Friday, February 26, 2021

Video and Seth Apter

I have Wednesday's video for you HERE. You'll get to join Sharon as she opens a box! There's new Lavinia  (a lot of it!) new Taylored Expressions and new Lawn Fawn. We'll have photos for you over the weekend but if you love Lawn Fawn I suggest you get here quick. It's already going fast!

We also have a new class being offered, on-line, by Seth Apter. This class is being offered to small store owners and will be held via Facebook, similar to how we did Maker Mania on Saturday, May 8 at 1 pm. 

Exclusive Seth Aptner class    Everyone signing up will be get a class kit including several of Seth's new products just released. The cost is $50 and the class being held in a private FB live group.  Spots are limited and sign ups will begin immediately in-store and online. Here is a description of the class:

The Magicians Apprentice

Seth Apter will be summoning all his creative powers to bring you this exclusively magical workshop for Crafters Home. Be under no illusion, this spellbinding class will leave you shouting ‘Ta-Da’, ‘Abracadabra’ and any other magical phrases we can squeeze into this 2-hour show! Using mind-bending formulas from Aladine Izink provided in your kit, along with supplies that you will be conjuring up, Seth will take you on a journey of immersive textures and enchanting colors that will thrill and excite mixed media makers and creative card crafters alike. Combining powerful new color-crazy concepts and innovative techniques, Seth will reveal some of the biggest secrets of crafting magic so that you, The Apprentice, can harness these powers, be inspired and go forth to create your own magical masterpieces. You will leave this class with 2 finished projects, a host of new techniques, and some all-new potions that you can add to your own portfolio of creative sorcery.

Student Supply List:
-Palette knife
-Paint brushes (1 inch or ½ inch work well)
-Water container
-Paint palette or craft mat
-Permanent Ink Pads (Assorted colors, StazOn or Archival)
-Craft sponges
-Stencils (an assortment of your favorite)
-Stamps (unmounted, background designs)
-Favorite mark making tools (I will be using Stabilo All Pencil and Uniball journaling
-Heat Tool
-Baby wipes and/or paper towel/cloth

If you are interested in taking this on-line class contact the store to register. 

That's it for today. Stamp Camp is this weekend. I hope everyone who signed up for the in-store and ZOOM version has a great time. Kits are ready to be picked up for locals and our remote attendees kits have been mailed out. Check the supply list on our website.

For when we're comfortable to fly again...

Have a great crafty weekend and everyone, Stay Safe!


New Stuff!

 I just got a whole lot of photos from Sharon so I'm doing a quick post just of photos. I have another post set up to go live at 3 PM today with an exciting announcement of an upcoming event. Be sure to check back then.

First up we have several companies new papers. I especially like this one as I have to make a birthday card for a Frenchie's birthday this weekend!

This paper is just beautiful! We have it in paper packs.

49th and Market has a new book kit and these papers that look a bit mid-century modern to me. Something different. We also have embellishments to go with this and other collections.

Next up is LDRS Slim Line dies and alphabet dies.

It also looks like they "borrowed" from Taylored Expressions the die cutting idea of doing multiples at once from a coordinated stamp and die sets.

A new punch board for envelope making and lots more.

Next up is the highly anticipated Lawn Fawn release. There is so much in this release. We're starting with the large lady bug and leaf and new animal for your mini box collection, a frog!

With both my husband and daughter working from home these two sets really called to me to buy, buy...and I did!

You can take these little people and put them in the computer screen in the set above. You can't see it clearly but there is a cross grid to stamp into the screen and these little people below are sized to fit right into each square. 

This one is a little pricey but you can do so much with it. It's not just for Easter. That basket is gorgeous and you can put flowers in for a get well, sympathy, Mother's Day, thinking of you. The list goes on.

For you slim line lovers, dies and stencils to create every kind of background you may need.

Bubbles, bubbles and more bubbles!

Finally, this sunshine die can be used with a shutter card, Magic Iris and just by itself with the stamp set to the right. Also, we got the Flip Flop stamps and dies in several animals, the fox, the chameleon and the elephant.

I've been waiting for these G45 kits to come in. I love, love, love, the Catch of the Day. I'm hoping to make one of my 3D raised pages with this collection

This last one also intrigues me. I love the black background and am looking forward to checking out all the pages in the collection.

I think after this post this funny is almost too true...

Have a great weekend and don't forget to check out our 3pm Blog post for an exciting new event announcement!

Happy Crafting and Stay Safe everyone.

