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Msg: 963418
Subject: Dear Julia Box of the Week
Author: Kiss'n KarinProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Aug 5, 2018 8:43 AM
P-28F-1759M-169
Congratulations to I dig toasters on her purple diamond BOTW! All of her boxes are outstanding in every detail, and this series is especially awesome, location and all. I'm are so glad she plants for our region and to see her creativity recognized in this way.
Msg: 963462
I dig toasters Subject: Re: Dear Julia Box of the Week
Author: I dig toastersProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Aug 6, 2018 10:45 AM
P-356F-3523M-167Premium
Reply to: Msg 963418 by Kiss'n Karin
Thanks for the Kudos. It was great seeing that oldie but goodie letterbox get the purple sparkle. I had not intended to plant on the actual Grant historic site, but a nearby geocache caused me to figure out a different spot. Letterboxing had recently been permitted at National Parks, with approval from each site. When I met with the park’s director she took over a month to decide to go with it. Guys -I am so glad I chose to get their permission. That one box opened up so many windows for me. Her letters of introduction gave me a MAJOR foot in the door when I started to do the STL Historic site series. Even though all the historical sites in the area are separate entities they all know each other, go figure! The next year my NPS friends approached me to see about getting boxes hidden for Missouri’s Sesquicentennial. My contact has since moved to Colorado, but we touch base every now and then. I just sent her a congratulatory email thanking her for permitting ‘Dear Julia’ to be placed on the site and helping to promote Letterboxing.

Toasters
Msg: 963464
Subject: Re: Dear Julia Box of the Week
Author: Angel WinksProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Aug 6, 2018 10:58 AM
P-645F-7970M-815Premium
Reply to: Msg 963462 by I dig toasters
That is so encouraging! Thank you for sharing.
Msg: 968876
Subject: Anyone willing to give me a hand?
Author: Nurse WanderseekProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 28, 2018 6:48 PM
P-140F-1069M-515
I have a detailed stamp to carve and cannot get it transferred sharply. I’m one of those who’s still stuck in the land of coloring over the image with a pencil, then burnishing the image face down on to the rubber. I have actually tried the other methods using acetone and wintergreen oil, but it will NOT transfer. I guess that means the ink on the paper is not the right kind, correct? Anyway, I was wondering if I could send this image and some pink stuff to someone who has this detailed transferring down to a science, and have them transfer the image and send it back so I can get it carved. I’m tired of messing with it, but I’ve got a deadline to meet so I need to get it done. Anyone? Please?
Msg: 968881
DarkZen and Evil Cow Pie Subject: Re: Anyone willing to give me a hand?
Author: DarkZen and Evil Cow PieProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 28, 2018 7:38 PM
P-94F-302M-787Premium
Reply to: Msg 968876 by Nurse Wanderseek
I will do it for you. Check your mailbox.

DZ
Msg: 968883
aMAZEing adventure frog Subject: Re: Anyone willing to give me a hand?
Author: aMAZEing adventure frogProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 28, 2018 8:35 PM
P-507F-3611M-1018Premium
Reply to: Msg 968876 by Nurse Wanderseek
What kind of printer do you have?inkjet or toner?
Msg: 968889
LROSEM Subject: Re: Anyone willing to give me a hand?
Author: LROSEMProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 29, 2018 6:16 AM
P-119F-563M-1637
Reply to: Msg 968876 by Nurse Wanderseek
the key to acetone is 100% acetone. I get mine at Rite Aid. The image should be printed with a cheapo laser printer. An old Copier or a laser printer with cheap replacement toner works great.

