Monday, July 16, 2018

BSS IDEA - PAPER PIECED HAPPY BIRTHDAY

WELCOME TO THE BUFFALO STAMPS AND STUFF IDEA.

Welcome back to another BSS IDEA.
We are in for some HOT days this week, so crank up
the AC or Fan and stay inside and create!

This week's card is a word stamp and I decided to
paper piece the words VERY HAPPY.



Stamp - Stampendous - Great Big Happy (CRW199)
Papers - Kraft and Royal Blue card stock, designer paper
BoBunny Serendipity Aviary
White embossing powder

Base card is 51/2 by 12 inchs Royal Blue card stock, tent fold.
Designer paper mat is 51/4x 53/4 inches
I stamped and embossed the word stamp with white
embossing powder.
I stamped the stamp again onto the designer paper and also
embossed with white EP.
I cut out the words Very Happy from the designer paper
and glued them on the Royal Blue card stock I had
stamped and embossed in white EP.
Then, I cut around the image on the Royal Blue
Paper and popped it up with pop dots and adhered
it to the card.
I cut a frame that would fit around the image
from Kraft paper using spellbinders rectangle dies,
and slid it in around the image and glued it in place.

I was looking forward to coloring this image up, but then
got this idea and I am glad I did, I like how it turned out.
Hope you do too.  Lots of possibilities using different
papers, like fun kids cards and guy cards.

That's it for me this week.
Thanks for stopping by today.
  Have a good week.

Sue Drees

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Lots Going On!

I'm back after a missed week because we're going through a bit of a transition here. When summer rolls around everything slows down a bit - but only on the retail level. We don't get a lot of new product in because designers and manufacturers are putting the final touches on their lines and new releases for fall and Christmas. So less shipments mean less photos for me to post. This doesn't mean we aren't busy. We have coming up, in no particular order, Wild and Wacky Week Sale, Garage Sale, Stamp Camp, the summer version of CHA, the Stamp, Scrap Art Tour and a new baby or two! We definitely have a full plate! I do have a few  photos which I'll share at the end of this post but first up some store housekeeping and general announcements.

It's the WILD & WACKY WEEK SALE!
Through the rest of this week through Friday the entire store* is on sale for 20% OFF! Bag Ladies receive an additional 5% OFF! YOU MUST HAVE YOUR BAG WITH YOU - NO EXCEPTIONS!

On Saturday, July14 we will open at 8:00 am and from 8:00-8:30 you will receive a coupon for 35% off.
     From 8:30-9:00  receive a coupon for 30% off.
     From 9:00 through the rest of the day the store is 20% off with Bag Ladies getting an additional 5% off (must have your bag with you!)

NOTE: Your coupon is good for the entire day! You can pick up your coupon and shop til you drop or  go out for breakfast and come back and shop later in the day.

Also, check your emails this week for an additional coupon for even more savings!

*REGULAR EXCLUSIONS AND COMPANY REGULATED DISCOUNT LIMITS APPLY!

                    _________________________________________________________

Garage Sale 2018
We still have a few slots left!

DATE:          Sunday, July 29, 2018 - Rain or Shine!
SET-UP:       8:30 am

SALE STARTS:  10:00 am - NO EARLY BIRDS!!

SALE ENDS:        1:00 pm
PICK-UP:             1:00 pm

IMPORTANT!
All Garage Sale purchases must be made in cash.  If you choose to purchase BSS store items they may be paid in cash or with a credit card.

VENDORS: Make sure all your items are priced with your personal code  assigned when you paid for your space. No Items under $1.00!!

Cost of a space is $20 to be paid within 1 week of registering. If payment is not received within 1 week of registration we will release the spot to someone else!
Spaces cannot be split between two vendors!

You may bring your own table up to 6ft in length or ask us to supply a table which will be 4ft in length.

You may purchase two spaces only if you are bringing your own table(s). Store supplied tables/spaces are limited to one per vendor.

