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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, 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!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Some New Cards! Enjoy and Thanks for stopping by!

Some of these newer cards, I have not yet put sentiments on the front so that the purchaser may choose one that they want. All of my cards are blank inside or embellished with room to write a personal note!!

This one was a lot of fun to make and is in fact designed by my BFF/DH Luis!
I really like this card, the colors and the stamp, the sentiment is blank for customization, i.e. "I love you a Latte" , I miss you a Latte" etc.

I thought this card turned out absolutely adorable, what a cute card for a child! What do you think?

FOR SALE: And to match, a gorgeous little hand knitted child's hat. these can be made in one day and can be custom ordered in any color or size. The tassels can also be long or short. ($11.50)

  FOR SALE Another AWESOME new item. These can also be custom made to any color, we have them in sets that come with a matching scarf as well. They fit the shortest and most tall water bottles. ($12.00)

If you are interested in either of the two above, just shoot me over an email to melinda@melindasart.com and I'll guide you from there.

Friday, February 5, 2010

(Updated Febraury 8, 2010) CARDS, CARDS AND MORE CARDS!!

WOW, I have been making cards, cards and more cards. I am NOT happy with the photography results, there seems to be glue spots that show in the photos that do not show on the card in hand. Here are 24 of the latest but I cannot believe I am typing this, there is still more to photograph.  Tomorrow I am going to take pics out in the sunlight and see if that helps. I'm not very pleased with several of these anyway as they were made in a bit of a rush.  Oh well, as with everything in my life, I am a work in progress and so is my card making skills, I consider myself a life long learner! :)  I hope you enjoy looking just the same!

I really am loving purple this month. This is a digi stamp colored with my new prismacolor markers that my DH/BFF got me for Christmas, I am TOTALLY ADDICTED to them! 


I especially loved this digi as we have these same Morning Glory's in the pool area and they are this same color.


I absolutely LOVE Michelle Perkett's Digital Stamps, they are gorgeous even before colored.  Here is one of several I got recently.

OK, let's be honest, I need Michelle Perkett Digi Stamp counseling!!  Again, the glue shows in photo behind the stars but does not show with card in hand.

This is a Romance Rubber Stamp, another company I REALLY love, as soon as my store is up and running I will carry these they are gorgeous, girlie and VERY affordable.   I made the mistake of stamping onto Metallic White paper, NOT IDEAL for markers!

Another Michelle Perkett Digi Stamp.  This card is actually a mistake as the frames are crooked on the card, but the stamp is still gorgeous so I will donate this one to a friend or family member, or most likely disassemble and re-do the card!

This card is actually very pretty in person, it is a Navy, dotted texture cardstock with a mustard frame to match the mustard in the planter.

This card is very bright and very pretty!!

This card was a lot of fun to make, I do not use this blue very often and it's not a typical color for Valentines Day. One of my goals this year is to get away from the plain look and think out of the box a little more, more creativity.

This is another one I really enjoyed making, especially the coloring. Who doesn't love Fresh Flowers? :)

This will obviously be a re-do, another Romance Rubber Stamp, I made this for one of my best friends in KY, Tina, but the glue behind the rhinestones is a bit messy for my satisfaction , just thought I would share attempt #1, stay tuned for the re-do! LOL

I loved doing this one really like the colors.

What a great Easter Card. This was so much fun to color.

My FAVORITE Michelle Perkett Stamp yet, isn't she awesome, I Just LOVE, LOVE her Digital Stamps, so MUCH detail in her art. It's hard to see from the photo but the Red Dots in her hair are red rhinestones.

Wha can I say, this stamp is just adorable!

I hope I can get some HONEST feedback on this idea I have. One of my other passions is photography and I would like to do a line of cards from some of that photography. This is actually the beach at Big Sur in CA, I just loved the stones on the sand. This photo doesn't really show how pretty the real photo is in person.

OK, since Tina's favorite color IS purple, this might be a good backup card for her BD. Mine is the 26th of Feb and hers is the 25th so I am running out of time on her re-do above, LOL

This was FUN. I used my clear embossing powder on the frosting part of the cupcake, then I used my gorgeous Red Stickles as well. I enjoyed shading and coloring this stamp as well.

I made this one for my Mother, she has seen the card but has no idea i's for her, that in itself is fun, :). I enjoyed making this as I loved having a card I could use my Black buttons on.

This is a GREAT guy card and is so much prettier in person, I have fixed the circles around the black embellishment stones. his photo doesn't do the colors justice. It's really quite pretty.

 This card is adorable, she and her brother are as cute as hey can be, I LOVED coloring this stamp. I am so ashamed that I do not remember where I got these stamps, I can take the constructive criticism so if anyone knows, please advise so I can give the proper credit. I honestly think I have close to 1000 or more digi stamps.

Another non-traditional colored Valentines/LOVE card. I made my own background with this card, that was fun.

I may have shown this one before, his is another hand made background, I enjoy doing that as it allows me to use ART and be a little more creative.

He was fun, isn't he adorable, he is the brother to the little cutie above with the dog.

Thanks so much for looking and please leave me your comments, They mean so much to me and I really respect your feedback, opinions and even instruction at times. Have a great Superbowl weekend!!