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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

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


Thursday is also Meljen's Design Challenge Day.  This week found us creating cards to fit a standard business sized envelope.   I used their Apple Beary Fairy image colored with Copics and plan to use the card as a Get Well card...you know, an apple a day...yadda yadda, yadda.....
OVAL LAYERS: Nestie Dies
BORDER PUNCHS: Martha Stewart
ROSE : Prima
Ribbon, Tulle,  Courage Pin, Beads, Glitter

This sweet little image can befound here:here

PAPERTAKE WEEKLY CHALLENGE: In The Garden:  Noting says outdoors on this card, but I'll bet the AppleBeary Fairy isn't flying around inside the house.
RILEY AND COMPANY: Cut it Out, pop it up
STAMP WITH FUN #67: Fairies:
FLUTTER BY WEDNESDAY:  This is Meljen's new release, Apple Beary Fairy
FOR FUN CHALLENGES:  Color it yourself:  I used Copics
GINGERSNAP CREATIONS: #62 MARKERS: I used Copic Markers to color my image
STARS AND STAMPS:  Shippers choice: To Send to a girl

JULY  15th release


Kim Y. said...

Totally darling! Love the colors!!

Anonymous said...

Love the colors! Such an amazing card with so much detail!

My Little Space said...

Stunning card.

Thank you for joining in with our challenge at PTW this week.


debby4000 said...

Adorable sweet card, beautiful colours.

Helen Dooley said...

Cute card, you did a great job coloring it. Thanks for sharing on For Fun this week.

Becca Whitham said...

Your color work is just gorgeous...and the little fairy is really cute. I can see her colored in Halloween, though, and riding that apple like a broomstick!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card, Melanie. Great job on the colouring and I love the image. Thanks so much for joining us at For Fun Challenge this week.
Amelia x

helloholley said...

This is a work of art!!Really stunning!!! ;)

Danni said...

This is just so fabulous!! Love it! Thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

Tammy said...

WOW this is adorable!! That image is so sweet! Great colors and details!

KarinsArtScrap said...

hi angela

this is a cute bear
great appel too
and your colors are wunderful

greetings karin

CraftinGranny said...

Fantastic job of coloring! Such a cute image, I'm off shopping.
Thanks so much for joining us at For Fun this week. Sure hope to see you back next week.
"Hugs" Carol

Mary Ski said...

Very cute card and great job on the shading. THanks for sharing with For Fun Challenges. Be sure to check back next week.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is so sweet Melanie!! I so love your image and your colors and coloring rocks!! Gorgeous!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

This is such a gorgeous card, I love the colors and layout and that image is adorable! Thanks for playing along with us this week at OWH!

Lisa said...

Love this card! Perfect for a get well card! Thanks for sharing with us at For Fun Challenges!

Operation Write Home said...

Such a sweet card...I still need to tackle the tall card challenge too! hugs!

Virgo5 said...

Super cute, I love all the details!

Andrea said...

Very great card - like all of it - so wonderful image and design! Thanks for joining stamp with fun.