Please pick-up your unsold items promptly at 1:00 pm

You will receive the proceeds from your sales in the form of a gift certificate to Buffalo Stamps and Stuff.
                        _______________________________________________________

This just in! Ranger is coming out with it's latest release of  Oxide Inks! Sharon has already put in an order and we are hopeful we will receive our first shipment sometime next week. We are taking pre-orders so give us a call to get your hands inky with this first shipment when it arrives! I'm sorry for the quality of this photo. I did a little cutting and pasting off an email. The new inks are Barn Door, Ripe Persimmon, Mustard Seed, Crushed Olive, Mowed Lawn, Old Paper, Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky, Tea Dyed, Dusty Concord, Spun Sugar and Ground Espresso. As you can see from my bad editing, re-inkers are also available in these new colors.



Finally, a few new things for you. First up is Reverse Confetti.

Yes, it's right around the crafting corner, Christmas dies from Hero Arts along with stamp sets and great scripts dies.


Hero also has new layered stamps and winter themed stamp sets.
That's it for this week. I'm on my last trip for the summer (and probably the year) to New York City this weekend. So I'll see you next week!

Monday, July 9, 2018

BSS IDEA - Pinata Treat Box

Another week already!  Hope everyone had a nice 4th of July.
A person that lives across the street from us whom I never met, shoots
off fire crackers like you go to see at a park!  Well our poor dog
is scared to death of them and has been traumatized so badly
these past few days, poor thing...and it's not over yet.  Last night
the boom was so loud at 11:30 pm it shook the house and scared me
too!  What is wrong with people.

Have a cute little Pinata Treat Holder to show you.








Die - Pinata Treat Box - Sizzix-662772
Assorted ribbon, star trim, and self stick flat beads
I used Skittles to fill them.

This is a die set.  It is kinda fussy to put together, but this is what I
learned:
Use a low temp glue gun
Cut two of each piece of fringe trim for each box
Use a heavy weight card stock for the body.
I used card stock for the fringe, but I am thinking
that text weight might be better, will have to try it.

That's it for me this week.
Thanks for stopping by. Have a great week
Sue Drees

Monday, July 2, 2018

BSS IDEA - Potted Flowers

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Idea.

WOW, was it hot yesterday or what!!! And more to
come all this week.  Stay hydrated and use your
sun screen. With the holiday on Wednesday, be careful
you don't get a bad sunburn.

I did some fussy cutting this week, and I mean fussy!



Stamp - Potted Flowers-Penny Black
(40-518)
White and green cardstock
Designer Paper is Bazzill Basics from a 6x6 mini prints Pad.
Stickles on the Butterflies
The "shelf" piece of card stock was run
through a new 3D Texture Fades woodgrain embossing folder
by Tim Holtz Sizzix (662718)
Finished card is 5x5 inches square
Colored with Copics

Have a wonderful 4th of July!

Thanks for stopping in today.  Until later...
Sue Drees

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Garage Sale 411 AND a Few Photos

I promised an update on the Garage Sale. We still have slots available. See VENDOR notes below for additional information on signing up.

DATE:          Sunday, July 29, 2018 - Rain or Shine!
SET-UP:       8:30 am

SALE STARTS:  10:00 am - NO EARLY BIRDS!!

SALE ENDS:        1:00 pm
PICK-UP:             1:00 pm

IMPORTANT!
All Garage Sale purchases must be made in cash.  If you choose to purchase BSS store items they may be paid in cash or with a credit card.

VENDORS: Make sure all your items are priced with your personal code  assigned when you paid for your space. No Items under $1.00!!

Cost of a space is $20 to be paid within 1 week of registering. If payment is not received within 1 week of registration we will release the spot to someone else!
Spaces cannot be split between two vendors!

You may bring your own table up to 6ft in length or ask us to supply a table which will be 4ft in length.

You may purchase two spaces only if you are bringing your own table(s). Store supplied tables/spaces are limited to one per vendor.

Please pick-up your unsold items promptly at 1:00 pm

You will receive the proceeds from your sales in the form of a gift certificate to Buffalo Stamps and Stuff.
                        _______________________________________________________

I've got a few new product photos for you today rather than wait until Thursday. Here's what's new:

New from Tim Holtz and Sizzix are these 3-D Impresslits. This is a die AND embossing folder combined. They create super textured 3-D embossed die cuts.

