Sunday, November 8, 2015

Alien Sightings

On the road again...driving home one evening last week. And what do I see off the side of Highway 20? ALIENS!  How tired am I?! Have aliens actually landed? But the bigger question is why would they choose Iowa!? (But then again...why not!?)

But I'm a farm kid at heart so I knew better. Those lights off in the distance - but getting persistently closer are farmers on combines. Its harvest time and a "little darkness" is not about to stop these high tech agronomists! They have crops to bring in! I couldn't help but stop the car and try for a few photos using my cell phone. They look even MORE like Little Green Men Martian Mobiles in the photos than they did in real life.

Just when I was thinking how tired I was feeling...I changed my mind and decided driving home in a luxury rental car and only a couple hours from my own comfy comforter and bed was much less fatiguing than harvesting to feed a nation. Its all about perspective!


Yes I did manage to get a card made. I'm not happy with it. But here it is...warts and all. WARTS!? Maybe I should have made a Halloween card instead of a Christmas card! Or better yet...a Halloween card with wart-faced aliens! In keeping with my little green friends from Mars in mind I went with a green glitter ornament!

Christmas Staples
~PaperTrey Ink cardstock base
~Layer of Cryogen White cardstock
~Striped washi tape
~Glitter ornament to/from gift tag
~Merry Christmas sentiment stamped using Versafine Onyx on red cardstock punched using SU Word Window
~Ribbon held on with green staple (I love it when I find a reason to use colored staples!)
Challenges | Inspirations

Just Us Girls - Word of the Week: Stripes
Retro Sketch - sketch
Crafty Hazelnuts - Christmas sparkly
CAS-ual Chic - metal (green staple)

Thank you for clicking by!

Here's to farmers who work long hard hours, taking time to pull of the road, and always being on the lookout for aliens!

Nancy in Iowa


  1. LOL! We have aliens here too Nancy! Yes, they combine a lot in this area at night and it really is strange looking with their lights shining that way.
    Love your card though and think it's great! Really like that design and know the ornament just shines and sparkles!

  2. Gorgeous striped patterns and lots of sparkle! Great card! (I remember those lights when I lived in Ohio! Scary driving home at night!)
    Thanks for joining us this week at Just Us Girls!

  3. Look at that: the green ribbon on the ornament could ACTUALLY be antennas on that little green alien! LOL! Such a cute CAS card! Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

  4. Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 254 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for November - I'd love to see it there too. x


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