View Full Version : Between-Christmas-and-NY ATART-a-thon?

09-30-2013, 05:28 PM
Will there be another ATART-a-thon in between christmas and new years day again, just like we had a couple of years ago (or maybe also last year but I wasn't around at that time really)?!

I am so swamped with work that I keep missing out on recent a-thons (and that isn't really going to change any time soon) but I am actually free from most everything around the holidays and would LOVE to have another ATART to look forward to?! :D :wubclub:

09-30-2013, 08:33 PM
Donnacr hosted it last year. I think she is attending her father's funeral right now but after she gets back we can ask her.

big toe studio
09-30-2013, 08:54 PM
that sounds great-there is always kind of a let down after the hubbub of the holidays. I will look for it

10-01-2013, 01:52 AM
Oh, what sad news about Donna her father :(

10-01-2013, 02:20 AM
I'm sure there will be one!!!

10-01-2013, 04:23 PM
I'm sure there will be one!!!


I'd offer to co-host if it wasn't for the fact I know changes are that something will come up last minute knowing my murphy's law and luck at the moment... so I'll just have to wait till someone else does hehe :sad:

big toe studio
10-02-2013, 03:28 PM
I would offer to co=host,too, except I think you have to have hosted some swaps before you can do a biggie like this. I know I wanted to do a moley RR and they said I wasnt qualified yet 'cause I've never been a hostess

stay tuned

10-06-2013, 09:29 AM
I have hosted one of them some years ago and it was fun! Sure we will have it again. Someone will host it anyway :).

10-13-2013, 11:27 AM
Of course I am hosting another post-Christmas/New Year ATART!!! It will run from Friday Dec 27 (starting 1 minute after midnight of Dec 26th) and running till 11.59pm on Sunday Jan 5th
I will need some co-hosts for the Wednesday and Thursday of that last week as I will be in the process of returning from Australia to Indonesia at that time.

Big toe studio - hosting an ATART is nothing like hosting a swap. Your main jobs in an ATART are: to keep the chatter going, 'ooooh' and 'aaaaah' at all the gorgeous offerings being shown on the thread and occasionally make a few cards yourself. If you feel that you can do this satisfactorily I would welcome you as co-Host. (I will, of course, confirm this closer to the time - all of us get busy at that time of year)

I will be offering themes for each day just like last time - entirely optional but something to start the Muse thinking. Any suggestions will be gratefully accepted and probably included in my list.

craftyvox - thanks for starting this thread. I will leave it for ideas and start the official thread a day or 2 before the ATART starts.

10-13-2013, 02:10 PM
Yes, a full week ATART :). Be sure you don't have other things for that week...

10-13-2013, 05:39 PM
Cheers for Donnacr! :notworthy:

10-13-2013, 06:27 PM
yippee!!! - how about Alternate Christmas Colours as a challenge - ie no red or green allowed!!!

10-13-2013, 06:40 PM
count me in!

10-13-2013, 10:38 PM
Yay! This seems like good timing for such a thing! I'm looking forward to it.

10-13-2013, 10:43 PM
I will be here. Donna I might be able to help you. We can decide when it gets closer.

10-14-2013, 01:45 AM
I HAD to make it that little bit longer as otherwise I missed the end of my own ATART :goofy: Now I have lots to do in the layover in Singapore - thank heavens for the Business class lounge.

big toe studio
10-14-2013, 01:50 AM
If that is all it takes, Donna, I will be glad to co=host I just love athons

10-14-2013, 02:39 AM
big toe studio - you are now on my page of notes for this Athon (I will check with you closer to time to confirm) thanks!

10-15-2013, 01:05 AM
so sorrry, this is not a good week for me. My son and granddaughters are over for the
holidays and staying with us. My room will be occupied, and all my stuff tucked away safely, as the youngest will sleep in this room. Will try to get a peep if possible.

big toe studio
10-15-2013, 01:21 AM
marilou, happy you have family for the holidays, but sad we will not have your wonderful art to share and trade

10-15-2013, 01:32 AM
thanks Big Toe, last time I hugged my little girls was 3th week of august, now I have to wait till after Christmas. Christmas is with the other grandparents, New Year at our place, and the 29e of December it is the youngest, Noor's, birthday 4 years!

10-15-2013, 04:10 AM
I'll be there

Just Ducky
10-15-2013, 09:44 PM
Jingle Bells and Balls of Holly and all that fun stuff... have cleared my calendar ...

