Sunday, August 28, 2016

BSS IDEA = THIRD TIMES THE CHARM

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Idea.

Happy Monday, the last one in August!
Hope you had a chance to go to the Stamp Show
at the Hamburg Fair Grounds this past weekend.
I thought it was really packed on Saturday and
there was a good blend of vendors.  And of course,
our very own Sharon Klima, and the Buffalo
Stamps and Stuff  Booth was chucked full of
wonderful stamps and dies, papers and embellishments.




This week's card, is a simple one, but a really nice technique.
I chose a beautiful piece of paper with wonderful flowers
and colors and a complimentary piece of colored card
stock.  The base card is 51/2 inches square.  I then cut
a mat from the designer paper.  Then a mat of the card
stock and another mat of the designer paper.  Finally
a mat of the card stock.  Stamped the beautiful flower
popped it up with the stamped leaves underneath.  I then
dotted around the flower and leaves with white
liquid pearls.  Simple and elegant.

Stamp set used is Altenew Peony Bouquet
Matching dies used also
Card stock , Soft Peach 
Designer Paper - Graphic 45, Sweet Sentiments Collection.

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

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Keep on Keeping on Tuesday

This is our last big push of the summer! First, I hope everyone who attended our Garage Sale this past Sunday found some really great bargains and had fun in the process. This weekend is our last big event for the summer - The Stamp Scrap Art Tour at the Hamburg Fairgrounds. The show runs Saturday and Sunday and we are selling pre-show tickets for $6. We'll be bringing a good amount of the store stock to the show along with lots of new product releases from a variety of companies. We have two great make n' takes with all proceeds going to the family we adopt at Christmas. Check your email for show specials and Bag Lady specials. Speaking of Bag Ladies, we are expecting a new shipment of bags any day now. 

UPDATE: They're here!! 

The black pouch in the front will fit your 12"x12" paper. There are mesh pockets on each end and the bag has a wider gusset than the previous design, about 3-4 inches. It zips close and has double handle straps. We have them in the store and will be bringing some to the show. 

That's it for today. The new stuff is all going to the show so I've got nothing until then! I'll be helping to set up our booth on Friday so if allowed, I'll post a sneak peek. See you there!

Monday, August 22, 2016

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Idea. 

I suppose with all the HOT weather we have had this summer, Christmas
is the farthest thing from your mind.  But, if you want to make your
Christmas cards, you need to get started early, and the store is
brimming with new stamps and dies.

I chose this wonderful stamp and die set from Stampendous.
The stamp set includes three birds, the berry branch, the holly sprig
and a free stencil of the tree.

The die set includes the bird dies and the holly sprig die.







Stamp Set - StampendousWinter Tweets (CR55092)
Inside Sentiment Stamp - Northwoods Rubber Stamps
Die Set - Stampendous - Winter Tweets (DC55092)
White card base is 41/4x51/2inches
Paper - White, Red, and light Blue card stock
I stenciled the tree onto the side of the card
with a finger sponge using grey and black ink
Added white embossing powder to areas I wanted
snow using a Versamark embossing pen.
Stamped the berry branch several times and colored in
with Copic marker
Bird was colored with Copics and cut with the die set.
Popped him up on the branch.
I  used a Color Box cat eye ink pad to brush
across the card to look like blowing snow.
A white Sharpie Poster Paint Marker to dot the card
for the snow effect.

What a fun set these little birds are.  The other little birds
look like a robin and a chickadee.

No time like now to start thinking about making your
Christmas cards.

Don't forget, the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff will have
a booth at the Scrap and Stamp Show at the Hamburg
Fair Ground on Saturday and Sunday.  Sharon has
discount tickets in the store, and she always has
a lot of new stuff at the show.

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

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Big Doings Thursday!

Yes, I know, it's Thursday!?! Alison and I flip flopped our days this week so I could take my daughter back to college for her sophomore year. I'll share a few photos at the end of the blog. 

It's a big weekend here too! GARAGE SALE!!! This Sunday from 10am to 1pm we will have tables set up outside the store and down towards the Verizon store AND INSIDE the empty store two doors down! We have over 30 people signed up to sell their gently used and in some cases NEVER used stamping, scrapping and paper supplies. There will be bargains galore! IMPORTANT - All Garage Sale purchases must be paid for in CASH and ALL SALES ARE FINAL!!

