|Swap Coordinator:||julief (contact)|
|Number of people in swap:||14|
|Location:||Regional - USA|
|Type:||Type 3: Package or craft|
|Last day to signup/drop:||May 11, 2012|
|Date items must be sent by:||June 11, 2012|
|Number of swap partners:||1|
After a three year break (eek, has it been that long, really??), I’ve decided to host another round of Journal with a Twist Swaps. I have no idea if there is still interest around, but I figured I’d give it a go.
This is the US Only version. If there is enough interest, I will host an International version in a month or so.
For this swap you will have one partner and keep a journal for one month(ish). During this time you will write at least twenty entries (but feel free to write more). Each entry should contain some text. Text could be a story, a poem, a couple paragraphs about your day, a quote you like - whatever you feel like writing.
Here's the twist: each entry should also contain an "extra." Extras could include an illustration, a recipe, a collage, a photograph, a song (you could make a complimentary mix cd), a little something that you picked up that day (brochure, piece of candy, etc), or whatever else you can come up with. The extras can vary by day, so you could have a song for the first day, a recipe for the second day, and a photograph for the third, etc. Extras can either be glued into the journal (think recipes, photographs, etc) or packed in the box with the journal (think mix cd, sweets, etc). However, for things that are packed in the box, please note which entry they are for. At least two of the extras need to be higher value. This could be interpreted two ways – either items that have a higher value money-wise ($3-5 USD) or items that have higher value effort-wise (a handmade item of some sort).
Basically the intent of this swap is to create a journal stuffed full of interesting text and goodies. You will send the journal to your partner after one month and they will keep it.
The journal itself can be any size. It can be store bought or handmade.
Please remember to give out hearts for extra "extras" or entries and anything really that goes above and beyond.
You must have a solid 5 rating for this swap. I am very firm on this because I want everyone who makes an effort to receive something amazing as well.
Due to problems in other journal swaps I've hosted, I reserve the right to skip any person before the send by date. This means, I reserve the right to contact the person who sends to that swapper and have them instead send to the swapper's partner, thereby skipping them. I would not do this lightly, but I will not hesitate to do it if the person's ratings fall significantly, they fail to send out multiple swaps, or they do not sign into swap-bot for 2+ weeks. I would hate to do this, but if it becomes necessary I will. This is a big swap and I don't want people disappointed because they worked really hard on their journal and received nothing in return. I think that covers everything. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.
Feel free to start your journal as soon as you sign up! Some people like to start it early and then add personalized entries when they find out who their partner is.
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