Sunday, July 25, 2010

Souvenirs From Trips....

I thought it would be fun to share the souvenir items that I brought back from UK and Taiwan- my last two big trips. What kind of souvenirs do you buy when you travel? What do you look for in a souvenir?
Here are.... , yup, London!
I managed to buy "something (tea/coffee) from Harrods!
I couldn't pass up these Jane Austin inspired post cards from the National British Library
And then from my trip to Taiwan. I brought these purse note pads! They will inspire me to make some more purse cards! Aren't they cute?
These fancy handmade coin wallets were from my last minute shopping at the Airport in Taiwan.
Last but not the least, it is this Japanese Masking Tape that my DD Stephanie bought me from her summer study trip. She arrived home from Singapore safe and sound last night (YAY!).
I made this card for fun in the last two days...hope you like it !
hello
Happy Sunday!

27 comments:

Lin said...

I LOVE your card! So full of life, just like its maker! What fun souveniers you have acquired - I love the JA postcards and those pretty coin wallets. Hmmmm, what do I bring home as souveniers? A stamp if I can! But most usually a book with pictures of the area we are visiting.

Karen B. said...

Fabulous finds Virginia! And what a dear daughter to bring back some tape! Love your card, and the juxtaposition of the soft background with the black outlines of the butterfly.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful card! I love to bring back tea, cookbooks, postcards, coin purses & photo books too. Enjoyed your sweet travel treasures!-Leesa B

BabyBokChoy said...

You are the best SHOPPER, I need you on my trips so you can shop for me!

Jenny said...

Great finds!!! LOVE your cards!! *Ü* *Ü* *Ü* *Ü* *Ü*

Barb said...

Love this post, Virginia! So fun to see all the goodies you picked up! I'm glad Stephanie is home safe and sound! Love your colorful card! Hugs to you!

Nancy said...

Happy Sunday to you! How fun that you let us see your travel souvenirs, great choices! I'm sure you are happy to have Stephanie home, how nice that she came home bearing fun crafty gifts.
I'm really loving your colorful card, the butterfly is stunning and looks so wonderful in the beautiful foliage you created.
bless you!

Dwita said...

Happy Sunday to you, too, Virginia. All are lovely finds. Me, I would also pick some souvenirs of the countries I visited such us towers, plates, spoons and thimbles (love the last one so much..)
And your card is great. Lovely layering...
(one day, your Dd may visit Indonesia..close to Sing, right...LOL..)

Kathy Martin said...

Fun fun fun! Lots of great things to remember your trip by! Love your card! :)

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

very cool trinkets! Love the London ones but the coin purses are fab! The detail is lovely! Super cute card!

Barbara said...

I loved seeing all of your souvenirs and your card is so pretty! SO happy to hear that Stephanie made it home safely. What a sweet daughter to bring you home tape! :-)

Tiffany said...

LOVE your card, wonderful mix of colors, I just got this set and haven't inked it up yet! I adore all your little knick knacks from London! You know I'm still awaiting 'my' travel moment..hehe...it will come soon!

Simone said...

I absolutely love this card Virginia! I always love seeing your cards and this one is stunning!!
Thanks for sharing all your souvenirs! I love the coin purses you got from Taiwan, they are so cute!

Jill said...

So fun to see your purchases! And your card---TOTALLY BRILLIANT! I love all the layers of stamping and great colors! BEAUTIFUL!

Dawn said...

Love all your souvenirs. Can't wait to get some of my own. You are so lucky with the lovely tape your DD brought back with her. Love your happy card!!!

Kryssi said...

wow, thanks for showing us your haul! amazing and cute!!!

Heather Maria said...

Gorgeous card Virginia! Wonderful layering of colours and stamps! I love your colouring of the butterfly too! You must be so delighted that Stephanie is back and she did a great job shopping! It great to see your souvenirs too.

Alice Wertz said...

wow! gorgeous colors and stamping on your card!! so so beautiful! thanks for sharing all the fun souvenirs, too! LOVE those purse notes!! too cute!! very happy to hear that your girl got home safely! =)

GrammySue's Creations said...

Hi Virginia, thanks for sharing all your wonderful souvenirs from your London and Taiwan trips. I especially love the doubledecker bus and phone booth. Your card is beautiful, too. I love that butterfly.

Karen from MI said...

Hi Virginia! What a GREAT post, today! I enjoy seeing all of your purchases and what you find "special". Isn't if funny that there is something for EVERYONE when you go on vacation? I always have to laugh at some of the stores and what they offer.......you certainly found some real "TREASURES". I actually like your last minute finds at the airport. They are adorable! I can't wait to see what you create with the masking tape from Stephanie's trip......now that looks like FUN! Great card design, Virginia. Such pretty, summery colors and your butterfly is so realistic. Love, Karen

Kathy Wade (krolski) said...

How fun! Good things to help you remember your trip! Your card is gorgeous!

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alexandra s.m. said...

Great card Virginia and thank you for sharing all these goodies with us!

Agata said...

Love your souvenirs! So beautiful!!! Lucky you to have some of that masking tape! And your card is totally sweet!

Nat said...

love seeing the note pad purses, these are super sweet and remind me of all the wonderful purse cards you were making. Such great colours on this wonderful card and I love the selection of stamps too! Hugs, Nat :)

ivy said...

love looking at all your loot! the london telephone booths are very cute! they have one at legoland but it's not quite the same!

Dieu said...

A very nice warm colored card. I like it very well.