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stormarela
07-07-2008, 04:46 AM
All spots are now filled. Check soon for great pictures.

My last batch of round robins was so much fun, I thought I would do it again! This time, all the bases are Playing Cards.

I will have 13 sets of cards to send out. Sign up in the thread for a max of 2 spaces. I have again limited it to 2 spots this time to give everyone a chance to sign up. If there is space left at the end of the week, I will remove the limit.

Each is a set of 3 cards. I make the backgrounds and send all 3 cards to player #2 who adds (the same or nearly the same) artwork to each of the cards and sends all three on to player #3. Player #3 adds the (the same or nearly the same) artwork to the cards, keeps one, and sends the remaing two back to me. I keep one and send the last one back to player #2. (its less complicated than it sounds!)

We each get a card what was completed collectively by the group. We all give eachother itraders points when the cards in the set are completed.

Okay, who is ready to play?

Set 1: Aces Completed
Player 1. Stormarela
Player 2. Sandymutt
Player 3. Meow2000


Set 2: Two's Completed
Player 1. Stormarela
Player 2. JAD
Player 3. MissKoolAid

Set 3: Three's Completed
Player 1. Stormarela
Player 2. Mrubyjean
Player 3. Chardonnay1965

Set 4: Four's Completed
Player 1. Stormarela
Player 2. Stillatthetop
Player 3. Sandymutt

Set 5: Five's Completed
Player 1. Stormarela
Player 2. Ibus
Player 3. JAD

Set 6: Six's Completed
Player 1. Stormarela
Player 2. Queenofthenight
Player 3. Chardonnay1965

Set 7: Seven's
Player 1. Stormarela
Player 2. Cairnlae
Player 3. Rockstarsgirl

Set 8: Eight's
Player 1. Stormarela
Player 2. Cairnlae
Player 3. Katilady in the mail

Set 9:Nine's Completed
Player 1. Stormarela
Player 2. Frogwings
Player 3. Xstitcher

Set 10: Ten's Completed
Player 1. Stormarela
Player 2. Queenofthenight
Player 3. Mrubyjean

Set 11: Jack's Completed
Player 1. Stormarela
Player 2. Meow2000
Player 3. MissKoolAid

Set 12: Queen's
Player 1. Stormarela
Player 2. Stillatthetop
Player 3. Frogwings looking for originals, mailing second set

Set 13: King's Completed
Player 1. Stormarela
Player 2. Rockstarsgirl
Player 3. Ibus in the mail!

Chardonnay1965
07-07-2008, 05:04 AM
woohoo..thanks for adding me..:D

JAD
07-07-2008, 07:25 AM
Thanks for adding me
Set 2 #2
Set 5 #3
Hugs,
Jeannie

Meow2000
07-07-2008, 08:39 AM
I love to play please .spot 2 on queen's and spot three on Ace please:jiggy: it they are taken then put anywere for two spots thanks

katilady
07-07-2008, 10:30 AM
Can I take spot 3 in 8's? Thanks!

frogwings
07-07-2008, 11:08 AM
I would love to finish off the Aces, and have second spot in Queens, if I may...?

stillatthetop
07-07-2008, 11:16 AM
Please put me as player #2 in set 4 (fours) and set 12 (Queens).

rockstarsgirl
07-07-2008, 01:19 PM
Can I have a spot in kings and queens if there's room (either spot). And if not, 2 spots anywhere.

stormarela
07-07-2008, 03:30 PM
I've added you all, not everyone got the spots they asked for, but I did some juggling. Please have a look and let me know if you are okay with your spots.

rockstarsgirl
07-07-2008, 03:31 PM
Looks perfect to me! Thanks RR Queen!

stormarela
07-07-2008, 03:39 PM
You know, I love round robins, but if I am going to be an RR Queen, I think it should be for Rail Roads, then maybe I would be rich, or, Rock and Roll, and then maybe I would be Rich and Famous. :spinny::daydreaming:

mrubyjean
07-07-2008, 03:54 PM
Oh, I'm hooked on RR's, especially yours...are there two spots left?
Any groups would be fine ~ thanks!

stormarela
07-07-2008, 04:26 PM
I've got you on the list, Mrubyjean! Thanks for joining!

MissKoolAid
07-07-2008, 04:28 PM
I'll take 2 spots please. No preference.

Chardonnay1965
07-07-2008, 04:32 PM
You know, I love round robins, but if I am going to be an RR Queen, I think it should be for Rail Roads, then maybe I would be rich, or, Rock and Roll, and then maybe I would be Rich and Famous. :spinny::daydreaming:

lol..you might not be rich..but your famous among us..:D:wubclub:

stormarela
07-07-2008, 04:34 PM
I've added you to the list, MissKoolAid, thanks for signing up!

Meow2000
07-07-2008, 05:02 PM
I'm very happy with my spots thank you :wubclub:

rockstarsgirl
07-07-2008, 05:23 PM
You are rich in RR cards. hehehe. :wubclub:

stormarela
07-07-2008, 05:57 PM
:wideeyed: I am also rich in RR players. :notworthy:

stillatthetop
07-07-2008, 11:01 PM
Well, I actually wanted Queens, but ended up in Jacks:wacko:

Meow2000
07-07-2008, 11:08 PM
Well, I actually wanted Queens, but ended up in Jacks:wacko:

If you realy want queens i can trade you spots?

stormarela
07-07-2008, 11:11 PM
I know, stillatthetop, but the queens were already taken. Actually ,the queens were spoken for several times!

stillatthetop
07-07-2008, 11:12 PM
Thanks Meow2000. I have a collection of altered Queens. If I knew another RR in this theme was happening, then I would just take the Jacks for now...but who knows??? Yes, I would like to trade spots. Thank You!!!

