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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, May 3, 2010

It just came to my attention that the following card that I created a couple of years ago has been the subject of an email by my dear friend Kathie McGuire.  So I thought I'd retireve it and post it here where it can be easily found. So this post is for you Kathie.
What I used on my card:
Image: I Brake For Stamps
Colored with Prisma Pencils and Finished with Baby Oil
Paper Piercer
Stampin up Paper Punch
Gosh Kathy, thanks so much for liking my card enough to  refer others to my blog. Now you've got me wanting to recreate it using my Copics.


Kathie McGuire said...

Thanks, Mel for adding this card to your blog. This is one card that has stuck in my mind for YEARS! And I loved it so much, I created my cheap knock'ed off version of it. Your choice of colors is always so stunning, but really I think it's your choice of embellishments and unique detailing that always have me drooling. Then I ask myself "Why didn't I think of doing that??". Glad I know such an incredible card maker and having the distinct privilege of calling you "friend".

Lori said...

Hi Melanie, thanks for finding me, I saw your comment on splitcoast...hahahaha, I'm stalking you now!!!! Can't wait to see more of your fabulous creations, your work is gorgeous!

Joan Ervin said...

This is such a fabulous card, Mel...the colors and your coloring are sooo over the top and just look at all your gorgeous details!!! Hope all is well with you and yours...we have all been sick and like a good family, once we get well, we just give it right back to eachother!!! We all need separate vacations for a couple of weeks...LOL!!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Thought I would pop over and say hi~ This parrot card is so beautiful - awesome coloring even w/o being copics!!