Thursday, June 6, 2013

Do You Remember Speedy?

Hi, guys!  Hope all is well!  I may be dating myself, but I was asked to make a get-well card for my friend to give and I thought about using my Speedy stamp by Viva Las Vegas Stamps.  Do you remember him from the old Alka-Seltzer ads?  I do, and he always makes me smile!  I figured he would bring cheer to the recipient!

Stamps: Viva Las Vegas
Paper: Gina K Designs
Ink: Memento Black, Copic Markers
Misc.: Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Circle Punches, Bakers Twine, White Gel Pen

I decided to add white pigment ink directly to my embossing folder, and am pleased with how it gave it a softer look.  I wanted to keep the blue, white and orange theme throughout the card to reflect the colors of Speedy.  My white gel pen made an appearance for this card as I added it in some of the circle centers.

Don't you miss some of the old commericals from childhood?  My hubby and I were talking about commercials after I made this card, and he sang me the Wheaties jingle his mother used to sing to him. It cracked me up as that was one I never heard before.  But to this day, hubby has to have his Wheaties a few days a week for breakfast! I loved the old Coca-Cola ads and can remember singing along with them!  What was your favorite?

Until next time!


Lisa Nelson said...

Hey there,

Honestly, I have no clue as to who speedy is. i don't really remember Alka commercials before they put them in the glass of water and they fizz. You know that one? I guess pre-1985 or so.

Anyway, he is very cute!

I really do miss the TV from when i was young. Now, it's filled with violence, bad behavior and reality TV. It's like, give me a break with the Reality TV already.

Thanks so much for sharing!

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

That's the cutest card, Winnie, and that background was the perfect compliment to your design! I remember the "Plop, plop! Fiz, fix! Oh, what a relief it is!" However, I believe this jingle came out after they retired the AS character from the ads. Another one of my favorite jingles, because I love the cookies, was the "Have another, Nutter Butter Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookie!" LOL! I better stop while I'm ahead. Have a blessed weekend, my friend!

Dawn's Stamping Garden said...

Winnie, it seems that I might have seen one or 2 Speedy commercials, but I think they were in a nostalgic presentation...I'm sure it cheered the recipient up! Love the white gel pen -- this latest issue of Take Ten asked for everyone to show how they add white accents to their cards similar to what you did! Very timely!

Larissa T. said...

Oh he's a cutie!

Thanks for linking up and visiting the other posts, Winnie! :D

Lynn Mercurio said...

Wow...what a flash from the past. Great background that really works so well with this fun little guy.

Jill Norwood said...

I remember Speedy! And I loved the coca cola commercials! My son likes commercials more than the tv shows though he is growing out of that now. Great card and memories! :)

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