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US Letterboxers coming for a visit
Board: Country: United Kingdom
Apr 3, 2011 12:32pm
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Greetings! Our family will be traveling to England and Scotland this Spring and hope to be able to find a few letterboxes. I must first confess that I haven't spent a great deal of time researching, but I haven't been able to make much sense of the clues that I've read so far here on AQ. Because we don't know the areas, we'll probably only try to find the boxes whos directions are pretty straight forward. Is there a "go to" website that might give more information about letterboxing in the UK? Our itenerary will include York, Canterbury, Dover, Edinburgh, Bath and London. Any advice will be greatly appreciated!! We are very much looking forward to adding some UK stamps to our logbook!
Yay Spring!
Board: State: Ohio
Apr 3, 2011 12:56pm
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Finally had a chance to get out yesterday with TMD and we had our usual great time--lots of laughing and managed to knock a few boxes off our local list (10 found, 3 attempted)

One of the best parts of the day was that every box we found had been replaced well. Yay local letterboxers!

Got the opportunity to see a few new stamps as well--Pearlicue and Pianodr have a nifty team stamp and LEED has a very cool new siggy as well.

Lots of nifty carves and placements--Pearlicue has a creepy cute series in local graveyards that is a must and is also planting some very neat cryptic clues. I *think* I have them all figured out--now just to get them! ANd a shout out to KimPossible--her first placement is well worth getting--loved my visit and the carve is quite accomplished.

It was also fun to see the familiar stamps of those who ventured out over the winter or in the brief windows of nice weather we had

Happy to be part of such a great community....and happy that the weather has finally turned the corner (I hope I hope)
Re: PREboxed memorial plants
Board: Traditional Letterboxes
Reply to: #596307 by AutumnsFolly
Apr 3, 2011 1:07pm
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Here is mine...with a bit of a "twist"

http://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.html?gBoxId=168810

Yvonne
~Misplaced Manatee
Thanks, OpticQuest
Board: State: Georgia
Apr 3, 2011 1:09pm
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I see you planted a box (okay, a two box series) for our Second Saturday event this coming Saturday. I can't wait! We hope to see many of you there.

karmakat
Re: Free Bookmarks
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Reply to: #596716 by EnergyStar
Apr 3, 2011 1:23pm
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not sure if I made it!
Re: How many stamps at once?
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Reply to: #596737 by bluebirdlover
Apr 3, 2011 1:24pm
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I only carve one at a time, also spending a great deal of time choosing and manipulating an image. I have Photoshop. But there are some great, free, online tools that will to the same thing.

I almost never finish in one sitting. It can take me months to complete an image, but if I take actual carving time into account, my stamps usually take between 15 and 40 hours to complete.

I also no longer consider myself a 'knife' or 'gouge' carver. I use whatever tool is better for what I'm trying to carve.

It's super interesting to me to learn how different all of our techniques are!

~RW
Re: Speaking of Flat Tires
Board: Funny Pages
Reply to: #596235 by Okie Dog
Apr 3, 2011 1:26pm
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gotta love that Wassa widget thingy!
Spring Luau photos and blog post
Board: State: California
Apr 3, 2011 1:29pm
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My photos were too big for AQ, and I wanted to write a little more- so blog post it is! Check it out:

http://letterboxinglife.blogspot.com/2011/04/spring-luau.html

Till we meet again (possibly at the end of the month!),
Mysticzgal/Lynette
Re: Spring Luau
Board: State: California
Reply to: #596714 by The Blue Rose Gang
Apr 3, 2011 1:30pm
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If anyone came home with 2 red Marvy Le Plume II makers, one could be mine, it jump the fence and ran away to another rose garden. If your willing to mail it back, just qmail me....
thanks...
Marjorie
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Apr 3, 2011 1:35pm
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Looks like she got a make-over.
Obscure in Portland event
Board: Region: Pacific Northwest
Apr 3, 2011 1:40pm
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I've posted an event for this coming Saturday April 9th "Obscure in Portland" in celebration of Obscura Day 2011. Check it out and hope to see you there!
Morris Five
Re: How many stamps at once?
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Reply to: #596899 by RavenWolf
Apr 3, 2011 1:50pm
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It's super interesting to me to learn how different all of our techniques are!

Yes! I had an idea a while ago, that it would be fun if a bunch of us took short videos of ourselves carving. I haven't quite figured out how to do it myself yet, as the magnifying light is in the way. But I would so love to watch y'all carve.
Re: How many stamps at once?
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Reply to: #596876 by WalkinOrange
Apr 3, 2011 2:08pm
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How does mounting stamps change the way it stamps? (I just thought it made it a little easier to stamp or kept it from breaking)
Re: Strawberry Fest 2011!
Board: State: Oklahoma
Reply to: #596893 by Goofy girl
Apr 3, 2011 2:25pm
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cranium get together

?

