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Linda4atc
09-29-2012, 06:57 PM
We have a chunky page a-thon ....October 19-22
and a Altered Playing Card-A-Thon ....November 2-4

would it be too much to fit a week long Halloween/Autumn a-thon in Oct 25 to Nov 1? I want to know what you think...

I don't think it is a problem. They try not to have two art a-thons at the same time but back to back is not a problem. People work or have other commitments scheduled and it gives them more time to participate.

I know those of us really into a-thons will sometimes hold off mailing till they are all over in case they have multiple trades with a person. I guess it doesn't have to be on Halloween and could be the 26 to 29 but I prefer the longer a-thon that has several weekdays since not all people have time to play on the weekends. I'd like more feedback

Also it would be fun to have several co-hosts take a day or two to keep it going ...

Rogue Gal
09-29-2012, 07:07 PM
I would LOVE a Halloween-a-thon, and one that lasts a bit longer than a weekend gives more people the chance to play. I vote yes!

KESagers
09-29-2012, 08:42 PM
I always try to play if I am able. We had a lot of marathons this summer and I just jumped in when I could.

mrubyjean
09-29-2012, 10:20 PM
I would love it, too!

theweavershand
09-29-2012, 10:56 PM
sounds great to me!

CynthiaSillitoe
09-29-2012, 11:03 PM
I'll be able to play for some if not all of it. :)

Just Ducky
09-30-2012, 12:07 AM
sounds like a Howlin' great idea too me.. even with it close and on Halloween I still would like to make some halloween stuff...

Wil Opio Oguta
09-30-2012, 02:13 AM
Sounds good to me, if I have the time I will play

Moosecastle
09-30-2012, 02:33 AM
Since I do neither chunkies nor APC's I think it's a brilliant idea! :D

Donnacr
09-30-2012, 08:34 AM
My best friend's birthday is October 31 so I would love to play in a Halloween athon.
I would be happy to co-host or solo host a day or two, if needed.

sniisk
09-30-2012, 10:46 AM
Sounds good but I'm not home then and cannot play :(. I'll be back on November 1st.

Suze
09-30-2012, 02:27 PM
I would be happy to have an athon on Halloween week end. I don't collect apc's and just do a few chunkies....so that would be fun.
p.s. its been a looonnnggg time since we were able to do a "sticker athon", I've been collecting unusual and pretty stickers and (just my opinion ;) ) I think when stickers are used artfully, they are awesome.
stickers have a bum rap from the old days....now with all the beautiful stickers ,not much dif than using epherma....what cha' think?

KESagers
09-30-2012, 03:13 PM
LOL - I was thinking the same thing Suze. I'll message Ducky and see what we can do.

dsign49
09-30-2012, 03:22 PM
Oh I would love to play. I miss the last one because I was babysitting. I did pick up some Halloween things the last time I was to JoAnn Fabric so maybe I can use some of them.
suse there are really some beautiful sticker and with a long week of a-thoning I sure that could be fit in.

Are we going to need some hosts? I sure could be a co-host for a couple of days.

CynthiaSillitoe
09-30-2012, 03:35 PM
Stickers rule!

Linda4atc
09-30-2012, 04:00 PM
Ok I think it's a go! I will not know what my husbands schedule is that week which means I don't know which days I'll be busy. I have reserved the dates

Co-hosts
Linda4atc
sharlene54
dsign49
Donnacr

It will be an all types of art-a-thon Theme is Halloween and or Autumn

I don't see any reason why Stickers couldn't be use as long as those with ugly white (or maybe colored) backgrounds are carefully cut away just as you would with a collage image.

I am really hoping to add to my Witches Brew Chunky Book. hint hint

sharlene54
09-30-2012, 04:09 PM
A sticker and Halloween chunky theme days sound like a great ideas.

