Monday, August 15, 2011

Blog 4 Boobies-Fundraiser Auction-Year Two

Help us Stamp Out Cancer!!!!

Welcome to the second annual Blog 4 Boobies fundraiser!  

This is day 1 of a 3 day blog bounce(hop) where EVERY CARD OR PROJECT is up for auction!

 Edit: Don't forget, your bid is not valid if you don't add your email address!  (Current bid on my project and new Skipping Stones Design stamp set is $20 because the bid for $25 isn't 'signed' with an email address)

For the full lineup, see my post here.

 This year I chose to offer a 'gift set' of 3 cards.  When I was going through treatment for breast cancer, there were so many friends, neighbors and family who were so supportive... I needed lots of Thank You cards.  This little set would make a great gift for someone you know who is going through a tough time, whether it be cancer or some other trial.  

Instead of the traditional pink for Breast Cancer, I chose my inspiration from the Breast Cancer postage stamp (stamped envelopes included).  Hope you like them ~ and keep reading, there's a bonus too!

This was made using the set Bras Volume #2

This is from Heartsong

And the sentiment from this card is from my new favorite which will be released this week called Everyday Blessings.  It's a 'must have'!  In fact, it's such a great set for thank you notes that I am offering a brand new EVERYDAY BLESSINGS stamp set to the highest bidder on my auction!


 Last year 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 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!
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 my 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 "blog 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 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 23rd of September.  When the bloggers 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 September.  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. Many 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 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. 
You are here at my blog Barb's Boys Inspired
You should have come here from Becky Olsen's blog.
Next you are going to visit Taylor Usry's blog.
Here is the list of today's participants: make sure to come back the next two days and check out our other amazing designers,cards, and projects.

Day #1:

PaperCrafts Connections Blog (Renae Curtz):
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!!!  And be sure to leave comments along the way, we all love your input!


  1. Fantastic cards! I LOVE how your color inspiration came from the postage stamp---so cool!

  2. I would love to bid $7.00 for your cards in honor
    of my 4 friends who are survivors...
    Thanks, Cindi

  3. My mother, my sister & I have all had breast cancer and are great supporters of Komen. We also have several friends and relatives who've been diagnosed -- either recently or some time ago. I'd like to bid $20 on this set of cards. They will come in handy. Thanks for taking part in this project.

  4. Oops! Should have added my e-mail address:

  5. AWESOME cards! Those bra stamps and sentiments are just the BEST! Good luck with reaching the goal!

  6. This is a beautiful set, and a beautiful gesture :) Congrats on being a survivor! I would bid, but it has already gone over my "allowance" LOL
    Best of luck in raising all you can!


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