Hello! As I wait for this horrible month of March to come an end and the snow to melt and go away, I have some extra time on my hands before the Spring Gardening Chores begin. Although at the rate were going here in Wisconsin, I'm starting to have my doubts that Spring will ever come, and I feel that Winter will never end. I'm trying so hard not to get discouraged about this; but would you believe IT"S STILL SNOWING! There is snow in the forecast EVERYDAY for the next two weeks. My drives to work have been so terrifying...I feel like I'm taking my life in my hands every time I get behind the wheel. I've had so many scary driving experiences this winter. And I'm so tired of being cold, and wearing winter clothes. To help cheer me up, I've bought a lot of new Spring/Summer Clothes in all the bright, happy sherbet colors that are so 'in' right now. I just want to wear them! So God, please, please, please, make the snow and cold go away and bring me warmth, sunshine, pretty flowers and singing birds!
Oh enough of my whining, onto my card. I just said all that to explain why I was playing the CASology challenge two weeks in a row. What else is there to do on snowy, cold days but to Paper Craft? The challenge this week is 'ExtraTerrestrial'. I bought the 'Robotz' Cricut Cartridge a couple of years ago and never even opened it. I thought this was a good time to blow the dust off both my cartridge and my Cricut Machine. About an hour later, I remembered why I hardly use my Cricut Expression. Too Much Work! This was supposed to be a Clean and SIMPLE challenge, but you would not believe how long it took me to make that little robot! You have to insert the paper 5 different times (if you want all the different layers and colors) and figure out which button to push for what pieces you want cut, what size you want, and then you have to glue them all together. GEEZ! Just give me a 'Jolee' Sticker and let me slap it on the card! LOL!
The rest of the card came together a lot easier. I created the sentiment on my computer and printed it on white Card Stock. Then I found a cool piece of designer paper from the DCWV 'All About Boys' Stack and I just cut out the elements from the paper I wanted to use and glued them to the white sentiment panel. I popped the alien in the spaceship up on dimensionals, then glued on my 1 hour Robot, and wa-la! I was done.
Have a great day! Amy