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01-14-2015, 09:34 PM
I haven't been very chatty lately gals but I am still here and just wanted to check in. Hope everyone is well and I would love to have some cards to work on Grace my mailbox. I'm empty handed right now :(

01-14-2015, 09:38 PM
I haven't been very chatty lately gals but I am still here and just wanted to check in. Hope everyone is well and I would love to have some cards to work on Grace my mailbox. I'm empty handed right now :(

Glad your about dear! I will try and get you some out by this weekend! :)

01-16-2015, 04:34 PM
Sending Starter sets to; Karin ( Sarah's Mom) and Beka ( Vampiress_rose) , also some finishers to VR from HeyMaggie and myself, and Homers to Mace and kentuckydakota...Hoping to send some more starters out also, and I have a set of Buddy Cards and another set of cards from Sarnie. Hopefully my muse will get busy and finish up! :)

Also sending Sarnie her card that was started by me, worked on also by vampiress_rose, and herself. :)

01-17-2015, 01:38 AM
Boopsie came over tonight for some RR fun. This one is katelnorth/boopsie/me:


01-17-2015, 06:10 AM
Is it too late to join you all? I hope not :-)

I really was kind of lost about what themes to say I don't want...I'm pretty versatile, I love angels but I don't like cards with strong religious or political focal points.

01-17-2015, 11:59 PM
Oh darn - I just this morning mailed a set of starters with an angel to vampiress_rose. Looked all through everyone's member page to try to find someone who likes angels and couldn't find anyone who had it listed. Maybe vampiress will send them to you as the third~

Welcome to the group!

01-18-2015, 12:48 AM
Guess who finally got the Gelli Plate I've been wanting?! Me!!! I'm so excited. Be prepared everyone for lots of starter sets going out. Oh this is going to be fun!

01-18-2015, 05:17 PM
Okay, this may seem like a stupid question...but I just want to make sure before I send it off. Buddy cards are done the same way has the 3 player cards, correct? When finished by the second person, it is then sent back to the 1st person who sent it in the first place?

I never received any of these before, and I recently received a beautiful set to do. :)

01-18-2015, 06:13 PM
Yes, it's just like the RR's but with 2 players. When you finish it, you keep one and send the other home to the player who started it.

01-18-2015, 06:57 PM
Yes, it's just like the RR's but with 2 players. When you finish it, you keep one and send the other home to the player who started it.

Thank you KD! :) I thought so, but just wanted to make sure...

01-18-2015, 07:58 PM
Nicely finished off, Allegrae :)

01-19-2015, 03:58 AM
I have a Homer going to KentuckyDakota that was worked on by her, Deep Dark Hana & myself. Also, sending a set to work on to Boopsie....

01-19-2015, 08:13 PM
I have several sets of cards to work on. And 4 I need to give iTraders for.

I am going to try and find some patterns tonight and get started stitching tomorrow.

Still have one card to give iTraders after the 2 hour wait!

01-20-2015, 07:56 AM
More mail! :D
Beka sent homers and a lovely set to finish - thanks for the goodies as well! :)
And Linda Giese sent a homer and a beautiful set to finish - love them all!

Thanks for giving me and mom happy mail! <3

01-20-2015, 07:56 PM
I also received happy mail today! :)

I received a card that CastleQueen, myself and Beka worked on...

Received starters from kentucky Dakota and CastleQueen...

A finisher set from Katelnorth...

01-21-2015, 02:11 PM
Just finished this set (Sarnie/Vampiress/Me). Decided to flip the card and do one with the background upside-down. Going to keep that one for myself.


01-21-2015, 09:58 PM
Those turned out quite nicely, allegrae :-)

Here are a few I worked on today. The angel isn't complete, still needs to be finished, I was second on it but it was too pretty not to share. Started by stonefx, so glad she sent it mutt way! :-)

The others were started by castlequeen and worked on by lindagiese and myself.

01-22-2015, 01:27 AM
Sending some starters out to heymaggie tomorrow, looking forward to seeing how they come out :-)

Sarah's mom
01-22-2015, 09:26 AM
v-rose, you are so right: The angel card is adorable. (The others,too!)
Thanks for sharing!
Anybody was talking about angels lately... I love angels! Just in case....;)

01-22-2015, 03:18 PM
Me too, karin ;)

01-22-2015, 10:36 PM
Those turned out great, Allegrae=)

01-23-2015, 10:44 AM
I just finished up a bunch of sets and have a few more to go...I have a zillion itraders to leave and think I'd Luke to go homers only until I get caught up.

01-24-2015, 07:59 PM
Update has been sent moving Beckster to homers.

Everybody got it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

01-26-2015, 04:10 PM
So I just left like 20 itraders and I'm still not caught up LOL.

Meanwhile, I know we said something awhile back about not keeping up with our starters but there ARE a couple of sets I'm really curious if anyone has seen lately...

A set with peppers and book pages?
Snowman set?
That beautiful watercolor and text set?
Set with the word Namaste on them?

01-28-2015, 09:17 AM
Just finished a set of ATCs. So, sending two sets of Homers to CastleQueen5 & a set to work on. Sending a set to work on to Boopsie. This set was worked on by CastleQueen5, Nancy & myself....

01-28-2015, 02:09 PM
Lovely sets have been posted! <3

Mom and I had a crazy RR weekend and worked on... perhaps a thousand sets. ;)
These are the ones we finished, part one - all of these were finished by mom.

This is katelnorth, Sarnie and mom.

This is Heymaggie, Nancy and mom.

This is CastleQueen, kentuckydakota and mom.

This is Sarnie, Allegrae and mom.

And this one is, again, CastleQueen, kentuckydakota and mom.

01-28-2015, 02:15 PM
And part two:

This one is Vicky O, kentuckydakota and mom.

This is Sarnie, mom and me.

This one is Sarnie, Pixi and me.

This is Sarnie, v_rose and me. (looks much nicer in person because I played with a new Copic atyou spica, a super-nice glitter pen)

And this is Robin, Della and me.

