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09-27-2011, 05:30 PM
Sniisk, HHC and KESagers are your hosts for this ATART weekend!

Sniisk is coming to America - NJ to be exact and we are hosting a marathon the weekend that we will be together. HHC is going to help us host from the West Coast!


Starting . . .
Friday, September 30th at 12 midnight your time

ending . . .
Monday, October 3rd 12 midnight your time but if there is enough interest we can extend it. ;)

(There will be a live gathering at KESagers' that Saturday, October 1st for anyone within driving distance - come meet Sniisk and art with us in person!)

Theme suggestions:
1. Create ATCs/art that is all about where you live!
2. Seasonal cards - it's Halloween/Autumn here but I think it's Spring in the northern hem.
3. Your favorite dessert. We're having cupcakes here so Sniisk can try them for the first time.

More theme suggestions are welcome. :) Looking forward to arting with everyone!

09-27-2011, 05:31 PM
Here is a recipe for Cinnamon Cream Cheese Muffins Linda posted in the warm up thread:


09-27-2011, 05:33 PM
I baked and froze this in cupcake form for Saturday:

Printed from COOKS.COM

Yellow cake mix with pudding in it
6 lg. MILKY WAY® candy bars
1 stick butter

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix cake according to directions. Melt
the MILKY WAY® candy bars and butter over low heat. Add to
prepared cake batter and mix well. Grease and flour an angel food
type pan. Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 50 minutes or until
toothpick inserted comes out clean. When cooled you may sprinkle
powdered sugar on top. Note: This cake is excellent after it's been in
the refrigerator.

I'm going to ice them with triple chocolate frosting.:D:D

09-27-2011, 06:17 PM
Wow! That recipe sounds so yummy...maybe you could drop a few crumbs in the ATC sleeves when you send your trades to us!

09-27-2011, 07:14 PM
Your cake sounds decadent and yummy!

1 Art Lady
09-27-2011, 08:08 PM
Just copied and pasted that one! Sounds awesome, and thank you for sharing!

09-27-2011, 10:17 PM
Just checking in to keep this on my radar - Hope everyone has a good time!
I have a busy weekend planned, but hope to take some breaks to check in on all the fun going on in NJ!

09-28-2011, 12:44 AM
By the way, I'm working on a variety of things, and have some backgrounds in progress.
This is a 12x12 piece of light chipboard that I've layered with torn papers, and then tissue and napkins. I've since rubbed in some dye ink, and added a light wash of paint. I will be adding to this before cutting in to ATC backgrounds.


09-28-2011, 04:29 AM
I hope to play too - wish I could be crafting with you IRL on Saturday:) I bet you´ll have loads of fun. Give Sanna a hug from me, Kristin! She´s such a nice person and had so much to cope with lately...:(

09-28-2011, 09:10 AM
I will play for sure too. Babysitting either on Saturday or Sunday, but will play one day. Also give Sanna a hug from me too.

09-28-2011, 10:07 AM
I will be playing this weekend and lucky me, I'm able to join in the fun of the live NJ gathering.

09-28-2011, 11:17 AM
Now you NJ folks meeting Sanna (lucky, lucky you!) DO KNOW we EXPECT to see pictures? You do know that? :D

09-28-2011, 11:25 AM
Hoping to play!
And Hugs to Sanna from me too!

09-28-2011, 12:58 PM
My camera is packed and ready to go!!

09-28-2011, 01:02 PM
I am hoping to get some play time too. Have some commitments on my days off ... but should be able to do some art in there somewhere! I am having an art night with a couple friends Sunday night ~ last get together before one moves away ~ so maybe I'll toss out a bunch of ATC blanks and we'll see what happens! Although .... we usually end up drinking wine and doing funky paintings ... hmmm ... maybe some chunky pages ... that could be fun!!

09-28-2011, 01:15 PM
By the way, I'm working on a variety of things, and have some backgrounds in progress.
This is a 12x12 piece of light chipboard that I've layered with torn papers, and then tissue and napkins. I've since rubbed in some dye ink, and added a light wash of paint. I will be adding to this before cutting in to ATC backgrounds.


What a gorgeous complex background sheet, Helen!

Hello to Sanna...welcome to the United States!!
Your NJ get-together sounds like so much fun!

I hope to play some this weekend.

09-28-2011, 01:40 PM
So glad y'all can play!

HHC - that background is beautiful!

09-28-2011, 01:50 PM
I hope to join you at some stage during the weekend. Even though I live on the other side of the world it is fabulous how art brings us all together in one place. Hope Snisk has a great time and thank you all for arranging this art a thon.

09-28-2011, 01:52 PM
OH!! I just realized that this is THIS weekend! :D I kinda have a busy schedule ahead but am definitely gonne try get some art time in as well!

09-28-2011, 01:59 PM
Just popped in and saw this. I am sure I will be too busy to take part, but have fun! I'll enjoy stopping by and seeing what you all create!

09-28-2011, 04:52 PM
:wub: did someone say cupcakes?

09-29-2011, 08:11 AM
I have a silly question - how much is a stick of butter? Your recipe sounds great - I can probably fudge my way through the cake mix but I need to know how much butter to add.

Give Sanna a hug from me as well and photos are DEFINITELY needed.

09-29-2011, 10:03 AM
Donna - a stick of butter equals 1/2 cup, or 4 oz.
You do have my address for extras, don't you?

1 Art Lady
09-29-2011, 10:04 AM
Donnacr, In the states they sell butter in pounds, and that is divided into four sticks, individually wrapped, so a stick of butter is 1/4 of a pound. If you use grams I think the conversion for this is 133.4 grams, but I am not positive. Hope this helps!

09-29-2011, 11:13 AM
Well, I'm hoping the new server migration is quick and gets us to lightening speed. It's scheduled for later today, I believe. Check out the details here: http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?p=1097801#post1097801

09-29-2011, 12:58 PM
Oh wow! I had no idea. Well - if we are off line then we'll just have to catch up when we come back. I think there is a strong possibility we'll extend the marathon. Sniisk is here until Wednesday. I hope the transition to the new server goes smoothly.

09-29-2011, 03:26 PM
Is it midnight anywhere yet?

09-29-2011, 03:27 PM
Is it midnight anywhere yet?

2hours and 3 minutes till midnight where I'm at! :-)

09-29-2011, 06:04 PM
Sniisk has arrived! :D:D:D

09-29-2011, 06:24 PM
Yep, I'm here :).

