Welcome to the 1st annual "Blogs 4 Boobies" blog bounce (hop) -- we are so glad that you joined us today! This is a very special hop because every card/project that is shown here in the "Blogs 4 Boobies" Blog Bounce is up for auction! That's right -- the piece of artwork I'm showing you today can be YOURS! Keep reading for more details!
I am teaming up with Skipping Stones Design to help raise money for the Susan G. Komen Foundation. This is day is the second day of the blog bounce … be sure to go to Skipping Stones Design and check out Sept 15th's posting for more cards/projects and fun!
There are 3 ways that you can help:
1. Go shopping! For every stamp set that you purchase Sept 15th through the 23rd, Skipping Stones Design will donate $2 to the Komen Foundation -- stamping and shopping that you can feel good about! Skipping Stones Design is celebrating "Blogs 4 Boobies" with the release of two new stamp sets! Click here to check out SSD stamps
2. Bid! If you see a card or a project that you like, bid on it in the comment section of the blog post. (See “How to place a bid” below for more detailed instructions). If you are the highest bidder on September 23rd at 8:00pm Mountain time then you WIN the card/project that you bid on and it will be sent to you. All of the money raised through the silent auction, on our blogs, will be donated to the Susan G. Komen foundation. 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 U.S.
3. You can help by Telling Your Friends ~ Help us spread the word about "Blogs 4 Boobies". The more people that know, the more money we can raise!
How to place a bid
Find the comment section of the blog that shows the "Blogs 4 Boobies" card or project that you want to buy. *Please note you may only bid on the card/project shown in the specific "Blogs 4 Boobies" post. Any bids not placed on the correct post will be considered invalid.
Once you are in the "Blogs 4 Boobies" comment section, fill in the dollar and cents amount of what you are willing to pay for the card/project.
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.
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 8:00pm Mountain time September 23rd.
What do I do once you 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 4 Boobies post as of 8:00pm Mountain time on September 23rd.
Things to keep in mind:
Near the end of the bidding be sure to refresh your browser so you don’t miss any bids that may be coming in quickly! So bid high -- you might have the highest bid that is published, if someone else is publishing a bid at the same time you are!
I will declare who has won my silent auction. Skipping Stones Design will send you an invoice for your donation/bid amount. Please pay that invoice as soon as possible, so the I can get your artwork in the mail to you.
Here’s my project up for auction (click on any photo for a larger view):
It’s a piece of artwork made to display in a 5” x 7” frame. I used Skipping Stones Design’s beautiful Always Here set -– I loved the swirly butterflies and dragonflies, along with the beautiful fonts of the sentiments!
I stamped the sentiment “Change can be beautiful” with Memento Rose Bud ink onto a Birds & Blossoms Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage Creative Scrap:
The rose panel is framed with raspberry cardstock and the whole piece is backed with chocolate cardstock. A pink felt rosebud and Zva crystal swirl finish it up.
Please be sure to visit these designers to see what they have for you on the hop today:
Kim Hughes - http://paperhugs.typepad.com/paper_hugs/
Kandi Phillips - http://kraftykandikrafts.blogspot.com/
Sharon Harnist – http://paperfections.typepad.com/
Amy Sheffer – http://pickledpaperdesigns.blogspot.com/
Jennifer Buck – http://www.thebuckstampshere.blogspot.com/
Amy Tsuruta - http://tsurutadesigns.blogspot.com/
Tammie Beaton - http://alwaysinking.blogspot.com/
Rae Barthel – http://simplyrae.blogspot.com/
Wendy Jordan - http://papertherapy-wendy.blogspot.com/
Sarah Martina Parker - http://sarahmartina.com/blog/
Lea Lawson - http://leascupcakesandsunshine.blogspot.com/
Teri Anderson - http://terisplace.wordpress.com/
Deb Felts – http://withastampandasong.blogspot.com/
Kimberly Crawford - http://kimberly-crawford.blogspot.com/
Gladys Chia - http://www.gladyschia2010.wordpress.com/
Jen del Muro - http://iheart2stamp.com/
Maile Belles - http://mailebelles.blogspot.com/
Have fun bouncing from blog to blog, enjoy all the designs, and make a bid or two! This is a rare opportunity to take home a card/project from your favorite designer, and help fight the war against breast cancer at the same time! Thanks so much for helping donate to a worthy cause!
Stamps: Skipping Stones Design-Always Here
Paper: Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage Creative Scraps-Birds & Blossoms, Neenah Natural White, PTI Dark Chocolate & Raspberry Fizz
Ink: Tsukineko Memento Rich Cocoa & Rose Bud, Ranger Antique Linen Distress Ink
Copic Markers: RV32, RV34, YR01, YR21, E35 & Clear Atyou Spica Glitter Pen
Accessories: Copic Airbrush System, Sizzix 3D Flower die, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder-Textile, Zva crystals, Tonic Tim Holtz Paper Distresser, Ranger Ink Blending Tool, foam tape