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.

May 26, 2012

Inner Light

A few days ago, it was my bestee's birthday. Let's just say...she has now (and for the next four months) caught up to me in age. I like to tease her about how she can now officially become a Red-Hatter, join AARP, order from the senior menu and receive discounts all over the place.

Then, I remember....

I, too, am "that" age.


Crimanently. When did we become "that" age? Ok...for her--a few days ago. For me, about 8 months ago (for those of you literal types). I didn't mean that as a literal question. It was more a rhetorical, philosophical musing sort of ponderance. I mean, I still FEEL about 20 something on the INSIDE. But, my joints and mirror say otherwise.

Stupid joints. Stupid mirror.

At any rate, I made this card for Jodi, in honor of her birthday. She's my muse. She's my mojo. She's my inspiration. 

Jodi, you'll NEVER be old in my eyes, because the light within you burns so brightly.

Happy Birthday, my bestee. I love you.

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Charisma Cardz Challenges - Challenge # 20 No Flowers Allowed!
Paper Play Challenges - Summer Lovin' 


Digital Image - Twilight Fairy by Sara Burrier
Prismacolor colored pencils
glitter pen - Sakura
rhinestones - Michaels
ribbon - Offray
patterned paper


  1. Fabulous card! I love the bright colours and how you coloured her.

    P.S. You asked how I attached Grandpa to my card. For some reason I happened to have some jewelry wire so I just wrapped it around a pencil then Glossy Accented it to two scrap pieces of paper. Then just stuck that on the back of Grandpa.

  2. Thanks, Jan! I will definitely remember your "spring" idea!

  3. Awesome card hunny, love the fairy,looks amazing!!
    Thanks for joining us at Paperplay, Hope to see u again next week,
    Kenzie :-)
    Paperplay DT

  4. You two are just babies!

    But happy birthday to Jodi. I know she adored that beautiful card. After all, why wouldn't she since it's so flipping lovely?

    Gorgeous coloring of that gorgeous image. Gorgeous design. Gorgeous color scheme. Gorgeous blah blah blah. And a great sentiment that is especially true for Jodi (and you).

    Off to "Pin it".

  5. Beautiful card. Wonderful colours. Everything in simplicity ! Bravo ! I like !

    Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.

    Hugs from France.

  6. Oh, this is awesome. Love the image and the card design. Your commentary is so sweet. Thanks for playing along this week at Charisma and hope to see you next time too!

  7. gorgeous creation! Thanks for joining in with our No Flowers allowed challenge this week at Charisma! Gemma :)


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