I have something incredibly special to share today! I am participating in a very special kind of blog hop. Not only are designers sharing their beautiful work, but we are working together for a very special cause! Skipping Stones Design has coordinated this Blogs 4 Boobies Hop and Auction to raise money for the Susan G. Komen Foundation. There is no doubt in my mind that cancer has touched each of you in some way. For me, personally, I lost my father to cancer and have another dear family member who is fighting the good fight right now. So how can you help?Shopping at Skipping Stones Design: Between June 1st and June 14th, there will be $2 donated for every stamp sold at SSD.
You can help by bidding on the auction items.
1. To bid on the card set I’ve posted today:
Leave a comment below with your bid amount and your email address.
Starting bid is $5.
Only comments on this post will be eligible for this card auction.
Comments without an email address are invalid.
(Including your email address is the electronic equivalent of signing your bid.)
2. Comments will post in chronological order, so you will be able to see the current high bid.
3. Return frequently to see if you’ve been outbid and to place a new high bid.
(Below the comment field, you’ll see a “subscribe to post comments” option. You can subscribe if you would like notification of additional comments.)
4. My auction closes at 8 pm Mountain Time on June 11th (10 pm Eastern Time).
The winning bid will be the highest valid bid at the close of the auction. I will notify the winner by email. Skipping Stones Design will send the winner an invoice for the amount of the winning bid. Once the invoice is paid, I will mail the card!
Please spread the word! When more people know about this event, we have a better chance of raising more money for this great cause!
This is a 7 day event and I’m am hopping on day 5. You can go refer to the Skipping Stones Design link at the top of my blog roll to see all of the designers who are participating (there are more than 60).
Now for my card set! I created a set of 4 cards that I hope you will love. These use the butterfly from Healing Wings and the sentiment from Breathtaking Butterflies. I used Tim Holtz Distress Inks on Watercolor Paper to color this amazing image. Once they were colored, I hand cut them to help them pop on the page. I started with blue and green inks combined with a Coastal Cabana base. I had so much fun making it, that I made two. Then I decided I should make a set of four cards and wanted to try another color scheme. So I played around with yellows and oranges and found that the resulting butterfly matched my new Flirty Flamingo card stock. I colored in much the same way and simply added different sequins to match the inks.I love the results on both colors of cards!!
So now we get down to the nitty-gritty! I hope you will consider bidding on this set. Please remember to leave your bid and your email address in the comments of this post to be eligible. You are also most welcome to leave comments without a bid since I always appreciate hearing from you!Supplies:
Stamps: Healing Wings (SSD), Breathtaking Butterflies (SSD); Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Inks, WPlus9 Black Dye Ink, Versafine Onyx Black; Paper: Tim Holtz Watercolor Paper, Thick Whisper White, Coastal Cabana (SU ret), Flirty Flamingo (SU); Accessories: Big Shot, Bold Butterflies Thinlits, Border Builders Die (LID), Summer Mix Sequins (PPP), Share Kindness Sequins (PPP)