ETA: The eye strip was bugging me. It wasn't the iconic panda eyes...So I tweaked it with my Silhouette so she didn't look like a raccoon LOL.:
Well, it is that time to say goodbye to one of the most adorable little ladies the Smithsonian Zoo has ever raised. Bao Bao the panda will leave to fulfill her destiny as a panda ambassador in China on Tuesday, February 21. She's been preparing for this journey home for many months and will travel with her keepers via a FedEx aircraft in the morning. I send my grateful heart to her keepers and all of those who worked and lived every day for her. They are in my heart as they send her off to do what she was born to do. August 23, 2013 was an exciting day and I remember watching the live cam when she was born. Since then, I've watched her grow, explore, play and LOVE...She does it all so very well!
The anticipation of her departure has been all over the news and of course, the zoo is going ALL OUT to give her a beautiful sendoff! I decided to join them in the celebration by creating this adorable little treat box! The pink flowers are perfectly suited for this sweet little lady, don't you think? She's got a BIG job to do in China, and I send her luck and happiness!
Bao Bao has helped give fans worldwide (and particularly in the USA) a closer look into this spectacular species and has helped to improve understanding of how these beautiful creatures survive, grow, and interact with others.
Now her journey to her motherland of China begins... It's quite bittersweet indeed. I'm grateful to the many caretakers and keepers who have supported her growth and development. Bao Bao has indeed developed into a beautiful young lady! I'm sure her legacy and that of the great Giant Panda will continue in China and I hope her offspring will help continue to educate and improve conservation of this beautiful species.
So long Bao, Bao...Have a happy and healthy life! #byebyeBaoBao
Every little lady (hopeful mommy) loves bling and sparkle right???
A cascade of spring posies flow over the edge of the box!
You can find out more about the Keepers favorite Bao Bao memories here: Memories: Bao Bao
What did I use to create this adorable treat box?
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**4 inch circle on Whip Cream Cardstock cut using Silhouette Cameo