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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

Wednesday, May 5, 2010


Today's card is one I made a couple of weeks ago for a particular challenge.  It was one of those cards that just didn't seem to go together so I just drug my heels and strung out the job.   By the time I completed the card I couldn't remember whose challenge it was created for.   Yikes!!!  So who ever you are out there with an old outdated challenge to use buttons,  HERE IT IS!

Image: Meljen's Designs
Colored with Copics
Embellishments: Buttons, Button Brads, Corner punches, embroidery floss, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
ResQ Challenge
ABC Challenge:  My unused item is Embroidery Foss
Belli Challenge:  CBC91 Punched holes for the embroideery Floss mane.


Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wowzer!! This is so darling!! Your giraffe and all the details are stunning!! Love the mane and the button corners.

Tanya said...

This is adorable- the giraffe is so precious and the embossed leaves look great!!

Francie G. said...

Over the top adorable, Mel! Love the way you did the mane on the cutie pie girafe! Great colors! Love the tiny buttons! Beautifully done!

raindropecho said...

Melanie, this cracked me up! I love how you've jazzed up the giraffe. What a great card! I still love buttons :)

Daisychain said...

Beautiful card, love the colours you have used. Thanks for joining us at LOTV this time. Hugs Christine x

luvthatstampin said...

Oh Melanie, You have outdone yourself!! I love how you did the mane on the giraffe.

Lori said...

oh wow oh wow, this mane is so perfect and creative! Holy smokes I love this card!

Lisa Summerhays said...

I love this one. So creative and adorable!

Anonymous said...

This is adorable- the giraffe is so precious and the embossed leaves look great!!