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Saturday, August 9, 2014

Snarky Housewives. Now! With More Snark!

I love those way-to-happy-to-be-real housewife images they used in the 50's for advertising. I'm pretty darn sure I never look so happy when I'm cooking or cleaning. I talked with Leslie over at Alpha Stamps about my obsession, and she was nice enough to create some great 50's housewife collage sheets and source some fun supplies. I decided to showcase my housewives in windowed tins: there's the angelic 50's housewife on the outside, but on the inside, the true snark shows through.

I am totally in love with that pie paper! Plus, all the little trinkets: the rolling pin, the tiny cookbook, and of course that nice bottle of red wine. I told my hubby that I was going to put a magnet on the back of this tin, and he could use it as a mood gauge. Lid on: happy wife, good dinner coming. Lid off: attitude adjustment needed, poor me a glass of wine and make some reservations!

Here's another deceptively sweet gal, who looks like she's ready to cook up something delicious, but actually, not:

In the original image, she held a grocery list. I altered her list a tad.

Alpha Stamps has tons of great scrapbook papers, snarky housewife collage sheets, and miniature supplies for housewives, just search under "retro kitchen". Here are those wonderfully snarky ladies again. I think they would be the best of friends.


  1. Those are hilarious Kristin, love the snark!

  2. Domestic perfection. Love it, love it, love it!

  3. Where did u purchase the window tins? These are adorable!!

  4. Thanks, pmarti5! You can get the tins from Alpha Stamps:

  5. these tins are fabulous -- each element of the design is perfect for the snarky fun of it. love all your work! xo


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