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Happiness Journal - Altered MINI composition book

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Happiness Journal - Altered MINI composition book
Swap Coordinator:hoosiergirl (contact)
Swap categories: Challenges  Crafts  Journals 
Number of people in swap:8
Location:Regional - US, Canada, Mexico
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:September 21, 2009
Date items must be sent by:October 24, 2009
Number of swap partners:1

For some time now I have kept a little notebook in my purse and I try to write down at least one thing per day that makes me happy - you know, that one unexpected thing that pops into your mind that makes you smile or something that catches your eye while you're driving along. I frequently get it out and look over past things I've written - especially on trying days. It really helps!

Today I thought about my last visit with my best friend. We took a day trip to the Rocky Mountain National Park and unexpectedly came across a small herd of bighorn sheep. The leader was standing higher on the cliff than the others, watching over them all, looking so regal. I jumped out of the car and snapped some pictures. Ok, so maybe that wouldn't make you smile, but it did me. It was a perfect day. Or another one is the way my 2 yr old grandson announces he wants "hamburger cheese" for supper. And then there's the smell of fresh cut grass, or the way watermelon juice dribbles off a kid's elbow when they are eating a slice, smiling all the while .........

For this swap, we will alter a mini composition book. School supplies are starting to be clearanced out right now so you can find them very inexpensively. Theme of the cover is sender's choice - since you are writing about what makes YOU happy that only seems fair :0) Please put some effort into it - show off your skills, lol.

As for the journal - let's say 20 entries - at least one page each (these are little journals and the pages are small). If you want to add a picture, a drawing, stickers or whatever to embelish what you are writing about - go for it. The more involved the better.

You will have one partner. Since this one is a bit involved I will limit it to those with at least 10 snail mail swaps and a minimum 4.8 rating. If you are a newbie and want to participate, please message me I might be willing to set up a one-on-one swap with you that you will still be rated for. For now I will say US, Canada and Mexico. If there's a strong interest I'll make an international version, as well.

There will be a full month to complete, but since this is not specific to your partner, you can start journaling now. Have fun and let me know if you have any questions! ENJOY!!


cleopatra 09/ 3/2009 #

There's interest for an international swap from me !

imlilanglnot 09/ 8/2009 #

I love this idea - I'm putting it on my watchlist... although I might go ahead and buy the notebook and get started altering.

DarbyFlats 09/11/2009 #

When you swap a journal, do you get it back, or does your partner keep it? Thanks for answering my ignorant question. :)

hoosiergirl 09/11/2009 #

Darby - No ignorant questions. On this one your partner will keep it. And there should be extra empty pages so your partner can add their own "Happiness" entries :0)

hoosiergirl 09/13/2009 #

I received a question about the type of notebook to use - here was my answer:

The "cow print" kind- they have a sturdy cover just like the larger sized ones. I have found them in 2 pks at Target. They have 80 sheets and measure 4 1/2 X 3 1/4. If you cant find those in your area, something comparable is fine. I just like these because the cover is easier to alter.

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