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31  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: PenPal Journal Swap 3 (sign-ups closed) on: August 10, 2007 08:37:10 PM
you write in it.

you could either...
-write in it like a journal day by day for a week telling you partner how your day is going
-write in it just giving information about you
-write letters to your penpal using the journal

remember to
-ask questions and find things out about your partner
-write an about me page or two
-include fun tips about where you are from
(the last swap a couple people even put a map in the journal to show how far they are from each other)
-decorate it, find things out about your partner in order to decorate it for the both of you
-when you get your decorated (or plain) journal remember to put your touches on it as well before yo send it back.

Check the galleries for inspiration and happing swapping
32  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: PenPal Journal Swap 3 (sign-ups closed) on: August 10, 2007 07:34:04 PM
partners are up... please check to see if all is ok
33  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: PenPal Journal Swap 3 on: August 10, 2007 03:28:44 AM
signups are now closed.

does everyone feel fine with 10 crafters? Or would you like more?

Well partners will be given out today but later(i had a horrible dream which woke me up super early and forced me to do something to get that dream out of my head...ohhh craftster)
34  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Pimp My Craftster Name R2 (w/a twist): Sign ups AUG5 - 20: Send SEP 10, 2007 on: August 08, 2007 12:25:13 AM
i wish i had a better name than L so that i could take part in this swap...it sounds fun
35  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: waitress swap on: August 08, 2007 12:17:34 AM
as soon as Miss-Stitchdependent is ready the swap will begin
36  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: PenPal Journal Swap 3 on: August 06, 2007 01:38:42 PM
Let's see if I understand this... we will be sending our own journal out twice.

a sends to b
b sends to c
c sends to a

a,b , and c receive their journals back


a sends to c
b sends to a
c sends to b

then a,b, and c receive them back again and have each gained 2 new friends


a sends to b
b sends to c
c sends to a

once everyone has received a journal you fill it out then send it back and so on...

so you will be sending one journal and receiving one (also getting the one you made back) and you could continue to send back and forth on your own if you want
37  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: PenPal Journal Swap 3 on: August 05, 2007 03:38:30 PM
Just sent mine in... do we decorate our own journals or does our partner do that while they have it?

you decorate as much of the journal you want including pages and cover or not if you dont want to and your partner will put his or her touch on it by decorating as well.
38  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: penpal Journal Swap 3 on: August 02, 2007 01:33:33 PM
swap is up...

39  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / PenPal Journal Swap 3 (sign-ups closed) on: August 02, 2007 01:32:29 PM
Swap name:
Penpal Journal Swap 3
Craftster member who is organizing this swap:

Sign-up date range:

Date to send item by:
First sendout 08/23/07, Second 09/10/07 (tentatively)

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): no
Non-U.S. participants allowed? yes
All ages allowed? Or 18+? all ages, but below 18, get permission from parents
Organizer is aware of current list of "suspended traders"
list and will not allow those members to participate: YES
Organizer meets the 4 conditions for swapping and will make sure that every participant meets these conditions: YES

Details of swap:
The purpose of this swap is to trade journals with 2 swappers who will write in the journals and send them back and forth continuously (like penpals, only with a journal that contains all the letters).

Each swapper will send 1 journal to one partner, and recieve 1 journal from another partner(first send out>>08/23/07). Once you recieve your partner's journal, respond and send back (Tentative second send date 09/10/07, this will depend on when international swappers recieve).

After journals are sent back, the 'official' part of the swap will end and only then I'll give feedback, so everyone is free to decide if they want to keep sending.  Hopefully everyone will find someone they want to keep talking to!

**The first entries should have an about me section, but feel free to write, draw or add anything you want.  Journals can be homemade, bought, decorated or not.  Have fun with this!

**the first swap can be found here...https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=65069.0
**ideas and gallery can be found here...https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=71931.0

***second swap can be found
**ideas and gallery can be found

I know this is sorta confusing, so here's an example of how this will be set up:
Sally, Jane, and Jill all buy one journal, decorate it and write a letter in the begginning.
Sally sends hers to Jane, Jane sends hers to Jill, Jill sends hers to Sally.
So, then Sally recieves Jills, Jane recieves Sally's and Jill recieves Janes.
Sally's partners are Jane and Jill, Janes partners are Sally and Jill, and Jills are Sally and Jane.
Then once the ladies have recieved, Sally writes back to Jill, Jane writes back to Sally, and Jill writes back to Jane.
Then Sally sends to Jill, Jane sends to Sally, Jill sends to Jane.

It's a lot like a round robin swap, but with a second part where you send back in opposite round robin order.  All things said and done, you should only have 1 journal to work on at a time, and you can end up with 2 great penpals.  I hope this clears things up, there have been a lot of questions.

If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:

Name of swap: Penpal Journal Swap
Craftster username"
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address:
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside of the US?
Any countries or areas you'd like to have a penpal from?
Your interests?


Also remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find out how to ship your item and other details about participating in a swap.

Our Crafters so far:

2.S is for Summer

Your Partners:

Please (im only human) check to see if you have 2 partners one to send to and one to receive from...
Hopefully i did it all correctly
Information on your partners will be sent will be sent
40  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: penpal Journal Swap 3 on: July 28, 2007 03:50:47 PM
if enough people are interested ill start it soon...
now we must play the waiting game
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