View Full Version : Official Postage Stamp-a-thon thread March 8-10!

03-07-2013, 01:17 PM
Postage Stamp-a-thon is here again!

trini70, jonquil and sniisk are hosting

Start time (in your time zone) 12:01 am on Friday morning, March 8, 2013
and end time (in your time zone) 11:59 pm on Sunday evening, March 10, 2013.

This weekend we will :
1) Create postage stamp 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


Friday: postage stamp people
Saturday: APCs
Sunday: A portrait. Use the stamp as afocal point and then complete the picture. See the example below:


(Themes are ENTIRELY optional. Anything with postage stamps goes.)

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 Friday (your time zone - which is really the midnight on Thursday 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.

03-07-2013, 03:47 PM
thanks Sanna - it's Friday morning here - I will be back this afternoon to make some art

03-07-2013, 03:54 PM
I'll be working on Friday but will check the thread some times and will start creating in the evening.

03-07-2013, 06:19 PM
I'm confused, does the for-trade art need to include stamps of some sort? Is that the theme?

03-07-2013, 06:35 PM
I think you are to have a Postage stamp on the card.

03-07-2013, 07:16 PM
Thanks to everyone for your well wishes. :):) Can't wait to see the first art.

03-07-2013, 07:42 PM
Glad to see you online Kristin. I hope you are getting lots of postive endorphins from all of us.

03-07-2013, 08:01 PM
i will be home from work in 4 hours - #notclockwatchingmuch!!!!!

03-07-2013, 08:30 PM
Gr. I have hours to go, and I actually have time now rather than the weekend. Drat.

Will drool and oogle after everyone's art though!

03-07-2013, 09:39 PM
The house is clean, the dishes are done, the laundry is done (thanks Ma!) and I have a roast in the crockpot so I won't have to cook this weekend. My calendar is clear! Count me in!

03-07-2013, 10:38 PM
Yum! I love a slow cooked roast.

03-08-2013, 01:28 AM
I am home and what a wonderful parcel day - napkins, papers, stamps and the new dylusions sprays all arrived this afternoon - will be posting shortly once I have used my new supplies

03-08-2013, 02:04 AM
I must look out some LOTR stamps - now where did I put them

03-08-2013, 02:12 AM
I'm confused, does the for-trade art need to include stamps of some sort? Is that the theme?

Yes, postage stamps is the theme. One stamp per card is of course enough.

03-08-2013, 02:13 AM
By the way, if you have any suggestions for daily challenges, just let us know and I'll put them in the first post.

03-08-2013, 02:21 AM
Has anyone heard anything from Katrina (trini70)? She should be hosting but she hasn't been online for two days.

03-08-2013, 02:33 AM
here is my first one to get it started


03-08-2013, 02:34 AM
Sanna - haven't heard from her - if you need someone around I can step in to help - will be free for most of the weekend

03-08-2013, 02:34 AM
maybe postage stamp people as a challenge???

03-08-2013, 04:06 AM
the next three

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/238/medium/1_PSAT_2.jpeg#2 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/238/medium/1_PSAT_3.jpegtradedhttp://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/238/medium/1_PSAT_4.jpeg#4

03-08-2013, 04:54 AM
I have been watching the rugby and our home team the Hurricanes won by 1 point. Now I can post the chunkies I made with LOTR - The Hobbit stamps. The stamps are mint 70cent and there is also Paua Shell, another NZ well known icon on the cards.

I would prefer to swap for chunkies if possible.


LOTR - The Hobbit #1.................................LOTR - The Hobbit #2

03-08-2013, 05:40 AM
Here is one with an oriental flavour - am making some postage stamp people as well - on a bit of a creative roll at the moment


03-08-2013, 06:08 AM
Hey ya'll-lookin for some more swappers for the

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

there's still plenty of time to get your leftover Valentine, and taking Christmas too, atcs to swap.

03-08-2013, 06:49 AM
It's past time for me to go to bed. I have a busy day ahead of me. I have a few things to trade.
the green throne ATC - markers on cardstock. My very first postage stamp person.

ship stamp book-pamphlet stitched, blue construction paper pages, sewn with orange yarn. The stamp is attached to a piece of stiff netting. ATC sized. 40 pages

traded heron book- copic stitched, 100 pages, red and blue construction paper, sewn with blue embroidery thread. Book is approx. 2.5 inches square. covers are chipboard

I'm open to anything in trade. Don't be hesitant to ask if you want a little book.
I'll have more tomorrow! Happy ARTING!

