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The Mini-Journal Trilogy: Part 1

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The Mini-Journal Trilogy: Part 1
Swap Coordinator:AndrewLips (contact)
Swap categories: Journals 
Number of people in swap:13
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:March 31, 2011
Date items must be sent by:May 18, 2011
Number of swap partners:1

Part of The Mini-Journal Trilogy. This is Part 1!

Page size

When I say mini-journal I don't mean small pages. I just mean it's a small project, not a massive project. So please make pages not too small. I dunno, about the size of your average postcard. That's A5 sized paper over here in the UK. So yeah, pages must be about that size. or bigger.

inspired by @ElizabethObviously with this swap

My group..The Butterfly Anarchists..Drifters and Drycleaner workers welcome

For this swap you will be creating a journal for your partner that will have 13 entries. But you can add more themes if you want. Journals to be handmade. Entries should involve text/art/drawing/dreadlocks/imagaination!!

There are 13 themes listed below. Create an entry for each theme in any order (though #1 should be first) using any media. If you are not able to hand-write yours, typing on a computer and then pasting into the journal is perfectly acceptable. Hand written should be clearly written. Try to avoid super hard to read joined up handwriting.

To participate in this swap you MUST meet the following qualifications.

NO 3's in the last 2 months.

NO newbies. Sorry.

Fully filled out profiles only.

You must have signed in within 3 days of assigning partners.

All participants must have a rating of 4.9 or higher.

I reserve the right to ban anyone I believe will not hold up their end of the swap or will otherwise be a bad swapper. I will be checking all profiles thoroughly after the sign-up date and banning anyone who doesn't meet these qualifications. No exceptions. I promise I will be incredibly strict with these rules simply because so many people have been burned by so many swaps. I want people to have a good experience with this. This swap is international so be aware shipping be be a bit more.

Use different pens, decorate pages. No two pages alike please. Not just boring writing. Keep it all creative. Use colour pages. glitter glue. go crazy! Be imaginative! Have fun!

The Themes

•Write about yourself. Include a photo/drawing of yourself if possible.

•Your day in picture form with text..like a comic layout(6 pics minimum)..pictures or drawing is cool.

•1 secret, or more. has to be your secret.

•YOUR PAGE. Anything you want, put it here!

•List three celebrity crushes. Why do you like them?

•What made you feel good & bad this week?

•Leaf through some magazines and cut out images that grab your attention. Paste them into the journal.

•Write down the lyrics to a song that has a strong memory attached to it. Share the memory if you want.

•What are 5 of your pet peeves and why do they bother you?

•Talk about swap-bot. What do you love about it? What do you NOT love about it?

•You have the chance to take an all-expenses-paid roadtrip. Where do you go? What do you do?

•It's your last meal. What's for dinner?

•What do you do to keep young? covering your fingers in glue? eating a whole tub of ice cream?

Any questions or comments just post below


camelsamba 03/12/2011 #

Intriguing idea. However, I honestly and truly have no celebrity crushes, because (a) we don't have a TV so I don't keep up with celebrities, and (b) I'm too old for crushes :^o. Could I write about, for example, 3 people I admire and why?

annan 03/12/2011 #

I think postcard size is A6 not A5.

andannabegins 03/12/2011 #

awesome idea, andrew!! i'm in!

naturenerd3 03/12/2011 #

Awesome journal topics. This is on my watch list.

AndrewLips 03/13/2011 #

@camelsamba for sure! go ahead and do that! x

Cheekycow 03/14/2011 #

What a great idea! I'm watching :)

OverMoon 03/19/2011 #

Could 'celebrity crushes' also be fictional people, like Spock or Harry Potter?

naturenerd3 03/19/2011 #

Haha I agree. All my crushes are fictional :P

AndrewLips 03/21/2011 #


craftsgalore 03/25/2011 #

The more I read this swap the more I am liking it. It's on my watch list. One thing though - I don't have any secrets!

craftsgalore 03/25/2011 #

What and when will be parts two and three and are we committed to doing them when we sign up for this one?

AndrewLips 03/28/2011 #

@craftsgalore you dont have to do all 3 mini-journals. when? at the very earliest MAY. what? more themes, a few of the same, some very different ones. xx

mooncrab 03/29/2011 #

Andrew, is this meant to be profile specific or can i make a start on my journal NOW before the deadline and partners are allocated?

andannabegins 03/29/2011 #

what are our "censorship" guidelines? i dislike censorship, but don't want to offend anyone...say, particularly on the about me, anything page, secret, magazine clips, etc...

mooncrab 03/30/2011 #

Clarify for me please, hon, is this a store-bought journal or a hand-made journal?

AndrewLips 03/30/2011 #

Handmade journal. Not store bought. This is NOT profile specific. You can start it now.

Censorship - I guess unless your partner's profile says that they are put off by swear words/sex/etc then don't put it in. But if there is nothing about that on their profile, then you're free to put whatever you like! x

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