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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, July 29, 2010


Another week has gone by and I can't believe my month At Digi Doodle is over.  I have so enjoyed my time with the Design Team.  For my final card I used a number of Spellbinders Dies and The Digi Doodle "Blueberries" Image.  I  printed this image numerous times then did a lot of cutting and pasting, layering the berries and leaves between foam tape.  The top layer of the individual berries and leaves was debossed for more puff and dimension. I'm just sorry the picture doesn't shoe this better. Then I finished the card with a die cut butterfly and pearls.   I want to thank all the great gals at Digi Doodle.  I had a wonderful month and will truly miss you all.    

IMAGE:  Digi Doodle Shop
DIES: Spellbinders
COLOR: Copics

This wonderful image can be found at the Digi Doodle Shop here.  And it's still on sale until the end of the month.

THE PINK ELEPHANT: sketch challenge
STAMP SCRAP & DOODLE: Use digital Image


Judy said...

Hi Melanie,

You did a gorgeous job with this stamp hun. Mom drew this one, and she was so pleased with your card.


Pascale said...

This is so stunning I totally love it all. Hugs Pascale

KymKreates said...

Oh my gosh Melanie this is just out of this world delicious!!!! I hope you received my e-mail and say yes to my offer!

Thanks for being our Guest DT.


Poppet said...

Fantastic card Melanie, the dimension really shows and your shading is perfect. They look good enough to eat. Thank you for sharing your card with us at CSSC and we hope to see you again next week. :-) xx

Monika Reeck said...

HI Melanie..love that butterfly sooo much and your coloring the Images so pretty...very wonderfully done...see you on my Blog, Hugs, DDSB DT, Monika

Beautiful Greetings said...

Just gorgeous! I love the design and your take on the sketch this week. Thanks for playing with Skipping Stones Design this week.

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Lovely card, Melanie!! Love all the lacy detail!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at TPE this week!!
Sheri-TPE DT

www.alittlethisandalotofthat.blogspot.com said...

I absolutely love your blueberry card.... the colors are so rich....great creation


Michelle VP said...

I love all the rich colors you used with these blueberries and the 3D effect you gave them too. Thanks for stamping with us at Flutterby Wednesday this week. :)

Katja of Katzz said...

This is gorgeous!!!! Love the colors... Thanks for joining our DT. Hope to see you again on the blog!!!

Anonymous said...

Wow those look gorgeous! I can tell lots of work went into making those look so real! Thanks for joining us at Skipping Stones Design!

Danni said...

Very pretty!! Thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

Jóna said...

Gorgeous card Melanie ! Love it all !!!
Hugs,Jóna :o)

Amber said...

Melanie your card is beautiful! The blueberry stamp is one of my favorites.

Karen Howard said...

Hi Mel, Love your blueberry card... looks yummy!!! Welcome to the DT, love having you! Hugs, Karen

Derrick said...

I absolutely love your blueberry card.... the colors are so rich....great creation Harriet