August 16, 2011

2011 Blog 4 Boobies!


Welcome to the second annual Blog 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 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!!! 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 ! Click Here to laugh at some of our funniest stamps Click Here to be inspired or Click here to see everything we've got!
Here are two of my all time favorite sets:

Birthday Purses

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 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"
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 23rdof August. When the blogger re-post 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 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.
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.

For my card today, I used the GORGEOUS Dandelion Dreams from Skipping Stones Design.  The patterned paper is the amazing new Lost and Found 2 Blush from My Minds Eye (swoon!).  I started by stamping numerous images from Dandelion Dreams in Memento Tuxedo Black onto a piece of patterned paper and then cut it out with Circle Nestabilities.  I layered this focal panel onto two panels of Black Licorice Cardstock cut with the Dizzy Doily Die-Namics and the Dizzy Doily Duo Die-Namics (the larger die of the two).  I sponged the edge of the focal panel with Memento Potters Clay for some definition.

The sentiment, "Happy Birthday" is also from Dandelion Dreams and is stamped onto another piece of patterned paper which I cut with the First Place Award Ribbon Die-Namics.  I anchored the sentiment panel to my card with two butterflies cut with the Butterfly Die-Namics.

All the panels were sewn on my sewing machine and the focal panel is popped up with Jody Boosters.  I added two black brads to the top corner as well.

For the inside, I added some more patterned paper and a panel for a handwritten message where I stamped some additional flowers.

Here is the list of today's participants: make sure to come back the tomorrow and check out our other amazing designers,cards, and projects.

Day #2:

Teri Anderson

Ashley Cannon Newell

Karen Christensen

Jodi Collins (You are here)

Kimberly Crawford

Jen Del Muro

Katie Gehring

Vanessa Menhorn

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

Barb Turpin

Taylor Usry

Brenda Weaver 

 Thanks SO much for stopping by!!

Stamps:  Dandelion Dreams from Skipping Stones Design
Paper:  Black Licorice (MFT), Razzleberry (MFT), Choice Snow White (TE) and Lost and Found 2 Blush (My Minds Eye)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black & Memento Potter's Clay
Accessories:  Circle Nestabilities, Dizzy Doily Die-Namics, Dizzy Doily Duo Die-Namics, Butterflies Die-Namics, First Place Award Ribbon Die-Namics, Sewing Machine and Jody Boosters



  1. fabulous! Loooove, LOVE your card Jodi! those papers make me drool!

  2. Beautiful card, Jodi! Those papers are wonderful!

  3. Simply gorgeous Jodi! So soft and beautiful - can I be you when I grow up??!!! Love the inside!
    You so rock my friend!!
    Sankari :)

  4. This is so gorgeous Jodi!! What a fantastic idea and opportunity!!! LOVE love love the classy elegant design of this!

  5. Your card is absolutely gorgeous, Jodi...and for such a wonderful cause!! I totally LOVE it, girl!!

  6. I love your card!! I bid $5.


  7. Totally gorgeous card, Jodi! Love the silhouette stamp you used and the papers are fab.

  8. Gasp! This is STUNNING!!!! I love the way you used that set!!! Ooooooh I am drooling over this!

  9. I'll bid $10.

    jenevey @ gmail . com

  10. WOW!! Your card is just gorgeous Jodi!! LOVE it!! ;)

  11. this is just beautiful!
    Karen C

  12. Stunning Card!!! SO happy you could join us for B4B!!!

  13. WOW! This is absolutely gorgeous...the colors, the detail, the die cuts, the stitching...spectacular!

  14. ***THUD**** Oh My Word....this is EXQUISITE Jodi girl!!! Sooooooo elegant - inside and out!!! Stunning, stunning, stunning!!!!

  15. This is gorgeous Jodi! I will bid $15.00

  16. I have admired your work for a long time! This card is fabulous and I would love to see your work IRL so I will bid $16.00
    Phyllis Strickland

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