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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, May 27, 2010


This weeks card from Meljen's newest release was created from an image called "A pair of Poppies."   But since I printed six images, cut them apart and reassembled them into three poppies with multiple layers seperated by dimensional foam tape for 3-D effect, it's plain to see there is no longer just two poppies but It would appear that I can't count.  Our theme this week is silver and gold but as usual the glitter doesn't photograph well, and they look more copper than gold. Anyway here's my take on two silver and gold poppies.  The Images were colored with Copics
Image: Meljen Designs's Digitals
Designer Paper:  Very old scrap from my stash
Die cut Frames: Spellbinders
Imbossing folder: Cuttlebug, Swiss Dots
Card Stock:  White, Cream, Pale Peach
Ribbon: White, cream. 
Gold cord
Gold flower do-dad
Pearl Brad
Glitter:  Stickles Gold, Silver


Net said...

Gold retain their value over time, and it is easy to sell gold easily with so you get the best jewelry made of gold Everybody loves to work gold.

Scrap gold jewelry

Lisa said...

This card is lovely and so classy! Fantastic!

Lisa F.

KarinsArtScrap said...

Hi melanie

your poppies are looking great
I like the colors you used
beautiful card

greetings karin

Cheryl said...

Beautiful! I love the dimension.

Francie G. said...

So elegant and beautiful, Mel!