Welcome to the Xander Zone

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 Kristi 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.

Here is my card for Christian;

As you can see not only did I use Xander, but I used Phoebe and Shelby from the 'Xander Zone' Collection.  This is quite an experimental card for me as I coloured my images digitally before printing them out.  I used lots of purple on my card as that is Christian's favourite colour, I added some of my favourite things to the card too, you'll notice the sequin mesh, and ticket sentiments.  I resisted the temptation to add any pink pearls (another of my very favourite things).  I'm hoping that this card, along with all the others that are being sent, will bring a smile to Christian's face.  He is a lovely young man, who has a difficult battle ahead, but i know with our support and prayers, he will win the war and grow into the man he's meant to be.

I know money is tight for everyone at the moment, but i ask that you give as much as you can spare, even if it's only pennies/cents; it all adds up and will help pay for Christian's treatment.  I thank you in advance for your generosity and the support you've given Betty and her family at this difficult time; I know that it has lifted her spirits to know what we all care so very much.

From here please hop over to Zeni 

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

Simply Betty Stamps

Thank you for joining us today for this special hop.
God Bless You All


Scrappychick said…
Oh Suzi!! (Ursulla) The sentiment tickets absolutely MADE the card!! me likey gf!!
Lelia Pierce said…
I love the card and have to agree with Cyndi...the tickets sentis are awesome! :O)

Betty Boo! said…
That is a totally awesome card Suzi! Thank you so much for the support and it is exactly what has been lifting my spirits and helping me along. You girls are amazing and I thank you all so much!

Pam Hornschu said…
Wow. Your coloring is amazing. Love the sequin mesh in the background, the tickets, and the layout.
Zeni said…
All three images on your card are just awesome! i love that we all came together for a great cause!
Anonymous said…
You ROCK! Love this card, your colouring is awwwwwesome! Nice piece of eye candy!
Laura B said…
Your card is awesome! *hugs*
Nicole said…
WOW Suzi awesome card! I love the images and sentiment. Thanks for all your hard work. I'm a HUGE fan of yours. One day I'll come to Scotland and we won't eat HAGGIS. I heart you
OmaGloria said…
Totally awesome. I can't wait til the rest of this line is released.
What an awesome way to help Betty's family in this time of need!!! I love your card that you made for Christian and your digital coloring is awesome! I will be purchasing this set as soon as it is released!!! I hope that you exceed what you expect to raise in funds!!!
Regan said…
Phenomenal card! Great digital coloring and love the ticket sentiments! What a fabulous thing to do for Betty and her family! Someone had better warn their postal workers that there is going to be an avalanche of hand-made cards headed that way, though! lol :)
Kim Kelley said…
Way too cool of a card! Love it!
Melanie said…
Love the card Suzi.
(are the tickets pre printed or digital?)
So happy to see the support for Betty, Christian and the family.