Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Stampin' Up! Retired List

Stampin' Up! Demonstrator: "Fall-Winter Retired List
Fall-Winter 2008 retiring stamp sets are available for purchase December 9, 2008 – January 18, 2009. Buy your favorites today before they’re gone!

Plus, now through December 23, you can get 10% OFF all retiring stamp sets and FREE SHIPPING on orders over $70—don’t wait to take advantage of this limited-time offer!

Fall-Winter Retired List (Alphabetical)
Fall-Winter Retired List (Numerical)"
Click on the Stamin' Up! Demonstrator link above to get to my site and view the specials, You can place your orders from my site to recieve the demo pricing.
Thanks for looking and happy stampin'.

Monday, December 8, 2008


Hi there, here's a framed piece I did using Stampin' Up!'s felt flurries. I absolutely love this. I did the letters with my Silhouette. They kind of reminded me of snowflakes with all the extra cute things on them. These are available on our Esty site. Give us a visit at http://makinmecrazy.esty.com/. Thanks for stopping by, and happy stampin'.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Mr Twigster

This is a 12x12 layout we did at club. They made the Title page and I did page two to show an option for when they go on at home. They better be scrappin' at home .LOL! I chose Mr. Twigster, he's so darn cute... The DS paper is Ski Slope from the holiday mini from SU. We then watercolored the images to make them beautiful.
If you'd like to join us to scrap, just contact me for further information.
Thanks for stopping by, and happy stamping.....

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Unique Art Work

Just add photo's! That's all you'll need to do to make this art piece special and a one of a kind treasure for yourself or a loved one. This can also be ordered in a color theme of your chosing. You can even email your photo's to me and I'll do the work for you. How easy is that? The frame is 11x14 matted to 8x10. Stampin' Up! supplies are used plus a few extra goodies. This would make a great gift for that special someone on your list!

Contact me for ordering one.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Give Thanks

This "Give Thanks" framed art is made using my Big Shot from Stampin' Up!. The leaf die is great.

I used all SU material to make this wall hanging. If you'd like to purchase one for yourself, you can look on Esty under aprilrn. My daughter and I are embarking on a joint venture of making handmade items to offer for sale. We'll do custom orders as well. No two will be the same, as it depends what supplies I have on hand. You can order a chosen color theme or leave it to us!

I think this would be fine out all year long...

Thanks for stopping by, and be sure to contact us to order.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Deco Elements

I've been slowly working on my bedroom using the vinyl Decor' Elements from Stampin' Up!.
These are the Organic Outline in chocolate. I'm going to sprinkle them around the room. When I get more up I'll take more pictures to share with you.
So, what do you think? Let me know.
Thanks for stopping by, keep stampin!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Gobble, gobble!

Hi everyone! I know it takes me awhile to update, but like the title suggest, life is sometimes crazy.: ) These are the projects my Club completed for the month of October. The turkey is made up from SU punches. I found him in the Stampin Success monthly publication from Stampin' Up! we get as being a demo. He is just so stinkin cute that I had to use him. How perfect for Thanksgiving! Of course all supplies are SU. The scrap club made the 12x12 page and stampin club made the card and box.    Do you love em? I sure do.                                Do you have a Christmas wish list? I can order all your Stampin' Up! items on your list for your family or friends this Christmas. Have them get in touch with me. December 15th will be the deadline to recieve orders in time. Well that's all for now, thanks for stopping by and keep stampin'.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Thankful Thoughts

This is a card I made for work. We sent these out to clients and customers to tell them they are appreciated. Inside we put a certificate for 2 caramel apples from a candy store in our town. Yummy!
All supplies are SU. Thankful Thoughts (stamp set). I colored the images with stampin up markers, c/s real red, old olive,basic black, naturals ivory. I used crystal effects on the apple.
If your in downtown Niles, go to Veni's and try their apples, or other goodies. You won't be sorry...
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Birthday Time!

It's another Birthday Party!

My youngest granddaughter Bree is 1, and Ava is 4. They'll have a party together on Saturday. I made this invite using all SU materials. Perfect Princess is retired, but I had to keep it for just such an occassion. Such a special day to celebrate both of my princesses. (is that a word) lol.

Hope you enjoy your weekend! Thanks for stopping by...

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Christmas Card Camp

Christmas Card Camp
November 15th
Niles Senior Center
Bell Rd  Niles, Mi
Make 15 cards, Five each of three designs. Envelopes are included. I'll be giving out prizes and refreshments will be available. This will put you in the Christmas spirit for sure. Registration deadline is November 1st. Payment is due at that time. I cannot save your spot without payment. Have questions? Drop me an email or give me a call. Can't be there, but want to make them? Buy a kit for $30.00. I'll stamp the images, you assemble at home. Send reg. to Debbie Bartak 1422 Alman St Niles, Michigan 49120.