Theresagram
09-30-2012, 04:17 PM
Oh yes!!! I would love a Halloween a thon!!!! :jiggy::jiggy: I've been in such a Halloween mood lately!!! :D :D :D

Nancy
09-30-2012, 06:44 PM
Wow! me too...I am on a Halloween kick, especially love the vintage ones....This will be so fun!!

thatgeekyartgirl
09-30-2012, 06:53 PM
i think that a long athon would be AWESOME...im always busy with work and chase that it takes me awhile to get some me time to art, so the longer the better

Linda4atc
09-30-2012, 11:53 PM
i think that a long athon would be AWESOME...im always busy with work and chase that it takes me awhile to get some me time to art, so the longer the better

I agree! I don't work but my sweet's schedule often effects mine, there has been several a-thons I would have participated in if they were on different days or longer. With the this whole week I am hoping the busy people can fit at least a day or two in, or maybe a few nights after everything settles down.

Moosecastle
10-01-2012, 12:25 AM
I'm in for a sticker athon as well!!!

lv2paint
10-01-2012, 10:45 PM
Not really knowing what I'm getting into, I'd really like to participate in the H'ween/fall a-thon. Sounds like good great fun to me. Can someone tell me how to sign up to play? That is if it really is going to happen...

Theresagram
10-01-2012, 11:41 PM
Lv2paint, the exact date, when decided for sure, will be posted to this thread. :)

No 'sign up' needed. If you have time to create and wanna chat, just jump in! :D I often jump in to chat and end up not getting much done. :twitcy: Anyway, if you do finish something, you can post it to the thread. Then if you want to trade it...just let everyone know! ;)

Donnacr
10-02-2012, 03:12 AM
Linda - will you be in charge of starting the official thread?

Ibus
10-02-2012, 08:08 AM
I've not had much luck with athons this year, but I intend to play ;)

lv2paint
10-02-2012, 08:52 AM
COOL! I now have it chiseled in granite on my calendar. Just have to remember to look at the calendar...:biglaugh:

sharlene54
10-02-2012, 09:52 AM
It's great to see so many of you joining us. We are going to have FUN, FUN SPOOKY FUN.:biglaugh:

marilou
10-02-2012, 10:43 AM
Sounds great! Hope nothing comes in between. Starting the day after my birthday....
will not need halloween make-up, will look spooky enough :biglaugh:

Linda4atc
10-02-2012, 01:02 PM
mariloupatch you are too funny. I love my sis but I don't think there is much scarier than her with bed head and before her first cup of coffee. She has long hair that is very curly, she has to wet every morning and usualy use all kinds of poducts to tame it. LOL

Theresagram
10-02-2012, 01:04 PM
I've not had much luck with athons this year, but I intend to play ;)

Me either! :err: I always intend to play and chat, but it seems like something always happens.

But I will NOT miss this one!! Halloween is my favorite time of year and my favorite subject for art!! :D

Theresagram
10-02-2012, 01:06 PM
COOL! I now have it chiseled in granite on my calendar. Just have to remember to look at the calendar...:biglaugh:

Write yourself a note to look at the calender!! Bahaha



It's great to see so many of you joining us. We are going to have FUN, FUN SPOOKY FUN.:biglaugh:

Oh yes!! We are going to have spooky fun!!!! Wooohooo!!! :jiggy::jiggy:

Theresagram
10-02-2012, 01:07 PM
mariloupatch you are too funny. I love my sis but I don't think there is much scarier than her with bed head and before her first cup of coffee. She has long hair that is very curly, she has to wet every morning and usualy use all kinds of poducts to tame it. LOL

That's funny!! I thought my hair was bad!

marilou
10-02-2012, 01:59 PM
what did I tell you....there we go, my daughter just phoned me to keep saturday evening free (27e!) a lobster dinner in a fancy fish restaurant. Should I refuse?????
No..I do not want to upset my daughter she knows I can eat lobster every day of the year.

Theresagram
10-02-2012, 02:25 PM
what did I tell you....there we go, my daughter just phoned me to keep saturday evening free (27e!) a lobster dinner in a fancy fish restaurant. Should I refuse?????
No..I do not want to upset my daughter she knows I can eat lobster every day of the year.

So you're saying you'd rather have a lobster dinner than play with us?? :err:

Bahahaha:biglaugh:

Linda4atc
10-02-2012, 09:47 PM
what did I tell you....there we go, my daughter just phoned me to keep saturday evening free (27e!) a lobster dinner in a fancy fish restaurant. Should I refuse?????
No..I do not want to upset my daughter she knows I can eat lobster every day of the year.

