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01-21-2012, 01:24 PM
There is an Impromptu Mrathon - Now! :D:D:D Hosted by Sharlene54 and KESagers.

Now until midnight your time Monday, Jan 23rd.

Several of us are snowed in or close to snowed in or just don't want to go out in the snow right now so Sharlene and Kristin are hosting a marathon. All art mediums are welcome.

Please post your art in this thread and in the Marathon Gallery.

Ask for trades through a PM and have a great time!

Just a reminder that when something trades please move it out of your marathon gallery.:yes:

Who wants to play?

01-21-2012, 01:51 PM
Yey, girls! You rock! Now I don't want to work anymore... :err:

01-21-2012, 01:53 PM
Oh no Sniisk! Maybe when your work is done?

01-21-2012, 01:54 PM
This should be fun!!! I hope we get some players..........................

01-21-2012, 02:07 PM
Me too. I'll be posting my first card in a few minutes.

How are you doing monarch? Welcome. How is your weather? We are having snow, maybe about 6". It should end soon. My hubby is headed outside to get started with the snowblowing. NOT ME!!

01-21-2012, 02:09 PM
Card #1-c I my gallery

01-21-2012, 02:10 PM
Ohh could you please send some of that snow my way?! We haven't even had a proper winter yet so far, tis as if the grey, rainy and stormy autumn has been prolonged and prolonged and prolonged! It's crazy outside right now as well, heavy hailstorm going on. Ugh. So I'm with you for wanting to stay in!! :D

I'm kind of (or should be anyway, am procrastinating a lil online.. oopsie) real busy with studying for my last final next Tuesday.. but maybe I can toss in some ATC creation time as well in my pauses.. Though I'm like 1.5 chapters behind on my schedule so best get back to it!

Have fun y'all! Will come back later to take a peak at your lovely creations :D

01-21-2012, 02:13 PM
Oh nice card Sharlene! We got 2.5 inches here and it stayed light and fluffly. We are getting a little ice now but I am hoping that wont last long.

01-21-2012, 02:19 PM
Does someone want snow? I could give 10-20 inches! It has been snowing last two weeks without any break and we have too much snow, again. And it's still snowing...

01-21-2012, 02:27 PM
sniisk,if we had 10-20 inches of snow, everything would stop and we would be in big trouble. It would be called a blizzard and all you would see on the news, would be snow, snow and more snow. Actually, that's all they have on the local news now. I want spring; I'm a warm weather girl.

Craftyvox, I hope you get your studying done. Do check in later for an update.

01-21-2012, 02:29 PM
I think everything has been working normally here. So far we have had enough people working to keep roads mostly clear etc. No delays in bus timetables or anything like that, yet.

01-21-2012, 02:31 PM
I've sent out lot's of PMs but I know I'm not going to get to everyone so anyone else who wants to pass on the marathon info to everyone they can think of - that would be great!

01-21-2012, 02:33 PM
Kristin, post something in the Lounge and many people will see this in your signature :).

01-21-2012, 02:35 PM
Good idea!

Wil Opio Oguta
01-21-2012, 02:44 PM
I have not seen any snow at all this winter. Just like Craftyvox said, only lots of rain and wind. Don't know whether I can make some atc's for trading, because I have to work on a couple of quilts. Anyway will post pictures of my progress with them, and of course check in now and than to see what you all are doing.

01-21-2012, 02:48 PM
The Niagara peninsula, where I live, is bounded by two Great Lakes (Ontario and Erie) and the Niagara River which creates a temperate zone in the midst of this northern region. So we had snow, and more today, but rarely do we get socked with it. Instead, we have a lovely snow, and a day later the roads are dry and safe while the lawns and homes are beautifully white. Then it goes away and we get another lovely snowfall! :D

I will post when I get some cards or whatever done...what a great idea!!!

01-21-2012, 02:55 PM
We would love to see the quilts you are working on Wil Opio Oguta.

I guess it is relative to what we are used to. Anyway, welcome Jean. Can't wait to see your creations.

01-21-2012, 02:59 PM
Hello all, I just saw your pm! I have been working on some chunkies for the black and white chunky swap. I will scan them a bit later!

Good luck everyone with the snow, the stormy weather and the rain... Is there anyone relaxing in the sun?

01-21-2012, 03:08 PM
Thanks for the PM! :wubclub:
Not sure what my time is going to be like this weekend...we just got over a messy snowstorm...a few lovely moments, but basically snow in Seattle just turns into a mess. You are lucky, Jean...sounds a bit like the childhood snows I remember in New England!
I'll try to play...but I do have to catch up on errands I couldn't get to this past week!

01-21-2012, 03:13 PM
I'm in.

01-21-2012, 03:13 PM
Welcome KittyNL, moosecastle and mrubyjean.

I think those in Australia are enjoying the sun. I think I heard last week, they were having a heat wave. Is that right?

01-21-2012, 03:16 PM
Oh what fun! Im here :D

01-21-2012, 03:20 PM
It's 9.20pm here and my working day is over. After 12 hours working I don't think I can make many cards :skeptical:. But let's see... At least my art supplies are here next to my laptop :).

01-21-2012, 03:29 PM
That's a long day of work! Judd is working from home today also.

Welcome to everyone! Can't wait to see what we create for this last minute marathon. ;)

01-21-2012, 03:34 PM
But this was my shortest day at work since January 8th.

01-21-2012, 03:34 PM
sounds like fun :) I'm here *starts to get her supplies out*

01-21-2012, 03:35 PM
But this was my shortest day at work since January 8th.

Yikes! That makes me tired thinking about it. Will your work load lighten up soon?

01-21-2012, 03:38 PM
Yikes! That makes me tired thinking about it. Will your work load lighten up soon?

It should happen when this project ends on February 3rd. Then it's time to go back to normal 8-9 hours per day and free weekends style.

01-21-2012, 03:40 PM
Cool! I didn't know this was going on. Yay! I'll be back later today and will do some art.

01-21-2012, 03:41 PM
Julia, I think no one knew about this 2.5 hours ago :laugh:.

01-21-2012, 03:49 PM
Glad to have you join us, Phoenix.

How is it in Oregon?

01-21-2012, 03:51 PM
Okay, lets see:

- ATCbacks
- collage-stuff, images, stamps, ink pads
- glue, tape, gel medium
- scissors
- pot of tea

I think Im ready to get started:) Let the fun begin...

01-21-2012, 03:55 PM
got my crafting apron on....bunny means business ;) lol or something like that!

01-21-2012, 03:55 PM
Can't believe this is half over and I just saw this! I have plans for the rest of the day and evening but I WILL be here tomorrow!

