Monday, July 24, 2017

BSS IDEA - Beautiful Die

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Idea.


I purchased the Sizzix Die I used in today's card thinking I would make a pretty multicolored background using my
distress inks and the sponge applicator.



Die - Sizzix 661800 (Tim Holtz)

Instead, I ran the die through my cutting machine
twice with black card stock. I then cut a piece of
white card stock slightly bigger than the die and
taped one of the die cuts to the white card stock
with removable tape.  Then, using my Copics, I colored
in the spaces on the die cut like you would a stencil.
When I was finished coloring, I  removed the die
and sprayed the colored image with perfect pearls
mixed with water in a mini mister. (Gold).
When it was dry, I adhered one of the black
die cuts over the colored image.  The other black
die cut, I cut out the bird and the flower at the top
right and popped them up over the original.
Adhered to the Aqua card, added the black stones
along the edges.

I loved the die when I bought it, but I really loved the finished
card.  Hope you do too.

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

Friday, July 21, 2017

Are you ready?

Hi! and welcome to our weekly blog post from Buffalo Stamps and Stuff. I've got a few new photos for you and some updates on the latest and greatest happening here at the store. Let's get right to it!

First up is the Garage Sale (or Yard Sale!)! Mark your calendars, set your iPhone timers and get ready to shop! Sunday, July 30th is our annual Garage Sale. There are spots still available. To sell your gently used paper crafting supplies it's $20 for a 5ft table supplied by us or you can bring your own table up to 8ft. in length. Drop off is at 8:30 for setting up your table. Pick-up is at 1:00 pm. When you register for the sale you will be assigned a number that must appear on all of your merchandise. We are asking that you not price anything under one dollar. We also ask that you not attempt to sell anything that is not a paper crafting item. Please, no needlework, ceramic, metal work or any other hobby products. We monitor the tables for you so you are not required to stay for the event. (But, by all means, stay and shop other tables!) We will total your sales and you will receive a gift certificate to the store for the dollar amount of what you have sold, easy peasy!

For you buyers - sale starts at 10 a.m. (yes, I know the time on the sign in the photo is wrong, it will be changed!)- NO EARLY BIRDS! Sharon will lower the flag, shoot off the starters gun, give you a countdown - whatever, no earlier than 10. ALL SALES ARE CASH ONLY!!

The day before and the day after our Garage Sale - Friday, July 29th and Monday, July 31st is our Summer Stamp Camp! Registration is now open for this fun event. We will have between 12 and 15 cards for you to do, pizza and drinks will be provided and for the Saturday session we will be using the former Fashion Fuss store. Stamp Camp is $30

On to todays look-sees. First up is new MFT!

New dies and replenishment shapes!



We have a full selection of the new Distress Oxide Inks and their re-inkers.

No matter what I do these photos will not right themselves! This is new Alexandra Renke holiday papers. Little elves, snowmen, ornaments and winter branches and berries.

Also from Renke, adorable children's paper. A circus theme, baby elephants and baby hippos at bath time. Too, too cute!

New Sunny Studio - Stamps and coordinating dies.



New boxes AND -  the much wanted, highly anticipated - Tim Holtz Stamp Positioner! They should be opened and available this weekend!

It's in the store and available for $39.99

That's it for this week. See you soon!

Monday, July 17, 2017

BSS IDEA - Sweet Pup

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Idea

Well summer is in full swing.  Lots of invitations for graduations, weddings,
and other happy family events. Hope you are enjoying your summer so far.

This week I made a card with an adorable pup stamp.





Who can resist a cute pup, right?

Stamp - Dog with Heart - Wild Rose Studio (CL503)
Sentiment -Penny Black - Sentiment Collection (30-350)
Paper - Cordination
Dies - Spellbinders
Hearts - a Punches
Colored with Copics

Hope this sweet pup brings a smile to your face today.

Have a great day.
  Thanks for stopping by.
Sue Drees

Friday, July 14, 2017

Wild and Wacky Weekend!

