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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

Friday, March 19, 2010


I don't know what it is about digital images but I can't stay away from them. Here's a fun little image by Meljens Design's.  Isn't she sweet? All her little flowers remind me of spring. She was colored with Copics, the  border punch is by Martha Stewart, the ovals and circles are Nesties.  Easy peasy...this was a fun card to create.  The background designer paper is by DCWV in a bound stack called BELLE CAFE.  I found it on sale at Michaels. 
 You can find Meljen's Digital Designs in my side Bar.

Today’s Quote:
Eagles may soar in the clouds, but weasels never get sucked into jet engines.


Lisa Lou said...

Adorable cards! Love your site. Do you really use baby oil with your Prismacolor pencils?? I'm going to have to try that one out...

I'm excited to work with you!


Shana said...

These are gorgeous! I love the sentiment on the little girl!

Lauretta See said...

Congrats on making the team... Your creations are all so beautiful,, cant wait to get to know you better.. :))

hugs x

Kimberly S said...

Such cute cards, and fabulous layouts for those sweet images!

Congratulations on becoming one of Meljens DT members! I'm looking forward to getting to know the team. :)

Roberta Laliberte said...

Beautiful cards your coloring is to die for!


Cheryl said...

Adorable cards! I am looking forward to working with you on the Meljen DT.

luvthatstampin said...

Hi Mel, my computer and I are almost ready for a divorce, so this will be short. I'm so proud of you becoming a designer for Meljen. What an accomplishment! I love your cards. They always bring a smile to my face. Your quotations crack me up! Hugs, Robin