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KatieV
04-08-2014, 11:45 AM
So cool vdog! I'm taking a pysanky class this weekend :)

lindalee
04-08-2014, 11:58 AM
Still cheaper than therapy, and SO much more fun! LOL



Went into town today (got caught in the rain:arghh:) and sent out all my athon trades. I was horrified at how much it cost. The rates went up last week but I was not expecting it to be THAT HIGH! Any hoo, they all done now and I had great fun participating. Thanks girls:) Trudy

inkyfingers
04-08-2014, 12:17 PM
i'm back!
awesome art on here from everyone!
btw, i've seen vdog's pysanky eggs in real and they are terrific!
happy this athon is extended, so i can post 3 more sets of inchies:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=407528 - set 5 TRADED
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=407529 - set 6
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=407530 - set 7 TRADED

velcrodog
04-08-2014, 12:55 PM
Got to share my ATC for the Graphic 45 swap.... I did them during the athon!

velcrodog
04-08-2014, 01:04 PM
And now ....if anyone is interested...


a couple more moos ---

and this one is really a set of 2 moo cards - but I will let you be surprised with the "mate" to it.... 66. 142357

and a sets of 2 inchies.... 67. 142358 and 68. 142360

a single wave inchie....69. 142359


below have traded already

velcrodog
04-08-2014, 01:21 PM
and....



71. Ditto 142363 Available



the ones below have traded....

Kimmie
04-08-2014, 03:25 PM
Oke ladies, you asked for it.....
no window panes in the way

#56: http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3772/small/1_IMG_3562.JPG

WOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOO!!!

:shocked: :jiggy: :radar: :swoon: :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes:

now THAT'S WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT, RIGHT THERE!!

Thank you Maya..... (whew....I need a drink and a cigarette)!

sharlene54
04-08-2014, 03:38 PM
I'll join you Decals gal. I need some excitement in my life.

Hey, I'd like to know where you're hiding these "guys". I think I'm going over for a visit.

Oh, I almost forgot. I have some inchies left. Anyone wanna trade?

Tamrantula
04-08-2014, 04:11 PM
Morning everyone!

Ok, yes, I KNOW it is 1 in the afternoon here, but it is MY morning! LOL That is what happens when you have been a night shifter for most of your career. Even sitting at home on L&I, awaiting surgery for over a month. (WOW..has it been that long already! Sigh)

I am mostly awake now, and just waiting for meds to kick in before I head downstairs to my art space.

So...just so no-one thinks I just don't know how to spell...

Spiders are cool...but SPYDERS are spiders with attitude and style! LOL

Tamrantula
04-08-2014, 04:12 PM
Lovely art from everyone today!

I will spam the thread with my wares before long!

Tamrantula
04-08-2014, 04:14 PM
Midnight, Hawaii time? Cool, I think that even gives me an extra hour! I know Alaska is an hour behind us...and I *think* Hawaii is on Alaska time...so, that means I have almost 12 more hours!

The countdown begins! LOL

Tamrantula
04-08-2014, 04:22 PM
Now, I have a SERIOUS statement to make....


I DO NOT EVER WANT TO PARTICIPATE IN AN
"ITCHY"
ATHON AGAIN![/QUOTE]

Did they figure out what caused the hives--so, it doesn't happen again? Are you getting better? All I can say is...YUCK! So sorry!


Went into town today (got caught in the rain:arghh:) and sent out all my athon trades. I was horrified at how much it cost. The rates went up last week but I was not expecting it to be THAT HIGH! Any hoo, they all done now and I had great fun participating. Thanks girls:) Trudy

I haven't traded in about a year or so--something like that....I know the post office is going to surprise me too!


It is raining here too. Nasty, wet and miserable. I just want to stay in bed and cover my head. But it was time to take the wax off my classes eggs and varnish them...and believe it or not! I did it...
and put a coat of polyurethane on them (oil based varnish)142350

That is quite a process. They turn out so beautiful!


WOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOO!!!

:shocked: :jiggy: :radar: :swoon: :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes:

now THAT'S WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT, RIGHT THERE!!

Thank you Maya..... (whew....I need a drink and a cigarette)!


I'll join you Decals gal. I need some excitement in my life.

Hey, I'd like to know where you're hiding these "guys". I think I'm going over for a visit.

Oh, I almost forgot. I have some inchies left. Anyone wanna trade?



Ummm.....what does it mean when you say "Naked Men" in one sentence....and in the next you are talking about "inchies?"

LOL

velcrodog
04-08-2014, 04:23 PM
Thank you Linda4ATC, I wouldn't have thought of it on my own...

2 ATCs up for grabs..... These are prints of pictures of my pysanky!

#1 (aka 74) 142384

#2 (aka 75) 142385

these were both done on goose eggs and took well over 12 hours of work each.

velcrodog
04-08-2014, 04:24 PM
NAKED MAN!!!!!!!!

I WANT ONE!!!

velcrodog
04-08-2014, 04:31 PM
Nope, I didn't see a doctor (I'm a RN) this has happened to me 3 times before over the past 35 years.... it is an allergic rx to something I put on or ate or something. It is weird because I cannot pin point the cause... I do nothing differently .... maybe I am allergic to inchies..... My skin now looks as if I had a really bad sunburn that is almost healed, kinda like those old ladies who worship the sun and are so brown they are almost black and the skin is all dry and has those fine wrinkles everywhere..... so I think it must be some kind of lotion or soap... but I've used nothing different... At least it is almost gone!!!!

lindalee
04-08-2014, 04:41 PM
Those are ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS! SO envious I'm not in that swap!




Got to share my ATC for the Graphic 45 swap.... I did them during the athon!

