Saturday, March 16, 2013

HBBH 3 - The Reveal

It's time for the first of our Holiday Bling Blog Hop Reveals for 2013.

We partnered gals up and asked them to decide on a holiday that is celebrated during the months of February or March, and gave some suggestions on what they could choose to exchange celebratory gifts.
Now you know when Shelley and I are presented with a list like this, that included the birthdays of Barbie and Big Bird, we had to run with it.
·Ground Hog Day - Feb 2
·Do a Grouch a Favor Day - Feb 16
·International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day - Feb 23
·Barbie's Birthday - March 9
·Big Bird's Birthday - March 20
My partner is Marti Conrad. You all can see her fantastic ceramic work at Marti's Buttons-n-Beads, and it speaks for itself. We shared emails about each other, and realized we are both devoted dog lovers, mine are Princess and Pepper, and her's is Millie. So what could be better for us to celebrate than International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day, February 23rd. Then to top it off, found out that it was also Marti's hubby's (Rusty) birthday that same day.

I set to work creating the very first sculpture I have done with a theme, to honor the Birthday Boy and their beloved Japanese Chin, Millie. But then had to include something related to the appreciation of dog biscuits. So they were added, along with the titled I gave it: WHERE ARE YOU?

Marti tells me Rusty got a big kick out of it.
She sent me something a guy could use in return using the same theme. This adorable Dog Biscuit key ring. She is wrong though, it is on my car keys and IT IS STAYING THERE!

Thank you so much, Marti, I have a giggle every time I get in and start my car, and have gotten a few odd looks from others in parking lots, but they have no idea what joy my partnering with you has brought me.

Thanks all for a wonderful response to our blog hop and please visit everyone else to see what holiday they chose to celebrate.

Alicia Marinache  All the Pretty Things
Catherine King Catherine's Musings     
Chris Schlicht Non-blogger HBBH Partners
Cynthia Machata Antiquity Travelers
Dyanne Everett-Cantrell Dee-Liteful Jewelry Creations
Gina Hockett Freestyle Elements
Jennifer Reno Musings of a Crafty Jenny
Laura Reed Non-blogger HBBH Partners
Leanne Loftus First Impression Design
Lennis Carrier Windbent
Lori Bowring Michaud Artfully Ornamental
Marti Conrad Marti C's Clay Blog < My partner
Mary Govaars MLH Jewelry Designs
Renetha Stanziano LamplightCrafts
Rita/ Toltec Jewels Jewel School Friends
Sandra McGriff Creative Chaos
Sarah Goode Pookledo
Sherri Stokey Knot Just Macrame
Sonya Stille Dreamin Of Beads
Tammie Everly TTE Designs
Therese Frank Therese's Treasures
Tiffany Goff Smith Southern Gals Designs
Marlene Cupo Amazing Designs < you are here
Shelley Graham Turner Fabric of My Life


  1. You are so talented ...and crazy too! That lil Millie sooo cute and lifelike...PC queen! Xxoo

  2. those are both adorable! lol I don't think the strange looks are over the dog biscuit keychain.. think they're over the grown woman giggling while she unlocks her car ;) lol

  3. Oh, so, sweet! What a great holiday to celebrate! Sculpting is not something I could do. Thank you so much for hosting such a fun swap Marlene!

  4. Love everything. The doggie is so life like. I can see why the key ring makes you smile, so cute.

  5. This is a great piece that shows your talent and humor. Sweet.

  6. Marlene, I love that dog house. It just makes me smile and laugh at the same time. You are super talented!

  7. I just adore the dog house you made, such talent. Your key chain is really cute, how fun to be able to have a smile every time you go out.

  8. Marlene, you are just so talented, and have such a fantastic sense of humor too! This was one of my favorite hop pieces.

    Gina H

  9. so cute Marlene! I love your guy in the dog house - ha! what a fun holiday ... and your gift of dog biscuits is great

  10. You two had the best Holiday!! I LOVE it, Marlene, and love your creation! So cute, and creative and talented!! The dog house -- "where is it?" -- adorable!

    I have some of Marti's "dog comb" beads and I love them!! Aren't they awesome?? So much fun, and interesting too. I bet you have the coolest key ring in all of Florida!

    Thank you again for hosting a wonderful blog hop! You and Shelley are the BEST!

    Happy Hopping,

  11. Hahahaha - love your piece, Marlene!


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