Wednesday, March 21, 2012

For Fun Challenge Goes West

I'm hardly about cowboys and ranching, and I don't have any stamps depicting the gold rush (Why doesn't someone make a Deadwood series of stamps? Come on Stampin' Up, how about a thyphoid fever commemorative set, with a little Calamaty Jane forcing medicine down the throat of a sick prospector? I'd be all over that.) So, when For Fun Challenges announced that the theme this week was a Western one, I wasn't sure where to go with it.

Then, it occurred to me--the beautiful wild mustangs that live in the Western U.S. and instantly, this playful, happy horse came to mind. The stamp is from the Charlie Horse collection at Clear Dollar Stamps.

Oddly enough, what originally drew me to this stamp was his cute little "foot cups" much like those seen on illustrations of ficticious robots. Cute, am I right?

And, of course, since we *are* talking wild mustangs, I can't possibly end this post without encouraging you, kind reader, to follow this link and learn more about what easy things you can do to help prevent the torment and/or slaughter of these magnificent, truly American natives:

So, check it out, send an easy letter to protect these important animals, then pat yourself on the back and make a Western themed card for this week's For Fun Challenge.

1 comment:

Kathy D. said...

Hey I can't leave you love on your cute baby chicks if it's not posted!! :) Great job with the charlie horse too!