Thursday, December 5, 2019

Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow! - NOT!

We  all love the ideal vision of snowy lanes with horse drawn sleds gliding across the snow, the sunshine (or moonshine) making the snow glisten as it passes over pristine drifts and roofs covered it. But what do we get? slushy roads, difficult to drive in, long and wide driveways to shovel with ice built-up at the street from the plows that come racing down each street anxious to get every street plowed before our neighbors start to call and complain Lets not talk about the slush and mess that gets thrown up on our cars as we crawl slowly down city street on our way to work (careful not to rear-end the car in front of us as we slide to a stop at a light).

So, instead let's look at some photos of new product and sales because it looks like I have to deal with the second option from above as I drive to work today!

 Starting out we have a sale going on through Sunday. Misti Corners $9.99, Hero Christmas stamps 60% OFF! (excludes new release) and the Platinum Die Cutting Machine is $69.99 (my personal fave)!

New product from Bella Blvd. Cute pop-ups you can use on cards or your packaging for Christmas!

New calendar papers for 2019 from BoBunny. Now these can be used for any year as you put in the dates, OR leave the dates open, just put photos in and your can create an album for the year and have it ready before the new year starts. All you need to do is add photos as each month rolls by!

Karen Burniston has new dies for wonderful surprise cards.

 Classes, we've got classes! This is a stencil class with Sharon. I love the pine cone stencil from Altenew. We sold out of our first order and have more on the way!

 Do you need a last minute, I have no time to make a card card? This is the class for you! Every card is different, and I mean every card and they are sooo easy. We have done all the work for you! Bonus - They are beautiful! Just add your sentiment and you are done!

Lastly, how often does this happen? It's not an optical illusion and it's not photoshopped. It's one lucky photographer out in the woods!
Have a great week and I'll see you on the flip flop! Happy Crafting!

Monday, December 2, 2019


Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Idea.

WOW, Sunday's weather, cold freezing rain put a real crimp in those wishing
 to shop for the holidays.  I'm thinking that it didn't stop some folks who are
die-hard after Thanksgiving shoppers like my daughter!!

Sweet stamp by Stampingbella for you today.

Stamp - Bundle Girl with a Reindeer-Stampingbella (eb867)
Gold Metalic, red, white and glitter white cardstock
Sentiment is a sticker 
White opal perfect pearls, Chunky White embossing powder (Stampendous)
Sponged clouds with the edge of a torn paper towel.
White gel pen
Colored with copics

Thanks for stopping by today.
Have a great week
Until later..........

Friday, November 29, 2019

Black Friday and Small Business Saturday!

I hope everyone had a blessed Thanksgiving and didn't eat too much turkey! We're all geared up here for Black Friday and Small Business Saturday. Here are our deals*!

Gemini Electronic Die Cutting Machine - $179
Gemini Jr. Electronic Die Cutting Machine - $139
Waffleflower Stamps and Dies - 50% Off
Lawn Fawn Stamps and Dies - 50% Off
Heartfelt Creations Stamps and Dies - 60% Off
Storage Tote - Fits 178 Markers $89.99 ($30 saving!)
(inserts sold separately)
Tim Holtz Travel Glass Mat - $21.99 (originally $34.99)
Select Dies - 40% Off
Picket Fence Studios Large Multi Sized Brush Set $34.99 
Includes Free Stencil
(originally $49.99)
Color Box Ink Pads - $1.99 (originally $5.00)
Tri Blend Pens - Buy 2 get one Free!

You MUST have your BAG WITH YOU!)
Spend $30 - get 1 additional item at 30%
Spend $40 - get 1 additional item at 40%
Spend $50 - get 1 additional item at 30% AND another additional item at 40%

All sales items are limited to in store stock only!

Small Business Saturday
Every purchase of $25 or more earns a chance to spin our prize wheel!

I hope I have all the sales and specials. We may have more unannounced in-store specials but don't hold me to it! 

Enjoy your Black Friday shopping. If you see something you want Santa to bring you, my suggestion is to print this out, circle it in large red circles and stick it under your husband's nose! Just a subtle hint! 

In case your weekend is becoming harried and your stress levels are through the roof. I have a photo that I hope will de-stress you. What could be more cute than an otter holding it's baby. Just look at those eyes. My stress level immediately dropped when I saw this.

Too Cute!

Have a great holiday weekend and we'll see you next week when Christmas really gets going!

Monday, November 25, 2019

BSS IDEA - Mini Stamps and Tags

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Idea.

Happy Monday.  Hope everyone had a nice weekend.

Have you seen the mini clear stamps on the counter
at BSS from Stampendous.  I chose three of them
for this weeks post and made tags with them.

Spellbinders dies
Various papers
The Kraft tag with the little bird
was stamped with white pigment ink
with different snowflakes around the edge
and embossed with white EP.
The snowflake die is Sizzix (Tim Holtz)
All of the sentiments used on the tags come
with the little mini stamps.

Thanks for stopping by today.
Have a great week.
Until later.........

Thursday, November 21, 2019

I'm Back!

After a week away and a fun, long weekend with my Scrappin Sistas, I'm back! My computer though seems to still be asleep...This is one of those times I wish I was more of a computer nerd. Let's hope my slow, very slow, computer decides to join me as I write this week's post.

