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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, July 8, 2010


Good morning ladies.  I hope you are all as excited and up for this challenge as I am.  As a Guest Designer for the month of July the Digi Doodle Shop asked us to created a card adding texture.  I began with an image with a lot of texture, the Vegetable Cart, then added more of my own: the raffia tie, the punched picket fence, the straw under the vegetables, the barnyard scene behind the central image, and the chicken wire background.
VEGETABLE CART: Digi Doodle Shop
LEAVES & GRASS: Make a Scene: Rubber Necker Stamps
The farmyard scene was a yard sale find
ACCESSORIES: Fence Border Punch by Martha Stewart, Ribbon, Raffia, Straw. The round and Scalloped Dies are Nesties.
Images colored by COPICS
This image can be found at Digi Doodle Shop Here:   And the best part is, it's On Sale Now!
OOH LALA CREATIONS:  Summer:  This is my version of a summer harvest
DARE U 2 DIGI STAMP: The Great Outdoors


KymKreates said...

this is just scrumptious! You did a fabulous job on adding texture. I am so pleased you have joined us for the month of July!! Welcome!


Monika Reeck said...

your coloring the images looks like they have real texture oh wow...Adorable card and congrats on being GUESS DT by DDSB...hugs, DDSB DT, Monika

Katja of Katzz said...

It's a real beauty!!! Really wonderfull. So glad you have joined our DT for this month!

Greetings, Katja

KarinsArtScrap said...

hi melanie

long time that I spook too you
this is a lovely card
I like how you addit the straw too the card, great job

greetings and hugs from karin

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous card! I love all the texture. I need to get that edge punch.

Pascale said...

Hi the card you made is STUNNING I gasped when I saw it! It sums up texture perfectly. Hugs Pascale Ps thanks for the lovely comments on my blog xx

Amber said...

Fabulous card Melanie! Love the textures and details of your card! I'm a farm girl so I love cards with country scenes! So happy to have you on the team for July!

Judy said...

Wow, this is nothing short of fantastic. Very very eye catching!!


Anonymous said...

Yummy card, Melanie! That's a fabulous image, and I love the way you added textured and made it 3-D. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Crafting With Deedee's Digis this week. :-) Hugs, Deedee

Melissa Craig said...

Great card! Makes me feel like Fall. Thanks for joining us at Crafting with Deedee's Digis.

Rebeccah Kuhne said...

What a fantastic card! Thanks for playing along with us at Totally Stampalicious!

Jóna said...

I just love this stunning card !!!!
Amazing !!!
Hugs, Jóna

p.s. Congrats on being guest designer on DDSB :o)

Audrey said...

Wow! The way you colored those veges it great! They pop right off the page! Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

WOW!! Speechless really!! I love it. All the texture and dimension is FAB!!!
Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments - hope you will play along with us again.


craftykitten said...

Gorgeous card, love love love that fence edging - just perfect. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

Emma and Susan said...

What a great card, just right for a man or someone interested in gardening. Thanks for joining in the fun with us at Aud Sentiments this week.
Love Emma and Susan

Julie said...

Lovely card. It is hot here today and your card has me dreaming of fall. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments