The elephant in the room: Scrapbookers descend on Altadena


30900-RBLOG-SCRAPBOOK.JPGAhhhh, scrapbookers.

We love niche interest groups, and the scrapbooking community is one of the best. Their dedication to crafting perfectly themed pastiches of photos, patterns, paint and glitter makes the rest of feel shameful for still having decades-old photos stuffed into a shoebox in the closet.

And when they go the extra mile (or two or three or four) … well, just look at Karen Myers’ latest customer in her shop on Lake Avenue in Altadena.

The Star-News reports the life-size replica of a pachyderm is on loan to Karen’s Hallmark Shop from St. Elizabeth School in Altadena to promote Shop Hop, a 37-store promo for scrapbooking fans around SoCal.

The theme of this year’s hop is “Safari,” hence the elephant. (Scrapbookers sure love their themes, huh?)

The So Cal Shop Hop runs through Aug. 23. And if you visit at least 18 of the 37 participating retailers, you can enter a contest for prizes.

That’s a lot of extra miles, but who are we to stand in the way of a herd of scrapbookers?

(Photo by Walt Mancini)