View Full Version : Expect the Unexpected: RR/JAM

09-24-2008, 04:43 AM
Who wants to join group 2 & 3 of round 4

Right here goes:

Well, I think we should go for a different kind of RR where each person starts a card and then each of them send on their started card to the next person, who in turn add their work to it and send it on to the next person who then adds their work and returns the card to the person who started the card. The person who completes the card will decide on the title - each person adds their user name, state/country (this way the last person can PM the first person for their address)

I don't think that there should be any medium limitations, but if you think the medium you want to use will compromise the other artist's work then just PM them and check with them. I think it will be nice to have all of us communicating with each other, that way this can only but turn out to be fun and exciting. I will be intouch with each player along the way, just to make sure all is going smoothly - so please don't see me as a nagging mother, but rather as an excited granny. (By the way I am not a granny)!

To keep everything flowing we should hold onto a card for a maximum of 1 week. Please make sure you are up for the postage costs, but in the end I think it would be nice to receive a card that you started and now 2 other people have finished it for you.

This way you don't finish a card you will keep, rather the finished product will be a suprise. As for iTraders: you leave one for each person who played a part in completing your card.

Made any backround you want - as for who to send it to:
If you are #1, then you send it to #2
If you are #2 then you send it to #3
If you are #3 then you send it to #1

If I have missed any thing please let me know, but read the thread for other suggestions made, otherwise here it goes:

Round 4
Group 1:

1) Natalie
2) Sandymutt
3) Upwiththesun

Round 3:
Group 2:
1) spunkygal - received completed card
2) upwiththesun - received completed card
3) Sandymutt - received completed card

Round 2:
Group 1
1) Ibus
2) Nataliee
3) Theatrelion

Group 3
1) Hayward_cs - received completed card
2) Ibus
3) Nataliee - received completed card

Group 1
1) Nataliee
2) Ibus
3) Frogwings

09-24-2008, 05:49 AM
Definitely different!, I'll play.

09-24-2008, 06:10 AM
I'd love to play!

09-24-2008, 06:51 AM
S'kind of like a JAM- without a theme I am guessing! Will wait for the second one!!!

09-24-2008, 07:46 AM
Can I play please? I don't have an iTrader rating yet because my first swaps are due in November, but I just finished a fat book swap in the arttechniques group where I made 120 4 x 4s featuring the technique gel medium transfers. I am dependable!


09-24-2008, 05:33 PM
Don't know what you guys think, but I have been informed that usually high quality copies are send to each participant of the cards they don't get. We can implement that here or each person that finishes the card can upload it to their gallery and PM the others to view it - then sends it off .... tell me what you think.

Another thing: do we want a theme for each card or not - I think it would be nice for the theme to evolve, but tell me what YOU want!

09-24-2008, 05:42 PM
Big welcome to : Ibus, Frogwings, Vholdwic - thanks for playing.Guess we will have to get two groups going. Boatbird look forward to you joining us in the next one :cute:

I want to get one more person, let others know about this thread- I think it would be nice to all start at the same time and have each card for a maximum of 1 week. Please make sure you are up for the postage costs, but in the end I think it would be nice to receive a card that you started and now 2 other people have finished it for you. Let me know asap if you feel you want to pull out, but once the start date is given it's all go.

09-24-2008, 05:54 PM
I would love to do this, if you will have me. :) It sounds like it will be interesting. Are their any kind of limitations on what medium has to be used or anything like that?

09-24-2008, 06:08 PM
Big welcome to hayward cs - thanks for joining us!

No I don't think that there should be any limitations, but if you think the medium you want to use will compromise the other artist's work then just PM them and check with them. I think it will be nice to have all of us communicating with each other, that way this can only but turn out to be fun and exciting. I will be intouch with each player along the way, just to make sure all is going smoothly - so please don't see me as a nagging mother, but rather as an excited granny. (By the way I am not a granny)! :rolleyes:

09-25-2008, 04:40 PM
Well everyone, we have two groups ready to rock and roll.

Lets all get started on phase one of our cards - so, we can start this weekend and do our utmost to get then onto the next person in our group by the end of next weekend.

Please PM the next person yourself to get their address. Can we please make sure the cards are in trading card sleeves when sending them off. Don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions.

Thanks again for playing - this should be interesting, an remember to play nice ;)

10-01-2008, 06:58 PM
Now accepting players for next round!

10-01-2008, 07:08 PM
Can I sign up again please? I can't get the first one moving without Frogwings addy and she's not answering PMs :arghh:

10-01-2008, 07:29 PM
I am getting so advise from one of the moderators. But am accepting new players and then at least we will have someone to replace her if need be. Will be in touch as soon as I am sure how to go about this one. I fully understand how you feel :skeptical:

10-02-2008, 03:15 PM
Come on guys this has been fun - sign up and see what you get

10-02-2008, 03:30 PM
So sorry I went (briefly) missing!! I'm back; have pmed Elizabeth with my address, and have Natalie's, so my card will be postal soon!

10-02-2008, 03:36 PM
Glad to have you back!

10-02-2008, 05:07 PM
Good to see all is well - got a little worried there!:shocked:

10-02-2008, 05:29 PM
Right, my first one is packed up ready to go so can you sign me up for another round please!