Did you check out the coupon for this weekend in your email? All Halloween are BOGO! Mix and match buy one get one. Exceptions include new Taylored Expressions, My Favorite Things and Memory Box Halloween releases. 

Not to let any grass grow under our feet...NEXT weekend, August 27 & 28 is the Stamp Scrap Art Tour at the Hamburg Fairgrounds. We will be packing up the store, bringing tons of BSS goodies with us AND we will also have NEW product not yet displayed in the store including NEW Lawn Fawn and Impression Obsession! We will also have Make N' Takes at our booth both days with all proceeds going to our Christmas family. This is a delightful show and we are selling tickets in advance for $6. Here is a copy of the email for the show. 
StampScrapArtTourStampScrapArtTour
P.O. Box 1909
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688-1909
727- 644-0590
info@ssatshows.com
www.ssatshows.com
IN THIS ISSUE:
 · SSAT Show in Hamburg, NY ~ August 27 & 28
 · Treasure Chest Scramble & Charity Basket!
 · Support Our Event Sponsors and Upcoming Shows
 · Don't Miss Out ~ Sign Up Now!Make It Take It Project Parties in NY, MD & GA!
 · SAVE THE DATES!! Rubber Stamp & Scrapbook Shows in MD & GA
 · "Like" Us on Facebook!
SSAT Show in Hamburg, NY ~ August 27 & 28


It's almost show time!!
Come join us next week in Hamburg for some stamping fun! 


 Event Center at The Fairgrounds
Main Exhibit Hall
5820 South Park Ave.
August 27 & 28
Tickets
$6 in Advance or $7 at the Door


Great Vendors • Demos • Make & Takes
Plus over $1300 in Tour Bucks door prizes
will be given away!
(Tour Bucks are to be spent at the show.)


Vendors include:
Anthony's Paper Craft • Art Gone Wild • Buffalo Stamps and Stuff
Close To My Heart • Craft Fantastic • Creative Vision Stamps
Darcie's • Gary M. Burlin & Co. • Inky Antics
Just For Fun • My Craft Room • Repeat Impressions
Right At Home • Rubber Cottage • Scrapbook Treasures
Seaside Stampin' Ink • Stacy Stamps • Stamp On It
Stampers Anonymous • Tessler Stamps/Stencils Co. • The Paper Cut


Please visit our website for Tickets & More Information

Click here to find out more.

Treasure Chest Scramble & Charity Basket!

Treasure Chest Scramble on Saturday Morning... Don't be late! The doors to the show open at 10 a.m. The first 100 people through the door on Saturday will receive a key to our Treasure Chest. If you have the key that unlocks the chest you win $100 in Tour Bucks to spend at the show!


Charity Basket Raffles on Saturday and Sunday... Help support a deserving charity... you may win a big basket of stamping and scrapping supplies! Show your support and purchase raffle tickets each day for a big basket of stamping and scrapping goodies. We will be holding two drawings - one each day. We'll be giving away two gift baskets with a retail value up to $500 each! 100% of revenues from this shows charity raffle will go to the Shriners Childrens Hospitals.



Support Our Event Sponsors and Upcoming Shows

StampScrapArtTour Shows sponsors:
 

Click on the links to the shows listed below for tickets and more information.


Don't Miss Out ~ Sign Up Now!
Make It Take It Project Parties in NY, MD & GA!

Tickets are still available for our Make It Take It Project Parties in NY, MD & GA! But don't delay... as seating is limited and these events usually sell out. To ensure your space please purchase your MITI ticket online now... which also includes a 2-Day admission to the show. 





meant to share this new paper last week but couldn't fit it in so here s something new for this week. 
Authentique - Fabulous collection. When I pulled this paper I noticed it had a quote from Grace Kelly, "I never say never, and I never say always." I only mention this because I stumbled over 'Rear Window" yesterday and I sat there mesmerized for an hour by her and Jimmy Stewart. 


Our Misti family is growing! We now have all three sizes. 

I mentioned our all day road trip to bring Alexa back to school. Here are a few photos. Back in the day -- my parents fitted all of my stuff in the trunk and backseat of a Chevy Monte Carlo! One year I brought myself home in a Chevy Nova, although the spare tire ended up in the passenger seat! This year our day started at 7:30 with a 9 ft. panel truck and ended at midnight! Seriously, we're getting too old for this! We did get to help her set up her side of her room though. Here's how it went. 

