Monday, August 13, 2018

BSS IDEA - Four-Layered Cake

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Idea.

Another Monday morning.  

This week we are talking CAKE!  a FOUR LAYER cake.

This wonderful die makes a card shaped like a cakluded
in the set (9 all together)..  Fun design.  Here is what e you
decide how to decorate it with the additional dies incI did.






Die - Sizzix - Cake Fold Its (662738)
Stamp - inside sentiment -Penny Black-Sentiment Collection (30-3550)
White card stock - base
Aqua card stock - frosting
Used a swirl embossing folder from Cuttlebug
White Glitter paper - Frosting between layers 
Candles (dies included) My Favorite Things-
Hearts and Strips 6x6 Paper Pack
Yellow card stock for flame
Orange Copic to color flame on one side
I cute four of the longer candles and three of
the shorter ones, and trimmed a little off
the bottom of each.
I then adhered the longest ones across the
top leaving a space in between each one
then added the shorter ones in between so it
gives the illusion of depth on the top of the
cake.
Plate - Silver Mirror card stock
Blue stones on cake - Pretty Pink Posh

Fun card to send someone their birthday cake that you
aren't able to be with on their birthday!

Thanks for stopping by today.
Have a great week.
Sue Drees

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Weekend Bonus!

Found a few more things to update you on so I thought I'd do another post today. So it will be a quickie but with good stuff!

 First up, because it looked so pretty when I walked past it, Here is our summer/beach/vacation/fun in the sun display right as you walk in on the right. We have a few weeks left of summer and we'll be moving this display soon to make way for fall and Halloween so I thought I'd give you a gentle reminder before they disappear.





NEW! From Hero Arts





NEW! from MFT - and a warning, some of these are in very short supply...Just saying!




 NEW! From Taylored Expressions for Fall and Halloween. All of these fall/Halloween stamps and dies are on display toward the back of the store, right before the tables.


There are a couple of items I always get asked about. We have them back in stock so I thought I'd give a shout out. NOTE*- Very Important! In this first photo, upper right corner - salted caramel caramels are back! Just sayin... ;-)

Avery Elle storage bags in a wide variety of sizes are in!

Lawn Fawn liquid ink is back in stock over by the adhesives!

Tim Holtz's Glass Media Mat, Tonic Guillotine Trimmer, 3-D Dies and emboss folders and the Travel size Tim Holtz Stamping Platform are here. Please be aware that the Stamping Platform will be in limited supply. It will be discontinued here in the US in order to comply with the agreement made with My Sweet Petunia - so get it while you can!

There's My Blue Heaven, Blue Hawaii, Devil in the deep BLUE sea - and now BLUE Lobster!
This little guy got caught and delivered to a restaurant in Massachusetts but was released back into the ocean by the restaurant's owners. Love his colors!


Thursday, August 9, 2018

Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer!

...those days of inks, stamping and fun! - Yeah, I took a few liberties with that! Welcome to August at Buffalo Stamps and Stuff. We started out the month strong with Stamp Camp. A summer version, a little shorter than usual but we know many of you are out of town or simply out! With the warm (very) and sunny weather we are enjoying many of you are using this time to do outdoor activities instead of inside crafting activities.

We will finish the month strong with the Stamp, Scrap, Art Tour at the Hamburg Fairgrounds on August 25 and 26. The organizers did NOT offer us tickets to sell in advance this year. So tickets will only be available at the door for $7. They are selling tickets on-line for $35 but they include Make n' Take sessions the Friday night before the show. Next up, on to what's new for this week. Ive got lots of photos.

We've gotten in new Memory Box and Poppy dies for the fall and holidays. Here is a sampling.






From Prima and Julie Nutting are new Paper Doll stamps with holiday themes.


New Papers - Just a little different, but still cool.

More papers from Kasier, glitter, shimmer and pink poinsettias.

New dog and cat papers.


Christmas paper from Authentique!


Fall, Thanksgiving paper from Authentique



Dog, Cat AND Christmas paper combined!

Restocked Nuvo Aqua pens, and drops along with glitter paste.

Back in are these Inky Antics stamps designs for your envelopes. You make pretty cards, why not add a little pizazz to your envelope! (Give the postman and thrill!)

For your fashionistas out there, artsy girl stamps.

 Paper Rose has new dies and stamps. I'm officially declaring it the summer of the mermaid!

My husband and I were at the Chicago concert at Dairen Lake on Tuesday. One of our favorite bands and just to show our age...Color My World was played at our wedding!

 Lastly, not to leave you hanging...We had TWO MEN at Stamp Camp on Monday, checking out - the trash containers! Meet Mitch and Cody!!!
Catch you next week. Happy crafting!


Monday, August 6, 2018

BSS IDEA - LOVE

WELCOME TO THE BUFFALO STAMPS AND STUFF IDEA.

I had a wonderful time at the Garage Sale at the store last Sunday.
I bought a lot of bargains too!

This weeks card is all about LOVE!



Close up of image.


I watched a video by Jennifer McGuire on you tube 
on stamping and coloring on Acetate so I thought
I would try it.  Here is a link to that video

Stamp - Stampendous - Dogwood Birds (CRW196)
Stamped on Acetate
Sentiment "Love" Hero Arts -Love Stamp & Cut (DC175)
Spellbinders Grand Oval dies-outer oval
Spellbinders Pierced Ovals (SCD-007)
Creative Expressions embossing folder
Gold Card stock-Outer oval
Gold Mirror Card stock - Inside oval
White Glitter Card stock behind the acetate
Corner punch to punch two of the corners
Colored with Copic Markers on the backside
of the acetate.

Watch the video, Jennifer always does such a great
job of showing you just how to make a card.

Thanks for stopping by today.
Have a great week.
Sue Drees

Thursday, August 2, 2018

How'd you do?

...at the Garage Sale! I was very pleasantly surprised! We had a great turnout thanks to all you wonderful friends of the store. I hope everyone had a good time, got some good bargains and got your creative juices flowing! For you sellers, here comes the fun part, spending our earnings. You have to get rid of old stuff to make way for new stuff! To that end, here are some photos of new stuff that came in late last week.

Lets start with Stamping Bella! Just a little bit different...Look at the eyes! We weren't sure what to make of these when we first saw them but they have been catching on! The phrasing on a few of them are spot on, especially for teenage boys. They are going fast, so I hope there are a few left by time this is posted.


We love our Uptown Girls!


Debbie's favorites...She would definitely do this little boy in the football helmet and this little fisherman!

This dog one...makes me tear up just thinking of Debbie and her dogs. She would have loved it.

Moving on. Very cool embossing folders in 3-D


New Heartfelt Christmas stamps!


I thought before summer's end I'd post a few more photos of our European adventure. For your viewing pleasure today, it's Mykonos, Greece. The color of the water is AMAZING! I was hoping photos would do it justice but, I don't know. You don't get the sparkling shimmer and the variety of colors you do in person, WOW!
 I believe that's our ship in the distance. The ships dock at the newer part of town where a new port area has been created especially to accommodate these large ships.  You then take a ferry boat or a bus to the old town area where all these photos were taken.

The famous windmills of Mykonos

There was this little chapel just as you would come ashore from the ferry, right on the water.
It was a fairly warm day but the narrow streets and the cool white facades of the buildings helped to keep the heat down. Tiny little balconies adorned with flower pots and colorful, flowing, flowering vines were everywhere.


Many of the doors and shutters were painted in bright colors. This shop owner displayed her wares using a painted piece of vine outside her shop.


I'll see about posting another stop next week. Until then, happy crafting!