Thursday, September 16, 2010

Skipping Stones Blog Bounce!

Today, I'm joining Skipping Stones Design for it's first annual "Blogs 4 Boobies" blog bounce/hop! This is the second day of a two-day hop, so be sure to go to Skipping Stones Design to check out yesterday's post for even more cards, projects and fun! I have a lot of info to share about the fundraiser part of this hop, so let's get started.

There are three ways that you can be a part of the event:

1. Go Shopping!
For every stamp set that you purchase between September 15 and September 23, SSD 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 as well: Bras Volume #2, a follow-up to the best-selling Bras Volume #1, and a beautifully illustrated Christmas set called Wise Men.

2. Bid on Blog Bounce Cards/Projects!
EVERY card/project along the "Blogs 4 Boobies" bounce is up for auction. You'll find detailed bidding instructions at the end of this post. The auctions close September 23 at 8 pm Mountain Time. All projects will go to the highest bidders, and all proceeds will go to the Komen Foundation.

3. Spread the Word!
Help us spread the word about "Blogs 4 Boobies"! The more people that know, the more money we can raise, so tell all your friends!

For today's card, I chose to work with Healing Wings, one of my very favorite SSD stamps. Since this is a blog hop, you should have come from Sharon Harnist's blog, PaperFections. When you're finished here, you'll visit Jennifer Buck at The Buck Stamps Here. If there is a break along the way or you just need to make your way to the beginning, you'll find the entire blog bounce list below. Enjoy the designs and remember to make a bid or two! This is a great opportunity to take home cards or projects made by some of your favorite designers and fight the war against breast cancer at the same time!

Here's the full line-up for today:
Kim Hughes
Kandi Phillips
Sharon Harnist
Amy Sheffer (you're here)
Jennifer Buck
Amy Tsuruta
Tammie Beaton
Rae Ann Barthel
Wendy Jordan
Sarah Martina Parker
Lea Lawson
Teri Anderson
Deb Felts

How to place a bid

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.

2. In the comment section, fill in the dollar and cents amount of what you are willing to pay for the card/project. A starting bid of $5 or more is recommended. Remember, your bid includes shipping as well as the card/project. One hundred percent of your bid will go to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

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.

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 September 23rd.
* Please note that participating stampers/bloggers will re-post their Blogs 4 Boobies card/project on September 23. When the blogger re-posts the project, the bidding will continue on the NEWEST post in that comment section. The winner of the auction will be the highest bid (that includes an email address) at the close of the silent auction.

Things to keep in mind:

Near the end of the bidding you may not see bids as they come in. Some 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.
Good luck! And don't forget to visit the next stop on the hop -- Jennifer Buck!


TN Granny said...

Your card is fabulous, I love butterflies so this is a perfect card. Thank you for following such a wonderful cause.
God Bless,

JanG said...

These cards are amazing! I am getting more ideas from this one hop than from a dozen others! I think it's great that you have donated time and effort for the Breast Cancer drive!

Rose said...

Amy, your card is stunning. I am the proud winner of your card you did for the Haiti fundraiser and this card would look cute sitting right next it in my stamp room. I would like to bid $10 -

Shabby Horse said...

This is the most BEAUTIFUL card! I love everything on this card. Great job!

craftymom205 said...

Lovely card.

Belinda said...

Amy, you never cease to amaze. :) Lovely card!

~amy~ said...

soooo incredibly beautiful! Love what you've done the Healing Wings set!

Lea L. said...

This is very pretty! I love all the beautiful layers and accents!


silvia said...

pretty card!

Brenda Weaver said...

this is just gorgeous! I love the soft layers and what you've done with the Healing Wings set. Beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Oh Amy this is just gorgeous! I'm so glad you could join us on the bounce! :)

Barb's Boys said...

Amy, this is really beautiful-love the soft rich colors!

Sarah said...

Your card is so beautifully delicate. The lace and buttons are just the perfect finishing touch.

catnap said...

Love the card, so much detail.

Deborah Young said...

This is so sweet. Just perfect.

skippy stamps said...

Amazing! Truely Amazing Card!!! So SO happy you could join us for this. You talent never ceases to inspire!

wendyp said...

Wow!!! Love how you've used the Healing Wings set! This is gorgeous!!!

Anonymous said...

What a goreous card. I'll bid $5.00

Michelle Mallett

Valarie (vampme3) said...

I LOVE this card!

dpkennedy said...

Wow Amy, this is gorgeous! Love the twine over the lace, and that butterfly, oh so beautiful! Can't wait to check out the rest!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is stunning Amy!! I so love the die cuts you used, the layout, the lace and twine and your colors. Just gorgeous gf!

Deb said...

Hi Amy! Love this gorgeous creation! Beautiful colors and shapes...and I love the way you did the lace and buttons.

Jessica said...

Absolutely beautiful as is your mo! I love everything about it!

MichelleS said...


Conniecrafter said...

so Lovely, like the softness the vellum brings to it, great dies and great distressing!

Corinne said...

elle est magnifique!!
bises de la France

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Oh this is GORGEOUS Amy!!! Love the butterfly and the framing!!! Beautiful card!!

Gabi Alberti - ScrapBi said...

This is just fantastic!! Beautiful beautiful!!

Anne-Marie Tribbett said...

$30 - Amazing card! and a wonderful cause!

Shaunna Lasley said...

As always, your card is beautiful. I just lost a very dear friend at the end of June to a long battle with Breast Cancer. She was an AMAZING woman who fought so hard. She worked diligently to raise awareness of Breast Cancer. So in memory of Linda Walz, I would like place a bid of $40.00.
Shaunna Lasley