Thursday, May 7, 2009

Scrappy Thursday

Mixer #18 Details:
This week’s mixer is a word challenge – you must use the word PERSEVERANCE somewhere on your layout. It can be in your title or your journaling. I think many of us are faced with different challenges in life where we have to find the strength to persevere, to keep on pushing to reach that goal. This is where the inspiration for this word came from. I hope you will be inspired just like our DT was to create a layout about something, you or someone in your life that had to persevere to accomplish something.

May's Criteria at White with one:
White - dominant colour
with 1 - Olive Green
with 1 - Birdies

I am LOVING the white plus one look.  For such a long time white on a LO has gotten a bad rap.  All because of some old Creative Memories horror LOs.  It's OK to use white :)  White is the new black.  

Perseverance describes the long journey to the new front porch.  For 4 years we discussed what we could and would do.  It took 6 months from old landscaping gone to new retaining wall, porch, roof, fountain, and plants in the ground.  We still have a little work to do.  The cap stone on the retaining wall needs to be finished and some more comfy matchy style patio furniture has to be decided on, the electric line to the fountain will eventually not be the extension cord, and the plants and peach tree need to grow up a little so you aren't looking at the underside of the porch... but all in all, it's 100% better.  I love sitting out there having a beer in the evening, I almost can't wait for the weather to get a little warmer so it'll be all the nicer after sun down.  


Elizabeth said...

Great Job!! I love that shade of green!!

Susan Longman said...

Hi CJ ...thanks for playing along on White with 1 ...I will pop you entry on the blog this weekend some time ...

Mélanie Blackburn said...

Love your lo, it's really beautiful!!! Thanks for playing with Mix It Up!. :)

Juliana said...

Totally cute! Love your flower!!!