LOL Well I wish I could join you for that lobster! You have an excuse for one night, what about the rest of the week? :laugh:

Cherie
10-02-2012, 10:49 PM
I love these a-thons. I will be checking it out!

marilou
10-03-2012, 02:14 AM
Be there Linda (fingers crossed) if it is up to me! Missed some Athons already this year.

Amapola
10-03-2012, 04:36 PM
Halloween A-Thon is not too much, I think, because it's something for everyone (also those who dont' do chunkies or APCs). I'm hoping to be able to play at least some of the time!

Linda4atc
10-03-2012, 11:03 PM
So glad everyone like the idea. You know you can do some prep work now for the a-thon. Start cutting out collage pictures, I know I am very picky and it can take a long time to carefully cut out one little image. Or you get out your paints a inkpads and make some mixed media backgrounds.

lv2paint
10-04-2012, 09:42 AM
I actually did just that -- went through all my pattern books (of which there are WAY too many, I'm sure!), have them stacked neatly next to my painting table, and I think if I start my marathon TODAY and painted a different one every hour, allowing myself one potty break sometime during the day, I could probably get them all painted, varnished and ready to trade by ... say ... H'ween 2013!!! Yeah, I'm thinking I may be a little ambitious at the moment. I'll calm down pretty soon... Just so excited!!!

KESagers
10-04-2012, 09:44 AM
I'm looking forward to all of the marathons - it's going to be a great art filled month!

dsign49
10-06-2012, 01:14 PM
Yes it will.

TF Balding
10-10-2012, 03:01 AM
whoever gets the Halloweenyness goin send me a pm!!! been trying to squirrel up some Halloweeny pieces for trades cause this is my absolute fav-or-ite hollerday & omg i'm so happy now... mwahahaha... *yay!* :D :jiggy: :cute:

Linda4atc
10-12-2012, 01:18 PM
Hey everybody Monarch is doing a Halloween Bingo that starts tomorrow! If we get more people, if not she may cancel it ... Check it out here... http://atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?t=24671

Linda4atc
10-12-2012, 04:08 PM
whoever gets the Halloweenyness goin send me a pm!!! been trying to squirrel up some Halloweeny pieces for trades cause this is my absolute fav-or-ite hollerday & omg i'm so happy now... mwahahaha... *yay!* :D :jiggy: :cute:

I can do that!

Theresagram
10-12-2012, 05:36 PM
I already have a lot of Halloween rubber stamps, but I just ordered $100 worth of Halloween stamps this week!!! Wooohoooo!!! So I'm gonna be all set!!! :D

Now I just have to wait for them to get here. :wideeyed::err:

TF Balding
10-13-2012, 01:53 AM
Linda-Thanks! :)

Theresa---daaaaang! :laugh: but thanks for posting, you just made my $40 worth of Halloween artin gear seem like peanuts to the hubby! :laugh:

thatgeekyartgirl
10-13-2012, 10:30 AM
yup and know when i need to justify buying anything this month i can say theresa got to spend more than me bwhahaha i love it, so excited to see what kind of stamps you got

marilou
10-13-2012, 11:27 AM
Hi, just made a MMH page for TF Balding, theme Halloween, what you think?
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TF Balding
10-13-2012, 12:17 PM
I think its gorgeousness! :wub: MMH!

sharlene54
10-13-2012, 12:32 PM
I think it's SPOOOOKY. Good going.

Theresagram
10-13-2012, 12:33 PM
Linda-Thanks! :)

Theresa---daaaaang! :laugh: but thanks for posting, you just made my $40 worth of Halloween artin gear seem like peanuts to the hubby! :laugh:


yup and know when i need to justify buying anything this month i can say theresa got to spend more than me bwhahaha i love it, so excited to see what kind of stamps you got

:D I love to serve as a dire warning to husbands weary of their wives spending!! :D Bahahaha

sharlene54
10-13-2012, 12:44 PM
I agree with all of you. I just can't stay away from those craft stores especially when they send those dang ecoupons. Some of them are now 55% off. Who could resist?

Theresagram
10-13-2012, 12:45 PM
Here's pics of some of the stamps I ordered. :D

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Theresagram
10-13-2012, 12:50 PM
And here's some more....

