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Mesa, Arizona, United States
Hi: It's Merniebug here. Well actually it's Melanie but I answer to a variety of sobriquets. My mother had been reading Gone With The Wind at the time of my birth, thus, I was named Melanie. My friends call me Mel, It was my sister who coined the moniker Mernie when she was too young to pronounce Melanie correctly. It was eventually shortened to Mern. And then later when my nephew came along he called me Melwee because he couldn't pronounce Melanie either. Now my husband of thirty-four years is so confused he just calls me whatever comes to mind first. Actually I was Sweetheart until the day he realized the honeymoon was over. It was my cousin who added the bug to Mernie which is who I've always been to him and who I am on Splitcoast Stampers. So now that we've gotten past the odd name business, who else am I? I'm a child of the King, a wife and a mother to one grown son and five tailwaggin' fur babies. I am a retired interior designer, a rubber stamper, and a wanna be author who is just completing a first novel. I got into scrapping and rubber stamping to fill a creative void after retiring--it's less expensive than redecorating the house every year. LOL

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


I have a pair of Valentines to show you today.  Now don’t go rolling your eyes at me.  I see you out there—yeah you--they could have been snowmen.  

These pictures made me laugh.  In reality the dewdrops color matched the cards colors, but in these pictures they came out looking like the malevolent red glowing eyes of an Indiana Jones creature.  

The heart images are by Stampin’ up and the background is stamped with Clear Stamps flourishes v:1 by Rhonna Farrer.  The filigree heart, border, and foliage punches are by Martha Stewart.   The flower is by Prima mounted on a punched daisy.  Well that's it for today. 

Quote for today
A heart that loves is always young


Corie said...

Oh wow these are gorgeous

Jan said...

very pretty card..love the non-traditional colors!

Elaine L. said...

I'm not that fond of purple, but this card could change my mind! It's just beautiful!

Joan Ervin said...

Ooooh, sooo gorgeous, Mel...I'm sooo lovin all the purple...no eye rollin here!!!!