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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

Saturday, May 22, 2010


My favorite cake image is a Digital from Phindy's Place.  The Image was printed multiple times colored with Copics, cut out and mounted on layers of dimensional tape for a 3-D effect.  I like this image because the cake looks good enough to eat. What do you think?
IMAGE: Phindy's Place
Two different ribbons
BORDER PUNCH: Martha Stewart
GLITTER: Art Glitter (Ultra fine)
C.R.A.F.T. CHALLENGES: Birthday Celebration
CHRISMA CARDZ: 3-D (http://charismacardz.blogspot.com/)
S 2 G TWISTED THURSDAY: Favorite color: Fushia
Order of the Opus Gluei:  Seasonal: Summer strawberries
PILE IT ON:  Out of the box.  Cake was stamped twice,  and layered, mounted outside the circle (box)
DARE U 2 DIGI STAMP: 1For the Boys-(what? you think any guy is going to turn down cake?) This one is for the guys, the girls--everyone.  It might not be what you expected, but around my house, it is for the BOYS.
MARKS FINEST PAPERS:  A card with an animal
THE CRAZY CHALLENGE:  Something New-mine is a newly baked cake.  Ialso used my newMartha Stewart border Punch.  Hope these count...
CRAFTY CREATIONS: Encouragement/Celebration
THE SISTERHOOD OF CRAFTERS: GERMANY-One of my fondest memories of Germany is the fabulous pastries and desserts.


KarinsArtScrap said...

the cake is good enough to eat
I want too eat a piece of it[hahahhah]
like the image too

hugs karin

shellshearer said...

Oh that is super cute, love it, making me hungry lol

Thank You for joining 'The Crazy Challenge' this week!! good luck!

Hugs Shell xx

Jana said...

A-DOR-A-BLE. I love the colors you used on this darling card. It's perfect for the seasons challenge on Opus Gluei. Thank you for playing with us.

Claudine Poch said...

Beautiful cake and card. That mouse sure looks like he's enjoying it. Thanks for joining us at Speedy's Friends.

Judy said...

Oh goodness!! Now it doesn't get much cuter than this! How adorable. The color coordination is awesome,and your coloring is fantastic! Thank you so much for entering this in our challenge at Digi Doodle Shop's Best.


www.alittlethisandalotofthat.blogspot.com said...

OMG what a beautiful card ..... and looking at all your cards are fabulous.... I am so sorry you had trouble linking it but but is working great now.... thank you for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best and look forward to seeing your creations again.


Pascale said...

Cute card I love the little mouse and great glittered cake. Thanks for sharing with us at digi doodle shops best challenge hugs Pascale

Trimgym said...

Great card, thank you for joining in the celebratory challenge at CRAFT Challenge and good luck!

Jo and Tigerlover.

Michelle B said...

So cute! I love all the sparkle! That image is adorable! Thank you for joining us this week at DDSB.

Michelle B.

Karen Howard said...

That little mouse is just adorable and I LOVE that yummy looking cake, great job on adding glitter and lots of sparkle to your card!

Ann English said...

Oh, yum! What a great job! Thank you for playing Twisted Thursday at Shirleys2Girls!

hayward69 said...

Mmmmmmm that cake looks good enought to eat but shame the mouse has beat me to it lol! Love the dp used and the border punch you have used.

Thanks for joining in with us on DDSB

Jayne xx

Karen said...

VEry nice and that cake really does look good enough to eat. thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best.

Rosemary said...

What a happy card! I love the dimension, the bright colors, and that border is great. Just an all together brilliant card!

Rosemary said...

oops, forgot to thank you for participating at Opus Gluei - haha, loved the card so much!

Katja of Katzz said...

What a sweet sparkling card you made. It's beautifull. Thanks for joining our challenge at DDSB.


Monika Reeck said...

Yaay cute Images...wonderful sparkling on your card...thanks for joining us at DDSB this week, hugs, Monika

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Aw how sweet Melanie!! The mouse looks like he is having a ball!! Awesome coloring, colors and design Melanie!! Love all the sparkle and your vertical panel!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Mel~~! Look at you with all those challenges! Your card is so cute with that mouse! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Anonymous said...

Spectacular!! Yummy yummy cake and fabulous colors!! So happy you joined us at Crafty Creations for this week's challenge, Mel!!

Chrissy D said...

I agree with Deena - SPECTACULAR - Thank you for joining us in the Belli Challenge!

jo said...

What a beautiful card! Thanks for playing along with us at DDSB! :)


jo said...

What a beautiful card! Thanks for playing along with us at DDSB! :)


Saskia said...

So sweet and yummy! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenge with your great work!! Good luck!

Greetings, Saskia
(Guest Designer)

Kym said...

What a sparkler! It is beautiful. Thanks for joining us this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best!

Mary Ski said...

I love to see Phindy's images on other sites! That cake does look good..... Thanks for sharing this card with For Fun Challenges!

BethieJ said...

CUTE CUTE CUTE! I LOVE that sweet image!!!
Thanks for joining us at PIO!

Amber said...

Beautiful card. Love your stamp!

Cat said...

What a beautiful card! Love the colors and details! Loved the story about your name too!
Thanks for joining us at S2G this week!

Helen said...

Gorgeous card!
Thanks for joining us at Pile It On!
Helen x

Katie said...

Fabulous and I want a piece! LOL
Thanks for Piling It On this week :)

Ann said...

Just an adorable and yummy looking card!!! I could use a piece of that cake. Thanks for playing along at the Nook last week.

Nana said...

Very clever and nice job with the frames. Fab card.
Thank you for joining us at "PIO"!
hugs Nana

Chris said...

Fantastic card and such a great image! Love your colouring and design too. Thanks for joining us at DU2DS. Chris :)

kramer_buffy said...

wow he is so cute... love all that glittery frosting!

thanks for playing w/ us at Pile It On!
-- dalis
PIO Owner