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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

Thursday, June 10, 2010

THE PRINCESS MOUSE, OR IS IT THE MOUSE PRINCESS?























This was the collection I was supposed to have used.  So to keep me out of the dog, no make that the cat house, would you please leave some love for these sweet little designs.  Better still, why not go shopping in the Meljen's store.  You're just likely to find a freebie or two there as well.

The fun little image I did use, by Meljen's Design's for Whimsey stamps, is a princess and a mouse.  I keep getting her title confused just like I got this card confused. It is for this weeks Meljen's Design Team challenge to Bling it up.  I got the bling part right but then I picked an image from the wrong collection.  The collection I was supposed to have used was one of cats and mice.   Now you tell me, am I that far off base?  It is BLINGY, and she is a MOUSE, right? Thank you to all the gang at Meljen's for not chewing my behind for this colossal mistake.

CARD RECIPE:
Image by Meljen's Designs:  This Mouse Princess was printed three times, colored with Copics,  cut out and layered between pieces of foam tape.
The border was punched with a Martha Stewart Punch.
The labels Die behind image is by Spellbinders.
The embossed layer was run through the Cuttlebug in an embossing folder.
The flourish thingy is a punch by EK Success
Leaf and pine foliage punches by Martha Stewart
The flower was hand made from the Cricut Machine
The Bling is lots of Gold Memory Mist, Pearls, and Glitter
The background designer paper is by Basic Grey from the Indian Summer Collection, but it has been so heavily sprayed with gold that the design and original color has been distorted.
CHALLENGES:
 STAMPING BOUTIQUE: June Challenge
Terrifically thriling Thursday SHELLY'S IMAGES:  All That Glitters.  Find Shelly's Images here here
S2G Challenges: Pink:  This didn't photograph very pink, but in real life it sure is.
CRAFTY CREATIONS: #71 Childs Play
CUTTLEBUG CHALLENGE BLOG: Paint.  I used a ton of gold spray paint totally changing the background color.
FAB & FUNKY CHALLENGES: summer color
STAMPIN ROYALTY:  An inspiration challenge.  I used the colors in the photo to inspire my card.
CHALLENGE UP YOUR LIFE: Bling
JUST US GIRLS CHALLENGE: Digital
KLSNS: Girly Birthday
OUR CREATIVE CORNER: Corners
CRAFTY CATZ: Embossing
FROSTED DESIGNS: Glitter
PRAIRIE FUN FRIDAYS: Glitter
STAMP SOMETHING: Happy

56 comments:

Tammy said...

This is absolutely adorable girl!! I really must know more about that flower. OMG....I LOVE IT!!!! I think everything about this card is just perfect!!! You just make the cutest cards and I love visiting your blog even though I usually don't have time to leave a comment!!! Have a great day!!

KarinsArtScrap said...

Hi Melanie

this card is adorable and your mouse looks great.
you've have a lot of blingbling
very lovely


greetings and hugs from karin

Jeanie said...

Melanie, this is ADORABLE and your coloring is OUTSTANDING!! Oh and those pearls....drop dead GOR-JUSS!!

Terrie B x said...

This is such a beautiful card!!!I love the sweet image and borders!!!
`Thanks` for joining in with the cuttlebug challenge
Terrie
http://cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com/

craftyb said...

Adorable! The image is so cute...you've coloured it beautifully...love your colour choices too! Love all the fab details....thank you for playing with us at Crafty Creations! bx

Shelly's Images said...

Such a cute card and the embellishments are so wonderful! Thanks for joining us at Shelly's Images for our TTT Challenge. We hope you will visit us again soon.

Rebekah said...

This is uber cute! Love what you have done, Thanks for joining us at the creative cottage challenge this wk hugs Rebekah xx

Christy Dillman said...

Lovely card, I love all the shimmer and bling!

Hugs,
Christy

Marion E. said...

I love that chain of pearls around the card. Adorable done this image.
thanks for joining us at Shelly's Images TTT.
xxx

Marion E. said...

I love that chain of pearls around the card. Adorable done this image.
thanks for joining us at Shelly's Images TTT.
xxx

jdmommy said...

I have a confession.....I adore (yes, adore) your cards. There isn't a ONE that I wouldn't love to frame. You have such a knack for putting things together...colors, images, embellishments......and now, knowing that you have Interior Design as a bg, I can understand why! Your BLOG is fabulous, as are all the things you create. I'll be here every time you add something to your wonderful web diary!! Hugs my sweet friend!

Sarah Newman said...

What a cute little mouse! I love the border of pearls too! Thanks for playing along with us at Stampin' Royalty!

Lindsey said...

This is just beautiful, your colouring is perfect! Thanks for joining us at Fab n Funky this week xxx

Angela McKay, Stampin' Up Demonstrator, #1 Rising Star Canada 2008/2009 said...

sooooo cute! I love that mouse! Thanks so much for joining us at Stampin' Royalty this week... your work is fabulous!

Jane Wetzel said...

omg...this is incredibly cute! thanks for joining us at S2G!

June Houck said...

Your princess mouse card is very sweet! Such a pretty card. I am so happy you joined us at Cuttlebug Challenge blog.

June Houck

Markie's Mom said...

Super cute!!!!!