03-08-2013, 07:07 AM
Sanna - haven't heard from her - if you need someone around I can step in to help - will be free for most of the weekend

Thank you Lisa. I thought that I would be a co-host, not the "main" host. Maybe she is having some internet issues.

03-08-2013, 07:57 AM
Here are my last cards for the evening - a little snarkiness to share with you all -stayed tuned for more tomorrow.

I look forward to waking up to see lots of lovely artwork

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/238/small/1_PSAT_6.jpeg#6 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/238/small/2_PSAT_7.jpeg#7 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/238/small/1_PSAT_8.jpeg#8 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/238/small/1_PSAT_9.jpegtraded

03-08-2013, 09:02 AM
I may have to see what I can come up with. Seem to be caught up on other things for the moment.

03-08-2013, 11:32 AM
Yes, postage stamps is the theme. One stamp per card is of course enough.

Aw, I don't have stamps on hand here (I'm on holiday in Austria). Too bad. Maybe I can join in on Sunday, when I get back.

03-08-2013, 11:58 AM
Hello! I didn't know this was going on, (thanks, Sanna!) and will see if I can actually create something to trade. :D

03-08-2013, 12:00 PM
Hi Helen :).

03-08-2013, 12:08 PM
Now I just need to see if I can find my postage stamps... I just did a re-organization of the studio. :err:

03-08-2013, 12:15 PM
Ooo... an Athon!

Miss Iowa
03-08-2013, 12:18 PM
I didn't know about this -athon either. I think Sanna sent me a PM about it because I posted a card earlier today that included a postage stamp. Thanks, Sanna! :)

Will share it here, but I'm thinking of using it for the Map It swap so it's not for trade.


03-08-2013, 12:21 PM
Good to see you all here!

03-08-2013, 12:31 PM
What a clever design, Miss Iowa. Very nice.

Miss Iowa
03-08-2013, 12:35 PM
I need to dig through my stamps and see if I have any with large enough faces to make a postage stamp person. I've never tried one even though I think they're hysterical.

03-08-2013, 12:59 PM
Hi everyone great art !
A few minutes for my start time...can hardly wait. My first set here I made for a swap!
going to grab a chai latte and get to work...This is turning out to be a great day...

03-08-2013, 01:08 PM
Here are the ones I sent for a swap.

03-08-2013, 01:09 PM
Will be busy most of the weekend, but will pop in the watch!

03-08-2013, 01:37 PM
This looks fun. I have a busy weekend coming up but will try to find some old stamps and create something. If not I will check back and enjoy the nice art being posted here.

03-08-2013, 01:37 PM
I made three in the middle of the night. Off to the studio to see how they look and maybe make more!

03-08-2013, 02:02 PM
Drooling over all the postage art already posted. Another great start to a marathon!

Wil Opio Oguta
03-08-2013, 02:22 PM
Thanks for the invite Sanna. I have to make cards for a swap, so might as well make some extra's. Will be back tomorrow :-)

03-08-2013, 03:02 PM
Thanks for letting me know about the a-thon, Sanna!
I am enjoying the art & hope to find some time to play this weekend.
Lovely cards & chunkies posted!

03-08-2013, 03:06 PM
Here are the three I did early this morning. I have a fourth, but I'm not sure if it's done yet. I need to look at it later. :)




03-08-2013, 03:52 PM
Well, it was a hard week and I have to get some sleep. But I'll finish something tomorrow :).

Remember to behave when I'm sleeping and until Lisa will wake up :policeman:.

03-08-2013, 03:58 PM
Behave? You want us to behave? *pouts*

03-08-2013, 03:58 PM
Is she asleep yet? *looks about with mischief on her face*:radar:

03-08-2013, 04:03 PM

03-08-2013, 04:20 PM
Here I am! Just got home from work and am tired but ready to get creative w/ some postage stamps! Thank you so, so much Sanna for opening the official thread. I wasn't able to get online yesterday but I'll be here the rest of the weekend. It's supposed to be rainy both days so it'll be perfect weather for staying in. Now I'm off to read through the 3 pgs of posts and see what everyone's created so far.

