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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, September 23, 2010

EMBOSS IT

Digi Doodle Shops Best challenge this week was to show some kind of embossng on my card.  I used dry embossing on the designer paper layer, the white layer, the frame, and the border.

WHAT I USED ON MY CARD:
IMAGE: Digi Doodle Shop's: Gone wth the Wind #2
BORDER & FRAME DIES: Spellbinders
FLOURISHED BLING: Zva Creative
FLOWERS: Prima
DEW DROPS: Clear, colored with Copics
EMBOSSING FOLDER: Cuttlebug
DESIGNER PAPER: Scrap Ease
GLITTER: Art Institute Glitter
Image was colored with Copics

12 comments:

Karen said...

Ooooh, Mel, this is so elegant, I love everything about it.
xx

Monika Reeck said...

Woow Mel this is stunning..elegant and beautiful...hope to see you on my blog dear...hugs...Monika

Pascale said...

Mel this is great I love all the embossing and the great swirls. Hugs Pascale

Maria Matter said...

absolutely gorgeous Melanie!!!
HUGS!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Gorgeous car Mel! Love all of the bling! TFS

Karen Howard said...

Very, VERY, pretty!!! Love the layout and the dress is absulutely beautiful!!! Hugs, Karen

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is a beautiful and elegant card melanie.

greetings karin

Judy said...

Hi Mel,

Very beautiful card hun. Love the rich colors you used. Great job!

Hugs
Judy

Francie G. said...

Total elegance, Mel!

Jóna said...

This is just beautiful Mel !!!!
Hugs, Jóna

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is stunning Melanie!! I so love your coloring and all your biing and design!! Gorgeous!!

Karen Howard said...

Hi Melanie, this is a beautiful card! Love the lady, flowers and bling! I've had a blast working with you on the design team and wish you the best in everything you do! Hugs, Karen