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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 16, 2010



Dana said...

What a great layout and car Mel!! I love how bright and colorful you kept everything!

Karen said...

Great card Mel!

Julie said...

This card is fabulous! Such a unique take on the theme too.
Merry Christmas

Diane said...

This is a great card, Mel with lots of detail. I love the way you've 3D'd many of the elements!
Diane x

KarinsArtScrap said...

what a lovely card melanie.
beautiful details and great colors.

greetings karin

WeirdCat said...

Brilliant card, love the layout and the colour
Ruth x

Jóna said...

Great card ! Every thing in it is so right and fits perfectly !
Hugs, Jóna

Tracy said...

This card has such great elements. Awesome job Mel!

Crystal said...

this is FANTASTIC Mel, WOW LOVE all the details on this, FABULOUS!

KraftyKoolKat said...

Great take on the heme Mel. Very colourful.

skylife said...

That's absolutely fabulous! I just love all the embellishments! The background paper and the embossed one are so into the theme :-)

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a fun card Mel!! I just love the distressing, the images and the bright cheery colors!! Gorgeous!