01-21-2012, 03:56 PM
Sorry girls I can not join you. Just logged in for a minute. I am babysitting till monday morning, daddy has a conference and mammy is joining him to.......Paris!
Thanks for the invite and hope to be in next time. LOVE marathons!

01-21-2012, 03:57 PM
We just posted the Impromptu-a-thon--That's why you didn't see it. :laugh:

01-21-2012, 03:58 PM
I think those in Australia are enjoying the sun. I think I heard last week, they were having a heat wave. Is that right?

checking in from sunny down town Australia!
yep, last week we had a whole week of over the old 100... and during ATART it was the same, in between though we have had much more mild weather..which is a real bonus!
I lived in winter snow in the high country in New South Wales as a child, it was bad news walking to school in the biting cold and slushy snow.

I am going to try and get some stuff done for this..thanks for letting me know about it, at the very least I can come in and check out the eye-candy!

01-21-2012, 03:58 PM
Can't believe this is half over and I just saw this!

It started less than 3 hours ago :).

01-21-2012, 04:01 PM
The Niagara peninsula, where I live, is bounded by two Great Lakes (Ontario and Erie) and the Niagara River which creates a temperate zone in the midst of this northern region. So we had snow, and more today, but rarely do we get socked with it. Instead, we have a lovely snow, and a day later the roads are dry and safe while the lawns and homes are beautifully white. Then it goes away and we get another lovely snowfall! :D

I will post when I get some cards or whatever done...what a great idea!!!

That's the kind of snow I'm sercretly really hoping we'll get before the end of this wet Winter! :yes: I know snow makes it hard on the roads and what not (especially since no one is used to it here really heh) but it's just sooo pretty and I love the sound of the snow crackling under my boots.

Good luck everyone with the snow, the stormy weather and the rain... Is there anyone relaxing in the sun?

I think those in Australia are enjoying the sun. I think I heard last week, they were having a heat wave. Is that right?

That's what I was thinking ! :D

/pulls herself away from the pc again

01-21-2012, 04:02 PM
first one made :)

01-21-2012, 04:04 PM
will try and join in sometime today

01-21-2012, 04:08 PM
I nearlyy missed this one but I am sure I can get some cards made. Check back soon

01-21-2012, 04:11 PM
It's great so many are joining us.

Here's my second cards: In my gallery
2-c(My mother's high school graduation picture about 75 years ago)(TRADED)

01-21-2012, 04:12 PM
Great. Hopefully i'll get to create art later tonight or tomorrow.

01-21-2012, 04:13 PM
Thanks for the invite...I am on my way to Mass now then will take a quick dip in the pool and then join you in about three hours........Never done a Marathon....What is the difference between it an an AThon?

01-21-2012, 04:14 PM
oh yes yes yes!!! A new member of AFA is here with me now...(Zebearlove)...and we're excited about athoning......she's on her way home as some as the (BIG) storm and tornado watches etc calm down..
good time to make cards, but I should prob shut down puter for while as lightening is popping all around us.

01-21-2012, 04:16 PM
Sharlene, as I told in the other thread, you'll get easily a lot players to have fun with you :). Now 22 different people has posted in this thread.

01-21-2012, 04:16 PM
Welcome to all and to the new AFA member, Zebearlove. I hope all is well where you are in Georgia.

01-21-2012, 04:17 PM
It's great so many are joining us.

Here's my second cards:
2-c(My mother's high school graduation picture about 75 years ago)

What an awesome card!

01-21-2012, 04:18 PM
You were absolutly right, sniik. We are rolling along and we should have some great art created.

01-21-2012, 04:28 PM
Yay I wanna play!! Have to wait till tonight though, gotta go to the softball park right now :D

01-21-2012, 04:35 PM
2nd one made :)

i was gonna say "number 2 done" but that often has a 2nd meaning *giggles*

01-21-2012, 04:35 PM
ill see if i can come up with anything. my sweet new grandbaby is coming home today so im hoping to have my hands full of lovey, cuddly little baby as much as i can.

01-21-2012, 04:44 PM
Oh, gratulations theweavershand. Enjoy your now grandbaby.

01-21-2012, 04:48 PM
congrats theweavershand :) is the baby in a blue or pink blankie? ;) enjoy the new addition to your family xxx

01-21-2012, 04:53 PM
can come online for awhile now, but we have another biggie (storm) coming right smack dab at us soon...........whew! (biggest hail I've ever seen and lots of cloud to ground lightening..torential rain, high winds ..tornado watch etc) Yikes!

Sharlene, Kesagers...wonderful idea...thanks!

gonna turn off puter ,work on some cards and come back later :jiggy::jiggy::jiggy:

01-21-2012, 04:55 PM
Never done a Marathon....What is the difference between it an an AThon?

No difference - technically this is an ATART but an athon is a marathon with the "mar" shortened off of it. ;)

01-21-2012, 04:56 PM
Congrats Weavershand! What a wonderful thing to celebrate this weekend!

Stay safe Manycolors! I did see on the news that you were getting bad weather.

01-21-2012, 05:08 PM
Oh, gosh. I wish I'd logged in first thing today as I already did art time. Ok, tomorrow I take a day off keeping up with swaps (somebody keeps signing me up for them) and dedicate my art time to this. :) And maybe I'll get in another session this evening.

01-21-2012, 05:16 PM
He's a sweet little boy. He just got home!

01-21-2012, 05:19 PM
Oh, how cute. Thanks for sharing the pictures with us.

01-21-2012, 05:36 PM
How adorable! Thanks for showing us!

Here is my first card. This card was inspired by an off-site swap. I have 2 available to trade.

I Love Chocolate

01-21-2012, 05:37 PM
It started less than 3 hours ago :).
Opps....snisk...didn't look at when the first posting went out - thought it started Friday! Oh well, now I don't feel so bad.

01-21-2012, 05:39 PM
I love chocolate, too. How cute.

01-21-2012, 05:39 PM
awww def a keeper theweavershand ;) lol xxx

01-21-2012, 05:40 PM
Oh, how cute. Thanks for sharing the pictures with us.

LOL...just try and stop me! :biglaugh:

01-21-2012, 05:56 PM
i'm in, i'm in. congrats to weaverhand on the baby. they are such a joy. not generally a big chatter here, but love staying up with all the news. will see what i can come up with.

01-21-2012, 05:58 PM
btw, thanks kristin for the heads up.

