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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, April 19, 2010

For You

Here is my favorite Meljen's Design's Teddy Bear.   I've been playing around with various shaped cards and this one just seemed to lend itself to this sweet little image.  I have to admit I shamelessly cased the layout.  There are so many layers here that it ended up  being a 3-D  card.  There's a total of nine layers at it's thickest.  This sweet little guy was colored with Copics.
WHAT I USED ON MY CARD: Ribbon, Prima Rosebud, Punched flowers, Flowersoft, Spellbinders Nestabilities Dies.
Copics Used: W1, 2, 3, 5,  R22, 24, 27, 29, Y17
Craft Your Passion: Two Color Challenge.  I chose Red and Gray


luvthatstampin said...

I was just drooling over the Spellbinder octagon dies yesterday. This precious card gives me more reason to buy a set. This bear is especially cute and heartwarming. making you want to say aaaah (not achoo !). He can be colored so many ways you could work on him forever and not run out of ways to use him.

Carolyn Wolff said...

Nice job. I just love that little bear. Thanks for playing along with us at LRW!