I had a great weekend away and I worked on cards the entire time! I made my card kits for the two classes I'm doing for the store and I started on my Christmas cards. This year I'm making plural cards. I usually pick one design and make all my cards the same. This year I couldn't decide what card I liked the best so I'm making about five different designs and at least five of each. My girlfiends saw me cutting out and putting together Sugar Pea's little red wagon with a Christmas tree in the back and several started to complain they didn't get a card. I thought I'd shut them down by saying I didn't have their mailing addresses. Send me an address and I'll send you a card. It backfired. Now I've got more new addresses to send cards to!

Let's see what's new this week. First up is a clarification on a tool I featured two weeks back. I didn't know how it was used and my guess was totally wrong. Apparently, Jennifer McGuire and others have been using it on their blogs and You Tube videos and I hadn't seen it yet. It's called the Creative Detailer and I thought it would let you add detailed lines or marks to your images, WRONG! the Creative Detailer lets you ERASE errors you may have. It's a battery powered tool that fits an eraser nub that swirls to erase pencil lines, ink smudges, or other marks that can be gently lifted off your paper. I believe Mona will be demoing the Creative Detailer this weekend on Demo Sunday.

I have a few new photos of product from last week. We have some new IO stamps featuring some very cute snowmen.

We have re-stocked our Distress ink pads and minis, Stickles, Sprays, Nuvo Drops of all types - everything you can use for your holiday cards.

New Gnome die from Joy!

If you are looking for a stamping platform and the Misti is more than you want to spend, consider the Stamping Buddy Pro. It works the same as the Misti but it will let you put a larger sheet of paper in and it's much more affordable. Great for a Wish List gift.

Adorable holiday mouse images in dies from Creative Expressions. They also have fairies!

Speaking of holiday cards, we have some great classes for you for the holidays, take a look.
This is Kim's Joy class. I love these images. Coloring but not too involved.

Janelle's Bible Journaling page

Gnomes do the holidays in this class!

Whipper Snapper Whimsical Cards. Great for coloring!

For you Mixed Media artists. This is a great class coming up!

If you like cute and you like to color, this class is for you! Mama Elephant holiday images. It's a clear sky top for the penguins and the snow angels wobble!

I want to share a thank you letter we received from Global Empowerment Mission for our donation to Bahama Hurricane Relief. All the money from the Make n' Takes you purchased during September and during our Garage Sale went to the effort to help the people of the Bahamas to get back on their feet. We were happy to have made a donation to such a worthy cause. On behalf of Sharon, Mark and all of us at BSS, thank you to all that contributed monetary donations along with our Make n'Take profits. 

In closing for the week, I visited a really cute gift and antique shop in Niagara County a few weeks ago and bought this little tray. It explains why chocolate is my drug of choice. It understands me!
Have a great crafty weekend and I'll see you soon!

Monday, November 18, 2019


Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Idea

I could not wait to use this Christmas stamp set this week.  Six Fun images
and five cute sentiments!


Stamp set -My Favorite Things-Christmas Selfies (88-84)
Designer Papers - Photo Play-Kringle & Co.

Can't wait to make cards with the other 3 stamps in the set.

Thanks for stopping by today
Have a great week
Until later...........

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Short Week

It's a short week for me and a short post for you, housekeeping first. We are selling tickets for the great Vera Bradley bag and makeup tote and all the stamping and scrapbooking goodies inside through the Thanksgiving weekend, right up until Christmas.  Check out my post from last week for specific wishes from the family. If you choose to purchase a gift, wether you wrap it or not, please put a tag or note on the outside telling us whom in the family your gift is for. and what it is. Several people have bought gifts already so you may want to check with the store before you purchase something that wouldn't be a good duplicate.  We also accept cash donations and food donations. Please check the expiration dates on any food donations.

Here's the bag if you haven't seen it yet. It's on display at the front of the store, filled with goodies.

I have a few new product photos for you. first up is Reverse Confetti. Lovely sayings for the insides of your cards and a little birdie told me set at the end.

Next up is a handy, dandy, little tool holder from Lawn Fawn. This is their holder for their craft shammy. It allows you to store your shammy while you are using it, keeping it away from your paper yet still moist to clean your stamps with.

Lovely floral sprigs and outline sprigs from Paper Roses. Many of these would go great with Pion papers and Renke papers.

 Spellbinders rectangle and square nested border dies.

One more Paper Roses stamp set and a snowflake border die. I'd love to see that one cut out.

Lastly, it's a short week because I'm leaving Thursday for my bi-annual scrapbook weekend with my friends from Rochester and points east. So I was cleaning up, packing, going through the stuff I didn't unpack from my last scrapbook weekend and realized I had a stack of layouts I had not put in albums. Which led me go through them all and I have to tell you it was a sweet chore. There were layouts I forgot I did, layouts I looked at and thought I was pretty good and a few I should do over... but to give you a little idea of my mess, this is a credenza in my living room. One shelf is totally devoted to my albums. All those albums are pretty close to full, the little ones in the front were done for my daughter's birthdays, a collection of her Halloween costumes when she was young, a mini album made out of postcards from our first trip to Cleveland with Lex (she hated the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame), and a tree shaped album of her and a friend from high school. It's hard to see but there is still two piles of layouts on top of the albums that need to be put away. Maybe when I come home next week...

After I finished putting those layouts away there was a substantial stack of leftover layouts with no photos! Several of these I did with Debby Shuh when she was teaching a scrapbooking class at Michaels. I have so many photos to look through...
Have a great crafty weekend. I know I will along with an adult beverage or two. See you next week!