Lorali
04-08-2014, 04:45 PM
Glad your better v:dog:! I would love to add Print 1 to my trade order, teehee. I'll pm you too. Cheers!

lindalee
04-08-2014, 04:45 PM
So here are my last inchies for this Magical April Fool's Athon. I was thinking about what I wrote about the Pearl Ex looking better against a dark background, and maybe that wasn't really true. So here are some I did with a white pearl polyclay. I had fun with rhinestones on some of them. And, as usual, the colors are lighter and more delicate "in person."

#65 TRADED

Tamrantula
04-08-2014, 05:20 PM
These are 4 X 4

142389 Life begins at the end of your comfort zone

142390 Cook with wine

142391 Inner butterfly

142392 Only dead fish go with the flow

Tamrantula
04-08-2014, 05:26 PM
ATCs

142393 I won't cry for you.

142394 Packing for a trip

142395 You have a sick, twisted mind.

142396 A wise man once said "Yes, dear."

142397 Why does life keep.....

Tamrantula
04-08-2014, 05:41 PM
142402 Butterfly baby

142403 Don't let anyone ever dull your sparkle

142404 Pretty bird

142405 Red twinchie

Tamrantula
04-08-2014, 05:45 PM
Linda4atc..here is the final version of this zetti girl. Tried fixing the background, but could only do so much! LOL

142406 traded

velcrodog
04-08-2014, 05:56 PM
Love the snarkies! I will be gone for a bit... but I will be back in about 5 hours... HOLD DOWN THE FORT while I am gone.....

dmnh
04-08-2014, 06:29 PM
I see you all carried on while I was unable to do any art.FIrstly cause the muse deserted me and secondly cause the Fibro attacked and I've been asleep (pretty much) for the last two days.
I will answer PMs and get my trades all in order sometime this evening. Here in a few moments I'm going to have company and that company has a project for me so it will be a few hours before I can do anything.
I'll come back and read through all that I missed!

Jean
04-08-2014, 06:31 PM
Here's what I got done today: I finished the cat inchie! That's IT. OY! I'll be making some art to complete trades...remember I do LEISURELY trades...

Linda4atc
04-08-2014, 06:46 PM
Linda4atc..here is the final version of this zetti girl. Tried fixing the background, but could only do so much! LOL

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=142406&thumb=1&d=1396993403

I like the darker background and love the border!

theweavershand
04-08-2014, 07:08 PM
here are some more from me...finally!

Bird inchies 1-8 traded to lindalee
Halloween Gals inchies set traded to Decals_gal
Lovely Ladies moos 1-6 traded to tammybeck

theweavershand
04-08-2014, 07:45 PM
and these...

Shine inchie house set traded to mayaquilt

prayer_at_night
04-08-2014, 08:01 PM
Guh, I'm so bad at communication ATM - sorry about that! I'm having a hard time coming out of my shell this week. :embarrassed: I'll answer PMs soon, I promise!

I owe a few people something, so they have first dibs... but I don't quite know who they are right now. :embarrassed: Sorry about that! If you know I owe you something, please feel free to choose something and PM me! And I'll make myself look at my PMs and make a proper list tomorrow. :embarrassed: I hate to be badly organized and slow. :sad: Sorry about that!

Alas, here's what I've been working on these last couple of days:

Two moos with self-made background paper (with my brand-new butterfly stamp, equally new watermark ink pad and also new Distress Inks! And improvised glimmer mist ;) ), black rub-on lace, cut out butterflies and little rhinestones that look like flowers. :3

142420

Three HD inchamundos (1.5 inch square - LOVE that size! We need a PIF/MMH!) with fantasy girls - colours are nicer in person, it's Copic, they are always nice. ;) With a bit of glitter (Copic atyou spica transparent).

142421

3 hexies with another self-made background paper (with my brand-new Dylusion, this time, and some more of that glimmer mist that is not the proper stuff. ;) ) and cute animals. :3

142422

2 patriotic/American twinchies - I bought a couple of sheets of scrap-book paper, and one was all these tiny "Join the Navy" and "We can do it" type pictures! I love them, although I am entirely pacifistic and think that war is never good... BUT the cute Vintage posters still wanted to come home to me! :D Added a star border and little sparkly rhinestone stars. ;)

142423

And one meagre ATC - I have some more that are half-done, but I don't know what they need... *sigh* Anyway, this is a bigger piece of the same self-made patterned paper I used for the moos! Love the butterfly stamp. <3 And I love cheesy, chubby fairies, and rub-ons! :D

142424

Tamrantula
04-08-2014, 08:13 PM
The girls with wings were I posted earlier were "supposed" to turn out cute...but, darn it..they DEMANDED to have a voice! So, again, snarky came out to play!

Tamrantula
04-08-2014, 08:16 PM
So...just to prove I can do something other than snarky...

Here is a whole moo house neighborhood! LOL

One side of the block:

142425 Dog in shaving cream background moo house

142426 Bunny in paint and vaseline background moo house

142427 Bear in alcohol ink background moo house

Tamrantula
04-08-2014, 08:18 PM
And the other side of the block:


142428 Bunny in alcohol ink background

142429 Bear in tissue paper background

142430 Dog in tissue paper background

Tamrantula
04-08-2014, 08:19 PM
And...just for fun:

142431 Duckie puzzle piece traded

Tamrantula
04-08-2014, 08:24 PM
Here are a couple rubber stamped and one tissue paper...

