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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, November 18, 2010

Anything Goes

It's time for Dig Doodle Shop's Best and our challenge this week is ANYTHING GOES.  I started with the Watering Can image and embellished it with a couple of handmade sunflowers and a small section of picket fence.

IMAGE: Watering Can by Digi Doodle
THANK YOU: Stampin up
PPICKET FENCE: Martha Stewart Border Punch
DIMENSIONAL SUNFLOWER:  Spellbinder Sunflower #1
FOLIAGE:  Spellbinders vine Die
RIBBON, TULLE, Flower Soft

                                                                   Watering Can


Julie said...

this card is gorgeous. I just adore those flowers too.

jdmommy said...

The flowers are wonderful, Mel! Your coloring of the image is fab, as always!! TFS!

Dana said...

Beautiful coloring on this Mernie!! And those sunflowers?? Oh my goodness, they are fantastic!!

Karen said...

Oh wow Mel, look at those flowers they're amazing. Love the colouring of the image too and it all matches perfectly.

Tracy said...

Good grief! I LOVE handmade paper flowers and yours are gorgeous Mel! The whole card is beautiful! Fab!

KraftyKoolKat said...

My goodness Mel this is so gorgeous. Those handmade flowers are out of this world. The colouring is great.

KarinsArtScrap said...

what a great card melanie.
beautiful big flower.

greetings karin

Diane said...

This is a great card, Mel and I love those handmade sunflowers!
Diane x

WeirdCat said...

I love those sunflowers, fab card,
Ruth x

Shatam said...

Your card is soooo beautiful. I'm in love with the sunflowers on your card. And your coloring is fantastic.

Hugs, Chantal

Sara said...

Beautiful! those flowers are amazing!

Anonymous said...

Those sunflowers are just fantastic!Beautiful card and beautiful colouring :D
Lisa x

Jóna said...

Beautiful, Mel!!
Love how you use the fence and the big flowers.
Hugs, Jóna

Judy said...

Hi Mel,

Gorgeous card hun. You do such nice work all the time. Just love it.