Monday, January 18, 2021


 Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Idea.

First I'd like to apologize for the post being late last week.
I got a new computer and all my settings got messed up.
I wasn't able to access the BSS blog until Sharon's son-in-law
Scott was able to help me. 

Hello friends.  Well, Valentines Day will be here before we know it.
So, I made two slimline Valentines this week.

                Pink Card
Stamps -- Sentiment - Heffy Doodle (HFD 0229) More classic Sentiments
Dies - Kelly Alpha Uppercase Pink Fresh (PFSA1619)
Hearts - Penny Black - Your Love (51-591
Heart Paper from my stash from last year.
I used the edge of a square doily to frame the designer paper on the front
Card is 3 1/2x7 inches  I bought a ream of 81/2 by 14 inch card stock for a
project awhile back, and I thought how fun it would be to make a tent fold
slimeline card. I folded it in half the long way, and then cute the 3 1/2 inch width
for the card. You could always cut two pieces of card stock 3 1/2 by 7 inches
 and score a 1/2 inch  across the top of  the front piece, crease it with a bone
folder and then glue the creased part to the second piece to make the card.

                Red Card

Stamps - Sentiment- Photo Play (5152147) You
When I cut the alpha letters for the first card, I placed them
evenly spaced on the gold mirror sheet, and cut them out.  This left
me with the negative of the letters.  All I had to do was cut out an even
rectangle, back it with red card stock, and I ran it through a Crafters Companion
Rainbow Hearts 3D embossing folder.  
I needed to save the oval from the "o" and glue it in place.

Used a Gina Marie slimline stitched rectangle from striped card stock.
Inside, I stamped the sentiment in gold embossing powder and used
a strip of the Designer Paper on the edge.

Hope this put you in the mood to make some Valentines.

Thanks for stopping by today.
Have a good week. Stay Safe.

Sunday, January 17, 2021


 My last quick post of the weekend. I have Sharon's Saturday Facebook Live Video HERE. The big news is the Bills win last night.

That's it for me. Our house's big game is tonight when the Browns take on Kansas City. Not as confident about the outcome of this game as I was of the Bills game. The winner will take on the Bills next week. Could make next weekend pretty interesting around here. I thought this funny was particularly fitting for the next few weekends during football!

Have a great week everyone. Happy Crafting and STAY SAFE!!

Friday, January 15, 2021

Looks Like a Very "Posting" Weekend

 I'm here again with another post for this weekend. This one is very time sensitive as a part of it pertains to the Buffalo Bills - GO BILLS! Sharon did a quick video on Thursday (yesterday) featuring new scrapbook papers you can use for your Bills highlights. Scrapbookers out there - take photos during the game, show off your inside tailgate party, the crazy clothes and accesories your family wears. If you are or know someone who is attending the game, ask them to take some photos for you. Take photos of the family around the set, cheering the Bills on. Then use this great paper! The video is HERE.

Sharon sent a few close-ups of these papers. You can combine with our Buffalo Love papers to make some great layouts. First are the Buffalo Love papers including the 716 and all the versions of Buffalo Love we could come up with! We will be open Friday until 6 and Saturday 10-4. GO BILLS!

Here are some of the Bills specific paper. I love the Bills Mafia and the paper behind is the ombre paper Sharon talked about. 

If you want the full set of papers this packet is for you. It has a great selection of papers you can use for every phase of your Bills fandom.

For good measure, Sharon threw in a few photos of new Stampendous and IO stamps and dies. Spring here we come!

(Snow, yeah I know, but you know it's coming!)

Sentiments you can use with slimline cards and Spring Flowers and Grass!!

And yes, Easter! How cute are those Easter gnomes?!

Last thing for today, Maker Mania is coming up quickly. If you purchased a kit and haven't picked it up yet, come on down! We will happily do curbside if you choose to not enter the store. Just give us a call when you are outside the door and we will pop out and put in your trunk or an open window.  When you get your box follow the directions on the sheet enclosed to "Join the Maker Mania Facebook Group". Sharon will check periodically and accept  requests to join the group. Once you are accepted you will see messages from others across the country as they join the Maker Mania group also. We will be doing a little intro video on Facebook next Friday to introduce everyone taking part in Maker Mania to Buffalo Stamps and Stuff so make sure you sign in before that. If you have questions or are not sure how to sign in to the Maker Mania Facebook Group, give us a call and we will walk you through it. 

I think that's all for today. I may be back tomorrow with Saturday's FB Live video and with any other photos or product or news we may have. Until then GO BILLS!

Have a great  crafty weekend and I'll see you soon. STAY SAFE!

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Thursday Quick Post

 I'm on my way to the store but I wanted to get in yesterday's Facebook Live Video for you. Sharon featured some new product and samples from several companies. To see what's new click HERE.

