Monday, December 11, 2017

BSS IDEA - OUR HOUSE TO YOURS

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Idea.

I've hit the spot in the holiday season where I am thinking that
I can't possible get everything done!  After all these years of
making Christmas merry, it happens every year.
I know it will all come together, but it seems overwhelming
at the moment......

Here is this weeks card.



Stamp - Stampendous CRR308 Our Doorstep
Spellbinders embossing folder and Die.
Little inkers Rectangle die
Star Dust and Crystal Stickles
Clear Sequins
White ribbon bow
Colored with Copics

Hope the stress of the upcoming holidays doesn't overwhelm you.
Personally I am looking forward to having some time to sit and
enjoy my tree and decorations and playing some Christmas music.

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

Friday, December 8, 2017

Come Join Us...

Come join us this Sunday, December 10th as we gather for an afternoon of fun, paper crafting and memories. We're going to have an old fashioned card party - of the crafty sort! As many of you know every year we adopt a family for Christmas. Our family has been chosen, the information posted on our website and now the fun part begins - giving. This year is especially bittersweet because we are honoring the memory of our friend and co-worker, Debbie Morrisey.

Debbie loved this store tradition. It was important to Deb to give to give of her time and talent to benefit the family. She would often refuse to be paid for days we did classes or projects where the proceeds were going to the family.

To celebrate Debbie and the holiday season we've created a day of crafting that will include paper projects (suitable for decoration or giving) along with original holiday cards by Sharon. We have twenty openings for this event to be held Sunday, December 10 from 1-4 at the store. Sign-ups are required and we are asking for a donation of $20. As of today, December 8th we still have openings. All proceeds are going to the family and as many of us who were Debbie's coworkers can, will be in the store to help you and share our memories of the holidays and Debbie. Now, I've made this a little smaller than usual because I just want to give you an idea of some of the projects we have in store for you on Sunday without giving it all away!

The rest of this weeks post is inspiration for those of you who haven't finished your Christmas cards or are looking for that one special card to give you inspiration to make for a special family member or friend. Here are some of the fantastic cards I found around the store.




Not a card but a lovely way to use your dies to create a keepsake decor piece.


I had to include this card made with Waffle Flower dies. I'm a cross-stitcher so this one really resonated with me.





I get such a kick out of these images of trees on cars! I also like this card because of the embossing done it. 

Love the detail in this card including the cheesecloth at the bottom.

So sign up, come in, share some fun, memories and good crafty goodness with us on Sunday for a great cause and to remember our dear friend. See you there!

Monday, December 4, 2017

BSS IDEA - CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Idea.

Are you getting your Christmas cards ready to mail?
No matter how hard I try, I never have enough cards
done for Christmas.  So I will send the ones I have made
to special friends who know I make cards and
send some I bought to the rest of the folks on my list
and not beat myself up about it.

This week's card is another ornament stamp, and
it's beautiful.






Stamp - Impression Obsession (G16301)Papers White card stock base 5x7 inches,
 Light gray and purple mats
Gorgeous Designer paper is Kaiser Craft Christmas Jewel Collection 12x12 sheet
Sentiment - Little B die set Christmas Phrases (100729)
Purple Stickles
Silver cord
The flower is cut from the designer paper.  Used the ball end of 
my stylus on a foam pad to turn the leaves downward and popped
the flower up on a foam dot.

Here's hoping you get your cards done on time.  But if not
buy a box!!

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

Thursday, November 30, 2017

It's The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

Andy Williams! I watched his show when I was growing up and always enjoyed his Christmas specials. I especially liked the song in this week's title. It always brings a smile to my face and you may find me humming, or forgive me, singing along.

We still have lots of great Christmas, holiday and winter stamps, papers, dies and embellishments for you for right up to the big day. Here are some new things that came in during the excitement of last week and earlier this week.

 Snow Globe images with matching dies from Cottage Cutz. These two sets could be used interchangeably to create a lovely snowy scene on your cards. Plus, you get both stamps and their dies in the same package.


This Santori stamp collection has been very popular and we've got a good half dozen new designs in. 

Who doesn't love a polar bear! Again, stamps and dies in one package!

