Thursday, May 23, 2019

Another week, another milestone

Lots of odds and ends this week. First, Sharon is back from her 'grueling' trip to Michigan last week. I mentioned in last week's post that Sharon was at a mini show/instruction meeting seeing some of the new product for fall and winter (oh, my!) There is no summer CHA show so several of the wholesale distributors are holding mini 'shows' throughout the next few months. Notions, a distributor we use for many lines, sponsored the one Sharon went to. Now, I say grueling because her first day started at 8-8:30 am and the last class did not finish until 10 at night! Day two was also an early start but it finished much earlier...7 pm! What Sharon does for us in the name of stamping!

We've been busy with new product coming in, trying to squeeze it all in and get some samples for you to see. We have some new classes coming up and are continuing several classes into the next month.  Check out our class description page on the website and the sample boards at the front of the store. There is something for everyone!

I took pictures this past Saturday and have had a few sent to me so let's cue them up and see what's new! First up is an eclectic collection of IO Clear stamp sets, a little something for everyone...

How cute is this guy with his shades?! We have several frenchy lovers out there and this is the stamp for you!

We've had several requests for Catherine Pooler inks. We have several sets of mini inks in great color combinations along with the four new colors just released in the full size pad.

We have new Gina Marie dies and stamps. This is a great line with a few not often seen topics for dies and some great new border dies for your mats. The price point on these are reasonable too. I'm sorry if these are hard to read but several are very appropriate for card interiors and graduation sentiments.

Great for Father's Day!

 Great new frame and border dies. Nested images go a long way in card making.

 Delightful insect, bird and animal dies, detailed for great accents.

I'm repeating myself but I wanted to show you the die in the upper left. We have this same type of border die in rectangles, squares and ovals.

Gina Marie has a few larger stamp sets. Don't forget, Memorial Day is coming up this next weekend!

Lastly from Gina Marie are these dies, two different uses. The top word die reads 'Heartfelt Sympathy'. The bottom two dies are great for shower, engagement and/or wedding invites or any party for that matter.

Also in are new Memory Box stamp sets. 

Lastly for today are new Newton's Nook stamp sets. I love the simplicity yet style of their designs. 

Lawn Fawn's release was Monday and we have some left but it's been flying off the shelves!

New Avery Elle and a sample made with it and Reverse Confetti

Concord and 9th samples

A really cute sample using out new Buffalo Stamps and Stuff stencils and papers!

I found this on line and I think it fits...

That's it for this week. My title hinted at a milestone. We have two this weekend. Sharon's granddaughter, Brianna is having her Christening this weekend down in New Jersey and I'll be back next week with a graduation photo or two. It's my daughter's college graduation this weekend and you know me, I gotta share!

See you next week. Until then, happy crafting!

Monday, May 20, 2019

BSS IDEA - Bird Dog

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Idea

What a nice Sunday weather day, finally!  We are doing some work
on our pond, replacing 15 year old water fall and skimmer box.
The Rocks that we handpicked years ago at a Quarry to place around
our pond seemed to much lighter back then!!  All 13 fish survived the winter
and we are looking forward to getting it put back together and enjoying
the view from our patio.......

This week's card is for all you dog lovers..........

I bought this die because my daughter's dog looks exactly like the dog
on the die.  I made her a Mother's Day card with it and she loved it.

Stamped sentiment -Stampendous
Die -Impression Obsession - Dog and Bird Frame (Die804-Z)
Stitched Banner die - Paper Rose(16871)
Background Paper - Lemon Craft - Grow Old With Me
Green and Dark Brown card stock
Sentiment stamped with Versafine Clair Brown ink

I die cut the image with green card stock.
I ran just the dog through with dark brown card stock
The flowers with peach card stock
The bird with blue card stock

So here is the real thing.  Lily was brought from South Carolina
by a rescue group.  She was picked up on the streets as a
stray.  It was soon discovered that she was pregnant
and she gave birth to 9 little black pups.  Our daughter
went to see her at the home she was being fostered in and
decided she wanted  Lily and not one of her pups.
She came to live with Heidi and her family just before Christmas
two years ago, and we couldn't even look her in the eye
at that time she was so scared.  After many classes and
much love and attention from Heidi, she is now a therapy
Dog and visits hospitals and nursing homes, and
brings much joy to the folks she meets.
And did I say, she loves Heidi very much and Heidi
loves her too.........don't you just love Happy Endings....

