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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

Monday, February 22, 2010


HERE'S THE SCOOP ON PARADISE AIRLINES: A few years ago I was at a barbeque and the guys had all had a beer (or two) when someone mentioned the high cost of shipping GRANDMA back home to Missouri for burial. Well that got them to thinking that since they were all pilots they should start their own airline, hauling--YOU GUESSED IT-- bodies. Thus the airline name, and slogan. The more they drank, the funnier they became. When I saw this cute little digital image from Sunshine Stamps, it brought this incident to mind. I think it was the airplane’s silly smile that did it.

My image was paper pieced and colored with Prisma’s and Gamsol. It was raised on dimensionals just in the center so I could curl the wings for a more comical look. I didn't have the right color brads and had to re-color pastel brads with a Copic marker. The image is called Argus Angus and can be found at Sunshine Stamps Here: http://sunshinespaperobsession.blogs...l-request.html

Quote for today:
I hope life isn’t a joke 
because I don’t get it. 

1 comment:

luvthatstampin said...

Am I blind, or did all the other cards disappear? I guess I'll run to SCS to see your cards.

Your friend in forgetfullness, Robin