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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

I TOOK THE BELLI CHALLENGE...

...and look where I ended up.   What an honor to be the Belli Challenge guest designer for the month of September.  The challenge was to dust off some old rubber.  So here I am with this oldie but goodie, a favorite of mine, a Yvonne Albritton Stamp.  It is my favorte stamp this time of year.  Today I paired it with a couple of Martha Stewart puches.   (The picket fence border and the spider web corner.)  The Creative Belli Challenge can be found here.   The background was sponged and the imaged was colored with Copics.  I hope you enjoy my quartet of Jacko's
CHALLENGES: 
Southern Girls Challenge - Anything Goes

9 comments:

Dora said...

Congrats on your DT post, this is one awesome card, I love the bright colour xxx

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Great card, Melanie! Thanks so much for joining us as Guest Designer this month!

KarinsArtScrap said...

nice halloween card melanie
love those pumpkins

greetings karin

Chrissy D said...

Sooo glad you joined us in the Belli Challenge! GORGEOUS coloring and card!

Holly said...

This is GORGEOUS! Thank you for being a Guest Designer for the Belli Challenge. Your coloring is just awesome, and this card is perfectly spooky!!

Axel....{Carol} said...

Oh thats just stunning,i so love it,the colours are great and the jackos are so cool,wish i could make cards like this lol hmm i might even try after seeing yours,
i love everything about it.Thanks for joining us for out first southern girls challenge

Joan Ervin said...

What a fun and fabulous Halloween card, Mel...your coloring is gorgeous, as always, and the little pumpkins are sooo adorable!!! I am thrilled you joined the Belli girls this month!!!!

Helen Dooley said...

This is an amazing card. WOW

christys_scrappin said...

This is stinkin adorable! WOW!

Now a follower....hope you will do the same! :-)

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