That's me for this week.  Have a good week, enjoy the weather, and Until later...

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

When the Cat's away, part 2...

Ahh...the cat is away this week, again. That is, Sharon is away this week at a show sponsored by one of our wholesalers. The great thing about this show is that there are going to be a variety of classes sponsored by some of your favorite companies and Sharon has signed up to take several of them. Sharon will then bring back the ideas and turn them into classes for you! This is a great way for us to show you how you can use the products we sell. So while Sharon is away we mice get to play - well not really, but we can dream.

In preparation for her trip Sharon spent a good deal of time getting out as much of the new product we had received as possible. I know because I spent Saturday trying to squeeze it all in any available nook and cranny I could find! Here are a few (a lot) of photos of what's new.

First up is another collection of papers from Poland, Mintay by Karola. We have several 6X6 pads and these pads are double sided! Really beautiful papers, good quality, good weight. The price point is a little higher but not too bad. We also have a few 12x12 packs. 

Next up is Pink Fresh with a great new release.

Look at all these word dies with shadows!

Great, large images suitable for coloring and using as both backgrounds and accents.

Next up, Concord and 9th. Turnabouts and more!

What a great alphabet set with matching dies! You can use these separately or together.

IO Clear is up next. Im thinking chickens are a thing this year. Seeing more and more of them. It must be Jennifer Garner's influence.

Last up is the watercolor mat by Waffleflower. We have been waiting for this mat FOREVER! Because they are in short supply and we are not sure when we will be getting more in, this product is NOT eligible for your May Love it Coupon.
That's it for this week. However, we may be getting MORE new stuff before I get to see it and too late for me to add to this post. I believe I heard a little bird tell me NEW Lawn Fawn would be in this week. You'll just have to come on it and see...

See you next week and happy crafting!

Monday, May 13, 2019


Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Idea.

Hope all you Mom's had a nice Mother's Day, weather could have
been nicer, but still nice to spend time with family.

I bought this beautiful stamp set a couple of weeks ago with
the intention to use it for a project I had in mind, and it didn't 
work out as I had planned.  But I made today's card with it
and I love the stamp, hope you do too!

The inside

Inside sentiment reads:
So fill your Heart with what's important and
be done with all the rest.

Stamp - Pink Fresh Studio - Heart and Soul - (PFC50519)
Also included in the clear stamp set is 10 small sentiments
White and Green card stock
Colored with Copic Markers and various gel pens
Decorated with Studio Katia Sparkling Crystals
Finished card is 4 1/4x51/2 inches tent fold

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a good day.  Until later....

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Pinging away for you...

...almost sounds like a song title. I'm not known for being a morning person. In the past I've always enjoyed sleeping in, however, as I get older that's just not happening anymore. So although I was awake, but not officially 'up' at 7:36 this morning, my phone was! That's when my phone started blowing up with pictures of new product from Sharon. Now this is a good thing because it gave me something to show you and even better, I hadn't started my post for the week! So here are all the goodies I have for you.

First up for those of you who like to add dimension to your cards and scrapbook pages or work with stencils, we have this new Icing Paste.

We have lots of new papers in in both 6x6 pads and 12x12 sheets. First up is Dress My Craft's vintage  paper pads. They have a delightful weathered and worn look to them.

Hydrangea papers! and basic polka dots and stripes - always good for backgrounds or to add just that little bit of interest to your cards.

I know I've been getting asked about Wedding, Engagement, Confirmation and Communion papers a lot. Here's Echo Park's 6x6 pad. You can get ALOT of cards out of this pad and their papers are lovely!

Now for the big papers! Maja Designs has lovely new papers for you. The collection is called 'Denim and Girls' and I can see this paper being used for Graduation cards and birthday cards for teens and college age recipients.

What would spring be without PION? Lovely lavender papers with lilacs!

Lastly, are so excited to show you our own Buffalo stamps and stencils! We've been able to partner with a company that has taken our design ideas and turned them into stamps and other Buffalo themed products for you! We are working on a phrase set and whatever else we can think of for the future. Buffalo Love never looked so good on your cards!

This next sentiment is perfect for me as I write this because time is flying and I need to get to the store for work! Stop on in and do our Thursday Make n' Take. Bring your favorite coloring medium if you want to color in store, or stop in, check out all that's new and take one home. All proceeds go to our Christmas family.  Come on in and color for a good cause.
Happy Crafting and I'll see you all next week!