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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

Saturday, March 13, 2010


Good morning all.  The sun is shining, and the sky is clear.  Are you looking forward to this weekend as much as I am?  Darling husband is in a seminar and I have a whole day to play catch up without interruption.  So I’ll get right to it.  Remember those times when we just have to have a masculine card?  If you are like me, the brain seems to shut down and all I can think of are babies, flowers and puppies, right?   So it occurred to me to throw in a masculine post now and then to hopefully jog those sluggish brain cells and get our creative juices flowing in directions they don’t normally want to flow.

These first two cards are the same image by Impression Obsession  Both cards were colored with Prisma Pencils and finished with baby oil.  Baby oil works the same as Gamsol (mineral Spirits) but is much less expensive, won’t evaporate, and if you don’t like it used on your cards, it works wonders for the dry skin on your legs. 

These last two cards are also images by Impression Obsession and were colored with Prisma Pencils and baby oil. These two cards seemed to make a big hit with golfer friends of a certain age, (if you know what I mean).  Let me know what you think, you want to see more guy stuff?
Todays Quote:
Some things have to be believed to be seen.


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