Saturday, June 25, 2011


Hey all you Twihards out there!! Are you all ready for the second Twilight swap???  I know I am!! So for this swap we are going to use ANY scene, quote, or character from New Moon!!  For more details and to sign up for this swap visit!!   The tags from the first movie are starting to come in and wow are they awesome!! Some of them are like little works of amazing art!! i will be doing another giveaway for the particpants of this swap also!!  Check it out visit!!                                                                                                                                                               

Kimi's Ustream Class

Hi everyone!! For those of you that missed Kimi's ustream class it was awesom go check it out.  She is and Kimibee09 uniquescrappiness on ustream!  The little suitcase matchbox was super duper cute!! Watch for a swap on Minialbumscraps to open sometime in the 1st week of july!!

500 Members!! Woohoo

WOW Canyou believe it Minialbumscraps has passed the 500 member mark!?!?! Wow how amazing is that! Not only has the site grown tremebdously, but things are running so smoothly and so wonderfully!!  The swaps are going great, the rules are being enforced without any issues.  Actually most people LOVE the rules and that I enforce them; the only people that dont like the rules are swippers and flakers!!  We have had only 1 flaker out of all of the swaps combined over the passed 6 weeks!!  Amazing! I remember being in other swaps and having a minimum of one person flake PER SWAP lol!! Not at MAS!! I couldnt ask for better!! The members are so awesome and welcoming!! I have an exciting giveaway that we are going to do more info to come....

Thursday, June 16, 2011


Have you ever been burned by a swap partner?  Have you ever sent something out and waited 3 or more MONTHS to get your swapped items back?  Have you ever been burned by a swapper only to see them sigining up for other swaps?  Well I have the solution for you!!

About 2 months ago the opportunity arose for me to take over as the owner and administrator of (aka MAS).  Well, one of the first things I did was to post VERY strict swapping rules, and not only have I posted them but I have also ENFORCED them.  The rules are as follows:
If you are in a one on one swap (a swap that you have a partner) and you partner sends you something and you send nothing in return you are PERMENANTLY done swapping at MAS!  I understand you may have been sick but not for 6 weeks! and yes maybe something came up but not for the whole swap period!  The rules are strictly enforced.  If you take from a swapper and you dont give back then I will delete your thieving butt from the site, period! no negotiations, no discussions, you are just DONE.  There are far to many other sites with lax rules that don't protect their members so flakers and swippers please stay there!

Being late: If you do have an emergency or issue that prevents you from shipping on time we understand that.  I strongly believe in FAMILY FIRST.  I completely understand that life does happen.  We do require communication however.  So as long as you let me know that you have a problem we can work something out.  Now here is the issue with this, while I understand life happens sometimes it seems that some people have the worst luck ever and "life" happens to them swap after swap.  This is a no go at MAS.  If you are late once you must ship your next 3 swaps EARLY.  If you can not get your swaps in by the deadline I will NOT hold the swap up for you I will write return to sender on the package and send it back, and you will again be PERMENANTLY removed from swapping!

Another question that I have been asked is why are all the swaps sent to me, and ONLY hosted by administration at the site?  The sites are hosted only by administration so that the rules can be upheld and enforced.  This also gaurantees a level of professionalism and fairness by the hosts.  I have been flaked on TWO times elsewhere by the host!! That will NEVER happen at MAS!!.  This is also one of the reasons all of the swaps come to me.  Swaps come to me so that I can check you postmarked dates, and to be sure they arrived on time and also to ensure that I know where your projects are and how they are handled.  Also this is done so the swaps are mailed back in a timely manner.  And the final reason for all the swaps coming to me is that Kimi my administrator lives in Australia and its far to expensive to pay for shipping there and back it would just be silly!! 

So if you are saying "well geez I was going to go to MAS but I wanted to host the blah blah swap"  i can meet you halfway and do this"  while I cannot let non administration host if you message me the swap you want up and the details I will post it for you!  I will give you credit and post all your rules and details.  The only difference is the swaps are going to be mailed to me.

