- 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 Pooches Gracias card I used Meljen's Image, Chili Chihuahua, found here .
The image was colored with Copics and then cut out using several sizes and types of Spellbinders Dies.
IMAGE: Meljen's Designs for Whimsey Stamps. Chili Pepper Images, clip art.
SENTIMENT: generated on computer.
COLORS: Copic Markers
THE CRAZY CHALLENGE: Boy Card
CUPCAKE CRAFT CHALLENGE: Cats & Dogs
DONNA'S DEN OF CRAFTS: A Man's World
MY SHERI CRAFTS : #14: Critter
STAMP SCRAP & DOODLE SATURDAYS: Animals
SPEEDY THE CAT'S FRIENDS CHALLENGE #12 : Use yellow, red, orange
CREATIVE CRAFT WORLD: Holiday/Summer. Summer is a Fiesta.
ONE STITCH AT A TIME: Use Digital Image
SENTIMENTAL SUNDAYS: For Men
COLOR Q: Color Challenge
FLOURISHES TIMELESS TUESDAYS: Inspirational challenge: I went with the colors as my inspiration
PAPERTAKE WEEKLY CHALLENGE: Cutie Patootie
OCC WEEKLY SKETCH: #25
THOUGHTFUL THURSDAY: Color Challenge Red. Orange, Yellow
S2G TWISTEDCHALLENGE: Hot, Use the color Orange
CAS-TASTIC CHALLENGES: Inspired by Summer (summer is hot and so are these peppers)
CREATIVE COTTAGE: Touchy Feely, Texture: All the peppers are debossed and layered between foam tape for 3-D effect and lots of texture. The brads and raffia add texture too.
FOR FUN CHALLENGES: Sketch
CRAFTY CATZ CHALLENGE: Summertime
IF THE SHOE FITS-Vacation: This reminds me of my Mexican (Cozemel) Vacation 2 years ago.
STAMP WITH US: Color Challenge
STAMP SCRAP & DOODLE: Use Digital Image