Monday, September 18, 2017


Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Idea.

Summer temps are back but I am showing you a Fall card, with a
wonderful pumpkin and succulents..........

Close up of image

Stamp - Impression Obsession (F20339)
Sentiment Stamp - Power Poppy-Feeling Fall (PPAUG1602
Papers used - White, Dark Green and Dark Brown card stock
Designer Paper - Bo Bunny - Garden Party
Dies - Spellbinders - Regular and Scalloped circles
Card is 5x7 inches
Colored with Copics
Left the card pretty simple because I didn't want to
cover too much of the wonderful designer paper.

That's it for me this week, hope you can enjoy some summer like
weather coming our way this coming wee.

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

Thursday, September 14, 2017

It's Three O'Clock in the Morning!?!

How about this for a sure fire way to get Thursday's blog post to you on time? Write it at three in the morning! A little insomnia can be a good thing - if you can be productive! Hi! everyone and welcome to the Thursday blog post. As you can see I'm up so I thought instead of tossing and turning I'd get a jump on my post. I've got a lot of photos for you so lets get started.

First up, IO - I'm a huge fan of Impression Obsession or IO stamps and dies. We have both new and returning favorites in. I'll warn you, they go fast but if we run out of your favorites, remember we can special order what you want.

This first photo is new product followed by seasonal favorites.

Just a note...this next one is an all time favorite and if I had a Hall of Fame for dies, this one would be an inaguaral winner!

Several of these along with others we are still waiting on were used by Mona in one of our most popular box card classes. They are minis.

This is a cute Tryfold from AI - Art Impressions

New Cheery Lynn Designs

We are STILL putting away from the show! Here is one of the sample boards from Stampendous. I love the coloring!

We have a new company featuring rubber cling stamps, Endless Creations, great titles, sentiments and more!

NEW!! Pion Christmas!

Pion Fall...

Dee's Distinctively - love, love, their pine boughs

Adorable Elizabeth Craft dies for winter and Halloween

My Favorite Things September release - Who doesn't need nested rectangles!

Love these little bears - Bears for all Seasons!

Taylored Expressions!

My brother and sister-in-law just celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary this past week in Chicago, seeing Hamilton! Soooo jealous...but it gave me some extra time to make a shameless copy of one of my favorite cards made by Alison. Here are both versions. Original inspiration by Shari Carroll.

Mine first...

Then Alison's - Love this card!

That's it for this week. Just a reminder, this coming Sunday, the 17th is Demo Sunday with Mona.  She will be showing the new Cutterpillar Glow. Call the store to let us know you are coming so we have an idea of how many to expect. I'll see you next week (hopefully not so early, for me!)

P.S.- On behalf of Sharon and everyone here at the store I want to say thank you all for the wonderful response we've received of cards for Debbie. Your cards and kind words mean a lot to us all and especially to Deb. Thank you, and keep them coming 💗💗💗

Monday, September 11, 2017


Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Challenge.

It seems like the days are just flying by.  Before we know it, we will be preparing
for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

So, on that note, I thought I would show you a sweet "Christmas Pup" card.

Stamp - Holly Pup - Stampendous (Laurel Burch)( LBCW009)
Paper - Red Glitter Paper, white card stock
Snowflake die - Sizzix (Tim Holtz Alterations) (661599)
There are 14 different snowflakes included in this set.
Inside sentiment -docrafts (PMA-907935)
Glossy Accents on eyes
Red Stickles on berries
Sequins are wonderful, don't know who 
makes them, but Sharon would know.
Colored with Copic Markers

By the way, 105 days until Christmas!

Thanks Donna for the shout out on last weeks card appreciate
your kind words.

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

Thursday, September 7, 2017

As Hurricanes March On...

I've got a lot of friends in the Florida area from Miami to Tampa who may be impacted by Irma. Wanted to start out by sending good thoughts and wishes to everyone in Florida to stay safe as this storm approaches. It's the only time of the year I'm grateful that our worst natural disaster potential is snow.

First off, did you check out Sue's Monday inspiration post below? It's just gorgeous like so many of Sue's great cards. I especially like this one so I'm sending out a Great Job! to Sue.

Next up, the messaging wires were busy this morning and I have lots of photos for you of new product and a beautiful class coming up.

First up, Prima makes these beautiful water soluble graphite sticks for those of you who like to do sketching with pencil.

Many of you have requested papers for Confirmations, Baptisms and Communions. We have some new papers in from Moxie.

How beautiful are these papers?! Lovely for fall cards, Thanksgiving cards and scrapbook pages.

I'll admit it. I was born in the 50's - I know - OLD! but these new papers are anything but! Adorable vintage images (did I just call myself vintage?!?)

New full 6X6 stamp images. Cake on the head! Is that anything like DNCE's Cake by the Ocean?

Altenew, Altenew, ALTENEW!!! - NEW!

Inky Antics! New critter stamps

and girls night out or friends with wine!

More Caterpillar Glows are in!

How beautiful are these Graphic 45 cards - WOW!

Kaiser's got it going on - you name it, they make it! Everything from Paper, stamps, bling, 3-D home decor - and dies, embossing folders and stencils!

Whew! That's it for today. Have a safe week, as I hear the thunder rolling through here in Amherst! Please keep everyone in Texas, Florida and up the coast in your prayers as Irma gets closer. See you next week.

Monday, September 4, 2017



Happy Labor Day.  Summer sure left in a hurry over the weekend, right?
Did your furnace kick in?  Ours did not, but I read friends posts on facebook that
said theirs did.  Hope you are doing something fun today to celebrate this 
last holiday of the summer before you return to your regular routine.

Today's card is another Penny Black wonderful scene stamp.
The card was hard to photograph and is so much prettier in person.

Stamp - Penny Black - Winter's Forest (40-581)
White and light blue card stock
Die ink pads (distress inks), Marvey brush markers
Stampendous - Chunky white embossing enamel
Snowflake embossing folder
Gold stretchy string bow
Finished card is 5x6 1/2 inches

Using the Misti, and the ink pads and brush markers
stamp the scene on smooth white card stock. You can epeat
this step several times to get good coverage.
Using a darker color brown, ink just the trunks and branches of 
the trees again.  Without removing the stamp, clean it thoroughly
then stamp with Versafine watermark ink and stamp the
image again.  Remove the stamped image from the Misti and
emboss with clear embossing powder.

Using a sponge applicator, add color to the background as desired.
When you are happy with the color background, rub the entire image
with a paper towel to remove any ink on the embossed  trees.

If desired, sprinkle the chunky white embossing  emanel randomly
around the image and heat from the BOTTOM, otherwise it will just
blow right off your image.

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