View Full Version : Official Valentine-a-thon February 14 to February 18

02-13-2013, 02:22 PM
All-Types-Art-a-thon is here again! This time the theme is Valentines .

jonquil, Just Ducky and dsign49 are hosting

Start time (in your time zone) 12:01 am on Thursday morning, February 14, 2013
and end time (in your time zone) 11:59 pm on Monday (Presidents Day in the United Stated) evening, February 18, 2013.

This weekend we will :
1) Create Valentine themed art of any type to show and tell: ATC’s, chunky pages, 4x4’s, 4x6’s, inchies, twinchies, bookmarks, charms, jewelry, art dolls, skinny pages, journal pages, tags, rollos, gothic arches, post cards, altered tins – or whatever type of art your heart calls you to create.
And we'll be collaging, sewing, painting, drawing, zentangles, digital altering, photographs, metal work, beading, sculpting, using postage stamps, creating Found Poetry, tea bag folding, transparencies... you name it!
2) Show what lovely creations you've made
3) Trade art - if you wish.
4) Chat (if you can only stop in to admire the art and chat sometimes, that’s absolutely okay!)
5) Feel free to ask questions in the thread


Thursday: Valentine cards (recycled cards if you wish)
Friday: Moos and inchies
Saturday: APCs
Sunday: glitter and glitz
Monday: Zentangled Hearts
(Themes are ENTIRELY optional. Create any Christmas themed.)

ALSO NOTE that your work does NOT have to be for trade. If you’re working on swaps or a quilt or your journal, show us whatever you’re working on today.

What IS an a-thon?
It’s a marathon create-your-favorite-art, done over the same day and time in each time zone. It’s kind of like we were all together for the weekend to play with our art supplies and this thread is our play room.

HOW IT WORKS: At 12:01 am on Thursday, February 14th (your time zone - which is really Midnight on Wednesday if you think about it!) start creating art, then upload your lovely creations to the A-Thon Gallery and post to the thread. Continue throughout the event time. Trading and chatting ensues.

HOW TO ASK FOR A TRADE: When you find a piece of art or goody bag you must have, please SEND A PERSONAL MESSAGE (pm) to that person asking for a trade. Please DO NOT post requests for trades to the thread. It can get way too confusing.

Note: If you do make a trade, please be sure to send to your trade partner within two weeks. If you’re running late, communicate!

WANT TO COMPLIMENT AN ARTIST: And you will… remember you can click the You Rock button and leave it there.

From your atcsforall.com gallery:
It’s easiest to have two windows open. I can create another "tab" and get to my gallery in one and be in my post reply box in the other.
Internet Explorer
1 Go to the main page of your gallery & right click on the picture you wish to post - this brings up a menu has “properties” at the bottom.
2) Right click on “properties”, and it will show you Address (URL). Highlight the address/url and copy (Ctrl C).
Then follow steps 3 - 5

Note: Your picture will come up as large. Most folks use small or medium in the thread.

Mozella Firefox
1) Go to the main page of your gallery & right click on the picture you wish to post - this brings up a menu that includes “Copy Image Location” (which is about 2/3 down the list for me)
2) Click on the “Copy Image Location”
Then follow steps 3 - 5

3) Go to your post in the thread and click on the "insert image" button (looks like a postcard)
4) Paste the address (right click, click paste or Ctrl V) into the window that pops up and hit OK - that puts the code into your post for your picture to show up; (you paste the address from the properties box over the http thingy that shows when you open the "insert image" box)
5) Remember that images from the gallery can be small, medium or large. Find the word small, medium or large (or letters s m l) in the address and change it to size you want. Most folks use small or medium in the thread.
[IMG]http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_Maygar_Posta-traded.jpg [/IMG

(leaving the last bracket off the above so you can see how the address will look)

From your computer:
1. Click POST REPLY at the bottom of the messages screen. Above the message box, click the paperclip next to the smiley face. Then upload as usual. This will upload your picture as a thumbnail.
2. If you go into the Quick Reply box at the bottom of the messages screen, click GO ADVANCED and you will get the paperclip above the message box.

From a flickr or photobucket account:

If you have any questions at all, feel free to pm your host, or post your questions to the thread. We have a lot of experienced art-a-thoners who are more than willing to help those of you new to this craziness.

02-13-2013, 02:28 PM
Let have a fun time creating and parting.

02-13-2013, 02:41 PM
Yays! :D *jumps around on the new playground*
Only 4 and a half hour here... :jiggy:

Just a little thing: In the first post it says: (Themes are ENTIRELY optional. Create any Christmas themed.)

Rogue Gal
02-13-2013, 03:05 PM

02-13-2013, 03:16 PM
Not really into doing all Valentine/Hearts ... but I'll just post the ones that have some of that. :)

02-13-2013, 08:23 PM
Here are some cards I created for swaps as well as for trade.

These are for the Flower Postage Stamp Swap. Now to sign up with them! LOL!:biglaugh:

02-13-2013, 08:39 PM
These would be for trade.

Japan: Tooth-pick and ink. Idea from a swap.
Love Ewe: Stamping, Punch Art, Spangles, Brush marker. Traded
Fluttering: Origami Butterfly, Cut n Paste (flower was stamped on envie from trade) Credit: Yuri Shumakov
Mend a Broken Heart: Mask Stamping, Brush markers. I am looking for text for the card. Traded

02-13-2013, 08:49 PM
Rita those are beautiful. Thanks for getting the a-thon on the road,

02-13-2013, 08:51 PM
Jaws, you can make what ever you want It doesn't have to really always have to focus on valentines or have hearts on it. We love to just have people play and have a good time.

02-13-2013, 09:22 PM
lovely work Rita - looking forward to some creatin time this evening. Have just finished helping our students deliver the last of 800 red roses we sold as a fundraiser for an anti bullying inititative at our school - our year 8 students are on a camp so I have just driven there and back to deliver theirs to them.

02-13-2013, 09:27 PM
Heck, you've beaten me, Rita - I really thought I'd be the first poster this time (for the first time ever with anything ;) ).
Anyway, I have been glueing since midnight and have a card for trade; I'll try to scan this and replace the shabby photo... but then I played with white and silver gel pen, so the scan probably won't be very good either. ;_;

Anyways: Happy Valentine's Day, everyone! <3

02-13-2013, 10:09 PM
Heck, you've beaten me, Rita - I really thought I'd be the first poster this time (for the first time ever with anything ;) ).
Anyway, I have been glueing since midnight and have a card for trade; I'll try to scan this and replace the shabby photo... but then I played with white and silver gel pen, so the scan probably won't be very good either. ;_;

Anyways: Happy Valentine's Day, everyone! <3

Hey, I am only 13 hours ahead or thereabout!
Loved that bird in the heart! Great job!

02-13-2013, 11:33 PM
A Chain of Hearts: 4x6 Origami Hearts Necklace.
Colors of the Hearts are Green, dark Blue, Yellow, Lilac, and dark Pink.

Background card is actually pink but it does not scan well. Just a note, anyone who wants this, do expect a Pink card and NOT this Purple one.

Just Ducky
02-14-2013, 12:43 AM
Hello Rita... and always look for our Singapore gal to get us all inspired.. and you
us some real pretties...
I thinking that Prayer at night is in bed by now... so goodmorning to ya gal when you come back in the morning....

just checked my clock and dang, I still got 15 minutes till start time... and then I too
pooped to glue... but got a few valentines lined up and ready to move them out...lol

02-14-2013, 12:44 AM
I am home now - so have a few little things to do and then I am going to get creative

Just Ducky
02-14-2013, 01:15 AM
Hi jonquil and sounds like you have been busy with 800 rose delivery...

now I know, I sure haven't finished anything new yet.. but I am wanting to post this one
Valentine that I already had in my gallery... just for smiles... and Happy Valentines Day
to all you gals...


catch with everone later today... nite nite...

02-14-2013, 01:15 AM
Hi Ducky! Good to see you here. There's A*Live trading this evening. I am doing the activity this evening and showing them how to fold the Abundance Hen! :biglaugh: Just in case, I'v some hearts folded aside for those who finds the Hen a challenge!:err::biglaugh::cool:

02-14-2013, 04:06 AM
Okay, one more for the road before I leave for Live trading!

