|Swap Coordinator:||SouthsideTracie (contact)|
|Swap categories:||Art Handmade Journals|
|Number of people in swap:||12|
|Location:||Regional - US|
|Type:||Type 3: Package or craft|
|Last day to signup/drop:||August 31, 2019|
|Date items must be sent by:||December 6, 2019|
|Number of swap partners:||1|
This swap was inspired by a swap created by AmericanHeiress who graciously gave me the nod to post it. US only due to postage.
For this swap you will purchase or make a blank journal of at least 50 pages (a page = one side, so a journal with 25 sheets would have 50 pages) and decorate each page (or at least 50 pages if the journal has more than 50 pages). Decorate is a loose term for doodles, stickers, washi, written journal prompts, journal art, bullet journal templates, anything that would delight you if it was in the journal you received. The journal does not have to be a three-ring journal like that featured in the swap image. If you aren't already hand making journals, you might not want this project to be your prototype. Hand making journals well is time-consuming and not for the faint-hearted. I'm in the middle of hand making two and neither would be a good option for this swap.
Each page should have considerable space for your swap partner to use for journaling. For me, 75% journaling space (with 25% decorating) would be ideal.
You'll receive your partner at the end of August and have more than three months to decorate the journal pages and send it. Senders choice for decorating, but please consider your swap partner's profile when decorating, with a goal of a combo of your art and what your partner likes.
If you receive a journal with at least 50 pages decorated your rating should be a 5, even if all 50 pages aren't to your taste. This is "Have an open mind and loving heart" swap. Each page should show that an effort was made. You have four months to complete and send this swap and I specifically chose the four-month "incubation period" so that there would be time to make an effort on each of the 50 pages. It's not a race and there's no prize for sending first. At the same time, if you are up to your ears in handmade/decorated journals and have one that would be a good fit for your partner, it's also ok if you send it on September 1.
I've had some disappointing flakes lately (well, aren't they all disappointing?) so you must have a what I consider a high 4.99 rating - no more than one 1 or 3 and that rating should explain itself with your response. You must also have participated in at least 25 Type 3 swaps at the time partners are assigned.
This is a big responsibility as we head into the holiday months, so please give some thought as to whether you'll be able to add decorating a 50-page journal to what is usually the busiest season of the year. I am unable to angel for this swap.
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