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US Only Journal w/a Twist 8

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Swap Coordinator:julief (contact)
Swap categories: Journals 
Number of people in swap:9
Location:Regional - USA
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:November 8, 2009
Date items must be sent by:December 19, 2009
Number of swap partners:1
Description:

This is Round 8. Thanks to everyone who has kept this swap going!

This is the US Only version. I will also be hosting an International version.

For this swap you will have one partner and keep a journal for one monthish. During this time you will write at least twenty entries (but feel free to write more). Each entry should contain some text. Text could be a story, a poem, a couple paragraphs about your day, a quote you like - whatever you feel like writing.

Here's the twist: each entry should also contain an "extra." Extras could include an illustration, a recipe, a collage, a photograph, a song (you could make a complimentary mix cd), a little something that you picked up that day (brochure, piece of candy, etc), or whatever else you can come up with. The extras can vary by day, so you could have a song for the first day, a recipe for the second day, and a photograph for the third, etc.

Extras can either be glued into the journal (think recipes, photographs, etc) or packed in the box with the journal (think mix cd, sweets, etc). However, for things that are packed in the box, please note which entry they are for. At least two of the extras need to be higher value. This could be interpreted two ways – either items that have a higher value money-wise ($3-5 USD) or items that have higher value effort-wise (a handmade item of some sort).

Basically the intent of this swap is to create a journal stuffed full of interesting text and goodies. You will send the journal to your partner after one month and they will keep it.

The journal itself can be any size. It can be store bought or handmade.

Please remember to give out hearts for extra "extras" or entries and anything really that goes above and beyond.

This swap requires a lot of time and effort. It will require a commitment so the restrictions are as follows: You must have a rating of at least 4.85. You may not have any "no sends" for the past two months. I don't like banning people, but I want to ensure that everyone who puts forth the effort for this swap receives a quality journal in return.

Due to problems in other journal swaps I've hosted, I reserve the right to skip any person before the send by date. This means, I reserve the right to contact the person who sends to that swapper and have them instead send to the swapper's partner, thereby skipping them. I would not do this lightly, but I will not hesitate to do it if the person's ratings fall significantly, they fail to send out multiple swaps, or they do not sign into swap-bot for 2+ weeks. I would hate to do this, but if it becomes necessary I will. This is a big swap and I don't want people disappointed because they worked really hard on their journal and received nothing in return.

I think that covers everything. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Feel free to start your journal as soon as you sign up! Some people like to start it early and then add personalized entries when they find out who their partner is.

Discussion

micrulaa 09/12/2009 #

Ooo. Sounds like a very interesting swap! I'm wondering if you have to start your journal in November or can you start it now and update it every couple days or so?

julief 09/12/2009 #

@micrulaa you can definitely start it now. lots of people start it early and then just personalize the last few entries once partners have been assigned.

creationsbygena 09/29/2009 #

Hi there. This sounds really neat. Is this swap for US only as I see you have international on there under location and I am only interested in sending to a US address to save on postage. Thanks! Will watch for now.

Hens 10/ 3/2009 #

If it is only in the US, please put it under "regional" rather than "international"

julief 10/ 5/2009 #

Sorry about that Hens. I have changed it.

mousepoo 10/19/2009 #

Why is everyone dropping this swap? I think it's a great idea.

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