Monday, July 1, 2013

Birthdays And Penturners...

what a weekend!!!
Are you finding that in spite of the unusual weather we've been having, you are really busy with activities? We certainly are... and happy for it, because most of that activity has included family. Granddaughters Katie and Faith are having birthdays. Our daughter had one big party for both, as Faith is just turning one and really isn't into all the celebrating yet. But... what a bummer... can you believe, when we got to their house, my camera batteries went dead... so no photos. 
So I'll just show you Katie's card...

With her turning ten, 
I thought I'd go with a more feminine look, and used the Prima Lyric collection. It's loaded with beautiful images of chandeliers, roses,  music scores and all sorts of the girly things Katie loves.

The flowers and leaves are 
all from I Am Roses. Even though I have the Lyric collection flowers, I thought these were prettier.

Our second big event
of the weekend, was a penturners gathering in Oakwood Village at Woodcraft.

We met a lot of fellow
enthusiasts, had a discussion about starting a group in our area and had a drawing for prizes. The Penmaker and I both received IAP caps, which we are thrilled to have. (I was really wanting to win one when we went to the Richmond gathering, but instead won a package of very high end pen blanks.) 

Our speaker, Glenn McCullough,
did a demo on turning a calligraphy pen. Now this is something I could get into! These are great for art journaling.

Afterward, Glenn was
encouraging me to get started turning my own, and he even gave me this beauty as further incentive. (Thank you so much, Glenn!)
Hummm... I am really considering making these!

Jim Fischer presented
me with this fabulous bud vase... turned from segmented wood. (Thanks again, Jim!)

Here's another shot of
it along with my cap. The vase has a plastic insert for water, so it can actually be used for fresh flowers.
Sorry to be so long
with this post... but I really wanted to share these great wood pieces with you! It might be something some of you may want to try, too!

I'm linking up at:
Make It Monday - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!


julie_woolston said...

Gorgeous creation I saw it on MIM.

Hugs Julie x

Unknown said...

A beautiful card!!!
I am in love with the roses.

Your daughter is lucky to have a Mom like you!!

Happy Crafting

Tammy said...

WOW this is beautiful, I love all of the flowers! Popped over from MIM.
Tammy x

Lisa said...

What a gorgeous card!! The flowers look amazing!! I love the trim along the bottom!! So beautiful, Linda!! Happy Monday :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Audrey Pettit said...

Sounds like summer has been super busy and wonderful for you so far, Linda! Happy birthday to your sweet granddaughters! Love the pretty feminine birthday card you made for Katie! And love the woodshop photos, too! I think it's awesome you are considering doing some turning yourself!

Tracy said...

Oh boy you came home with lots of cool goodies. Katie's card is just lovely and I think you picked just the right flowers for it. Glad you had a wonderful weekend. Hugs!

Skye said...

A beautiful feminine card. Just perfect for a young lady. Saw this on MIM

Ros Crawford said...

What a lovely post ... I love seeing the photos ... your card is stunning ... I love the pinks against the music paper ... and what a fine pen and bud vase ... i'm sure you would be successful at anything you tried your hand at!

Mrs.B said...

Hi Linda, What a gorgeous card, I'm sure your Grand daughter loved it.
Saw this on MIM and just had to pop by for a closer look.
Avril xx

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

So beautiful Linda, I love the pretty bloom, thanks for sharing the fun pictures too!

loz said...

Fabulous card and flowers Linda..I saw this when visiting MIM..Loz

Joey said...

Linda this is so pretty, a gorgeous blend of colours too. Popped over from mim. Joey xx

Shirley-Anne said...

Thanks for sharing your happy moments .
The card is exquisite . Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

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