09-29-2011, 08:02 PM
Hi sniisk! Welcome to to the USA! :D

1 Art Lady
09-29-2011, 08:49 PM
Who Hoo! Welcome! and Have fun, if we get interrupted!

09-29-2011, 08:59 PM
Welcome to the USA sniisk!
3 hours to go here ... :sleep: but I will probably fall asleep before midnight.
I think I will make some Halloween themed APCs (altered playing cards) tomorrow.

Just Ducky
09-29-2011, 09:54 PM
Sanna is in the HOUSE... hello Sanna and welcome to the USA...
sure hope Kristin feeds you more then CupCakes... but then, that does sound good...

and you are staying till Wednesday ??? wow... super...

yes, lots and lots of pictures please... with cupcakes of coarse...

09-29-2011, 09:58 PM
server upgrade in 2 minutes ... see you all on the other side!!!!!

09-29-2011, 11:21 PM
Stunning background, HHC! Welcome to the States, Sniisk!! :)

09-29-2011, 11:57 PM
I didn't know about the upgrade so I panicked a little when I was unable to open the site but it's all better now.
I have been finishing some cards for mzspurlasso's 'Abstract art - B/R/W' swap - just leaving to post these (yes, this is my first a-thon day - it is now 1.53pm)then back for the REAL cards and trading.

I would say welcome to the USA Sanna but I am not there so I can't welcome you :goofy: I feel like I should be able to say something though :(:huh:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/1_scan0107.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/1_scan0108.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/1_scan0109.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/1_scan0110.jpg

09-30-2011, 12:10 AM
Gotta work some this weekend, hopefully I'll have time to play too!

09-30-2011, 12:59 AM
I'm not going to make it to midnight, but have a few backgrounds started and hope to get busy creating first thing in the morning!

09-30-2011, 04:18 AM
Donna those are awesome cards

09-30-2011, 06:08 AM
Lovely cards Donna.

Good Morning Everyone. I have a little work to do before I start ATART-ing it up ... but I'm up early & raring to go.

09-30-2011, 07:17 AM
Hi Sanna...WELCOME! and have a super vacation here.

09-30-2011, 07:50 AM
Lucky people meeting Sanna, she's such a sweetie and so talented!! :wub:

I'm a tad confused, I thought this started at midnight tonight the 30th?. :huh:

Can I also point out that in the OP, it's the Southern hemisphere that's getting Spring right now! ;)

09-30-2011, 07:53 AM
I'm confused also. I thought is was tonight at midnight. I'd love to start now!!

09-30-2011, 07:53 AM
Ok, it's just me being dense. My partner immediately said, that's past then when I read out the starting time. :embarrassed:

09-30-2011, 08:28 AM
I got it straight now. My mind is not functioning. I was thinking of ideas all night. I woke up serveral times and now that it's time for my walk, I want to go back to sleep.

09-30-2011, 08:32 AM
Now I'm confused ... :confused:
But I think I will start playing anyhow.
I'm slow ... and by the time I get anything finished,
I'm sure everyone else will have lots of great stuff posted!

09-30-2011, 08:37 AM
Sorry :embarrassed: I made the mistake ..... the ATART is up and running! Now, I need to go and make something to trade! ;)

09-30-2011, 09:26 AM
Looks like the site is up and running. Yippee! Morning everyone! No worries about the start time - I think we are going to extend the marathon anyway. Sniisk and I got ourselves organized last night but since the day is just getting started we haven't gotten anything made yet. Soon. ;)

Kudos to Donnacr for being first!

09-30-2011, 10:34 AM
I have a couple of cards drying ... while I was waiting I decided to make some bread. So now, I am waiting for cards to dry and the bread to do its thing in the bread-maker machine.

09-30-2011, 10:41 AM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/1854/small/1_Sanna.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=256909)My first card is for Sanna to welcome her to the USA!

09-30-2011, 10:59 AM
I have one card done.........


09-30-2011, 11:05 AM
Good morning! Donna, awesome cards! And Monarch, I love Mildred! :)

09-30-2011, 11:49 AM
Oooh, we already have so very nice cards in the thread!

09-30-2011, 11:50 AM
I have some backgrounds ready now, as usually at the beginning, but have no idea what to do next. I'll propably spend this day only figuring out what this huge craft room has inside it. Really, this is like a craft store! I have a lot of things to try here :).

09-30-2011, 11:51 AM
And I forgot to say that I had a Bailey's coffee as a breakfast! Don't worry, it still was a non-alcohol coffee.

09-30-2011, 11:53 AM
The party has begun! ;)

1 Art Lady
09-30-2011, 11:57 AM
Sounds like my kind of breakfast! Have fun everyone! I am still at work, and can't work on what I would like to be working on! :) Happy Friday!

09-30-2011, 12:09 PM
Oh, Baileys! I must get out the bottle of Baileys!

Note to self... restock dark chocolate when shopping today!

Are any of those cupcakes ready?

09-30-2011, 12:24 PM
I've been making inchies .....

83244 The ones with the metallic embroidery have a melted crayon technique on fabric background. Machine embroidery. The blue set is TRADED

83245 These also have the melted crayon technique on fabric as a background and machine embroidery.

09-30-2011, 12:36 PM
I love those blue ones!!!!!

09-30-2011, 01:01 PM
So how is this done....I can post a project here and someone who wants it proposes a trade? All this time and I have never done one of these.

09-30-2011, 01:21 PM
Lilbad - That is correct - images of your art are posted here in the thread and if it's available for trade people will ask for trades by sending you a PM. Here is a link to Helen's last marathon with instructions for posting your art.


09-30-2011, 01:23 PM
Cool inchies Ibus!

09-30-2011, 01:24 PM
OK, got it. Ty!!

09-30-2011, 01:44 PM
Here are my first 3 a-thon cards this weekend, which are also my first APCs.

2 of Bats: Available
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/323/small/1_ATC205.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=256930)

Queen of Diamonds Witch: Available
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/323/small/1_ATC206.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=256931)

3 of Hearts Pumpkins: Traded
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/323/small/1_ATC207.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=256932)

09-30-2011, 01:48 PM
Wonderful APCs, chaosatlanta!

Hi, everyone! Hello, Sanna...you're still aways away from the West Coast, but you feel closer!! :jiggy:

I made several cards before I left for work this morning but they were still drying or need finishing touches. I'll post them tonight when I get home.

09-30-2011, 02:14 PM
Original watercolor. Would like to trade for another 4x4.83246 Traded!

09-30-2011, 02:15 PM
Hope I did this correctly!

09-30-2011, 02:52 PM
We have created quite a lot today. But we'll continue before uploading everything at the same time :).

