There's nothing sadder in this world
than to awake Christmas morning
and not be a child.
~ Erma Bombeck
I don't think my brother, sister and I will ever forget our Hoosier Christmas of 1968 – the year we got water skis for Christmas. We didn't even have a boat at the time, and, if we had, the lakes were all frozen. What were they thinking?!
I'm the cutie on the right – not smiling! My adorable sister and I were ten, and I was much more interested in an Easy Bake Oven than water sports in December. I mean, really, how do you play with water skis on Christmas morning?
If I could have hopped on a bus, I would have panhandled outside the toy store with my Christmas stocking.
I'm never too old for an Easy Bake Oven – just sayin'.
I have some crazy exciting news. I somehow won the competition for Guest Designer at My Favorite Things with this little card: I Love You Snow Much. I was really just floored to be in company with such stamping greats as Beate Johns and Sharon Harnist and actually win! Holy Cow! I hope that's encouraging to anyone out there who thinks about playing along. If I can win, you all certainly can. The new challenge is up here, so I hope you'll join us.
As part of my Guest Designer gig with My Favorite Things, I get to participate in their Wednesday Stamp Club sketches. You can find the sketch challenge and list of other designers on the My Favorite Things blog. I hope you'll play with us and enter your creations in the Splitcoast Stampers gallery. (I'll be watching for you.)
Isn't that a great sketch? There are so many crazy things you can do with it.
Here are the Copic Markers I used and links to products from My Favorite Things. (I love, love those new buttons!)