Fall Specials From Stampin' Up!

Fall-Winter Sampler Promotions

Dates: August 11, 2008-January 18, 2009

Promotion Details:

New Recruit Incentive: August 11-October 11, 2008

Join as a demonstrator with the standard $199 Starter Kit and choose one stamp set out of the Fall-Winter Sampler or Idea Book & Catalog for free.

Hostess Incentive: October 1-November 30, 2008

Host a $350 workshop and choose one stamp set from the Fall-Winter Sampler for free.

Item # Description Retail Value

111564 Flight of the Butterfly $31.95

112911 Vuelo de la mariposa (Spanish Flight of the Butterfly) $31.95

111676 Puns from the Past $27.95

111660 Just Jawing $25.95

111624 Dreams du Jour $18.95

111700 Thank You Kindly $13.95

111714 Wow Flowers $12.95

112955 Flores llamativas (Spanish Wow Flowers) $12.95

111600 Bella's Bloom $12.95

Product Offer: December 1, 2008-January18, 2009

Spend $20 and get 20 percent off any stamp set from the Fall-Winter Sampler.

Item # Description Retail 20% Off

111564 Flight of the Butterfly $31.95 $25.56

112911 Vuelo de la mariposa (Spanish Flight of the Butterfly) $31.95 $25.56

111676 Puns from the Past $27.95 $22.36

111660 Just Jawing $25.95 $20.76

111624 Dreams du Juor $18.95 $15.16

111700 Thank You Kindly $13.95 $11.16

111714 Wow Flowers $12.95 $10.36

112955 Flores llamativas (Spanish Wow Flowers) $12.95 $10.36

111600 Bella's Bloom $12.95 $10.36


Sunday, September 28, 2008


This is a card and bag topper I made for a workshop I recently had, and my upcoming club members. All supplies are SU. The bag topper was made with the Big Shot and an exclusive die from SU. I wrapped minature candy bars with DS papers. The other two treat holders are a couple of things I made while playing around with the new Halloween DS paper from SU. I also used the Big Shot to make the one on the right. Aren't they cute? My monthly club starts Sunday night. Time to get back in the swing of things. I'm starting a scrapping club this year also. I'll post the page their making in a day or so. If you'd like to join, I accepting new members this year. There's room in both clubs for new members. I'd love to have you!

Catching Up!

 Oh my word, I've been gone a long time! Let's play catch up. First I'll share what Jennifer and Shellie made before our Monday night gatherings finished. This is a project Shellie made for her daughter. She took silly pictures of her and a girlfriend, then put together this fabulous wall hanging. She started it while on a week end trip we took to a scrapbook expo in Ill. I'm sure she'll treasure this special work of art for many years to come. What a great way to preserve fun times spent together.
Next up is Jennifer's last project of the summer. She made these precious framed pieces for her daughter's room. She redecorated the entire room, and this made a great addition. What a lucky girl! We had so much fun getting together this summer, I think I'll be scheduleing Monday nights again next year. It'll be here before we know it. Thanks for sharing your projects with everyone.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

At it again

My friend Jennifer has been at it again. She made this project for her home. She used both current and baby pictures of her children to make this beautiful art work. It's going to make a wonderful addition to her wall! SU supplies were used for this project.

Birthday Party

Today I'm sharing a birthday invitation I made for my granddaughter Kylie's ninth birthday party. The adorable little bags, known as "box in a bag" are for party favors. I added a flower to the top of a candy stick. All supplies are SU.
ps, the first photo is an altered frame I bought from a clearance rack. It has picture holders inside and flips over to view. Thanks for stopping by, leave a comment...

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Starter Kit Blowout Special

Stampin' Up! is offering a STARTER KIT BLOWOUT SPECIAL beginning August 11..... Join SU!
for only $99 AND choose a mini starter kit of your choice!!! Click HERE to view this flyer! You can choose one of 3 mini starter kits.... and just like our standard starter kit, you can customize your mini kit too! Choose from a Card Focused, Scrapbook Focused or Home Decor Focused Starter Kit! This deal is ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE! Now, if you want the Standard Starter Kit, packed with tons of stamps and accessories that you can pick out, then you can purchase it for only $199 AND when you do, you get any additional stamp set from the new catalog for FREE! Want to know how you can get the NEW SIZZIX at 30% off? Well, when you join SU! your first order receives a 30% discount!!!! So you can order it from yourself, and get it at 30% off, as well as others items on your wish list AND all of your orders earn you rewards.
As always, please feel free to ask me any questions you may have. I'd love for you to join me on my team!!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008


