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 22, 2013

It's What's Inside That Counts

Hidy ho, crafty peeps!

I'm here to celebrate Earth Day ... sort of.

Actually, I'm celebrating the day a wonderful man made his appearance on this EARTH -- my husband, Jonathan.

So yeah, I'm celebrating Jonathan's Earth-, er BIRTHday.

It turns out there are LOADS of things to celebrate today! I mean....WHO KNEW that on this day:
  • The Blues Brothers made their world premier in 1978 on Saturday Night Live.
  • Peter Frampton was born in 1950.
  • Second Battle of Ypres began in 1912 (I didn't even know there was a first one)
  • Jack Nicholson was born in 1937.
  • Hitler admitted defeat in 1945.
  • Babe Ruth made his pro pitching debut in 1914.
  • The first Earth Day was celebrated in 1970.
  • Eddie Albert (Mr. Green Acres himself) was born in 1906.
  • The Oklahoma Land Rush occurred in 1889 -- offering land on a first-come basis. Many people showed up late and missed out. I guess they should have gotten there SOONER. (hahahaha)
  • Henry VIII ascended to the throne in England in 1509.
  • Jonathan Moseley was born somewhere in Minnesota. 
  • JanR's dd was born. :)
Now you know.

I made a card in honor of Henry VIII (just kidding). Here is the card I made for Jonathan. Doesn't look like much from the outside....oh, but wait.

This is a "what's-inside-that-counts" kind of card. I used the 3-D card base/circle label insert dies for the base.Then I hand cut various kite shapes from patterned paper and strung them on white wire strings. I inked the background to look like a cloudy sky and added punched grass along the bottom of the pop-out feature.

Card base die w/ circle label insert - Sizzix
grass punch - Martha Stewart for EK Success
patterned papers


  1. What a wonderful birthday card! So creative. HBD to your Jonathan.

    Btw, my dd's birthday was yesterday too. Ain't that a coincidence! Maybe you should edit your list. ;-) ;-) ;-)

  2. Fantastic card. I need to get these pop n cuts! Where on earth did you find all the facts for his birthday? Would love to know. Thanks for sharing your talent. Love Karen B and Sizzix!

  3. Thanks, Jan! I amended my post to correct my faux-pas! MA, I just Googled "What happened on this day in history" and it pulled up several websites with interesting, but useless trivia.

  4. Bwah ha ha ha ha ha! That's awesome!! Thanks, Torrey. :-D


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