Ibus
07-07-2008, 11:19 PM
Can I have the 2nd spot in Fives and the 3rd spot in Kings please?

stormarela
07-07-2008, 11:44 PM
okay, looks like there has been some wheeling and dealing going on here, so I will trade Meow and SATT around.
welcome to the swap Ibus.

Sandymutt
07-08-2008, 01:20 AM
LOL This looks like its going to be a blast. Thanks for getting me in 2 of them. Looking forward to playing . Sounds like everyone is getting to where they want to play at. Love the places you put me in. Another fun RR swap.:jiggy:

xstitcher
07-08-2008, 11:21 PM
May I please have the #3 spot on the 9's?

stormarela
07-08-2008, 11:41 PM
You've got it, Xstitcher! Thanks for being part of the RR!

Its almost filled up, 4 spots left. Any takers?

cairnlae
07-09-2008, 04:39 PM
can I have sets 7 and 8?

stormarela
07-09-2008, 05:08 PM
yes ma'lady, you have your rightful place, in sets 7 and 8! thanks for joining us!

stormarela
07-10-2008, 01:28 AM
I'll be packaging up and sending out the cards this weekend. We have 2 open spots, left to fill, so if anyone wants one more spot, let me know. I think this will be a fun RR. I love altered playing cards I've seen in the galleries.

Queenofthenight
07-10-2008, 01:39 AM
I'll take the last 2 spots if that's ok. Thanks!

rockstarsgirl
07-10-2008, 01:41 AM
YAY mom!

stormarela
07-10-2008, 03:51 AM
double Yay mom!

stillatthetop
07-10-2008, 04:12 AM
Alrighty!!! Looks like we are all set to go! Yeah.

cairnlae
07-10-2008, 04:10 PM
yes ma'lady, you have your rightful place, in sets 7 and 8! thanks for joining us!


Great!!! I love both my groups..we always do great things toghether..LOL!!!!:jiggy:

stormarela
07-14-2008, 08:45 PM
Okay, players I've sent out all but one set of cards (just waiting on one address). I think they are going to be fantastic. I lightly sanded the fronts of the cards, taking off the shiny stuff, and made them look really really well used. I think they will be fun to alter.
Please post when you receive and send off the cards, and we all love to see the pictures of the works in progress. I'll post a few pictures of the cards I kept. ( I sanded the whole deck, but only had to send 3 of each card out, so I have some here to play with myself.

rockstarsgirl
07-19-2008, 01:31 AM
I received the Kings group! Can't wait to start working on them!

stillatthetop
07-19-2008, 01:57 AM
You should have sent the fourth cards. We all like to thank the host...and this type of trade is not the norm....I don't think I am out of line in stating that we would all be happy playing with your extra cards, and including them as a bonus for you. At least I would be willing, and knowing the other players...I can guess that they would too.

JAD
07-19-2008, 05:29 AM
You should have sent the fourth cards. We all like to thank the host...and this type of trade is not the norm....I don't think I am out of line in stating that we would all be happy playing with your extra cards, and including them as a bonus for you. At least I would be willing, and knowing the other players...I can guess that they would too.


I second this..I would love to work on the extra cards as a thank you for our wonderful host.
Jeannie

stormarela
07-19-2008, 01:15 PM
Ahh, I never thought about it, but ladies, I do get one of the cards already, I feel the love!
I am so curious how these will turn out!

Queenofthenight
07-19-2008, 01:22 PM
I received sixes & tens and I third that I would love to do an extra for our wonderful hostess!!!;)

cairnlae
07-19-2008, 04:54 PM
I received 7's and 8's today!Woot woot!!!:jiggy:

Chardonnay1965
07-19-2008, 06:46 PM
I love playing on these RR's so much that i have just started a new social club..:D..RR lover's unite...:D

Meow2000
07-20-2008, 02:26 AM
the jack's have arrived today

mrubyjean
07-20-2008, 07:13 PM
Three's arrived yesterday!

stillatthetop
07-21-2008, 10:36 AM
Well, both of my groups of Round Robins arrived today! 4's and Q's. Hmmm. Now comes the fun part. What do these little boogers want to be?

Oh, and don't be surprised if an extra card shows for my group person's #3 spots....hee hee. Choose to add to it, or not. This is an optional feature for the host. Not a requirement, but I think will be fun. I think the "goodie" card should be different from the rest, since storm is already getting one of the "matching" ones to ours. My card backs will be different, so you will know which one is the extra. (If this is OK to do, that is.)

stormarela
07-21-2008, 01:11 PM
lots of action here, the cards are arriving!
SATT, I will love an added card, you don't need to do that, but I will treasure it. :wubclub:

Sandymutt
07-24-2008, 12:13 AM
I just recived the Aces and will be planning what I will be adding to them. I will be working on them this weekend. What fun this is going to be. LOL:jiggy:

stillatthetop
07-24-2008, 08:29 PM
Arghhhh. Three days of googling and brainstorming, and the cards still lay here...well fondled, but untouched (Green glass door???).

