Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Blogs 4 Boobies Blog Bounce (Hop)

Want to win* this card?  Keep reading ~

Welcome to the 1st annual Blogs 4 Boobies Blog Bounce (hop) - coordinated by Skipping Stones Design.  If you've landed here by accident, you can start the Bounce one step back at Heather Engebretsen blog or you can find a complete list at the Skipping Stones Design home page.  This is a little different than your normal blog hop because it was designed as a benefit/fund raiser for the Susan G. Komen Foundation for Breast Cancer Research.  This is a cause I am very interested in as I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer almost two years ago... and I am so very grateful for all of the wonderful research and advances in treating this all too common disease (1 in 8 women).

So...set aside some time and get comfortable - you are in for a TREAT!  Not only is this Day 1 of a 2 day event (there were so many willing participants they decided to break it into two days) you will also have the unique opportunity to 'bid' on any and all of the fantastic cards posted on this blog bounce! And let me tell you, we've got some AMAZINGLY talented participants!  For instance, the wonderful sketch for my card was designed by Ashley Cannon Newell - I have admired her work in many well known publications!  Ashley will also be participating in the bounce today.  You can play along with this sketch and link your creation at the end of the Blogs for Boobies post at Skipping Stones Design
And keep your eyes open for some 'Blog Candy'!
Here is the amazing line up for Day 1:

Wednesday 9/15
Heather Engebretson -
Barb Turpin - *YOU ARE HERE*
Becky Olsen -
Megan Hoeppner -
Kim Kesti -
Ashley Cannon Newell -
Angela Thomas -
Ann Kranitz -
Shannan Teubner -
Belinda Chang Langer -
Brenda Weaver -
Jennifer Ingle -
Teresa Kline -
Wendy Price -
Jodi Collins -

In addition, for EVERY stamp set sold this week, Skipping Stones Design will donate $2 to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.  So after you're finished feasting on the wonderful creations, you can bid (see below for instructions) and then you can shop...two brand new sets have been released specifically for this Blog Bounce!  Oh, and be sure to tell your friends to stop on by!

So, leave me a comment at the end of this post (be sure to leave a comment on each and every post), and then bounce on over to the next stop to see what Becky Olsen has created for you at:

And remember - there is a whole new line up for Day 2 on September 16th! 

After you've shopped around (take notes cause I know for a fact there are going to be lots of awesome cards that you're going to want to bid on) you can come back and read up on :
*"How to place a bid
Step #1
Go to the blog containing the card you want to bid on.  Find the comment section.  (Make sure it is the Blogs 4 Boobies post that you are leaving a comment for)
Step #2
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, and, 100% of the proceeds 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 September 23rd

* Please note that the participating stampers/bloggers will  re-post their Blogs 4 Boobies card/project on the 23rd of September. When the bloggers re-post their project, the bidding will continue on the NEWEST "Blogs 4 Boobies" post in the comment section.

Things to keep in mind:
The silent auction will end at 8:00 p.m. Mountain Time on September 23rd .
Near the end of the bidding you might not be able to see bids on some of the blogs as they come in. Many blogs have a comment moderation 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.


  1. LOVE this! GORGEOUS colors and I love the buttons!!

  2. Wonderful card, Barb! I love the colors!

  3. Love this, Barb! I love the little coat hanger! Gorgeous papers and colors! So feminine and elegant!

  4. Love these colors and the hanger is such a great touch

  5. Nicely done, Barb! The hanger is adorable! :)

  6. Barb, this card is awesome!!! Love the touch with the hanger -- how cool!!!

  7. This is so pretty! I love the colors you used, and the cluster of brads is the perfect touch!! Wonderful job!


  8. I love this Barb. Wonderful!!!

  9. I love the lace on the bra how clever, I'll start the bidding at $5

  10. The colors and the adorable!

  11. This card is so pretty and the hanger touch is great!

  12. Love this, the colors, the hanger, the buttons, all of it!

  13. Earlier I forgot my email, $5 bid

  14. Wow! Purple is my sister's favorite color and she is a breast cancer survivor, so I bid $6.50,


Your comments are very much appreciated!