Sharon is on the road Sunday to a trade show that will be featuring many of our favorite companies and highlighting releases for fall and the holidays. To make room, it's that time again...
Wild and Wacky Week!
If you've been to this rodeo before you know how it works, if not, here's a refresher. Today all regular priced items are 20% OFF! The sale bins are included! 

Tomorrow, Saturday - come in from 6:30 - 7:00 a.m. to shop and get 35% off all regular priced items! If you just want to come in, pick up your 35% coupon and then go have breakfast, hit the gym or go back to bed, you can! Just come back to the store BEFORE we close at 5:00 p.m. tomorrow to do your shopping! The sale progresses, from 7-8 get 30% OFF coupon, from 8-9 get 25% coupon, then from 9:00 a.m. on - everything is 20% OFF for the rest of the day! Again, regular exclusions apply!*
*These exclusions include, but are not limited to, Copics, All die cutting machines, NEW Oxide Inks from Ranger, Clarity Brushes, Altenew Dies and Ink Pads, Mama Elephant, Reverse Confetti. There will be a list at the register.

Just to give you a look-see so you can prime your shopping skills, here are a few pictures of the store so you can plan your shopping attack! Check your e-mails for a bonus coupon and Bag Lady specials!

Any mixed media product, paint, or coloring set you've been waiting on??

Bible Journaling stamps, embellishments?

Stickers from Elizabeth Craft or Penny Black??

Let's Go Buffalo!

Pencils, Gamasol, Felt?? Our front counter also has many unadvertised specials - check out those bins!

Our Daily Bread and Cheery Lynn dies???

Baby, baby who's having a baby???

Dies - we've got a million of 'em!!!

Stamps?? seriously?! Don't you know our name!!

A Penny Black for your thoughts!

Paper, Dies - Oh! My!

You can't do the job right without the right tools! Measure twice, cut once!

We ran out of wall space! Check out the stamps on the towers in the back!

Don't forget your furry friends!

Ah, summer's in the air and on the flower embellishments!

It's not called...and Stuff for nothing!

More - stuff!

The tip of the Stencil iceberg!

You know we have much, much more. Come on in and pick up that special something you've been waiting on. 

GARAGE SALE!! - The garage sale is set for Sunday, July 30th! Tables are available for $20 for a 5ft. table that we provide (1 per person, limited number). Bring your own table(up to 8ft.) for $20. Share a table with a friend. Set up begins at 8:30 breakdown is at 1:00. The sale runs from 10 am. to 1 p.m. CASH ONLY!!

You will receive a Gift Certificate for the amount of your table sales to be used in the store. Please only bring paper crafting products similar to what you find in our store. No needlecraft, ceramics, metal work, etc. Check with the store for any additional questions you may have.

See you this weekend!

Monday, July 10, 2017

BSS IDEA - SUCCULENTS

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Idea.

Hello.  I have a fun project that I made yesterday for you this week.

Was in the store on Saturday and picked up the Sizzix Die Set, Succulents (661933)
There are six pieces in the set.  I made two each of the succulents included
in the set and made a little box garden with a wood slatted box that I had kept
from a gift I had received.  Was a fun project to put together. Hope you like it.

Close up of the Succulents made from the dies.
Butterflies are a Martha Stewart Punch


From the front.


Overhead view.


The little flowers that decorate the box are Prima.
Ribbon and bow from my stash.

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

Friday, July 7, 2017

We've Got News! - UPDATED

I'm going to start with the good stuff. A date for the Garage Sale has been set. Get your crafty shopping on on Sunday, July 30th! It will be one big crafty weekend. Sharon is renting out the empty store two stores down from us (former Fashion Fuss) and on Saturday we will be hosting our Summer Stamp Camp revisited.

