Two tips for you on using photopolymer stamps - 1) stamp with Versamark ink and stamp off before first use; 2) put a mouse pad, piercing mat, or something squishy under your paper before stamping. You will get a crisper image.
We had some crazy storms in NH yesterday. We actually had tornado warnings!! We went for a nice swim early afternoon. It was gorgeous out. All of a sudden it got cloudy and we heard thunder. We hopped out fast and sat it out. It went downhill fast. The lighnting was crazy. We had downpours and wind. The power went out a few times but came right back, thank God! Our cable was out for a few hours though. Hope you had a great weekend!