A couple of my favorite things combined into one event....Amuse Art Stamps, Taylor VanBruggen and swaps. Taylor's blog is linked to the right, if you haven't checked it out you need to and you need to subscribe so you can get updates whenever she posts to her blog. I love her work. She uses a mix of elements and also a mix of companies stamps. Usually I stick to blogs that use a majority of Stampin' Up! products but her's is worth my time.
http://www.amuseartstamps/, click here and prepare to spend some time looking at some fun and simple stamps. I spend a lot of time admiring other companies stamps but I don't spend much money on them because I save most of it for Stampin' Up! stuff. But, I have recently purchased some amuse after spending over a year really enjoying them.
I love swapping - when I know I will be getting good quality back. I know my stuff is not the best out there, but I do spend time and energy making sure my cuts are all straight, my colors look good together, layering, etc. so if I find a swap I think will have great players, I love to join in. Taylor has hostessed 2 Amuse ATC swaps and I was lucky enough to get 2 spots in each. Here is one from my first round with her. It uses the Amuse "Flower Girl" stamp. The dots in the background are from Technique Tuesday's Masterpieces of Paisley set. The scalloped strip was made with the slit punch and then tiny handheld circle punch was used to punch a little hole in the scallop. The rest of the supplies are all Stampin Up!