Love: Stamping, faux pearls for eggs, red bead for eye, punch art and spangles hearts. Brush markers to touch up the subject. Stamp-pad background. TRADED

02-14-2013, 07:19 AM
I have nearly missed the entire first day :shocked::swoon: At least I won't lose the thread now that I have made a comment.
Back soon (I hope)

02-14-2013, 11:15 AM
I was that everyone is busy like me with other obligations too.

Rita you are always the one to get us started.

Just Ducky you might not have made a new valentine but we sure got a whiff of what you can do.:jiggy::jiggy:

I have been working on some trade cards will post latter.

Talk latter.

Just Ducky
02-14-2013, 01:34 PM
Happy Valentine Day for all our Sweethearts....
got a couple funny valentines....
and dang, they saying we got "lake" effect snow coming tonight so now I gotta go do
the dreaded grocery shopping this afternoon...

but I got some more funnies started, back later kids...

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_monkey.jpg..... Monkey Around ??

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_neck.jpg.... Wanna Neck ??

02-14-2013, 01:44 PM
Hee, hee! Ducky's in the mood. :)

I have a few to post...just moving slowly this morning....

02-14-2013, 01:59 PM
Ok, here we go. I hope to do more later.



02-14-2013, 02:09 PM
Hello lovelies! Happy Valentine's Day! I had some problems uploading my ATCs to the gallery, but here are the first ones.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8556/small/1_Valentine_a_thon_1.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8556/small/1_Valentine_a_thon_2.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8556/small/1_Valentine_a_thon_3.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8556/small/1_Valentine_a_thon_4.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8556/small/1_Valentine_a_thon_5.jpg

I have uploaded a little video to YouTube on how I created the first ATC, for those who are interested, here is the link:

02-14-2013, 02:15 PM
3-4 hours before I can play, as I've got to finish out my workday...but I'm so inspired, I may try to sketch a bit while I have a bit of time on my lunch break. :D

Wil Opio Oguta
02-14-2013, 02:44 PM
I have been creative all day only not with cards this time :-). The coming days I will be quilting a lot and taking advantage of - hopefully - the last days of snow. Here are 2 pictures of fabric I dyed using snow as a resist.

02-14-2013, 03:04 PM
Oh wow, lovely fabrics, Wil! I'll want to try that some time, too. Great cards also by all of you who've posted! I won't be likely to make any cards for trade this time, as I'm super busy with other duties and a few swaps. But I'll keep checking your lovelies. Have fun!

02-14-2013, 03:15 PM
Lovely work everyone - Kitty I think I 'need' one of your cards definitely!!!!
Cynthia - love those kitties - I have a weak spot for any card with them on it!!!
I am trying to finish up a couple of swaps that need to get mailed today so I can then play

02-14-2013, 04:12 PM
Just ducky...You are in the mood...Better get those groceries.
Cynthia love those APC... I will have to get going here
KittyNL those are great cards..Sure hope I get some made to trade.

I did do 2 cards for someone.

02-14-2013, 04:14 PM
Here are the 2 I did for Ive2paint.

02-14-2013, 04:22 PM
I wish I could zentangle Jill - they are lovely

02-14-2013, 05:21 PM
A few more:




02-14-2013, 06:25 PM
So many nice cards already!

Turns out the shortness of breath I've been having is not from my asthma but rather from an Atrial flutter. I see the cardiologist tomorrow. I'm still going to try to play a little - I have some cards started. ;)

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!

02-14-2013, 06:41 PM
Thanks jonquil. I know I am not the best but I try
Cynthia more great cards
Kristin you will be in my prayer tonight that everything go good for you tomorrow.

Will I got a few cards done.

02-14-2013, 06:43 PM
Here they are.
118139 # 1 118140 # 2
118141 # 3 118142 # 4
118143 # 5

02-14-2013, 07:01 PM
Kristin - thinking of you - be gentle

02-14-2013, 07:43 PM
Hope you're feeling better soon, Kristen!

I haven't made it to my studio yet, as I ended up at the doctor's on my way home. Come to find out I have an acute upper respitory infection. Ugh! At least my darling huzbee is making me soup for dinner. :3

He's got an early rise day, so I'll probabbly retreat to the studio once he's down for the night. In the mean time, I'll paw at my screen about all of the lovelies being posted! :)

02-14-2013, 08:39 PM
Flyingphoenix I hope you feel better soon. A bad infection can be so draining - take care!

Thanks to everyone for your well wishes. I have my feet up and a cat in my lap. It is good.

Just Ducky
02-14-2013, 08:42 PM
hello ladies...
Phoenix... sure hope your part of Michigan is better then mine.. starting to nasty out.. freezing rain little snow...
Kitty... beautie roll of show and tell... message coming..
Jonquil... waiting to see your pretties...
Cynthia... great APC.. and got my eye on the kitty in the can... lol
dsign.... puppies... I loves puppies....

just got my pile of Valentines done... loading in a short...

oh Kristin... I almost missed you... but glad to see you got feet up and kitty in lap, only ONE ????

02-14-2013, 08:45 PM
i wish i could play but i dont think ill be able to. still trying to get some unpacking and decorating done and want to get that done and boxes back in the attic before going back to the art table. not to mention my daughter's choir concert tomorrow and granddaughter's bday party on saturday. my weekends never look like this! what lousy timing!

02-14-2013, 08:53 PM
Kristin, I was thinking last night when I abed, that it was kind of quiet your way. And here you are! Do, do take care. Glad you are up and about now. Talk to you here later. Appointments to go to later in the day. So I would love to art some cards asap!

02-14-2013, 08:59 PM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2964/medium/6_valatart_001.jpg1 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2964/medium/2_valatart_002.jpg#2
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2964/medium/5_valatart_003.jpg3 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2964/medium/4_valatart_004.jpg#4

02-14-2013, 09:00 PM
I am going to let my co-hosts handle this for a while. 2 of our grandchildren are coming and we will be skyping with their parents who are on vacation in Mexico. The other grandparent can't skype so they are bring them here to do that. Be back later to maybe make some trades.
Have fun
Happy Valentines Day

02-14-2013, 09:03 PM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2964/small/2_valatart_005.jpgtraded http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2964/small/2_valatart_006.jpgtraded

Just Ducky
02-14-2013, 09:07 PM
hurry back Rita... you know we got to do some Heart to Heart trading this weekend...
oh darn Amy... you still unpacking ??? bummer... but keep your eye on us.. and we EXPECT lots from you next marathon...

so here are a couple more Funny Valentines.. and a couple Cutie ones...
just finishing up a couple what I call ho-hum pretties...

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_howdy.jpg.... Howdy

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_best_friend.jpg..... Best Friends.. TRADED... thank you
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_furry.jpg.... Furry Valentine

02-14-2013, 09:36 PM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2964/medium/2_valatart_007.jpg#7 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2964/medium/2_valatart_008.jpg#8
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2964/medium/2_valatart_009.jpg#9 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2964/medium/2_valatart_010.jpg#10

02-14-2013, 09:45 PM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2964/medium/1_valatart_011.jpgtraded http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2964/medium/1_valatart_012.jpg#12
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2964/medium/2_valatart_013.jpg#13 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2964/medium/2_valatart_014.jpg#15 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2964/medium/2_valatart_015.jpg#15

Just Ducky
02-14-2013, 09:48 PM
Herman... Herman.... Herman....
but dang JAW, these others sure are cuties too...

well our hostess Jill is away for awhile and now this co-host is jumping ship... but only for an hour... got one of my favorites on tv ... Swamp People... back soon...

now the rest of you kids behave yourselfs... don't eat all the cupcakes and leave the Baileys alone... that means you too JAW....

02-14-2013, 09:57 PM
Ah Ducky!! I'm out of Baileys ... therefore ... let the Valentine Champagne begin!!!!!
I'll make some Hermans, I promise!! oxo

02-14-2013, 10:16 PM
omg!! just realized what time it was!!! off to the grocery store! Valentine dinner must be prepared!!! (thank goodness he's working a bit late tonight!)

02-14-2013, 10:25 PM
Bailey's... *sigh* I wish I could invibe...but it's not advisable with the meds I'm currently on.

...which are making it difficult to stay awake. I may turn in early, but pack some supplies to take with me tomorrow. We shall see...

And Ducky, it's not too nice here either. Snowing for the moment though.

I think I'm going to turn in early tonight to get some rest. G'night all, Happy Valentine's Day and stay inspired.

