View Full Version : Come Play! Official Postage Stamp-A-Thon Thread Nov 11-14th

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11-12-2011, 09:14 PM
Minnkel, I would love to have your recipe. It got down to 68 last night....I know that's not ever cold to you gals, but, I have lived on the southern coast in 90 degree weather for about 40 years and and when if drops to 75 I freeze....so that soup may help me make it through the winter!

Nancy...the low temp here this morning was 42 and I'm not that far away from you.

11-12-2011, 09:14 PM
Nancy...I LOVE your Beatles card. Ringo was my heart-throb in High School (Yes...I'm THAT old!! :swoon:)

I'll trade it to you for your Chanel Surfing card - I saw it earlier and really like it!

11-12-2011, 09:36 PM
martha .....Happy Birthday to you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

11-12-2011, 09:39 PM
Thanks for all the birthday wishes, everyone! :cute:
It's so much fun to have an A-thon over my birthday weekend!

11-12-2011, 09:42 PM
4 available cards................

first card traded......
third card traded...bear

11-12-2011, 10:30 PM
Such lovely and inspired art!!

Cynthia, I 'll take it! lol but I do know what you mean - when it gets cold here, I'm like, WHAT? It 's not supposed to be this cold here!!!! :skeptical:

nancyjb, you uploaded just fine! :yes: You are on a roll now, great cards!

lilbad, bazaars are so much fun, aren't they?

Jewels, your art group sounds very cool - I do know how that goes with my jewelry stuff - sometimes it's just nice to get out :wink:

minnkel, your potatoe soup sounds like something my hubby would just love!

Ducky, you are somehing special if your hub keeps quiet - and glad you got the cat & dog fed- if my Zuni isn't happy with her chow, she bites the back of my leg!!! :arghh:

Nancy, :yes::yes::yes: Generally, I like the warmth of southern living, but close to the holidays, I do miss the snow....

JACKS, those stamps are way too cool! I'll be sending a pm!

sandyinutah, you Rock! you'll be getting another pm from me as well!

Ms. Mrubyjean, Happy Birthday to you! What fun for you! Hope this weekend is nothing but sheer joy to you! ps ..... that 1st card on post 241 is A-mazing!!!!

HHC, muses are fickle, aren't they? I do hope you get it back real, real soon(like before the A-Thon is over!)!

paintmanycolors, There you are! Couldn't miss all that color! Glad you are havin a good time in this A-Thon :D

monarch, lovely cards...which reminds me... I need to get back to finishing some I started!! :wub:

11-12-2011, 10:46 PM
This guy just looked like he needed steampunking (I'm very new at it so all you experts - constructive criticism is welcomed!) The name was chosen because of the guy on the stamp being the designer of geodesic dome housing. And I thought the world maps fit the shape of the domes just right.

Geodesic Time ~~*TRADED*~~

11-12-2011, 10:46 PM
Another stamp on stamping from me TRADED


11-12-2011, 10:56 PM
I just glued two stamp collages. They need to dry overnight and I don't think I'm ever going to get all of the gel medium off my hands but I'll try scanning them tomorrow. One is a Liberty Bell collage -when Blanche found out I was collecting L Bells she sent me a whole bag of them - thank you! :notworthy:

11-12-2011, 11:07 PM
I was out with friends celebrating my birthday...we always go out to Seattle's International District for Dim Sum...yum!


Just Ducky
11-12-2011, 11:32 PM
FIRst... HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YA MARTHA and yes, after 'that' certain age you can and should celebrate for a whole week...

Blanche, you go gal... read your last post and you got a bit of everyone there... I try to comment on different postings and forget after 2....:confused:
so just picking up where Blanche ended....
Minnkel... I sure don't know much about SteamPunk... but looks great to me...
Cathy, super loving your butterfly
KES... best you mark that KiWi traded... he is mine ya know...
and HeLLO Galzart.... sure hoping we can make a connection this weekend...

11-12-2011, 11:36 PM
minnkel, your potatoe soup sounds like something my hubby would just love!

Just PM'd it to ya! Enjoy!

Just Ducky
11-12-2011, 11:39 PM
minnkel... I thinking you should post the potato soup thingy here, sure would save ya a few pm's.... cause ya know I want it tooo....
if you post it here... and someone comes along later you can just tell them what post number you put it on..
just an idea...

11-12-2011, 11:47 PM
minnkel... I thinking you should post the potato soup thingy here, sure would save ya a few pm's.... cause ya know I want it tooo....
if you post it here... and someone comes along later you can just tell them what post number you put it on..
just an idea...

If that is OK with the hosts it would be fine with me!

11-12-2011, 11:49 PM
Ok...well since I had all my clock bits out I just decided to keep going. The card itself is not blurry at all. The clock is a bit raised (but hey...this isn't a swap and I'm the one who has to pay the postage so what the heck!!)

Time To Play

11-12-2011, 11:58 PM
I have finished some cards yah me!! ( if you only knew how crazy this weekend has been) all are for Trade just PM and I would love to trade :)
wonder woman (Traded)
friends (Traded)
Super man
Australian Digger (Traded)
Royal Wedding (Traded)

11-13-2011, 12:32 AM
Just Ducky, Thanks for pickin up my slack! If I missed anyone, it's not intentional, and please know all of you and your art is amazing to me! Love this place!

It's been a blast today hanging out here and creating and eating my lasagna...:biglaugh:

I had some more ATCS on my SD thingy I had forgotten about so here they are...

Christmas Angels
Knight L
Let It Snow - traded
Canada 1968

Fun stuff!

It's over and out for me - see ya tomorrow!

11-13-2011, 12:35 AM
Y'all are still rocking this marathon! I gotta say "Goodnight" for now - eyes are half closed. Looking forward to tomorrow!

Just Ducky
11-13-2011, 01:04 AM
it's good that KES... just asked my for a trade as I forgot to post my last cards...
oh and Blanche... you didn't miss anyone... I just grabbed a couple that posted just after your last post... you way ahead of this slowwww ducky ...lol

Hi OWL lady... so glad to see ya kid.. and fun cards you showing...
and so before I forget (again) why I am here... here's my last show and tell for tonight..

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/3_postage_8.jpg... # 8 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_postage_9.jpg..#9 (Nederland)
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/2_postage_10.jpg... # 10

sleepy duck tonight so till tomorrow... see-ya

11-13-2011, 01:19 AM
Well....I'm done for the night...off to bed...to sleep...perchance to dream (probably of PSATs!!) Might have some weird dreams as I'm a bit loopy from smelling E6000 for the past couple of hours! :swoon:

So, I'll leave you with this one and see you guys tomorrow!! I found this stamp with two guys on it and I knew I had to hunt for appropriate "bodies" for them. FUN!

