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Old 12-20-2012, 11:39 AM   #1
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Default Gratitude Journal!! Complete & postal!

This is a great idea for a gift or for yourself. Helps us realize it is sometimes the little things that count!!

52 pages for a year of gratitude! One for each week with a numbered list 1-7 for the 7 days of the week to fill out what you are grateful for that day.

This swap will be for the pages only, binding and covers will be up to you!

You will make 10+1 pages, that are the same, that are numbered 1-7 for each day of the week. And get back 10 different pages in return for your book! These will be 6X6 pages. Be sure to leave a bit of room on the side for binding purposes. at least 2 layers of good cardstock and at least 1 embellishment!(plus 1 is for the hostess)

You can sign up for as many spots as you want but please make them all different. If you sign up for 1 spot in each group, you will have 50 pages arleady completed!!! You will only need to add 2 pages to complete the year!!!

Please use Quality materials, that you would like to receive back.

Please include enough postage to get them back to you, a return label and an envelope if needed. I can try and reuse packaging when I can. Please put each group in a seperate ziploc baggie and label with your group number!

Sign ups until Feb. 15th, 2013. Due to me by Mar. 1st, 2013. The good thing is these can be used starting at any time of the year!!!!

Group 1:
1. Cherrylime (Kim) received
2. Paige received
3. DCinkit (Diane) received
4. Marlilyn received
5. Nessmom received
6. Steffie_00 (Stephanie) received
7. VickieBear received
8. Marlilyn received
9. Mariel0012
10. NYTripleyMommy (Robin) received
11. Crocifissa817
received


Group 2:
1. Cherrylime (Kim) received
2. Paige received
3. DCinkit (Diane) received
4. Marlilyn received
5. Nessmom received
6. Steffie_00 (Stephanie) received
7. VickieBear received
8. Marlilyn received
9. libreeder@aol.com (Madonna) received
10. Mariel0012
11. NYTripleyMommy (Robin) received


Group 3:
1.Cherrylime (Kim) received
2. Paige received
3. DCinkit (Diane) received
4. Marlilyn received
5. Nessmom received
6. Steffie_00 (Stephanie) received
7. VickieBear received
8. Marlilyn received
9. Mariel0012
10. NYTripleyMommy (Robin) received
11. Crocifissa817
received

Group 4:
1.Cherrylime (Kim) received
2. Paige received
3. DCinkit (Diane) received
4. Marlilyn received
5. Nessmom received
6. Steffie_00 (Stephanie) received
7. VickieBear received
8. Marlilyn received
9. libreeder@aol.com (Madonna) received
10. Mariel0012
11. NYTripleyMommy (Robin) received


Group 5:
1.Cherrylime (Kim) received
2. Paige received
3. DCinkit (Diane) received
4. Marlilyn received
5. Nessmom received
6. Steffie_00 (Stephanie) received
7. VickieBear received
8. Marlilyn received
9. Mariel0012
10. NYTripleyMommy (Robin) received
11. Crocifissa817
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I will take a spot in each group please.....thanks!
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YEAH Kim. THank you for being the first!!!
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I'll take a spot in each group!
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Subbing while I think if I want to do this again this soon.....
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Awesome! Good size for the pages.

I'll take a spot in each group please!

Thanks!!
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One spot in each group please!
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I have you added ladies!! Thanks for joining!!!!
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Bumping for more swappers!
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So yesterday, when all our company left, I organized all my ideas for my spots - cannot wait to now gather all my materials to get started. And then, as it always goes - cannot wait to see the changes I make before pau!
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You're ahead of me. My ideas are still in my head. I need to write them down or sketch them out. I'm sure they will change as I do the creating. It'll be fun!
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So i realized when I set this up... that I did 10+1 with 10 in each group. that would mean that you would get 1 of your own back. Is everyone ok with that? (provided we fill up)
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It's not a big deal. If it works out that way, okay. This might get confusing and be a lot of work, perhaps you could swap out that extra page with other groups. I plan to make myself one of my own pages, so I'd prefer not to get one of my own back. However, do what works best for you. I appreciate you organizing the swap and going through the work of it all. Let it play out and see how many sign up.
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i added one more spot to each group so taht if we fill, you will NOT get one of your own back
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I am going to be making these for Christmas presents for next year - that's why I need to get started early. Sure wish there was a Michaels near by so I could start stocking up on 6x6 albums. What ideas do you have for binding?
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I don't mind getting one of my own back. Then I don't have to make an extra. But I'll go along with whatever the group and you want to do.
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I added another spot to each group as to NOT get one of your own back but if we do not fill... then that will change everything LOL.