02-14-2013, 10:56 PM
Sounds like awesome fun! I'm going to follow along and watch everyone.

02-14-2013, 11:28 PM
AVAILABLE for trade. heres hoping the gallery pics come thru. if not please check my gallery, but note that tho there are 7 vintage valentines some have gone on to
Suntrades valentine swap and are marked TRADED, the AVAILABLE atcs are marked as such. I have one POP-UP, and one with a raised embellishment-3 fabric roses. I think its purrty!!! : )


the fishing lines move
inside of pop up-http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11402/large/1_2-CAM01624.jpg


02-15-2013, 12:00 AM
I was gone for a few hours and what art was turn out. Jaws you have been one busy lady...great drawings.
catladyjb...loving your cards...especially the pop-up what a great idea.

Just Ducky I see your back too. Hope the weather doesn't get to bad in Michigan.

Just Ducky
02-15-2013, 12:56 AM
hi Jill... hope the grandkids had fun with skype...
and yes, our JAW is having fun... gotta keep her in chocolate and baileys... lol
Catlady... really pretty pretties...

and this is the last of my Valentine... don't know what's happening tomorrow.. thinkin'
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/2_pink_1.jpg... Pink Valentine...(it shows purple but it really is pink)
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/2_pink_2.jpg... Plumb Valentine.. yep, it's kinda plumb, mostly

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_hearts_entwinded.jpg... one of Ducky's tree spirits.. Hearts Entwinded..

02-15-2013, 01:31 AM
oh ducky ... I love your tree spirits ...
Had a wonderful, fabulous dinner with my Handsome Husband ...
Just checking in for a moment ...
Off to ... um ... do something Valentiney ... :cute:

02-15-2013, 01:47 AM
Wow! Lovely art everyone. I will definitely try to participate over the weekend. It was a short work week up here but boy did it feel like a full one! I need to do some art to unwind .

02-15-2013, 02:55 AM
I am gone for a little while and come back to awesome art works - love those cards jaw and catlady and of course ducky!!!!!! - having dinner in about five and then a quick tidy up and settling in for an evening of arting!!!!

02-15-2013, 05:16 AM
Here is my first cards for the athon - more snarky valentines to come

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/238/medium/1_snarky_val_1.jpeg tradedhttp://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/238/medium/1_snarky_val_2_1.jpegtradedhttp://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/238/medium/1_snarky_val_3.jpeg#3

02-15-2013, 06:54 AM
Two more from me this morning

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8556/small/1_Valentine_a_thon_6.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8556/small/1_Valentine_a_thon_7.jpg

02-15-2013, 09:27 AM
What's this, I almost missed this athon!!!
Jaw and Ducky, put the Baileys away please, or send it to me, I send you some chocolates instead :biglaugh: Wonderful art everyone.
I am working today, off to the seaside tomorrow, as it will be a rain-less day.
See if I will be in the mood on Sunday.
I made a valentine card earlier this week
118172 for trade

02-15-2013, 10:01 AM
Have a great seaside trip marilou.

Happy belated VALENTINES DAY to all of you.

I finished 3 cards this morning.


02-15-2013, 10:59 AM
So many beautiful cards! I hope to play a lot this weekend. I have also others things to do because we are moving during this spring.

02-15-2013, 11:10 AM
beautiful cards, everyone! I hope I´ll be able to play this weekend. At least I made some art today, a hand for TFBalding. But no show and tell - it´s a blind PIF;)

02-15-2013, 11:46 AM
Oh everyone has been so inspired...
It is looking like we will have quite a few playing for the week-end.

Sharlene love your valentines
sniisk do hope you can play. You mentioned you are moving is it far.
Evalila good to see you will also try and join for the weekend.

I must go out to the barn and give the cats and dog some warm milk (it is really milk replacer) it does warm them up.

02-15-2013, 12:25 PM
Hi all. such fun cards have been posted. I have made a few cards for our Valentine-a-thon. So glad I could come play.

Henry's New Feather Do ... he hoped Harriet would be so impressed that she would be his valentine. 13-38
Curly brought a heart to his Valentine 13-38 TRADED

Curly brought a heart to his Valentine. 13-37

PS Ducky, I wish I could share the weather today in North Carolina with you. Sunny, mild and blue skies. I am not missing Michigan winters.

02-15-2013, 12:41 PM
I've only just found this http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb175/Ibuschat/70345-bigshock.gif and almost 2 days are over! :swoon:

02-15-2013, 12:43 PM
sniisk do hope you can play. You mentioned you are moving is it far.

I'm already playing :).

We are moving to Helsinki. I was born there and it is more near by our working places.

02-15-2013, 12:59 PM
My first cards.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_5.jpg ATART #1

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_23.jpg ATART #2

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_31.jpg ATART #3 TRADED

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_21.jpg ATART #4 TRADED

Just Ducky
02-15-2013, 01:09 PM
wow, I got catch up to do I see...
Sanna, so glad to see you friend.. and moving ??? Helsinki ??? super
Marliou...oh yes, please pass the Belgium chocolate..yummy
me bad, Ibus, I should have sent you message.. but lots of fun playing time left..

Luna... don't go rubbing in your warm weather down there in N.C. your gonna miss our pleasant
days here in northern Michigan come July...
and big HELLO to Evalila... sure hope we connect this fun weekend.. love the pink guys..
Sharlene, happy to have you playing in our party... sweet Valentines

Just Ducky
02-15-2013, 02:27 PM
slowly, ever so slowly...

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_winter.jpg.... Winter feel....

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_blue_eyed.jpg... Blue Eyed

02-15-2013, 02:56 PM
I owe a cat to catladybj, so she has first choice on these:





02-15-2013, 03:49 PM
mmmm chocolate & Baileys - a wicked combination!!!

Kitty - love your peacocks!!!
mariloupatch, ibus, & Evalila - hope to see some of your lovely work
lunamoth - your cards made me smile -adorable
Sniisk - I knew someone was missing from the a-thon - great to see you - lovely cards
go ducky!!!!!!
lovely hearts Jill - perfect for the a-thon
Cynthia - i think I need all of your kitty cards!!!!so sweet

02-15-2013, 03:56 PM
Here is my fourth one - made it last night but forgot to post it


02-15-2013, 04:41 PM
This one is little more traditional - about to get out the rubber stamps and see what I have there - I know I have a couple of decorative hearts


02-15-2013, 05:01 PM
My first cards for this A-Thon. I´m playing with some (new) rubberstamps and my markers.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/medium/1_VATART001.jpg # 1

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/medium/1_VATART002.jpg # 2

02-15-2013, 05:02 PM
While I was gone....so many new cards posted.
lunamoth...glad to have you here
sniisk..lovely cards
Just Ducky ...hope you are not always thinking of winter..sun is shining here.
Cynthia love the cats
jonquil love you cards also.
Evalila..great rubber stamps..your work always has such depth.(don't if that is the right word but it sound good)

02-15-2013, 05:03 PM
And now I think I call it a day.

Good Night! :)

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/medium/1_VATART003.jpg # 3

02-15-2013, 05:08 PM
I have a few.
118193 # 6 118194 # 7

02-15-2013, 08:22 PM
Oh, an Athon! Lovely stuff being posted here.

02-15-2013, 08:29 PM
Another more traditional card


02-15-2013, 08:53 PM
The cardiologist says it's not atrial flutter. The computer got it wrong. I'm in sinus rhythm just a very fast heart rate and high blood pressure. I need to have a previous diagnosis narrowed to one that is more specific before any treatment can be recommended. Lot's of doctors and tests in my future. In the mean time this gasping for air has everyone stumped and I just have to live with it. I'm done with today and need to go put my feet up but I'm enjoying everyone's art!

02-15-2013, 10:33 PM
Ugh! Not fun, Kristen. Hope they figure it out soon!

I got a hand done for the hand jive, but I haven't got it cut out yet. I did take a supply kit with me today, but didn't get a chance to break into them. :/ Maybe tomorrow though.

Still pawing at the screen. Keep up the good work! :D

02-15-2013, 11:18 PM
Oh dear, Kristen. I hope you feel better soon.

Just Ducky
02-15-2013, 11:20 PM
REWARD..... missing Duck..... REWARD
I got up today with such big ideas of doing lots of fun art...
but then de'duck ran away... left me high and dry with no ideas and no energy...
and no ART... dang I can hate that duck when he does this to me...
sure hope he comes back soon, he should, or I gonna throw his seed out to the birds...

