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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

Thursday, September 9, 2010


For Digi Doodle Shops Best Team challenge this week we had to include a charm on our card.  I chose their new fall scene image primarily because a leaf charm was about the only kind of charm I had.

Image: Fall Scene: Digi Doodle Shop
Embossing folder: Cuttlebug Tiny Bubbles
Foliage Punch: Martha Stewart
Tree Stamp on embossed layer & pumpkin Stamp are unknown.
Embellishments: Ribbon, charm, beads, and a bit of flower soft.
Images colored with Copics.


Dora said...

Awww this is so beautiful, love your colouring on the fall scene xxx

KymKreates said...

Oh my gosh This is just stunning!!! I love everything about it!!! The embossing and silhouettes of the trees add such Autumn texture!


Amber said...

Fabulous creation!!! From your paper to your coloring, this card is just awesome!

Karen said...

This is brilliant Mel, your colouring is brilliant.

Judy said...

Hi Mel,

Awesome card hun. The colors are brilliant, and the LO is gorgeous. Love the charm too.

BIG hugs

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is very beautiful,love that charm in the corner and great colors and scene and the leaves around the picture is wonderful

greetings karin

Jóna said...

Totally adorable card, love all about it !!!
Hugs, Jóna