Saturday, June 4, 2016

Blog 4 Boobies - a blog hop to stamp away breast cancer

Welcome to the 3rd Annual "Blogs 4 boobies" blog bounce(hop)!

This is day 4 of a 7 day event! Be sure to come back the next three days for more cards/projects and fun!
We are so glad that you joined us today. This is a one-of-a-kind-blog (hop)bounce! Every card/project that is show here in the "blogs 4 boobies" blog bounce is up for auction! All of the money raised through the silent auction, on our blogs, will be donated to the Susan G. Komen foundation. Skipping Stones Design is also donating $2 to the cause for EVER stamp set sold during June 1st-14th. SSD is celebrating "Blogs 4 Boobies" with the release of 6 ALL NEW Stamp sets.
There are 3 ways that you can help, and join in on the fun(draising)!
1. You can help by Shopping!
For every stamp set that you purchase during June 1st through the 14th SSD will donate $2to the Komen Foundation. Stamping and shopping that you can feel good about ! Skipping Stones Design is celebrating "blogs 4 boobies" with the release of two new stamp sets!!! Click here to check out SSD stamps
Here is your first look at (Insert fav new set here I will have pictures above of our 6 new sets) 4"X6"
2. . You can help by *Biding!
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. Please Note IF you want to bid, and live outside the U.S. we would request that you pay the difference of shipping charges between where you live and what it would cost to ship within the US. * See how to place a bid for more detailed instructions.
If you are the highest bidder 7 days after the first post date 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!!!

 *"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 "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 shippings 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 7 days after the first post.
* Please note that the participating stampers/bloggers will probably re-post their Blogs 4 Boobies card/project on the during the week of bidding in June. 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 RE-POSTED seven days after their initial post. The auction will end at 8:00 p.m. Mountain Time seven days after the first post .
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

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 RE-POSTED seven days after the first post. The silent auction will end at 8:00 p.m. Mountain Time on the seventh day following the initial post .

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.
Here is the amazing lineup of designers for day 4:

I have 2 cards up for auction, you can bid on as a set.

For my cards, I have used Skipping stones stamp provided by the blog hop sponsor, who is doing the fundraiser.
I have used the Dandelion wishes set here, the first card is pretty simple with just white base and front. I used some of the images from the set to create my design, and the sentiment is also from the same set. A monochromatic card, I am sure many of you like to send out monochromatic cards too for birthday ;)

Linking this card with:

Another CAS entry here

Seize the Birthday
Just with anything goes

Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge
Top row across, yellow, mixed alphas, and garden


The second one is a mixed media card. I used the stamps on a watercolor paper, the background is created first with some mother of pearl in gold, I used a cling wrap to splotch it around the card, and once it was dry I Sponged the backgroun in sunset tones using 5 different shade of distress inks.
I also added some water splatters, all the stamps are from the dandelion wishes from skippin stones.
A few rhine stones to finish off. The sentiment is added on a dark brown strip using white pigment ink, and it is from STAMplorations, I hope you like this one.

Linking this with:

Peek-a-boo Challenge
New skipping stones stamps with the sentiment from STAMPlorations - one of my oldest set.

The Mixed Media Challenge
A mixed media card with sunset

Craft Stamper - Take it and make it June

many different types of inks used here
Just Us Girls
Birds in the sunset sky.

I hop you hop along and enjoy and do some bidding for this great cause.

Here is the line up for today's hop:

1. Skipping Stones Design
2. Amy Tsuruta
3. Stacy Croninger
4. Jennifer Buck
5. Lee-Anne Cross
6. Rahmat Gouse - **you are here**
7. Adam Karle
8. Lori Kobular
9. Tanja Kabel
10. Mendi Yoshikawa

Thank you for stopping by, I really appreciate your kind  feedback :) Have a great day!


  1. Two beautiful cards! I love how different each one is, the first one looks lovely on the white and then the second one has that amazing watercolor background!

  2. Both cards are so gorgeous!! I love the designs!! They look amazing!!

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  3. Love both of your pretty cards!

  4. These are beautiful, Rahmat! Happy to be hopping with you today :)

  5. What beautiful cards. I will start bidding at $5. slbela59athotmaildotcom

  6. So pretty! Your background is amazing! :)

  7. Just stunning! Love the colors and design. Great job. It's a pleasure to hop with you! ~Kim K. at My Kraft Kloset

  8. Your cards are lovely! I will start the bidding at $5.00

  9. Beautiful burst of color. Love both of the cards!!!! Thanks for hopping with us today!

  10. Two very beautiful cards for a very good reason Rahmat.

    Love and hugs

  11. I am sorry Rahmat
    since I started to work again so less time to do blog visiting
    and now I have a bit time to tell you
    Dua2 nya kartu ini Baguuuus sekali saya suka stamp flower ini and how you made your background for the sunset sooo beautiful
    you are so talented lady
    your card win on some more challenges I joined too
    big congrats Rahmat
    i wish I have a little talent like you have
    Monika (try to catch up semoga Rahmat suka visiting my blog again :))

  12. Two stunning cards for a great cause. Cara x

  13. Both cards are lovely, but I must say I really enjoy the first, it's soft and crisp and the same time! Hope to see you on Day 5!

  14. I love both of these cards - beautiful work
    Anne x

  15. Beautifully CAS card Rahmat!
    Thanks for joining us for this special CASology challenge!

  16. WOW!! LOVE LOVE LOVE your cards!! Absolutely stunning details! HUGS

  17. Hello Rahmat!! Great card!! I love the simplicity of the flowers. Thank you so much for playing with us this week at CASology.

  18. What a fabulous use of inks on your mixed media card! Thanks for playing with us at the MMCC!

  19. Love both your cards! I will bid $10.00

    1. Hi , i bid 10 us but messed up my email address, sorry! So again, I bid $10.00

  20. Both are beautiful...but I love the mixed media card!

  21. This is gorgeous! Love the beautiful colors against the silhouette.
    Kim - Lily Patch Stamps

  22. What a gorgeous card! That background is so pretty, it just glows and I love the silhouette stamping. Thanks for playing with us at JUGS!

  23. What a beautiful burst of color on your second card and you first one is very lovely too! Love having your incredible work among the gallery at Seize the Birthday Rahmat!! Thank you!

  24. Love the design so much,it seems like I can smell those meadow grasses. Thank you so much for joining us at SSD Tic-Tac-Toe challenge blog.
    Olesya, DT

  25. So pretty. Love both of your cards, especially the vibrant colors on the 2nd card. Thanks so much for joining us at Seize the Birthday.

  26. Love your pearlised background on the mixed media card! Thanks so much for playing along at the Mixed Media Card Challenge :)

  27. thanks for playing along with us at MMCC! Such a pretty card!

  28. Fantastic projects dear Rahmat! ^__^ Thank you so much for playing along Challenge #7 over at Peek-a-Boo Designs!
    All the best! <3