KES.... keep your feet up and your lap full of kitties... they are good medicine..
jonquil ... really like your traditional look
Flying Phoenix... your signature says you have moved.... you didn't leave Michigan like our LunaMoth did ya ???

oh almost missed Jewels... hi gal.. are you gonna do some of your precious kitty cards ??? (hint, hint)

02-15-2013, 11:46 PM
Oh Ducky what a shame your muse has deserted you - it will come back!!!!

I am working on some swap cards at the moment but if I get them finished today I will be able to play some more later on

Kristin - I second Ducky's medicine - nothing makes you feel better than a lapful of kitties

02-15-2013, 11:52 PM
Wonderful art, everyone! I keep thinking I'll get some done, but it's not happening. :dull:

02-15-2013, 11:55 PM
Maybe tomorrow, Ducky. I've been working on some collage stuff this evening. Here's some Valentine-ish ones now.
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Valentine_Athon-_A_Special_Place.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Valentine_Athon-_Nothing_Between_Us.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Valentine_Athon-_Elephant_Valentine.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Valentine_Athon-_He_Saw_Her_Face.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Valentine_Athon-_Hot_Spot.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Valentine_Athon-_Tough_Love.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Valentine_Athon-_Next_to_You.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Valentine_Athon-_Measure_My_Love.jpg

02-15-2013, 11:57 PM
And a couple of not so Valentine-ish ones.
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Valentine_Athon-_Framed_on_My_Heart.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Valentine_Athon-_Up__Up__Up.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Valentine_Athon-_Smile.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Valentine_Athon-_Free_Ride.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Valentine_Athon-_Elephant_in_the_Fridge.jpg

02-16-2013, 12:01 AM
I NEED some of those kitties Jewels :biglaugh: too cute - I do like the elephant in the fridge!!!

02-16-2013, 12:08 AM
I agree - its been good to snuggle and nap with my sweeties. I am loving all the cute animal art!

02-16-2013, 12:12 AM
Oh, Kristin, I hope you are relaxing and try to let those endorphins flow.

Jewels, you are incredible.

and Ducky, I know how you feel. I have had my muse been absent for awhile.

Just Ducky
02-16-2013, 12:14 AM
so how you do that JEWELS... look at all the art love flowing.. and here I sit dead in the water... bummer...

hello HHC... come on Helen you know we needing some show and tell from you, we miss your art and you....

so jonquil, I afraid you gonna have to carry the load ... me and ducks are just waving in the wind here tonight... so maybe early to bed and better vibes tomorrow.. nite ya all...

02-16-2013, 12:16 AM
Kristin ... Keep your feet propped up and feel better soon.

02-16-2013, 12:17 AM
nite Ducky..sleep tight.

02-16-2013, 02:41 AM
OK, today some APCs :cool:.

02-16-2013, 06:01 AM
looking forward to them Sanna

I have nearly finished my last stitched teacup for Kitty's swap and then I have one for Dina's PAT and I can make some more Valentine themed cards. But now it's time for sleep - need an early night here.

Can't wait to check out the creations in the morning

02-16-2013, 06:06 AM
Goodmorning all! Here are 2 I forgot to post yesterday :confused:... and today is APCs... :cool:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8556/small/1_Valentine_a_thon_8.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8556/small/1_Valentine_a_thon_9.jpg

02-16-2013, 08:08 AM
My first APCs for today:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/medium/1_VATART004.jpg # 4

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/medium/1_VATART005.jpg # 5

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/medium/1_VATART006.jpg # 6

02-16-2013, 08:33 AM
@ Ducky: Nope, not out of Michigan...just a block from where I was before into my firts house! :D

I gotta get some swap stuff done....then we'll see if I can play along. In other words....I'm lile Helen....

Woke up at 3am this morning, kept coughing. Then my huzbee came back (he uaually starts out the night with me, but on days he has to work, he gets up on his own and sleeps in the next room so his alarm doesn't wake me up. He's wonderful like that. <3) and I slept well for a while, but then was back to coughing. I finally realized that our door was closed, so once I opened that back up, I slept for another hour. My mom was going to come help me settle from the move, but she told me to get rest and fluids in me.

02-16-2013, 09:49 AM
I loaded these first 5 last night but ran out of time to show them in the thread and today has been one appointment after another tired. . . .
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/2_scan0017.jpgVATART #1 (chunky lite) http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/2_scan0018.jpg#2 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/6_scan0019.jpg#3
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/6_scan0020.jpg#4 (what appears black is actually recessed gold:huh:)
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/6_scan0021.jpg#5 (these are all silver stickers and show up quite light IRL:mad:)

02-16-2013, 10:44 AM
Sorry I'm MIA for two days! Will try to do some tomorrow (17th). Today Elvee turned 3 and previous owner came to visit and celebrate his birthday! I'v just returned after a buffet at a close fren's.
Tomorrow is another day, and I would love to do more cards.

02-16-2013, 10:51 AM
Good Morning from Michigan. I woke up to a fresh inch of snow. A good time to stay indoors and Art.

02-16-2013, 11:09 AM
Commiserations and wishes for good health to all those people suffering various ailments and maladies. I am up WAY too late (currently 2.15am) as it has been too hot to go to bed. At least it let me get some more cards made and loaded - tomorrow I will be seeing if some of those beautiful cards I have been seeing in the thread are still for trade.
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/6_scan0022.jpg#6 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/6_scan0023.jpg#7 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/8_scan0024.jpg#8 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/7_scan0025.jpg#9 (the front 3 balloons are raised different heights) http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/6_scan0026.jpg#10

02-16-2013, 11:12 AM
and my last 5 for tonight
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/2_scan0027.jpg#11 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/5_scan0028.jpg#12 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/4_scan0029.jpg#13 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/5_scan0030.jpg#14 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/5_scan0031.jpg#15

02-16-2013, 12:27 PM
I hear ya, Jewels. Pretty, yet best stay indoors.

Donna, goodness! Way to go! Wish I had some of your heat though...

I accomplished some how finishing ALL of my hands for the Hand Jive. However, I ran out od adhesive. Gah! Here's hoping huzbee got my text to pick me up some more on the way home. I love that man so. I think I may scrounge some breakfast and do some unpacking in the mean time. Might set aside some stamps to play with later. :D

02-16-2013, 12:28 PM
I spent most of yesterday outside in the garden... it was a glorious day. Hoping for a repeat today!! Anyway! Here are some that I got finished. :)
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2964/small/7_valatart_001.jpg#16 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2964/small/6_valatart_002.jpg#17
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2964/small/6_valatart_003.jpg#18 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2964/small/5_valatart_004.jpg#19

02-16-2013, 12:33 PM
And here are two more:

02-16-2013, 01:27 PM
I'm moving slow today. I keep thinking it's Sunday. I don't know why.

I finished a set of inchies.


02-16-2013, 01:52 PM
omg sharlene! me too! Not used to having my Handsome Husband off on a Saturday and we both got all confused. Why is the newspaper so small today? Oh. It's NOT Sunday! :biglaugh:

02-16-2013, 01:58 PM
I'm retired and sometimes I don't know the date. At least I know what month it is.

Is it March? Upps-it's Feb!!!

02-16-2013, 02:25 PM
Here are the APCs I made today.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_90.jpg ATART #5

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/2_16.jpg ATART #6

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_1.jpg ATART #7

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_2.jpg ATART #8

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_12.jpg ATART #9

Just Ducky
02-16-2013, 03:26 PM
big hello to Sanna and Sharlene and JAW and Phoenix.... I see ya's...
lots more of "I want"... and my lacking muse duck is kinda waking up.. gave him a full
bowl of cracked corn this morning...
outside is beautiful, got about 8 inches soft snow overnite and bright sunshine rite now..
my Mel is out with snowblower and shovel, me ? I sitting here watching him...

and of coarse now that I finally have a couple show and tell, I haven't put them in gallery yet... so yep, I be back in a minute....:confused:

02-16-2013, 03:28 PM
Love those cards Donnacr, jaw and sniisk.



02-16-2013, 03:31 PM
A few Valentine themed ATCs, polar bears and owl still available...

