Welcome to the 1st annual Skipping Stones Designs "Blogs 4 boobies" blog bounce(hop)!
When Heather asked if I would like to join in the hop and help raise money to fight the war against Breast Cancer I didn't even have to think twice...absolutely! 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! All of the money raised through the silent auction, on our blogs, will be donated to the Susan G. Komen foundation.
There are 3 ways that you can help, and join in on the fun!
1. Go shopping!
For every stamp setthat you purchase during Sept 15th through the 23rd SSD will donate $2 to the Komen Foundation! Skipping Stones Design is celebrating "blogs 4 boobies" with the release of two new stamp sets!!! Click here to check out SSD stamps
Here is your first look at Bras volume #2 4"X6"
Here is Wise Men 4X6
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. Recommended starting bid of $5 or more. Your bid not only includes the card or project but shipping. 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. You can bid up until Sept 23rd at 8:00 PM mountain time. If you are the highest bidder you win the card.
3. Spread the word
Help us spread the word about "blogs 4 boobies" the more people that know, the more moeny we can raise!!!
Are you ready to see what you're bidding on? Here is my card using this weeks sketch up for bids in the auction. I heat embossed the design from the Bra Volume 2 and paired it with a sentiment from Bra Volume 1. The background design under the ribbon uses the Timeless Textures set.
The card was seeming a bit lonely so I prepared a little something else to go with it. Want a teaser? Can you guess what it is? IF the bids go above $10 not only will you be bidding on the above card but also the rest of the blurry image below. ;)
How to place a bid on my card/project
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. 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. 100% of the money 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. If someone out bids you then you may bid again. Bidding will continue until 8:00 p.m. Mountain time September 23rd. The "Winner of the Auction" will be the highest bid (that includes an email address) in the comment section of the MOST RECENTblogs 4 boobies post at the end of the silent auction. Please note that ALL cards/projects WILL BE REPOSTED on the 23rd of September. The silent auction will end at 8:00 p.m. Mountain Time 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.
What happens if you win:
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.
If you loose your way along the hop, or jut happened upon my blog today and want to start form the beginning click here. Or go to SSD's home page for the entire Blog bounce list. 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 fight the war against breast cancer!!!
Here is what Ashley Cannon Newell, September guest sketch artist has whipped up for us....