Friday, April 19, 2013

HBBH 3 ½ ~ Merry Unbithday Party ~ Reveal

It's Party Time!!!

Today is the day for us all to get our party hats on, break out the ice cream and cake and toot those party blowers!

From all the chatter on our Facebook page, sounds like everyone has had a great time sending and receiving their Unbirthday Gifts. So if you are like us, and jumping up and down wanting to see all the goodies, just start hopping to the links below.

Unfortunately all things must come to an end, even this party, but don't think you are going home without your "goodie bags." We know our party etiquette better than that.

So, even though you are home already, and in lieu of picking random prize winners this time, keep an eye on your mailbox for something special from us to each of you.


Your Hosts:
Marlene Cupo

Shelley Graham Turner

The Party Crew:
Ali McCarthy
Alicia Marinache
Anzia Parks
Audrey Belanger
Cheri Reed
Cheryl Dunham
Chris Eisenberg
Christine Schlicht
Cynthia Machata
D Lynne Bowland
Dyanne Everett-Cantrell
Gina Hockett
Ginger Bishop
Gloria Allen
Janeen Burlingame
Joana Perez Stribel
Lori Schneider
Mary Govaars
Mischelle Fanucchi
Paula Gaskill
Renetha Stanziano
Robin Reed
Sherry Baun
Shirley Moore
Sierra Barrett
Susan Bowie
Susie Harris
Mowse Doyle
Cindy Muse

See you next HBBH, watch for details.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

HBBH 3 - A New Year, A New Challenge ~ Prize Announcment.

My of my, how the days are flying past! Hope everyone is snow free (or at least close to it) by now, and enjoying the first signs of Spring. 
AFTER ALL, TODAY is the First Day of Spring!!!
It is also the day we promised we would be announcing the winners of the 
HBBH 3 - New Year, New Challenge Event.
There were some great Holiday Stories for this round, and the creations everyone sent each other fabulous too. Many, many thanks for joining us in the continued holiday fun.
Thanks too, to all who took the time to comment on our Non-Blogger page for the gals who were fearless enough to join us, despite not having a blog (From what they have said, we all may just have changed their minds.).

OK, OK, stop yelling "Get on with it".

Gift time!
The two lucky participant winners of $25 Gift Certificates to The Soft Flex Company are:
Sherri Stokey
Laura Reed
Congratulations and watch your email for your GC coming soon, directly from Soft Flex.
The winner of the commenter $15 Gift Certificate  is:
Deanna Cox (this is your lucky week)
You too should soon see the GC in your email as well.
Now one more thing, to anyone who has joined our (snuck it in), HBBH 3 1/2 Surprise Party, we had set a date of March 25 for mailing to partners, and we realize it is a short 2 weeks to make and mail, but needed the time for International Shippers... If you and your partner agree to push the mail time out a bit (Marlene and Lori are), we promise we won't beat you with a wet noodle.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Holiday Bling Blog Hop 3 - The Reveal

Today is the DAY!

Time to celebrate all the great holidays of February and March. With the help of so many of our fantastic artist friends, and their equally talented partners, we are finally able to see what they have created for each other, and for us to enjoy. Please take the time to visit each one of them:

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
Shelley Graham Turner Fabric of My Life

OH BOY! Almost forgot, you know when we have a Reveal, there will shortly follow a prize result. Both for the creative gals in this hop, and one lucky commenter. So tell us what you like, and be in the running by posting below. Winners will be announced on March 20.

Friday, March 1, 2013

HBBH 3 ½ - Surprise Party!

Hey, we thought Punxsutawney Phil forecast an early spring! So why are so many of us still dealing with all that white fluffy stuff, and temperatures only meant for the inside of a refrigerator/freezer? As if this isn’t bad enough, what makes it even worse is the next major Holiday is still a long way off!

Then, here we are in the midst of waiting for the Reveal of
HBBH 3. What is a beady gal suppose to do with all this time on her hands, especially if it isn’t her birthday celebration time!

OH WAIT!  That’s it!

All rights reserved to the Walt Disney Company

It’s time to have a VERY MERRY UNBIRTHDAY PARTY via our extra special HBBH 3 ½ Blog Event!

Yes, we are at it again. Just like the "March Hare", the "White Rabbit",  and the "Mad Hatter" invited "Alice" to their party, we are inviting you to ours.