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110726

110727

110728

All of these stamps and the ones from the last post are from Alphastamps. And the green sets are only like $1.99 each. (I think they were all $1.99)

Theresagram
10-13-2012, 12:52 PM
And here's the rest. At least...I think this is all the rest. LOL


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And I also bought some Halloween stamps at Michael's yesterday. :biglaugh::embarrassed::biglaugh:

sharlene54
10-13-2012, 12:54 PM
I love them. I haven't use many stamps, but I am trying to use them more. I have lots and ink pads.

I use an index box for my addys as well, Theresagram. Do you so something special with the cards?

Theresagram
10-13-2012, 12:58 PM
Oh, it also doesn't include the Halloween stamps I got a coupla weeks ago. :err:


Got these from VivaLasVegastamps. :D

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Oh, and there's another one that I ordered off ebay...can't find a pic right now.

Theresagram
10-13-2012, 01:01 PM
I love them. I haven't use many stamps, but I am trying to use them more. I have lots and ink pads.

I use an index box for my addys as well, Theresagram. Do you so something special with the cards?

I have a cool box where I keep all the 4x6 addy cards people make me. And I make them whatever size they collect. :D Pm me if you'd like to trade addy cards. :)

Theresagram
10-13-2012, 01:02 PM
Hi, just made a MMH page for TF Balding, theme Halloween, what you think?
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LOVE it!! :D Awesome!!

sharlene54
10-13-2012, 01:08 PM
Theresagram, so I would alter the card to whatever I like with my addy on it.

Do I understand that? I put the addresses on regular index cards. I never thought of altering the index cards. DAH

Theresagram
10-13-2012, 01:20 PM
Pm'd you Sharlene. :D

monarch
10-13-2012, 01:43 PM
Awesome stamps!!!

Rogue Gal
10-13-2012, 03:32 PM
Mariloupatch, I love that chunky that you made! Hope you make some more for the Halloween-a-thon!

Theresa, great stamps - I particularly like that set with Einstein and Frankenstein's monster!

marilou
10-14-2012, 05:00 AM
Will do Rogue Gal, will do!

Linda4atc
10-14-2012, 02:00 PM
mariloupatch that is a perfect chunky page.

Theresa I LOVE all your stamps. I wish you had not said the green sets are only $1.99. I am not going to order any but I LOVE that set of things in the jars. If you want to trade a chunky page later I would love a Witches Brew (think cookbook) page made up using those jars. My pages have to have about 1-inch clear on left side to fit into the bind-it-all hole punch slot.

I save the image of all the skellies to use when I draw my DOTD cards. I always make better drawings when I have something to look at and of course I can personalize the bones I draw.

Theresagram
10-14-2012, 02:05 PM
Sounds good to me Linda! I'll see what I can come up with after the stamps get here. :D

marilou
10-15-2012, 02:53 AM
Thanks Linda... I have a complete set of bottles, with liver of the lizards, etc....
and a recipe. Mmmm thinking about it, to add something juicy... Bwahahahaha
I ordered some stamps as well, could not resist.

Theresagram
10-16-2012, 02:22 PM
Opps. I ordered some more Halloween rubber stamps today. :err:

Fantasia
10-19-2012, 08:36 PM
Opps???? I know you don't really mean it....you are never sorry when you order more stamps!! and especially Halloween ones, cuz who can ever have enough Halloween stamps? Someday I'd really like to see your collection IRL!

Theresagram
10-19-2012, 10:11 PM
Opps! I did it again. LMAO!!! :biglaugh:

I ordered more Halloween stamps today from 2 different companies!!!! :biglaugh::biglaugh:

Theresagram
10-19-2012, 10:14 PM
So I think that makes a grand total of 127 Halloween stamps ordered this month.


And that doesn't count the ones i bought at Michael's the other day.... :confused:

Theresagram
10-19-2012, 10:15 PM
Terry, you know me so well!! LMAO!

You should come to AZ!!! I'd be more than happy to show you my stamps!!! :jiggy::jiggy:

KESagers
10-19-2012, 10:34 PM
I think we need a play date at Theresagram's place! :) :) :)

Theresagram
10-19-2012, 10:49 PM
Come on over!!! I can't wait to get all my new stamps!!!!! I had to get some more orange binders for all my new Halloween stamps!!! Woohoo!

