Monday, April 20, 2009

Rainy Days and Mondays Always Get Me Down.....

Just kiddin'. I love this kind of weather, especially when I don't have to leave the office.

Anyway, I'm going to keep this short, as I am still at work. This Mission: Possible Challenge, has stumped even I am going to need a little more time to come up with my plan and create my "masterpiece."

I thought I had it all completed until I looked down and realized that my photo was not a square!!!!! Arrrgggg!!!!!!!

Oh well...back to the scrapbook table.

Have a great day.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Mission: Possible Scrapbook Challenge #3

Congratulations to all the ladies that participated in the 2nd Mission: Possible Challenge.  Aren't the results AMAZING????

I figured that since I was posting pictures of some pretty great creations, I would take the time to post the next Mission: Possible Challenge.  So with out further ado, I give you this.....

*  All photos must be squares - this means that you are going to have to  CROP!!!!!

*  You may ONLY use a monochromatic color scheme - that means, all paper used must be in the same color family (ex. shades of pink, or blue,or green, etc.)  Please note....NO OTHER COLORS WILL BE ALLOWED!!!!  If you use a pattern paper make sure it is tone on tone, or a stamped image using VersaMark.

*  You have to use a rub-on ON at least one of your photos. - this could be a border around your photo, an image, word, etc.   

There I think this ought to keep us busy for awhile!!!!  This Challenge will be difficult to turn into a card project, as there are specifics that need to be done to photos in this Challenge.  My suggestions is that all you card makers, take an extra step out of your creative boxes and have a try at a scrapbook page. Check back tomorrow evening when I post my interpretation of the Mission: Possible Challenge.

As always, if you are going to participate, please post in the comment section.  You can sign in anonymously if you do not want to start a google account.  SIDE NOTE:  Please sign your names to the posts, as I do not recognize every one's email address.  That way I know who I am buying gifts for.  : )

I can't wait to see what y'all come up with!!!!!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Good Friday

Happy Good Friday to everyone!!!!!  What a day today has been.  I'm not used to having a day off, so it was a nice treat to be able to scrapbook in the day light and really enjoy sunshine.  Luiza took about a 2 hour bath, while I was having a great time creating some layouts.  I've posted the 3 that I did this morning.

Tonight we will be going up to the church for our Good Friday service, followed by some intense Kickboxing, compliments of Jillian Michaels (Biggest Looser trainer)  I'm excited to start back on my regular work out routine.  I need to shed those few pounds that I gained over the winter, while still keeping on track towards my ultimate weight loss goal.  I just keep telling's not about being perfect, it's about being better.

Well I think I will sign off for now.....enjoy your Friday, and I will check in on y'all tomorrow. 

Monday, April 6, 2009

"Mission: Possible" Scrapbook Challenge #2

**EDIT**  Above is my interpretation of the Challenge.  

Happy, sloppy, slushy Monday to all you Michiganers!!!!! What a great way to wake up! NOT!

Anyway, as a way to brighten every one's day, I thought I would post the next Mission: Possible Scrapbook Challenge. Going forward, I will make sure that I give you the 2 weeks in between our Friday night get togethers, to complete the challenges. That way there is NO excuse why everyone is not participating.......

So without further ado, I give you Mission Possible: Scrapbook Challenge #2.

Complete a layout or card using the following criteria:
  • Brown cardstock
  • At least 3 brads - these may be any size, color or shape
  • journaling must be in strips

Check back later tonight to see my interpretation of this challenge. As always, please leave a post in the comment section if you are participating. I want to make sure that I have enough goodies for everyone!!! Good Luck!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

A Fine Group of Friends

Just a quick post to say Thank You to the wonderfully, creative ladies that accepted my First Scrapbooking Challenge, and blew it out of the water.  All of them did an amazing job.  Next time I will take pictures and post them of what everyone did, however I whiffed and totally forgot.  So thank you Elizabeth, thank you Momma Julia & thank you Rebecca.

Stay tuned Monday morning for the next's going to be fun.  Post a comment letting me know if you are going to participate so I can make sure I have goodies for everyone!!!!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.  I am headed to tackle some serious spring cleaning.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

tuesday tidbits

what a great day....lots accomplished at work & at home.  i even had time for a two mile run!!!!!  man did that ever feel good.  

i've received quite a few questions in regards to the scrapbooking challenge that i posted last night.  i'm excited to hear that it has many of you thinking outside your creative boxes.  my goal was not to make you stress out (not that any of you are) but rather encourage you to look at your supplies and process a little differently.  when i first took this challenge i thought, "there is NO WAY that i am going to be able to use stickers...let alone 8", but i did, and now i have started using stickers a lot more in the layouts that i am doing....which is good because i still love COLLECTING those stickers that i was too afraid to use. 

 well i hope that this has helped those of you that are undecided as to whether or not you want to accept the challenge.....go for it!!

Monday, March 30, 2009

Scrapbookers Challenge #1

ok ladies.......are you ready?  on your mark.....get set......go!!!!

here is the first scrapbooker's challenge of 2009!!!!  yes, i realize it is the end of march....don't judge me...giggle...giggle...

you are free to use this challenge for both card making or a scrapbooking layout...

1. you must use at least 8 different kinds of pattern paper 
2. 8 stickers of some kind (not counting sticker letters)
3. at least 1 stamped image

now i know many of you are probably reading these requirements and thinking "there is NO WAY that i am going to be able to create a card or layout with all that stuff, but trust can!  i did.

if you are interested in participating in this challenge (and really who wouldn't be) please leave a message in the small "comment" section below letting me know (i want to make sure that i have enough goodies for everyone).  all you have to do is either bring the finished project OR complete it by 10 pm, friday night at scrapbooking, and i will have a small gift for those of you that participate.  

for your viewing pleasure i have included the layout that i did using the guidelines of the challenge.

for all of you that are willing to stretch your creativity....good luck and have FUN!


Sunday, March 29, 2009

Good Feelin' Weekend!!!

Man what a great weekend.  Lots accomplished....cleaned the house, made two soups (Beef Stew and Loaded Baked Potato), attended an auction, went on a date with a HOT cop!!!!, completed 3 scrapbooking projects, watched a movie that I have wanted to see for a long time, read 3 chapters of my book, took an amazing bath, watched Diamond Castle with Luiza for the 1,000,000th time (you think I'm joking???), had a great time with my nieces & daughter during our sleepover reading books and doing art projects (sorry for the marker on the shirts Leslie),  and did ALL the laundry!!!!!!  Phew!!!!!

Man just typing all that made to tired......I'm getting ready to go have the second most amazing bath of the weekend, and then I think I am going to head to the ole scrapbooking room and have a little fun.  

Check back this week as I'm going to post a fun scrapbooking challenge.  If you participate in this challenge and bring the finished project to scapbooking on Friday night, I will have a fun little prize for you.  Just let me know ahead of time, so that I can make sure that I have enough prizes. 

Here's the picture for today......all the girls enjoying the great outdoors!!!!!!!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Did Ya Miss Me?????

I'm back!!!!!!  After a year and a half hiatus, I am back to my blogging ways.  I've missed you all so much.  I've been on Facebook, but that is way to difficult and cluttered.  I prefer my single posts that happen on a blog much better to constant updates on Facebook----no offense to the people who LOVE Facebook, it's just not for me.

So anyway, back to my life as a blogger.  My goal, as it was in the beginning, to keep this blog as a way to update family and friends with the little things that are happening here in the Yerke household.  Between Luiza, Quinn, scrapbooking and work, things are always happening.

I won't overstay my welcome, so I will end this post with a cute picture of Weezer....

Take Care. It's good to be back.