Dapper Duo ~~*TRADED*~~

11-13-2011, 01:28 AM
Got a couple more cardsdone ill put up pictures tomorrow night night

11-13-2011, 01:58 AM
Here is one new card and two others in my gallery.

All are available for trade.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6898/medium/1_PSAT_Butterfly_stamp_and_flowers.jpg Butterfly and flowers STILL AVAILABLE

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6898/medium/1_PSAT_Otago_Centenary.jpg Otago Centenary TRADED

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6898/medium/1_PSAT__6.jpg Carrying the Load TRADED

11-13-2011, 02:10 AM
Here's another off the craft table - whew! TRADED

11-13-2011, 03:50 AM
Morning everyone! I'll continue my crafting project soon.

11-13-2011, 03:53 AM
I came home tonight at 5.30ish after being on the road since 9.15 am - and thought I would sit and relax and come look at the eye candy..... It sure has the WOW factor folkjs! I am enthralled with what you have been creating.

Ducky - Here's an offer of some Baileys and Dark Chocolate... and why didn't hubby check your supper .. heehee hope the smoke didn't turn into a fire....
Congratulations on your new Computer and scanner... I know what it was like when I got a new one for work and I love it.

SOOOOOOOooooooooooooo I better put my oar in the water and get cracking with some cards ...... Ok first I have to feed my animals and my hubby... and yes in that order... LOL the Hubby has learnt to be patient!

11-13-2011, 04:27 AM
Goodmorning/afternoon/evening all! I am ready to do some more cards today :yes:

11-13-2011, 05:19 AM
Hi everyone,

I missed playing yesterday but here are some new postage stamp cards from me:


Wil Opio Oguta
11-13-2011, 05:20 AM
Good morning to you all. While listening to Solomon Burke and De Dijk I made the following cards:
(baby elephant has been traded)

11-13-2011, 06:21 AM
Some new cards.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_109.jpg PSAT #19 TRADED

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_100.jpg PSAT #20 TRADED

11-13-2011, 07:21 AM
Good morning all! East coast is just starting to see daylight! Going to try to create before heading outside to finish yard work - nice weather today.

Wil Opio Oguta
11-13-2011, 07:28 AM
Some more cards before I take a lunch break:
(fly little eagle, earth and both eagles have been traded)

11-13-2011, 07:56 AM
#1 Butterfly - tissue paper background, stamp and gold stickers.

11-13-2011, 08:25 AM
Wil.....I've been hunting through THOUSANDS of stamps in my father's collection for an eagle and you've got several. Lucky you. Meanwhile I have decided that most stamps from the 1930s and 1940 are boring - one color and with pictures of heads of state, kings, queens, prime ministers etc.......
But I did find a few that I can use.
Off to create!

11-13-2011, 08:33 AM
It is a beautiful day here as well!! Crisp and sunny.

I have done 2 ATCs and 1 APC today.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8556/small/1_ATC_PSAT_14.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8556/small/1_ATC_PSAT_15.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8556/small/1_ATC_PSAT_16.jpg

11-13-2011, 09:55 AM
Such lovely cards, Kitty!

11-13-2011, 09:57 AM
I made a bunch of cards last night but was too tired to post them so here they are ~

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/medium/1_psat7.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/medium/1_psat12.jpg Both Traded
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/medium/1_psat8.jpg Traded

11-13-2011, 10:00 AM
And some postage stamp people ~

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/medium/1_psat9.jpg Traded

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/medium/1_psat10.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/medium/1_psat11.jpg Both Traded

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/medium/1_psat14.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/medium/1_psat13.jpg Both Traded

11-13-2011, 10:09 AM
Here are a couple more

11-13-2011, 10:31 AM
By the way, just to let you all who are trading with me to know that I'm going to work abroad next week and I won't be able to mail anything until on Monday November 21st.

11-13-2011, 10:46 AM
Four more....scanner was giving me lots of trouble, I think it's tired! Now I HAVE to get out in the sunshine with the dog!
Sahara Sandpending trade
Postage Increase
Chicago rowing

11-13-2011, 11:02 AM
Here are some more cards. I don't know if I'm making more because I started to work with APCs :).

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_106.jpg PSAT #21 TRADED

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_74.jpg PSAT #24 TRADED

11-13-2011, 11:03 AM
Here are my earlier available cards.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_20.jpg PSAT #11 TRADED

11-13-2011, 12:11 PM
86460 Rose Garden

86461 Bluefin Tuna

86462 Never Smile at a Crockodile Traded

86463 Snowflakes Traded

86464 Great Barrier Reef Traded

11-13-2011, 12:15 PM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/1854/small/1_Special_Delivery__________________.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=265714) I am posting more in my gallery

11-13-2011, 12:15 PM
Hi Everyone!

Looks like there's a LOT of fun and creativity going on and i am happy to join in! Usually we are in the mountains for the weekend with no computer -aaagh!! but I prevailed this weekend and we came back to the city early! This is the first athon for me so I'm not quite sure how it works re trading. I am guessing we PM each other??
I will upload thecards i worked on yesterday - and keep on creating today!

11-13-2011, 12:19 PM
I see a lot of cool postage people - I just can't figure out how to do them but they are so much fun to look at. :)

Wil Opio Oguta
11-13-2011, 12:24 PM
And 3 more lion cards (Jewels has first choice):

11-13-2011, 12:27 PM
Great cards everyone
I still have some if anyone is interested in trading

11-13-2011, 12:28 PM
86473 All You Need is Love

86474 Woodpecker Traded

86475 Daisy Traded

[ATTACH]86476[/ATTACH[ In the Pink

11-13-2011, 12:31 PM
86478 Butterflies are Free Traded

86479 Red Orchid Traded

11-13-2011, 12:56 PM


http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=265728[/IMG] traded

11-13-2011, 12:57 PM
Three more available

11-13-2011, 01:08 PM
Here's some Duck stamp cards.

11-13-2011, 01:11 PM
Another couple Ducks.

Wil Opio Oguta
11-13-2011, 01:12 PM
Your ducks are wonderful!

11-13-2011, 01:27 PM
Here's some misc. ones.

11-13-2011, 01:30 PM
I'm loving all the Beautiful cards being posted everyone!

11-13-2011, 01:53 PM
So amazing! I'm off to create!

11-13-2011, 01:58 PM

11-13-2011, 02:22 PM
Here are a few more from me:

Celebrate Friends

Celebrate Life

Canine Correspondence- traded

Strike the Pose green - traded

Stirke the Pose yellow

11-13-2011, 02:25 PM
Here's some National Park cards.

