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US Only: Unusual Journal Swap

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US Only: Unusual Journal Swap
Swap Coordinator:VivaLaDiane (contact)
Swap categories: Journals 
Number of people in swap:12
Location:Regional - United States
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:September 11, 2017
Date items must be sent by:October 21, 2017
Number of swap partners:1

I'm putting the requirements first - if you don't read and meet them, I will be banning without reason. The "reason" is you don't read requirements. That's important in Swapbot. So, you MUST have at least 100 ratings with most being type 2 or 3. Any unresolved 1 ratings are a no for me. If you think you might get banned, message me and ask before you start on a journal.


Must be a composition notebook (non spiral) and have at least 50 pages, obviously and you'll see why in the next sentence. You must fill at least 50 pages and it must include at least:

1 page introducing yourself and explaining why you wanted to join this swap.

10 lists/pages of top 10 (topics are your choice)

10 pages of some type of art form - drawing, photos, painting, collage-ish etc.

5-10 pages of some type of paper fun stuff - think receipts, used movie/concert/transportation tickets

10 pages of diary type entries detailing your day, your thoughts, your feelings...

5-10 pages of Wreck this Journal type entries

Feel free to fill this with more than required of your favorite category above but remember that there must be at least 50 pages completed. Using the back of pages is up to you (I won't be). This starts on September 11 and ends on my birthday.

Happy Swapping! ♥


Jess12 08/25/2017 #

Could you give some examples of 'wreck this journal' pages? Just so I'm sure I'd be doing the right kind of thing. Thanks 😁

Babsmomof5 08/26/2017 #

Babsmomof5 08/26/2017 #

Babsmomof5 08/26/2017 #

Babsmomof5 08/26/2017 #

Babsmomof5 08/26/2017 #

Babsmomof5 08/26/2017 #

There are some pages from a Wreck This Journal book. There are so many fun ways you can add fun and creativity to it!

Babsmomof5 08/26/2017 #

One question I have @vivaladiane is this...should we create the wreck this journal page for the recipient to wreck, or do we create AND wreck it? This is a great idea, I'm really looking forward to the challenge!

junemoon 08/26/2017 #

with horrid handwriting (i've typed almost everythig for almost 40 years and hate handwriting) can i do the written journal pages on computer/print/paste in? I do that in journals quite a lot, makes them readable for partners and comfortable for me. It sounds like a fun kind of journl do and to receive.

VivaLaDiane 08/26/2017 #

@babsmomof5 You create and wreck the journal page. Much love for sharing examples of WTJ. Much appreciated!

VivaLaDiane 08/26/2017 #

@junemoon -Absolutely.

HappyMom 08/27/2017 #

It sounds like fun! One question- it sounds like partners keep the journal they receive, right? In other words, I wouldn't get my journal back?

VivaLaDiane 08/27/2017 #

Correct. You get someone else's journal.

USAFwife 08/30/2017 #

The lists pages - all top 10 (fave songs/movies etc) or just lists in general? For the paper stuff pages - magpie style? For the WTJ pages - do we label the top of the page, then wreck it (like label the page Rip it up & then tear?) Sounds like fun, just want to be sure I understand &don't disappoint my partner :)

VivaLaDiane 08/30/2017 #

Just lists. No predetermined questions, your choice... For the Wreck It's - yes, you label it then wreck it. For the paper fun pages - I'm leaving that open to individuals. I had to look up magpie so I don't want to dictate a style. Art is art. If you put in the effort, it shouldn't be disappointing. ♥♥

VivaLaDiane 08/30/2017 #

After I've searched for a loooooooooong time. The magpie type is how I see those pages in my mind, so I don't require them to be like that, but if one needs some inspiration, it isn't a bad idea.

Babsmomof5 08/31/2017 #

@VivaLaDiane I've got one more question for you. Ive begun to work on my journal, and have found that some things have become a two page spread...do we count those as two pages, since it technically is? Or should we count it as one, since it's all part of one idea? For instance, on the diary entry, my first one is two full pages, and I just need to know how to count it. Ok, I lied. I've actually got two...is it ok to decorate the outside cover of the composition book?

VivaLaDiane 08/31/2017 #

One idea counts as 1 even if it takes 5 pages. This of course applies to just writing. Sorry about that. With art or paper fun I'd count them differently. I hope that's fair.

It is absolutely okay to decorate whatever inside or out as you feel. It's isn't required but it is allowed. Thanks for the great questions everyone. I definitely want them in advance of the swap beginning.

USAFwife 09/ 1/2017 #

One more question - do we need to start with a new comp book? Or can we use an old one, as long as it has 50 pages?

VivaLaDiane 09/ 1/2017 #

You definitely may use an old one as long as it has 50 pages. ♥

Babsmomof5 09/ 5/2017 #

Been working on mine, and very please with how it's progressing, love the specs for this swap, as it gives me a bit of structure, yet allows for complete creativity within it. ❤️

VivaLaDiane 09/ 5/2017 #

I started mine this weekend and am loving it. Very soul baring. I greatly appreciate the compliment. ♥

shinyserra 09/ 7/2017 #

This sounds like so much fun!!! I definitely want to join after I get some swaps sent out :)

VAWM 09/ 8/2017 #

5 ratings short! Oh well! I will watch for another time on this one! Great and fun idea. :)

shinyserra 09/ 9/2017 #

If you don't qualify I'd be willing to do a private swap with you :)

shinyserra 09/ 9/2017 #

I am also willing to angel if you need one (although I definitely hope this isn't the case!) This journal is just so much fun! I'm plugging away on mine :)

VivaLaDiane 09/12/2017 #

Thanks so much! ♥ Partners are now assigned.

Artistic 10/21/2017 #

A USPS Priority Mail package went out today to my partner. Tracking number is 9505 5000 0101 7294 0002 55


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