09-30-2011, 03:53 PM
Howdy Kristin and Sanna and Helen. It is so hot here today, almost unbearable- what happened to Autumn?

I made some inchies -here they are- wanna trade with you Ibus, puleeese.

83258 Metallic traded

09-30-2011, 04:22 PM
Here are my first cards.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_Untitled-2.jpg ATART #2 TRADED

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_Untitled-3.jpg ATART #3 TRADED

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_Untitled-4.jpg ATART #4 TRADED

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_Untitled-5.jpg ATART #5 TRADED

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_Untitled-7.jpg ATART #7 TRADED

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_Untitled-8.jpg ATART #8 TRADED

09-30-2011, 04:23 PM
So nice to see what everyone has been creating today. :)

Sniisk and I are uploading at the same time. ;)

A series of cards made from one of my father's original photos, digitally altered by me. The punches were punched out of one of my alcohol ink backgrounds.

Sunset Bat crosshatch

Sunset Bat pastel - traded

Sunset Spider cubed

Sunset Spider sphere

09-30-2011, 04:25 PM
Haha, I didn't see your cards before you uploaded them. But at least I see them now :).

09-30-2011, 04:25 PM
She got hers done first!

Collaged chunky with halloween buttons. The ribbon tassel did not scan but it's there on the side. Will trade chunky for chunky.

Bat Cat chunky

09-30-2011, 04:33 PM
Lovely cards, sniisk!
And what a cute chunky, KESagers!

09-30-2011, 04:50 PM
She got hers done first!

Collaged chunky with halloween buttons. The ribbon tassel did not scan but it's there on the side. Will trade chunky for chunky.

Bat Cat chunky

I love this, but more importantly, where did you get the black spider from? Do you have any more? And would you be prepared to swop some for something? They're just what I've been looking for!

09-30-2011, 05:37 PM
Are we starting already? I thought it wasn't until midnight.

09-30-2011, 05:42 PM
Will try to join this weekend. We just had my daughter's 3rd birthday and I baked a yummy 7-up cake:

1 box butter cake mix
1 stick butter
1 box vanilla pudding mix
1 cup 7-up or lemon-lime soda

Bake at temp & time suggested on cake mix box.
It turned out super moist and yummy. Would make good cupcakes as well. Enjoy!

09-30-2011, 06:16 PM
Oh my, fabulous art everyone!

Lilbad, it's so fun to see you here! :)

Sanna and KESagers, racing to post their art. Who knew there would be art "races" this weekend? LOL!

That cake recipe looks good, Cherie!

09-30-2011, 06:23 PM
Here's what I've been working on... these are for a local "bird" swap. After I shared the birds I made (and received) from Amyfaerie's Birds, our local ATC group decided we needed to do some also! These are 7 1/2 inches long, and are cut from the background sheet I started earlier.
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_Mixed_Media_Birds_-_WIP-resize.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=256997)

Also working on some charms for gifts for a harvest party. These are about an inch tall.
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_leaf_charms_-_WIP-resize.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_leaf_charms_-_WIP-resize.jpg)

09-30-2011, 06:25 PM
Jewels, it officially started at midnight last night... or 12:01am on Friday morning. Get creating, girl! :D

09-30-2011, 06:55 PM
Wow, good job, Helen!

09-30-2011, 07:38 PM

09-30-2011, 07:43 PM
Is everyone creating and very busy because it's so quiet here?

09-30-2011, 07:45 PM
Here's some Fractured Leaves in Fall colors. There's more in my gallery.

09-30-2011, 07:48 PM
Yum - that cake recipe looks good! On the same subject we just tried Linda's recipe and it is delicious. :)

I got the buttons on my chunky at JoAnns last year - they came in a big bag.

Great art everyone. Supper is over and cleaned up and now it's back to crafting.

09-30-2011, 07:48 PM
Great art, everyone! I can't wait to start tomorrow. I didn't really get any art time today.

09-30-2011, 07:49 PM
Oh cool, Jewels! How did you create those?

09-30-2011, 07:50 PM
Yes, they are so pretty!

Come on, Sillitoe...get to creating!! Woot!!

09-30-2011, 07:52 PM
Jewels, those are gorgeous! Ditto Helen's question! ;)

09-30-2011, 07:53 PM
I have a leaf stencil. You just scrape the modeling paste over the surface and it fills the openings. You have to wait until it's dry to paint it. Then Watercolor washes.

09-30-2011, 08:01 PM
Yes, they are so pretty!

Come on, Sillitoe...get to creating!! Woot!!

I thought it started on the 1st!

Hmmm. Well, I may at least start pulling some interesting stuff out of boxes and piles. I didn't get enough sleep so I don't know that I could manage actual creating.

09-30-2011, 08:04 PM
Jewels, it officially started at midnight last night... or 12:01am on Friday morning. Get creating, girl! :D

Well, no wonder I didn't sleep. I was getting all these creative vibes and didn't know it. :arghh: The funny thing is that I thought about doing some art, but I didn't want to "cheat." Well, don't worry. I've got the house to myself this weekend and will catch up. Gotta order some pizza or Chinese food so I don't have to cook.

09-30-2011, 08:21 PM
Here's a Kitty with troubles.

09-30-2011, 08:24 PM
Cute kitty Jewels!

A few more from me:

Green Geisha

Purple Geisha

Candy Corn Monkey

Halloween Moomin

09-30-2011, 08:24 PM
hope to find some time to play

09-30-2011, 08:44 PM
Love the Candy Corn Monkey, Kristin.

09-30-2011, 08:57 PM
got a few done today ... have a bunch more from earlier this week in my gallery.
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2964/small/1_sep_atart_001.jpg#1 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2964/small/1_sep_atart_002.jpg#2
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2964/small/1_sep_atart_003.jpgtraded http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2964/small/1_sep_atart_004.jpg#4

09-30-2011, 09:00 PM
and a couple more ...
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2964/small/1_sep_atart_005.jpg#5 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2964/small/1_sep_atart_006.jpg#6

09-30-2011, 09:01 PM
My last cards today. We really have had a long a-thon day today and created a lot. Time to say good night because we sure will have even more creative day today :).

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_Untitled-9.jpg ATART #9 TRADED

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_Untitled-11.jpg ATART #11 TRADED

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

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_Untitled-13.jpg ATART #13 TRADED

09-30-2011, 09:08 PM
Wow, those are great. You sure are busy.

09-30-2011, 09:11 PM
one for trade.......

The Bird Named Maggie...............traded

09-30-2011, 09:23 PM
Ok, one card for me tonight. See you all tomorrow!

