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.

June 15, 2016


Hidy Ho, crafty peeps!

It's time for round 3 of my month as the Spotlight Designer for Simon Says Stamps! This month is flying by...which makes me sad. I'm having SO MUCH STINKING FUN working with Simon Says Stamps products! I mean...they have EVERYTHING. I've never seen so much product under one "roof"! And, the people of Simon Says are lovely. BONUS!

It's Wednesday, so that means
This week's theme is  
"Animal Magic" 
featuring products by Paper Smooches
 I just love the name of that company, don't you? 
So, step right up, create a project, and scurry on over to their site for your chance to win a
For my project, I decided to make Father's Day card #2 (remember, I have 3 dads). This one is for my dear father-in-law. He's a suburban farmer. He loves to raise vegetables in his huge garden. I'm pretty much a mess when it comes to gardening. Let's just say my thumb is definitely NOT green. Looking at my thumb, it's kind of brown. Must be all the Distress Ink I used on this card.

Anyway, here's my project for today's challenge!
The "Animal Magic" part of my card is how that critter got up there in the hay loft--the one peeking out of that window, and also how that little chick got up on top of the door. It's MAGIC, I tell ya... ANIMAL MAGIC!!! 

Here is what it looks like inside!
AH HA! So, that window-peeking critter was actually two window-peeking critters! Ok, so how many of you got the pun of my sentiment? Anybody? (HINT: it has to do with the critters above the sentiment).

I paper-pieced the card by hand (the barn), and used Distress ink on the edges of the "boards" of the barn so that you could actually see that they are boards. I used stitched square dies to make the frame for the window and the X on the barn door (with some creative cutting apart). I colored my stamped images with my coveted Prismacolor pencils. I added a little bow to critter #2...and cut off her "beard". LOL 

The rest of the card is pretty much just pen work on sentiments I printed off, and some foam tape and glue. 

This card is living proof that you don't have to have a boat-load of product to produce an uber cute card. Basically, all you need are: stamps, coloring medium, cardstock, and a little imagination. Oh yeah...and some sort of adhesive helps too.

Simon Says products used:

 Well, that wraps it up for part 3 of my time at Simon Says Stamps. Stay tuned because I have 2 more projects this month before my term is finished!
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Thanks, as always, for making your way out here to Left Field. Y'all come back soon!


  1. I absolutely LOVE this Torrey! It really made me smile and then when I saw the inside it made me laugh out loud! the whole card is AWESOME!! :-D

    Lols x x x

  2. LOOOOOVE! Like absolutely LOVE! This is beyond darling!

  3. Such a sweet scene & gorgeous coloring, Torrey! :)

    Simon Says Stamp

  4. Love this! So clever and fun! Of course there's critters peering out the window, goats'll climb up stairs in a heartbeat. (And, for the record, got your pun. Pretty easy for rural gal. :-) )

  5. Such a cute and fun card! It's sure to be a big hit :D

  6. Hi Tprrey, a gorgeous card - a lovely design with super colouring with gorgeous images!! Sory I'm late, my computer has crashed, I can't do most things any more although commentung is still OK!!!
    Heather XX

  7. This has to be just about the cutest card ever! I love the critters in the window - so creative!

  8. This is so freakin' CUTE CUTE CUTE! I love all the detailing Ms. Paper Piecing-Awesomest Cutting, most Fab Coloring Ever Queen! Smiling from ear-to-ear!


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