11-13-2011, 02:33 PM
So many beautiful cards still coming! I wish I could play tomorrow but stupid work wants me to go there and do something...

11-13-2011, 02:37 PM
Here Ducky Ducky......where are you Ducky?

11-13-2011, 02:39 PM
The States have some wonderful stamps that never see their way over here! 'Snot fair! :skeptical: :twitcy:

11-13-2011, 03:04 PM

11-13-2011, 03:14 PM
Clever cards Jaw, especially the three billy goats!

Wil Opio Oguta
11-13-2011, 03:15 PM
And here are the last 3 cards from me for today:

11-13-2011, 03:32 PM
86501 Clara Bow

86502 Folk Art

11-13-2011, 03:38 PM
I'm saying good night and wishing you all have fun playing today and tomorrow.

I'll mail my trades on November 21st.

11-13-2011, 03:38 PM
Last two.... I have a couple of others but my "muse" has deserted me and they just don't look "done" yet.....
City Mail http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3438/small/1_City_Mail.jpg
Cherry Blossoms (on hold for Ducky, she gets first chance)http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3438/small/1_Cherry_Blossoms.jpg

11-13-2011, 03:44 PM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/1854/large/1_Red_Houses_______.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/1854/1_Red_Houses_______.jpg)avaliable........oops what a big picture...sorry!

11-13-2011, 03:54 PM

Just Ducky
11-13-2011, 03:55 PM
trying to catch up with all the postings from around the world... and I have deceied that I need to put myself into a different TIME ZONE for a couple days... I keep missing my gals
Wil...Cathy..Sniisk....Mouseit.... and so many of you "other" countries.... bummer.

I heard that we will be running our short weekend over till Monday or Tuesday, depending on where you guys live... and I will be knocking on trade doors before this fun is over...

11-13-2011, 03:56 PM
JAW your pet people are so great! They make me smile!

11-13-2011, 03:57 PM
off to work ... will check in tomorrow :)

11-13-2011, 03:58 PM
thanks for the compliments ... gosh .. you're makin' me blush :cute:

11-13-2011, 04:01 PM
It's such a sunny, warm day outside today after an inch of rain yesterday (which is a lot for here!) but I see lots more great cards and need to get busy so I can trade!

11-13-2011, 04:03 PM
The States have some wonderful stamps that never see their way over here! 'Snot fair! :skeptical: :twitcy:

I know Ibus - I've started mixing up my postage for my foreign envies so that you can get a better mix of stamps. Also a lot of stamps aren't available to the smaller PO's and we get stuck buying the same things over and over again. I've started ordering my stamps online because of that. There is a fee but I do a big order (for me and my mom at the same time) and if I know the stamps are going to be appreciated on the other end I don't mind spending a little extra.

11-13-2011, 04:06 PM
Someone was offering up stamps in preparation for this, wish I'd taken them up now! I know what you mean about small POs, ours doesn't always get them either, but then again our local postmistress really can't be bothered with being a help. If you've ever seen Little Britain, she's very much a "the computer says no" type person!

11-13-2011, 04:06 PM
Ducky I am here, was away for the weekend.. but as we ae playing Monday and maybe Tuesday I have a ducky card coming with you in mind... heehee.

I have also pulled out some stamps that others have used here, and its interesting that I never thought to use them that way.....LOL


Just Ducky
11-13-2011, 04:08 PM
off to work ??? JAW, you going to work in the afternoon on Sunday ??? it is Sunday ain't it ???

so, these are my 3 for today... (sunday, I think) maybe a couple more later ...
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/2_postage_12.jpg.... # 12... Australia

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/2_postage_13.jpg.... # 13... Finland

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/2_postage_14.jpg.... # 14... Bulgaria

please check my gallery for more... and updated available cards...

11-13-2011, 04:09 PM
My muse has left me... hours ago actually... I cleaned out my gallery in the meantime, and my mailbox. Surfed the web for nice collage stuff, dreamed about a mixed media workshop, browsed on etsy. Anyway, I do not think it is coming back today :cry: Have a great day, night and I wil check in again tomorrow!

Just Ducky
11-13-2011, 04:15 PM
I am also going to make a point of using different stamps for my oversea mailings... my most favorite post lady retired last month and she was so nice and happy to help me choose stamps... WELL that day is over as the new women? gives me fits... I have trouble just trying to get a REAL stamp put on cards.. she wants to use that dreaded auto machine... yuk...

11-13-2011, 04:25 PM
Here are the two collages I worked on last night. If you would like the digital files (jpeg) so that you can use these in future art just shoot me a PM with your e-mail addy and I'll send you the files.



These were made with stamps and a big pot of gel medium - I still have glue on my fingers.:laugh:

11-13-2011, 04:37 PM
I've just been going back over the thread, and I've missed out on some wonderful work!

11-13-2011, 04:38 PM
I am also going to make a point of using different stamps for my oversea mailings... my most favorite post lady retired last month and she was so nice and happy to help me choose stamps... WELL that day is over as the new women? gives me fits... I have trouble just trying to get a REAL stamp put on cards.. she wants to use that dreaded auto machine... yuk...

That's what our one is like. Drives me nuts.

11-13-2011, 04:41 PM
I just love seeing what everyone's created! A few more from me:





11-13-2011, 04:42 PM
How are we feeling time-wise? I was planning on going through Monday? Does that sound about right? Do we need Tuesday, too?

11-13-2011, 04:45 PM
I'm happy to carry on if others want!

11-13-2011, 04:50 PM
Vintage pet images. I know these are super simple but it seemed that the postage stamps were just right for the images.

Dreaming of Owney

Prancing Kitty - traded

Love in a Barrow

Speak for It

11-13-2011, 04:53 PM
Awwwwwwwwwwwww bless! :wubclub: They're really cute!

11-13-2011, 05:12 PM
Thank you!

11-13-2011, 05:13 PM
you will notice that I have been keeping up with moving my traded cards into the other gallery.....you DID notice didn't you? huh? huh?......

11-13-2011, 06:21 PM
I am jumping a bit late, but here is my 1st one. I just love everyone's work on here! Great job! PM me if you want to trade. Off to make some more....:)

title: Purple pansy wagon

11-13-2011, 06:21 PM
haven't had time to read thread, will do when I get home.......(so glad we have tomorrow!!)

one card today....called "Tea Time" or "What was I thinking ??:laugh: "

11-13-2011, 06:26 PM
whoops, forgot to add pic......; )
(its a little known technique called, "run to art table and quick glue something down, go out again , then repeat process":goofy:

11-13-2011, 06:54 PM
I'm makin a list and checking it twice - no, not my Christmas list, my list of trades and addresses!
That said, I am back on this site after a year "away" and really need to clean out my "Available" ATC cards. If anyone I've traded with wants an EXTRA card from my gallery just send me a pm with the name. Hopefully I still have it. I've been trying to clean out my gallery and make sure it's up to date but it is going s l o w l y.......

