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Swap Coordinator:msteacher (contact)
Swap categories: Challenges  Books  Letters & Writing 
Number of people in swap:12
Location:Other
Type:None
Last day to signup/drop:April 15, 2008
Date items must be sent by:January 5, 2009
Number of swap partners:1
Description:

Hi. You are going to buy a 5 subject notebook and fill it with your dreams, musings, recipies, poems, pictures, lists, doodles...in short, anything that inspires you or happens to you on any given day. Fill 75% of the notebook by the time you are to send it to your partner. Decorate the outside anyway you wish...but it must be decorated. Be inspired...share your life. This will be a long term swap beginning April 15, 2008 and ending January 5th, 2009. No no-sends in the past 90 days. Please do not join if you don't think you can follow through. Happy journaling.

Discussion

StarryNights 04/11/2008 #

Can newbies join in this swap?

msteacher 04/11/2008 #

Yes, I am going to allow newbies if they can follow through with the swap. Someone has to start somewhere!

StarryNights 04/11/2008 #

Thanks! And that's true. I love journaling so I will follow through. I can't wait to get started. :)

Obstminkerl 04/12/2008 #

Hello! Is it international?

msteacher 04/12/2008 #

Yes, this version is international!!

salfra 04/12/2008 #

What a great journal swap! Have notebook, ready to journal...

Cosima 04/13/2008 #

If I'd know what a 5 subject notebook is, I'd love to join this swap! I am from Germany and don't know the term "5 subject notebook".

msteacher 04/14/2008 #

Cosima, It is a 200 page spiral bound notebook that is divided into 5 sections. Most students in secondary schools like to have one so they can carry one notebook for most of their subjects. If Germany does not carry something similar, just take a three ring binder and put 200 pages of lined notebook paper. Try to divide the notebook into five equal sections. That would work too.

lois 04/15/2008 #

This sounds wonderfully intriguing to me as I love to write and create in book form... But I just dont know if I can commit to it right now, so I hope that another one of these types will be offered again in the future!

Cosima 04/15/2008 #

msteacher, thanks for your answer. I think there are no three ring binder in Germany, too. But I can use a common binder with the appropriate paper. For the five section I can use my creativity. Sounds like a lot of fun!

Obstminkerl 04/16/2008 #

Okay, I should've asked this earlier, but it shouldn't be a problem ;o)

Why do we ned those 5 sections? I really don't understand it, and I'd like to do everything right.

My idea is - on section for the "normal" diary, one for recipes, one for poems, one for pics, etc. Am I right?

Oh pleeease explain for me blondie :o)

Cosima 04/16/2008 #

Gusti reminds me to an other question: Should we restrict ourself to "5 subjects" and must the 5 department are of equal length? I think we have to do about 150 pages, makes 30 pages for each subject, eg. 30 art pages, 30 musing pages ...

msteacher 04/17/2008 #

Amanda, please restrict your comments to your swap. Thank you.

StarryNights 04/29/2008 #

Just to say I've started working on my notebook and it's scattered so to speak. I didn't use the 5 compartments to divide up into categories. My partner will get a little bit of everything throughout the entire notebook. :)

msteacher 05/31/2008 #

I'm scattered too! I've had a tough time the last month or so...I lost my granddaughter and my notebook (yours) will have some really sentimental stories. I am glad I have this forum to share.

msteacher 10/ 1/2008 #

How is everyone doing? Just checking in.

amandawintersteen 10/18/2008 #

how's everyone doing on this end? Just wanted to let ya'll know that I've decided to host an international round 2 of this swap so my mom doesn't have to host the international one. come join if ur interested.

msteacher 10/19/2008 #

Hi amanda, I joined yours too. Everyone email me and let me know you are still kicking.

msteacher 10/19/2008 #

Hi amanda, I joined yours too. Everyone email me and let me know you are still kicking.

Tracy 11/ 6/2008 #

I'm still kicking! :D

msteacher 12/10/2008 #

Hi Tracy, I hope other people are alive and doing well too!

Cindy

msteacher 12/16/2008 #

Hope everyone has a happy holiday season.

StarryNights 12/17/2008 #

I'm still kickin'. In fact I sent my journal off to my partner today! :)

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