Thanks for all the PM's with great questions and ideas! We now have a pretty solid idea of how we will do this, so here is the plan:
Each member must supply their own journal, it can be anything from an altered chipboard journal with pages, a mini paper book or a simple composition book (around $1.00 at Target or Wal-Mart) *To keep costs down when shipping, the journal should be no larger than 8 1/2 x 11.
Once we have all of our members set and everyone has their books ready to go out, I will build a schedule of who each of you send your book to and in what order. Depending on how many members we have, that will determine how many times the journal is sent around and how may pages you will need in your book. Each journal will be sent to all members. Because life happens I think we should be open to extending time if needed to make sure each group member gets their page touched and decorated by every group member, rather than having someone drop out because of lack of time. In this case each member can PM me when needing more time and I will keep track of where they are.
The Theme will simply be Postcards. The idea is to purchase postcards from where you live and use those to decorate someone’s pages and tell each member something about where you live, what is unique about your hometown or what you love to do there. You may use anything to decorate your pages such as: pictures, doodles, embellishments, stickers, inks, chalks, stamps, journaling, you name it!
You will have one month to complete two pages and be expected to ship the journal onto the next member in a timely manner. We should all stop by and check in at least once every two weeks.
Anyone planning on joining the group can start to decorate, embellish or alter the front cover of their book so it's ready to go. To keep things straight, everyone should include their name and address and Scrapbook.com screen-name on the inside or backside cover.
The group can determine on when to upload pictures to show everyone’s work, weather in the end or each time a journal is completed and passed on.
I will close this group to new members in two weeks and we will start the circle in one month.
Please PM me with any further questions. If you have no further questions, please respond to this thread to sign up officially. I will then PM you with additional details and contact information.
So a few updates
1. Each member should design/decorate their own two pages before sending out thier book to the first person.
2. Let's add a signature page to the back of our books, so we can all keep in touch with each other after the journal circles.
A Means I have received your Q&A with Address and Contact information. If you have not sent that to me, please do so as soon as possible.
Our Members so far:
1.PinkySue (Kellie)- Arizona
2.GrammieAmmie (Amber)- Washington State
3.Imbayliesmom (Meg)- Elkins,Arkansas
4.Pliead1 (Melissa)- Rochester, MN
5.mom2lfh (Connie) - Waco,Texas
6.txerica (Erica)- Texas
7.knl334 (Kristin)- Orange County, CA
8.sopa1954 (Toni)- Norfolk, NY
9.Lamoo12 (Melanie) -North Chili, NY
10.dianapena8 (Diana)- Chicago, IL
11.Scrappygayle (Gayle) - Wales,UK
12.nicolemichelle (Nicole)- NYC
13.kirkkevinsmom (Joyce)-Jerome, PA
14.Robun (Rob or Robun)- Australia
15.Scraptastic Mom (Julie)-Minnesota
16.Scrappin-Debbi (Debbi) - Michigan
17.Loribee#1 (Lori)- Spokane, WA
Please have your Journals done by FEBRUARY 11TH, so we can all start to ship them and have them start arriving between FEBRUARY 14TH-19TH.
*LOOK FOR A PM FROM ME WITH A SHORT Q&A THAT MUST BE FILLED OUT BEFORE WE START. THANKS!
* I will keep adding updates to this page so we can always find the information we need.
Talk to you all soon,