142432 Burp (The frog is rubber stamped with pearl ex powder....cause, I just had to use it during the athon! LOL Has a bit more color and shine in person)

142433 Mouse (This mouse was rubber stamped and sent to me in a trade years ago. She sat next to me all during the athon, begging me to pretty her up and send her out to play! Colored with prismacolor pencils)

142434 Bird (This bird was on tissue paper. Originally it was going to be a background, but I just couldn't figure out what to do with it that didn't take away.) traded

Lorali
04-08-2014, 08:54 PM
These are huge, but the link said /small/ :confused: *edited to add: Oh, I see, it is my horrible photography skills :mad:
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/19372/small/1_hb.PNG
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/19372/small/2_beer.PNG
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/19372/small/1_bb.PNG
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/19372/small/1_bun.PNG
My last Twinchies: top to bottom 10,12,11,13

Lorali
04-08-2014, 09:04 PM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/19372/small/1_fun.PNG
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/19372/small/1_fear.PNG
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/19372/small/1_random20.PNG http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/19372/small/1_random21.PNG http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/19372/small/1_random23.PNG http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/19372/small/1_rabdin24.PNG
Inchies: top to bottom 29, 30, 20, 21, 23, 24

Lorali
04-08-2014, 09:11 PM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/19372/small/1_bees.PNG
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/19372/small/1_redbees.PNG
Twinch & Inch 11&12

Kimmie
04-08-2014, 09:21 PM
holy cow....look at all the beautiful art here on the "winding down" phase!.... sigh.... do you all realize how hard it is to NOT trade?? I'm afraid of over committing my do-ability! dang it. Amazing beautiful tempters, ladies! Ok, I'm going to go try and figure out who I owe what! lol

Just Ducky
04-08-2014, 09:42 PM
dang... thought we was done last night.. but truth be told... didn't have time today...
I was bad.... I just this morning remembered that TAX day is getting close and I haven't done anything about it... ohhhhhhh shitch.. digging around for STUFF... ahhhhh....

I do have some twinchies in my gallery .... any takers ??? I have moved everything over into my regular ATC's available for trade... they should go in a different one but.... just wanted to keep them all in one place...

ok... got to go find more tax stuff... scratching head... where to find -----------

Tamrantula
04-08-2014, 09:43 PM
I am plotting how would be the best way to display twin-inchie pairs.

Any ideas?

Kimmie
04-08-2014, 09:51 PM
When I make a wall display (framed or canvas), I'm going to work in the twinchies with the inchies to add interest to the eye!

hummmm..... wonder if I could wallpaper my entire wall with ATC art???? Do I sense a new goal here???

Don't know, Tam.... maybe 3 X 5 frame/matt or a 5 X 7? matt just the matching pieces per frame?? Can you tell I'm guessing here???

Tamrantula
04-08-2014, 10:01 PM
Sitting here debating if I should try to finish a few last bits before the athon comes to a close. Feeling kinda drained today....but, I know if I get my lazy bones up and head downstairs to my art space, I would perk up and the ideas would begin flowing...right? LOL

Kimmie
04-08-2014, 10:14 PM
Tam....in theory, yes. lmao

lindalee
04-08-2014, 10:48 PM
Set of Inchies on hold for Donnacr

Jean
04-08-2014, 10:52 PM
I think a twin-inchie would look nice would nice with two inchies...one above and one below...or just two on one side of the twinchie... Of course mine are going into binders for now...

lindalee
04-08-2014, 10:58 PM
There's so much you can do with inchies and twinchies in a composition. I nab all the small (like a couple of inches wide) frames I see at our local thrift shops. The plan is to make a grouping of inchies/twinchies in frames....eventually lol!




I think a twin-inchie would look nice would nice with two inchies...one above and one below...or just two on one side of the twinchie... Of course mine are going into binders for now...

Tamrantula
04-08-2014, 11:58 PM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/459/large/1_scan0101.jpg

3 X 7 ballerina girl (She has been sitting quietly beside my art desk all weekend, waiting for her turn.)

Tamrantula
04-09-2014, 12:00 AM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/459/large/1_scan0100.jpg If a woman is bad....

An atc to go with the story told earlier...was it justducky?

Tamrantula
04-09-2014, 12:02 AM
I believe there are about 4 hours left of the athon...as it is 9 PM here on the West Coast. I have a few cards that are calling for me to finish them....think I can do it? LOL


Is anyone else still creating?

velcrodog
04-09-2014, 12:28 AM
It is 6:27pm in Hawaii right now.... so you have 6 hours left... YOU CAN DO IT!

(Just checked the world time clock... difference tween CA & Hawaii is 3 hours... I remember the flight!!! horrid!)

lindalee
04-09-2014, 12:28 AM
Only in my mind lol! So many trades for such wonderful art! This has been such a great experience...it will be SO much fun seeing my trades when they get here...


I still have more in my gallery...would LOVE to trade more...check it out!





Is anyone else still creating?

Janjo33
04-09-2014, 01:01 AM
I made some zen inchies for trade. These were fun - I have another set started.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/1430/small/1_Zen_Inchies_01.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=407702)

Tamrantula
04-09-2014, 01:15 AM
Wow! Thanks velcrodog! I didn't realize Hawaii was 3 hours behind us, I thought it was just an hour. Shows I have never been there, huh? LOL

That gives me an 2 more hours than I thought I had...means I have time to run to the store and still try to finish those last few cards!

Tamrantula
04-09-2014, 01:19 AM
I think the last few bits of art will be uploaded one at a time! LOL

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/459/large/1_scan0102.jpg No issues today.....

unavailable. If able to be fixed, traded!

Tamrantula
04-09-2014, 03:01 AM
Ok--home from the store. Got me some diet coke so I can buzz on to finish these last few cards I have in progress! LOL

Also got a few munchies and fixins for peanut butter and pickle sandwiches! Gotta keep up my endurance to make it to the end of the athon!

It is midnight now, gonna eat a snack and head back to the art desk. By my count, there are 3 hours left?

Wish I was better at time zone stuff!

Tamrantula
04-09-2014, 05:42 AM
Ok--20 min till the deadline! I have my last cards to scan and upload...I think I can make it...I think I can make it....I think I can make it!

