Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Movin' on up...

I'm moving my blog to Wordpress.  You can now find my posts at my new site: Getting Inky

I'll be updating the Atlas Quest link today as well.

I've loved my time at Blogger but feel that Wordpress has the features I want as I grow as a blogger.  A neat, cleaner look with better control and accessibility on topics/categories/tags/labels.

Please come by and enjoy. Read my first post on my new blog here: It's Official...

Saturday, March 10, 2012

What is it?

Was scanning & found a letterbox that was listed in the park.  However the clue to the letterbox makes it sound like it's a geocach instead. So which is it?  Good question.  I may just go looking for it to figure it out.

I went searching for it but couldn't find it. :-(  found the tree but not the X that marks the spot. 

Friday, March 2, 2012


MMCBBE12 is coming up in August and the theme for stamps this year is: "Something you don't know about me/us." And we're supposed to decorate our camp site with something related to who we are. 

I'm having the HARDEST time with this. There's not much that people don't know about me. Where it’s not just me at the camp site, it could include my Mom & Daughter also.  But what do people not know about us?  I’m racking my brain to think of something.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

New Name

I’ve been considering changing my blog’s title. I’m not really sure to what but I’m not really fond of the title, never have been.  True my trail/screen name is Infin-T but I’m sure there must be something else to call my blog besides Infin-T’s Letterboxing Adventures.  I mean after all don’t we all have letterboxing adventures?  And I don’t feel it’s only about my boxin’ adventures, but also tips on boxin’ & art around boxin’.

I always have such a hard time coming up with titles for blogs. Well not just blogs, but also screen names for myself.  My first “handle” was given to me by my ex-boyfriend who smushed a Twinkie in my face & called me Twinkie Face from then on… it ended up the CB radio & then on the BBS on line. Twink-E stuck around for a LONG time, about 7 years or so.  I used it spelt as above because of my real name, Tracie Eastman.  (TE) Somewhere in those 7 years I had also used Maggie Mae, Magenta, Mags, & other variations of the sort. Then I was being called The Ultimate Woman… something about me caring my own tools… *shrug* gay men make no sense some times. So how did I get Infin-T?  Well I had an infinity symbol tattooed on my arm that represents my kids. So I tweaked the word to make it more me after all the T is for Tracie. I’m not really married to the name per say so changing it would be ok.  I’m now trying out Mainer Chick.  I kind of like the sound of it. So you can see my situation, of indecisiveness on my names let alone my blog’s name.

I actually had this conversation in a blog somewhere before, but darn if I can find it now.

What is the story behind your names?

Sunday, January 15, 2012

GS 100 Pathways

GS pathway stamps with the 100 year trefoil.

Friday, January 13, 2012

My Bag

Ok the title of this post is open to several smart remarks... I know.  But this post is about my letterboxing bag/pack.  I've been searching for something to replace what I have, but in reality I already have one of the best bags I think. At this point I may just try to find a way to organize it better.

Here's the bag. It's an LL Bean Critter Pack I got at the Outlet in Freeport. It was embroidered with someone's initials (not mine - but close) and there's a little racoons on it. It's big enough for me to add both kid's books a small pocket book if needed.
It has a small front half mesh pocket, a larger pocket behind that to keep pens, pencils & stuff in, and a good size pocket between the raccoon and the initials.
Both sides have pockets. You can see one here. This one has the extra mesh small watter bottle holder. Although I don't generally use it for water, because I cary 24 ounce bottles.
Here's most of the stuff I keep in this pack. Not pictured here are two pocket knives (one is lost in my living room right now), a clip board, hair ties, a flashlight, sunglasses, scissors, a single whole punch, zip ties of various lengths, a bottle of water (24 oz) and more often than not my kids' books & stamps. I still have room for more, and sometimes throw in my ipod, wallet/purse, and other such necessities.
If we're going to a large event we have sketch books 8x10 that we use & I make the kids cary their own stuff in those ruck sacks with the draw strings. I throw a bunch of Crayola markers in each of them & set them loose.
A set of Stamping Up mini ink pads (and always use the same sage green to usually stamp in with.), a little spray mister of water, bug spray, non-arisol. Gardining gloves for digging in messy places. (learnd my lesson there.) Any HH that need to be planted. A roll of duct tape (which ever I remember to throw in), bandanas for clean up or sweat bands, a compass, a sharpie, at least one pencil, blue pen, & black pen
A large gallon size bag, in it is an extra large baggie, a few different size baggies including; pint, quart, & snack size. A baggie with paper towels & another with clorox wipes (usually for really dirty hands or whatever). Also I have extra index cards. I had a single hole punch & zip ties in there at one time. (guess I should put them back in.)
My stamping markers set of 24. Love the pouch they're in. The pouch has a hidden pocket where I keep my mini sig stamp for those wee little books. Extra batteries for my camera, & obviously my camera (i'm using it to take the picture now). My sig stamps, & my PT.
I've figured out that I should probably add a first aid kit, a small one. I usually have mine in the car anyways, but I'm not always using my car or close to it. There was something else I was thinking I should add but I forgot as I wrote this blog.
I'd be eager to see what you have in YOUR bag. :-)

Monday, January 9, 2012

Letterboxing in the news

Recently there's been discussion on the boards regarding an article done by a non-letterboxer about letterboxing.

Finding hidden treasure in MetroWest

I've mulled over the story and watched the video and tried to not let other's opinions sway me regarding it.  I think the author had good intent but poor follow through.  The video made me cringe when I watched it. 

I love to share my hobby with those interested.   I'm trying to find a good way to open others up to this especially business people who may benefit from some extra visits.  I'm also trying to find a way to ask an artist to help with a series I'd like to make based on their work.  

Tuesday, November 22, 2011


So I have a lot of ideas for new stamps.
For the GS 100th: 100th Anniversary trefoil,  Pathways, membership star, world, new logo, & some cookies.
Portrait: My grandparents,

*more to be added as I think of them.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Letterboxer's Christmas

Unfortunately I'm missing another event I was going to go to.  I just cannot afford to drive down to Saco alone. It totally bums me out.

I think I'm going to take a break from postals for a while just to finish up the rings I'm in and to work on carving and putting together new boxes for the spring.

Maybe I'll add making LTCs to my winter list of things to do. 

Although in January I'll be starting a class at CMCC to finish my degree. So I don't know how much time I'll have once that starts.