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.

October 27, 2011


NO...this has NOTHING to do with mirrors, reflector tape or shiny metal...but, hmmm that gives me an idea!

This card is a reflection of how I'm feeling today. The sky is overcast and it's sorta rainy outside. On days like this, I like to just sit and look out the window at the color-drenched world. After it rains, the colors POP. So, as I was sitting in my rocking chair, gazing out the window I had an idea for a card. It just kind of floated into my consciousness; softly--like a picture emerging from the blackness of the ether and slipping into focus. 

This card is a pretty good representation of how I feel at the moment. When I get creative, I always think of my best friend, Jodi, and all the times we spent together sitting side by side in her studio...in our pajamas...creating. 

I miss her. 

She's in Colorado, I'm in Texas. It stinks.

Anyway, I really love this stamp by Bombshell Stamps. Her name is Rose. She's just lovely...and a little sad. So, I set Rose in her own windowsill so that she could look out on the beauty of her world. 

Close up

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:


    1. This is so beautiful! I love the way you colored her.:)

    2. oh this is one super card great layout and colors on this bless you for playing at creative craft challenge this week hugs cherylxxxx

    3. She's beautiful! Love your coloring & so clever to make a window for her to look out.

    4. What a fantastic card -I absolutely love it
      Thanks for joining in at Creative Craft Challenges

    5. I miss you too... so much!

      It's time - set up that stupid camera and let's craft together!

      I love this one Tor - it's simply so "you". Nobody constructs better or has more imagination that you. I need your inspiration and I am so glad to see your work again... It makes me a better artist!

      I love you! <3

    6. WOW!!!!!!!!! I don't know what else to say!!!! Sensational!
      Thankyou so much for shairing this WOW!

      xoxoxo Carly @ Creative Craft Challenges

    7. Wow, this is awesome! The colouring is gorgeous and that window is so neat! Thanks for playing along with our krafty challenge at Craft Your Passion this week!

    8. Wow! This is so creative! I love the layers of scalloped borders, and the way you cut out the window piece. It looks perfect! Thanks for playing along this week at The Kraft Journal!

    9. This is a fantastic creation! I love the story too. I love the "siding" on the house, and the way you created the window. Your coloring is fabulous. I love it all.

    10. I totally love everything about this card.

      I think you need to take a little vacation and go visit Jodi!

    11. Thank you for all the wonderful comments...Kathi, I think you're right. I needs me a Jodi fix.

    12. fantastic idea !!! I love this - thanks so much for playing with craftyourpassionchallenges - hugs joanna

    13. Absolutely stunning hun...love the idea & such amazing colouring too!
      hugs and xxx

    14. What a cool idea to make that window...and your coloring is really awesome! Just love EVERYTHING about this card!! {{hugs}}

    15. Wow what a beautiful card! What a great imagination you have, very creative! I love it! TFS.
      Babs xo


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