Now because of these rules and tactics I can do somethign that NO OTHER Ning site offers:  I will personally PROMISE each and EVERY member of MAS that if they particpate in a swap at MAS they will NOT EVER walk away empty handed!  the stringent rules seriously limits the number of flakers, and if someone flakes they will never swap at MAS again so it hardly ever happens.  If you would be on the wrong side of a bad swap I will make sure that your swap is angeled so that you get what was due to you!  This is how I can promise you that you will NEVER walk away from MAS empty handed!!

Now some of you are saying well if you remove someone from the site you wont have as many memebers.  While that may be true i feel like this I would rather have 50 AWESOME & GREAT swappers than 500 so-so swappers, flakers, and swippers!!

I know you are probably saying WOW!! I know right!! I think it is silly to suspend someone from swapping for a month or two, and even sillier to say sorry can't help you its done at your own risk.  Well I can help it and I am!  SO if you are fed up with waiting for late swaps and even more fed up with having your crafts stolen stop by MINIALBUMSCRAPS.NING.COM and check out all the awesome swaps, the great people that actually CHAT in our chat, and post a little something in the forum!!  Oh yeah and there is also a GREAT STORE WITH REALLY LOW prices available ONLY to memebers of MAS!! Thanks!! I hope to see you there!

I hope to see all of you GOOD swappers
Having such stringent rules at MAS allows me to

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Design Team Call!!

Hi everyone again I am back with EXCITING news!! is looking for a design team!!  Oh yes you heard me right I said DESIGN TEAM CALL!!  So heres the deets:
  •  make TWO (2) original projects and post a video or post detailed pictures. 
  • One project can be ANYTHING you want!  Alter something, make a layout, card, tag, an ATC, do whatever you would like anyway you would like. 
  • Project number 2(two) needs to be a mini album.  You can make any type or style of mini you want.  The only requirement for the mini is that it is smaller than 8x8!  Let yourcreativity run wild and make your mini out of whatever you want!
  • You will need to post either a video or photos of you entries.  If you post a video please go to my youtube: lisachasecaleigh and post a video response.  If you are posting pictures please post clear detailed pics that include design team call or something similar in the title info so that we know its your entry. 
  • Entries Must be posred on or before August 10th! 
  • Entries will be voted on by members and then the final selections will be done by Kimi, Bev, and I!
  • Design team members will be providing at least two projects a month - these do not have to be huge projects and may be soemthign as small and simple as a tag or some ATC's
  • Some months I will be giving a theme or a specific project to create and some months you will have creative freedom!
  • I will be giving products away at certain times to design team members.  This will be for you to use on the projects that you are making.  Some times I may give away a package of something small and some times I will be giving entire mini kits!!
  • Design team members will be on for a six(6) month time period
  • Design team members will have the opportunity to do ustream and/or tutorials on youtube
Good luck to everyone please ask me if you have ANY questions!  Do your best work and bring your "A game"!  I can not wait to see what you all create!!

Hugs, Lisa

Sunday, June 5, 2011

~~Exciting News~~

Hi everyone I know that it has been a little while but I can explain!!  I have been hard at work on my ning site, opening a new store!! Oh yes my scrappy friends you have heard me right!  Right now I am still getting things in so that they are here when you order them!  I have a TON of Tim Holtz goodies!  I also am waiting for my shipment of Graphic 45's new WIZARD OF OZ paper pads in 12 x 12 and 8x8!! I also have some Curtain Call pads and Once Upon a Springtime pads coming!! (plus little goodies too!!)  I am so excited to be able to offer these to you !! The 12x12 Oz pads are $16.00 and the 8x8 Oz pads are $8.99!!  I can combine shipping of course and will ONLY charge you shipping NEVER a handling fee!! Check it out !! These prices are a great deal!! I also have the vagabond on sale for $199.00!! Yeppers you heard me right!! so check it out ! These prices are a benefit to the members of my ning site so check it out !! Sign up look the site over talk to other members post some pictures to inspire!! Check it out!!