Soap Challenge – Week 10 Link-Up

This week’s challenge was, well, challenging!! I had a lot of fun making the Poppy Fields soap with my girls. Since they finished up school this week, we decided to give a bar to each of their teachers, with instructions that it not be used until after June 20th.

Here is the cutting video:

Poppy Fields Soap by Great Cakes Soapworks & Girls

Overall, I was pretty pleased with the way it turned out. If I ever did it again, I would change two things:

    1. I would make more green soap to add at the top (which was actually the bottom), so there would be a space for the “stems”
    2. I would make the stems darker and the other green soap lighter so you could actually see a contrast!

The girls and I decided that after all the work we put into this soap, that we are not going to sell it. It’s ALL OURS.

I am so anxious to see your soaps now!! I have a feeling they are going to be spectacular!

Here are the instructions to add your link:

Bloggers: Create a post about your landscape soap – with photos of course! Don’t forget to include the scent you used. Please include a link back to my blog in your post (either the home page, or this post should work nicely!).

Facebook business page photos: Upload your photo(s) into a photo album, and write a descriptive caption on the photo you are linking up to this post, including the scent you used. To link the photo, click on it, then copy and paste the URL into the “blog post URL” blank at the top. In the next step, it will show your photo, and you will need to select it. (If you press the “crop” button instead, you can adjust what the thumbnail of your photo will look like.)

YouTubers: You can create a link to a YouTube video of your soap! There will be a little frog icon instead of a thumbnail photo of the soap, but anyone who clicks on your link will be able to see your video. Starting on your video page, click the “share” button and copy the URL. You can use this URL for the “blog post URL” blank. Then in the next step, ignore all the tiny blue boxes and click the “direct image URL” tab across the top and paste the URL of your youtube video in the blank again and hit the “submit query” button.

Uploading a photo from your computer: If you don’t have a blog or business page on facebook or a youtube video, you can still upload a photo from your computer. Just put n/a in the “blog post URL” blank and go to the next step. It will give you an error message, but it will still work! Just click the tab across the top that says “upload from computer” and you will be able to browse your files and upload a photo. I will remove the dead link ASAP.

This week’s link-up will remain open until next Saturday!


13 thoughts on “Soap Challenge – Week 10 Link-Up

  1. Tina Berryer says:

    Smile!! What a happy soap. It looks like we may have the same yellow. I’m going to look for something a bit brighter. I love your field!! That was nice that your girls got to help. My kids did too and I think they liked it, especially cutting out the sun!

  2. says:

    Wow, your Poppy Fields soap turned out great, Amy! I watched the making-of video, too – it looks like a lot of work went into this project. Bravo! I’ll bet it was fun for your girls to get involved. How thoughtful to give each of their teachers a bar as a gift – I’m sure they’ll love it!
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  3. says:

    The foreground/background of the poppies turned out really well, Amy ! This reminds me of the Wizard of Oz poppy scene – so pretty. I agree that this week’s challenge was truly a challenge, but that’s what it’s all about. ~Suzy
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  4. Pam says:

    Amy these are spectacular soaps. I can appreciate why they aren’t for sale and I imagine your girls are thrilled. Nice soap beautiful colors great layout! Wow!

  5. says:

    Thanks for all the great comments!! I’m afraid the last challenge isn’t going to be nearly as fantastic. 🙁 Wishing I had scheduled this one for the last week – grand finale and all that.

  6. says:

    your soap is great Amy. As there is the Vidéo I will try to do a soap scented with mimosa absolute, with a mimosa field ( yellow spot )…

    The collection of soap in the link is great also. I would like to do the sky with blue but my colorants from ayurveda herbs don’t turn blue.
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