Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Journal Swap

A while ago I posted that I was going to be part of an upcoming journal swap that was going on over at aleks handmade. Alek wrote an awesome post about how to make a special journal, you can check it out here. She gathered everyone's info and matched us up secretively. We received a name and a little info about our person. Here are the questions that we each answered and sent in:

Mailing address:
Favorite Things (IE, bears, the color green, and sports):
What is your journal styling?
Are you an everyday journaler?
My secret partner gave great answers and i thought about all of them while I gathered supplies. I also headed over to Pinterest to do a little stalking and check out her boards to get a sense of her style.

I haven't scrapbooked in years, yet there are all the supplies hanging out in my sewing room closet. They have dwindled over the years but there are still the basics. I had a fun shaped chip board album cover that I purchased years ago at a Scrapbooking Convention my mom and I attended. It was perfect! I found my favorite paper pack and pulled out all of the green and yellow pages {those are my partners favs} and picked up some cute add-ons at Hobby Lobby.

I traced, I cut and I glued. Then time to punch holes, add sticker and Tada!!! I had so much fun and am glad to have been a part of the swap. Here are a few pics of the journal I mailed off to Sarah from Life on Walnut Street.

Last week I received my journal in the mail...and I LOVE IT!!
Chrissy over at Boerman Ramblings did an awesome job! She even included a sweet handwritten note. She totally stalked my blog and Pinterest and figured out I LOVE me some sock monkeys and she included my 1LW. I can't wait to start using my new journal and can't wait to see what everyone else got in the mail.

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  1. I love it so much! I got it yesterday and it is PERFECT! I was so happy to see your name on the package! Thanks so much, girly! You're the best!

  2. socute! i love the idea of using a chipboard!! very creative!!

  3. I am so glad u liked it// i totally forgot to take pictures of it so I may need to steal this photo!

  4. Oh those are both ridiculously cute!

  5. Oh my goodness- both the journal you created and the journal you got in the mail are both gorgeaou! I had an awesome time making mine and am so excited to see the one I'll get. I think this has been the best swap I've been a part of!

  6. Wow! That is such a neat idea! And both journals look fantastic. So glad you shared at Shine on Fridays!


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