Swap-bot Time: January 18, 2018 9:59 am

USA RR Journal Swap

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Swap Coordinator:gramsbuttonbox (contact)
Swap categories: Journals 
Number of people in swap:7
Location:Regional - USA
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:January 5, 2018
Date items must be sent by:February 24, 2018
Number of swap partners:1

This swap is for a journal that each person decorates, and then, like a Friendship Book "fb" (see my website for more info about those) - sends it onward, to a first "swap partner". (You will be assigned ONE partner thru swap-bot.)

Then THAT person decorates a page or two, writes some fun/inspirational/poetic/encouraging things, adds some embellishments, etc, and then sends it ONWARD to their swap partner, the "next name" on the list -

You will each receive an emailed or messaged list of the "Journal's Journey", so you will always know who you are sending to, and who you will receive from.

UPDATE: Please be willing to commit to sending the journal onward within 5-7 DAYS after receiving it, so that it does not take TOOOOOO long to make its journey.

(Ya with me so far?)

The group size is limited to about 10 at this time,which will make this almost a TWO-MONTH swap. Ever swapper MUST add their name, as a "digital signature" commitment to send each journal onward within SEVEN days, and - -

ALSO that you promise to keep us informed HERE, when you RECEIVE a journal, or when you SEND one! Thank you!

Yes, it is very possible that two or more journals MIGHT be travelling together. That is fine, and you can also send them in the same package. (That way, they can keep each other company!)

As you are decorating each page in each journal, be sure to SIGN your name to every page!

If you have ANY no-send ratings, please contact me before signing up, or clear them up before the deadline. This group has a major responsibility of carefully handling every person's journal, and I do not want to introduce the possibility of any of them being "misplaced" along the way.

Two weeks from sign-up deadline to sending off your journal - you can get it now, and start decorating it -


It is mandatory that You send me, privately, a working telephone number, before the signup deadline! I promise NOT to abuse that trust, or to give out your number.

TO AVOID THE POSSIBILITY of missing someone on the list, and also to be better able to "track down" any missing journals, each "journal journey" will be the same - in other words, you will always send to (and receive from) the SAME person.

I'm Sorry, but since this is a pretty major undertaking, newbies will not be a part of this group at this time. I want everyone to get their wonderfully decorated journals BACK when they are DONE! (This swap will be run every other month (or oftener), which gives you time to receive some ratings before joining us.)

While you CAN check out people's profiles when you are decorating their journals, I want you to put YOURSELF into your expression, and be creative with it.

Hope we can have some fun with this! Any questions, comment below or message me.


AliCrafter 12/17/2017 #

Also, to mail it a little cheaper be sure to use "media mail" option.

gramsbuttonbox 01/ 6/2018 #

Ive been asked, so I will answer - - yes, there IS a very good reason, that you MUST actually type it here, stating thast you will follow the "rules" - -

maybe you want this swap to stay on your dashboard - - for quicker access, and "one-click entry" - but once you click the "Sent" link, the swap moves into your "history" - you can still access it, but it's not right there, "in your face" haha

So, you post it to the comments that you have SENT a journal, and leavve the "Sent" link untouched...

NEW issue then, you will recceive daily reminders from Swapbot, because the deadline date will be past, but you have not "sent" your swap.

Therefore, I will move the deadline dates ahead, for that reason - so you will NOT get those pesky reminders...

Check each other's dates HERE, on the swap page, to see a journal has been sent

gramsbuttonbox 01/ 7/2018 #

kim, thank y ou for posting here...as for clicking the 'sent" link, we will only have the opportunity to rate one person, and will only be able to rate them once.....

I hope ALL OF YOU will happily rate your partner a '5', for their hard work, and their commitment to keep this swap going thru to the end!

gramsbuttonbox 01/13/2018 #

most comments will be deleted after they have been here for FOUR days...I expect all of you to have visited the site, and read any and all new ones, and posted your own comments as things come up or you think of them...

It is your responsibility to let us know, if this does not work for you, or if you will be absent, etc.

Sent/Received posts will be removed after SEVEN days.

snickerdoodle21 01/14/2018 #

Finishing up my Journal cover today - fun flowery collage/paint - and the inside tomorrow. It will be ready for mailing on Tuesday when the post office opens back up. This project was a great excuse to buy my new heat gun to help my collage work dry faster. The corners of the cover are trying to curl up a bit, but I'll weigh them down and get them flattened out. Enjoying the process.

kimhoay 01/14/2018 #

I dropped my journal in the mail slot, but my post office is closed Saturdays... with the mail not running Sunday or Monday, it will be marked Tuesday. lol

gramsbuttonbox 01/16/2018 #

posting again, in case anyone missed this::

I send to lynnerfb ..

lynnerfb sends to Ace30660...

Ace330660 sends to judgedbyanookdcover..

judgedbyabookscover sends to djacesong..

djacesong.. sends to kimhoay..

kimhoay sends to snickerdoodle..

snickerdoodle sends to me

You can find yourself on the list, then scroll down to see how long it will take for your little gem to make it back home!

Have FUN with this!

Ace330660 01/16/2018 #

Hello ! Just mailed my journal today. 1/16/ Should I mark it as sent? Thanks !

gramsbuttonbox 01/16/2018 #

if you really want to, but as I wrote, you will be "sending' SEVEN journals, thru this whole swap. post it HERE, it will remain here for seven days, then I will remove it - -

everyone should be posting here, when you SND and also when you RECEIVE a journal

thnanks everyone!

gramsbuttonbox 01/16/2018 #

and post WHOSE journal you receive or send....using their swap name, do not post the "theme" of the book, since I might not have seen the journal yet, and would not know the theme.

Ace330660 01/16/2018 #

Ok. I sent my journal to ( judgedbyabookscover ) today. Also received my journal from lynnerfb today. 1/16/18

Thanks ! Ace330660

gramsbuttonbox 01/16/2018 #

oh Ace! you are so lucky! have lots of fun playing with it , and adding fun things to her journal!

gramsbuttonbox 01/18/2018 #

i been dr.dr. and hosp.ing all all week - my dr just told me i havev to back to the hosp - i have moved the dates aheah, have not receiveed any journals as of today - i will havve my ipad with me, so will try keep in touch...please send gentle thoughthoughtd my esy - iy'd my birthfsy on saturday, aheehee...i miagh be spending it hookjkt up with hosp tubes! haha!C) everyy ibem be wekLL

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