I find myself too worried about what the next member will want. I need to just pull something out...mangle it a bit, and glue it on. Let the next guy worry about it, right???

Sorry, not in my nature.

Is everyone thinking to keep with the "card" theme? Or should I just treat that as an extra...like we do with the newspaper text as a background.

Meow2000
07-24-2008, 11:00 PM
the jacks are off agean to the next player :geek:

Queenofthenight
07-25-2008, 12:04 AM
I know what you mean SATT ... I am having a hard time too! I was thinking that what I add should be keeping with the numbers that I have been given (6's & 10's) but when I googled for inspiration that does not seem like it is the case it just seems that anything goes on any card, so I guess the skies the limit ... and therein lies the rub! So many choices and how much to put on the card so the next person can still add to it etc ... I'm so glad to see that I'm not the only one with that quandry ... I guess I should just stop thinking and start gluing!:D

stormarela
07-25-2008, 02:23 AM
I think if you just keep a some small part of the number or letter showing, se we can tell it was a playing card, the rest is all up to your imagination. There are lots of altered playing cards in the gallery for inspiration.
I am sure that once you start gluing or painting you will be up and running!

Queenofthenight
07-28-2008, 01:51 AM
my sixes are off to chardonnay and tens off to mrubyjean tomorrow ... you were right stormy, one I started cutting and gluing things just fell into place ... here's a peek ...;)

stormarela
07-28-2008, 03:24 AM
my sixes are off to chardonnay and tens off to mrubyjean tomorrow ... you were right stormy, one I started cutting and gluing things just fell into place ... here's a peek ...;)

I love both of those cards!

mrubyjean
07-28-2008, 11:22 AM
Threes are done and off to Chardonnay today!

stormarela
07-28-2008, 01:14 PM
Threes are done and off to Chardonnay today!


wow, more beautiful cards. I love them, mrubyjean. They are so soft looking!

stillatthetop
07-28-2008, 01:41 PM
I just finished the Queens. They will mail tomorrow. I am hoping to get the 4's done in a bit, too! Here is a peek.

Queenofthenight
07-28-2008, 02:45 PM
very cool cards SATT & MRJ!!!:D

stillatthetop
07-28-2008, 03:15 PM
Whoops. Edit to earlier photo. I found something that just screamed to be added. LOL

stormarela
07-28-2008, 03:25 PM
Wow, SATT, I love the queen!

Seeing all these ideas, I am so pleased about the altered cards. I had some doubts to start with, mainly because I just couldn't think of what to do with the cards. But now, I am so thrilled, I'll be able to enjoy them all, and show them off!

Great work arteeests!

stillatthetop
07-28-2008, 04:33 PM
OK. This is it....I swear. The Queens are done! I have to leave room for the next artist. These mini coins I just love to use. They screamed out for this project as well. They are on some copper wire, so will move out of the way.

stormarela
07-28-2008, 06:19 PM
I have to say, the coins are the perfect bit to add to the queens, SATT. Very nice!

MissKoolAid
07-28-2008, 11:42 PM
Beautiful cards everyone!

Sandymutt
07-28-2008, 11:55 PM
WOW What cool cards are showing up here. These are so much fun working on. And they make you think too. LOL Well I came up with just what I wanted to add to the Aces cards. I will send them off in the morning to Meow2000. Here is a peek at how mine turned out. Hope you like them;)

stillatthetop
07-28-2008, 11:57 PM
Alright. Queens are being packaged, labeled and will mail in the AM. 4's are at a bit of a stall.

The weaving idea I had for the 4's will work better as a background all its own. So...a bust with that idea for this project. But, never fear. The gears are still turning. I will work toward a gluing end for tomorrow, and mail Wednesday. Hopefully. With some awesome revelation, or something.

Oooo. The wheels are turning. A weave based on 4. My weave is too intricate. I can still use the same papers. I love the colors in them. Hmmmmm. That could make interesting backgrounds.

MissKoolAid
07-29-2008, 12:02 AM
I can't wait to see the results SATT (even if I'm not in that group!)

Queenofthenight
07-29-2008, 12:13 AM
cool cards SM ... makes me want to head to Vegas baby!!!:jiggy:

SATT: Sounds like your gears are smokin' ... careful not to overheat and singe the cards!;)

stormarela
07-29-2008, 12:56 AM
I love the poker cards, Sandy!
I'm curious about the weaving, SATT!

This is a great swap already.

MissKoolAid
07-29-2008, 02:29 PM
The Jacks have landed. I'll work on them this week.

stillatthetop
07-30-2008, 04:10 PM
Alright. I am done abusing the 4s! Here is a sneak peek. They will mail tomorrow. Everything I thought of just wasn't right for these. So I asked self, "Self...what backgrounds have you tried that you liked?". I came up with this technique. I have tried it, but never used it before. It will be interesting what Sandymutt comes up with to top this one!

rockstarsgirl
07-30-2008, 04:13 PM
ooooo.....very cool!

