15 August 2011

Blogs 4 Boobies, Day One!!

Welcome to the second annual 
Skipping Stones Design
Blogs 4 Boobies fundraiser!
This is day 1 of a 3 day blog bounce (hop) where EVERY CARD OR PROJECT is up for auction!

For today's hop I'm auctioning off a CAS-style set of 6 notecards I made using the Dandelion Dreams set from Skipping Stones Design.  This set is perfect for making clean and simple cards!  You will find all of the supplies I used for this project at the bottom of this post.

Each 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" notecard is lined inside with a card stock mat and a white card stock panel for writing.  The set also includes 6 envelopes, stamped with the same image as the inside of the cards.

Although I've added twine to each card, when they are in their envelopes they are not really "lumpy", so they should not cost more than one stamp to mail (that's important to lots of people)!!  These would be perfect to give as a gift, or to keep for yourself as correspondence.

Make sure to come back over the next two days and check out our other amazing designers, cards, and projects.  And read through this whole post for instructions on how to place a bid!

Here is the list of today's participants:

Barb Turpin (you came from here)
Taylor Usry (you are here)
Brenda Weaver (go here next!)

Here's a few words from Skipping Stones Design, the sponsor of this great hop, on how this fun blog bounce works:

Last year Skipping Stones Design raised and donated $1108.99 to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. It is our goal to raise $1500 this year and WE NEED YOUR HELP!!! There are 3 ways you can join in on the fun(draising):

You can help by going shopping!
For every stamp set that you purchase from August 15th through the 23rd SSD will donate $2 to the Komen Foundation.  Stamping and shopping that you can feel good about!  Click here to laugh at some of our funniest stamps, click here to be inspired or click here to see everything we've got!You can help by bidding on projects (this will be explained in detail)!

You can help by bidding!
Another way you can help us raise money for the Komen Foundation is to bid on a project or card along the blog bounce (hop).  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.  (See "how to place a bid" for more detailed instructions.)  If you are the highest bidder August 23rd 8:00 p.m. mountain time, you WIN the card/project that you bid on.

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 on my card/project:
Step #1
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.

Step #2
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.  We recommend a starting bid of $5 or more.  Remember your bid includes shipping as well as the card/or project. 100% of your bid will go to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

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 me contact you if you are the highest bidder.Watch and wait!  Once you have entered your bid/comment sit back and wait. If someone outbids you then you may bid again.  Bidding will continue until August 23rd at 8:00 PM MST. The winner of the auction will be the highest bid (that includes an email address) in the comments section. * Please note that the participating stampers/bloggers will probably re-post their Blogs 4 Boobies card/project on the August 23rd.  When the bloggers re-post their projects  then the bidding will continue on the NEWEST post and that comment section OR they will include instructions on where to post your bid (some bloggers may hop on multiple days).

Don't forget:
Near the end of the bidding you may not see bids as they come in.  Most blogs 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.

Remember, 100% of your bid will be donated to the Susan G. Komen foundation.

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 some card(s) or a project from your favorite designer, and join the fight against breast cancer!

Together we can make a difference!!!

Stamps: Dandelion Dreams (Skipping Stones Design)
Card Stock: Rose Red, Perfect Plum So Saffron, Whisper White (all Stampin' Up)
Ink: Rose Red, So Saffron, Perfect Plum (all Stampin' Up)
Accessories: Pink Sorbet twine (The Twinery), Whisper White envelopes
Tools: circle punches


HR Godess said...

I'm game and since I love you and your work, I'll bid $25!

Jennifer Ruffolo said...

I'm game - since I love you and your work, I'll bid $25.

Pam Hornschu said...

Loving the colors you used and the layout!

skippy stamps said...

Loving' these cards~great colors!!! Thanks so much for joining us!!!

Lisa Petrella said...

GORGEOUS card set! LOVE the coordinating envelopes too!

Barb's Boys Inspired said...

Beautiful set - awesome job!

Scrappychick said...

What a pretty set of cards!!

Pigpen said...

My mother, sister & I are all breast cancer survivors. We also know LOTS of other women and at least one male who've been diagnosed. I'd like to bid $30 on this beautiful and versatile set of cards. I love the CAS style. Thanks for taking part in this great event.

Renee VanEpps said...

Gorgeous note set! Good luck on raising lots of money and stamping out breast cancer.

Wendy said...

Sooooo prettty!!! You rock Taylor!~ Fabulous!! Great colors too!

Jennifer Ruffolo said...

I'll go $50.00