Saturday, April 6, 2013

Blanche, Mad Men, and a Little Bit of Nonsense

Hello, all!  Just popping in to quickly share a card I made for The Hen House Paperie, the small but mighty stamping/scrapbooking store I work at.  Calling it "work" is stretching the definition of that word.  Truth be told, I spend most of my days oohing and aahing over the latest and greatest industry tools, thumbing through beautiful stacks of papers, and gabbing with my friends.  Okay, so "my friends" also happen to be customers asking questions about our products.  Having a captive audience willingly listen to me ramble on about Tim Holtz' latest Distress line or that we restocked the Copic marker rack is much preferred to my husband rolling his eyes at me or my sister threatening to do a face plant into her spaghetti carbonara at dinner if I mention one more word about the new Penny Black stamps or the merits of Scor Tape versus Tombow Tape Runner.  However, once I get to the store, it's my job...and my civic duty and I'm happy to oblige :)

A month or so ago, we received a lovely shipment of Saturated Canary beauties.  I, of course, had to snap up a dozen or so these gorgeous images, which was only fair because I whined and fussed like a 5-yr old wanting an ice cream cone, until the owner finally relented. cream cone.  I am so easily!  Anywho, these wonderful stamps arrived and I was immediately quite taken with Blanche.  She's effortlessly sexy, sophisticated, and smart...and I want to be just like her when I grow up! 

This is a rather small card, 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".  Lots less room for embellishments, but I managed to squeeze in a few layers of paper and some trims.  If there's a will, there's a way...LOL!  After I colored her up with Copics, she sort of reminded me of Joan on Mad Men, which is so appropriate as the new 2-hour season premier is airing this Sunday...YAY!!!!!  Hubby and I were considering hosting a Mad Men themed dinner Sunday night, but realized that the menu would consist primarily of scotch and cigarettes, neither of which sounds too appetizing, so we're rethinking that ;)

Well, that's it for now.  Until next time, stay crafty!  BTW, next week we start Krafty Peeks at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!  WOO HOO!!!         


  1. this is gorgeous Cheryl.

    greetings karin

  2. Beautifully done Cheryl! Love the colors and the lace tucked in around her!!
    Hugs, Mom

  3. wowza she sure is sexy sexy! well this job" of your sounds so fun and i need to come visit soon!


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