Neat and Tangled with Summer fun - break out those oxides for great summer colored backgrounds!

How about a little whimsy? This card was made by our own Janelle and features Pinkfresh's new Unicorn stamp and die. The popular Taylored Expressions Quatrefoil embossing folder was used on the background mat.

Studio Light stamps - I can see these used for a tone on tone background.

Next up is a new company, Spring. Beatiful dies and stamps!


It's starting...Prima is one of the first out of the gate with this pink themed Christmas bundle.
Thinking of Christmas is a smidge too early for me, but hey, I'll take some cooler weather this weekend. Beat the heat everyone and I'll see you on Thursday.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Busy, Busy, Busy

Summer has become such a busy time for us here at Buffalo Stamps and Stuff. It seems as if one or more of us is on the road coming or going from somewhere. It's almost like a tag relay. We keep passing one another as trips, visits to family, quick weekend jaunts and more are happening. It leaves so little time for crafting!

Not to worry though, we have it all under control and we also have some great new product and inspiration ideas for you. Believe it or not, I've had people in asking me about Christmas already! Also, we are happy to announce the Garage Sale is on for Sunday, July 29. I've been out of the store since we made the initial announcement so I don't have an update on sign-up availability for you this week. I'll see about doing another post this weekend with more info.

Up for this week, here's what's new!

First up is a new stamp positioner from American Crafts. These are designed to work primarily with alphabet stamps but I can see it being used for line phrases and sentiments too. Great for getting that just right curve for circles, ovals, hexagons too!


We have been not so patiently waiting for for Misti's Creative Corners to come in. I'm sure some special orders have already been called.

NEW! from the Misti makers is this bar magnet for holding down your designs as you stamp. We've been selling bar magnets for awhile, this is My Sweet Petunia's version. 

Next up is paper from Kaiser.

Sweet woodland animals and more!

We haven't featured Memory Box or their sister company Poppy in a while but they've been busy making quality dies and we have some new ones in. Just an FYI, Birch Press the makers of those three layered dies is also a spin off of Memory Box. We've just started carrying their dies this summer.

I always look forward to their Christmas designs when they come in but today it' all about summer!

Gina K is back with more Foil Mates to use with a laminator (or not!) and colored foil. I'll have to check these out. They look like sentiments for inside your card or even outside. There is also new transfer foil from Rebekah Meier.

If you think Alexandra Renke paper is gorgeous, you should see their Washi tape! It follows the themes of the paper and I think we may be having a class coming up featuring Renke and Washi.

Lastly, we were on the road again this past weekend, just a little closer to home. We were down in the Philadelphia area to visit our daughter who is doing a summer internship with a large financial services company outside of the city. We did manage to do a little sight seeing and take in a ball game while there.

It was a beautiful night for a ball game and the stadium was a sell out. I think there might have been more Yankee fans there than Philly fans. There were dueling battles of "Let's go Yankees!" and "Let's go Phillies!" Once one side started the other side would try and drown them out with their teams chant! We got to see Aaron Judge hit a home run and the Yankees win!

Visited the Liberty Bell. Independence Hall can be seen through the glass behind the bell's pavilion but it had already maxed out it's tickets for the day so we could only walk around it.

One day we had a short rain shower and afterwards was the most vibrant rainbow I've ever seen. This photo through our windshield does not do it justice. You could see defined color bands from red through to purple, just gorgeous.

Lastly, I love industrial art. This is part of a wall on a train platform in central Philadelphia. Colorful mosaic tiles. This is just a small portion of it.

That's it for this week. If I get more photos I will try and post over the weekend so check back in, otherwise I'll see you next week. Happy Crafting!

Monday, June 25, 2018

BSS IDEA = PLANE TO SEE

WELCOME TO THE BUFFALO STAMPS AND STUFF IDEA

Really cute card today with a super adorable stamp set.




The inside sentiment


Stamp set (including sentiments) Neat & Tangled clear set including all the
stamps shown and more.  No product number or name on packaging.
Paper - white, blue, red and two green colors card stock
Tree die is Tim Holtz, on the edge by sizzix
Pop dots to pop up image
Colored with Copics

Told you it was a cute stamp set!

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