10-02-2008, 06:53 PM
Yay ... guess who's back, back again, guess who's back, tell a friend ;)

Glad to have you playing again Ibus

10-07-2008, 05:40 PM
Thought I would let y'all know that I received Vicki's card yest afternoon and am working on it as we speak ;)

10-07-2008, 09:19 PM
Yahoo - got your card cheri (haywood_cs) - lovely backround, with get started as soon as baby is sleeping

10-07-2008, 10:05 PM
Well, I have just finished my bit for Hayward_cs, quite like what I've done:embarrassed: - so I will get that off to Vholdwic in the morning. Oooo ... this is such fun

10-09-2008, 01:18 AM
Sounds interesting! Can I play?

10-09-2008, 03:13 AM
Theatrelion - it'll be great to have you join us! It's been great fun so far

10-09-2008, 05:26 PM
I dropped the second card (Vicki's) in the mail this morning Nataliee, so it is on it's way to you :D

10-09-2008, 05:29 PM
Cheri - Yay ... can't wait
I sent your card off to Vholdwic today so not long now till you get it back :cool:
I hope you are going to join us in the next one

10-09-2008, 09:01 PM
so is there room for me?

10-09-2008, 09:08 PM
Yay .... you decided to join, there is always room for you. Haven't started the next round yet, but will keep you informed.

10-10-2008, 03:11 AM

10-10-2008, 05:21 PM
I would love to sign up again. This has been great fun, and I am rather excited to see what comes my way in the end. :)

10-10-2008, 08:58 PM
Yahoo ... will be glad to have you play again!

10-10-2008, 08:59 PM
Hey - you guys must let me know if you want to be in more than one group - I know playing the waiting game is frustrating, but isn't the wait forgotten when you receive the parcel!!!!!

10-11-2008, 02:34 AM
I'm still here

10-13-2008, 03:11 AM
Sooo ... who else is going to loin us?

10-14-2008, 07:24 PM
Well, Vicki (vholdwic), I have just received your card from Cheri (Hayward_cs), looking good - so I will add my touch to it and then send it onto you. What I might do is include a suggested backround that you can either attach or do your own thing.

10-14-2008, 08:40 PM
Nats, your card goes off to Frogwings tomorrow.

10-14-2008, 10:15 PM
Yay .... can't wait to see what you've done.

10-14-2008, 10:28 PM
Sorry, I didn't do a scan.

10-15-2008, 12:32 AM
Well, in saying that it'll be cool to get the finished product and then discuss it amongst ourselves.

Been wondering why you are in Pain Elizabeth?!

10-15-2008, 01:22 AM
Ibus's card arrived a few days ago, and mine was sent to Nataliee last week; I'm slow getting up to speed on this, but hope to have my part done and sent off in the next day or so...

10-15-2008, 08:55 AM
Been wondering why you are in Pain Elizabeth?!
I injured my back in a car accident in 1985 and lately it's started to give me a lot of trouble. Mind you, it's taken my mind of my arthritic knee pain!

10-16-2008, 04:10 AM
Elizabeth that sounds aweful - don't feel so sorry for myself anymore .. but do hope my body recovers from two babies in two years!
Got Vicki's (Vholdwic) card today - have done my bit and I think the first card of this thread is complete. Will send that off to you tomorrow Vicki ... hope you like Cheri and my contribution!

10-19-2008, 04:33 AM
Well I am finished doing my bit for Frogwings card - so I'll send that off to you Elizabeth (Ibus) in the morrning.

10-19-2008, 04:39 AM
I think it will be ok for us start the next round on the 27/10/08 - we may not have all got our cards back from the first round, but think it's going smoothly enough to say this can work. I myself am pretty happy with the way everyone is respecting each others work!!!!

10-19-2008, 04:46 AM
i am here ready and waiting!

10-19-2008, 03:22 PM
sounds good! :)

10-22-2008, 11:09 AM

Can't wait to get my card back. I sure hope you like what has been done to yours as well.

Did you notice I changed my mood thingy?

Oh, and BTW, can I get in on the new round?


10-22-2008, 02:59 PM
Sure thing Vicki _ would love to have you in the next round!

Glad that my instructions helped - hope you have less of a stressful week

10-22-2008, 03:03 PM
Please remember to leave iTrader points for the two contributors when you get your cards back - this has been clarified with a moderator.

If you are wanting to be in more than one group for the next round please let me know


10-22-2008, 03:12 PM
I think I would like to be in the 3rd group as well this time around. :D

10-22-2008, 03:14 PM
Excellent Cheri - I'll put you in! Hope you are well, should be getting your card soon

10-24-2008, 09:35 PM
Two more days till cut off for this round, come on we want a full three groups please

10-24-2008, 09:53 PM
I'll join Group 3 as well if you need players.

10-24-2008, 10:05 PM
Thanks Elizabeth - if you want to be in two let me know and I'll put you it today, otherwise I'll wait till tomorrow

10-24-2008, 10:06 PM
I'm happy to do both, thank you.

10-24-2008, 10:47 PM
You're in group 3 Elizabeth, if we don't have a third player I'll play in that group as well

10-25-2008, 06:12 PM
Well one day left - it's Sunday already in my part of the world and because I'm so far ahead I'll give till my Monday morning before closing for round two of 'Expect the unexpected' - I really hope people realise how much fun this can be!

