Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Skipping Stones Designs- Stamping out Cancer

IT'S  TIME TO STAMP OUT CANCER!!!! Welcome to the second annual Blog 4 Boobies fundraiser! This is day 3 of a 3 day blog bounce (hop) where EVERY CARD OR PROJECT is up for auction!

Last year with your help 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!!!  I am excited to be joining in the Skipping Stone Designs Hop to help fight cancer. Here's what I have up for auction. I created a handmade wood burned bangle and matching card.  You can give the bangle to someone special how might be struggling with breast cancer as a reminder to stay strong. Or you might even want to keep the bangle for yourself.  Leave a bid in the comments below to bid on this card/bangle set! 

I used Healing Wings on this card. Did I mention i LOVE this stamp set? lol! The sentiment is from Always Here set. I inked the paper up with Distress Inks and splattered with water to create that cool background. The butterflies were stamped with Truffle Mix'd Media Colorbox ink and embossed with Stampendous Clear EP. They've been colored with copics. 

This bangle measures 2 3/4 inches (inside diameter)  with a 1 1/5 inch face. The bangles from DIYBangles are made of milkwood. Lightweight and perfect for adding a little something to your outfits. Its been wood burned, painted and finished with a clear wood varnish. 

I started wood burning in college. I made a few pieces and then stored the tool away and forgot about it. A few years ago, I realized that I could incorporate my stamping into wood burning and so I dug the wood burning tool back out. 

The butterflies continue around the entire bangle. There are 4 butterflies in total on the bangle. I love butterflies. They symbolize hope and peace to me. I thought they would be the perfect touch on the bangle for someone who may be fighting cancer as a reminder to stay strong and continue to hope!

To create the bangles, I stamp a design (Skipping Stones Design Healing Wings) onto the unfinished wood in a light ink. I use Old Paper Distress Ink. This will give me a guide to follow when burning. Many times I won't add in all the detailing when burning in the design. With the lighter ink, I can give it a bit of sanding and remove the extra ink.  When I'm happy with the design I add color with Derwent Inktense pencils or acrylic paints. To add a bit of depth to the wood, I stain it with Antiquing Glaze. The last step is to seal it with a coat of wood varnish. 

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 !   They have a great selection of stamps from witty to stunning. If you love butterflies you have to check out Healing Wings! Its one of my all time favorite stamp sets and also happens to be the one I used on these projects. 

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.  ( Instructions on placing a bid below in post) 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 that know, the more money we can raise!!!
If you have a blog feel free to  copy and paste part or all of our Blogs 4 Boobies posts.   

How to place a bid on a 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.  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
  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 August 23rd
please noteThe "Winner of the Auction" Will be the highest bid (that includes an email address) in the comment section of this 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 .  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. 

Here is the list of today's participants: Day #3:

So get hopping, check out all the gorgeous creations the designers have created for the auction and BID! Thanks for your support! 


Jingle said...

Wendy, that is GORGEOUS! I will start the bidding at $5.00!

{Lynn - that's me!} said...

YOU, my dear, are my stamping idol. You come up with the most amazing projects and open up stamping to so many different mediums for me. This is FANTASTIC. Love these butterfly images, and would have never thought to create these large images onto a rounded surface like a bracelet, but you did so with AMAZING artistic ability. Love this, Wendy!

Taylor U. said...

I agree with are my hero! this is AMAZING!!!! I just don't even know what to say. Wow. WOW!!

whoistracy said...

Wow, those bangles are really gorgeous! Such a great idea. Must have taken you days to create.

slbela59 said...

The bangle is beautiful!! I will bid $8.50.

Pam Hornschu said...

Ha! I was right! I knew it was a bangle...especially after your post about burning yourself! Just gorgeous! I'll bid $10.

Stephanie said...

Wendy, your cards are just down right gorgeous.....BUT......that bangle is just AMAZING!!! I'll bid $25.00!

Barb's Boys Inspired said...

Oh Wendy, this is really beautiful! You could probably take orders and start your own jewelry business!

skippy stamps said...

Stunning!!! Both the card and the matching bangle!!What a great Idea!!! I am blown away!!! Thanks so much for joining us for B4B!!!!

Shannan Teubner said...

Girl, you amaze me. Seriously!!!

Karen B. said...

Um yeah, speechless here. Wow. When are you going to start your own business?

Melinda said...

You truly are a rock star! Both the card and bangle are fantastic, so very pretty.

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

Out of this world stunning! What a great idea.

Lindsey said...

What a beautiful card and bangle -- gorgeous, Wendy!

Wendy said...

Oh WOW Wendy!! This is sooo fantastic. Wood burning doesn't even seem like it should be possible with stamping. My goodness, THIS ROCKS!

slbela59 said...

I up my bid to $28.50!


Tiffany said...

Really LOVE the shape of those butterflies, stunning on each project!