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Monday, August 22, 2016

BSS IDEA - Christmas in August


Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Idea. 

I suppose with all the HOT weather we have had this summer, Christmas
is the farthest thing from your mind.  But, if you want to make your
Christmas cards, you need to get started early, and the store is
brimming with new stamps and dies.

I chose this wonderful stamp and die set from Stampendous.
The stamp set includes three birds, the berry branch, the holly sprig
and a free stencil of the tree.

The die set includes the bird dies and the holly sprig die.







Stamp Set - StampendousWinter Tweets (CR55092)
Inside Sentiment Stamp - Northwoods Rubber Stamps
Die Set - Stampendous - Winter Tweets (DC55092)
White card base is 41/4x51/2inches
Paper - White, Red, and light Blue card stock
I stenciled the tree onto the side of the card
with a finger sponge using grey and black ink
Added white embossing powder to areas I wanted
snow using a Versamark embossing pen.
Stamped the berry branch several times and colored in
with Copic marker
Bird was colored with Copics and cut with the die set.
Popped him up on the branch.
I  used a Color Box cat eye ink pad to brush
across the card to look like blowing snow.
A white Sharpie Poster Paint Marker to dot the card
for the snow effect.

What a fun set these little birds are.  The other little birds
look like a robin and a chickadee.

No time like now to start thinking about making your
Christmas cards.

Don't forget, the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff will have
a booth at the Scrap and Stamp Show at the Hamburg
Fair Ground on Saturday and Sunday.  Sharon has
discount tickets in the store, and she always has
a lot of new stuff at the show.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day
Until later........


Monday, August 15, 2016

BSS IDEA - A bunch of Daisies

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Idea.

I planted two pots of daisies in my gardens this summer,
and at the beginning, they bloomed over and over.  Since
it has been so hot for so many days on end despite keeping them
watered, they have kinda fizzled out. 

I bought this set of stamps with the daisy bunch awhile back, and
thought I would make this weeks card with it.

For some reason, yellow and daisies always seem to
brighten up your day.







Stamps - Stampendous Clear Stamps -Daisy Thanks
This set includes the sentiment, the butterfly and
the daisies, plus a couple little lady bugs and
a swirl stamp.

Yellow card stock (card base is 51/2 x 4 1/4)
Yellow embossed mat is 51/4 x 4
White embossed mat with daisies is 31 /4 x 4 3/4
Embossing folders - Cuttlebug Swiss Dots
We  R memory Keepers Next Level, Quilted
Gingham ribbon
Yellow Stickles

I stamped the daisies with Versafine Onyx ink and heat
embossed with clear embossing powder, twice, once centered
on the white 3 1/4x4 3/4 inch mat (the very edges of the leaves
 on either side will stamp off the paper, that's the plan, so that
 when you add the fussy cut piece over top of it the leaves will hang
 over the edge of the mat.) and again on a scrap piece
of white card stock, along with the butterfly to fussy cut out.

I then colored with copics.  Then I cut out the pieces that
were stamped on the scrap piece. Then I ran a black marker
around the edges to finish them off.

I ran the mat with the daisies stamped on it through the
Swiss Embossing folder. Tie a bow across the bottom
of the mat.

I ran the yellow mat through the Quilted embossing folder.

I outlined each flower center and each leaf with a stylus
being careful not to puncture the paper. I then turned the
stamped ,colored, and cut out image over and rubbed
the centers and leaves with the stylus lightly in a circular motion
on a piece of thin foam.
This raises the centers and shapes the leaves.

Using pop dots in the center of the flowers, I attached the cut
out flowers over the one you stamped 
and ran through the swiss dot EF.  

Adhere the white mat to the Quilted mat.  Then attach  that
to the card base.  Add the butterfly and put some Stickles on her.

Thanks for stopping by today.
Have a great day.  Until later.......









Monday, August 8, 2016

BSS IDEA - Using words as the focal point


Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Idea.

This weeks card uses a sentiment stamp as the focal point of
the card.  When you find that stamp with a sentiment that
really touches your heart,  you want it to be the star of the card.

That's how I felt about this sentiment.


A simple card.

Card base is pale pink card stock
51/2 x 4 1/4 inches
Cut a frame with the beautiful rose paper
I think it was Kaiser  it is called Wallpaper P2072
Stamp -Impression Obsession E9913 A Day in
the Sunshine
Corners - Die-namics- My Favorite Things-422, Four Corners
Pearls, tiny Pima Rose

Inside Sentiment (not shown) Crafters Companion Verses 


Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day.  Until later....


Monday, August 1, 2016

BSS IDEA - BE YOUR "SELFIE"

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Idea.

I saw this idea on a tutorial on Split Coast Stampers and just
could not wait to share with you.

As we all know, selfies are a way of life now..
Everyday we see them on social media and if
your out and about you see folks taking pictures of
themselves and friends all the time.

Well, this has now been brought to the stamping world!
What a fun idea and so many possibilities.

First, here is my "selfie card"



How fun right?
Check out your background stamps and
have fun with this idea.  I almost put the
crazy birds in Paris, but changed it to 
this lake view stamp.  