KESagers
10-20-2012, 12:29 AM
Looking forward to seeing your stamp art! I should dig some of mine out for the marathon. Stamping is a good way for me to get ready and get the ideas going.

marilou
10-20-2012, 02:50 AM
Never been to Arizona before;). My stamps did not make it all by the week-end
so maybe they arrive for the next one! Would love to come and play.

Linda4atc
10-20-2012, 03:02 AM
Theresa, Theresa, Theresa LOL

sharlene54
10-20-2012, 06:58 AM
Theresa, I' coming with Kristen for a play date. I could wish, can't I?

Lucky you.

marilou
10-20-2012, 07:09 AM
What if I bring a case of real good Burgundy wine?

sharlene54
10-20-2012, 08:04 AM
Will we get any cards made? I'll bring the horderves. What is your pleasure?

Eating, drinking, creating, talking with friends, what could be better?

marilou
10-20-2012, 08:37 AM
Will we get any cards made? hahaha depends on the size of your glass :biglaugh:

Theresagram
10-20-2012, 11:46 AM
How about we just have the Halloween-a-thon at my house!!! Ya'll come on over!!! :jiggy::jiggy::jiggy:

sharlene54
10-20-2012, 11:49 AM
I've never been to Arizona. I'm coming. What's the weather like at this time of year?

Today in NJ it's a spectacular day and the leaves are turning. It is beautiful.

Theresagram
10-20-2012, 12:05 PM
It's 9am and 66 degrees and sunny. Beautiful! And you only have to drive 45 minutes or so to see fall colors.

Are you coming for ARTzona?

Linda4atc
10-20-2012, 03:14 PM
I can bring homemade chocolate truffles if I can come play with all those trillions of pretty stamps ;D

sharlene54
10-20-2012, 03:26 PM
I would love to come. Maybe someday I'll get to meet some of you.

Theresagram
10-20-2012, 04:44 PM
I can bring homemade chocolate truffles if I can come play with all those trillions of pretty stamps ;D

Just keep the chocolate away from me :err: and I'll let you play with my stamps!

I don't like chocolate. :confused:

Theresagram
10-20-2012, 04:46 PM
I would love to come. Maybe someday I'll get to meet some of you.

Have you checked out the ARTzona thread? It's in January and it's a lot of fun!! Some of the gals want to come over to my house to see my stamps so we're gonna have a little field trip! It would be great if you could come!!! Here's the thread!

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?t=24279

marilou
10-20-2012, 04:57 PM
wow another human being that does not like chocolate...same over here, and the shame is, I am from Belgium!

Theresagram
10-20-2012, 05:04 PM
LOL I've heard of Belgium chocolate. I'm allergic to it too, so...I wouldn't be eating it anyway. I have a friend named Teresa in St Louis and she hates it too!

KESagers
10-20-2012, 05:14 PM
No worries - I will eat chocolate for both of you. I am allergic to wine (alcohol of any sort) but chocolate is a guilty pleasure I can still enjoy.

Theresagram
10-20-2012, 05:23 PM
I'll drink your wine then! It's a win-win situation!! :D

Linda4atc
10-20-2012, 06:50 PM
Theresa Chatty tried to get me to go to Artzona. It would be great but I spent enough going to Portland that I won't be making another solo trip for a couple years unless it's just to visit family. But Hey I can still pretend I'm going to go to your Stampin Party.

I'm not allergic but I rarely have any kind of alcohol. I have not made my truffles in years but I used to take them to the Ren Faire and people I didn't even know would come running up top me and ask for them. LOL Easy way to meet people and make friends.

I could always make candy coated nuts if you are not allergic. My girlfriend Dena won a contest where they were looking for treats that could be mailed to soldiers safely, so I call them Den's Delightful Nuts.

KESagers
10-20-2012, 07:17 PM
Linda those sound delicious!

Theresagram
10-20-2012, 10:05 PM
Sorry you can't come to ARTzona, Linda. Maybe you can make it in 2014!!

