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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, October 21, 2010

Keeping it Simple

This weeks Digi Doodle Shops Best blog challenged us to "KEEP IT SIMPLE"  Only one embellishent allowed and no designer paper.  Since we couldn't use designer paper I created my background with a couple of nautical stamps and my homemade sky template.  I figured createing my own background was  not much different than doing it with an embossing folder.

IMAGE: Digi Doodle: Sail Away, Ships wheel and Anchor by Paper Trey
Spellbinders Labels Nestabilities
Embosed lines done With the Sore Pal.  Image was colored with Copics.


KraftyKoolKat said...

Mel this is so calm and serene. Love it to bits.


Karen said...

VEry nice Mel, love the matching ribbon too.

Julie said...

So pretty and that ribbon was a great touch

Dana said...

Very pretty. I love the entire card! You did a great job of carrying the nautical theme throughout.

KarinsArtScrap said...

just simply beautiful melanie.

greetings karin

jdmommy said...

Mel, I love this carrd isn the simple design and colors!! No RED or green - What were you thinking??????? Hugs, my friend!

Uma said...

lovely, nice sea theme

Tracy said...

Beautiful Mel! You couldn't have found a more perfect ribbon. Hugs!

Diane said...

That ribbon is perfect with the image, Mel!
Diane x

WeirdCat said...

Great card, all the elements work together and you can imagine sailing away
Ruth x

Judy said...

Hi Mel,

What a beautiful card. The blue is perfect for this as it gives you the impression of water, and the ribbon adds the perfect touch! Great job hun.


Jóna said...

Super great card Mel !!!
Hugs, Jóna
P.s. I have opened Fan's of Digi Doodle Shop at PCP, you are welcome to join us :o)

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Ila said...

Totally Fabulous..I love the nautical theme and cool colors!...Your creations are all Wonderful..and I am so enjoying visiting your blog!!...Hugs, Ila