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philsmom 10-19-2012 06:37 AM

MMTPT223 ~ November 6, 2012 ~ A duck in the city is a duck out of water!
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A duck in the city is a duck out of water!
Jake's a duck and should live on a lake for goodness sake!

Jake and Jen are living in the city
Jake is the object of his friends’ pity.

Jake’s a drake, who is a duck out of water.
The lake is where he wants to be and oughtta
But alas, his hen, Jen won’t leave the city life
for Jake this is a source of so much strife.

Lake Winnipeg is where he’d rather stay.
His only city friend is a solitary blue jay.
The lake is the place for a duck to get muddy
At the lake he has lots and lots of buddies
There’s Chuck the Buck, Kip the Chipmunk and Cabot the Rabbit.
Seeing his friends and conversing with them was his daily habit.

Jake flew to the lake and with a loud quack,
said “Hey you guys it’s good to be back.
I’ve missed you all, but Jen the city won’t forsake
I wish I could get her to just come see the lake.
You know this is where I’d rather live<O:p</O:p
But Jen won’t yield, she just won’t give
I’m late for dinner and I’ve got to get back.”
So he bid a quick farewell; alas and alack.

“It was so good to see our old friend Jake
He’s been absent too long from our home, the lake.”
Chuck, Kip and Cabot put their heads together for ideas
How could they persuade Jen to get over her fears?
Just then, Flo heard the guys talking
She wasn’t aware of Jen’s balking.

Flo said to her hubby, “Chuck, if you please
I’ll enlist the help of the girls, you see.
we’ll find a way to help Jen feel at ease,
I’ve got an idea, leave this to me.”

So Flo the Doe, called Tabitha the Rabbit and Tip the Chipmunk
And let them know that Jake is in a funk.
Tip said, “I wondered why I hadn’t seen him around
I didn’t know Jen was so tightly wound.

These compassionate wives formed a huddle
and decided to travel to see Jen in her pitiful puddle.
Tip and Tabitha hopped up on Flo
And off to the city they did go.
“Hi Jen, we’re glad to meet you, we know your husband Jake.
We’ve brought you a snack of invertebrates from the lake.”

Jen looked up with a tear in her eye. Then choked up and let out a sigh.
“I’m sorry I’ve been such a drag you all must think I’m such a hag.
I’ve never lived on a lake and I’m afraid of leaving town.”
Why don’t you see for yourself? – come on down.
The lake is so peaceful, the air is superb
Better than having a view of a city curb.

Come for a visit, just give it a try.
You’ll be back home in a jiff, since you can fly.
The lake is a really nice place to reside
the air is clean and the view is wide.
We’ll leave you now so you can think and decide.

Jen munched on the snack the gals had brought
She’d never had lake invertebrates, freshly caught.
Jen enjoyed this newfound snack
And now she wanted to give something back.

“These three strangers thought enough to bring me a gift
I’ll consider what they said; I shouldn’t give them the short shrift.”

Jake returned home to find Jen in deep thought
“Hi honey, look what my new friends brought!
I’ve had a visit from the wives of your buddies
I really didn’t mean to be a fuddy duddy.
Can we fly to the Lake so I can take a peek?
Maybe we’ll stay a day or a week.”

And so Jake and Jen flew to the lake
The fresh air made Jen feel awake.
The fear left her and she felt as she ougghta
a duck in the city is a duck out of water!
Jen was so happy she never looked back
Her new friends helped her get on track.
Jake and Jen lived happily ever after, Quack! Quack

Bring masculine outdoorsy cards, extra points if it features a lake or deer, or birds, or chipmunks or rabbits. Our recipient has a good sense of humour (humor for those South of the border) so funny cards are also welcome. Please no frilly cards. Masculine is the key.

EPEC (EXTRA POINTS FOR EXTRA COOKIES!)***Extra cookies if you include Scripture.***


This week our destination is Winnipeg, MB Canada. If you would like a destination for your card, how about sending it to Bob? Bob was brought to our attention by his daughter, our fellow Teapotter, Charlene (crystaldolphins). Many of us are familiar with her gorgeous creations. Here is a link to her gallery.

For more information as well as the address to mail your card to please visit Post #322 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 Charlene's card
Here is a link to my card.

Here is a Quick Link to the Teapot Tuesday #223 Challenge Gallery.

Be sure to you use KEYWORD MMTPT223 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 Cindy (Mothermark) 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.

Mothermark 11-05-2012 03:01 AM


Deannestewartmills - 11/8
Wannabcre8tive - 11/10
Shirley Henry - 11/10

Mothermark 11-05-2012 04:45 PM

Thank you so much Fran! Thanks for hosting this challenge....

Here is my card for Charlene's dad....

