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.

December 16, 2011

Holiday Havoc 2011

First off...a little note from our sponsor--Craft Your Passion:

Welcome to Craft Your Passion Challenges "Holiday Havoc 2011" Blog Hop!!
We are very excited about holidays and wanted to add to the chaos and havoc. 
What better way to do that, than to have a BLOG HOP!!!
If you have hopped over from Joanny's blog, then you are in the right place. If you just happened to stop by and would like to join our hop from the beginning, please go to Craft Your Passion Challenges and follow along for a chance to win some AMAZING blog candy along the way and PRIZES at the end!!!

All Craft Your Passion DT members are going to be playing along in the hop with some very special guest designers (gee, that would be ME).
Each designer along the way is featuring a project that showcases a digital image from at least one of our amazing Blog Hop Sponsors.
What’s more exciting is you can participate too by creating a project and linking it up over at Craft Your Passion Challenges for a chance to win one of several prizes.

But, there’s a twist. Be sure to visit all the stops and leave a comment (we will be checking). Once you have finished the hop, we would like you to create a HOLIDAY project using at least one digital stamp and enter it with our Linky tool.

While you are hopping, be sure to check out the blog candy the designer's have to offer you. You don't want to miss out on any of it!

Ok...that was the spiel I was supposed to post. Somehow, I feel very unoriginal knowing that 40 other artists are going to be posting the same thing on their blogs! It goes against the maverick writer in me...but it is what it is.

So, without further ado...here are my two projects for the hop! The first is a card using a SUPER CUTE stamp from Stretch n Bubbles. I just ADORED this snowman decked out with all his feathered friends! It just makes me smile!

Fellow crafty peeps...just FYI ...Stretch n Bubbles is discontinuing their digital stamp line. AACK. BUT, don't panic...they are selling their ENTIRE collection of digital stamps for only $32.50 !! INSANE! You read that right...32 bucks for like 560+ images (that's just pennies a piece). SUCH A DEAL...but hurry, scurry...their sale ends Dec. 31, 2011.  
I bought 'em...so who else is with me?

Digital stamp - Stretch n Bubbles
Merry Christmas stamp - Stampabilities
Scalloped edge punch - EK Success for Martha Stewart
Prismacolor colored pencils
glitter pen - Sakura
Designer paper
Kraft colored cardstock
stamping ink
embroidery floss

My next project is a fun card using an image from Crafty Sentiments. I am SUCH A SUCKER for SNOWMEN...and SNOWGLOBES...so when I saw this stamp I jumped all over it! This card is actually a "functioning" snowglobe! I turned the stamp into a shaker box chock-full of crystal glitter. I love interactive cards, don't you???
Ribbon - Michaels
Prismacolor colored pencils
crystal glitter - Glitterex
glitter pen - Sakura
foam tape
black and white cardstock

Next stop by Jenny's blogto see what she has in store for you today.
Remember, once you have hopped to ALL the stops and left your comments (we will be checking), it's your turn to show us your "Holiday Havoc" project.

Make sure to include a digital stamp somewhere on your project, and link up your project over at Craft Your Passion Challenges by Midnight CST December 23 to be eligible for the prizes. Winners will be announced on
our Monday, December 26th Challenge post.
There are a LOT of blogs to hop...so HOP TO IT!! 

Here is a list of ALL the blogs in case you get lost, or just want to visit them again!

  1. Craft Your Passion Challenges  (Start here)
  2. Jenn 
  3. Shannin
  4. Christine 
  5. Cathy 
  6. Amy 
  7. Christy 
  8. Joanny
  9. Torrey <--------You are here!
  10. Jenny 
  11. Doreen
  12. Jodi 
  13. Lisa 
  14. Joyleen
  15. Melissa
  16. Emma
  17. Joanne 
  18. Gemma
  19. Lizy
  20. Joanna L
  21. Helen N 
  22. Natali
  23. Julie
  24. Helen W
  25. Alethea
  26. Arielle
  27. Lisa G
  28. Jan
  29. Karen
  30. Mandy
  31. Jennifer
  32. Jacqui 
  33.  Dawn
  34.  Roro
  35. Allison
  36.  Zahreen
  37.  Sarah
  38.  Sue
  39. Tracey
  40. Julia
  41. Craft Your Passion Challenges (End here)
Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. Your beautiful cards! Your coloring is gorgeous!

  2. Great snowman cards! Thanks for the fun blog hop!

  3. Torrey your card is ADORABLE. I love the snowglobe and your blingy ribbon. To answer your question from my blog, Liquid Applique can be found at Micheals, Joanns, etc. I think it is mostly used on fabric but comes in many colors and you only need your embossing gun to get the texture on it. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.


  4. Hi, Torrey. Yeah I get what your saying...hard to be original when there are marching orders...LOL
    Your cards are awesome, my dear and love that little shaker snowglobe. I hope you have a great weekend. Happy Holidays...
    Cathy Lee

  5. Hi Torrey - your comment about the spiel made me laugh! I had thought the same thing :D Love your 2 cards, great colouring but the interactive snow globe is fab!!! Must work out how to do one for next year :o)!
    Helen, GDT for Craft your Passion Holiday Havoc Blog Hop

  6. Torrey you cards are always fab. I the the first card the stitching is awesome.
    Christine Your Crafting Buddy at CCCC

  7. Torrey, you crack me up!! Your cards are amazing!! Thank you so much for being a part of our Holiday Havoc Hop!!

  8. Those are all fabulous. Great coloring, design, detail....

  9. Your cards are gorgeous Torrey.xxx

  10. Love both of your fun cards, Torrey! Great designs!

  11. Lovely cards! Like the piercing on the first card as final touch! The shaker card is very playful!

  12. Hi Torrey,
    Thanks for visiting my blog, much appreciated. Oh your cards are simply Gorgeous!!! I'm a sucker for snowmen lol, and these are beyond adorable. Love everything about your cards. Just became a follower lol.
    Hugs Jacqui xxx

  13. Love your cards, very nice.

  14. Super job Torrey, Love them! Hugs, Joanne

  15. What great Cards:) Thanks for the heads up on the stamps I went and bought the collection also:)


  16. These cards are fabulous love the first one it is great.

  17. I just envy your talent, Torrey! You just make the prettiest cards I have ever seen! Great working with you at CCCC, you truly inspire me!

    Happy Holidays!


  18. love your colouring on the stamps.

    Merry Christmas

  19. Awesome job on your cards. I've really been wanting to try those candies as well. Love your blog!!

  20. LOved all your festive cards but that snow globe card was a knockout for sure - loved that ribbon on it too (I so hope that ribbon is in my stocking on Christmas - it is beautiful)

  21. Your cards are great and your colouring on the kraft paper is awesome. I have such a hard time shading on kraft!

  22. fab. love the stitching on the first one. definately going to have a go at that.

  23. Thanks for enabling me........I went and got the images!! LOL!


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