Just Ducky
11-13-2011, 07:08 PM
hey Paintcolors you leaving ??? your going OUT ??? you do know it's dark outside...
so ya better hurry back or you will never catch up with us... wild bunch here tonight...

oh and I got 3 more for show and tell....
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/2_postage_16.jpg ..#16
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/2_postage_17.jpg ..#17 (traded, thank you)
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/2_postage_18.jpg ..#18

so now I am off to do the dinner thing.... but easy one, left overs from yesterdays burnt offerings :confused:

11-13-2011, 07:12 PM
Sorry to be MIA today, we had unexpected guests (all day no less), and now I'm whooped! Have been trying to keep up with pms through the day - I'm gonna gawk a while at all the beautiful art here for a while and then it 's back out for dinner!

11-13-2011, 07:14 PM
Another one available: Lovebirds

11-13-2011, 07:50 PM
two more availablehttp://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=265842


11-13-2011, 08:10 PM
Cherie, great lovebirds card!

11-13-2011, 08:12 PM
Are they also in your gallery, cos they don't show up for me in the thread?

11-13-2011, 08:17 PM
Wow Kristin! Love the last card - 'Speak for It'! shooting you a pm now.

11-13-2011, 08:27 PM
Here are my last four for the weekend ~

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/medium/1_psat15.jpg Traded http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/medium/1_psat17.jpg Available

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/medium/1_psat16.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/medium/1_psat18.jpg Both Traded

I won't be able to play tomorrow...it's a long work day!

11-13-2011, 08:29 PM
LoL Ducks, yea , this old lady went out in the dark hoping she'd get lucky:biglaugh:..naw, just kiddin'.....my 16 yr old grandaughter is doing competition cheerleading..I just Had to see her smile when Nana (me) showed up, I sure do love her.

now...eat some dinner, coffee, art table...or art table , dinner, coffee, or coffee&art table eat later..oh, I'm so confused...got it~ chocolate,coffee, at art table. ; )

11-13-2011, 08:30 PM

managed at least these two for today....maybe I'll have a couple more by tomorrow night

11-13-2011, 08:33 PM
Here are my last four for the weekend ~

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/small/1_psat15.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/small/1_psat16.jpg

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/small/1_psat17.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/small/1_psat18.jpg

I won't be able to play tomorrow...it's a long work day!

Heehee love the Simpsons! Also the pink aeroplane.

11-13-2011, 08:38 PM
Seven more today. I just discovered the A-thon Gallery.

Yellow Butterflies

Calvin and Hobbs

What's Up Doc?

PM me if you want to trade.

11-13-2011, 08:47 PM

Polar Bears


Julia de Burgos

PM me if you want to trade. I'm going to copy the other ones from my gallery to the A-thon Gallery.

11-13-2011, 08:48 PM
My 3rd card available: Herbals

11-13-2011, 08:52 PM
Nancy, all you have to do is edit and then convert the section to which it's shown in.

11-13-2011, 08:53 PM
All 3 of my cards are available and now in the A Thon Gallery. :)

Herbals, Lovebirds, Purple Pansy Wagon

11-13-2011, 08:56 PM
I have a couple of cards left on the thread!

11-13-2011, 09:03 PM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/1854/small/1_Vintage_houses______.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=265868) Vintage stamp houses TRADED

11-13-2011, 09:06 PM
Here are some postage APCs from me. The faux postage is my littlest kitty Kona.





11-13-2011, 09:12 PM
Pretty! Love the protea stamps! Do you have a machine that cuts your 'stamps' like that? Just asking cos they make good shapes to run thread around and over (it has a name that is lost to me for now) just as the envelope of shapes I had is. :sad:

11-13-2011, 09:26 PM
Night night all, this gal gets sleepy when it gets dark.....which is around 5 pm now adays!
See you all in the am.
Wonderful stuff here all weekend long.

11-13-2011, 09:29 PM
Night Sueatbwp!

It a punch for the faux postage but I do have the dies/cutter for the Spirelli shapes also. :)

11-13-2011, 09:33 PM
That's it, I just couldn't remember what it was called. Oh good!

I need to get to sleep as well. See you all in the morning.

11-13-2011, 09:39 PM
Night Ibus -see you tomorrow!

I think these are probably my last 2 for the night:

Bucket O Kitty - traded

So Sweet - traded

11-13-2011, 09:54 PM
All my cards are in my athon gallery. Hopefully I can get some more done tonight

11-13-2011, 10:23 PM
What - where? A-Thon gallery?!?! help - help Where is this secret place?

11-13-2011, 10:29 PM
here are some more faux postage. sending off three in the mail.

11-13-2011, 10:29 PM
Fabulous cards everyone! It took me quite some time to catch up! I had an art group gathering that took most of my day so a few pages later.... :D

Here are three cards, two I finished last night and one this morning:
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_PSAT-Cherry_Blossoms.jpg Cherry Blossoms http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_PSAT_Songwriter_Bingo.jpg Songwriter Bingo http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_PSAT_Ten.jpg Ten

11-13-2011, 10:33 PM
JACKS when youd upload instread of clicking available for trade scroll down to athon gallery.

However I cant figure out how to move them to the traded gallery so I just commented claimed for right now

11-13-2011, 10:35 PM
thatgeekyartgirl, if you "edit" the card in your gallery, the next screen gives you the option to scroll up to change them to "ATCs - traded". The next screen is the image, and when you save that (bottom of screen) you've moved it to "traded". :D

11-13-2011, 10:37 PM
You can move them to the traded gallery by clicking on the card you want to move. Then you should be able to click on "Edit" in the top right corner. This brings you to a page that looks like the upload page. Just change the gallery on the first page, click next and then save. I hope I explained that right.

11-13-2011, 10:38 PM
HHC and I are on the same "page"....:laugh: But I think she explained it better!

11-13-2011, 10:40 PM
Icraft....when you click on gallery scroll down to the bottom to where you can change views to ...."available, traded, swaps etc." keep going down and the A-Thon gallery is near the bottom. Don't worry - I just discovered this over this weekend too!

11-13-2011, 10:48 PM
JACKS when youd upload instread of clicking available for trade scroll down to athon gallery.

However I cant figure out how to move them to the traded gallery so I just commented claimed for right now

Same way, find your card, click edit and scroll down to traded in that same box.