Get Right Side Up! by Mothermark - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

GardenDiva 11-05-2012 05:06 PM

Jake the Drake needs a Lake

Here's my card for Bob. I brought a lake and a scripture............lots of cookies coming my way today !!! Hope they are sugar free.... hee hee :D

Ksnurse 11-05-2012 05:42 PM

well, I committed myself to a few to many things this week so don't have time to make a card but I do have this fun camping card I made for DTGD that still needs a home so it is on the way to Mr Mitchell....

DTGD, Camp trip by Ksnurse - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

I think it's outdoorsy enough, even if it has a moose instead of deer....and a little bit of humor....

mother's daughter 11-05-2012 06:06 PM

Here's my deer in the woods for Bob
MMTPT223 Deer Me by mother's daughter - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

redi2stamp 11-05-2012 07:09 PM

Fall by redi2stamp - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
Here's a fall card for Bob..

crystaldolphins 11-05-2012 08:05 PM

OMGoodness - you all ROCK! Just took a quick peek through the gallery and will be back to comment for sure. Am love, love, lovin' these cards! They are beautiful and heartfelt and funny and so amazing. Vicky's might be the first to arrive if she drops it off - can't wait to hear the updates when they arrive! Hugs to everyone!

wendy2512 11-05-2012 11:49 PM

" Moonlit waters "
thank you fran for the neat story and hosting this.
Here is my card for Bob to help him on his recovery.. .Moonlit waters

RJP111 11-06-2012 02:01 AM

Here is my squirrel in the window for Bob:
MMTPT223 by RJP111 - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

tmd 11-06-2012 04:21 AM

front porch

I've missed a couple of teapotters due to life, but i'm here this week.

(i've uploaded my card three times and it keeps coming up with an error. i finally got it loaded but the title and info is gone uugghh....i'll try to type it in AGAIN)

muzbysmom 11-06-2012 05:33 AM

Here's my card for today's challenge. I used In Wilderness for the masculine element and the bible verse comes from Happy Harmony (I'd like chocolate chip please!):

MMTPT223 CC328 CC400 Retro Masculine Teapot by muzbysmom - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

gabalot 11-06-2012 06:29 AM

Thanks Fran for your fun poem and challenge. To you for all your work too, Cindy! Here is my card for Bob:

MMTPT223 Cabin at the Lake for Bob by gabalot - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

Thanks for looking! :)

cbeduasst 11-06-2012 01:45 PM

Thanks Fran!!! Here is my card for Bob, but no cookies for me :(

gabalot 11-06-2012 10:53 PM

Hi ya'll! I fixed my "striped" deer. As I noted, I didn't want him to think he was part zebra! Hee! :)

MMTPT223 Cabin at the Lake for Bob by gabalot - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

philsmom 11-07-2012 05:54 AM


Originally Posted by cbeduasst (Post 19807161)
Thanks Fran!!! Here is my card for Bob, but no cookies for me :(

Pssst! I saved you some cookies.

Twinlynn 11-07-2012 08:24 AM

I can't seem to remember to post my card here in the forum. Here is my card for Tom, posted yesterday in the challenge gallery. Sorry, I had to girly it up just a bit with some ribbon and bling, hopefully he won't mind!

MMTPT223 - Thinking of You by Twinlynn - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers


scrappinmama72inpa 11-07-2012 10:50 AM

Hi ladies. I am just letting you know that I won't be able to participate in our group for a few weeks. I am having neck surgery on Friday. I have two vertebrae that are chipped and the bone is pressing on my spinal cord. It's a 4-5 hour surgery with 3 day stay in the hospital with 3 months recovery. I will be back as soon as possible. I will miss you ladies and your beautiful creations.

I will put my tickle a teapotter card in the mail tomorrow.

yellowrose46 11-07-2012 01:48 PM

I just uploaded two for the price of one....just got last week's teapot card posted, and I also have this week's card and it's already in the mail for Bob.
The Great Outdoors by yellowrose46 - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

yungs 11-08-2012 03:33 PM

Finally made it - are there any cookies left? Here's my card

Crap Happens

ohmypaper! 11-09-2012 09:35 AM

I hope there are cookies left....I finally made it! My card includes a lake, a deer and the inside contains a scripture!!!!

I posted that photo separately

Cabin in the Woods

Cabin in the Woods - inside

Charlene, I hope your dad likes it, love ya!

crystaldolphins 11-12-2012 10:01 AM

I've finally finished commenting on all of the cards in this gallery! wow! Wow! wow! I feel like I have taken a trip down memory lane. Seeing all the different and beautiful cards was like looking at photos of different properties they have owned or different things we did! Thank you so much for each and every card. They are ALL PERFECT! Both mom and dad will appreciate the work and care and details that have gone into every one. He has received a few so far and is enjoying them so much. He has no idea how many more are coming!

He ended up in the hospital again last night. I will get an update tonight. He is dehydrated again and hopefully that is all. Thanks for your thoughts and prayers. Huge hugs from my mom and dad and me

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