02-16-2013, 03:33 PM
Ducky, I watch my hubby also. He wants me to learn about the snowblower, but my answer is "NO". I'd rather watch.

02-16-2013, 03:39 PM
I'm retired and sometimes I don't know the date. At least I know what month it is.

Is it March? Upps-it's Feb!!!

I'm notorious for not knowing the date.

Working on a few cards....and trying to get my art desk cleared off at the same time. The only reason I know there's still a desk under it is that I can see the legs....parts of them anyway.....

02-16-2013, 03:50 PM
Ducky, I watch my hubby also. He wants me to learn about the snowblower, but my answer is "NO". I'd rather watch.

Huzbee and I take turns, but as new homeowners, we don't have a snowblower yet, and have to do our corner lot by hand, not to mention both sets of stairs and our private sidewalk to the garage. :err: We have a neighbor that has one and once we get a good amount, he runs a pass by the house, which is cool. Come to find out, we're both part of our area's artist association. :)

I was doing some more unpacking in the studio, and found the fabric paint I mislaid a few days ago, so now I have 2 mini Banners for the Fandom Craft Mashup drying. ^^

Huzbee is bringing me home some adhesive! YAY!

I feel so productive, though the house is still packed in boxes....ugh.

Just Ducky
02-16-2013, 03:58 PM
Cynthia, cleaning desk now ??? that's against the rules .... my cat did some cleaning for me
awhile ago... can't believe how much stuff one cat tail can move with one swipe of a tail...

Sarah... really cutie cards.. hang on, I got my eye on that ladybug...

only have two right now... drawn tree and orange kat.. think I will stick with kitties today.
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_snow_Pine.jpg.... Snow Pine (drawn) ...... TRADED, thank you

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_orange_tabby.jpg..... Orange Tabby (cut from greeting card)......TRADED, thank you

02-16-2013, 04:32 PM
well you all have been busy while I have been snoozing

Lovely work from Evalila, jaw, sniisk, sharlene, donna, smallgirl and ducky - thank you all for making my rainy morning brighter. Lots of colour and love happening - keep it coming.
Flying Phoenix you look after yourself - we need you to create!!!!

02-16-2013, 04:38 PM
Don't worry, Ducky. I made more of a mess than I cleaned.

02-16-2013, 04:41 PM
Cynthia isn't that always the way!!!!

02-16-2013, 04:48 PM
I totally concur!!!!! XD

02-16-2013, 04:56 PM
Cynthia isn't that always the way!!!!

I totally concur!!!!! XD

:) It is, though I tell myself if some of the stuff on the desk winds up in art, well, then there's less stuff on the desk, and I have cleaned. :cool:

Here's what's done so far. I hope to have some more done this evening.




02-16-2013, 08:46 PM
I've managed to come up with 2 so far:

Mona and Michael - TRADED

Love Birds

02-16-2013, 08:52 PM
It must be my day to have my muse not working..
Donna you have created some fabulous card
jaw love the cards..its been so long since you have played
sharlene you always have something to show
Just Ducky your muse is working today
Cynthia hope your table gets clean while you are making cards.

Just keep up the good work
smallgirl thanks for coming and playing with us
sanna good to see you enjoying making cards.

Kristin how are you...feeling better I hope...love the cards.

02-16-2013, 10:20 PM
One more for tonight.


02-16-2013, 10:56 PM
Great Cards everyone!

After all that I got accomplished today with finishing 4 hands, 5 Hand-drawn swap Cards, 1 small banner (and another that needs to be put together, but is painted), and finished a couple of commissioned pieces, I finished 4 A-Thon Cards...but too tired to scan them in now. Gonna take my meds, finish watching "The Return of the King" and head to bed. Gotta get some rest in today at some point. :biglaugh:

I'll probably be asking for trades in the morning. ;)

02-16-2013, 11:12 PM
2 cards from me for the Animal Postage Swap.

9 of Spades -Dino: Paint Chip, Stamping, Postage Stamp.
10 of Spades -Rabbit: Paint Chip, Faux stamps, Postage Stamp.

Just Ducky
02-16-2013, 11:46 PM
I just getting warm up to art and now my outside is snowing hard again and temp. is down to -2 burrrrr....

Cynthia, you cleaned off the desk and still got all these cards done ??? you go gal.
Phoenix.... make a hot toddy and grap warm blankets... look for ya in the morrow...
Hi Rita... glad you back.. hope you got all that 'other' stuff done and come play with us..
KESagers.. ya know I like your Mona picture better then that 'other guys.... lol
and hope you are still resting.. feet up-cat on lap
Dsign... look under the couch, my muse was under there with the dust bunnies...

I got one track mind right now it's all about the Kats, cats, kittens.. so just gonna go with the flo...

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_silhouette_kat_1.jpg....Silhouette Kat #1 TRADED, thank you

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_silhouette_kat_2.jpg....Silhouette #2 TRADED, thank you

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_silhouette_kat_3.jpg....Silhouette #3 TRADED, thank you

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_silhouette_kat_4.jpg....Silhouette #4 TRADED, thank you

02-17-2013, 12:05 AM
Thanks dsign49! I'm hanging in. It's a little rough but Judd is really pitching in to help get things done. It felt good to spend a little time finishing some cards today.

02-17-2013, 12:06 AM
i am looking for a little yellow duck..

02-17-2013, 12:08 AM
I just getting warm up to art and now my outside is snowing hard again and temp. is down to -2 burrrrr....

Cynthia, you cleaned off the desk and still got all these cards done ??? you go gal.
Phoenix.... make a hot toddy and grap warm blankets... look for ya in the morrow...
Hi Rita... glad you back.. hope you got all that 'other' stuff done and come play with us..
KESagers.. ya know I like your Mona picture better then that 'other guys.... lol
and hope you are still resting.. feet up-cat on lap
Dsign... look under the couch, my muse was under there with the dust bunnies...

I got one track mind right now it's all about the Kats, cats, kittens.. so just gonna go with the flo...

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_silhouette_kat_1.jpg....Silhouette Kat #1

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_silhouette_kat_2.jpg....Silhouette #2 TRADED, thank you

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_silhouette_kat_3.jpg....Silhouette #3 TRADED, thank you

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_silhouette_kat_4.jpg....Silhouette #4

I thought you had a one track mind about ducks??:wideeyed:

02-17-2013, 12:10 AM
Love those cat silhouette cards Ducky!

02-17-2013, 12:16 AM
Another card for swap. Postage Stamp APC.
Q of Diamonds - Hibiscus: Paint chip, stamping, Sharpies, Brush Marker and Postage Stamp.

This is a very old design from when the Hibiscus was the National Flower! If I am correct, it is now Malaysia's National Flower. Singapore was once part of Malaysia, just for anyone's knowledge.

Just Ducky
02-17-2013, 12:39 AM
so Rita, does Singapore have a flower ???

and lookie here, the Chardonnay from the 'down under" is peeking in on us... HI, Lorraine..

02-17-2013, 12:41 AM
g'day mate..:D

02-17-2013, 01:25 AM
I have uploaded half dozen or more to the gallery. sorry I did upload to thread, I had a heck of a time gettin them in the gallery, and some are sideways! will try to fix tomorrow!!! going to go sit in bed, watch tv anbd make some atcs! it is really cold here in GA tonite and out house is cold, bed is warm, I have cats that pretend to be blankets!!! : }
there is SO MUCH AWESOME ART HERE!!!I want it all!!!

02-17-2013, 01:28 AM
Ducky I love those Kitties!!!!!! - I might have to request one of those before they are all gone.

I have managed to get two swaps finished today and have now traded all my athon cards so I am going to make a few more snarky valentines I think - in the mood for that. At least it has stop raining and the sun has come out - I have a pleasant breeze off the river and am enjoying my afternoon.

How is everyone else travelling?

02-17-2013, 01:38 AM
I've been making ATCs for a PAT and a swap tonight, so I'll make more athon cards tomorrow. It was sunny and spring like here today, went for a walk and saw some spring crocuses...hoping it won't rain on the Chinatown parade tomorrow, because I'll probably take the time to go see it.

Just Ducky
02-17-2013, 01:58 AM
well gals... getting late for this ol' Duck... gonna call this a take... and try the bed ...
still is the warm fluffy idea, so hope to get some different kitties for tomorrow...

nite nite kids...