Sabriena Satchwell An Independent Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator said...

What a cute mouse!!
Thanks for playing along with us at Stampin' Royalty!

Shanda Stirk said...

I love your card and those stamps are adorable. Thanks for playing with us at Stampin' Royalty.

Scrappy said...

Great job! I Love this sweet little mouse! :)

Thanks so much for joining us at Shelly's Images! We hope you'll be back to join us again next week! :)

Bonnie McLain said...

WOW Mel, this is adorable... Love your pearls all the way around this precious little mouse.. it is really stunning and cute all at the same time... Also thanks a million for joining in on the Cuttlebug Challenge... Love, Light and Peace Bonnie

tracy said...

wow this is so pretty i love the image and all the detail. Thanks for joining us at The Creative Cottage Challenge, Tracy x

Becky said...

How gorgeous Melanie! Love that image!!
Thanks so much for joining us at The Creative Cottage!
Love Becky xx

Dana Gustafson said...

Really cute! ANd the blingy flower is so pretty. Thanks so much for joining us Just Us Girls this week!

Stampin' Pam said...

Oh Oh! Cuteness alert! Beware of princess mice with wands. Seriously a very cute image. Thanks for playing along with the Let's Get Digital JUGS challenge this week. We appreciate it!

Kathryn B said...

Oh My Melanie! This is absolutely gorgeous! I love your attention to detail...those pearls,decorative edging your coloring! Sigh...

Thanks sooo much for playing along with the JUGS digi challenge this week!

Cindy said...

Gorgeous!! Just love it! Thanks so much for joining us over at Cuttlebug Challenge Blogspot!

CraftyGirl said...

Glad you got the glitter part right because it was perfect for the Frosted Designs challenge!! I love this sweet, dear little image!! What a little cutie!!
Barb :)

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Well, maybe you used the wrong collection, but you certainly made a spectacular card! Your mouse princess or princess mouse is totally adorable and certainly blingy. And you definitely got your corners covered too. Terrific take on the corners challenge. So happy you could join in our fun this week at Our Creative Corner.

Manuela said...

great card! thanks for playing with us at CUYL! hugs, manuela

Andrea M said...

WOW! So many beautiful touches in one card! Lovely :) The mousey is so darn cute too. Way to get digital! Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls this week

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Melanie
A gorgeous card,thankyou for joining us at CraftyCatz for this week's challenge,
Hugs Dianne xx

Sandee said...

This is adorable! So glad you played in our challenge this week!!!

Carla aka scrappypug said...

I just love this! I adore that little mouse. Thanks for joining us at Fairy Fun Fridays!

Wanda said...

I love the card. The flower is amazing. Of course the mouse is just too cute. Thanks for joining us on Cuttlebug Challenge

Jeannie said...

Welcome Mesa - Phoenix here....sweet, sweet card - love it!! Thanks so much for joining us for Twisted Thursday at Shirley's 2 Girls!

Peace & Luv,
Jeannie

Dot Scrap said...

Lovely card. The mouse is so sweet. Lovely coloring.
Thank yo so much for joining us at Stamp Something this week.
Dorte aka dot-scrap

Dot Scrap said...

Lovely card. The mouse is so sweet. Lovely coloring.
Thank yo so much for joining us at Stamp Something this week.
Dorte aka dot-scrap

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous card! I love the colors and all the bling. Adorable!

Trisha said...

Such an adorable card! Thanks for playing this week at FFF. COme by my site if u like, I have some yummy blog candy up! P.S. Becoming a follower too.! Hugs, Trish

Lindsey said...

So cute, love those pearls, thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week xx

Aunty Sue said...

Fab card thanks for joining us this week at Crafty Catz

Ann English said...

Cute as can be-easy mistake to make---I love it-so there!!! Thank you for joining us for Twisted Thursday at Shirleys2Girls!

Cat said...

Love the pearls and gorgeous flower on your beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at S2G this week for our "pink" challenge!

andrea said...

sweet image,gorgeous card lovely detail,thankyou for joining us at fab'n'funky
andrea

Georgia said...

Love on the details on your cute little card. Thanks for playing S2G TT.

Sandra Farrell said...

I'm so glad you played with us this week and Stampin' Royalty. Great Card!!

Margreet said...

this is such a stunning card!.thanks for playing with us at FFF
xxx Margreet

Lisa said...

Melanie! This is beautiful and inspired! Thanks for playing with S2G this week!

Hugs,
Lisa

Diane Gilbert said...

Adorable! Thanks for playing along with 'Our Creative Corner' this week!

Roberta Laliberte said...

Silly girl! This is adorable and you did mel proud I am sure!(Even if it was the wrong one!) HE HE!

Love the color combo and I forget all about sponging nesties for a stencil effect! Thanks for the reminder!

Thanks for joining Fairy Fun Fridays this week!

xoxoxox

Viv said...

I'm with you Mel!! It's got all the criteria, so no problem!!! LOVE your glitzy card girl!
Thanks for playing along with us at Fairy Fun Fridays. Good luck! Viv xx

Shelly's Images said...

Congratulations on your win in our "All that Glitters" challenge at Shelly's Images. I can't wait to hear which image you would like to receive.

Meda said...

Very cute mouse. And I love what you did with the rose.

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