11-13-2011, 10:50 PM
HHC and I are on the same "page"....:laugh: But I think she explained it better!

And then I did again before I got to your replies! I agree that HHC's was the best explanation.

11-13-2011, 10:51 PM
Icraft....when you click on gallery scroll down to the bottom to where you can change views to ...."available, traded, swaps etc." keep going down and the A-Thon gallery is near the bottom. Don't worry - I just discovered this over this weekend too!

And I just discovered it today!

11-13-2011, 10:55 PM
Thanks nancyjb

11-13-2011, 10:58 PM
Cherie! Your mail box is full so I can't send the message that you get the Calvin & Hobbs card and I'll take your Violet Wagon. :D

11-13-2011, 10:59 PM
Thanks sueatbwp

I learned so much this weekend

11-13-2011, 11:01 PM
Finally got a chance to get back to crafting - I hope I can stay awake enough to play some. Here's one card.

11-13-2011, 11:02 PM
One more done , will try to play tomorrow :yes:
Wonderful cards everyone and good fun.

"Flowers And Fish"

11-13-2011, 11:03 PM
Almost beddy bye time! Time to get creating soon

11-13-2011, 11:05 PM
I found it - gee I never knew that was there. I wish when we had A-Thons there could be a gallery just for everyone's A-Thon ATCs just for the duration of the event - wouldn't that be fun to be able to look at all the cards so much easier? Thanks for helping me out sueatbwp!

Just Ducky
11-13-2011, 11:27 PM
A-Thon Gallery ... kinda new, sometime early summer I thinking...
it does take a bit more to handle in your gallery overall, but so much better for these weekends...

I found it is best to mark your trades with... ATC Traded... then they are removed from the Thon Gallery....

also a couple days after the Thons, I will go into my gallery and mark all untraded Thon cards as... ATC Available for Trade... as this will make it easier for when someone looks in your gallery they won't have to also check the Thon Gallery...( lots/most gals forget about the Thon gallery even being there..)

11-13-2011, 11:33 PM
*sighs happily* More eye candy to look at!

The athon gallery really does help. I like seeing them in the thread, but it's easier for me to keep track of what I've traded by the galleries.

I'm feeling a little like I'm getting a cold, which I refuse to do, so I better go to bed. See you all tomorrow!

11-13-2011, 11:47 PM
Nooooooo Cynthia - no cold allowed! Sleep well and I hope it doesn't come.

Time for me to hit the hay also. As usuall my gallery is the best way to see if something is still available. All envies will stay open until the marathon ends just in case trades get added. Looking forward to seeing more art tomorrow. :) Night everyone!

11-14-2011, 12:01 AM
Cynthia, sleep well and do not get this cold! :)

Goodnight, Kristin!

And I echo that my gallery is the best place to check for available cards. I don't always get back to the posts in the thread to mark cards traded.

Just Ducky
11-14-2011, 12:01 AM
we sure are waning tonight... guess this shows we all had fun for the last 3 days... and maybe some energy left for Monday....
me ??? I think I'm missing some postage stamps somewhere in this mess of mine.. cause right now I got NONE left that I liking... gonna do some diggin in the mornin'
for now, thinking a will follow Cynitha and KES and get some early sleepy time...
nite ya all...

11-14-2011, 12:05 AM
Nite nite, Ducky!

11-14-2011, 12:29 AM
Here's a couple more from me this evening... I do hope to play a bit tomorrow as long a we're playing. P.S. Ducky has first choice. :)

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_PSAT_Ducks.jpg Ducks http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_PSAT_Chorus_Frog.jpg Chorus Frog

11-14-2011, 01:04 AM
Everyones cards are awesome!
I have some left if anyone is interested

11-14-2011, 01:20 AM
OK I'm gonna try my hand at piecing a stamp head on a different body - we'll see how it goes.

11-14-2011, 01:26 AM
Well........I decided to try a different body part - since it's after midnight here a little risky stuff is ok - right?

11-14-2011, 01:27 AM
Trust me - my card is way more Rated G than the original photo - haha! Maybe I am just getting slap happy and should go to bed now. eek!

11-14-2011, 02:25 AM
lol ya little after midnight here the brain does some funky stuff when sleep deprivition occurs

11-14-2011, 02:41 AM
Philanthropist Mary Lasker jumping for joy upon graduation. traded
Celia Cruz singing her heart out. traded
Justin S. Morrill

11-14-2011, 02:41 AM
I have one card left in my gallery if anyone wants a late trade


11-14-2011, 03:06 AM
I am also going to make a point of using different stamps for my oversea mailings... my most favorite post lady retired last month and she was so nice and happy to help me choose stamps... WELL that day is over as the new women? gives me fits... I have trouble just trying to get a REAL stamp put on cards.. she wants to use that dreaded auto machine... yuk...

DUCKY!! Tell her you want real stamps - you got rights! *stamps foot*

11-14-2011, 07:18 AM
Good Morning America! Actually I named this ATC "Stars and Stripes" but I thought it was fun to wake you with this one :D


11-14-2011, 07:50 AM
Good morning Tinka....Lovely card, nice to wake up to!

11-14-2011, 07:51 AM
Just in case anyone missed my post. I am trying to clear out my "gallery" of available cards and am willing to send an extra to anyone I traded with. That said, some of the cards seem to have gone AWOL so you can ask for any that are available and I will try to find them in my stash!

11-14-2011, 08:23 AM
Just for the fun of it....
#2 Duck Duck Goose

Night all.....
And thanks for sharing all the eye candy with me....

11-14-2011, 09:37 AM
I still have a few cards if anyone is interested -- going to try and get a few done today!!

11-14-2011, 10:37 AM
Working on backing cards, envelopes etc. today since I have afternoon and evening plans (AKA -work to support my ATC habit). Someone remind me......one card in an envelope takes one first class stamp in the USA? I know the internationals are different and based on weight (I think)......

11-14-2011, 10:53 AM
Working on backing cards, envelopes etc. today since I have afternoon and evening plans (AKA -work to support my ATC habit). Someone remind me......one card in an envelope takes one first class stamp in the USA? I know the internationals are different and based on weight (I think)......

Postage for most Internationals is 98 cents for the first ounce.
Postage to Canada is 80 cents for the first ounce.
Check out the USPS site for all info regarding sizes, weight and restrictions.

11-14-2011, 11:58 AM

O.K. I lied, sat down after I was ready for work to put backs on cards and got inspired....