LauraM540
10-20-2012, 10:11 PM
How to the 'a-thons' work? Do I have to sign up? Or do I just make a bunch of ATCs and post pics somewhere? Is there a minimum amount we need to make? Sorry for all the questions but I am new and this sounds like fun!! xo

Theresagram
10-20-2012, 10:17 PM
No sign up needed. :) You just post pics of your stuff in the thread, pm people for trades, chat a lot and that's about it. :D You can also post your stuff in your gallery and you trade with whomever you want to trade. If you don't want to trade with someone in the a-thon and someone not participatating in it asks for a trade, you're free to do whatever you want. A-thons don't really have any rules or requiements except having fun!

I often plan to make stuff during the a-thons and life interrupts and I don't get anything done but chatting. LOL

So just jump in and hang on! :biglaugh:

thatgeekyartgirl
10-20-2012, 11:29 PM
ooo i want to go to artzona so bad but ill have to wait till next year, weve got alot going on plus christmas right around the corner, i wish it was a little after income tax (that extra money usually helps) as i hate taking time off work but next year :D

mmm chocolate, the idea of wine always sounds good to me but then i taste it and remember im not much of a wine drinker, i dont even like non alcoholic grape juice lol but my hubby appreciates it

sharlene54
10-21-2012, 12:01 AM
Laura, I hope you join in the fun.

Theresagram is right. You post your art to the thread and your gallery in the category A-Thon Gallery. Once you trade the card, you move it to the traded category.

Oksana
10-21-2012, 12:28 AM
I will definitely make some chunky pages. I do not care about Halloween theme at all and do not collect APCs, but the Fall theme appeals to me. Hope someone else will have chunky pages with the Autumn theme made for trade.

Linda4atc
10-21-2012, 01:13 AM
Ohh I will I Have a co do.ouple Turkey Ideas and at least one ScareCrow I plan to do.

Oksana
10-21-2012, 02:16 AM
"All types of art" means anything? I would like to make some journal pages and Art post cards(larger size) , some 5x4 Fat book pages(image itself is 4x4) to trade. I have already started several projects with the Autumn colors and theme.

marilou
10-21-2012, 03:34 AM
I am an autumn girl(?) myself, love this season! Try to get more autumn ideas by next week :>)

sniisk
10-21-2012, 04:26 AM
I won't make any Halloween pages either but will do something autumn related (if I have time...).

Linda4atc
10-21-2012, 02:48 PM
I know there are a lot of people not interested in Halloween. Autumn is wonderful to work with. I plan to toss some Thanksgiving into that mix. I hope Monday and Tuesday to work on some larger backgrounds to cut to different sizes as I want them.

Oksana yes you can work on anything. Since it's an a-thon most of the art will be for trading but if you are doing Autumn journal pages for yourself it would be fun to see them too. I would love to trade some Halloween/Autumn journal pages for my (composition book) junque journal. Two (facing)pages between a 1/4 inch and a 1/2 inch narrower than the book pages. I would glue them in to my book and if they go all the way to the center binding the book wouldn't close.

mrubyjean
10-21-2012, 08:51 PM
I do have some Halloween chunkies that I didn't get finished for the Chunky-a-thon but I hope to be working on other themes and formats too.

Just Ducky
10-21-2012, 09:13 PM
Martha, you holding out on the chunky thon ???? you know this chunky thing is going through Monday....
oh nuts... that gives me HOW much time to get ready for the Halloweenie gig ???
right now I am feeling like a whipped puppy.... but I sure am looking forward to Marilou WINE tasting and who is doing that yummy chocolate candy stuff...???

Linda4atc
10-21-2012, 11:11 PM
LOL that was me Nancy. :D

Fantasia
10-22-2012, 08:39 PM
Oooh, this thread is such fun already, and participating in a lengthy a-thon with Halloween/Autumn theme sounds awesome! Theresa, sure wish I could make it to Artzona, but don't think its in the cards right now. :D

dsign49
10-22-2012, 11:09 PM
Linda everyone is getting so excited for the week long Halloween-a-thon. I can't wait either.
Will there be some challenges?
Themes I know are Autumn and Halloween.