01-21-2012, 05:58 PM
have made 4 now :) and am getting sleepy so will stop (thought that makes 30 made this week so i think i've done okay lol)

it's 10pm here and i will post pics tomorrow when glue and everything is properly in place :)

01-21-2012, 06:09 PM
Here are my first cards (and the last for today):

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_ItsTime001.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/1_ItsTime001.jpg) Its Time

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_UpsideDown001.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/1_UpsideDown001.jpg) Upside Down

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_NotReallyAlone001.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/1_NotReallyAlone001.jpg) Not really Alone

01-21-2012, 06:16 PM
They are great, Evalila. Thanks for joining us last minute artists.

01-21-2012, 06:20 PM
those are fantastic, Evelyn! love Not Really Alone!

01-21-2012, 06:34 PM
I like the steampunk influence Evalila!

01-21-2012, 06:51 PM
Cathy caint wait to see what you create!

pmcolors good to see you again

weavershand congrats I hear being a 6randma is more fun than being a parent lol you get to be the nice guy

And hes...ADORABLE!

Cynthia I know what you mean but I only have one set of cards to do then my swap/trade to create list is empty (for now)

Evalila wonderful cards

Bunny youve been busy I might need to take a peak at your gallery

01-21-2012, 07:25 PM
thanks...it definitely is but right now they live with us so we cant enjoy the love them, spoil them, and send them home that we had with our granddaughter. now we have all of them 24/7 and have to be more parent than fun grandparent a lot of the time.

01-21-2012, 07:43 PM
Lol I can understand that we live with my mom right now but were almost done paying off the hubbys debt so yaaay it gets fustrating for both of us sometimes but im glad shes here to help its my stepdads mom I but heads with most shes set in her ways and im set in mine lol

01-21-2012, 07:56 PM
I took a time-out for dinner. Then I went out to get my mail. It's freezing outside. I'm certainly ready for warm weather. I will not get my wish for at least 3 more months and I'm not a patient person when it come to cold weather.

Card # 3c(traded) In my gallery

01-21-2012, 08:05 PM
paintmanycolors & zebearlove, that rain storm is heading my way now, I can hear thunder rumbling in the distance and it's starting to rain.
theweavershand, congrats on your new grandbaby!
Evalila, sharlene 54, KESager, awesome art - sorry if I missed anyone's art, I forget so easily by the time I look at the thread and then start my post :arghh:
KESagers& sharlene, keep warm and dry -great idea for a snowed in athon!

I hope to create something this weekend - been mostly catching up on getting swaps ready to mail & lost (misplaced) my stamps :cry:

01-21-2012, 08:13 PM
Take care Blanche - I know that storm has been a bad one on the weather radar.

Here are 2 more from me:

Red Roller

True Love- traded

01-21-2012, 08:24 PM
Just woken up, fed the dogs and came on my computer and WHAM! AN ATHON!.....iT'S 8.35AM here now

Oh my! I'v been working on a couple of cards last evening, so might be able to post something now actually... it is the back of a Chunky page for Just Ducky.
Here you are:
Simply Red - the back of a Chunky for Just Ducky. traded

01-21-2012, 08:32 PM
I'm in !! :)

01-21-2012, 08:32 PM
Thanks Miloccpep for posting the chunky. I always enjoy seeing your cards. Just Ducky is the lucky one to get your card.

Welcome ZebearLove!

01-21-2012, 08:33 PM
hey guys, posted my first 4 to the athon gallery. run over & take a peek. lol

01-21-2012, 08:35 PM
So I can make anything?? What do I put the category as??

01-21-2012, 08:39 PM
hey all :)

will take pics of my ATCs and sort out putting them up tomorrow. It's heading towards midnight:40 and am falling asleep. so na nights xxx and will do some more tomorrow :)

01-21-2012, 08:55 PM
Oh Yay, snow and ice and lost power over here. Lights are on for the moment so I'm going to try to play a little :)

01-21-2012, 08:57 PM
So I can make anything?? What do I put the category as??

It should go in your "athon gallery" until it trades and then it can be moved to a traded section of your gallery. Does that answer your question?

01-21-2012, 08:58 PM
Thanks Miloccpep for posting the chunky. I always enjoy seeing your cards. Just Ducky is the lucky one to get your card.

Welcome ZebearLove!

Thanks Sharlene!

01-21-2012, 08:58 PM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/1854/small/1_Marathon.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=278738) My first group..click photo for description ..

01-21-2012, 09:08 PM
Yes thank you :)

01-21-2012, 09:09 PM
All available for trade. Would like to trade chunky for chunky if possible

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6898/medium/1_Beauty.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6898/medium/1_YOUNG_LOVE.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6898/medium/1_A_GOOD_READ.jpg

ATC - Beauty TRADED/Chunky - Young Love/Chunky - A Good Read

01-21-2012, 09:28 PM
I'm glad to see so much wonderful atcs.

Great cards Nancy-you have a great imagination.

Cathy1-beautiful chunkies. I might make a few tomorrow.

01-21-2012, 09:43 PM
Hi! (wow, I had typed my message and had just hit upload to post my atc's here and the power went out. Puter froze for a second. weird. No cable but still online.

really good atc's and chunky's already....and Zaina made it here too , Hi Zaina *waving*
got two done,
2. Asian Rain (traded, thank you!)

01-21-2012, 09:51 PM
I hope your weather improves soon paintmanycolors. Hi Zaina(I'm waving back)
great ATCs

Here's my next card In my gallery

01-21-2012, 10:02 PM
one available........I have my grandson overnight......not getting much done:D

SweetHeart Valentine......................traded to paintmanycolors

01-21-2012, 10:24 PM
Thanks for PMing me about this. Everyone's work is so beautiful. I may be able to pull off a couple ATCs this weekend.

01-21-2012, 10:32 PM
Oh nice art everyone!

01-21-2012, 10:47 PM
Okay, here is another.
I am clearing my Origami practiced pieces. Will add onto some cards that were half done.
Singalong Raven was done in Mar '10 but never posted. Torn music score on red background, Stamped raven, (my own hand carved one) and now an Origami Parrot using recycle mag paper, is added onto it. ATC.
The parrot is raised due to the folds, so the scan is not super clear.

01-21-2012, 11:01 PM
Miloccpep - I always enjoy your origami!

Here are 2 more from me:

So Much Chocolate - traded

She said YES!

01-21-2012, 11:04 PM
This practiced piece was an odd sized paper ...dollar bill size I think. I rather like the details of the web of the swan/duck, just above water. That prompted me to try it out. The odd size was a put off though. I may have an additonal piece using recyc envie. The long neck suggest a swan, I think.