Donna, so sad to hear of the passing of you father...
are you back in Indonesia or still in Aussie...

10-17-2013, 11:34 PM
Only had 9 days in Aussie - just not enough time to catch up with all my family (both children and siblings) and friends. We were very lucky in that my husband was already scheduled to be in Melbourne that week for a conference so we already had tickets, etc.

My Muse went on an extended holiday but she is coming back for occasional visits so I should be fine by the next Athon.:)

10-18-2013, 04:04 AM
Yay is it December already?! Sooo looking forward to this ATART, it's perfectly timed for me, as I'll finally have a short break myself. I should be fine to co-host on one or two days as well Donna? To cover for EU participants, as I *will* likely be in bed when those on the US west coast are still die hard crafting heh.

big toe studio
10-18-2013, 12:23 PM
I just looked at the galleries for everyone who has checked into this thread so far
This is going to be a Bang-up athon
cant wait

10-18-2013, 02:17 PM
On my calender. :)

big toe studio
10-18-2013, 11:42 PM
welcome. Sister Cynthia

10-19-2013, 01:03 PM
YAY! Canīt wait!!! :D

10-20-2013, 05:54 AM
Don't forget that the next scheduled Athon is the Halloween ATART running from Wednesday Oct 30 to Sunday Nov 3. Start preparing those ghosts and ghouls and all your scary backgrounds now - only just over a week before it starts.

Miss M
11-03-2013, 07:15 PM
I'm in for the Christmas one! okay, I'm tuckered out today, but I figure I have 7.5 weeks to recover and plot for the next one!:yes:

11-03-2013, 08:16 PM
im in! the after Christmas ATART has been such a blessing the last few years. hard to give into those after Christmas blues when youre knee deep in ATART-y goodness!

big toe studio
11-03-2013, 09:15 PM
right on, Amy

11-04-2013, 06:06 AM
Just to get you ready and prepped for the AFTER-Christmas ATART sniisk is hosting a PRE-Christmas ATART running Dec 5-8.

I am officially pooped after the Halloween ATART but already looking forward to the next one (it's a GOOD type of addiction, right?. . . . . )

big toe studio
11-10-2013, 11:04 AM
can you believe only 6 weeks 'till our own athon?.. We will be through all the craziness of thanksgiving and Christmas. It will be a wonderful breathing space. Can't wait

Yes, Donna, it is a VERY GOOD type of addiction
it has saved my sanity (well, what little I had left)

11-10-2013, 09:59 PM
I could help co-host if you need help on this side of the world. I will be around.

11-11-2013, 12:49 AM
Sadly I will have to be a Non-particpant in this one, I will be madly packing and making sure I have everythign I need for my trip to Brisbane for the birth of my duaghters 3rd baby. She can't do without her mamma, although she did fine for the first one who came early.

BUT- that does not mean that I will not be lurking (like a professional) and helping the bartender deliver drinks!!!

11-11-2013, 12:55 AM
We'll certainly drink a toast to your new grand baby. Good luck to all.

11-11-2013, 03:35 AM
Thanks Sharlene, she will be born in the middle of January in Brisbane one of the hottest towns in Australia (for those who don't know). Her Granna will be dying with heat exhaustion..LOL

11-11-2013, 03:47 AM
Donnacr, I'd love to join this Athon, and if you're still looking for co-hosts, I'd be happy and honoured to help out.

11-11-2013, 04:24 AM
Thanks to all those who have offered to co-host - we seem to have all areas of the world covered with Hosts now!

What we don't have is someone in charge of drinks. . . for those who played in the Halloween ATART you will know that MariaP has set a very high bar for anyone else to work at. :yes::notworthy:

I normally supply a few tubs of punch each day (which seems to end up being spiked no matter HOW closely I watch it :err:) but I guess our Northern Hemisphere players will need something to warm them up. I've never tried to make a hot toddy and I have always been intrigued when I have read about people heating the drink by sticking the fire poker in it. Does that really happen?

11-11-2013, 05:14 AM
Ppfftthhh Maria will probably be dutifully behind her bar so long as she has help...LOL

Miss M
11-11-2013, 08:51 AM
Oh, look at you! Demanding Mouse already!! The athon hasn't eve begun yet! :biglaugh::biglaugh: Yes, Donnacr, I can bartend again! <Donna's twisting my rubber arm...heehee>

11-12-2013, 10:40 AM
Oh no!!!!! Maria's rubber arm just twisted right off :shocked::swoon:

mouseit - help me stick it back on. . . :goofy: not that way! oh, I hope it still works :skeptical:

I need a drink. . (wipes brow)

Miss M
11-12-2013, 11:52 AM
Doh! I think I'm the one that needs a drink! LOL
(you'll have to wait for the athon...heehee)

11-16-2013, 05:56 AM
Gets out a BIG BIG bottle of glue...now where's those arms????

