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Journal Prompt Box

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Journal Prompt Box
Swap Coordinator:fairyoflostthings (contact)
Swap categories: Challenges  Letters & Writing  Journals 
Number of people in swap:10
Location:International
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:June 1, 2011
Date items must be sent by:July 5, 2011
Number of swap partners:1
Description:

I often have trouble deciding on what to write in my journal and I love adding fun things to the pages of my journal. I thought other people might have fun with this kind of thing as well. Not to forget, getting little treasures and surprises in a swap.

I have done a couple of swaps where you gather together pieces of "paper" to bind together and write your journal on (Poor Man's Journal). This time we'll just send the journal prompts written (or typed if you think your handwriting is bad) on random bits of paper. Some examples of acceptable writing material are:

♥ backs of receipts ♥ the leftover bits from a handmade card ♥ a newspaper clipping to read and journal about ♥ a slip of paper from your grocery list pad ♥ junk mail envelopes ♥ paper bags or doilies ♥ last month's page from your day planner ♥ bar/pub coasters ♥ tea bag packaging

Please do not include anything that has food residue on it but no food in it. . For instance get a candy bar that has two wrappers, gently open the outer wrap, write on it, then tape it shut.

Once you've got all of your journal prompts slip them into a box of some kind that can act as a "reach in and grab one" type of receptacle. Decorate it just a little (or a lot if the mood strikes you). Suggestions for a box: ♥ a box from children's shoes ♥ a cardboard canister from coffee or oatmeal (dusted out) ♥ a box from tea packets or other individually wrapped things

Let your imagination wander. Ask deep and probing questions to get people to write. Look up books about journaling and art journaling at the library and write/type out an art journal project. (Inspire someone to learn more about themselves and help them enrich their life, don't just ask them what their favorite color is and why...)

Here are the requirements: ♦ MINIMUM 25 journal prompts written/typed on random bits of things that can be glued/stapled into a journal ♦ MINIMUM 1 small profile surprise such as: - a favorite treat (candy, snack) - a sample of tea or cocoa - a charm, friendship bracelet, etc - a new pen to write with - an ATC ♦ a short note saying hello and introducing yourself and why you chose to join this swap ♦ a small box to keep all of this in that is inside of other packaging or a packaging box that can double as a keeper for all of the prompts

Please don't be a flake. No one likes to sit and wonder where their package is only to find that it was never actually sent.

I allow new people because everyone has to start somewhere.

If you're very new and signing up for this swap I will ask you to PLEASE do yourself the honor of really filling out a profile. If you want the best experience from this site and these swaps make sure your profile is very well filled out and include a section for your favorite treats and things you collect.

Discussion

MeliaMellon 06/ 1/2011 #

Is this really a type 3 swap? We're supposed to put the prompts in a box and mail, right?

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