Just Ducky
01-21-2012, 11:10 PM
so ???? again the DUCKy is late to the party... that's what I get for waiting till after 10 pm before turning on computer... weather wise.... got a small amout of new snow and really cold about 8 right now...
SO, instead of playing with cards I spent this boring day doing a top to bottom cleaning of the bedroom... cobwebs everywhere... dust bunnies running all over... BORing....
and I am pooped...
BUT... tomorrow is a new day and I have a semi clean art table, just worked a little on getting some things ready to trade with Miloccpep.. so, sorry Rita but I pushing your stuff aside and hope to play Sunday and Monday...

yea, Rita... I thinking a swan, looks to graceful to be an ol' duck

01-21-2012, 11:22 PM
Howdy Ducky! I'm glad your not snowed under but it sure is cold up there!

01-21-2012, 11:56 PM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/1854/small/1_Yellow_Chunky_.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=278770) Yellow 4x4 Chunky page will trade for another chunky.....

01-21-2012, 11:59 PM
Lovely color combination Nancy!

Hey, no worries Ducky! Did you check out the backing for your Fish Chunky Pge? It's on pg 5, i think!

01-22-2012, 12:02 AM
Great more art.

I'm going to sleep. I'll see you all tomorrow.


Just Ducky
01-22-2012, 12:10 AM
SLEEP ???? co-host don't sleep.... and it's only 11pm... :yes:

and yep, Rita I saw my bright red background... super ...
see all you gals tomorrow....

01-22-2012, 12:18 AM
Time to try and sleep...got 2 of my coraline swap cards done but not sure if I like em, maybe ill do a couple of random cards done

01-22-2012, 12:20 AM
Hi ya Ducky, gosh, I'm jealous your house is all clean...I think I cleaned mine last October but I'm not sure..:shocked::yes:
Last one from me tonight, then I'm gonna go look in the a thon gallery...so I can see all the pretties up close.


01-22-2012, 12:36 AM
Lucky at least you dont notice it after one night we have dishes, toys, cloths and just about everything in between in the wrong spot, even when I "clean as we go" throughout the day

01-22-2012, 12:47 AM
gosh ducky, anything is better than cleaning house. read a book, look for the lost heat gun, take a nap. but clean house, now that is the act of a desperate woman. lol hope all is well at your house. no snow to speak of here, but 23 with winds up to 30, so wind chills are icky. have 8 up in my athon gallery. still haven't learned to put them here. but think i'm through for the night. hugs all around.

01-22-2012, 12:47 AM
Another half-done card added with an Origami snail. The beauty is in the head of the snail, different from others I'v done. This one is folded rather than cut. Mmm...maybe I should keep a sample of it!
Hand-carved stamp Red Raven on Chinese text, stamped flower, Chinese characters on grey background card. Patterned paper for snail.

01-22-2012, 12:50 AM
So much fun to see all of this great art today! Time for me to say "Goodnight" - see y'all tomorrow.

Just Ducky
01-22-2012, 12:51 AM
oh Painted Colors, you didn't read my fine print.... NOT the whole house.. just one bedroom and I not really sure what YEAR was the last time....:laugh:
and have already put cleaning stuff away ... I gots play time now...

01-22-2012, 01:56 AM
A Pair of Silver Foxes:Origami practiced pieces where I used silver foil to test which side gives a better effect. The fox behind has more white than silver, whereas the fox in the fore ground has more silver. The scan showed black but it's silver foil.
Collage flower border on dark green stockpaper. I don't think the 1/2 inch on the left would affect the overall beauty of the the card.
Note: The faces and ears of the foxes can be adjusted. It's 3D when displayed upright.

Just Ducky
01-22-2012, 01:56 AM
BIRTHDAY WISHES.... we got a birthday gal today... Sunday January 22...

Happy Birthday to Paintmanycolors....
hope you have a super day my friend... lots of cake...not to many candles...:yes:

01-22-2012, 01:59 AM
Happy Birthday Paintmanycolors!

01-22-2012, 03:50 AM
Galloping Horse: Origami horse using gift wrap paper.
This practiced piece was done a year or two ago. 2nd Horse origami actually. This one has a flying mane. The background has an ATC of a stencil horse which I never did use. The color pink and green orange and yellow was made with an ink pad for stamping. It was serendipitous that the origami horse turned out to have the same color! Wow! A little strip of green at the base of the red background, gives a suggestion of grass and if you notice the leaf on the hoof, well, it has a torn muscle! LOL! Actually, it is a little tear.
Chunky Page w an ATC.

01-22-2012, 03:52 AM
Happy Birthday, PMC!! i hope its full of art and fun!!

Wil Opio Oguta
01-22-2012, 04:38 AM
As I said yesterday I am working on a couple of quilts. One is still in design stage and one I am quilting at the moment. The fabric for this one is a snowdyed cotton - created last year when we had snow - and the quilting on it is to emphasize the pattern the procion dyes made. Following a design called out by the fabric is much more time consuming than following a regular design. Anyway, this picture shows a detail of the quilt.

01-22-2012, 04:56 AM
amazing,amazing quilt Wil!! :yes::yes: I love the designs left by the snow..oh, time to borrow a snowball or two from somewhere!

01-22-2012, 05:26 AM
Happy Birthday Paintmanycolors! Enjoy your day!

I agree - that quilt is beautiful!

Little Kona has been sick all day and I'm up now in the middle of the night/early morning to keep an eye on her. At the moment she is pretty restless and vocal so I guess she isn't feeling better yet. Once she settles down I'll go grab some more sleep.

01-22-2012, 05:31 AM
Say a lot of greeting to Kona :). I hope she is feeling better soon.

01-22-2012, 05:36 AM
Lots of great art!


KESagers oh I think im in the same boat chase just woke up lol I hope kona feels better soon

01-22-2012, 05:43 AM
Oh.. we are having a real party! Congrats PMC!

I made some chunkies yesterday for the Black and White swap. I need to make some more... I want to keep some myself :D And I made one ATC for the PAT mid January.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8556/small/1_Chunky_Black_and_White_I.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8556/small/1_Chunky_Black_and_White_II.jpg

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8556/small/1_Chunky_Black_and_White_III.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8556/small/1_ATC_PAT_Jan_Mariloupatch.jpg

01-22-2012, 05:48 AM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6898/small/1_STRIPY_LEGS__1.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6898/small/1_STRIPY_LEGS__2.jpg

Stripey Legs pink / stripey legs yellow

Both available

01-22-2012, 05:51 AM
Okay! Found the dollar bill size origami duck. It on a Chunky Page now. Love the webs in the water! I shall call it -
A Serene Swim : Origami Duck (practiced piece) on collage background and recyc envie wavelets. I wanted to call it a Mandarin Duck but only thing Mandarin on the card is the colors of the flowers!
Jack of Hearts: It's actually a bird with great details esp on the feet/claws? on hold
7 of Spades: This fellow has a name but it escaped me for the moment. You can find him at the beach looking for food. on hold

01-22-2012, 05:52 AM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6898/small/1_THOUGHTS.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6898/small/1_DREAMING.jpg

Thoughts / Dreaming

Both available

01-22-2012, 05:53 AM
Oh my goodness - those striped legs are the best Cathy!

