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, November 25, 2010


For this weeks Digi Doodle Shop's best, we were challenged to create a card using red and green.  I used their Poinsettia Image coupled with several neutral colored die cuts.   The image was printed then glue applied to the lines in the design, covered with gold embossing powder then embossed with a heat gun.  It was layered on several Die labels seperated with dimensional foam tape, and frames.  Image was colored with Copic Markers.

Poinsettia Image: DIGI DOODLE SHOP
Sentiment: GINA K
Die Frames and Labels: SPELLBINDER
Designer Paper:  ANNA GRIFFIN


KarinsArtScrap said...

hi melanie.
beautiful card and your poinsenetta is great, great coloring too.

greetings karin

Karen said...

Gorgeous traditional card Mel.

KraftyKoolKat said...

Gorgeous creation Mel.


Dana said...

Very pretty!! I love your embossing and all those die cuts are luscious!!

Tracy said...

This card made me smile when I saw it. It's sooo pretty. I love what you did with the poinsettia, and the punchwork and diecuts are gorgeous! Lovely!

downrightcrafty said...

hi hun
thank you for the lovely comment it really made me smile, and with our atrocious weather at the moment that was very much needed.
Although on browsing your own very beautiful creations, I think we could give each other ideas along the way
so I jumped aboard too
cannot wait to see more of your beautiful work
Kate (Downrightcrafty)xx

Davi said...

Wow this is really wonderful! I love that beautiful poinsettia!!

Dora said...

Hi Mel, love your card, it's really so elegant. Love the embossing and thank you for your lovely comment on my card. Yes, it was really nice being a GDT for this month, I really enjoyed it :) Hugs xxx

Jóna said...

This is so beautiful Mel !!
Love the colors and what you did with the poinsettia.
Hugs, Jóna

Cheryl said...

I am so happy you stopped by my blog and left a comment. I have to admit I usually silently stalk your blog. :)

I love your traditional Christmas card. The poinsettia is amazing.

Take care!


Anonymous said...

Just love all the layered die cuts.The poinsettia looks amazing and really pops against the neutral tones.
Lisa x