View Full Version : "Easter"-a-thon

03-02-2012, 02:08 PM
Hi all, I know we are having many a-thons during this spring but I wanted to suggest one more. It's already a tradition here to have an a-thon during Easter time. Starting maybe on Friday (April 6th) and ending on Monday (April 9th). How does that sound? Hosts: Just Ducky, sharlene54 and sniisk :).

I'm spending my Easter alone in our summer cabin repairing some smaller things and taking care of the damages caused by huge amount of snow. To have a nice balance when working outside, I need also some kind of nice indoor activity. An a-thon is the best way to relax inside a cabin :laugh:.

03-02-2012, 02:19 PM
Sounds good to me. :)

03-02-2012, 03:07 PM
I'm up for it. That's if my mum comes here for easter and we don't go to her.

Just Ducky
03-02-2012, 11:51 PM
Sanna, and yes, a Easter A-Thon... wonderful idea...

if you want, I would love to be co-host...

03-03-2012, 08:42 AM
If Sanna and Ducky are doing this I'm in. I'll also be alone except for a doggy friend who is coming to visit while her owners are away. So I too will try to balance outside with inside stuff!

03-03-2012, 09:29 AM
Sounds good to me!

03-03-2012, 12:34 PM
Oh so sorry, I can not be in this a-thon will be out of the country till monday:cry:

Wil Opio Oguta
03-03-2012, 01:43 PM
Count me in too.

03-03-2012, 01:56 PM
hmmmmmm I think that just might give me time to catch my breath after the St. Pat's athon!! So....I'm in!!!

03-03-2012, 02:06 PM
So sorry I can't take part in this. My finances have taken another knock and now it's a case of pay bills or buy food and nothing spare for postage at all. :sad:

Wil Opio Oguta
03-03-2012, 02:21 PM
I can pay postage both ways if we have a trade.

03-03-2012, 02:24 PM
So sorry I can't take part in this. My finances have taken another knock and now it's a case of pay bills or buy food and nothing spare for postage at all. :sad:

I don't know if I still have pounds (I visited Joss and Lynn in July) but if I have, I could send my postage to you before you send your cards :).

03-03-2012, 02:31 PM
That's sweet of you Sniisk. I was sure someone said that Easter was in March, but I see it's in April. My tribunal hearing is on 3rd April and I'm really hoping they'll rule in my favour. If so, my finances will be back to what they were and I can play again. :yes:

03-03-2012, 02:34 PM
I can pay postage both ways if we have a trade.

Sorry, I missed your post and that's very kind of you as well. I really should've read the whole thread before I posted. :embarrassed:

With a bit of luck, I'll be able to hand deliver your cards Wil, as I will be in Roosendaal sometime in April, when my grandchild arrives. :laugh:
Kitty wants to try and arrange a meet up for all of us. :)

03-07-2012, 01:48 AM
Sanna, and yes, a Easter A-Thon... wonderful idea...

if you want, I would love to be co-host...

I sure would like to have you helping me :).

03-07-2012, 03:20 PM
do you think this bunny is gonna pass this up? :wideeyed: i'm in! :laugh:

03-07-2012, 05:49 PM
I'm going to try to create, create, create.

03-08-2012, 01:07 PM
I always like to play as much as I can!

03-08-2012, 01:30 PM
I don't think we are going away this Easter so I would love to play

03-12-2012, 01:16 PM
Diome, I'm spending that weekend in my summer cabin quite near by you. You can visit there and we can craft together if you want.

03-15-2012, 09:50 PM
I'm in.

03-19-2012, 11:28 AM
I'm in! I've had so much fun with the St Patrick's one...can't wait to do it all again!!

03-20-2012, 07:25 AM
I donīt know whatīs up that weekend, but Iīll try to play!

03-20-2012, 07:29 AM
Hopefully I will get the chance to throw a few cards in the basket. These are alot of fun and I don't know how you all crank out so many fabulous cards. I imagine I could if my 2 doggies weren't so demanding and I wasn't quite so critical of my work...lol.

03-21-2012, 12:02 PM
I so want to play but I'm gonna scale it back a good bit. Just dropped a $20 on all my St. Pat's Athon mail. So it's bologna sandwiches for a few days. LOL!!

