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 9, 2016

Sew Glad You're our Mom

Happy Monday, crafty peeps!

It's time for a new challenge over at  

The theme this time around is  
"You are My Sunshine!"

Interpret that any way you like! And if you can't come up with anything...you can always do an "Anything Goes" project...but you MUST use a House Mouse/Happy Hoppers/Gruffies image!

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Here is my project! When I hear the phrase "you are my sunshine" I immediately think of my mom. And, since yesterday was Mother's Day, I offer the card my sister and I made for her. The best part about this card (besides the FaBuLoUs House Mouse image on the front) is the sentiment I put inside. 

My sister, Heidi, picked out the papers and the buttons (which she threaded just for my bff Jodi who can't stand naked buttons). I taught Heidi how to use the Big Shot and she did the diecutting! (I helped her a little with the parts that exceeded beyond the margins of the diecut area). It was also Heidi that chose the sentiment for the inside of the card. 

I colored the image with Prismacolor pencils and did my best to match the colors of the papers Heidi chose. For the pin heads, I added a tiny blobs of dimensional fabric paint, and colored the pins themselves with a metallic silver colored pencil. I added glittery sparkle to the thimbles since Heidi said they weren't shiny enough.

They're shiny now, Heidi!

And, here's the inside!
 (We all know that I'm her favorite, but we won't tell the others.) Hee hee hee!



  1. Torrey, how fun that you and your sister, Heidi (my only daughter's name is Heidi!) made this wonderful card together! AND, that your Mom did such a great job raising you that you both think you are her favorite. Super cute card, love the quilting blocks behind your sweet image, and the inside is awesome, everyone writing your Mom their own note. LOVE it.


  2. This is a card that melts a Mom's he♥rt! I'm sure you're all her favorites and that she L♥VED this card.

    Snoopy :D

  3. A gorgeous card Torrey, a lovely design with the super colouring for the cute image along with gorgeous details, colours and details!

    Heather xx

  4. Super cute card, Torrey....lovely image and fab colouring. So funny that you are your mom's favourite; I'm sure I was my mom's fav too ;). Clever moms!
    hugs Dorte

  5. Adorable - and glad Heidi had the chance to play with you in the laboraTorrey. Love you tons!

  6. Wow Torrey...looks like lots of fun was had making this beauty!! I'm sure that your Mother was so pleased with this card from her favourite child/ren...lol!! Have a wonderful week Torrey!
    Take care,

  7. Aaaah so adorable, Luv Sam x

  8. What a beautiful card, great colouring.


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