Miss M
11-16-2013, 08:27 AM
LOL, Mouseit to the rescue! :biglaugh:

big toe studio
12-12-2013, 09:41 PM
Gearing up for Christmas
And then----over a week of playing and relaxing and breathing
can you believe only 14 days to go?

12-13-2013, 03:16 PM
Cannot believe it's just around the corner!

12-14-2013, 06:54 AM
I'm waiting for this a-thon too. I can play the first days and have to mail everything in the middle of the a-thon but still, it will be fun.

12-14-2013, 01:55 PM
I have gotten 2 returns from Mrubyjean & Jewels. They are gorgeous.

Maybe more in the mail today. We are having lots of snow, no going out probably for 2 days. I think I'll work on some backgrounds and maybe sign onto a swap or two.

Anyone else in the snow? When I go walk out for the mail later, I think I'll take a picture and post it.

PS-This message was for the Xmas Athon' My mistake.

big toe studio
12-14-2013, 02:53 PM
I'd love to see a snow pic. I havent seen snow since 2010 when we moved out here to ariz. love to SEE it, but glad to not be driving in it anymore.
doing some bkgnds ahead is a very good idea, but I just started my Sketchbook Project book and have 32 pages of drawings before Jan. 15th. Soooo, probably no prepped cards for me

Sanna: glad you can join us for part of the fun

12-14-2013, 03:57 PM
Yes, it is lightly but steadily snowing here. Since I don't have to go out in it just now, it is beautiful...and the kind of snow I missed living in Seattle.

Need to get some swap cards done first, but I hope to be playing!

Just Ducky
12-14-2013, 11:10 PM
Snow ??? we got SNOW... and lucky... it is the fluffy kind.. just breath hard and it blows away..

I see we got our "Barkeep" all lined up and ready to mix things up.. putting in my request for Cold Duck.... and Fuzzy Ducky .... tall glass please.

12-15-2013, 05:04 AM
OOHHHH can't wait to see those two drinks ducks!!

12-15-2013, 04:56 PM
Pics from yesterday's snow storm. The storm left a coating of ice. The ice now melted, but still lots of snow.

big toe studio
12-15-2013, 09:10 PM
Sharlene, thanks, those are beautiful--love how you got the close up branch

12-16-2013, 12:08 AM
I would love to join you all for this one!

big toe studio
12-16-2013, 02:05 AM
Welcome, smallgirl. WE will be commencing shortly

12-16-2013, 03:38 PM
Great pictures Sharlene! I think you had more ice than we did.

12-16-2013, 07:04 PM
It melted fast, but it made a dangerous situation.

Just Ducky
12-16-2013, 10:19 PM
oh sharlene ICE... don't care for that icy stuff.. we still got fluffy snow... and more coming in the morrow..

sure wish I knew which way I wanting to jump with our fun-a-comin' marathon.. can't even thing of what to get ready for backgrounds.. but it's early yet.. got time to thunk on it.

12-17-2013, 01:40 PM

Miss M
12-17-2013, 02:48 PM
does that "ah hah" mean you are ready to make the 1000 cards during this athon? LOL

12-17-2013, 05:21 PM
Jumping up and down.... :jiggy::jiggy::jiggy:

12-18-2013, 05:33 AM
I'll be spending that week at our cottage in the country, so I won't be able to take a lot with me nor use a scanner, but I'd really like to make some cards anyway. I think I'll pack a small amount of supplies and my camera so I can upload some pics with my laptop! It would be so much fun to share some art with you all again.

12-22-2013, 07:36 PM
I have just submitted the Official thread so it should be visible by this afternoon (it is mid-morning for me at the moment :))
There is still room for some more theme suggestions - all are welcome as you never know what will stimulate your Muse.

CAN'T wait till it all starts (I do have a few of my stitched cards completed - looking very cute and ALL Christmas themed).

12-23-2013, 11:44 AM
does that "ah hah" mean you are ready to make the 1000 cards during this athon? LOL

Girlfriend, you are out of your freaking mind.... I am still playing catch up!!!!

Miss M
12-23-2013, 12:33 PM
oh just go sign up on the official thread, would ya! LOL