marilou
10-23-2012, 02:57 AM
Run out of background! I will make some new ones today, work on my travel journal,
quite pleased with the outcome of "the Beaches", will post a picture later, not sure the glue is 100% dry. Excitement, excitement......not good for my blood pressure!

marilou
10-23-2012, 02:59 AM
.... forgot, if you need a co-host as from Thursday afternoon till...., I have to pop out now and then for some errands (Food!) to keep my strenght :biglaugh:

Theresagram
10-23-2012, 09:26 AM
Marilou...maybe you should install a mini fridge in your art room!! :biglaugh: Or at least get a big picnic basket!! My art room isn't far from the kitchen....and it's even closer to the bar!! :D

marilou
10-23-2012, 09:38 AM
Theresa...my art room is too packed, but we live in a bungalow....only a few passes to the kitchen, and....since his retirement I learn hubby to cook, and he seems to like it!
No....I do not share him :biglaugh:

CynthiaSillitoe
10-23-2012, 10:33 AM
Theresa...my art room is too packed, but we live in a bungalow....only a few passes to the kitchen, and....since his retirement I learn hubby to cook, and he seems to like it!
No....I do not share him :biglaugh:

Not even if we ask nicely?

I've got a stack of Halloween and autumn stuff waiting on my art table. Just need to pull myself together. Would you believe it's snowing here?

marilou
10-23-2012, 11:05 AM
No, not even then. But you are invited to taste his delicious Boeuf Bourgignon, stew!

Theresagram
10-23-2012, 12:57 PM
LOL Mine cooks too! And he's good at it! He's brings me drinks too!! :D

And the Halloween stamps I ordered have been rolling in!!! :jiggy::jiggy: Got 2 shipments so far...about 50-60 or the stamps. And the other 60+ should be here in a couple of days!!! Woohoo! I was hoping they'd all get here in time for the Halloween-a-thon!!! :v_spin::spinny::v_spin::spinny:

Jean
10-23-2012, 01:12 PM
I'll try to take part. With Christmas craft shows looming, I'm working on art pendants...

Linda4atc
10-23-2012, 01:19 PM
Oooh, this thread is such fun already, and participating in a lengthy a-thon with Halloween/Autumn theme sounds awesome! Theresa, sure wish I could make it to Artzona, but don't think its in the cards right now. :DLOL, I am so glad. I will open the official thread today. right now hubby is waiting on me.


Linda everyone is getting so excited for the week long Halloween-a-thon. I can't wait either.
Will there be some challenges?
Themes I know are Autumn and Halloween. Yes we have several co-hosts and each one will give two challenges. The challenges will run the length of the a-thon and not be assigned to a particular day.


Run out of background! I will make some new ones today, work on my travel journal,
quite pleased with the outcome of "the Beaches", will post a picture later, not sure the glue is 100% dry. Excitement, excitement......not good for my blood pressure! Get busy on those backgrounds it should help settle your blood pressure down. ;)


.... forgot, if you need a co-host as from Thursday afternoon till...., I have to pop out now and then for some errands (Food!) to keep my strenght :biglaugh: Sounds great. We are not assigned days, I do know that my son will be here 27, 28 & 29, hubby will be here some days and I will have to go into town at least one day. Sooo I am grateful for you volunteers to keep the thread active.

Linda4atc
10-23-2012, 01:20 PM
Theresa...my art room is too packed, but we live in a bungalow....only a few passes to the kitchen, and....since his retirement I learn hubby to cook, and he seems to like it!
No....I do not share him :biglaugh: Helpful hubbies are a great. My ex would cook some, but wouldn't clean. If he needed a dirty knife he would just call out "wheres the knife?"


Not even if we ask nicely?

I've got a stack of Halloween and autumn stuff waiting on my art table. Just need to pull myself together. Would you believe it's snowing here? LOL Both my sister and cousin wanted me to clone Matt. Luckily my sis finally found her own good man. Snow! It is pretty to look at if you don't have to go anywhere. But I hated driving it and having to shovel it away.