Queenofthenight
07-30-2008, 04:42 PM
that was going to be my line ... still extremely cool SATT!!!:cool:

stormarela
07-30-2008, 05:37 PM
wow SATT, that IS cool. just how did you do it? inquiring minds want to know

Sandymutt
07-30-2008, 06:02 PM
OMG How cool SATT. I love how they already look so this might be a little hard . LOL ;)Can't wait to get my hands on them, and see them in person. Then holding them I can get a feel as to what would really go with the theme look. This is going to be so much fun playing on them.:jiggy:

JAD
07-30-2008, 10:14 PM
Not sure if I posted..My mind has been a little behind since my brother passed...Please forgive me ...I received my first set of cards and will start to create on them this week :)....

Queenofthenight
07-31-2008, 12:09 AM
sorry to hear about your brother JAD ... lots of love and healing hugs from california to you and your family.

Meow2000
08-01-2008, 06:50 PM
the aces showed up today

stillatthetop
08-01-2008, 10:36 PM
I painted the card with paint (watercolor body paint*...theatre stuff). Let dry. I used gel medium to stick on some torn foreign text paper and painted over with gel, I painted it with watercolor (blue, green) while the gel medium was still wet, Let dry. I used glue stick to paste on another layer of text paper, I painted that with a light brown wash of same kind of paint. Some of the text on the card bubbled (I wanted this, that is why glue stick!!!!), so I scratched those off a bit while wet. I allowed it to set, then took the sandpaper to 'em!

I forget which site that I was browsing who demonstrated a technique like this. You can layer and sand, and bubble (or just spot glue?) til your hearts content! Overlaping and repeating steps, if desired. I plan to try something similar on some chunky pages...but plan the "windows" of color layers. Maybe some burnt paper overlays, too!

*I am only using the body paint as I have it, and it is a rich pigmented watercolor. It is made by Kryolan who also makes other types of paints. This one is AquaColor.

stillatthetop
08-01-2008, 10:39 PM
My heart goes out to you JAD. So sorry to hear.

MissKoolAid
08-03-2008, 08:26 PM
I finished the Jack cards. I'll mail the 2 others back to Susan tomorrow.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=27818&w=m

Queenofthenight
08-03-2008, 08:41 PM
very cool card missk!

rockstarsgirl
08-03-2008, 10:08 PM
I've given the kings a blue acrylic metallic paint wash.....and.....well, heck, I'm stumped. I'll finish them tonight if it kills me and mail them and a big giant stack of mail tomorrow.

stormarela
08-03-2008, 11:38 PM
I love the Jacks and can't wait to see the Kings! The variety is wonderful.

So, how come these cards are making so many of the fabulous artists here say " i'm stumped, not sure what to do with this card, ummm? " And I didn't see that on the other 4 Round robins at all. Are playing cards harder? ... inquiring minds want to know. (obviously for player 1, me they are pretty easy) wink wink

Meow2000
08-03-2008, 11:47 PM
I finished the Jack cards. I'll mail the 2 others back to Susan tomorrow.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=27818&w=m

I love how the Jacks came out :jiggy:

rockstarsgirl
08-04-2008, 12:00 AM
I think it is because it's hard to just cover up the king (at least for me). I think most of us really want to make things work with what is already on the card like we do for other RR's.

stillatthetop
08-04-2008, 02:48 AM
That was my struggle...to go with the theme of the card, or go totally different. I did quite a bit of research for this project.

Did you know that the Queen (Victoria? Elizabeth?) in March of 2005 asked Eric Clapton, "Have you been playing a long time?" ROFLOL.

Ibus
08-04-2008, 06:59 AM
Queen Elizabeth II is 82 years old, as is my mother, who wouldn't know who Eric Clapton is either. That's the fault of her advisors, who should supply all details about the people she meets.
Victoria died in 1901, 25 years before Elizabeth was born!

stillatthetop
08-04-2008, 07:05 AM
Thank you. Sorry. My international knowledge is very rusty. I know they call the current one the Queen Mother. Hey, I'm lucky if I can remember who our President is! LOL. Anyway, I wouldn't really expect her to know EC...it was just a funny quote the way she asked it. I was thinking of going zetti with some famous queens, so I was doing some research.

Ibus
08-04-2008, 07:18 AM
The fives are off to JAD today.

JAD
08-04-2008, 10:51 AM
Two Peas In A Pot
My 2's went postal to MissKoolaid...to finish off :)
10884

MissKoolAid
08-04-2008, 11:56 AM
Cute! I have an idea already on what to do with them!

JAD
08-04-2008, 12:38 PM
Can't wait to see what you come up with :)

stormarela
08-04-2008, 01:09 PM
those are cute, JAD!

JAD
08-04-2008, 03:45 PM
those are cute, JAD!

Thank you..I had fun coming up with a way to create on them :)

frogwings
08-05-2008, 04:57 PM
Whew! I've been incommunicado, due to dead computer; I'm using my daughter's laptop to catch up....bahhhhh. Please forgive me for not letting you know sooner....The nines arrrived awhile back, and were great fun to do; I was inspired, and pleased with how they came out! I stayed with the black/ white/ red theme; black and white fancy-tile tissue overlay, a strip of numbers from a typewriter-key paper, and a red patterned paper punchout sun. I'll try to scan and post, but there's the description anyway in case it doesn't work out! These will be posted to xstitcher tomorrow.


