8/16/2011

Blogs 4 Boobies Blog Hop - Let's stamp out cancer!


Happy Tuesday and Welcome to the second annual Blogs 4 Boobies fundraiser!
This is day 2 of a 3 day blog bounce(hop) where EVERY CARD OR PROJECT is up for auction!
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)
1. You can help by Going shopping! 
For every stamp set that you purchase during August 15th through the 23rd SSD will donate $2 to the Komen Foundation. Stamping and shopping that you can feel good about !
Here are two of my favorite sets, Heartsong and Victorian Summer:


2. 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). 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. * See how to place a bid for more detailed instructions.
If you are the highest bidder August 23rd 8:00 p.m. mountain time then you WIN the card/project that you bid on.
3. You can help by Telling Your Friends~
Help us spread the word about “blogs 4 boobies” ! The more people know, the more money we can raise!!!
If you have a blog,  feel free to copy and paste parts or all of our Blogs 4 Boobies posts.
*”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 the money 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 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. Mountain time August 23rd
* Please note that the participating stampers/bloggers will probably re-post their Blogs 4 Boobies card/project on the 23rd of August. 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 4 boobies post at the end of the silent auction. Please note that ALL cards/projects WILL BE REPOSTED on the 23rd of August. The silent auction will end at 8:00 p.m. Mountain Time on August 23rd .
Things to keep in mind: 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 amount. 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.
Ok. So now let's get to the card I made for this cause. I really hope someone likes it! Here it is:

I used the gorgeous new stamp set Victorian Summer (see above) for my card. The large flower was stamped onto pink patterned paper twice, then I fussy-cut it and layered it using foam-tape for more dimension. The roses are paper-pieced, too. The sentiment is from the Always Here set. 



I hope you like it and consider bidding! This is such a great way to raise money. And I so want to help! I know too many dear paper crafters out there - wonderful, lovable, super-talented women - who are battling cancer right now. When I visited a 2peas forum some days ago, I saw several members remembering one of their friends who lost her fight. It touched me so much, I couldn't stand it. We need to help fighting cancer! 
Here is the list of today's participants: 
Day #2:
Teri Anderson
Ashley Cannon Newell
Karen Christensen
Jodi Collins
Kimberly Crawford
Jen Del Muro
Katie Gehring
Vanessa Menhorn -> You are here!
Kryssi Ng
Taylor Usry
Sankari Wegman

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(s)/project from your favorite designer, and fight the war against breast cancer!!!
Together we can make a difference!!! If you missed day one, here is a list of participants from yesterday:

Day #1:
PaperCrafts Connections Blog (Renae Curtz)
Deb Felts
Michelle Giraud
Michelle Gross
Wendy Jordan
Sarah Martina Parker
Becky Olsen
Brab Turpin
Taylor Usry
Brenda Weaver


Thank you so much for visiting and have a beautiful day!


Hugs and Love,

Vanessa


Supplies:
Cardstock: PTI
Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye
Stamps: Skipping Stones Design
Ink: Tsukineko, Ranger Industries
Pearls: Prima Marketing

12 comments:

~amy~ said...

Vanessa....this is gorgeous!!!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

This is SO absolutely gorgeous Vanessa! That flower is just STUNNING!!!

Sankari W. said...

absolutely fabulously beautiful - love the colors that you chose and the way you did the flower and the pearls - simply beautiful!

slbela59 said...

Your card is beautiful! I love the colors - my favorite! I bid $5.

Taylor U. said...

I am so totally in love - this is beyond gorgeous!

busybusyhoneybee said...

How beautiful!! Love the colors and the pearls!
Karen C

skippy stamps said...

WOW! What a stunning card!!! I am SO happy that you could join us for B4B!!!

Barb's Boys Inspired said...

wow Vanessa, this is the prettiest flower I've seen with this set...gorgeous card! I just may have to come back for this one!

Karin (Peppermintpatty) said...

WOW!! This is AMAZING! The flower is wonderful and the bg is outstanding - LOVE your card!

Susan said...

I'll bid $6.00
Susan

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

I am not sure how this B4B works--so I appreciate your explanation! I'll have to check into bidding:)

Barb's Boys Inspired said...

I'll bid $7.00 for this...
b_turpin@comcast.net