LOL Mine cooks too! And he's good at it! He's brings me drinks too!! :D

And the Halloween stamps I ordered have been rolling in!!! :jiggy::jiggy: Got 2 shipments so far...about 50-60 or the stamps. And the other 60+ should be here in a couple of days!!! Woohoo! I was hoping they'd all get here in time for the Halloween-a-thon!!! :v_spin::spinny::v_spin::spinny:
LOL lucky lady! New stamps are so fun. I have stamps I have never used, but still plan to. Which reminds me... where in heck is my brand new set of skelly stamps?! they should have been either in my Halloween box or with my other clear stamps... :wideeyed::confused: dang it, they will probably turn up after the a-thon.

Linda4atc
10-23-2012, 01:21 PM
I'll try to take part. With Christmas craft shows looming, I'm working on art pendants... Hope you get a chance to play some, but if not we still look foward to you dropping in.:wubclub:

oddbreed
10-23-2012, 02:42 PM
def looking forward to a long artathon!

Theresagram
10-23-2012, 03:59 PM
Helpful hubbies are a great. My ex would cook some, but wouldn't clean. If he needed a dirty knife he would just call out "wheres the knife?"

LOL Both my sister and cousin wanted me to clone Matt. Luckily my sis finally found her own good man. Snow! It is pretty to look at if you don't have to go anywhere. But I hated driving it and having to shovel it away.


LOL lucky lady! New stamps are so fun. I have stamps I have never used, but still plan to. Which reminds me... where in heck is my brand new set of skelly stamps?! they should have been either in my Halloween box or with my other clear stamps... :wideeyed::confused: dang it, they will probably turn up after the a-thon.

I didn't take them. :wideeyed:

Hey, I've got over 3,700 stamps....maybe 600 of them are clear, the rest are rubber. I've got a LOT of them I haven't used yet. But I'll get to them. :D

marilou
10-23-2012, 05:08 PM
WHAT !!!!!! 3700 stamps...have to count mine, but I think I will not beat you,....or still? Give me a week to count :biglaugh:

thatgeekyartgirl
10-23-2012, 05:15 PM
lol i have 2 :biglaugh::biglaugh::biglaugh:, i just bought one to add onto the backs of my envies and one because it was a panda (me and my husband have a joke about this so i had to buy it) and a dollar

dsign49
10-23-2012, 05:51 PM
OMG that is alot of stamps. I don't think I would get use out of that many ...besides I would forget what I had...not as organized as some people I guess.

dsign49
10-23-2012, 05:53 PM
How about a postage stamp challenge?
And one with something we are thankful for on a card.

oddbreed
10-23-2012, 05:57 PM
3700 stamps?! wow!

Theresagram
10-23-2012, 05:57 PM
Well, my current count is around 3,700. I stamp them in an index binder after I put them on EZ Mount. Then I put them in binders by theme. I count them as I put them in the index. But right now I have about 4 bags of stamps waiting to be put on EZ Mount and about 50 on my table that I have to take off the wood and put on Ez mount and then 60+ coming in the mail soon.

So after I get all those stamped in my index, my count should be around 3,900. :D

dsign49
10-23-2012, 06:02 PM
I guess anyone coming to your house would have a hayday playing with all your stamps.

May be we should all sent you a self addressed envelope and blank ATC cards and have you stamp for us.

Theresagram
10-23-2012, 06:21 PM
You should all just plan a trip to come play!!! :D

thatgeekyartgirl
10-23-2012, 06:48 PM
maybe when i get a "real" "grown up" job that'll let me lol but i love being a kid :D

TF Balding
10-23-2012, 09:23 PM
"Real" "Grown-up" jobs suck... and you can never get your va-ca when ya want it... i say be a kid for as looooong as you possibly can! :P :laugh:

Theresagram
10-23-2012, 09:46 PM
"Real" "Grown-up" jobs suck... and you can never get your va-ca when ya want it... i say be a kid for as looooong as you possibly can! :P :laugh:

Ditto that! :biglaugh:

Linda4atc
10-23-2012, 10:50 PM
Here is the link...
* Halloween/Autumn ATART * (All types of Art-a-thon) Oct 25 to Nov 1 (http://atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?p=1314786)
Lets get everyone over there! PM if you have any questions or troubles getting there.

this is the forums info
Misc. Trading Forums ATC Trades 'Media-Athons' * Halloween/Autumn ATART * (All types of Art-a-thon) Oct 25 to Nov 1