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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 4, 2010


Thanksgiving reminds me of Fall more than just about anthing else, so I used this wonderful Image from the Digi Doodle Shop for my card.

IMAGE: Digi Doodle Shop, SU En Francais
SPELLBINDERS: Nestabilities square dies,  Frame, Fancy Tags,
Border Punch: EK Success,
Image colored with Copics
Embellishments:  Sisal tie, Check Ribbon, Twill Tape, Button, Dew Drops, Mini Fall Leaves.


KarinsArtScrap said...

hi melanie, it's along time .
but this card is beautiful love the colors and papers.

greetings karin

Diane said...

Wonderful colours, Mel and I love the addition of the littlegroup of leaves in the corner!
Diane x

Julie said...

Gorgeous card! I love the design and how the image just pops

Dana said...

Mernie this is just beautiful!! I fell in love with it when you uploaded it to the group ; )
I want the scallop nesties in both the circles and squares! This reminds me to bump those up to the top of my wishlist! Just a gorgeous card lady!!

jdmommy said...

Mel, if you are actually baking that pie, will you send me some??? I love the layers and colors, GF!

KraftyKoolKat said...

Lovely image/colouring and layout Mel. Love it.


Sara said...

So pretty! Love the frame around the image.

Jóna said...

Beautiful card, love all about it !!
Hugs, Jóna

Crystal said...

This is BEAUTIFUL, LOVE LOVE all your layers!

Francie G. said...

What a beautiful fall creation, Mel! Love the scene you have created and you wonderful coloring! Hope all is well with you, GF. Hugs!

Benzi said...

Oh, I smell wonderful things baking up in the kitchen already for the Thanksgiving feast. What a perfect and beautiful Thanksgiving creation.

Tracy said...

This card is so beautiful Mel! I love the papers you've used. The image is just colored perfectly and all that layering of the different shapes underneath--YUM! Like the twill tape and button too.

Ila said...

Oh Wow!! this is Gorgeous Mel. The colors and details are so warm and Wonderful...Hugs, Ila

WeirdCat said...

Beautiful, I love all the different edges,
Ruth x

Karen said...

Really lovely Mel, great colouring too.

Judy said...

Very pretty Mel,

Love your color choices, and technique.


KarinsArtScrap said...

hi melanie.

melanie sorry for the late response to your question.
but I'am not living near a'dam but near Eindhoven.
so if you are near there let me know than we can meat, seems so much fun.
If you do that than I give you my phone number.
I let you know per email
have a nice evening or day I don't know the time differents.

greetings and hugs from karin

Berenice R. said...

So beautiful card! :)

Joan Ervin said...

What a gorgeous Thanksgiving card, Mel...your coloring is amazing and I love how you used all the die cut layers in the background!!! You always do such fabulous work!!!

Anonymous said...

Such a beautiful card.Fab layout and lovely colouring.
Lisa x