Thursday, October 18, 2018

Is your costume ready?

Halloween is not too far away. Is your costume ready? To be honest, I don't do costumes but if I did, I'd be Oscar the Grouch from Sesame Street, my alter ego!

We have Halloween stamps, papers, embellishments and dies on sale along with a great selection of Christmas product that has come in. It's a great time to make your Christmas list of all the new and great stuff you'd like Stamping Santa to bring to your house!  To help you get started here are a few photos of new product and cool stuff we have in the store. First up is our Halloween display as you come in the store. Great papers and stamps are still available.

Up front we have the new Hero Arts Clear stamps on display. There are layered stamps, angels, cute little mice and my favorite, the polar bears.

On the back table is the new release from My Favorite Things. I've gone a bit overboard with Christmas stamps already but there is one in this pile that I really like. If it's still there tomorrow when I go to work I may just be forced to buy it!

We got in a second shipment of Mama Elephant including the October release and more tiny agenda stamps. I can see the snowmen peaking out from the back!

Cool stuff from Tim Holtz Ideology. Brads with little bells on the end and distressed thimbles!

New dies from Birch Press, Memory Box and Poppy.  I really like these shadow die words. I used one in my upcoming card class. These three companies are all the same people. What I really like about their dies, besides the fact that they cut so nicely is that the size of the die in the package is exactly what you see on the outside. No wondering if the words are too big or too small for your project.

 Last up is a sneak peek at some of the cards for our Holiday Stamp Camp. Now I know what I've been die cutting these past weeks! Sign-ups are still open; give the store a call today!
See you next week!

Monday, October 15, 2018



Hello stamping friends.  How do you like the temperature
change? Guess I need to get moving on the outdoor 
furniture cushions and getting my potted plants taken
care of.  

The saddest part for me is when the temperature dips below 55 you have to stop feeding the fish in our pond.  So, when I go out to see
them in the morning when I let the dog out, they come to the top
looking for their breakfast, so sad....

This week, I have a card with a great Snowman image.
I love snowmen and this one is pretty cute.

Stamp - Penny Black - Bundled Snowman (40-653)
Inside sentiment-Merriest Wishes -Stampendous (CRM278)
Paper - Black, green, white card stock
Snowflake is Tim Holtz, Alterations, die set with 14
different sized snowflakes
Word Chip is Tim Holtz
I stamped on watercolor paper, stamped with
a light gray ink and dried with the heat gun, then
colored with Copic Markers
I sponged the entire panel with Versafine clear ink
and embossed with Ranger, Holographic Embossing powder.
It's super sparkly, and reflects all the colors of the rainbow.
He's a fabulous snowman.

The inside of the card.

Thanks for stopping by today. 
 Have a good week..  

Sue Drees

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Saturday Bonus Post!

Hi!  Just a quick a quick bonus post with some new stuff that I couldn't put in on Thursday.  First up is new ephemera and embellishments from the Tim Holtz Ideology line for Christmas. There is vintage images, chipboard phrases, and vintage distressed tins (great for treats or for gift card holders!)

Next up are stencils from both Tim Holtz and from Taylored Expressions. The TH stencils come in the mini size, three to a package and in the larger size, one to package. We have lots to choose from. TE has weathered brick, snowflakes and falling snow.

Dies from Sizzix. These outline leaf dies are really cool. The snowflake reminds me of Frozen when Elsa sings about "fractals"! We also have a few of the 3-D impression embossing folders in snowflakes.

More Ideology, white plastic snowmen, santas and deer! TH tissue in holiday and winter designs.

More dies. I love that moose!

 Sizzix Fold-A-Long dies to make gorgeous interactive cards!

This is a newly announced preview. Tim Holtz has come out with the last 12 Distress Inks in the Oxide form. We DO NOT HAVE THEM IN YET! They are on order, but I wanted to give you a preview so you can plan what colors you must have.
 I posted photos of washi paper from Alexandra Renke and noticed that the images weren't ones I recognized. Usually they base their washi paper on their 12X12 paper. Low and behold, we have the paper! These holiday papers are beautiful! There are three main designs based on pine cones, poinsettias and mistletoe. These are in addition to the patterned paper I posted on Thursday.