Summer Stamp Camp will begin on Saturday, July 29th in the Fashion Fuss location from 10-4. We will be providing pizza for lunch and drinks. We're are asking everyone to bring a snack to pass (to keep your energy up!) You will be doing 12-15 cards and we will have more than one basket per card to help the baskets move. We know some of you work quicker and some slower. Having multiple baskets will enable you speed demons to move through the cards quicker. There will be a 20% discount on featured items! The cost for the day is $40. We will begin taking reservations starting over the weekend. We will also have our other dates for slow Stamp Camp posted shortly.

Back to the Garage Sale. We will have an e-mail going out shortly but here is what we are planning on. To purchase a table we provide, the cost is $20. At this time you are limited to one table per person for tables we provide and our tables are limited. Each table we provide is 5ft. in length. If you want to provide your own table it's still $20, but you can bring a table up to 8ft. in length. You can also share a table with a friend. We will begin taking reservations this weekend.

For those of you wanting to shop, remember all GS sales are CASH ONLY! I believe the sale times will be from 10-1, we will confirm in our email. For vendors, please bring only those stamping, scrapbooking and paper crafting items that are similar to what we sell in the store. Please, no supplies from other crafting hobbies such as needlework, woodworking, ceramic, etc. Set up begins at 8:30 a.m. and we ask that you break down your table at 1:00 p.m. Again, we will update you with the latest and greatest in future emails.

On to the product!  Beginning Monday it's our Wild and Wacky Week Sale! Starting this Monday all regular priced merchandise is 20% off for the week!* On Saturday the Wacky part starts. Come in from 6:30-7:00 a.m. and get a coupon for $35% off your entire purchase*. From 7-8 a.m. get a 30% off coupon, from 8-9 a.m.  get a 25% off coupon and from 9 a.m. on we're back to 20% for the rest of the day. To clarify, from 6:30-9:00 you get a coupon to use for any time that day . You can come in at 6:30, get your coupon and shop OR go out for breakfast and come back any time later in the day and shop and get the benefit of your coupon! *Please note: Regular exculsions apply! Copics, Big Shots and other items that are normally not discounted or can only be discounted a certain percentage due to purchasing contracts are not a part of this sale!

I've got a few new things this week, but again, we are in the summer doldrums for a few weeks until the new items for fall start rolling in. As I've mentioned, Sharon will be going to a summer show shortly and many of those new items will be rolling in in August and we will be featuring many new releases at the Stamp, Scrap, Art Tour the end of August. We have tickets for sale at the store for $6 per ticket and if you buy two or more they are $5!

They're here! The new Distress Oxide inks are in! We still have about a half dozen of each color available.

Staying on the Time Holtz train; we have these three travel bags for your craft supplies. Clockwise, the top bag opens to multiple plastic pockets then closes portfolio style. The long handled bag is a deep pocket, wide gusseted bag with large outside pockets. The tall bag at the bottom has the unique feature of a swivel bottom! Set it down on the table and turn it as you work to access all your supplies!

Newton's Nook! a cute new stamp line for us.

Squiggles from Stampingbella. These are becoming very popular. Many cute images to color.


Clarity stencil brushes are back in but they are going quick!

Lastly, I have a few sneak peeks of our new classes for July and August. The full descriptions and times are up on our website.


Hope you have a great weekend. I'm Toronto bound tonight for a quick concert (revisiting our youth!)
See you next week!

Monday, July 3, 2017

BSS IDEA - Pretty Peony

WELCOME TO THE BUFFALO STAMPS AND STUFF IDEA.

I always think of the beginning of summer as when school ends, and the fourth of July is here.  Hope everyone has a wonderful, safe holiday tomorrow.

This weeks card is a beautiful Peony.


Stamp - Stampendous Peony Spray (CRP265)
Sentiment - Stampendous - Have I told you (CRH-303)
Stencil - Memory Box - Texture Diamond (88522)
Papers - Perriwinkle card 41/4 x 5 1/2
White and  blue glitter paper
Gold Mirror Paper
Ribbon from my stash
Colored with Copics

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