Monday, February 24, 2020

BSS IDEA - BIG LOVE

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Idea.

I bought this big love die for Valentines Day.
I didn't get time to make a card with it then, so
I decided to make a Spring card that you could
send to anyone who you want to show you 
love them.



Inside


Love Die-Concord & 9th, Love you to pieces die (10749)
Papers, Fawn Lawn Spring Fling 6x6 (2019)
Flowers from my Stash
White pearl flower centers
Inside Sentiment is an old Amuse Stamp

Sometimes it's good to think outside the box when it
comes to getting good use out of your stamps and dies.

Hope you like the card,
Thanks for stopping by today.
Have a great week.


Saturday, February 22, 2020

*FLASH* Stamp Camp *FLASH*

I'm here on Saturday with a quick sneak peek at Stamp Camp for an early spring! The dates are set and I have a great teaser photo for you.

Mark your calendars! You will be making approx. 12-14 cards featuring Winter and Spring themes, along with traditional card subjects. Bring along your basic kit, a phone or camera to take pictures of the card samples and be prepared to spend a fun, but busy day making cards! There will be an additional supply list so be sure to check back to our website for more details. If you'd like to bring a snack to pass we wouldn't say no! Call or stop into the store today to register!


Stamp Camp Dates
Sunday March 1st 12-4 PM
Monday, March 2nd 10-3:30 PM
Saturday March 7th 10-3 PM

The cost is $50, which includes a $15 credit to be used that day toward your purchase of products that are featured during class.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Back on Target

I went a little off schedule last week by posting on Monday, but I really wanted to show you all that was new in the store and how we've moved things around. This week we're back to normal and preparing for Saturday's MFT class with Stephanie and for Stamp Camp, right around the corner.  Sharon has us doing die cut backgrounds and images so I know samples will be appearing soon. Dates will be posted on the website and here as soon as we get them and emails will announce our first Stamp Camp of the year also.

I'm waiting on new product photos so until they show up in my in-box I have some card inspiration and class photos to share. First up is our Alcohol Ink on Black class. This is a fun class if you enjoy creating different backgrounds with alcohol ink.

Art Impressions has created a new category of stamps and dies called 'Twist It'. You get a cute interactive stamp/die set with this new product and Sharon is doing a class with them. 

New dies to create cute critters from Waffle Flower. Everybody needs a unicorn.


My wait is over! Here is the new Lawn Fawn release. We were unpacking on Wednesday and pricing and putting out on the shelves.

Take note of the card with the rainbow circle and leaves. This card features Lawn Fawns new magnifying, lens opening die (sorry I don't know the official name!)




Lawn fawn is exploring the world of stencils. Here are some new offerings!





This is the die I was telling you about above. that round circle and the the other dies in that package will let you create a lens opening and closing effect on you cards. Checkout Lawn Fawns videos to see how they are made.



Studio Katia is also in with some awesome new dies.

 Concord and 9th with new stamps including a new Turn About stamp!

Last up is Memory Box. We've restocked some favorites and some new takes on a basic shape.


We also have scheduled one of our favorite guest artists back for another alcohol ink class, Laura Cott. Laura will be doing another Fluid Alcohol Ink class on Saturday, February 29th from 2 to 4 pm. I believe she will also be showing a marbling technique you can do with alcohol inks. Call the store to sign up, spaces will go fast!

Lastly, my husband and I decided to take Ted's Hot Dogs up on it's offer of dogs for 93 cents to celebrate their 93rd anniversary. We were not prepared! This is where we started. At the back wall of the dining room of the Transit Rd location in Clarence. The line started to double back where we were. Several nice young men came around with a basket of lollipops while we waited! Everyone was in a good mood, no griping!

We're in site of the grill! Look at the hot dogs just pouring out of the metal pan! One of the guys walking around with the lollipops told us someone came in and ordered 290 hot dogs! No call ahead, no warning, 290 dogs! We only wanted 4 - and onion rings, of course!
 See you next week! Have a crafting good time!

Monday, February 17, 2020

BSS IDEA - Old Pick-up Truck

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Idea

Hi friends.  Another week begins.  Hope you enjoyed
a wonderful Valentines Day. Another taste of winter
last week, but hopefully Spring is in our near future.

This week's card is a stamp set by Impression Obsession
water color series.  I decided to water color the pickup, add
pink flowers and make it a Mother's Day card with
the addition of some soft flowered designer paper.
Hope you like it.




inside of card.


Tim Holtz water color paper
Paper is from a 6x6 stack called Havana by Prima
Spellbinders Label die
Corner die - La La Land 
Sentiment stamp, Hero Arts
Finished card is 41/4"x 51/2"

Thanks for stopping by today for a peek.
Until later...........

Monday, February 10, 2020

Bonus Stuff!

Sharon sent these photos out after I posted my blog for last Thursday and I didn't want to wait for a week to share. We have new Graphic 45, Avery Elle and a little something for St. Patrick's Day. Also, if you get our Facebook or emails you might have seen that Sharon went on a decorating spree. It happens every spring! Sharon comes back from Creativation and not only do we change things up in preparation for new arrivals, Sharon switches the store around. This year did not disappoint! I'll show you some before and afters! First up some new product!

This is the gorgeous new collection from Graphic 45. Look at the vibrancy of those colors!  We have a few paper packs left and we do have single sheets of many of the papers along with ephemera, but it is going fast!

The other collection is the Blue Seas collection. Equally gorgeous as the first, this collection is all hues of blue with starfish, octopus, and other sea creatures and  images. It also comes in paper packs, single sheets and ephemera.

We may be jumping the blarney stone here but it's never too late to start your St. Patrick's day cards especially if you are going into card making withdrawal after the holidays! We have paper, embellishments, dies and stamps.

Avery Elle is up next with some really cute Easter and regular sentiment stamps and matching dies. I'm a sucker for a dog card! Did you know the Westminster Kennel Club Show is tonight and tomorrow night on FS1?

Adorable fairies are always popular with little girls.

Love this little guy!

As I walked back and forth I spied these adorable NEW wooden gnomes! Who needs leprechauns!

On to the changes! Sharon had all of us (including Mark to help with the heavy lifting and power tools) re-arranging, rebuilding and repurposing new and old fixtures! 

PAPER ADDICTS ALERT! - we marked down A LOT of 12x12 patterned papers. You'll find them in the sale cubes at the back left hand side of the store! This pile is close to 4 inches tall!

The back table took a big hit. There was barely space for the phone!

Even Sadie was forced to come in and work. She's an excellent guard dog!

Sharon re-arranged and justified papers according to colors creating a new space along the wall for even more stamps and a little ledge for product. You will find black, white, grays and other neutral pattern papers here.

The biggest change is in the front of the store. Sharon found a table on Facebook and spent a whopping $25! Then the decorating began. Add a crochet lace table cloth, a vintage typewriter and some more embellishments and viola! Our new store welcome table!



Our towers were rearranged too. We took out the paper racks and used the space for stamps! Here is Art Impressions new home!

Washi tape! What you can do, simply and easily with these large rolls of Washi has to be seen. Check out our samples. What are you waiting for? We had a class and Pinterest is always a great place to start. Check out the manufactures website for the tape you like the best. I guarantee there will be samples to give you some ideas.

Another re-imagined storage spot!

 I will be back on Thursday with more new stuff, new store pictures and news from the best stamp store in New York! See you then!