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Amanda's Journal Swap #1

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Swap Coordinator:Amandalee (contact)
Swap categories: Paper Goods  Challenges  Journals 
Number of people in swap:14
Location:Regional - Canada & USA
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:September 30, 2010
Date items must be sent by:November 5, 2010
Number of swap partners:1

Hello Everyone!

I love journal swaps and have recently been introduced to journal's with a twist and to journals with prompts provided for writing. I enjoyed creating both journals, but thought of a way to combine my favorite aspects of both and here it is!

Amanda's Journal Swap # 1
Canada & USA Only
No Newbies (sorry!)

1 - Cut a picture of a scene from a magazine and glue to the page. Use more magazine images to layer onto the original image in order to change it (Cut different art, clothes etc.)

2 - What would you like to see in the town or city that you live in that it doesn't already have? (Stadium? Ice Rink? Mall?)

3 - Talk about your neighbors.

4 - Do you / did you have a life plan? Are you fulfilling the plan?

5 - What bad habit do you have that you would really like to stop?

6 - Are you a morning or night person? Do you need a lot of time to wake up? Do you stay up all night?

7 - Collage a page with random items found throughout your home. Make notes about each item you include.

8 - Favorite crafty endeavors?

9 - Most unsuccessful attempt at crafting / art.

10 - Talk about things you have done that make you proud of yourself.

11 - Guilty Pleasures? What are they?

12 - Where is the farthest place you have traveled to? What was it like?

13 - Choose 2 people from your past (friend or foe) and write a bit about them.

14 - Favorite Food & Drink?

15 - Favorite places to shop for -------? (Pick at least 5 different items.)

16 - How do you like to spend any alone time?

17 - Favorite activities with a group?

18 - If you could be any animal, what would you be and why?

19 - Write an entry with Crayons or Felts.

20 - Make a game for your partner. (Word search, crossword etc..) Include the answers in a sealed envelope at the back of the journal.

21 - Talk about high school. Did you enjoy it? Did you graduate?

22 - Favorite Teacher - Why were they your favorite?

23 - Dream Job - What / Who / Where?

24 - One word for each letter of the alphabet. First words that come to your mind. Place onto the page in any format you wish.

25 - Fill a page with doodles.

26 - Cut words from magazines and newspapers to write an entry. (Topic is senders choice.)

27 - Decorate a page to be pretty.

28 - Try to draw something you can see

29 - Decorate a page with tape. (Any kind of tape, any design or pattern.)

30 - Talk about your job. Share a minimum of 2 photo's of your place of work.

Nitty Gritty

  • Canada/USA Only
  • No Newbies (Pm me, we may be able to do a private trade.)
  • Journals must be at least 5 inches by 5 inches. Any bigger is up to you!
  • One page per prompt above, for a total of 30 entries. (You can have longer entries or more entries too!)
  • No recent ones
  • You must have signed into Swap-Bot within a week of the Swaps sign up deadline.

I reserve the right to Ban anyone who seems like a flake.

Entries are not partner specific, so you can get started on your journal now...I know I will be!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Thanks, Amanda


savannahjan 09/21/2010 #

I like a lot of your questions. I'm in 2 journal swaps right now or I'd sign up for this one. But I wanted to say that I wish some of your questions were in the swaps I was in!

Amandalee 09/21/2010 #

Thank You! If it goes well, I may do a round 2 & will send you a message :)

Amandalee 09/22/2010 #

Clarifying that by one page, I mean one side of a piece of paper.

ChelseaLake 09/23/2010 #

I have a couple of questions! Well, actually just one:

30: If we don't have a job, but go to school, would it be okay to include pictures of school and talk about it instead?

ChelseaLake 09/23/2010 #

Sorry, I didn't know the number symbol would bold that...Haha I'm a big dork...

Amandalee 09/24/2010 #

Haha :) No worries - I think that is a great idea Chelsea!

bibiana826 09/28/2010 #

Can this be typed? It's so much easier for me to type than write. I was thinking of typing it all then creating a book out of it.

Amandalee 09/30/2010 #

I think that's fine bib :) I didn't specify handwritten int he swap description. Thanks for asking!

PisceanMama 09/30/2010 #

Ooh! I'm looking forward to this one! I need to go out tomorrow and buy a new journal or notebook. I may get my four year old to help me with a few of the more creative entries. :D

Amandalee 10/ 1/2010 #


Please do not have your 4 year old help with any entries. (Unless you have written approval from your partner first!) This swap is meant to be made entirely by you and issues with this have come up on the forums in the past. There is a chance your partner won't mind (depending on which entry it is) so please feel free to ask them.

Sorry & Thanks, Amanda

PisceanMama 10/ 1/2010 #

Not a problem, Amandalee. I hadn't mentioned the possibility of helping so I don't have to worry about disappointing him. :) I'm looking forward to getting started on this myself. It looks like it's going to be a lot of fun!

Amandalee 10/ 1/2010 #

I am excited for sure :) I have 10 entries done already - I am working on the magazine cutout one now. (It's a little harder than I thought it would be, lol!)

PisceanMama 10/ 1/2010 #

Today was supposed to be my day to cull magazines, but I think I'm going to wait until I have a chance to look through them to cut things out. :D

Amandalee 10/ 2/2010 #

Definitely! Look through first :)

PisceanMama 10/28/2010 #

Slowly but sure'll, I'm getting there. Just two more to go. :)

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