Sarah's mom
01-28-2015, 02:17 PM
Can you girls imagine how great it is to have a daughter with a camera who does all that work...;););)
Thanks, Sarah-angel!!!:D:notworthy:

01-28-2015, 02:20 PM
And one last set of RRs and a set of Buddy cards:

This is Heymaggie, me and mom... love it!

And the buddy cards, Heymaggie and mom:

We also worked on some sets as second players and made a ton of starters.... and then we started a mail marathon, starting with about ten letters that were already stuffed enough to send (need to use up all the weight we can send with a stamp!), and we also have several more sitting on my desk that are waiting for another set or so before we will send.
Wowzie! XD

01-28-2015, 02:23 PM
Wow! You guys have been busy! Great cards!

01-28-2015, 03:05 PM
Wow, lots of eye candy, nice!!

01-28-2015, 07:08 PM
Here are a couple fabulous cards that came home to me.

Cherry Blossom- I was first, Stonefx, and Nancy finished.
Gelli heart w/bird- I was first, mrubyjean, and Nancy finished.

01-28-2015, 07:29 PM
Lovely homers, sweetgypsy...thanks for posting!

And wow...terrific sets, prayer at night, Sarah's mom et al!

01-28-2015, 08:23 PM
Great cards everyone! Just lovely! :)

01-29-2015, 01:06 PM
2 sets completed





01-29-2015, 02:58 PM
Love those stitched hearts. Everyone's cards are looking great!

01-29-2015, 03:58 PM
One last set for today!


01-30-2015, 01:17 AM
I'm loving everyone's cards! They're gorgeous!

01-30-2015, 01:55 AM
Awesome sets, allegrae :-)

01-31-2015, 09:55 PM
Wow some great cards, and some of them will come home to me. Yeah. I wanted to say I also bought some of that cute cat vintage paper, but not sure what I will do with it yet.

02-01-2015, 07:37 PM
Nice work everyone! Worked on three starters I had today, from katiea707, Della and Sarah; all these will go in the post with some homers tomorrow...but I'm not saying to whom! ;)

02-05-2015, 09:53 PM
Wow, all of your cards are turning out great! Sending out starters to ferretgirl tomorrow :-)

02-06-2015, 01:15 AM
I mailed a bucket load of envelopes today. I think I tagged almost everyone, but the newbies. Mainly cause I had some homers etc so I mass mailed. Everyone check your mailboxes in a few days.

I plan to hit all the newbies this week.

02-06-2015, 04:52 PM
Received starters and finishers today from Sarah's Mom and prayer_at_night...will get those done soon. :)

I have one I need to leave iTrader for! that was worked on by Sarah's Mom, me and Sarnie. ;)

I have one set to finish from Allegrae, and Karin...
another from DeepDarkHana, and Vicki
and great starters from Karin and one from Sarah...busy...busy I love it!

Keep them coming girls...

02-06-2015, 10:25 PM
Still here...working on cards as they come in...still have one set to finish, but I know exactly what I'm gonna do...almost finished w/ my i traders. Have to wait a couple of hours for HeyMaggie's second one. Hi everyone...love what I'm seeing.

02-07-2015, 09:10 PM
I'm still here I just work 6 days last week so I don't have a lot of time for art right now but don't make me homers

02-09-2015, 08:49 PM
Everyone, please note my username change. It's now BekaH, and that might be important for xstitcher also, for the records :-)

Anyways, here's a finished card worked on by heymaggie, pixi, and myself. I really love how it turned out :-)

02-09-2015, 10:31 PM
Yep, I need to get it changed on the list.

I will wait a few days before I send it in case anyone else wants to make a change.

02-10-2015, 01:22 AM
Thanks :-)

02-10-2015, 08:45 AM
That is very pretty, former v_rose! ;)

I got a letter from Nancy today with a set to finish and a lovely homer card - thank you!

02-10-2015, 09:29 PM
Hey y'all, prayer and I have been watching for a Harry Potter themed set that I can't remember who I sent it to for 3rd player. Not trying to rush anyone, just wondering if it's still in play or if it disappeared forever with one of our dropouts. If someone has it in their stash could you drop us a quick note? Thanks all. :)

02-10-2015, 10:01 PM
Has anyone seen or heard from deepdarkhana? She used to be here all the time, I have not seen her in months. Also, I still have several sets I sent out as starters that I'm anticipating returns of. If you could let me know if you have anything I've started, that would be awesome :-)

02-10-2015, 11:32 PM
According to her profile she was on today but has not posted anything since some time in December. She is still on the active list and I have not heard anything from her.

02-11-2015, 12:34 AM
Hi everyone! I know..........long time no see..:eek: I just got 2 great sets from Castle and about a week ago, a couple of cool sets from Pixi!! I also have several sets that are from before the crust of the earth cooled, so anyone on pins about where their missing sets are, I may very well be the guilty party!!!:policeman:

02-11-2015, 12:35 AM
She posted on one of the boards that she was going to be taking a break for the holidays & that she'd let everyone know when she came back. I think it was on the "Being Gone For A While" board....

02-11-2015, 12:37 AM
Got a great homer from CastleQueen5 (I'll post a picture soon) & a very pretty starter set from her, as well. For some reason I've been in a flowery mood=) This ATC was worked on by Sarah's Mom, me & CastleQueen5. I'll have some mail going out to you in the next day or so, CastleQueen5....

02-11-2015, 09:31 AM
Okay, got another homer going out to CastleQueen5 & a horsey starter set. Here is the homer:

02-11-2015, 09:32 AM
I have a starter set that I want to send out to someone that wants to work on a more challenging set. The theme is butterflies but like I said, it will be challenging. Anyone interested?

Della, I have a few homers headed your way in the next couple of days. Will also include a starter set....

02-11-2015, 01:15 PM
Wow! I am kind of on a roll now.... Here is an ATC worked on by LauraM540, Della & myself:

02-11-2015, 01:16 PM
Kate, Will have a homer gong out to you in the next couple of days, as well. Will post pic before I send it...

02-11-2015, 01:21 PM
Mom and I got a letter from CastleQueen with a homer card and a starter set for each of us. :)

02-11-2015, 07:18 PM
Those are all awesome, Collette! :) I'm definitely up for working on the challenging set :) I need something to focus my mind on!

Della, get with the system girlfriend, LOL!