11-14-2011, 12:06 PM
I sat down to make/finish off two cards and then made five more, while looking for the right bit for the first one! :confused:

11-14-2011, 12:08 PM
I made 3 last night but only uploaded 2 to my athon gallery i was in the same boat as so sue last night

11-14-2011, 12:09 PM
Boy...you don't play for a day and no one talks to you! LOL! So...today is my day with my granddaughter so not too sure how much I can get done. We've been in the studio together this morning however and I managed to get a few done. The black cat one is just like one I did for the last PSAT. I had all the elements (my last black cat stamp) and I really liked the look of it so I did another one.

Oh and BTW......I've got 5 more barnyards in process. Hope to post them before lunch. Depends on the little one.

Black Cat
Coat Check
Stamp Collecting

11-14-2011, 12:20 PM
To cute!!

Minnkel yup i know how that works. My baby had his first two teeth cut through last week
:jimlad::arghh: <-- he kind looked like those two guys

11-14-2011, 12:32 PM
LOL!! Mine looks most often like this......:chatterbox:

Makes concentration almost impossible!! But....it is time together making art and you can't pass those up.

Wil Opio Oguta
11-14-2011, 12:36 PM
Here are probably the last cards I can make for this athon. Had to work today and also tomorrow. I have cleaned out my athon and available gallery. If you see something there you like, pm me. The cards for today are all variations on blackbirds:
(Norwegian blackbird has been traded)

11-14-2011, 01:10 PM
86581 PSAT #5 Inchies - Red stamp series -Traded

86582 - PSAT #6 Asian inspired - Available

Hi all, still have a couple more available, from the other day, as well as these. Please PM me if you want to trade

11-14-2011, 01:21 PM
I am mailing most of my cards today. If I have to make you one it willl be towards the end of the week.

Thank you very much to all our hostesses. This was an awesome athon and I enjoyed all the eye candy, the trading and the fun of it all.

11-14-2011, 01:30 PM
The Barnyards are done!! Here they are.....

Gonna go feed the bunch and try to get back this afternoon or tonight. Is it all over today???????

Barnyard #2 - ON HOLD
Barnyard #3
Barnyard #4
Barnyard #5
Barnyard #6

11-14-2011, 01:47 PM
okay guys, i still can't get my cards on the thread but they are in the athon gallery. eveyone run over & take a peek please. hope you all like them. great cards being made for this aton.

11-14-2011, 02:39 PM
I am about to write the addies on the envelopes. Anyone for another trade before I seal them? :D

11-14-2011, 02:46 PM
Have most of the day off today ... will be making a few cards in between chores ... I really must at least get to vacuuming ... egads!

11-14-2011, 02:51 PM
oooo ... KittyNL I've been perusing your gallery ... :jiggy: don't seal my envelope yet! :biglaugh:

11-14-2011, 03:00 PM
If someone still wants something, here are all my available PSAT cards.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_48.jpg PSAT #3

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_52.jpg PSAT #4

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/2_30.jpg PSAT #9

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_88.jpg PSAT #13 TRADED

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_72.jpg PSAT #14 TRADED

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_70.jpg PSAT #15 TRADED

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_67.jpg PSAT #16 TRADED

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_47.jpg PSAT #17 TRADED

11-14-2011, 03:01 PM
And the rest of them are here.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_107.jpg PSAT #18 TRADED

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_99.jpg PSAT #22

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_105.jpg PSAT #23 TRADED

11-14-2011, 03:22 PM
More in the inchie series:

86593 - GREENS Available 86594 - PURPLES Traded

86595 - BLUES Available 86596 - BROWNS Available

Will trade for ATC or inchies. Please PM me

11-14-2011, 03:24 PM
these are still available ... (and i'll have some more later)

11-14-2011, 03:25 PM
and a floral card, probably my last ones for this a-thon. Thank you to our hostesses and for everyone who has traded or will trade!

86597 - Available - haha, it's upside down.. Still pretty..

11-14-2011, 04:10 PM
Here's a few more cards.

11-14-2011, 04:12 PM
And some more.

11-14-2011, 04:14 PM
These are probably the last ones I'll get made, but I'm definitely still open to trades. :)



11-14-2011, 04:28 PM
Wow you girls sure know how to create beautiful stuff... LOL
Thanks for sharing with me.... I enjoyed the look see....

11-14-2011, 05:04 PM
I still have a couple in the tread!

11-14-2011, 05:29 PM
Here are a couple more:

11-14-2011, 05:32 PM
Still have cards/inchies left, please PM if you'd like a trade. There is too much cool stuff here to choose from. I'm PM-ing a few of you!

11-14-2011, 05:33 PM
here are a few I completed today ...

11-14-2011, 06:37 PM
Great job everyone......I am planning on mailing cards on Wednesday, worked this afternoon and all day tomorrow but Wednesday is MY DAY! Once again, trying to clean out my gallery so if anyone wants an extra card just ask. Some have gone AWOL but I keep looking.......

11-14-2011, 06:49 PM
Wow this was such a fun A-thon! Thanks to all the wonderful artists who agreed to trade with me. There were such a huge number of absolutely fabulous cards. Thanks for the fun weekend.

And a special thanks to all the hosts! YOU GUYS ROCK! Hope we do this one again soon!! I'm kinda sorry to see it end.

I still have 5 cards from this PSAT: (all are in my gallery..not the a-thon gallery)

Coat Check
Stamp Collecting
Celebrate Something Every Day
Homage to Andy
Winter Games

If anyone would like one or more of them....please let me know. I'll be sending out my trades possibly by tomorrow but definitely by Wed! Thanks again everyone!

11-14-2011, 07:10 PM
Here's a few more.

11-14-2011, 07:33 PM
This A-Thon has been fantastic! Such great art created - and lots of fun to boot!

Here are the last ones from me, but I still have some available in the A-Thon gallery and in my Available gallary are a few other Postage Stamp cards.

I will be working tonight to get the backs done and glue down and loose bits. I hope to mail then all out by Wednesday.

Thanks to Cynthia, Ibus, and Evalila for hosting a great A-Thon and to all that participated!

Sahara traded
Malaysia traded
Have A Seat traded

11-14-2011, 07:51 PM
minnkel .... you need to delete some PMs so I can send you another one! LOL ... :)

11-14-2011, 08:51 PM
A great big "THANK YOU" to all of our hostesses! This was so much fun - a great way to spend a weekend!

My availables are still in my "athon gallery." I wont seal any envies for another day - just in case. ;)

11-14-2011, 09:22 PM
Here are 3 more ... and I have one in waiting with a swear word on it ... um ... I'll wait to upload it .. and I'll put it in the adult gallery ... don't want to offend anyone ...

11-14-2011, 09:26 PM
Wow this was such a fun A-thon! Thanks to all the wonderful artists who agreed to trade with me. There were such a huge number of absolutely fabulous cards. Thanks for the fun weekend.

