Monday, July 20, 2009

Mojo Monday Sketch 96 and the first moon landing Scrapbooking in Melbourne, Florida

Greetings to all my blog-reading buddies! Today was a great day because I asked my boss if I could leave early.....woooHOOO!!!!! I ran a couple of errands, then came home to get my mojo going. What better way to do that than with the Mojo Monday sketch challenge?

This card is not my typical style, is it? But I really like it! The Mojo sketch had three patterned bands and four solid bands. I used Cloud Nine's Cocoa Mint paper and dimensiompnal stickers. Yum! Plus one of the most awesome stamp sets, CTMH's "You've Got Flair" - remember the July Stamp of the Month Blog Hop? Yep, same stamp!!!

See how the image shines? Copper embossing powder! Now, copper is my metal of choice. I really LOVE copper! My kitchen countertops have little copper sparkles in them. They make me very happy!!!


Paper: Cocoa Mint (Cloud Nine), Chocolate Cardstock (CTMH)
Stamps: You've Got Flair (CTMH)
Ink: Chocolate (CTMH), Versamark
Other: Ribbon (Martha Stewart), Copper Embossingn Powder (JoAnn's), Craft Heater (CTMH), Cocoa Mint Dimensional Stickers (Cloud Nine)

Today is the anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. Remember where you were? We were on our annual summer vacation to Virginia ('back home'). Every year that I can remember, we piled in the station wagon (it was always a station wagon - the precursor to the SUV, right?) and head north. Now, my dad had to leave at 3:00 a.m. He wanted to get some miles behind us before the traffic got bad. Looking back, he probably wanted to get those miles behind us before we starting "fussin". Teresa was the prissy older one (4.5 years older than me - a century in kid years) who tried to be our second mother. She will kill me if she reads this....tee hee. Anyway, Sonny and I would usually play the road trip games together. He is five years younger than me, but we probably played together more. Jeannie was the baby (yes, five years younger than Sonny). Lord only knows how we made it without killing each other!

Anyway, I was lucky to have a cousin (Pam) the same age as me, so I usually got to stay at Ada Marie's house. Ada Marie is Pam's mom-remember her? "God love that young'un!". That Aunt Ada. So on this particular trip, the whole family was at their house, preparing to watch this momentous moment on television. Ada and her husband Jim Ed were the rich side of the family. They had a huge double-wide trailer with three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a family room, den AND a living room! And a trash compactor! No one in the family had ever had one...and has never had one since! Jim Ed bought and sold large equipment (tractors and such) and those children got anything they ever wanted. They bought me my first Barbie, although it was not technically Barbie, it was her younger sister Skipper. My only Barbie was a 'used' one from Teresa's friend. Pam had at least a dozen Barbies. We had SUCH fun playing Barbie!!!

So this time we gathered in the den to watch the moon landing. Well, I should say that the grownups gathered in the den. We were off playing some important game (probably 'Operation') till my dad hollered "You young'uns get in here and watch this! This is history here!" So with a plethora of sighs and eye rolls, we slumped into the den and watched and listened to Neil Armstrong. Do you remember? Remember the long delay and the jumpy video? All black and white. Did you keep your eyes peeled for the man in the moon? Were you afraid the astronauts were going to sink into the moon? My heart was beating out of my chest, waiting to see some space alien jump out and grab the astronauts. What a moment! I'm sure my dad's heart was beating out of his chest with pride. He worked at the space center his entire adult life, and he was the expert. This made us experts of sort, at least to our hillbilly cousins!

Since then we have watched dozens, maybe hundreds of space launches, landings, walks....remember the first space walk? We were lucky to grow up in central Florida!

Sweet dreams,


Carla said...

I absolutely LOVE this card Deb!! It is gorgeous!! Awesome job on this week's Mojo sketch!!

Kathi Carlson said...

First, your card is BEAUTIFUL! Love the copper EP. Gorgeous!

What a fun post! So interesting!! And why don't I remember what I was doing 40 years ago on this historical day? Because I was 15 and probably more worried about boys, makeup, clothes, shopping and whatever else a snotty kid that age thinks about. LOL. Thanks for sharing!

Leslie said...

Your card is beautiful., just love it

Anonymous said...

great card and colors