Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a nice weekend and you’re not starting your week off one hour late. It was in the 50’s here yesterday and most of the snow has melted and the roads are clear. Thank goodness, since it was on the news last night how Jeffersonville is on the last dredges of their salt supply.

Mallory and her friends left here Saturday night for Florida. She called last night and they made it safely with no problems. I know those kids are going to have a fabulous time! I can still remember my first College Spring Break in Florida – how could I forget – that is where I met my husband, Lance. We actually lived in the same dorm and he worked in the dorm cafeteria. However, I had only met him once in a friend’s room and didn’t pay that much attention to him. I went to Florida with some friends, and he went to Florida with some friends, one of them being the same friend whose room I met in him. Now here are three girls thinking that we really don’t want to run into those guys. The first day on the beach who walks up, but Lance and his friends. We ended up hanging out with them all week and when we got back to school, Lance and I started seeing each other. That was 30 years ago this month.

Enough reminiscing, let’s get to some stamping. On Friday this week, Hanna Stamps is releasing five new sets. I have a couple of previews for you today! The first one is from the new set, My Best Friend. I picked one stamp from this set to work with, because I couldn’t resist the prissy little dog! Doesn’t she just look like a well-heeled, spoiled pup?

March Release My Best Friend

I stamped the main image in Brilliance Graphite Black and then colored it with Copic Markers. For some accents on the dog house, I added Ranger Frosted Stickles to the dots on the house. Once it was dry, I masked the image and lightly airbrushed Cool Shadow in the background with the Copic Airbrush System. The image was then punched out using a 2″ Marvy Uchida Punch and matted on 2-1/2″ and 3″ layers of different cardstock. I used the Inkssentials White Opaque Pen for the dots on the pink layer, and Ranger White Opal Liquid Pearls were placed on the scallops of both pieces of the brown. My background paper, SU Berry Bliss, as sewn to another layer of cardstock on the sewing machine, and then attached to the card base of Chocolate Chip.

Stamps: My Best Friend from Hanna Stamps

Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White; SU Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip and Berry Bliss

Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black, Adirondack Espresso

Accessories: Copic Markers and Airbrush System; Sewing Machine; Ranger White Opal Liquid Pearls, Frosted Stickles and Inkssentials White Opaque Pen; 2″, 2-1/2″ and 3″ Marvy Uchida Punches; Fiskars Scallop Scissors; Mounting Tape; Ribbon

The second preview is from the new set, Mikey. He so reminds me of a college student and since we are dealing with Spring Break, he just had to have a tan.


All the images were stamped with Brilliance Graphite Black and then colored with Copic Markers. Each image was then punched out using a 1-3/8″ square punch and matted on SU Blue Bayou what had been punched out using the 1-1/4″ square punch. The six individual squares were then matted on a piece of SU River Rock. Using an artist pen, I doodled around each square and on the River Rock. The background paper, SU Western Sky, was matted on Soft Sky. Both the image panel and the panel behind it are raised with mounting tape. The sentiment is stamped directly on the designer paper. Oh and since this is a guy card, no ribbon! Just piercing, brads and photo corners.

Stamps: Mikey and Things Hanna Would Say from Hanna Stamps

Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White; SU Soft Sky, River Rock, Blue Bayou and Western Sky

Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black

Accessories: Copic Markers; SU 1-3/8″ and 1-1/4″ Square Punches, Photo Corner Punch and Matt Pack; Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Pens; Brads

I’m sorry I don’t have product photos today for those of you who like them. I worked on these cards over the weekend and never stopped long enough to get a photo. However, I did notice on Kristi’s blog today, that she is now offering Seasonal Sets of Copic Markers. For those of you wanting the guess work taken out of choosing what colors you should get, you need to check this out.

Until tomorrow!

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