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pocketsize journal/sketchbook swap - #2

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Swap Coordinator:barterartistmel (contact)
Swap categories: Crafts  Art  Journals 
Number of people in swap:45
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:May 27, 2013
Date items must be sent by:June 17, 2013
Number of swap partners:1

For this swap:

If NEW - you will make or buy a pocket-sized journal that is at least 20 pages in size, the thinner the better, PLEASE consider mailing costs when buying/making your journal. You will write your name and address (and email address in case you move) in the front or back with a note asking to return it to you when full.

If RETURNING - you will forward the journal you got in the mail from our last swap.

ALL SWAPPERS: you will fill two (2) pages of the journal with art, illustrations, poetry, a short story or something creative before mailing it out.

Rules: 1. You will not ask that the swapper getting your journal return it to you. I accepted that in the last round and ended up with disappointed people that now have no journal to forward and have to start a second of their own to send out. lesson learned. sorry! 2. if you go to the post office and find that it is costing $5+ to mail your journal, reconsider and make a lighter weight and thinner journal. High mailing costs put you at risk of it not getting sent along further and eventually making it back to you. 3. I am allowing plenty of time to make, illustrate and sent out your journal. Please allow 4 weeks for it to get to you before messaging your partner to ask about it if you haven't recieved it, many will be coming from different countries. I will angel this swap after 6 weeks IF you have messaged your partner and myself after 4 weeks and gotten no reply from them.


Wingy 05/13/2013 #

i had the pocketnotebook of latinmermaid ...however, she asked that i return it to her and i mailed it out to her the 3rd of May......so now i don't have one to send on..... would it be possible to start a new one and send that one??? but then i would have 2 of mine out there :( .... thanks

wadesay 05/13/2013 #

I had the @elleto 's pocketsize journal. and I will fill my page and send it to my partner for this 2nd round swap (once it's assigned).

kitterslady18 05/13/2013 #

I had @Miange 's journal and will be sending that one off once we are assigned partners!

joyceann888 05/13/2013 #

I have3 @Desyanti 's journal and will send it on with this round.

SassyRose 05/13/2013 #

I have kmc scott's journal and will send it on.

kmcscott 05/14/2013 #

I have LeeMeow's pocket size journal and it is ready to be sent as soon as partners are assigned.

LeeMeow 05/16/2013 #

I got the Quote journal from thelittledreamcatcher. Will send when partner is assigned. :D Thanks for hosting the second round~

barterartistmel 05/17/2013 #

Yes @wingy you may send out a second. glad to see many people coming back.

valreinking 05/18/2013 #

New and intrigued. So, I buy or make a small journal and mail it to my partner. I get a journal in the mail and fill 2 pages. Then I wait for the next swap and mail it to my new partner etc? Is that how it works? At the end they all get mailed back to the person that started the journal?

secretterrabite 05/21/2013 #

Can I just check, is it 2 sides of paper or 2 double spreads?

barterartistmel 05/21/2013 #

@secretterrabite - you can do two double unless the book instructs otherwise if you are forwarding on one from a previous or different journalling swap. @valreinking - you illustrate or fill 2 pages before sending it out as well, and yes, the point is to eventually get it back filled by a number of creative people.

hazan33 05/23/2013 #

Im also new and intrigued... :-) further to your answer to @Valreinking after I fill 2 pages I send it to my partner? and keep for the next round the journal that I receive? is that correct?

barterartistmel 05/23/2013 #

all correct

elleto 05/23/2013 #

I've sent the one I received home, as she asked me to. So I will be starting a new one, is this ok?

elleto 05/23/2013 #

I've sent the one I received home, as she asked me to. So I will be starting a new one, is this ok?

hazan33 05/23/2013 #

Great, Thank you :-)

martingale 05/24/2013 #

Sorry to ask another question, but how many rounds do you think it should take for the journal to be filled? I had calculated 5 rounds (20 pages, two double filled each round) but what happens if the journal has more than 20 pages? Thanks!

ladydy5 05/25/2013 #

What size pocket exactly or no bigger than?? I may have a big pocket ;)

Susi 05/26/2013 #

This looks like an interesting and fun swap, but I'm not really understanding how it works. That may be because I just woke up though, lol!

cynaemon 05/26/2013 #

Hi, wingy, please don't start a second journal. I got mine back from my partner, and will be happy to send it to you so I will have a journal in the mix too. I still have my other partner's to send out also. My partner had to drop for personal reasons.

Wingy 05/26/2013 #

thanks.. joining now

Fancyandfree 05/28/2013 #

I have joined this swap am waiting to send my journal am waiting for details who to send it to, sorry am a newbie

Mak 05/28/2013 #

Hi, I am also a newbie and have my journal ready to send, where do I get the details for who to send it to please? Mak

barterartistmel 05/28/2013 #

i am about to assign partners, you will then see on the dashboard that partners are assigned. to the right of this swap listing you will see a spot that says see partners you send to or something along those lines. click that and an address box will pop up.

i consider pocket size to be something that would fit easilyinto an envelope in regards to thickness, and no more than 6 by 6 inches.

how many rounds it takes to get back to you would depend on how many pages you put in, some will take longer than others, this swap will be ongoing.

Mak 05/28/2013 #

Thank-you, being new I am still getting used to the site and where to find things.

Pouffia 06/18/2013 #

When is #3 beginning?

Mak 07/ 1/2013 #

Hi, I have just received the journal of sunshinegirl76 from boue today. do I complete my pages in it and send it on to the person I originally sent my journal to? Or do I wait for another name and address? I sent it to abshanghai, who now has my journal. Do I send sundhinegirl76 onto absahanghai too or is there another swap I wait for? How do I rate this? Thank-you, newbie with all the questions, just want to get it correct and not have a journal lost in the snail mail to the wrong swapper. Marion (MAK)

chantallusk914 07/ 7/2013 #

Hey Everyone! :o)
Didn't get through all the comments above, but for #3 go to this web address, it has the swap here/there!:

CLICK HERE!!!: Pocketsize Journal/Sketchbook Swap #3

Hope the link works. If not just search swap title (pocketsize journal/sketchbook swap #3) under "Find Swaps" on the upper right hand corner of this page! :o) Happy Journaling all! :oD

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