About Me

My photo
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, October 7, 2010


Good morning everyone.  After forgetting to post my card last week I'm so paranoid that I'll forget it again that I'm posting early.  So in reality it isn't really morning nor is it Thursday but I'm pretending it is. So here is my card for the Digit Doodle Shops Best Thursday blog challenge.  This week we are to use the color orange.   I used the antique Water Pump image and added a patch of pumpkins.  They are layered and popped up on dimensional tape.  The Three-D Pumpkin was created by folding several punched circles in half.

Old Water Pump Image: Digi Doodle Shop
Pumpkin Images: Eureka
Vines: Twistel and Punched Maple Leaves
Labels 8 Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities
Corner Die: Cuttlebug
Border Punch: Martha Stewart
Images colored with Copics
Dew Drops


Karen said...

Ooooops Mel, can't see the main picture of your card.....lol

Jóna said...

Love ALL about your card !!!!
Hugs, Jóna

WeirdCat said...

I like what I can see so far, I really want to see more
Ruth x

Tracy said...

Hey Mel! Whoopsie, can't see your card here, but I saw it at the DDSB site and it's absolutely beautiful. Wonderful job coloring and I love your extra pumpkins! Hugs!

Sara said...

ok, wow!! Your card is amazing!! Love the 3-d pumpkin!

Diane said...

I love this card, Mel and the way you've 3D'd the pumpkins!
Diane x

WeirdCat said...

Looks totally fab now I can see the whole thing, love it,
Ruth x

Judy said...

Awesome card Mel..you little creator you! Just love seeing your cards every week!


KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful card, love the papers and coloring

greetings and hugs karin

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is gorgeous Mel. Love everything about it. It is so tranquil.


Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is gorgeous! I just love your coloring and the image! Stunning layout and punching!! Love it Melanie!!