Monday, May 22, 2017

BSS IDEA - Rainbow Safari

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Idea.

Hello friends.  If you have been to the store recently, you
cannot help but to have seen the brightly colored samples
from Stampendous, of the beautiful Laurel Burch stamps as you
entered the store. There have been a couple of releases of these
wonderful stamps since Stampendous started to produce them.

What fun they are to color up!  And, underneath the stamp
display are brightly colored papers to go with them.
I bought several, but could not wait to color up and make
a card with these two purchases.

A close up of the stamped image.

The Card

Stamps - LBCP002 - Stampendous - Rainbow Safari
LBCR505 - Stampendous - 8 piece flower stamp and stencil set
Inside sentiment - Paper Smooches - I Heart Art FBS137
Paper - Bright yellow, pink, green, blue
Gold glitter paper mat under image
Cuttlebug embossing folder
Enamel Dots - The Pink Fresh Studio (153 pieces)
White embossing powder
Versamark clear embossing ink
Colored with Copic Markers
Card is 5x7 inches

Instead of coloring up the flowers, I stamped them on Bright
card stock colors with Versamark clear ink, then embossed
with White embossing powder.  There is a die set to go with
the Flower Stamp set, but I fussy cut them out.
There are 8 designs in the set including the leaves.

That's all for me today.
Thanks for stopping by.
Have a great week.
Sue Drees

Thursday, May 18, 2017


Let me get right to it. I've had a hectic week and I'm relying on some shared posts to show you what's new at the store. My schedule is a little restrictive this week so I'm not sure when I'll be in the store to  take more photos. If I get the chance to share more new stuff - you will be the first to see it, so stayed tuned!

First Up - Stampingbella! Deborah loves this company and you can see why. They make lovely, adorable images that are fun to color with a variety of mediums. There may be a class in these stamps future!

We all love bling. Here is a great way to get some sparkle and shine for your cards and pages without the dimension of jewels or 3-D embellishments - decorative tapes in shiny metallics and smooth glitter finishes!

It's Dad's Day next! Got a craft brewer home? Or just a guy who loves his beer? We've got paper for you! This paper is great for card and scrapbook pages. When was the last time you made a page to celebrate dear old Dad?

Back to the sparkle! This is a new product Arc's Glitter Inks. I have not seen them in person but I can imagine what they can bring to your cards and coloring.

Pion by the Sea! - We've gotten in our new Pion collections for the summer and I see a sea theme going on

Also, lovely, dainty floral images that invoke a vintage prairie theme to me. See there sun catchers in the card page images directly below?

Last up for the day is new Concord & Ninth. This company make unique stamps and dies that set them apart from some of our other companies. Come in and give them try!
That's it for today. Hope we all get to enjoy a sunny mild weekend - keeping fingers crossed! See you next week.

Monday, May 15, 2017

BSS IDEA - Shadow Stamping with Words


Hope all the Moms enjoyed a wonderful Mother's Day.
  We are having  dinner out with our
daughter, son-in-law and our Granddaughter and Grandson, 
 Doesn't get much better than that!

There are a lot of new stamp sets with a large word stamp and
a bunch of small words that you can use to go with it.

I saw this shadow stamping technique done on SCS in the tutorials.

Stamp set -Hero Arts- Love Stamp and Cut (DC175)
(This set comes with a die for the large love stamp)
Inks - Hero Arts - Emerald Green and Mint Julep.
Papers- Green dots Authentique, Imagine Three,
  Core'dinations Coral small dots
twine sponged with distress Ripe Raspberry ink.

I used the Misti.  I simply stamped the word Love and
the stitched heart and curly lines where I wanted them
on the card with the darker color ink.  I then moved
the stamps ever so slightly up and to the right and stamped
again with the lighter shade of ink to get the shadow
effect.  You can use a clear acrylic block with a clear stamp also.

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

Friday, May 12, 2017

It's a Flipping Good Weekend!

I've got my fingers crossed, my toes crossed and my eyes crossed that we'll have a relatively dry weekend and that everyone enjoys some outdoor time - 'bout time!

A little basic housekeeping before I show you some of the new stuff in the store. First off we have a full house for Jennifer Snyder's visit tomorrow. Both of her classes are full and we are really looking forward to welcoming Jenn back to Buffalo Stamps and Stuff.

Send our Mr. Store - Mark, birthday wishes. Today, Friday is Mark's birthday and to celebrate he took Sharon to Brimfield, MA to go antiquing at the massive Brimfield Flea Market! Well, not exactly but that's my story and I'm sticking to it! Here's our new doorstop...the buffalo, not Mark...

We got a big, heavy, packed box from Impression Obsession yesterday and I understand we are getting in the new Lawn Fawn release any day now. To hold you over here are some of the things that came in this past week.

