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Topic: Altered & New Scrapbook: Argentina & Environs ( pic heavy" is an understatement)  (Read 3681 times)
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« on: April 12, 2009 06:09:13 PM »

I guess I didn't expect to ever find myself in the Scrapbook Forum, but here I am.  Woo!  I recently spent about 3 weeks in NE Argentina and SW Uruguay and made this book while there, finishing up after arriving home. I had found the vintage Auto Bingo card at the thrift store just a few days before PhizzyChick posted this wonderful work of creativity: www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic= 270914.msg3058163 which inspired me to use it for the cover. I made the back with book board and cut pages from cardstock I had on hand and after using pigment ink stamp pads to color the pages, bound it with my Bind-It-All.


I loved finding the wee things for those windows, less than an inch square. Part of the fun was trying to find things for the existing words, part of the fun was ignoring them. I bound it at the top to reflect how Argentina (our only planned destination) is a long, rather than wide country.

Inside Cover

The couple looks very roughly like me and The ManFlesh and he found them for me, so it was fun to include his contributions, too.

Day 5

The first few days of the trip were less activity-intense as The ManFlesh had a stomach flu, but after that each day got it's own spread.

Day 7 Close-up

I was able to find something to put at each of the towns we stopped in.  It took some serious stompin and poundin to flatten that cap w/o tools.

Day 14

This one was harder to get together, but after digging through the collected ephemera and detritus I was able to get enough things to tell the story of that days highlights. I was so excited to realize these swizzle sticks I'd saved looked like oars and would be a great addition to tell of our canoe/kayak trip on the Rio Parana.

Day 20

This is one of my favorite spreads because I was aple to tell the story of The ManFlesh realizing he'd left his visa at the restaurant at the Jardin Japones when we went to pay for our snack outside the Museo Nacional De Arte Decorativo and our walk back to get it. Also it shows the local guys we met through his uncle who helped give us a look at typical Buenos Aires night life.  It's about 7" wide and open almost 15" long, so my scanner couldn't handle the inside images. I think the camera shots are better than the covers, which I scanned. Bummer.

Day 22 and Inside Back Cover

Our last day started as we arrived in Houston for our layover. Between our houses we passed Baja Fresh and decided we needed to partake in some spicy food - something not easy to find in Argentina and then we went to pick up The ManFlesh's dog. Left over postcard postage added some color to the map on the inside back cover. The ink jet printer photo has discolored the little strip of paper I glued there that said "Thank you for your preference" that I cut off an ATM receipt.  Lesson learned there.

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Oh, how I love carpinchos now!

If you've made it this far, THANK YOU! The whole entire thing is posted in my flickr if you haven't suffered enough:
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« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2009 06:29:14 PM »

 Wink Seriously awesome! I love all the little things you saved were incorporated throughout.. Grin
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« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2009 06:36:34 PM »

HAHA You ended it with carpincho! VERY MACHO! lol love the pic of you and manflesh with your hrads together! GREAT job MissT!
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« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2009 06:45:34 PM »

Wink Seriously awesome! I love all the little things you saved were incorporated throughout.. Grin

Thanks! If I do it again, I'm taking a bag just for the collected stuff, because I ended up getting rid of stuff along the way that I wish I hadn't or not picking some stuff I should have.  That said I still have a couple pounds of scraps and pamphlets that I can't bring myself to get rid of, but wish I could.  ARG!

HAHA You ended it with carpincho! VERY MACHO! lol love the pic of you and manflesh with your hrads together! GREAT job MissT!

Thank you!  And thank you for noticing Senor Carpincho Macho!  Nothing as flattering as post red-eye fliight pics taken with 6 hours left in the trip.  Oof!
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« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2009 08:12:38 PM »

Very well done, you guys are going to treasure that!  I'll bet you had an amusing time with customs... Wink
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« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2009 08:37:13 PM »

Very well done, you guys are going to treasure that!  I'll bet you had an amusing time with customs... Wink

Thank you!  He's pretty into it in his own way and wants to make sure to get copies of the photos of it (we don't share a home). The only time I had any issue was flying w/in Argentina on one of their airlines where they wouldn't let me take my small folding scissors in my carry-on luggage.  They were well within TSA regulations, so I had hoped they'd be w/in any other airline's that we flew regulations.  They were really nice and let the ManFlesh go back to put it in my checked bag, but it was too late so he gave it to one of the bag handlers - they really tried to figure out if it was possible and it would've been a shame just to toss them out.  Hopefully I can get another pair as good and inexpensive as those.
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« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2009 08:16:32 AM »

Your book looks awesome! Sounds like it was a wonderful trip!
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« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2009 05:45:55 PM »

Your book looks awesome! Sounds like it was a wonderful trip!

Thanks!  We had a great time, yes we did! 
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« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2009 03:56:06 PM »

Color me Slacker!
I was sitting here wondering how I was going to get to see your book and then realize with a head-smack, "I bet it's up on Craftster!" How embarrassing...

It's so wonderful it makes me want to take a trip just to make a book! I love all the little details and textural effects. But that is your speciality! The little Auto BINGO windows are so precious. Is that Eva Paron I see??
I usually do a framed map with photos all around (to hang in the garage) after we take a big motorcycle trip. I'm totally doing this when we take our trip in September. Hmmm, now where'd I put those BINGO cards :-/
Thanks for all the photos and commentary. Very enjoyable. I'll be pouring a glass of wine and curling up with your flickr page for a little armchair tourism a little later.
 
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« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2009 04:01:54 PM »

Color me Slacker!
I was sitting here wondering how I was going to get to see your book and then realize with a head-smack, "I bet it's up on Craftster!" How embarrassing...

It's so wonderful it makes me want to take a trip just to make a book! I love all the little details and textural effects. But that is your speciality! The little Auto BINGO windows are so precious. Is that Eva Paron I see??
I usually do a framed map with photos all around (to hang in the garage) after we take a big motorcycle trip. I'm totally doing this when we take our trip in September. Hmmm, now where'd I put those BINGO cards :-/
Thanks for all the photos and commentary. Very enjoyable. I'll be pouring a glass of wine and curling up with your flickr page for a little armchair tourism a little later.
 

GET A BOTTLE! I looked through both online albums and coudln't stop 2 hours later I finished BUT it was soooooo worth it!
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