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Old 01-30-2013, 05:53 PM   #1  
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Default MMTPT240 Consuela Beavertail's mission

Welcome to Teapot Tuesday
the Sisterhood of the Traveling Teaparty
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Consuela Beavertail's mission
Cactus by Christine Corona
Cactus plants have prickly spines.
Be careful how you treat them!
The spines protect the tender plants
so animals won't eat them!
The desert is where cacti live.
It's very hot and dry there.
Cactus plants do very well,
but other plants might die there.

Consuela Beavertail de la Cactus was on a mission.
she longed to ask for help to bring her plan to fruition.
She glanced over at her neighbor, was Jean home?
She was an expert with hair dryer, mousse and comb
As a retired, kind and capable beautician
would or could she help with her condition?

Consuela struggled with all her might
so she could visit Jean and relay her plight
She hopped on over and knocked on her door
Jean hurried through the house & across the floor.

"However did you get over here?", she asked
"I struggled until my shallow roots were free
you see I require your help with a task
so I hopped on over here quite quickly,
I know cacti have a reputation for being somewhat prickly.
But I promise you it's so we won't get bit and become sickly.
I dream of being glamorous just like the other plants that flower.
but I've yet to produce anything like that under my own power.
I thought you could use your expertise
and try to make me beautiful, if you please.
You're well known for your beautification talents
I just want to be pretty I don't need to win any Beauty Pageants.
If you would be so kind and generous
I'll make sure the experience is not too treacherous."

Jean gazed upon her spiny neighbor
as she wasn't too keen on getting stuck
(42,000 prickers she couldn't duck)
A point she didn't want to belabor
hmm, she thought, just my luck!

Jean thought fast and said, "Dear Consuela, don't you know when the desert blooms
it is more beautiful that anyone could assume?
Why as an Opuntia basilaris you shouldn't be embarrassed! you are gorgeous and fabulous.
As a beavertail you will have magenta blooms
a color so vibrant you make people swoon.
Now just be patient your turn will come soon enough
I don't mean to seem grouchy or gruff --
but God made you as delightful as can be
trust in Him and you will see."

Consuela Beavertail de la Cactus hopped back to her flowerbed
digging in her roots while Jean's advice swirled in her head.
And just as Jean had promised, the following Spring
Consuela felt a few very strange things.
Her hopes and patience had paid off
She was adorned with a flowery coif
Rings of regal magenta flowers for her hair
You can look but don't touch them - beware.


CHALLENGE TRANSLATION: Bring hairdressers, cactus, cacti or flowers.

Special Note: Jean has macular degeneration and can no longer craft. When writing her a note write large.

EXTRA POINTS FOR EXTRA COOKIES (EPEC):
Bring Scripture and lots of flowers

DESTINATION STATION:
This week our destination is Waupun, Wisconsin. If you would like a destination for your card this week, how about sending it to Jean. Jean was brought to our attention by Octoberbabe.



For more information as well as the address to mail your card to please visit post #339 in the Teapot Tuesday Destination Station Thread.

Please remember that just because you participate in a Teapot Tuesday challenge that is combined with a card drive request, it does not mean that you are REQUIRED to send your cards. It is totally 100% voluntary!

Here is a link to octoberbabe's card

Here is a link to my card.

Here is a Quick Link to the MMTPT240 Challenge Gallery.

Be sure to you use KEYWORD MMTPT240 in your upload and post a comment here so we can all see your card!

Ever want to get a jump on next week's challenge card? Join the Teapot Tuesday Cheater Group and you will get an email of the challenge the Saturday before the Tuesday of the challenge so you girls can have the weekend to make your card. Send a pm with your email address to the Cheater Volunteer if you wanna be a Cheater!


If you are confused about these challenges, see the first sticky post of this thread for more information. There is also a directory of individual challenges.
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Teaparty Birthday Bash


Hey gal's we have 3 peeps having birthdays this week. Please wish them many happy cupcakes....The girls are getting the teaparty ready and the cookies are frosted ready to eat...Didn't they do a great job!!

Cmsuto 3/7
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Coffeestamper 3/9
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Here's my card for Jean
MMTPT240 The little things by mother's daughter - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

Great story, Fran, I love it!
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Here's my card!
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MMTPT240 Hello by stamp300 - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

Here's mine.
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Here is my card:
MMTPT240 Flowers for Consuela Beavertail by RJP111 - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
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here's mine
flowers for you
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Here is my card!

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MMTPT240-Cactus by redi2stamp - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers My card for Jean goes in the mail today!
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Fran, your rhyming couplets are amazing.
Between work and hosting VSN, I might not have time to make anything from this, but I will be commenting in the gallery and seeing what I can pull out of my stash.
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Here's mine for Jean MMTPT240 For Jean by yo sam - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
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I did include flowers and Scripture!
MMTPT240 - to Jean by etsdas - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
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I almost tossed this cactus stamp when we moved as I hadn't used it in the 5 years since I bought it. I felt very out of my element as I'm not familiar with desert colours or vegetation. Here is MINE.
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Here is my "funny" card for sweet Jean. I hope it brings her a smile and brightens her day:

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wow...lots of fun in the gallery....I finally got the quilting project far enough that I have to hand baste the appliques so I can have the table to stamp on and get mine done
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Cactus Patch by donnajeanne - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers, here is my card for jean did have it here and AOL took me away so may have 2 post as had to re-do, will be going out in mail today.
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Well, I finished mine, and then realized my flowers are pretty much incognito and my colors are not even close to the teapot! It's been one of those weeks at my house!!

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OK Apologies to those who could not see the picture of my card. I had somehow loaded my pictures twice and I thought it was only deleting one picture, but I think it deleteed both when I edited and deleted the second one. So I had to go back and reload the picture. So I think you should be able to see the picture now.
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Here is my card . I just had to use your cactus technique for myself. Thanks!
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OK Apologies to those who could not see the picture of my card. I had somehow loaded my pictures twice and I thought it was only deleting one picture, but I think it deleteed both when I edited and deleted the second one. So I had to go back and reload the picture. So I think you should be able to see the picture now.
Just FYI, deleting a duplicate does often cause problems with the remaining image. But it sounds as if you worked it out - going in to the remaining upload and editing it, resubmitting the original image, will fix it .
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