03-08-2013, 04:25 PM
Here's a couple of Lincoln cards. I just got the Forever Free stamp on Thursday and already it's been put in Art! That must be a record of some kind.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Postage_Stamp-_Forever_Free.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Postage_Stamp-_Abe_for_President.jpg

And here's some Butterflies and a Purple Martin.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Postage_Stamp-_Searching__Seeking.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Postage_Stamp-_Fantasy_Butterfly.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Postage_Stamp-_Purple_Martin.jpg

03-08-2013, 04:38 PM
Wow! Great work everybody that's posted so far. Saw some I'm interested in. Need to get to working on some cards. I'll be back in an hour or so hopefully w/ something to share. Keep at it!

03-08-2013, 04:48 PM
morning all!!!! - lovely art everyone - I love your butterflies Jewels!!!
Cynthia great Frida card!!!
Helen - you behave I am awake now :policeman:

off to make some art .... breakfast first though

03-08-2013, 04:58 PM
Some pretties have been posted while I slept!
I have a couple more little books and a fish to complete when I get back from town.

The dog will be thrilled! He gets to go to town too!

I'll put all my available ATHON goodies in my gallery when I get home also. I seriously want to trade the little books and I will seriously consider any trade so don't be shy if you'd like one.

03-08-2013, 05:05 PM
An athon! I do hope I have some time to play this weekend, but it is a busy one.. :confused:

Great things posted so far!!

Now I need to get some sleep, I am exhausted.. see ya tomorrow?

03-08-2013, 05:21 PM
thanks for letting me know , Sanna. I heart you.
its been so long since I've traded art, other than envie art, and I DO have some stamps , somewhere, hmmmmmm, since my kids moved me and put everything away for me (while I was reading , eating chocolate, and napping at my youngest daughters house....doesn't get any better than that for a move , does it?) but since they put all my stuff away, ICFS.

gonna dig through some stuff.

my mailbox is getting rusty, and whining.


03-08-2013, 05:25 PM
Cynthia and Jewels - your I always enjoy your art!

Here is a JAM card I just finished that happens to have stamps on it:


03-08-2013, 05:25 PM
oh yeah, I wanted to mention that I found some really cool art stuff at TJ Max's. go figure. .........some Fabere-Castell pastel pencils metallic pitt artist pens, metallic gelato. Who knew TJ Max's had art stuff???? And cheap too!

03-08-2013, 05:32 PM
Hi! Thanks, Sanna! I did know about this a-thon and I have been admiring all the fun art.
I especially love postage stamp people!

Feeling tired today...a few days out from surgery and might have overdone it a bit yesterday. I'm sorting through my stamp stash now though...so we'll see if inspiration arises!

03-08-2013, 05:42 PM
Just popping in to say: I'm here! :D Thanks a lot for the PM, Sanna. :) I did have it in the back of my mind, but needed to write my last exam of this term first today. :cry:
But now it's play time! :D

03-08-2013, 06:26 PM
Well I a was able to make 5 APC cards. Sanna get first pick as I owe her 2 cards.
119600 # 1 TRADED 119601 # 2 TRADED119602 # 3 TRADED119603 # 4 119604 # 5 TRADED

03-08-2013, 07:33 PM
A couple more from me:



03-08-2013, 07:36 PM
Here're my first three.
~"Purple Passion" TRADED
~"Queen" TRADED
~"Bunches of Blue" TRADED

03-08-2013, 07:50 PM
Just curious, does anyone else not like the white around the edges of the stamps? I find myself inking the edges of them more times than not.

Sanna, I have a suggestion for a challenge. Make a portrait. Use the stamp as afocal point and then complete the picture. It's kinda hard to explain. Here're a couple I made that've been traded.

03-08-2013, 08:45 PM
Thanks for the heads up Sanna. Let's see if I have the energy to do some art this morning. Have to leave for appointment by noon.