And a special thanks to all the hosts! YOU GUYS ROCK! Hope we do this one again soon!! I'm kinda sorry to see it end.

I still have 5 cards from this PSAT: (all are in my gallery..not the a-thon gallery)

Coat Check
Stamp Collecting
Celebrate Something Every Day
Homage to Andy
Winter Games

If anyone would like one or more of them....please let me know. I'll be sending out my trades possibly by tomorrow but definitely by Wed! Thanks again everyone!

Your PM box is full!
Here's my message:
I'll have Coat Check if it's still available and even Andy if you can find two of mine that you want.

11-14-2011, 09:27 PM

11-14-2011, 09:28 PM
That was my first a-thon and it was a lot of fun! Thanks to the hostesses and everyone who traded with me. There's a few more of my available cards in the a-thon gallery.

11-14-2011, 09:34 PM
I'd like to thank everyone as well. I didn't expect to do much trading this weekend, but instead I have a huge pile of envelopes to package up and post! It's been great fun and I've really enjoyed myself. :)

11-14-2011, 09:38 PM
But ..... I'M NOT DONE YET!!!!!! I finally got my mojo going ... :(
Okay ... I am going out to dinner in a bit, and then I do Have to work tomorrow ... <heavy sigh> thanks for hosting y'all ! I have a few more cards to finish up and need to get info written on the backs and then I can seal and mail.
this was what I needed! Did I get my housework done? hell no. Do I care? hell no. Do I have paint and glue under my fingernails? why yes I do. Do I feel that I can take on the world? hmmm .. don't know, but I can sure try!!!! :jiggy:

11-14-2011, 10:01 PM
If anyone wants to play through Tuesday, feel free. :) I'll be checking in tomorrow, but I don't think I'll have any more art time. Quite frankly, if I don't start doing laundry, it's going to get really ugly around here! :err:

I do still have a few to trade if anyone's interested.

Thanks to everyone, especially Blanche, Ibus, and Evalila for helping!

Oh, and I may not get these in the mail until Thursday or Friday, but I'll send some stamps to add to your stash to make up for that. (Um, yeah, it's a lot of laundry.)

11-14-2011, 10:40 PM
Thanks for hosting yall!! It was so much fun. Almost bed time and ill finish packaging and send them off.

11-14-2011, 11:20 PM
I can be around if anyone wants to continue.

11-14-2011, 11:57 PM
I'll be checking in tomorrow - not sure I'll get any new ones made but you never know! ;)

11-15-2011, 12:05 AM
Wow I haven't had a chance to make anymore but I have to say it has been well worth the visit for all the wonderful eye candy.

Thank you to our hosts this weekend and everyone for making my first PSAT, and first ATC Trades a wonderful experience. I will be hitting the post office with all mine tommorrow and can't wait to recieve my wonderful trade cards in return. I hope to do this again with you all real soon.

Danie xxx

PS. I have two cards still available if anyone wants to do a last trade or anyone who has already traded with me would like an extra card. Plus I also have a couple of other non PSAT Cards in my gallery I would be happy to trade/add in aswell.




11-15-2011, 12:19 AM
minnkel .... you need to delete some PMs so I can send you another one! LOL ... :)

Just came back out to the studio to check on things....my goodness that inbox got filled up fast!! Going now to delete a bunch of them.

11-15-2011, 02:10 AM
Hey Minksie you can delete some of my PM's heehee you don't have to keep them, I can send you more.. *laughs*

11-15-2011, 02:56 AM

Lol jaw your cards make me laugh

11-15-2011, 02:58 AM
In a good way though

11-15-2011, 03:22 AM
Last one for today .. :)
this was fun!!!!

11-15-2011, 07:11 AM
I just put four more in the Athon gallery....I thought I had posted them before but couldn't seem to find them this morning.
I am off to work today and will take care of trades and envelopes and mailing tomorrow.
Thanks to our hosts!

11-15-2011, 08:52 AM
Orchids postage stamp w faux postage stamp
Up in the Air

11-15-2011, 09:06 AM
This has been fun!
Thanks so much to everyone!
I cant believe my Buzz Lightyear didnt find a new home! LOL LOL
I still have a few to trade! If you would like I can add an extra one to the people I traded with.

11-15-2011, 09:16 AM
Outer Space - postage stamps of satellite from Malaysia, and USA Alan Shepard, 1st american in outer space.

11-15-2011, 09:21 AM
I am so mad :realmad:this weekend just disappeared before I knew that it had arrived!?!
I have only just managed to load the few cards that I managed to make and am trying to catch up with the thread - ABSOLUTELY AMAZING WORK from everyone! Anyway here is what I have to offer (if anyone is still trading)
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/7_scan0017.jpg#1 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/10_scan0018.jpg#2 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/3_scan0019.jpg#3 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/3_scan0020.jpg#4 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/2_scan0021.jpg#5 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/2_scan0022.jpg#6 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/3_scan0023.jpg#7 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/4_scan0024.jpg#8 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/3_scan0025.jpg#9

11-15-2011, 11:11 AM
Such a fun a thon, many thanks to our Hosts, a fabulous job!

11-15-2011, 11:17 AM
whoops , I forgot to say "thanks to all that traded with me , and to those I traded with, a lot of creative traders on this thread!"
also my mail is running slow as they shut down some of our main post offices (can you believe it?!:shocked:) so instead of coming straight to Columbus, all mail goes to Macon first. :arghh:

11-15-2011, 11:35 AM
Yes! Many thanks to our lovely hostesses Evalila, Blanche, Ibus, and CynthiaSillitoe!! :)

And thanks for those who traded with me -- I'm readying the enveloppes and will have them out to the postofffice by this weekend.

I just wish I had had more time to be creative and get more cards done, compared to the ATART in October in which I was so productive, I feel I hardly got started on the PSAT and then already ran out of time LOL!

11-15-2011, 12:29 PM
I still have a couple left..381 in this thread. Thanks all. Mine are being mailed today.

Wil Opio Oguta
11-15-2011, 12:39 PM
A last card from me for this athon as a special request for ICraft. Thanks to you all for hosting this athon - and playing in it. I am preparing my cards to go into the mail. Hopefully they will all be out on Thursday.

11-15-2011, 12:48 PM
Alrighty cards went in the mail last night

11-15-2011, 12:56 PM
Some of mine left today. Will get the others done and out by the weekend.

11-15-2011, 01:11 PM
what a great time, thanks sure enough to the hosts. i still have cards in the gallery.
p.m. me for a trade. i need to find them new homes. what great art by everyone.

11-15-2011, 03:56 PM
I managed to get about halfway through mailing. The rest will be done soon. :)

11-15-2011, 04:11 PM
Mine went in the mail today!
Thanks everyone who traded with me!