02-17-2013, 02:41 AM
I have just finished making a dozen stamped/paper napkin backgrounds - will be making some more cards after dinner

02-17-2013, 03:35 AM
I nearly missed this athon and ya all know I love athons,,,,,,,,,I have managed two chunkies today in between finishing some for a swap I am in.

They are both available.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6898/medium/1_In_the_Parlour.jpg In the Parlour
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6898/medium/1_Beach_Hutt.jpg Beach Hut

02-17-2013, 03:40 AM
I have some ATCs available from the last athon if anyone is looking for a swap:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6898/medium/1_Lottie.jpg Lottie
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6898/medium/1_Fly__2.jpg Fly me to Paris
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6898/medium/1_Fly__4.jpg Fly Like a Bird

02-17-2013, 04:20 AM
Hi everyone! Had a lovely day at the seaside, ad a valentine treat at a fancy restaurant,
check this out http://www.restaurantbartholomeus.be/
Click "Foto-galerij", and the arrow to the right. Volgende = next!
I am not in the mood, as for now, maybe this afternoon, see if my muse wakes up.

02-17-2013, 04:20 AM
very nice indeed Cathy - might have too negotiate for the 'In the parlour"

02-17-2013, 06:35 AM
Hello all, I was planning to make some APCs yesterday... but somehow the day went by and ended before I knew what happened... Let's see if I can be more productive today ;-).

02-17-2013, 06:45 AM
I think that I will concentrate on cleaning and packing today. I don't have free days too often and I have a lot to do in the near future.

02-17-2013, 06:56 AM
here are another few snarky valentines for your enjoyment
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/238/medium/1_valentine7.jpegtradedhttp://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/238/medium/1_valentine8.jpeg#8 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/238/medium/1_valentine9.jpeg traded http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/238/medium/1_valentine10.jpeg#10

02-17-2013, 07:00 AM
LOVE these snarky valentines:)

I´m still trying to find my muse today.... feel so tired....

02-17-2013, 07:42 AM
my final cards for the evening - have to be ready for work in 8 hours time!!!

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/238/medium/1_valentine11.jpegtraded http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/238/medium/1_valentine12.jpeg#12 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/238/medium/1_valentine13.jpegtraded http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/238/medium/1_valentine14.jpeg#14

02-17-2013, 07:42 AM
Have fun everyone and I look forward to some lovely eye candy in the morning

02-17-2013, 07:49 AM
Goodnight Lisa!

02-17-2013, 08:58 AM
The Cat in the Red Hat: Collage n Postage Stamp

(For animal postage stamp swap)

02-17-2013, 09:59 AM
J of Diamonds - Handshake: Stamping on paint chip and postage stamp.
For Swap

02-17-2013, 12:14 PM
Not in the mood for ATC's or APC's, but worked on my art journal instead.

02-17-2013, 12:36 PM
I worked on my journal also. I am taking favorite family pictures, old and new, and putting them into a journal. This is my mother when she was about 18, probably 1938. We think it was taken in a photo booth.

02-17-2013, 12:40 PM
K of Diamonds - Frangipan : collage and postage stamp. For postage stamp APC swap.

Just Ducky
02-17-2013, 12:52 PM
morning Marilou, working on personal journal is a good relaxer, love the page you showing

Sanna, your plate is very full, especially now with you getting ready for a move.. take care gal

Rita, must be near your bedtime...and love how you doing your postage stamp cards

Evelyn, missing your muse ??? don't ya just hate when that happens.. been there done that...
lets see.... Cathy and jonquil, I know you ladies are sleeping right now but dang, you both showing some really nice 'stuff'. Lisa, beautiful ladies.. love the saying on each one... lol...
Cathy, I gotta make sure I let you know early for a-thons... always love your show and tells...
Kitty, sure hope you come out and play with us today...

I swiped off my table this morning.. and gathing another litter of kitties to play with
or might try a few puppies ?? still thinking.. not sure yet...

Just Ducky
02-17-2013, 12:57 PM
oh and good morning Sharlene... and lovely journal page... don't ya just love to look at old
family pictures.... my favoite picture of my mama shows her at 18 just a few weeks before I was born... she says I always made her tummy ache...

02-17-2013, 12:58 PM
Sharlene, wonderful page, very nice thought!

Just Ducky
02-17-2013, 01:18 PM
anyone wanting a ducky Valentine ??? I think I over made valentines.. so pushing valentines this morning.... have these first two in my non-A-Thon gallery..

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_Love_Birds. TRADED jpg.... Love Birds http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_Purrrfect_valentine.jpg ... My Sweet Valentine

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_howdy.jpg.. Howdy...
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_furry.jpg...Furry Friends
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/2_pink_2.jpg...Plumb Valentine

02-17-2013, 01:26 PM
The Love Birds card is cute!

02-17-2013, 01:31 PM
Map It! swap card...

Road map of Singapore, postage stamp of Singapre map.

Just Ducky
02-17-2013, 01:35 PM
Rita, go to bed... and give us some a-thon tomorrow... (dang, I sound bossy..)

turning this machine off so I can do me some more cards... later gals...

02-17-2013, 01:38 PM
Well. My gallery overfloweth.
Hoping to work on some collage today... but the sun is out... we'll see!

02-17-2013, 01:40 PM
I'm being lazy, but hope to be in a more creative lazy mode later. :)

02-17-2013, 02:42 PM
Such wonderful cards. I'm off to AC Moore with my 55% coupon in hand. I can't resist. See you all later.

Oh, by the way, you nerver have enough Valentines.

02-17-2013, 02:58 PM
I didn't quite get these scanned in before church, but here they are now. Resting today at the farm, but I may see my sister, Bro-in-law, one of my nieces and her boyfriend.

Not sure if I'll get back to the Studio later, but we shall see...

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/19096/small/1_2.16.13_ATC-34_Red_Hot.jpg - Available
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/19096/small/1_2.16.13_ATC-35_I_love_you.jpg - Available
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/19096/small/1_2.16.13_ATC-36_Love_Kisses.jpg - Available
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/19096/small/1_2.16.13_ATC-37_Hunnybun.jpg - Available

02-17-2013, 03:19 PM
Well I found my muse under the bed as it seem to be working today.
I know I will have to make some trades soon as there is so much to chose from.
You are all doing such a fabulous job.

02-17-2013, 03:26 PM
here is what I came up with today so far.
118293 # 8 118294 # 9
118295 # 10 118296 # 11
118297 # 12

02-17-2013, 04:16 PM
Here are 3 more
118298 # 13 118301 # 14 118303 # 15

02-17-2013, 04:34 PM
Two more from me. :)



02-17-2013, 06:07 PM
I'm back from my shopping spree- Great bargins. I only by bargins or with a coupon.

Two more-
14D(from last Valentine's Athon)

02-17-2013, 07:20 PM
Uaaaah, I've been so silent - sorry!
Here's the card I made on day 1, scanned this time. :) Still available.
Also a second card, not very Valentiney, but with a colourful Spring feeling, so I thought if fits anyways - also available. And the butterfly is flappable! It's actually two butterflies, a white one glued down properly, and the orange one on top, glued only in the middle. That's a bit of a nice effect, I think. :)

I'm also showing (off) the hand I made yesterday (with the finishing touches doday) - the theme was "Zetti 80s", it's for the Hand Jive PAT. Any Zetti people here: did I get that Zetti feel a bit? I think it turned out quite okay, and that's all because of my mom's magic: She actually had genuine magazines from the 80s that I could browse for the image of the woman, and she helped me with the design and brainstorming. :)
Just sayin: the hand is brighter in reality, it's just a shady photo. ;)

Just Ducky
02-17-2013, 09:02 PM
yep, I see we still got some great show and tell going on...
Prayer, your 80s hand is great...
Cynthia I see you back at it today... good
dsign, see, I figured you'd find your muse hiding under the couch or bed.. glad you dug him out.
Sharlene, oh oh.. you been crafty shopping, you crafty gal...
Phoenix... ya went down on the farm... cool... so you gonna draw a cow ??

don't forget, we are running this WEEKEND through Monday... and the gates are open for
what ever art you wanting to do... and Valentine theme ??? it's over, I ate all my candy and the flower drooped... so anything goes... bring us your show and tell...

Just Ducky
02-17-2013, 09:08 PM
my Sunday offerings... more kats, kitten, cats.....