Now I get to make curtains for her closet! See you this weekend at the Garage a Sale and next week on the blog!

Monday, August 15, 2016

BSS IDEA - Daisies

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Idea.

I planted two pots of daisies in my gardens this summer,
and at the beginning, they bloomed over and over.  Since
it has been so hot for so many days on end despite keeping them
watered, they have kinda fizzled out. 

I bought this set of stamps with the daisy bunch awhile back, and
thought I would make this weeks card with it.

For some reason, yellow and daisies always seem to
brighten up your day.







Stamps - Stampendous Clear Stamps -Daisy Thanks
This set includes the sentiment, the butterfly and
the daisies, plus a couple little lady bugs and
a swirl stamp.

Yellow card stock (card base is 51/2 x 4 1/4)
Yellow embossed mat is 51/4 x 4
White embossed mat with daisies is 31 /4 x 4 3/4
Embossing folders - Cuttlebug Swiss Dots
We  R memory Keepers Next Level, Quilted
Gingham ribbon
Yellow Stickles

I stamped the daisies with Versafine Onyx ink and heat
embossed with clear embossing powder, twice, once centered
on the white 3 1/4x4 3/4 inch mat (the very edges of the leaves
 on either side will stamp off the paper, that's the plan, so that
 when you add the fussy cut piece over top of it the leaves will hang
 over the edge of the mat.) and again on a scrap piece
of white card stock, along with the butterfly to fussy cut out.

I then colored with copics.  Then I cut out the pieces that
were stamped on the scrap piece. Then I ran a black marker
around the edges to finish them off.

I ran the mat with the daisies stamped on it through the
Swiss Embossing folder. Tie a bow across the bottom
of the mat.

I ran the yellow mat through the Quilted embossing folder.

I outlined each flower center and each leaf with a stylus
being careful not to puncture the paper. I then turned the
stamped ,colored, and cut out image over and rubbed
the centers and leaves with the stylus lightly in a circular motion
on a piece of thin foam.
This raises the centers and shapes the leaves.

Using pop dots in the center of the flowers, I attached the cut
out flowers over the one you stamped 
and ran through the swiss dot EF.  

Adhere the white mat to the Quilted mat.  Then attach  that
to the card base.  Add the butterfly and put some Stickles on her.

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

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Sublime Saturday...







I promised an additional post this week and what a better way to lead off but with photos from Kaitlyn's wedding! I'll apologize for the poor quality as they were taken on my phone from a little bit of a distance and no one would turn and face me! 

There are bound to be more photos turning up on Facebook as the weekend progresses. It was a wonderful evening and I wish Kait and Dave all the best as they begin their life together. 

On to the product! First up Taylored Expressions Halloween! All of these are in a bucket just to the right of the register. 


NEW Company - Dare 2B Artsy. Many of these stamp sets have matching dies!

For all you dog and cat fanciers!


PPP - Pretty Pink Posh! Adorable new stamp and die sets and new foundation dies.  


There is more but I'll need something to post on Tuesday. So I'll see you then! 

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Wedding Bells Tuesday!

The bells are ringing for Kaitlyn and Dave! As many of you know, Sharon's daughter, Kaitlyn is getting married on Friday. The store will be closing at 3 pm on Friday so we can attend the ceremony. Please join me in wishing Kait and Dave a long and happily ever after. 

On to the new stuff! 

MFT - My Favorite Things has released their premium dye ink collection in small inch squares. We currently have these two, four-packs in stock. 

Neat and Tangled sequin collection and seasonal PPP. 

New Christmas and holiday themed Cottage Cutz dies. 
 
and more...

And more...!

And more!

My Favorite Things stamp and die collections - for birthday...

for Halloween...

And for monsters!

NEW! Carpe Diem planner binders and lots and lots of inserts, stickers, tapes, flags and more. 




See our display right around the corner from the front counter to the right of the 8 1/2 x 11 inch paper. 

Lastly, really cute holiday stamps and dies from Avery Elle. 


Whew! That's a lotta product! There is more too! I'll do another post in a day or two featuring a new stamp line, Pretty Pink Posh stamps and a cool new retro paper collection. Have a great week and stay cool!