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.

September 23, 2012


Hidy Ho! It's Sunday, Sunday, SUNDAY, so that means it's time for another challenge over at  
This week our theme is
"Hey Fruity"
Don't ask me...I just work here. But, for today's challenge, make whatever suits your fruity fancy as long as it's got fruit on it somewhere, or has fruity colors. Come play along for your chance to win some super prizes!!

Our first sponsor this week is our own 

The prize from Kenny is the winner's choice of 5 digis.

And our second sponsor is

who doesn't LoVe ribbons? Iknowright?

I got a little silly with my project. Looking at it now, I'm wondering if I'm gonna ruffle some feathers out there. This was not my intent. I just wanted it to be a HAPPY, SILLY card. So, PLEASE...don't leave comments about how I'm making fun of people with disabilities or stereotyping people of color with regard to having an affinity for large ovoid fruits. Thank you! (hee hee hee). 

That said, I used this really cute "Tug Of War" digi stamp from Kenny K. It has SO MANY possibilities as to what could be at the other end of that rope. For today's card, it is a giant, genetically-enhanced watermelon--somehow a cantaloupe just would NOT have worked (besides, I don't know how to draw a cantaloupe). I figure when these boys are finished with it...they can use it as a canoe! And FYI...I did a little magic in Photoshop and added the additional ropes around that ginormous melon...because one tiny rope at the bottom didn't seem...adequate for the job.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Paper Crafting Journey: My Sentiment Exactly
Creative Craft Challenges2: Anything Goes
Divas By Design: #53 Lovely Layers
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards: Sweet Treats

digi stamp - Kenny K (Tug Of War)
Nestability die - Spellbinders (Deckle Oval)
Prismacolor Colored Pencils
mini brads - Creative Impressions
patterned paper - Heidi Grace and some old stuff in my stash
mini rick rack 
deckle scissors - Fiskars
marker - Zig


  1. Love starting my day out with a laugh and this one gave me a big one. Your sentiment is hilarious and so clever :D I'm a retired special education teacher and my feathers certainly didn't get ruffled. Beautiful colouring and design, as always. So fun!

  2. Hahaha - definitely made me chuckle. Always in awe of how that twisted mind of yours works, but that's probably why we have been bestees forever now! Love the design and your melon rocks!

  3. hehe!
    you are one super talented girl!
    I think I have a bit of a girl crush :)

  4. SNICCKER. Love this! I giggled as soon as I saw it.

  5. Very good. Such a fun card and fab sentiment. Perfect also for the add layers challenge at Diva's by Design. Good luck with your entry.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  6. Really fun card. Love it. Thank you for playing along at CC&CC this time.
    Hugs Debbie x

  7. mir huh huh!! sooo funny!!
    and beautiful!!

    Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenges!!

    you can visit http://whenthescraphitsthefun.blogspot.com/
    for my free digis!!


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