10-25-2008, 07:24 PM
Whhhoooohhhoooo! I got my first one back today and it is AWESOME!! (I got Natalie's as well and will start on it tomorrow) I am going to take pics in the AM and post them for all to see. And I would like to say a HUGE THANK YOU to Natalie and Vicki for the work and the thought that they put into helping me create it.
I can't wait for the next round to start (and Natalie I will let you know when I pop yours into the mail. It shouldn't take me that long to get it done.)

10-25-2008, 07:38 PM
Hey Nats,

I'll be in the third group if you'll have me. I've already sent my background for round 2 to kylie.

10-26-2008, 01:01 AM
Guys, wanted some feed back from you do you think we should have a start date or should we just keep the groups rolling? Please tell me what you think!

10-26-2008, 01:45 AM
well, I am not sure how it all work I have my background ready to post to the person I need to post , do you mean that I have to wait for a start date or should just go ahead a do the cards away but have the end result by the end date?

10-26-2008, 01:58 AM
Well last time we all started our backrounds at the same time and had a week to get them off (this is the start date I'm refering to, but it was the first one. Maybe, we should just get going once the group we are in is fully formed - yip I think we can get going once our group is formed!

10-26-2008, 02:19 AM
I am also ready, so I'll send when we get the green flag! :cute:

10-26-2008, 03:23 AM
Well, guys as soon as you know who to send to please feel free to send it!

10-26-2008, 06:15 AM
ok thanks Nataliee!

10-28-2008, 05:27 PM
Forgot to let you know frogwings, but I've sent your backround off to Ibus - so it shouldn't be too long till your card is completed :D

Hope you are still on top of things!

10-29-2008, 10:28 AM
I wanted to show off my completed card to everyone ;) And say, thanks again to Natalie and to Vicki for all their work. I am so pleased with it. HURRAY!

10-29-2008, 03:32 PM
Thanks - glad you are happy with it!

10-29-2008, 05:32 PM
Cheri I sent off my background Yesterday.

10-30-2008, 02:52 AM
as did I

10-30-2008, 10:10 AM
I have sent both mine off as well. :cute:

10-31-2008, 05:16 AM
Theatrelion (Lauren) - backround was sent off yesterday ... have fun!
Hayward_cs(Cheri) - I'll have your in the mail box by the end of the weekend, sorry about the delay.

10-31-2008, 06:25 AM
thanks! I'll let you know when it gets here :)

10-31-2008, 10:03 AM
Your background arrived today TL, I'll work at it over the weekend and send it off on Monday.

10-31-2008, 10:05 AM
Theatrelion (Lauren) - backround was sent off yesterday ... have fun!
Hayward_cs(Cheri) - I'll have your in the mail box by the end of the weekend, sorry about the delay.

No Worries It will get here just the same :wubclub:

10-31-2008, 07:54 PM

I still haven't received my finished card from the first RR. I'm waiting anxiously and will take care of the iTrader points when it arrives. It seems like Cheri's card took awhile to get to me from you also.

It is a long way from your mail box to mine ;)

11-01-2008, 02:45 AM
Glad it made it Ibus. :) Can't wait to see how it turns out!

11-01-2008, 07:24 PM
my second one is ready to send off. is that alright ?

11-02-2008, 01:34 AM
No need to wait Kylie - in future if your group is complete ou are more than welcome to get going

11-02-2008, 02:53 AM
ok thanks

11-03-2008, 06:13 PM
Well, Cheri - my backround has left - hope you get it soon so you can work your magic

11-03-2008, 09:28 PM
WOW .... Cheri and Vicki - you guys did an absolutely fabulous job with my backround, I absolutely love it ( will scan later so everyone can see my wonderful card) !!!!! :notworthy:

11-03-2008, 10:09 PM
HURRAY!! I am so glad that you like it.

I received a background from Kylie this afternoon in the mail, and will get started on it ASAP so that it can continue on it's merry little way. LOL

11-04-2008, 11:50 AM

I loved your background, I added to it and sent it and my background to Kylie yesterday.

Still haven't received my completed card from round #1, but am sure to love it when it arrives.

11-04-2008, 08:50 PM
I haven't got my first card back either.

11-04-2008, 11:48 PM
I only got mine yesterday - I hope the arrive soon, I have updated the first page as to who has got theirs. Please let me know if this is out of date.

11-05-2008, 01:45 PM
Is there a place for another person to join? I think this sounds so cool. If not this time, then hopefully next time.

11-05-2008, 04:52 PM
Sunny, you are more than welcome - have put your name in the next group, once the group is formed then you can get started, I'll let you know once there are three players

11-05-2008, 04:54 PM
this being my first rr who get the Itrader?

11-05-2008, 05:18 PM
The person whos card it is gives iTrader to the other two players

11-06-2008, 09:32 PM
Got your background today Nat. I'll start work on it this weekend. :)

11-06-2008, 09:51 PM
Excellent - it is a tricky on and was quite cheeky in sending to you, I didnt know what to do with it and thought I'd lay it on you guys - sorry :cute:

11-10-2008, 03:43 PM
Natalie ~ I have your background, dear-y, and it is AWESOME! I will get it done and send it off ASAP. HURRAY!! (I LOVE it! ;))

11-10-2008, 10:42 PM
Yay - glad you got it ...

