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Simply Betty Punky Teens Christmas Release Hop PLUS Day 15 of 31 Days of Halloween!

I have a crazy awesome double post for you today!!! Not only am I sharing my latest 31 Days of Halloween project with you, but I am part of a huge Simply Betty Christmas release hop!!! How rad is that?!? Let’s start with Simply Betty, shall we???

Punky Teens Christmas Release Bog Hop!

We have a super fun, long hop for you all! I thought I would get some of you involved by posting on my FaceBook page about joining in on the fun. I didn't think I would get a response... well I was wrong! I got many responses and I am so thankful and happy that many of you were willing to participate even when you didn't even know what the images were! I hope you all liked them, and I can't wait for everyone including myself to see them! Now onto the release hop!

These fun, super quirky, and daring characters are part of the Punky teens, Christmas style! Just hop along and see all the fun, cute, and quirky projects everyone has prepared for you!

Now there is a special prize to be won on this hop... Guest DT for the Month of November! All you have to do is create a project using one of the Punky Teen Christmas images, upload it to inlinkz you see below and VIOLA! you are in for the race to become A Simply Betty Challenges Guest DT!

You will have until 10/26 to complete and upload your project! The winner will be announced November 1st! Good luck and I hope to see many of you join in on the fun!

Now onto the hop!

Start @ Simply Betty Challenges

Angela ~ Betty Boo Owner ~ Alison (that’s me!) ~ Amanda ~ Barb

Carisa ~ Catherine ~ Cheri ~ Christy ~ Debbie ~ Debbie W.

Donna ~ Erica ~ Gina ~ Gloria ~ Iva ~ Jennifer ~ Jessica

Juelmarie ~ Katt ~ Lady B ~ Linda ~ Michelle ~ Nicole ~Patricia

Samantha ~ Shelley ~ Suzi ~ Tracey ~ Tracy

Wowie! Now is that a blog hop or what!! Please leave all the girls a comment, I am so grateful for their participation and hard work on such a short notice. Thank you all again for hopping along!

Here’s my project:


I went with a bit of a different technique for coloring in “Becky.” I used an old baby food jar cap and made a circle over part of the image. Inside the circle are the only parts that I colored in (with my colored pencils). I really like the effect. It brings your eye right to Becky sucking on that candy cane! Sugar rush much?


Here’s a close up. You can click on any of my images to see them bigger. I love her hair. She has funky beads in it. Pretty cool right?


The “Sweet” is from the Teen Style Sayings from Smeared Ink. I embossed it, and the border of the card in a super sparkly embossing powder. Overall, it’s a pretty easy card to make, once you decide where you want your circle (or whatever shape) of color to be. Then of course you need to make sure you stay within that line!

Now on to my newest project for the 31 Days of Halloween. What’s the 31 Days of Halloween??? It’s the biggest, baddest, creepiest Halloween stamping event on the web! (Or at least we'd like to think so!) It all started at Smeared & Smudged, and if you are not already a member…what are you waiting for? Join our wicked group today!

Here’s my project. I have wanted to make this for a while… I had made something similar for my Winter Decorations, but I knew it would work fabulously for Halloween too!


I stamped this image from Smeared Ink’s As Death collection on to a transparency using StazOn ink. I cut it with my Coluzzle to fit into the ball, which is 3 inches wide. I punched a hole into the transparency and tied a piece of the yarn you see to it and then through the top of the ornament hanger itself so that the transparency hangs in the ball. I added a few different glitters to the bottom, just for some more visual interest, and added a fabulous skeleton ribbon I had to the top of the ball.


I want to make a collection of these Wicked Balls (hmmm…maybe I could coin the name?), using all different ribbons, fibers, and of course…images!


Please be sure to visit not only the Simply Betty hoppers above, but the Wicked Bloggers posted on my sidebar. You are sure to see some incredible projects from all of these super talented folks! Have an inspiring day!!!


Janice W. said…
Your card is cute! I really like the spotlight technique!
CraftyMomOf2 said…
Loveeeeeeeeeeeee the spotlighting technique...SOOOOOOOOO fabulous!! the colors are spectacular!!

