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 14, 2012

Hoppin' With CYP

Since I’m the caboose in this Hop train, I’m gonna be totally lazy and pretty much copy and paste the info for the CYP Hop. I figure y’all know what’s going on at this point, so I’m just posting it for those few who just happen to stumble upon my blog. Is that bad? If it is…don’t tell me.

Welcome to  

If you hopped over from Michelle's fabuloso blog, then you’re in the right place! And, whatya know? You made it through the ENTIRE Hop and have landed at the very last stop!

If you just happened to stop by and would like to join this Hop from the beginning, please head on over to Craft Your Passion Challenges (CYP) and follow along for a chance to win some yummy BLOG CANDY and PRIZES at the end!!! Prizes…they’re a good thing!

All of the CYP DT members are playing along in the hop, along with some very special guest designers—(that would be me, ‘cuz I’m “special”)

Each designer is featuring a project that showcases a digital image from at least one of our amazing Blog Hop sponsors. What’s more exciting is that YOU can participate, too, by creating a project and linking it up over at Craft Your Passion for a chance to win one of several prizes!!

Okee dokee, here is MY project. I chose a cute image from Bugaboo Stamps – Skye’s Bear Volleyball. But…(are you sitting down?)…I didn’t do ANY coloring on it. Nada, Zip, Zilch. Quit trying to feel my forehead. I feel FINE!

My card is…well…it’s not what you are expecting. Of that, I’m certain. I got some new (to me) software and I was playing around to see what it can do. It allows my Cricut machine to pretty much cut out ANY image or font. Seriously cool, right? Sadly, due to a legal battle with Provo Craft, this software is no longer made; so the only place you can find it (if you’re lucky) is on Ebay or Amazon.

Anyway, I used this nifty contraband software with my Cricut and cut out the Skye’s Bear image (and the sentiment too) from cardstock…mainly just to see if it would A) Work and 2) Look good. Whatya know? The software worked like a CHARM!!! So, I decided to use what I made as the focus on my card. But, I didn’t wanna jus slap it down onto more cardstock. That just wouldn’t make this uber-cool diecut SING, now would it? So, I adhered it to transparency.

That’s right…this is a transparent card.
(quit rolling your eyes)

Here are some detail shots:

Mini star punch – Carl
Patterned paper – Heidi Grace

Since I’m the caboose, guess what? YOU’RE DONE!!! Wasn’t it fun? Thank you SO MUCH for hopping with us at CYP.

Okay, it’s time to go back to the very beginning and link up your project with the Linky tool thingy. Remember, once you have hopped to all the stops and left your comments (we will be checking…so please spread the love), it’s your turn to show us your “All Star Sports” project.

Make sure to include a STAR somewhere on your project, and link it up over at Craft Your Passion by midnight CST Sunday, Sept. 16th to be eligible for the prizes. 
Winners will be announced on the Monday, Sept. 17th post at CYP.

Here is a complete listing of the hop participants, just in case you want/need to go revisit them.

(you're here) Torrey (that's me!)
 Craft Your Passion (finish)

I’d like to enter this card in the following challenges:


  1. Excuse my language but this is frickin' awesome!!!!!!!! I absolutely totally and completely love it. The idea of cutting out a digi like that - brilliant! Sticking it on transparency - genious! The layout - fantastic! And that play-on-words sentiment - wonderful! Love it, love, it, love it!!!!!!!

    P.S. Most exclamation points I've ever used when commenting.

  2. Wow... Torrey, you've hit the jackpot on this find. I'm amazed at what you've done (yet again). The possibilities seem endless... play time!

  3. Dang woman! I love that idea!! I like how you attached the transparency to the base card too. BTW, your sense of humor is right up my alley!

  4. This is so amazingly beautifull, love it. Thanks for joining us at NMWC and good luck. I hope we will see you again in our next month challenge, hugs. Marion

  5. Very creative, is it stamping though I ask myself, technically no as there is no actual stamping on your creation. Thanks for joining us this month at NMW Challenges. Hugz Suzanne

  6. SOOOO totally cauuuteee!! Love how you used that transparency! Thanks for sharing your cute project!

    Heather Lynn

  7. Wow this is awesome! Love the unusual use of transparency!

  8. Now how cool is this!!!! Love it. Fanastic job.

  9. Hi Torrey, oh wow this is just fab!

    Thanks for joining in with us this week at The Cutie Pies.


  10. Wow, Torrey. Your card ROCKS! Love how you did the clear panel.

  11. Fantastic Card, love everything on it. Greate.

  12. OMG I absolutely love this!! Who cares that the program isn't legit anymore, your card is amazing!!! You have made me want to try and transparency card!! HUgsxxx

  13. Fab card...Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design this week.
    Wendy xx

  14. Wow!! Great design and technique! :)

  15. Wow, such cute card!! Love the transparency! So cute!!!

  16. Great transparency! Thanks for joining us at Divas this week x

  17. Wow fabulous card. Love the acetate technique. Thank you for sharing and joining in at NMWC. Hugs, Velma


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