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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, December 23, 2010

An Early Christmas Present

Merry Christmas everyone.  Our Anything Goes card for this weeks Digi Doodles Challenge seemed an extra challenge for me and I found it necessary to kill two birds with one stone. Being Christmas week and and all I'm extra busy like everyone else, and to add insult to injury I have a a gravely ill  dog who just ruptured a disk and is paralyzed.  He requires a ton of attention so this card is one I had to make for a friends new Granddaughter anyway, thus the two birds thing.   Actually amid all the chaos, it was a relaxing and fun card to make.  This image called BABY GIRL from the Digi Doodle Shop was fun and easy to work with.
I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder for the background and a Martha Stewart border punch for the top design.  The image was colored with Copics and mounted on a nestabilities Die.  The only embellishment is the bow.


KraftyKoolKat said...

A seriously cute card Hun. Hope doggie is better soon.

Merry Christmas.


KarinsArtScrap said...

she is adorable melanie, beautiful card.

greetings karin

Tracy said...

So cute Mel! Great coloring!

Sara said...

Too cute! Hope your doing ok with the doggie.

Dana said...

Awww!! She's just so precious!! I have this stamp and now I want to go ink her up!! Love your embossing on this also!

Dana said...

oops.. forgot to say I am so sorry about your dog!!

Jóna said...

Adorable card and love the use of colors.
Hugs, Jóna