LOL

Tamrantula
04-09-2014, 05:58 AM
142438 Dear whatever doesn't kill me...

142439 I didn't mean to push....traded

142440 Girls, find someone...

142441 Being fabulous...

142442 I can ignore....

Tamrantula
04-09-2014, 05:59 AM
2 minutes to go......

Tamrantula
04-09-2014, 05:59 AM
4 X 4

142443 Grandchildren......

Tamrantula
04-09-2014, 06:00 AM
And...this one is a previously made card. Mayaquilt, I still owe you something for the fabric one you are sending me. I thought it was similar to the one you had asked about that was not suitable for trading. All my 4 X 4s are available, so it is your choice. If you don't like any of them, let me know and I will try to custom make something!

142444

Tamrantula
04-09-2014, 06:01 AM
And....exactly 3:00AM my time...which means exactly 12:00 Hawaii time.

I MADE IT!!!

LOL

Donnacr
04-09-2014, 06:41 AM
Well done Tamrantula!!!

I have some silhouette creations to load but I have been stricken by a case of gastro today and have been either in bed or on the toilet so they are not scanned yet.
By my calculations most of you are asleep at the moment anyway so I may be able to sneak these onto the thread before you wake up?

Thank you to everyone who took part in this Athon - it seems to have been viciously attacked by Life from every side - family crises, Hives, gastro, other illnesses, Muses deserting. . .
But we made it through . .. with SO much beautiful art ! We all deserve a huge hug and a slap on the back :jiggy::notworthy::notworthy::jiggy:

THANK YOU!

Tamrantula
04-09-2014, 07:06 AM
So sorry you aren't feeling well, donnacr.

You are right, the artists in the athon have been plagued from all sides this week, but yet beautiful art has been shared!

inkyfingers
04-09-2014, 07:46 AM
142438 Dear whatever doesn't kill me...

142439 I didn't mean to push....traded

142440 Girls, find someone...

142441 Being fabulous...

142442 I can ignore....

Tamrantula, these are amazing!!! Love all of them!!!

velcrodog
04-09-2014, 08:10 AM
Tamrantula!!!! Congrats!!! You did so well! Aren't you proud of yourself! I love the feeling of accomplishing goals.... I woke up this morning and had to jump on here and see how you did... Oh and btw, I have something that you would want, at least for a while, you have a thing about spiders, right? I have a beautiful, hand made black widow drawing. It was made about thrity five years ago by a very old artist in San Antonio Texas who had been working in this medium for over fifty year easily. I think it is gorgeous, and unfortunately I don't look at it much any more..... Have I piqued your interest yet?

Tamrantula
04-09-2014, 08:45 AM
Not only have you piqued my interest.....you have...well, I can't think of something because it is 6AM and I should be going to bed....but, suffice it to say, whatever the next setp of curiosity and interest would be!

Tamrantula
04-09-2014, 08:48 AM
btw, v:dog:, someone mentioned you were the snarky card queen....I had no idea! I went and peeked in your gallery a little while ago, and I was amazed! I bow to the master!

I wanted to try to switch to "cute" cards, but those darn girls kept INSISTING they needed a voice. It wasn't my fault, at all! I was just an innocent bystander! :biglaugh:

Tamrantula
04-09-2014, 08:50 AM
HEY! (I am sure you all know, but it was new to me) I was looking at the smilies...and found..

one for Just ducky :duck:

LOL

Tamrantula
04-09-2014, 08:51 AM
So...v:dog: and Just :duck:y

Where is the spider smilie???

velcrodog
04-09-2014, 11:43 AM
OH!!!! I can tell you that!!! It is here with me ! Since 1976 I have had a spider, a black widow as a matter of fact.

you can find a facsimile here.....

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=399494

Donnacr
04-09-2014, 11:57 AM
Finally managed to load my last 5 cards. . . and discovered that they include spider Moos :shocked: Here they are:
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/1_IMG_20140409_0001.jpg#51 Twinchies http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/1_IMG_20140409_0002.jpg#52 Moos http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/1_IMG_20140409_0003.jpg#53 Twinchies http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/1_IMG_20140409_0004.jpg#54 Inchies http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/1_IMG_20140409_0005.jpg#55 Moos

I managed to sneak these in while you were all asleep, right. . . . .?

Off to bed (again) and hopefully to sleep off the rest of this bug - I have school tomorrow and the kids are fantastic!

lindalee
04-09-2014, 11:58 AM
OK, on to technical questions...have we decided what goes on the back of these inchies? Really only room for number/title, name and signature. V:dog: mounts hers (yes I hear you giggling V:dog:). Any other ideas?

prayer_at_night
04-09-2014, 12:40 PM
I'd write the a-thon and date (at least the year) on them, too - works in one line if you put something like "April Fool's a-thon 2014". ;) And yes, one needs a very fine-tipped pen to write on the back of inchies! :D

Linda4atc
04-09-2014, 12:51 PM
So...v:dog: and Just :duck:y

Where is the spider smilie???
Do you like one of these?
http://www.sherv.net/cm/emoticons/bugs/yellow-spider-smiley-emoticon.gif (http://www.sherv.net/)http://www.sherv.net/cm/emoticons/bugs/hairy-spider-smiley-emoticon.gif (http://www.sherv.net/) http://www.sherv.net/cm/emoticons/bugs/spider-smiley-emoticon.gif (http://www.sherv.net/) http://www.sherv.net/bug-emoticons.html

Linda4atc
04-09-2014, 01:18 PM
I still have stuff in my gallery and several from the ST Pats a-thon if anyone is interedsted. Flexible trade equivalents between postcard, atcs, inchies, moos, twinchies, inchamundos(ims), etc

