy in the envelope they would be making some stops on their trip west...
but hang on, they a-comin' ... should be on your door step when you get back from your "business" stuff... better bee or I will be kickin' butt...

07-27-2011, 12:18 AM
Safe travels, Julie!

Just Ducky
07-29-2011, 10:35 PM
HELLO ?????? is that dang JAW still wondering around the country ??????

I know it sure has been quiet round here last few days... and them Herman friends of mine had better shown up in Washington by now... I knew that yellow fellow was going to be a problem, he's into sittin' and sippin'

07-30-2011, 10:42 AM
LOL! Those buddies flew in yesterday Ducky! SOOO cute!!! And since I was sitting in my backyard sipping on a lemon drop ... you KNOW which one I'm keeping!

so......... looks like they are all here!!!! So tomorrow I will trade them all out ... and should have them in the mail on Monday!!

07-30-2011, 05:04 PM
Yes! I am looking forward to meeting Herman's new friends in person.

08-01-2011, 02:09 AM
argh! I wanted to get 'em all traded out today, but had to run up to my daughter's to help move out and then return the U-haul ... and listen to the granddaughters giggle and laugh and ... next thing I knew it was 10pm! aaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhh
so tomorrow night after work I will trade the cards out! I am so sorry to delay!!! I wanted to do it fast!

08-01-2011, 02:38 PM
Well Julie... the due date was today. So you're right on schedule. No worries! :D

Just Ducky
08-02-2011, 12:53 AM
yea, no rush JAW... after all it's just gives all of Hermans friends to laugh and play together before they have to start their travels...

08-02-2011, 10:37 AM
Sometimes I make myself laugh! The best laid plans ... Got 'em all laid out, got 'em just about ready to go ... and ... alas .. Handsome Husband will be home tonight with the camera he took on his trip! LOL ... And all these buddies are so photogenic!!!

Just Ducky
08-03-2011, 09:57 PM
oh goodie... group picture... show and tell....

08-03-2011, 10:06 PM
I promise to get these photographed and sent on Friday! I am dealing with some tough emotions regarding a friend and I make it through the day at work and then fall exhausted into bed when I get home... I am off on Friday and my first priority is to finish this up.
I do love looking at them each evening though ... they truly perk me up and make me smile.

Tell those you love that you love them. Get your medical power of attorney done and copies given to those listed on it. Talk about what and how you want things handled should something happen to you. ~ I don't mean to get so serious, but ... it IS serious. I love my friends here at AFA and would like to ease future heartache if at all possible.

Thanks for putting up with an emotional hostess! Good gracious ... think I'll go have a drink now!

08-06-2011, 02:14 AM
I did it!! All swapped out, and packaged, and in the mail box (think I missed the last pick up for the day though! dang it!) Started to take pictures and the camera died the first time I hit the button! LOL! Charged it up and took some pictures ... then the computer wouldn't recognize the chip! .... one thing after another! It made me laugh though!
Had a pedicure and a manicure today too! the leg massage was over 1/2 hour long and I fell asleep! LOL ...
I included a small thank you for each of you.
Thanks so much for joining my first swap!!!!!

TF Balding
08-08-2011, 03:14 PM
Guess who hopped outta my mail box today?!? An envy fulla friends. :)
thanks to Just Ducky for Lil Bird a Herman Friend, Linda4atc for Pretty Baby Seal, Dogeyes for Chicken Little, and ooof course a BIG THANKS 2 Julie for Harold the elephant and for running an AWESOME swap! Yaaay! Cant put em down, they are so cute! :)

Just Ducky
08-09-2011, 12:48 AM
NOW these are what I call Friends of Herman... such great friends arrived in my mailbox today.... from....

HotMamaRama... Roxy, super puppy for Herman
SheWolf.... Cat in disquise of Bird... so funny, love it
Joss... now what can I say about Joss card... other then GREAT... cute Moove cow..

and then from our JAW.... Gabby Goose... I think Ducky is in love... priceless...
ya did really good Julie... fun fun swap and love the Herman love story...

08-09-2011, 01:28 PM
Woot! My friends arrived! Thanks to Cheryl Ann for "Herman and Bea", Joss for "rehearsal time" and TF Balding for "Pretty Bird"! And thanks to our hostess with the mostest for the cool Curly Ram card... shooting the rapids. What a fun swap Julie! :wubclub:
Off to leave rep and itrader. :D

08-10-2011, 02:10 AM
Yippee!!! Cards are arriving ... parties are happening all over the place now!!! :jiggy:

08-10-2011, 09:40 AM
My Herman friends are rockin it at my house now!!!! Thanks to Joyflower " Herman & Ella", Linda4atc "Fast Ride", Shewolf "Herman & Lamb", and to our loverly hostess for sweet Jacques!!! What fun little creatures all of them!!!

08-10-2011, 10:42 AM
Recieved my cards! Thanks jaw for hostin this fun swap and thank you for the card! And thank you HHC, TF Balding, and Just Ducky for the awsome cards!

08-10-2011, 12:37 PM
After teaching Herman to swim the lovely Mathilda Mermaid (thank you Jaw) Arrived at my house. Poor little Spike Cactus is afraid of rain and yet somehow ended up in the rainiest part of Calif. (Thank you HHC). Then A young Tasmanian Devil arrived (thank you A123andpoof) But not to worry Herman brought along his "Body Guard" to make sure Tas behaves. LOL (thank you Hot Mama Rama)

Awsome Swap(s) Julie!! Thank you.

08-10-2011, 12:56 PM
Herman's cute friends arrived in London today, and they will be a great addition to my collection. Thanks Julie for hosting such a fun fun swap and the adorable raffie!
And reps go to these artists for cutie cards:
JoyFlower for 'Herman and bird'
Linda4atc for 'But I like Herman'
Dilys for Jacky Jackalope.

08-11-2011, 01:10 AM
I am so glad you all are happy with your returns! This was a hoot. I'll have to think of what to do next! Way too busy to start one right now, but the wheels are turnin'!