Has anyone else got their cards from the first round? or backrounds from this second round?

11-12-2008, 05:25 AM
Igot the second step from vicki work on that do i then send it cheri?

11-12-2008, 03:13 PM
You got it Kylie!!!

11-12-2008, 05:45 PM
ok thanks hun!

11-12-2008, 10:34 PM
I am so sorry but I've kept on forgetting to upload my card from the first round - thanks to: Cheri and Vicki. Isn't it awesome!!!!

Hey has anyone else got finished cards?

11-12-2008, 11:09 PM

Got my finished card from round 1 today. It is really lovely and worth the wait.

I will scan it tomorrow and post it.

11-13-2008, 02:23 AM
Excellent - was getting worried for a while. Hope everyone else will get theirs soon!

11-13-2008, 02:29 AM
So as soon as Vicki has posted her card, I'll remove Group 2 of Round One, just to simplify things on the front page. :confused:

11-13-2008, 09:49 AM
Thanks for the reminder, Nats.

Here it is:


11-13-2008, 09:50 AM

Could you remind me how to get the picture to post instead of its location?


11-13-2008, 03:04 PM
At the bottom of the box where you type this message in is 'GO ADVANCED' - choose that and further down below the next box is an attachment management option, up load your picture there

Your finished card looks sooo much nicer in person than the picture, but still lovely ... hey?!

11-14-2008, 05:53 PM
Well - I've found out that we are able to submit work from this thread for the AFA book that is being put together. Is everyone with someone submitting their finished card, if they want to? Obviously all names will be mentioned, that played a part in completing the card. Will just need to confirm the way they are doing that. If you are ok with this please post a thread!

11-14-2008, 06:51 PM
I'm quite happy to have any cards I've worked on submitted for the book.

11-14-2008, 08:45 PM
I am as well. (On a side note, I received a card to finish for Vicki this afternoon, and will ship it off on it's merry way tomorrow. :D)

11-14-2008, 11:54 PM
Oooh! Can't wait.

Better late than never, I am posting a picture of my finished ATC from round robin #1.

11-22-2008, 11:18 AM
ALL the cards I'm involved with will go in the mail on Monday. My apologies for the delay, illness and life got in the way! Speaking of which, I still haven't got my first group card back.

11-22-2008, 04:35 PM
I would be happy to have mine submitted for the book.

11-22-2008, 07:20 PM
I'm sorry it's taken me so long to post this. I've been having some health issues and computer issues - at the same time! What's up with that???!!

Here is my completed card. A big thank you to Kylieluvsart for the garden pests stickers and the glitter pen; and to Cheri (Hayards_cs) for the floral trim strip and the magnifying glass.

11-23-2008, 02:27 AM
I will be sending Nat's card on to you early this week as well Ibus. Just so's ya know. :)

11-23-2008, 04:26 AM
Thank you to everyone that is giving updates, I think communication for this type of thread is very important - always nice to know the progress of one's card!!!

11-23-2008, 04:36 AM
Also if you would like to submit the card that was made for you, you and the other two artists need to fill out this very simple release form. Here is the link, just point them in the direction of this post : http://www.mailartportal.com/submissions/i_contract_artwork.html
I know it sounds all very time consuming but surely it'll be nice to see your work in an art book!
Under the announcements threads is a thread about the whole process, go have a read - its quite exciting.

11-27-2008, 03:59 PM
I am so excited! My friend, the one that has been checking our mail while we are in Hawaii, said that I have "several" envelopes that feel like they might be cards waiting for me when I get home.
I can't wait to see what they are. I hope that they are ones from this swap for me to finish :cute: I am in such a creative mood right now, and I have *nothing* to do. LOL
2 more weeks, 2 more LONG, uncreative weeks LOL

12-13-2008, 02:48 AM
Well, I got three cards from Elizabeth (Ibus):
-Her backround
-Cheri's backround (hayward_cs)
-My finished card, which I will scan and post

Thank you to Elizabeth and Cheri for your contributions, wonderful card for my collection - awesome! .... will go leave iTraders and will get to adding my bits to the others asap

12-13-2008, 05:16 AM
I got ibus' finished card thanks elizabeth? are you enjoying your new house?

12-13-2008, 08:23 AM
Loving it! I just wish I could wave a wand and everything would be organised and neat and tidy. I set up my desk, but before I could do anything, other things got put on it, so now it's double work, I have to clear the desk before I can put my stuff on it :arghh:

12-14-2008, 02:42 AM
We are officially back from Hawaii. In my GINORMOUS stack of mail I received a completed card from Round 2 Group 2 (hayward_cs/vholdwick/kylieluvsart) and the card for Vicki to finish from the same group.
I will take photos of my completed card tomorrow, provided the weather here holds for long enough for me to post them. LOL It's WONDERFUL! Thanks so much.

12-14-2008, 04:41 AM
Well, I hope you enjoyed you trip, Cheri.

