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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 13, 2010

This weeks Meljen's Designs Challenge and Release has a garden theme.  I chose this Little Bird House for my "Welcome To The Neighborhood," card.  Image was colored with Copics.

FLOWERS; Martha Stewart Punches.
PICKET FENCE: Martha Stewart Punch
ACCESSORIES:  Ribbon, Buttons


KarinsArtScrap said...

this is beautiful
lovely card


Joan Ervin said...

This is gorgeous, Mel...the little bird house is adorable and I love how you strung the ribbon through the picket fence!!!! Love the group of flowers, too, and the sentiment looks AWESOME!!!! Thanks for joining us again in the Belli challenge...it's always wonderful to see your name in Mr. Linky!!!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautiful card! I love the punched edge and the ribbon weaved through it. Beautiful colors- love the image too. Very nice embellishments too. TFS

Maria Matter said...

oh wow, this is beautiful Mel!!!
LOVE what you did with the ribbon!
I'm so glad you came to play @ Creative Belli!

Cheryl said...

Lovely card! I always love the flowers you make. Also love what you did with the ribbon.

Shelly said...

What a gorgeous card!!! Terrific colors and embellishments. I love every little thing about it. :)

Chrissy D said...

Ohhh beautiful card - SUCH DETAIL! WOW! Thanks for joining us in the Belli Challenge!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is beautiful Melanie!! I just love the fence punch with the laced ribbon!! Gorgeous colors and design!! So fun and cheery!! Awesome detailing!

Wendy M said...

Thank you so much for the lovely, encouraging message you left on my blog. I have had a peek through some of your projects and they are beautiful... As a result, I have become a follower.... Hugs, Wendy xx :D

Francie G. said...

This is just beautiful, Mel! Your coloring is outstanding! Such a delightful bright and cheerful creation! Beautifully done, GF!