02-12-2015, 05:26 AM
Those are all awesome, Collette! :) I'm definitely up for working on the challenging set :) I need something to focus my mind on!

Della, get with the system girlfriend, LOL!

Yeah, a system overhaul is DEFINATLY long overdue!!! :biglaugh: BTW, with that in mind, I need a personal secretary somethin' awful.....any volunteers will soon immensely regret that they ever thought of volunteering.....not exactly a sunny prospect!!!:eek::swoon:;):unsure:

02-12-2015, 05:30 AM
Collette, AWSOME batch of cards, especially like how that summer/flower card turned out!! Looking forward to your starters! :)

02-12-2015, 10:03 AM
Thanks, guys. Okay, Beka, I'll put the challenging set in the mail to you in the next couple of days then..

02-13-2015, 12:55 PM
Going to catch up on RRS this weekend. In the meantime, finished this set (CastleQueen5/Tandy/me):


02-13-2015, 02:02 PM
That's great allegrae :-)

02-17-2015, 10:28 AM
More fun mail! :D
Today mom and I got two sets to finish - one with a fun whimsical flower that is from Nancy and mrubyjean, and another that is kind of industrial/steampunky from heymaggie and Vicky O. :)
Thanks ladies! :D

02-17-2015, 10:48 AM
katelnorth, I am going to be sending you a Homer that you. Della & I worked on. I will go ahead & send to Della so that you don't have to send her's back to the US. Easier that way, I think... I'll probably throw in a starter set, too....

02-17-2015, 08:19 PM
Same here...I have a Homer for Karin ( Sarah's Mom) that she, mmbyjean, and I have worked on. I will also send Martha's to her, and your's Karin back to you with some others. :)

02-17-2015, 09:48 PM
Sent updates of everything so you should have 3 new lists!

Chardonnay1965 didn't get all of them.

02-18-2015, 10:08 PM
another update was sent today but i forgot to change the as of date so it is still 2-17

i don't want to resend and fill up mailboxes.

Chardonnay1965 didn't get it

02-19-2015, 02:21 PM
Finished this card (StoneFX/Boopsie/Me). Plan to work on more cards tonight.


02-19-2015, 03:51 PM
Wow, that is really gorgeous! :-)

02-19-2015, 03:56 PM
Very cool card!

02-19-2015, 07:37 PM
katelnorth, I am going to be sending you a Homer that you. Della & I worked on. I will go ahead & send to Della so that you don't have to send her's back to the US. Easier that way, I think... I'll probably throw in a starter set, too....

Thanks :) It's always ok with me if people want to do that, but then again, I certainly don't expect it!

02-21-2015, 04:04 PM
AlornJr, CSIGeek and I are doing cards today. You can take geek and alorn off homers if they are on there.

02-21-2015, 08:33 PM
sent another update to everyone except Chardonnay1965

I finally pulled patterns, thread and fabric together to finish all the cards I have. Going to start stitching on them as soon as I get off here and maybe in a week or so I can get them sent on to the next players or home.

02-22-2015, 02:06 AM
A lot of you gals should see overdue itraders. I still owe some back can't leave for 2 more hours so for another day!

02-22-2015, 05:11 PM
Two sets we finished lately:

this one is from heymaggie, lindagiese and me

and this is from CastleQueen, Nancy and mom

We hope you girls like what we added! :)

02-22-2015, 06:32 PM
Wonderful sets, especially love the first set :-) :-)

02-22-2015, 10:01 PM
Wow I love both of those Prayer:) very nice

02-22-2015, 10:02 PM
I had so many sets to work on, I sent them out without scanning them. Hope you girls like them.

02-23-2015, 10:39 PM

I do need starters.

I recently mailed a few sets to della to work on :-)

02-23-2015, 11:53 PM
I still have more backlogs, but send away! I'm catching up!

02-24-2015, 07:43 PM
Today I worked on a few ATC's. I finished an ATC for StoneFX and Pixi pictured below. It was kind of neat that I had a smaller butterfly of the same type Pixi had added, and I had some background that matched StoneFx's alcohol wash pretty well. I think it looks cool. :)

I also did the second and firsts on 2 sets and sent them to Prayer by night.

Well actually they are on my kitchen table, but tomorrow AlornJr is coming over so I'll be getting them mailed tomorrow.


02-24-2015, 10:47 PM
I received the butterfly starter from collette today. I had a lot of fun with it. I think it'll turn out beautifully.

Then I got on a roll with starters, and made four sets. These will go out tomorrow to three ladies.

02-24-2015, 11:32 PM
I was forwarded some starters (sent from LauraM540, created by DeepDarkHanna).These were the first I've received so I'm excited :jiggy:

02-25-2015, 12:17 AM

I do need starters.

I recently mailed a few sets to della to work on :-)

I am sending you some :rolleyes:

02-25-2015, 02:48 AM
Yippee :-) :-)

02-25-2015, 08:55 PM
I finished up a set that Castlequeen and Kentucky worked on. I didn't realize until the other 2 cards were done that I was short one E. I'll run to Michael's and put that on mine at a later date. I kept that one for myself and sent Castle a starter.

02-26-2015, 02:52 PM
Those are pretty, Mace! Just finished this set (katiea707/katelnorth/me):


02-26-2015, 04:13 PM
Sent an update...........

Chardonnay1965 didn't get it

02-26-2015, 06:24 PM
Received a starter set and a homer that was worked on by myself, DeeBishop, and Vick302000 :)

02-26-2015, 08:03 PM
That's cute Allegrae. My friend AlornJr is an absolute Marvel Addict :P I made this buddy card for her to finish :)

02-27-2015, 10:23 AM
Got some sets to work on yesterday from AlornJr.....

02-27-2015, 03:30 PM
Received a finished set from MACE, also worked on by Vicky302000.

03-02-2015, 09:55 AM
Two finished sets!
pastel cuties RR by Castlequeen, Alorn and me
umbrella lady RR by StoneFX, Nancy and me

03-02-2015, 05:44 PM
Those are both wonderful sets! :-)

Really love the pastel patchwork look.

Here's a set worked on by allegrae, mrubyjean and I. Hope you ladies like the finished project.