09-30-2011, 09:27 PM
Jaw and Monarch I love your bird ATCs! Great shades of blue Cynthia!

We've had a nice full day of crafting today - looking forward to another one with you tomorrow. We're going to get a good long night's sleep so we can do another marathon day. Yippee for weekends! :)

09-30-2011, 09:28 PM
Here's a few Time cards. There's more in the gallery. That's probably it for me tonight.

09-30-2011, 09:30 PM
Nite, nite to all of your signing off for bed. it is 2.30pm on Saturday here in New Zealand so that should give me some time to do some arting and upload it before you all get up in the morning. :D

09-30-2011, 09:53 PM
Wow! You all have created a LOT of nice art today!
I'll be joining in on this ATART. Gonna drag out the markers and do some Halloweeny things.
I would have started sooner today, but I slept the entire day away! I'll be up all night, might as well art while I am!

Welcome to the USA, Sanna! Kristen is a lucky girl to get to meet you! Hope you have a fabulous visit here!

I'll be back later with something to show! Might be ATCs, Chunkys, or something totally off the wall! One just never knows with me!

Just Ducky
09-30-2011, 10:48 PM
the slow moving Duck is here... just such a busy life...(not) just plain couldn't get my webbed feet to move in the same direction...

my first card is for SANNA.... big hugs to ya gal...
my other 2 are thanks to Sanna... she sent me these Moomins images a long time ago and I have just hoarded them... letting go of just a couple..
Moomin is a story character from LONg ago in Finland... they all so dang cute...

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_big_hug.jpg ... HUGs for Sanna

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_Moomin_1.jpg..Moomin 1 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_moomin_2.jpg..Moomin 2

09-30-2011, 10:52 PM
Ooh, Ducky. That Hugs is so cute!

1 Art Lady
09-30-2011, 10:52 PM
Wow! You all have been busy! Love the work, Just got home and have to go in in the am.... Have fun! Just not sure when I will get to play!

09-30-2011, 10:54 PM
You gals are no holes barred this A-Thon!!
Unfortunately for me, I have to take photos of my cards in daylight.
Will post my work after the sun comes up, but at the least you know I am not a Vampire.. Or maybe not!
Keep on Rockin with your bad selves!

10-01-2011, 12:24 AM
Shaping up to be another fantastic a-thon! Wonderful variety of art showing up here!

Here are two giraffes from me.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/383/medium/1_bobble_head_giraffe.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/383/medium/1_pink_bobble_head_giraffe.jpg(traded)

10-01-2011, 12:28 AM
Here are 5 ATCs up for trade. Markers on text pages attached to recycled chipboard.

If you're interested in any of these please shoot me off a PM and I'll get back with you!

bat and pumpkin
black cat - traded
devil - traded
mummy - traded

10-01-2011, 01:06 AM


10-01-2011, 01:12 AM
Finally managed to complete 2 cards. I am having a senior moment and finds it very difficult to focus on doing anything, leave alone making cards!

Credit must go to Jewels' 'Hung out to Dry' card. That inspired me to really try to do something. Thanks Jewels!

Halloween 1: Collage. Pumpkin+bat, spider web, & hat w skull on background from Robby's background swap.

Halloween 2:Collage. Tree, Bats on acrylic and watercolor crayon background. traded

10-01-2011, 01:55 AM
hey gals, great work going up. i am having a really bad day, so that meams making cards. i have uploaded 5 to the athon gallery. have also taken pain medication, so should go down at any time. sanna, hope you enjoy your visit. hugs to everyone sue

10-01-2011, 02:19 AM
And I forgot to say that I had a Bailey's coffee as a breakfast! Don't worry, it still was a non-alcohol coffee.

Awesome did you like it? Have you been to the cupcake place yet? I'm on page 3, still catching up on what I missed...

10-01-2011, 02:42 AM
Wild Birds: collage of birds on Acrylic background
Fire Fighter: collage on acrylic background.

10-01-2011, 02:48 AM
Posting these for okwiccan from her gallery (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?u=1319):

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/1319/small/1_966_001.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/1319/small/1_967_001.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/1319/small/1_968_001.jpg
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/1319/small/1_969_001.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/1319/small/1_970_001.jpg

10-01-2011, 03:06 AM
Just got back from seeing a concert (and then dinner and drinks with my Handsome Husband) Lorna Luft - Songs My Mother Taught Me ... she is Judy Garland's daughter. .... it was AWESOME!!! I loved the statement she made about all the reminders of her mom (movies on TV, greeting cards in the store ... etc) being signs of her mom being her angel ... Very touching and fun show ... ANYWAY! I finished a couple more cards in my wine inspired stupor and need to get to bed so will show them tomorrow.

10-01-2011, 04:37 AM
So much AWEsome art! Need to get my photos loaded and more cards made!

10-01-2011, 04:47 AM
I just finished my cards for the Animal Aristocrat swap. I thought I would make real aristoCATS but it turned out I only used dog heads :D


10-01-2011, 05:13 AM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/medium/1_purple_people_eater_2011.jpg I made this for Shewolf36 today. Worked on my journal pages and made a Halloween card for my husband with Bride of Frankenstein on it. :D Now I have to sleep it is after 2am. Good night Sanna and everyone.

10-01-2011, 05:15 AM
Just checking in with the thread for the first time since the ATART started, 7 pages in already! Soo much lovely stuff posted!! It's already Saturday here, almost noon on a beautifully sunny day (hard to believe we're heading into autumn/winter, the other day I coulda swore it was just starting to be summer..) - going to see if I can get my creative juices running as well! Have a great weekend and an even better ATART all!

10-01-2011, 05:40 AM
hhc, thanks for posting my cards to the thread.

10-01-2011, 07:21 AM
Hello all, I just returned from vacation yesterday and I am finally up to date with iTraders and other stuff. Need to do the laundry and some shopping, but I will make some time to create today. Cannot wait!! I will be back later.

10-01-2011, 08:57 AM
Hello from North Dakota. I don;t know if I will be able to do much creating as the weekend is a very busy . But I will sure be checking in once in a while.

10-01-2011, 09:45 AM
Good Morning. Everyone was busy I see. I'm going to find some breakfast and then get to work making something.

10-01-2011, 10:06 AM
The first three from me this weekend.

1. Beach

2. Bird

3. Dream

10-01-2011, 10:15 AM
Good morning :). Or I woke up three hours ago but it took a while to get here. More time to create when I don't spend my time here.

10-01-2011, 10:16 AM
Ducky, you need to choose a huge pile of cards from my gallery!

10-01-2011, 10:29 AM
Good Morning Everyone!