The queens arrived a couple of days ago, and...wow! Wonderful work, SATT; they are even more impressive in person! I'm a bit stumped as to how to add anything to them, but will try to come up with a finishing touch. Will let you know when these move on home!

stillatthetop
08-05-2008, 05:40 PM
Did I not leave enough room? I always worry on these RR about that...did I add enough? Did I add too much? Oyvay. I am sure you will come up with something grand. Sorry for stumping you. They really stumped me! I'm not even sure how I came up with what I did. LOL.

That is real rice paper on the scroll, BTW. I probably should have added a scrap so you could test things out on it before commiting to the card. Sorry. I just thought of that.

xstitcher
08-05-2008, 11:38 PM
I will be on the look out for them frogwings.

I can't wait to see them. I hope I can do something great to finish them up.

SATT I worry too. Too much, too little, did I add the right stuff.

Sometimes I wonder why I get involved since it stresses me out so much.

Meow2000
08-06-2008, 12:04 AM
I'll be sending out the aces tomorrow :jiggy:

stormarela
08-06-2008, 12:38 AM
Don't STRESS. I have lots... over a hundred anyway of Round Robin cards, and they are ALL wonderful. The end results always seem to turn out, no matter who worked on them, or how much (too much or not enough) they thought they did.

Chardonnay1965
08-06-2008, 05:09 AM
6's and 3's arrived today..:D.looking good,,:D

rockstarsgirl
08-06-2008, 04:27 PM
So I finally finished my part. They'll be off tomorrow. Hope y'all like them.

cairnlae
08-06-2008, 10:11 PM
Nicole those are the bomb diggity!!!!

So I stared and stared at my two sets for the last two weeks....seriously...everyday I walked by the table and just stared...LOL.I guess I hoped divine intervention would reach down and pop me on the head and say "get on w/ it".No such luck.ANYwayyyy....I ended up just making really creative backgrounds for whatever Katie and Nicole decide to do with them.Ill get them off tomorrow.

stormarela
08-07-2008, 02:22 PM
wow! Nicole, I love those new royal heads! very clever.
wow! Cairnlea, I am drooling over those backgrounds. Beautiful!!

rockstarsgirl
08-07-2008, 03:23 PM
LOVE those backgrounds Cairnlea. Can't wait to work on them!! Glad you all like the Kings. I just found the heads and loved them. I figured every King needs his Queen!

cairnlae
08-07-2008, 05:04 PM
glad ya like em....I hope you and Kati each go crazy on your sets...it's up to you guys to finish em off-so go berzerk!!!

mrubyjean
08-09-2008, 10:03 PM
Got home from vacation and queenofthenight's cool tens were waiting for me...will start working on them right away!

Sandymutt
08-09-2008, 11:36 PM
Well I wanted to pop in to let you know I have the 4s and will be thinking up something cool to add to these. WOW They are already cool looking as they are. Oh Susan are you going to be so happy with the hostess card that Tina made for you. Just so cool, wish I had it. LOL (LUCKY YOU).

stormarela
08-10-2008, 12:11 AM
oh, now I am really curious! Tina's card sounds wonderful, and I hate waiting! You guys are fun to play with!

Queenofthenight
08-10-2008, 02:08 PM
can't wait to see what you do to the 10's MRJ!!!:jiggy:

xstitcher
08-11-2008, 11:37 AM
The nines arrived this past weekend.

Now to put on my thinking cap and get to work on them.

Chardonnay1965
08-11-2008, 05:21 PM
I have finished the 3's and 6's

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hope u like them..
I will post them out today hopefully...:D

mrubyjean
08-11-2008, 05:40 PM
Oh, I love what you did with the threes ~ the quote fits so well!

MissKoolAid
08-11-2008, 10:15 PM
The 2's have arrived and I'll work on them this week.

rockstarsgirl
08-11-2008, 10:20 PM
I got my 7's today. They look even cooler IRL Cairn! I can't wait to start working. I have a couple more sentences to write on my paper and I can whip out the crafting supplies. YAY!!

stormarela
08-12-2008, 12:16 AM
wow, and I can only wait wait wait.. wink wink wink

Chardonnay1965
08-12-2008, 05:00 AM
Oh, I love what you did with the threes ~ the quote fits so well!

so pleased you like what I did..:D

Queenofthenight
08-12-2008, 03:28 PM
love, love, love what you did to the 6's Chardonnay!:)

mrubyjean
08-12-2008, 06:35 PM
OK...here's Marilyn...it was a challenge!

stormarela
08-12-2008, 09:41 PM
I love em, mrubyjean! I can't wait to see them!

Today, I got the Jacks and the Aces. WOW, great cards!
Jacks - "You lookin' at ME?" meow2000 and MissKoolAid
Aces - "Straight Flush?" sandymutt and meow2000

Queenofthenight
08-12-2008, 10:29 PM
those are super cool mrj!!!:cool: Can't wait to get my return to see it in person!!!:jiggy:

katilady
08-12-2008, 11:47 PM
Got 8's today! Will start working on them this week!