03-08-2013, 08:48 PM
Here's some more. 4 with People.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Postage_Stamp-_Fight_Like_a_Girl.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_APC-_The_Joker.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Postage_Stamp-_Adversity.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Postage_Stamp-_Wisdom_and_Knowledge.jpg

and some miscellaneous ones.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Postage_Stamp-_Choo-Choo.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Postage_Stamp-_Dawn_of_Spring.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Postage_Stamp-_On_the_Road_Again.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Postage_Stamp-_Crazy_Bird__the_Loon.jpg

03-08-2013, 09:13 PM
such great art - too nice a day to be inside at present but later I will be making something I hope

03-08-2013, 09:26 PM
I hope to pop in this weekend...I have lots of ideas but no time yet :)

03-08-2013, 10:20 PM
I have a fish and a book for trade this time. I have another book in the works right now also.

The fish is 4x6 inches. It's scales are six different US postage stamps. Not sure just how many stamps I cut in half to get two scales from each stamp. It is done with cardstock as a base. It's pretty sturdy. It could be sent as a postcard.

Don Quioto book is ATC size with 30 red construction paper pages, sewn in the pamphlet stitch with orange acrylic yarn.

I'm open to trading for whatever you might have to trade.

Don Quioto book

03-08-2013, 10:20 PM
Enjoying all the new art!

03-08-2013, 10:38 PM
Here's one

Queen E: postage stamp, faux stamp (1982 commonwealth game), cut n paste palm.

03-08-2013, 11:05 PM
Here is another
Trooping the Color 1967: postage stamps, faux stamp, real feather (found object), cut and paste palm.

That's it for now. Gotta get ready to leave for appointment.

03-09-2013, 01:07 AM
Beautiful art being made in here, thanks for the invite Sienna, are in the process of making stamp cards for my swaps I am in. I might share then but I have to look after my two sisters in laws who are coming to stay for the weekend....So no playing for me until they go maybe on Sunday afternoon. Thanks all for the art delights!

03-09-2013, 01:19 AM
Here's another one. I've almost got Oregon done and then I'll do Kansas, Alabama & South Carolina...tomarrow. It's time for bed here. I'll see you all tomarrow and will be anxious to see what all you creative folks came up w/ while I was asleep. Good night.

03-09-2013, 02:10 AM
wow! you guys have been working up a storm. I going to bed now. Fresh start in the morning.

03-09-2013, 03:00 AM
Huge amount of cards mae while I was sleeping!

03-09-2013, 03:00 AM
I updated the challenge list and put one example image there (sorry it's small but I wasn't able to scale it because it was an attachment in the thread).

03-09-2013, 03:01 AM
Good to see Katrina back here. I was worried where she is. Now we have the REAL host here.

03-09-2013, 03:02 AM
I'm off to send some PMs, then have a breakfast and then back to my art table.

03-09-2013, 03:32 AM
My first cards.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/2_31.jpg PSAT #1

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_15.jpg PSAT #2

03-09-2013, 03:41 AM
I have a book and two postcards to trade this time.

traded brown bird book is ATC size. It has 20 blue construction paper pages, sewn in the pamphlet stitch. It has a coated wire closure. Covers are cardstock.

blue background postage stamp dress postcard

black hair lady postage stamp dress postcard

03-09-2013, 04:58 AM
Hi Everyone! I'm a bit late arriving but as they say better late than never. Thanks Sanna for the invite to play along. I have got four ATC's created so far, using up some left over bits from some Gelli Print Backgrounds. Off to make some more and review all the wonderful art created so far! :)

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/14962/small/3_006.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/14962/small/3_005.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/14962/small/3_004.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/14962/small/3_003.jpg
#1 Floral Love, TRADED
#2 Daisy Chains, TRADED
# 3 Under the Sea, TRADED
#4 Tribal Tortoise, TRADED

03-09-2013, 05:13 AM
Yay, more players! Welcome!

03-09-2013, 05:13 AM
My next three - Jewels has first pick and then they are up for grabs - PM me if you are interested. Am going to make some more paper dolls now


03-09-2013, 05:15 AM
Lisa, they are great!

03-09-2013, 05:49 AM
I have been quite productive today. And I also noticed that I have huge amount of postage stamps. At least I cannot use them all on this weekend.

03-09-2013, 05:56 AM
Ooooh, I almost missed this. Thanks for the heads up, Sanna!

