Monday, June 11, 2012

Cartoons...Part of This Complete Breakfast!

A 60's Saturday Morning...
Way back when...on a Saturday morning...we slurped down cereal in our footie jammies and glued ourselves to the television for Saturday Morning Cartoons.  They may have been in black and white...at my house anyway...but they live on in vibrant technicolor in my memories.  I am so excited to have been a part of Tammy's cartoon tag swap.  I wasn't going to post any of my tags yet, but it's been fun to get a hint of what the other crafters have made.  So many different crafting styles will be represented and I can't wait to see them all!  I have plans to string a garland in my office...on a yellow tape measure. (Tammy knows why...see her blog post Now I Know My ABCs. )

Just a Sneak Peek...
Quick Draw McGraw!
Remember the repeating background...the same cactus and mountains over and over...and over!

The Back of the Tag
I did a different cartoon on each tag. 

Yakky Doodle wasn't one of my favorites...but seeing him again brought back an old memory...
Isn't my little sister a cutie?
When my sister Patti was very small, she had the squawkiest, raspiest voice.  So for years we called her Yakky Doodle.  His little ducky voice was so sweet...especially when he would ask "Are you my Mama?"  I had totally forgotten this.  I am so grateful for another childhood memory restored.

Top Cat!
Top Cat was a favorite of mine when I was about 6 or 7 years old.  Back then we didn't have garbage pickup and all our trash was burned in a big barrel.  But we stored the trash in those metal cans with lids.  I remember dancing around the trash can banging the lids together like cymbals...just like Top Cat did to call his gang to a meeting.  Just another memory fragment...another odd-shaped piece put in place in the 5000 piece puzzle that is my life.

What was your guilty pleasure?
And what kind of cereal did you slurp down in front of the TV?




8 comments:

Tammy's in Love said...

YEA!!! I can't help myself! I loved QUICK DRAW McGRAW!! I was about to do him when I found a different Little Golden Book and went multiples of Huckleberry Hound Builds a House so I could do different tags for each participant! Laughing all the way!

Tammy

LBP said...

I loved Top Cat too!!! I ended up doing the Archies.... and while I was watching that cartoon I was be slurping down my Froot Loops or Captain Crunch...

Linda

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

LOL Different tags for each participant??????? Ahhh You ladies are so ambicious! My tags are almost done. I'm not posting about them so they'll be a surprise. Hee Hee! I can't believe the talent in this group!
Erica :)

Dorothy said...

Y'all are so smart! How cute!
"Are you my mama"?? I had totally forgotten that cartoon till you posted this! lol
Flintstones were my fav... :)
Dorothy

Lynn said...

Hi Shirley,
The tags look amazing!! I can't wait to see all of them up close and personal!
Hugs,
Lynn

Linda Ruthie said...

I'm so glad that you posted a sneak peek. Wonderful memories of Saturday morning and the free feeling of lounging in front of the TV.

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

Eeek your tags are so sweet! Many memories are coming forth in this old brain! I love Top Cat and the little duck!
Warmly,
deb

vintage grey said...

Shirley your tags are adorable! A couple of my favorite cartoons were Smurfs and Popeye, and I loved Rice Krispies! xo Heather