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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 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
DIES: Spellbinders

MY SHERI CRAFTS : #14: Critter
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
COLOR Q:  Color Challenge
FLOURISHES TIMELESS TUESDAYS: Inspirational challenge:  I went with the colors as my inspiration
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.
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


shellshearer said...

Oh I just love 'Pooches Gracias' he is adorable
Thanks for joining us at 'The Crazy' this week!
Good Luck
Hugs Shell xx

Catherine said...

Melanie this is such a gorgeous card ! I love it ! The colours are fantastic and I adore this little dog ! Isn't he cool ? Thank you so much for joining us at Cupcake Craft this week and good luck ! Smiles from Catherine

dragonllew said...

Fab card love the image and the sentiment, thanks for joining us at Donna's Den & good luck.
Jenny x

shellshearer said...

oops & OSAAT xx

Anesha said...

Such a fun card, love the vibrant colours. Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays.

michele hileman said...

I just love your cards. they are awesome. And I love your coloring.
Thank you for entering your cards in OSAAT

Love crafts forever said...

Beautiful image, and beautiful colors. Love your card. Thanks for playing with us at OSAAT.
Hugs, Nataliya.

Spyder said...

Gorgeous card, too cute image!!Thank you for joining OSAAT's Digi Madness Challenge this week!

My Sheri CRAFTS said...

OMG! This is truly fabulous! I love everything about it! The colors are gorgeous! Thanks for posting to myshericrafts!

Rhonda Emery said...

too stinkin cute. I became a follower.

dragonllew said...

Great card love the image. Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft World & good luck.
Jenny x

Mini said...

Great card! Thanks for taking up our challenge at Creative Craft World.
Sue x

Vicki Dutcher said...

Hey Mel - How are you doing?? YOu never answered my email...

Love the carrot colorimg! AWESOME job! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Did you get your stamps???

Kendra said...

I love this dog.....I'll be posting one with him tomorrow! Thanks for sharing your animals at SSDS!

Stephanie said...

What a great card! I love the colors and embellishments. Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time.

Scrapping Cat said...

This is such a cute card...love love love the sentiment...too cute

Liz Williams said...

This brought an instant smile to my face because it is so stinking cute. Thanks for playing along with Speedy's Friends this week.

KarinsArtScrap said...

hi melanie

thank you fot your comment on my card of sunflowers.

but this card soo colorful and the image is soo great
it's a lovely card

greetings karin

LeAnne said...

CUTE! What a fun little image, I love her stuff! Thanks for playing with the CQC this week!

Anonymous said...

What a happy card, lovely!

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

Hugs /Hanna

Faye said...

What an amazingly fun card, love it! Thanks so much for playing at Cupcake this week. xx

Josephine said...

That's such a fun card, and the colours are glorious!

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

Brenda Brown said...

Great card with fabulous colours that represent the warmth of the image and layout.
Thanks for sharing your beautiful card with us at OSAAT this week.
Luv Brenda xxx

Ann English said...

Such a cut card and wow,all those challenges! Thank you for joining us his week at Sentimental Sundays! Hope you'll join us again!

CraftinGranny said...

What an adorable card! Love those colors and that little chi chi is the cutest. Thanks for joining us at For Fun this week.
"Hugs" CArol

Sylvia said...

Cute, Cute card! Thanks for playing the CQC!

Jill said...

gorgeous card Melanie so cute! thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

Rosemary said...

LOL - this had me chuckling the minute the post came up, what a cute and clever card!

Liza said...

A fabulous card and image. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

Liza x

Laurel said...

Oh now this is adorable, thanks for playing at S2G!

Sarah A said...

Great card, this would be perfect for my Mexican brother in law!

Thanks for joining us over at Creative Craft World for our HOLIDAY challenge.

Sarah x

Becky said...

What a 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

Karen B. said...

Oh my this is just way to cute! He makes me laugh! And your coloring is fantastic!

Helen Dooley said...

That is an adorable card! I love the senti- may I cas it? Thanks for playing along this week at ForFun~

Craftyanny said...

cute as a botton, the sentiment is great

Thanks for joining us on Creative cottage this week
Anne x

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card, Melanie. Love the colours and cute image. Thanks for taking the time to join in the fun this week at For Fun Challenges.
Amelia x

Lisa said...

What an awesome card Melanie! Such a cute image and senti! Thanks for sharing it with us at For Fun!

Tracey said...

Fab card, love the bright colours & the chillis :)


Silke Ledlow said...

Mel, this is one fun & beautiful inspired card!!! Love your take on the colors!!! Thank you for playing the FTTC with us!!! Hugs ~S~

Deb Neerman said...

Love it!

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Suzanne said...

Just darling! Thanks for playing along with other lovelies thoughtful thursdays challenge.

Ann English said...

Me again-this time for S2G-I do love this card-such a cutie! Thank you for joining us this week for Twisted Thursday at Shirleys2Girls. Be sure to check in tomorrow for another fun challenge!

Georgia said...

Very Cute!

Rose said...

what a FUN card!!! thanks for joining us on the OCCSC this week :)

Cat said...

Fabulous card! What great coloring!
Thanks for joining us at S2G this week!

AmandaB said...

OMG, your card is so stinkin' cute.. Thanks for joining us at SSDS..


Tracey said...

this is just adorable! i love teh little doggie!! thanks for joining us for our Shoe vacation!

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