You are rocking those chunkies Kitty!

Not you too Artgirl! Now that I'm up everyone is demanding treats - like I owe them.

I think I'll give them one treat each and then try to get some more sleep. Kona seems a little calmer right now.

01-22-2012, 06:23 AM
HAPPY LUNAR NEW YEAR EVERYONE! I'll be gone from the site for now. will check in again when I return from REUNION Dinner w friends/family.

01-22-2012, 07:00 AM
Happy New Year miloccpep!!

I made 2 other chunkies, and another ATC for the PAT. Sorry, nothing to trade...

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8556/small/1_Chunky_Black_and_White_V.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8556/small/1_Chunky_Black_and_White_IV.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8556/small/1_ATC_PAT_January_2012.jpg

01-22-2012, 07:05 AM
Hiya gals, you are all rockin' out there, with some fantabulous art. I will do a few later and show show show. We have had a mildish Winter so far- yay!!! Long may it last, makes getting to work much easier for me on dark mornings. Keep on rockin' see ya all later!

01-22-2012, 07:12 AM
Hello all!

Here are some more cards from me:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_FlowerForYou001.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/1_FlowerForYou001.jpg) A Flower for You http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_FlowerFairy002.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/1_FlowerFairy002.jpg) Flower Fairy

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_Magda003.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/1_Magda003.jpg) Magda http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_Secrets004.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/1_Secrets004.jpg) Secrets

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_Oceana005.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/1_Oceana005.jpg) Oceana http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_SeaFlower006.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/1_SeaFlower006.jpg) Sea Flower

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_Coral007.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/1_Coral007.jpg) Coral

01-22-2012, 07:22 AM
Okay, I've never taken part in an A-thon before, it's in my gallery under A-thon but I cannot remember how to show the card in this thread.... I know I have the instructions somewhere but I'm going to bed now.... and as Scarlet O'Hara would say, I'll think about that tomorrow.... no snow here, btw. DFW

01-22-2012, 07:32 AM
Wonderful art.

Here are my first lot

Moonlight Serenade to Satan - Traded
Anastasia - Available[/B
Dragonfly #1 - Traded
Dragonfly #2 - [B]Traded

01-22-2012, 07:37 AM
Last ones for now.

Dragonfly #3 - Traded
Dragonfly #4 - Traded
Dragonfly #5 - Traded
Dragonfly #6 - Available

01-22-2012, 07:38 AM
Oooh, great cards! Moonlight Serenade to Satan - GOTTA. HAVE! ;)

PMing you now...

01-22-2012, 07:53 AM
morning all xxx just about morning here! :) it's roughly 11:52 am (depending on what clock you look at) will work on taking photos of what i've done so far and get them uploaded then will do some more later.

hope everyone is well :)

01-22-2012, 07:57 AM
Been up since 5 doing cards !!!

01-22-2012, 08:25 AM
Bloomin Heck - I see those cards Kes - Your not playing fair! LOL:arghh:

01-22-2012, 08:29 AM
GOOD MORNING-OK-I caught up with reading the posts.
WOW-amazing art.

miloccpep-your origami is fab!

Happy Birthday paintmanycolors-have a good day

Beautiful quilt Wil. I hope you show more.

Kitty-amazing black and whites. I wish they were for trading.

I love those legs-you rock,Cathy1

Evalila-you've been busy. Great Art.

And adifferentstory-wonderful cards.

ZebearLove-A big wave to you. Love those cards.

01-22-2012, 08:31 AM
I missed this. Happy birthday paintmanycolors.

01-22-2012, 08:32 AM
happy birthday paintmanycolours :)

01-22-2012, 08:41 AM
My coffee is brewing. I can't do much until I have my morning coffee.

My husband did a great job clearing the driveway. What did I do? I watched him and made cards. Lucky Me.

01-22-2012, 08:47 AM
I didn't know how to post the pictures on here so I put them in my gallery under the athon category. (:

01-22-2012, 08:54 AM
ZebearLove-go to FAQ on the blue bar at the top. Scroll down to card gallery. There are instructions on how to link an image to a forum post. If you have any question, PM me. Good luck.

01-22-2012, 09:14 AM
just posted 6 to the a-thon gallery. Going back to the studio to work on more!

01-22-2012, 09:24 AM
HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY! to Paintmanycolors.

Wil Opio Oguta
01-22-2012, 09:29 AM
Here are the cards I made today. The 4 dragons are for Cathy1's swap, the bird is available for trade.

01-22-2012, 09:36 AM
Here is 4 more:

Dragonfly #7 - Available
Dragonfly #8 - Available
Dragonfly #9 - Available
Dragonfly #10 - Available

01-22-2012, 09:37 AM
US players: Remember the POSTAGE INCREASE goes into effect today, January 22. First Class will go up a penny to 45 cents. Check the USPS website for International rates. Hope you all have a good supply of FOREVER stamps. You won't have to worry about it.

01-22-2012, 10:06 AM
Welcome sueatbwp. Great cards.

Wonderful art from Wil, adifferenstory and sueatbwp.

Thanks for posting. Now, back to creating some cards. I have a few ideas, if I can find a work area on my table. I think I need to make some room before I can create. That is always a horrible job, to keep organized and what to do with all the little bits I accumulate. To throw them away or not!!!

01-22-2012, 10:09 AM
... and some more:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_LightMoon009.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/1_LightMoon009.jpg) By the Light of the Moon

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_Nevermore010.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/1_Nevermore010.jpg) Nevermore

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_QueenOfTheNight008.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/1_QueenOfTheNight008.jpg) Queen of the Night

01-22-2012, 10:55 AM
Great stuff all!

I took a little time off studying and played around with my crafties for a bit. Couldn't commit to a particular style so got a hodgepodge of all kinds hehe.. some decoupage, some collage, some stamping..

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/390/small/1_12-018butterflyonpansies.jpg Butterflies on Pansies - available

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/390/small/1_12-019motherlove.jpg Mother Love - available

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/390/small/1_12-021bugsIII.jpg Bugs III - available

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/390/small/1_12-022bestfriend.jpg Best Friends - available

And now tis back with my nose in my books.... Happy crafting all!

