My chosen partner for this round of HBBH 3 is Dyanne Everett-Cantrell. When we viewed the list of Holidays that were celebrated in February and March, it was slightly overwhelming. Did you know that there is a Holiday listed for every single day during those two months? The ones we considered for our celebration (seriously and not-so-seriously) are: "Do a Grouch a Favor Day" , but that was my birthday, "Hoodie Hoo Day" on February 20, March 2 "Old Stuff Day", March 26 is "Make up your own Holiday day", and March 28 is "Something on a Stick Day"! We also considered "Get A Different Name" Day, "Public Sleeping" Day, "Plum Pudding" Day, and "Carnival Day". We decided on -----Carnival Day!!!
What is a carnival? A carnival is an annual celebration of life found in many countries of the world. Carnivals are instrumental in learning about ourselves as well as accepting and understanding other cultures. Carnival Day can typically include certain foods and amusements, such as the Ferris wheel, parades, hot dogs, and fried anything! The key words here are "celebration of life". Many different colors, meanings, and other carnival associated activities can take just about any form when Carnival Day comes around.
To see what I sent to Dyanne Everett-Cantrell, please pay a visit to her blog. I was so excited about what I was sending her, I totally forgot to take pictures, sheesh! Dyanne has taken some stunning photos, though, so go take a look!
This is one of the items that I received from Dyanne. The colors and design just scream "Carnival". These are gorgeous! Colorful, swingy, I have a lot of things to match these earrings. Wearing them just for fun counts, and I will wear them on every Carnival Day!!!
Oh, but that is not all!!! Dyanne makes beautiful lampwork beads, and she included a gift that was designed with her handmade beads:
Aren't those colors beautiful? And so artfully made! I have already worn them several times, and every single time someone wants to buy them from me.
I hope we have inspired you to celebrate your own Carnival Day. Thank you so much, Shelley and Marlene for hosting this blog a third time. For more information on this and upcoming Holiday Bling Blog Hops, visit the Swaps by Marlene and Shelley blog.
Have a look at the other Holidays that were celebrated for this blog hop!
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--This is my partner!
Gina Hockett- Freestyle Elements--You are here!
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
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