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_Sheba.jpg.... Sheba.... TRADED thank you

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_the_twins.jpg.......... The Twins.... TRADED thank you

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_watching_always_watching.jpg.... Watching.....

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_the_stare_down.jpg.... The Stare Down.... TRADED thank you

tomorrow ??? thinking dogs.. can't show favorite to cats ya no....

02-17-2013, 09:26 PM
Well unfortunately I am at work until 5pm today - another 5 hours but hopefully I can come back and play a little bit more later on. I have a few snarky valentines available and i have 4 more nearly finished at home so PM me if you would like one!!!!

Just Ducky
02-17-2013, 09:32 PM
Lisa, enjoy your lunch ... hope we connect with a trade soon... oh and more snarky ??
love the others you have done... I keep going back and reading them...

02-17-2013, 11:03 PM
A of Spades - Outer Space - Faux Stamp, Postage Stamps
(For Swap)

I have 2 more swap cards to complete, then making new ones for trade for this atart athon!

02-18-2013, 12:22 AM
Swing By: recycle card and postage stamps. (for swap)

02-18-2013, 12:47 AM
Here's some more cards.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Valentine_Athon-_Dr_StrangeLove.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Valentine_Athon-_Lover_s_Moon.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Valentine_Athon-_Let_the_Music_Carry_You.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Valentine_Athon-_Workin__My_Way_Back_to_You__Babe.jpg
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Valentine_Athon-_Lover_Boy.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Valentine_Athon-_All_Dressed_Up.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Valentine_Athon-_Fly_Away_with_Me.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Valentine_Athon-_Allergies.jpg

02-18-2013, 01:25 AM
Awww! Those are so adorable everyone! Hopefully I'll have some things to post tonight or tomorrow... so far I've been making things for swaps.

02-18-2013, 01:53 AM
Last swap card.

Daddy Long Leg: Map, cut n paste.

02-18-2013, 02:37 AM
okay dinner is in the oven - be ready in about an hour - am going to tidy up just a little and then am going to make more cards - stay tuned for more snarkiness

02-18-2013, 02:40 AM
I have added 8 assorted vintage valentines to the athon gallery. Please go take a look.

02-18-2013, 04:13 AM
I won't be able to make more cards because I'm working today and spending this evening by organizing my life :). Thank you for all the lovely hosts!

02-18-2013, 04:58 AM
Two more cards from me (from yesterday)

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8556/small/1_Valentine_a_thon_10.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8556/small/1_Valentine_a_thon_11.jpg

02-18-2013, 05:52 AM
Hibiscus 1: Recycled background card, collage, postage stamp. Postage stamp's Hibiscus is a different variety from the collage.
Hibiscus 2: Stamping, brush marker, sharpies, collage, postage stamp. Yet still, another variety of Hibiscus! They come even in White color!

Unfortunately for me, the few I'v planted did not survive! Sigh!..:sad:

02-18-2013, 07:05 AM
Wonderful art - very bright and colourful - here are my last 4 and then it is off to bed - almost 10pm and I have been up since 5am!!!!

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/238/medium/1_valentine_15.jpeg#15 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/238/medium/1_valentine_16.jpeg#16 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/238/medium/1_valentine_17.jpeg#17 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/238/medium/1_valentine_18.jpeg#18

02-18-2013, 07:21 AM
Hibiscus 3 (on hold): Stamping on paint chip, postage stamp, APC. Brush marker, sharpies. traded

This is the last of my Hibiscus Postage Stamp!

02-18-2013, 07:31 AM
Best Friends: Stamping of cute Japanese Children in their Kimonos. Torn papers, spangles, brush markers, stamp-pad. 3-D effect on the stamping. Well, sort of. It's the cutout of the stamped images, then pasting on top of the original stamping.

Card 1 looks better in RL. Scan does it no justice!This was done for the Live trading.

02-18-2013, 08:26 AM
Bird on a Branch: Stamping on Acrylic background card, thread, stamp-pad colors. Bird moves from left to right by pulling the thread.traded

02-18-2013, 09:18 AM
Love Ewe 2: Stamping, brush marker Traded

02-18-2013, 09:50 AM
Love Ewe 3: Stamping on background card from swap (vicky Z), touched up with brush marker, punch art. traded

02-18-2013, 10:09 AM
Apologies to all those people that have sent me PMs but I have been out most of the day and when I DID get home my Muse went crazy.
Here's the result of her frenzy:
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/5_scan0033.jpg #16 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/5_scan0034.jpg#17 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/5_scan0035.jpg#18 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/6_scan0036.jpg#19 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/6_scan0037.jpg#20 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/6_scan0032.jpg#21 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/3_scan0039.jpg#22 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/5_scan0040.jpg#23 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/4_scan0041.jpg#24 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/7_scan0042.jpg#25

02-18-2013, 10:16 AM
AND there's MORE!!
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/3_scan0043.jpg#26 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/6_scan0044.jpg#27 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/3_scan0045.jpg#28 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/4_scan0046.jpg#29 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/3_scan0047.jpg#30

These last few were made with a certain little black duck in mind:
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/5_scan0048.jpg#31 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/6_scan0049.jpg#32 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/6_scan0050.jpg#33 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/5_scan0051.jpg#34

I always answer my PMs in the order in which they arrived so do not fear that you have missed out on a trade.

This is the end of the Athon for me as it is well after midnight on Monday but I will be back tomorrow to ask for more trades as the rest of you fill the final day.
Thanks to our Hosts for another wonderful Athon - so much fun to play with all my friends again. Good night!

02-18-2013, 11:50 AM
Good night all. I am happy that I managed to create a few cards for trade. I've achieved what I set out to do!
thank you dsgn49 and jonquil AND Just Ducky for hosting! I had a great time! See you tomorrow!

02-18-2013, 12:52 PM
Night Miloccpep!

Sniisk I hope the packing and organizing is going well. Planning for a move is a big thing.

Here is one of my photos of Heidi and her favorite white kitty altered for the marathon:

Purrrfect (3 available)

02-18-2013, 02:02 PM
Just one for me today:


02-18-2013, 04:15 PM
Fantastic art being posted while I was making some heart Zentangles.
118371 # 16 118372 # 17 118373 # 18 118374 # 19 118375 # 20

Just Ducky
02-18-2013, 04:52 PM
starting to fold up the chairs and push to crafty table back againt the wall..
I would say WE had a great time arting together this Valentine Weekend A-Thon...

Miloccpep... glad you posted some cards for trading... I will be knocking on your door...
Donna... you sure know how to tempt the duck... but ya wrote black duck ???
KES... Heidi, is giving me 'that' look...
Lisa....... your snarky ladies are a real hoot... great cards and great sense of humor...
Small Girl... glad you joined in with us this weekend and a good stack of cards..
Jewels... looks like you was busy late last night... might have a sneak in another request..
Cynthia.... glad you hung in with this wild bunch...

and now, I still haven't made anything for our last day ... so grabbing my glue stick and see what I can do.... back later this evening....

02-18-2013, 08:45 PM
Hibiscus 3 (on hold): Stamping on paint chip, postage stamp, APC. Brush marker, sharpies.

This is the last of my Hibiscus Postage Stamp!

hope this one is on hold for me!

02-18-2013, 08:51 PM
Pm you twice and your mailbox were full!! Yes, it is on hold for you. Will mark it as traded to you now.

02-18-2013, 08:57 PM
Great work everyone! :D

Ok. So once I came home from the farm, I watched the huzbee play a video game for a little while, then read for a bit...but I ended up sound alseep by 8pm last night....and aside from having a coughing spell at 3am, I slept that whole time. Oops.

And I didn't get around for asking for trades either! Gah! I'll have to rectify that... still have a few hours to play here in Northern Michigan... ;)

Going to attempt to get back to the studio tonight, but I might fall asleep again. Stupid infection anyway.

02-18-2013, 09:46 PM
would anyone be interested in a Leftover from the Athon Swap, with a quick turnaround>like a month?
I would be my 2nd swap, so I would only be able to have 20 in it, but that would prolly be about right anyhow.
what do you think?
this has been a GREAT SWAP-lots of fun! Thanks everyone! I made some cool trades-there was SO MUCH AWESOME ART!!!
and some of it still untraded, so that is why I thot of the Leftover swap.

