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 12, 2015

In the Pink- Part 1

Hidy ho, crafty peeps!

It's October here in Texas.

Wait...that was dumb...it's October everywhere, Torrey...duh.

It's also Monday...EVERYWHERE.

That means it's time for a new Monday challenge at 

This time around I am the hostess for our challenge. I picked "In the Pink" as the theme...in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month (which just so happens to be... October).

I am tasking everyone to come up with a project that can be ANY theme
 but one where PINK is the predominant color.

This is a symbolic tribute to the preservation of THE GIRLS...you know...
THE GIRLS--also known as: 
(in alphabetical order no less, resurrected from an old post of mine)
  • Balcony
  • Bazookas
  • Bomb Shells
  • Boobs/Boobies
  • Breastages 
  • Buster Browns
  • Cans
  • Chesticles (my fave)
  • Funbags
  • Headlights
  • Hood Ornaments (I sense a car theme here)
  • Hooters
  • Hypno Globes
  • Jugs
  • Knockers
  • Maracas
  • Milkshakes
  • Money Makers
  • Rack
  • Ta-Tas
  • The Girls
  • Tig ol' bitties
  • Tracks of Land
  • Watermelons (or in my case...grapes--well, more like raisins now)
  • Yabos
Aren't you impressed that I know so many euphemistic terms for mammary glands? 

(just humor me and nod)

It's a gift. 

Breast Cancer Awareness is something that is very near and dear to my heart. See, every woman in my family on my mom's side (back 5 generations) has had either breast cancer, ovarian cancer...or both. This includes my mom and my grandmother...my aunts, great-aunts, second cousins...you get the picture. Those of us in my generation are holding our breaths (and breasts) and crossing our fingers that we will break this terrible trend. 

It is SO vitally important to do self-exams and get regular mammograms. I cannot stress this enough. I also think it's a good idea to get genetic screening for BrCa1 and BrCa2 (though my mom was negative for both and still ended up with breast Ca). I'm happy to report that both my mom and grandmother survived breast Ca...mainly because it was caught EARLY. So, I IMPLORE all of you ladies out there to take care of your Chesticles. 

Now, on to the Challenge details!

There are SO MANY prizes for this challenge! We have 3 sponsored prizes and some of our lovely team-mates are offering up some FaBuLoUs candy packages as well... including yours truly! So scurry on over to HMFMC and enter your PINK creation for a chance to win!!! (And, as always, you can alternatively enter an "Anything Goes" project too).
1st  generous sponsor is

 2nd generous sponsor is

3rd generous sponsor is 

My Candy
One lucky winner will receive the following goodie bag of PINKNESS! All you have to do to enter for your chance to win is: 
  • post a COMMENT below and 
  • become a follower of my quirky little blog! 
Then, I'll put all the names in the cup of a bra, close my eyes, and draw the winner out!!!
I actually made 3 projects for this challenge! I will post one today, and the other two on the half-way reminder post in about a week.

I was joking around the other day (with some of my teamies at HMFMC) and threatened them that I would make a card with a certain undergarment on it for this challenge. And then, Miss Christine threw down the gauntlet and said, "Bring it on!"

...so, how could I NOT do it?

Here it is...my House Mouse project...WITH A BIG OLD BRA ON IT.

Think Pink
You gotta admit. It turned out pretty adorable. I took several of the digital stamp mice from the Triple CD and cropped them out. Then, I conjured up an image of a bra and a hanger...arranged them all together in Photoshop and VOILA!

I printed it all out on white cardstock; colored it up with my Prismacolor colored pencils; and then PAINSTAKINGLY fussy-cut the whole shebang out. The little mouse hanging off the bow on the bra is separate from the rest...he's actually dangling from the bow.

I embellished the background of the card with a fun polka-dotted patterned paper, a pretty paper doily, some rhinestone bling, and an organza ribbon to finish it all off!

I'd also like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Thanks for tromping out to Left Field to visit me!


  1. FABULOUS OTT ( over the top) mousey fun pink creation Torrey !! I do love it sweetie !!

    hugs Diane xx

  2. Awesome, would love a beautiful bra like that, would hang it on a hanger too!!! Fussy cutting all those little mice out and their tiny tails must have been a chore, but what a wonderful result. Absolutely wonderful card for pink challenge.

    No trick to photographing glittered cards, luck of the draw, but it was night time, so had ott light shining right on it.

  3. Wowzer teamie you know how to throw down an AWESOME chall theme LOVE it.. Soooooo creative what a creative mind you have..mmmmm me thinks I need to step up a gear on me DT creations..watch my space girly..lol LOVE having you on the team..

    smiles Christine xxxx

  4. Really a breathtaking project ; or should I say breast-taking ??? Awesome, stunning, lovely and cute card, Torrey,
    hugs Dorte

  5. An adorable card Torrey, an awesome design with so many beautiful details - so many I'll probably be here for the most of the night taking it all in!!! I love the pretty bra - I want one - and such beautifully coloured little mousies!!

    Heather xx

  6. Fabulous card, love it thanks for sharing at Glitter n Sparkle Chris DT x

  7. What a gorgeous card, love your card design and your images.
    Thanks for sharing it with us and hope to see you again in our next challenge as well,
    DT Through The Craft Room Door
    Made by Willeke {My personal Blog}

  8. Gorgeous card :D Just nice. Thank you for sharing it with us at Craft Your Passion, DT Susanne xx

  9. A Brilliant design. LOve all your little meeces.
    Such GOrgeous and pretty embellishments too.

  10. This is totally completely frickin' wonderfully adorable.... love ya!

  11. I am VERY impressed you know so many terms for the girls! Wow! I love your project, those mice are so sweet. Thanks for linking up with our Let's Celebrate! challenge at Southern Girls this week, I can't see it linked in your blog post though?! If you could add a link, it will be be eligible to win one of our prizes this week :). Hope you will join us again!
    Lauren DT xo

    1. Hi Lauren! Thank you for letting me know about the missing Southern Girl link! How weird. I fixed it and it's now on there... :)

  12. This is too adorable! Thanks for joining us at My Sheri Crafts!

  13. That is one gorgeous pink card!

  14. Absolutely beautiful, fab image and love all the embellishments you have used. Thanks for entering the 'Gems and/or Pearls' challenge over at Crafty Friends. Hope you will join us for our next challenge... Good Luck!
    Diane Louise (DT)

  15. Lovely card, so much detail. Love the little mice.

  16. Came here from House Mouse challenge.
    I am your new follower.
    Very cute image and great card.
    Thanks for the chance to win your wonderful candy.

  17. Such an AWESOME card! Love it! I would have never thought of adding those cute mice into the mix... too cute!!
    Thanks for joining in at Love to Scrap! Best of luck in your entry!
    Tammy - DT

  18. Absolutely fantastic, i'm loving the idea of the bra and all the little meeces having fun with it, simply adorable.

    So sorry to hear about your family and no wonder you are a huge supporter of 'In The Pink' too.

    Thanks for offering such a lovely candy, Luv Sam x

  19. This card is AMAZING!! That bra is so cute that even I would wear it...and I don't do pink!! What a fun and inspiring card to spread the word this month.

  20. Torrey, we have a little surprise for you over on the Southern Girls blog. Congratulations! Wends x SGC DT

    1. Thank you, Wendy! (and to all the "Southern Girls"!!!)


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