Sunday, June 11, 2017

Safari Adventures at the Zoo

Lucky me, I got to have my daughter and grandson for an entire month! My husband bought me a zoo pass that lets me take one guest in with me, and my grandson is free, so we ended up at the zoo six times. I wanted to document the visits, so the photo album I had started in a workshop at the Scrapbook Expo in Anaheim, hosted by Pine Cone Press, was the perfect opportunity to do so.

The Graphic 45 Safari Adventure paper gave the perfect backgrounds for the book. As all G45 paper, it's simply gorgeous. My sis-in-law and I were lucky enough to be at the Expo on a day when Diane, the owner/designer of Graphic 45, and her children were there. She knew we had taken the workshop, and asked that we post our finished project. So, here you are, Diane! We so enjoyed talking with her. She is so gracious, and her daughter and son were lovely as well.

Here's the front of the book:
I purposely did not use a lot of embellishments, pop dots or dimensional foam pieces on this project, as was demonstrated in the workshop, since it is for a 2-1/2 year-old who might fuss with them and also because I wanted it to slide in and out of a bookshelf without worrying about it getting damaged.
 This book has lots of little flap openings, such as in the bottom right of the photo, which lifts up and displays another photo underneath.
I think my grandson was probably more interested in the statues of the animals that he could play on than he was with the live animals.
I think he fancies himself one of the monkeys! Hanging on bars was the funnest.

Another fold-up flap proving that "snacks" really are what the zoo is all about.
 This gorgeous G45 paper collection is beyond beautiful and just perfect for this project.

The back inside cover had a waterfall photo album, which worked out great for a nice grouping of photos.
Oh, and speaking of snacks, the really special one was getting a soft serve ice cream treat. Note: We didn't get one for each of the six trips to the zoo...only two! But, it was definitely a highlight!
Thanks for taking a look at our zoocation! We loved going to the zoo and meeting up with so many friends and their kids. I miss this little guy and his mommy already.