Thursday, October 6, 2011

Xander Zone Blog Hop and Auction

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 you are in the right place, I am starting off the hop!

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.As you hop today you will also see many cards and projects up for Auction.   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.

For my card for Christian I wanted to make something that was funny and will hopefully make  him smile! I used one of my Favorite stamps from the Halloween Zombie Teens line "Trick or Treat Miller" I just love that look on his face, he looks like he is having a fun time!
 The pumpkin is a window that has clear plastic on it so you can see through to the inside of the card, I used my Totally Witchin and Text Talk and Cool Yule stamps on this card.
 I hope you like it Christian and it made you smile! I will be mailing it out to you tomorrow!

So along with our hop we are auctioning off some of our creations. I have 2 items up for bid! One is a set of 3 wiper cards that I have made using SB stamps here it is..
they will come with envelopes and lots of love lol
And the second item(s) I have up for auction is a set of bottle cap ornaments like these.
(please note these are not the actual ones you will get) You will have a choice of a theme from the different lines of SB stamps that I have. I do have the new Burton Chibis (Jack and Sally perfect for christmas!)

In order to make a bid on an item leave a comment 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.)

Thank you all so much for Hopping with us today and for showing your support for Betty and Christian and their famliy!  From here please hop over to the awesome and talented Cyndi @ the Scrappy Chick!
If you get lost along the way, here’s the hop order!


Scrappychick said...

Thanks soooo much Erika for helping me get this together!! I loooove the pumpkin window and your sentiment is absolutely perfect!!

Lelia Pierce said...

Erika, your card is awesome! I am loving the pumpkin window! Perfect! Mwah!


Holly said...

What a great thing you all are doing for Betty. I am sure that her family really appreciates it. I am praying for her, her son and her family! Love the pumpkin window on your card! It is too cute!


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Tanya said...

What a SWEET blog hop!! Your card is soo cute and I just know it will make him smile!!


Betty Boo! said...

Erika your card is wonderful and he is smiling as big as Miller! Thank you so much for doing this! I can't thank you enough for the card, he's very excited as he just go it..."Whut she is sending me the card, aw that is so cool!!"


Trina said...

This was so nice of you all to put together! I hope you earn a ton of cash!

Cathie w said...

beautiful work...good luck


Susan's crafty chaos said...

Erika I love ALL the projects you've shown us here today, amazing work! :D

Pam Hornschu said...

Love the wild grin on your pumpkin card image. So fun!

Zeni said...

Love the card! that image makes me smile every time I see it!

Laura B said...

Wonderful projects, and such a wonderful thing you're doing!

Nicole said...

Your projects are stunning. My daughter makes bottle cap earrings:)

Christine America Real said...

Ok, so I know I am kinda slow...will someone please explain to me how I bid on the items? thanks!

Chelle said...

I don't see a bid..$10 for either set...whichever you would like to put it towards.

lovescrapreflect said...

you know i love both sets and your card this is a great hop its me sigrid lol

OmaGloria said...

Very cute card. I'm sure he will get a smile when he sees it. The whole family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Regan said...

What a sweet and fabulous idea this fundraiser hop is! You have awesome projects here - I'm sure Christian will love his card, and I hope your auction exceeds your expectations! Thinking of Betty and family.... {hugs}

Sara a.k.a. Eternal Princess Ryan said...

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

Rosie said...

The cards are amazing!!!!!! I will be looking at each and every blog this weekend!

Kim Kelley said...

Great projects! Lots of love to everyone a part of this!

ike said...

FAB projects - it's great to see everyone pulling together for this :-)

Jodi said...

Great cards, cute ornaments! It's great to do this for Betty and her family.

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