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 25, 2012

Hoppin' For "The Girls"

It's the last Wednesday of the month!!!  That means...(drum roll)...that it's 
time for the
Our hoptress (that's hop+mistress), Alison, decided since last month's theme was all about the guys...that this month, in all fairness, should be all about 
And, since October is fast-approaching, and October is also  
we were tasked to come up with a project that is PINK and dedicated to the preservation of THE GIRLS...you know...THE GIRLS--also known as: 
(in alphabetical order no less)
  • Bazookas
  • Bomb Shells (I'm not making that up)
  • Boobs/Boobies
  • Breastages
  • Cans
  • Chest-ticles (my fave)
  • Headlights
  • Hood Ornaments (I sense a car theme here)
  • Hooters
  • Hypno Globes
  • Jugs
  • Knockers
  • Maracas
  • Milkshakes
  • Money Makers
  • Rack
  • Tah Tahs
  • The Girls
  • Watermelons (or in my case...grapes--well, more like raisins now)
Aren't you impressed that I know so many euphemistic terms for mammary glands? 

(just humor me and nod)

It's a gift. 

Breast Cancer Awareness is something that is very near and dear to my heart. See, every woman in my family on my mom's side (back 5 generations) has had either breast cancer, ovarian cancer...or both. This includes my mom and my grandmother...my aunts, great-aunts, second cousins...you get the picture. Those of us in my generation are holding our breaths and crossing our fingers that we will break this terrible trend. 

It is SO vitally important to do self-exams and get regular mammograms. I cannot stress this enough. I also think it's a good idea to get genetic screening for BrCa1 and BrCa2 (though my mom was negative for both and still ended up with breast Ca). I'm happy to report that both my mom and grandmother survived breast Ca...mainly because it was caught EARLY. So, I IMPLORE all of you ladies out there to take care of your Chest-ticles. 

That said, if you hopped over here from Glittery Katie's totally Fab blog (isn't she awesome?) then you landed in the right place. Here are my entries. Yes, plural. I made 3. One for each boob and an extra just because I can. What can I say...I was inspired.

For the first one, I used our beloved Bombshell Angel...but for this challenge...I, um...altered her. A lot... Photoshop is my friend. How many changes can you see in her?

Fight Like A Girl

A closer look:

My second offering today is this tit-illating card. We're heading back to the Old West where women were strong and proud! What? They didn't have implants back then? Oh well. deal with it.

Here's a crafty tip...I wanted to put star brads on here, but I only had silver ones. That wouldn't do at ALL. So I whipped out my hot pink permanent marker and colored both them and the staples so they'd match. 

CRAFTY HINT: remove the chunk o' staples from your stapler and color just a few, then drop 'em back into your stapler...this is a WHOLE LOT easier than trying to color them AFTER you've stapled them..just sayin'.

They're FAKE

Since my first two projects centered around the after-effects of cancer...I decided I better make a preventative card--just to balance things out.  For my last card I went a little (okay a LOT) wicked. But hey...you GOTTA maintain a sense of humor.  

Breast Exam

Thank you for hopping by and looking at my projects!

Next stop is Emily's  Tah-Tah-rific blog. Be sure to leave comments along the way to show your love and support. Then, enter YOUR project on the Bombshell Blog for a chance to win some super FAB prizes!!! 
Here is a complete list of the talented ladies who are participating in this hop!!

 Glittery Katie
You are here... Torrey...You are here

Bombshell Angel stamp (pin-up girl)- Bombshell Stamps
Fun 'n Flirty Bombshell digi stamps (off-the-shoulder shirt)- Bombshell Stamps
Retro Cowgirls stamps (cowgirl, barbed wire and gun)- Bombshell Stamps
Wanted poster digi stamp - Bombshell Stamps
Cherry Bomb stamps (devil)- Bombshell Stamps
Butterfly Queen stamps (pin-up girl) - Bombshell Stamps
Nestability Dies - Spellbinders (Lacey Oval, Lg Scalloped Rectangle)
Prismacolor Colored Pencils 
scallop border punch - Martha Stewart for EK Success
star brads - Creative Impressions
Patterned Paper - KI Memories, Heidi Grace, The Paper Studio, Colorbok, Anna Griffin
Ribbon and flower trim - Michaels
rhinestones - Recollections

I am entering one, some or all of these cards in the following challenges:


  1. What lovely and varied pieces Torrey!

  2. These are full on Torrey but so cool!! Great sentiments!

  3. Wow, Torrey. You just blew my mind. These are all wonderful, inspiring, and touching. I could write a novel. I think it was genius to not only make Angel bald, but to remove one boob. I love your sentiments. I think the 3rd is so pretty, yet creepy...which is just what it should be with that type of message. Love the colored staple idea. I have used Copics and embossing powder to re-color brads and eyelets.
    Again, amazing and truly inspiring job on all 3 pieces. My heart goes out to you and your family.

  4. These cards are inspiring. I love the bombshell angel with one breast and bald. The boxing outfit is so right for her.

    The second card, is awesome as well. I love the sentiment.

    The third card, really makes the point about breast exams.

    Thanks for the inspiration and for sharing your creative genius.

  5. They're all fabulous, clever, and wonderfully done and I won't choose a favorite.

    I really love all the great details you add to all your projects.

    Today's favorite detail is the barbed wire peeking out from beneath the scallops.

  6. You are the queen of sentiments!!! Fantastic..... all of them! Oh but you missed Whammers & Thudders off you list That's what their call in our house!!

  7. Not only you are a fantastic card maker ( wich I already knew) but you have a GREAT sense of humour too! If I knew you made those 'daring'cards I would have used also the banner 'stewed,screwed 7 tattooed' now i doidn't dare as I thought someone might be offended ( I have a friend with breastcancer and she has on her butt tattooed: cancer can kiss my arse'.... I don't know wich one I like best....all tree amazing cards and should be available in shops! Excellent art Torrey!!

  8. wow what a variety , I love them all especially the cowgirl! So awesome!

  9. Torrey I just have to say you are brilliant! You've got a fab sense of humor! I laughed out loud when I read your blog. My hubby jokes and calls them "hooters, knockers and sometimes snack trays" LOL. (thank you Married...with Children) These are all absolutely terrific, gorgeous design, colors - everything.

  10. All of these are great! I love them! Especially the 3rd one with the devil!! He's awesome!

  11. Oh. My. God. These are just.... amazing. You are amazing - love your style.

  12. Looooved all of your cards! Can't stress that enough. And your euphemisms for mammaries made me laugh (I thought I knew them all!).

  13. Oh my gosh! These cards are amazing.

  14. Fantastic cards for a fabulous and important cause! Love all the great sayings on them!! Awesome!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!


  15. Gorgeously creative. Loving the colours and designs. Saw this on MIM and had to come over for a closer look. Hugs Desire {Doing Life - my personal blog} {Digistamps4Joy DT Member} {Tammys Scrapin Corner DT Member} {Lady Anne's Paper Crafts DT Member}

  16. Torrey, all three cards are absolutely gorgeous. Great sentiments also!

  17. Oh my, what fab, fun cards! I love all the sentiments, too, they are so powerful! Thanks for joining in at The Squirrel and the Fox! (We're having a blog hop, if you'd like to join in!)

    love Mags B x

  18. You crack me up Torrey! I LOVE your sense of humor! And your cards too BTW!


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