Thursday, October 6, 2011

Xander Zone Blog Hop and 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 Rebecca's Blog then you are right on track!

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.

For my card, I used this sweet  Ariel Sunflower image from Simply Betty Stamps.

I coloured her with my Touch Twin Markers . The sentiment and pennants are from The {Stamps} of Life  Banners4all set. I added some White Gel Pen to the middle of the sunflowers to perk them up a bit!  Here's my colour  map for the image:

For my Auction Item, I'll send you 5 of my prettiest cards!

From here please hop over to ……Allison's Blog

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


Thanking you in advance for supporting this good cause. I have had the opportunity to meet Betty and her Family while at CHA two years ago. We had chatted online and when she found out that I was coming to California, she planned a day for me at Disney with her Family. Although I was coming down with a cold, it was an amazing day!  Please keep them all in your thoughts and prayers,

Hugs and Love,


  1. She's just awesome Vicki! Your coloring totally rocks and I have to say that I loooove your color maps! What a great tool :) Thanks so much for hopping with us today and helping spread the word!!

  2. Love this card, Vicki! Ariel has a special place in my heart! Oh, btw...your signature is amazing too!


  3. very cute, super job coloring and so sorry about Christian-so sad to hear!

  4. Gorgeous card and colors Vicki! I have missed you so! I love how you are showing off the colors you used, that is brilliant! Thank you so much for being a part of this Vicki, we are waiting for you for roller coaster time!



  5. OMGosh Vicki that card is simply stunning, I love your beautiful colouring, against that plain background, such beautiful contrast, love the banners too.

    Your colour map is awesome too
    Thank you for helping support Betty and Christian.

  6. WOWZERS! This is friggin amazing! Your got skills girl! Stunning.

  7. Your card is awesome, and your coloring rocks!:)

  8. I know I already commented on this on FB but I LOVE IT! That little banner is cute and your stamp is awesome!

  9. Super cute card. I love you coloring.

    I don't know if it is just me but I am only seeing half of your posts because it looks like they are in you sidebar. I was able to click on the pictures and they would open in full view in another window.

  10. 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!!!

  11. Vicki, fabulous card! I love the pennant banner! So cool how you showed us what colors you used on your image too! Good luck with the auction! :)


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