I made a few little books and some magnets in the last few hours. If anyone is interested in any of these, shoot me off a PM and I'll get back with you ASAP.
Sorry the pictures are blurry on the magnets...I couldn't get a clear shot to save my soul!

sparkly blue bird watercolor journal, ATC size
purple pendant book-1.5x2 inches
three cats magnet
tea party magnet
palm tree magnet

10-01-2011, 10:36 AM
Face/Mask: collage on crayon resist background.
Dancer: collage on crayon resist background.

10-01-2011, 10:42 AM
Some cards I made while Kristin was sleeping.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_Untitled-16.jpg ATART #16 TRADED

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_Untitled-17.jpg ATART #17 TRADED

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_Untitled-19.jpg ATART #19 TRADED

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_Untitled-20.jpg ATART #20 TRADED

10-01-2011, 10:50 AM
Monarch, which 4x4 do u want? I won't be able to download any more pics as the puter quit. Using dh's laptop which isn't hooked up to scanner.

10-01-2011, 11:04 AM
Just look at the prettiness posted while I slept! Having coffee now and peeking though the gallery...

JAW that sounds like a fun show!

10-01-2011, 11:10 AM
JF, can I come for coffee???

10-01-2011, 11:52 AM
Lil, please DO! :wubclub:

10-01-2011, 11:58 AM
What wonderful art you are posting!

Sanna, look at you! 20 cards already and we just started!

Donna, you always create a fun variety of things!

Rita, cool collages!

Kitty, your cards are beautiful!

10-01-2011, 12:00 PM
Linda, that's an interesting recipe! ;)

And on that note, I'm heading off to run a few errands this morning. Joann's is one of the stops, with a 50% coupon. Wonder what I'll come home with? :D

10-01-2011, 12:10 PM
Helen, you should see Kristins art room and you could easily understand why I have made so many cards.

10-01-2011, 12:11 PM
I hope we'll have some company in few minutes and after that we'll propably stay mostly offline. But we'll be back here in the evening.

10-01-2011, 12:18 PM
Helen, I gave you some reps but the site didn't allow me to give the reps for the post where you had the birds and I did the reps for the post where you showed Sues cards. Just letting you to know that the reps really were for you because it could look like I gave reps for Sue (which I did but not in your post:)).

10-01-2011, 12:18 PM
I'll have to retake the photos I took last night, they're awful! :skeptical:

83328 Melted Crayon background, copper spray. Traded

83329 Time and Tide wait for no man. Traded

83330 Percy and Prudence Ponsonby-Smythe. Traded

83331 Ooh la la!

83332 Blue Garden Fairy

The first two fabric cards are applique.

10-01-2011, 12:23 PM
Awesome did you like it? Have you been to the cupcake place yet? I'm on page 3, still catching up on what I missed...

The coffee was perfect! And today Kristins husband served coffee when I was crafting. This really is like a 5***** hotel with a personal room service.

10-01-2011, 12:24 PM
Today's Offerings:

Vampire Girl : Available
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/323/small/1_ATC208.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=257161)

Vampire Bunny : Traded
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/323/small/1_ATC209.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=257162)

I am collecting Birds, Cats, and Halloween cards - so if you want to trade & have some of those themes in your gallery, give me a holler.

10-01-2011, 12:26 PM
Morning -or afternoon everyone! We are all ready for our guest to arrive. Sanna has had Tastycake and Linda's recipe so far. Today I'm serving Milkyway cupcakes (recipe at the top of the thread) and tomorrow we'll visit the House of cupcakes if it's not pouring rain. :)

10-01-2011, 12:27 PM
And the rest of todays work ...

83333 Blue Abstract Traded

83334 Autumn Koi Traded

83335 Autumn Leaves .. Top 1 is traded and 2, Bottom 3 and 44 is Traded

83336 Zoo inchies.

10-01-2011, 12:29 PM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6786/small/1_frida_2.jpgfor one of the PAT swaps...

10-01-2011, 12:37 PM
And on that note, I'm heading off to run a few errands this morning. Joann's is one of the stops, with a 50% coupon. Wonder what I'll come home with? :D

Hope you find something fabulous! :D We'll be here waiting for the report!

10-01-2011, 12:40 PM
Have fun visiting and playing Sanna! Any idea who is coming to join you? I imagine there will be lots of laughter and hugs!

10-01-2011, 12:48 PM
hello ladies, i put up 5 more cards in the athon gallery. hey sanna, sounds like you're having a good time. that is some fantastic craft room. drool, drool.

Just Ducky
10-01-2011, 12:50 PM
where did I go !!!!! I posted here just a few minutes ago and now it's not here ???
oh man things just not doing write fer me this morning/afternoon...

anyways... I have a new big pot of coffee and some stale donuts and heading back to the crafty area.... sure hope my duck can whisper some great ideas in my head so I can have some show and tell yet this afternoon....

10-01-2011, 01:24 PM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6786/small/1_pumpkin_keeper.jpg another PAT card...at least I am getting somewhere with my swap commitments

10-01-2011, 02:11 PM
Oh so much lovely art! Hope I get time to play a little!

10-01-2011, 02:22 PM
one for trade......

Bird Of Many Colors..............

10-01-2011, 02:48 PM
wonderful cards and food and fun. I was able to finish up some tree cards, but they were "owed".......took me a long time to do those.
hoping , hoping, hoping that I can play a little here.
(passed one kidney stone yesterday....and one two weeks ago....ct scan says thats all there is.....so how come I'm still hurting??? aaarrggghhhh:sad: )

10-01-2011, 02:51 PM
Okay. Here's a Dragonfly and some Fractured Alphabets. There more the Alphabets in the gallery.

10-01-2011, 03:04 PM
This athon is so what I needed. :) (Spell check tells me "athon" isn't a word. Silly spell check.)

10-01-2011, 04:09 PM
Have fun visiting and playing Sanna! Any idea who is coming to join you? I imagine there will be lots of laughter and hugs!

Patti and Sharlene are here with us. And we are having so much fun!

Just Ducky
10-01-2011, 04:42 PM
oh... the party is ON... got a feeling there is a whole lot of laughing and CUPCAKES...

so now, me and this duck are just super slow.. took me ALL day just to get these 3 cards done... sure hope I do better later this evening.... I NEED cupcake...
I do have a few OTHER available cards in my gallery (hint hint) just in case some of you faster gals would like a trade ???

10-01-2011, 05:29 PM
Here's some more cats. Someone asked me Why he was hung out to dry. I would guess this is the answer.

10-01-2011, 05:31 PM
Here's the other 2.