For those from group one, FIRST round - I have been in touch with Frogwings (Martha), she has been through a difficult time of late and will try to get the cards off this week. I am sorry, on her behalf, that it has taken so long, but I guess sometimes life must come first over art.

So Kylie - when you say: ' Elizabeth's finished card', does that mean hers or your backround?

12-14-2008, 09:57 AM
Can I join round 3, group 1, seat 2 please?

12-14-2008, 09:53 PM
Yes of course you can iEmilyAnn .... welcome- keep checking in, but I'll let you know when we have the third player!

12-16-2008, 12:25 PM
I'll play! Sounds super fun!

12-16-2008, 06:51 PM
A big welcome poeticpaper - I'll add you to the list!

12-19-2008, 03:24 AM
I would like to join, Can I be the third?

12-19-2008, 04:45 AM
I'm checking in to see if my card has made it to Ibus yet :)

12-19-2008, 12:18 PM
Not yet. We got mail today from the old address so we know the redirecting is working! We checked for mail before we handed over the keys, so there's none stuck over there.

12-20-2008, 05:13 AM
spunkygal - so glad to have you, but I think the first group is completed, although in saying that sunny waited for a while so I'll check if she still wants to play... will be back!

12-21-2008, 04:26 AM
I will wait to hear back from you.


12-23-2008, 04:32 AM
Hi - Sorry for being out of touch, but I'm in for this round. Gotta find a way to juggle work, holidays, and art - not easy right now!

12-30-2008, 06:03 PM
So how is everyone going? - I think it's about time I got my A into gear and did some artwork. Am I the only one who has not done much in the way of art?!

I still have Ibus' backround and Hayward_cs' backround from Group 3/ Round 2 - so sorry for my terrible delay!

Anymore updates?

12-31-2008, 08:24 AM
Can I still play in round 3 or is it too late:chatterbox: Let me know cause for once I'm all caught up!!!

12-31-2008, 08:56 PM
do I end up with the card that has my background?

12-31-2008, 11:48 PM
Hi Upwiththesun ... welcome, well I've added your name to Round 3/Group 2 - just need one more person to sign up and we'll have another completed group.

Kylie - yip you do end up with the card you started!

Remember everyone, to keep intouch with those in your group!!!!!

01-02-2009, 04:05 PM
Any news on where my Group 1 card is? :unsure:

01-02-2009, 08:15 PM
Urg! So when I thought I mailed Nats card to you Ibus, apparently I grabbed my stack of mail to throw in the mailbox and it had fallen behind my desk. I found it back there with my power bill.... which makes sense why the power company has been calling yelling at me. Sorry! I will put it in the post tomorrow for sure. I need to get a better letter holder!

01-02-2009, 09:31 PM
No problems! :v_spin: I actually made a mistake, it's my ROUND 1 card I was asking about. :eek:

01-02-2009, 10:53 PM
I'l PM you, Ibus!

01-03-2009, 11:17 AM
Just bumping this up Group 2/ Round 3 needs a third person!! Someone surely wants to play with us!!:cool:

01-03-2009, 01:14 PM
I'm sending my background to Sunny on Monday...

01-03-2009, 01:16 PM
I *think* that I mailed the wrong card to the wrong person? (And I honestly questioned myself when I did it too, so that should have told me something to begin with.)
I am pretty certain that I mailed the card I just finished to Vicki (and I thought that it was odd, 'cuz I had already mailed her a finished one ~ I thought.) Should I have mailed it to Kylie? I received it from Kylie though, so I am pretty certain that it shouldn't go back to her. Right? I am confused.

On a side note, I haven't received my completed card from Round 2, Group 3, but I know where that one is at. LOL No worries.

01-03-2009, 06:47 PM
Finally got my second round robin - oh it is just gorgeous. Cheri, you sent it to the right person.

I am up to my eyebrows with two little girls and dinner in the oven right now, but I will post a pic when I can.

01-03-2009, 08:47 PM
This RR has been so long coming, I'd forgotten about it.

I sent a teal and purple background to Kylie in Australia; she in turn sent itto Cheri in Missouri; I just got it today.

I shouldn't have been surprised that it took so long first of all because of the time it takes mail to get to and from Oz and secondly because many people were away and/or really busy with the holidays.

At any rate - here it is - definitely worth the wait

01-04-2009, 08:46 PM
Well, Cheri, you will be happy to know that I have finally got round to doing your card. Elizabeth (Ibus) sent it to me ages ago, but I procrastinated way too much, sorry for that. It'll be posted today!


01-05-2009, 12:36 AM
I would love to play in Group 2 if its still open. Just let me know. I would Love to play.:laugh:

01-06-2009, 04:23 PM
OK, received ATCs back from iEmily, along with the original background from Sunny.

Sunny's card is now complete, and when it dries thoroughly, I will mail it back along with the original atc back from iEmily.

That's right, right?

You're not alone in the confusion, Hayward!

but it's fun!

01-08-2009, 03:39 AM
Sandymutt - so glad to have you onboard, will add your name!

Bethany - what do you mean by: 'mail it back along original atc back from iEmily'.

01-08-2009, 04:14 AM
Very Cool! Now we can start to play! Will PM you both.