Sandymutt
08-14-2008, 10:55 PM
Ok I just finished up the 4s. They were already so cool looking I really had to think what would work out the best. I loved the old look that you girls have done on the cards. So I hope you both will like what I added to them. Here is a peek at how they turned out.... Susan I will be sending them off to you in the morning along with the card that Tina made you. Hugs:jiggy:

stormarela
08-20-2008, 05:13 PM
Sandy, those are beautiful, and I can't wait to see them close up!

I've received completed a couple of super cool cards:
Group 3 Mrubyjean and Chardonnay1965 - Where flowers bloom, so does Hope,
Group6 Queen of the Night and Chardonnay1965 - Psychic Mind Games.

I am so loving the returns in this Round robin. Yummy!

stormarela
08-21-2008, 08:46 PM
The altered 4s have arrived! Thank you Sandymutt and Stillatthetop! They are gorgeous! Thanks also for the extra Hostess 4 card. Its so pretty.

MissKoolAid
08-22-2008, 01:14 PM
The 2s are done and on their way back to Susan.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=31062&w=m

stormarela
08-22-2008, 01:18 PM
OMG Sophie, those are so cute!!!!

Queenofthenight
08-22-2008, 01:23 PM
ditto MissK ... cute as a bugs ear!!! (I know corny huh??!! but I think it fits!!! Just something that my ex used to say that has stuck in my head all these years!) ;)

xstitcher
08-22-2008, 01:42 PM
The 9's have been completed and were taken to the post office this morning.

JAD
08-23-2008, 04:28 AM
The 2s are done and on their way back to Susan.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=31062&w=m

WOW..they turned out so cuteeee...and they look better when you posted them...Do you have a scanner..mine were posted by camera

Sandymutt
08-23-2008, 04:00 PM
I just recieved my Ace card. WOW Love how it finished out. meow2000 looks like Stormarela and I are ready to play cards $$$:D. LOL :laugh: What a fun card.:jiggy:

MissKoolAid
08-23-2008, 10:27 PM
WOW..they turned out so cuteeee...and they look better when you posted them...Do you have a scanner..mine were posted by camera

Yep, scanner. The colours usually come out better for me that way.

stormarela
08-24-2008, 11:24 PM
I've got the Altered 10's, Marilyn Munroe by QueenoftheNight and Mrubyjean. They are so pretty with pink and red hearts, crystals and fibres. (I had stuffed them in with the Holy Cats by mistake... I hope Marilyn isn't allergic to cat hair!)

Queenofthenight
08-25-2008, 12:17 AM
received my #6 back ... looks even better in person!! Great job Chardonnay, love the way it turned out!!!:cool:

stillatthetop
08-25-2008, 06:53 PM
*patiently waiting for return cards*

JAD
08-27-2008, 08:04 AM
I have not received the second set #5 of cards yet :(

Ibus
08-27-2008, 08:55 AM
I have not received the second set #5 of cards yet :(
:eek: I posted those off ages ago. They should've been there by now. If they don't turn up this week, I'll make up another set (Susan you don't mind if the backs are different do you?) and get them off to you. This is the second lot of RR cards to go AWOL, I had to make copies for Sandys RR as 2 sets (sent in the same envie) went walkies! :mad.

stormarela
08-27-2008, 11:13 AM
I hope they turn up! Ibus, I dont mind the backs at all. Thank you for offering to re do them, but I've got my fingers crossed that they will still arrive!

JAD
08-27-2008, 11:48 AM
I agree, but wait a little..I have received cards that others mailed after 4 weeks already...:)

Ibus
08-27-2008, 12:26 PM
To be perfectly honest, my muse was on holiday when I did those, I'd prefer to redo them!

stormarela
08-27-2008, 02:49 PM
I think you have already started planning the new and improved ones, Ibus! Go for it, and maybe there will be two sets in the end! More is always better, I think!

Ibus
08-27-2008, 03:35 PM
Planning? LOL they're already done and in the envelope to go to Jeannie! The only cards I had were too narrow and a smidgen too short, so I've stuck them onto cardstock .... just wish I'd thought about using the brads before I stuck them down! I'm a lot happier with these, hope Jeannie gets them quickly :)

stormarela
08-27-2008, 06:59 PM
I've received the 9's today from Xstitcher and Frogwings. I really love them, all black and red, with numbers and letters.. and roses. Very sharp. :v_spin:

JAD
08-27-2008, 10:43 PM
Planning? LOL they're already done and in the envelope to go to Jeannie! The only cards I had were too narrow and a smidgen too short, so I've stuck them onto cardstock .... just wish I'd thought about using the brads before I stuck them down! I'm a lot happier with these, hope Jeannie gets them quickly :)
Yeah!!!!!!Guess what...the cards came today...You can hold onto your cards or send them also and I will do both sets :) You choose :yes:
Jeannie

stillatthetop
08-28-2008, 01:40 AM
I'm getting antsy pants over here! It appears the Queens are still in limbo, but shouldn't the 4 card have found its way back to me by now? I hope we didn't lose another one. I love the work that Sandymutt creates from these puppies. Her scans look neat. I want to fondle it for real. LOL.

Ibus
08-28-2008, 11:30 AM
Yeah!!!!!!Guess what...the cards came today...You can hold onto your cards or send them also and I will do both sets :) You choose :yes:
Jeannie
ROFL Typical! :rolleyes: The others were posted this morning :biglaugh: You'll see a vast difference!

stormarela
08-28-2008, 12:49 PM
I only just mailed the 4s back to you last week, they are on their way!