03-21-2012, 10:21 PM
Ooooh we should all meet at Sanna's cabin .... how much fun would that be? I'm glad you guys are doing an Easter-a-thon - I'm putting a memo right on my desk top.

03-22-2012, 02:53 AM
We are going to have many players! Yey!

03-22-2012, 10:52 AM
oh fun! Sanna , you know I'm in, haven't been able to contribute as many cards as I would like during the last couple a thons, maybe this time :yes:

Just Ducky
03-22-2012, 09:48 PM
oh our player list is growing... super... ya all come.. bring your colored eggs...

ICraft you better show up gal, I come down to Flordia land and grab ya...
and Paint Colors ???? Suze, you are first on my trade list this time...
I am starting my WANt to TRAde with list now... man don't know if I can make all the cards I will be needing...:wideeyed:

03-23-2012, 03:04 AM
Ducky, we'll fave four days! And sure we can continue if needed :). I'll be out of office also on Tuesday and Wednesday after Easter.

03-23-2012, 03:15 AM
In Denmark thursday through Monday are holidays:)

That's the reason why I chose the dates :).

Rogue Gal
03-23-2012, 03:39 AM
Sounds good to me!

03-24-2012, 03:31 AM
I will mark my calendar and if health issues will allow, I can take part. I have a huge stack of cards waiting to be posted, that would be a good time!

03-24-2012, 03:55 AM
Ohh... another a-thon :). I am going on a little vacation during the Easter weekend with my mother, my sister and my cousin and his family, so I won't be at home. So I guess I will not be playing...:no:

03-24-2012, 06:35 AM
I'm in I know I have my eldest son his partner and my baby granddaughter coming for a day or two but I am sure I can fit it in.....

03-24-2012, 07:04 AM
I'm sure I'll be in for a few cards, love making evil Easter bunnies!

03-24-2012, 07:05 AM
I would love to play..

03-24-2012, 07:11 AM
I don't know if I will be up to it yet. I will stop by and check out the great art if I can.

03-24-2012, 08:25 AM
I'll be there.

03-24-2012, 08:26 AM
Oh, me too.

03-24-2012, 08:33 AM
I'm glad so many will be joining us for the fun.

03-24-2012, 09:25 AM
I might have time to play. We will have family in town so maybe not. But I look forward to seeing what everyone else creates.

03-24-2012, 09:34 AM
Should we start to think about the themes for different days? Easter could be one of the themes but we need at least three more. Any suggestions?

03-24-2012, 09:51 AM
No paper day? I need more details :wacko:.

03-24-2012, 09:52 AM
I may have to work most of the weekend, but I will try and throw in a few cards. I don't join nearly as many a-thons as I would like to.

03-24-2012, 09:59 AM
I hope to make this one as I didn't get to play in the St Patrick one.

03-24-2012, 11:02 AM
Crazy busy at work, but I'll sure try!

03-24-2012, 11:05 AM
OK, here are some suggested themes.

Friday: Weird animals, wings
Saturday: 4 ATC series, APCs
Sunday: Easter, complementary colours
Monday: Something else but no paper

All the themes are totally voluntary and you can make also anything you like.

03-24-2012, 11:08 AM
Some other points mentioned in the PMs I've received. Please, read this because it is somehow important.

When you are joining an a-thon and using a-thon gallery, remember, it is for available art only. When you have traded something, move it to another gallery (ATCs: Traded, Mail Art: Traded and for Swaps, Journal & Chunky Books: Traded or Swapped). It is confusing if there is only a small text "traded" in the details because most of us don't open the pictures and are viewing personal galleries when there are 16 cards on one page.

03-24-2012, 11:21 AM
Oooohhhh! I would love to play BUT I will be traveling and don't think I will have any way to post cards I make. I will be following the thread to see all the wonderful art that is sure to be created. Have fun!

03-24-2012, 11:26 AM
I'm glad you explained that, Sanna. Most time I don't move the cards until the a-thon is finished. I think it would be better to move the cards as you have suggested, it would help not to be confused-traded or not traded. Good idea.

03-24-2012, 01:13 PM
Lets see.. I'll be having my Spring break March 30 and it goes till April 9th. So April 6th through the 9th I should be able to find time to play! Although April 7th not so much because I'm thinking that might be the day I celebrate "Turning 30 is the S@*%" day, cause I don't see anyone coming to my birthday party on a Tuesday.. which is when my birthday actually is. I'll probably do a lot of "poop" themed cards that day.

