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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Betty Boop Salutes America

" Boop-Boop-a-Doop" has been an American icon since the early 1900's believe it or not! Which is why we wanted to combine the two with Betty Boops Salutes America! History Lesson for today: Betty Boop was first created as a dog character and appeared as the girl friend of another dog named Bimbo. Betty's figure was modeled after Mae West's and her singing style taken from Helen Kane the "Boop-Boop-a-Doop" Girl. Betty Boop made her debut as a sexy canine cabaret singer. In 1931 Betty's friends Koko the Clown and Pudgy, Bimbo's replacement, were introduced. Betty Boop evolved into her own with "Betty Co-Ed" when she shed her dog identity and the long ears became earrings. Betty Boop's beginings were quite risque and ahead of her time as gusts of wind raised her skirt long before Marilyn Monroe. By 1932 Betty was considered to be the first andonly female animated screen star who could do it all - Drama, Musicals and Comedy. Betty Boop had a flare all her own, she could be daring and assertive while keeping an air of innocence.

With Betty Boop's background and not to mention the pin-ups on World War II planes, Is it any wonder that the two can work together simultanteously? With our history lesson in tow, it is now time to pay tribute to America, Land of the Free, Home of the Brave!!!

We have a wonderful tribute line-up for you today with imaginative crafters to pay homage to America with Betty Boop's assistance saluting on America's birthday, July 4th!

  1. Lynne ~
  2. Kimberly ~
  3. Lisa ~
  4. Jackie ~
  5. Edwina~
  6. Anita ~

This hop begins with Lynne at Her Craftiness ( You should have arrived from Edwina~ , if not please start at the beginning of our hop!!!

We have some wonderful blog candy today for you - patriotic buttons, 2 yards patriotic ribbon, a Betty Boop notebook and notecards! All you need to do is to comment at each stop along the way making sure you leave a way to contact you!!!

My Betty Boop card is made using an image from .  I used paper from Cosmo Cricut "Splash."

Thanks for stopping by and saluting America today!!! Don't forget to leave a comment each stop along the way!!! I am the last stop to salute America on today's hop.



My Crafting Channel said...

I Love BB. I have everything with her on it... I love this card.


Creative M said...

I love it!!!Adorable!!!TFS


Her Craftiness (Lynne) said...

How adorable my friend.... Catch a Wave!!!!! Great card and as always a pleasure hopping with you my dear friend!
Hugs, Love, and Pixie Dust
Her Craftiness

Edwina said...

Very cute card! I love the surfing scene. The papers are great with it. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

Walking on Water said...

LOL...your card is so cute! let's go and catch some waves! :) TFS

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quality website design said...

I am starting to miss betty boop. I just love her episodes when I was a kid. Nice image you got there, your card is so pretty.