Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Betty Boop Salutes America Blog Hop

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!!!

Today I have created a card using a colorbook page I got off of the Internet.  I colored her with my Prisma Water Color Pencils and blended them with my blending pens.  I used a sentiment from my Stampin' Up set called Service and Sacrifice.  After all, Betty Boop was strategically placed on the World War II planes, right?  I adorned the sentiment with two blue pearls, then added some red pearls to the heart. 

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!

This hop begins with Lynne at Her Craftiness.

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!!!

Thanks for stopping by and saluting America today!!! Don't forget to leave a comment each stop along the way!!! Your next stop to salute America is Lisa.

  • Lynne ~ http://slasewcraftiness.blogspot.com/
  • Kimberly ~ http://scrappingrookie.blogspot.com
  • Lisa ~ http://handmadewithlove-lisa.blogspot.com/
  • Jackie ~ http://jackrabbitscrappin.blogspot.com/
  • Edwina~ http://edwinascreations.blogspot.com/
  • Anita ~ http://www.anitaandbugs.blogspot.com/ 


    1. Your card is so pretty. I love the star paper. i like how you put Betty in the heart. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

    2. I love her-----this is so cute.I love coloring with my Prismacolors---don't you?Have a great Fourth of uly.
      Hugs, Anita

    3. How adorable!!! I love the background and your Betty Boop!!!! She is an icon of Americana!!!! I love your creativity my dear friend and as always a pleasure hopping with you!
      Hugs, Love, and Pixie Dust
      Her Craftiness

    4. The card is darling...thanks for sharing! :)


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