03-24-2012, 01:15 PM
nitemare420me, I could join turning 30 parties :). I'll do that in July and I know everyone is having their summer vacation when I'm having my parties.

03-24-2012, 01:44 PM
Thanks for inviting me...I would love to play and will at least make a few....I think I still hve some vintage postcards with easter greetings.....my suggestion for themes would be spring flowers. I always associated Easter with the wonderful lilies, jonquils
tulips and crocus...and maybe the watercolorist and painters would enjoy doing them!

03-24-2012, 02:00 PM
Here is the updated list of some suggested themes.

Friday: Weird animals, wings
Saturday: 4 ATC series, APCs
Sunday: Easter, complementary colours
Monday: Spring flowers, something else but no paper

Now we have some ideas for every day. Soon we'll need more days :cute:.

03-24-2012, 02:31 PM
Nice ideas! I hope to play!

03-24-2012, 05:34 PM
I actually made a bunch of my atc backs today with the collaged edges so I will be more than ready to play by the time it rolls around!

03-24-2012, 09:49 PM
4 ATC series, APCs Could you please explain this for me? thank you.

03-25-2012, 02:48 AM
Moosecastle explained 4 ATC series. APCs are just Altered playing cards. There are two themes for every day.

03-25-2012, 10:35 AM
Do you have to make 2 themes a day, or can you pick just one. eg..Spring flowers and not do the no paper? Also doing wings but not doing weird animals? Sorry so many questions. I've only done one athon ..The requiremnts were a little bit of green on every card.

03-25-2012, 01:53 PM
Thanks for all the great advice. I think I understand it now!

03-25-2012, 08:23 PM
Thanks for the invite - I will be there with bells on!

03-27-2012, 10:25 AM
Sounds great, this weekend I am at home, no exams, no stress so hopefully I finally have time to join again :)

03-27-2012, 01:20 PM
It is not this week-end Kinuko. It is next week-end.

03-27-2012, 03:01 PM
That's the weekend I start my holidays. I work on the Friday but it's on all weekend right? I can join in the fun anytime....

03-27-2012, 03:06 PM
It seems we'll have lots of player. What a great time we're going to have.

I'm working on background and getting images and napkins ready.

03-28-2012, 12:59 PM
It is not this week-end Kinuko. It is next week-end.

yes I know it's next weekend and not this one. Fits me much better anyway ;). Have to practice more english :unsure:

03-28-2012, 01:47 PM
Seems like everyone is going to be playing - what fun

03-28-2012, 02:25 PM
Shoot. I was thinking it was this weekend. I'm fast-forwarding again. Ok, this weekend I will work on swaps, next weekend Easter-a-thon. :)

03-28-2012, 04:28 PM
Just got my backgrounds from Joss' background swap - they will be perfect for this marathon! :)

03-28-2012, 08:01 PM
To the gallery and the athon thread. Also, as it's an atart--all types of art--you can make atcs, apcs, chunkies, inchies, whatever you like. :)

03-28-2012, 09:38 PM
You can make cards using any theme, the ones listed are for inspiration. You post your cards in this thread and in your a-Thon gallery. You PM someone when you see a card you would like to trade or someone may PM you for a trade. The two of you decide on the trade.That is the gist of it.

Mouse That Roars
03-28-2012, 09:49 PM
Oh, it's been forever since I've done an A-thon. Must make time for this one, they are just too much fun!

03-29-2012, 11:07 AM
I'll start an offial thread on Wednesday.

03-30-2012, 02:09 PM
I'll try and join this one too. Sounds like fun ^_^ plus it's been too long since I made some ATCs.

03-30-2012, 03:27 PM
Hope you can join, Ginart.

Just Ducky
03-31-2012, 02:54 PM
well I taking this Saturday to get some background papers ready... thing I will try for soft and fuzzy kinda cards for the thon... cats, bunnies and just cute....

03-31-2012, 04:07 PM
That sounds great, JustDucky. Can't wait for it to start. Get ready for a fabulous weekend. I think we'll have lots of traders.