10-01-2011, 05:46 PM
I got some done this morning. The black and white background is cloth paper, but I made it with fusible interfacing instead of cloth. I put a large piece of interfacing on a surface covered with plasitic. Using a thined down matte gel medium I glued strips of text, music and a black and white napkin overlaping edges and working with different angels. It was very fragile and tore in some places but I just put another piece over it. while wet I sprinkeled the black glitter on it and then did not like that. Cut it into desired pieces for atcs. LOL it has set for over a year maybe two. But I think it works with the Halloween stuff, much of these I recently got in a goodie bag from Smokeysmom.

Because of the fusible interfacing the piece is actually transparent in some places and placing it on colored cardstock (orange) gives it another look.
THESE are tradedhttp://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/small/25_My_Art_001.jpg #1 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/small/12_My_Art_003.jpg #3 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/small/2_My_Art_004.jpg #4

These are availablehttp://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/small/4_My_Art_005.jpg #5 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/small/17_My_Art_002.jpg #2

10-01-2011, 06:10 PM
Great arting going on here gals. And Sanna and Kristin are having such fun...so happy for you all.
Here are my four, then off to beddie byes...

83375 Mosaic Einstein traded

83376 Feeling Blue

83377 Rainy Days traded

83378 Trumpets traded

10-01-2011, 06:18 PM
Love that Mosaic Frankenstein Joss, and Jewels Kitty on the Broom.

10-01-2011, 06:19 PM
Yeah, the puter nerd just left...that's what he called himself ....and my puter is up and running. I love the art I have seen here!

10-01-2011, 06:22 PM
Wow Fabulous art, peoples! I've finished my errands, and a bit of cleaning and maybe NOW I can get to creating! LOL!

Oh... Brought home chard, cucumber and our favorite handmade soap from the Farmers Market; Some swiss cheese, ground chicken and whole wheat tortillas from the Co-op... PLUS they had the Earth Mama Angel Baby shampoo body wash my niece wanted for her shower later this month.
AND from Joanne's, a large bottle of Collage Pauge (http://www.treicdesigns.com/artportfolio/collagepauge.html), some little storage container jars, a water brush for my son, and some little magnets to try on some pins I'm making. Not bad, and all was on sale or I had a coupon. Even better!

10-01-2011, 06:23 PM
Helen, u did great. I am back in the swing of things after a computer glitch!

10-01-2011, 06:23 PM
Helen, I gave you some reps but the site didn't allow me to give the reps for the post where you had the birds and I did the reps for the post where you showed Sues cards. Just letting you to know that the reps really were for you because it could look like I gave reps for Sue (which I did but not in your post:)).

LOL! :laugh: Thanks for the rep, Sanna!

10-01-2011, 06:23 PM
Glad your computer is working again, Shirley! We can't get along without our "computer nerds".

10-01-2011, 06:27 PM
He was great. The power source to the tower went caput!!

10-01-2011, 06:33 PM
Glad your computer is working again, Shirley! We can't get along without our "computer nerds".

/stomps foot! I want one! Can you Clone him for me????

10-01-2011, 06:36 PM
83380 traded

83381 traded!


10-01-2011, 06:37 PM
Linda, you can have him if you want...found him in the telephone book!!

10-01-2011, 06:45 PM
Cute cards Bad Lil, we have to trade something this ATART, as we have so much fun in the 'fun and games' room together!

10-01-2011, 06:45 PM

10-01-2011, 06:46 PM
Yes, prey tell what would lil Jossie want???

10-01-2011, 07:09 PM
Linda, you can have him if you want...found him in the telephone book!!

:biglaugh: Till now, I thought you were talking about your husband! :huh:

10-01-2011, 07:16 PM
My, my, such wonderful art everyone!

I spent way too much time on these digital cards today. The starting point for these cards is a house I drive by when I go visit mom & dad in NC. The house is in SC though. I just adore it and I am sure the people that live there think I am a stalker because I stop and take photos almost everytime I go by there!
These are for a swap, I am getting caught up on that stuff today, hopefully will have cards for trade tomorrow!

10-01-2011, 07:22 PM
Computer nerds rock. So do athons. So does really chocolate. (I'm feeling very zen.)

10-01-2011, 07:24 PM
Ack! I almost missed this!!!!!!! :shocked:

10-01-2011, 07:35 PM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/1854/small/1_Sanna.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=256909)My first card is for Sanna to welcome her to the USA!

Oh wow! Somehow I didn't see all the pictures yesterday (propably something to do with the browser) and I didn't see this. So sorry I didn't say thank you earlier.

10-01-2011, 07:43 PM
Really great art everyone! We had a great time today. Here is a snapshot - there are more in my gallery.

Sniisk, Sharlene 54, Patti M, KESagers

Sniisk got more done than the rest of us combined - too much talking. ;) I'll up load mine in a minute.

Waited to post this until we tried it to see if it was good but since I can't drink alcohol cooking with it is still my guilty pleasure so we had beef in Guinness. Here is the recipe:

One onion chopped
2-3 lb beef roast
one bottle of beer - Guinness for us

Put it all in a slow cooker and cook on high for 6-8 hours. It was yum! ;)

10-01-2011, 07:47 PM
You brats! I am so envious that you all got together. I know Patti kept you entertained!

10-01-2011, 07:48 PM
LOL, Ibus...dh and I are as far from being Nerds! as you can get. Why do u think I have never posted a swap!!

10-01-2011, 07:49 PM
I am going to try that roast beef for sure! Love slow cookery!

10-01-2011, 07:53 PM
Here is what I got done today:

These 2 are flat and will ship for regular postage so I will trade for other art.

World Traveler postcard

Laugh postcard

This one will require extra postage - will trade for chunky or postcard only.

Ice Cream postcard

10-01-2011, 07:55 PM
You brats! I am so envious that you all got together. I know Patti kept you entertained!

Well, that about says what I was thinking! ;)
Hey...I like that recipe...even my vegetarian self could cook that one for others and not mess it up.
Glad that computer is working again Lil!

10-01-2011, 07:55 PM
You brats! I am so envious that you all got together. I know Patti kept you entertained!

It was great to be together and we wish you all could have been here too! Patti showed us how to make bottle cap pendants. For the life of me I could never figure out how to flatten those things and she has this special technique that works like a dream.

10-01-2011, 07:57 PM
Joyflower....I have an idea you are a good cook.
K....Patti is full 'of it' as your probably know! Multi-talented woman!

10-01-2011, 07:57 PM
Some new cards.