Crafty Hugs!
ldfdesign said…
love the jar idea! it gives the card/image dimension! and thanks so much for the wicked ball!!!! i've been playing around with something like that and couldn't make it work for me, faboulous!!!!!
Iva Youngs said…
Love your coloring of Becky! I've not seen that before. You did a great job!
Nicole said…
WHAT...How is it I have not tried this spotlight thing before, I LOVE IT! I am so trying it now! Happy you found us and now I have found a new blog to STALK... MWAHAHAHAAAA
Lynette said…
I've gotta write that down, that coloring in the circle is just so neat. I love the ornaments too. Now do I file it under Halloween or Christmas.LOL
Rosa Witten said…
So cool! Great ideas. :)
Danielle said…
Holy Crow!!! This is a full post for sure! I love the card, and the circle, BRILLIANT!! And the wicked balls (i have to giggle every time I think of that! you coining the name!), or this wicked ball, is so amazing! Love!
Gina said…
Love the spotlight technique you used here. Great projects.
DonnaMundinger said…
Fabulous way you colored Becky and WOW on the Halloween ornament! Gotta try BOTH techniques! xxD
AnItA mArIe said…
wow girl love them both,wicked ornament and your card is totally sweet....hugz Anita...
SuzieQ said…
LOVE that card - what a clever idea! i wondered how you got that image stamped on the ball ;)
Graphicat said…
I Love how you've coloured Becky!! That's a great idea to just focus on the one area, love it! I'm so glad you joined us on our release hop today!! Thank you!
LOVE the spotlight on the card! What a cute idea!!!!
Barb said…
Fabulous spotlighting, Alison! Love the coloring, and that ornament project is great, too!
That's a really neat idea! The way you colored Becky is great.
What a great card I love the effect very cool I will have to try this on a few of my cards later on. Thanks again
juelmarie said…
Too cute and so glad we got to participate in your blog hop - it was so fun and the digi was an added bonus!
Stitchinwitch said…
That is a beautiful ornament.

The card is so cute too
Jennifer said…
YIKES, you are on FIRE! AWESOME! Great ornament also.
Chelsea said…
Great card. Love how you colored it.
Catherine said…
LOVE how you spotlighted the image! I'm so glad you could join us for the hop, Alison!

Steph said…
I love your card with the spotlight technique. You did and amazing job and I love your paper selection on it also. Will definately have to check out that hop too.
Wicked Balls...totally awesome! Great idea to have it hanging inside the ornament.
michelle said…
love the card . i waas so happy to join in the hop.
Great project! Love, love it! Very talented work! WOW!

I am now your follower and I hope you can do the same! :-)

Hop on over to my site….there is a blog hop going on right now with LOTS of blog candy to be won!
Sugar said…
I am totally diggin both projects! awesome card and love the deco!!
Marlene said…
Adorable card! And wow...check out that fantastic ornament!
Well it's easy to see why you're on the DT with 2 amazing projects as these. The spotlight colouring on the card is amazing, it highlights a fantastic image so much. Then there's that wicked ball - before I read the blurb, I was thinking how did....? Thankyou
Helen xx
~Lady B~ said…
Awesome projects! I am sooo scraplifting your ornament idea!
Shelley said…
Those are both so great. I love how you colored the image! Great idea! Love the halloween bulb too!
Lelia Pierce said…
Love the card with the spotlight technique! Very cool ornament too! :O)

KC said…
the wicked ball is awesome! I love it really I do...I have got to try it! what a great I just love your mind!!! thanks for sharing it=)
Kelli said…
K ummm I so have to have some of those christmas images!!! That card is killer awesome! Love the spotlight coloring! And the ornament is freakin amazing! LOVE IT!
Alex said…
The card is super cute and I love the spotlight on her. She really looks like she is on a sugar high and sneaking just a bit more :)

The wicked ball, AMAZING! Alison, I want to see more of them! I think it is fabulous! Can I copy the idea? I have some Sweet Pea images that would be fab for Christmas!!
Eulanda said…
Wow I just love that technique!! I have never seen it and it looks really sharp. Great card!
sammiej said…
its really great! and good details!
x sammiej

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