I have just loved reading your responses to my question, "What do you do for free?"
Some of my favorite responses were picnicking, reading library books, kissing, collecting pinecones, and playing board games.
But there was one that I admit, I didn't know what it was, maybe you don't either? So let's get introduced together to the fabulous world of Letterboxing. Tonya from Kotori said she's done this before, so I had to look it up.
From what I understand this is a treasure hunt of sorts, where people leave beautiful boxes in hidden places all across the country. Most of the best locations are found by word of mouth, and when you find one, inside is a stamp, usually handmade, for you to stamp your personal log book. You then use your own stamp to make a mark on the Letterbox's log book and leave it for the next person!
How cool is that?
I've been following Geninne's Art Blog and recently she made a great video of how to carve a stamp. She's got hundreds of stamps in all shapes and sizes. Personally, I like the birds and succulents the best.So the other day, I tried my hand at making one, and I do like the feather, but I also made a little honeybee. Go watch Gennine's video, or check out her tutorial, or read up on Letterboxing.
Do one of these and leave me a comment and I'll enter you in my BEE STAMP GIVEAWAY! Maybe you can use it to start your own Letterbox. If you don't win, you can always make your own Letterbox stamp and get started that way.
Edit: you can also check out Lori's tutorial from Elvie Studio on stamp carving; she also loved Geninne's video and was inspired to do some of her own.
Comments close Friday, May 22 at midnight. I'll do a random drawing and try my best to get it in the mail by Saturday.