Thursday, October 6, 2011

From The Zander Zone Blog Hop & Auction

Please scroll down (after you read this post ) to see my Dreamweaver Stencil Thursday Post....

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 Zeni'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! Unfortunetly due to the high costs of international postage, I won't be accepting any bidders from outside of the United States.

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.

Today I am offering this 14 x 14 stenciled chalkboard, that I hand painted, stenciled and colored.

I started with a Natural Wood 14 x 14 Memo Board from Canvas Corp. I painted the frame with acrylic paint, when dry, I stenciled with the Dreamweaver Black Eyed Susan stencil and Regular Embossing Paste all around the edges of the frame. Once all edges were stenciled and pasted, I set aside to dry. Once the edges were dry, I replaced the stencil over the images and added pigment ink to where I wanted color on the flowers. I added a few embellishments and the frame was a success. Inside of the frame is "chalkstock" by Canvas Corp. You could also slide a dry erase board in the top of the frame.
Betty and her family will appreciate all donations and proceeds from the auction. You can send cards and donations also too:
Christian Ford
P.O. Box 132314
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

From here please hop over to Rebecca!

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

Betty's family, and all of the Hop Participants hope that this auction will help raise money to help with all the upcoming expenses that they are about to succumb. I am keeping Christian and his entire family in my prayers!!!



Scrappychick said...

OMG girl, that frame is to die for!! Thank you so much for hopping with us today and donating such a lovely work of art!!

Lelia Pierce said...

What a gorgeous chalkboard! Amazing! I'm sure this will bring in the dough!


Betty Boo! said...

Gorgeous chalkboard! Wow it is amazing. Thank yu so much for doing this hop today, it is very appreciated and we are very thankful.


Pam Hornschu said...

Love that frame! Starting the bidding off at $10.

Mrs Weyremaster said...

That frame is beautiful, someone is going to have a work of art to treasure.
Thank you for helping support Betty

Anonymous said...

That is just stunning, you are a very talented lady!

Anonymous said...

Lovely frame -- you did a fab. job Wendy.

Laura B said...

This is gorgeous!

Nicole said...

Love the chalk board and the sunflowers are SOOOOO CHEERY! TFS

OmaGloria said...

Very beautiful. I love the cattail in the flower arrangement.

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

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

Regan said...

Gorgeous chalk board! The crafting community is so amazing! It's a wonderful thing you guys are doing here! :)

Susan said...

Very pretty I'll bid $15.00
Thanks, Susan
susanscraps AT comcast DOT com

Anonymous said...

FAB cards, I have yet to do a digital cards for the Christmas and birthday,but yours show me how much easier it would be!!
Thanks for sharing this unique tips .....
plastic card ideas

Kim Kelley said...

Great auction piece! Just beautiful!

Wendy said...


Barb's Boys Inspired said...

Gorgeous stenciling Wendy! And Zander is pretty cute too...may have to check out the rest of the hop!