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.

April 25, 2012

Happy Birthday Bettie Mae

April 22 marked the birthday of one of America's greatest female icons. She's right up there with Elizabeth Taylor, Marilyn Monroe and...Madonna. Undoubtedly, there are people out there who are scratching their head saying, "Bettie who?". Well, Bettie may be gone from this earth, but her legend has left an indelible tattoo on American culture. From her trademark kohl-black bangs to her fishnet stockings and 6-inch heels...she's THE ultimate pin-up.

She's timeless.

She's quintessential.

She's Bettie Page.

It's Hop time over at Bombshell Stamps, and the theme of our monthly blog hop is a tribute to this lovely, leggy lady (thank you Alison for a truly inspired theme). 

If you traveled here from Emily's site, then you're in the right place!! If you just stumbled on my blog and would like to start from the beginning (which is ALWAYS a very good place to start), or if you have gotten lost along the way...just head on over to the Bombshell Blog to get your bearings. You'll want to check out the FaBuLoUs artwork from all the participating Bombshell Girls!!! And PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE leave comments, love and verbal hugs on each participant's blog...because if you do, for each comment you leave, you'll earn an entry into our monthly drawing for a set of Bombshell stamps!!! Prizes are ALWAYS fun, aren't they???

Ok, I'm done with the preliminaries.

Here is my entry. A sparkly tribute to Bettie, featuring the oh-so-versatile "Bombshell Angel" stamp (altered a tad...I mean, I had to give her bangs, fishnets and sunglasses...ya know?). This is what I love about Bombshell Angel. She's like a chameleon. She can be dressed up, dressed down, and you can change her hair color at the drop of a...colored pencil. She can morph into just about ANYONE. Well, maybe not into Teddy Roosevelt...but I'm sure I could turn transmogrify her into Eleanor Roosevelt if I tried.

But for today, She's Bettie Page--the sultry brunette with her trademark bangs, wasp waist and long legs. I was a good girl and didn't give her a whip...but I thought about it. Just sayin'.

Pin-up stamp = Bombshell Stamps (Bombshell Angel)
Nestability die = Spellbinders (Labels Eight,  Classic Scalloped Oval)
Prismacolor Pencils
Patterned Paper
Ribbon = Creative Impressions
Embossing folder = Cuttlebug
Pearls = Michaels
glitter pen = Sakura
black stamping ink

Thank you for stopping by to see my homage to Bettie Mae! Next you'll continue on to the uber-talented Kim at Crafty Pink Anchor. Prepare to be amazed!

Here's a full list of the Hopsters in case you want to revisit some. And don't forget to leave your comments on everyone's site AND at the Bombshell blog for your chance to win some FABU Bombshell stamps!

Bombshell Blog: http://bombshellstamps.blogspot.com/
Alison: http://alisonsrandomthoughts.blogspot.com/
Kelli: http://www.cajunstampingqueen.blogspot.com
Mary G.: http://www.mystampinhide-away.blogspot.com
Laura: http://craftylittlewoman.blogspot.com/
Susie: http://whiteribboncards.blogspot.co.uk
Rachael (Etsy Ketsy): http://rachaelshandmadedesigns.blogspot.com/
Jennie: http://piratejennie.blogspot.co.uk/
Jodi (Elam): http://www.elamdesign33.blogspot.com/
Katie: http://ferrishyn-frontier.blogspot.com
Emily: http://bombshellemsartisticexpressions.blogspot.com/
>>>>>> Me (Torrey): http://left-field-studio.blogspot.com/
Kim: www.craftypinkanchor.blogspot.com
Alaine: http://missalaineousmosaics.blogspot.com/
Theresa: http://mommameasfavoritethings.blogspot.com/
Stempelientje: http://stempelientje.blogspot.com/
Mary (Sparkly Engineer): http://sparkly-train.blogspot.com/
Kathi: http://kathstales.blogspot.com


  1. Oooooooh, I'm liking the glittery-ness.

  2. Wonderful card! I love her fishnets!:)

  3. Torrey,I can only say one thing: FABULOUS!

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  5. As your card says!!! FABULOUS!

  6. Interesting use of color here.

  7. Great job transforming her into Bettie! I love the bangs, fishnets, and sunglasses.

    Truth be told, I was expecting a nod towards the risqué from you, but the card's definitely fabulous.

  8. Truly fabulous! I love all of your alterations! I was also expecting risque from you, but I love that you surprised me. The colors are great. Love the whole thing!

  9. ohhh la la ... i lurve the colouring choice i lurve the Lo and i just LURVE it xxx

  10. Can I just say those sunglasses are "Fabulous" as is the entire card. Love all the flowers, embellishments, the sentiment, the glitter,....

  11. Such a cute card. The shades blew me away.

    Jennie x

  12. Stunning card I love the sunglasses! xx

  13. Love this! Great color combination and love the layout!!!

  14. Loving the fishnets, and of course the spots! Also - those glasses are so perfect.

  15. Totally love your card! Amazing alterations, Bettie looks so awesome in those glasses and fishnets! Gorgeous job!

  16. This is so awesome. I love the fishnets and the glasses. Just simple wonderful.


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