Stamps - Crazy Birds, Tim Holtz Sissix
Background Stamp - Impression Obsession J7789
Inside Sentiment from  the Stampingbella set EB303 
Samantha and Sierra take a selfie

I stamped on glossy paper and used
distress inks and the sponge applicator to
color it in.
I colored and die cut the birds and positioned them
on the background.


This is such a fun card to make, and
the young people in your life will love
it.

Thanks for stopping by today.
Have a great day.
Until later...........


Monday, July 25, 2016

HMFMC - Midway Reminder Challenge #224 - Chocolate and Cream Colors

Just a quick reminder that the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge # 224 is at the midway point.  You still have plenty of time to play, as the challenge doesn't end until Saturday, July 30TH at midnight.

The theme this time is a color challenge, using Chococlate and Cream Colors on your
card or project, and our talented teammate, Diane, chose this fun theme.


Close up of adorable image.


The inside


Stamp - Wool Sew for Friends


We are proudly sponsored by :

We are also thrilled to be welcoming back our AWESOME sponsor,
the Official Mousey Family, House-Mouse Designs(R)

 
HMD is offering a Lucky player a $20 Gift Certificate to go shopping at the official House-Mouse Designs(R) site! Eeeeek!!  How exciting is that? 

Second Sponsor is


STAMPENDOUS!

Winner will receive a Fabulous $20 Value Reward Card


 

In July 2013, Stampendous was proud and excited to become the official rubber stamp licensee of House-Mouse Designs®. Since that time we’ve released over 235 House-Mouse, Happy Hoppers, and Gruffies images as wood mounted or Cling Rubber stamps that can also be purchased at: www.STAMPENDOUS.comFor lots more inspiration from Stampendous, be sure to check out their other sites; STAMPENDOUS! Blog, The official Stampendous! Website to Purchase Products, Find Stampendous! on Pinterest ; Stampendous! on Facebook.  



Wow! What a fabulous Prize, eh?  Be sure to enter for your chance to win!  

We would love for you to join us for this fun color challenge.
The design team has come up with some fabulous
inspiration so hop on over to the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge and have a peek.  Then, show us what you got!  We
love to visit to see how you interpreted each challenge, and you
inspire us!

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day.  Until later.......



BSS IDEA - SUMMERTIME and FRIENDS

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Idea.

Hot enough for you guys!!  WOW, a little less humidity would be nice.
My poor flowers start to wilt by 9 am.

Do you color up an image and then look for papers to use on
your card, or do you color your stamped image to go with
certain papers?  I have always, ever since I started stamping
colored the image up first without any thought to how I will
use it on a card.  Then I agonize over what papers to use.
Probably not the best method, but how I have always done
it.  It kinda makes you look at color schemes you most
likely would not have chosen first.

Here is my take on summer and friends for this week.


Orange a royal blue color combo.


Close up of sweet image.


Inside of the card.


Stamp - Penny Black Tandem (40-454)
The inside sentiment is included.
Die - Lil'Inker Designs -Dual Dotted Rectangles
Base card is 5x7 Royal Blue card stock.
Used an orange dotted and striped paper and bright orange card stock
 for the panels and some of the bright orange and royal blue
for the added 1/4 inch strips.  Flowers are from my stash.
I added green and yellow Stickles to the image too.

I stamped the image on white card and colored it up 
with Copics.  Using a paper cutter, I trimmed around the image
Leaving part of the mouses tail and part of the umbrella
outside the cut out area.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Hope you have a great day.  Until later.........



Monday, July 18, 2016

HMFMC #224 - Chocolate and Cream Colors

A new challenge starts today at the House Mouse and Freinds Monday Challenge.

Challenge #224 

Hosted by our talented teammate Diane 

THEME : Chocolate and Cream Colors

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Stamp - Chocolate Delight - House Mouse Designs (HMJR1069)
Paper - The Paper Studio
Dies - Spellbinders


*** SPONSORS ***


We are also thrilled to be welcoming back our AWESOME sponsor,
the Official Mousey Family, House-Mouse Designs(R)
 
HMD is offering a Lucky player a $20 Gift Certificate to go shopping at the official House-Mouse Designs(R) site! Eeeeek!!  How exciting is that? 

Second SPONSOR is

STAMPENDOUS!

Winner will receive a Fabulous $20 Value Reward Card


 
In July 2013, Stampendous was proud and excited to become the official rubber stamp licensee of House-Mouse Designs®. Since that time we’ve released over 235 House-Mouse, Happy Hoppers, and Gruffies images as wood mounted or Cling Rubber stamps that can also be purchased at: www.STAMPENDOUS.comFor lots more inspiration from Stampendous, be sure to check out their other sites; STAMPENDOUS! Blog, The official Stampendous! Website to Purchase Products, Find Stampendous! on Pinterest ; Stampendous! on Facebook.  


The design team has come up with some beautiful inspiration for this challenge, please hop on over to the challenge blog and leave them some love.

We hope you will join us in this fun challenge.  We love to check out
your entries and be inspired by you!

The challenge runs through Saturday, July 30th at midnight EST.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day.  Until later......