Friday, August 18, 2017

We're getting closer!

Welcome to this weeks post for Buffalo Stamps and Stuff. I don't know about you but I enjoy checking out Sue Drees's Monday Inspiration post. Every week Sue comes up with a great card for us all. Lazy me...not so much!

ANYWAY...Have you gotten your ticket for the Stamp, Scrap Art Tour coming to the Fairgrounds on August 25 & 26? We've been working on make n'takes for the booth and for the Make n'Take event on Friday evening. Sharon has been hoarding, ahem - storing lots of new product that will go directly to the show. We have tickets for sale at $6, a dollar under the door price and if you buy two or more the cost is $5 per ticket. Check out  SSAT's website here. Sharon will have a special for Bag Ladies, buy $25 worth of product, HAVE YOUR BAG WITH YOU! and get a free gift while they last.

Now for what's up this week here at the store. Graphic 45 re-released one of their most popular lines, French Country. However, they only released it in 12X12 packs, no individual sheets - bummers. But we do have the 12X12 packs with the other G45 papers.

 Newsflash: Two Lips Stamps, those folks with the funny sayings, will be doing a trunk show at our booth during the show! We'll have lots of these funny, slightly irreverant sayings along with card samples to show you how to best showcase these stamps in your cards.

We're working on a deal with Heartfelt Creations that's still in the negotiation stage. We will be carrying a great selection of their papers, stamps and dies. We'll have more details in future posts.


That's it for this week. I'm blaming the lack of photos of product squarely on Sharon! We get the boxes in and she takes them home to price and hold on to for the show. Everyone coming to the fair gets first looks and dibs. So get your tickets now! Three nice heavy boxes came in this week from Penny Black, Taylored also came in and more...See you at the show!

Monday, August 14, 2017

BSS IDEA - STENCILING

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Idea

A few cooler days brought on some productive craft time!

I bought these two beautiful stencils a couple of weeks ago
while in the store, and finally got around to checking them out.

The card below is my first attempt, and I just love how it
turned out.



The stencils are by Altenew

Layered Dahlia Stencil A
Layered Dahlia Stencil B
Butterfly Punch - Martha Stewart

I used a yellow dye ink pad, and
Wild Honey distress ink on my card.
You end up with  white border, but I cut
the white border off so I could mat with
a deep yellow card stock.

The Stencils make a large card 6x6 inches
But you could always use a portion of the stencil
and make smaller note cards like these 5 x 3 3/4 inch cards.


Loved using these stencils, make a very pretty card.

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

Friday, August 11, 2017

What's Going On?!

We are one big "To Do" list here at Buffalo Stamps and Stuff. Lots of little stuff going on right now and anyone who knows me knows I make lists. I may not look at them after I make them...but I like to make lists so I at least have a clue as to what I need to do and remember to do it!

First up - Stamp, Scrap Art Tour - coming to the Hamburg Fairgrounds August 26-27. We will be there with bells on! We will be doing Make n'Takes at our both and will be showing the latest and greatest lines for fall and winter. Please stop in and say hello! We have tickets, on sale, at the store for $6 - a dollar off the price at the door and buy 2 and they are only $5! We have plenty so pick yours up the next time you are in the store.

We have started to receive much of the new product that Sharon got at the stamp show in Salt Lake City recently. Much of it will be at the show. Sharon takes the boxes home, prices them and leaves them there until the show! As we set up the booth it's the first time many of us get to see the new product also! Here's a little sneak peek of what we do get to see!

My Sweet Petunia - the maker of the MISTI,  has a new tote bag that will hold your standard size MISTI and your mini MISTI along with lots of other stuff! It has three zipper compartments, lots of pockets and would make a great class bag for all our wonderful classes! Load up your basic kit and you are good to go!

Melissa Frances is a pioneer in scrapbooking has been producing a line of paper crafting supplies for decades. We've gotten in some new items from MF including laser cut thin chips, water brushes, stencils, glitter, pearls and dies! Here is a sampling of what's in stock.





Couldn't remember if I posted this so I'll just do again! This is the CutterPillar GLOW - a light table for you to do your card making on. Remember back in the day when we all had those bulky light tables that we did dry embossing with a stylus and metal stencils? We've come a long way! This light table is super slim and flat. It has three, count'em three levels of light intensity! You can also purchase a glass pane that can lay flat on the light table to protect it and work on. In front of the Glow is the CutterPillar Crop, a portable cutter great for taking to crops and working in a smaller area.

Darcie's is back with new Halloween Tin Pins and coordinating stamps - always a favorite!

