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

Tag, You're It!

It's challenge time again over at Chocolate, Coffee & Cards!! We had SPECTACULAR turn out for our inaugural challenge! So many fun cards...so many good ideas...so much eye candy I think I've developed visual diabetes! A big ole Texas thank you to everyone that played along with us!

This week's challenge is sponsored by the loverly folks at Crafty Sentiments! The theme is "Tag You're IT"...in other words...use a tag somewhere on your card. Pretty self-explanatory, really.

When I saw this image, it reminded me of a scrapbook layout I did of my nephew when he was about 4 (he's 21 now). He was all bundled up in a snowsuit with the cutest rosy-cheeked grin on his face. I titled it "Buttons Keep My Coat On, You Keep Me Warm". This cute snowman stamp reminded me of that layout.

I wanted the only color on this card to be the stamped image, but I didn't want to use a white background for the rest. Enter my dear bosom friend, Kraft paper. I wanted to create a warm and inviting scene...like you're  looking out a window at these two snowy people from inside a cozy holiday home. I designed and paper-pieced the entire card by hand. Anywho...here it is!

Snowmen stamp - Crafty Sentiments
Embossing folders - Provo Craft, Sizzix
Prismacolor colored pencils
star brads - Creative Impressions
Kraft Paper


  1. The craft on craft is great and so is all the different design elements and textures. The colored snow people is just right for this card.

  2. Awwwww. So sweet. I love the kraft, textures, and design. I especially love the curly strip ribbon and bows...

  3. Awww! This is so sweet. Love what you did here!


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