Thursday, September 16, 2010

Blogs for Boobies *cancer fundraiser*

Welcome to the Skipping Stones Design first annual Blog For Boobies Bounce! This is the second day. Be sure to go to Skipping Stones Design and check out Sept 15th's posting for more cards/projects and fun!

There are two ways that money will be raised for the Susan G. Komen Foundation and its how you can help:

1. Go shopping! For every stamp set that you purchase during Sept 15th through the 23rd SSD will donate $2 to the Komen Foundation. Stamping and shopping that you can feel good about ! Click here to check out SSD stamps.

2. Bid! Another way you can help us raise money for the Komen Foundation is to BID on a project or card along the blog bounce. YES! EVERY Single card/project along the blogs for boobies bounce is up for auction. We recommend a starting bid of $5 or more. Your BID not only includes the card or project but shipping to your home as well. Please Note IF you want to bid and live outside the U.S. we would request that you pay the difference of shipping charges between where you live and what it would cost to ship within the US. * See how to place a bid for more detailed instructions.

If you are the highest bidder September 23rd 8:00 p.m. mountain time then you WIN the card/project that you bid on.

*How to Place a Bid:

Step #1
Find the comment section of the blog that shows the "Blogs for Boobies" card or project that you want to buy. *Please note you may only bid on the card/project shown in the specific "Blogs for Boobies" post. *Any bids not placed on the correct post will be considered invalid.
Step #2
Once you are in the "Blogs for Boobies" comment section fill in the dollar and cents amount of what you are willing to pay for the card/project.
Step #3
Next to your $ bid please type in your email address. During a silent auction bidders sign their name next to their bid. typing your email address is the electronic equivalent of signing your bid. Also it will help the blogger contact you if you are the highest bidder.
Step #4 Watch and wait.
Once you have entered your bid/comment sit back and wait. If someone out bids you then you may bid again. Bidding will continue until 8:00 p.m. (MST) September 23rd.

* Please note that the participating bloggers will re-post their Blogs for Boobies card/project on the 23rdof September. When the blogger re-posts their project, then the bidding will continue on the NEWEST post and that comment section.

What do I do once I place a bid?

Watch and Wait:
The "Winner of the Auction" Will be the highest bid (that includes an email address)in the comment section of the MOST RECENT Blogs for Boobies post as of 8:00 p.m. (MST) on September 23rd.
Things to keep in mind:
-Near the end of the bidding you may not see bids as they come in. Most blog have a comment feature where the blogger must approve comments before they are published. So bid high. You might have the highest bid that is published, but someone might have outbid you in an unpublished comment/bid.

-The blogger/designer will declare who has won the silent auction. Skipping Stones Design will send you an invoice for your donation/bid ammount. Please pay that invoice as soon as possible, so the designer can get your card/project in the mail to you.

It just wouldn't be a Skipping Stones Design event without a sketch from an amazing designer. This month we are delighted to have Ashley Cannon Newell as our guest sketch artist. Here is her sketch SSD 042:Click here to play along and win prizes at SSD's blog!

SSD 42

Now, for the project that YOU can BID upon!

Skipping Stones B4B Bounce Gratitude

For this project, I used Garden Kiss and Healing Wings stamp sets from Skipping Stones Designs.

Skipping Stones B4B Bounce Gratitude CU Inking Edges

I started by layering 7gypsies masking tape on a piece of kraft cardstock. The edges were inked with distressing ink. The edges of the chipboard were inked the same way.

Skipping Stones B4B Gratitude CU Butterfly

The butterfly was stamped with distress ink onto white cardstock. I cut it out and let it dry for a few minutes. Once it was dry, I stamped the circles image from Garden Kiss with the same color ink.

I also inked a strip of cardstock and added stamped circles, in the same color ink, to the lower part of the card. The circle image is from Garden Kiss.

Skipping Stones B4B Bounce Gratitude CU Sent

For the sentiment panel, I inked with more distressing ink. Using the same color, I stamped the text image from Garden Kiss. Then the sentiment from Healing Wings was stamped with black ink.

Skipping Stones B4B Bounce Gratitude CU Inside

Here is the view of the inside of the card. The edges have been inked with the same green from the front, and the butterfly stamped in the same blue.

And as a special bonus, the winner will also win this card! :)

Skipping Stones Butterfly Dreams

Here is a list of today’s bloggers. Check out their projects, which will also be up for auction! Amazing talent, all for a wonderful cause!

Good luck bidding and thanks for helping out such a worthy cause! thanks for stopping by!

Supplies: Stamps-Skipping Stones Designs (Healing Wings, Garden Kiss), Chipboard-Technique Tuesday (Fundamental Postage Frames), Ink-Ranger (Distressing; Broken China, Peeled Paint) Memento (Tuxedo Black), Cardstock-Papertrey Ink (Kraft, White), Brads-American Crafts (Letterpress)

13 comments:

~amy~ said...

OMGoodness...such gorgeous cards!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

So gorgeous!!!!!

Lea L. said...

These are both fabulous! I love the tape on that first one...very cool!

♥♥♥Lea

silvia said...

Fabulous cards!! I'll bid $10 sillyscrap at aol dot com

Brenda said...

These are both so beautiful! I love the tape on the first card. Cute!!

BonnieRose said...

beautiful!

Kandi Phillips said...

These are both so incredible Kim! Love the fun backgrounds on the first card!

Barb's Boys said...

Love the colors on the first card especially, but also on the second, both are awesome!

catnap said...

Love the cards, and love seeing the inside, too.

skippy stamps said...

SIMPLY STUNNING!!! Your creativty and style always make for a Fantastic Card!!! I'm thrilled to have you bounce with us today!!!

michellemallett said...

Not 1 but 2 beautiful cards, I'll bid $11

Deb said...

Hello friend! Such gorgeous cards! I especially love that measuring tape and the color combo on the first! You used some of my favorite paper on the 2nd, and I just LOVE the symbolism of the butterfly on both! {{hugs}}

Tamra said...

Both awesome cards Kim...so glad to have you on the hop!! Your work rocks, and always so fun to follow.