I know you are sick of trying, but this is really the quickest way to go. Good luck.
Msg: 968891
Bon Echo Subject: Re: Anyone willing to give me a hand?
Author: Bon EchoProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 29, 2018 6:30 AM
P-40F-221M-177
Reply to: Msg 968876 by Nurse Wanderseek
Probably quicker and easier to just send the image to a someone and have them mail back the printout. Then do a heat (iron) transfer - on pink the heat transfer works really well, only factor is the toner.
I'd be concerned with the transferred image getting smudged while in the mail.
But the quickest route IMO is to just find a photocopier, make a copy, and do the transfer - photocopier images seem to always transfer, at least that's my impression. Heat transfer and you are ready to carve.
Msg: 968892
Subject: Re: Anyone willing to give me a hand?
Author: jlsd0218ProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 29, 2018 6:47 AM
P-120F-574M-104
Reply to: Msg 968891 by Bon Echo
How do you do the heat transfer... never heard of that...
Msg: 968893
Subject: Re: Anyone willing to give me a hand?
Author: Kiss'n KarinProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 29, 2018 6:51 AM
P-28F-1759M-169
Reply to: Msg 968891 by Bon Echo
Yes, the fastest for you would be to get a photocopied print of your image somewhere (multiple prints on same page for insurance against errors): library, Office Max, etc. I use 100% acetone rather than heat transfer. Don't make it too wet with acetone... works great.
Msg: 968895
Topcollector Subject: Re: Anyone willing to give me a hand?
Author: TopcollectorProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 29, 2018 7:11 AM
P-66F-2470M-2184Premium
Reply to: Msg 968876 by Nurse Wanderseek
I had that problem and then bought some real graphite pencils. They work every time.
Msg: 968898
Bon Echo Subject: Re: Anyone willing to give me a hand?
Author: Bon EchoProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 29, 2018 7:56 AM
P-40F-221M-177
Reply to: Msg 968892 by jlsd0218
http://www.nettally.com/palmk/TransferringRubberStampImage.html

"Iron transfers: Another laser printer transfer method involves laying the paper with the printed image on the rubber and pressing the back side with a hot iron. The toner is designed to melt; you're just remelting it. Obviously you want to be careful not to melt the rubber. A medium setting on the iron is good, and apply it for perhaps ten seconds. Try peeling up one corner of the paper and see if it's working; if not, lay it back down and apply the iron some more."

I use a low setting (like 3 or 4) and apply the iron for maybe 4 seconds. I also place a large piece of blank paper between the image and the iron, to ensure that the iron never touches any of the stamp material. I like this method because once apply some heat the image becomes fused to the rubber - you can peel back a bit to see if it transferring, without fear of the image shifting. If needed, you can apply more heat until you are happy, then peel the image off (best to do while the paper is still warm).

I also like to "seal" the image with ink before carving - I use a yellow Ranger Archival ink, others use StazOn. Apply the ink over the transferred image, stamp it a few times to remove access ink, let it sit a while to dry.

