Sunday, July 26, 2009

Romper Room Memories Dare to Get Dirty

"Romper, bomper, stomper boo. Tell me, tell me, tell me, do. Magic mirror, tell me today. Have all my friends had fun at play?"

This quote will probably sound familiar to a lot of you who grew up on Romper Room. It was one of my favorite shows as a small child.

Remember how Miss Nancy would look through her magic mirror and recite names, like "I see Billy and Susie and Linda and, oh, there's Annie, too...."??? I don't ever recall her saying Charlene (hiccup), but with each show I hoped she would.

Further, do you remember Mr. Do Bee (the bumblebee), who taught the children lessons on how to be good boys and girls?

This week I challenged my Doubledog Dare group to make a Mr. Do Bee card (using a bee somewhere on their card, of course) teaching a young child one or more good manners.

I also see it's that time of the year for the Dare to Get Dirty challenges, so I incorporated a few of those into this card:

1. use a clear sheet (acetate--I embossed it and used my 3/4" circle punch)
2. cut it out (punches, dies)
3. use texture (brads, dotted swiss embossing folder)
4. use ABCs to spell it out
5. anything but average---make a shaped card
6. use a winged creature (the tiny bees buzzing the hive stamped behind the sentiment and on the bee brad)

Here's a close up so you can see the dotted swiss embossed acetate (or so I thought):

Stamps: Good Things, Mini Mates, Studio G (alphabet set)
Cardstock: Real Red, Black, White, Acetate
Ink: Tuxedo Memento Black, Barely Banana
Accessories: various circle punches, circle Nestabilities, scallop punch, bee brad, red brads, Cuttlebug dotted swiss embossing folder, dimensionals


Cindy Haffner said...

Heehee awesome story Charlene that was a long time ago. love your card!!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

this is fabulous!

i'm a little older than you are and i wasn't a fan of romper room. now howdy doody & the mickey mouse club......


Tammy Hershberger said...

Aw Charlene, I SEE YOU!!! LOL Yes, I remember Romper Room... actually, Tammy wasn't mentioned that often either, if I remember correctly!

This is way stinkin' cute! Love the double layer of scallops around the outside, and the whole design is just adorable!

StampOwl said...

hehe memories ... yes I remember Romper Room too ... we had a different Miss hehe but otherwise it sounds like the same with Mr Do Bee etc.

Fun card

Pat (mspfd) said...

I grew up with Romper Room and remember the original Miss Nancy very well! (Romper Room originated on one of the local stations before it was syndicated.)
My funniest memory about the show happened years later when my mom confessed she hated Romper Room because Miss Nancy's voice got on her nerves (sorta like Mr. Rodgers got on mine)!
Enough tripping down memory lane, your card is precious. What a creative design. Love it and all the wonderful embellishments.

Traci M said...

Cute Cute Charlene, I bet they did say your name and you were just taking a potty break!!
Have fun in Michigan, I know that's coming up soon!! Can't wait to hear all about it...

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Saw this on SCS super cute.

ChristineCreations said...

Oh man you totally took me back. I don't remember much about it but what you said totally jogged bits of my memory! An adorable creation too!

Joan Ervin said...

Whoa, girl..you kicked butt with this card...that's a lotta challenges!!!! As you will note, I haven't finished by DDC card yet...maybe I didn't learn any good manners!!!! Ok, ok....I'll get it finished and I'll try to be nice...heeheehee!!!

Beverly aka beestamper said...

This is so great! I am having such a mental blog with this challenge.. uugggg!! Love what you did here!