Hi, I'm Torrey. Welcome to Left Field, where creativity runs amok and imagination is ALWAYS more important than knowledge. Shoes are not allowed but ties are optional. This is a repository of snippets from my life out here in Left Field. One never knows what shiny bits of creativity will be found here... cards, scrapbook layouts, photography, poetry, recipes, ponderings, rantings and musings. It could be anything! Life in Left Field is always changing, always real, always ...interesting.

October 18, 2011

My, What Big Teeth You Have...

October is, amongst other things,
Breast Cancer Awareness month.
This is a very important "holiday"-- if you will-- not only to me personally; but to all women (and men) everywhere. Yes, men can get breast cancer too. I have a long-standing family history of breast cancer. Every woman on my mom's side of the family back something like 5 generations has had either breast cancer or ovarian cancer--including my mom and my grandmother. I encourage all my girlfriends to do monthly self exams, have regular mammograms, and to consider genetic screening. Although, genetic screening is a good tool for helping determine whether you're at risk to develop breast cancer, it does NOT screen for 100% of the genes responsible for breast cancer--it just screens for the 2 major genes...BRCA1 and BRCA2. Sadly, my mom was negative for both BRCA1 AND BRCA2...and she still got breast cancer; so unfortunately, there are other genes out there that have yet to be identified.

Anyway, here is the card I made to commemorate this occasion. The image is from a vintage fairy tale book. I colored it with my Prismacolor Pencils (of course). This card is LOADED with double entendre. Breast cancer is NOT a fairy tale, though many women don't think it could ever happen to them. And YES, it can be a BIG SCARY WOLF with big teeth... IF it's not caught early. Early detection is the key to successful recovery!! My mom is living proof of this. She's JUST FINE and only had to have a lumpectomy to remove both types of cancer they found (thank you, God).

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

Large Classic Nestability Oval Die - Spellbinders
Picket Fence punch - EK Success for Martha Stewart
organza and satin ribbon - Offray
Prismacolor Pencils
GlueGlider Pro adhesive runner - Glue Arts


  1. This is awesome! I love your sentiment, and the image is colored beautifully!:)

  2. I love this one - such a great sentimental card in so many ways. Simple but awesome! <3

  3. Absolutely stunning card and I love the sentiment for Breast Cancer Awareness... Popped over from Make-it-Monday for a closer look..Loz

  4. I LOVE this card!!!! What a fantastic image/sentiment to get the word out. I've had a scare with this myself- all clear, and self exams ROCK! Thanks so much for sharing this with us this week at Top Tip Tuesday. :)

  5. Great card!

    Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday!  Hope to see you again next week!

    Remember, you can win an extra prize by leaving a tip on your post and writing TIP next to your name on your entry.

    Leanne xx

  6. What a fantastic design of this card. Love the ribbons and that sentiment to that image is just brill;) The fence underlines the image perfectly. Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday and good luck. Hope to see you back tuesday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

  7. Brilliant! Thx for linking it up to the Make It Monday party!

    Mary J xxx


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