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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


Before I get started with today’s cards, I have an announcement to make.  I was chosen to be on the design team for Meljen’s Designs. Me on a design team, can you believe it?  I've got to admit, they have the cutest designs and after coloring just one image, I was hooked.  But the thought of being part of a design team is a bit daunting and intimidating yet a whole lot exciting.  All the team members are so nice and so very talented.  I’m anxious to get started. Now with that bit of news out of the way, I can climb down off my high horse, get back on track, and present todays cards.
The following is a collection that were created using one of my favorite images.  These lambs remind me of spring, but I've got to admit, when I think of Spring Lamb it's  chops, and roasts that comes to mind.  All images were colored with Prisma Pencils and Baby Oil.  This fluffy little lamb is by High Hopes Rubber Stamps.  The first card is a Thank EWE card.  After stamping and coloring the image it was cut in an oval Spellbinders Die and then run through the Cuttlebug in an embossing folder.  The border detail was created with a Spellbinders Die.  I finished this card with Dew Drop Pearls, mini punched flowers, and ribbon. The rest of the lamb cards are mounted on Spellbinders Nestabilities die layers.  The borders were punched. 

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