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 ChallengesAngela ~ Betty Boo Owner ~ Alison (that’s me!) ~ Amanda ~ BarbCarisa ~ Catherine ~ Cheri ~ Christy ~ Debbie ~ Debbie W.Donna ~ Erica ~ Gina ~ Gloria ~ Iva ~ Jennifer ~ JessicaJuelmarie ~ Katt ~ Lady B ~ Linda ~ Michelle ~ Nicole ~PatriciaSamantha ~ Shelley ~ Suzi ~ Tracey ~ TracyWowie! 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!!!