01-08-2009, 04:19 AM
Please can everyone remember to post your finished card, once you get it back from it's travels ..... by your card I mean the card you did the backround for.

01-08-2009, 11:41 AM
So Happy to be a player. Looking forward to the cards heading my way. I will post here so you all will know they got here. What fun!:jiggy:

01-08-2009, 07:26 PM
Just got the background card from poeticpaper. I should be able to get started on it this weekend.

01-08-2009, 11:02 PM
My card will be mailed to upwiththesun tomorrow! ;)

01-09-2009, 02:55 AM
You go girls, nice to hear all is flowing smoothly!!!:wubclub:

01-09-2009, 10:41 AM
Ok I finished up my card last night, and now have it up in the mail box for the mailman.:D So Spunkygal be on the lookout for it heading your way. Let me know when you get it ok?;) I didn't get to scan it to show the background. But I will show how it turned out when I get it back. Its going to be so exciting to see how it turned out after the girls finish it.:jiggy:....... I will also let you know as soon as upwiththesun's card gets to me, as it is also in the mail she told me. Cards are on the move;)

01-10-2009, 08:46 PM
I just received poeticpaper's second mailing containing my finished card (looks fabulous!) and emily anne's background with pp's alterations. I plan to finish up my part and mail them off to emily anne on Monday, and I'll scan mine and put it up here sometime this weekend.

01-10-2009, 09:24 PM
Good work Sunny, iEmilyAnn, poeticpaper - nice to see that everything is flowing along so nicely!!! :rolleyes:

01-10-2009, 09:49 PM
I received upwiththesun's card today. I love your background on your card. I will get to work on it this weekend and hope to get it out Mon or Tue. I will let you know when its on its way to Spunkygal.;) So much fun .:jiggy:

01-11-2009, 06:49 PM
Here's the first finished card. Blurriness is a result of scanning 3-d. If players want a high-res copy, I can email one to you.

01-11-2009, 07:23 PM
Oooo ..... thats nice. Is that your card?

01-12-2009, 11:32 AM
Ok I just wanted to pop in to let spunkygal know im sending upwiththesun's card for you to finish up. Would Love to see how the card turned out when you add your art to it spunkygal. I know upwiththesun will be surprised and happy with the turn out.;)

01-12-2009, 03:40 PM
I too can't wait to see the end results!!

Just a reminder:
Don't forget to leave iTraders for each person that contributed to your card!!!

01-13-2009, 02:26 PM
I got Sandymutt's card yesterday .... it is a great background! This will be a terrific card!

01-13-2009, 02:28 PM
WOW! you are fast.... I better get busy!

01-13-2009, 04:09 PM
Oooo ..... thats nice. Is that your card?

Yup. :D

01-13-2009, 11:04 PM
Hey spunkygal, So happy that you got my card. Looking forward to seeing what you will add to it. I really liked the theme and hoped you and upwiththesun would have fun working on it too. If you both want a copy at the end. I would love to make you both one, just let me know. ok.;)

01-15-2009, 02:08 PM
I received both of my completed cards from round 2, groups 2 & 3

Thanks go to Vicki (vholdwick) and Kylie (kylieluvsart) for their work on the card with the flower.
And thanks go to Natalie (Nataliee) and Elizabeth (Ibus) for their work on the card with the ribbons and glitter.


01-16-2009, 12:54 AM
Sandymutt, I got upwiththesun's card today. You made a great addition to it. I will get both cards worked on ASAP. Spunkygal

01-16-2009, 01:12 AM
So happy that upwiththesun's card got to you safe and sound, and that you liked what I added. I really had to think what would go with her background. It was so cool looking to start with. I hope you can show it when your done adding your work to her card. Would love to see the finished look. Also can't wait to see what you added to my card.(if you want to show it before sending off. LOL just a little peek.I won't tell:P) Hehehehe:cute:

01-16-2009, 01:34 AM
I will take pics and post them! You really want a sneak peek?

01-16-2009, 01:49 AM
Sure would, I love to have a sneak peek. :jiggy: I can't wait:jiggy:

01-17-2009, 09:57 AM
I received my finished background,
and I have worked on poeticpaper's card
and will have it sent off ASAP. :]


01-19-2009, 04:19 PM
I got the cards finished and in an envie .... then I remembered the camera..... duh! Sorry, no sneak peek from me. I think I would forget my head if it was not connected ....
sorry sorry sorry
The cards will be on their way to upwiththesun tomorrow.

01-19-2009, 07:25 PM
Thats ok spunkygal, It will be a surprise.;) LOL I know that sometimes I do the same thing.:embarrassed: Just too many things going on. I would drop the cards in the mail and think {Dang} I forgot to scan them. OOPS :wideeyed::wacko: :cute: :D

01-23-2009, 12:01 AM
Oh boy :jiggy:I just recieved the card today from upwiththesun for you spunkygal. I was so excited seeing it I started working on it this evening. I should have it ready to send off maybe on Friday or Sat. for sure. I will pop in and let you know when they are in the mail. Also Thank you for the extra card to play on. I know I will have fun adding to it also.:jiggy: We all made a good team on this card. I know you will be happy when you see it. Love what you added upwiththesun. You added that special sparkle to her card.;)

01-23-2009, 02:43 AM
Well just finished up my part on your card this evening. I will get it sent off in the morning. I think you will be surprised and happy at how we all did on your card.;) Guess I best turn in for the night. Long day at work tomorrow.:biglaugh:

01-23-2009, 03:32 AM
Sandymutt, You and upwiththesun are so fast! I just cannot wait to see my card. have fun with the extra I sent. I thought it would be fun for you both to have the background I used for your own. I will let you know when the card arrives. I am just sure I will LOVE it! Thank you both.