Now IŽll check this thread and then IŽll go hunting for my postage stamps....

03-09-2013, 06:06 AM
Hi Evelyn. Nice to see you here too.

03-09-2013, 06:07 AM
Some more cards.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_61.jpg PSAT #3

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_62.jpg PSAT #4

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_63.jpg PSAT #5 TRADED

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_65.jpg PSAT #6 TRADED

03-09-2013, 06:10 AM
nice cards Sanna - lovely and colourful

Hi Evelyn - good to see you

03-09-2013, 06:27 AM
Here are my last ones for this evening - need an early night tonight. Look forward catching up with some great art tomorrow
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/238/small/1_PSAT_13.jpeg#13 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/238/small/1_PSAT_14.jpegtradedhttp://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/238/small/1_PSAT_15.jpegtradedhttp://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/238/small/1_PSAT_16.jpegtradedhttp://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/238/small/1_PSAT_17.jpegtraded

03-09-2013, 08:52 AM
I'm just checking out my stamp stash. I have some to use but most were used on this box I made. I keep all my ATC sized papers in it. Thanks to everyone who sent cool stamps.

03-09-2013, 08:54 AM
I just love all these cards!!! Great job, everyone:D

Here are my first two:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/medium/1_PSAT001.jpg # 1 Clara Schumann

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/medium/1_PSAT002.jpg # 2 Roll over Beethoven

03-09-2013, 09:19 AM
Here are my first ones

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8556/small/1_PSAT_1.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8556/small/1_PSAT_2.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8556/small/1_PSAT_3.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8556/small/1_PSAT_4.jpg

03-09-2013, 09:30 AM
Just got back from running errands and OH, what beautiful cards have been posted!
I must try to find some stamps .....

03-09-2013, 09:45 AM
Jubilee Walkabout 1977: Postage stamp, and faux stamp, black cut and paste palm on gray background.
Golden Jubilee 2002: Postage stamp and faux stamp, white cut and paste palm on text background.
Garter Ceremony 1977: postage stamp, faux stamp, yellow cut and paste palm on red background

03-09-2013, 11:08 AM
Good morning! So much great work while I was sleeping! Dmnh, I love what you're doing w/ the stamps (making clothes). It's such a different take on them. I've got to go out and do some stuff this morning so I'll be away acouple hrs and then it's creative time all day!

03-09-2013, 11:28 AM
Some more from me:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/medium/1_PSAT003.jpg # 3

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/medium/1_PSAT004.jpg # 4

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/medium/1_PSAT005.jpg # 5

03-09-2013, 12:23 PM
You guys are rocking out this marathon! Really fabulous and colorful art!

I forgot to mention yesterday but JoAnns online is having a sale through today (the 9th) and Dylusions stamps are half price (along with a lot of other things including some Tim Holtz.) Some Dylusions are sold out but I was able to find a few.

03-09-2013, 12:24 PM
You guys are rocking out this marathon! Really fabulous and colorful art!

I forgot to mention yesterday but JoAnns online is having a sale through today (the 9th) and Dylusions stamps are half price (along with a lot of other things including some Tim Holtz.) Some Dylusions are sold out but I was able to find a few.

Wil Opio Oguta
03-09-2013, 01:24 PM
Here are my first cards:

03-09-2013, 01:46 PM
Here are a couple I did ... but, alas, will be out of town for the rest of the weekend. :cute:
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2964/medium/1_psat2013_001.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2964/medium/1_psat2013_002.jpg

03-09-2013, 01:53 PM
More and more beautiful cards!

03-09-2013, 01:54 PM
I have started a lot of cards but don't have good ideas how to finish them. I hope to get more ideas tomorrow :wideeyed:.

03-09-2013, 01:54 PM
I'm not going to sleep yet (it's 8pm here) but will have a break.

03-09-2013, 02:38 PM
Here's one from me. I hope to make some more later.


03-09-2013, 03:45 PM
Such lovely art in here!
One for me so far,

Letting go

03-09-2013, 03:48 PM
I have been inspired by all of you - so many great cards!
Have been busy this morning making a few.
(Have never posted to a post - so will try to do so).