You can get a detailed transfer on pink with heat (and ever moreso with OZ cut)
Here's an image of a stamp that I used a heat transfer on (hopefully the image can be viewed, it's from a closed FB group).
https://scontent.fyhu1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/24273433_895206950653772_5594311069497967155_o.jpg?_nc_cat=108&_nc_ht=scontent.fyhu1-1.fna&oh=da49f9421611037e180b061598903464&oe=5CA664BF
(btw I didn't carve the checkered line, that was already on the paper)
Msg: 968904
Subject: Re: Anyone willing to give me a hand?
Author: Nurse WanderseekProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 29, 2018 9:54 AM
P-140F-1069M-515
Reply to: Msg 968898 by Bon Echo
I might try this heat transfer method before sending out the image. I wondered also how much smudging might occur through the mail. Thanks, everyone, for your input!
Msg: 968905
Subject: Re: Anyone willing to give me a hand?
Author: BaliWhoProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 29, 2018 10:09 AM
P-147F-726M-901Premium
Reply to: Msg 968904 by Nurse Wanderseek
Once you try the heat method, you'll never go back! ;) You definitely have to have a toner based ink. Ink jet won't work. I print out several stamps I want to do all on one page and go to the library to make a copy. I've been told you can save and reuse the copied image if you need to redo the stamp for whatever reason. I haven't tried that.
Msg: 970200
Subject: Congrats to carry on grandma
Author: Kiss'n KarinProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 11, 2019 2:25 PM
P-28F-1759M-169
Congrats to a super and dedicated boxer on finding your 5000th box! Way to go!🎈👍🎈😃🎉
Msg: 970202
Subject: Re: Congrats to carry on grandma
Author: CookieCutterProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 11, 2019 2:32 PM
P-238F-1635M-567
Reply to: Msg 970200 by Kiss'n Karin
Congratulations!
Msg: 970207
TeachJR Subject: Re: Congrats to carry on grandma
Author: TeachJRProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 11, 2019 3:08 PM
P-559F-1044M-155Premium
Reply to: Msg 970202 by CookieCutter
Wow!!! Congratulations!
Msg: 970208
Rocket Raider Subject: Re: Congrats to carry on grandma
Author: Rocket RaiderProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 11, 2019 3:08 PM
P-66F-1483M-10
Reply to: Msg 970200 by Kiss'n Karin
Wow! Congrats!
Msg: 970210
Subject: Re: Congrats to carry on grandma
Author: Angel and DemonProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 11, 2019 3:22 PM
P-179F-2810M-1707Premium
Reply to: Msg 970200 by Kiss'n Karin
That's great! I found a few with her in TX at Live and Breathe and had a wonderful time.
Msg: 970216
aMAZEing adventure frog Subject: Re: Congrats to carry on grandma
Author: aMAZEing adventure frogProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 11, 2019 4:59 PM
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Reply to: Msg 970200 by Kiss'n Karin
Way to go, Grandma!
Msg: 970218
Acorns4u Subject: Re: Congrats to carry on grandma
Author: Acorns4uProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 11, 2019 5:49 PM
P-120F-3499M-211Premium
Reply to: Msg 970200 by Kiss'n Karin
Awesome achievement Grandma! You are an inspiration to us all. 💖
Msg: 970219
Gypsy Fiddler Subject: Re: Congrats to carry on grandma
Author: Gypsy FiddlerProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 11, 2019 5:55 PM
P-209F-4067M-1099Premium
Reply to: Msg 970200 by Kiss'n Karin
Whoa!! Congrats, Grandma! What an awesome accomplishment!!🎈🎉😀
Msg: 970221
Subject: Re: Congrats to carry on grandma
Author: Angel WinksProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 11, 2019 6:52 PM
P-645F-7970M-815Premium
Reply to: Msg 970200 by Kiss'n Karin
Woot woot! (x 5000)
Msg: 970224
Knotty Lady Subject: Re: Congrats to carry on grandma
Author: Knotty LadyProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 11, 2019 6:57 PM
P-210F-2895M-224
Reply to: Msg 970200 by Kiss'n Karin
Good job! Sure hope we can get there too someday :)
Msg: 970235
Subject: Re: Congrats to carry on grandma
Author: mojudyProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 12, 2019 8:15 AM
P-29F-2007M-160
Reply to: Msg 970224 by Knotty Lady
Atlas Quest: International Letterboxing
Getting to 5000 with the help of a fire breathing dragon had to be such great fun. You are a fantastic boxer.
Msg: 970237
scouttrekkie Subject: Re: Congrats to carry on grandma
Author: scouttrekkieProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 12, 2019 9:32 AM
P-480F-3879M-2159Premium
Reply to: Msg 970200 by Kiss'n Karin
Woooow, way to go carry on grandma, you are unstoppable! Congratulations on your 5000 finds! Keep on truckin on! ;-)
Msg: 970253
Chill E Subject: Re: Congrats to carry on grandma
Author: Chill EProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 13, 2019 2:42 AM
P-142F-4489M-323
Reply to: Msg 970200 by Kiss'n Karin
Congratulations! You’re an amazing woman. So grateful you’re part of the Letterboxing community and that I’ve gotten to know you. Looking forward to seeing you this year and congratulating you in person 😃

Happy Boxing

Eric (chill E)
Msg: 970262
pennypoker Subject: Re: Congrats to carry on grandma
Author: pennypokerProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 13, 2019 6:57 AM
F-470M-16Premium
Reply to: Msg 970200 by Kiss'n Karin
Congratulations! What an accomplishment.
Msg: 970265
Subject: Re: Congrats to carry on grandma
Author: Aunt AgathaProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 13, 2019 7:40 AM
P-39F-43M-7
Reply to: Msg 970200 by Kiss'n Karin
My very best wishes to you, My Dear, with an inordinate number of additional wishes for a successful, yet extremely inky, New Year.

Aunt Agatha
Msg: 970290
Subject: Re: Congrats to carry on grandma
Author: carry on grandmaProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jan 13, 2019 6:21 PM
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Reply to: Msg 970200 by Kiss'n Karin
Thanks for all the kind words. Another thank you goes out to the planters of the 5000 boxes. Each box is unique and is like unwrapping a surprise package. For box number 5000, I did try to find an unusual box, and I did find it in box #300070.
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