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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


Here in Arizona the air is filled with the cloying scent of orange blossoms, a sure sign spring has arrived.  In honor of all those other beautiful spring flowers I decided to highlight a bevy of cards whose blooms originated as bulbs.
 I created this Iris card for a color challenge over on SCS.  The image was colored with Prisma
 Pencils and Gamsol.  
These Calla Lilies are by Rubber Necker and were colored with Prisma Pencils and gamsol. 
This bearded iris image is an old stamp from PSX.  It was colored with Prisma Pencils and finished with baby oil.  A couple of the background layers on this card were created in a Cuttlebug embossing folder.  The frame is from a die by Spellbinders. 

This is my "Where's Waldo " card.  I found a snapshot of a field of tulips on the internet and used it for my card background.  The Tulip stamp and the hand written background are both by Stampin Up. Adding insult to injury I added a silk flower embellishment.  I do like the black accents though.  

Quote for Today: Friendship is the sweetest flower.

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