JAD
08-28-2008, 09:32 PM
ROFL Typical! :rolleyes: The others were posted this morning :biglaugh: You'll see a vast difference!

No problem :) Silly question...what does ROFL mean...Is it ATC language?

stormarela
08-28-2008, 10:54 PM
Rolling On Floor Laughing is ROFL
its the big brother of LOL which means Laughing out Loud.

Its not specific to ATCs, but to all kinds of internet chatting.

Queenofthenight
08-28-2008, 11:24 PM
received my #10 back today ... totally awesome!!! Great job MRJ!!!:jiggy: Thanks for hosting this wonderful swap Stormy ... so, so cool!!!

stormarela
08-29-2008, 12:41 AM
you are very welcome. The cards are incredible!

stillatthetop
08-29-2008, 03:27 AM
OK. Thanks. I am just antsy pantsy. Sorry.

xstitcher
08-29-2008, 09:33 AM
I've received the 9's today from Xstitcher and Frogwings. I really love them, all black and red, with numbers and letters.. and roses. Very sharp. :v_spin:



Thanks. Glad you like them. I always worry that I don't do enough, but I don't want to cover up what someone else did.

stillatthetop
09-03-2008, 01:26 PM
Hey! I received the 4's card today! Thanks again to stormarela for hosting and for Sandymutt for playing, too! iTraders and reps given!

cairnlae
09-03-2008, 01:45 PM
Have rockstargirls or katilady's come home to you yet?edit-DOH! i gues not, i just checked the first page. Come on girls, I want to see what you've done!!!!

stormarela
09-03-2008, 02:36 PM
maybe they will be in the mail today :)

stormarela
09-06-2008, 01:29 PM
the 2 peas in a pod have arrived! This is the sweetest card! Thanks MissKoolAid and JAD!

MissKoolAid
09-06-2008, 05:03 PM
Glad they finally arrived!

JAD
09-12-2008, 06:58 PM
Our cards are finished...Ibus sent two sets and each one is different..:) What fun
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JAD
09-12-2008, 07:00 PM
the 2 peas in a pod have arrived! This is the sweetest card! Thanks MissKoolAid and JAD!

I think we both had fun with that one..MissKoolAid knew what she was going to do as soon as she saw them...Me..I had to think and think and think..Ouch..my head hurt :arghh:
Glad you like them..I sure do :)

Ibus
09-12-2008, 07:01 PM
Oh WOW, those are brilliant!! I love the way you changed the unimaginative ones around and made them absolutely fabulous!

JAD
09-12-2008, 07:04 PM
Oh WOW, those are brilliant!! I love the way you changed the unimaginative ones around and made them absolutely fabulous!

We just make a good team partner :):D

stormarela
09-12-2008, 07:47 PM
I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE the 5 cards. Both sets are brilliant.. and completely different. Now I can't wait to see them in person!

JAD
09-12-2008, 07:49 PM
WOW!!! glad you are happy with them :):) Ibus, thanks for the nice comments also :)
We all did great!!!!!

stormarela
09-12-2008, 07:51 PM
so tell me, IBUS, which ones did you do first?

Ibus
09-12-2008, 08:05 PM
The Teddy ones, but all I did was stick on the two bunches of balloons and stars. I wanted to stick with the theme of 5 but couldn't come up with anything brilliant, cos it didn't occur to me to do something to the card as a background first (said my muse was on holiday! :wideeyed:)
Jeannie's put on the teddies etc and turned some very sour lemons into wonderful lemonade :biglaugh:

The second lot, I again didn't think too far ahead :confused: As they were too thin, (about 1/4" too narrow) I stuck them onto cardstock and then use one layer of napkin as a background and stuck in the 5 brads .... if I'd thought ahead, I'd have done that and then stuck on the backing! :rolleyes:

JAD
09-12-2008, 08:08 PM
Ibus, I think you did great with both sets...That is why we call it RR...The first set was easier to work with :):)

stillatthetop
09-13-2008, 05:54 PM
Any word on the Queens?

cairnlae
09-13-2008, 05:59 PM
i'm gonna light a fire under RSG and Kati's buttocks!!!!!:spinny:

stillatthetop
09-13-2008, 06:01 PM
And I add, that these cards are certainly a challenge. So far with RR I have always been player #2. I was told that player #3 is easiest, but I'm not sure I agree. My supplies are limited compared to what other artists here seem to work with. I'm afraid something would arrive in a theme that I would not know or have what to do with.

However, coming up with and setting the direction is hard, too.

And not knowing if I left enough room for another person to add???

They are way fun, and in no way do I wish to discourage anyone from jumping in and trying them, though.

I'm just wishing to share that I sympathize with the struggles of these. A fun struggle, though. At least I think so. And it is fun receiving a card that I worked on some and someone else shared in, too.

Sappy time! I just love all you peeps!!!!!

stormarela
09-13-2008, 09:18 PM
Group Hug! I think the easiest spot is to be number 1. It takes some organization to get them all ready etc, but its not the hardest creatively.
TRY IT people, and I'll join your RR!

stormarela
09-20-2008, 12:51 AM
The fives have arrived. This would be a great poker hand, 4 of a kind! Thank you JAD and Ibus!

