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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

SAIL AWAY

This weeks card for Meljen's Designs was created using the image, Sail Away.  After printing and coloring I cut the image out and mounted it on nested Spellbinder dies.



















CARD RECIPE:
IMAGE: Meljen's Designs for Whimsey Stamps.
DIES: Spellbinder Nestabilities
SUN PUNCH:  McGill Starburst
Brads
Eyelets
Button


  This Sweet Image can be found in the Meljen corner of Whimsey Stamps here.






CHALLENGES:
SENTIMENTAL SUNDAYS: Fun And Games
STAMP WITH FUN: Men or boys
THERE'S MAGIC IN THE AIR:  Dog days of Summer
COWGIRLS SUNDAY STAMP CHALLENGE:  Anything goes
MY SHERI CRAFTS: Vacations
ONE STOP CRAFT CHALLENGE: METAL -Brads, eyelets
STAMP SCRAP & DOODLE ; Use a digital Image
SPEEDY THE CAT FRIENDS CHALLENGE #13; Masculine-mine is for a BOY not man
KAH-WINK_E-DINK:  Anything That's cool.  Sailing is cool and it will sure cool you off.
MY TIME TO CRAFT: Checks:  *See the band of red and white checks with the eyelets
CRAFTY CREATIONS: Summery
FOR FUN CHALLENGES:  Colors of summer
THE SISTERHOOD OF CRAFTERS:  USA RED WHITE AND BLUE
BELLES N WHISTLES: Fun in The Sun

35 comments:

Chrissy D said...

Ohhh my this is SWEET!

Crafty Tam said...

So cute and I love the colours.

Hugs

Tammy xx

Gloria Westerman said...

So Pretty......and great layout.....love your coloring....thank you for playing with us....

Pat said...

Super card, great colours. Thanks for joining us at Paper Cupcakes this week.

Pat xx

Poppet said...

Great card Melanie, love the colour combo. The 3D'd waves look fab and add dimension. Thank you for sharing your card with us at CSSC and we hope to see you again next week. :-) xx

Andrea said...

Very great card - wonderful motiv and color.
Thanks for joining stamp with fun.
Hugs
Andrea-Emmi41

Tina46 Kreativblog said...

So gorgeous card,I love the image and the wonderful papers.thanks for joining in our challenge.
hugs tina46
swf-team

Diane said...

Really COOL card, thanks for playing at KWED, I hope to see more of you there! ~Diane

Val said...

This is gorgeous. Thanks for joining OSCC this week. Hope to see you again soon.
Hugs
Valxx

Courtney said...

Sailing is 'COOL' and so is this card! Thanks for playing along with us this week at KWED. Good Luck!

~Courtney~
KWED DT

Vicki Dutcher said...

Mel - this is just so boy! Love this card in the colors!! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

My Sheri CRAFTS said...

The coloring is great! I love the waves, they look so real! Thanks for posting to myshericrafts!

CraftinGranny said...

OMG...This is so cute! Love that image and your LO. Thanks for joining us at For Fun this week.
"Hugs" Carol

Scrappy said...

Super cute! :) I always LOVE your work! Great colors and PERFECT for KWED's Cool Anything Goes challenge too! Hope you'll be back to join us again soon!

coldwaters2 said...

Wow this is absolutely great, love that image which has been coloured to perfection and the papers are lush thank you for sharing this with us at OSCC
Hugs
Lorraine x

craftyb said...

fab card! Your image is soooo cute and you coloured it beautifully.....your pp's are fab....and i love the button sun! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Creations! bx

Helen Dooley said...

How adorable! Thanks so much for playing along on For Fun this week.

Kristen said...

This image is DARLING! I love the papers that you used and the paper piecing is phenomenal. Thank you for joining in at KWED and sharing your very cool card!

Lisa said...

Adorable card....very well put together! THanks for playing along with us again this week at For Fun!

Chrissie said...

Sweetie card!
Thanks for joining in with the MTTC Challenge!
Chrissie

Lawyers Scrap Too! said...

Your card is fantastic. I love the coloring on the stamp and the cute button sun. Your card has given me so many ideas. Thanks for the inspiration.

Anesha said...

Adorable card, thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sunday.

KarinsArtScrap said...

hi melanie, it's along time

this is a beauty what lovely colors you have used.
like the eyelets and the button as a sun.


greetings and hugs from karin

Mary Ski said...

Darling card. That sailboat is precious. Thanks for sharing with FFC

Scrapping Cat said...

This is such an adorable card...perfect for a little boy...awesome job

pennyd said...

What a great card - I love the sailboat!

Lauretta See said...

i just love your creations so much Mel,, this is stunning!!

Belinda said...

What a precious card!!! Love the boat.

Lynda Nielsen said...

What an absolute DARLING card! Beautiful coloring and layout too! So glad you entered the Belles 'n Whistles challenge, but your image would need to be one of our images to qualify. We'd love to see what you can do with a Belles 'n Whistles image. =)
Hugs,
Lynda

Dru said...

Really cute! Thanks for joining us this week at Paper Cupcakes - love the coloring!!!

sophiesmama said...

Darling card Melissa! Thanks so much for joining us at PCC this week!
Hugs,
Mary

Joan Ervin said...

Hi Mel....hope all is well with you and yours!!! Boy, have you been making some beautiful cards...WOW!!! I just love this adorable little boat with the pretty colors and gorgoeus coloring!!!! The little button is the perfect finishing touch!!!!

Francie G. said...

Mel, This is over the top cuteness! Love all your fabulous details! The waves, your wonderful coloring, fabo design just everything! Beautifully done!

Monika Reeck said...

sooo cuuute...I want to see your DDSB card and see this cute one at the top of your post...so cute and lovely card Mel love love love...

Laura said...

Super cute card.I just found you searching through blogs.And I'm so happy I did.YOur work is stunning.