03-09-2013, 03:49 PM
And a few more from me

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8556/small/1_PSAT_5.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8556/small/1_PSAT_6.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8556/small/1_PSAT_7.jpg

03-09-2013, 03:50 PM
Thanks for the directions on the first page!
Here are more - this was a postcard.

03-09-2013, 03:53 PM
Here are some twinchies I made for a trade.


03-09-2013, 03:54 PM
Here is another set.


03-09-2013, 03:56 PM
Aother card


03-09-2013, 03:57 PM
Here is a card of flowers I made for a trade


03-09-2013, 05:07 PM
Here's a few APCs.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_APC-_My_Hero.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_APC-_The_Mysterious_Man.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_APC-_Hit_the_Slopes.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_APC-_Starry__Starry_Night.jpg

03-09-2013, 05:15 PM
Have been through my PMs and sorted them out. What a lot of yummy art to wake up to - so colourful. I am inspired this morning

03-09-2013, 05:26 PM
Good Morning Everyone! I am just loving all the beautiful art I am seeing here in this thread!

Here's one I started last night! I am heading out for a bit today, so will see how I go when I get home later.

#5 The Birds Have it!

03-09-2013, 06:40 PM
Lovely cards, I need to go back through the A-Thon Gallery and start asking for trades! I made 3 mandala ATCs, here's one, the others are in the gallery:

B is traded (the one pictured here)

03-09-2013, 06:46 PM
Here're three more. So many great works being created!
~"South Carolina" TRADED
~"Kansas Plains"

03-09-2013, 06:52 PM
Here are a couple of cards I made for the authors and poets swap


03-09-2013, 06:53 PM
Here are 2 cards for the authors and poets swap.


03-09-2013, 06:55 PM
Here is the second set of authors cards.


These become so addictive to create!

03-09-2013, 06:57 PM
I managed to get 3 done today:

Camping Kiwi Style - traded



03-09-2013, 07:04 PM
I had better get to work here - been procrastinating and having kitty time - Georgie has been extra smoochie this morning - making the most of it!!!

03-09-2013, 07:28 PM
I've done 2 so far.

03-09-2013, 07:56 PM
Just a reminder to everyone. Once your cards have been traded move them out of the a-thon gallery and into your traded gallery.

03-09-2013, 08:08 PM
Here's my first one:

03-09-2013, 08:15 PM
Thanks for the invite Sanna. I'll see if I can get something made! :D

03-09-2013, 08:51 PM
Wow! The cards are awesome!!! and I cannot play...Sob, Sob! I made some but cannot scan them...I hope the scanner is in a coma and not dead!!

03-09-2013, 11:44 PM
Nancy, Hope you get your technical difficulties figured out, we would love to see them!

I have a technical difficulty of my own that I can only post one card per post!
Here is one of the last two I made - the other is in my gallery!

03-10-2013, 01:10 AM
Well due to daylight savings time 11 o'clock just became midnight so I'm heading off to bed. Got a couple more done will post them in the morning.

Nancy, give that scanner a swift kick and maybe it'll get back to working for you. Remember how a whack to the side of a tv used to be just what it needed?

03-10-2013, 01:19 AM
Na-nite Trini70!

I am burning the midnight oil here, after working on taxes most of the day, I NEED my artistic release! LOL!

Here is Bon Voyage, Costa Rica Birdcage is in the gallery too!

03-10-2013, 02:30 AM
Afternoon All! I've made another couple! The 2nd Card is on hold for Linda

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/14962/small/5_002.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/14962/small/4_003.jpg

#6 Luck of the Irish - Traded
#7 Under the Sea 2 (On Hold for Linda4atc)

I'm off to check all the lovely art I've missed and see what takes my fancy to ask for trades. :)

03-10-2013, 03:00 AM
Beautiful cards here today!

I managed to finish a few ~

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

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/medium/1_bonsai_love.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/medium/1_cherryblossoms2.jpg Both Traded

03-10-2013, 03:01 AM
And here's another one!


