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 29, 2016

Fond Farewell to Simon Says Stamps

Hidy ho, crafty peeps!
Well, today marks my last day as the Spotlight Designer for Simon Says Stamps.


I've really had a good time playing with the SSS DT! Thank you very much for such a wonderful opportunity! I hope to play with y'all again!

 It's Wednesday...and that means...
This week's theme is  
featuring products by Art Impressions
I, personally, love Art Impressions stamps. Their "Golden Oldies" and "Girlfriends" lines are HILARIOUS. They also have some seriously artistic stamps too! 

As always, enter the challenge for your chance to win a
 You can't beat that with a stick!!

I actually did 2 projects as my "Simon Says Swan Song". 

Yeah, 2!!! (One is really a "thank you" to SSS for having me).

My first project is a CAS card (well, for me it is). I don't usually do CAS (clean and simple). So, it was a challenge...believe it or not.
It's pretty straight-forward...stamped image, colored with Prismacolor pencils, Copic-dotted background, stamped foreground, bow, sentiment and 9 sequins. You can't tell, but their bathing suits and hats are coated in Glossy Accents to give it that embossed effect. Ok, so maybe it wasn't so CAS.

My final card is also a CASish card.

This card is my little way of saying "THANK YOU" to Heidi, Lols, and all the lovely and talented ladies on the SSS design teams.

It's a "Dutch Door" style card...where the card front is actually only half a card front. I just made up the name of the card style. It sounds good though. 

Here is the outside 

and, the fence "Dutch door" swings open to reveal the inside
I used one of Art Impressions super-ingenious "Front 'n' Backs" stamp sets--Becky. For those of you not familiar with the "Front 'n' Backs" and "Spinners" stamps, they're 2-piece sets of stamps designed to have their images glued back to back...to produce a perfectly matched 2-sided image.  I colored her with my Prismacolor pencils.

I created the fence using the same stamp I used on the other card...I just cut apart the image and rearranged it a bit to look like a fence. Although the wood stamp I used is not a SSS stamp, they do carry one that is virtually identical...like REALLY REALLY CLOSE (Wood Plank stamp by My Favorite Things). It's so close to the stamp I used, you probably wouldn't have known if I had said that this wood stamp was that wood stamp (did that make sense???)  I really love this card. It's just too stinkin' cute!

Simon Says Stamp
SSS products used:


  1. You knocked this challenge out of the ball park with these two beauties, Torrey! I especially love the 2nd one--truly "eye-opening" (I didn't know the front and back designs by AI!!). Your workmanship is superb and detailed! This month went by so quickly...thank you for the inspiration, Torrey! You did a beautiful job. PS: I am sorry to be such an enabler for MISTI! LOL

    1. You TOTALLY are an enabler! LOL Thank you, Virgina!

  2. Wow! Two gorgeous cards, Torrey! I can't pick a fave! They're both fab! Great coloring!! Thank you so much for being our guest this month! We loved it!!

    Simon Says Stamp!

    1. :D Thank you Steph! I loved being your Spotlight Designer!

  3. Absolutely gorgeous cards Torrey, both of them are stunning and I now have the bathing beauties at the top of my wish list!
    It has been BRILLIANT having you along with us and I do hope we get to do this again in the near future ;-)
    Thanks so much XXX

    Lols x x x

    1. Thank you, lovely Lols! It was a BLAST!

  4. FABULOUS! Your work is absolutely FABULOUS and I love perusing your blog ... so inspiring!

    1. Thank you, Mischelle! I think your work is AWESOME SAUCE! I am now a stalker (er, um...follower) of your blog! I love your work.

  5. What fun cards, Torrey! I'm partial to the 2nd one - love the woodgrain and the happy red accents!

  6. As always, wonderful and creative! Keep up the great work!!!

  7. these are amazing Torrey...your coloring skills are awesome! so glad you joined us this month!

    sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

  8. So super sweet! I love this concept.

  9. Ah, it's been fun having you play along with us Torrey. Your cards have been mind blowing every week and these are no exception. Great work teamie!
    Caryn xxx

  10. Such adorable cards!!
    Have a Safe & Happy 4th of July!
    Crafting with Creative M

  11. Gorgeous cards Torrey! I love the images you've used and you've coloured them so beautifully.
    Apologies I am so late getting here life has been so hectic leaving little time for enjoyable free time, but I wanted to thank you for being such a fabulous guest designer for us at Simon Says Stamp

  12. Your cut-work always ROCKS but your coloring amazes me! These cards are both super CUTE and so much fun! Congrats on your special spotlight with SSS! They were were smart to show you off! Too bad they let you and your incredible talent go! I certainly wouldn't have. :)


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