Thursday, September 16, 2010

holdzem..."Blogs 4 Boobies" blog Bounce {hop}

This is day 2 of a 2 day event!
(the official hop starts at 8 am MT)

We are so glad that you joined us today. I have joined up with Skipping Stones Design to help raise money to fight the war against Breast Cancer. SSD is celebrating the release of 2 ALL NEW Stamp sets. They are also donating $2 for EVERY stamp set sold this week to the cause!!! This is a very special hop because every card/project that is shown 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.

There are 3 ways that you can help, and join in on the fun!

1. You can help by Going shopping!

For every stamp set that you purchase during Sept 15th through the 23rd SSD will donate $2 to 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 Bras volume #2 4"X6"

Bras volume #2 is the follow-up to our #1 selling stamp set Bras Volume #1. These stamps make the perfect "anytime" funny cards for you girlfriends. Or Use them for funny birthday, thank you,and cheer up cards. This stamp set turns cardmakers into comedians!

Here is Wise Men 4X6

Several stunning images can be combined, to re-create the scene of the first Christmas. The pointillism technique used to illustrate these stamps gives the images extra depth. These stamps will help you make inspirational cards that will be treasured for years to come.

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. 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 September 23rd 8:00 p.m. mountain time then you WIN the card/project that you bid on.

You are here at my blog Tsuruta Designs.

You should have come to me from Jennifer Buck's blog The Buck Stamps Here.

Next you are going to visit Tammie Beaton's blog Always Inking.

If you lose your way along the hop, or just happened upon my blog today and want to start from the beginning click here. Or go to SSD's home page for the entire Blog bounce list. 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/project from your favorite designer, and fight the war against breast cancer!!!

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 shipping as 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 September 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 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 REPOSTED on the 23rd of September. The silent auction will end at 8:00 p.m. Mountain Time on September 23rd .

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.

It just wouldn't be a Skipping Stones Design event without a sketch from an amazing designer. This month we are delighted to have Ashley Cannon Newell as our guest sketch artist. Here is her sketch SSD 042:

Gotta love a Sketch Challenge!

Here's my take on the Sketch using the newest Bras Volume #2:

I paper pieced the bras with American Crafts/Dear Lizzie papers...did you notice the strategically placed blings:) I fussy cut the polka dot swooshy dealio...I seem to be doing more fussy cutting for such a lazy peep that I am:)

I 'had' to do a close up on the sentiment because it c-r-a-c-k-s me UP!

I hope that you'll join in the effort to make this fundraiser a successful one...whether you make a bid on my some stamps from the Skipping Stones Design shop {come on, I know you all want to do that...between the new Bra set and the coffee set I'm always slinging out there...}...or simply just spread the word...

Unfortunately, I think there are a lot of us that know someone that has battled the fight of Breast Cancer...if you didn't catch the ...this is why we over on Skipping Stones Designs I know a couple:

Annie-my friend and peep-survivor

KQ-my friend and fav baker-survivor

In Memory of my Aunt…

So, in Memory of my Aunt, I will match the winning bid on my card...I'll throw in a blog candy to be won as a random draw for anybody that makes a bid on my 'holdzem' card:) ALSO check out this Blog Candy that will go along with the card to the HIGHEST Bidder!!! CURRENT highest Bid is $20!!

Next you are going to visit Tammie Beaton's blog Always Inking.


  1. What a great card... and for such a great cause!

  2. What a fabulous post and to raise money for such a wonderful cause and end up with a fantastic card.

    You know I have to start the bidding with a $5 ( bid.

  3. made me really laugh...the German saying...hahahaha. Love your card!

  4. This is just the coolest HOP EVER!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeee it!!! I love love love love love your card!!! That saying is sooooooooooooooooooooo funny! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  5. I love your card too.... I wish mine is fuller LOL!!!...hehehhehe...xx

  6. This is so cute! I have the first set of these bras, I now need this second set!

  7. This definitely puts a smile on my face! It's too dang cute! Never seen anything like it before!

  8. Such a wonderful event sponsored by SSD as I am an avid supporter in the fight against breast cancer. Your card rocks!

  9. Really...does it get any cuter?!! LOVE it!! Thanks for the smile!

  10. Your card is adorable! I love the way you did the strip across the bottom third! That is so fun!

  11. So gorgeous card Amy.

    Hugs Riet.x

  12. Wow, you're so sweet Amy! Love the button treatment and the 3 bras on the card! How fun!

  13. Great job on the fussy cutting and paper piecing! That sentiment is a hoot! This is a cause we can all get behind.

  14. Goodness, how long did it take you to type up this post?! Fab card for a perfect cause.

    My bid: $6 (granolagirltoo at gmail dot com)

  15. What a fablous cause! I just adore your card, girlie! Those DPs are so gorgeous - oh how I wish I had underwear that pretty IRL! LOL!

  16. I just love to paper piece and you did a great job on this set!
    Your card is darling,
    God Bless,

  17. Love the card and the reason for the hop!

  18. lol...I needed that...great job!!

  19. LOL...Love this!!! What a delightful card! You've made my morning!!!

  20. WoW lots of `Gorgeousness` to catch up with Miss Amy TFI:) x

  21. So, so fun. What a great cause too.

  22. what a fun card and blog hop! this is too cute! love what you did. hope you have a good day!

  23. fabulous card, Amy! love the color combo!

  24. Such a sweet card! I love the soft colors you used!


  25. Oh sistah that sentiment just cracked me up! So adorable!

  26. Cute card!! LOVE the sentiment!

  27. Love your card, Amy! The blue strip of paper along the bottom is awesome. Love the bras with a little bling and the color combo.

  28. You know I love this! The colors are so fresh and fun!

  29. What a wonderful hop and you are just so sweet. Great card too.

  30. Totally lovin' this! Such a fresh, clean yet sweet look!

  31. lol. I bid $10
    cat.naps at yahoo period com

  32. I LOVE the colors, the bling... and everything about this card! So generous of you to match the bid on your card. It's a neat way to remember your aunt!

  33. so many great sentiments in that set, but thats one of my favorites. LOVE the paper pieced bras!

  34. Gorgeous design! I love it! The colours look fabulous. Good luck with it
    love tasha xx

  35. Love this clean, bright, blingy design! Praying for those still fighting the fight, and for family and friends of those who've been lost. You're a blessing to your aunt!


  36. Awesome card how you stamped the bras on the DP!

  37. This one totally cracked me up! Love the sentiment..perfection I tell ya. ;)

  38. hmmmm bra stamps
    I N T E R E S T I N G....
    sweet card though :)

  39. Ok... girl... you got me here... lol!! Sooooooooooooo if I am reading correctly through the comments.. I see the last bid was $10.00 ................ so my BID IS $20.00