I just received the book, and am already thrilled with it. I am totally familiar with Gennine's artwork, but her stamping art is new to me. For anyone who has been thinking about trying stamp carving ,go for it! I have carved some and enjoyed it in the past but now I am certainly going to do more. A really beautiful book, with tons of unique ideas. find her blog on line , and discover a delightful artist who is willing to share her talent and techniques. P.S. the carving process is not hard to do.