02-18-2013, 09:52 PM
Fantastic art being posted while I was making some heart Zentangles.
118371 # 16 118372 # 17 118373 # 18 118374 # 19 118375 # 20

these are really cool Jill!

02-18-2013, 10:06 PM
My weekend's accomplishments, for swaps. Too bad I wasn't more around this weekend! It was really fun looking at everyone's art, it helped me stay motivated :)

Just Ducky
02-18-2013, 11:03 PM
well I got a bone it pick :wideeyed: got your attention ?? good..
cause this is the last 4 from me and this dang duck... and finishing out with puppies..
had lots of fun... good bunch of trades and thanks to all of ya, traders and players...

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_hi_lady__hi_doggie.jpg... Hi Lady, Hi dog.. TRADED... thank you

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_ohhh_pretty.jpg....... Oooh, Pretty TRADED thank you

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_kissie_kiss.jpg.... Kissie Kiss

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_cat-v-dog.jpg....... Cat -V- Dog TRADED thank you

02-18-2013, 11:24 PM
Cat V Dog is my fave Ducky

02-19-2013, 02:39 AM
I submitted a potential Leftover from the ValentineAthon Swap(quick turnaround) due March 8, 2013 to Carole, as it would be my 2nd swap. I ran it by dsign49 first, and she was fine with it. I just realized I better add another week to the due date for people out of the US will have sufficient mail time tho, huh? I will post it here if it is approved.

02-19-2013, 03:28 AM
i could post cards pretty quickly and the mail has been arriving in the US in under 2 weeks

02-19-2013, 01:30 PM
Thank-you too all the people who participated in the Valentine-a-thon. Had a great time. Made some fabulous trades. hope you all had a good time.

Special thank you to jonquil and Just Ducky for helping host the a-thon.

catladybj we will be waiting to here about your swap. I am sure it will be approved.

02-19-2013, 01:35 PM
Thanks dsign49, Jonquil, and Ducky. It was fun! Now to get my cards in the mail. :)

02-19-2013, 01:37 PM
Wonderful art for this impromptu marathon! Thank you to our hosts for getting us together! :)

02-19-2013, 01:47 PM
Didn't get a chance to do any more art. Handsome Husband and I built shelves in the pantry and put a new cabinet in the laundry room ... thus the organizing began! Holy Junk Pile, Batman!! Still looking a bit like a bomb went off in my kitchen and living room ... bags for Goodwill, boxes for each of our kids, a "shred me" bag of papers, took out two bags of garbage and three bags of recycle ... Then we went out and trimmed a couple trees ... man! we are a good team! :)
ANYWAY!! I have answered PMs this morning and will get things mailed by Wednesday or Thursday at the latest.
There are still a bunch of availables in my gallery ... just sayin' :cute:

02-19-2013, 01:52 PM
catladybj ~ that's a great idea for a swap. Count me in when it gets posted :)

Just Ducky
02-19-2013, 04:02 PM
dang JAW... you and hubs are a A-Team.... was any of the 'stuff' that you got rid of HIS ?
my Mel, is fine with what is mine is thrown, but HIS ???? ( "oh no, I better hang on to this and I will set it here for NOW"....)

stuffing envelopes today.. had many multi trades so checking my list then checking it twice... sure was fun ya guys...

02-19-2013, 04:21 PM
Well since what's .. . It was all OUR stuff! The hard part for me was the things I might use for collage or to alter or...or... lol

02-19-2013, 06:38 PM
Just wanted to throw a big THANK YOU at everybody here in the a-thon, and of course especially at the darling hosts - I haven't been participating much, but I looked at the eye candy and read your stories and it kept me motivated and inspired. Thanks a lot! <3
Just wanted to say, with one day delay I finished my hands for the PAT today (which was my goal for this a-thon).

Just tossing these in here to show (and pat myself on the back ;) )

"Where is home?" themed hand with a little collage showing Schleswig-Holstein, the top-most "state" in Germany, with two real shells and a tiny fish danglie thing attached. The texts say: The word in capitals (in the thumb) means "embraced by the sea", and the longer sentence (devided in three pieces) means: "Between the infinities heaven and sea, people are dozing, playing, reading, bathing, laughing, behind them the soft dunes, in front of them the blue-green water."
Can you tell I love the sea? ;)

And then today's achievement, for the theme "The Roaring 20s"... it has a lot of seemingly unneccessary bling on it, but then I thought it's the roaring 20s, right, not the feebly mewling 20s or something. So I had some fun with bling-bling. :)

Again, thanks for telling fun stories and showing your artwork here, people - you saved my arse with it. This way, the hands might make it in time! :D

Just Ducky
02-19-2013, 10:30 PM
Sarah, really great job on your 'Hands'... love the story behind the "Where is Home"
and you can never have to much bling for the Roaring 20's ... you did great...

02-19-2013, 11:58 PM
I have had so much fun with this Athon, thanks to our wonderful Hosts and all those who took part.

Would people be interested in joining another Athon to celebrate St Patrick's Day (17 March)? It could run from Thursday 14 to Sunday 17 March.

I would be happy to Host it if people would like to join.

Just Ducky
02-20-2013, 01:11 AM
a bit of wearin' of the GREEN.... sounds good..

but then I wondering about Easter... we having an earlier Easter this year and we usually have A Thon then also... might should try for a shorter Patty Day, say Frid,Sat,Sun...??

and then a short rest to get ready for Easter one... just my thinking... I sure am ready to go with the flo... what ever the major group wants...

02-20-2013, 06:32 AM
Good Friday is March 29 so we will have had almost a fortnight to recover/send out trades between the end of a St Pat's Day Athon and the start of an Easter Athon.

March is going to be such good Athon fun!:jiggy::jiggy:

02-20-2013, 08:00 AM
my 2nd swap has been approved and should post soon.
Leftover from the ValentineAthon Swap(quick turnaround) due March 19, 2013
hope ya'll join. I already have one 'sign up'-from someone who did not participate in the athon! : ) cool, huh?!
I would be interested in the st pats and easter

02-20-2013, 08:04 AM
Thanks Ducky! <3

catladybj, say, could I join with two cards left over from this a-thon and another from the Post-Christmas a-thon? It's actually Valentine themed, too, and I kind of love it, but it didn't trade...

02-20-2013, 09:18 AM
Ducky, your cards are in the mail.
I see new Athons coming up, St Patrics, nope, we have visitors from Friday till monday
Eastern athon, nope... will be in Belfast with my girls again. I try to check in on both
occasions but no atc's or chunky's from me I am afraid.

02-20-2013, 02:01 PM
I'll be on the lookout for the St Pats thread. :)

02-20-2013, 02:07 PM
All my cards are in the mail except 1. I'm waiting for an address. It was a wonderful marathon and thanks to the hostesses.

Just Ducky
02-20-2013, 04:12 PM
so---- out with the RED hearts and on to Green lil' men... :wideeyed:
guesss I better start cutting some blanks and gather of the green stuff... BriNG on MArch..

02-20-2013, 09:48 PM
My cards are in the mail. Ducky's yesterday and Donna's today.

02-21-2013, 06:32 AM
All my trades except miloccpep's are in the mail and on their way to new homes (I need to make good images of the stamps for her)

02-21-2013, 06:46 AM
LOL.. thank you Donna!

02-21-2013, 01:25 PM
Will get my envelopes all addressed and out the door today. :)

02-22-2013, 04:56 AM
All my trades are in the mail. And I already received the first envelope yesterday :).

02-22-2013, 01:07 PM
Mine went out in the mail today.

02-22-2013, 04:29 PM
Alas ... so much for good intentions ... will get mine to the PO by this evening.

02-22-2013, 06:22 PM
I received the first great return.

02-22-2013, 07:20 PM
Just realized that I needed a couple addresses .. so MOST of my cards will be sent out today. :)

02-23-2013, 06:35 AM
have just finished addressing envies and sticking on stamps. My pile will go off in the post on Monday

02-24-2013, 12:17 AM
All of mine went in the mail yesterday except 1
have to get it ready tomorrow to Mail on Monday.

02-24-2013, 09:53 AM
Printed off some backgrounds yesterday. Hopefully that means I'll be ready for the next marathon. :)

03-08-2013, 06:05 AM
Hey-anyone still out there???
lookin for some more swappers for the

Leftover from the ValentineAthon Swap(quick turnaround) due March 19, 2013