03-02-2015, 08:14 PM
Adorable...love it, Beka!

03-03-2015, 01:33 AM
I sure do love seeing the finished cards. They look great! You gals are so creative

03-06-2015, 04:05 PM
We got more sets to work on and some homers - awesome, we love happy mail! :D

Mace sent me a set to finish and a set of starters - lovely cards thank you!
AlornJr sent mom two different sets of homers (autumnal fairies on one and forest animals on the other set), as well as a cool set to finish!
And Heymaggie sent me a beautiful Geisha starter set and two different homers - love them! <3

03-06-2015, 06:00 PM
Sent out homers for two sets that were a little too bulky to scan well --
a red-and-green abstract set by DeniseMDupree, heymaggie and me and
a purple butterfly-themed set byStone FX, vick302000 and me.

I also received a wonderful crow/text starter from Elena which I worked on and sent on

03-07-2015, 12:15 AM
Sent starters to fossil and katelnorth today :) and one starter set and one to continue to MACE :)
Also received a nice set to finish from BekaH / vick30200.

03-07-2015, 01:07 AM
I am mailing a bunch of envelopes out. Some homers some others.

03-07-2015, 01:22 AM
Finished a card started by CastleQueen, 2nd by HeyMaggie, and I finished it off with a green ribbon and the fish.

Was so much fun finding something to go with the mermaid.

03-07-2015, 01:23 AM
Does anyone know where to buy more carboard like things to stick on atc cards? Example the fish I put in my last post.
I've already looked at Hobby Lobby and Michaels, unless I'm looking in the wrong section.

I'm lacking imaginitivity with my sticker collection now, and want to put more thought into cards (not saying that stickers can't)

03-07-2015, 02:08 AM
I got a Snoopy set from Mace that I will be mailing off soon,

I have envelopes for Teresa, has a homer and a starter
Allegrae, starter and maybe a home, it is sealed
Amber, lots of homers,
Martha a homer or 2
Karin 2 sets
Nancy a few homers and a starter
Vicky some homers and a set

03-07-2015, 02:17 AM
Do any of you remember that maybe a year or 2 ago, I started doing CRRR with a 3 decks of playing cards? I kept notes on who I sent the starters set to. That doesnt mean much. Well I am missing about 12 cards 3 from each suit. I do realize that this is suppose to be a Random thing, but I wondered if any of the new players or old players would like to help me finish up the deck? That part could be random. I could not tell you what I am sending. The suits kinda had themes. One set had maps for a background, one set was all vintage images, one set was tea or postage stamps or both and one was just scrappy stuff.

03-07-2015, 04:01 AM
I got a homer & set to work on from LauraM & a set to work on from Elena.

03-07-2015, 02:29 PM
I'll help Castle. Send away :) I like to do travel type stuff ie different countries, but just bought a book with vintage backgrounds as well... When doing playing cards we just leave the number in each corner right?

03-07-2015, 09:06 PM
Send me some if you'd like, also castlequeen :-)

03-07-2015, 11:24 PM
I would love to help, CastleQueen5. All of those themes sound awesome :)

03-08-2015, 12:37 AM
I would be happy to help out Castle! Sounds like fun.

03-08-2015, 02:42 AM
Thank you all, I went and organized all my playing cards and pulled out the suits etc I need. I will be mailing monday after I get the backgrounds started. I saved my notes on what each card started out like, so some I can duplicate, some I cant. No biggie, but it will be great to have the whole deck finished.

03-08-2015, 05:21 PM
So we just leave the corners free, right?

03-09-2015, 12:54 PM
Yes leave the number and suit exposed

03-09-2015, 01:40 PM
I am mailing off some envelopes to
Katie in CA

I have one for beka but will be mailing off the cards with the scriptures together

03-09-2015, 04:45 PM
Got 3 sets to work on and a lovely note from prayer_at_night and sarah's mom, thank you :)

03-09-2015, 04:48 PM
Sounds good :-)

03-09-2015, 05:19 PM
Hi all. I was lurking on this thread it looks very fun. I would love to join you, if I may :) I do not like anything with blood or scary. But anything else is fine by me.

03-09-2015, 09:58 PM
Sent updated lists as we have another new player.

A big welcome to Gumbek!

This time neither Chardonnay1965 or Sarnie received it.

03-09-2015, 10:15 PM
I got a homer and a starter set from Nancy. The starter is has playing card background paper in case Nancy cant remember what she sent me. I do that.

03-10-2015, 05:05 AM
Welcome Gumbek :)

03-10-2015, 07:16 AM
This one is headed out.....

03-10-2015, 11:30 AM
That's cute ferret girl :-) :-)

03-10-2015, 12:23 PM
I will send a starter to gumbeck today

03-10-2015, 01:19 PM
Thank you :) can't wait

03-11-2015, 12:30 AM
will be sending out an updated list soon so for now everyone might want to make a note the address for lafaver55 is not right so please don't use it.

03-11-2015, 06:37 AM
Thanks, BekaH=)

Am sending sets to AlornJR & Allegrae....

03-11-2015, 11:51 PM
Welcome to the group Gumbek!

03-12-2015, 06:58 AM
I am sending some starters to: vick302000, Tandy & sweetgypsy Hope they don't drive you guys crazy but I will never use those stickers so thought I'd try them on an ATC challenge=)

03-12-2015, 07:06 PM
I got two awesome sets from katelnorth, and I'm sending out letters for StoneFX and Gumbek (welcome to the club, my dear!) tomorrow. :)

03-12-2015, 10:34 PM
I have had someone ask about our group so we may be getting another new player.

I am leaving my husband to hold down the fort this weekend. Making a quick trip to Texas but I won't have time to look at a computer so if anyone pms me with any changes I will take care of them on Monday or Tuesday.

Still working on the back log of cards I have. I am almost finished. Looking forward to getting back to the active list.

03-14-2015, 05:25 PM
Finished a set started by ferretgirl and worked on by Castlequeen.

03-15-2015, 01:39 AM
Those are very nice!

03-15-2015, 02:42 PM
Teresa, I got a letter from you with two homers and two sets of starters. Thank you!

