Thursday, October 6, 2011

From the Xander Zone Blog Hop & Auction

Welcome to the Xander Zone!!  You are in for quite a trip through todays 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 the brilliant and sweet Nicole, then you are at the right place!

As you hop along today you will see cards created with Xander, 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.

Now here is the card that I made for Christian...

I used Simply Betty Stamp-Jack Skellington.
The sentiment is computer generated.
I will be mailing this card out to Christian hoping it brings a smile!!
If you would like to send him a card, you can mail to:
Christian Ford
P.O. Box 132314
Big Bear Lake, CA  92315

Your next stop is the sweet and talented Cheri from Graphicat Creations.
In case you get lost along the way, here’s the hop order!


I will be auctioning this cute lit Cricut Plushie and Cricut Charm!! Both are super, super cute and are looking for a home with tons of love to give.  Plus they come with a lot of "Creative Mojo" to help out any crafter!! lol

Starting bid at $10 please (remember this is for a great cause)!!! Make sure to keep checking that you remain the top bidder!!  (No international bidders please. Sorry). Thank you everyone in advance!!


  1. That card is AWESOME Elsa!!! Thank you for your support and for doing this hop it is very appreciated!


  2. Your card for Christian is gorgeous, love the paper you've used.

    Thank You for helping support Betty and Christian.

  3. Gotta love Jack! Especially with a sparkly collar and frame!

  4. Oooooo I love Jack Skellington, your card is saweet! I love it.

  5. So super cute. Sure to bring a smile.

  6. What an awesome way to help Betty's family in this time of need!!! I love your creation and the lil' Cricut Bug is so cute!!! I hope that you exceed what you expect to raise in funds!!!

  7. I just love love this card Girl! Thank you so much for helping us spread the word! I know christian is just going to love his card!

    Lots of Love,

  8. sorry I haven;t commented til now, LOVE the Jack card!! Thanks so much for hopping with us!