Stampin' Up! will soon have an exclusive die cut machine available, here's a list of the things you cut with it. We'll have dies made especially made for SU. There will be a kit with everything you'll need to make one of kind projects! Contact me for more info or visit

Big Shot Approved Materials
Cut through the following 50 materials using steel rule dies and your Big Shot machine. Please note the maximum thickness of several materials.
Brass (.055)
Light weight steel
Aluminum (.016)
Tin (.008)
Aircraft plywood (1/64")
Basswood (1/16")
Balsa (3/32")
Mat board (adhesive or none)
Foam with chipboard (.1)
Corrugated pad
Adhesive-backed cork
Fine sandpaper (.00)
Extra thick template plastic
Template plastic
Plastic canvas (7 mesh)
Bubble wrap
Sheet foam
Friendly (jewelry) plastic
100% pure beeswax (cut with parchment paper on top & bottom of beeswax)
Adhesive and non-adhesive rubber
Static cling vinyl
Warm & natural batting
Fusible fleece
Quilt batting
Adhesive and non-adhesive flexible magnet
Heat n' shrink plastic
Adhesive and non-adhesive felt
Pop-up sponge
Shiny self-adhesive and non-adhesive paper
Iron-on fabric
Poly foam adhesive and non adhesive
3-D illusionary plastic
Glow in the dark adhesive and non adhesive
Suede paper
Funky fur
Personal Embossing Plastic (PEP)
Shaggy plush felt
Vinyl flooring
Shelf lining
Embossing rubber
Thin leather
Gasket material

Monday, August 4, 2008

Vinyl Wall Decor Elements

Here'a a sample of the new vinyl wall decorations we have available through Stampin' Up!.
I added "Live Every Moment" to a old cabinet door ( love it) and the large Lollie Pop Flowers to the wall under it. I love this stuff. You can contact me by email, phone or website to order. Stampin'Up! will soon be offering online ordering to make it even easier. Just go to my website and place your order.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

All In The Family

Hi all, I just had to throw my grandson in, because I'm always saying we're at the games, so I thought it was only fair to share the little cutie pie with everyone.
Anyway, I'm also sharing this framed piece of art with you that my friend Jennifer made this summer while coming over on Monday nights to my house for stampin/craft time. It's using the All in the Family stamp set from SU. We've had so much fun putting these together. We both have made them as gifts for other people and thought it time for ourselves. I still haven't gotten mine finished, but I have at least started. It has really been great to have that set time to work on projects. I've gotten more things done that way. I have close ups of the detail areas for you get a better look. She even included the families dog in the project. Leave her some comments and let her know what you think of it. Thanks so much for checking in today.

Sock Monkey

Oh my goodness, I've been playing with a couple of new sneak peak stamps sets from Stampin' Up! and I love sock monkey. It is so stinkin cute.
All materials used are SU. I have more I'll post later. I've been super busy making samples, getting my VC roomie box sent out, baseball, trying to plan a retirement, sneak peak party. The hardest part was picking a date for it. Where does the time go? Hope you enjoy the pics, and thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Debora Bartak

It’s Your Last Chance!You’ve only got one chance left to purchase (or earn) the following products before they’re gone forever.
In Colors
Stampin’ Up!’s exclusive 2007-2008 In Colors come in card stock, inks, ink refills, and ribbons. But after August 10, they’re gone! Place an order today so you can continue using these beautiful colors for months or years to come.
Hodgepodge Hardware
Copper, brass, and pewter Hodgepodge Hardware is retiring! Stock up now while Stampin’ Up! is offering 25% off (no limit!). But don’t wait too long—this offer is only good while supplies last!
Hostess Sets
Our hostess-only sets from the Spring-Summer 2008 catalog will never be offered for sale—and after August 10, they’re gone forever! Earn your favorites by hosting a workshop before August 10.