Monday, February 22, 2021



We have had a cold week.  The sun did shine on Sunday
which started to melt some of the snow piled up.
I have a very good long time friend in Texas.  I tried to
call her for two days and couldn't reach her.
We finally connected on Friday night.  She is okay, but
she lives alone, and had no heat or electric for four days
until late Friday afternoon.  Her cell phone needed to
be charged but she couldn't get to her car because of
the three foot of snow that had accumulated.

Finally, the young woman who lives downstairs came
up to check on her and helped her.  She took the phones, hers
and my friends to my friends car because she had a full tank
of gas, and charged them.  She lit the burners on the Gas stove
and fixed soup and tea.  She covered the kitchen door with a blanket
to keep the heat of the stove in the kitchen.  We have visited
Texas several times to see her, and it has always been so
darn hot, it is hard to believe that the temps were so low and they received
so much snow.

I have a fun card for you today.

Stamp Set -My Sweet-Penny Black (30-785)
I used everything in the set except a second sentiment.
Paper-White, yellow and aqua card stock
I used lots of stickles, Glossy Accents, Liquid Pearsl,
gel pens and a white gel pen.
Lots of sparkle and shine, unfortunately the camera
doesn't pick it all up.
I love this set, so many uses for the wonderful images
in the set.

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


Sunday, February 21, 2021

Sunshine, Snowy, Sunday

 A quick post with Saturday's Facebook Video and some new product photos for you. The video from Saturday is HERE. Sharon has lots of new product to get you in the mood for Spring.

I have some product photos for you also. Reverse Confetti is new in the store this week.

Also new is a release from Sugar Pea. I like their simple style. We have stamp sets with matching dies for saying Hello and Easter.

 That's all I have for now. The new Lawn Fawn release will be available on Thursday, February 25. Sharon also has a lot of new Sizzix and Honey Bee. Check it out on-line.

For my funny this week:  Now, be serious, how many of you see yourself in this one? - I know I did this last week!

That's it for me for this week. Have a Crafty Good Week. Stay Warm and Safe everyone. 

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Let's Hunker Down and Stamp!

It is cold outside! Not news or unusual for us here in Buffalo but the rest of the country, especially places not used to snow and cold are having a really rough time. To look on the bright side, it's a great time to play with all your stamps, dies, papers, inks and bling. For those of you who haven't already or those who want to try our Stamp Camp, time and availability is running out to reserve a spot. We are in-store and ZOOM for SC so find a day and time that works for you and give us a call. Space, even for ZOOM is limited based on the number of kits we have available. I believe Sharon is shooting for 50. Come and join in the fun.

On to Wednesday's Facebook Live video. You will find it HERE. I hope it gives you inspiration to play with your oxides and create backgrounds and to play with your stencils too. Maybe if we do enough snow based projects it will all go away outside and temperatures will rise! 

Since I don't have any product photos I thought I'd do a little time and distance travel and share a photo of the Isle of Capri. We were up in Ana Capri at the top of the island looking down into the harbor, ahh, Italy!

That's it for now. Here is my funny for the day. The wife is always right!

Have a warm and crafty good week and STAY SAFE everyone!

Monday, February 15, 2021

BSS IDEA - Golden Flowers

                       Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Idea

Another snowy cold weekend, and more in store this coming week!

This week's card

Stamp- Sympathy Lillies, W+9 (WPLUS9)
Papers- White, blue, and gold mirror card stock.
Designer Paper is Craft Consortium, The Essential Craft Papers, Ink
Drops - Dusk 6x6 Premium Paper Pad
Gold Embossing Powder
Finished card is 41/4x51/2 tent fold card.

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

Saturday, February 13, 2021

Quickie Post

 I just wanted to get this in before Sunday morning.  I have Sharon's Facebook Live Video HERE. The only other thing I have is the dates for Stamp Camp. Sunday, February 28 is the ZOOM session and we will have store sessions the day before on Friday, February 27th and Monday March 1st. Call the store to reserve a spot/kit for your choice of sessions. 

We were very busy in the store today so I have no photos for you. Sharon's video was the showcase for today. I may have stills for you later in the week. 

The only thing I have is a little preview of a class coming up. One of the techniques shown in Maker Mania was a cube card.  Here is one of my test versions. This card folds up easily to fit into a regular envelope! I have three in the works for my next class.

That's it for me for today. Here's my funny for the day and I'll see you (with no kale) next week.

Have a crafty good week and Happy Valentine's Day everyone, Stay Safe!