03-15-2015, 03:47 PM
Just received a SUPER batch of book/news pages in all sorts of languages and a great starter set from the one and only Sarah!! Thanks everso kiddo!!!;)

03-16-2015, 01:44 AM
Yay! Welcome, shades!

03-16-2015, 09:27 AM
You can take me out of the Homers on the next update :)

03-16-2015, 10:21 PM
On the next update can you please also add clowns to my NO list (I really dislike clowns lol) and please add me to the "Will work on any holiday any time" list? Pretty please and thanks!

03-17-2015, 06:31 AM
Got some great RRR from sweetgypsy yesterday=) Thanks for sending them my way....

03-17-2015, 04:51 PM
Sorry I've been a bit MIA...still here...how does life get busier the older I get...started new job(Pt). Lots of itraders going out today...finished sets I got before ArtZona and a couple to go since then. Love what I'm getting and seeing. Thanks CeeJay for backs...one of these days I'll make some new starters to go with them!

03-18-2015, 10:38 PM
3 finished cards

The top was worked on by allegrae, sweetgypsy and me
The bottom left was allegrae, mace and me.
The bottom right was allegrae, Kentucky Dakota and me.

I like how these turned out.

03-19-2015, 12:18 AM
Castle was the 8 travel also, I got 2 cards and one had a map so it was easy, the other I wasn't sure on.

03-19-2015, 12:24 AM
Hey guys,
So art day with alornjr is a hectic day! We just didn't have time to scan every set we did, but rest assured you're probably in one of the envelopes pictured if we got one!

The first set I worked on was a buddy card from Maggie (I also sent you a buddy set back) so that one got a picture. The rest of you gals will have to wait.

Also Gumbek you got a starter from each of us, and Alorn went through my file to send stuff to ppl she hadn't sent in awhile. Mrubyjean I think you were one :)

Btw Gumbek remember there is no time limit, so don't look at this as a J-O-B .. you will probably get TONS in the beginning :)


03-19-2015, 05:45 AM
Thank you MACE gor the tips and I am inpatiently waiting for the cards to come. :)

03-19-2015, 05:48 AM
I got homers from prayer_at_night and 2 sets of starters from here mom. :)

03-19-2015, 07:32 AM
Finish cards. They are made by Allegrae, prayer at night and me.


03-19-2015, 08:36 AM
Nice finish, Beka & Gumbek!

03-19-2015, 09:48 AM
Castle was the 8 travel also, I got 2 cards and one had a map so it was easy, the other I wasn't sure on.

I am not sure about the other set of cards. I just put 2 in each envelope. Theme isnt too important for the sets. I know just one suit did have all maps for backgrounds. But the some missing numbers I just could not duplicate. The main goal is to get a whole deck of CRRR cards

03-19-2015, 12:26 PM
Wow! Coveting that Sherlock! Good job gals!

03-19-2015, 02:05 PM
Here's one I just finished up. CastleQueen, LauraM and myself

03-19-2015, 03:22 PM
Love Sherlock. How neat. The tiny Picasso is cool too.

03-19-2015, 03:23 PM
Hey Gals,
Could you do me a HUGE favour and make sure your user names are on your cards? I'm leaving Itraders today, and keep having to go look people up because I don't have your names and unames memorized. Thanks a ton!

03-19-2015, 04:36 PM
Sent an updated list with several changes and a new addition!

This time 3 players, Chardonnay1965, DeepDarkHana and Sarnie did not get the update as their mailboxes were full.

Welcome to Shades!!!!!!
Elena and xstitcher are coming back to play
DeniseMDupree made some changes to her no list
there is a change to lafaver55's address.

I did not think about checking the last dates everyone was on until after I sent the new list so there could be someone who has not been on for a couple of months and still on the active list.

Since it seems like cards are disappearing lately it is probably a good idea to check a profile if you don't remember seeing someone on line for awhile and unless you know why they are not active maybe not send to the inactive players. After all when we send out cards it is not only our card and work but one other persons who is affected, too.

And what MACE said about user names on the back. It really does help all of us if it is there.

03-19-2015, 08:53 PM
Cute card kentucky! :-)

03-19-2015, 11:25 PM
Who will be the third (5 & 8) for the decks Castle is making and make sure they get back to her?

03-19-2015, 11:29 PM
I'm happy to participate :-)

03-20-2015, 12:06 AM
Okay BekaH cool. I finished one of them, still thinking of ideas for the 2nd :)

03-20-2015, 07:37 AM
Great :-) I don't really collect apcs specifically, but to me they're just like another atc to put in my binder with awesome art on them. I've seen many that have caught my eye that I've traded for, just not building a deck or anything. I can see the appeal to it though. If the cards are kept flat, how cool would it be to play a game of cards with friends and have your deck have awesome different art on every card? To me, it just seems like a lot to keep up with though as to what decks and suits I would have and need. But I'll definitely work on them :-) :-)

03-20-2015, 10:26 AM
Received two APC starters from Castlequeen ~ thanks!
I do collect APCs and will work on any sent to me.

03-20-2015, 02:17 PM
It looks like the address I have for Fossil is not right so I sent an update removing it until I can figure out what is going on.

Chardonnay1965, DeepDarkHana and Sarnie did not get it.

03-20-2015, 02:27 PM
Fossil has not been on for a month but i sent a pm with the hope she will come on, see it and take care of it.

i suggest if you have cards for her and another player, send the other player their card and hold on to hers until i get a good address.

03-20-2015, 04:44 PM
1 last post for awhile............

I finally have all the cards in my possession finished!!!:jiggy:

They are ready to go to the post office the next time I leave my house which will be tonight or tomorrow.

There were a lot of cards where I was 3rd so several of you will be getting cards I bet you thought were lost back soon.

There were several where I was the 2nd one as well.

And because sometimes I made things I didn't use after I made them I started a few new ones, so I have a few starters going out as well.

Now I am going to give as many iTraders as I can and come back for the rest in a few hours.

03-21-2015, 12:41 AM
I was finally able to get caught up on the RR sets I have. Lots of envies going out in the post tomorrow. I got 2 APC starter sets from Castle that I plan to work on this weekend. I also plan to make a couple starter sets and get those sent out. Busy weekend for me!