01-22-2012, 10:57 AM
You ladies are busy. Keep up the good work.

01-22-2012, 11:08 AM
I have two more: In my gallery
Let me know if you would like to trade.

01-22-2012, 11:49 AM
yeah!! I got my first ATC in my gallery :) It's an old one and not for this event but still :)

01-22-2012, 11:52 AM
great, purplybunny!!

01-22-2012, 12:02 PM
thanks :) I'm uploading old ones then will take pics and upload ones i've done for this event so far :) will leave the two series i've done till later and of course can't share any blind trades lol

01-22-2012, 12:16 PM
They are lovely, purplybunny.

01-22-2012, 12:28 PM
two available.........

The Tiny House...............
Long Legged Bird................

01-22-2012, 12:30 PM
So many great cards while I slept this morning!

01-22-2012, 12:39 PM
ATC with a pocket and tag In my gallery

01-22-2012, 12:48 PM
thanks sharlene :)

gonna take pics of my four and upload them then do some more crafting :) this is fun

01-22-2012, 12:53 PM
Lots has been going on since I last checked in - Hope all of you stay well & safe & warm...

I have been in a French state of mind -

Paris - 44 Rue
Paris - Remix - traded
Paris - Travels -traded

and I had to go to NY (in my mind) before I went to Paris .. :jiggy:

Central Park - Azure Violet -traded

01-22-2012, 01:19 PM
Ya'll's cards make mine look like a five year old did them :(

01-22-2012, 01:25 PM
Hang in there ZebearLove! You just started. If you look at many of our galleries you'll notice that our "older" cards look much different than the "newer" cards. Art grows with you and you grow with your art! Your cards are wonderful!

01-22-2012, 01:29 PM
Just posted four more to the A-thon gallery.
Belgique Fleur
Fern Lace Traded within a couple of minutes!
Fern bouquet

01-22-2012, 01:31 PM
When I uploaded my old ATCs it asked if it was part of a set what does it mean if i click that? Does it affect the way it is shown in the gallery?

01-22-2012, 01:32 PM
Great sueatbwp!

Let me know if anyone is ready to trade.

01-22-2012, 01:52 PM
When I uploaded my old ATCs it asked if it was part of a set what does it mean if i click that? Does it affect the way it is shown in the gallery?

Yes - if you upload as a set then all those cards in the set will display underneath the card selected.

If you go to this link in my gallery


you will see the selected art displays in a larger image and everything in the set displays underneath it in smaller images.

Wil Opio Oguta
01-22-2012, 01:53 PM
When I uploaded my old ATCs it asked if it was part of a set what does it mean if i click that? Does it affect the way it is shown in the gallery?

Only a bit. When you have clicked on set the pictures will show up independently in your gallery. But when you click on one of them, you will see that one as a big picture and the other ones of the set as smaller ones under it. If you go to my gallery you will see that with the dragon cards I uploaded today. They are a set.



01-22-2012, 01:58 PM
LOL - Wil Opio Oguta we were writing our replies at the same time. :)

01-22-2012, 01:59 PM
Sorry to sound dumb, but how do I add image of my ATC to my post?

01-22-2012, 02:00 PM
Okay, thanks :) for the replies about set

edit: sorry about the double posting

01-22-2012, 02:10 PM
Happy birthday, PMC!

Happy Chinese New Year, everyone! And what fantastic art!

I'm off to see what I can get made. :)

01-22-2012, 02:14 PM
my wee offering uploaded to the A-Thon Gallery and available (hope I've done it right)

flowers and swirls 1

flowers and swirls 2

love bunnies

bunnies under three suns

edit: I got the adding images sussed (i think) lol

01-22-2012, 02:18 PM
I have made three.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_66.jpg ATART #1

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/2_28.jpg ATART #2

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/2_27.jpg ATART #3

I don't have time to make more.

01-22-2012, 02:22 PM
Sorry to sound dumb, but how do I add image of my ATC to my post?

I just PMd you the instructions. :) And then realized that you had figured it out. :) :)

01-22-2012, 02:26 PM
thanks anyway :)

01-22-2012, 02:39 PM
Wow, you all have been busy! Great art! I've had a busy weekend, and our snow melted at last so we have clear roads!

I'll see if I can get anything made for trade... I am working on some swap stuff, and also a piece I started yesterday in an all day class. Oh, it was fun!

01-22-2012, 02:42 PM
Kona is doing worse today. I need to step away from the marathon for a little while and take care of her.

I made a few cards this morning and will upload later. I'll look forward to seeing all the art created this afternoon.

01-22-2012, 02:43 PM
We're so glad sniisk that you are able to join us. Fab cards.

What kind of class was it HHC? I haven't been to a class in a long time.

01-22-2012, 02:44 PM
Kona is doing worse today.

Oh no! She is the cutest and loveliest cat in the world!

01-22-2012, 03:09 PM
oh, Kesagers, hope your sweet Kona gets better.

THANKS TO ALL WHO WISHED ME A HAPPY BIRTHDAY! It was special to see that when I checked thread this morning.:yes:

had a Birthday Brunch and now I'm home.....rest a little bit, then making some more atc's!
(my daughters asked me what I was doing for the rest of the day.....:laugh:)
silly girls.

01-22-2012, 03:17 PM
i'm gonna bow out of this one now am getting sleepy, but it was fun :)

01-22-2012, 03:32 PM
I've fallen in love with found poetry. So I made two new poems.

Viaticum and Reach Out

01-22-2012, 03:46 PM
KathyD, they are wonderful.

We'er sorry to see you go purplybunny. Maybe you could play tomorrow.

01-22-2012, 03:48 PM
Morning all... seems I have to make some cards today.......

01-22-2012, 03:53 PM
Good morning, this impromptu athon couldn't have happened at a better time as we have a holiday today (Monday) so I may be able to make some more cards later. Off to have a look at what has been posted while I have been sleeping.

01-22-2012, 04:05 PM
I guess it's Monday Cathy1 and Mouseit.

01-22-2012, 04:06 PM
thanks sharlene, i've got loads of atcs i wanna upload that i made earlier in the week, will still lurk in here if no-one objects :)

01-22-2012, 04:14 PM
Of course not. We're happy to have you lurking and playing.

I have two more: In my gallery

01-22-2012, 04:16 PM
yeah!! :) am loving all the atcs that are being created :)

01-22-2012, 04:43 PM
Some from me:





01-22-2012, 04:44 PM
And these:





01-22-2012, 04:45 PM
purplybunny, this one's for you ...traded

01-22-2012, 04:45 PM
Great cards CynthiaSillitoe. I always love your cards.

