I distinctly remember dreading bedtime when I was little. One house in particular gave me the heebie jeebies. Well, not the house, but the bed; perhaps what "lurked" under it. I had it down to a science. Stand at the entryway of my bedroom. One hand on the light switch, flick of the wrist and light turned off while simultaneously taking one giant leap right into the center of my bed! Never never never were my feet to touch the ground when it was dark. What's that you say? What did I do if I had to use the restroom in the middle of the night? No problem! Bed became a diving board as I stood up on it and jumped allllllll the way back to the doorway, and of course, switched the light back on! I don't remember ever seeing a monster, but now I'm starting to wonder if I'd repressed the memories of it popping out from under my bed or my closet to interrogate me; quite like poor Tommy here. Maybe that was my fear too, not wanting to break "Mookie's" heart. Yes, that was his name! Mookie has stayed with me for years and if my own kids heard a weird noise or something in the walls, I simply explained that my childhood monster and I became friends and he stayed with me ever since. So whenever something strange went bump in the night, my little ones would just say, "Mookie, be quiet, it's bedtime!"
Yes, our family has grown fond of our big lug Mookie and he has a special place in our hearts. Which is why I've designed this card for Top Tip Tuesday's challenge We're All Hearts!
The darling green monster in Tommy's room is from Stamp Fairy and called Monsters Under My Bed 1. The background scene is from the artist Alessandro Piedemont whom I've introduced some of his artwork on my blog before. I thought the copic colored scenery was the perfect setting to depict this blossoming friendship.
So please join us at Top Tip Tuesday where our fantastic sponsors, Stampfairy, Simon Says Stamp and Ooh La La Creations will be offering up prizes for our winners! Just remember your project has to include a heart!
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