Just in time for teacher's gifts and to prepare for Fall - Our Daily Bread has several really cute stamp and dies good for thanking that special teacher and celebrating a job well done by your favorite student.

Step card dies, quilt dies and a doily die are in.

Many of you have been asking for Communion and Confirmation papers and stamps. This one just came in from Our Daily Bread.

Create your own flowers.

It's Mother's Day Sunday! Have you made your cards yet?

This isn't exactly Mother's Day - but how can you say NO to 'Shut the Front Door!'

Great sentiment stamps from Paper Smooches - That Mr. & Mrs. die is almost gone!

Time to Par - tay! Great stamp for creating your own invitations, plus drinks with the girls?

Avery Elle has a really nice release. Warning - we are already running low on some of these!

Love this wavy die!

Two new 12X12 paper packs from Heartfelt Creations

Prima Watercolor Collections (great for that Bright and Cheery card with Jen Snyder)

And a few new Cottage Cutz collections

  Have you gotten your Mom's Day present yet? How about a hint for this new supply carrier???

Lastly, Sharon is working with several companies to create some Buffalo specific dies, stamps and paper. We're looking for ideas for words, phrases and images that are unique to Buffalo. We'd love suggestions from you. If you have any ideas, please leave them in the comment section of the blog or let us know when you come into the store. I'll work on getting a little pad/display for the store and I'll check the blog for your ideas.

Have a great Mother's Day everyone and I'll see you next week.

Monday, May 8, 2017


Happy Monday.  Has everyone had enough RAIN?
 Sure has been a wet Spring.  Lilacs and Bleeding Hearts are in full bloom
 but haven't been able to be outside to enjoy them.

Today's card is one of the many new designs by Ellen Jareckie who is the artist
behind  House Mouse Designs.

How cute is this stamp?

Stamp - Crib Times-House Mouse Designs-Stampendous (HMCP78)
Paper - White and green card stock
Designer Paper -My Favorite Things- Hearts & Stripes 6x6 Paper Pack
Spellbinders Grand Scalloped Rectangles Die
Small gingham bow
Colored with Copics

Just the sweetest little image for a baby card.

Did you know you could make a card from any shape die cut?
Just cut two matching pieces from a die of your choice.
On the piece that will be used for the back of the card,
score a line across the top about 3/4 inch wide.
Fold on the score line then open it up again. Place adhesive
on the 3/4 inch portion.  Line up the other piece that
will be the front of the card and adhere it to the back

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

Friday, May 5, 2017

Getting it Right

It's Derby Weekend! Unless you are from Louisville, then it's the end of Derby month and week!  I lived in Louisville, Kentucky for several years and I loved Derby. I try and keep an eye out for the promising 3 yr. olds for Derby each year but not so much this year. I hear it's not an overly stellar group and one of the most promising horses has a post position 14. That position hasn't won since the early 60's! So if you aren't going to a Derby party on Saturday come and visit us and see what's new.

First up, Mother's Day is coming up, Father's Day isn't far behind. Looking for a project you can do with a child or grandchild? How about one of these?

These wooden shapes can be painted, covered in paper and several of them have a place you could put a photo. There are a flower pot, a slice of watermelon, Uncle Sam, a pumpkin and an apple. We'll have a sample for you soon.

Tammy Tutterow has a new line of coordinated stamps and dies through Spellbinders.
We also have more new designs from Spellbinders

You may have seen a number of paper crafters post about making light-up cards using Cibitronics battery operated lights. We have one in the store that can easily be used for a graduation, Memorial Day, Birthday or July 4th card or scrapbook page.

The coupon this month features our planner section - 20% off all you see here!

How about these unique 3D embellishments

Have you seen our new Father's Day and Buffalo display? We've got our Father's Day stamps, dies and some papers above our exclusive Buffalo papers and stamps. Great for guy cards!

LDRS has three adorable stamp and die sets featuring little baby animals. Take your pick!

Art Gone Wild and Cathy Scanlon combined to make these impressive stamps. What great coloring opportunities you have. Below are a few samples.

More Laurel Burch!

Are you up for some new classes? Well here is a quick peek! We have more samples coming.

Right before I left yesterday My Favorite Things came in. Here's a small preview

Stencils and Giraffe Stamps - Can you say April, Oliver and Tajiri??

Pull Tab, Oval Stitch Word rectangles, Stitch Square cut-outs, rectangular and square shaker plastics.

Lastly, I hope you've checked out our new website and find it easy to navigate. We will be posting class photos and check out the calendar page. If you click on a class on the calendar page it will take you right to the description!

Have a great and crafty week! Enjoy the ponies on Saturday and we'll see you next week!