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Friday, October 16, 2009

Captain Kangaroo Day

The challenge in the Hanna Stamps forum today was to make a card to celebrate an obscure October Holiday. I googled a list of October holidays and saw that Captain Kangaroo day was on October 3rd. No doubt about it, that was going to be my holiday, I didn't even read the rest of the list. I was a huge fan of the Captain Kangaroo show, I had a serious crush on Mr. Green Jeans, couldn't wait to see the little family that lived behind the books on the bookshelf, and sang along with the "Now you know my name is Simon, and the things I draw come true...". So yes, my card had to honor the greatest show my childhood. I started with School Riley and colored him with Copics, added some Glossy Accents to the glasses and cut out only the top part of Riley. Since Mr. Moose was a puppet, he was always behind a shelf so I tucked him behind the brown paper along with his friend Bunny Rabbit. If you aren't familiar with the show, Mr. Moose was always trying to trick the Captain into saying something that would cause ping pong balls to rain down, often involving a knock-knock joke and Bunny Rabbit was always trying to get carrots. I punched out a bunch of "ping pong balls" with a regular hole punch, some are glued directly onto the paper and others were added with pop dots. The papers are DCWV, ribbon is American Crafts, the button is Making Memories and I used some green DMC embroidery floss.

Not quite sure who will end up getting this card! I think I will give it to my Mom because during my days of loving Mr. Green jeans, she bought me a pair of green jeans and had to wash them a lot because I wanted to wear them every day. Wonder if she will remember all that, based on this card? 

I think this is one of those times that my being a couple of years older than Kip really comes out. He didn't remember all these characters! Not only did he get a very detailed description, but I also managed to find some clips on You Tube and made him watch them. It's a good thing he loves me so much, because sometimes he thinks I am a little weird, I mean unique! If you remember Captain Kangaroo, leave me a comment letting me know what your favorite character or segment was.

22 comments:

Leigh Ann Baird said...

I love that ribbon treatment! Very cute card, Gina! I'm older than my hubby--a little over a year and he likes to remind me.

Scrapping Julie said...

i like this gina, now.. you are not older than me right...i forget HA maybe that means i am older... i vaguely remember captin kangaroo. certainly not all the details like you do!

Cindy said...

Oh, I loved Captain Kangaroo. Mr. Greenjeans was my favorite, well next to the Captain that is. Great memories. Thanks for sharing.

Angela S. said...

This is just too cute Gina.. I remember Captain Kangaroo and I am younger than Kip.. you did a great job on this card..

Jennifer Scull said...

oh gosh, this cracks me up! boy do I remember Captain Kangaroo.... used to watch it allll the time. they even used to call my dad Mr. Green Jeans. we named our van that, too. yep, pretty pathetic.

but your card is great!! :D gave me my morning chuckle!

Silli said...

*LOL* Gina, your card is so funny. Love that image... Hugs and happy day! Silke

Lmac said...

WHta a funny title! Great card! It's adorable!

The Wired Angel said...

Very creative Gina... I'm probably a bit older than you. I remember Captain Kangaroo as my younger siblings were always watching. I might have been watching My Little Margie.. remember that one?

Sara said...

Gina, this is too cute! Love the Riley, and the ping pong balls, and your ribbon is adorable~!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

This is so cute gina and I love what you did with the ribbon!

Karen from PA said...

Very cute card!!! Love how you used the Riley.

Michelle said...

What a great idea for a card! Love the raining ping pong balls. :)

Angie Williams said...

Super cute!

Pat (mspfd) said...

What an adorable, creative card!!

Must admit to be being older and belonging to the Howdy Doody generation! My nieces always watch Captain Kangaroo though so I'm quite familiar with the show. When I think of Captain Kangaroo, I always think of my sister... she was forever saying "God Bless Captain Kangaroo", because the kids would be glued to the TV and finally gave her some peace and quiet!

Grace said...

Who wouldda thunk... there's a holiday for everything!LOL! I love your card... so fun and great colors!

Kay said...

See what I missed growing up in Scotland? No Captain Kangaroo for me... but I'm sure the card fits the holiday just perfectly.
Maybe I need to hit YouTube like Kip??

Dell said...

What a great card and I love the meaning behind it. I too grew up with Captain Kangaroo and Mr. Green Jeans. Too funny how we can remember things about our fav shows!

Great job!

peggysue said...

Very cute card and cool childhood memory you shared with us, thank you! Those memories are precious.

JazzyH said...

I used to watch Captain Kangaroo great memories. Great card

Stephanie said...

Oh my word!!! I love Captain Kangaroo - I'd get up super duper early when my dad was getting ready for work. He'd cling the spoon in his coffee cup and I'd cling the spoon in my cup of Tang...then I'd watch some Captain. I wish I remembered more of the series...hmmm I thinkin' YouTube :)

great card & thanks for bringing up some great memories!!

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

I LOVED Captain kangaroo...one of my very favorite programs when I was a kid! Thanks for bringing back some awesome memories!

katiesniche said...

Oh I loved that show! What a fun card!! The ping pong balls are perfect!!