#8 Geisha's Garden - Traded

03-10-2013, 04:57 AM
Here are the cards I made yerterday but didn't upload yet.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_11.jpg PSAT #7

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/2_2.jpg PSAT #8 TRADED

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_35.jpg PSAT #9

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_34.jpg PSAT #10

03-10-2013, 05:19 AM
Okay my afternoon has been spent at my table and I have managed to make 15 cards - these will definitely be my last for today - need to clean up and get ready for work tomorrow.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/238/small/1_PSAT_18.jpeg#18 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/238/small/1_PSAT_19.jpegtradedhttp://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/238/small/1_PSAT_20.jpeg#20 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/238/small/1_PSAT_21.jpeg#21

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/238/small/1_PSAT_22.jpeg#22 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/238/small/1_PSAT_23.jpeg#23 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/238/small/1_PSAT_24.jpeg#24 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/238/small/1_PSAT_25.jpegtraded

03-10-2013, 05:29 AM
And the last 7

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/238/small/1_PSAT_26.jpeg#26 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/238/small/1_PSAT_27.jpeg#27 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/238/small/1_PSAT_28.jpeg#28 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/238/small/1_PSAT_29.jpeg#29

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/238/small/1_PSAT_30.jpegtraded http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/238/small/1_PSAT_31.jpeg#31 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/238/small/1_PSAT_32.jpeg#32

03-10-2013, 05:52 AM
Lisa, you have been super productive! Beautiful cards!

03-10-2013, 06:20 AM
Lovely cards!!

I am going to a birthday party of a 3 year old today and will check up on my mother before that (she has the flu..) so I hope I will have some time (and energy) to play later today. Have a nice day!

03-10-2013, 06:47 AM
It has been a lovely weekend - it is certainly amazing what can be done with postage stamps - great recycling!!!!!!

That's it for me - if you would like a trade just PM me

03-10-2013, 07:43 AM
So many wonderful cards!!! Awesome:D

I have "only" beeen working on some swap cards today - for goatgirls Animal Postage Stamps swap:

03-10-2013, 08:06 AM
Evelyn, I like your special stamps. They are, well, special :).

03-10-2013, 09:46 AM
Some new cards.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_75.jpg PSAT #11

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_71.jpg PSAT #12

03-10-2013, 10:38 AM
Here're two more I finished last night.
~"Blue Flower"

03-10-2013, 10:54 AM
Wonderful art, people! <3
I've had a very productive weekend - made my birds for KittyNL's swap, a bunch of backgrounds for Jewels' swap, and yesterday night my mom and I decorated (plastic) eggs - but the postage stamps wouldn't work with me. ;_; I'll see what happens until midnight, perhaps I can still play with you all. :)

03-10-2013, 11:57 AM
My, such lovely cards!
I really love knowing that any hour if the day there is surely someone from his group working on cards! I got two more done late last night, here's
On That Day...
Roses are Peachy is in my gallery.

03-10-2013, 02:16 PM
Well I didn't get to play yesterday...So I made these.

119766 # 6 119767 # 7 119768 # 8 119769# 9 TRADED 119770 # 10

03-10-2013, 02:33 PM
Yea! my wonderful daughter came and got the scanner to post to the Athon gallery ( but not the thread) so now I can play........and trade for some of these delightful cards that you have made!!

03-10-2013, 02:40 PM
Yea! My wonderful daughter came and worked on the scanner and now I can post to the gallery (but still not the thread) Now, I am going to run and begin cutting and gluing..I love stamp cards!!

03-10-2013, 02:49 PM
Yay, Nancy's wonderful daughter!

I haven't made it to the studio yet, but I'm a-tryin'....

Wil Opio Oguta
03-10-2013, 02:54 PM
Most of my time this weekend went into swap commitments. The 2 collaged pictures are for the postage flower and animal swap. Only one card (lathyrus) is available for trade.

03-10-2013, 03:27 PM
The great and colorful cards just keep coming!

03-10-2013, 04:52 PM
Great cards!! I made 2 last night and will do a few more today :) Will post as soon as this scanner stops being so tempermental...

