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Friday, April 16, 2010

Warning.....When I am an old woman I shall wear purple!

Happy Happy Happy Friday.....only 5 more Monday's left before Summer vacay....yay!!!! This weeks SOUS sketch is by our beloved Aymee Gandy....what a fun time I had with this one!!!! I used DCWV Le Creme stack and some fun findings I picked up at a flea market! I also featured a fave poem by Jenny Joseph....Warning....When I am an old woman I shall wear purple! Purple being one of my fave colors and the theme of the poem dear to my heart!!! With my 49th bday just a few weeks away I figure I should get in as much practice as possible!!! HEEHEEHEE!!! The pic is of silly little me.....a little photo shoot by my dear son Mcauley! He took the photos and chose the one for the layout.
The lace, flowers and butterfly are all from the flea market finds....the leaves are from heritage...can't really tell in the photo but I added some chalking to give some depth to the leaves.
How fun are these boots from Heritage and this wonderful dress form from Forever Young....how ironic is that....LOL.....once again the red lace and rosettes from my find....
The silhouette is from heritage the lace pieces and jewel flea market goodies....I added some ribbon and fiber to the brooch clasp to cover it and love the look of it!
The glove is from Sentimentals with fiber and a pearl accent....The date is MS alphas...the hat from Forever Young, photo corner Heritage and photo mat A Child's Year....
My title font is Blackletter and the poem is downloaded from the net.....Hope you all enjoyed my fun little layout....stop by and see my sisters @ SOUS....and join in on the fun if you have time.....don't forget to check out my side bar for a link to Generations Crafting....you can get a free Bling with a purchase....what fun.....just mention my blog or SOUS!!!! Thanx so much for stopping by today....hope you are all well and happy!!!!!
Here is the poem for those of you not familiar....
When I am an old woman I shall wear purple
with a red hat that doesn't go, and doesn't suit me,
and I shall spend my pension
on brandy and summer gloves,
and say we've no money for butter.
I shall set down on the pavement when I am tired,
and gobble up samples in shops and press alarm bells,
and run my stick along the public railing,
and make up for the sobriety of my youth.
I shall go out in my slippers in the rain
and pick the flowers in other peoples gardens,
and learn to spit.
You can wear terrible shirts and grow more fat,
and eat three pounds of sausages at a go,
or only bread and pickles for a week,
and hoard pens and pencils and beer mats,
and things in boxes.
But now we must have clothes that keep us dry,
and pay our rent and not swear in the street,
and set a good example for the children.
We will have friends to dinner and read the paper.
But maybe I ought to practice a little now?
So people who know me
are not too shocked and surprised,
when suddenly I am old
and start to wear purple.
Jenny Joseph


  1. What a neat layout. Love all the details! Nice picture of you...I'm not believing that you will be 49...you hide you age VERY well! I'm not familar with the poem but it sure brought a big smile! Normally I would say don't wish your life away but with only 5 more Mondays...I guess it's OK...you deserve a summer vacation! Enjoy your weekend!

  2. Really? Sandy I TOTALLY thought you were in your early 40's! ;o)

    Love this LO and with all the treasures...as a lover of flea markets I think that adding these in is just a hoot!

    The poem is great and should be a moto from later in life!

    Lovely job this week!!!!

  3. Definitely one of my favorite poems! This page is so fun with such fabulous details. the pic of you is darling too! xxD

  4. Sandy, this is such a fun page filled with love and gorgeous details. Love all the lace and crochet pieces. Happy Friday!

  5. What a great LO, Sandy! I love the purple and red. In fact, your layout reminds me of the "Red Hat" club here in the states that I belonged to once. I wasn't OLD enough at the time to wear the red and purple - just pink, but now that I am over the 50 button, I'm there - hooray! You look too young for such a lovely upcoming birthday but right on, that's the way to be! I love the details in your LO as usual and the poem is just awesome! I'm no longer practicing...just having fun doing those things and delighting in the fact that I'm OLDER! :D

  6. What a beautiful layout. You can see all the hard work that you put into this, it is gorgeous

  7. Sandy, this is too cute!!! Love all of the embellies you used and the poem is perfect!! Mcauley did a fabulous job taking the photo!! Have a wonderful weekend!!! XXXXX

  8. Sandy, gf, this layout still has me laughing because its so darn cute. Of course since I'm older than you, I can totally relate. I have a bday coming up next Tuesady and may have to join that club myself! LOL Love all the flea market stuff .. good job. And love your strategic placement of the rosettes! Have a good one! Talk later!

  9. A fun and fab layout Sandy - the colours red and purple are so vibrant together, and the poem is brilliant, I'm not far behind you in joining that great club - oh the freedom - spending the pension on brandy and summer gloves!! - love it xx

    Hope I have time to play with this week's sketch...

    Hugs xx

  10. just gorgeous layout! i love all the frills...especially the skirt on the dress form! so fabulous...love the bold red! i can't believe you are gonna be 49! you look FABULOUS! wow! if only we could all age so gracefully! lol! and an early happy birthday to ya too! hugs girl!

  11. Sandy this is just as stunning as ever, as is your last layout. Love all your finds at the flea market, it is amazing what you can find. I can't believe you are nearly 49! no way! You look amazing.

    Kaye x

  12. What a fun but beautiful layout Sandy! Love all your "little" finds at the flea market. Great details as always!

  13. Sandy... first I just have to say... thanks for your sweet words everytime you visit my blog! I love hearing from you... you are always so nice!! And I am with you... summer vacation can not get her soon enough!! I am ready to finish my year and get on with the move... besides, once we are moved, I will have more time to play in my craft room!! Yeah!! So... about this LO... FABULOUS!! It is another stunning, gorgeous LO! Love the poem you used and Mcauley did a outstanding job with your photo shoot!! As for the upcoming birthday... you look amazing!! Celebrate that!!
    And oh... love the Easter photo!!
    Barb :)

  14. Sandy,
    First, I cannot belive your 49th is appraoching! I would have guessed early 40's.
    This layout is beyond gorgeous! I love the dainty vintage details in this. The lace, roses, and bling are fabby! That's a wonderful photo of you!
    Count down your Monday's and enjoy!
    Kim xXx

  15. Wow Sandy this lo is stunning!! all the details are so beautiful ! love the photo of you!! you look precious my friend!! amazing poem!!

  16. Beautiful photo Sandy and such an awesome layout!!!