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

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_Untitled-22.jpg ATART #22 TRADED

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_Untitled-23.jpg ATART #23 TRADED

10-01-2011, 08:06 PM
Wowza! Lots of great stuff being posted!

I've been slaving over a hot stove all day making chicken rice casserole and haven't made a thing. Hoping to get some time later....

10-01-2011, 08:06 PM
And some more.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_Untitled-25.jpg ATART #25 TRADED

10-01-2011, 08:09 PM
Very pretty!

Llinda, just send the casserole!

10-01-2011, 08:20 PM
83398 Watercolor background, collage horse.

10-01-2011, 08:29 PM
Off to my parents' house for dinner (with my Sis and BIL too) - and I suspect there will be a card game, chatter and laughter too.

I'll check back in here when I get home - and maybe still get a couple of cards done tonight, stay up late and "party" with whoever is here.

10-01-2011, 08:31 PM
I woke up early and started crafting early and we had a fun and busy day here. I'll propably fall in sleep soon. Or I need to take a cup of coffee. It depends on how long Kristin is trying to stay up :).

10-01-2011, 08:32 PM
I forgot to say, thank you PattiM for those butterfly pictures! I made so many cards where I used them :).

10-01-2011, 08:33 PM
Sounds like there is a lot of fun being had...and lovely art being created...by AFA folks all over the place!
I have been creating art this weekend, but have not gotten to the computer to scan it until now. I did take a break last night to visit friends, eat pizza, drink wine and come in last in a Scrabble game! It is possible that my enjoyment of the wine may have had an effect on my Scrabble performance :wacko:

Anyway here is a Halloween Chunky ~

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/large/1_chunkygraveyard.jpg Available

10-01-2011, 08:34 PM
:biglaugh: Till now, I thought you were talking about your husband! :huh:

LOL NO way My husband is perfect for me, I'd never want another. In fact my sister and cousin wanted me to clone him!

10-01-2011, 08:37 PM
Also, some Halloween cards ~

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/small/1_witches1.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/small/1_witches2.jpg Witches For Swaps

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/small/1_witches3.jpg Traded http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/small/1_pumpkin1.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/small/2_pumpkin2.jpg Pumpkins For Swaps

10-01-2011, 08:39 PM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/small/3_My_Art_006.jpg made for a trade, but I need to decide the best way to add the charm.

10-01-2011, 08:41 PM
One more Halloween card ~

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/small/1_october31.jpg Traded

And a few others ~

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/small/1_springsheep.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/small/1_starrycritters.jpg Both Traded

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/small/1_goldbutterfly.jpg Traded http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/small/1_redsheep.jpg Available

10-01-2011, 09:11 PM
I got home awhile ago from the NJ gathering at Kristin's lovely home. The soups, pot roast and wow-those fab CUPCAKES were delicious. We had a fun time-talking and some card made. Sanna did get many cards made while the rest of of talked. We traded-that was really fun. Well, I'm tired, it was a long drive, but what a great day. Thanks Kristin.

10-01-2011, 09:30 PM
Good to hear you are safety at home again :).

10-01-2011, 09:30 PM
LOL - Sniisk got a cup o'Joe. :jiggy:

Sharlene it was great to see you again!

10-01-2011, 09:31 PM
these are for trade..............

Create At My House...............traded
Bird Of Many Colors.................

10-01-2011, 09:42 PM
LOL - Sniisk got a cup o'Joe. :jiggy:

And this was absolutely the first time I ordered a cup of coffee online :).

10-01-2011, 09:46 PM
2 more from me:

Going Batty

Shades of Autumn - (On this one the leaves extend beyond 2.5x3.5 inches.)

10-01-2011, 10:00 PM
I have a few to add.

10-01-2011, 10:02 PM
And there are a couple more:

More info is in the a-thon gallery. I know you all are having fun together. Sniisk (I may not have spelled that right), I hope you are having a wonderful time, and as Kay's guest, I'm sure you are.

10-01-2011, 10:07 PM
I learned something here: be careful not to make the background more interesting than the foreground! Also found that stamping doesn't work on that background.

10-01-2011, 10:07 PM
Hey sounds so fun, wish we could have all been there. Sana so glad you are enjoying yourself the American way, what an adventure. :laugh:

Kristen I love that Bat card!
Egod your cards are beautiful!

10-01-2011, 10:11 PM
The thread may be posting slowly or I may have failed to submit my last bit. I know you N.J. folks are having a good time. Wish I could be with you in the flesh. But thanks for sharing Sana's visit with the rest of us, Kristin. I'll probably be back tomorrow! Thanks for your comment, Linda.

10-01-2011, 10:30 PM
All of the chunkies I am mking will have more chunk added. I just have to go over to my studio and dig out the fibers and such. I'm not lucky enough to have the beautiful craft room Kristen has. :D

Eek It's Big Bad Snap! Run Skelly Run! :laugh: http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/small/2_My_Art_007.jpg Big Bad snap available

10-01-2011, 10:38 PM
I'm trying to find my way to the bed soon. Too long day for me.

10-01-2011, 10:39 PM
Good night and keep creating and posting here!

10-01-2011, 10:58 PM
I think I'll be signing off as well. See ya in the morning.

10-01-2011, 11:06 PM
Thanks Linda - that bat card has been sitting since yesterday - I couldn't figure out how to finish it until today.

Great cards Egod - your tree one is my favorite!

I have a couple more but the glue needs to dry. I'll upload them tomorrow.

It's been a great day - we are ready for some sleep. See you tomorrow!

10-01-2011, 11:08 PM
This is so much fun. I am off to bed to read. Will catch you all tomorrow. .

Just Ducky
10-01-2011, 11:16 PM
nite nite to ya Kristin and Sanna... all your fun and crafting today ya both better sleep in abit in the morning...

10-01-2011, 11:20 PM
Good night you two

Just Ducky
10-01-2011, 11:22 PM
oh... I do have a couple Kitty cards... maybe some puppies tomorrow ??? oh and Halloween... got to do some Halloween...

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/2_sleepy_kitty_1.jpg.. Sleepy Kitty # 1

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/2_sleepy_kitty_2.jpg.. Sleepy Kitty # 2

10-01-2011, 11:36 PM
Goodnight Sanna, Kristin and Jewels!

Here are a few I've finished... they are on hold for a couple of folks before I can trade. :)

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_ATART_Rainbow_Lorikeet.jpg Rainbow Lorikeet http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_ATART_delightful_reward.jpg Delightful Reward
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_ATART_Kenya.jpg Kenya TRADED http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_ATART_Soar.jpg Soar

Patti M
10-01-2011, 11:53 PM
You brats! I am so envious that you all got together. I know Patti kept you entertained!

