Friday, July 23, 2021

Lots to Show!

 I have a lot to show today along with Sharon's Facebook Video from Thursday, yes, Thursday! Sharon had a full day on Wednesday doing a virtual trade show and classes. She postponed her FB live to Thursday. You will find the video HERE.

I've got photos of product talked about in last Saturday's video and a sneak peek at Stamp Camp coming up in August. Here we go! First up is Penny Black with a cute trailer die and a lovely tropical leaf set.

Next up is Reverse Confetti with a cool rectangle edge die. If I remember correctly and look at this die it does on create a frame, but it does create a dot-dash frame edge around the rectangle space in the center.

Reverse Confetti also came out with these great, multi-use phrase stamps, something for everyone!

Sugar Pea Designs has some great new summer dies. This one is a life preserver with add-ons. 

Pink Fresh Butterflies!

Pink Fresh Washi tape with coordinating stamps and dies. 

More Sugar Pea for the grilled and picnic people out there. 

More Washi/stamp/die sets. This is flowers and strawberries. 

 More Sugar Pea!

More Washi!

More Bling!

Tim Holtz was back last Saturday with a new color, Prize Ribbon! This is a beautiful true blue-blue. Perfect for all your ocean backgrounds and coordinates beautifully with several other colors in the TH Distressed line. Sharon should have her order in by now. It comes in regular Distress Ink and in Distress Oxide.

Here its your sneak peek at this summer's Stamps Camp! I see a lot of coloring here and some of everyone's favorite stamp companies. Sharon should have dates ready soon. I believe there will be in-store AND ZOOM for Stamp Camp.

I hope I haven't posted this funny yet, but if I did, who cares! I still need it!

That's it for me this week. I visited the store on Tuesday, actually walked in under my own power (with a cane assist). It was good to be back home. Have a crafty good week everyone and Stay Safe!

Monday, July 19, 2021


Hello friends, another week has passed,
and  a very wet one it was.  Lots of flooding
and damage all around us.  Our yard had
standing water where the neighbors driveway
sits higher than our yard and there is always
runoff when it rains.  AND the pond filled
up right to the top and over.  Good thing we have
small boulders instead of flat rock around the
entire pond, or we would have had goldfish swimming
in the grass!!

This week I thought we would celebrate
Christmas in July with the super cute
stamp set from Colorado Stamp Co.
called Christmas Presents (AJ392)
The sentiments  used on the card came
from this set also.

I colored with Copic Markers and used
various inks to ink the backgrounds.
Lots of  Stickles, but hard to catch on
the camera.  These sweet images by Children's book Author
and Illustrator, Anita Jeram are so very endearing
and fun to color too.

That's it for me this week.

Thanks for stopping by today,
Have a good week.
Until later.....


Sunday, July 18, 2021

Rain, Much?

 Welcome to another rainy Saturday. It is, however, beautifully sunny in France. It's the second to last day of the Tour de France, my annual three week visit to France via the marvels of TV. Paris tomorrow and vacation is over. I'm one of the sportiest people who never leaves the couch! I'll have the Olympics next weekend to keep me busy and up early for another two weeks. 

UPDATE: Sunday Afternoon - The rain has gone and I have Sharon's  Facebook  Live video HERE. It was slow to load so I hope it the full video comes through.

Do I stamp/craft during this forced at home time, kinda sorta. I took two card classes from Lawn Fawn this past week. One was a free one via Facebook the other, which I did yesterday was a Jenn Shurkus class that took all day practically. I had varying degrees of success. It was hard to do because there were many things I wanted to go ahead and several things I should have waited and not gone ahead on. Here is one card still under construction.

The jury is still out on doing classes via Facebook for me. I'd like to do one of our store classes via ZOOM where you can ask real time questions and get more direct feedback from the instructor. I've taught these classes, now I need to take one.

That's it for me today. I hope to have more pictures of product for you soon. Keep in mind Stamp Camp is coming in August. We'll let you know when sign-ups are up and of the dates as soon as they are confirmed. Until then, as Sharon has mentioned, welcome to Christmas in August!

Here's my funny for the day.

Have a crafty good week and I'll see you after Wednesday's video. Please keep yourself safe and when in doubt, wear a mask.

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Wednesday's Show and Tell

Another quick post with Wednesday's Facebook Live post. Sharon also announced an upcoming Stamp Camp. You will find the link to the Facebook video HERE. I believe we also have slots available for Maker Mania 4 in September still available. Call the store to reserve a spot.

Well, it's a bare bones post. I'm on my husband's computer so no funny today 😢 Have a crafty good weekend. It's my last in Europe as the Tour finishes in Paris on Sunday but I will be splitting my time between England and France as I'm also watching The Open starting today. I'm such a couch potato (or recliner for me!

Enjoy your weekend and I'll see you next with Saturday's video. Stay Safe everyone.

Monday, July 12, 2021

A Little Backed Up!

I missed sending out Saturday's Facebook video so I'm here now to make amends. You'll see some of my favorite ideas in this post especially the Washi tape part. A great way to make lovely, quick, no coloring but beautiful colored cards. The Facebook video is  HERE.

I'm at a loss for photos but I do have one of those "everything old is new again" type products to show you. First up is this blast from the past. Sealing Wax! I'm going to date myself with this. While I don't go back to colonial days, I did buy these wax seal stamps and the wax when we visited Williamsburg when I was way to young to admit now! I would use sealing wax and these seals on letters when I was in Junior and High school, many, many, MANY moons ago, and they are back! New seals from Altenew. Use on your cards and not just your envelopes.

I may have shared before but even with the Misti there are times we all would like to use an acrylic block. This is a great set with lots of sizes and grid lines to help you line up your stamps while positioning.

Again, I may have posted before but I wanted to make sure I covered everything. These are large background stamps from Hero Arts.

Last up is my funny for the day. Boy, do I know what this is like!

Have a crafty good week everyone and I'll be back on Wednesday with a new Facebook Video from Sharon, Stay Safe!

BSS IDEA - Mushroom Girl

 Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff  Idea

Hello friends. Another week has passed.  Sounds like we
have a wet week coming up with rain forecast for almost
everyday this week.

This week's card.



Stamp Set -Missing You - Penny Black30-279
Oval die - Gina Marie Designs
Heart Paper - My Favorite Things 6x6 pad
Rick Rack is an older punch
Lady Bug - Little "B"
Swiss Dots embossing folder
Colored with Copics

This set includes two more little girl stamps and
several sentiments.

That's it for me this week.
Thanks for stopping by for a peek.
Have a wonderful week
Until later........

Thursday, July 8, 2021

Wednesday's Video

 I hope everyone had a fun July 4th weekend. The weather turned out better than expected and I've heard stories of family picnics and ball games over the weekend from lots of people. I'm basically a house potato  with the goal of staying cool and getting my leg back in working order, so lots of Netflix, videos and cold packs for me. 

I missed Wednesday's live video, oh my! I did watch it later in the afternoon. I think you will find one of Sharon's product instructions very interesting. Making a stamp from your embossing folders! What a great idea. To that end, you will find the video HERE.

That's it for me for today. I will say that I agree with Sharon that those gem cards were really fun to do and very relaxing. I made at least two and sent them out to friends and family. I'm looking forward to seeing how the cupcake turned out. 

Here's my cutie for the day. A friend posted this little guy. How can you not smile.

This is me and my husband. I can't tell you how often I sit in the car with my eyes closed...
Have a great day everyone and do something crafty! Above all, Stay Safe and we'll see you after Saturday's video.