01-23-2009, 10:20 PM
You Know I should have taken a picture and put it in here. I sealed it up before thinking of doing that:wub: . But guess it will be a fun surprise when you see it.;) LOL So maybe you can show your card when you get it . ;)

01-24-2009, 09:50 AM
I received my card back from Sandy and Cindy yesterday. I can't believe just how beautiful Marilyn turned out!! Thank you so much for your work!!

01-24-2009, 09:52 AM
I also have Sandy's card here safe to complete. I'll work on it in the next couple of days and get it on to you Sandy!!! I think you're gonna like it!:cute:

01-24-2009, 01:24 PM
Oh Boy I can't wait to see it. You have me all excited now:laugh:.... Im so happy that you showed your finished card. I was wondering what Cindy would be adding .The words just set the card off. We all did a great job on the card.;)..Seeing yours completed, I just can't wait to get mine now.( Jumping up and down) LOL:jiggy::jiggy:

01-24-2009, 02:00 PM
Sandy, can you tell us how you did the butterfly on Upwiththesuns card? I am so impressed with it! Thanks

01-24-2009, 08:21 PM
So happy that you liked how it turned out. I think it worked well with her card. Sure I would love to tell you. I first draw it useing a pencil, then I use Acrylic paints. I always outline in black paint over the pencil marks. Then start filling in and mixing colors to make it stand out more. Sometimes my painting gets a little thick on the picture im doing. I find myself painting over it a few times until im happy with how it looks. It tends to get that oil painted look. I always like to put some time in a painting. Always try to do the best I can so that the receiver of the card will be happy.;) I love having the different mediums in a card. I think they really complement the over all look of cards. I think that is why I love the RR's so much. Everyones mix works of art on a card. Sure make for a fun card. When I get RR's I alway like to add paintings on them. That is my Fav. Medium to work with.;)

01-26-2009, 01:07 AM
Thanks for sharing. I wish you were near me and I could come and take a lesson or 2 from you. Your work is SOOOO nice! I just love butterflies and the one you painted on her card was superb! If you are ever in the Denver area I would love a lesson.

01-26-2009, 10:49 AM
I received my Completed card from iEmily; it turned out great! I'll scan it soon and post it for everyone!

01-26-2009, 09:38 PM
Oh Spunkygal:embarrassed:That is so sweet of you to say. Im just really happy that you like my paintings . I did see you like bees. LOL I added one to your card before I seen you like them. :laugh: You should be getting your card real soon.;).As for teaching I don't know if I would be a good teacher. But do love the complement you gave me Thank You.;)......I would love to see your card poeticpaper.Its fun to see how everyones cards turned out.:D

01-26-2009, 11:40 PM
My card arrived today! I absolutely love it! Thanks so much to Sandymutt and upwiththesun for making this a great experience!

01-27-2009, 09:49 PM
Aright, So happy that your card made it safe and sound. ;)

01-28-2009, 03:45 AM
spunkygal - please don't for get to post it so we can all google over it

01-28-2009, 08:54 AM
Sandy, your card is in my mailbox waiting for the mail person! It turned out cute. I think you'll like it!! Hope so!:wubclub:

01-28-2009, 06:23 PM
OMG Im going to have a 24 hour watch for the mail man. Maybe sit next to the mailbox until its comes. LOL I can't wait to see what you and spunkygal added to it. :D

01-29-2009, 02:16 PM
i finally got my card posted in my gallery. Sorry for the dark photo. Don't you just LOVE the bugs?

01-29-2009, 08:50 PM
Just awesome card ... the bugs are cute!
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/582/small/1_expectunexpectedRR.jpgspunkygal's finished card

01-31-2009, 09:59 PM
OMG Girls my card turned out wonderful. Cindy and Dawn, You both really did a outstanding job on it. Im just so happy. (jumping up and down):jiggy::jiggy::jiggy:Here is how my card turned out TY TY TY TY I love it. :D:jiggy:

02-01-2009, 03:37 AM
So who wants to join me for round four????

02-06-2009, 12:17 AM
ME ME ME You can add ME to the next one. These are so much fun to play on:jiggy:

02-06-2009, 08:30 AM
I'd like to play again in Round 4 if there is room for me!!!

02-07-2009, 04:44 AM
Yay .. we have a complete group, thanks for playing aain girls, so how did you go about starting the previous rounds you were in?

02-07-2009, 03:28 PM
(?) Do we do the same thing we did before or are you going to change it around to do something different?

02-08-2009, 02:38 AM
Well, unless you have any suggestions - I guess we were going to do it the same way

02-08-2009, 08:10 PM
LOL Oh No:cute: I just wanted to make sure we are just making one card and passing it like before..;) OK then, I will get to work on my card tonight.:D

02-09-2009, 03:49 PM
I'm looking forward to it ... haven't done much art lately.