Sure SHirley!! Throw me to the wolves!! I was actually well behaved and relatively quiet today! I know it seems unlikely but I was having such a good time listening to Sanna , and Charlene, and Kristin that I was a tad quieter than you are used to!!!!Shocking I know-hahahahaha!

Patti M
10-01-2011, 11:59 PM
and to all you out there in cyberspace- you should wish you were with us today!! Kristin is such a wonderful hostess- we had the most fabo dinner!! Before that we had snacks in the afternoon that we all shared and just wandering into Kristin's craft room made my poor little heart stutter! It is amazing- great set-up. It was a really wonderful day. I also love that Kristin chose to post the pic where we were standing next to each other- the tallest and the smallest!!

10-02-2011, 12:02 AM
Here are some I did last night ... I can see by my writing that the wine had started working. LOL
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2964/small/2_sep_atart_001.jpg#7 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2964/small/2_sep_atart_002.jpgtraded
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2964/small/2_sep_atart_003.jpgtraded http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2964/small/2_sep_atart_004.jpg#10

10-02-2011, 01:04 AM
for trade......

Sara Lee................
Dressed For The Night....................traded

10-02-2011, 01:58 AM
These are for Ruthe's Lotus Flower Swap

Lotus w Yellow Koi collage on acrylic background.
Lotus w Red Koi collage on acrylic background.

The Lotus and Koi are cut from a Chinese New Year greeting card from a local bank. A thoughtful friend who knew of my craft interest gave me it to do art with.

10-02-2011, 02:00 AM
Patti M, we all wish we were there with you today! I haven't seen more than the one picture... are there more? :D

jaw, I love the shopping card! Will there be big news for Herman and Lucille soon?

Monarch, I love your bird cards! They are so dang cute!

10-02-2011, 02:02 AM
Linda, fun looking Halloween chunky!

Ducky, your kitties are too cute!

Oh pretty, Miloccpep!

10-02-2011, 02:04 AM
With that, my a-thon friends, I'm off to bed. Tired and sore shoulder need to rest. I have a few in the works, but will have to be finished in the morning.

Good night, sleep tight, and/or create wonderous things if you're starting your day!

10-02-2011, 02:19 AM
good night Helen. sweet dreams

10-02-2011, 02:23 AM
Just been drooling over the art that has been created in here so far.... so lovely everyone thanks for the eye candy!

Girl was lovely of you to upload a pic of you together too.... I think we should get together more often... I could not do without my thursday night girls night....

*wonders if its possible to get to the 2012 AFA thingy......*

10-02-2011, 02:35 AM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/small/1_My_Art_009.jpg #9

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/small/1_My_Art_008.jpg #8

Last two for today. See you tomorrow.

10-02-2011, 03:14 AM
Goodmorning! I made three more cards yesterday evening but was too tired to scan them.. Now I will go through the gallery and see which cards there are for trade, I saw some nice ones already!

4. Holland
5. Amsterdam
6. The greatest love

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8556/small/1_ATART_Oct_4.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8556/small/1_ATART_Oct_5.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8556/small/1_ATART_Oct_6.jpg

10-02-2011, 04:41 AM
Good Morning Athoners!

I've been busy for a few hours. I have a couple of chunky pages done and I've made a paper mache (kinda) bowl, put another layer on my paper mache birds and the 'cat' (not sure what that thing is gonna turn out being when it's done) and I've done the dishes as well!

Linda4atc gets first pick of the chunkys

I made the finished paper mache bird last week.

monster chunkytraded
witch chunky traded
paper mache projects
what the birds should resemble when done!

10-02-2011, 05:17 AM
LOL! dmnh, your monster chunky ROCKS!

10-02-2011, 05:24 AM
For Ruthe's Lotus Flower Swap

Lotus w White Koi - collage of 2 different lotus, on dark brown background.
Lotus w Twin Koi - collage of 2 of same lotus on light green background.

10-02-2011, 05:56 AM
Good morning one and all (and hello Kitty my neighbour!)

What a fantastic day you all had yesterday while I was babysitting my grandkids. Yowsers and so much great art, it is a very long time since we had such an active and varies ATART. Thanks for organising it Kristin and Sanna and Helen (wonderful photos, sooo mice to see you Kristin and Charlene IRL). Sanna you are looking so well too, hope all has settled down at home now.
Going back to feast my eyes on the amazing art and post some new cards.

10-02-2011, 06:00 AM
83432 Last Will

83433 Baby

83434 Carefree

10-02-2011, 06:07 AM
Good morning all -- oh what a treat it was again to browse the thread. You all make such lovely art!!

Ended up working on my thesis yesterday afternoon but sat down last night after coming home from a bday gathering and finally had time to make some art as well. Somehow though whenever there's a a-thon going on and I have time to play, I end up making stuff for swaps rather then seperate cards. Doh. I did get a lot made last night though; 6 ATCs for two swaps as well as 2 chunkies and 3 christmas cards. Will make some pics of the chunkies later on to post. And hopefully I'll manage to finish writing another good bit of my thesis before the day is gone and have some time left to make some more ATCs for the a-thon as well!

10-02-2011, 06:54 AM
I just went for a walk with my neighbor this morning, it is a lovely sunny day :yes:. Saw some beautiful mushrooms and the autumn colors are starting to show...

And created a bit, I got three more to show you.

7. Geisha
8. Flamingo
9. Peacock

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8556/small/1_ATART_Oct_7.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8556/small/1_ATART_Oct_8.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8556/small/1_ATART_Oct_9.jpg

10-02-2011, 07:34 AM
Here are two quick pics (larger image available in my gallery) I made of the frog chunkies I worked on last night. They're both available for trade.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/390/small/1_11-123singingintherain.jpg Singing in the Rain (traded)
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/390/small/1_11-124mrguitar.jpg Mr. Guitar (traded)

I think this is my first actual participation in a ATART/a-thon here on AFA!! :yes:

10-02-2011, 08:22 AM
Ok just popped in to say NIGHT ALL..... thanks for the eye candy! heehee even though I am not participating I am enjoying.....

10-02-2011, 09:38 AM
Good morning everyone! It's a nice and cool and cloudy day here. I hope I'm not starting to freeze because I just used to have a hot weather in Boston few days ago. And it was too hot also in NY.

10-02-2011, 09:40 AM
Kristin is propably still sleeping, I haven't seen her yet. A big house, :err:. But I have a good chance to start earlier :).

10-02-2011, 10:01 AM
Good morning everyone. Here are a Halloween card

, #3(traded)