03-21-2015, 10:55 PM
i have another change for the address list. it is not real pressing so i decided to let everyone know there will be another change soon so if you want to make a change please let me know in the next few days.

03-22-2015, 12:54 AM
Received the finished horses ATCs from mrubyjean. Yours will go in the mail on Monday, CastleQueen5.... They turned out very nicely....

03-22-2015, 09:16 PM
I mailed out a couple of completed sets too. The first is by myself, vick302000 and mrubyjean. The second is Allegrae, sweetgypsy and myself and the third is Pixi, heymaggie and myself. Enjoy~

03-22-2015, 09:40 PM
Great sets. Love that kitty! :-)

03-22-2015, 10:53 PM
what does apc mean?

03-22-2015, 11:56 PM
Altered playing card, MACE

03-23-2015, 12:01 AM
Stone FX those cards are great. Too bad none of them belong to me. The cards are beautiful.

03-24-2015, 09:57 PM
Got some sets to work on from AlornJr & will be sending a set off to Shades....

03-24-2015, 10:21 PM
Got a set to work on from xstitcher :) Sending out a couple sets to Shades tomorrow

03-25-2015, 07:24 PM
I was wondering do all 3 cards have to be the same, or can they be different?

Sarah's mom
03-26-2015, 07:42 AM
All three cards should be alike in general but they can be a little different. For example: each one has a piece of text on it but the words are different or the text is the same but has a different position on the card. Or: All cards have a (different) flower...

Buuuuuut: Please look at the players list! I know that x-sticher wants to get only cards that are exactly identical. :yes:

03-26-2015, 12:11 PM
All three cards should be alike in general but they can be a little different. For example: each one has a piece of text on it but the words are different or the text is the same but has a different position on the card. Or: All cards have a (different) flower...

Buuuuuut: Please look at the players list! I know that x-sticher wants to get only cards that are exactly identical. :yes:

Thank you for remembering that! Although they don't have to be exactly identical, pretty similar is a preference.

I will work on cards that are not but I really do like them close to the same. I realize it is hard to get 3 of the same things all the time so if they have a bit different text or flowers or something like that, it is still the spirit of the same card. For example I worked on a set that had faces on them. They were different faces, but all the same color scheme, close to the same size and placed in the same spot on each card.

To me a round robin is 1 card worked on by at least 3 players so the idea needs to be the same. If all 3 cards are completely different but maybe the same theme I think you might as well be trading individual cards. For example a set of 3 cards with a different composer with a musical instrument on each one. They all relate to music but to me that is a set of cards and not 1 card worked on by 3 people. Just one of my quirks...........

03-26-2015, 08:31 PM
Got a great finished set back today that was worked on by SweetGypsy and Nancy!

Also got a cute starter set from Nancy :)

03-28-2015, 03:33 AM
This first ATC was worked on by KentuckyDakota, Cee Jay & ferretgirl:

The Day Of The Dead set was worked on by heymaggie, Vicky O & ferretgirl:

03-28-2015, 09:03 AM
Oh I like the blackbirds :-)

03-28-2015, 11:59 AM
Thanks, Beka....

03-29-2015, 10:09 PM
Sent another update.

This time Chardonnay1965, DeepDarkHana and Sarnie did not get it.

Also did someone ask to have a :) - Will work on any holiday any time, please remember some holidays are country specific put by their name that has never been added? I remember someone asking but can't remember who so I can't look to see if I did it!

03-30-2015, 05:21 AM
Shades, I think different media artists use different fixtures, and it's not required. I use mainly just a glue stick, or a hot glue gun for those tougher or heavier things. Sometimes I will use mod podge but it's usually just for added effect. Now if you're using oils, Or encaustics or charcoal, some of those I'm not familiar with, you'd need to ask around. .

03-30-2015, 06:18 AM
Got some homers from AlornJr and xsticher. Thank you :D

03-31-2015, 12:56 AM
I have 2 sets of CastleQueen's APC RR's that need to be finished. Who would like 1 or both?

Shades, I have a starter set heading your way. ART ON!

03-31-2015, 04:59 AM

Worked on by me, katelnorth, and vick30200 :)

Sending sets out to heymaggie, Allegrae, and vick302000 tomorrow

03-31-2015, 10:01 AM
I've moved to homers, as I'm getting ready for a cross-country move (Los Angeles to New York). Will be settled in early May. Packing is as much fun as a root canal.

Completing the RRs I have. I'll forward anything I can't finish in the envelopes I'm prepping. Finished this one (Elena/BekaH/me):


03-31-2015, 10:05 AM
Katie, I'm always up for a set - and I love those APCs! :D

Also, gorgeous finished set, Allegrae! <3

03-31-2015, 11:50 AM
Allegrae, those turned out nicely! Love them :-)

03-31-2015, 07:07 PM
I have 2 sets of CastleQueen's APC RR's that need to be finished. Who would like 1 or both?

Shades, I have a starter set heading your way. ART ON!

I have nothing to work on now so if you still have the APCs you can send them to me.

03-31-2015, 08:33 PM
I received some sets from Ceejay, thanks!

04-01-2015, 08:03 AM
I've moved to homers, as I'm getting ready for a cross-country move (Los Angeles to New York). Will be settled in early May. Packing is as much fun as a root canal.

Completing the RRs I have. I'll forward anything I can't finish in the envelopes I'm prepping. Finished this one (Elena/BekaH/me):


How exciting! Finally be going to get some Homers back :). Like how they turn out :jiggy:

04-02-2015, 11:31 AM
I never really know how you start typing something so personal visible to anyone who might stumble upon this post. Although we are strangers in the sense that we have never met, I consider so many of you buddies. Art buddies.

I thought it was time to let you know, that I have early stage breast cancer. And I will be having a double Mastectomy April 23, as this is the correct treatment for my diagnosis. FYI, I have cancer in 2 spots on the right breast and can not save this breast, so in the interest of removing most of the chance of cancer in the other side this is the right treatment. I do realize that the chances are slight, but I was also told 80% of all these microcalcification are not cancer and here I am defying the odds. I also have 2 ladies dying from Breast cancer that come to my food bank, and a friend you chose the other option and she did get cancer on the other side years later.