Today I am going into town to copy my art for my album and to do laundry and other household errands. I should be able to mail by the end of the week, but can add trades till I seal the envelopes. Big hugs to all of you. It's been an itchy a-thon to remember.:D

velcrodog
04-09-2014, 04:02 PM
Okay wild women.... I am going to start mailing this stuff out.... IF you "owe" me something...pick out your favorite of what you have left, IF I "owe" you something (and I realize it) I will send you a pm asking you what you want.... If I don't hear from you... I will send you an ATC with a pysanky on it! I AM SOOOOOO CONFUSED THIS TIME!!!!! I slept thru half of this freakin' athon!!!! Hives!!! Benadryl!!!! :arghh:

mayaquilt
04-09-2014, 05:17 PM
Still got some inchies etc. left to trade .... even some naked ones ;)

Jean
04-09-2014, 06:23 PM
I'm going to upload everything (this athon and others) I have left to my gallery...not athon but regular, I guess.

I am so sorry I wasn't more present and fun. To be honest, I found this thon tough. Probably my mood after losing Mama, I suppose, but my enthusiasm was like a rollercoaster - up and down.

I am so grateful not only to Donnacr, for welcoming me as cohost and being the 14k sweetie she is, but to our friends whose good humor and great art kept this thon going strong. You guys totally rock! :wubclub:

I'm sorting out trades this evening, figuring out who I owe what to, so if you don't get a confirmation PM from me and we've agreed to trade - let me know!!

Tamrantula
04-09-2014, 06:31 PM
Ok..ok...ok, I will drag my ol'bones out of bed and join the after party!

It is almost 4 PM, and I am pooped....and I just got up!

The boys just got home from school, so it may be a while before I get to answering PM's.
Today is my youngest's 17th birthday, and he is having friends over tonight. Gotta be sure all is ready.

Tamrantula
04-09-2014, 06:34 PM
My kids are now 24, 23, 19, 17 and (my nephew who lives with me) almost 17.

Only the three youngest still live at home...all boys.

I have come to a conclusion in the past 6 months, especially.....

Three teenage boys are like LOCUSTS when it comes to food!
I buy something at night...and by the next afternoon, it is GONE!

It is worse now, then it has ever been....and it amazes even me! LOL

Jean
04-09-2014, 08:01 PM
Still available:
Bare trees
Oak Tree
Ginger girl
Beigee inchies

Jean
04-09-2014, 08:08 PM
Still Available:
Fantasy Tulip Twinchie
Fantasy Flower Twinchie
Lone Tree ATC
Five Palms AT
Three palms ATC

Jean
04-09-2014, 08:13 PM
Still Available:
The daisies are in sets of two; the houses are individual trades.

Pic 1:
Set 1, top
Set 2, bottom
Pic 2:
Set 3, top
Set 4, bottom
Pic 3:
Set 5
Pic 4, houses, l-r:
Full Sail
Superstition
Summer

Tamrantula
04-09-2014, 08:48 PM
Ok--I am discovering a wee small problem...

I put all trades into an envie with the traders name on it....so, that part is good. I tried reeeeaaaally hard not to forget any, and I am pretty sure I was successful.

BUT...and here is where the problem comes in....I lost the paper I was trying to keep track of my side of the trades.

So, here is my plan.....between today and tomorrow, I am going to send out PMs to all my traders. In it, I am going to say what I have in your envie....with any luck, that should match what you are expecting to get.

Then, if you would let me know if there is anything I have forgotten to choose a swap for, please let me know

OR

Please just choose something in your leftovers that you think I will like. I LOVE surprise cards, and I always have a hard time choosing a card from someone...so, surprises are ALWAYS a good option for me!

Just Ducky
04-09-2014, 10:56 PM
Tammy.... sure was fun watching your late nite one women marathon.... against the clock
but ahhh... didn't anyone let you know that you can post DONE cards after the closing bell ????? LOL :policeman:
I did enjoy watching you hit your last upload right on the DOT of Hawaii midnight...:notworthy:

Jean
04-09-2014, 11:00 PM
Oy. My computer keeps crashing and giving me some IRQL Not Equal or Less or some such message. Some of you have gotten trade details from me; I'm so frustrated I could scream. I'll finish tomorrow.

Just Ducky
04-09-2014, 11:04 PM
GROUP HUG


YA ALL DID GREAT.... WE ALL HAD FUN.... DON'T GET NO BETTER

dmnh
04-09-2014, 11:25 PM
it was indeed a great athon! Sorry I fell asleep for two days of it....the muse deserted me and sleep invaded. I guess if had to happen, that's the way to do it! Muse leaves, enter the dreamstate and you still get to do artwork...albeit no one but you gets to see that art....anyway, it was a great athon!

I am shooting for a post office run tomorrow, but might not make it till Friday. Has to be done no later than Friday though cause I'm being kidnapped on Friday and I really don't want to pack up all these envelopes to take to my son's house with me to mail from there. I'd rather use the space in my bags for more art fodder.

Until next time.....art on ARTISTES!

Tamrantula
04-09-2014, 11:33 PM
Tammy.... sure was fun watching your late nite one women marathon.... against the clock
but ahhh... didn't anyone let you know that you can post DONE cards after the closing bell ????? LOL :policeman:
I did enjoy watching you hit your last upload right on the DOT of Hawaii midnight...:notworthy:

LOL--I am a silly one, aren't I...but, a girl's gotta do what a girls gotta do!

I remember, in years and athons gone by, when it was midnight on the dot that art needed to be added or stuff was just added into your own gallery. It was always such a race for all in their own time zone.

I just wanted to see if I could do it! LOL

Tamrantula
04-09-2014, 11:35 PM
These are awesome, Linda!

