I had been stamping for a number of years but never seriously until around April 1999 when I took a basic stamping class. In the basic stamping class I learned that you can’t emboss with dye ink (that’s why my embossing never turned out good!) and other little tips. Now I have acquired stamps and supplies to equal what you would find in any stamp store (so my husband says). I recently received the Sure Cuts A Lot software and have been having fun creating and cutting my own shapes. If you would like a custom shape designed send an email to cimbaro-at-gmail-dot-com