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Composition book journalling fun

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Composition book journalling fun
Swap Coordinator:ladywolfsong (contact)
Swap categories: Journals 
Number of people in swap:15
Location:Regional - U.S only
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Rating requirement:4.95
Last day to signup/drop:April 15, 2013
Date items must be sent by:June 7, 2013
Number of swap partners:1

I wanted to do a journal swap, and wasn't able to find anything current that interested me, so I thought I would create a swap with ideas from several places plus my own.

First, buy a composition book....standard, 80 pages. Don't worry about the cover because you are going to alter it.

You will be assigned one partner, U.S. only due to shipping costs. 4.95 or better rating, sorry, no newbies! Must have completed at least 15 type 3 swaps and no 1's or 3's in the last 6 months. Well filled out profiles a must.

When you are assigned your partner, the fun begins. Look at your partner's profile and get to know them a bit. You are creating a journal that is about you, but fun for them to look at....if they hate goth, please don't decorate the cover of your journal with a goth theme.

What goes into this journal? This isn't a typical "diary" style. Fill it with a wide variety of fun things. Pictures, song lyrics, poetry, doodles, lists of favorites, magazine clippings...Tell your partner about yourself as well. What are your hopes, fears, passions? Include some flat surprises for your partner...sticker sheets, bookmarks, tea bags (sealed). Tape an envelope in to place your item in, but don't just tape in a bunch of envelopes with a sticker sheet in each one and count those as entries. Include as many entries as possible....it would thrill your partner to receive a completely filled book I am sure, but do at least 50 entries to make it fun and worthwhile.

Don't disappoint your partner! Think how you would feel if you got a journal with minimal effort, or got flaked on! Don't sign up if you aren't going to give this your best effort. Each entry should be at least one page....no slapping a picture and moving on, tell your partner about it and why you chose it.


craftymissy 03/30/2013 #

Can I recycle a notebook by ripping a few pages out? There will still be 80 pages.

ladywolfsong 03/30/2013 #

please use a composition book. These have different bindings than notebooks.

craftymissy 03/30/2013 #

It is a comp book, but I decided it will look better with a new one. lol.

GrrrMeoww 04/ 8/2013 #

This sounds awesome! It reminds me of those kids books that have all the little pockets with maps and letters and things. Thanks for hosting this, I'm really looking forward to it! :)

Serenity 04/11/2013 #

I just love this idea for a swap, you've done good picking it. I want to join but am nervous that I won't have 50 things to say or ideas. LOLOL I'm artistic just not that creative. It's a great swap.

ladywolfsong 04/11/2013 #

thank you. If you think of all the different possibilities...poems, quotes, song lyrics, pictures, etc...as well as gluing in the goodies, 50 should be filled before you know it, and you'll have a little over a month and a half to get it done.

mommyrox 04/13/2013 #

Woohoo- my kind of swap! I love it & can't wait =)

jessielightyear 04/13/2013 #

I can't wait for partners to be assigned!!!! :) Awesome swap idea.

tazangelbabydes 04/14/2013 #

i would join but i dont have enough type 3 swaps :(. i have done like 30 something swaps and have no 1's or 3's always sent on time and usually get a heart so if you want to check out my profile and see if i have done enough to join let me know. thanks.

KristinCali 04/14/2013 #

Great swap @ladywolfsong I've checked out all the other journal swaps too but never joined one. For some reason this one sounds just right for me!

art3osb 04/24/2013 #

It sound like one I did awhile back. Fun to do. I'm thinking about doing the Sketchbook Project so I won't have time for both.

KristinCali 05/ 8/2013 #

My book is filling up!

GrrrMeoww 05/15/2013 #

Passed 50 pages woot woot...lol...still goin!

Lilli62 05/21/2013 #

Having fun filling up my book!

KristinCali 05/30/2013 #

I'm sending mine with a tracking number!!! If I could I would use 10 tracking numbers haha, because if it got lost in the mail I would be devastated!

grandmaroro 06/ 7/2013 #

It has been a tough month for several of us it seems. However, I did get mine in the mail today. And I was told by my sending partner that mine will be indefinitely delayed.

basykes 06/10/2013 #

Just got mine from Serenity. LOVE IT. Makes me embarrassed about how amateurish mine must have looked. No wonder I only got a "thanks" for a rating.

grandmaroro 06/24/2013 #

Now I have been told to go ahead and rate her a "1'. I hate that.

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