Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Catching up New Stuff!

Last week I was late posting because I had no photos! I had to make it up on Friday as I wrote. This week I have a lot of photos that were sent to me on Saturday and again Tuesday night, so let's get to it.

First up is a new, Old company, Paper Smooches. In this first photo you can see that they have updated their packaging. We show a sample of their old packaging and their new packaging. Looks like they've some great new stencils and dies!







This looks like another new, Old company, JDRS. This one might have been before my time but I believe I recognize the company name.

Reverse Confetti with new dies

Stamps - Are those Halloween Gnome Witches?!?

Phrases and great stamps for coloring!

 We have NEW Stamp Market inks!

To go with the inks, NEW Stamp Market stamps and dies.


I also wanted to preview two new card classes starting this month. First is Graphic 45.

Also new, Alexandra Renke...

Last month we celebrated MFT's Stephanie Klauck's birthday with a delicious cake! It was such a hit we've had many requests for the recipe. I'll be honest, I'm not a huge pineapple fan in baking, BUT! This cake was so moist and refreshing, I'd gladly have it again, and again, and again! Bon Appetit!
We'll see you all at the Garage Sale this weekend! Don't forget to sign up for the All Day Crop the day before! Have a crafty good week.

Monday, September 9, 2019

BSS IDEA - Bethlehem's Star

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Idea.

Hope everyone had a nice weekend.  Weather is a bit milder, finally.
Looking forward to getting my fall decorations out this week.

The card for this week uses a stamp from the Colorado Craft Company.
Their images have no faces, yet are charming and intriguing.
  I have bought several of them, so will be showing you them periodically.





Stamp - Bethlehem's Light-Colorado Craft Company (LL221)
This clear set includes The image and 2 star images, and 6 different
sentiment stamps.
Navy blue card stock.  Made the stable from woodgrain card stock.
Stamped stars with Color Box Frost white pigment ink and embossed
with clear embossing powder.
I dotted the night sky with a white gel pen
Used Star Dust Stickles along the very edge of the baby and
manger and over the star and dotted stars.
Colored with Copics
Finished card is 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches

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

Friday, September 6, 2019

It's a New Year

I know the calendar says January 1 is the beginning of the new year, but for many of us the start of school marks the beginning of the new year. It did for me for many, many, years as my husband and myself, for about 10 years, were in the education field. 

We're retired now and for a change we are enjoying that most wonderful time of the year because we don't have to get up early anymore, no more school shopping for that endless list of specific supplies, no more decorating the inside of lockers, no more running after the school bus because your child forgot their lunch or driving our daughter to school in your jammies...


Here is our latest addition to the school ranks, Janelle's son, Judah waiting for the bus on his first day of Pre-K.



We finally have the store pretty much back to order and have started the gradual move of Halloween and Christmas to the front of the store as the season changes. We have new fall papers, stamps and dies in the front as you walk in and the top of each side of our long center aisle paper display has Halloween on one side and Christmas on the other. We have new paper packs for each holiday and single sheet designs. More comes in almost every day. 


Sharon has been retooling our die wall. The great thing about having a small, independent store is you can stock what you want, how much you want. Sharon is great at this. We have so many stamp companies! The downside is we can't carry complete lines of every company we carry, our space is limited, but we think the variety we can offer more than makes up it. Remember, if you see a company you like but we don't have the exact item you want, ask, in many cases we can special order it for you. 


On to other new news. Next weekend, September 14-15 , will be busy one around here. On Saturday, September 14 we will be holding an All-Day Crop down at the old Tuesday Morning store. We will have plenty of room as it is a big store and we invite you to gather up all those summer vacation photos, first day of school photos (and last year's Christmas photos...) and spend the day relaxing and cropping or making cards! Crops are not just for scrapbookers - card makers unite! It's never too early to start on your Christmas cards! Bring a friend, we will provide the food - lunch and dinner. Bring a favorite snack to share and spend the day with our favorite hobby! Call the store to sign up.


The next day, Sunday, September 15, is our annual Garage Sale. We will be in the same location, the old Tuesday Morning store, and we will have 40 sellers! Come and get some great bargains. All Garage Sale purchases must be made in cash. Our regular store front will be open and you can do a little shopping there if you'd like also. The sale runs from 10 am to 1 pm. We're looking forward to seeing you there!


In honor of our Garage Sale I found this on an old post from my personal blog and thought it might apply to some of us - no names, promise!


You Might Be Addicted To Stamps - Jeff Foxworthy style...


If you gave up smoking because you had to choose between the stamps you wanted and your cigarettes...you might be addicted to stamps.


If on marketing day you came to the stamp store first because if you went to the supermarket you might not have enough money left for stamps...you might be addicted to stamps.


If you've asked your LSS owner for the "Christmas Wish List" form and it's not even Labor Day yet...you might be addicted to stamps.


If you wait until your husband goes to bed and then creep into the garage in your pj's to bring the bag of stamps you bought that afternoon so he won't see them...you might be addicted to stamps.


If your "Vacation to Hawaii" piggy bank is suspiciously empty...you might be addicted to stamps.


If you complain that your stamp store doesn't have a ground hog stamp - to celebrate the holiday...you might be addicted to stamps.


If you start a petition campaign to your congressman demanding a mandatory, federal, three day weekend devoted to stamping...you might be addicted to stamps.


If you turn your child's room into a dedicated stamping studio and he/she is only starting 4th grade...you might be addicted to stamps.


If you have every take out and delivery restaurant within a five mile radius on speed dial and your kids have memorized the numbers...you might be addicted to stamps.


If you start making up relatives to make cards for...you might be addicted to stamps.


Any other symptoms anyone??

Monday, September 2, 2019

BSS IDEA - It's Fall Y'all

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Idea


Happy Labor Day

A sure sign that the summer is coming to a close.  School will start in our area
 this week and summer activities will come to an end. It has been a very
warm summer and I for one look forward to cooler days.

With that in mind, this weeks card is our first look at Fall.







Stamp - Serendipity Stamps -Acorns - SS-1141-F
Inside Sentiment Stamp - Inkadinkado clear set 60-30566
Paper - Fawn Lawn Perfectly Plaid Pumpkin Pie
Cognac and Mandarin Metallic card stock
Embossing Folder - Cuttlebug - Acorn
Die - Gina Marie Designs - Stitched Rectangles
Gina Marie - Enamel Dots
Colored with Copic Markers


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

Friday, August 30, 2019

Filled up Again!

I knew it, I knew it, I knew it...As soon as I posted my 'Got Nothing' post, Sharon added a whole new collection of photos! So I'm doing another post so you can see everything before the holiday weekend. Please note that we are closed Sunday AND Monday for the Labor Day holiday. We will be back on Tuesday. Also, Demo Sundays will begin in September and the store will be open on Sundays beginning September 8th.

We are scheduling an All-Day crop on Saturday, September 14 - the day before the Garage Sale. We will be using the old Tuesday Morning store farther down along the plaza. We've got the store, we've got the tables - let's use them! The crop will run from 9am to 9pm and your lunch and dinner will be included. As always, if you'd like to bring a snack to share and munch on during the day you are more than welcome. Sign-ups will begin tomorrow, Saturday, Aug. 31. The cost for the day is $40.

On to the goodies - Large size Washi Tape!

Fall IO Clear stamps

Penny Black clear holiday stamps!

New Nuvo embossing powders and sprays!

My Favorite Things on the Die Wall!

Avery Elle great background dies!

NEW! Fall papers from Carta Bella (these have a little bit of texture to them and are a good weight paper, especially for scrapbooking!)

NEW! Photoplay Fall papers!

Complete Carta Bella Fall Market collection, packaged!

Serenity Stamps, now by IO (To be used with others in an upcoming class!)

Very cute, very popular - Honey Bee!

NEW COMPANY! Colorado Craft Company - Upcoming class using these stamps!

New Pretty Pink Posh for Fall!

Love this stamp!

Collaboration of several stamp companies(Lawn Fawn, Hero,  Pink Fresh, Art Impressions, Concord & 9th, Gina K, Waffle Flower, Altenew, Dare 2B Artsy and more!) to make this stamp set.

Mama Elephant - Two Agenda stamps sets this release - Ghosts and Pandas! (bottom left corner!)

Cute mini notebooks from Lawn Fawn (great for keeping notes while you are shopping!)

Lastly, Miss Brianna is getting so big! She's also following in Grandma's footsteps in getting her supplies in order!

Have a great weekend and we will see you Tuesday!

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Tapped Out!

I have to admit it, I'm tapped out! It took eight of us - Sharon, Mark, Jessica, Beth, Kim, Janelle, Linda and myself (with an assist from Adalyn and Brianna) over six hours to put up our booth display for the Hamburg show last weekend. On Sunday, it took five of us (with a late assist from Kaitlyn and Dave) 45 minutes to break it all down and box it up!

I hope you had a chance to visit us at the show and if not, we brought everything left over back to the store . It will take us over a week to get all that product back on the shelves.  I haven't been to the store since Saturday so I don't know what new  product may have come in this week. I do know we received the Taylored Expressions new rainbow colored brushes just in time for the show and we did not sell out! Come on in and see if we have any left. They are so pretty!

Our next big event is the Garage Sale on Sunday, September 15. A few posts back I posted Garage Sale 101. Please scroll back to get the full 411. I do not know if there are any seller slots left. Please check with the store if you are interested in having a table. I know I have a lot of work to do to get my stuff ready, lots of hard decisions on purging my stash.

So since I don't have anything else right now, I'll leave you with my celebrity sighting! I never run across famous people. So I was surprised on Sunday, when I was waiting for my husband's milkshake order at Taffy's, to see this guy walk up and order a milkshake.
I know it's a lousy picture but I was trying to be unobtrusive and not gawk, but it's Jim Kelly! You all know I'm not a Bills fan but I am a fan of this man. The grace and strength he has shown in both his career and his personal life are truly inspiring. So as much as I would have liked to go up to him and say something, I couldn't. First, I believe he has a right to walk up to a window and order the same as I do without being interrupted or bothered by people. Second, I was tongue tied and didn't know what I would say!(yeah, I know, hard to believe!)

So I'll see you next week with new photos of our store displays and new products. Until then have a crafty good week!

Monday, August 26, 2019

BSS IDEA - LOVE

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Idea.

Did you get out to the Stamp and Scrap Show
this weekend in our area?  If you did you know
that the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff booth was jammed
packed with wonderful goodies.  Kudos to Sharon
and her team too for all the hard work that goes into
preparation for this event.  Was also nice to see
Jessica helping her Mom out too.

This week's card is all about LOVE.




Dies - Love you Heart-Impression Obsession (778-U)
Chantilly Paper-Lace-Spellbinders (S5-32B)
Sizzix-Hearts Primitive#3 (657021) steel rule die
Sentiment stamp - Stampendous -CRH303)
Paper - white pearl, red glitter paper
White embossing powder

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