Monday, November 27, 2023

Happy Monday!

I hope that everyone had a beautiful Thanksgiving! So many things to be thankful for 💕. Christmas is coming way too fast! This is my favorite time of year and it always seems to go by too fast.

I used an older Pretty Pink Posh stamp set, Holiday Envelopes, for this week's sample. The set comes with two envelopes, one with the poinsettias and the other with snowflakes. I also used PPP's Winter Foliage dies to add greenery and poinsettias to the envelope. I did check the online store and Sharon does have a few of these sets at the store!

Supplies used:

--PPP Holiday Envelopes stamp set, Winter Foliage dies

I hope that everyone has a very crafty week!--Kim

Monday, November 20, 2023

Happy Monday!

It is Thanksgiving week!! I cannot believe that it is here already. I am hoping that my turkey defrosts in time! It seems like every year I take out my turkey 5 days before Thanksgiving and it still has some ice in it. Let's cross our fingers!

One of the things that I am looking forward to this year is my grandson Jack writing his list to Santa. He has been practicing printing the alphabet in school, so I'm sure that he will love writing out his wish list (with some help of course!).

I love this stamp from Whipper Snapper! The images are adorable and they always make such great cards. They are a lot of fun to color too.


--Whipper Snapper #MY546- Checking the List and #JR171 (sentiment)

--PPP Wonky Stitched Squares

I hope that everyone has a very Happy Thanksgiving!-- Kim

Sunday, November 19, 2023

Catch-up Part 2

I'm back with Part 2 of my multi week video recap. We have some new products from Concord & 9th, some new classes and BIG SALE news. Starting with Concord & 9th, is this Stay Cozy die along with dies that coordinate with the stamp, and a stencil of their Sweater Season set. 

We have a lot of cross hobby customers and this is a great set for all you card making knitters out there. The die below creates and ball of yarn and a skein of yarn. Scissors, buttons and knitting needles complete the set. There is also a coordinating stamp set.

Mona had a lot of fun with Concord & 9th's Sweater Season set of dies. She created her card base using the coordinating stencils. You can see her progression.

Here is all you get in the die set.

Mona left the next set of samples that go with this die and stamp set at home (on the kitchen table). I can see why, they fit perfectly! Use these stamps and dies to create your own customized coffee to-go cups. We'll see Mona's in a future video post.

We have a wall full of new classes and class kits for purchase of past classes. Here are a few of our new classes. Check our website under Classes for descriptions and gallery photos along with dates (on the calendar) of all the classes we're currently running.

Here are the  'Ta Da Diorama' Cards. Your kit will have these three cards. You will be able to get at least 2 done in class and the third is a bonus. 

Quick and Easy card class. You get the stamp set, matching die and the Photoplay 6X6 pad you see as part of your kit.

From Kim, Beary Christmas Cards. What fun to color!

Sharon is having several awesome sales with discounts up to 50%! all this week. Great savings on Spellbinders foiling plates and foils, Heartfelt Creations and more. Saturday is Small Business Saturday and I know Sharon is planning on several in-store specials. Get your Christmas Wish Lists filled!

Snoopy and I have so much in common...

I want to wish everyone, on behalf of all of us at Buffalo Stamps, a very happy Thanksgiving. I'm on the road or the train track to New York City for the weekend. My daughter is moving to a new apartment over the weekend and we've been enlisted to help. A fifth floor walk-up. What are we thinking? Stay crafty and above all Stay Safe everyone!

I'm still playing Catch-up - Part I

I was away last weekend and I'm behind this week too, and I've been playing catch-up ever since! I have a few photos to share of new product and several new card designs and samples. First up is Catherine Pooler with a sweet holiday stamp set.

Avery Elle has this fun stamp set that is the basis of a quick and easy class. You will get the stamp set, matching die and a 6X6 paper pad as part of the class.

More from Avery Elle

New flower dies from Elizabeth Kraft Designs

New Stamperia papers

Spellbinder's 3D embossing folder

Boldly colored paper in 12X12 and 6X6 paper pads

A few views from around the store. Colorado Craft Company


Lovely, layered poinsettia die

Everyon should have a classic cardinal in their stash. 


A complete album with all the trimmings from 49 & Market for your holiday photos!

Hero Arts

Large sentiments for the front or inside of your cards

Photoplay's Peace on Earth die with shadow. This is a sample Sharon made during one of her Wednesday night videos.

A preview of this past Wednesday's video project, a twist on a collapsible box card.

Here are the basic dimensions of your card pieces.

This design creates an A6 card that has a box column on the left side and a flap from that side on the top  box that when collapsed will still fit into an A6 envelope. We have samples at the store. 

You can see the box on the left and the 'flap' that is attached to the top of the box.

Start auditing your patterned paper.

Another sample along with the Fancy dies from Hero Arts

An additional card using the ornament stamps from Hero Arts.

Sharon couldn't resist making a few more!

That's it for Part I. I'll be back with more in just a bit. I do have a funny for Part 1. It's my husband and my deja vu.

Watching the Bills. Hopefully they will win this game vs. the last time I worked on the blog and watched them. The cold is coming so enjoy staying toasty indoors and of course, crafting and above all Stay Safe!