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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

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

BAD HAIR DAY Meljen's Girly Challlenge #2

This is my Girly card for Meljen's girly card challenge.  I know what you're thinking.  Girl lions don't have manes, right?  Well this one doesn't either.   No, I prefer to think that this little girly lion is simply having a bad hair day.

Meljens digital Image
Ribbon, Button, Embroidery Floss
Spellbinders: Fancy Tags,  Nestabilities Oval Dies, 
Copics:  Colors used: R81, 83, 85, 89, R20, 22

Challenges :
Meljen's Thursday Challenge:  Girly Card, Girly Colors
Cooking it Up With Katie:  We are to have something old in our recipe:  The button came off an old sweater.  Something New: The ribbon is new, and something sweet, The Lion Image by Meljen's designs is just as sweet as can be.
Cute Card Thursday:  Mono Mania.  I did my card in Pink Tones
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge:  Use a button or buttons


luvthatstampin said...

Hi Mel,
I really sent a better reply the other day, but I had to keep re-setting my password--what else is new? I especially love that firefly fairy.


Cheryl Walker said...

Awww Melanie this is DARLING and your lion is toooo sweet and Girly!!! :) Love your coloring on her!!! Beautiful job hun!!!

Hope you have a nice day!!!
Cheryl Walker

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh how sweet Melanie!! Love all the pink and your layout with the adorable lion!! So girly and cute!

Katie said...

Ahh Melanie it is so sweet!
I think she is having a bad hair day too but she is super, super cute!
Thanks for Cooking It Up With Katie :)

Lisa Somerville said...

Too cute, beautiful coloring!

raindropecho said...

This is adorable! Love all the pink, you did a fantastic job on this!

Eiglas said...

Cute card!
Thank you for coming over to play at C.R.A.F.T this week!

Dana Grothaus said...

What an adorable card! Thanks for "breaking out the buttons" for this week's OCC challenge!!!

Crafteezee said...

I guess she is having a bad hair day, but it's a really cute card. Thanks for sharing it with us at Cooking It Up With Katie. Hugs Tracy x

Suzi said...

What a fantastic card, love the design and the button detail is fab. Thank you for joining us at C.R.A.F.T. this week. Hugs Suzi x

Roberta Laliberte said...

Adorable Melanie!


Pat (mspfd) said...

hehe! Awesome card. So great to find you in blogland!

Trimgym said...

Hi Melanie, lovely to see you joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week. Great buttons card. Thank you for joining us and good luck!

Jo and Tigerlover.

Rose said...

Gorgeous card, lovely image, thanks for joining us at C.R.A.F.T and good luck.

Rose xx

Penny said...

This is absolutely stunning, your colours, colouring, layout are just beautiful.. I have to say you WOWED me!
Thanks for playing with the cooking it up with Katie challenge this week

Joan Ervin said...

Your lion is adorable, Mel...she looks sooo purty in pink!!!! I love how you combined all the papers and die cuts and your coloring is over the top GORGEOUS!!!!! Congrats on your new DT position, gf..they are lucky to have you on their team!!!!

Penny said...

Congrats on winning over at Cooking it up with Katie last week! Pen