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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

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

She Sells Sassy Shells

With spring fast approaching and summer running close behind, I thought I’d get a jump on the seasons with this cute little Sassy Cheryl Digital image.  Don't you just love this little beach girl paired with a backdrop of Stampington sea shells? This image reminds me of the book, ‘The Shell Seekers’ by Rosamond Pilcher.   The shell embellishment was stamped multiple times, in various colored blues and green inks, cut out, layered and mounted on dimensionals.   The other shells as a background were stamped direct to the paper.   The little girl was stamped and layered on a Nestabilities Blossom die.  She was colored with copics.  The dew drops were colored with Copics and all shells were glittered with stickles.   The shell embellishment was finished with a Martha Stewart foliage punch and real sea shells.

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