JAD
09-20-2008, 05:41 AM
Glad you are pleased :)

stillatthetop
10-07-2008, 07:02 PM
Any word on the Queens, yet?

cairnlae
10-07-2008, 08:08 PM
Yo....katilady and RSG...whut up? actually i know whats up with RSG...she's not feelin so good...I'm excited to see what you ladies end up with on our cards....

stormarela
10-08-2008, 03:35 PM
nothing has come home for a while now...

stillatthetop
10-16-2008, 05:40 PM
I have been advised by mods to leave a negative rating on the final player in my part of this RR swap. It pains me to do so, but I also recommend this action for everyone else who is still waiting in this swap. This started in the summer...we are now going into winter. Members need to know who the "flakes" are in this community. It is a public service to address these issues and bad mark them. I know certain members have had issues, and that is fine, but they should back out of their commitments and be honest with everyone when they can't fulfill their part. Sorry. Negative Itrader is being posted next for the player who kept my cards.

cairnlae
10-16-2008, 08:16 PM
I still haven't heard anything out of katilady or rockstargirl concerning the status on their cards....I know RSG's been having a hard time of it.....but......maybe she could just have the card sent on to stormie..or maybe mom could finish it instead...she's a member here....

stillatthetop
10-16-2008, 09:18 PM
I still have hard feelings concerning this swap. We are all waiting he hear. This one should have been finished by now. I don't like having to feel this way. We should all have "warm fuzzies" in our tummies. *Sad* That is the only way I have to describe it. This is the longest swap that I have held into my ranks. It will be noted in my record books. I am OK with my negative ratings now. Well deserved.

Ibus
10-16-2008, 09:52 PM
Let him who is without sin cast the first stone! My RR is a good example.

stillatthetop
10-16-2008, 09:57 PM
That is my main issue. I am not without sin. Nor do I wish to be the one to cast the first stone....

I do feel that I have waited long enough....where are/is my card?

That is not the wrong course of action.....

frogwings
10-16-2008, 11:04 PM
I understand that you felt it necessary to leave negative feedback. I was neglectful in not posting about the cards: in the confusion of moving my studio they got misplaced, and I frankly forgot all about them. I'll remedy the situation as soon as possible. My sincere apologies to stillatthetop and to stormarela for the inconvenience.

stormarela
10-17-2008, 01:50 AM
are the cards on their way now?

stormarela
10-17-2008, 01:54 AM
I have been advised by mods to leave a negative rating on the final player in my part of this RR swap. It pains me to do so, but I also recommend this action for everyone else who is still waiting in this swap. This started in the summer...we are now going into winter. Members need to know who the "flakes" are in this community. It is a public service to address these issues and bad mark them. I know certain members have had issues, and that is fine, but they should back out of their commitments and be honest with everyone when they can't fulfill their part. Sorry. Negative Itrader is being posted next for the player who kept my cards.

I would have appreciated an IM or heads up on this, just out of courtesy as the hostess.

stormarela
10-17-2008, 12:39 PM
I'm going to hunt down the other missing cards, or atleast see what I can find out today, and post back here with the results.

Frogwings has offered to start a new set of Queens in the meantime, while she is trying to find the missing ones.

Stay tuned....

stillatthetop
10-17-2008, 03:56 PM
In defense of myself, I posted several inquiring messages here on this thread. Any word on the queens? Where are the queens? Mods picked up on this topic when I posted to another thread inquiring about negative feedback and when it should apply.

I am very impressed that frogwings is stepping up and working to fix things. She has PMed to help explain her situations, and is trying to bring her part of the swap together. I think we just need to give her a bit of time.

In response to the negative rep points for my actions surrounding this topic.....PHHHHHtttttt. I am honest and up front. I am sorry if some members felt this was "cheeky". I am glad that frogwings has such loyal supporters, so I guess...bash away! I can take it. I have been bullied most of my life anyway, and I will not be silenced.

stormarela
10-17-2008, 08:22 PM
The Eights are now on their way from Katilady :)

cairnlae
10-19-2008, 05:34 PM
thats good to hear Stormy! :jiggy:

Ibus
10-20-2008, 06:17 PM
:embarrassed: Ahem, my apologies, as some of you may be aware, I have a problem with my youngest stepson moving and hiding my stuff. Today, while looking for something completely different, I found a 'stash' of post that had been packed up to mail. I presumed HMT had mailed it, he wouldn't know what was supposed to be going, so didn't report back on exactly what was posted. What a mess.
So, the Kings are finally on their way. I'm really sorry about the delay. :embarrassed:

stormarela
10-20-2008, 07:40 PM
no worries! I'm glad they have resurfaced. The Kings have come out of hiding.

stormarela
11-06-2008, 04:56 AM
The Kings are here, absolutely gorgeous!

cairnlae
11-06-2008, 02:22 PM
did the eights or sevens EVER show up?!:confused:

stormarela
11-07-2008, 07:58 PM
no, I am so sorry to say they haven't made it here.

cairnlae
12-15-2008, 08:17 PM
Stormieeee........whats up?! Are the sevens and eights destined to wander the earth alone?!:sad::cry: