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U.S. Only Journal Swap W/a Twist

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Swap Coordinator:julief (contact)
Swap categories: Paper Goods  Challenges  Letters & Writing 
Number of people in swap:20
Last day to signup/drop:December 20, 2007
Date items must be sent by:January 30, 2008
Number of swap partners:1

This is the U.S. Only version of this swap. To join the International version please go to: http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/9209

Addicted to journal swaps? Perhaps :)

For this swap you will have one partner and keep a journal for one month. During this time you will write at least twenty entries (but feel free to write more). Each entry should contain at least one page of text. Text could be a story, a poem, a couple paragraphs about your day - 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 mixed cd, sweets, etc). However, for things that are packed in the box, please note which entry they are for.

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" and anything really that goes above and beyond.

This swap will require a commitment so the restrictions are as follows: You must have a rating of at least 4.7. 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.

*Updated: Due to problems in another journal swap I'm hosting, 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.


MissPrincess 11/13/2007 #

Great Idea for a swap!

MissPrincess 11/15/2007 #

Hi! When will partners be assigned for this?

julief 11/15/2007 #

Partners will be assigned Dec. 21st - but feel free to get started on your journal any time now.

MissPrincess 11/16/2007 #

I am already thinking about this one and am excited! I wanted to include things from my partners profile though and get a head start on buying since the holidays are coming and all too! But partners aren't assigned until after the first day the journal starts then?

julief 11/16/2007 #

Yep. Sorry, partners are always signed the day after the sign up date cut off.

daffyd1963 11/27/2007 #

this is a great swap I have already started filling in my journal but havn't did the covers yet I want to wait and decorated it according to my partners profile. carolyn h

MissPrincess 12/ 2/2007 #

I got a journal and dated pages, ready to start!

AmigurumiNymph 12/18/2007 #

I LOVE this swap! I'm starting to make my journal now. Can't wait to fill it in!

FarStarr 12/19/2007 #

Hi Julie,

I just wanted to let you know that I might be dropping out of this one. I want to do it, but I still haven't received either of the last 2 journal swaps (although I do believe they were sent). :( I'm still on the fence until tomorrow.


FarStarr 12/20/2007 #

Hmm..ok..I'll try one more time..I'm staying! :)

julief 12/20/2007 #

Thanks for staying Farstarr!

julief 12/24/2007 #

i will be out of town from thursday, december 27th - sunday, december 30th. any messages or email that i receive during that time will be answered promptly on monday, december 31st.

hope everyone has a happy holiday!

julief 01/17/2008 #

*I will be out of town from Friday, Jan. 18th until Monday, Jan. 21st. If you contact me during this time, I will reply promptly on Tuesday, Jan. 22nd.

FarStarr 01/22/2008 #

Bluecrayons...your journal and STUFF are on ther way!

Aerochik 01/24/2008 #

crafterella I will be sending yourjournal and goodies out by the middle of next week...let me know when it arrives.

colorfizz 01/25/2008 #

Miss Princess, your package will be on it's way tomorrow morning =) It was so much fun to put together, I'm sad to see this swap coming to a close. I really hope you like it.

ScarletT2344 01/27/2008 #

Mailed Journal at Post Office today. Priority Mail with Delivery Confirmation, on its way to Barbara in New Mexico. Thanks to Julie for hosting this Swap, especially for hosting a USA only version.

julief 01/29/2008 #

It's my pleasure :)

I'm going to host another in the spring, let me know if you want me to contact you when it goes up (or just keep an eye out for it).

julief 02/ 1/2008 #

Hey everyone - thanks for taking part in this swap. If you're interested in joining the second round, which closes on 3/16 and has to be sent by 4/21, you can view it here: http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/11436

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