11-15-2011, 04:13 PM
I sealed all my envelopes, ready to mail tomorrow. Thanks all for the great fun :D and thanks to the lovely hosts! When is the next a-thon?

11-15-2011, 05:35 PM
Chunky-a-thon November 25 through 27 (I think.)

11-15-2011, 05:39 PM
Thanks to our FaBuLoUs hostesses for a fun weekend!

11-15-2011, 05:47 PM
Chunky-a-thon November 25 through 27 (I think.)

Yes, indeed!
Thank you, Cynthia for mentioning it...I'll open a pre-chunky-a-thon thread this weekend.

And more THANK YOUs to Cynthia and all her co-hosts for a fabulous Postage-Stamp-a-thon!

11-15-2011, 06:35 PM
I sat down today to make some ATCs for a swop. I made one but I now have a pile of chunky backgrounds ready for the A-thon! :laugh:

11-15-2011, 09:14 PM
That's a great idea Ibus - now you have a head start for the next marathon! I worked on table favors today for Thanksgiving, did a little cleaning and now I'm putting together a few Christmas gifts so I don't think I'm going to get any more PSATs made. 'Tis the season! ;)

11-15-2011, 11:28 PM
Uh, yeah. Between now and the chunky-a-thon, I've got to see how many Christmas cards I can get made...

11-16-2011, 02:13 AM
all but one went in the mail this morning ... (waiting for an address confirmation)

chunky athon ... hmmmmm ... will be working a bunch (the life of a retail manager!) but should have some prepped and ready to embellish at that time ... maybe.

11-16-2011, 09:43 AM
All of mine (except for one) also went in the mail this afternoon!

And Ibus, great idea to give yourself a headstart for the next a-thon by making backgrounds already!
For a moment I thought the chunky-a-thon was already THIS weekend but luckily it's the next.. gives me some time to prepare and get other non-creative must-get-dones out of the way! :D

11-16-2011, 11:10 AM
:laugh: Crafty, it's good, but not what I set out to do!

11-16-2011, 12:23 PM
:laugh: Crafty, it's good, but not what I set out to do!

Just pretend it was, and we all think you're the smart woman to prepare and wonder why we didn't think of that! :D You're the only one who knows it was a sidetrack from what you set out to do hehe. :yes::laugh:

11-16-2011, 12:26 PM
:laugh: I like your way of thinking! ;)

11-16-2011, 06:03 PM
Cards in the mail...hope I didn't make any mistakes!

11-16-2011, 07:29 PM
speaking of mistakes.....at least one of you, maybe two, here in the USA will either get postage due mail or they will be returned to me! In the flurry of mailing out domestic, international envelopes and two packages I wrote on two cards that they needed additional postage. Bought stamps and stuck them on ALL the envelopes - forgetting to add the additional postage! So if you traded with me and the cards aren't forthcoming and/or come postage due - let me know and I'll make it right somehow!
Still have a couple to pull together - ran out of plastic sleeves as well! Hopefully all will be handled soon.

11-16-2011, 08:45 PM
you will be flogged with a soggy noodle!!

11-17-2011, 01:38 PM
Couldn't get to the PO yesterday but went this morning and all went postal!! I tried to get some interesting stamps (no national parks for the international people....sorry...LOL) Anyway, some that wouldn't bend (the mulitple card trades) got extra postage. The single ones - the PO worker said they would be fine with just first class $.44 on them. If anyone get a postage due notice...please let me know. I'll take it out on the po worker!! LOL!! Not really....I'm very blessed to have TREMENDOUD postal workers. Even if one of them DOES head to the back of the building whenever I get in the line......can't imagine why!!! :shocked:

Just wanted to say again what a fun a-thon this was. Thanks to all who traded with me and for all the hosts time and participation!

11-17-2011, 02:36 PM
I finished mailing my 17 envies today and then spent one hour and 22 minutes cleaning off my desk top...I keep all my papers in file drawers with folders for each color or theme and have 20 little 8x5" boxes that I keep all my collage images in, sorted by theme. Elizabeth, I used your envelope system for trading and that saved me tons of time and stress...Thanks so much for posting it. Thanks to all the host for the bestest AThon ever!!

11-17-2011, 04:53 PM
I'm fighting with my PO. Well not literally cos I can't get out the house, but that woman down there would've heard her fortune if I could!
In an effort to save some money (it's been costing me 2.07 ($3.27) per letter to USA and it's getting to be a bit much. In an effort to save some money, in lieu of doing less trading, I pared down my contents to a 'peeled' (just the top layer) napkin, with one or two ATCs in there. Yesterday, those went as letters at a much reduced rate! I did the same for todays batch. Except it was Ms "The Computer says NO" on duty today and she said these razor thin envelopes are still 'small packages' and charged SR 2.07 each!! :skeptical:

I've invested in a postal scale now and will weigh it myself and get the price off the website. If she tries to argue with that, then I'm going to have to double up and send two in one envelope. Having the second one ready addressed and stamped (I have US stamps) so that the recipient can just pop it in the mail for me.

Or I have to give up trading.

11-17-2011, 05:21 PM
Braving the P.O. truly is daunting! The lines are already long, tempers short.....not mine, but others in line. Oh well, tis the season. Will enjoy the mail I get and soon forget about the angst of getting my mail out!

11-17-2011, 07:37 PM
Or I have to give up trading.

NO, NO, not that, Ibus :cry:

My trades went out this morning...I went to my favorite (mellow and relaxed) postal guy and, as usual, he waved my stuff through with reasonable postage. If anything should come postage due, please let me know.

11-17-2011, 07:43 PM
My trades went out today too.

We're lucky and have good post office folks in the two PO's I frequent in town. I also bought my own postal scale, because I have no patience with long lines. And if I happen to do a drive through drop off of mail (my preference to a blue box somewhere else) and there's only a few cars, I dash in to restock the stamp supply while the gettin's good! . :D

11-17-2011, 08:17 PM
NO, NO, not that, Ibus :cry:

My trades went out this morning...I went to my favorite (mellow and relaxed) postal guy and, as usual, he waved my stuff through with reasonable postage. If anything should come postage due, please let me know.

Thanks Martha. http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb175/Ibuschat/hugs.gif

Vice versa too, cos yours was the one that went for the cheapest yesterday.

11-17-2011, 10:54 PM
Helen, curious how you gauge the over-seas postage...?

11-17-2011, 11:34 PM
I was gonna ask bout that. I think all my cards were in the us but if ima send something internationally can I use us stamps or do I have to take to the post office and let them stick a sticker on it?