Good news NO chemo, no radiation, maybe no drugs post op, like tamoxifen, even though my cancer has estrogen and progesterone receptors. I will be doing breast reconstruction, but omg this is also not any small procedure, it is a series of surgeries.

Just so you know I learned that they TATTOO the aerola on. Tattoo! OUCH! Me with a Tattoo How bad a$$ is that? This part is also not covered by insurance, but that is 8 months away. Yes, that is how long this takes.

In the future if anyone is so bold to ask if my new non sagging breasts are real, I plan to say they are not imaginary and they are cancer free. I might even get a breast cancer ribbon right over the right side.

I dont drink smoke use drugs, or have a history of breast cancer in my family. I have done my mammos since I was 40. I am now 48. Please ladies if you are over due for your mammo make your appointment today. It could save your life.

Guess who is going on Homers for the 1st time ever since I joined this group? Me yep me.

04-02-2015, 12:09 PM
Oh hon, you are one brave lady and I will be praying for you. It sounds like you are getting excellent care! Good job on catching this early and thank you for the reminder to get those necessary exams!
I had to remind my doctor this week that it was time for another mamo and it somehow was a surprise to her. It was left out of my medical info.
Anyway, hugs to you. We'll miss you while you're homered :wubclub:

04-02-2015, 07:40 PM
Oh dear, CastleQueen. That is a lot but you seem very strong and ready to handle it head on. My aunt was just diagnosed a few months ago - never smoked, doesn't drink, is vegetarian, and very minor history of breast cancer in our family (she will be starting radiation soon). I am so happy that things are looking up for your situation! I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. :wubclub:

04-02-2015, 09:24 PM
Awww dear Heather, hugs and love to you. You are a sweet lady and I know God will be taking care of you. I'm sending.prayers your way Hon. Don't you hesitate to let me know if you need something!

04-02-2015, 11:16 PM
Prayers and good thoughts my dear CastleQueen5.

I will send an update moving you to homers tonight.

04-02-2015, 11:44 PM
Sent another update moving CastleQueen5 to homers.

As usual lately Chardonnay1965, DeepDarkHana and Sarnie did not get it.

Also I updated the list on page 1 so it should be correct now. I think I forgot to do it after the last list went out.

04-03-2015, 01:20 AM
Shades it was a greeting card, and not a postcard? Sometimes I get sturdy backings from swappers, but it is usually junk mail stuff cut/ upcycled to the business sized envelope. If there was not a note on it to you, then I would mail it on with the cards, I bet it is to protect the cards.

04-03-2015, 08:48 AM
I've got some sets that I am sending out to prayer at night & Sarah'smom. Almost have a homer set ready for CastleQueen5...

04-03-2015, 08:57 PM
I'm sure it's fine for you to keep it shades. It was probably just to protect the cards so they would get to you. If you are mailing them on, just package them up how you would normally to ensure their safe travel and you should be good to go. There's no rule on sending on anything that came with the cards.

04-03-2015, 09:13 PM
Just mailed out a bunch of homers today.

04-04-2015, 04:10 AM
Worked on all the bits I have hanging around at the moment (and two sets of cards for swaps - how with it am I?) - so I have two things to mail on - both sets to finish which I intend to send with new starters as well (some homers, too, but that's different).

Normally I don't ask who wants what, but as I can't mail anything until next week anyway thanks to the Easter bank holiday weekend, thought I'd see if there's anyone desperate for stuff to work on... Any takers?

04-04-2015, 07:57 AM
I'm open now, Kate!

04-04-2015, 09:38 AM
We got mail! :D

I got a letter from AlornJR with gorgeous homers and a super cute starter set with fishies, thank you!

Mom got one letter from CastleQueen (hugs to you, dear, we're thinking of you!) with a homer and two sets to work on - she already finished one of the sets, one with cute owls. :)

And she also got a letter from mrubyjean with a cute sheep homer card and a set to work on.

Thank you all, we do love this group and all the wonderful sets we can add our art to! :wub:

04-04-2015, 11:15 AM
Oh the greeting card is probably just to protect the cards, I like to use them too. I usually just use greeting cards when I mail only one card. I tape the ATC to the card. If you have no use for it Shades use it again. IF I were to send ATCs in a note card. greeting card, I wold not expect the card back. I tend to send these swaps in the 3 slotted plastic coverings. I do hope to get the cards back in those plastic coverings, but sometimes, it is better to just mail a homer in a single sleeve which is fine too.
some people put an address label on their 3 slotted protects, I make sure I return those to them.

04-04-2015, 11:19 AM
I will be mailing cards in my possesions MOnday or Tuesday.

I made 3 sets of Altered playing cards in the JACKs, with John Cusack on it from the Movie the Jack bull last night. I decided to take my APC into my own hands. I will probably send one set to Nancy cause she told me she likes Jack cards.

Have you ever seen the movie The Jack Bull? It is a western Written by John's dad. It was ok, but I kinda thought the character that John played was very flawed. He was bent on revenge and in the end there was only tragedy for all.

The Jack Bull (TV Movie 1999) - IMDb

04-04-2015, 05:26 PM
Shades, sometimes I put RRs and ATCs in greeting cards just to protect the ATC.

04-04-2015, 05:28 PM
I found some cards that I don't think I ever gave iTraders for so if you get one that makes you scratch your head and say what!!!!!!!!! that is why.

04-04-2015, 07:33 PM
I'll send one your way, Martha - anyone else?

04-05-2015, 12:18 AM
I'm sure you will do just fine.

You can send one set to me if you want as I have all my finished and am ready to start again.

04-06-2015, 08:23 PM
Completed this set (CastleQueen5, Denise M. Dupree, me):


Heather, so sorry to hear about your diagnosis. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

04-07-2015, 01:13 AM
Those are amazing allegrae :-)

04-07-2015, 04:49 AM
I don't like to show the cards I was 2nd player on, but just realised that among my recently worked-on stuff, there was a finish, which is this one: Elena, then Martha, then me. Always happy to work on a card with a crow...

04-07-2015, 10:13 AM
Nice finish, Kate!