Don't forget to sign up for Stamp Camp and we will be having three new classes for the end of October into November featuring Mama Elephant's Christmas release, washi paper cards and Christmas gnomes! Check the website and your emails. See you next week.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Weather Rewind!?

Well, at least it isn't a hurricane...

Welcome to balmy October! We've been busy getting ready for our Holiday Stamp Camp, the MFT Holiday Card class and getting in a lot of new, great product. So let's have at it.

First up is Jane Davenport stamps, dies and inks. We've gotten several positive reviews on this ink.

Next up is Whipper Snapper. Love the gnomes!

Power Poppy has new holiday and winter stamps. Look at the beautiful drawing on the wreath, pine cones and each one of these gorgeous stamp sets. I think Sharon needs to do a class with these.

Couture Creations dies,  I believe.

Two photos of new Renke washi tape. Love it, love, love, love!

Looking to make a project for Halloween? This is heavy 'thick board' that can be painted, distressed covered with paper - you name it for a decor piece. I really like doing projects with this kind of base.

Concord and Ninth has new Turn-about stamp sets along with dies and look at those fun holiday font sentiments.  I can hear them calling to Mona now.

Lastly, several members of our Buffalo Stamps extended family have been hit with some difficult news and health challenges this past week. We ask that you keep our BSS family of staff, customers and all our followers in your thoughts and prayers this week as we do all of you. Stay safe everyone and we'll see you next week.

Monday, October 8, 2018

BSS IDEA - Christmas Bouquet


Wow have you had enough rain!  Well, it looks like we are going to
get some Indian Summer weather later this week, so hang in.

Today's card is a lovely Magnolia Rose Bouquet for Christmas.  Kept
the card pretty simple.

Stamp - Stampendous - CRW149) Magnolia Rose
Inside sentiment die - Sizzix 660662
Colored with Copics
Mat is green mirror (hard to photograph
inisde sentiment cut from pearl white paper.
Glossy accents on berries
Stickles on the flowers (star dust)
Swiss dot embossing folder on front of
the 5x5 inch square card

Enjoy the warm weather coming our way this

Thanks for stopping by today,
 Have a great week.

Sue Drees

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Love the Change!

I think the reason I love fall so much is the color. Leaves change, the air changes and moves creating a great tableau. We have new product in, we're gearing up for Stamp Camp at the end of the month and we have a great Vera Bradley tote filled with lots of stamping goodies that we will be raffling off to benefit the family we will be adopting this holiday season. We are still gathering product to put into the tote but we are starting to sell tickets now. Tickets are $5 ea. or three for $10. We also want to thank the Vera Bradley store at the Galleria Mall for their generous donation of this gorgeous tote.

Now, on to the new stuff! First up, Stamping Bella. We have more Oddballs and more of SB's adorable holiday stamps.

 Sunny Studio has a new collection of papers, dies, embossing folders and stamps! Love the llamas!

Photoplay has some great school aged papers for card making and scrapbooking.

I love these new Photoplay cat and dog papers and stamps!

Many of you have seen our watercolor panel images. Photoplay has come up with similar panel 12X12 paper that are great for KIDS! These are simple images that children can color with crayons, paints, markers or colored pencils. They can be cut and mounted on standard card backs to create original masterpieces to keep or send!

Heartfelt has new  sentiments stamps.

Stampers Anonymous and Tim Holtz has new holiday/winter/sentiment stamps and stencils. Look at this first stamp! (Hurry, because I think it will be gone very, very soon!)

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We have these new dies from Cheery Lynn to help you support those who are going through the fight. 

Glimmer paste - what fun, what colors!

LATE ADDITIONS! We have new paper! Authentique never disappoints! Great winter papers featuring a ski and keeping warm motifs. Vintage themes too!

Lastly, just off the phone chain, Graphic 45! Love the butterflies! Come on in and get em while we got em! See you next week.