You’re asking how, you say?

Simple, sign up, using the form below (It's the form we mentioned we were working on to keep everyone's info in one place, so returnees, please use it too.)

We will assign partners, and you will be notified of their email, so you can contact one another and find out what month you each celebrate your birthday.

Then use this Monthly Birthstone chart to make a piece of Birthday Bling for each other.

Now don’t get crazy, the chart is for color reference only. You DO NOT have to use the actual gemstone, but what the heck. Let’s just say both of us celebrate in, what month did you say diamonds are the birthstone?

Signups will run from today to March 8, and finished items should be in the mail by March 25. The Reveal will be April 20.

See you at the party!  Wear your party hat, but cake and ice cream optional!

Signup Form Removed
Signups CLOSED

Look for an e-mail on March 10th !

Monday, January 14, 2013

HBBH 3, a New Year, a NEW CHALLENGE!

Holiday time. Everyone seems to immediately think of the season we just ended, but POOH, who wants to wait a whole 344 days to celebrate again? HMMMMM? We hear ya!

We looked at the calendar and realized there are fantastic holidays, from so many amazing cultures, to celebrate all year, so why not? Bet there's more than one crafter out there who enjoys making things related to holidays throughout the year, so LETS SHARE the fun.

Starting today we will be having sign ups for HBBH 3, through to January 27th. Partners (limited to a total of 30, so don't delay) will be picked and notified by February 1st.

You and your partner will decide what holiday you want to create for, BUT it has to be celebrated in the months of February and March (No making Halloween pumpkin earrings just yet!).

Some suggestions are:
     · Ground Hog Day - Feb 2
· Chinese New Year - Feb 10
· National Foundation Day (Japan) - Feb 11
· Mardi Gras thru Feb 12
· St Valentine's Day - Feb 14
· National Flag Day (Canada) - Feb 15
· Do a Grouch a Favor Day - Feb 16
· International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day - Feb 23
· Purim - Feb 23-24
· Saint David's Day (Wales, UK) - March 1
· Barbie's Birthday - March 9
· Commonwealth Day (UK) - March 11
· St. Patrick's Day - March 17
· Feast of St. Joseph (Italy) - March 18
· Big Bird's Birthday - March 20
· Greek Independence Day - March 25
· Start of Passover - March 25
· Easter - March 31
Feel free to use your own or choose from the above list, as We DID NOT make any of these up!

Finished items should be mailed to your partner by February 23rd, and the reveal will be on March 16th. No problems, right? Plenty of time to create, between shoveling piles of the snow, or at least blowing the leaves off the driveway.

To sign up please reply via email, to, with your name, mailing address, blog URL, and if you are willing to ship internationally, as in the past (Even you repeat offender attendees. We're trying to develop a data base for future use, hehehe). Don't forget to sign up for our email feed (on the sidebar), so you get all the latest news delivered right to your mail box.

Happy Ground Hog Day (and all the rest)!

Saturday, December 29, 2012

PRIZES: HBBH2 Prize Awards

Blow the horns, tap those drums, strike up the band!

No it's not a parade, but it is time to PARTY again!
We, Shelley Graham Turner and Marlene Cupo had a fantastic response to our Holiday Bling Blog Hop 2 party. Hope everyone is enjoying the goodies from their swap partners.

Neither of us think it's a real party until the presents are given out, and today is the day to announce them.

 We used to pick the winners of the $25 Gift Certificates from Rio Grande and they are:

             Ginger Bishop
            Dyanne Cantrell
           CONGRATULATIONS ladies!
There is nothing better than a "Post-Holiday" spending spree, especially one for yourself - so enjoy!!
Of course, we have one more gift, a $15 Gift Certificate from that very same Rio Grande, for one of the commenters on our blogs. That winner, also picked by the site, is:
Angi Mullis
Thanks for your sweet comment, and we hope you enjoy too!
BTW, Rio Grande is closed until Jan. 2nd, so watch your email on that day for your Gift Certificate.

We have had so much fun organizing and running these blog hops, sharing with old friends, and meeting so many new great artists and crafters, that we don't want the parties to end, so..... 

With the New Year we will be up to some new tricks. Look for further details on January 15th, on this, our NEW BLOG  Swaps by Marlene and Shelley, and join us on our Facebook Group: Marshellswaps, so you don't miss out (yes, we have all bases covered.)!