04-07-2015, 11:09 AM
Very nice katelnorth :-)

04-08-2015, 12:24 AM
I love those Allegrae, thanks for posting photos. That paper was shelf liner or drawer liner that I cut up, and had way too many pieces.

04-09-2015, 09:56 AM
Finished these yesterday. Worked on by kentuckydakota, nancy, and me. I LOVE how they turned out. Hope you do too! :-)

04-09-2015, 01:47 PM
Those are lovely, Beka and team!

04-09-2015, 02:18 PM
Oh, those turned out great!

04-09-2015, 02:31 PM
Thanks, and thanks to kentucky and Nancy for working on them and I'm happy I got to finish them :-)

04-10-2015, 04:25 PM
Received a wonderful homer this week!

Worked on by me, castlequeen, and Tandy

04-10-2015, 08:58 PM
Does anyone have any clue what happened to this card set?

I really enjoyed working on it, but never got a homer :(

04-10-2015, 09:03 PM
Aw, love the see no evil monkey set sweetgypsy. Very cute!

No hands here Bekah. Sorry. :(

04-11-2015, 01:24 AM
I got some homers from Tami today.

04-11-2015, 11:23 AM
Another update!

Sarnie has been moved to homers only.

Chardonnay1965, DeepDarkHana and Sarnie did not get it.

04-11-2015, 11:25 AM
I'm always confused what you mean when you say "... did not get it" ?

04-11-2015, 11:31 AM
it means their mailbox is full and the pm with the new list did not get sent to them.

04-11-2015, 11:22 PM
Ah ok, thanks for clarifying :-)

04-12-2015, 09:41 AM
Hi Friends. I just wanted to touch base and let everyone that even tho I still don't have internet at home, I'm still actively doing round robins with ya. Don't forget me, I plan to get internet soon! Hugs to all! heymaggie

04-13-2015, 07:03 PM
Received a homer from heymaggie last week.

Worked on by me, Katiea707, and heymaggie finished

04-15-2015, 10:01 PM
I mailed out a bunch of envelopes yesterday, as I was finishing up cards, sending homer etc.

I am doing this from memory, but maggie, vicky, sandye, tanya, beka H, Denise, nancy,Tandy, Sarah

then of course I got home and found I had more cards in the mail. I will be working on those soon.

04-15-2015, 11:35 PM
Just letting everyone know I am still alive and breathing! lol Not ready to come back in yet active...but will be sending out hopefully soon, those CRRR's that I had received before I went to homer's.

Also, In case any of you are wondering...I have cards that I have just now received also at my sister's house from Vic302000...I did not know they were here, until I arrived today.

I will have in signature to remind everyone to ask for my address before sending...You never know which month I will be where, and usually I tell xstitcher a week or two ahead of time, so that everyone knows in plenty of time.

Thank you all for working with me on this and letting me continue to participate anyway...it means a lot! <3 You guys are great! Looking forward to getting back full swing when we get back from our honeymoon in June. <3

Sarah's mom
04-16-2015, 09:34 AM
Enjoy your honeymoon, Mrs. Arnold!!!;)

04-17-2015, 03:12 PM
So, when I opened my mailbox today I found an orange envelope, well at least part of one. It is postmarked Phoenix, AZ and marked CRRR. The whole back of the envelope and all of it's contents were gone. I'm so sorry to whoever sent it. Whatever was inside is lost forever. Here is a picture of exactly what I received:

04-17-2015, 03:49 PM
Oh no! How awful!

04-17-2015, 06:04 PM
Well I got this envelope in. Mail today... completely destroyed. It's only half an envelope! The only way I know it's from this group was the crrr in upper left hand corner.... maybe someone will recognize it.

This is why I put so much packing tape on my envelopes. This is the second time I've received an envelope like this in a week... neither one had tape on them.

04-17-2015, 06:20 PM
Forgot the picture lol

04-17-2015, 06:51 PM
I am freaking amazed. You guys have to see this. Castle I hope you don't mind me posting .... the survivability of mail is something sometimes .. check out the images. The envelope was slit all the way on the left, bottom, and top. Clinging to the final side (the only thing keeping the envelope from being two pieces were the following items. I just want to make sure everything was here that you wanted. Also got the message about writing a message on the postcard.

04-17-2015, 08:50 PM
CQ, I'm thinking the carnage happened at your post office before they went their separate ways. You could take the pics down to your post office and ask them if their was a machine malfunction and if they possibly still have the contents of these. I've never seen so many go at once before! :eek:

04-17-2015, 09:26 PM
Yikes - getting some ready for mailing right now - adding extra tape!

04-17-2015, 09:33 PM
Wow. That is insane! Three in a row?!

04-17-2015, 10:19 PM
You guys arent gonna believe this but I too, got a piece of an orange envelope and 2 sets of starters in the mail today (Castlequeen5). The kicker is my name/address is no where on this piece of orange envelope or the cards but they reached me.

04-18-2015, 01:34 AM
Maybe the post office has something against orange? :eek: I received homers and starters today from CastleQueen5 in a zebra envelope - with no damage to the envelope at all.

I will be mailing out several sets on Monday with extra tape! Don't know who I am sending to yet, let me know if you need/want something to work on :)

04-18-2015, 12:21 PM
Hey gypsy. The PO probably has you memorized. They have told me on numerous times that sorting for me goes slow so they can look at the art. (I do envies too). Yeah the post office may hate orange, but I know Alornjrs came in one piece.

04-18-2015, 01:24 PM
So strange!

Denise, you can send me.some to work.on :-)

04-18-2015, 06:24 PM
That is so weird, cause the pink envelopes survived. I got those envies from my friend Betty, I did all those card Tuesday. She uses a different postal sub station than I do. Makes me wonder.

04-18-2015, 08:50 PM
Yeah its strange

04-19-2015, 12:09 AM
The thing, is I am pretty sure all of our post office sub stations, use the same centralized sorting center.

I have a Post office one mile from my house, 19th ave and Cactus The one Betty uses, is on 19th ave and Union Hills, This is the PO ,that delivers and picks up her mail, it is about 3 miles from house, I like my PO better, as it is not as busy as Betty's. Easier to get in an out of too.