I tried to upload them, but I am just not a computer person. Ended up with some weird programs that I had to go back and uninstall. And, I can't figure out where the icons are that I THOUGHT I uploaded! LOL

Guess I will just enjoy yours! They are all cute, but I am especially drawn to that middle one!


Do you like one of these?
http://www.sherv.net/cm/emoticons/bugs/yellow-spider-smiley-emoticon.gif (http://www.sherv.net/)http://www.sherv.net/cm/emoticons/bugs/hairy-spider-smiley-emoticon.gif (http://www.sherv.net/) http://www.sherv.net/cm/emoticons/bugs/spider-smiley-emoticon.gif (http://www.sherv.net/) http://www.sherv.net/bug-emoticons.html

Tamrantula
04-09-2014, 11:38 PM
So, I have sent a PM with everyone I have trades out with. I did notice I made one mistake and sent a PM to the wrong person :arghh:. Too many interruptions by the teens!

Hopefully that was the one and only mistake I made. *fingers crossed*

Linda4atc
04-10-2014, 12:58 AM
GROUP HUG

YA ALL DID GREAT.... WE ALL HAD FUN.... DON'T GET NO BETTER

Group Hughttp://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-bounce016.gif (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)Group Hug

Linda4atc
04-10-2014, 01:05 AM
I do not upload them I just bookmarked the site and when I want a special smiley I cut an paste them. Just use the Forun code and be sure you get the whole thing that starts and ends with a URL.

I also had but lost it and and have to do another document that I kept my favorites on. It was on my desktop.

Tamrantula
04-10-2014, 03:01 AM
Whew--that was a job and a half!

Finally got done moving all untraded cards from athon gallery to "available to trade."

Donnacr
04-10-2014, 06:13 AM
Can I ask a favour of everyone who traded with me?

My mail is extremely random - I can receive trades from 3 different Athons all on the same day, even though they may have been mailed MONTHS apart! My outgoing mail does not seem to be any more reliable so when you receive cards from me PLEASE include which Athon you are giving me iTrader for.

THANK YOU!

inkyfingers
04-10-2014, 10:01 AM
Donnacr: not a problem; a good idea!

Linda4atc
04-10-2014, 12:27 PM
Donna I will try to remember but if I forget I normally place a private comment naming at least one of the cards by name. Would that help?

Jean
04-10-2014, 02:24 PM
I am so upset I could SCREAM! It's after 2 p.m. I've been trying for literal HOURS to upload a stash of old, untraded inchie houses and moos, and a time-themed ATC which I thought Donnacr might want for a trade we've been working on...and the gallery won't let me upload them! ARGH! I will need to have Deb or dss help me...

Linda4atc
04-10-2014, 04:45 PM
That would make me scream too. Try deleting a bunch of old stuff from your gallery. Also maybe resize the images a little smaller....

Linda4atc
04-10-2014, 05:18 PM
That is so cool for you both. I have several really good friends on the site but it is very rare that I get to meet live with any of them.

Lorali
04-10-2014, 06:11 PM
I just got my trades to the post office! Much faster that my first Athon. Thanks for all of the tips on keeping track, everyone. I only did one challenge/theme, but I guess that happens when you get to the party late. I'm already excited about the Easter Athon, see ya'all there!!

velcrodog
04-10-2014, 10:37 PM
I guess I am lucky! I know and have met both Inkyfingers and Olohlala now! I am so annoyed though as I had been out all day from 9am until almost 6pm and I was rushing so much when I stopped by at Oohlala's - do you know that pain in the dupa woman sent me twinchies and didn't ask for anything in return!!!!! So she text'd me to see if I had got them (I did yesterday) and I was out getting my hair colored, shopping at Tuesday Morning for more papers!!!! OMG!! I hit the mother load today.....(I spent over $200 - but it was so worth it!!!)

Check out my thread here..... http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?t=27771

Then to my favorite Art shop and then the tax man, I shopped for non perishable groceries somewhere in there too.... and last on my list I stopped at oohlala's... and brought her pysanky for the heck of it!!!! I also was doing abandoned art with my pysanky... kinda sorta... just gave them to people I met... a clerk in the store a Publix employee taking a break in her car in the parking lot... that was fun!

So oohlala and I didn't get much of a chance to visit -but she talks as much as I do and twice as fast... Thank god there were only the 2 of us in the conversation, nobody else would have had a chance to get a word in edgewise!!! I received this gorgeous necklace and earring set from her and you should have seen us sharing our stashes with each other! It was hilarious.... she filled my purse with art stuff and then I dragged her out to my car and opened the back... still full from Tuesday morning!!!! She walked away with her arms full! It was great. We are going to get together for a watercolor class in Clearwater next week we hope!

dmnh
04-10-2014, 11:59 PM
To everyone I traded with in this athon: I am being kidnapped at 3 o'clock this morning and will be away from home for a week or better. I had planned on getting everything mailed out this afternoon or tomorrow but it didn't happen this afternoon and I'll be MIA by the time the post office opens on Friday. So I'm leaving your trades in the capable hands of my mother who will take them to the post office on Monday. You can blame my eldest son for the delay. This kidnapping had been planned for late Friday afternoon, so I thought if I didn't make it to the post office on Thursday, then surely Friday would work out perfect! He called me earlier today and said he'd be here at 3 in the morning on Friday. He knows I'm a night owl but I didn't plan to be kidnapped quite so quickly.
Wish I could say I'm packed and ready to go but I'm only halfway packed and still deciding on what art projects to take with me. I'll be in charge of the four year old for two days of my kidnapping. Annie and I will have to have something to keep us busy while we're hanging out. I'm definetly taking some wool roving to make felt balls out of. That will be a fun project for us.
I'll be connected to the internet at the boy's house, just won't know what has come in the mail till I get back home. So please give me about 10-12 days to get your iTraders given. I'll go through the mail as soon as I get home and get those taken care of as quickly as I can. I don't anticipate staying anylonger than 7 or 8 days but I will be at the mercy of the boy. He will have to bring me home!
Thanks so much for all the trades!

