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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, March 29, 2010

The Birds, The Birds

Another sign that Spring has come to Arizona is the birds.  They are back enmasse and inspired the following two cards.

This first card was created using the serigraph technique for the background directly behind the embossed bird.  The other layer has been dry embossed in a Cuttlebug embossing folder.  I finished this card using a paper piercer.

The images for this Birsong card is two different Stampin up images, a music score image and the sentiment was generated on the computer. It was all mounte in  a frame by Spellbinders.

Thought for today:  Start everyday off with a smile and get it overwith.

1 comment:

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