Swap-bot Time: November 27, 2022 4:56 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:May 26, 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.


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 03/10/2018 #

judged, your journal will be coming HOME, then, from Ace, when she has finished it...

And you you will add to kim's and send it home. Dianne is snickerdoodle - and you and kim will both add to it, and then, it is also going HOME!

Everyone, if you have not ever rated your partner, I hope you will do so - and please be kind - EVERY journal is on the circuit right now, and yes, will be coming HOME to its owner soon!

kimhoay 03/15/2018 #

Dropped off @gramsbuttonbox and Lynne's at the post office today. :)

lynnerfb 03/16/2018 #

I have Ace's journal will work in it and send it Home

judgedbyabookscover 03/19/2018 #

My journal has come home!!! Thanks so much to everyone that added to it. @ace did you get to add a page I may be missing it but I couldn't find one from you.. if not that's ok, just curious if I should add your name to the page you did. @grams I totally wish you had sewn your entry in, that would have been great! Will you be hosting another round? I would love to join again. I have Kim's and Diane's. I will get them moving very soon! Thanks again guys.

snickerdoodle21 03/20/2018 #

Just recieved journals: Grams and Lynne"s

Ace330660 03/20/2018 #

What did your journal look like judged? Not sure if I did receive yours.

judgedbyabookscover 03/21/2018 #

@ace it was a small handmade book with file folder pages.... collage on the outside... It has little prompts like add a quote, add washi tape, stamp here

Ace330660 03/21/2018 #

Not sure if I did. Does not sound like I received that. I had flowers decorated with decoupage/ mixed media on 2 pages. Let me know if that looks familiar.

gramsbuttonbox 03/22/2018 #

Ace and judged - - snickerdoodle - hopefully, you signed each page you worked on, so it would be pretty easy to check -

and even if you find that you did not add to a journal, it is perfectly okay, to send it to that person, and have them add their bits and doodles...

Ace330660 03/22/2018 #

I did sign every page I completed. Just not sure if I received judged. I really enjoyed this swap and hopefully you can do this swap again. It was so nice having everyone work together and keeping each other informed. I will let you know when I get my journal back. Thanks Everyone !

judgedbyabookscover 03/29/2018 #

I have Kim's and Diane's. I still have to finish up with Diane's and then I'll be sending them on to Kim. I will post back when I mail

Ace330660 03/29/2018 #

Hi Everyone. Just wanted to let you know I have still not received my journal. No one has tried to contact me either. Please let me know what is going on. Thanks !

lynnerfb 03/29/2018 #

Ace I am so very sorry. I have your book already to send. Just have to wait for my ss check on the 3ed.
And no i have not received my book back yet.

Ace330660 03/29/2018 #

Ok. Let me know when you do mail it. Thanks !

snickerdoodle21 03/29/2018 #

Put Grams and Lynne"s journal in the mail today, sending to Grams.

kimhoay 03/29/2018 #

I have no journals at the moment

gramsbuttonbox 04/ 2/2018 #

I received the two journals, lynne's and my own...

thank you everyone, for your beautiful and inspiring additions to my little book! and yes, to answer a question posted earlier, I will be running this swap again - - I have also had great and wonderful success with the international version of this swap!

hope to see some of you in future swaps! (we had a blizzard overnight - - so we woke up to everything covered in white - - kinda like a sweet sugar frosting! haha)

gramsbuttonbox 04/ 2/2018 #

Kim - - judged has your journal and Diane's (snickerdoodle) - and when she has finished, will be sending both to you - - you will add to snickerdoodle's journal, and then send it home - - your own journal will be travelling with it, but of course, will stay with you when you get it.

gramsbuttonbox 04/ 2/2018 #

lynne, you have Ace's journal, and will be sending it HOME tomorrow? be sure to post when it is sent....

judgedbyabookscover 04/ 3/2018 #

Just popping in to let you all know that I sent journals out today via priority mail. Kim's is on its way home and I forwarded Diane's to Kim as well. Thanks a bunch!!

gramsbuttonbox 04/ 4/2018 #

thank you so much, Charlotte, for letting us know! I hope you enjoyed this swap, thank you for joining it!

judgedbyabookscover 04/ 5/2018 #

I did enjoy the swap! Thanks for hosting 😆

kimhoay 04/ 5/2018 #

Cant wait to see it!

kimhoay 04/ 8/2018 #

Received my book and Diane’s today

gramsbuttonbox 04/ 9/2018 #

Thank you Kim...enjoy playing with it, and seeing all that has been added to yours!

And then yes, you will send snickerdoodle ‘s home

Ace330660 04/12/2018 #

Hi Everyone ! I wanted to let you know I received my journal ! Thanks to all who participated !

lynnerfb 04/14/2018 #

Ace has her journal . now just waiting on mine. This has been a wonderful journal group. Thank you Mary. and to every one else.

kimhoay 04/14/2018 #

Sent Diane's book home! :)

gramsbuttonbox 04/15/2018 #

Lynne,s Journal is on it’s Wray, should arrive tomorrow ...Monday...we have had a three-day blizzard, so there might be a delay, but it is “ in transit...

Thank you everyone for a great swap!,

snickerdoodle21 04/23/2018 #

Recieved my journal today. Yea! Thanks to all of you for your additions to the journal!

gramsbuttonbox 04/30/2018 #

After spending Januaryin the hospital, and then another two weeks right toward the end of this swap, I sent lynne's journal to her, but had not added anything to it - - a total oversight, on my part....I've tried messaging her, posting to her page, posting to the rating, even calling - all I get is voicemail, but no return call, and have never received a response to my written messages, hoping she might let me fix this, and try to work it out...

she gave me a lower rating, and has been on swapbot every day, thru yesterday, so she surely knows I've tried to contact her....

it looks like she is not going to let me try to fix this....so I am sorry, here, also, lynne....I really did hope that the "after effects" of this journal swap would be, that we had made some good friends...I suppose it's not possible with you...

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