Thursday, October 6, 2011

Blog Hop for Christian

Welcome to the Xander Zone!!  You are in for quite a trip through today's Blog Hop and Auction.  Our dear friend Betty Roberts, owner of Simply Betty Stamps has just found out this week that her 17 year old son Christian has Stage 1 Throat Cancer.  He will be having surgery next week and many months of Therapy to follow.  (To read more from  Betty on what’s going on please go HERE)
Betty’s DT and the Crafty Sprouts DT along with a few friends have come together today for the From the Xander Zone Blog Hop and Auction!  If you are stumbling into this hop please head to Crafty Sprouts to catch the beginning of the hop!

If you hopped here from    Alison   then you are right on track!

As you hop along today you will see cards created with Xander (along with others), the first in a new series to be released called “From the Xander Zone”.  He is available with a donation to Betty’s family.  Christian will be undergoing Surgery next week to remove his tonsils and then the thrice weekly Therapy will begin on the tumor.  His therapy could last for many months.

There is also  a contest running through October 16th and Christian will pick a random winner who will receive the whole collection!  The details on the contest are at the SBS blog.
As you hop today you will also see many cards and projects up for Auction.  In order to make a bid on an item leave a comment on that person’s blog with your offer AND your name and email address.  Please remember that it might not be you who gets the winning bid, so check back if you really want it! 

At the end of the Hop (Tuesday night October 11th at 9pm EST the auction will come to a close.  Winners will be sent a paypal invoice and the Winners will be announced on the Simply Betty Stamps blog.  Please note that we are asking for timely payment, with 48 hours of the announcement on Tuesday morning or the runner up will be chosen.  This is for the simple fact that Betty’s family needs this money as quickly as possible for all of these unexpected and out-of-pocket needs.
Without further ado. Here is my project for Christian. I hope he likes it and that it brings a smile to his face.  

Here's a list of What was used:
Ink- Basic Black from Stampin up
Embellishments- Cola Twine
Tools- Big Shot, Deckled oval, Oval spellbinder
Paper- DCWV
Adhesive-ATG and dimensionals
Color medium- Copics

From here please hop over to...
lea's Fabulous blog.

If you get lost along the way, here’s the hop order!

Thank you all so much for stopping by and supporting this great cause. I am auctioning off a $10.00 gift certificate to Crafty Sprouts Stamps. Please make bids in this post comment section with your name, email, and bid. Highest bidder will win the gift certificate and all monies will be handled through Simply Betty Stamps. Thank you so much crafty friends!!!!


  1. Awesome card Raven, he is going to love it! Thank you so very much for doing this hop it is greatly appreciated!


  2. Gorgeous Card Raven, I'm sure Christian will love it.

    Thank you so much for helping support Betty and Christian.

    btw Love your blog background :)

  3. Love the image on this card, and the card style as well!

  4. Great card! I love the colors you used.:)

  5. Awesome bright card! Oh and your blog is too cute!

  6. Awesome card. Gotta get some of the clear stamps from SBS to play with.

  7. What an awesome way to help Betty's family in this time of need!!! I love your creation!!! I hope that you exceed what you expect to raise in funds!!!

  8. Great card! Great way to help out Betty and her family!

  9. Thank you so much Raven for your help in getting the word out there and helping our sweet friend Betty! Love you lots Girly!

    Lots of love,

  10. ooo, man he's rockin! Thanks so much for hopping with us!