02-10-2009, 12:30 AM
Oh Boy, Another fun RR jam , I wanted to let you know I just finished up my card this evening, and will get it sent off tomorrow to upwiththesun. ;)..... I will be looking forward to what you both will be adding to my card. I think you both will have fun working on it. ((Well I hope you do.:P LOL )) ....... Nataliee I will let you know as soon as your card gets here. I can't wait to add some artwork on your card.;)

02-13-2009, 09:25 AM
I received the cutest background from Sandymutt. I'll get to work soon.

02-13-2009, 02:21 PM
So Happy you recieved it and liked the background lol. Looking forward to seeing what you will be adding to it.;)

02-20-2009, 10:00 PM
upwiththesun - I got your lovely backround, will 'do my thung' and forward it with my backround to Sandymutt (which I have completed). I think you'll like working with both mine and upwiththesun's!

Was just wondering which stage of the card everyone found the most challenging. I personally find being the second person the trickiest, as you don't want to completely hide the backround and also want to leave enough room for the last person's work.

Hope everyone is well!

02-21-2009, 04:25 PM
Sounds Great Nataliee, I will be really looking forward to working on both of the cards. Seeing what themes you both went with will be fun:D. I will let you know as soon as I get them.;)--- I guess the third person would be more of a challenge to me. You have to work in small spaces on some cards and others you have ton's of room to play. With the smaller spaces it makes for more thinking as to what to beable add. LOL But I have to say, I do love the challenges. I just have so much fun doing RR's that Any spot is fun to be in;):D

03-08-2009, 03:55 PM
I wanted to pop in to let you know that I recieved yours and upwiththesun's cards. WOW!!! What fun cards, Oh upwiththesun you will really love what Nataliee added. I love the look to your card. I want to add something that will work just right with this card. Make it pop for you;)------Im getting this wild life feeling to add to your card Nataliee. But what Hummmmmm!!!! LOL I think I know what I will do. You will be surprised;) Ok Im off to do some painting:D

03-08-2009, 06:10 PM
Well, Sandy, I received your backround from upwiththesun - it's looking adorable, will get working on it this week!

Upwiththesun - thank you so much for the extra doodle and bits, was a lovely supprise!

03-09-2009, 12:13 AM
Hey Nataliee, Just finished up my part on your card and Have Upwiththesun's card halfway finished. So hope to get both cards sent off Tue. I wanted to show you your card right now. I will show upwiththesun's card soon as I get it done. I think she will love how it will look. It makes me smile as Im working with it.:) Anyway hope you like what your card looks like sofar.At the bottom of the card I used Sand. Makes for a cool look when you see it in person.:D It will be fun to see what Upwiththesun adds to this card. Hope you will show the finished card when it gets back to you;)---- I can't wait to see how my card turns out. What cool art you girls have added to it. What fun:D

03-09-2009, 02:37 AM
Sandy - that is just too cute, my man thinks it's just gorgeous ..... I'm inlove!!!

03-09-2009, 03:49 PM
Im so happy that you both like your card sofar. But after Dawn adds her part to it. Then it will be outstanding.:D With all our teamwork it had to be.;) Well I did get Dawn's card finished. I really loved how this card turned out. Man oh man what team work we girls have going on here. After looking at it for some time, The theme just popped out.Vallieball.Hope you like your card Dawn. Both cards are heading your way in the morning. Looking foward to seeing what you will be adding to Nataliee's:jiggy::jiggy:

03-09-2009, 03:59 PM
Oh, Sandy, that is just excellent - you did so great. Man I couldn't have finished off upwiththesun's card better. Well done!

03-09-2009, 04:14 PM
TY It just cracked me up when I started working on it. Wish I had the card.;) But did keep a copy of it. The sand is really cool looking as it is on your card too. Really works well on cards. The sand is from Jamica , Marco Island. Some friends of ours went there and brought me some back from their trip. It also has some shell in it too. Anyway I wanted to add it to both cards for just that little special look. :D

03-09-2009, 06:38 PM
That is tooo funny!!! I never would have thought of her that way! I love it!! Can't wait to get my hands on it!!

04-28-2009, 07:33 PM
Sandy, I have just found yor card, can't believe I haven't posted it yet. Man I'm so sorry!
Please can I have your addy so I can get it away today.

05-01-2009, 10:17 AM
Hey Nataliee, I sent you a pm with my addy. I will be looking forward to seeing how it turned out. Also will post it so everyone can see how it turned out. I know things can get put aside. Just happy it didn't get lost in the mail.;) Thankls for letting me know. Loads of hugs, Sandy;)

05-12-2009, 02:20 AM
I had to pop in to let you know my card came. WOW I Love how it turned out. Dawn and Natalie you girls just made my card POP. THANK YOU - THANK YOU - THANK YOU.:jiggy:

05-12-2009, 03:46 PM
So glad you like it - it's quite hard not to take focus off your beautiful artwork :-)
Sorry it took so long, hope it was worth the wait!?

02-26-2010, 12:13 PM
Is there room for more? I'd love to play!

Edit: I take it there is no more room since I didn't get any sort of reply. :/