Friday, September 7, 2018

AYSi184 Back to Basics Birthday

Hey there, peeps!  It's Friday and that means a new As You See It challenge!  I love this one, it fit right in with what I needed to create this week....Back to Basics!

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In stamping, "basics" to me means three things:  stamps, ink and paper!  At my very first workshop, we stamped a card very similar to this!  We only used one image and one sentiment from a fall set called Grand Cornucopia, stamped in Really Rust on Very Vanilla, and then we "decorated" it with  the speckles from Itty Bitty Backgrounds!  I was in LOVE!  And it was so very simple!  So today, I am sharing a card for my nephew Will (the one who is at West Point, you can see him here), and I know he basically just cares about the cookies that I am sending him, so I made his card very simple as well:

I used two images from Rooted in Nature, stamping the background trees in Crumb Cake and the foreground tree in Mossy Meadow and Early Espresso.  The sentiment is from Perennial Birthday.  And just for old times' sake, I stamped some Itty Bitty Background sprinkles in Old Olive:

While Will was visiting us, we asked him to tell us about his latest drill, which was parachuting out of a plane!  I remembered this little army guy from Boys Will Be Boys, so I just couldn't resist adding him on the inside, stamped in Old Olive and colored in with some Blends!  (Okay, when I first was learning the basics of stamping, we didn't have Blends, but humor me, LOL!)  He will get a kick out of it, I'm sure!

What does Back to Basics mean to you?  Perhaps the photo will inspire you, or like me, you'll just do some basic stamping...the interpretation is totally up to you!  Share it with us at the AYSI blog, can't wait to see what you create! 

A few weeks ago, Cassidy's friend Lee had a birthday party, complete with swimming, pizza and four-wheelers!  Well, only one four-wheeler, and Lee's dad has it rigged so it can't go very fast!  But he took Cassidy for a ride.  Since she didn't have a helmet, she used Lee's:

(It still cracks me up when I see it!); and off they went:

Thanks for popping in today---enjoy it and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Rooted in Nature, Perennial Birthday, Itty Bitty Backgrounds (ret), Boys Will Be Boys (ret)
Card stock & Papers     Confetti White (ret)
 Ink Mossy Meadow, Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Early Espresso
Tools     Blends in Light and Dark Old Olive


JoAnn said...

Love your Back to Basics card with the layered trees and the speckles.
I am sure Cassidy had fun at the party and on the four wheeler.

Kampin' Karen said...

What a neat story and card to go with it. Love that helmet!

Betty4 said...

This is the perfect card for a man. I love the simplicity of it.

Lisa Elton said...

What pretty trees! This is a CAS beauty LeAnne. Now THAT'S a helmet LOL!!

Vickie said...

Sweet card LeAnne. OMG...what a helmet. Love it. Cassidy is very adventurous....she is up for anything. Gotta love that girl.