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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 21, 2010


 For my Meljen Design team card  this week I used the image, Garden Bun Bun Fairy.  This delightful little image is in the Meljen's area of Whimsey Stamps and can be found here :
I used the "Out Of The Box Technique to create this image with a Spellbinders Die, and then it was colored with Copics.  

IMAGE: Meljen Designs for Whimsey Stamps, Heidi Swapp Stamps
COLOR: Copics
BORDER PUNCH: Martha Stewart

ONE STITCH AT A TIME: Use Digital Image
CARDVARKS: Birthday Card
CREATIVE COTTAGE CHALLENGE: Touchy Feely Texture: Ribbon/flower emellishment


shellshearer said...

Gorgeous, your colour combo & Dp are just fab
Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week!
Good Luck
Hugs Shell xx

Love crafts forever said...

Thanks for foining are blog so many times. Love your work. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT. Hugs, Nataliya.

Spyder said...

Love the colour, super cute image! Thank you for joining OSAAT's Digi Madness Challenge this week!

Kendra said...

I would never have thought to use purple with a rabbit! It looks great! Thanks for you second post with us at SSDS!

Stephanie said...

Beautiful card! I love the colors. Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time.

Dora said...

Hi, this is beautiful, love your colors :) Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week and good luck xx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card! Lovely image and layout!

Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week for our digi madness challenge.

Hugs /Hanna

Josephine said...

Such pretty colours! A lovely card.

Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week.

Brenda Brown said...

You have been busy Melanie, making another beautiful card with us at OSAAT this week.
Luv Brenda xxx

Rosemary said...

Oh my gosh, Mernie, this is fantastic! I love the beautiful design, and the colors are so rich - lovely job!

Love Bun Bun and we're really happy you participated in our Opus Gluei challenge!

Becky said...

And another gorgeous card Melanie!!
Love how you made your card all touchy Feely!!
Thanks so much for joining us at The Creative Cottage!!
Love Becky xx

Craftyanny said...

Thanks for joining us on Creative cottage this week, your card is gorgeous
Anne x

Shelly's Images said...

This is SO pretty Melanie! Thanks so much for joining us for our TTThursday Challenge. It is always such fun to visit your blog to see what you have been creating!

Min @ Kaymin Kreations said...

What an amazingly gorgeous card!! I just love your coloring and that bow is must fabulous!!
Thanks so much for playing with us at Shelly's Images! We love having you join!
Hugs & Happy Days!

Jana said...

This is adorable. I love the layers and that bunny is too cute. Thanks so much for playing with us at OPUS GLUEI.

Dianna said...

Adorable card! Thanks for coming to the party at PTT this week!

Anna said...

Lovely color combo! Very pretty card! Thanks for joining the party at Party Time Tuesdays!

Nancy said...

Completely adorable!! Thanks for partying with us this week at Party Time Tuesdays!

Kristie said...

Adorable card :) Thanks for playing along with my Party Time Tuesdays challenge!