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Old 09-05-2015, 07:52 AM   #1
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Default MMTPT371 ~September 8, 2015~ Blue Chip We Beseech Thee, Connections are Just Key!

Welcome to Teapot Tuesday
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Blue Chip We Beseech Thee, Connections are Just Key!


Note: Anyone is welcome to play! You automatically become a Teapotter the first time you play in our challenge. Also, you do not have to write a story. You just have to be inspired by the teapot or by the story about this week's location! Have fun! If this is your first Teapot Tuesday Challenge, please mention that in your commentary so we can be sure to greet you properly, in pure Teapot Tuesday fashion! Your participation in Destination Station is 100% voluntary and not at all required. Just have fun!

This is my story!

1. The tiny town of Bindersville is a close-knit group. Many of the residents can trace their roots back for generations, but newcomers are always greeted with the Welcome Wagon, home-baked pies and tasty casseroles. Community-wide celebrations are held for every holiday and the block parties that are held each summer encourage friends outside the neighborhood to join along.

2. Bindersville was but a speck on the map before the railroad boom. Rail workers moved in, then stores and industry to support them. Churches sprang up and ecumenical services were the norm. The one-room school houses eventually consolidated, but the model of peer tutoring and support remained. All who lived in Bindersville felt connected to one another.

3. The railway was a major part of everyday life in Bindersville. The rails connected the people to the towns and cities beyond. As the trains were available to bring in and transport out whatever the townspeople needed a network of roads in and out of town never really developed. Oh, there was the dusty dirt road here and there for farmers to bring their goods to town, but no Interstate and no roads for commerce...but who needed them?

4. It was a total shock then when Blue Chip Rails announced that they would be eliminating stops in many small towns to save on fuel costs and improve shareholder value. Bindersville of course was on that list. The townspeople felt so alone and isolated without their connection. The small business owners and elected officials came together to try to formulate a plan. Blue Chip we beseech thee, connections are just key . Our town you can't sidetrack, we need our rail line back!

5. Ruh-roh Teapotters, it looks like we are needed to help Bindersville stay in the loop. We need 42,000 messages about staying connected.

Here is a little video inspiration, including a connection to the song's history:



CHALLENGE TRANSLATION
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Make a card that creates or fosters a connection to someone who feels isolated.

EPEC ~ (EXTRA POINTS FOR EXTRA COOKIES!)
Surf, sand, trains, cars and video games - use a theme that would help a teen boy feel connected.

DESTINATION STATION:
This week our destination is Palm Bay, Florida. If you need a destination for your card, how about 14 year old Anthony? Anthony is the son of Lexant, and his plight was brought to our attention by our very own etsdas.

To find out why as well as get the address to mail your card, please see post #476 in the Destination Station. 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 my card.

Here is a Quick Link to the Teapot Tuesday #371 Challenge Gallery.

Be sure to you use KEYWORD MMTPT371 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? SCS has given Sheri (KSNurse) permission to create an email Teapot Tuesday Cheater Group and email the challenge out on the Saturday before the Tuesday of the challenge so you girls can have the weekend to make your card. Send her a pm with your email address 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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Old 09-07-2015, 09:48 PM   #2
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Here is a link to Cathy's card request. The address is included.

http:////www.splitcoaststampers.com/...y-t601961.html

A few of us have already sent cards and it is great to see there is also a teaparty for this brave young lad.
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Thank you so much for the address link Susie. I will get one mailed today!
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Thank you so much for the address link Susie. I will get one mailed today!

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Here is my card for this week's Teapot Tuesday Challenge. Thank you ever so much for viewing. http:////www.splitcoaststampers.com/...0&ppuser=86941
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Here's my card.

MMTPT371 POSSIBLE by muscrat - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
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Here's my card for Anthony.

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So happy to send a card to Anthony! A Special Train by Shoe Girl - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
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Here's my card for Anthony: SuperHero
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Here is my card.

Car of Courage by buddy'smama - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
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My card for Anthony
I'm on my way by donnajeanne - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
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Here's my card for Anthony:
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Here's my card for Anthony. Minions of Good Wishes by Covington Crafter - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
I'll get it in tomorrow's mail. TFL
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Here is my card for Anthony, late as usual. I pray that everything will go well for him and that he will feel a connection with all of us.

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Faith, it looks like the two of us are once again bringing up the rear! My guess is that Anthony will enjoy having mail spread out over time - at least, that sounds like a good excuse!!!
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Well have to say Thank you to so many of you here. He loves getthing mail and seeing all the different cards from so many different places! You ladies are the best!!!!!! He loves each and every one !!!!!!

Thank you so much for taking the time and sending him a card and putting a smile on my child face.....priceless!


Polly from MN - peeps 321
JAn L from AR
Ruth Burke from AL
Mary Walters from WI- octoberbabe
Kathy from PA-muscrat
Beth Talkem from MO
Carla from WA
Pat Vilbaum from TX
Sandy from GA
Donna Sicafuse from OH
Sophie LaFontaine from AZ
Lisa Stephens fromTX


Also I wanted to thank the following ladies for setting this up for him:

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Thanks so much again!!!!!
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Got a few more Thank you to a few more wonderful ladies that made my son smile today!
Thank you! Thank You! THank You! Thank You!

Kori from PA
Faith Wilnechenko from Calgary-yabbadodo
joanne Boys from WA
patricia Rose from canada - kokirose

and a special thank you to Sophie LaFontaine.
You have are a super star. You have sent Anthony at least 5 cards so far! Thank you so much! You are a amazing women!!!!
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WOWZERS...so late, but I hope I can still bring a bit of cheer for Anthony. Here is MY galaxy... and the inside with super smash brother gang to say hello..." A super smash hello "
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Ooops...
I was going through a stack of items to file - and discovered Anthony's card landed there instead of in the mail box... but it will really be on its way this time!
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Some more beautiful cards have arrived and wanted to say thanks to all that made him smile more!!!

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THank you covington crafter for the beautiful and thoughtful card to me! I appreciate it and thank you for your support it really means the world to me!
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Thank you Wanda Hargeaves aka wendy 2512. He loved your galaxy card and specially addressed to him as Master Anthony Moss! Smile was on for days as he asked us to call him master anthony!!! lol
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Cathy, thank you for keeping us informed as the cards arrive. It is good to hear that Anthony is being cheered a bit, at least. How is he doing?
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