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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

Thursday, March 4, 2010

St Patty's Day

There are good ships, and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea. But the best ships are friendships, and may they always be. Irish Blessing
Regardless of ones heritage, on St Patrick’s Day everyone is Irish. For me, St Patrick’s Day brings good things to mind, like Corned Beef and Cabbage, Green Beer and Leprechauns. 
       This weeks 'Ways to use it' challenge over on SplitCoast was to create a card centered around playing, or some sort of play, ie: games etc. The first thing that came to mind was playing music and I immediately thought of this Leprechaun image. Here my favorite sprite is playing his flute.  He is a free color book image downloaded from the internet.  HE CAN BE FOUND HERE: 
Someone asked me about the paper I used but I most often use either scrap from my stash or a pattern so old it is no longer available which is the case here.  The plaid is by Paper Pizazz, but I bought it about three years ago.  The two shamrock stamps are by Hero Arts, and Rubber Soul.  I went over the flute, shoe and hat buckles with a glittery Spica pen.   This image was stamped twice, colored, and layered on dimensionals.  The card was finished with brass brads and ribbon. 
Today's quote: Another Irish Blessing:
May the Irish hills caress you. 
May her lakes and rivers bless you. 

May the luck of the Irish enfold you. 
May the blessings of Saint Patrick hold you.


Marlene said...

This is just adorable as can be!

Hanne said...

This is such a great card!

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alina said...

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