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.

April 4, 2016

Stampendous Hop Midway reminder!

And so the hop continues!

There is still PLENTY of time to come play in our super-duper mega Spring hop--featuring wonderful inspiration from:
Here are links to each site's blog-hop! Be sure to check them all out!


You are NOT automatically entered to win simply by commenting on the blog posts as in some blog hops (although you DO have to comment). You MUST create a project and link it to the Linky Tool on the HMFMC website found HERE. For Instructions how to do this, see below (at the end of this post).

THEME: House Mouse and Stencils
We’re celebrating stencils, and using them with our House-Mouse Designs® images. We’re going to bring you tons of inspiration over the next two weeks, and we can’t wait to see what you enter into the challenge! You may use ANY House-Mouse Designs® images or characters on your project, and any stencils and stenciling techniques that you like. There is never any purchase necessary to enter. 

And, of course, as always on the HMFMC, “ANYTHING GOES” is always an entry option. 

Link your entry to the linky tool by the end of Friday, April 8, 2016 (11:59 pm in your own time zone).
There are prizes!! Three entries, chosen at random, will win 1-HMD Stampendous Cling Rubber Stamp, 1–Large Dreamweaver Stencils Background Stencil, and 1–Jar of Embossing Paste.  This contest is open to everyone!! 

We are also very happy and proud to be welcoming back our 2nd AWESOME sponsor
the Official Mousey Family, House-Mouse Designs(R)
HMD is also Offering another Lucky player a $20 Gift Certificate to shop at House-Mouse Designs(R)!

And now for my mid-way inspiration for you!

I used the same stencil as I did for my last project, but this time...instead of using embossing paste with it, I applied Versamark ink directly through the stencil to the paper below...then embossed it in my Big Shot so it's slightly raised. The Versamark ink created a tone-on-tone effect which makes the splats actually look wet! 

I used the super-cute HappyHopper Puddle Fun stamp.
Stampendous supplies used:
Once again, I am the caboose of this section of the hop, so you should have already visited all the other DT member's blogs. But if not, here is a list of all our Mousey DT, so you can hop on over to see their fabulous makes!! Just click on their names to be whisked away to their blog!

  1. Comment on DT's posts and Create something fun and a little bit wonderful. It’s not a talent show, winners are randomly selected. Use an HMD image PLUS a stencil on your work (or choose “anything goes”). It doesn’t have to be a card, it can be any kind of project. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.
  2. Post your creation online. You can post it anywhere that will give it a unique URL (internet address). Most folks have a blog, but you can post on Flickr, or PhotoBucket, sites like Split Coast Stampers, or even on your Google+ account. (ps…creating a blog is free! What are you waiting for?)
  3. Get the URL for the specific post that contains your project – click on the title of your post, copy the URL from your browser’s title bar, click on the inLinkz picture on the HMFMC post, paste your URL into the tool. Add your name and email address and voila, you’re entered!

You’ll need to COMMENT AND ENTER a PROJECT into the Challenge. So get ready to be inspired and you Hop along. You'll get one entry for each comment you leave on a post at HMFMC Blog, HMFMC Team member’s blog, Stampendous blog, and/or Stampendous Team member’s blogs.  (please, only one comment per post, per person)  
There will be 3 WINNERS, yes 3, for THREE Lucky players! 
 Each will win a stencil, a jar of paste and an House-Mouse Designs stamp. Open to everyone with the understanding that international winners may have to pay customs duties and fees to collect their prize.

WOW! How FUN is that??  Don't MISS OUT!  Be sure to play to win!


  1. Wonderful card! Those splats look awesome!

  2. Torrey, love how you used the stencil, very creative. The pop of red on the ribbon and umbrella against the gray is also really eye catching. Beautiful colorwork on the sweet image too.


  3. This is gorgeous. Great background, beautifully coloured image and perfect sentiment. Love red and grey together. x

  4. Oh, my goodness......your coloring of the image is sooooooooooooooooo realistic! It is all just beautiful in every way!
    <3 J

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