- 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 22, 2010
JULY WEEK 3 DIGI DOODLE SHOP GUEST DESIGNER
The area to the right of the water pump was intentionally left bare so I can add the appropriate sentiment when the time comes. There is room for GET WELL, THANK YOU, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SYMPATHY etc. I often do this so I always have a card ready when the occassion calls for it
Be sure and check out this great image found here. And while you're at it, check out all the rest of their images. You're gonna love them.
IMAGE: Digi Doodle Shop
CORNER DIE CUTS: Cuttlebug
SPELLBINDERS DIE CUTS: Labels 10
FOLIAGE & FLOWER PUNCHES: Martha Stewart.
BRADS, BEADS, RIBBON
Images colored with COPICS
PAPER PLAYTIME: Flower Power
ALLSORTS CHALLENGE : Summer Days
CREATIVE CRAFT WORLD : Holiday: Summer: nothing speaks summer to me more than Marigolds.
ONE STITCH AT A TIME: Use Digital Image
PAPER SUNDAES: #27 Make your own Flowers
STAMPIN SISTERS IN CHRIST: Include something requiring plans to build or construct. It seems to me it would take a set of instructions or plans to design and assemble a water pump.
A CRAFTY LITTLE PLACE: #48 Sketch Challenge
KAH-WINK-E-DINK: In The Garden
BELLI CHALLENGE : #96 Something that moves (pump handle) Somthing old from Stash (black beads)
CAS-TASTIC CHALLENGE: Inspired by summer
CREATIVE COTTAGE: Touchy Feely-Texture-Lots of texture here with the ribbon treatment and the handmade flowers.
FAB-N-FUNKY: reuse/recycle: I used the little white corner thingys, left over from a prior project. Also the black beads were crushed and reused to create the small flower centers
LITTLE RED WAGON: Case or copy: I copied the background of the central image on the following card by Lorelie Kim, by dividing it into four equal sections. I hope this is what you mean and that it counts.
CRAFTY CATZ CHALLENGE: #42 Summertime
STAMP SOMETHING: Flowery
CRITTER SKETCH CHALLENGE: Sketch
CRAFTY CREATIONS: Summery