About Me

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I am 45 YO, am married to my VERY Best friend. My husband is my support and inspiration. We have 7 beautiful kids, all grown and on their own except the youngest two boys who are both 15. I have loved Art my entire life. As a person, I consider myself to be a lifelong learner and a constant work in progress. My favorite saying is: It's never too late to be who you might have become!-Author Unknown.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

WOW-I am back in the saddle again!!

Hey everyone, I am back and ready to create. I miss my art so much it's almost painful. I found the COOLEST new Digi artist and Art couple, and am proud to introduce them both here on my blog.......KENNY G AND HIS WIFE ELENA are my new favorites!  This guy is a ROCKSTAR artist and I hope to be on my first DT ever!!


Kenny K's Krafty Girlz Challenge DT Call

We are looking for 8 team members for a new challenge blog starting in July. The challenges will be run every Sunday.

2 Senior Krafty Girlz (6 month post)

- responsible for writing the blog posts (2 per month)

- coloring should be one of your strengths

- must have a well maintained blog

- previous design team work not necessary

- be able to produce one card a week for the Sunday challenge using Kenny K's Digi Stamps

- be able to contribute challenge ideas, participate in blog hops

6 Krafty Girlz (6 month post)

- be able to produce one card a week for the Sunday challenge using Kenny K's Digi Stamps

Examples of his digi stamps can be seen here, here and here

- coloring must be one of your strengths

- previous design team work not necessary

- have a well maintained blog

If you would like to be part of this new design team, please post on your blog about the DT call, showing one of what you consider to be your best creations, then email us here and please include a little bit about yourself. Enter your creation here

This DT call will run from June 13th till June 26th. New DT members will be contacted by June 30th. Good luck everyone


Saturday, March 6, 2010

My Very First BLOG Award

OH MY GOSH, I've never received a Blog award. This is my first and is from my sweet, talented, creative friend Penny Duncan of www.pennyduncancreations.com. I am honored.  THANK YOU!!
Now 7 things about me!
1. I believe in God and try my best to live my life with faith.
2. My husband is my BEST friend and my marriage is my #1 priority
3. I have 7 children, 4 boys of my own and three beautiful children I inherited from my husband
4. I am a Florida Native
5. I LOVE Art and being creative is my biggest passion
6. I have a dog that is a Japanese Chin named Kikoh (Kee-koh)
7. I am a life long learner and consider myself a "Work In Progress"

And now, I would like to pass this blog award on to others also:
1. Michelle Perkett- http://michelleperkett.blogspot.com I absolutely LOVE her Digital Stamps, she is by far one of my favorite artists
2. Sammye Jo- www.62cards.blogspot.com A super talented artist who inspires me everyday.
3. Robin- http://rubberromancestamps.blogspot.com Another one of my top favorite Stamp artists.
4. Alison- www.freedigitalstamps.com What a giving spirit she has, working everyday and night to find free digi stamps for the rest of us while helping to promote these digi artists as well.
5. Heather- http://heatherinfl.blogspot.com Another Card artist who is super talented and gives me inspiration to be a better artist. 


Saturday, February 20, 2010

AND THE WINNER IS........................................................

OK, first, before I tell you who the winner is, I want to say, HOW MUCH FUN THIS WAS. It really makes me want to run out and buy even more blog candy to give away, what a good feeling.

Also, I want to say THANK YOU SO MUCH  for all of your comments and feedback, it means so much to me.  I also want to say, keep checking on my BLOG, I WILL be doing a BLOG CANDY giveaway again soon!!

I also want to say a SUPER sincere THANK YOU to our very own SPECIAL, SUPER TALENTED and INSPIRING 
For being selfless and gracious enough to hold the secret answer for me until our winner was chosen.  Penny you pulled yourself out of the opportunity to win this blog candy by being the keeper of the secret answer for me and I am grateful!  WATCH YOUR MAILBOX my special friend.

OK, the moment we've all been waiting for......................................................THE WINNER IS


Here is Beth's comment with her guess!! The total amount spent was $147.30

"You are very talented. I love the look of your Blog. I am a Computer Techi and I have tried to create a Blog and I am miserable at it. I am guessing that you spent around $147 if you looked for sales. So that is my Guess.. And I joined your Blog. Hope that is all 3."
Beth Schipper

 SO CONGRATULATIONS BETH SCHIPPER. Please send me an email HERE with your full name, address and phone number (For Shipping Purposes) and I will send you ALL of your yummy blog candy!!

A HUGE THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO TOOK THE TIME TO LOOK AT MY ART, MY BLOG, GIVE THEIR FEEDBACK AND COMMENTS AND REGISTERED TO WIN. The hardest part of doing this was not being able to afford to send candy to each and every one of you!

Friday, February 19, 2010



OK Fellow Artists and Bloggers.  We are having our First Ever "Blog Candy Give Away" here at Cut-N-Up Custom Creations, Inc.  And oh what candy it is, have you peeked yet, will you read all the way through this first or will you scroll down and sneak a peek? Is that a Cricut Cartridge in there? Why YES it is!!

How to win?? Well it's really simple actually, all you have to do is complete ALL THREE of the following:

1. Leave us a comment on this post before Friday, FEBRUARY 19TH at Midnight, BUT not just a comment, what we're am looking for is PURE HONEST feedback, doesn't have to be a novel, just an honest comment on my work, We are looking for constructive, honest feedback because as stated in my profile I am a life long learner and you all are so talented, I would love to know what you think, what can I improve on, make better etc. PLEASE, PLEASE LEAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS AND BLOG ADDRESS IF APPLICABLE IN YOUR COMMENT.


2. Send us a PRIVATE email with your best guess as to how much we spent on Valentines day, shopping for the supplies posted in the photo's below TITLED-SHOPPING SPREE PIC'S.  This is two different photo's of the same items. Look closely because there is A LOT of ITEMS on that table including 3 12 X 12 Paper Pads. We went to 4 Stores total. The person to guess within $10.00 what was spent will win ALL of the BLOG CANDY pictured above!  RULES: If two or more of you guess within the $10.00 the email sent the earliest will win the Candy.  IF no one guesses within the $10. range by Friday Feb 19, 2010 at midnight, we will use Random.org and draw a winner.


3. Number 3 is the easiest, Become a follower of our BLOG!



Thursday, February 18, 2010

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


I really love this card, I'm not sure why the photo is not doing this one justice, I use a Nikkon D-80 for all of my photo's and usually that camera is quite the performer but this card is really prettier in person!

Another one that is MUCHJ prettier in person, I used Paper Glaze over top of the roses in her hand and that doesn't seem to show at all. I have also cleaned up the little bit of sticker glue on the top word that reads "My Friend"

She is SO ADORABLE, what a fun digi to color. This card turned out really beautiful!

I feel like I am being very repetitive in my wording but WHAT A FUN CARD TO MAKE! I really enjoyed this one! It is also MUCH prettier in person. This particular group of cards, I photographed outside and I think that's the difference in quality of photo.

This card my DH helped with and he suggested the Stickles on the table, I like it but it is my instinct to fill in the missing spots where he feels it looks more like wood. The card is really pretty though, but not one of my fav's.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Prairy Fairy Digi's submission-LOVE THESE STAMPS

Check them out here!! She has an AWESOME STORE, AWESOME BLOG AND AWESOME CANDY!!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Not only is this awesome blog candy but it's an even more AWESOME BLOG!!!!!

Check it out here and don't forget to leave some love!