About Me

My photo
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, April 29, 2010


My card this week is a shaped card.  I used Meljen's "Little Fish" from their latest release, "Sea Creatures. " I had to reverse the image so the flat part on the tail fin could be used against the fold on the card base. The image was colored with Copics and run through the Cuttlebug in an embossing folder then it was mounted on the base and cut out.

MELJEN'S #5:   Shaped Card
C.R.A.F.T #48.:   Shaped Card
PALS PAPER ARTS: PPA40: Monochromatic Blues
PLAY DATE CAFE: PDCC: Colors: Blues, greens.
CUPCAKE CRAFT CHALLENGE: Not a square card, http://cupcakecraftchallenges.blogspot.com/
STAMP INSANITY: CHALLENGE #7: An inspirational challenge. I found my inspiration in the colors.
COPIC COLOR CHALLENGE #62 (blue, blue green,
CRAFTY CREATIONS: #65 make your own paper.  I created mine by embossing it.
FAB 'N' FUNKY CHALLENGE: #21 No designer paper:
PAPERTAKE WEEKLY CHALLENGE: Do something different.  I Seldom do a shaped card.
STARS AND STAMPS:  Challenge: Wild Thing
CARDS FOR MEN: #9 Monochromatic
CARDVARKS: Monochromatic
Sew Many Challenges:  Anything goes


Suzi said...

Fabulous shaped card and such bright vivid colours. Thank you so much for joining us at C.R.A.F.T. this week.
Suzi x

my5bratz said...

gorgeous colouring on this fab card, thanks for joining us at FnF :0)

Eiglas said...

Super shaped card Mel.
Thank you so much for coming over to play at C.R.A.F.T this week!

andrea said...

gorgeous card,thankyou for joining us at fab'n'funky this week

Tammy said...

Your fish shaped card is awesome!! I love the deep blue colors! So adorable! Thanks for playing along this week at OWH S&S!!

Rose said...

Gorgeous card, I love how you've embossed it.

Thanks for joining us at C.R.A.F.T and good luck.

Rose xx

Nannieflash said...

Fabulous card, love the shape. Thanks for joining us at Cards for Men, good luck with the Challenge. With hugs Shirleyxx

Joan Ervin said...

OMG, Mel...this is soooo cute!!!! Such beautiful colors and what a brilliant idea to run the fish through the cuttlebug...I may have to case this awesome design!!!!!

Viv said...

First fishy card I've seen Mernie and it's a real cutie! Thanks for playing along with us at Cards For Men. Good luck! Viv xx

Michelle said...

I just had to stop by and tell you that this fish card is FANTASTIC!! OMGosh what a beauty this is!!

Lorraine A said...

Fantastic card :-) This fish is brilliant ! I love the colours and the embossing ,,, fabulous :-)

thanks for joining the Papertake Weekly Challenge :-)
Lols x x

Donna said...

Gorgeous fish card Melanie, the embossing really brings the design to life...wonderful colour scheme too...thanks for joining in the fun at cupcake last week :) Donna x

Hope Jacare said...

Great shape - thanks for playing along at C.R.A.F.T. this week! Fabulous fishy card!Cheers Claire x

Trimgym said...

Fab card, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck!

Jo and Tigerlover.

luvthatstampin said...

I love the jewel colors on this, plus all you always do with a card. Way too cute!