Good morning! Today I am very honored to be participating in the 3rd Annual Blogs for Boobies Card Auction coordinated by Heather Timmins of Skipping Stones Design. I am very fortunate to not have any personal experience with breast cancer (and I sincerely hope to never hear that word in a doctor’s office); but I have friends and family whose lives have been affected by breast cancer and I am hopeful that this campaign will continue the fight to end breast cancer.
This is a LONG post but I hope you’ll bear with me!
So, what’s this campaign all about?
More than 60 designers will be posting cards and other projects from June 1 through June 7. Each card and project is up for auction and 100% of the proceeds raised will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
How can you help?
There are three ways to get involved with this campaign!
You can bid on a project.
You’ll find a list of all of today’s participants at the bottom of this post and you can find previous days’ participants here.
- 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 (sorry!).
(FYI, during a silent auction bidders sign their name next to their bid. Including your email address is the electronic equivalent of signing your bid.)
You can shop!
You can spread the word.
- Skipping Stones Design
- Kimberly Rendino
- Jessica Frost- Ballas
- Janette Kausen
- Jessica Pascarella
- Martha Lucia Gomez
- Ashley Cannon Newell
- Celeste Goff
- Theresa Knopf
- Angela Rivera
- Cornelia Wenokor
- Tanja Kabel
Whew, okay, I think those are the main details…I did want to add that I wanted to do a little something extra for the winner! So I’ll share my auction card in a moment; but, for every $10 in the winning bid I will include another card. So, if the winning bid is $50, the winner will receive the card below plus 5 more cards that I have created. Cards will be a mixture of designs for a variety of occasions!
Here’s my card:
I never enjoy creating sympathy cards but the sentiment in this Healing Wings set from Skipping Stones Design is so beautiful and I really wanted to create a card with a little bit of hope amidst the sadness with that rainbow butterfly. I stamped my butterfly with versamark and heat-embossed it with gold tinsel embossing powder. Then, as I did for a card a few weeks ago, I masked the butterfly and stamped the wing again with versamark before embossing with gold tinsel embossing powder to get a more dimensional look. I colored the wings with zig clean color real brush markers and blended them with a wink of stella glitter brush marker. It really sparkles in person. I stamped the sentiment and heat-embossed it with the same gold tinsel embossing powder. I also added a gold tinsel-embossed frame and a sprinkling of gold sequins.
So, now it’s your turn! Leave me a comment with your bid (the starting bid is $5) and your email address if you’d like to own this card! (Of course, you’re also welcome to comment without bidding.) 😉 Thanks so much for visiting and have a wonderful day!