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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 15, 2010


I hope all of you enjoyed your weekend.  I know I did, but I can’t believe it’s Monday already.  The weekend has flown by so fast.  
I love digital stamps.  I love the ease and versatility of being able to resize them to fit my projects.   But most of all I love the convenience of storing them.   At my place this is a big plus.  Today I’m sharing a trio of cards I created using digital stamps. All my images today were colored with Copic markers.

This pair of Dancing Ducks is By SASSY CHERYL’S Digitals.  Inside the card reads: 'Any one who says sunshine brings happiness has never danced in the rain.'
I created this card especially for the Sassy Cheryl sketch challenge #2 that can be found here:

Thank you so much to Melissa of Meljens Digital for this charming little teddy freebie.   I love this adorable little fur-ball. The image was stamped on a Nesabilities Label die.  The border is by Spellbinders.  He was created for the color challenge over on SCS today and for mothermarks teapot Tuesday challenge.  Follow the link for the rest of the story:
Thought for today:

Anybody can win unless there
happens to be a second entry…George Ade

Well that’s it for now. I hope you enjoy your day and thanks so much for stopping by. 


alina said...

Fabulous cards, Melanie, I love your colouring and your paper choice! Thank you for joining us at Sassy Cheryl's!
Hugs, Alina

The Wired Angel said...

All of your cards are beautiful and your coloring is fab! Your Sassy Cheryl's card is darling. Thanks for playing along with us this week at the Sassy Cheryl challenge!

Cheryl said...

Oh what great work! These are ALL darling. I'm so glad that you are joining us for the 2nd challenge at Sassy Cheryl's.!

Corie said...

WOW -- all of these are FANTASTIC

little cardmaker said...

All of your creations are beautiful and so the coloring is awesome! Thanks for playing with us this week at TCC.

Rachel said...

Gorgeous card!! thanks for joining us this week at The Character Cafe.