Kimmie
04-11-2014, 07:59 PM
To 99% of those who traded with me during this inchie ATHON, I will be mailing your trades either tomorrow (Sat 4/12) or Monday (4/14)!! Finally got them together, addressed, and ready!

**velcrodog - working on what I owe you!

**mcgillisj - working on your spider card, but went ahead and mailed your inchies! :)

I pretty sure I got everyone else's ready. Thank you to all who traded with me! For those I missed trading with, I fully intend to catch a trade with you soon!!! :)

Tamrantula
04-11-2014, 10:09 PM
Working on prepping trades to mail out...thought I had some sleeves, but I can't remember where they are. I am stealing some from trades that had been sent to me...but, that is not a fast process! :biglaugh: Hope I have enough!

It is taking a bit longer to get these set to mail...of course life caught up with me! All the housework that I neglected during the athon needed to be caught up.

Esp since it looks like a friend will need to move in with us for a while. I am trying to prep some space for him. He will prob need to move in, in the next few days. Gonna be busy for a while!

So, am prepping my trades tonight, and tomorrow...off and on, breaks between cleaning and organizing. My friend will be moving into my art room....and you all know how messy that can get! :biglaugh:

inkyfingers
04-12-2014, 07:49 AM
Mailed out all my April Athon trades yesterday, yay!

lindalee
04-12-2014, 10:18 AM
Wow, working on sending out 51 trades. Silly me, I thought I would be less active in this athon after my first (St Pat's Day) tally of 26 trades. V:dog: is a BAD (and by that I mean GOOD) influence. Still way behind her tallies though! But it was SO MUCH fun! I'm off to Sacramento today for the THE ORIGINAL RUBBER STAMP CONVENTION. Husband will be waiting me out at the Starbuck's down the street...hope his tablet is fully charged, it's going to be awhile. Then off to have more fun at Thunder Valley. Looking forward to finding some really cool stuff for the Easter Athon!

KatieV
04-12-2014, 10:59 AM
I just have a couple envies left to get in the mail. Fast and furious trading!

Any of you who haven't got your fill of inchies, head over to the mail art trades forum! There are two PIF threads plus an MMH thread for inchies :-)

velcrodog
04-12-2014, 11:00 AM
FYI don't have a lot of time... Things are freakin' crazy right now.... My dh is pushing all my buttons and being a total @$$ hole.... I may be gone for about 10 days .... please do not worry if your trades are late ... I pm a bunch of you and if you want to gossip about my dh (NOT DEAR) feel free to talk among yourselves... really I don't care..... He decided to call me yesterday to tell me (from his work at 10:30am) that he was going on a vacation to Tennessee to see his "family" for a week.... by himself. Well that is more than enough time for him and his FIRST cousin to hook up. YUUUUUCCCK!!! I was furious, as he told me he had been planning it for weeks -but was afraid to tell me as I might .... YELL at him. I am ready to.... ...

He and I were taking his truck to get fixed $400 and I was going to pay for it out of the "kindness of my heart" .... that was BEFORE I found out WHY it HAD to be fixed Saturday.

He told me to cancel the marital counseling session on Tuesday as he did not want to go. (Rather see his first cousin in a motel room???) I told him I was getting an emergency session with the counselor... He said he would go but there is no such thing as emergency sessions ! HAH we were in by 5pm. I still don't know what is going on. hE said he doesn't want to go if I can't go till Monday..... He said if he doesn't leave by sunday there is no sense.... I think that he just had a rendezvous set up and I will mess it up. I am sooooo close to kicking him out...... See, I just aired the dirty laundry.... feel free to talk among yourselves now!!! I have had a drunk husband and a husband that beat me and put me in the hospital, Now this one with the sick ego that needs women fawning after him....

velcrodog
04-12-2014, 11:03 AM
PS. If you could please pm me with what I owe you .... It will make it easier on me when I figure out what is happening, Tennessee or no Tennessee. Hey folks from Tennessee and Kentucky - heck any state - is sex with first cousins NORMAL there? And a mad passionate love affairs thru 3 husbands and 2 wives from early 20's till they are 60 normal??????

PS. I can air my dirty laundry because just like the husband that beat me and put me in the hospital THIS IS NOT MY FAULT. It is his problem.

Linda4atc
04-12-2014, 11:31 AM
LOL Sounds so fun. Starbucks usually has a place or two where you can plug in. I carry an extension cord in my laptop case because a charge never lasts long enough for me.


Wow, working on sending out 51 trades. Silly me, I thought I would be less active in this athon after my first (St Pat's Day) tally of 26 trades. V:dog: is a BAD (and by that I mean GOOD) influence. Still way behind her tallies though! But it was SO MUCH fun! I'm off to Sacramento today for the THE ORIGINAL RUBBER STAMP CONVENTION. Husband will be waiting me out at the Starbuck's down the street...hope his tablet is fully charged, it's going to be awhile. Then off to have more fun at Thunder Valley. Looking forward to finding some really cool stuff for the Easter Athon!

velcrodog
04-12-2014, 12:58 PM
Yesterday morning he was going to TN, yesterday afternoon WE were going to TN, last night we WEREN'T going to TN. This morning we WEREN'T going to TN. I called his sister to apologize and she said he just called and told her the WE were going to TN... Running to my room for a Xanax.....

Kimmie
04-12-2014, 02:04 PM
Sounds to me as if dh (not dear) is the one who needs something.... castration, maybe?
This is why I am more on the line of thinking that I'll stay single and become like Mother Theresa. Men's narcissism makes me sick.

tekamarie
04-12-2014, 02:11 PM
Sent all my trades Wednesday!! You should be seeing them in the mail. ;)

sharlene54
04-12-2014, 08:25 PM
Mine have been mailed and some have been received. That's a record for me.