I've been on the Mama Elephant train lately. This THANKS stamp was featured on Jennifer McGuire's "My Favorite Things for 2017" stamp edition. Personally, I love the little Santas and the reindeer set. So cute and easy to color. I'm adding the little reindeer on to stocking stuffer gifts I'm making for my daughter's college roommates (MFT lip balm holder and tag!)

Amy Designs helps take the guess work out of making cards. Everything coordinates and the dies are just gorgeous.

Here we've combined Cottage Cutz classic Peace on Earth sentiment die with the scene die from Amy Designs in the photo above. Cut out of sparkly silver paper, layered over a background you create using your Distress Inks and a little spritz of water to give the feeling of falling snow, add your sentiment and you have an easy but thoughtful card to send.

I'm so happy to have us carry these Hanukkah papers, stamps and dies. They bring back memories of the holidays when I was in high school and had so many Jewish friends and we all celebrated our holidays together, the true spirit of the holiday season.

 Lastly, I love these two card samples we have up that use Impression Obsession stamps. This first card featuring the white berries is done so well you reach out and touch the berries because they look so real! The leaves and berries were colored then cut out and mounted on the black paper, stunning!

This little guy is just so darn cute! I could not resist.
Have a great weekend everyone and check out our website (there's a link at the top of this post to our website) and e-mails for information on our Holiday Family and special Make n' Take Sunday, December 10 from 1-5 with all proceeds going to our family. We've created this event to honor our friend and co-worker Debbie. We hope you will come join us for the cards and to share a memory or two with us. See you then!


Monday, November 27, 2017

BSS IDEA - Kitty Christmas

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Idea.

Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Are you still finishing up leftovers, ha ha.

Today's card  is for all you cat lovers!
Delightful stamp from Stampendous.
Love the Santa Hats!



Stamp - Cat Tree - (CRR305) Stampendous
Paper - Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid (Christmas)
The beautiful die is Amy Design - Ice Crystal Circle ( ADD10110)
Enamel Dots
Colored with Copics

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

Friday, November 24, 2017

Ain't Nothing Black about this Friday's Sales!

I hope you all had a grateful and tasty Thanksgiving. We spared the bird and killed the cow - beef tenderloin at the Muir house! But today it's all about our Black Friday and Small Business Saturday sales. Here is a peek at some of the items we have for you. As I left the store on Wednesday, Sharon was pulling out more stuff and marking items for sale so this is just the beginning of what we've got going on. There are a few other special features to our sales this weekend and I'll list them at the bottom of the post.





 In addition, the Spellbinder Platinum Cut and Emboss Machine (not pictured), that has an 8.5" cutting platform, will be $129.99 (list price is $199.99)
Didn't have our sign up but the Sizzix Big Shot (shown) is $69.99 (list price is $119.99)




There are many, many more specials in the store. You need to come early and check them out while supplies last!

Also, Stop by on Small Business Saturday and receive DOUBLE points on your Frequent Shopper Card for any non-sale purchases! If you spend over $25, you will get to spin our prize wheel for a special prize! (limit 1 per person). 
AND
All customers who make a purchase on Small Business Saturday will be entered into a drawing to win a $50 store gift certificate!

We will also be offering a Make n' Take to benefit our holiday family. Come on in and join us. I've also heard a rumor cookies will be there too! Happy Holidays from Buffalo Stamps and Stuff!

Monday, November 20, 2017

BSS IDEA - Fold Out Card

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Idea.

A new card design for me.  I found it on Split Coast Stampers HERE

I really like this card, it's so much fun to decorate.  Hope you like it too.

I chose to use all Laurel Burch  Stamps from Stampendous.


Close up of front of card image.


 Front View of Card



Card panels when opened


Stamps - Peace Moon -(LBCR010) Stampendous
Reindeer Spirit (LBCP006) Stampendous
Heavenly Holiday (Birds) (LBCLD01)
Word Die - Dees Distinctively Festive Words(IME-220)
Snowflakes - Martha Stewart punches
Colored with Copics
Red Twine tie

I also adhered a white panel on the back of the card
with a Christmas message and a place to sign the card.



I have a couple of  bonus cards to show you today also.




Stamp - Holiday Dove Tapestry Die -  Tutti - 372
White, Gold Mirror and Gold Glittered paper.






Stamp and Die set - Spellbinders - SDS-090
Background created with Oxide Inks
            White embossing powder   
                                        
Thanks for stopping by today.
 Have a great week.
Sue Drees