Friday, September 20, 2013

Hambo's Time Machine Hop: Back to the '80's!

Welcome to my stop on "Hambo's Time Machine" blog hop! Today Hambo Stamps' friends and the Bacon Bits Design Team are bringing you fun creations that depict something cool from the 1980's! It might be a favorite book, news item, fashion fad, song, or something else that really stood out to us in looking back at the 80's! If you arrived here from the Hambo blog you're in the right place.

PRIZES!! One prize will be awarded to one participant whose 80's-themed creation tickles the Bacon Bits’ fancy in a hammin’ jammin’ way and another prize will be awarded randomly to a hopper who comments on all of the blogs along the way! Winners will be announced at the Hambo company blog, Talk to the Ham, on Wednesday, September 25, as well as at the Hambo Hoedown challenge blog. Hambo loves comments any time, but the deadline for prize entry comments is Sunday, September 22 at 5 PM CST. Don't miss it!

Now, for my hop creation! My memories of the 1980's center around raising our son, Brian! I thought back on the cartoons, toys and books that he liked and how I could use Hambo images to represent one of Brian's favorites in a fun way. My card recalls a certain rowdy crew of animated characters that my son loved as a little boy:

 
Card ingredients:
Hambo Digital Stamps: Turtles  and  Buildings/Ledge
Copics
Word-generated billboard and sentiment
Alphabet rubber stamps
Ranger Distress Ink: Sage
DP: Little Yellow Bicycle Fern & Forest
 
Did you guess? My card is based on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, those fun "Heroes on a Half-Shell!" The first TMNT comic book came out in 1984, the year my son was born. The TV cartoon series started in 1987  and aired for 10 years (Wikipedia). So Brian grew up a TMNT fan, with all the requisite Halloween costumes, action figures, karate lessons, etc.!
 
I wanted the turtle image to stand out , so I just added touches of color to the background digi.  Pizza is the TMNT's food of choice and I think that narrow window on the background digi is PERFECT for a pizza sign! Yes, I know there are 4 TMNT's but you can never have too many turtles at a party, right?
 
Now, swing on over to LYN for another great trip back to the 80's that will jog your memory or show you something you missed! Have fun! Thanks for stopping by; hope you had fun at my blog! Please leave a comment! I appreciate it and you will be eligible for a prize if you comment at all the blogs on the hop!!  And thanks to Hambo Stamps for another creative themed hop!

16 comments:

Hetty said...

Oh yes, those Ninja Turtles!I do remember and what an awesome card!

Judy Rozema said...

Ack!! How could I not think of Turtle Power, when it was my son's whole life?! This is great, Sherry!

Monica Hunter said...

Brilliant Sherry! I love your combination of images - especially how you incorporated the pizza shop. A perfect representation of an 80s icon. Cowabunga!

Dawn Barrett said...

Oh yes...my brother watched this show! (As I was way too old, doing too much homework, or too involved with something else to be bothered in the late 80s!) lol

Hey Hey Paula said...

My son loved the Ninja Turtles. Perfect card for an 80's theme.

B Douglass said...

I love your card Sherry! Great coloring and I love the way you used the 2 images! My son loved Ninja Turtles!

Ronni Unger said...

Like totally awesome Dude! (or is that 70's?) Love the card!

Lyn said...

Dude!! I loved those Turtles though Michael Angelo was my favorite (I don't remember why now though haha) I love the background outline - it does make those guys pop! Great card!
lyn

My Lil' Bits said...

My nephews loved those turtles too! Your turtles are much cuter!! Awesome 80's theme :)

GregT said...

Great use of the turtles for the hop. I like how you incorporated the Pizza sign into the card. Perfect.

Jane France said...

how could I forget the teenage mutant ninja turtles...heros in a half shell!!!! I have photos of my children in these t shirts....will post sometime. thanx for giving me lovely memories sherry. :)

Kecia said...

This is great! I love how you combined the pizza sign into the card. Super fun!

Cora said...

I knew the minute I saw it that was Ninja turtles. That being because I have 4 grandsons. Such a fun card

Mel said...

Great background, we had to watch this a lot with my son!

Deborah Anton said...

Oh yes! The turtle craze!! lol! Perfect images for this and your card is wonderfully done!

Camille Short said...

Classic!