I have looked into a Bind It All machine to do some binding but I am not sure how much I would really use it. Thankfully at the moment, I can use the binding machine at work (on the sly). With the last ones, I just punched holes and put them on 3 rings. I am not sre how sturdy it will be in the long run but it worked at the time.
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The holes and rings provide one idea for sure. One of my missions is to find/create frugal bindings. I also want to start a blog so I'll be able to share these ideas. Anyone have any tips for a first time blogger?
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never able to tackle a blog myself. I will be honest, I sorta have this fear that no one would ever go to my blog and I would be blogging for myself LOL Part of why I never started one.
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I would follow you any where Jennifer! If nothing else, my blog will be for me!
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I have four of the five spots completed! None of them turned out the way I had envisioned, they kind of took a life of their own as i was working on them.

I do have a Bind It All and love it. It doesn't get used all that often, but when I need it I have it at hand. I do need to find some more coils online. anyone know of a source?

As far as blogs go, I have one and enjoy it. I don't get much traffic and even less comments, but it has been a great place for me to record what I've made and see my growth as a crafter. I tend not to post personal and family info on it, as I'm a private person, but I like it for crafts!
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Mahalo for the info Paige. Just checked out your blog - lots of similarities between us! Except your creative work is where I want to be - looking forward to following your blog!
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Thank you for the kind words Marilyn! When I started my blog three and a half years ago, I went to the blog forum here on SCS and started at page one and read all the way thru. I found great advice and helpful tips on starting a blog. I'd be happy to help you any way that I can.
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Paige,

I looked at your blog, too. Very nice! I'll look again when I have more time to peruse. I like the penny for the baby idea.
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Thanks Diane! The framed penny was well-received at Christmas by my DD and her hubby.
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Subbing....not sure what the pages are supposed to look like and don't completely understand the directions. Are there any examples?
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Simply put - until someone can share some pictures - take a 6x6 piece of card stock and put the numbers 1-7 on the LH side - about 1/2 inch from the edge. You could use dark colored or busy paper and attach strips of solid paper next to the numbers to write that day's gratitude. Pages can be decorated too. There are soooo many options and I am sure that pictures will be forthcoming!
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Mauiueno did a great job explaining it. Yes, pictures will be forthcoming as she said. I'll try to post a picture of a page I did earlier this year. Others may have a picture they could share. Good idea!
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I personally hope that some of you who have never tried something like this will join us. The pictures will help, I promise. Making a gratitude journal - or even just a page, is part of the whole process of expanding our personal gratitude experiences.
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My five sets of pages are all done! I hope to take pictures of each and post on my blog. Will let you know when they are up. I have a ton of swap packages to mail this coming week, so hopefully these will be among them. Jennifer, I'll let you know when they are mailed. Oh, I think I need your address...again! I promise I'll keep it in a permanent place, since I seem to join many of your swaps!

I'm on to thinking of covers for my journal. I know this is a long way off yet, but is anyone interested in posting pics of our journals here when they are all bound and completed? I'd love to see what you do!
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WTG Paige! I would love to see pictures of covers. Or if someone would want to start a gratitude cover swap - that would be easy and terrific!
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Mauiueno did a great job explaining it. Yes, pictures will be forthcoming as she said. I'll try to post a picture of a page I did earlier this year. Others may have a picture they could share. Good idea!
Here's a picture of a Gratitude Journal page I did for another swap. I joined at the tail end of the swap and I had to make my pages & get them in the mail ASAP, so my example is simple, but it might give you an idea of what this is all about.

Grateful from the heart

Hope this helps those who are wondering what to do.
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Mahalo - yours is a perfect example!
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Diane, your page is wonderful! I love the fun hearts and happy colors!
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Thank you also!
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Ok I will join but I have a questions (maybe a few since this is my first time). Can I use front and back of the page, like numbers 1 - 4 are on the front and 5-7 are of the back? Or do all #s 1-7 need to be on the front?

Don't care what group I go in.
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