Maker Mania is coming up and Sharon included a little preview info. I hope to have some product photo close-ups for you tomorrow, Saturday at the latest. Until then GO BILLS! (and Browns!)

Have a crafty weekend and Stay Safe everyone!

Monday, January 11, 2021

BSS MONDAY IDEA - Interlocking Gatefold Card


All the Christmas "stuff" is taken down and lugged to the
basement for another year.  

This week, I made a card with no Stamping except for the inside sentiment.
A very unusual thing for me, but the papers are so pretty and a new
card design, so something a little different this week.

Images are papers from Graphic 45-Woodland Friends Collection
Other papers used, Aqua and white card stock.

The Interlocking Gatefold card instructions:

Cut an 81/2 by 11 inch piece of  card stock  in half
the long way at 4 1/4. (you get two card bases that
are 4/1/4 x 11 inches) You only need one for this card.

Score at 2 3/4" from each end.

Fold on the score lines and crease with a bone folder,
making sure that they meet in the center to create
your gatefold card.

Choose an image for the front.  Die cut it out with any shaped
die you want (circles, squares and ovals work well)

Using the same die you cut the image with and the next size up (or two
sizes up if you want a larger frame) die cut the smaller die inside
the larger die to create a frame.

On the front panels, cut out decorative paper panels and glue in

Before gluing in place, center the frame with the cut out
image on the front of the card for placement.

You are going to glue 1/2 the frame on the left side panel
and 1/2 the die cut image on the right side panel so that
when you close the card the image slides into the frame.
I marked the center on each piece on the back so I
knew where to place the glue on each piece.

Here is a link of where I saw this card

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

Saturday, January 9, 2021


Our store's new mantra for the weekend. Sharon did a Facebook Live video this morning and I thought I'd get it up early. There are some great new products in and lots of restock on faves, Enjoy! The video from today is HERE.

Here are the stencils Sharon talked about. We have them back in stock.

Next are the Honey Bee dies and stamps. Some may be new others are re-stocks on favorites.

I love these pick-up truck fronts and backs. We may already be out of the front view, but I know we have the tailgate stamp and most of the add-ons.

This was Kim's first class with the trucks. I am definitely doing the new class she is developing!

These jewel packets are great. Not too much of one color and not too little either.

Just a reminder or inspiration, this is the Whimsy Class Sharon talked about in the video. As you can see the images are very reminiscent of Northwoods.

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Let's have a crafty, touchdown filled weekend. Stay Safe everyone and - GO BILLS!

Friday, January 8, 2021

Back to Work!

The Holidays are over. Welcome to the New Year! I don't know of anyone who is sad to see 2020 gone. So, here's to new beginnings! I'm happy to see Sue back after a computer imposed vacation. She's right, technology is grand - when it works and when it doesn't, oh Boy!

I have a quick post with Wednesday's Facebook Video and a few pictures I took today at the store. HERE is Wednesday's Facebook Live Video. I was swamped on Wednesday and didn't see the video.  OK, I was working on my class kits and binging the new season of 'The Crown' on Netflix. I'll go back and watch...  Honey Bee was featured in the video and I already posted Honey Bee product photos in my last post. 

It's been almost 3 weeks since I've been to the store. With the holidays falling on Thursdays, I got two in a row off! Sharon generously threw in 3 weekends so when I went back to work today my first questions was, "Do I still have a job?"My second thought was to whip out my phone and take a few pictures as the store looked exceptionally pretty. I thought I'd share.

The display table at the front of the store look so lovely I had to take a picture. 

Then came the big display unit to the right

I walked down past the Pretty Pink Posh display (new is coming in shortly!)

We still have 'Winter' stamps, dies and papers around front of the Pretty Pink Posh.

Valentine's Day is here! This starts the big unit opposite the front counter. It's filled with Valentine's Day stamps, dies, papers and more! I didn't realize until I put my phone down but the opposite side of this display, that faces the wall, is also all Valentine's Day! 

The new Honey Bee we featured last week and in the Wednesday video link above is in with the Valentine's Day. Also, the Pink Fresh release is right above the center paper rack in the photo two down.

The boxes are in and being prepped for our Maker Mania event. If you haven't done so yet, come in or contact the store for pick-up of your box. Our get-together date is January 31st but the event runs from the 29th to the 31st. All kits are spoken for.

Just so you don't think we have it all together after all those lovely store photos above, here is the back room table...

The store will be open on Saturday afternoon during the Bills game. Long story short, I'm working because I'm not a Bills fan (we've been through this before) and Sharon wants to go home and watch the game. However, I was looking forward to watching the game and I am rooting for the Bills. So if you do need to come in it will be on the radio at the store. I may be too distracted, listening, to help you though😜

That's it for me for today. I'll see you after Saturday's video. GO BILLS!