Shiloh
Re: How many stamps at once?
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Reply to: #596862 by Kirbert
Apr 3, 2011 2:30pm
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Go ahead, tell us how many words. I'm betting it wasn't just three words in size 72 font.

Over 100 incorporated into an image. It's a big map of an area.
child accounts
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Apr 3, 2011 2:45pm
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Created a subaccount for one of my kids, and she would like to change her name. SO, of course I created a subaccount with her NEW name, not thinking. Is there an easy way to delete the old one? Transferring her finds won't be an issue--she only has a handful!

TIA

MS
Re: How many stamps at once?
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Reply to: #596864 by Kirbert
Apr 3, 2011 2:50pm
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Wally World for $1.50 each

We are not Fla. The blankets sell out here and no close-outs. This yard is a lifetime supply for me. Kirbert, you carve many more stamps than I.
Calendar rejects
Board: Suggestion Box
Apr 3, 2011 3:00pm
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Hey Ryan, what do you think of making a theme with some of the "almost made it" photos submitted for the calendar? Kind of like the artist themes, with rotating pictures.

I really like the photos from your Alabama hike, and it would be neat to see what other great pictures people have taken on the trail.
Re: Eagle Cam
Board: Camping, Backpacking, and the Great Outdoors
Reply to: #596852 by twofreetimers
Apr 3, 2011 3:00pm
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I saw a bird being fed. It looked like maybe a robin. The camera paned right and followed a black bird that went into the middle of the nest. It was down maybe a foot.
Re: Free Bookmarks
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Reply to: #596716 by EnergyStar
Apr 3, 2011 3:01pm
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These are all now gone.
Re: Strawberry Fest 2011!
Board: State: Oklahoma
Reply to: #596908 by shiloh
Apr 3, 2011 3:02pm
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Sorry I was typing that on my phone it should have been Ft. Smith get together. I have no idea how it got cranium?!

And is anyone going to put the Strawberry Festival on the list of events here on AQ?

GG
Re: Marjorie
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #596903 by Wronghat
Apr 3, 2011 3:07pm
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Haven't you heard? Grey is the new yellow!
last year's flower seeds
Board: Garden Gnomes
Apr 3, 2011 3:16pm
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Will last year's flower seeds still grow if I sow them this year?
Re: last year's flower seeds
Board: Garden Gnomes
Reply to: #596917 by SpyCat
Apr 3, 2011 3:29pm
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Probably, but maybe not as fertile as last year, and it depends on how they were stored. We have planted seeds that were 5 years old with good results. The seeds lived in the basement until they were planted.
Re: Wildlife
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #596800 by felixpezgirl
Apr 3, 2011 3:35pm
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We too saw a red fox this past week while letterboxing. We have quite a few in the area so that's not too unusual. However, we did see a red tail hawk being attacked by a falcon, that was being attacked by a crow. it was fun watching each of them trying to act more menacing than the other.

3 Blind Mice
Re: Shorty's coming to New Orleans
Board: State: Louisiana
Reply to: #596827 by dancingpecan
Apr 3, 2011 3:45pm
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Yes I would! : )

Ill be down afternoonish on the 28th, and will be leaving afternoonish on the 1st of August. Will mostly be at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, and sightseeing, and boxing! I dont have my confirmed schedule yet, so I cant plan on meeting at a certain time, but as soon as I know, Ill let you know!
carving injury :)
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Apr 3, 2011 4:35pm
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I had my first carving injury today :) Sliced my finger under the nail while using a #5 to clean up edges of my stamp. That's what I get for watching the birds outside instead of what I was doing. Lesson learned!
Re: How many stamps at once?
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Reply to: #596906 by EmcSquared
Apr 3, 2011 4:41pm
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When a stamp is not mounted, the weight of your hand is not evenly distributed across the rubber and wherever you push is likely to be darker than the rest of the image. Also, if you have a few "gorpkins" of rubber that are not carved out all the way, they are likely to stamp even though you don't want them to. If you mount a stamp with thick foam or wood, the weight of the pressure from your hand is more evenly distributed and the chance at stamping "gorpkins" is lessened. I always clean the white area as much as possible, then I mount on thick foam, stamp, and continue cleaning out the gorpkins until I'm satisfied.
Re: Gatlinburg Mini_Meet IV
Board: State: Tennessee
Reply to: #596880 by thewoodwhittler
Apr 3, 2011 4:45pm
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We all were glad you were able to make it to the event. We all appreciate all the great carving you do. Hope this year ends a little better for you and your family. Enjoy the gift bag!
Re: Mecklenburg County Cicada Watch Project
Board: State: North Carolina
Reply to: #596881 by dancingpecan
Apr 3, 2011 4:49pm
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dancingpecan.... that leaves a great image in my head, we want to see pictures...