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Christmas Journal!

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Swap Coordinator:mamatoallie (contact)
Swap categories: Challenges  Miscellaneous  Seasonal 
Number of people in swap:4
Location:International
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:August 31, 2009
Date items must be sent by:October 30, 2009
Number of swap partners:1
Description:

This was originally "Christmas Journal and Gift" by Net3811 ,but it is now just for the Journal.

This challenging swap is to create a journal that your partner would not dream of celebrating Christmas without. Please make it really pretty inside and out. Check profiles for likes and dislikes. Feel free to use your own or others' illustrations, stickers, photos, pretty paper, paint, collages, charms, buttons etc. Size wise your journal can be done in an 8 x 8 scrapbook, a5 art journal or similar. Please include a Christmas gift for your partner when sending your journal. Rules Minimum rating of 4.95 No 3's or 1's in the last month

Journal requirements Please use at least 1 each of 15 of the following subjects. The rest is up to you. Fill at least 40 pages. Be aware that these art-type journals can be more challenging than they appear. Start early and you will see what I mean! Notice a few of these will not actually be “in” the journal, but feel free to find a creative way to incorporate them onto a page (ie. Burn CD—on page glue the CD sleeve and decorate the page, then put the CD in the sleeve).

--Christmas anecdotes or stories - one story = 1 page

--Recipes

--Decorating ideas

--Patterns for Christmas crafts

--Ideas for gifts and secret santas

--Traditions from other countries

--Links to great Christmas blogs or web-sites

--Burn a CD of carols

--A small profile based gift

--List of favorite carols or write one out

--Family traditions

--Your own Christmas hints and tips

--Photos of Christmases past

--Christmas party planner

--Menus (eg Christmas Breakfast, lunch, dinner, Boxing Day etc)

--Gift wishlist

--Christmas “to-do” lists (paper)

--Christmas memories

--A bunch of extra Christmas cards

--What you love or hate about Christmas

--How you will celebrate Christmas and/or who with

--Decorate pages that can be used for your partners lists such as -Christmas card recipients, gifts to buy, shopping, food to cook

--Your Christmas time agenda

--Decorate pages they can put photos on or journal with Enjoy your project!

Discussion

Mimi2254 08/15/2009 #

This sounds like so much fun! I could really get into this and will clear up my dashboard to make room. I can get started right away though! Great idea!

sewcrafty 08/15/2009 #

this is a really good idea. i'll put it on my watchlist for now.

Kalimorgana 08/15/2009 #

On my watchlist too. I think the signup date is pretty early, as well as the sending date, to be honest.

oangelo143 08/15/2009 #

I think the send date is perfect. This is a book to help you get ready for Christmas and you'll want plenty of time to read through it and get ready! :)

mamatoallie 08/15/2009 #

I would love to take credit for this but it wasn't my idea. It was Net3811. :) And I'm glad to have everyone! And thank you oangelo143, that was our idea with the sending date.

picxie 08/15/2009 #

ohh i did a "journal your xmas" project a couple of years ago... ill be putting this in my watchlist for now.. im a sucker for journals

mamatoallie 08/18/2009 #

me too

parkermom 09/16/2009 #

aww I didnt see this until now... bummer, it was right up my alley!

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