01-22-2012, 04:47 PM
I thinks we all posted at the same time. Blanche, your card is great as well.

01-22-2012, 05:05 PM
And another Black and White chunky from me. This is my last creation for this a-thon... I need to go to work tomorrow. Thanks for the great time!


01-22-2012, 06:35 PM
Wonderful art everyone.

I've slept most of the evening and am now going to go to bed early. I'm so tired.

I know you wanted to trade Sharlene and i'd love to. I'll contact you in the morning or if you want to pick what you want of mine then send me a pm and i'll get back to you.

01-22-2012, 06:41 PM
Goon night, adifferntstory.

01-22-2012, 07:05 PM
Last one for me.

Good night all!

01-22-2012, 07:07 PM
have uploaded some more atcs part of a series that i had done earlier in the week :)

gonna sort out my lunch for that w*rk thing for tomorrow, then head to bed,

na nights everyone xxx

01-22-2012, 07:12 PM
Good night kathyD & purplybunny. I hope you can play tomorrow.

01-22-2012, 07:21 PM
Hmmm been arting all day for ARTzona, now I see this.... Maybe will rest then be back to play later.

01-22-2012, 07:23 PM
I hope you can make it back, jensaz. I'll be here.

01-22-2012, 08:12 PM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/1854/small/1_White_bloomChunky.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=279015) Another chunky page...The flower is much whiter than shown......Will add fibers and ribbons.....I just updated my gallery so check there for what is avaliable..............

Just Ducky
01-22-2012, 08:44 PM
you guys, I sure can't keep up... I see I have to read back 110 posts to see what ya all been doing...
I DO have 3 now for my show and tell... collaged... bit and pieces of paper I just couldn't throw away...
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/2_Lil_HOOT_1.jpg... TRADED... thank you
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/2_Lil_HOOT_2.jpg..... HOOT #2
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/2_Lil_HOOT_3.jpg..... HOOT #3

working a few stamped cards.. should be up in just a bit... now I got to catch up...

01-22-2012, 08:50 PM
It's great to see more art.

01-22-2012, 09:13 PM
I loved making Stripey Legs so much and as they are traded I made some more :D:D

Here they are #3, #4, #5

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6898/small/1_STRIPEY_LEGS__3.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6898/small/1_STRIPEY_LEGS__4.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6898/small/1_STRIPEY_LEGS__5.jpg

01-22-2012, 09:15 PM
I made a Chicken Legs as well - My last today I think

01-22-2012, 09:21 PM
10 of Clubs APC: That hat somehow reminded me of journalist, w a pencil tucked behind the ear... Collage ruler, pencil, owl and hat.

Just Ducky
01-22-2012, 10:11 PM
oh Rita.. so cute and yep, looks like a journalist.... lol

these 3 are my last for today/nite.. hope I can get more done tomorrow.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_jan_thon_4.jpg....... thon #4
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_jan_thon_5.jpg........thon #5
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_Jan_thon_6.jpg........TRADED.. thank you
these critters are stamps... colored pencils ..markers...chalk

01-22-2012, 10:31 PM
I still need to get caught up on the thread but I can see it's been a great day.

After 2 hospitals (the first one was slammed with emergencies) and many hours later we are home. Kona is sick with a bacterial infection and we have lots of meds for her home. As soon as we got home I discovered someone else is coming down with it now. This is going to be a fun week in our house.

Gonna go grab a bowl of soup and then I'll read the thread and drool over all the art made today.

Just Ducky
01-22-2012, 10:59 PM
oh dear Kristin... and poor Kona... and you have how many kitties in the house ???
you had better get some rest my friend, I think you are gonna have a busy week ahead..
don't forget cottage cheese, if the kitties don't want to eat much...

01-22-2012, 11:00 PM
KESagers - Hope lil Kona gets well soon & please take care of you too! :yes:

Just Ducky - Mighty fine cards there!

Posting this one but I hope it's already traded. Gots me some Alice fans out there!

Alice Finds A tiny Door

01-22-2012, 11:06 PM
More wonderful cards. It's hard to keep up with all of you. I'm so glad all of you love marathons as much as I do. You all rock!

01-22-2012, 11:45 PM
I still need to get caught up on the thread but I can see it's been a great day.

After 2 hospitals (the first one was slammed with emergencies) and many hours later we are home. Kona is sick with a bacterial infection and we have lots of meds for her home. As soon as we got home I discovered someone else is coming down with it now. This is going to be a fun week in our house.

Gonna go grab a bowl of soup and then I'll read the thread and drool over all the art made today.

And medicating cats is so much fun. :arghh:

oh dear Kristin... and poor Kona... and you have how many kitties in the house ???
you had better get some rest my friend, I think you are gonna have a busy week ahead..
don't forget cottage cheese, if the kitties don't want to eat much...

Cottage cheese? Really? In spite of all my years of catdom, I wouldn't thought of that, but it's a good idea.

I guess we're going through Monday? At least I hope we are. I left a couple of yet to be finished cards on the art table. Plus, there's still lots of snow here. :err:

01-23-2012, 12:00 AM
Yes we are going through Monday. :)

01-23-2012, 12:03 AM
House in a Bottle: collage and rabbit punch.
This card is for Little House swap, so not for trade. I am hoping the bottle could be identified although the top been cropped off. I'v seem plants grown in bottle, so I guess it wouldn't be far off before houses could be planted too.

01-23-2012, 12:19 AM
This is what I got done before all the drama today.

Vintage Sweethearts

Winter Angels

The Voyeur - traded

01-23-2012, 12:21 AM
This is for Blanche. Hope she likes it.

01-23-2012, 12:26 AM
Great, Kristin and Miloccpep.

I hope to trade tomorrow. I feel I need to create more.

01-23-2012, 12:30 AM
I love it & I'm sittin here crying.... um, I sent you a pm. I can hardly see the screen anymore cuz of the tears.
Thank you.!!!!!!

01-23-2012, 12:57 AM
And Heidi is really sick now. This thing - whatever it is is a complete nightmare - not the normal bugs cats pass around. I'll have to keep an eye on everyone . . . for now I need some sleep. Enjoyed getting caught up on all the art today - Sweet Dreams wishes for all and I'll see you tomorrow.

01-23-2012, 01:30 AM
KESagers, hugs to you and your kitty cats. Jewels has had me bawling half the night over her card she made me of my Pepe Le Pew that has already passed.

Pullin it together to post this White Rabbit that is available for trade
I print out b&w images and color them in with inks, ink stains, stamps, and watercolor pens, & and then collage with scraps of paper.

