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#1 Posted : Thursday, September 30, 2010 12:08:19 PM(UTC)
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I was thinking it would be fun to start a swap group here on the board for minis. Anyone want to join in?

I am taking sign-ups now thru 8/25.

Books should be postal by 10/8/2010

need ideas about what types of books I am talking about see here: http://youtu.be/H1C-MZusAm8 and http://youtu.be/D7I3xFKXePQ and http://youtu.be/wvmU_degiCA or http://youtu.be/2lHRUZ77N70

Your book does not have to be in the style of the ones in the video, those were just for ideas. We just want high quality work with attention to detail, no matter the style. Here is a photo of a book I made that differs from the ones in the video, but still has details.



PARTNERS

jellymom & SandraWilson1

1caliscrapper & FayeRains

MaureenSala & ikkin21

Slyn11 & LisaBlack3

MsJaay & Hushaluv






Rules:

You will have one month to make your mini.

Each person will be assigned a swap partner. It will be up to you to communicate with your partner so that you can create a mini that suits their needs.

The album should be a cherished keepsake. What that means is - put lots of love and effort into this. (If you don't have the patience, time or desire to create detailed work, please do not sign up.)

Book requirements:

All books must be a minimum of 4x4 and a max of 6x8.

Books must have a front and back cover at at least FIVE additional pages (that is ten pgs if u count front and back plus the 2 covers = 12 pages)

Books must be made out of sturdy materials - chipboard, matboard, acrylic, thin wood, even heavy canvas. (Basically all pgs must be the thickness of medium weight chipboard) *Card stock in mini page protectors is fine, but plain card stock pages are not sturdy enough for a mini.

All books must be well bound - spirals, rings, ribbons what have you...make it sturdy, the pages turnable, and attractive.

Embellishments & techniques - use flowers, ribbon, stamps, embossing, fibers, charms, rhinestones, distressing, beads, wire, etc in your albums.

Interactive elements - minis are made to be touched so be sure to include pockets, envelopes, pull outs, folds etc for tons of extra room for photos and journaling.

Use your Cricut in at least 3 elements in the book.

Challenge: incorporate LEAVES in your books somehow.

How to sign up:

PM me that you would like to sign up along with your email address and style of mini you make (vintage/shabby, bright/modern, wordbook, etc.) And your skill level - BEGINNER, INTERMEDIATE, ADVANCED I will pair people accordingly. Once I have all the pairs assigned, I will post the list here and PM you your partner's info. It will be your responsibility from there to contact your partner and discuss album design ideas.

NO FLAKERS ALLOWED. Anyone who fails to fulfill their obligations in this swap will not be allowed to join in any future swaps for a period of 6 months. Since this is a one on one swap, it is crucial that you take this seriously. Don't sign up if you don't think you will have the time to complete the album.

Once you have completed your album post to this thread to let us know. I will update the list as I hear from you.

Optional:

If you make a video for your mini album and post it on youtube, please tag it CMAC (Cricut Mini Album Club). That way we can easily find your videos.

Also I am part of a mini album blog that is just starting up. I will be running a swap there as well in the coming months, with slightly different (more detailed) requirements. Feel free to pop over and bookmark us. We have a team of talented ladies that will be posting album ideas each month. http://minibookanonymous.blogspot.com
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#2 Posted : Thursday, September 30, 2010 12:47:43 PM(UTC)
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Hi

I found you. Thanks for moving the swap over to the new board.

Here is the sneak peak of the mini I am working on. It will go out early next week.

Maureen

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#3 Posted : Friday, October 01, 2010 5:27:49 PM(UTC)
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Just checking in on the new board.
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#4 Posted : Tuesday, October 05, 2010 1:26:57 PM(UTC)
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I have my book completed and will mail it out probably tomorrow.

Just need to package it up and get to the PO.


Wish I could keep this book -- it was challenging for me and I really enjoyed making it once I got over the nervousness of getting it done on time.

Maureen
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#5 Posted : Tuesday, October 05, 2010 2:15:53 PM(UTC)
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OO Maureen it looks lovely. I am putting the finishing touches on mine!
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#6 Posted : Wednesday, October 06, 2010 1:00:51 PM(UTC)
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I will be mailing out my mini tomorrow. I cant wait.
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#7 Posted : Saturday, October 09, 2010 11:14:01 AM(UTC)
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Okay Faye I mailed out your mini yesterday. Its coming Usps from California. Expected delivery is tues. Hope you like it. To everyone else have you mailed out your mini's yet. Im so looking forward to getting mine. Laugh BigGrin
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#8 Posted : Sunday, October 10, 2010 7:58:23 PM(UTC)
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Hi Raquel, Yes I finished your mini. I hope you like it. I hope I didn't purple you out.LOL
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#9 Posted : Tuesday, October 12, 2010 11:26:05 AM(UTC)
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Okay everyon has anyone received there mini yet . If so lets see them. hopefully i will get mine today or tomorrow. Im so excited
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#10 Posted : Friday, October 15, 2010 2:02:05 PM(UTC)
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I was hoping to see pictures of your albums. Anyone?


Maureen
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#11 Posted : Friday, October 15, 2010 4:28:28 PM(UTC)
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Here is a pic. of my beautiful mini that 1Caliscrapper created.
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#12 Posted : Thursday, October 21, 2010 1:50:19 PM(UTC)
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I have also recived my beautiful mini from Faye. I keep forgetting to post the pics here. I am going to remember to post them tonight. Pinky Swear BigGrin
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#13 Posted : Thursday, October 21, 2010 7:19:34 PM(UTC)
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i am going to post a sneak peak of the mini I created too, my poor partner had taken on the task of creating two minis because someone dropped out. i hope your doing ok with such a daunting task.
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#14 Posted : Thursday, October 21, 2010 9:17:57 PM(UTC)
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Here is the album I made for ikkin21. She loves BLING along with the colors hot pink, purple, and black. She had been on a recent trip to Vegas, and is married.

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#15 Posted : Thursday, October 21, 2010 9:20:00 PM(UTC)
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part 2 of my mini book for inkkin21.

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#16 Posted : Thursday, October 21, 2010 10:04:16 PM(UTC)
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part 3. these are actually the first few pages.
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#17 Posted : Thursday, October 21, 2010 11:07:50 PM(UTC)
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Here is the beautiful mini I recieved from Faye

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#18 Posted : Friday, October 22, 2010 8:31:26 AM(UTC)
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very nice. Love the purple colors. I would love to see more --- anyone?

Maureen
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#19 Posted : Friday, October 22, 2010 4:27:13 PM(UTC)
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Yes I agree. Who else is next to show off there mini. I know I truly enjoyed doing this swap. I cant wait to do another. I think maybe after the holidays.
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#20 Posted : Tuesday, October 26, 2010 8:58:26 AM(UTC)
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Hi ladies,

got my album from ikkin21 yesterday. It's a calendar book with a page and pocket for each month. Very colorful and creative. will post pics soon.

maureen
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