A few years ago, I "found" this stamp company while surfing the internet. It is called Hanglar and is based in Norway. People images being my favorite stamp type, I instantly fell in love with these adorable images. Coloring them is a delight, and they make up into great cards! Unfortunately, they were unavailable for purchase to the United States. You had to be in Norway or Sweeden and from what I understand, they had to be paid for in the local currency. Woe was me!!! I was able to get a few stamped images from an online Norweigan friend, but that was only a temporary "fix." I would check to see the new images that I could NOT get, and convince myself that I was lucky that I could at least get some of the Magnolia brand which are somewhat like these. Much to my amazement, and bringing tears to my eyes, I was given a "Christmas" stamp set from a dear friend. I don't know how she did it (she does have family in Scotland?) but imagine my surprise when I opened the package to find some of the longed for Hanglar images. Thanks, Kirsteen. you're the best! It was a dream come true, and something I had never even imagined.
Then one sunny morning, I received an email in a language I could not understand. I figured it was some sort of spam and didn't pay attention. (wrong move) Then a couple months ago, when checking Hanglar for new images, much to my amazement, there had been a trememdous change. It was then that I realized the email was to notify me that they were now selling the stamps to customers here in the good ole USA!!! I immediately selected a set, went through checkout to PayPal, and in about ten days or so, the stamps were in my hot little hands!! The set I chose was called "Attitude" and has three girl images. This is my favorite (today, anyway)--I like her bold stance. You will see the other two images in days to come.