Nite all! Great art - I just love these A-Thons, but I have to work tomorrow, so I will see ya'll on the flip side!!

01-23-2012, 02:41 AM
Oh Kristin, I hope your kitties feel better soon....I wonder if vet gave you enough med's for all?
I love cats, but after I lost my Leo, he was 17yr old ......he was part Bengl and Siamese and the most aggressive cat on the block. Our yard was the only yard that never had dog doo doo on it.(but he was a sweetheart to all in family, and as for strangers...it just depended on Leo and how he felt about them...He was Big ....and my buddy...he walked with me and Lily our little 10lb dog. (Leo outweighed Lily and was taller , he would stand cross wise over her back if he felt she was threatened)

thanks for letting me walk down memory lane :yes: I sure loved them and miss them.

well heres three I managed to get done ,

1.Snow in the Birchwoods
2.Full Moon in the Birchwoods
3. (new dancer in the club) "Bubbles Galore"

01-23-2012, 03:03 AM
Here are 4 new Kitties. I'm off to bed now.

01-23-2012, 03:46 AM
Wonderful art. I love waking up to new eye candy.

I hope all that are poorly are well soon. I've not had to get a tablet down baggy babes yet and i'm sure not looking forward to it.

01-23-2012, 04:05 AM
It is 9pm here on Mondy night. Such a great idea to have an impromptu mar-a-thon - it has been great with fabulous eye candy. I have managed a couple of trades and made some cards for my gallery so a very good weekend.

Thank you so much to our great hostesses and to everyone who has participated.

I'll be mailing my cards on Wednesday.

01-23-2012, 06:20 AM
Oh Blanche I'm so sorry to hear you lost your Pepe Le Pew. I know we never forget the sweeties that aren't with us anymore. They are such a big part of our lives. My four are such company and I can't imagine not having all four - they are family. Cat #3 is now very sick and just woke me up. I'm putting a call into my regular vet this morning. I need a plan of action since it's just a matter of time before #4 gets sick also. This is a pretty bad "thing" they are passing around. I'm used to them passing stomach bugs around but this is like nothing I've ever seen before.

Blanche your White Rabbit is fabulous! Next marathon I'll have to join you with some Wonderland collage.

Paintmanycolors - your Leo sounds like he had big personality! That's so funny that he was King of the Hill. I know you must miss him. Your marathon cards are beautiful - you know I love Birch trees.

Jewels - you must have lots of cats - your cards capture them so well!

Addiferentstory - I have these long handled things that pop pills into the backs of the throat - that way I can really get the pill way back so that it can't be spit out. Not sure what they are called but they make a difference. Unfortunately Kona's meds are liquid which I'm sure I'll be wearing.

So glad you could play Cathy!

01-23-2012, 07:21 AM
hey all :) popping I on my phone while at work so apologies for any spelling errors in advance.

we finely crush tabs and mix it with butter and with their food. our cats eat them that way.

I'll soon have an unusual series ready for trading, one that I was making for an online friend, but her email bounced back, and I haven't heard from her, so they will be up for trade.

will be lurking xxx

01-23-2012, 08:21 AM
Can't wait to see your series Purplybunny!

01-23-2012, 08:40 AM
Hi all, I haven't had time to do much being at work on a voluntary basis today as we need to organise all the books for the kids for picking up next week.

So here are my offerings.. KESagers gets first pick as I have asked for one of hers.

1. Mermaid - Available

2. Together - Traded

3. Geisha girls - Available

01-23-2012, 08:42 AM
Why is it that I have always been attracted to Alice in wonderland...LOL Maybe cos there is a mouse in it... heehee I have always loved the white rabbit though......

01-23-2012, 08:50 AM
thanks kesagers :) do you want to know what the series is about?

01-23-2012, 10:17 AM
I'm sitting at my computer, drinking my coffee and catching up with all the posts. Thanks for sharing your stories and Kristin, we wish you all well and to get well fast. You will need a well deserved rest.

Great cards. I have a few I'm working on. I do need to go food shopping some time today-the roads are not great, so I'll wait a bit.

01-23-2012, 11:03 AM
am loving seeing all the beautiful ATCs :)

01-23-2012, 11:25 AM
We're glad you could join us for this Impromptu-A-Thon.

There will be another in Feb.

01-23-2012, 11:30 AM
Time is almost up...11.26 pm. I'v just returned from dinner at my best friend's. Oh well, I'v created about 11 cards. 4 traded, 2 for swap. 5 available.
Thank you KESagers and Sharlene54.
Kristin, hope the cats ALL get well real soon.
I'm beat, so good night...zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!

01-23-2012, 11:52 AM
Good night miloccpep. It was nice that you could join us. It was fun.

01-23-2012, 12:09 PM
am designing some new ATCs in my head :) might get a chance to play later :)

01-23-2012, 01:27 PM
More lovely eye candy.

Thanks to our hosts for this impromptu athon. ow about another starting tomorrow? LOL

I've not had chance to create today but I still have some ATC's left in my ATHON gallery if anyone wants to trade?

01-23-2012, 01:31 PM
thanks kesagers :) do you want to know what the series is about?

Yes please!

Just back from a short nap - I needed it. ;)

01-23-2012, 01:32 PM
Mouseit - I just PMd you about your "Together" card. :)

01-23-2012, 02:48 PM
It doesn't look like I'll get any more done. Major Monday around here. :( Will get the trades out and I do still have a couple available if anyone is interested.

Just Ducky
01-23-2012, 03:30 PM
KESagers... haven't read back... but how is Kona and the other kitties...

I just finally got my "women" stuff done around here so now I gonna go play ART...

weather report.... YUK... had about 6 -8 inches snow on ground last nite... NOW ???
a couple inches of rain which has melted the snow... now we got MUD.. and things are looking ugly around here...

01-23-2012, 03:58 PM
Mud here too. This has to be the screwiest non Winter ever.

01-23-2012, 04:00 PM
hey all :)

was very sensible and have got my lunch made for that w*rk thing tomorrow all done :) so now i can play this evening :)

01-23-2012, 04:02 PM
Yes - it's a dreary day here also Ducky. Kona is on the mend - she had it bad. Heidi is on the mend - she is dealing with it much better than Kona. Polly is still down for the count but I'm keeping my eye on her. Calvin is next . . . Now that we know this is actually a infectious thing Judd is picking up different meds for everyone on his way home from work so that's good news for Kona - she doesn't need the big bag of meds we brought home last night - just a pill instead.

Here are few more from me:

Be Mine Blue

Be Mine Orange

Pawprints -traded