04-02-2012, 11:27 AM
I'm not sure if my muse will cooperate, but I'll try to play some. :)

04-02-2012, 11:55 AM
I printed off some transparencies yesterday - I've never really played around with them so I'm hoping I'll get inspired with something new. :)

04-02-2012, 01:25 PM
I have printed on vellum, but I haven't printed on transparencies. It sounds like a fun thing to use on ATC. I think maybe stamping on them might be something I might try someday. There are a lot of things I'd like to they someday.

Did you buy a box of them or can you buy just a few?

Wil Opio Oguta
04-02-2012, 01:50 PM
Be certain that you have the proper transparency for your printer as not all of them work out well. You need to have the one with one smooth and one rough side if you have an inkjet printer. When you add them to your atc/apc cover the whole area with glue (spray or brush). If you only add glue at certain spaces, you will see the glue spots when they have dried up.

04-02-2012, 01:55 PM
I have used brad and staples to put my transparencies to ATCs.

04-02-2012, 02:42 PM
I am hoping to play...*crossing fingers*

04-02-2012, 04:00 PM
It will great if you can play, Jean.

04-02-2012, 06:49 PM
I SO want to PLAY!

My work doesn't have any extra days "off" (yes, I work on Good Friday...geez). However, I'm being sent to Training on Thursday all day...they are sending me with a couple of new staff, and even though I just need the one-hour "refresher" in said training, I'm being sent to the all-day initial. Bleh. Oh well, none of it's new to me, so I might sketch out some cards then. Friday is normal for me (10-hour shift). Saturday my mom and sister-in-law have our craft day, so YAY! Sunday we're heading to the Detroit area to my sister's for Easter, and back to the grind on Monday.

In short, I'll probably be picking at it all weekend, though I'm not going to have much of a chance to scan/upload very frequently. But I'm looking forward to seeing everyone! ^.~

04-02-2012, 11:33 PM
It's almost here, it's almost here, Moosecastle.

FlyingPhoenix, I hope you find some time to join and make a few trades.

Just Ducky
04-03-2012, 12:42 AM
so Sanna when are you going to be at your cabin ??? and I sure hope winter is over for you by now... don't want to hear you going to summer place and having to handle snow..

04-03-2012, 01:53 AM
Ducky, we have still over 20 inches of snow and it's still snowing more... The temperature is 20-30F, not too warm...

I'm going to the cabin on Wednesday after work.

04-03-2012, 05:39 AM
Well as long as the snow pile up high enough, it'll help keep the cabin warm;)

Actually, I have shovel the snow away near by the walls because otherwise it can cause water / moisture damage if it starts to melt.

04-03-2012, 07:24 AM
My mum will be here all weekend so I might not get to play much. If at all. Friday is free at the moment but looks like it could change.

04-03-2012, 02:30 PM
I have printed on vellum, but I haven't printed on transparencies. It sounds like a fun thing to use on ATC. I think maybe stamping on them might be something I might try someday. There are a lot of things I'd like to they someday.

Did you buy a box of them or can you buy just a few?

The thing that I read is that it's important to buy transparencies that are the same brand as your printer. I was printing on my HP printer and had ordered a package of HP transparencies. I had never printed transparencies before but it was easy. I do have a package of transparencies that I got from Sams and I use them for non-printed types of art - for example alcohol inks, StazOn stamping, even heat embossing and acrylic painting. I think with my printed transparencies I can combine techniques. I'll have to experiment with attaching them. :)

04-03-2012, 02:43 PM
Yay, I can play! :jiggy:

04-03-2012, 02:44 PM
Yay, I can play! :jiggy:

Yay :).

04-03-2012, 05:20 PM
ill try to get a few things done if my family and my muse cooperate.

04-04-2012, 12:38 AM
I don't know if I will be up to playing. The hip replacement went fine but had some trouble it ht pain medication. Seems like I can't handle the hydrocodone made me all itichy and then gave me benadril for the itch. I think my body was fighting a lot more than it had too.

where is the site where you can print free clip art. that might help me some.

04-04-2012, 12:51 AM
Are we going through Monday or just up until it? I may miss Saturday. (If the weather is good, I'm going to commune with the elephants at the zoo in Salt Lake.) Otherwise, I'll be here.

04-04-2012, 01:31 AM
Monday is a full time crafting day :). And if needed, we can do Tuesday too...

04-04-2012, 12:10 PM
The official thread is here: