Thursday, February 22, 2018

It's Beginning to Feel a LOT like...SPRING!

At least it did for a day or two. Stamp Camp is up this weekend and next Monday. I'm helping to put together the kits and I think I need to do some of these cards. Call the store and sign up soon. We still have openings but they are going to start to fill up.

I've got some postings from last week and the weekend for you and I hope to add more before this post goes live. First up is Mama Elephant. I have to say I love this company and it's stamps. This release is going FAST so hurry up and see what we have left. REMEMBER - you can always special order stamps and dies we have sold out of.

 I am in love with this little set of elephants! So, so sweet!

 ME is continuing it's very popular sets of multiple little animals. For Easter we have rabbits, but these cuties can be used any time of year! They join the cats, dogs, and reindeer of previous releases.

 Don't these rows of bunnies remind you of 'Where's Waldo?' I keep thinking there's something hidden in all these little rabbits!

 I'm in serious love with the tea pot die set on the right and I'll tell you, I think we are already out of it!

New Carpe Diem sticker sets and journals are in.

We have two new ink companies in. Our first is Catherine Pooler. As you can see the color palette leans towards lovely pastels, perfect for spring.

We also have a small shipment of Catherine Pooler stamps and dies. I grabbed a quick photo so I apologize for the lack of detail. There are word stamps, stamp sets with matching dies and large background stamps.

Also new are the new IO - Impression Obsession ink pads. 

We're also making sure we have room for all the Ranger Distress Inks and what will be coming out throughout the year for the Oxide Distress Inks. Tim has said they will be releasing ALL 60 colors in Oxides! We are labeling the ink area so you can more easily find the colors you are looking for.

We got a couple of big boxes of stamps. The first are new Power Poppy stamps. This company is one of Sharon's favorites. I see a possibleclass forming in the next couple of months!

Next up are Art Impression or AI stamps. AI has several different formats and designers. First up are those crazy Girlfriends!

Next we have their new Critter Cups. These are great for easter treats. They include stamps, dies and instructions!

AI is back with Tryfolds. This release has their NEW Mini Circlet Tryfolds. There might, maybe, be another class forming on these - just putting it out there.

Phrases and sentiments stamps, AI has good quality rubber cling stamps.

Lastly for AI, more Tryfolds. These are clear Tryfolds with a spring/summer theme.

Lawn Fawn - so many peoples happy place! I have to admit, I love those little duckies! We also got in some great sample cards using this new release to help inspire you.

New Embossing and die cuts from Crafter's Companion, Die'sire and others.

Last two for this week, the Gemini Junior and the original Gemini are in! These are both SALE priced. You will see the original priced sticker AND the sale price sticker. There will be NO marks given on your card for these two machines. For those of you who are not familiar with the Gemini line, these are auto feed die cutting machines. You just ease your die cut sandwich in and the machine grabs it and pulls it through for you. NO HAND CRANKING! The Junior has an opening of 6 inches the full size machine's opening is larger. They are sorely testing my purse strings.

Last up from Darcie is chunky glitter. Slightly misleading. The pieces are flat, but bigger than regular glitter. They are great for shaker cards. They add a little more variety to your shakers.
I will try and post earlier in the week next week as I'm out of the store from Thursday on for a week. Don't forget Stamp Camp this weekend, Monday and the following Monday and I'll see you soon!

Monday, February 19, 2018



Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Idea.

Hope everyone hope you all had a wonderful Valentines Day.

Going to have some warm days this week, so I am sure we will be 
thinking Spring.

This weeks card is a clear Acrylic Card.

  Stamp - Laurel Burch - Stampendous (LBCP008)
Sentiment Stamp - Printworks -(C4822)
Green and white card stock
Woodgrain designer paper
Heavy Clear Acrylic Sheet
White Embossing Powder
Stitched Rectangle die
Colored with Copics and fussy cut out.

You need to cut four of the rectangles
so that you can put one of them on the inside to cover the piece
that is glued to the front and one on the back of the card to cover
the sentiment rectangle so that the glue/tape liner doesn't show..

Same with the strips on the bottom.

Dogs are fussy cut and a black glitter paper is cut, leaving a small
piece showing like a shadow, then popped up with foam tape
onto the rectangle.

It's a unique and different look for a card, and fun to make.

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

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Olympic Stamping?!?

I bet some of you would definitely qualify for Olympic Stamping! Me, I wouldn't make alternate! Have you been watching the Olympics? I have. This from a woman who couldn't stay on the T lift to get to the top of the bunny hill the one and only time I tried to ski. My husband feigned a cold and spent the entire day in the lodge with a book. Our Olympic experience has been the same. I watch but just don't get why anyone would want to spend their time on a mountain, in snow, in the cold. My husband has spent every night so far in another room reading. Some things never change!

Graphic 45 released two gorgeous collections, "Little Women" and "Sun Kissed" at Creativations.

I did spend one evening cutting out Graphic 45's new "Little Women" collection. You'll have to come to the store to see how it came out.

"Sun Kissed" is just beautiful! Can't wait to work with this collection.

We have new baby paper in and if you get our e-mails you know that there is a new Klima grandchild on the way! Sharon's daughter, Jessica is pregnant with her second child. Adalyn is going to be a big sister! Let's see what we can do with this:

We also have llama brads in. Janelle, this one's for you!

New washi tape and stickers for bible journaling - it really is Janelle's day!

How cool is this paper!? Father's Day is only a few short months away...

Our monthly release from Heartfelt Creations is in and Sharon made a great card for the Thursday Make n' Take. For those who don't know, we do a Make n' Take every Thursday with all proceeds going to our Christmas family. We will have kits available the entire day. No signups needed, just come in, bring your basic kit and something to color with and make one or two or more. They are $2 per card (sometimes $3 if it is a very detailed or supply heavy card) cash only, please.
Lastly, I hope you saw my PSA below about the dates and times for Stamp Camp. Sign-ups are still available so give us a call! See you next week!

Monday, February 12, 2018

PSA - Stamp Camp Dates

We've had some, OK, ALOT of confusion over the dates for our upcoming Stamp Camp. For the record, here are the dates and times.

                           Sunday - February 25, 12:00 pm to 4:30 pm

                       Monday - February 26, 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

                       Monday  - March 5, 10:00 am to 3:30 pm

Cost for the day for all dates is $50. This includes a $15 gift certificate good on products featured in the cards you will be doing. There are slots open on all dates. I've seen a few of the cards you will be doing and the only hint I can give you is that spring is in the air! Give the store a call to reserve your spot and join us for a fun day.

We apologize for the confusion - I can only claim a senior moment for myself. Everyone else is on their own!



Hi everyone, as promised in last weeks post, I have a cute little
Valentine card that you can make up lickity split.

I found the instructions on youtube by Jennifer McGuire HERE

You will need a small piece of tulle material for this idea.
I used a piece I bought at JoAnn's a long time ago that
has silver glitter squiggly lines on it, but Jennifer used
just a white piece on her example.  It is very inexpensive
and I love the idea.

Here is my card

Close up of window

The inside of the card.

Stamp - I Love Us - Penny Black Forever and Always clear set (30-401)
Dies - Penny Black Kitty Love (51-407)
Heart die - Spellbinders Heart nestabilities
Punch - Lace border Martha Stewart (I used a Versafine pen
and a ruler along the edge of this die then embossed with
Silver embossing powder
Paper - Red White and Light Gray Cardstock
Embossing Folder - Cuttlebug hearts
White embossing powder
A piece of Tulle big enough to cover whatever shape
you make your frame from.

Just make sure you leave enough room at the bottom on the inside of your card when
cutting out a frame so you can sign the card  on the right side and it won't show through the window.

The only thing I did different from Jennifer on the video was I placed
my red mat on the card front with some low tack tape, then cute
through both the mat and the card front at the same time so I was
sure they would match up perfectly.

You could also use acetate or vellum in your frame for the same

Hope you will try this card, I am always looking for something new
to try and I loved how this turned out.

Thanks for stopping by today.
Have a Happy Valentines Day
Sue Drees

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Rolling, Rolling, Rolling in the New Stuff!

To be honest, I started writing this on Monday. I wanted to be prepared! I watched a bunch of videos from Creativations on Monday and it started me salivating, wondering when and which goodies we would be receiving.  I just wanted it all in the store! Three of the new or newer products I saw and that caught my purse strings are:

 1. Tim Holtz's New glass work surface. I seriously think I need this!
 2. Tim Holtz's stencil styled brushes - so cool! Love how they can be stored in the Mini Ink Tins, can raise up and down for better control and different effects.
 2. The Gemini electronic die cutting machine. I'll have to think about this a little more as I just bought a new die cutting machine a few months ago, which I love, but the ease of an electric machine may be calling to me!

I also can't wait to get in the Studio Katia line. Sharon didn't remember what she ordered so it will be a surprise to all of us! I've already been waiting on a BIG box we were expecting that I knew was on the truck and hadn't come in as of his past Saturday.

Here's all that we have gotten in through Wednesday. If we get more I'll try and do a second post on Friday or Saturday.  First up is Stampendous. They have a bunch of new spring stamps along with four or five sentiment laden stamp sets. My under the table photos don't do them justice so I hope you come in and see for yourself. Head's up - a little bird told me a couple of these displayed below will used in Stamp Camp cards...

Tulips, you know I love tulips! Here are some of Stampendous's rubber cling stamps. The sunflower and tulip set include a matching stencil!

More sentiment stamps and those rain-boots were insanely popular last year!

We also have new Laurel Burch. I seriously want to master the coloring of these stamps.

Hero Arts is in with dies and stamps sets.