03-10-2013, 05:57 PM
Last from me. :)






03-10-2013, 06:22 PM
These are from yesterday and are for trade:
1. Time for tea TRADED
2. Loteria #23-La Luna also TRADED

03-10-2013, 06:25 PM
I made some State Cards
119796 # 11 119797 # 12 119798 # 13 119799 # 14 119800 # 15

03-10-2013, 06:29 PM
Great art today.. Hope to make some trades later...time for supper

03-10-2013, 06:39 PM
Beautiful cards you all!
My muse deserted postage stamps yesterday. She wanted to paint instead so there's nothing else for me to offer for trade. I still have a few things in my gallery up for trade if anyone is interested.
Thanks for arranging this athon! I had a great time while it lasted for my muse! Thanks to all who traded with me.
We had a blizzard yesterday into this morning. The snow has stopped but the wind is still wicked! Not sure when I'll be able to dig the van out of the driveway. Sometime in the next few days I'll make it to town again to the post office!

03-10-2013, 07:36 PM
Here are two cards, inspired by William Shakespeare and Emily Dickinson ~

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/medium/1_shakespeare_s_time.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/medium/1_emily_s_bee.jpg

I made some postage people too...not sure I'll have the energy to do backgrounds just now!

03-10-2013, 11:34 PM
Well that's it for me too. Like Donna, my muse ran away today. When I finally had time to work on anything my mind was just empty of ideas.

Thanks everyone for joining in and making it such a productive weekend. I've enjoyed seeing what everyone made and am looking forward to adding a few of them to my collection.

03-11-2013, 01:12 AM
For goatgirl's animal postage stamp swap:

03-11-2013, 01:13 AM
And my last two to trade. Thanks guys, it's been fun!!
1. Adventure on the High Seas TRADED
2. Her Majesty

03-11-2013, 05:38 AM
Have addressed and stamped all my envies and they will head off in the post tomorrow - only a couple of days to the St Patrick's Day a thon - woot more creating time and top 'o the morning to you all

03-11-2013, 07:13 AM
I will mail my envelopes tomorrow morning.

03-11-2013, 07:33 AM
I am so sad to have missed this athon (being completely out of the country was not helpful:unsure::goofy:)

Just a short note to tell you all that I will be putting the St Patricks' Athon official thread up tonight - Thurs 14 to Mon 18 March. I would love to see you all there making more gorgeous cards (any suggestions for challenges will be greatly appreciated)

03-11-2013, 09:48 AM
Is anyone waiting to mail until after St Paddy's Athon?

03-11-2013, 11:10 AM
I was wondering the same thing...I think I will wait, unless I here otherwise.

03-11-2013, 11:14 AM
I think I will too.

03-11-2013, 12:26 PM
OK people, let me know if you want me to mail your envelope immediately. Otherwise I will wait until the next a-thon is over. I'm not sure if I can make any cards then but I can try.

03-11-2013, 01:23 PM
I will wait with sending my cards until the next athon.

03-11-2013, 06:25 PM
Thank you to our hosts for getting us together for some postage fun! A lot of really wonderful art was posted and I enjoyed checking the thread for new posts. I'll wait to mail until the next marathon is over. See you there!

03-11-2013, 06:50 PM
Can't wait till Thursday (but obviously I will have to but at least it will be Thursday here earlier than you US peeps!!!)

I have posted some envies - only because the postage would increase dramatically if I added another card to some of them - cheaper to mail two separate ones.

Just Ducky
03-11-2013, 10:56 PM
me and ducks missed the postage fun... just tonight finally got on line again.. been wandering around in a fog with this dammmmm.... cold in my head.. thought a cold lasted a week... but guess when ya older they last longer....

but I gonna try for the St. Patrick party... should work out alright... it's green, right ???
and I still green, so green cards work...

03-11-2013, 11:01 PM
You'll fit right in then, Ducky.

03-12-2013, 11:51 AM
Just Ducky I hope you feel better soon....Did miss you..looking forward to seeing you at the St Patricks-a-thon.

03-12-2013, 11:56 AM
I mailed two envelopes and others are waiting on my table. I hope to join a bit in the next a-thon too.

03-12-2013, 06:14 PM
Missed you Ducky and hope that cold clears out real soon for ya. See ya at the St Pat's-a-Thon!

03-12-2013, 06:31 PM
Thanks to our wonderful hosts for a most excellent A-Thon!
I already mailed some envies (the US ones), but then a fellow trader reminded me of the St Pat's A-Thon, so I will wait on the rest of my envies to mail afterwards :wideeyed:
Ducky, sorry you been under the weather, I see you over there with your bill tucked in! Hope you feel better soon and get back to quakin :wubclub: