Monday, April 23, 2018


Hello blogging friends.
We finally had a sunshiny day and warmer temps!
Does that sun feel good or what!!!

Here's my card for this week.

Stamp - Stamping Bella-Snapshot Minis (EB606)
Papers - Black card stock base is 41/4x51/2 tent fold,
Pink card stock, and designer paper is Carta Bella,
 Spring Market Collection.
Die-Smile is an old Technique Tuesday die
Sentiments under each image were computer 
Colored with Copics

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

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Store Shout Out!

I'm hoping most of you saw the interview Altenew did with Sharon last week. Sharon posted the text to Facebook and included it in one of our e-mails. So cool that the companies we love show us love back! Just as an FYI, Altenew is based in Syracuse, New York - right down the pike!

I've got lots of new stuff to show you and a spin or two on a design from last week. So let's get started.

First up our Waffle Flower display. Waffle Flower has a wide variety of stamps and dies and I've added several sample cards to show the range of styles they include.

New product in this week from Tutti Designs. They make really cool dies!

Also new this week. Creative Expressions dies and Clear Magic stamps. These stamps are great for coloring!

 Also Creative Expressions embossing folders.

I took a few photos around the store the other day to give you an idea of product we have that you might have missed or not been aware of. Starting with Mother's Day and Father's Day; coming up before you know it!

For you mixed media artists out there, Prima's Moulds and paper clay.

I cut off the top of the photo! I believe this is Our Daily Bread's Surprise Box die. A little different from Lawn Fawn and homemade versions.

Concord and 9th Turnabout die, half circles. Great card sample and more below from C&9th

More Concord and 9th including the wreath stamp turnabout that Jennifer McGuire recently used in an offset stamping video.

I just love this paper for a young/teen boy!

Lastly, last week I posted a photo of Sharon's Altenew layered flower class. This week I have a twist on that design done by one of our customers, Dawn C. I love the contrast in Dawn's version. What do you think?

Another version done on a corregated kraft background with more traditional colors. Just gorgeous!

 We have some card samples using the rose version of these layered floral dies also.

Just gorgeous! Whew! That's a lot for this week. I'm sure I'll have more for you next week.  See you then!

Monday, April 16, 2018

BSS IDEA - Bunnies and more Bunnies

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Idea

Hi friends.  WOW, hope everyone that was affected by the ice storm this weekend is okay 
and all those that lost electrical power are restored,

Well, I made a Spring card for this week, in hopes that we would finally be celebrating warmer weather.  Has to come eventually right?

Stamp - Bunny-Alexandra Renke (F0179)
Paper - white card stock base is 5x7 inches
Dark Green Plaid - Core'kinations, Pink Bunny Paper
on the word Spring - Pebbles-Bunny Love
Dark green card stock -leaves
Dies - Green leaves-Penny Black-Lively (51-120)
White leaves - IO -(055-N)
Little Bunnies - IO (269-N)
Colored with Copics
The word Spring has a coat of Wink of Stella on it but hard
to photograph

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

Thursday, April 12, 2018

A Little Review

You may have noticed if you get our emails along with reading the blog that the pictures we post of new product are very similar. We share photos so even though you may have seen these photos before, I get to make them a bit bigger so you can see the details of what we have new for you. When I can, I try and give you something new and different but it's not alway possible. I will start out with a follow-up from last week's class teaser. Sharon has created a framed piece using the new layered flower dies from Altenew. Here is a full picture of the final piece. Check the website for class times if you are interested or you can read them below the frame. The frame is included in the class.

Next up is a big box full of stuff from Sunny Studio. After our winter the colors in these paper packs were blinding when we opened the box - in such a good way!

We got several card samples also. They make all the difference in helping to visualize how to use these stamps.

Love, love, love dog stamps!

Great images and dies to help finish your cards.

Two Lips is out with new stamps. I dare you not to laugh at some of these!

Waffle Flower has new stamps and you'll start to see new packaging from them also.

Our old favorite HeroArts has new stamps and dies.

Anyone do Cinco de Mayo cards?

Lastly we have more Alexandra Renke washi tapes in. These all coordinate with their new spring/summer papers.
That's it for now, see you next week.

Monday, April 9, 2018

BSS IDEA - Birthday in Black and White


Well, I thought I saw Spring there for a minute.  So did the birds and flowers!
I'm thinking the birds are wondering why they came back North so soon.

A simple birthday card today, done two ways.

White birthday

Stamp -Penny Black - Birthday Hoopla (40-522)
White card stock, white glitter paper, gold mirror paper
Stitched rectangle die
Gold embossing powder
Sparkly gold ribbon
Colored with Copics

Black Birthday card
Stamp -Penny Black - Birthday Hoopla (40-522)
Black card stock, black glitter paper, gold mirror paper
Stitched rectangle die
Gold embossing powder
Gold mirror Candie buttons
Colored with gel pens

The trouble with mirror paper is it reflects everything
including the person taking the pictures!!  

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

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Lots of new things this week...

I've got a lot of new product photos so I thought I'd jump right on in.

Altenew is up first with new stamp sets, background dies and a little inspiration.

I love background dies! Imagine these with oxide colors underneath.

This is a project in the works. Utilizing the floral dies in a bit a of different setting. The final project with be revealed later...

Next up is Spellbinders. Remember when it seemed that all Spellbinders did was nested shapes? Things have changed! They now offer a variety of dies including these silhouette dies. I love the card samples made by our own Janet.

First up, wine and cheese anyone?

These child silhouettes are lovely!

I especially like the birthday card.

Sizzix is back with these dies. Flowers, stems and leaves and words with shadows.

More from Jillibean. Stamps sets and Stamp and Die combos.

Also new from Hero Arts - Florals!

Lastly, many of you may know my daughter is in Europe doing a semester abroad. She finally sent me a picture of where she is this weekend. Nothing like April in Paris!

Now if I could only get her to send a picture with her in it!
That's it for this week. See you soon!