Introduction to the List Journal Project + a prompt

The List Journal:

Tammy and I did a journal swap a while ago. She made me this awesome little journal with a fabric cover, fold out pages, sewn pages filled with painted papers, scrapbook papers and cute stuff. I sent her a journal I made specially for her, featuring her initials and other bits from my paper stash. I love the surprise element of swapping. A bit of angst about making mine and sending it of, but thrilled to be receiving something handmade by an online friend. It was so exciting to open the envelope (I will share the photos from that next week) and find the journal I had been waiting for.

The List Journal:

I could’ve easily filled this journal on my own, but to extend the fun we decided to give each other prompts. There would be a list on each page! And you know how I love lists! I’m hoping some of you will be wanting to do this prompt too, and share links to the journal page you make in the comments below…

The List Journal:

So, we came up with list ideas, and then started to fill our books. I have no idea how Tammy’s look as I write this, but I pretty sure it’s awesome since I always enjoy her style. She’s posting hers today too on her blog DaisyYellow. But before you head over there, let’s look the page I made. It’s nothing complicated, just a quick written entry with a rainy-day-sticker.

List prompt: 5 Loves of Spring

List five things you love about spring, or any other season (or all of them!).

The List Journal:
This is my list! Things I love about spring:

  1. that the birds makes themselves heard again
  2. that it’s not dark after work when I get home + there is sunshine in the mornings too
  3. it’s time to put away winter boots, coats and await summer and warmth
  4. all the tiny spring flowers sticking up and then the first green leaves of the birch
  5. that general feeling I get that everything is new, bright and possible!

That’s what I love about spring! You?

Lists are fun, so please won’t you join us? There is a button that you can use, link it to me or DaisyYellow. –>

And next Saturday we’ll post the next list prompt! Fun, right? Also read Tammy’s post about our swap; 8156 km journal swap with Hanna!

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23 Responses to Introduction to the List Journal Project + a prompt

  1. Jenni says:

    Sounds like fun, I love lists too, so I am definately going to try and do this. Can’t wait to see the next list!
    Jenni

  2. sandie says:

    Oh… I love this idea. How do we find a swap partner or do we arrange this for ourselves?

    • iHanna says:

      Sandie, I was more thinking about doing the lists in a journal you already have. At least, that’s the prompt and we’ve started the prompts this week. Making a whole journal and swapping/sending it will take a few weeks, but all you’ve gotta do is ask someone you know online if they want to do a swap with you. Tammy asked me last year and I loved the idea! Good luck!

      Would love to see your seasson list though!

      • sandie says:

        Oh I get it. That’s what I get for coming in when the project is underway. But hopefully not too late to join in. I will create my own journal this time and hopefully arrange a swap in time for the next …. there, I am already thinking ahead!
        I’ve really got into list making lately so this should be fun. Thanks for the idea.

    • Cathie says:

      Hi Sandie,

      I would be interested in a journal swap…let me know if you are still keen!

  3. Andria says:

    This is such a fun project, Hanna! I love that you and Tammy are sharing it with the rest of us so we can play along if we want!

  4. aimee says:

    oh, Hanna, this is wonderful! I didn’t know you and Tammy were collaborating on prompts until she told me — but there can never be too many lists in the world! Love the sewn pages on your journal!

  5. This is so much fun. I’m in! I will put your button on my blog when I do my next post.

    Also, I wanted to invite you to participate in a challenge that Carolyn Dube and I are hosting at ARtists in Blogland. It starts October 1 and would jive nicely with what you’re doing. Hugs, Jessica

  6. Mary says:

    Hi Hanna…I love patchwork of any kind…your covers turned out really great!!! This is a great idea for journals too…..list prompts.

  7. Tammy says:

    Hanna, I think there is a much bigger “change” in Sweden from winter to spring, than in north Texas where our winters are quite mild. And so I loved your comment about putting away the winter boots!

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  11. Chris says:

    oh, Hanna! I’m late once again! What was I doing on the day you posted this?! I’m so silly

    (actually, it was my birthday, but I honestly can’t quite remember what I was doing. HA!)

    I’m doing a collaboration with someone now, too! It’s great fun. And it DOES fill a person with trepidation when you send it out, doesn’t it? But it’s rewarding and fun and an ‘in love with life and art’ kind of thing, isn’t it?

    I would love to immerse myself in this list prompt project you’ve got going on. I must go read more now, but I wanted to blab first.

  12. Maria says:

    En bok?
    Inspirerande!

  13. cathie says:

    I’ve been doing a sort of journal for a while (for myself)but love the idea of creating one for someone else as well…what a fantastic idea! If anyone is up for a swap let me know!
    Here in the UK we are moving into Autumn…this is my favourite season of all as I love the colours of the changing foliage and the glow at sunset and the mist in the mornings and the first chilly nip to the air…oh and being able to light the fire and wear boots again!!!
    What bliss!

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