2008 Spring-Summer Collection Retired List
Where Do Stamps Go When They Retire?
The same places we do! After years of dedicated service, the following stamp sets from the Spring-Summer Collection 2008 are retiring. So, let’s give them a big sendoff and wish them all the best as they begin a new chapter in their lives. But don’t wait too long—they’re only available through August 10, 2008, and then they’re headed to warmer climes!Retired Stamps List (Alphabetical)Retired Stamps List (Numerical)

--Debbie Bartak Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Integrity Real Estate 269-684-768

Discount on retired accessories

DISCOUNTED Retiring Accessories!
For the first time ever, Stampin' Up! is discounting some of their Retiring Accessories!!
See below for the list of accessories being offered at 25% OFF!!
Offer begins Monday, but feel free to email me your order in advance and I will place your order on Monday!
This is only a partial Retiring Accessories list, Please check back with me on Monday for the FULL list!
Item# Pg Description Price listed is after the 25% discount
109117 167 Pocket Notes assortment $7.46110479 168 Jersey Shore Designer Series paper $7.46110699 168 East Coast Prep Designer Series paper $7.46109159 169 Flowers For You Designer Series paper $7.46110273 169 Spring Fling Designer Series paper $7.46110748 170 Notebook Designer Series paper $7.46109153 170 Porcelain Prints Designer Series paper $7.46110751 171 Azure Designer Series paper $7.46109164 171 River Rock Prints Designer Series paper $7.46109175 171 Almost Amethyst Prints Designer Series paper $7.46109168 171 Groovy Guava Prints Designer Series paper $7.46109169 171 Close to Cocoa Prints Designer Series paper $7.46110284 182 Eastern Elegance Rub-Ons $8.21110285 182 Urban West Rub-Ons $8.21110281 182 Cherished Memories Rub-Ons $8.21109185 190 Jersey Ribbon Originals $9.71109187 190 District Ribbon Originals $9.71109189 190 Beachfront Ribbon Originals $9.71110716 191 Wild Wasabi striped grosgrain ribbon $5.96109062 191 River Rock double-stitched grosgrain ribbon $6.71

This list is in addition to the Hodgepodge Hardware Kits that are also 25% off right now, price listed is after the 25% discount.

105532 188 Aged Copper Hodgeppodge Hardware $20.96
105531 188 Antique Brass Hodgepodge Hardware $20.96
105515 188 Pewter Hodgepodge Hardware $20.96

Call to place your order today!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Senior Meeting

I'm sharing three cards I made for my monthly meeting at the Senior Center. I always enjoy the time I spend there. What a great group of ladies.
All supplies are Stampin' Up!

Monday, June 30, 2008

Answer to question

For the question of would I make them for people, sure I would. Just email me with questions at bartak1422@comcast.net and leave me your email address.
Thank you for kind comment!

More swaps

Here are the rest of my swaps that I signed up for.

The card is made with bashful blue card stock, certainly celery, and whisper white. (all SU) The technique is ribbon weaving. Again I used bashful blue and certainly celery. This is a very time consuming process to make. I don't think it's one I'd do very often. I stamped the image for A Little Birdie (SU) stamp set in stazon on designer series paper and also on the whisper white inside the card.You then cut out the bird and adhere over the other image. I did a little watercoloring and that's it. I did a gate fold 41/2 x 11. Scored @ 2, 33/4, 71/4, & 9 in.

The mini note books I made using left over pieces of designer series papers. If you need any more info you can email me. bartak1422@comcast.net. Let me know what you think, I'd love to here you. Comments are welcomed!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Retirement List

Stampin' Up! Retirement List
Get'em while there hot!
Call or email me bartak1422@comcast.net

Stampin' Up! - Retired Lists

Stampin' Up! - Retired Lists

Love Note and holder

This cute little number is a quick and easy project. It's a small box like holder for love notes and envelopes. It's made from a 12x12 sheet of card stock. Using half to make 4 note cards, the other half makes the holder. If you'd directions let me know. I used this for a club project.
I'd like to thank Wanda McGlamary for sharing this with everyone.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008


I wanted to share this gift I made for my oldest daughter for her birthday. I got the idea from one of my customers, Jennifer. Thanks, Jen. Using an 11x14 frame, I made each little section it's own little work of art. I also made my other daughter one for her b day, but forgot to take a picture.
I hate it when I do that. Let me what you think...

Monday, June 2, 2008


These are two of the swaps I'm sending out for V/C Rocks.

The one on the right is a Chip Board Frame. I made useing 2 coasters. I cut the scallop by hand and used the large square SU punch for the center.The DSP is Flowers for You by SU. I love that set!

The other is a Gift Card Holder. The base 51/2 x 41/4, certainly celery, then tempting turquoise.

I then folded a medium white envelope in half. Cut off the flap on the right side and seal the other side. I then added the certainly celery 1/4" grosgrain ribbon around the envelope to tie it closed. I stamped with Life is Beautiful, added alittle ultra fine glitter and there you have it. It's a super easy way to make a gift card holder. What do ya think?

I really need to work on my photo taking...
Bear with me, I hope to get better at this.