Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!

Hello, All! Yes, it has been way too long since the last entry but I have a multitude of excuses. Friday my Girl Scout troop took an overnight visit to the zoo in Nashville, TN. What a wonderful experience for all! Besides a scavenger hunt, crafts and educational activities the girls (and grown-ups) got to touch a corn snake, a hissing cockroach (I passed), and chinchilla, and a terrapin named Emily. The next morning we practically had the zoo to ourselves for the hour before opening and even got to see the Bengal tigers fed! I hope this is an activity the girls will remember for a very long time. Afterwards, once my charges were on the road back to 'bama, my daughter and her friend went along with me to CKC- Nashville. We had a super time. It didn't seem as crowded as last year which made it much easier to keep up with the girls. They really got in to the make-and-takes, creating a 2 page glittery layout, a miniature altered clipboard and a mini Disney album to name a few. The folks at the Scrap Daddy booth were demo.ing Xyron products and my daughter, Mary Elizabeth, fell in love with the Design Runner. The reps. at the booth were super nice. They knew that I already owned a Personal Cutting System and a Xyron 510 and was not in the market for a new product yet they allowed my daughter to "play" with the Design Runner everytime we passed their booth (and did it with a good nature.) By the time 3:30 rolled around we were tired and HUNGRY! I had already promised the girls that we would eat at the Rainforest Cafe in Oprymills so off we went. We got seating super quick and had a wonderful time. Watching my daughter have such a good time made my trip! In honor of our zoo trip, I have posted a picture of a card we did at the last technique club. The theme was Spectacular Spectrums and I used the sets Wild About You and Bodacious Bouquets to give the card a tropical jungle fill while using the Joseph's Coat Technique. A Pumpkin Patch Spectrum pad was used, along with Basic Black, Ruby Red, More Mustard, Old Olive and Real Rust. Cardstock was Cool Carribbean, Whisper White and Glossy White. Hope you enjoy the tutorial from SCS! Just click on the title for this post to be on your way to a fun new technique. Take care!


Allison said...

Super cute, bright and fun card!

beate said...

I love how vibrant and fun this card is.

Shannon M. said...

Hey Beth! Looks like you were close to me but I didn't go to the convention. I'm hoping to go on a fieldtrip with the first grade students at my school to the Nashville Zoo - it will be my first time going. Sounds like it was a great experience for your troop.