Thanks so much to our hostesses.

lindalee
04-12-2014, 10:33 PM
Wow, had a blast at the convention...great "foraging." Here's a pic of the additions to my stash...including some absolutely exquisite Japanese papers in the upper left of the photo. Die cuts (Spellbinders 30-40% off), embossing powder, stamps...what fun! All ready for the Easter Athon!

lindalee
04-12-2014, 10:35 PM
Hang in there V:dog:...it WILL get better, you'll figure out what to do!

Linda4atc
04-12-2014, 10:38 PM
Hugs V:dog:. Lindalee that is an awesome haul!

missxkay
04-13-2014, 02:13 AM
Wow, had a blast at the convention...great "foraging." Here's a pic of the additions to my stash...including some absolutely exquisite Japanese papers in the upper left of the photo. Die cuts (Spellbinders 30-40% off), embossing powder, stamps...what fun! All ready for the Easter Athon!

Colour me jealous!

All confirmed swaps have been dropped in the postbox today.

And the best news - located my 1" square punch and my 1" round punch. :yes:

Jean
04-13-2014, 12:13 PM
Vdog, sending you such love and hugs. You are right: his choices are his problem and I am so sorry you are not being appreciated at home. We love you to bits and appreciate the living h*** out of you! ((((Vdog))))

Lorali
04-13-2014, 08:00 PM
Wow you really made out Linda!!! The Easter Athon will be awesome. :cute:


Wow, had a blast at the convention...great "foraging." Here's a pic of the additions to my stash...including some absolutely exquisite Japanese papers in the upper left of the photo. Die cuts (Spellbinders 30-40% off), embossing powder, stamps...what fun! All ready for the Easter Athon!

I agree with Jean (((Vdog)))

inkyfingers
04-14-2014, 02:33 PM
Vdog: Trust your instincts, you will know what to do, breathe...good luck!

Jean
04-14-2014, 04:50 PM
Lindalee, I'm just noticing your haul - and what a haul it is!

I'm mailing thon trades this week. I've been going slo-mo for days and days, sigh, but getting things in order for mailing...argh.

Tamrantula
04-15-2014, 11:23 AM
Ok--my stress level just went down 150%! :biglaugh:

I had promised to mail out my trades last Friday when my check arrived. Well, here it is Tuesday and my check has STILL not arrived, and they can't tell me when it will get here.

BUT, I found a sheet of forever stamps in my art space! Not sure when I got them or how I was lucky enough to run across them, but I am thankful! That took care of all my domestic trades! I snuck off to the post office this morning as soon as it got light (my car is in the shop, so I don't have transportation most of the time the post office is open for now).

15 envelopes, and it was still under $10 for all the shipping costs! That included 6 internationals!
Hooray! LOL....I was crossing my fingers I would have enough cash, and I DID!

All that to say....Sorry for the delay, but the trades all went in the mail this morning!

Thanks so much to everyone who traded with me!

lindalee
04-15-2014, 08:49 PM
Well, I have half my trades in envies...they will all be in the mail before Thursday's start of the next Athon...whew! Didn't take them in today, no telling WHAT the PO looked like on April 15th :arghh: no doubt!

Donnacr
04-17-2014, 02:37 AM
Still waiting for some people to finalise their trades :mad: - everyone else is in the mail!

Last night my husband came home and told me that he had received a 'little' mail for me - 18 envelopes!! :jiggy:happy dance:jiggy:

Most of the US mail is dated between 18-21 Mar but the Canadian mail is 14 March. I will be working my way through the pile slowly giving iTraders.

more happy dance. . . .

Tamrantula
04-17-2014, 05:15 PM
Just FYI to everyone I about itraders from me. I am without phone/internet until at least Monday. I snuck down to McD's with my computer today, but may not be able to again. So, itraders will be left when I have computer access again! Sorry for the delay!

sharlene54
04-17-2014, 06:00 PM
I got some returns. Yeh!!

Jean
04-17-2014, 06:19 PM
Well, BLEEP!

I knew Easter Monday was a postal holiday here in CA, so I have been getting the completed trades ready to make tomorrow's mail. As I proudly mentioned this to Deb (that they were finally ready), she shrugged, "Well, I don't know why you were rushing so; there's no mail till Tuesday. I guess it just feels good to have it done, eh?" At which point I did NOT feel very good. OMG why didn't I know that?! *head on keyboard*

tammybeck
04-18-2014, 02:19 PM
the A-thon was very awesome and I think there was a lot of trading going on. Thanks for having it! It was the best and busiest one I have ever participated in!

Linda4atc
04-18-2014, 02:27 PM
Is there mail today?? I was going to go mail out my PAT returns...

sharlene54
04-18-2014, 02:52 PM
Yes there is, the mailman is on my block delivering mail. Today isn't a federal holiday.

Tamrantula
04-24-2014, 12:05 PM
Just wanted to let everyone know that I have been super busy all week getting things ready for camp this weekend. I haven't had time to leave itraders for my trades, but will make it priority to take care of after camp. We get home Sunday night, but it will prob be Monday before I can breathe again! LOL

Tamrantula
05-02-2014, 05:21 PM
Sorry for the delay in posting itraders. Life has been a bit upside down lately. If anyone has ever dealt with L&I (worker's comp) you will understand! Plus, I spent last weekend volunteering at our boys camp, and it has taken a few days for me to get myself back on track. I love doing it, but it does take a few days to recover afterward!

Anyway, I finally have them done! Thanks everyone for the awesome trades! I love all the artwork I got to add to my collection!