 Tonic has a new line of animal dies and below these, Christmas dies and alphas and numerals.



I'm a bug for Altenew and wasn't sure we showed this gorgeous stamp set. Notice the large alphabet set behind it...just saying;-)

Even though we are still coping with losing our sweet Abigail, these animal dies and stamp sets always make me smile, from Tonic.


Lastly, what would Halloween be without Tim Holtz's Halloween Ideology! Skulls, pumpkins and bones, oh my!
That's it for now although I'm sure there will be plenty more waiting for me when I go to the store next week. Enjoy the last weeks of summer vacay and we'll see you soon!

Monday, August 7, 2017

BSS IDEA - YOU ARE JAWSOME

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff  Idea.

I took a class with Mona and we made the most adorable
magic color card using this stamp set and die set.

And, it seemed like summer swim time was the perfect time to
make a card to share with you with it.

The card design I found on youtube by Dawn Griffin
and it is called a Peekaboo Slider Card.
If you would like to see how it goes together, here is
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zhrg2zc5ocA



The magic is that the message changes on the inside when you open it.
If you watch the video, you will see how it works.


Stamp Set - Lawn Fawn - Duh Nuh (LF1419)
Die Set - Duh-Nuh (LF1420)
Paper - White and Aqua Card Stock Aqua Glitter Paper
Spellbinders Circle Dies
Darice Water Embossing Folder

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

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Busy, Busy Week!

What a busy week and weekend! We had Stamp Camp and the Garage Sale this past weekend and it was crazy! Here are just a few of the photos. We had most of our tables inside the former Fashion Fuss store and just a few outside the store fronts. I hope everyone had a good time who came to buy and those that were selling, I hope you had a good day. Every year is different as to what is trending, what people bring, what people are looking for and I'm amazed at the patience and determination you all have to look through EVERYTHING! for that special item that catches your eye!



It's finally here! Tim Holtz Stamp Platform! You notice we have a bar magnet on the one on display. The bar magnet does not come with the Platform. We have the bar magnets and they are behind the counter - just ask us! We also have replacement magnets from Tonic for the Stamp Platform directly below the counter.

We got a new shipment of Memory Box in. This is most, but not all of the new dies from MB and Poppy. Here is a selection of some of the new dies. Sharon posted some samples and more dies in an email.






We have some new Christmas papers, embellishments and bling from Kaiser Kraft - purple is in!

Lastly, we have a new stamp company, Two Lips Stamps. Take a look at some of these stamps. They are funny! Definitely lives up to their hook - Bring a smile to someone's face!


Lastly, I apologize for not having a post last week. It was written and I attempted to schedule it to automatically post but apparently I'm doing something wrong because it never posted. I did the same with this post and again, no post so I'm going to just post them manually. Have a great weekend - the Eden Corn Festival is this weekend, so visit Sharon's neck of the woods and eat corn!

Monday, July 31, 2017

BSS IDEA - THE KISS YOU CAN'T RESIST

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Idea.

Wow, last day of July already!

I am loving the new stamps from Stamping Bella called Squidgys.
This one is so darn cute.



Stamp - Kidding Booth - Stamping Bella (eb465)
Paper - Pink, white, orchid card stock
Card is 51/4x51/4 inches tent folded
Embossing Folder, Brick Wall - Sizzix
Grass Die - Grassland Border (825) 2012 Poppystamps, Inc.
Colored with Copic Markers

I fussy cut the image out.  In doing so, there were hearts hanging from
a string that was just too small to cut out, so i recreated it with
string and little hearts from punches.

Inside sentiment is old Inkadindado Stamp.

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

Monday, July 24, 2017

BSS IDEA - Beautiful Die

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Idea.


I purchased the Sizzix Die I used in today's card thinking I would make a pretty multicolored background using my
distress inks and the sponge applicator.



Die - Sizzix 661800 (Tim Holtz)

Instead, I ran the die through my cutting machine
twice with black card stock. I then cut a piece of
white card stock slightly bigger than the die and
taped one of the die cuts to the white card stock
with removable tape.  Then, using my Copics, I colored
in the spaces on the die cut like you would a stencil.
When I was finished coloring, I  removed the die
and sprayed the colored image with perfect pearls
mixed with water in a mini mister. (Gold).
When it was dry, I adhered one of the black
die cuts over the colored image.  The other black
die cut, I cut out the bird and the flower at the top
right and popped them up over the original.
Adhered to the Aqua card, added the black stones
along the edges.

I loved the die when I bought it, but I really loved the finished
card.  Hope you do too.

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