Friday, September 28, 2012

Wild West West Headin Home

     If you are one of us crazies who loves to play with 'da Man' (sometimes known as the cowboy from the Wild Wild West  by Stampin' Up) - then you will appreciate this project.  'Da Man' does not usually appear without a story, seems there has long been, a feud of sorts, going on between a few Splicoast Sweeties who ink him up regularly, (catch the stories here) as well as a whole blog entitled Women of the Wild Wild West.  Yes, we have a thing for this cowboy.
      He has been retired for years, he arrived on the Stampin' Up scene in 2002 and was retired shortly afterward....I didn't even know of Stampin' Up until 2004 so I missed any opportunity to purchase him.  There is a movement afoot (here) to rally together and get Stampin' Up to bring him back, sigh, we can only hope.  With the help of the underground I was able to broker a deal through the Mudder out west and obtain a set of  'da Man' - cost me a pretty penny but was worth it.  Now when I get ideas on how to use him,(and oh girls I have soooo many ideas)  I don't have to reach out and ask a friend to stamp a few for me, I can 'play' at home with 'da Man' in my own little stamp room.  Yes, we stampers are a bit eccentric, but we is loveable.

An overview of the tissue box
'da Man' up close and personal
The West Ranch is next to the Bloom's Ranch
this leads to lots of stories I must say.....
What's a forest without a little wildlife.

     Of course, whenever one is inspired to do a project like this a mess ensues - LOL - while no Copic's were harmed in the making of this card (a disclaimer for Blooms) my work station turned into one heck of a mess......guess I'll spend today cleaning up.  Happy trail everyone!!

Materials:  CS, Cottage Cutz Die, Spellbinders Floral Oval, Martha Stewart punches, dimensionals, rhinestones, Copics, Stampin' Up (da Man), Computer, blood, sweat and lots of laughter.  


  1. This is amazing! I love everything about this! The amount of detail is staggering! Love the tree trunks going through the trees. Love the border punch at the top. WOW! Thanks for joining us at Stampin' Sisters in Christ this week.

  2. A stunning creation!!!! Your image is fabulous and I love all the amazing details you have incorporated.

    Heather xx
    Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp challenge.

  3. Wow! Fabulous work! Great details! Thanks for joining us for the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!


Thanks for visiting, your comments bring a smile to my face. Have a great day!!

01 09 10