Friday, June 22, 2012

Rama Jama's

This iconic eatery in the shadows of Bryant Denny Stadium near the University of Alabama campus is a site to behold. Inside, it is wall to wall memorabilia, Crimson Tide football memorabilia. Framed pictures, ticket stubs, footballs, jerseys, autographed photos, and more line every wall, fill every nook and cranny, and hang from every available space. It's almost too much. And it could all use a good dusting and top to bottom scrub!

Chris suggested it for breakfast on the last day of our visit to Tuscaloosa. Although we came for the atmosphere, we found the food was pretty good also. And they had milk shakes, which made Kevin  very, very happy.

This page was a lot of fun to piece together...and piece I did. I cut a multitude of strips from the many patterned papers and adhered them along the perimeter of the page to make a colorful and carefree border.

Then I sifted through my stash and picked out some fun miscellany to cluster.

I can just imagine how crazy this place must be on game day. It's name, Rama Jama's, is a reference to a traditional and controversial cheer which taunts the Crimson Tide’s football opponents. It is typically played towards the end of a game when an Alabama victory is certain, and goes like this:

Hey (opponent's nickname)!
Hey (opponent's nickname)!
(opponent's nickname)!
We just beat the hell outta’ you!
Rammer Jammer Yellow Hammer
Give ‘em hell, Alabama!

According to Wikipedia, the lyrics originate from The Rammer-Jammer, a student newspaper in the 1920s, and the yellowhammer, Alabama’s state bird. I think it's fun to carry on little traditions like this, and I hope no one is really offended when they hear this cheer.

Supply List:
Patterned paper-Simple Stories, October Afternoon. Stickers-Simple Stories, Little Yellow Bicycle. Letter stickers-Doodlebug Designs. Fabric letter stickers-American Crafts. Card-Daisy D. Houndstooth stamp-Maya Road. Other-tags.


Lisa Rukin Swift said...

Love the pieced border on here. It looks fantastic! Great way to use lots of bit and pieces. :)

Mary Pat Siehl said...

wow the layering is absolutely stunning

Tammy said...

I love the bits and pieces you pieced together - both the border and the fun embellishments. Turned out great! :)I do soooo love this line!

Melissa said...

Awesome layering, I love the bits and pieces! New follower, I found your blog through 2Peas.

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Your layering is absolutely fantastic! And I love the paper strip border :)

Sounds like a great place to eat!

Ashley said...

Great page! I love the piecey background

Rachel Minick said...

Love all of the bits!!! Super awesome idea and execution!

Penny said...

LOVE your pieced border, that is right up my frugal alley, what a great way to use up some scraps! Now since I LOVE ALABAMA football, it would be wrong if I didn't leave with a good "ROLL TIDE"! Love Penny

Loni Redden said...

Great layout! The way you did the bits and pieces seems just like the restaurant you described. So fun!

Erica said...

Oooh, I love all the little bits!